blog posts 'Crip*' exhibition at Krannert Art Museum centers experiences with disability, access Oct 18, 2021 2:30 pm0 views The exhibition features the work of artists with disabilities or non-normative identities. It is part of a collaborative project “Cripping the Arts” that includes increasing accessibility in art institutions. Which animals can catch the coronavirus? Oct 14, 2021 1:15 pm1041 views Dr. Leyi Wang and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have played a key role in diagnosing coronavirus infection in animal species in zoos across the country. This is important work for understanding the virus’s spread and its broad host range, Wang says. Illinois theatre season reimagines the American story Oct 7, 2021 12:45 pm612 views The theatre department will feature a diverse group of playwrights in its 2021-22 season. Wu earns NIH Director's New Innovator Award Oct 5, 2021 9:45 am3476 views Biochemistry professor Nicholas Wu has received a 2021 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. His project aims to understand how antibodies interact with their targets. Mary Henson named Homecoming Parade grand marshal Oct 1, 2021 8:00 am585 views Mary Henson, the wife of the legendary Fighting Illini basketball coach and ambassador Lou Henson, will serve as grand marshal of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 2021 Homecoming Parade. The parade will take place Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. Media advisory: Siebel Center for Design grand opening Oct. 8 Sep 30, 2021 8:00 am207 views The grand opening of the Siebel Center for Design on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus will take place Oct. 8 with a formal dedication at 1 p.m., followed by an open house. Attendees will include Thomas Siebel, Chancellor Robert Jones and System President Tim Killeen. Media advisory: Kevin Leicht to testify before congressional subcommittee about disinformation Sep 27, 2021 11:45 am345 views Sociology professor Kevin Leicht to testify before congressional subcommittee about the effects of social media disinformation in fomenting distrust of scientists, particularly in regard to COVID-19 vaccines. Siebel Center for Design is open for exploration Sep 22, 2021 11:00 am612 views Siebel Center for Design on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus opened for business in early August. The multidisciplinary hub of student-focused design thinking and learning was established by a $25 million lead gift from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation. Center for Advanced Study initiative looks at 'infodemic,' how to combat misinformation Sep 22, 2021 8:30 am424 views The CAS initiative will bring together experts to discuss misinformation, disinformation, “fake news” and conspiracy theories. New BTN documentary 'Cold War: Illinois Stories' premieres Sept. 29 Sep 22, 2021 8:00 am831 views A new 30-minute-long documentary tells four separate stories of individuals or programs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign that were either affected by harsh Cold War politics and their destructive aftermath or, in one segment, shed light on a government film studio dedicated to Cold War propaganda. “Cold War: Illinois Stories” premieres Sept. 29 at 7 a.m. CDT on the Big Ten Network. What has been the impact of the Washington Football Team's name change? Sep 20, 2021 11:00 am2073 views The changes in the past year in the use of Native American imagery in sports and elsewhere have been unprecedented, said Jay Rosenstein, a Center for Advanced Study professor of media and cinema studies. Are President Biden's vaccine mandates lawful? Sep 20, 2021 9:00 am5780 views The expansive new set of vaccination requirements issued by the Biden administration affecting the federal workforce will likely be upheld by the courts, but the mandate emanating from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is on shakier legal ground, says Michael LeRoy, an expert in labor law and labor relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Krannert Art Museum hosts retrospective of photographer Hal Fischer Sep 15, 2021 9:30 am589 views “Hal Fischer Photographs: Seriality, Sexuality, Semiotics” features his well-known photographic series focused on gay life in 1970s San Francisco, as well as his early work as an Illinois student. CAS, McKinley Foundation hosting art exhibit, presentation about transgender older adults Sep 14, 2021 1:15 pm323 views “To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults” documents the life stories of transgender older adults through photographs and interviews. Class of 2025 sets enrollment records Sep 8, 2021 10:15 am7818 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign freshman enrollment of 8,303 for the 2021-22 academic year is a record. The new class brings total student enrollment to 56,299, the largest in university history. Can people take a livestock drug to treat a deadly virus? Sep 2, 2021 10:00 am2764 views Taking large or multiple doses of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can cause a toxic overdose, and humans should not take forms intended for animal use, says Illinois veterinary medicine expert Dr. Jim Lowe. Krannert Art Museum retrospective of Louise Fishman's drawings an unexpected memorial Aug 31, 2021 11:00 am547 views “A Question of Emphasis: Louise Fishman Drawing” is the first retrospective of Fishman’s works on paper, and features many works of art that have never been shown. Is the new Illinois state legislative