blog posts Safer Illinois app available for faculty members, staff, students Aug 13, 2020 10:00 am4219 views An app that provides personalized coronavirus information and testing status for University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign faculty members, staff and students who intend to enter university facilities this fall is available for download by iPhone and Android users. Tim Nugent a pioneer in changing life for people with disabilities Nov 12, 2015 1:15 pm4103 views Tim Nugent, who died Wednesday at the age of 92 in Urbana, Illinois, was a visionary who changed the world for people with disabilities. Starting with a small program at the University of Illinois a few years after World War II – but for years with little support, and often outright opposition – Nugent sought to change both the opportunities for people with disabilities and public attitudes about them. Faculty members, staff, teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction May 19, 2020 11:30 am4095 views Faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants this spring were honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction. The awards recognize excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Campus to allow freshman applicants to self-report standardized test scores Apr 26, 2018 9:00 am4091 views Students will be able to self-report their standardized test scores in new freshmen applications to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the fall 2019 semester, a change made to improve accessibility for students applying to college. Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program Sep 11, 2017 8:45 am3975 views One hundred forty freshmen and sophomores have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential. Cangellaris named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost Nov 15, 2017 10:00 am3938 views Andreas Cangellaris has been selected by Chancellor Robert Jones to be the Urbana campus’s next vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. Cangellaris, the dean of the College of Engineering, will start in his new role Jan. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Carle Illinois College of Medicine granted provisional accreditation Feb 22, 2021 9:00 am3925 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, a partnership between the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health, has been granted provisional accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Provisional accreditation affirms that a medical school meets nationally accepted standards of educational quality and can move forward with plans to build a sustainable medical education program. Website celebrates achievements of University of Illinois women Apr 4, 2018 9:15 am3889 views A new website celebrates the achievements women have made during the University of Illinois’ 150-year history. U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grants Jun 8, 2020 7:30 am3827 views Fourteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and recent alumni were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences across the globe this coming year. Provost Cangellaris leaving Illinois to lead Saudi Arabian university Jun 22, 2022 12:00 pm3733 views Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Andreas C. Cangellaris will leave the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in August to become the Founding President of NEOM University in Saudi Arabia, Chancellor Robert J. Jones announced today. Switzky named first director of Siebel Center for Design Mar 29, 2018 9:00 am3701 views Rachel Switzky has been selected as the inaugural director of the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Switzky, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial design at Illinois, will begin the new role June 18. Wu earns NIH Director's New Innovator Award Oct 5, 2021 9:45 am3677 views Biochemistry professor Nicholas Wu has received a 2021 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. His project aims to understand how antibodies interact with their targets. Five professors named University Scholars for Urbana-Champaign campus Sep 12, 2019 10:45 am3614 views Five Urbana-Champaign campus professors have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. SHIELD program a model for effective pandemic management, data show Jun 9, 2022 7:30 am3586 views In the fall of 2020, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign welcomed students back for in-person instruction amid the powerful first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The university successfully maintained operations throughout the semester – with zero COVID-19-related deaths or hospitalizations in the campus community – thanks to its “SHIELD: Target, Test, Tell” program. In a sweeping report, the team behind the campuswide collaboration details the innovations in modeling, saliva testing and results reporting that helped mitigate the spread of the virus, and shares the data collected and lessons learned through the process. Revised process to speed on-campus COVID-19 testing Dec 4, 2020 2:00 pm3508 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is introducing a revision to make its COVID-19-testing process faster and more efficient, with fewer invalid or inconclusive results and less plastic waste. Illini Success report documents graduates' post-college experiences Mar 5, 2019 10:00 am3404 views The fourth annual Illini Success report documents the exceptional success of graduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s undergraduate programs in securing a “first destination” within six months of graduation. Three Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 18, 2020 8:45 am3332 views Three faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2020 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. The list recognizes leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. It is based on an analysis of journal article publication and citation data, an objective measure of a researcher’s influence, from 2009-2019. The highly cited Illinois researchers this year are: materials science and engineering professor Axel Hoffmann, crop sciences and plant biology professor Stephen Long, and plant biology professor Donald Ort. Vaccine study now open for student enrollment Mar 22, 2021 11:15 am3330 views Students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 can enroll in a study to help understand the effectiveness of vaccines in reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Participants will be paid and could receive the vaccine as soon as April 1. 'Ebertfest' full schedule announced, with actresses Gershon, Madsen, Tilly as guests Mar 21, 2019 9:00 am3230 views This year’s Ebert Film Fest will include “Almost Famous” and “Sideways,” documentaries on Maya Angelou and Fred Rogers, and guest actresses Gina Gershon, Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Tilly. Cary to lead U of I Division of Public Safety, serve as police chief Jun 16, 2020 2:00 pm3227 views Alice Cary, currently the chief of police at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s next executive director of public safety and chief of police. Patton named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean Jul 28, 2021 10:15 am3220 views Venetria K. Patton will become the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 2, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Patton is currently the head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Purdue University. 