blog postsExhibition on Swahili arts will feature objects shown in the U.S. for first timeAug 25, 2017 8:30 am937 views The first major traveling exhibition in the U.S. on the arts of the Swahili coast of Africa will premiere at Krannert Art Museum this fall. “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” will include objects loaned from the National Museums of Kenya and the Bait Al Zubair Museum in Oman that will be exhibited for the first time in the U.S.Interdisciplinary theater piece gives glimpse into world of quantum physicsMar 28, 2018 8:45 am916 views “Quantum Voyages,” an interdisciplinary theater piece created by University of Illinois physics and theatre professors, gives a glimpse into the strange world of quantum physics.Center for Advanced Study appoints seven new faculty membersJul 13, 2017 3:00 pm915 views The Center for Advanced Study has appointed seven new members to its permanent faculty – one of the highest forms of academic recognition the University of Illinois campus makes for outstanding scholarship.Ebert Film Festival passes go on sale Nov. 2Oct 14, 2015 9:45 am892 views Roger Ebert’s Film Festival returns for an 18th year in April, and those who want the whole experience can soon purchase festival passes.Solo exhibition at Krannert Art Museum focuses on images of the Niger DeltaNov 11, 2016 9:15 am882 views Krannert Art Museum is hosting a solo exhibition of artist Zina Saro-Wiwa’s work, primarily photography and video, showing images of the Niger Delta and its culture.Krannert Center’s new assisted listening system to benefit patrons with hearing lossSep 19, 2018 10:30 am877 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has a new assisted listening system to help patrons with hearing impairment enjoy performances.Four Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 21, 2017 9:00 am861 views Four Illinois researchers are recipients of 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards “honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as the next generation of scientific leaders.” Awardees receive $60,000 to be used as they wish to further their research.Japan House gears up for crowds at festival celebrating Japanese cultureAug 17, 2016 9:00 am860 views Japan House's Matsuri festival celebrating Japanese culture will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.‘Dream, Believe, Do’ theme of Martin Luther King Jr. celebrationJan 8, 2018 1:00 pm858 views The University of Illinois Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee organized a series of events celebrating the life of civil rights leader, under the theme of “Dream, Believe, Do.”Stone named top U of I public safety officialMay 9, 2018 10:00 am858 views Craig A. Stone is the new executive director of public safety and chief of police for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, effective June 18. He succeeds Jeff Christensen, who retired Dec. 31.Ebert Symposium to feature IMAX film, astronaut videographer, storytelling with dataSep 13, 2018 10:15 am833 views The first Roger Ebert Symposium will explore the cinematic presentation of science with help from an IMAX film shot from space, a former astronaut and a diverse group of academics and experts.University of Illinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:30 am829 views The University Library will honor the only University of Illinois alumnus to receive the Medal of Honor.Carle Illinois College of Medicine research affiliation agreement completedNov 2, 2015 9:00 am825 views Leaders of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health System announced the completion of a set of agreements and policies related to joint research practices and governance of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.Library adds 14 millionth book, will create display recognizing millionth volumesDec 11, 2017 3:00 pm807 views The University of Illinois Library has added its 14 millionth volume to its collection -- “The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation” by Frederick E. Hoxie, a professor emeritus of history and American Indian studies, written to commemorate the U. of I.’s sesquicentennial. The Library will create a new, permanent display to recognize all its millionth volumes. U. of I. students taking ride through civil rights history for spring breakMar 1, 2016 10:00 am788 views Almost 50 University of Illinois students will spend their spring break not on the beach, but on the bus, taking a 2,500-mile trip through key cities and sites significant in the history of civil rights for African-Americans. This will be the sixth year for the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.Chancellor's Scholars named to campus honors programAug 28, 2014 9:00 am783 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One hundred forty-two 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 honored with award for excellence in diversitySep 15, 2018 8:00 am764 views INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recognized the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for its diversity efforts by including the campus among the 96 schools receiving the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.Veteran U. of I. police officer Jeff Christensen chosen as chief of departmentJun 5, 2012 9:00 am760 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jeff Christensen, the interim chief of the University of Illinois Police Department, has been chosen to be the next police chief, pending approval of the board of trustees at its July 18-19 meeting in Chicago.U. of I. finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown named dean of College of BusinessJun 30, 2015 9:15 am739 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.Illinois alumnus and former faculty member named Social Work deanJul 28, 2017 8:15 am738 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Steven Anderson, the director of the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, was named the dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Sept. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.