blog postsBook highlights University of Illinois’ 150 years of innovationFeb 21, 2017 2:00 pm1082 views The University of Illinois has been an “Engine of Innovation” throughout its history, per the title of a new book celebrating its sesquicentennial.Second annual report available on Illinois students’ success after graduationMar 1, 2017 10:00 am1081 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.Bashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 15, 2017 9:00 am1066 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.Andreas C. Cangellaris to lead U. of I. College of EngineeringJun 20, 2013 9:00 am1037 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. ELLNORA guitar festival announces 2017 lineupApr 27, 2017 10:45 am1014 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.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramSep 9, 2013 9:00 am959 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.Seven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am957 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.Community event kicks off university’s multibillion-dollar campaignOct 13, 2017 8:00 pm956 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.Japan House to host Matsuri Festival to celebrate Japanese cultureAug 20, 2015 9:00 am924 views Japan House will host its first Matsuri festival, celebrating Japanese culture, at the end of the month. The event is free and open to the public.Krannert Art Museum show will bring together medieval manuscripts owned by the U. of I.Nov 3, 2016 9:00 am916 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.University fundraising veteran Benson named vice chancellor for advancementJan 31, 2017 11:00 am911 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. Provenance exhibition shows challenges of tracing the path of ownership of artworkMay 9, 2017 9:00 am908 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.Brazilian studies gets broad attention at IllinoisJul 29, 2016 3:45 pm908 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.Ebert Film Festival passes go on sale Nov. 2Oct 14, 2015 9:45 am889 views Roger Ebert’s Film Festival returns for an 18th year in April, and those who want the whole experience can soon purchase festival passes.Solo exhibition at Krannert Art Museum focuses on images of the Niger DeltaNov 11, 2016 9:15 am850 views Krannert Art Museum is hosting a solo exhibition of artist Zina Saro-Wiwa’s work, primarily photography and video, showing images of the Niger Delta and its culture.Japan House gears up for crowds at festival celebrating Japanese cultureAug 17, 2016 9:00 am847 views Japan House's Matsuri festival celebrating Japanese culture will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Center for Advanced Study appoints seven new faculty membersJul 13, 2017 3:00 pm818 views The Center for Advanced Study has appointed seven new members to its permanent faculty – one of the highest forms of academic recognition the University of Illinois campus makes for outstanding scholarship.Carle Illinois College of Medicine research affiliation agreement completedNov 2, 2015 9:00 am777 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.U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am774 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.Four Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 21, 2017 9:00 am769 views Four Illinois researchers are recipients of 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards “honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as the next generation of scientific leaders.” Awardees receive $60,000 to be used as they wish to further their research.August and December 2014 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 5, 2015 9:00 am768 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dean's Lists honorees and graduates for the fall semester 2014, as well as those who graduated in August 2014, have been announced by the University of Illinois.University of Illinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:30 am732 views The University Library will honor the only University of Illinois alumnus to receive the Medal of Honor.U. of I. students taking ride through civil rights history for spring breakMar 1, 2016 10:00 am728 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.Illinois alumnus and former faculty member named Social Work deanJul 28, 2017 8:15 am724 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.Project exploring mindfulness therapy in preventing drug relapse among young adultsJul 27, 2016 8:45 am718 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.Library adds 14 millionth book, will create display recognizing millionth volumesDec 11, 2017 3:00 pm710 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. Veteran U. of I. police officer Jeff Christensen chosen as chief of departmentJun 5, 2012 9:00 am707 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.U. of I., Carle moving forward with the first engineering-based college of medicineMar 12, 2015 9:00 am701 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 am697 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.Exhibition on Swahili arts will feature objects shown in the U.S. for first timeAug 25, 2017 8:30 am678 views The first major traveling exhibition in the U.S. on the arts of the Swahili coast of Africa will premiere at Krannert Art Museum this fall. “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” will include objects loaned from the National Museums of Kenya and the Bait Al Zubair Museum in Oman that will be exhibited for the first time in the U.S.Mabokela tapped to lead international affairs and global strategiesOct 30, 2014 9:00 am663 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 Scholars named to campus honors programAug 28, 2014 9:00 am644 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.Summer Band Twilight Concerts a 107-year tradition at IllinoisJun 22, 2017 10:15 am642 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 am638 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.Illinois historian receives Humboldt Award, fellowship to American Academy in BerlinMay 5, 2016 9:45 am621 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.Sculpture of Thoreau’s cabin looks at artifice of objectsOct 5, 2016 8:30 am617 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.Student in history and political science awarded Truman ScholarshipApr 12, 2017 4:00 pm615 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.Nathan Gunn to make directorial debut, sing lead with Lyric Theatre at Illinois’ ‘Don Giovanni’Jan 17, 2018 10:00 am613 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.Commencement ceremony to take place May 14 at Memorial StadiumMay 1, 2016 12:15 pm611 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.Box office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passesOct 31, 2016 10:15 am607 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.Events explore how technology, creativity interact to imagine the futureOct 25, 2017 8:45 am598 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.Illinois campus explores legacy of the Russian Revolution in its centennial yearAug 29, 2017 9:15 am582 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.University and Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition reach tentative agreement on five-year contractApr 30, 2016 8:30 pm563 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.Flatlands Dance Film Festival to screen ‘Bronx Gothic,’ short dance filmsAug 29, 2017 9:30 am490 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.”University of Illinois hosting inaugural human-animal studies instituteJul 5, 2017 9:30 am480 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 to feature Misty Copeland film ‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ and international short filmsAug 18, 2016 8:00 am472 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.Tatyana McFadden to serve as grand marshal of 2016 Homecoming ParadeOct 21, 2016 8:15 am472 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.Krannert Art Museum exhibition deals with themes of migration and bordersSep 6, 2016 9:15 am458 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.Unique 1937 steel guitar to be demonstrated, displayed at ELLNORA guitar festivalSep 14, 2017 8:00 am457 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.College of Business honors students at annual banquetJun 10, 2009 9:00 am455 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.