blog postsMay 2017 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedAug 17, 2017 11:00 am16024 views The University of Illinois has announced Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees, as well as graduates for the 2017 spring semester. $25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for DesignOct 4, 2016 10:00 am11117 views The 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will cultivate interdisciplinary design thinking and will foster innovation in undergraduate and graduate curricula in multiple colleges.Actor and U. of I. alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speakerApr 25, 2017 3:30 pm8825 views Illinois alumnus and actor, humorist, author and woodworker Nick Offerman, best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC hit comedy series "Parks and Recreation," will be the U. of I.’s commencement speaker Saturday, May 13.Illinois physics professor named national Professor of the YearNov 19, 2015 8:30 am8542 views Mats Selen, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.Li selected as dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 30, 2016 9:00 am7275 views Dr. King Li, a renowned researcher, educator, inventor and clinician in molecular imaging and radiology, will become the inaugural dean and chief academic officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine effective Oct. 1. August and December 2016 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 9, 2017 8:30 am6510 views The University of Illinois announced Dean’s List honorees – all 6,643 of them – and graduates from August and December 2016.Entrepreneur, UI grad Max Levchin to deliver commencement addressMar 12, 2018 10:00 am5448 views Max Levchin, a U. of I. alumnus, co-founder of PayPal, former chairman of Yelp and currently the CEO and founder of the consumer-financing platform Affirm, will serve as the commencement speaker Saturday, May 12. Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural facultyMay 3, 2017 9:15 am5311 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members.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.Campus sets new marks for undergraduate enrollment, diversitySep 13, 2017 10:30 am5048 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reached record levels of undergraduate and total enrollment this semester, and also set high marks for diversity and first-generation representation in the freshman class.Five Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 17, 2017 8:00 am4562 views Five faculty members have been named to the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list (previously known as the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list). The list recognizes “leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world."Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditationOct 16, 2017 12:00 am4490 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based medical school, has received preliminary acreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is recruiting students for its first class. Book celebrates planning, building of University of Illinois campusJun 22, 2017 10:45 am4241 views A new book, “An Illini Place – Building the University of Illinois Campus,” covers the history of the planning and building of the University of Illinois campus and why the campus looks the way it does.Cangellaris named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provostNov 15, 2017 10:00 am3064 views Andreas Cangellaris has been selected by Chancellor Robert Jones to be the Urbana campus’s next vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. Cangellaris, the dean of the College of Engineering, will start in his new role Jan. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsJan 31, 2018 8:00 am2822 views The University Scholars program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Jan. 31.Illinois breaks ground on Siebel Center for DesignApr 27, 2018 3:15 pm2782 views The University of Illinois broke ground for the Siebel Center for Design, a multidisciplinary hub of student-focused design thinking and learning. The back story of the NY Times attorney and U of I grad whose letter went viralOct 19, 2016 2:45 pm2757 views A U. of I. journalism alumnus who is now the newsroom attorney for The New York Times got some unexpected online attention last week. The focus of that attention was his response to an open letter from Donald Trump’s attorney, demanding the paper retract and apologize for a story. McCraw’s brief letter to the attorney, published on the Times site, went viral on social media and shot to the top of the paper's most-read content. In an interview, he talks about the letter, his job and what he learned at Illinois.Committee to identify, recruit founding dean for Carle Illinois College of MedicineSep 30, 2015 10:00 am2745 views A search committee established to find the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s inaugural dean will begin its work this month with the goal of naming the dean by spring 2016Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 27, 2016 1:45 pm2716 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.Tim Nugent a pioneer in changing life for people with disabilitiesNov 12, 2015 1:15 pm2631 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.Six Illinois professors named Guggenheim FellowsMay 2, 2016 12:15 pm2568 views Six professors at the University of Illinois have been named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows, bringing to 13 the number of U. of I. faculty members who have been honored with the fellowship over the last three years. This year’s fellows are Dennis Baron, Karin A. Dahmen, Craig Koslofsky, Mei-Po Kwan, Ralph W. Mathisen and Rebecca Stumpf.