blog postsAuthor David Quammen to speak about his book featuring microbiologist Carl WoeseSep 20, 2018 8:00 am0 views Author David Quammen will speak at the University of Illinois about his new book, which features the revolutionary work of microbiologist Carl R. Woese.Krannert Center’s new assisted listening system to benefit patrons with hearing lossSep 19, 2018 10:30 am203 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has a new assisted listening system to help patrons with hearing impairment enjoy performances.Sulkin named College of Media deanSep 19, 2018 9:15 am259 views Tracy Sulkin, a professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a U. of I. faculty member since 2002, is the dean designate of the College of Media effective Sept. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.From Chicago art to Chinese ceramics, Krannert Art Museum tells stories through its collectionsSep 17, 2018 8:30 am239 views Krannert Art Museum exhibitions highlight Chicago art and blue and white ceramics from its collection.Campus honored with award for excellence in diversitySep 15, 2018 8:00 am345 views INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recognized the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for its diversity efforts by including the campus among the 96 schools receiving the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.Five Urbana-Champaign campus professors named University ScholarsSep 13, 2018 10:00 am1038 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.Class of 2022 sets records for enrollment, diversity, first-generation studentsSep 12, 2018 9:00 am1858 views Among the Top 10 in numbers in the U.S., the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s freshman class sets new high marks for students from underrepresented backgrounds and first-generation college students, as well as a 10-year high of Illinois residents. Adaptation of ‘The Turn of the Screw’ premieres at Krannert Center following artistic residencySep 11, 2018 12:30 pm239 views The New York-based Builders Association theater company will premiere “STRANGE WINDOW: The Turn of the Screw,” a new take on Henry James’ novella, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The company developed the production during a residency at Krannert Center.Archives exhibit documents role of Albert Lee, early advocate for African-American studentsSep 6, 2018 11:00 am432 views An exhibit at the University of Illinois Archives commemorates the contributions of Albert Lee, who is considered the unofficial first dean for African-American students.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 28, 2018 8:00 am2878 views The Campus Honors Program announces the names of 159 freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars. Flatlands Dance Film Festival kicks off dance department’s 50th year with ‘If the Dancer Dances,’ short filmsAug 27, 2018 9:15 am518 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival – the largest in the Midwest – will kick off the 50th anniversary season of the University of Illinois dance department.Illinois Commitment will help students from middle-income families attend IllinoisAug 27, 2018 8:30 am17974 views Through a combination of institutional, federal and state aid, including Pell Grants and Monetary Award Program grants, Illinois Commitment will provide financial awards to cover the tuition and campus fees for in-state students whose family income is less than $61,000, the current median family income in Illinois.Founder of musical theater troupe for people with disabilities to give Goldstick LectureAug 20, 2018 11:45 am177 views Krista Wilkinson, the founder of a musical theater troupe for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois on Sept. 13.Kevin Hamilton named College of Fine and Applied Arts deanAug 17, 2018 8:15 am690 views Kevin Hamilton will become the dean designate of the College of Fine and Applied Arts effective Aug. 17, pending approval of the three-year appointment by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Hamilton is a professor of new media in the School of Fine and Applied Arts and is a senior associate dean for the college. He served as a Provost Fellow during the 2017-18 academic year, working to develop campus programming to facilitate conversation on divisive topics.May 2018 graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedAug 16, 2018 10:00 am12116 views The University of Illinois has announced Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the 2018 spring semester. Krannert Art Museum programs to bring art and students togetherAug 15, 2018 8:00 am457 views Krannert Art Museum aims to attract more students with new programs that include social activities, internships and free student memberships.Updated campus survey on sexual misconduct informs efforts to enhance safety, respectAug 9, 2018 9:00 am266 views Following up on a similar effort in 2015, students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in spring 2017 participated in a survey regarding sexual misconduct and the campus’s response to such incidents. Results are available at http://wecare.illinois.edu. Sexual misconduct refers broadly to various forms of misconduct including sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment and dating violence.Krannert Art Museum’s $10 million campaign supports acquisitions of work by female artistsJul 25, 2018 9:45 am424 views Krannert Art Museum has expanded its collection by acquiring more works by female artists of the 20th century, with the support of a recently concluded five-year, $10 million fundraising initiative.Summer concerts by string musicians part of music workshop at IllinoisJul 20, 2018 9:15 am463 views Several world-class string musicians will perform at the University of Illinois as part of a summer string workshop.Carle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of studentsJul 3, 2018 10:00 am8323 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, welcomed its first class of 32 students July 2. A partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Carle Health System, the college aims to create a cohort of physician-innovators who exemplify the qualities of compassion, competence, curiosity and creativity. The students will receive full four-year tuition scholarships, privately funded, valued at more than $200,000 each.Attalla named executive director of facilities and servicesJun 26, 2018 10:00 am710 views Mohamed Attalla is the new executive director of facilities and services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The hire is effective July 23 and subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Japan House celebrating 20th anniversary of permanent home with Krannert Center eventJun 25, 2018 8:45 am1144 views Japan House at the University of Illinois is celebrating 20 years in its permanent location with a day of Japanese performances.Nina Baym, pioneer in the study of American women writers, has diedJun 21, 2018 9:00 am1999 views Nina Baym, an internationally recognized scholar of American literature and a pioneer in the field of study of American women’s writing, has died.Krannert Art Museum summer exhibition, events sharpen focus on photographyJun 6, 2018 12:15 pm521 views Krannert Art Museum’s landscape photography exhibition looks at our relationship with nature, includes workshops with noted local photographers.Annual Beginning Teacher Conference to be June 26-27Jun 4, 2018 1:30 pm323 views Two Chicago educators who recently received Golden