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  • UI theater professor wins Tony Award for directing

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. University of Illinois theater professor Daniel Sullivan received the Tony Award for best director of a play for his work on David Auburns "Proof." The award was announced at ceremonies on June 3 at New York Citys Radio City Music Hall.

  • UI students receive 2002 Siebel Scholars award

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Five University of Illinois students received the 2002 Siebel Scholars award for their outstanding work in the computer science graduate program. Bhaskar Borthakur, Albert Chu, Hui Fang, James Jackson and Ryan Szypowski were honored based on academic merit and leadership excellence. Each received a $25,000 cash award to defray tuition costs and expenses for their second year of graduate study.

  • UI soy center wins top honors at local chili cook-off

    Cheryl Sullivan and Marilyn Nash, with Illinois Center for Soy Foods and the National Soybean Research Laboratory, won top honors for the UI with their Game Day Chili at the Sixth Annual International Beer and Chili Cook-Off in Urbana last month.

  • UI rises to 27 in Kiplinger's 'Best Values' rankings

    Rankings are not the end-all, be-all of measuring a university's worth, but being placed at the top never hurts.

  • UI Police officers honored with awards April 24

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Aaron Frederick will be honored as University of Illinois police officer of the year during a reception Wednesday afternoon hosted by the Division of Public Safety and held at the Levis Faculty Center in Urbana.

  • UI physicist on symposium panel in Chicago for "Copenhagen" premiere

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. An emeritus professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who worked on the Manhattan Project will be a panelist at a free symposium for the premiere of the play "Copenhagen" in Chicago.

  • UI now No. 13 in U.S. News undergraduate rankings

    The UI moved up two spots in the annual U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings of colleges and universities released this week.

  • UI Flying Team wins regional competition

    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 Nov. 7-15 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

  • UI faculty members share Nobel Peace Prize with researchers from around the world

    Four faculty members and three research scientists in the department of atmospheric sciences share in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize that the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded jointly to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

  • UI doctoral programs ranked on scholarly productivity

    UI doctoral programs ranked on scholarly productivity Twenty-six doctoral programs at the UI were ranked in the top of their fields based on the 2005 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index. The entomology program received the highest honors with a No. 1 ranking. The 2005 index compiles overall institutional rankings on 166 large research universities, which offer 15 or more doctoral programs, as well as 61 smaller research universities, which offer between one and 14 doctoral programs. Each institution was ranked using the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, which provides an overall measure of faculty performance. The primary criteria for the rankings included journal publications, citations of journal articles, and federal grant dollars awarded. The survey was compiled by Academic Analytics, a company owned partially by the State University of New York at Stony Brook. More information is available online at http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i19/19a00801.htm. UI programs and their rank are grouped by college: College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences agronomy and crop science (3), animal science (2), food science (2) College of Business finance (3) College of Education educational leadership (4) College of Engineering aeronautical and aerospace engineering (8), chemical engineering (9), computer engineering (6), industrial engineering (3), materials science and engineering (9), mechanical engineering (9), physics (9) College of Fine and Applied Arts architecture (8), art history (3) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences astronomy and astrophysics (9), atmospheric sciences (7), biophysics (7), botany and plant biology (9), chemistry (9), classics (8), East Asian languages and cultures (6), ecology and evolutionary biology (6), English (7), entomology (1), geography (9), political science (5)

  • Two U. of I. undergraduates named Goldwater scholarship winners

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois undergraduate students have won prestigious Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year.

  • Two U. of I. researchers named to National Academy of Sciences

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois faculty members are among the 72 scientists elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of distinguished research and continuing achievements, the academy announced today.

  • Two U. of I. faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Champaign campus. "They are world leaders in behavioral science and materials research, adding their legacies to the tradition of excellence at Illinois. We are proud to have them recognized among such distinguished company."

  • Two University of Illinois researchers named HHMI investigators

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois researchers, Phillip A. Newmark, a professor of cell and developmental biology, and Wilfred A. van der Donk, the William H. and Janet Lycan professor of chemistry, have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

  • Two University of Illinois professors win 2008 Sloan Fellowships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A University of Illinois professor has been named a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation research fellowship. ChengXiang Zhai, a professor of computer science, was among 118 early career researchers from 64 colleges and universities who will receive grants of $50,000 for a two-year period.

  • Two University of Illinois faculty members earn 2010 Sloan Fellowships

    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 undergrads win Harry S. Truman Scholarships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have won Harry S. Truman Scholarships.

  • Two students receive Goldwater Scholarships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two University of Illinois students will receive the Goldwater Scholarship, which is awarded to undergraduate students who excel in the study of mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.

  • Two seniors win prestigious Gates Scholarships to Cambridge

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two University of Illinois seniors are among this years recipients of the prestigious Gates Cambridge Trust Scholarship.

  • Two professors win Guggenheim Fellowships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professors are among the 184 artists, scholars and scientists named as 2003 Guggenheim Fellows.

  • Two named Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy-editing interns

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two journalism students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy-editing interns.

  • Two journalism students win top prizes in Hearst competition

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two seniors in journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have won two of the top three places in the personality/profile writing competition in the prestigious 43rd annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program.

  • Two international achievement awards to be presented Feb. 10

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A world leader and a leading expert on Latin America economics are the recipients of international achievement awards presented by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Two Illinois professors receive 2015 Guggenheim fellowships

    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 elected to National Academy of Engineering

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Weng Cho Chew and Thomas J. Overbye, both professors of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

  • Two Illinois professors elected to American Academy of Microbiology

    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 awarded NEH Fellowships

    Illinois professors Erik McDuffie and Carol Symes have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2017.

  • Two Illinois chemists named top young innovators

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two chemistry professors at the University of Illinois - Ryan C. Bailey and Prashant K. Jain - have been chosen as two of the world's top young innovators by Technology Review, the world's oldest technology magazine.

  • Two hundred students named to Bronze Tablet

    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 ceremonies

    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 win scholarships for study of aging

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate students have won the 2003-2004 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. Each will receive $4,000 to continue his studies in the field of gerontology.

  • Two graduate students win scholarships for research into aging

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two University of Illinois graduate students have won 2001-2002 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. They will receive $3,500 each to continue their studies in gerontology.

  • Two graduate students win Doolen Scholarships to study aging

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two University of Illinois graduate students have won 2000-2001 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. They will receive $3,500 each to continue their studies in gerontology.

  • Two graduate students win Doolen Scholarships for research on aging

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate students have won the 2004-2005 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. Each will receive $4,000 to continue research in the field of gerontology.

  • Two graduate students receive grants to pursue gerontology research

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois students have won 2008-2009 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. Each will receive $5,000 to continue their research.

  • Two graduate students in engineering win scholarships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have received scholarships from the Ford Motor Co./Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corp. Scholars Program.

  • Two grad students win Doolen Scholarships to study aging

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have won 2002-2003 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarships for the study of aging. They will receive $4,000 each to continue their studies in gerontology.

  • Two Distinguished Teacher/Scholars recognized

    Bruce Litchfield, a professor of engineering and assistant dean in the College of Engineering, and Thomas Schwandt, a professor of educational psychology, can add another honor to their curricula vitae: University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar.

  • Two Distinguished Teacher/Scholars recognized

    Finding creative methods for engaging students in learning with the help of technology is a goal shared by faculty members Gail Hawisher, a professor of English and director of the Center for Writing Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Cleo D’Arcy, a professor of crop sciences and assistant dean of academic programs in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

  • Twenty students win Brundage Scholarships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Twenty University of Illinois students from the Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield campuses have won Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each student will receive $2,000 for the 2001-2002 academic year.

  • Twenty students awarded scholarships for study at the UI

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Twenty Illinois students have been awarded scholarships for study at the University of Illinois for the 2000-01 academic year.

  • Twenty-one at Illinois to be honored for excellence in teaching and advising

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fourteen faculty members, four academic professionals and three teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be honored today (April 18) for excellence in teaching and advising. The award winners will be recognized during the annual Instructional Awards banquet in the Illini Union,1401 W. Green St., Urbana.

  • Twenty-four at U. of I. to be honored for excellence in teaching, advising

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sixteen professors, three academic professionals and five teaching assistants at the University of Illinois will be honored Tuesday (April 29) for excellence in teaching and advising. The recipients will be recognized during a reception at Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.

  • Twenty at Illinois to be honored for excellence in teaching and advising

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fourteen faculty members, one academic professional and five teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be honored today (May 2) for excellence in teaching and advising. The award winners will be recognized during a reception in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.

  • Three U. of I. students win Goldwater Scholarships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Goldwater Scholars for the 2006-2007 academic year.

  • Three U. of I. students receive Critical Language Scholarships

    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.

  • Three U. of I. students awarded national scholarships to study foreign languages abroad

    Three Illinois students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study a foreign language this summer: Adam LoBue, of Brooklyn, New York; Jenny Peruski, of Bangkok; and Eileen Witthoff, of DeKalb, Illinois.

  • Three U. of I. researchers named to Scientific American's 'Top Fifty' list

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Robert Ghrist, a professor of mathematics, and Nancy Sottos and Scott White, professors of engineering at the University of Illinois, are among Scientific American magazine's Top Fifty Innovators of the year. The SciAm 50 awardees are chosen on the basis of their contributions to technology and human health.

  • Three UI students among 183 given scholarships for study abroad

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have received National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Undergraduate Scholarships to study abroad during the 2003-04 academic year.

  • Three UI researchers among 59 recipients for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Three University of Illinois researchers were among 59 young researchers named today (Oct. 23) as recipients of the fifth annual Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.