blog postsMuseum curator, art historian named Krannert Art Museum directorDec 8, 2017 1:30 pm1360 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.Nina Baym, pioneer in the study of American women writers, has diedJun 21, 2018 9:00 am1347 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.Athletic director search officially underwayDec 4, 2015 9:00 am1334 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.Latino baseball documentary ‘Playing America’s Game’ to premiere May 21 on BTNMay 11, 2016 11:45 am1230 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.Executive search firm selected for athletic director recruitmentDec 16, 2015 2:30 pm1160 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.Chancellor’s Medallion awarded to three who have preserved University of Illinois historyJun 23, 2017 9:15 am1155 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.Bashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 15, 2017 9:00 am1155 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.White House invites Education Justice Project director to prison reform discussionApr 28, 2016 8:00 am1146 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.Nathan Gunn to make directorial debut, sing lead with Lyric Theatre at Illinois’ ‘Don Giovanni’Jan 17, 2018 10:00 am1139 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.Anderson named College of Education interim deanAug 10, 2016 10:30 am1139 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.Book highlights University of Illinois’ 150 years of innovationFeb 21, 2017 2:00 pm1130 views The University of Illinois has been an “Engine of Innovation” throughout its history, per the title of a new book celebrating its sesquicentennial.University fundraising veteran Benson named vice chancellor for advancementJan 31, 2017 11:00 am1112 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. Eight honored with distinguished staff awardMay 1, 2018 8:30 am1093 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. Andreas C. Cangellaris to lead U. of I. College of EngineeringJun 20, 2013 9:00 am1089 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. Second annual report available on Illinois students’ success after graduationMar 1, 2017 10:00 am1088 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.Provenance exhibition shows challenges of tracing the path of ownership of artworkMay 9, 2017 9:00 am1064 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.ELLNORA guitar festival announces 2017 lineupApr 27, 2017 10:45 am1045 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.Community event kicks off university’s multibillion-dollar campaignOct 13, 2017 8:00 pm1028 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.Seven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am1020 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.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramSep 9, 2013 9:00 am991 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.Krannert Art Museum show will bring together medieval manuscripts owned by the U. of I.Nov 3, 2016 9:00 am938 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.Japan House to host Matsuri Festival to celebrate Japanese cultureAug 20, 2015 9:00 am932 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.Brazilian studies gets broad attention at IllinoisJul 29, 2016 3:45 pm923 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.Illinois again a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Student AwardsFeb 27, 2018 11:30 am920 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.Japan House celebrating 20th anniversary of permanent home with Krannert Center eventJun 25, 2018 8:45 am905 views Japan House at the University of Illinois is celebrating 20 years in its permanent location with a day of Japanese performances.Former state representative, agency leader hired as director of community and government relationsApr 19, 2018 9:30 am896 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.Ebert Film Festival passes go on sale Nov. 2Oct 14, 2015 9:45 am890 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.Center for Advanced Study appoints seven new faculty membersJul 13, 2017 3:00 pm877 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.U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am861 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.Solo exhibition at Krannert Art Museum focuses on images of the Niger DeltaNov 11, 2016 9:15 am861 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.Krannert Center for the Performing Arts kicks off two-season celebration of its 50th anniversaryMay 14, 2018 10:00 am860 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will kick off a two-season 50th anniversary celebration this fall.Japan House gears up for crowds at festival celebrating Japanese cultureAug 17, 2016 9:00 am851 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.Four Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 21, 2017 9:00 am823 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.Exhibition on Swahili arts will feature objects shown in the U.S. for first timeAug 25, 2017 8:30 am818 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.Interdisciplinary theater piece gives glimpse into world of quantum physicsMar 28, 2018 8:45 am807 views “Quantum Voyages,” an interdisciplinary theater piece created by University of Illinois physics and theatre professors, gives a glimpse into the strange world of quantum physics.Carle Illinois College of Medicine research affiliation agreement completedNov 2, 2015 9:00 am797 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.University of Illinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:30 am790 views The University Library will honor the only University of Illinois alumnus to receive the Medal of Honor.Library adds 14 millionth book, will create display recognizing millionth volumesDec 11, 2017 3:00 pm788 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 am766 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.Veteran U. of I. police officer Jeff Christensen chosen as chief of departmentJun 5, 2012 9:00 am745 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.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.Project exploring mindfulness therapy in preventing drug relapse among young adultsJul 27, 2016 8:45 am725 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.U. of I., Carle moving forward with the first engineering-based college of medicineMar 12, 2015 9:00 am718 views Champaign | 217-333-5010; email@example.com Chancellor's Scholars named to campus honors programAug 28, 2014 9:00 am715 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.U. of I. finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown named dean of College of BusinessJun 30, 2015 9:15 am713 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.Mabokela tapped to lead international affairs and global strategiesOct 30, 2014 9:00 am694 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.U. of I. Symphony Orchestra concert to celebrate Mozart’s birthdayJan 18, 2018 9:45 am683 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.Summer Band Twilight Concerts a 107-year tradition at IllinoisJun 22, 2017 10:15 am671 views For more than 100 years, the University of Illinois Summer Band has performed free Twilight Concerts on the Main Quad.‘Chancellor’s Critical Conversations’ series kicks off with Native imagery discussionApr 3, 2018 8:30 am669 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.Prominent Japanese cultural figures to visit University of Illinois’ Japan HouseOct 12, 2017 9:30 am667 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.