blog postsUniversity of Illinois hosting inaugural human-animal studies instituteJul 5, 2017 9:30 am495 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 am485 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.U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Shahid Khan named commencement speakerMar 5, 2013 9:00 am482 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.Krannert Art Museum exhibition deals with themes of migration and bordersSep 6, 2016 9:15 am476 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 am475 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.Flatlands Dance Film Festival to feature Misty Copeland film ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ and international short filmsAug 18, 2016 8:00 am473 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.U. of I. named to Green College Honor RollAug 15, 2013 10:00 am472 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.College of Business honors students at annual banquetJun 10, 2009 9:00 am469 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.Unique 1937 steel guitar to be demonstrated, displayed at ELLNORA guitar festivalSep 14, 2017 8:00 am466 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.Barbara J. Wilson named dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of IllinoisMay 8, 2014 9:00 am461 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.Media Advisory: Sesquicentennial celebration kicks off Feb. 28Feb 22, 2017 1:15 pm448 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 150th birthday celebration begins Tuesday with festivities at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.‘Dream, Believe, Do’ theme of Martin Luther King Jr. celebrationJan 8, 2018 1:00 pm439 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.”Pulitzer Prize-winning author to deliver Mortenson Distinguished LectureSep 11, 2017 9:00 am434 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.BFA exhibition to showcase art and design student work at Krannert Art MuseumMay 4, 2017 9:30 am429 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.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.Bloodsucking, disease-spreading ticks on screen at 2018 Insect Fear Film FestivalFeb 13, 2018 11:15 am427 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.Restored Alma Mater sculpture to return to U. of I. campus on April 9Mar 21, 2014 9:00 am421 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.U. of I. appoints new Willard Airport executive directorOct 20, 2015 2:30 pm405 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 am400 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.Illinois music school, Krannert Center celebrating Thelonious MonkNov 10, 2017 11:30 am384 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.May 2012 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedJul 16, 2012 9:00 am365 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dean's Lists honorees and graduates for the spring 2012 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.Documentary featuring three extraordinary women at the U. of I. debuts on BTNSep 16, 2015 2:45 pm361 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.Phi Delta Theta fraternity suspendedNov 1, 2001 9:00 am358 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.New film honors Native American activist Carlos MontezumaOct 28, 2014 9:00 am356 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.Illinois theatre department, alumni celebrating program’s 50th anniversaryMar 1, 2018 8:45 am353 views The University of Illinois theatre department is celebrating its 50th anniversary with events March 3-5.Astronaut Michael S. Hopkins, a U. of I. alumnus, to be Commencement speakerApr 1, 2014 9:00 am339 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).Krannert Art Museum renovations transform galleriesOct 28, 2016 8:45 am337 views Four galleries at Krannert Art Museum that hadn’t changed in more than 50 years have been renovated.In memoriam: Dale E. Brashers, communication department head at IllinoisJul 8, 2010 9:00 am335 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 exhibition celebrates early images of nature, female artistsAug 9, 2017 9:15 am325 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum celebrates images of nature, with an emphasis on female artists.Camargo named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences interim deanOct 31, 2016 9:15 am319 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.Illinois printmaker pursues new medium through artist residencyNov 10, 2016 10:45 am306 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.Illinois engineer wins MacArthur fellowshipSep 17, 2014 9:00 am305 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.Two Illinois professors receive 2015 Guggenheim fellowshipsApr 10, 2015 9:00 am302 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 am300 views Activities for the 2015 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Homecoming, its 105th, take place Oct. 18 (Sunday) through Oct. 24 (Saturday).Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 24, 2014 9:00 am298 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 am293 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.Sixteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 18, 2015 10:45 am292 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.Krannert Art Museum exhibitions rethink colonial narratives, cultural heritageJan 23, 2018 8:15 am289 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.Ecology and the arts are focus of Sonified Sustainability FestivalApr 17, 2017 9:15 am281 views The Sonified Sustainability Festival, presented at the University of Illinois during Earth Week and in its second year, celebrates sustainable practices in the arts.Krannert Art Museum will host artist Autumn Knight for performances and art exhibitionJan 23, 2017 10:00 am280 views Krannert Art Museum will host the first solo museum presentation by performance artist Autumn Knight, who incorporates elements of theater, dance, psychology and religious studies into her work.Media Advisory: Home page yields to 150-year-old humorMar 31, 2017 1:00 pm271 views The home page for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will turn the calendar back to 1867 on Saturday, with an April Fools' twist. Human Library offers an opportunity for conversations to challenge stereotypesSep 16, 2016 9:15 am268 views A project called the Human Library is designed to challenge stereotypes by bringing people together to talk. A newly formed Champaign-Urbana chapter of the Human Library will hold its first event Sept. 22 as part of the Pygmalion Festival.August and December 2013 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedFeb 17, 2014 9:00 am262 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dean's Lists honorees and graduates for the fall semester 2013, as well as those who graduated in August 2013 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.Urbana campus student treated for meningitisOct 14, 2017 2:15 pm261 views Health staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are following up with others who may have been in close contact with a student who is hospitalized for treatment of meningococcal meningitis.Illini Gadget Garage will provide a space to repair electronics on campusAug 24, 2015 9:00 am256 views The Illini Gadget Garage will open this semester. It will be a place for collaborative repair, modeled after the Campus Bike Center, only for electronics. The goal of the Gadget Garage project – part of the Sustainable Electronics Initiative at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center – is to extend the useful life of electronic products and reduce electronic waste.Art exhibition encourages discussions about revolution during Russian Revolution centennialAug 29, 2017 8:45 am256 views An exhibition at Krannert Art Museum uses the centennial of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and contemporary artworks to spark conversations about the broader concept of revolution.Highest achieving students' names appear on Bronze TabletJan 15, 2009 9:00 am255 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two hundred forty-six names appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library last fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Highest achieving students' names appear on Bronze TabletJul 30, 2009 9:00 am251 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.Illinois New Teacher Collaborative’s annual leadership summit to be held Jan. 26Jan 11, 2018 9:30 am248 views "Stoking the Flames of Passionate Teaching" will be the theme for the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative's Winter Leadership Summit on Jan. 26.Choreographer Tere O’Connor to give the Center for Advanced Study Annual LectureOct 21, 2016 3:15 pm247 views Choreographer and Illinois dance professor Tere O’Connor will talk about his approach to choreography when he gives the Center for Advanced Study Annual Lecture on Oct. 25.