blog postsIllinois historian receives Humboldt Award, fellowship to American Academy in BerlinMay 5, 2016 9:45 am637 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.Commencement ceremony to take place May 14 at Memorial StadiumMay 1, 2016 12:15 pm625 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.Illinois campus explores legacy of the Russian Revolution in its centennial yearAug 29, 2017 9:15 am608 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.Box office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passesOct 31, 2016 10:15 am608 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.Illinois theatre department, alumni celebrating program’s 50th anniversaryMar 1, 2018 8:45 am578 views The University of Illinois theatre department is celebrating its 50th anniversary with events March 3-5.University and Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition reach tentative agreement on five-year contractApr 30, 2016 8:30 pm573 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.Stone named top U of I public safety officialMay 9, 2018 10:00 am539 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.Bloodsucking, disease-spreading ticks on screen at 2018 Insect Fear Film FestivalFeb 13, 2018 11:15 am531 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.U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Shahid Khan named commencement speakerMar 5, 2013 9:00 am526 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.College of Business honors students at annual banquetJun 10, 2009 9:00 am513 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.Flatlands Dance Film Festival to screen ‘Bronx Gothic,’ short dance filmsAug 29, 2017 9:30 am513 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival at the University of Illinois will screen a new documentary film about performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her one-woman show “Bronx Gothic.”University of Illinois hosting inaugural human-animal studies instituteJul 5, 2017 9:30 am507 views The University of Illinois is hosting a Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute -- the first of its kind in the emerging interdisciplinary field.Tatyana McFadden to serve as grand marshal of 2016 Homecoming ParadeOct 21, 2016 8:15 am505 views Paralympic medalist and U. of I. graduate Tatyana McFadden will serve as the grand marshal of the 2016 Homecoming Parade, which takes place Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 7 p.m.Krannert Art Museum exhibition deals with themes of migration and bordersSep 6, 2016 9:15 am500 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum looks at stories of migration, refugees and human rights as they relate to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – a region known as the Northern Triangle.February Dance to reflect recent crisis responsesJan 26, 2018 9:00 am494 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.U. of I. named to Green College Honor RollAug 15, 2013 10:00 am493 views The U. of I. has been named to The Princeton Review’s 2014 Green College Honor Roll. It marks Illinois’ first appearance on the list, which includes 22 schools that attained a perfect score of 99.Unique 1937 steel guitar to be demonstrated, displayed at ELLNORA guitar festivalSep 14, 2017 8:00 am487 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.BFA exhibition to showcase art and design student work at Krannert Art MuseumMay 4, 2017 9:30 am482 views The School of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition at Krannert Art Museum allows seniors to show the best of their work.Barbara J. Wilson named dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of IllinoisMay 8, 2014 9:00 am478 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Barbara J. Wilson, the executive vice provost for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, pending approval of the university's board of trustees.Flatlands Dance Film Festival to feature Misty Copeland film ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ and international short filmsAug 18, 2016 8:00 am474 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival will present the feature film “A Ballerina’s Tale,” about American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland, as well as short films created for Snapchat and the winners of the Flatlands film competition.‘Dream, Believe, Do’ theme of Martin Luther King Jr. celebrationJan 8, 2018 1:00 pm470 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.”Restored Alma Mater sculpture to return to U. of I. campus on April 9Mar 21, 2014 9:00 am464 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Alma Mater sculpture will make her long-awaited return to the Urbana campus April 9, where she will be put back on her pedestal to silently watch the next century of university progress.Pulitzer Prize-winning author to deliver Mortenson Distinguished LectureSep 11, 2017 9:00 am461 views Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen will talk about war, forced migration and refugees when he gives the 27th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture at the University of Illinois.Media Advisory: Sesquicentennial celebration kicks off Feb. 28Feb 22, 2017 1:15 pm450 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 150th birthday celebration begins Tuesday with festivities at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.New film honors Native American activist Carlos MontezumaOct 28, 2014 9:00 am441 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.Krannert Art Museum summer exhibition, events sharpen focus on photographyJun 6, 2018 12:15 pm439 views Krannert Art Museum’s landscape photography exhibition looks at our relationship with nature, includes workshops with noted local photographers.Feser named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateSep 3, 2015 12:15 pm429 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Acting Chancellor Barbara Wilson has named as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate Edward J. Feser, dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. His appointment will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval at its Sept. 10 meeting.U. of I. appoints new Willard Airport executive directorOct 20, 2015 2:30 pm428 views The new executive director of the U. of I.'s Willard Airport has more than 25 years airport management experience. David "Gene" Cossey (COO-zee) was named the airport's executive director Oct. 20 following a national search led by a university-appointed committee. He will start Dec. 7.Transformation is the theme of “BEAR,” part of a lifelong project on endangered animalsJul 26, 2016 8:00 am410 views “BEAR” is the fourth performance in “The Unreliable Bestiary,” a lifelong project by University of Illinois art professor Deke Weaver to present a performance for every letter of the alphabet, each representing an endangered animal or habitat. Weaver’s project tells the stories of animals and our relationships to them.