blog posts Illinois student named Yenching Scholar at Peking University May 22, 2019 12:15 pm293 views Gabriel Wacks is the first University of Illinois student accepted into Peking University’s Yenching Academy. Along with about 125 scholars from more than 40 countries, he will enroll this fall in an interdisciplinary master’s degree program in China studies. Illinois student honored with Goldwater scholarship May 16, 2019 9:00 am776 views U. of I. student Philip Kocheril of Champaign was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. Three faculty members honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership May 8, 2019 8:45 am593 views The Office of the Provost honored three University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members May 7 with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership. The Center for Advanced Study announces the Associates, Fellows and Beckman Fellows for 2019-20. May 6, 2019 2:45 pm342 views The Center for Advanced Study announces the Associates, Fellows and Beckman Fellows for 2019-20. Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award honors eight employees May 1, 2019 9:45 am1572 views The Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award honors eight civil service staff employees for exceptional performance. Long elected to National Academy of Sciences May 1, 2019 8:00 am1105 views Stephen P. Long, a professor of crop sciences and plant biology at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Nigh named Office Professional of the Year Apr 25, 2019 4:00 pm416 views Penny Nigh, an administrative aide and assistant to Executive Associate Chancellor for Administration and University Relations Wanda E. Ward, was honored by the Illinois Administrative Professional at the University of Illinois (formerly The Secretariat) with the 2019 Office Professional of the Year Award. Illinois music professor awarded Carnegie Fellowship Apr 24, 2019 1:00 pm556 views Illinois ethnomusicologist Michael Silvers, who specializes in the music of Brazil, has been awarded a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. He’ll use the fellowship to research a book that will examine the aesthetics and natural resources of instrument-making using Brazilian woods. Illinois chancellor and chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Apr 17, 2019 5:00 am1148 views Chancellor Robert J. Jones and chemistry professor Catherine J. Murphy have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Illinois history professor awarded ACLS Fellowship Apr 3, 2019 10:30 am412 views University of Illinois history professor Marsha Barrett has been awarded a prestigious ACLS Fellowship. Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research Fellows Feb 19, 2019 10:00 am2408 views Electrical and computer engineering professor Haitham Al-Hassanieh and chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Diwakar Shukla are recipients of this year's Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards "honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the most promising researchers in their fields." Illinois a top producer of Fulbright student grantees Feb 14, 2019 11:45 am2665 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, as announced recently by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Faculty members selected for distinguished chairs Feb 7, 2019 10:00 am1936 views Faculty members selected for endowed chairs deemed to be among the most distinguished honors on campus are Matthew Finkin, a professor of law; Jiawei Han, a professor of computer science; and Nancy Sottos, a professor of materials science and engineering. University librarian recognized for achievements in library automation Feb 6, 2019 11:15 am814 views University of Illinois Librarian and Dean of Libraries John Wilkin is being honored for his innovation in library technology, including online publishing and providing access to digital content. Germanic languages and literatures professor receives Humboldt Foundation research prize Feb 4, 2019 9:00 am301 views University of Illinois professor Mara Wade has been awarded an international research prize for her work on emblems and the culture of Nuremberg, Germany. School to celebrate diversity in the fields of chemical sciences and chemical engineering Jan 15, 2019 1:15 pm978 views The School of Chemical Sciences at Illinois is hosting a celebration of diversity in the fields of chemical sciences and chemical engineering with two public events Feb. 5. The American Chemical Society will designate a national historic chemical landmark for St. Elmo Brady, the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry in the United States, earning it in 1916 at the University of Illinois. Twelve U. of I. undergraduates awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad Dec 13, 2018 11:45 am1219 views Twelve Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad during the spring 2019 semester. Oates receives digital preservation award Dec 5, 2018 2:45 pm162 views Alumna Anna Oates won the National Records of Scotland Award for the Most Outstanding Student Work in Digital Preservation for her master’s thesis work on the PDF/A standard. She received the award Nov. 29 at a ceremony at the Amsterdam Museum as part of an international conference hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network