blog postsFive named to Swanlund Chairs, campus's premier endowed recognitionDec 4, 2012 10:15 am498 views Five professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus.Phi Eta Sigma initiates 942 freshmen into honor societyMay 17, 2001 9:00 am482 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.Lecturer’s ‘Kindred’ adaptation selected as top pick by ICA ReadsJul 18, 2017 2:45 pm461 views The Institute of Contemporary Art’s “artful book club,” ICA Reads, has selected “Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation” as its 2017 pick for a book of critical and societal importance. A reinterpretation of Octavia E. Butler’s science-fiction masterpiece “Kindred,” the book was adapted by School of Information Sciences at Illinois alumnus and adjunct lecturer Damian Duffy and illustrated by John Jennings. A New York Times bestseller, the novel tells the story of a young black woman’s time-travel between her home in 1970s California and a plantation in the antebellum South.Hall receives American Institute of Architects award for lifetime achievement, serviceNov 6, 2017 3:15 pm447 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.Classroom assessment is central topic of campus workshopsMar 17, 2016 9:00 am446 views Assessment is a tool that can be used to measure anything, but according to Jennifer Amos, a professor of bioengineering and this year's Distinguished Teacher-Scholar, it's especially useful in the classroom.Faculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionApr 27, 2017 1:30 pm439 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. Three U. of I. students receive Critical Language ScholarshipsMay 27, 2016 10:45 am435 views Three University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study a foreign language this summer. During the past 10 years, the program has sent over 5,000 American undergraduate and graduate students overseas to learn critical languages.Ten U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsMay 23, 2016 11:00 am395 views Ten University of Illinois students have been offered student Fulbright grants to pursue international educational, research and teaching experiences this coming year. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build international relations to solve global challenges. Graduate students awarded Department of Energy fellowshipSep 19, 2018 1:00 pm394 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.Phi Eta Sigma initiates 612 membersJun 24, 2002 9:00 am387 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for freshmen, initiated 612 members at a campus ceremony this spring.Six academic professionals to be honored with CAPE awardApr 2, 2015 9:00 am380 views Six academic professionals will be honored with 2015 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 2.Book published by University of Illinois Press wins awardJun 8, 2016 4:45 pm367 views The book “Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers” by Adam Mack, published by the University of Illinois Press, won an award for superior achievement from the Illinois State Historical Society. Faculty members receive Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion AwardMay 31, 2017 2:15 pm341 views Twelve faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion Award for 2017. During its annual promotion review process, the Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure identifies scholars whose contributions have been extraordinary in terms of quality of work and overall achievement.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 24, 2014 9:00 am332 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eleven faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored Tuesday (April 22) for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.AchievementsApr 7, 2016 9:00 am330 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.American Concrete Pavement Association honors DarterDec 20, 2017 2:30 pm330 views The American Concrete Pavement Association presented its 2017 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award to Michael I. Darter, principal engineer with Applied Research Associates, Inc. and a professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Illinois.AchievementsJan 7, 2016 9:00 am325 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members. Chemical Sciences Undergraduate AwardsJul 23, 2004 9:00 am318 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ninety University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students have received School of Chemical Sciences Undergraduate Awards for the 2003-2004 academic year.Plewa named 2016-18 Phi Kappa Phi ScholarMay 27, 2016 11:15 am314 views Michael J. Plewa, a professor emeritus of genetics and University Scholar at Illinois, has been selected by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi - the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society - as the 2016-18 Phi Kappa Phi Scholar. Plewa received the award for his achievements in research, teaching, service and leadership.Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities announces fellowshipsMar 12, 2018 3:30 pm283 views The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the U. of I. has awarded its annual faculty and graduate student fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year to seven faculty members and seven graduate students. IPRH also announced the Ragdale Residential Creative Fellow for 2018. Clarence Shelley to receive Chancellor's MedallionMar 22, 2002 9:00 am277 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Clarence Shelley, a former dean of students and associate vice chancellor, will receive the Chancellor's Medallion today for his 33 years of exemplary service to the University of Illinois and the Champaign-Urbana community.AchievementsMar 24, 2016 9:00 am272 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.AchievementsFeb 4, 2016 9:00 am267 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.College of Business Award Winners namedJun 26, 2007 9:00 am266 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.Student awarded Boren Scholarship to study in JordanMay 24, 2017 12:30 pm265 views Derek Hoot of Middleton, Wisconsin, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was awarded an $18,500 Boren Scholarship for a 2017-18 study abroad experience in Jordan.Germanic languages and literatures professor named Getty Residential ScholarMay 4, 2018 8:00 am259 views Illinois professor Mara Wade has been awarded a Getty Residential Scholar Grant. She’ll use the residency to work on her book on the relationship between public monuments and cultural politics in the city of Nuernberg.Marlah Bonner McDuffie honoredNov 8, 2016 3:45 pm257 views The Secretariat honored Marlah Bonner McDuffie, an associate dean for advancement at the College of Media at Illinois, with the 2016 Boss of the Year Award. The Secretariat is comprised of Illinois employees in certain civil service classifications. Bonner McDuffie was honored at the Oct. 19 awards luncheon and was nominated by Colleen Hammel. Kathleen Harleman, the acting dean in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, was nominated by Rebecca Nash. More information about The Secretariat may be found online.Four faculty members to be honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty LeadershipApr 25, 2017 12:00 pm254 views Four Illinois faculty will be formally honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership at an April 25 dinner tonight.