blog postsCampus bans hoverboards from all facilitiesJan 12, 2016 8:15 am1864 views Effective Jan. 18, the popular self-balancing motorized devices known as hoverboards will not be allowed in any facilities owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Klaus Schulten, pioneer in biophysics and computational biology, has diedNov 4, 2016 8:30 am1833 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.U. of I. student named Marshall ScholarNov 23, 2015 8:45 am1693 views U. of I. student Leah Matchett, of Grand Haven, Michigan, is one of more than 30 students from the United States selected as Marshall Scholars for postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 27, 2015 10:00 am1684 views One hundred forty-one 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.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1651 views Seven Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Five Urbana-Champaign campus professors named University ScholarsSep 13, 2018 10:00 am1608 views Five University of Illinois professors at the Urbana-Champaign campus have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.Campus holiday gift guideDec 16, 2015 11:15 am1604 views Last-minute shoppers will find many gift options on the U. of I. campus, including books on the wildlife of Illinois, a charming set of Nutcracker characters, Fighting Illini bobbleheads and a Star Wars-themed coffee mug -- items that say “Illini” in their own unique ways.Campus to allow freshman applicants to self-report standardized test scoresApr 26, 2018 9:00 am1569 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.Minor selected first chief marketing officerJan 24, 2019 10:15 am1567 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. Online master’s degree in accountancy coming to U. of I.’s College of BusinessMar 29, 2017 8:45 am1534 views The new iMSA degree will be for working professionals who want access to quality education from a top-three accounting program with unmatched ties to the accounting field, as well as students new to the accounting profession, said W. Brooke Elliott, the EY Distinguished Professor in Accounting at Illinois.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1515 views Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Altgeld Chimes celebrated in video while chimes concerts on hiatusAug 2, 2017 9:00 am1492 views A new video celebrates the history of the Altgeld Chimes and the chimes players.Brandon Lloyd grand marshal of 2017 Homecoming ParadeSep 28, 2017 2:00 pm1443 views Former NFL and Illinois football player Brandon Lloyd will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s Homecoming Parade, which takes place Oct. 27.Japan House festival shares Japanese cultureAug 17, 2017 8:45 am1441 views Japan House at the University of Illinois is preparing for its third Matsuri Festival on Aug. 27. It has become the organization's biggest event.Goldwater scholarship winners announced by University of IllinoisApr 8, 2016 10:00 am1419 views Three University of Illinois students have been nationally recognized for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. Two of the students were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years, and a third earned honorable mention.Museum curator, art historian named Krannert Art Museum directorDec 8, 2017 1:30 pm1386 views Jon Seydl, an art historian and currently the senior director of collections and programs and curator of European art at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, has been named the new director of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois.Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins workNov 29, 2018 8:00 am1382 views The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins its work today.University fundraising veteran Benson named vice chancellor for advancementJan 31, 2017 11:00 am1372 views Barry Benson has been named the Urbana campus’s vice chancellor for advancement and the senior vice president of the University of Illinois foundation, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. He will report for duty March 16. Athletic director search officially underwayDec 4, 2015 9:00 am1349 views A committee to identify and recruit the next director of athletics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will proceed expeditiously but thoroughly in that process, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said today in announcing the committee roster.Altman grand marshal of 2018 Homecoming ParadeOct 5, 2018 9:15 am1345 views Former NASA astronaut and Illinois alumnus Scott Altman will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.Sulkin named College of Media deanSep 19, 2018 9:15 am1337 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.Bashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 15, 2017 9:00 am1264 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has appointed a permanent executive associate dean: Rashid Bashir, a professor and the department head of bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Latino baseball documentary ‘Playing America’s Game’ to premiere May 21 on BTNMay 11, 2016 11:45 am1263 views The history of Latinos in baseball is the subject of a new documentary, “Playing America’s Game,” which premieres Saturday, May 21, on the Big Ten Network. A production of BTN and the University of Illinois, the film profiles U. of I. history professor Adrian Burgos Jr., a leading expert on Latino baseball history.First film and guests announced for 21st annual ‘Ebertfest’Feb 11, 2019 10:30 am1252 views A post-World War II romance is the first film announced for this year’s “Ebertfest,” coming April 10-13 to downtown Champaign and the U. of I. The film will be shown in memory of its co-star, Scott Wilson, a frequent past festival guest. Organizers also announced an added role in this year’s festival for film critic Richard Roeper.Provenance exhibition shows challenges of tracing the path of ownership of artworkMay 9, 2017 9:00 am1219 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, “Provenance: A Forensic History of Art,” shows the challenges of provenance research and the efforts to document the history of ownership of several of the museum’s works.Japan House celebrating 20th anniversary of permanent home with Krannert Center eventJun 25, 2018 8:45 am1209 views Japan House at the University of Illinois is celebrating 20 years in its permanent location with a day of Japanese performances.Book highlights University of Illinois’ 150 years of innovationFeb 21, 2017 2:00 pm1207 views The University of Illinois has been an “Engine of Innovation” throughout its history, per the title of a new book celebrating its sesquicentennial.Nathan Gunn to make