blog posts Illinois urban planning professor awarded NEA research grant Jan 12, 2022 1:45 pm879 views Jennifer Novak-Leonard will use the NEA grant to examine the experiences of artists and arts alumni regarding racial inclusion in higher education and the impacts of the pandemic. Illinois senior named Schwarzman Scholar Dec 6, 2021 8:00 am538 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign senior Boming Yang, of Beijing, was named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of 151 recipients selected from an international pool of 3,000 applicants. The program annually fully funds a class consisting of 40% U.S. students, 20% from China and Taiwan, and 40% from the rest of the world. Students and young alumni from any major may apply for this master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagement Nov 29, 2021 8:00 am648 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts were recognized with the 2021 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards spotlight individuals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have consistently applied their knowledge and expertise to issues for the public good. Six Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 16, 2021 7:45 am14851 views Six faculty members at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. Illinois a 20-year top producer of Gilman Scholars Oct 27, 2021 1:00 pm408 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is among the top producers of a scholarship program that enables students to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to U.S. national security and economic prosperity. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs this week recognized Illinois for the 242 students who have received awards from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program over the past 20 years. Dance professor Cynthia Oliver receives Doris Duke Artist Award Oct 21, 2021 8:15 am1072 views The $275,000 award invests in the creative potential of exemplary artists. Wu earns NIH Director's New Innovator Award Oct 5, 2021 9:45 am3593 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. Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award honorees named for 2021, 2020 Aug 26, 2021 8:00 am1765 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. Spring semester graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named Aug 13, 2021 8:00 am20564 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2021 spring semester. University of Illinois receives APLU award for COVID-19 testing program Jul 1, 2021 2:00 pm2413 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. Nine Illinois students, recent graduates offered Fulbright grants Jun 14, 2021 8:00 am2312 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. Illinois architecture professor awarded Graham Foundation grant Jun 1, 2021 11:15 am883 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 am869 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. Illinois senior selected Knight-Hennessy Scholar May 6, 2021 8:30 am2742 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. Faculty members, staff, teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction May 4, 2021 8:00 am1718 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 am697 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 am2724 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 am2733 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. Illinois student awarded Beinecke Scholarship Apr 19, 2021 11:00 am1346 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 am1967 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. Three Illinois researchers receive ACLS Fellowships Apr 12, 2021 2:45 pm1255 views Bobby Smith II, a professor of African American studies; Retika Adhikari Desai, a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies; and Juliet Larkin-Gilmore, a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in American Indian Studies, are 2021 ACLS Fellows. Illinois history professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship Apr 9, 2021 1:15 pm666 views History professor Kevin Mumford has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. Mumford studies race, politics and sexuality in America. Four Illinois students honored with Goldwater scholarships Apr 6, 2021 11:30 am1879 views Four University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. Illinois researchers awarded grants through new NEH-UK joint digital scholarship program Mar 19, 2021 9:00 am974 views The projects aim to advance digital scholarship and find new ways of sharing culture. Ngumbi receives AAAS award for public engagement with science Feb 4, 2021 9:00 am1836 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign entomology professor Esther Ngumbi is the 2021 recipient of the Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science, an annual award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science presented to scientists and engineers in recognition of their contributions to public engagement with science. Illinois dance professor awarded United States Artists Fellowship Feb 3, 2021 9:00 am2616 views Dance professor Cynthia Oliver has been selected as a 2021 United States Artists Fellow. Nick Holonyak Jr., pioneer of LED lighting, awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize Feb 2, 2021 8:00 am5612 views Nick Holonyak Jr., a renowned innovator of illumination, has been awarded the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering “for the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis of all solid-state lighting technology.” Holonyak (pronounced huh-LON-yak) is credited with the development of the first practical visible-spectrum LED, now commonly used in light bulbs, device displays and lasers worldwide. Two Illinois professors awarded NEH Fellowships Dec 17, 2020 3:00 pm2629 views Illinois professors Bobby Smith II and Eduardo Ledesma have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2021. Five Urbana-Champaign faculty members honored as University Scholars Dec 10, 2020 1:15 pm4399 views Five University of Illinois professors at the Urbana-Champaign campus have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Six Illinois faculty members elected AAAS Fellows Nov 25, 