blog postsU. of I. graduate student wins gold medal in international championshipsJan 25, 2011 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Anjali Forber-Pratt, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, won the gold medal in the 200-meter race Tuesday, the fourth day of the 2011 International Paralympic Committee World Athletics Championships, in Christchurch, New Zealand.U. of I. graduate student wins $10,000 grant to conduct tinnitus researchMay 29, 2013 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jake Carpenter-Thompson, of Lake City, Mich., an M.D./Ph.D. student in neuroscience at the University of Illinois, is one of two graduate students nationwide awarded a research grant from the American Tinnitus Association.U. of I. graduate student in chemistry invited to Nobel laureates meetingMay 29, 2013 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Anna Jean Wirth, of Charlottesville, Va., a doctoral student in chemistry, has been selected to attend the 2013 Lindau meeting of Nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany, in June.U. of I. graduates to be together in outdoor ceremony on Saturday in May 2014Aug 15, 2013 9:00 am2 views Champaign will participate in commencement in one ceremony in May 2014.U. of I. graduate interested in high-speed rail named Luce ScholarFeb 26, 2013 9:00 am72 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois graduate student Samantha Chadwick is among 18 young scholars nationwide to be named a Luce Scholar for 2013-2014.U. of I., Graduate Employees Organization reach tentative agreementNov 17, 2009 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Graduate Employees Organization reached a tentative contract agreement Tuesday morning during negotiations at the Levis Faculty Center in Urbana.U. of I. gives Penn State settlement money to local child welfare groupsAug 12, 2013 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will share the money it receives from a legal settlement between the Big Ten and Pennsylvania State University with local child abuse prevention programs.U. of I. flying team wins regional competitionOct 22, 2010 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The student flight team of the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation placed first in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region Eight SAFECON competition Oct. 11-16 in Savoy, Ill.U. of I. finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown named dean of College of BusinessJun 30, 2015 9:15 am712 views Jeffrey R. Brown, the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance, has been named the 10th dean of the College of Business, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.U. of I. English professor wins $25,000 writing awardSep 9, 2009 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois English professor Janice N. Harrington is one of six recipients of the 2009 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards.U. of I. engineering dean Ilesanmi Adesida to be next provost at UrbanaMay 10, 2012 9:00 am145 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ilesanmi "Ade" Adesida, the dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost of the Urbana campus, pending approval of the board of trustees at its May 31 meeting in Chicago. He will assume his new role on Aug. 16.U. of I., Carle moving forward with the first engineering-based college of medicineMar 12, 2015 9:00 am718 views Champaign | 217-333-5010; email@example.com U. of I. campus to kick the habit and become smoke freeOct 17, 2012 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Urbana campus of the University of Illinois will become smoke free late next year, Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise said Wednesday.U. of I. appoints new Willard Airport executive directorOct 20, 2015 2:30 pm428 views The new executive director of the U. of I.'s Willard Airport has more than 25 years airport management experience. David "Gene" Cossey (COO-zee) was named the airport's executive director Oct. 20 following a national search led by a university-appointed committee. He will start Dec. 7.U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Shahid Khan named commencement speakerMar 5, 2013 9:00 am528 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois alumnus Shahid Khan, the billionaire entrepreneur who got his start at Urbana's Flex-N-Gate automotive supply company, has been chosen to be the speaker at commencement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 12.U. of I. alumnus Jeff Huber, Grail CEO and ex-Google exec, is 2016 commencement speakerMar 31, 2016 8:15 am5283 views Illinois alumnus Jeff Huber, whose company is developing a revolutionary blood test to detect early stage cancer, will be the U. of I.'s commencement speaker on Saturday, May 14. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Stadium.U. of I. alumna named Marshall ScholarNov 23, 2010 9:00 am51 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois alumna Josephine (Josie) Chambers, of Champaign, has been named a Marshall Scholar. Each year, about 40 students from the United States are selected as Marshall Scholars to study at a university in the United Kingdom for two years. Chambers is the first U. of I. Marshall Scholar since 2007. U. of I. admissions office website available for smartphone usersOct 13, 2010 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has begun a mobile version of its website. The site is accessible on smartphones at admissions.illinois.edu.University of Illinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:30 am788 views The University Library will honor the only University of Illinois alumnus to receive the Medal of Honor.University of Illinois students awarded more than $50,000 in Gilman scholarships for study abroadJun 10, 2014 9:00 am66 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fifteen University of Illinois students have received Gilman scholarships to study abroad this summer and in fall semester, placing the U. of I. atop the Big Ten and in the top 20 in the country for Gilman Scholarship recipients during these terms.University of Illinois hosting inaugural human-animal studies instituteJul 5, 2017 9:30 am508 views The University of Illinois is hosting a Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute -- the first of its kind in the emerging interdisciplinary field.University of Illinois commencement ceremony to take place May 17 at Memorial StadiumMay 5, 2014 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 143rd Commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will take place May 17 (Saturday) at Memorial Stadium, 1402 S. First St., Champaign. The event begins at 9:30 a.m.University of Illinois commencement ceremony to take place May 16 at Memorial StadiumMay 7, 2015 2:30 pm55 views The 144th Commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will take place May 16 (Saturday) at Memorial Stadium, 1402 S. First St., Champaign. The event begins at 9:30 a.m.University of California astronomer to present public talkFeb 24, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Alex Filippenko, a professor of astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley, will discuss the mysterious "dark energy" that permeates all of space and increases the rate of cosmic expansion, during a talk March 16 at the University of Illinois.University fundraising veteran Benson named vice chancellor for advancementJan 31, 2017 11:00 am1098 views Barry Benson has been named the Urbana campus’s vice chancellor for advancement and the senior vice president of the University of Illinois foundation, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. He will report for duty March 16. University and Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition reach tentative agreement on five-year contractApr 30, 2016 8:30 pm573 views Negotiators reach tentative agreement, and the NTFC will vote Sunday on whether to end its five-day work stoppage. NFTC membership to review and vote on the tentative agreement in the near future.Unique 1937 steel guitar to be demonstrated, displayed at ELLNORA guitar festivalSep 14, 2017 8:00 am487 views A one-of-a-kind electric console guitar created by steel guitar performer Letritia Kandle in the 1930s will be demonstrated and on display at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival.UI freshman released from hospital after treatment for Type B meningococcal infectionMar 14, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A male freshman at the University of Illinois is being discharged in good condition from Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, today (March 14) after having been diagnosed with a Type B meningococcal infection.Two U. of I. music students shine in vocal competition in ChicagoApr 26, 2010 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two rising stars in the world of opera, who also are students in the School of Music at the University of Illinois, recently sang their way to the top prizes in a recent vocal competition in Chicago, a contest that their voice instructor won more than 20 years ago.Two U. of I. graduate students win Intel Ph.D. FellowshipsJun 14, 2013 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two graduate students at the University of Illinois have won Intel Ph.D. Fellowships for the 2013-14 academic year. Fifteen fellowships were awarded nationwide.Two U. of I. graduate students receive Boren FellowshipsJul 7, 2015 11:15 am66 views University of Illinois graduate students Eduardo Alvarez-Gutierrez and Ambar Flores have received Boren Fellowships from the National Security Education Program (NSEP). Boren Fellowships provide U.S. graduate students with resources to acquire language skills and experience in regions critical to U.S. national security, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. In exchange for funding, Boren recipients agree to work in the federal government for a period of at least one year.Two U. of I. alumni named to Luce Scholars ProgramJun 5, 2012 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois alumni are among 18 young scholars nationwide to be named to the Luce Scholars Program.Two University of Illinois professors win 2009 Sloan FellowshipsFeb 17, 2009 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois professors have been selected to receive 2009 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The U. of I. winners are Martin D. Burke and Benjamin J. McCall, both in chemistry.Two University of Illinois faculty members earn 2010 Sloan FellowshipsFeb 18, 2010 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois faculty members have been selected to receive 2010 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation: Yann R. Chemla, a professor of physics, and Karrie Karahalios, a professor of computer science. Two professors receive grants in support of projects in performing artsJan 22, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two professors in the University of Illinois' College of Fine and Applied Arts are among a select group of artists receiving 2009 grants from Creative Capital, the nation's premier national artists support organization.Two Illinois professors to receive Presidential Early Career AwardsJul 9, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois professors are among 100 young researchers named today (July 9) as recipients of 2008 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.Two Illinois professors receive 2015 Guggenheim fellowshipsApr 10, 2015 9:00 am307 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 2015 Guggenheim fellowships to two University of Illinois faculty members: Wendy K. Tam Cho, professor of political science and of statistics, and Philip W. Phillips, professor of physics.Two Illinois professors honored by Howard Hughes Medical InstituteMar 26, 2009 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois professors, Martin D. Burke, a professor of chemistry, and Maria Spies, a professor of biochemistry, have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute early career scientists.Two Illinois professors elected to American Academy of MicrobiologyMar 12, 2015 9:00 am81 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois professors have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. Steven Blanke and Bryan White are among the 79 microbiologists chosen by their peers for this honor.Two Illinois professors elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 20, 2010 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois professors Nigel Goldenfeld and Martin Gruebele are among 229 new members named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Two hundred students named to Bronze TabletJul 18, 2001 9:00 am155 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two hundred names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the University of Illinois Library this fall.Two honorary-degree recipients chosen for commencement ceremoniesFeb 25, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two people have been chosen to receive honorary degrees during the 138th commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 17 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.Two graduate students receive grants to pursue gerontology researchJun 21, 2010 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois graduate students have been named the 2010-2011 Paul D. Doolen Graduate Scholars for the Study of Aging. Two at Illinois win Goldwater Scholarships; third gets honorable mentionApr 15, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois students have won prestigious Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year, and a third student at Illinois received honorable mention. Anthony Mazzotti, of Taylorville, Ill., and Derek Vardon, of Bolingbrook, Ill., will receive scholarships to help them finish their undergraduate studies at Illinois before attending graduate school.Twenty to be honored for excellence in teaching, advisingApr 26, 2010 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ten faculty members, five academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois will be honored Tuesday (April 27) for excellence in teaching and advising. The honors will be presented during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Twenty seniors named to Homecoming courtOct 20, 2000 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Twenty University of Illinois seniors were selected to serve on this year's homecoming court (EDITORS: See list). The weeklong celebration was Oct. 8 through 15.Twenty honored for excellence in teaching, advisingApr 25, 2011 9:00 am63 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eleven faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the UI were honored April 26 for excellence in teaching and advising. The honors were presented during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.Transformation is the theme of “BEAR,” part of a lifelong project on endangered animalsJul 26, 2016 8:00 am410 views “BEAR” is the fourth performance in “The Unreliable Bestiary,” a lifelong project by University of Illinois art professor Deke Weaver to present a performance for every letter of the alphabet, each representing an endangered animal or habitat. Weaver’s project tells the stories of animals and our relationships to them.Top U. of I. student employees honoredApr 25, 2011 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois students were honored recently at the annual Student Employment Recognition Event sponsored by the Office of Student Financial Aid.Tim Nugent a pioneer in changing life for people with disabilitiesNov 12, 2015 1:15 pm2633 views Tim Nugent, who died Wednesday at the age of 92 in Urbana, Illinois, was a visionary who changed the world for people with disabilities. Starting with a small program at the University of Illinois a few years after World War II – but for years with little support, and often outright opposition – Nugent sought to change both the opportunities for people with disabilities and public attitudes about them.