directorial debut, sing lead with Lyric Theatre at Illinois’ ‘Don Giovanni’Jan 17, 2018 10:00 am1199 views Opera singer and University of Illinois School of Music alumnus Nathan Gunn will make his directorial debut at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts with Lyric Theatre at Illinois’ production of “Don Giovanni,” in addition to singing the title role.Chancellor’s Medallion awarded to three who have preserved University of Illinois historyJun 23, 2017 9:15 am1185 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will award the Chancellor’s Medallion -- the highest campus honor -- to three men who have dedicated their professional lives to preserving the history of the university.Executive search firm selected for athletic director recruitmentDec 16, 2015 2:30 pm1177 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has hired Korn Ferry, the world’s largest executive search firm, to assist with the search for a new director of athletics.White House invites Education Justice Project director to prison reform discussionApr 28, 2016 8:00 am1164 views University of Illinois faculty member Rebecca Ginsburg is among a small group of college and university leaders invited to participate in an upcoming roundtable discussion on prison reform at the White House.Andreas C. Cangellaris to lead U. of I. College of EngineeringJun 20, 2013 9:00 am1149 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill - Andreas C. Cangellaris, the head of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been chosen to be the next dean of the College of Engineering. Eight honored with distinguished staff awardMay 1, 2018 8:30 am1148 views The Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award recognizes exceptional performance by civil service staff employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eight employees are being honored this year. Anderson named College of Education interim deanAug 10, 2016 10:30 am1148 views James D. Anderson, the head of the department of education policy, organization and leadership and the executive associate dean for the College of Education, will become the interim dean of the College of Education effective Aug. 16.Illinois earns Climate Leadership AwardJan 10, 2019 12:45 pm1130 views In recognition of its innovation and leadership in climate action, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the recipient of Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Award for four-year institutions.Former state representative, agency leader hired as director of community and government relationsApr 19, 2018 9:30 am1117 views Robert Flider joins the staff of Chancellor Robert Jones effective April 23 as the director of community and government relations. The hiring is subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Community event kicks off university’s multibillion-dollar campaignOct 13, 2017 8:00 pm1101 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s largest, most ambitious philanthropic campaign was introduced to donors, alumni, faculty and staff, students and local community members Friday evening.Second annual report available on Illinois students’ success after graduationMar 1, 2017 10:00 am1092 views The second annual Illini Success, an analysis of information gleaned from survey responses and other reports, draws from the experiences of those who completed undergraduate degrees in August 2015, December 2015 and May 2016.Seven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am1084 views Seven academic professionals were honored with 2017 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 6. Now in its 29th year, the program honors the accomplishments and contributions of academic professionals, who provide critical support for administration, research laboratories and educational programs, and offer important outreach programs throughout the state.Attalla named executive director of facilities and servicesJun 26, 2018 10:00 am1084 views Mohamed Attalla is the new executive director of facilities and services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The hire is effective July 23 and subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.ELLNORA guitar festival announces 2017 lineupApr 27, 2017 10:45 am1068 views Guitarists from around the world will showcase a wide range of musical traditions at this year’s ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival, Sept. 14-16 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Kevin Hamilton named College of Fine and Applied Arts deanAug 17, 2018 8:15 am1067 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.Berenbaum named PNAS editor-in-chiefOct 31, 2018 8:30 am1063 views University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and longtime editorial contributor to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and other journals, has been appointed editor-in-chief of PNAS, effective Jan. 1.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramSep 9, 2013 9:00 am1048 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.Illinois again a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Student AwardsFeb 27, 2018 11:30 am1011 views For the seventh time in the past eight years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, part of the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.Illinois five-year strategic plan positions the next 150 yearsFeb 1, 2019 12:00 pm989 views Chancellor Robert Jones and Provost Andreas Cangellaris unveiled “The Next 150,” a five-year strategic plan for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on Feb. 1. The full text of the plan is now online at strategicplan.illinois.edu.Krannert Art Museum show will bring together medieval manuscripts owned by the U. of I.Nov 3, 2016 9:00 am974 views Medieval manuscripts will be displayed at Krannert Art Museum in an exhibition that will show how books were used and valued in the Middle Ages and since.U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am971 views Sharon M. Donovan, a professor of nutrition and the Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health at the University of Illinois, was elected today (Oct. 16) to the National Academy of Medicine.Krannert Center for the Performing Arts kicks off two-season celebration of its 50th anniversaryMay 14, 2018 10:00 am958 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will kick off a two-season 50th anniversary celebration this fall.Brazilian studies gets broad attention at IllinoisJul 29, 2016 3:45 pm947 views Think Brazil and you might think beaches, rain forest, the 2016 Olympics – all far removed from central Illinois. Yet the University of Illinois is perhaps the most comprehensive center of Brazilian studies in the U.S.