district map fair? Aug 27, 2021 8:00 am947 views The state legislative district map that was signed into law earlier this summer by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker was based on population estimates rather than official U.S. Census data, rendering it vulnerable to legal challenges, said University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign political science professor Brian Gaines. Ebertfest rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns Aug 26, 2021 12:00 pm457 views Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, also known as “Ebertfest,” has been rescheduled to April out of concern for a spike in COVID-19 variants in the state. The Virginia Theatre in Champaign will automatically transfer all pass and seat reservations for the event to the new dates, and refunds are available to those who cannot attend the rescheduled event. Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award honorees named for 2021, 2020 Aug 26, 2021 8:00 am1553 views Sixteen civil service employees – eight this year and eight in 2020 – at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign were recognized for exceptional performance with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award. ELLNORA guitar festival marks Krannert Center's return to in-person performances Aug 25, 2021 12:00 pm664 views ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival will feature influential guitarists playing a wide range of musical styles. The festival will take place on a smaller scale than in past years. Ebertfest announces first films and guests, COVID-19 protocols Aug 18, 2021 8:00 am641 views The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as “Ebertfest,” announced some of its films and guests for the 2021 event and shared updated COVID-19 safety protocols for the festival. What's next for Afghanistan? Aug 17, 2021 8:00 am731 views As the military withdraws from Afghanistan nearly two decades after 9/11, the U.S. public should carefully consider the costs and benefits of the effort, said University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign political scientist and international relations expert Nicholas Grossman. Spring semester graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named Aug 13, 2021 8:00 am16256 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2021 spring semester. Should the government implement a vaccine passport system? Jul 29, 2021 8:00 am1887 views Vaccine passports strike the right balance between letting life go on for the vaccinated while still being realistic about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, said Jacob S. Sherkow, a professor of law at Illinois and bioethics expert. Patton named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean Jul 28, 2021 10:15 am2769 views Venetria K. Patton will become the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 2, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Patton is currently the head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Purdue University. What are the implications of the recent Supreme Court public school speech case? Jul 21, 2021 8:00 am648 views The Supreme Court affirmed that while public schools have an extra duty to protect unpopular opinions and minority speech rights, school officials still have the power to discipline students for bad behavior, says a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign media law scholar who studies free speech issues. How can the world prevent emerging infectious diseases, protect food security? Jul 20, 2021 8:45 am851 views According to a new report co-written by Illinois Natural History Survey postdoctoral researcher Valeria Trivellone, climate change, poverty, urbanization, land-use change and the exploitation of wildlife all contribute to the emergence of new infectious diseases, which, in turn, threaten global food security. Trivellone spoke with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about how global authorities can tackle these intertwined challenges. University of Illinois receives APLU award for COVID-19 testing program Jul 1, 2021 2:00 pm2307 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has received the inaugural Research Response to Community Crisis Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for its COVID-19 testing program. Where have all the entry-level professional jobs gone? Jul 1, 2021 8:15 am895 views Various economic and political forces are reducing job opportunities for new professionals and discouraging some entering these fields or staying in the U.S. after they earn their degrees, says sociology professor Kevin Leicht. How do July 4 celebrations affect wildlife? Jun 30, 2021 8:00 am2078 views Celebrating the nation’s Independence Day with fireworks is an enduring tradition, but fireworks can be a source of distress and danger to wildlife. Dr. Sam Sander, a clinical professor of zoo and wildlife medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, spoke with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about how fireworks affect wildlife and the environment, and how to minimize the risks. Are generous unemployment benefits to blame for worker shortages? Jun 23, 2021 8:00 am1273 views As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes and employers look to restart businesses at full capacity, workers have leverage that they’re using to temporarily stay out of the labor market in certain industries, says U. of I. labor expert Robert Bruno. Nine Illinois students, recent graduates