blog posts Campus promotions Apr 7, 2016 9:00 am612 views Jeff Moore will serve as the interim director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Paul Ellinger became the new vice provost for budget and resource planning; Katherine Galvin will join the Office of the Chancellor as an associate chancellor. Study finds U. of I. contributes $13.9 billion in annual income to Illinois economy Oct 29, 2015 9:15 am599 views The University of Illinois contributes $13.9 billion in annual income to the state’s economy – and a 19.3 percent return on the public’s investment – through spending by its campuses, employees and students and the increased earning power of its graduates, according to a new economic impact study released Oct. 21. New Faces 2015: Kelly Tu Oct 8, 2015 9:15 am590 views Kelly Tu, an assistant professor of human development and family studies in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, is among the new faculty members to be featured in our New Faces feature. Inside Illinois continues its tradition of introducing some of the new faculty members on campus and will feature one new colleague each week during the fall semester. Retirees, long-serving staff members recognized Oct 29, 2015 9:00 am590 views Recently retired and long-serving staff employees will be honored at the 2015 Staff Service Recognition Banquet Nov. 5 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. The program will honor 110 employees who retired between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015. In addition employess will be honored for service completed during that time. Killeen statement on stopgap funding agreement Apr 22, 2016 2:30 pm574 views The University of Illinois system appreciates and welcomes the bipartisan effort in Springfield to provide partial, stopgap funding for the state’s public universities, which have been forced to manage through the first 10 months of fiscal year 2016 with no state appropriation. Quad lights celebrate Hindu festival Nov 19, 2015 9:00 am570 views The Indian Graduate Students Association sponsored Diwali on the Quad on Nov. 13 as the kickoff for the celebration of the traditional Hindu “festival of lights.” University of Illinois, Steven Salaita settle litigation Nov 12, 2015 11:45 am569 views The settlement agreement between the University of Illinois and Steven Salaita was approved by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its Nov. 12 meeting in Chicago. New Faces 2015: Kevin Leicht Nov 25, 2015 9:00 am564 views Kevin Leicht is a new professor and the head of the department of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Initiative rethinks how general education courses are designed and delivered Oct 8, 2015 9:00 am561 views Undergraduate education at Illinois is in the process of a new experiment. This semester marked the start of a multiyear pilot designed to analyze what general education is and what role it serves on a research campus such as the University of Illinois. Krannert Art Museum galleries to close during summer renovations Apr 15, 2016 2:30 pm560 views Krannert Art Museum will act on its multiyear commitment to transform galleries and other public spaces by renovating four main-floor galleries this summer. As a result, the museum will close to the public after the final day of its spring semester exhibition calendar, May 15. Enrollment doubles for second winter session Dec 22, 2015 4:00 pm559 views This year's winter session cohort reached 1,600 students after the number of courses offered was increased from eight to 17 because of last year's interest. The colleges offering winter session courses are Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Media and Applied Health Sciences. Winter light show Dec 22, 2015 7:30 am547 views Campustown lights take on a holiday glow in this time-exposure photo at the intersection of Green and Wright streets. After a short break, business at the U. of I. will resume Jan. 4. Students return for classes Jan. 19. Faculty retreat focuses on Universal Design for Learning Mar 10, 2016 9:15 am545 views Techniques designed to make classroom instruction accessible to students with disabilities can be a rising tide that lifts all boats, according to speakers at the March 4 faculty retreat. On the Job: Rhonda Winston Sep 17, 2015 10:15 am543 views There are very few things in the Illinois Street Residence Halls kitchen that Rhonda Winston doesn't have her hand in. To rephrase, Winston, a kitchen helper since 2001, is an integral part of every dish served to the students of ISRH. New Faces 2015: Simon Rogers Dec 10, 2015 9:00 am536 views Simon Rogers is a new assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The homeless on campus: Panhandlers or nuisance? Apr 21, 2011 9:00 am534 views There is a fine line between panhandling and nuisance, according to area police, and a number of homeless people who have set up shop in Campustown have been crossing it. On the Job: Tim Prunkard Oct 3, 2013 9:00 am534 views Before coming to Illinois, Tim Prunkard, the technical services supervisor at the Nathan M. Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, had always considered himself a lineman. Senators ask board to postpone university background check policy Sep 24, 2015 9:15 am527 views Senators overwhelmingly approved a resolution Sept. 21 calling for the postponement of a universitywide background check policy set to go into effect Oct. 5. Event planning: Attention to detail, teamwork are essential May 2, 2013 9:00 am526 views Babette Hiles, who has led the planning of U. of I. commencement ceremonies for 19 years, doesn't lose sleep worrying about sputtering microphones or collapsing stages. New Faces 2015: Sergei Maslov Oct 1, 2015 9:00 am522 views Sergei Maslov, professor of bioengineering and the Bliss Faculty Scholar in the College of Engineering, is among the new faculty members to be featured in our annual "New Faces" feature. Inside Illinois continues its tradition of introducing some of the new faculty members on campus and will feature one new colleague online each week during the fall semester. Killeen: Strategic plan will emphasize systemic approach Mar 17, 2016 9:00 am521 views The U. of I system’s long-term strategic plan will leverage the combined academic power of all three campuses to uphold the land-grant principle of “serving the public good,” while continuing to offer students a diversified, world-class liberal arts education. New state law yields crosswalk changes Aug 18, 2011 9:00 am521 views Chalk one up for the pedestrians after Illinois lawmakers last year changed the state's crosswalk law, forcing motorists to stop - not just yield - if a walker has already entered a crosswalk. Campus promotions Feb 11, 2016 1:30 pm517 views Kimberly Armstrong will serve as the director of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Center for Library Initiatives, effective March 1; Antoinette Burton, a professor of history and the Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, has been named director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, pending the approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees. Creative architectural projects subject of two new I space exhibitions Jan 26, 2006 9:00 am514 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Innovative architectural projects will be featured in two new exhibitions on view Feb. 3-25 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Restrictions still apply to campus for new gun laws Nov 21, 2013 9:00 am510 views The new Illinois law allowing citizens to carry a concealed handgun won't have much effect on campus. On the Job: Judy Whittington Oct 22, 2015 9:00 am503 views Judy Whittington is one of the first people who new faculty and staff members and students meet in the department of astronomy. She makes them feel welcome and continues to provide support throughout their time at the university. Chief Illiniwek performs last dance amid continued controversy Mar 1, 2007 9:00 am502 views Chief Illiniwek performs last dance amid continued controversy March budget meetings announced Mar 3, 2016 9:00 am502 views The Office of the Provost invites faculty and staff members and students to attend open meetings this month to discuss the budgeting process and actions the campus is taking in response to diminishing state funding. Susan Burton, advocate for women re-entering society after prison, to speak at event May 10, 2018 9:30 am502 views Susan Burton, a nationally recognized advocate for restoring civil and human rights to formerly incarcerated women, will discuss her new book and the challenges of re-entering society after prison at an event Tuesday, May 15, in Champaign. Classroom assessment is central topic of campus workshops Mar 17, 2016 9:00 am486 views Assessment is a tool that can be used to measure anything, but according to Jennifer Amos, a professor of bioengineering and this year's Distinguished Teacher-Scholar, it's especially useful in the classroom. New Faces 2015: Aaron McCollough Oct 15, 2015 9:15 am485 views Aaron McCollough, an assistant professor for the university library and the head of scholarly communications and publishing, is among the new faculty members to be included in our New Faces feature. Faculty members, academic professionals retire Oct 19, 2006 9:00 am481 views Faculty members, academic professionals retire Open-source textbook was a three-campus collaboration Mar 15, 2012 9:00 am479 views Anyone, anywhere at any time can thumb through the pages of an open-source textbook developed by experts from the three campuses of the UI. Faculty members continue to push for background check policy changes Oct 15, 2015 9:00 am479 views Interim Chancellor Barbara J. Wilson said suggestions for changes in the university's expanded background check policy are being seriously considered. On the Job: David Youhas Nov 5, 2015 9:00 am476 views Some say a good elevator mechanic is not seen. Digitization project finds anthrax samples in collections Apr 14, 2016 9:00 am473 views When anthrax