blog postsSix Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 25, 2020 4:30 pm2434 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 MedalAug 13, 2020 8:00 am1874 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 facultyJul 31, 2020 1:00 pm1117 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 engagementJul 10, 2020 1:45 pm2751 views The 2020 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement recognize outstanding individual and group outreach efforts.Two Illinois communication scholars elected ICA FellowsJul 10, 2020 9:15 am474 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-19Jun 30, 2020 1:45 pm2992 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 LeadershipJun 19, 2020 10:45 am1264 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 ScholarshipsJun 12, 2020 8:00 am1392 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 grantsJun 8, 2020 7:30 am3006 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 InstructionMay 19, 2020 11:30 am3572 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 SciencesApr 27, 2020 9:00 am1403 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 FellowsApr 10, 2020 10:45 am2926 views Illinois professors Janice N. Harrington, English, and David Sepkoski, history, received 2020 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships.Illinois architecture professor named AIA FellowMar 5, 2020 2:45 pm701 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 awardsFeb 20, 2020 8:00 am3838 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 FellowsFeb 12, 2020 9:00 am4292 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 EngineeringFeb 7, 2020 1:00 pm2711 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 FellowshipJan 15, 2020 12:30 pm1181 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 FellowsNov 26, 2019 10:00 am4501 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 influentialNov 22, 2019 9:00 am12382 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 FameOct 31, 2019 11:45 am2485 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 FellowJul 29, 2019 8:30 am1370 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.Six Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career AwardJul 3, 2019 1:15 pm6058 views Six researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. Two Illinois students awarded Boren ScholarshipsJun 20, 2019 8:15 am759 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.U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grantsJun 18, 2019 8:30 am4808 views Thirteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni accepted Fulbright grants for the upcoming academic year, providing opportunities for international educational, research and teaching experiences.U. of I. student selected for Fulbright Summer Institute in LondonMay 30, 2019 3:30 pm552 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 of Illinois students receive Critical Language ScholarshipsMay 30, 2019 3:15 pm855 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.Faculty members receive Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion AwardMay 24, 2019 1:45 pm387 views Eleven faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Campus Distinguished PromotionAward for 2019.Illinois student named Yenching Scholar at Peking UniversityMay 22, 2019 12:15 pm269 views Gabriel Wacks is the first University of Illinois student accepted into Peking University’s Yenching Academy. Along with about 125 scholars from more than 40 countries, he will enroll this fall in an interdisciplinary master’s degree program in China studies.Illinois student honored with Goldwater scholarshipMay 16, 2019 9:00 am704 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.Three faculty members honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty LeadershipMay 8, 2019 8:45 am557 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.The Center for Advanced Study announces the Associates, Fellows and Beckman Fellows for 2019-20.May 6, 2019 2:45 pm245 views The Center for Advanced Study announces the Associates, Fellows and Beckman Fellows for 2019-20.Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award honors eight employeesMay 1, 2019 9:45 am1435 views The Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award honors eight civil service staff employees for exceptional performance.Long elected to National Academy of SciencesMay 1, 2019 8:00 am1077 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.Nigh named Office Professional of the YearApr 25, 2019 4:00 pm385 views Penny Nigh, an administrative aide and assistant to Executive Associate Chancellor for Administration and University Relations Wanda E. Ward, was honored by the Illinois Administrative Professional at the University of Illinois (formerly The Secretariat) with the 2019 Office Professional of the Year Award.Illinois music professor awarded Carnegie FellowshipApr 24, 2019 1:00 pm498 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.Illinois chancellor and chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 17, 2019 5:00 am1121 views Chancellor Robert J. Jones and chemistry professor Catherine J. Murphy have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Illinois history professor awarded ACLS FellowshipApr 3, 2019 10:30 am398 views University of Illinois history professor Marsha Barrett has been awarded a prestigious ACLS Fellowship.Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 19, 2019 10:00 am2390 views Electrical and computer engineering professor Haitham Al-Hassanieh and chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Diwakar Shukla are recipients of this year's Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards "honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the most promising researchers in their fields."Illinois a top producer of Fulbright student granteesFeb 14, 2019 11:45 am2646 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, as announced recently by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.Faculty members selected for distinguished chairsFeb 7, 2019 10:00 am1906 views Faculty members selected for endowed chairs deemed to be among the most distinguished honors on campus are Matthew Finkin, a professor of law; Jiawei Han, a professor of computer science; and Nancy Sottos, a professor of materials science and engineering.University librarian recognized for achievements in library automationFeb 6, 2019 11:15 am587 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.Germanic languages and literatures professor receives Humboldt Foundation research prizeFeb 4, 2019 9:00 am290 views University of Illinois professor Mara Wade has been awarded an international research prize for her work on emblems and the culture of Nuremberg, Germany.School to celebrate diversity in the fields of chemical sciences and chemical engineeringJan 15, 2019 1:15 pm965 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.Twelve U. of I. undergraduates awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroadDec 13, 2018 11:45 am1200 views Twelve Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad during the spring 2019 semester.Oates receives digital preservation awardDec 5, 2018 2:45 pm146 views Alumna Anna Oates won the National Records of Scotland Award for the Most Outstanding Student Work in Digital Preservation for her master’s thesis work on the PDF/A standard. She received the award Nov. 29 at a ceremony at the Amsterdam Museum as part of an international conference hosted by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network and the Amsterdam Museum on World Digital Preservation Day. Anna Oates received her master's degree in 2018 from the School of Information Sciences.Eleven Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 29, 2018 10:15 am10677 views Eleven faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list.Four Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 27, 2018 10:00 am2027 views Four professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2018 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are: mechanical science and engineering professor Narayana Aluru, computer science professor William Gropp and plant biology professors Andrew Leakey and Ray Ming.Ostoja-Starzewski awarded Worcester Reed Warner Medal for engineering literatureNov 19, 2018 2:30 pm160 views Martin Ostoja-Starzewski, a professor of mechanical science and engineering at Illinois and a member of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Computational Imaging Group, was awarded the 2018 Worcester Reed Warner Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers during a ceremony at ASME’s International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Pittsburgh.Department of special education receives leadership awardNov 16, 2018 1:30 pm151 views The Winston Knolls Education Group has awarded the department of special education at the College of Education at Illinois the 2019 Margaret Bancroft Distinguished Leadership Award. The award celebrates recipients’ accomplishments, professional achievements and public and civic service.Wuebbles honored by American Geophysical UnionNov 14, 2018 12:15 pm91 views Donald J. Wuebbles, the Harry E. Preble Endowed Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Illinois, has been selected as the 2018 Bert Bolin awardee and lecturer of the American Geophysical Union’s Environmental Change section.