offered Fulbright grants Jun 14, 2021 8:00 am2173 views Nine University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences. The Fulbright student program will fund approximately 2,200 U.S. citizens to travel abroad for the 2021-22 academic year. Are we experiencing another unaccompanied child 'crisis' at the southern US border? Jun 11, 2021 9:00 am462 views There’s no easy solution to the problem of unaccompanied migrant children at the southern U.S. border, a U. of I. expert says. Why do we need a health care equity law? Jun 3, 2021 8:30 am728 views The Illinois Health Care and Human Services Reform Act has potential to address root causes of health disparities and foster health equity through provisions such as implicit bias training and community health workers, says Illinois professor Ruby Mendenhall. Passes for 22nd annual 'Ebertfest' on sale June 7 Jun 2, 2021 9:00 am1088 views Passes for the 22nd annual Ebertfest will go on sale June 7. Festival passes cover all of the screenings during the festival, which runs Sept. 8-11 at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Ill. What does the Chicago Tribune sale mean for the future of newsrooms? Jun 2, 2021 8:00 am1348 views As more newspapers are purchased by “vulture” hedge funds – highlighted by the recent acquisition of Tribune Publishing Co. by Alden Global Capital LLC – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign journalism professor Brant Houston touts nonprofit news organizations as a viable alternative to traditional newspaper business models. Illinois architecture professor awarded Graham Foundation grant Jun 1, 2021 11:15 am863 views Architecture professor emerita T.F. Tierney will examine the role that federal lending practices played in maintaining racially segregated suburbs. Illinois students, recent graduates receive foreign language scholarships May 28, 2021 8:00 am805 views Five University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates were awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study foreign languages this summer. A sixth student was offered a Boren Scholarship to continue her foreign language studies. Why has violence erupted now between Israelis and Palestinians? May 20, 2021 9:15 am1271 views A leadership vacuum and political maneuvering by both Israel and the Palestinians are fueling the violence between the two, said Rachel S. Harris, a professor in the Program in World and Comparative Literature and in The Program in Jewish Culture and Society. Media advisory: Illinois undergraduates featured in television series 'The College Tour' May 19, 2021 8:00 am788 views Eleven students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be featured in an edition of “The College Tour,” a television series that gives admitted and prospective students the opportunity to tour campuses virtually and learn about academic and extracurricular experiences available to undergraduates. This advisory is distributed on behalf of the public affairs unit in the Office of Public Affairs. Illinois senior selected Knight-Hennessy Scholar May 6, 2021 8:30 am2668 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 to host new virtual summer camp for high schoolers diagnosed with autism May 5, 2021 12:15 pm1273 views The University of Illinois is offering a virtual summer camp called I Ready for high schoolers diagnosed with autism so that prospective students can learn about college life and the resources that are available on campus. Faculty members, staff, teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction May 4, 2021 8:00 am1669 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. Illinois English professor awarded Carnegie Fellowship Apr 28, 2021 9:00 am683 views Gillen D’Arcy Wood, whose work is in environmental humanities, has been awarded a 2021 Carnegie Fellowship. Three Illinois faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences Apr 27, 2021 9:30 am2621 views Three University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professors have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Physics professor Nadya Mason and chemistry professors Ralph Nuzzo and Wilfred van der Donk are among 120 newly elected U.S. members – 59 of whom are women, the most elected in a single year – and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Four Illinois faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Apr 23, 2021 8:30 am2653 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Education Dean James Anderson, physics professor Nadya Mason, chemistry professor Nancy Makri and materials science and engineering professor Kenneth Schweizer have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation. How are social media changing higher education? Apr 22, 2021 8:00 am1068 views Fear of reprisals from outraged parties on social media and unspoken rules about acceptable discourse on college campuses constrain what faculty members teach, research and discuss, says sociology professor Ilana Redstone. Illinois student awarded Beinecke Scholarship Apr 19, 2021 11:00 am1182 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. Academic professionals honored with CAPE awards for 2021, 2020 Apr 15, 2021 8:15 am1918 views A total of 12 academic professionals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign were honored this week with the Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence award, encompassing the 2020 and 2021 award cycles. The award recognizes academic professionals for their work, personal and professional contributions.