16 Illinois students, recent graduates offered Fulbright grants Jun 9, 2022 9:00 am3150 views Sixteen University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences around the globe this coming year. Another six Illinois students were named Fulbright alternates. Urbana campus faculty members named University Scholars Jan 31, 2018 8:00 am3143 views The University Scholars program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Jan. 31. Santos named iSchool dean at Illinois Jul 12, 2019 10:00 am3053 views Eunice Santos will become the dean of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Andreas C. Cangellaris, the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, recommended the appointment to Chancellor Robert Jones after the conclusion of a yearlong national search. Minor selected first chief marketing officer Jan 24, 2019 10:15 am3051 views Eric Minor, a University of Illinois alumnus with more than two decades of experience in corporate brand marketing, will become the university’s first-ever chief marketing officer effective Jan. 31 pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at Illinois Apr 27, 2016 1:45 pm2932 views Faculty and staff members, and graduate teaching assistants at the U. of I. were honored April 26 for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Each was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Committee to identify, recruit founding dean for Carle Illinois College of Medicine Sep 30, 2015 10:00 am2914 views A search committee established to find the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s inaugural dean will begin its work this month with the goal of naming the dean by spring 2016 Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagement Jul 10, 2020 1:45 pm2900 views The 2020 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement recognize outstanding individual and group outreach efforts. U. of I. student named Rhodes Scholar Nov 20, 2017 9:15 am2847 views Thomas Dowling, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 32 U.S. students selected as Rhodes Scholars. Dowling is the first Rhodes Scholar on the Urbana campus since 1998. Hanley-Maxwell named College of Applied Health Sciences dean Jul 1, 2016 8:45 am2810 views Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell will join the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Nina Baym, pioneer in the study of American women writers, has died Jun 21, 2018 9:00 am2758 views Nina Baym, an internationally recognized scholar of American literature and a pioneer in the field of study of American women’s writing, has died. Six Illinois professors named Guggenheim Fellows May 2, 2016 12:15 pm2707 views Six professors at the University of Illinois have been named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows, bringing to 13 the number of U. of I. faculty members who have been honored with the fellowship over the last three years. This year’s fellows are Dennis Baron, Karin A. Dahmen, Craig Koslofsky, Mei-Po Kwan, Ralph W. Mathisen and Rebecca Stumpf. U. of I. accessibility pioneer entering U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame Oct 31, 2019 11:45 am2683 views Tim Nugent, the visionary first director of a ground-breaking University of Illinois program for students with disabilities, is being inducted posthumously into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame. Illinois a top producer of Fulbright student grantees Feb 14, 2019 11:45 am2682 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, as announced recently by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins work Nov 29, 2018 8:00 am2600 views The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins its work today. Illinois students honored with Goldwater scholarships Apr 8, 2020 8:15 am2595 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign juniors Sriyankari Chitti and William Lyon were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. New program to support U of I freshmen with autism Jun 24, 2022 8:45 am2570 views The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative, a pilot program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will provide autism-specific support to freshmen with autism. Josh Whitman named director of athletics for Illinois Feb 17, 2016 4:30 pm2556 views Illinois alumnus Josh Whitman has been named director of athletics by Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. ‘Illinois Icons’ tells story of three Illinois legends Dec 20, 2017 11:30 am2550 views “Illinois Icons,” a new 30-minute documentary premiering Jan. 16 on BTN, tells the stories of three men who left enduring marks on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Max Abramovitz, Robert Zuppke and Lorado Taft. University of Illinois receives APLU award for COVID-19 testing program Jul 1, 2021 2:00 pm2511 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has received the inaugural Research Response to Community Crisis Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for its COVID-19 testing program. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces 2022-23 artists Jul 21, 2022 9:45 am2493 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ upcoming season will include touring artists, rescheduled performances that were canceled due to COVID-19 and work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s dance, music and theatre departments. Report shows recent Illinois graduates succeeding despite COVID-19 pandemic Mar 16, 2021 10:00 am2475 views Recent University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates still found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began volunteer programs on par with previous years – despite the global pandemic. The sixth annual Illini Success report was released today. Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research Fellows Feb 19, 2019 10:00 am2431 views Electrical and computer engineering professor Haitham Al-Hassanieh and chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Diwakar Shukla are recipients of this year's Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards "honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the most promising researchers in their fields." Wilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate Feb 13, 2017 10:00 am2399 views Currently the dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John Wilkin will become the interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate effective Feb. 18. Finalists named for vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost position Sep 7, 2017 10:00 am2371 views Chancellor Robert Jones named the four finalists for the role of vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. Each will make a presentation on campus in the coming weeks. Illinois sociologist wins MacArthur fellowship Oct 4, 2018 11:45 am2341 views Illinois sociologist Rebecca Sandefur has been named the recipient of a 2018 MacArthur fellowship, or “genius grant.” Six academic professionals honored with CAPE awards Apr 10, 2019 8:45 am2331 views Six employees are recipients of the 2019 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards, which recognize academic professionals for their work, personal and professional contributions. Honey bee researcher Gene Robinson elected to National Academy of Medicine Oct 15, 2018 8:15 am2292 views Entomology professor Gene Robinson, an international leader in honey bee research, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine “for pioneering contributions to understanding the roles of genes in social behavior.” Robinson directs the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Altgeld Tower closed for repairs, carillon on autopilot Mar 19, 2017 7:15 am2287 views With the closing of Altgeld Tower for repairs, the iconic carillon will be limited to machine-controlled announcements of quarter-hour intervals. Klaus Schulten, pioneer in biophysics and computational biology, has died Nov 4, 2016 8:30 am2268 views University of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten, an innovator in the use of computational methods to study the chemical and biological processes driving living cells, died Monday, Oct. 31, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 69.