blog postsMay 2017 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedAug 17, 2017 11:00 am13183 views The University of Illinois has announced Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees, as well as graduates for the 2017 spring semester. May 2016 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedJul 25, 2016 10:15 am11286 views $25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for DesignOct 4, 2016 10:00 am10866 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 pm8642 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 am8490 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 am7002 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 am6351 views The University of Illinois announced Dean’s List honorees – all 6,643 of them – and graduates from August and December 2016.U. of I. alumnus Jeff Huber, Grail CEO and ex-Google exec, is 2016 commencement speakerMar 31, 2016 8:15 am5272 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.Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural facultyMay 3, 2017 9:15 am5262 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members.Campus sets new marks for undergraduate enrollment, diversitySep 13, 2017 10:30 am4650 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.Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditationOct 16, 2017 12:00 am4352 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 am4225 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.Five Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 17, 2017 8:00 am4194 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."August and December 2015 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedFeb 25, 2016 12:30 pm3824 views Dean’s List honorees and graduates for the fall semester 2015, as well as those who graduated in August 2015, have been announced by the University of Illinois. May 2015 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedAug 25, 2015 11:00 am3688 views Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the spring 2015 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.Cangellaris named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provostNov 15, 2017 10:00 am2770 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.Committee to identify, recruit founding dean for Carle Illinois College of MedicineSep 30, 2015 10:00 am2729 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 2016The back story of the NY Times attorney and U of I grad whose letter went viralOct 19, 2016 2:45 pm2699 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.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 27, 2016 1:45 pm2695 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.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsJan 31, 2018 8:00 am2663 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.Six Illinois professors named Guggenheim FellowsMay 2, 2016 12:15 pm2551 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.Tim Nugent a pioneer in changing life for people with disabilitiesNov 12, 2015 1:15 pm2490 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.Josh Whitman named director of athletics for IllinoisFeb 17, 2016 4:30 pm2398 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 am2302 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.Wilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateFeb 13, 2017 10:00 am2212 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 am2169 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 am2133 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.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramSep 11, 2017 8:45 am1984 views One hundred forty freshmen and sophomores have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential. Entrepreneur, UI grad Max Levchin to deliver commencement addressMar 12, 2018 10:00 am1954 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. Bill Geist to serve as grand marshal of 2015 Homecoming ParadeSep 18, 2015 1:45 pm1895 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.May 2014 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedJul 10, 2014 9:00 am1812 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the spring 2014 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.Campus bans hoverboards from all facilitiesJan 12, 2016 8:15 am1803 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. Faculty members selected for distinguished chairsJan 23, 2018 8:00 am1685 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.Klaus Schulten, pioneer in biophysics and computational biology, has diedNov 4, 2016 8:30 am1656 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.U. of I. student named Marshall ScholarNov 23, 2015 8:45 am1633 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.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1630 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.Campus holiday gift guideDec 16, 2015 11:15 am1512 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.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1463 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 am1425 views A new video celebrates the history of the Altgeld Chimes and the chimes players.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 27, 2015 10:00 am1416 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.Online master’s degree in accountancy coming to U. of I.’s College of BusinessMar 29, 2017 8:45 am1408 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 am1402 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 pm1389 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 am1356 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.Athletic director search officially underwayDec 4, 2015 9:00 am1333 views A committee to identify and recruit the next director of athletics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will proceed expeditiously but thoroughly in that process, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said today in announcing the committee roster.Museum curator, art historian named Krannert Art Museum directorDec 8, 2017 1:30 pm1324 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.U. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am1289 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.Altgeld Tower closed for repairs, carillon on autopilotMar 19, 2017 7:15 am1257 views With the closing of Altgeld Tower for repairs, the iconic carillon will be limited to machine-controlled announcements of quarter-hour intervals.Latino baseball documentary ‘Playing America’s Game’ to premiere May 21 on BTNMay 11, 2016 11:45 am1205 views The history of Latinos in baseball is the subject of a new documentary, “Playing America’s Game,” which premieres Saturday, May 21, on the Big Ten Network. A production of BTN and the University of Illinois, the film profiles U. of I. history professor Adrian Burgos Jr., a leading expert on Latino baseball history.Executive search firm selected for athletic director recruitmentDec 16, 2015 2:30 pm1154 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has hired Korn Ferry, the world’s largest executive search firm, to assist with the search for a new director of athletics.