blog postsTwo Illinois professors awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 15, 2016 3:00 pm1788 views Illinois professors Erik McDuffie and Carol Symes have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2017.U of I senior from Northbrook named Marshall ScholarNov 30, 2016 11:45 am1057 views For the third consecutive year, a U. of I. student has been named a Marshall Scholar. Devin Weiss, of Northbrook, Illinois, is a senior majoring in sociology. College of Engineering faculty members honoredNov 29, 2016 3:00 pm98 views Paul Fischer, a professor of computer science and of mechanical science and engineering, and research colleague Misun Min at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently earned an R&D 100 Award, which recognizes top technologies of the year. Known as the “Oscars of Invention,” the awards are organized by R&D Magazine. more Six Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 21, 2016 10:00 am2074 views Six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been elected 2016 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Jianjun Cheng, Brian T. Cunningham, Kevin T. Pitts, Bruce L. Rhoads, Chad M. Rienstra and Josep Torrellas.Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 18, 2016 9:15 am6620 views Eight University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters / Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016. The list identifies scientists “whose research has had significant global impact within their respective fields of study."Marlah Bonner McDuffie honoredNov 8, 2016 3:45 pm246 views The Secretariat honored Marlah Bonner McDuffie, an associate dean for advancement at the College of Media at Illinois, with the 2016 Boss of the Year Award. The Secretariat is comprised of Illinois employees in certain civil service classifications. Bonner McDuffie was honored at the Oct. 19 awards luncheon and was nominated by Colleen Hammel. Kathleen Harleman, the acting dean in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, was nominated by Rebecca Nash. More information about The Secretariat may be found online.Illinois Art Education Association honors Anne Sautman of the Krannert Art MuseumNov 8, 2016 8:00 am65 views The Illinois Art Education Association has named Anne Sautman of the Krannert Art Museum at Illinois the 2016 Museum Art Educator of the Year. The award annually recognizes exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding IAEA member. The award was presented at the IAEA conference in Normal, Illinois, on Nov. 4. College of Engineering faculty members honoredOct 31, 2016 4:30 pm131 views Dipanjan Pan, a professor of bioengineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Heart Association in the organization’s Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences.Guillen chosen to spearhead the use of recommended practices for young children with disabilitiesOct 12, 2016 11:15 am123 views Chelsea Guillen, the early intervention ombudsman for the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will serve as a statewide ambassador to spearhead use of newly recommended practices for the care and education of young children with disabilities. Guillen joins a group of 16 experts chosen by the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.Illinois School of Architecture among DesignIntelligence’s Top 25 Programs for 2016-17Oct 3, 2016 4:30 pm159 views The Illinois School of Architecture’s Master of Architecture degree program is among DesignIntelligence Quarterly’s “Top 25 Programs 2016-17 According to Hiring Professionals.” The ranking of National Architectural Accrediting Board-accredited degree programs appears in DesignIntelligence’s third quarter 2016 issue. DesignIntelligence compiles the rankings from a survey of professional practitioners who hire and supervise graduates of architecture programs.College of Engineering faculty members honoredSep 26, 2016 3:45 pm100 views Qian Chen, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has been named to Science News SN10: Scientists to Watch. Chen is coaxing nanomaterials to self-assemble in new and unexpected ways to mimic the machinery that living cells have already perfected. moreUrbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1491 views Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Professor Cara A. Finnegan honored by the National Communication AssociationSep 23, 2016 9:15 am186 views Cara A. Finnegan, a professor of communication at Illinois, recently received the National Communication Association’s 2016 James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address. Four doctoral students honoredSep 12, 2016 4:45 pm73 views Four doctoral students were honored for the quality of their work using survey research methodology. The two winners of the 2016 Robert Ferber and Seymour Sudman Dissertation Awards received $2,000 awards and plaques commemorating their achievement. Two other students each received an honorable mention certificate and $200. Ferber and Sudman, in whose memory the awards were established, were eminent scholars at Illinois in the field of survey research.Peter Ashbrook receives Honorary Life AwardSep 12, 2016 3:15 pm87 views The Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association gave Peter Ashbrook the Honorary Life Award – its highest individual honor – at its annual meeting in Austin, Texas, last month. Ashbrook, who retired last year, served the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 21 years, most recently as the director of the Division of Research Safety. Ashbrook organized the first College and University Hazardous Waste Conference in 1982, wrote regular columns on laboratory waste minimization and laboratory safety in academia for 14 years for the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, served in several leadership positions for CSHEMA, and made numerous presentations on laboratory safety issues at professional conferences. Students receive American Society of Landscape Architecture awardSep 7, 2016 2:45 pm160 views The American Society of Landscape Architects named a group of Illinois graduate students among its award recipients for 2016. Selected from 271 entries representing 71 schools, the ASLA student awards honor the top work of landscape architecture students in the U.S. and around the world. College of Engineering faculty members honoredAug 31, 2016 3:00 pm110 views Mani Golparvar-Fard, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, won the 2016 Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Golparvar-Fard was cited for his “cutting-edge research focused on creating new knowledge in computer vision sensing and analytics to formalize simple yet effective project monitoring and control techniques for construction teams, as well as for his active engagement teaching philosophy.”more Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 19, 2016 1:30 pm1370 views Chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, 131 freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall. The Campus Honors Program admits up to 125 freshmen each year and up to 20 additional students join the program at the beginning of their sophomore year.Engineering faculty members appear in the 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and EngineeringJul 28, 2016 3:45 pm231 views The U. of I. is represented in the 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering by Elsevier Scopus Data. Faculty researchers from several different disciplines were represented: Prashant K. Jain, Jeffrey S. Moore, Catherine Jones Murphy and Ralph G. Nuzzo (chemistry); Tami C. Bond, Wen-Tso Liu and Billie F. Spencer Jr. (civil and environmental engineering); Minh Do, Pramod Viswanath and Daniel Liberzon (electrical and computer engineering); and John A. Rogers (materials science and engineering).Dana Gillon honored with the 2016 APPA Pacesetter AwardJul 26, 2016 3:00 pm123 views Dana Gillon, coordinator of special programs for the U. of. I., was honored with the 2016 APPA Pacesetter Award. APPA, previously known as the Association of Physical Plant Administrators, promotes leadership in educational facilities for professionals seeking to build their careers, transform their institutions and elevate the value and recognition of facilities in education. Pacesetter award recipients were recognized July 12 during the 2016 APPA Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.College of Engineering faculty members honoredJul 6, 2016 2:45 pm153 views Brendan Harley, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 22nd annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Each year the academy invites engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines to attend the event.more Jennifer T. Bernhard, the associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, has been elected to the Engineering Research Council Executive Board of Directors for 2016-19. As part of the American Society of Engineering Education, the Engineering Research Council is composed of representatives from engineering colleges, industry and government as a forum for discussion of problems and exchange of information pertaining to the research activities of ASEE members.moreBook published by University of Illinois Press wins awardJun 8, 2016 4:45 pm367 views The book “Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers” by Adam Mack, published by the University of Illinois Press, won an award for superior achievement from the Illinois State Historical Society. College of Engineering faculty members honoredJun 1, 2016 1:00 pm237 views College of Engineering faculty members Paul V. Braun, Huimin Zhao, Jianming Jin, Rizwan Uddin and Jessica Krogstad were all recently honored, and a former nuclear reactor on campus became an America Nuclear Society Nuclear Historic Landmark.Plewa named 2016-18 Phi Kappa Phi ScholarMay 27, 2016 11:15 am313 views Michael J. Plewa, a professor emeritus of genetics and University Scholar at Illinois, has been selected by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi - the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society - as the 2016-18 Phi Kappa Phi Scholar. Plewa received the award for his achievements in research, teaching, service and leadership.Three U. of I. students receive Critical Language ScholarshipsMay 27, 2016 10:45 am434 views Three University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study a foreign language this summer. During the past 10 years, the program has sent over 5,000 American undergraduate and graduate students overseas to learn critical languages.Ten U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsMay 23, 2016 11:00 am391 views Ten University of Illinois students have been offered student Fulbright grants to pursue international educational, research and teaching experiences this coming year. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build international relations to solve global challenges. Four receive awards for excellence in faculty leadershipMay 18, 2016 2:45 pm152 views Four faculty members were honored with the Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership at the Celebration of Academic Service and Leadership event held at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center on May 11. Given by the Office of the Provost, the three annual awards recognize faculty members who distinguish themselves with their vision of the future and their effort to enable and promote others in shaping that future. Each award consists of an honorarium of $2,000 for the personal use of the recipient and a personalized commemorative plaque. The event also recognized members of provost committees.AchievementsMay 5, 2016 9:00 am234 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.Four Illinois students receive national funding for overseas foreign language studyApr 28, 2016 9:00 am1350 views Champaign, Ill. – Graduate students Bradford Coyle, Miriam Keep and Phoebe Shelor and undergraduate Daniel Levin have received prestigious Boren Awards for study abroad during 2016-17.Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagementApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm1020 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts were recognized April 26 with the 2016 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards were presented by Interim Chancellor Barbara J. Wilson and Pradeep K. Khanna, the associate chancellor for corporate and international relations, at the I Hotel and Conference Center.Eight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm1659 views Eight civil service staff employees were honored with the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 25 at the Student Dining and Residential Programs building. The award recognizes exceptional performance.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 27, 2016 1:45 pm2725 views Faculty and staff members, and graduate teaching assistants at the U. of I. were honored April 26 for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Each was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.AchievementsApr 21, 2016 9:00 am102 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.AchievementsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am200 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am1448 views Thirty-six University of Illinois students have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, including 31 graduate students and five undergraduates. An additional 52 students were accorded honorable mention.Six academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am3104 views Six academic professionals were honored with 2016 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 12.Campus promotionsApr 7, 2016 9:00 am577 views Jeff Moore will serve as the interim director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Paul Ellinger became the new vice provost for budget and resource planning; Katherine Galvin will join the Office of the Chancellor as an associate chancellor.AchievementsApr 7, 2016 9:00 am330 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.AchievementsMar 24, 2016 9:00 am272 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.AchievementsMar 17, 2016 9:00 am172 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.Classroom assessment is central topic of campus workshopsMar 17, 2016 9:00 am446 views Assessment is a tool that can be used to measure anything, but according to Jennifer Amos, a professor of bioengineering and this year's Distinguished Teacher-Scholar, it's especially useful in the classroom.University of Illinois is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright studentsMar 4, 2016 3:15 pm2811 views The University of Illinois is among the top-five public universities in the nation for 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Students, according to information recently released from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.AchievementsMar 3, 2016 9:00 am91 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.AchievementsFeb 25, 2016 9:00 am189 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.Campus PromotionsFeb 18, 2016 9:00 am188 views Ed Ewald has been named acting vice chancellor for advancement; Lindsay Anderson will become executive director for governmental relations for the University of Illinois; Anna Westerstahl Stenport became the director of the campus Office of Undergraduate Research. Campus promotionsFeb 11, 2016 1:30 pm506 views Kimberly Armstrong will serve as the director of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Center for Library Initiatives, effective March 1; Antoinette Burton, a professor of history and the Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, has been named director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, pending the approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees.AchievementsFeb 11, 2016 9:00 am98 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.AchievementsFeb 4, 2016 9:00 am267 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.AchievementsJan 21, 2016 9:00 am809 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members. 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