became a household name in 2011, even curators of some herbaria were unaware that samples of Bacillus anthracis, the source of anthrax, had been housed in their microfungal collections for more than a hundred years. Recently, a digitization project at the Illinois Natural History Survey at the Prairie Research Institute unearthed the whereabouts of historical samples, including one at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. New Faces 2015: Olga Maslova Dec 3, 2015 9:00 am470 views Olga Maslova is a new assistant professor of theatre in the College of Fine and Applied Arts Book Corner: A look at how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program affects health and well-being Dec 17, 2015 9:00 am467 views A new book looks at aspects of how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program affects health and well-being. “SNAP Matters” includes a chapter on obesity by University of Illinois economist Craig Gundersen, one of the book’s editors. Illinois named No. 11 of ‘The 25 Fittest U.S. Colleges in 2015’ Dec 21, 2015 11:15 am461 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been named No. 11 of “The 25 Fittest U.S. Colleges in 2015” by The Active Times, a website that aims to be “the world's best source of authoritative, inspiring, enlightening content for living the active, adventurous life.” CIC annual report shows communal benefits Mar 17, 2016 9:00 am460 views The Committee on Institutional Cooperation continues to promote interuniversity partnerships that lead to better collaboration and lower individual institutional costs. Springtime walk Mar 31, 2016 10:00 am455 views A student walks by two limestone sculptures on the south side of Foellinger Auditorium earlier this week. Alma Mater sculpture restoration more extensive than originally thought Mar 4, 2013 9:00 am451 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Because deterioration to the Alma Mater sculpture is more extensive than an initial inspection of the exterior indicated, the restoration of the 5-ton bronze statue is going to cost more and take longer. Center for Wounded Veterans maintains campus's commitment to disabled students Oct 1, 2015 9:45 am451 views The design concept behind the U. of I.'s new Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education building was simple: It should feel free from conflict. The concept becomes reality with the official dedication of the center from 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 2. MCORE improvements on schedule to start this fall Apr 28, 2016 9:00 am449 views Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project transportation improvements are on schedule to begin this fall. The scale of this infrastructure work on key corridors will have significant traffic impacts including detours and street closures during construction. Updated project timelines and associated information will be provided beginning in late summer 2016. Wilson addresses campus climate and diversity awareness issues Jan 28, 2016 9:00 am446 views Urbana campus administrators are considering a host of initiatives regarding the campus climate for underrepresented minorities and to increase awareness of issues of diversity and inclusion, including the possibility of creating a required general education course. New biography on H.G. Wells focuses on late-life loves Dec 20, 2001 9:00 am438 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. That H.G. Wells' intelligence was rivaled only by his appetite for women has never been a secret. Night shift Feb 4, 2016 9:30 am433 views A midwinter evening descends on the Bardeen Engineering Quad. Book Corner: Exploring the future of cities: Tall buildings and urban design May 2, 2013 9:00 am422 views Five years ago, with a Fulbright Fellowship funding his summer study in Malta, U. of I. architecture professor Mir Ali agreed to assist the Malta Environmental and Planning Authority and the University of Malta in determining whether more skyscrapers should be built in the tiny island nation. As one of the most densely populated countries in the world, Malta consists of a group of islands, the largest of which is the "rock" just off the toe of Italy. The Republic of Malta's government had received close to 50 proposals from developers wanting to build high-rise office buildings, hotels and condominiums. Clarence Shelley to receive Chancellor's Medallion Mar 22, 2002 9:00 am419 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Clarence Shelley, a former dean of students and associate vice chancellor, will receive the Chancellor's Medallion today for his 33 years of exemplary service to the University of Illinois and the Champaign-Urbana community. Book Corner: A closer look at East St. Louis, Ill., a city in peril Nov 17, 2011 9:00 am415 views Political corruption, minimal policing and firefighting resources, limited transportation, public works deficiencies and condemned buildings. It's not the backdrop for a prime-time cop show - this is a city three hours from Champaign.