Apple Awards for their innovative teaching practices will be the keynote speakers at the 2018 Beginning Teacher Conference at the University of Illinois.Scott R. White, pioneer of self-healing materials, has diedMay 31, 2018 10:45 am3031 views University of Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White, an innovator of self-healing and self-regulating materials, died Monday of cancer at age 55.Krannert Center for the Performing Arts kicks off two-season celebration of its 50th anniversaryMay 14, 2018 10:00 am911 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will kick off a two-season 50th anniversary celebration this fall.Stone named top U of I public safety officialMay 9, 2018 10:00 am659 views Craig A. Stone is the new executive director of public safety and chief of police for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, effective June 18. He succeeds Jeff Christensen, who retired Dec. 31.Krannert Art Museum show celebrates work of seniors in art and designMay 7, 2018 10:30 am382 views An exhibition at Krannert Art Museum will celebrate the work of graduating Illinois seniors in art and design.Eight honored with distinguished staff awardMay 1, 2018 8:30 am1115 views The Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award recognizes exceptional performance by civil service staff employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eight employees are being honored this year. Illinois breaks ground on Siebel Center for DesignApr 27, 2018 3:15 pm3001 views The University of Illinois broke ground for the Siebel Center for Design, a multidisciplinary hub of student-focused design thinking and learning. Campus to allow freshman applicants to self-report standardized test scoresApr 26, 2018 9:00 am319 views Students will be able to self-report their standardized test scores in new freshmen applications to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the fall 2019 semester, a change made to improve accessibility for students applying to college.MFA Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum to feature work by art and design graduate studentsApr 19, 2018 2:15 pm378 views Krannert Art Museum will feature the work of graduate students in art and design in its MFA Exhibition, opening April 21.Former state representative, agency leader hired as director of community and government relationsApr 19, 2018 9:30 am953 views Robert Flider joins the staff of Chancellor Robert Jones effective April 23 as the director of community and government relations. The hiring is subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Illinois joins coalition seeking greater opportunities for high-achieving low- and moderate-income studentsApr 18, 2018 11:15 am2013 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of 100 top universities taking part in the American Talent Initiative, with a shared goal of increasing the recruitment, enrollment and graduation of high-achieving lower- and moderate-income students.Six academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 5, 2018 9:00 am401 views Six employees are recipients of the 2018 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards, which recognize academic professionals for their work, personal and professional contributions.Washington University expert on religion, politics to give Thulin Lecture in ReligionApr 5, 2018 8:15 am301 views R. Marie Griffith, the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, will talk about political and religious disagreements surrounding sex when she delivers the annual Majorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois.Website celebrates achievements of University of Illinois womenApr 4, 2018 9:15 am3232 views A new website celebrates the achievements women have made during the University of Illinois’ 150-year history.August and December 2017 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedApr 4, 2018 8:15 am2548 views More than 4,100 students received degrees last August and December from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 7,845 students earned Dean’s List status.‘Chancellor’s Critical Conversations’ series kicks off with Native imagery discussionApr 3, 2018 8:30 am687 views The “Chancellor’s Critical Conversations” series of discussions will begin with a session on native imagery April 10, followed by an April 17 conversation on the topic of free speech.Artists at Krannert Art Museum want you to use your ears as well as your eyesApr 3, 2018 8:00 am204 views Artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme want you to listen to, and not just look at, their work on view at Krannert Art Museum.Switzky named first director of Siebel Center for DesignMar 29, 2018 9:00 am2541 views Rachel Switzky has been selected as the inaugural director of the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Switzky, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial design at Illinois, will begin the new role June 18. ‘Gathering’ concert series features new music to celebrate sesquicentennialMar 29, 2018 9:00 am423 views The University of Illinois Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers will perform a new composition written to celebrate the U. of I.’s sesquicentennial in April concerts at New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and at Urbana’s Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Interdisciplinary theater piece gives glimpse into world of quantum physicsMar 28, 2018 8:45 am824 views “Quantum Voyages,” an interdisciplinary theater piece created by University of Illinois physics and theatre professors, gives a glimpse into the strange world of quantum physics.U of I hosts conferences on hunger for university presidents, student leadersMar 13, 2018 9:00 am282 views Conferences of the organizations Presidents United to Solve Hunger Leaders Forum and Universities Fighting World Hunger will take place on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus this week, co-hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Illinois at Springfield and the University of Illinois System. Entrepreneur, UI grad Max Levchin to deliver commencement addressMar 12, 2018 10:00 am5539 views Max Levchin, a U. of I. alumnus, co-founder of PayPal, former chairman of Yelp and currently the CEO and founder of the consumer-financing platform Affirm, will serve as the commencement speaker Saturday, May 12. Annual report quantifies Illinois graduates’ first destinationsMar 7, 2018 8:00 am1878 views Drawing from the experiences of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students who recently completed undergraduate degrees, an annual survey indicates that the campus will once again exceed national averages related to graduates securing first destinations.Illinois theatre department, alumni celebrating program’s 50th anniversaryMar 1, 2018 8:45 am614 views The University of Illinois theatre department is celebrating its 50th anniversary with events March 3-5.Illinois again a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Student AwardsFeb 27, 2018 11:30 am935 views For the seventh time in the past eight years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, part of the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.Bloodsucking, disease-spreading ticks on screen at 2018 Insect Fear Film FestivalFeb 13, 2018 11:15 am568 views The 35th Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois will focus on ticks, which are not insects but arachnids and are important for humans to understand as they are vectors for Lyme disease.