and the Amsterdam Museum on World Digital Preservation Day. Anna Oates received her master's degree in 2018 from the School of Information Sciences. Eleven Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influential Nov 29, 2018 10:15 am10754 views Eleven faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. Four Illinois faculty members elected AAAS Fellows Nov 27, 2018 10:00 am2061 views Four professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2018 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are: mechanical science and engineering professor Narayana Aluru, computer science professor William Gropp and plant biology professors Andrew Leakey and Ray Ming. Ostoja-Starzewski awarded Worcester Reed Warner Medal for engineering literature Nov 19, 2018 2:30 pm165 views Martin Ostoja-Starzewski, a professor of mechanical science and engineering at Illinois and a member of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Computational Imaging Group, was awarded the 2018 Worcester Reed Warner Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers during a ceremony at ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Pittsburgh. Department of special education receives leadership award Nov 16, 2018 1:30 pm185 views The Winston Knolls Education Group has awarded the department of special education at the College of Education at Illinois the 2019 Margaret Bancroft Distinguished Leadership Award. The award celebrates recipients’ accomplishments, professional achievements and public and civic service. Wuebbles honored by American Geophysical Union Nov 14, 2018 12:15 pm100 views Donald J. Wuebbles, the Harry E. Preble Endowed Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Illinois, has been selected as the 2018 Bert Bolin awardee and lecturer of the American Geophysical Union’s Environmental Change section. Smart Energy Design Assistance Center honored with Illinois Sustainability Award Oct 25, 2018 12:45 pm171 views Twenty-seven Illinois companies and organizations were honored Oct. 23 for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future and improving the economy. The winners were announced during a ceremony at the Union League Club in Chicago. Van der Veen honored with Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering Oct 16, 2018 1:00 pm263 views Renske van der Veen, a professor of chemistry at Illinois, was awarded a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, a five-year, $875,000 grant. Illinois sociologist wins MacArthur fellowship Oct 4, 2018 11:45 am2319 views Illinois sociologist Rebecca Sandefur has been named the recipient of a 2018 MacArthur fellowship, or “genius grant.” Graduate students awarded Department of Energy fellowship Sep 19, 2018 1:00 pm620 views Two graduate students at Illinois have been awarded Department of Energy fellowships. Anda Trifan, a doctoral candidate in professor of biochemistry Emad Tajkhorshid’s research group, has been awarded a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship to support her research in theoretical and computational biophysics. Edward Hutter, a doctoral candidate in professor of computer science Edgar Solomonik’s research group, was awarded the fellowship to support his research in computer science. Knobloch honored with Charles H. Woolbert Research Award Sep 14, 2018 2:00 pm141 views The National Communication Association announces the selection of Leanne Knobloch, a professor of communication at Illinois, as the 2018 recipient of the Charles H. Woolbert Research Award. Five Urbana-Champaign campus professors named University Scholars Sep 13, 2018 10:00 am1726 views Five University of Illinois professors at the Urbana-Champaign campus have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. U. of I. undergraduates awarded national scholarships for language studies Jul 12, 2018 8:30 am1162 views Five undergraduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are among the 550 students nationwide awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study critical languages this summer. Eleven U. of I. students, recent alumni offered Fulbright grants Jun 25, 2018 1:30 pm4445 views Fulbright grants providing opportunities for international educational, research and teaching experiences are available to 11 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni this coming year. Faculty members receive Provost’s Distinguished Promotion Award Jun 5, 2018 12:45 pm715 views Eleven faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion Award for 2018. Two Illinois students to study at U.K. Fulbright Summer Institute Jun 4, 2018 8:00 am939 views Two University of Illinois students are among 60 students in the U.S. to receive a U.K. Summer Fulbright placement. Two U. of I. seniors among Boren Scholarships recipients May 17, 2018 12:00 pm1191 views Two University of Illinois seniors are among 221 nationwide recipients of David L. Boren Scholarships, awarded by the National Security Education Program to provide undergraduate students experience in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership awarded to four faculty members May 10, 2018 12:30 pm613 views The Office of the Provost recognized four University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members April 25 with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership. Germanic