blog postsEbert Symposium to feature IMAX film, astronaut videographer, storytelling with dataSep 13, 2018 10:15 am812 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.Carle Illinois College of Medicine research affiliation agreement completedNov 2, 2015 9:00 am808 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 pm802 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 am780 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 am761 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.Veteran U. of I. police officer Jeff Christensen chosen as chief of departmentJun 5, 2012 9:00 am758 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.Stone named top U of I public safety officialMay 9, 2018 10:00 am751 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.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.Illinois alumnus and former faculty member named Social Work deanJul 28, 2017 8:15 am737 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.U. of I., Carle moving forward with the first engineering-based college of medicineMar 12, 2015 9:00 am724 views Champaign | 217-333-5010; email@example.com U. of I. finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown named dean of College of BusinessJun 30, 2015 9:15 am722 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.‘Chancellor’s Critical Conversations’ series kicks off with Native imagery discussionApr 3, 2018 8:30 am721 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.Campus honored with award for excellence in diversitySep 15, 2018 8:00 am715 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.U. of I. Symphony Orchestra concert to celebrate Mozart’s birthdayJan 18, 2018 9:45 am702 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.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.Summer Band Twilight Concerts a 107-year tradition at IllinoisJun 22, 2017 10:15 am690 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 am688 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.Events explore how technology, creativity interact to imagine the futureOct 25, 2017 8:45 am675 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.Student in history and political science awarded Truman ScholarshipApr 12, 2017 4:00 pm671 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.Sculpture of Thoreau’s cabin looks at artifice of objectsOct 5, 2016 8:30 am650 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 am649 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.‘Dream, Believe, Do’ theme of Martin Luther King Jr. celebrationJan 8, 2018 1:00 pm634 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.”Illinois theatre department, alumni celebrating program’s 50th anniversaryMar 1, 2018 8:45 am632 views The University of Illinois theatre department is celebrating its 50th anniversary with events March 3-5.Commencement ceremony to take place May 14 at Memorial StadiumMay 1, 2016 12:15 pm630 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 am627 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.U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Shahid Khan named commencement speakerMar 5, 2013 9:00 am619 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.Archives exhibit documents role of Albert Lee, early advocate for African-American studentsSep 6, 2018 11:00 am614 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.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.App brings missing campus icon home for commencement, virtuallyMay 8, 2013 9:00 am597 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.Bloodsucking, disease-spreading ticks on screen at 2018 Insect Fear Film FestivalFeb 13, 2018 11:15 am587 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.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.College of Business honors students at annual banquetJun 10, 2009 9:00 am562 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 am550 views The University of Illinois is hosting a Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute -- the first of its kind in the emerging interdisciplinary field.Flatlands Dance Film Festival kicks off dance department’s 50th year with ‘If the Dancer Dances,’ short filmsAug 27, 2018 9:15 am546 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.Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins workNov 29, 2018 8:00 am539 views The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins its work today.Krannert Art Museum summer exhibition, events sharpen focus on photographyJun 6, 2018 12:15 pm534 views Krannert Art Museum’s landscape photography exhibition looks at our relationship with nature, includes workshops with noted local photographers.Flatlands Dance Film Festival to screen ‘Bronx Gothic,’ short dance filmsAug 29, 2017 9:30 am533 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 exhibition deals with themes of migration and bordersSep 6, 2016 9:15 am526 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 am525 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.Passes for revamped Roger Ebert’s Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1Oct 30, 2018 10:00 am523 views Passes for the 21th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, shortened from five days to four, go on sale Nov. 1.Unique 1937 steel guitar to be demonstrated, displayed at ELLNORA guitar festivalSep 14, 2017 8:00 am520 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.Restored Alma Mater sculpture to return to U. of I. campus on April 9Mar 21, 2014 9:00 am512 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.Tatyana McFadden to serve as grand marshal of 2016 Homecoming ParadeOct 21, 2016 8:15 am510 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.Barbara J. Wilson named dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of IllinoisMay 8, 2014 9:00 am508 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.From Chicago art to Chinese ceramics, Krannert Art Museum tells stories through its collectionsSep 17, 2018 8:30 am508 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 am506 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.U. of I. named to Green College Honor RollAug 15, 2013 10:00 am504 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.BFA exhibition to showcase art and design student work at Krannert Art MuseumMay 4, 2017 9:30 am501 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.Krannert Art Museum programs to bring art and students togetherAug 15, 2018 8:00 am498 views Krannert Art Museum aims to attract more students with new programs that include social activities, internships and free student memberships.Summer concerts by string musicians part of music workshop at IllinoisJul 20, 2018 9:15 am497 views Several world-class string musicians will perform at the University of Illinois as part of a summer string workshop.