blog postsKevin Hamilton named College of Fine and Applied Arts deanAug 17, 2018 8:15 am701 views Kevin Hamilton will become the dean designate of the College of Fine and Applied Arts effective Aug. 17, pending approval of the three-year appointment by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Hamilton is a professor of new media in the School of Fine and Applied Arts and is a senior associate dean for the college. He served as a Provost Fellow during the 2017-18 academic year, working to develop campus programming to facilitate conversation on divisive topics.Mabokela tapped to lead international affairs and global strategiesOct 30, 2014 9:00 am696 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.‘Chancellor’s Critical Conversations’ series kicks off with Native imagery discussionApr 3, 2018 8:30 am694 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.U. of I. Symphony Orchestra concert to celebrate Mozart’s birthdayJan 18, 2018 9:45 am692 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.Summer Band Twilight Concerts a 107-year tradition at IllinoisJun 22, 2017 10:15 am686 views For more than 100 years, the University of Illinois Summer Band has performed free Twilight Concerts on the Main Quad.Prominent Japanese cultural figures to visit University of Illinois’ Japan HouseOct 12, 2017 9:30 am682 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.Student in history and political science awarded Truman ScholarshipApr 12, 2017 4:00 pm663 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.Stone named top U of I public safety officialMay 9, 2018 10:00 am660 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.Events explore how technology, creativity interact to imagine the futureOct 25, 2017 8:45 am655 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.Sculpture of Thoreau’s cabin looks at artifice of objectsOct 5, 2016 8:30 am646 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.Illinois historian receives Humboldt Award, fellowship to American Academy in BerlinMay 5, 2016 9:45 am638 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 pm629 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 am619 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.Illinois theatre department, alumni celebrating program’s 50th anniversaryMar 1, 2018 8:45 am614 views The University of Illinois theatre department is celebrating its 50th anniversary with events March 3-5.Box office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passesOct 31, 2016 10:15 am611 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.App brings missing campus icon home for commencement, virtuallyMay 8, 2013 9:00 am579 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.U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Shahid Khan named commencement speakerMar 5, 2013 9:00 am573 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.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.Bloodsucking, disease-spreading ticks on screen at 2018 Insect Fear Film FestivalFeb 13, 2018 11:15 am568 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.College of Business honors students at annual banquetJun 10, 2009 9:00 am550 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.University of Illinois hosting inaugural human-animal studies instituteJul 5, 2017 9:30 am549 views The University of Illinois is hosting a Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute -- the first of its kind in the emerging interdisciplinary field.Sulkin named College of Media deanSep 19, 2018 9:15 am533 views Tracy Sulkin, a professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a U. of I. faculty member since 2002, is the dean designate of the College of Media effective Sept. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Flatlands Dance Film Festival to screen ‘Bronx Gothic,’ short dance filmsAug 29, 2017 9:30 am528 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.”Krannert Art Museum summer exhibition, events sharpen focus on photographyJun 6, 2018 12:15 pm521 views Krannert Art Museum’s landscape photography exhibition looks at our relationship with nature, includes workshops with noted local photographers.Flatlands Dance Film Festival kicks off dance department’s 50th year with ‘If the Dancer Dances,’ short filmsAug 27, 2018 9:15 am519 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.February Dance to reflect recent crisis responsesJan 26, 2018 9:00 am516 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.Krannert Art Museum exhibition deals with themes of migration and bordersSep 6, 2016 9:15 am516 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.‘Dream, Believe, Do’ theme of Martin Luther King Jr. celebrationJan 8, 2018 1:00 pm512 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.”Tatyana McFadden to serve as grand marshal of 2016 Homecoming ParadeOct 21, 2016 8:15 am507 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. named to Green College Honor RollAug 15, 2013 10:00 am501 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 am499 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 am494 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 am494 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.Restored Alma Mater sculpture to return to U. of I. campus on April 9Mar 21, 2014 9:00 am491 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.Flatlands Dance Film Festival to feature Misty Copeland film ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ and international short filmsAug 18, 2016 8:00 am480 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.New film honors Native American activist Carlos MontezumaOct 28, 2014 9:00 am475 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.Summer concerts by string musicians part of music workshop at IllinoisJul 20, 2018 9:15 am465 views Several world-class string musicians will perform at the University of Illinois as part of a summer string workshop.Archives exhibit documents role of Albert Lee, early advocate for African-American studentsSep 6, 2018 11:00 am463 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.Pulitzer Prize-winning author to deliver Mortenson Distinguished LectureSep 11, 2017 9:00 am463 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.Krannert Art Museum programs to bring art and students togetherAug 15, 2018 8:00 am458 views Krannert Art Museum aims to attract more students with new programs that include social activities, internships and free student memberships.U. of I. appoints new Willard Airport executive directorOct 20, 2015 2:30 pm455 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.Media Advisory: Sesquicentennial celebration kicks off Feb. 28Feb 22, 2017 1:15 pm451 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 150th birthday celebration begins Tuesday with festivities at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Campus honored with award for excellence in diversitySep 15, 2018 8:00 am435 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.Krannert Art Museum’s $10 million campaign supports acquisitions of work by female artistsJul 25, 2018 9:45 am432 views Krannert Art Museum has expanded its collection by acquiring more works by female artists of the 20th century, with the support of a recently concluded five-year, $10 million fundraising initiative.Feser named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateSep 3, 2015 12:15 pm431 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.‘Gathering’ concert series features new music to celebrate sesquicentennialMar 29, 2018 9:00 am423 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.Transformation is the theme of “BEAR,” part of a lifelong project on endangered animalsJul 26, 2016 8:00 am414 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 am409 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.Astronaut Michael S. Hopkins, a U. of I. alumnus, to be Commencement speakerApr 1, 2014 9:00 am401 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).Six academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 5, 2018 9:00 am401 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.