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  • U. of I. architecture graduate named Luce Scholar

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ryan Dick, a recent master's degree recipient in the University of Illinois School of Architecture from Elmhurst, Ill., is among 18 students nationwide to be named to the Luce Scholars Program for a yearlong experience in Asia.

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    U of I among top producers of Fulbright awards

    For the ninth time in the past 10 years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards. Thirteen students from the Urbana campus received Fulbright awards for the 2019-20 academic year.

  • Tim Nugent, who directed a first-of-its-kind program at Illinois for college students with disabilities, is being inducted posthumously into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame.

    U. of I. accessibility pioneer entering U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame

    Tim Nugent, the visionary first director of a ground-breaking University of Illinois program for students with disabilities, is being inducted posthumously into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame.

  • Shaina Hakimian and Ryan Mills

    University of Illinois students receive Critical Language Scholarships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Two University of Illinois undergraduates have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarshipsto study critical languages during the summer of 2019.

  • University of Illinois is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students

    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.

  • University of Illinois Dads Association honors Certificate of Merit recipients

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present its annual Certificate of Merit Awards at its annual Dads Weekend banquet today (Oct. 31).

  • University librarian recognized for achievements in library automation

    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.

  • Uni High class earns highest average ACT score

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The 2001 graduating class of University Laboratory High School, the laboratory school of the University of Illinois, achieved the highest average composite score in the nation on the ACT exam, among U.S. high schools with 30 or more students from that class taking the exam.

  • U.N. expert's lecture to highlight day honoring award recipients

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The recipient of the University of Illinois' 2007 Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement will return to the campus April 2 to receive the award and deliver a lecture on global efforts to end poverty and hunger in the world's poorest countries.

  • UI to honor student employees April 7 as part of national recognition

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An award ceremony to honor student employees of the year is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. April 7 in the General Lounge of the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.

  • 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. seniors among Boren Scholarships recipients

    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.

  • 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.

  • Edward Diener, the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Illinois and a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization, was one of two University of Illinois professors named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this year.  Click photo to enlarge

    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 students to study at U.K. Fulbright Summer Institute

    Two University of Illinois students are among 60 students in the U.S. to receive a U.K. Summer Fulbright placement.

  • Two Illinois students awarded Boren Scholarships

    Two U. of I. students are among 244 students nationwide awarded David L. Boren Scholarships to study language in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

  • Physics professor Philip W. Phillips was one of two Illinois faculty members to receive 2015 Guggenheim Foundation fellowships. Wendy K. Tam Cho, professor of political science and of statistics, also was honored.  Click photo to enlarge

    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 are recipients of Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships this year: from left, physics professor Barry Bradlyn and electrical and computer engineering professor Zhizhen Zhao.

    Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research Fellows

    Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign scientists are among 126 recipients of the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This honor is one of the most competitive and prestigious awards available to early career researchers. 

  • Haitham Al-Hassanieh, left, and Diwakar Shukla are recipients of 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellowships.

    Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research Fellows

    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."

  • David Sepkoski and Janice Harrington

    Two Illinois professors named Guggenheim Fellows

    Illinois professors Janice N. Harrington, English, and David Sepkoski, history, received 2020 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships.

  • Weng Cho Chew, left, and Thomas J. Overbye have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

    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.

  • Microbiology professor Steven Blanke is now a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.  Click photo to enlarge

    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.

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

    Two Illinois professors awarded NEH Fellowships

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

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    Two Illinois professors awarded NEH Fellowships

    Illinois professors Bobby Smith II and Eduardo Ledesma have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2021.

  • Illinois professors Leanne Knobloch, left, and Angharad Valdivia have been elected Fellows of the International Communication Association.

    Two Illinois communication scholars elected ICA Fellows

    Leanne Knobloch and Angharad Valdivia, both professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been elected Fellows of the International Communication Association, in recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the broad field of communication. Two other Illinois faculty members received the same honor last year.

  • Ryan C. Bailey is one of two Illinois professors named the world's top young innovators by Technology Review, the world's oldest technology magazine.  Click photo to enlarge

    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.