blog postsOn the Big ScreenDec 12, 2018 1:15 pm1260 views Screenwriter and Illinois alumnus David Magee wrote the script for "Mary Poppins Returns."Summer Study: Program provides undergrads with research experienceOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm1203 views This summer, 10 undergraduate students performed research using advanced imaging and microscopy technologies through the Discoveries in Bioimaging Research Experience for Undergraduates.LAS in C-U: Liberal arts fair connects students with internshipsOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm332 views Fall semester fair helps students find local employers.Hear My Voice: News project makes space for inclusive conversationOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm216 views Journalism project creates a space for dialogue.Undergrads choose their own adventure in this wildlife research groupOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm1145 views Don’t be fooled by the name, the wildlife and chronic wasting disease research group has a broader mission than you might think. Yes, the research focuses on white-tailed deer, primarily, and on CWD, a baffliing affliction of deer and elk. But for the dozens of undergraduate students who have joined this collaborative effort over the years, the group also is a portal, of sorts, to wide-ranging adventures in research.Interactive ProjectsOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm355 views Interactive art studio at University of Illinois teaches students coding, building circuitsSocial Work Ambassadors: Students welcome peers to their field of studyOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm126 views Social Work Ambassadors promote the School of Social Work programs, courses to students curious about the major and the careers available to alumni with degrees in the field.LabEscape: Science feeds adventure through escape roomOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm558 views Escape the room if you can, but the physics is inescapable.Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle modelsOct 18, 2017 10:00 am20 views In the summer of 2012, two undergraduate students tackled a problem that plant ecology experts had overlooked for 30 years. The students demonstrated that different plant species vary in how they take in carbon dioxide and emit water through stomata, the pores in their leaves. The data boosted the accuracy of mathematical models of carbon and water fluxes through plant leaves by 30 to 60 percent.Illini SuccessMay 9, 2017 9:00 am1120 views Students, alumni share what shaped them most Oasis Design ProjectMar 23, 2017 4:15 pm396 views University of Illinois students designed a seating area inspired by zen gardens for a major art and design show in Chicago last fall.Okavango Odyssey: Study abroad students study wildlife in BotswanaMar 23, 2017 9:15 am682 views It was 6 a.m. and the campers were quietly preparing for the day. Suddenly, a voice called out from the camp manager’s tent. “Girls? We’re going to have to wait. I can see a lion from my window.”Celebrating our sesquicentennialMar 23, 2017 9:15 am188 views Milestones and relevant connections to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's 150th anniversary. Good Deeds, Safety RemindersMar 23, 2017 9:00 am162 views Recreation, sport and tourism class creates public service messages about railway safetyFerreting out fake newsMar 23, 2017 9:00 am140 views Illinois computer science students Mark Craft and Qinglin Chen created an extension for the Chrome web browser to verify articles and pictures posted to Facebook. Even more impressive? They did it in less than 36 hours, as part of a student hackathon event hosted by Princeton University in November 2016. Virtual Reality ProjectMar 23, 2017 8:00 am715 views Have you ever been on the field at Memorial Stadium, standing next to the cheerleaders as they lead an “I-L-L” call-and-response during a football game? Or have you been onstage at Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts while world-class musicians play? With the help of a new interdisciplinary project from students in advertising and computer science, those and a few other quintessential Illinois experiences are just a mouse click – and a pair of virtual reality goggles – away.History GamesMar 23, 2017 8:00 am133 views Students learn about the past by replaying it, in a different kind of history class.Act of CongressMar 23, 2017 8:00 am134 views Students play the role of U.S. House members for a semester and gain insights on process, politics and power.Only ConnectOct 21, 2016 9:15 am988 views Student groups offer camaraderie, opportunities to leadActifOct 21, 2016 9:15 am243 views Startup develops wearable systems for road safetyLike Fish in WaterOct 21, 2016 9:15 am172 views Underrepresented students make the most of fellowships in animal biologyAdvertising is UsOct 21, 2016 9:15 am321 views Student group leads in membership, awards and enthusiasmA Community of PeersOct 21, 2016 9:15 am129 views Resources await at the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher EducationJosh TalksOct 21, 2016 9:15 am323 views TED Talks have nothing on Illinois Athletic Director and Illinois alumnus Josh WhitmanTop DogsOct 21, 2016 9:15 am155 views U of I team designs “bark park”Dear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorOct 21, 2016 9:00 am115 views By the time this issue of Postmarks is in your hands, we'll be well into the fall semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Ten…Nine…Eight...Mar 8, 2016 1:45 pm1205 views CubeSat students prepare for launchJason's ListMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm282 views Student uses YouTube to help others finish bucket listsPlay for ChangeMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm392 views Sport-focused RSO is a Slam DunkFinding the SourceMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm253 views History students unearth the unknown about artifacts on the WebA Family AffairMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm2371 views Celebrating five generations of Illinois studentsChinese for a New GenerationMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm338 views Chinese culture and language camp promotes international outlookiVenture AcceleratorMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm845 views Nurturing student entrepreneurs' startup ambitions2016 Campuswide CommencementMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm288 views Exercises set for May 14Art Meets ScienceMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm470 views Murphy Lab Participant/Observer Program creates interdisciplinary learning environmentDear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorMar 7, 2016 9:00 am141 views As you get this issue of Postmarks in the mail, we’re moving into the final couple of months of our academic year here at Illinois.Education Students Down Under: Australia study trip gives future teachers a global educationOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm292 views Visiting Australia was on Lindsay Duffy’s bucket list since the seventh grade, the U.of I. junior said. So Duffy “did a little happy dance” when she learned she’d be studying abroad Down Under.Illinois Cancer Scholars: Cancer Scholars Program links education to real-world issuesOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm934 views When Pierce Hadley came to the University of Illinois, he wanted access to professors, a chance to do research in a lab, and a perspective on how his classes and research in bioengineering could relate to medicine. He found all of that when he became one of 12 students who are the first cohortof the Illinois Cancer Scholars Program, a new undergraduate training program launched in fall 2014 in the department of bioengineering.Safety in Numbers: Student Patrol plays dual role as community service, career trainingOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm673 views U. of I. students Alex Tran and Angela Annarino prefer to work in the dark. While their peers are studying, sleeping or unwinding at the end of a long day of class, Tran, from Chicago, Illinois, and Annarino, from Lamont, strap on their work vests and radios. It’s during the night when they are needed the most.Illinois MakerLab: 3-D printing lab fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, interdisciplinary teamworkOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm675 views The next industrial revolution has arrived at the Universityof Illinois, but it’s not happening on the side of Green Street that anyone familiar with the Urbana campus would expect. Located on the third floor of the Business Instructional Facility, the Illinois MakerLab is touted as the world’s first 3-D printing lab in a business school.Laboratory Learning: Research teaches students about flexibility—in electronics and in lifeOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm1568 views “Fabricating flexible electronics is my thing. I love it!” said Seung Yun “Simone” Heo, her enthusiasm evident even while speaking about the technical processes of metal vapor deposition and electron beam lithography. “We’re making everything from scratch. I can do it myself from step one. It’s not that hard to do, it’s more about time and effort.”KEEPING IN STEP: Marching Illini Head to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm129 views The first time Angela Kucharski saw the Marching Illini perform, she knew she wanted to be a part of it.I Pay It Forward: Student by student, ACES ‘pays it forward’ through month-long scholarship campaignOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm273 views Illinois student Dexter Smith knew he wanted to study at the U. of I. since the eighth grade. But he needed financial help to stay at Illinois, and found it through some fellow classmates.The Turtle Team: Veterinary students use dogs to study turtlesOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm869 views They show up in rubber boots and load their backpacks with gear: GPS units, latex gloves and data collection notebooks. The other equipment–calipers, syringes, scales and folding tables–will be used later when the students bring turtles here to their temporary laboratory alongside a park road.Lit Skills, Job Skills: Students learn more than they often realize in studying EnglishOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm562 views The student who chooses English as a major should be prepared. Prepared for the questions, concerns and even mocking about the value of their degree.Dear Parents: Letter from the ChancellorOct 22, 2015 9:00 am98 views By the time you read this issue of Postmarks, we’ll be nearing the middle of the fall semester here at Illinois.Voices in harmony: Student a cappella groups enjoy close-knit communityJan 19, 2015 4:00 pm354 views Attend a charity fundraiser on the University of Illinois campus, and you might hear one of the many student a cappella groups singing a classic song such as “Blue Skies.” Or you might hear a group at a student event performing a recent Rihanna hit, or singing a blend of Indian and American pop music at the chancellor’s pre-game party on a football Saturday.Career prep starts early: Even freshmen, whether certain or searching, have things they can doJan 19, 2015 3:00 pm141 views The Career Center at the U. of I. is in a handy spot, across the street from the Alma Mater sculpture on the edge of Campustown.New program puts knowledge to work solving community needsJan 19, 2015 2:00 pm30 views When Morgan Tarter was an undergraduate in the bachelor of social work program, she wanted to work in the addiction and recovery field. But her career aspirations changed after she gained some “real world” experience through service learning.Illinois study abroad program prepares student for real life disasterJan 19, 2015 1:00 pm128 views When Jessica Weston was choosing a study abroad location, she had two qualifications: beautiful weather and English-speaking. So, she chose the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, where she was able to fulfill her academic requirements, as well as develop her interest in volunteer work through a course called “Rebuilding Christchurch.” The New Zealand city was recovering from a series of violent earthquakes.