languages and literatures professor named Getty Residential Scholar May 4, 2018 8:00 am330 views Illinois professor Mara Wade has been awarded a Getty Residential Scholar Grant. She’ll use the residency to work on her book on the relationship between public monuments and cultural politics in the city of Nuernberg. Illinois chemist elected to National Academy of Sciences May 1, 2018 1:30 pm1063 views Scott E. Denmark, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Denmark is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates recognized for distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. McGraw honored as 2018 Office Professional of the Year Apr 27, 2018 3:30 pm298 views The Secretariat organization at Illinois has named James McGraw, an administrative aide for the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the 2018 Office Professional of the Year. The announcement was made at the organization’s April 18 luncheon. The Secretariat is a group comprised of U. of I. employees in certain civil service classifications. Rohit Bhargava, a professor of bioengineering, nominated McGraw for the annual award, which is celebrated during Administrative Professionals Week. Jarrell named to international animal care and use accreditation council Apr 27, 2018 8:45 am199 views Animal sciences adjunct professor Vickie Jarrell has been elected to the Council on Accreditation for AAALAC International, a private, nonprofit organization that promotes responsible and humane treatment of animals in research. Ngumbi honored with prestigious biology medal Apr 19, 2018 2:30 pm291 views Esther Ngumbi, a postdoctoral researcher at Illinois, has been selected as the Society for Experimental Biology’s SEB+ section 2018 President’s Medallist. Candidates for the medal are selected on the basis of their outstanding contribution to one of the four fields of research represented by the SEB’s four sections (SEB+, plant, cell and animal biology). Four students honored by Goldwater scholarship program Apr 13, 2018 8:00 am1915 views Three University of Illinois students have been nationally recognized with Barry M. Goldwater scholarships, which support students with potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. A fourth Illinois student was selected for honorable mention Faculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction Apr 12, 2018 9:45 am1902 views The University of Illinois is honoring 21 faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Geography professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship Apr 5, 2018 8:45 am2152 views University of Illinois professor of geography Jesse Ribot has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities announces fellowships Mar 12, 2018 3:30 pm324 views The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the U. of I. has awarded its annual faculty and graduate student fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year to seven faculty members and seven graduate students. IPRH also announced the Ragdale Residential Creative Fellow for 2018. Brown receives Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship Mar 1, 2018 2:00 pm210 views Ruth Nicole Brown, a professor of gender and women’s studies at Illinois, received a Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship for $50,000 to expand Black Girls Genius Week, a series of humanities-based workshops for African-American middle school- and high school-aged girls, from central Illinois to Chicago, San Diego and Columbia, South Carolina. Ecological Society of America honors Yang Mar 1, 2018 1:45 pm209 views The Ecological Society of America has named Wendy H. Yang, a professor of plant biology and geology at Illinois, as an Early Career Fellow. The society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education, pedagogy, management and policy. Illinois alumna among first group of Knight-Hennessy Scholars Feb 15, 2018 1:45 pm1648 views Leah Matchett, of Grand Haven, Michigan, and an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of 49 students selected in the first year of the Knight-Hennessy Scholar program for postgraduate study at Stanford University. Herrera honored with Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Rising Star Award Jan 31, 2018 11:15 am192 views The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students recognized Holly Herrera, the coordinator of transfer advising at Illinois, with the Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Rising Star Award. She will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 7, during the opening session of the 16th Annual Conference of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students at Loews Atlanta Hotel. American Concrete Pavement Association honors Darter Dec 20, 2017 2:30 pm349 views The American Concrete Pavement Association presented its 2017 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award to Michael I. Darter, principal engineer with Applied Research Associates, Inc. and a professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Illinois. Six Illinois faculty members awarded NEH Fellowships Dec 13, 2017 3:00 pm3497 views Six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2018. It is the third year in the last four that the Urbana campus has garnered more fellowship awards than any other single institution.