blog postsFour Illinois students honored with Goldwater scholarshipsApr 6, 2021 11:30 am1601 views Four University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering.Illinois students awarded Boren ScholarshipsJun 12, 2020 8:00 am1559 views Four students at the University of Illinois were selected to study languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests as recipients of David L. Boren Scholarships.36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am1555 views Thirty-six University of Illinois students have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, including 31 graduate students and five undergraduates. An additional 52 students were accorded honorable mention.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1546 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.Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award honors eight employeesMay 1, 2019 9:45 am1476 views The Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award honors eight civil service staff employees for exceptional performance.Illinois computer scientist, physicist elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 27, 2020 9:00 am1432 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign computer science professor Sarita V. Adve and physics professor Philip W. Phillips have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation.Four Illinois students receive national funding for overseas foreign language studyApr 28, 2016 9:00 am1424 views Champaign, Ill. – Graduate students Bradford Coyle, Miriam Keep and Phoebe Shelor and undergraduate Daniel Levin have received prestigious Boren Awards for study abroad during 2016-17.Illinois social work professor named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy FellowJul 29, 2019 8:30 am1383 views Liliane Windsor, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois, has been named a Health Policy Fellow by the National Academy of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.Four faculty members honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty LeadershipJun 19, 2020 10:45 am1294 views Four University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members were honored by the Office of the Provost with the Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership.Illinois music professor awarded NEH FellowshipJan 15, 2020 12:30 pm1220 views Music professor Christina Bashford was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for a project examining violin culture in Britain.Twelve U. of I. undergraduates awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroadDec 13, 2018 11:45 am1213 views Twelve Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad during the spring 2019 semester.Two U. of I. seniors among Boren Scholarships recipientsMay 17, 2018 12:00 pm1183 views Two University of Illinois seniors are among 221 nationwide recipients of David L. Boren Scholarships, awarded by the National Security Education Program to provide undergraduate students experience in world regions critical to U.S. interests.Center for Advanced Study appoints seven professors to permanent facultyJul 31, 2020 1:00 pm1174 views Seven University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been named Center for Advanced Study Professors, one of the highest forms of campus recognition.U of I senior from Northbrook named Marshall ScholarNov 30, 2016 11:45 am1171 views For the third consecutive year, a U. of I. student has been named a Marshall Scholar. Devin Weiss, of Northbrook, Illinois, is a senior majoring in sociology. Seven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am1166 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.99 faculty members, academic professionals retireNov 12, 2015 9:00 am1165 views Between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015, 40 faculty members and 59 academic professionals retired from the U. of I., according to the Office of Academic Human Resources.Students awarded scholarships for academic excellence in honor of first Illinois studentDec 11, 2000 9:00 am1161 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A group of distinguished incoming freshmen and returning scholars have been awarded James Newton Matthews Scholarships for academic excellence.Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagementApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm1156 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts were recognized April 26 with the 2016 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards were presented by Interim Chancellor Barbara J. Wilson and Pradeep K. Khanna, the associate chancellor for corporate and international relations, at the I Hotel and Conference Center.U. of I. undergraduates awarded national scholarships for language studiesJul 12, 2018 8:30 am1137 views Five undergraduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are among the 550 students nationwide awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study critical languages this summer.Illinois chancellor and chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 17, 2019 5:00 am1134 views Chancellor Robert J. Jones and chemistry professor Catherine J. Murphy have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Long elected to National Academy of SciencesMay 1, 2019 8:00 am1093 views Stephen P. Long, a professor of crop sciences and plant biology at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive.Illinois senior selected Knight-Hennessy ScholarMay 6, 2021 8:30 am1086 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign senior Sriyankari Chitti is one of 76 students to be named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, from more than 8,000 applicants around the world.U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am1073 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.Illinois chemist elected to National Academy of SciencesMay 1, 2018 1:30 pm1061 views Scott E. Denmark, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Denmark is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates recognized for distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.Illinois historian receives NEH Public Scholar award, career prize for military historyAug 3, 2017 9:45 am1034 views John Lynn, a professor emeritus of history at Illinois, has received a selective NEH Public Scholar award less than six months after receiving the highest career award in the field of military history.Illinois student awarded Beinecke ScholarshipApr 19, 2021 11:00 am1031 views Kolten Conklen, a junior at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from Sterling, Illinois, is among 16 students nationally awarded the Beinecke Scholarship. Illinois is one of 135 colleges and universities annually invited to nominate one junior for a Beinecke Scholarship.Three Illinois researchers receive ACLS FellowshipsApr 12, 2021 2:45 pm1027 views Bobby Smith II, a professor of African American studies; Retika Adhikari Desai, a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies; and Juliet Larkin-Gilmore, a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in American Indian Studies, are 2021 ACLS Fellows.Promotions, tenure announcedOct 14, 2015 11:45 am982 views In July, the U. of I. Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions in academic rank and changes in tenure status.School to celebrate diversity in the fields of chemical sciences and chemical engineeringJan 15, 2019 1:15 pm977 views The School of Chemical Sciences at Illinois is hosting a celebration of diversity in the fields of chemical sciences and chemical engineering with two public events Feb. 5. The American Chemical Society will designate a national historic chemical landmark for St. Elmo Brady, the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry in the United States, earning it in 1916 at the University of Illinois.Three U. of I. students awarded national scholarships to study foreign languages abroadJun 8, 2017 10:15 am934 views Three Illinois students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study a foreign language this summer: Adam LoBue, of Brooklyn, New York; Jenny Peruski, of Bangkok; and Eileen Witthoff, of DeKalb, Illinois.Two Illinois students to study at U.K. Fulbright Summer InstituteJun 4, 2018 8:00 am930 views Two University of Illinois students are among 60 students in the U.S. to receive a U.K. Summer Fulbright placement.Illinois researchers awarded grants through new NEH-UK joint digital scholarship programMar 19, 2021 9:00 am922 views The projects aim to advance digital scholarship and find new ways of sharing culture.University of Illinois students receive Critical Language ScholarshipsMay 30, 2019 3:15 pm905 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Two University of Illinois undergraduates have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarshipsto study critical languages during the summer of 2019.Phi Eta Sigma initiates 942 freshmen into honor societyMay 17, 2001 9:00 am892 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for freshmen, initiated 942 members at a campus ceremony this spring.Phi Eta Sigma initiates 981 UI freshmenApr 4, 2000 9:00 am878 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for freshmen, initiated 981 members at a campus ceremony this spring.Faculty members, staff, teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionMay 4, 2021 8:00 am848 views The Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction were awarded to faculty members, staff and graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this spring for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising.AchievementsJan 21, 2016 9:00 am813 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members. Two Illinois students awarded Boren ScholarshipsJun 20, 2019 8:15 am798 views Two U. of I. students are among 244 students nationwide awarded David L. Boren Scholarships to study language in world regions critical to U.S. interests.Hall receives American Institute of Architects award for lifetime achievement, serviceNov 6, 2017 3:15 pm774 views Gaines Hall, an associate dean emeritus in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, received the 2017 Gold Medal Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects Illinois Council. The Gold Medal Honor Award is the organization’s highest honor, recognizing exemplary contributions to the discipline and profession of architecture.Illinois professor awarded ACLS fellowshipApr 5, 2017 10:45 am760 views University of Illinois professor Erik S. McDuffie is the recipient of a 2017 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.Student in history and political science awarded Truman ScholarshipApr 12, 2017 4:00 pm755 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.Five named to Swanlund Chairs, campus's premier endowed recognitionDec 4, 2012 10:15 am753 views Five professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus.Illinois student honored with Goldwater scholarshipMay 16, 2019 9:00 am743 views U. of I. student Philip Kocheril of Champaign was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater scholarship for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years.University librarian recognized for achievements in library automationFeb 6, 2019 11:15 am716 views University of Illinois Librarian and Dean of Libraries John Wilkin is being honored for his innovation in library technology, including online publishing and providing access to digital content.Illinois architecture professor named AIA FellowMar 5, 2020 2:45 pm712 views Illinois architecture professor Randy Deutsch has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows.Faculty members receive Provost’s Distinguished Promotion AwardJun 5, 2018 12:45 pm712 views Eleven faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion Award for 2018. Faculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionApr 27, 2017 1:30 pm655 views Champaign, Ill. – Faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants at the U. of I. were honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising at an April 26 reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Goldwater scholarship recipients announcedApr 28, 2017 1:00 pm631 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. One student was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for the next two academic years, and two others earned honorable mentions.Illinois English professor awarded Carnegie FellowshipApr 28, 2021 9:00 am623 views Gillen D’Arcy Wood, whose work is in environmental humanities, has been awarded a 2021 Carnegie Fellowship.Graduate students awarded Department of Energy fellowshipSep 19, 2018 1:00 pm617 views Two graduate students at Illinois have been awarded Department of Energy fellowships. Anda Trifan, a doctoral candidate in professor of biochemistry Emad Tajkhorshid’s research group, has been awarded a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship to support her research in theoretical and computational biophysics. Edward Hutter, a doctoral candidate in professor of computer science Edgar Solomonik’s research group, was awarded the fellowship to support his research in computer science.