blog postsU. of I. student taking part in Fulbright summer study program in ScotlandMay 11, 2017 8:00 am542 views U. of I. student Amber Winters, a resident of Colona, Illinois, is one of four U.S. students selected for a three-week cultural and academic summer program in Scotland.Five named to Swanlund Chairs, campus's premier endowed recognitionDec 4, 2012 10:15 am531 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 am509 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.Hall receives American Institute of Architects award for lifetime achievement, serviceNov 6, 2017 3:15 pm508 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.Campus promotionsFeb 11, 2016 1:30 pm507 views Kimberly Armstrong will serve as the director of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Center for Library Initiatives, effective March 1; Antoinette Burton, a professor of history and the Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, has been named director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, pending the approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees.Illinois chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 13, 2017 8:00 am501 views Scott E. Denmark, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Graduate students awarded Department of Energy fellowshipSep 19, 2018 1:00 pm494 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.Faculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionApr 27, 2017 1:30 pm482 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. 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.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.Three U. of I. students receive Critical Language ScholarshipsMay 27, 2016 10:45 am437 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 am408 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. Phi Eta Sigma initiates 612 membersJun 24, 2002 9:00 am406 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 am385 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 pm347 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 am346 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 am337 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 pm333 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 am325 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 am324 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.Clarence Shelley to receive Chancellor's MedallionMar 22, 2002 9:00 am288 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.Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities announces fellowshipsMar 12, 2018 3:30 pm286 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. Student awarded Boren Scholarship to study in JordanMay 24, 2017 12:30 pm282 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.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 25, 2013 9:00 am278 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.AchievementsMar 24, 2016 9:00 am277 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 am275 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April at its annual awards banquet.Germanic languages and literatures professor named Getty Residential ScholarMay 4, 2018 8:00 am271 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.AchievementsFeb 4, 2016 9:00 am267 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.Marlah Bonner McDuffie honoredNov 8, 2016 3:45 pm265 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 pm257 views Four Illinois faculty will be formally honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership at an April 25 dinner tonight.Illini Emergency Medical Services honoredMar 9, 2017 10:45 am241 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. College of Engineering faculty members honoredJun 1, 2016 1:00 pm238 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.AchievementsMay 5, 2016 9:00 am236 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 pm236 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 am221 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. McGraw honored as 2018 Office Professional of the YearApr 27, 2018 3:30 pm212 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.Ngumbi honored with prestigious biology medalApr 19, 2018 2:30 pm211 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).Van der Veen honored with Packard Fellowship in Science and EngineeringOct 16, 2018 1:00 pm207 views Renske van der Veen, a professor of chemistry at Illinois, was awarded a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, a five-year, $875,000 grant.AchievementsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am205 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 pm203 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.moreStudents receive awards in international studiesJun 20, 2003 9:00 am201 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.School of Architecture honors 121 studentsMay 31, 2007 9:00 am199 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.College of Business honors students at annual banquetJun 5, 2008 9:00 am192 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 am192 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two hundred names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the University of Illinois Library this fall.Students receive American Society of Landscape Architecture awardSep 7, 2016 2:45 pm192 views The American Society of Landscape Architects named a group of Illinois graduate students among its award recipients for 2016. Selected from 271 entries representing 71 schools, the ASLA student awards honor the top work of landscape architecture students in the U.S. and around the world. AchievementsFeb 25, 2016 9:00 am191 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.