‘Chancellor’s Critical Conversations’ series kicks off with Native imagery discussionApr 3, 2018 8:30 am737 views The “Chancellor’s Critical Conversations” series of discussions will begin with a session on native imagery April 10, followed by an April 17 conversation on the topic of free speech.Project exploring mindfulness therapy in preventing drug relapse among young adultsJul 27, 2016 8:45 am737 views A research project at the University of Illinois is examining the use of mindfulness therapy in preventing drug abuse relapse among marginalized young adults.U. of I., Carle moving forward with the first engineering-based college of medicineMar 12, 2015 9:00 am728 views Champaign | 217-333-5010; firstname.lastname@example.org U. of I. Symphony Orchestra concert to celebrate Mozart’s birthdayJan 18, 2018 9:45 am707 views The University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra will perform some of Mozart’s best-loved works and less familiar pieces in celebration of the composer’s Jan. 27 birthday.Prominent Japanese cultural figures to visit University of Illinois’ Japan HouseOct 12, 2017 9:30 am703 views Japan House at the University of Illinois will host two prominent cultural figures from Japan this month -- Senko Ikenobo, the first female headmaster designate of the Ikenobo Ikebana School of Floral Art, and bamboo artist Noboru Fujinuma, a Living National Treasure of Japan.Mabokela tapped to lead international affairs and global strategiesOct 30, 2014 9:00 am699 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela has been named the vice provost for international affairs and global strategies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval at the Nov. 13 Board of Trustees meeting.Events explore how technology, creativity interact to imagine the futureOct 25, 2017 8:45 am698 views A series of events at the University of Illinois called Speculative Futures will bring artists together with technology innovators with the goal of sparking new creative projects at the intersection of computer science and science fiction.Summer Band Twilight Concerts a 107-year tradition at IllinoisJun 22, 2017 10:15 am696 views For more than 100 years, the University of Illinois Summer Band has performed free Twilight Concerts on the Main Quad.Student in history and political science awarded Truman ScholarshipApr 12, 2017 4:00 pm684 views Thomas Dowling, a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Chicago native, was selected from a nationwide pool of nominees as one of 62 Truman Scholars.Illinois theatre department, alumni celebrating program’s 50th anniversaryMar 1, 2018 8:45 am668 views The University of Illinois theatre department is celebrating its 50th anniversary with events March 3-5.U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Shahid Khan named commencement speakerMar 5, 2013 9:00 am663 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.Illinois historian receives Humboldt Award, fellowship to American Academy in BerlinMay 5, 2016 9:45 am655 views University of Illinois history professor Harry Liebersohn has been chosen to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award honoring a career of research achievements. This follows news earlier this spring that he had been named as a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin – the first U. of I. history professor, and perhaps the first Illinois professor in any field, to receive that honor.Sculpture of Thoreau’s cabin looks at artifice of objectsOct 5, 2016 8:30 am654 views University of Illinois art professor Conrad Bakker's interest in Henry David Thoreau, and in the artificiality of objects, led him to create a sculpture of Thoreau's cabin.Archives exhibit documents role of Albert Lee, early advocate for African-American studentsSep 6, 2018 11:00 am641 views An exhibit at the University of Illinois Archives commemorates the contributions of Albert Lee, who is considered the unofficial first dean for African-American students.Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibit tells of the making of a gentlemanFeb 18, 2019 9:00 am635 views “Making Mr. Darcy,” an exhibit at the Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library, looks at the environment in which Jane Austen created her literary gentlemen.Illinois campus explores legacy of the Russian Revolution in its centennial yearAug 29, 2017 9:15 am633 views The Russian Revolution marks its centennial this year and the University of Illinois, a leading center of Slavic studies, is exploring the revolution’s legacy through a series of fall events.Commencement ceremony to take place May 14 at Memorial StadiumMay 1, 2016 12:15 pm631 views The 145th Commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14 at Memorial Stadium.App brings missing campus icon home for commencement, virtuallyMay 8, 2013 9:00 am620 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Commencement is a time rich in both tradition and anticipation for the future. Although a vital icon of tradition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Alma Mater sculpture, is absent in body, she is present in spirit - and in pixel.Box office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passesOct 31, 2016 10:15 am612 views Passes for the 19th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 19-23, 2017, will go on sale Nov. 1. The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.Bloodsucking, disease-spreading ticks on screen at 2018 Insect Fear Film FestivalFeb 13, 2018 11:15 am604 views The 35th Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois will focus on ticks, which are not insects but arachnids and are important for humans to understand as they are vectors for Lyme disease.Tap dance a highlight of spring semester at Krannert Center for the Performing ArtsJan 10, 2019 9:00 am596 views Tap at Illinois will celebrate tap dancing with a semesterlong series of tap performances at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.College of Business honors students at annual banquetJun 10, 2009 9:00 am591 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.University and Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition reach tentative agreement on five-year contractApr 30, 2016 8:30 pm574 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.From Chicago art to Chinese ceramics, Krannert Art Museum tells stories through its collectionsSep 17, 2018 8:30 am572 views Krannert Art Museum exhibitions highlight Chicago art and blue and white ceramics from its collection.New film honors Native American activist Carlos MontezumaOct 28, 2014 9:00 am570 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new documentary film on Dr. Carlos Montezuma, the first Native American alumnus of the University of Illinois, will debut Nov. 3 at 8:30 p.m. (CST) on the Big Ten Network. "Carlos Montezuma: Changing is Not Vanishing" was produced by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.University of Illinois hosting inaugural human-animal studies instituteJul 5, 2017 9:30 am560 views The University of Illinois is hosting a Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute -- the first of its kind in the emerging interdisciplinary field.Summer concerts by string musicians part of music workshop at IllinoisJul 20, 2018 9:15 am559 views Several world-class string musicians will perform at the University of Illinois as part of a summer string workshop.Flatlands Dance Film Festival kicks off dance department’s 50th year with ‘If the Dancer Dances,’ short filmsAug 27, 2018 9:15 am559 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival – the largest in the Midwest – will kick off the 50th anniversary season of the University of Illinois dance department.Unique 1937 steel guitar to be demonstrated, displayed at ELLNORA guitar festivalSep 14, 2017 8:00 am559 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.February Dance to reflect recent crisis responsesJan 26, 2018 9:00 am548 views February Dance, presented by the University of Illinois dance department, will include performances that explore responses to crisis, look at protest in an airport setting and celebrate the music of Tom Petty.