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramSep 11, 2017 8:45 am2423 views One hundred forty freshmen and sophomores have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential. Josh Whitman named director of athletics for IllinoisFeb 17, 2016 4:30 pm2417 views Illinois alumnus Josh Whitman has been named director of athletics by Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. ‘Illinois Icons’ tells story of three Illinois legendsDec 20, 2017 11:30 am2355 views “Illinois Icons,” a new 30-minute documentary premiering Jan. 16 on BTN, tells the stories of three men who left enduring marks on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Max Abramovitz, Robert Zuppke and Lorado Taft.Switzky named first director of Siebel Center for DesignMar 29, 2018 9:00 am2272 views Rachel Switzky has been selected as the inaugural director of the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Switzky, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial design at Illinois, will begin the new role June 18. Wilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateFeb 13, 2017 10:00 am2260 views Currently the dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John Wilkin will become the interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate effective Feb. 18.Finalists named for vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost positionSep 7, 2017 10:00 am2260 views Chancellor Robert Jones named the four finalists for the role of vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. Each will make a presentation on campus in the coming weeks.Hanley-Maxwell named College of Applied Health Sciences deanJul 1, 2016 8:45 am2228 views Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell will join the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Scott R. White, pioneer of self-healing materials, has diedMay 31, 2018 10:45 am2115 views University of Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White, an innovator of self-healing and self-regulating materials, died Monday of cancer at age 55.Illinois joins coalition seeking greater opportunities for high-achieving low- and moderate-income studentsApr 18, 2018 11:15 am1972 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of 100 top universities taking part in the American Talent Initiative, with a shared goal of increasing the recruitment, enrollment and graduation of high-achieving lower- and moderate-income students.Bill Geist to serve as grand marshal of 2015 Homecoming ParadeSep 18, 2015 1:45 pm1898 views Bill Geist, noted columnist, author, correspondent and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumnus, will serve as grand marshal of this year’s Homecoming Parade.Annual report quantifies Illinois graduates’ first destinationsMar 7, 2018 8:00 am1842 views Drawing from the experiences of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students who recently completed undergraduate degrees, an annual survey indicates that the campus will once again exceed national averages related to graduates securing first destinations.Campus bans hoverboards from all facilitiesJan 12, 2016 8:15 am1811 views Effective Jan. 18, the popular self-balancing motorized devices known as hoverboards will not be allowed in any facilities owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Klaus Schulten, pioneer in biophysics and computational biology, has diedNov 4, 2016 8:30 am1746 views University of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten, an innovator in the use of computational methods to study the chemical and biological processes driving living cells, died Monday, Oct. 31, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 69.Faculty members selected for distinguished chairsJan 23, 2018 8:00 am1729 views Four University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been selected for endowed chairs deemed to be among the most distinguished honors on the campus.Website celebrates achievements of University of Illinois womenApr 4, 2018 9:15 am1719 views A new website celebrates the achievements women have made during the University of Illinois’ 150-year history.U. of I. student named Marshall ScholarNov 23, 2015 8:45 am1677 views U. of I. student Leah Matchett, of Grand Haven, Michigan, is one of more than 30 students from the United States selected as Marshall Scholars for postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom.August and December 2017 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedApr 4, 2018 8:15 am1644 views More than 4,100 students received degrees last August and December from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 7,845 students earned Dean’s List status.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1636 views Seven Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.U. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am1588 views Thomas Dowling, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 32 U.S. students selected as Rhodes Scholars. Dowling is the first Rhodes Scholar on the Urbana campus since 1998.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 27, 2015 10:00 am1538 views One hundred forty-one freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, in the Campus Honors Program this fall.Campus holiday gift guideDec 16, 2015 11:15 am1517 views Last-minute shoppers will find many gift options on the U. of I. campus, including books on the wildlife of Illinois, a charming set of Nutcracker characters, Fighting Illini bobbleheads and a Star Wars-themed coffee mug -- items that say “Illini” in their own unique ways.Altgeld Tower closed for repairs, carillon on autopilotMar 19, 2017 7:15 am1502 views With the closing of Altgeld Tower for repairs, the iconic carillon will be limited to machine-controlled announcements of quarter-hour intervals.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1482 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.Altgeld Chimes celebrated in video while chimes concerts on hiatusAug 2, 2017 9:00 am1445 views A new video celebrates the history of the Altgeld Chimes and the chimes players.Online master’s degree in accountancy coming to U. of I.’s College of BusinessMar 29, 2017 8:45 am1442 views The new iMSA degree will be for working professionals who want access to quality education from a top-three accounting program with unmatched ties to the accounting field, as well as students new to the accounting profession, said W. Brooke Elliott, the EY Distinguished Professor in Accounting at Illinois.Japan House festival shares Japanese cultureAug 17, 2017 8:45 am1419 views Japan House at the University of Illinois is preparing for its third Matsuri Festival on Aug. 27. It has become the organization's biggest event.Brandon Lloyd grand marshal of 2017 Homecoming ParadeSep 28, 2017 2:00 pm1406 views Former NFL and Illinois football player Brandon Lloyd will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s Homecoming Parade, which takes place Oct. 27.Goldwater scholarship winners announced by University of IllinoisApr 8, 2016 10:00 am1373 views Three University of Illinois students have been nationally recognized for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. Two of the students were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years, and a third earned honorable mention.Museum curator, art historian named Krannert Art Museum directorDec 8, 2017 1:30 pm1352 views Jon Seydl, an art historian and currently the senior director of collections and programs and curator of European art at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, has been named the new director of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois.