blog postsU. of I. undergraduates awarded national scholarships for language studiesJul 12, 2018 8:30 am1088 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.99 faculty members, academic professionals retireNov 12, 2015 9:00 am1083 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.Illinois chemist elected to National Academy of SciencesMay 1, 2018 1:30 pm1048 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.U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am1045 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.Long elected to National Academy of SciencesMay 1, 2019 8:00 am1044 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 historian receives NEH Public Scholar award, career prize for military historyAug 3, 2017 9:45 am1029 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.Students awarded scholarships for academic excellence in honor of first Illinois studentDec 11, 2000 9:00 am1007 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A group of distinguished incoming freshmen and returning scholars have been awarded James Newton Matthews Scholarships for academic excellence.Promotions, tenure announcedOct 14, 2015 11:45 am962 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 pm951 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.Two Illinois students to study at U.K. Fulbright Summer InstituteJun 4, 2018 8:00 am897 views Two University of Illinois students are among 60 students in the U.S. to receive a U.K. Summer Fulbright placement.Three U. of I. students awarded national scholarships to study foreign languages abroadJun 8, 2017 10:15 am894 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.AchievementsJan 21, 2016 9:00 am812 views A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members. University of Illinois students receive Critical Language ScholarshipsMay 30, 2019 3:15 pm777 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.Student in history and political science awarded Truman ScholarshipApr 12, 2017 4:00 pm731 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.Illinois professor awarded ACLS fellowshipApr 5, 2017 10:45 am730 views University of Illinois professor Erik S. McDuffie is the recipient of a 2017 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.Hall receives American Institute of Architects award for lifetime achievement, serviceNov 6, 2017 3:15 pm723 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.Two Illinois students awarded Boren ScholarshipsJun 20, 2019 8:15 am705 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.Five named to Swanlund Chairs, campus's premier endowed recognitionDec 4, 2012 10:15 am705 views Five professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus.Faculty members receive Provost’s Distinguished Promotion AwardJun 5, 2018 12:45 pm702 views Eleven faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion Award for 2018. Phi Eta Sigma initiates 981 UI freshmenApr 4, 2000 9:00 am679 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.Phi Eta Sigma initiates 942 freshmen into honor societyMay 17, 2001 9:00 am678 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.Illinois architecture professor named AIA FellowMar 5, 2020 2:45 pm676 views Illinois architecture professor Randy Deutsch has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows.Illinois student honored with Goldwater scholarshipMay 16, 2019 9:00 am659 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.Goldwater scholarship recipients announcedApr 28, 2017 1:00 pm618 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.Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership awarded to four faculty membersMay 10, 2018 12:30 pm610 views The Office of the Provost recognized four University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members April 25 with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership.Faculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionApr 27, 2017 1:30 pm604 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. Campus promotionsApr 7, 2016 9:00 am596 views Jeff Moore will serve as the interim director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Paul Ellinger became the new vice provost for budget and resource planning; Katherine Galvin will join the Office of the Chancellor as an associate chancellor.Graduate students awarded Department of Energy fellowshipSep 19, 2018 1:00 pm589 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.Retirees, long-serving staff members recognizedOct 29, 2015 9:00 am588 views Recently retired and long-serving staff employees will be honored at the 2015 Staff Service Recognition Banquet Nov. 5 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. The program will honor 110 employees who retired between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015. In addition employess will be honored for service completed during that time.U. of I. student taking part in Fulbright summer study program in ScotlandMay 11, 2017 8:00 am573 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.Three faculty members honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty LeadershipMay 8, 2019 8:45 am546 views The Office of the Provost honored three University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members May 7 with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership.U. of I. student selected for Fulbright Summer Institute in LondonMay 30, 2019 3:30 pm523 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois freshman Ari Kelo, a graduate of Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, will join a three-week summer program at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London as part of the Fulbright Summer Institute, an initiative of the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission.University librarian recognized for achievements in library automationFeb 6, 2019 11:15 am513 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 chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 13, 2017 8:00 am513 views Scott E. Denmark, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.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.Phi Eta Sigma initiates 612 membersJun 24, 2002 9:00 am481 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.Illinois music professor awarded Carnegie FellowshipApr 24, 2019 1:00 pm472 views Illinois ethnomusicologist Michael Silvers, who specializes in the music of Brazil, has been awarded a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. He’ll use the fellowship to research a book that will examine the aesthetics and natural resources of instrument-making using Brazilian woods.Classroom assessment is central topic of campus workshopsMar 17, 2016 9:00 am470 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.Lecturer’s ‘Kindred’ adaptation selected as top pick by ICA ReadsJul 18, 2017 2:45 pm464 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.Three U. of I. students receive Critical Language ScholarshipsMay 27, 2016 10:45 am458 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 am451 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. Six academic professionals to be honored with CAPE awardApr 2, 2015 9:00 am432 views Six academic professionals will be honored with 2015 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 2.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 25, 2013 9:00 am418 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.Chemical Sciences Undergraduate AwardsJul 23, 2004 9:00 am408 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.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 24, 2014 9:00 am389 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.Illinois history professor awarded ACLS FellowshipApr 3, 2019 10:30 am385 views University of Illinois history professor Marsha Barrett has been awarded a prestigious ACLS Fellowship.Clarence Shelley to receive Chancellor's MedallionMar 22, 2002 9:00 am368 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.Book published by University of Illinois Press wins awardJun 8, 2016 4:45 pm368 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 24, 2019 1:45 pm363 views Eleven faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Campus Distinguished PromotionAward for 2019.Faculty members receive Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion AwardMay 31, 2017 2:15 pm361 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.