2020 4:30 pm5070 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Six professors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Evolution, ecology and behavior professor Alison Bell; plant biology professor Carl Bernacchi; bioengineering professor Rohit Bhargava; materials science and engineering professor Paul Braun; chemistry professor Prashant Jain; and materials science and engineering professor Nancy Sottos are among the 489 scientists to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year. Illinois 'engineer guy' Hammack awarded Hoover Medal Aug 13, 2020 8:00 am2066 views Bill Hammack, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded the Hoover Medal. Center for Advanced Study appoints seven professors to permanent faculty Jul 31, 2020 1:00 pm1213 views Seven University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been named Center for Advanced Study Professors, one of the highest forms of campus recognition. Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagement Jul 10, 2020 1:45 pm2870 views The 2020 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement recognize outstanding individual and group outreach efforts. Two Illinois communication scholars elected ICA Fellows Jul 10, 2020 9:15 am520 views Leanne Knobloch and Angharad Valdivia, both professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been elected Fellows of the International Communication Association, in recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the broad field of communication. Two other Illinois faculty members received the same honor last year. Eight projects awarded funding for AI research to mitigate COVID-19 Jun 30, 2020 1:45 pm3238 views Eight University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign projects are among 26 to receive the first C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute awards for artificial intelligence techniques to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The institute will provide a total of $5.4 million over the next year to projects that examine the medical, social and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus and inspire researcher collaboration in advanced machine learning and other AI disciplines. Four faculty members honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership Jun 19, 2020 10:45 am1332 views Four University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members were honored by the Office of the Provost with the Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership. Illinois students awarded Boren Scholarships Jun 12, 2020 8:00 am1628 views Four students at the University of Illinois were selected to study languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests as recipients of David L. Boren Scholarships. U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grants Jun 8, 2020 7:30 am3667 views Fourteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and recent alumni were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences across the globe this coming year. Faculty members, staff, teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction May 19, 2020 11:30 am3953 views Faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants this spring were honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction. The awards recognize excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Illinois computer scientist, physicist elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Apr 27, 2020 9:00 am1444 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign computer science professor Sarita V. Adve and physics professor Philip W. Phillips have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation. Two Illinois professors named Guggenheim Fellows Apr 10, 2020 10:45 am3019 views Illinois professors Janice N. Harrington, English, and David Sepkoski, history, received 2020 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships. Illinois architecture professor named AIA Fellow Mar 5, 2020 2:45 pm723 views Illinois architecture professor Randy Deutsch has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows. U of I among top producers of Fulbright awards Feb 20, 2020 8:00 am3955 views For the ninth time in the past 10 years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards. Thirteen students from the Urbana campus received Fulbright awards for the 2019-20 academic year. Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research Fellows Feb 12, 2020 9:00 am4418 views Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign scientists are among 126 recipients of the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This honor is one of the most competitive and prestigious awards available to early career researchers. Sottos elected to National Academy of Engineering Feb 7, 2020 1:00 pm2775 views Nancy Sottos, an engineering professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. She is one of 87 new members and 18 international members announced by the Academy on Feb. 6. Illinois music professor awarded NEH Fellowship Jan 15, 2020 12:30 pm1250 views Music professor Christina Bashford was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for a project examining violin culture in Britain. Eight Illinois faculty members elected AAAS Fellows Nov 26, 2019 10:00 am4575 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eight professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influential Nov 22, 2019 9:00 am12635 views Eight faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list, a global listing of scientists who produced the past decade’s most influential papers. U. of I. accessibility pioneer entering U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame Oct 31, 2019 11:45 am2635 views Tim Nugent, the visionary first director of a ground-breaking University of Illinois program for students with disabilities, is being inducted posthumously into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame. Illinois social work professor named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow Jul 29, 2019 8:30 am1397 views Liliane Windsor, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois, has been named a Health Policy Fellow by the National Academy of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.