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 25, 2013 9:00 am246 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eleven faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored (Tuesday) April 23 for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.College of Engineering faculty members honoredJun 1, 2016 1:00 pm237 views College of Engineering faculty members Paul V. Braun, Huimin Zhao, Jianming Jin, Rizwan Uddin and Jessica Krogstad were all recently honored, and a former nuclear reactor on campus became an America Nuclear Society Nuclear Historic Landmark.Illini Emergency Medical Services honoredMar 9, 2017 10:45 am234 views Illini Emergency Medical Services recently won three competitive awards: Striving for Excellence in Campus EMS, Collegiate EMS Video of the Year and Collegiate EMS Advisor of the Year. The awards were presented at the 24th annual National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation conference in Baltimore in late February. IEMS is one of 246 campus-based emergency medical services organizations in North America, and one of 100 that attended the conference. AchievementsMay 5, 2016 9:00 am234 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.Engineering faculty members appear in the 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and EngineeringJul 28, 2016 3:45 pm231 views The U. of I. is represented in the 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering by Elsevier Scopus Data. Faculty researchers from several different disciplines were represented: Prashant K. Jain, Jeffrey S. Moore, Catherine Jones Murphy and Ralph G. Nuzzo (chemistry); Tami C. Bond, Wen-Tso Liu and Billie F. Spencer Jr. (civil and environmental engineering); Minh Do, Pramod Viswanath and Daniel Liberzon (electrical and computer engineering); and John A. Rogers (materials science and engineering).AchievementsOct 15, 2015 9:15 am230 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members. Bronze Tablet honorees represent top 3 percent of each collegeAug 17, 2004 9:00 am216 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two hundred nine names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the Library this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.AchievementsDec 22, 2015 4:00 pm216 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members. AchievementsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am203 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.College of Engineering faculty members, Ph.D. student honoredFeb 1, 2017 2:15 pm202 views Aerospace engineering professor John Lambros and his Ph.D. student, Owen Kingstedt, were recognized with the 2017 Society of Experimental Mechanics M. Hetényi Award. An aerospace engineering faculty member since 2000, Lambros has simultaneously garnered SEM’s 2017 P.S. Theocaris Award, which recognizes a senior individual for distinguished, innovative and outstanding work in optical methods and experimental mechanics.moreSchool of Architecture honors 121 studentsMay 31, 2007 9:00 am193 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One hundred and twenty-one undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2007 spring semester. A total of $330,675 in prizes was awarded.McGraw honored as 2018 Office Professional of the YearApr 27, 2018 3:30 pm191 views The Secretariat organization at Illinois has named James McGraw, an administrative aide for the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the 2018 Office Professional of the Year. The announcement was made at the organization’s April 18 luncheon. The Secretariat is a group comprised of U. of I. employees in certain civil service classifications. Rohit Bhargava, a professor of bioengineering, nominated McGraw for the annual award, which is celebrated during Administrative Professionals Week.Students receive awards in international studiesJun 20, 2003 9:00 am190 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 150 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, most of them in graduate study, were honored at a recent reception for their success in winning various awards, fellowships and scholarships related to international study.Campus PromotionsFeb 18, 2016 9:00 am189 views Ed Ewald has been named acting vice chancellor for advancement; Lindsay Anderson will become executive director for governmental relations for the University of Illinois; Anna Westerstahl Stenport became the director of the campus Office of Undergraduate Research. AchievementsFeb 25, 2016 9:00 am189 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.Ngumbi honored with prestigious biology medalApr 19, 2018 2:30 pm188 views Esther Ngumbi, a postdoctoral researcher at Illinois, has been selected as the Society for Experimental Biology’s SEB+ section 2018 President’s Medallist. Candidates for the medal are selected on the basis of their outstanding contribution to one of the four fields of research represented by the SEB’s four sections (SEB+, plant, cell and animal biology).Professor Cara A. Finnegan honored by the National Communication AssociationSep 23, 2016 9:15 am186 views Cara A. Finnegan, a professor of communication at Illinois, recently received the National Communication Association’s 2016 James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address. Eighty-eight undergraduates win awards from School of Chemical SciencesJun 14, 2000 9:00 am183 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Eighty-eight University of Illinois students have received School of Chemical Sciences Undergraduate Awards for the 1999-2000 academic year.College of Business honors students at annual banquetJun 5, 2008 9:00 am182 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.Two hundred students named to Bronze TabletJul 18, 2001 9:00 am181 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two hundred names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the University of Illinois Library this fall.Herrera honored with Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Rising Star AwardJan 31, 2018 11:15 am178 views The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students recognized Holly Herrera, the coordinator of transfer advising at Illinois, with the Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Rising Star Award. She will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 7, during the opening session of the 16th Annual Conference of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students at Loews Atlanta Hotel.Ecological Society of America honors YangMar 1, 2018 1:45 pm177 views The Ecological Society of America has named Wendy H. Yang, a professor of plant biology and geology at Illinois, as an Early Career Fellow. The society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education, pedagogy, management and policy.