‘Gathering’ concert series features new music to celebrate sesquicentennialMar 29, 2018 9:00 am399 views The University of Illinois Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers will perform a new composition written to celebrate the U. of I.’s sesquicentennial in April concerts at New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and at Urbana’s Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Illinois music school, Krannert Center celebrating Thelonious MonkNov 10, 2017 11:30 am398 views The University of Illinois School of Music and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Thelonious Monk’s birth by staging performances of Monk’s music and looking at his impact through a graduate seminar.Six academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 5, 2018 9:00 am380 views Six employees are recipients of the 2018 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards, which recognize academic professionals for their work, personal and professional contributions.Phi Delta Theta fraternity suspendedNov 1, 2001 9:00 am372 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. In early September, because of allegations of hazing, the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was suspended by William L. Riley, the dean of students, and the fraternitys General Headquarters in Oxford, Ohio. During the suspension, the fraternity was not permitted to conduct any operations, including membership recruitment, pending a hearing with the universitys Board of Fraternity Affairs.Astronaut Michael S. Hopkins, a U. of I. alumnus, to be Commencement speakerApr 1, 2014 9:00 am363 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Alumnus Michael S. Hopkins, a U.S. astronaut who recently spent 166 days orbiting Earth in the International Space Station, will deliver the Commencement address at the University of Illinois on May 17 (Saturday).MFA Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum to feature work by art and design graduate studentsApr 19, 2018 2:15 pm363 views Krannert Art Museum will feature the work of graduate students in art and design in its MFA Exhibition, opening April 21.Documentary featuring three extraordinary women at the U. of I. debuts on BTNSep 16, 2015 2:45 pm362 views A new documentary premiering on the Big Ten Network features three extraordinary women at the University of Illinois. “Making Their Mark” will air on BTN on Friday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. CDT.In memoriam: Dale E. Brashers, communication department head at IllinoisJul 8, 2010 9:00 am356 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dale E. Brashers, the head of the department of communication at the University of Illinois, died July 5 in his campus office. He was 50 years old.Krannert Art Museum show celebrates work of seniors in art and designMay 7, 2018 10:30 am355 views An exhibition at Krannert Art Museum will celebrate the work of graduating Illinois seniors in art and design.Illinois engineer wins MacArthur fellowshipSep 17, 2014 9:00 am353 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tami Bond, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a "genius grant," from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.Krannert Art Museum exhibition celebrates early images of nature, female artistsAug 9, 2017 9:15 am352 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum celebrates images of nature, with an emphasis on female artists.Krannert Art Museum renovations transform galleriesOct 28, 2016 8:45 am341 views Four galleries at Krannert Art Museum that hadn’t changed in more than 50 years have been renovated.Krannert Art Museum exhibitions rethink colonial narratives, cultural heritageJan 23, 2018 8:15 am332 views Krannert Art Museum will open two exhibitions on Jan. 25: Artist Allan deSouza looks at the legacy of colonial imperialism, and Palestinian artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme will have the U.S. premiere of their work, which offers new narratives from the Middle East.Camargo named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences interim deanOct 31, 2016 9:15 am324 views Martin Camargo, a professor of English and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois, has been appointed the college’s interim dean.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 24, 2014 9:00 am320 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eleven faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored Tuesday (April 22) for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.App brings missing campus icon home for commencement, virtuallyMay 8, 2013 9:00 am318 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.Illinois printmaker pursues new medium through artist residencyNov 10, 2016 10:45 am310 views University of Illinois art professor Emmy Lingscheit created a pack of coyotes, made of vitreous china, during a Kohler Arts/Industry residency. The coyote sculptures are on display through Nov. 20 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. One piece will be included in the School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, opening Nov. 17.Two Illinois professors receive 2015 Guggenheim fellowshipsApr 10, 2015 9:00 am307 views 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.U. of I. Homecoming 2015 activities will run from Oct. 18-24Oct 15, 2015 9:00 am302 views Activities for the 2015 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Homecoming, its 105th, take place Oct. 18 (Sunday) through Oct. 24 (Saturday).Sixteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 18, 2015 10:45 am298 views Sixteen Illinois students and recent alumni are among the 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2015-16 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.Highest achieving students' names appear on Bronze TabletJul 30, 2009 9:00 am291 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two hundred forty names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.