blog postsSchool to celebrate diversity in the fields of chemical sciences and chemical engineeringJan 15, 2019 1:15 pm344 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 am995 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 pm116 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 am9498 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 am1731 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 pm131 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 pm124 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 pm75 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.Smart Energy Design Assistance Center honored with Illinois Sustainability AwardOct 25, 2018 12:45 pm122 views Twenty-seven Illinois companies and organizations were honored Oct. 23 for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future and improving the economy. The winners were announced during a ceremony at the Union League Club in Chicago. Van der Veen honored with Packard Fellowship in Science and EngineeringOct 16, 2018 1:00 pm207 views Renske van der Veen, a professor of chemistry at Illinois, was awarded a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, a five-year, $875,000 grant.Illinois sociologist wins MacArthur fellowshipOct 4, 2018 11:45 am2181 views Illinois sociologist Rebecca Sandefur has been named the recipient of a 2018 MacArthur fellowship, or “genius grant.”Graduate students awarded Department of Energy fellowshipSep 19, 2018 1:00 pm498 views Two graduate students at Illinois have been awarded Department of Energy fellowships. Anda Trifan, a doctoral candidate in professor of biochemistry Emad Tajkhorshid’s research group, has been awarded a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship to support her research in theoretical and computational biophysics. Edward Hutter, a doctoral candidate in professor of computer science Edgar Solomonik’s research group, was awarded the fellowship to support his research in computer science.Knobloch honored with Charles H. Woolbert Research AwardSep 14, 2018 2:00 pm103 views The National Communication Association announces the selection of Leanne Knobloch, a professor of communication at Illinois, as the 2018 recipient of the Charles H. Woolbert Research Award. Five Urbana-Champaign campus professors named University ScholarsSep 13, 2018 10:00 am1588 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.U. of I. undergraduates awarded national scholarships for language studiesJul 12, 2018 8:30 am938 views Five undergraduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are among the 550 students nationwide awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study critical languages this summer.Eleven U. of I. students, recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 25, 2018 1:30 pm3556 views Fulbright grants providing opportunities for international educational, research and teaching experiences are available to 11 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni this coming year.Faculty members receive Provost’s Distinguished Promotion AwardJun 5, 2018 12:45 pm632 views Eleven faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion Award for 2018. Two Illinois students to study at U.K. Fulbright Summer InstituteJun 4, 2018 8:00 am727 views Two University of Illinois students are among 60 students in the U.S. to receive a U.K. Summer Fulbright placement.Two U. of I. seniors among Boren Scholarships recipientsMay 17, 2018 12:00 pm822 views Two University of Illinois seniors are among 221 nationwide recipients of David L. Boren Scholarships, awarded by the National Security Education Program to provide undergraduate students experience in world regions critical to U.S. interests.Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership awarded to four faculty membersMay 10, 2018 12:30 pm559 views The Office of the Provost recognized four University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members April 25 with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership.Germanic languages and literatures professor named Getty Residential ScholarMay 4, 2018 8:00 am272 views Illinois professor Mara Wade has been awarded a Getty Residential Scholar Grant. She’ll use the residency to work on her book on the relationship between public monuments and cultural politics in the city of Nuernberg.Illinois chemist elected to National Academy of SciencesMay 1, 2018 1:30 pm985 views Scott E. Denmark, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Denmark is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates recognized for distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.McGraw honored as 2018 Office Professional of the YearApr 27, 2018 3:30 pm212 views The Secretariat organization at Illinois has named James McGraw, an administrative aide for the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the 2018 Office Professional of the Year. The announcement was made at the organization’s April 18 luncheon. The Secretariat is a group comprised of U. of I. employees in certain civil service classifications. Rohit Bhargava, a professor of bioengineering, nominated McGraw for the annual award, which is celebrated during Administrative Professionals Week.Jarrell named to international animal care and use accreditation councilApr 27, 2018 8:45 am132 views Animal sciences adjunct professor Vickie Jarrell has been elected to the Council on Accreditation for AAALAC International, a private, nonprofit organization that promotes responsible and humane treatment of animals in research.Ngumbi honored with prestigious biology medalApr 19, 2018 2:30 pm211 views Esther Ngumbi, a postdoctoral researcher at Illinois, has been selected as the Society for Experimental Biology’s SEB+ section 2018 President’s Medallist. Candidates for the medal are selected on the basis of their outstanding contribution to one of the four fields of research represented by the SEB’s four sections (SEB+, plant, cell and animal biology).Four students honored by Goldwater scholarship programApr 13, 2018 8:00 am1413 views Three University of Illinois students have been nationally recognized with Barry M. Goldwater scholarships, which support students with potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. A fourth Illinois student was selected for honorable mentionFaculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionApr 12, 2018 9:45 am1548 views The University of Illinois is honoring 21 faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising.Geography professor awarded Guggenheim FellowshipApr 5, 2018 8:45 am1912 views University of Illinois professor of geography Jesse Ribot has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities announces fellowshipsMar 12, 2018 3:30 pm286 views The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the U. of I. has awarded its annual faculty and graduate student fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year to seven faculty members and seven graduate students. IPRH also announced the Ragdale Residential Creative Fellow for 2018. Brown receives Whiting Public Engagement FellowshipMar 1, 2018 2:00 pm171 views Ruth Nicole Brown, a professor of gender and women’s studies at Illinois, received a Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship for $50,000 to expand Black Girls Genius Week, a series of humanities-based workshops for African-American middle school- and high school-aged girls, from central Illinois to Chicago, San Diego and Columbia, South Carolina.Ecological Society of America honors YangMar 1, 2018 1:45 pm188 views The Ecological Society of America has named Wendy H. Yang, a professor of plant biology and geology at Illinois, as an Early Career Fellow. The society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education, pedagogy, management and policy.Illinois alumna among first group of Knight-Hennessy ScholarsFeb 15, 2018 1:45 pm1279 views Leah Matchett, of Grand Haven, Michigan, and an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of 49 students selected in the first year of the Knight-Hennessy Scholar program for postgraduate study at Stanford University.Herrera honored with Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Rising Star AwardJan 31, 2018 11:15 am180 views The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students recognized Holly Herrera, the coordinator of transfer advising at Illinois, with the Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Rising Star Award. She will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 7, during the opening session of the 16th Annual Conference of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students at Loews Atlanta Hotel.American Concrete Pavement Association honors DarterDec 20, 2017 2:30 pm333 views The American Concrete Pavement Association presented its 2017 Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award to Michael I. Darter, principal engineer with Applied Research Associates, Inc. and a professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Illinois.Six Illinois faculty members awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 13, 2017 3:00 pm3243 views Six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2018. It is the third year in the last four that the Urbana campus has garnered more fellowship awards than any other single institution.Susan Key named 2017 boss of the yearNov 30, 2017 1:15 pm153 views The Secretariat organization at Illinois announced that Susan Key, the director of portfolio human resources in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has been named the 2017 Boss of the Year. The Secretariat is comprised of U. of I. staff members in certain civil services classifications. Kate Day nominated Key, her supervisor, for the annual award, which is celebrated during Bosses Week each year.Secretariat honors Susan Conrad with Matteson AwardNov 30, 2017 1:15 pm97 views Susan L. Conrad, the office manager for the Department of Journalism in the College of Media, received the Bess G. Matteson Award at a Nov. 15 luncheon. The Secretariat, an on-campus organization comprised of U. of I. staff members in certain civil services classifications, makes the award. U. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am1929 views Thomas Dowling, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 32 U.S. students selected as Rhodes Scholars. Dowling is the first Rhodes Scholar on the Urbana campus since 1998.Hall receives American Institute of Architects award for lifetime achievement, serviceNov 6, 2017 3:15 pm518 views Gaines Hall, an associate dean emeritus in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, received the 2017 Gold Medal Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects Illinois Council. The Gold Medal Honor Award is the organization’s highest honor, recognizing exemplary contributions to the discipline and profession of architecture.Illinois scientist named Packard FellowOct 18, 2017 12:30 pm2173 views Pinshane Huang, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 18 early career researchers to receive 2017 Packard Fellowships from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am951 views Sharon M. Donovan, a professor of nutrition and the Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health at the University of Illinois, was elected today (Oct. 16) to the National Academy of Medicine.Illinois historian receives NEH Public Scholar award, career prize for military historyAug 3, 2017 9:45 am1001 views John Lynn, a professor emeritus of history at Illinois, has received a selective NEH Public Scholar award less than six months after receiving the highest career award in the field of military history.Lecturer’s ‘Kindred’ adaptation selected as top pick by ICA ReadsJul 18, 2017 2:45 pm461 views The Institute of Contemporary Art’s “artful book club,” ICA Reads, has selected “Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation” as its 2017 pick for a book of critical and societal importance. A reinterpretation of Octavia E. Butler’s science-fiction masterpiece “Kindred,” the book was adapted by School of Information Sciences at Illinois alumnus and adjunct lecturer Damian Duffy and illustrated by John Jennings. A New York Times bestseller, the novel tells the story of a young black woman’s time-travel between her home in 1970s California and a plantation in the antebellum South.Kuklinski honored with career achievement awardJul 14, 2017 10:15 am72 views James H. Kuklinski, a professor emeritus of political science at Illinois, has been honored with the 2017 Hazel Gaudet Erskine Political Psychology Career Achievement Award, given by the American Political Science Association’s Political Psychology Section.Illinois Fire Service Institute’s Brauer to receive awardJun 20, 2017 3:15 pm135 views Brian Brauer, the associate director for the Illinois Fire Service Institute, will receive the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award on June 21 at Auburn University. Brauer’s doctoral dissertation presented a case study of an Illinois fire department that underwent organizational culture change following a firefighter’s line-of-duty death. Fourteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 20, 2017 2:00 pm3051 views Fourteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni will pursue international educational, research and teaching experiences this coming year via student Fulbright grants. Applications are open for Fulbright grants for the 2018-19 academic year.Three U. of I. students awarded national scholarships to study foreign languages abroadJun 8, 2017 10:15 am785 views Three Illinois students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study a foreign language this summer: Adam LoBue, of Brooklyn, New York; Jenny Peruski, of Bangkok; and Eileen Witthoff, of DeKalb, Illinois.Faculty members receive Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion AwardMay 31, 2017 2:15 pm347 views Twelve faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Campus Distinguished Promotion Award for 2017. During its annual promotion review process, the Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure identifies scholars whose contributions have been extraordinary in terms of quality of work and overall achievement.Student awarded Boren Scholarship to study in JordanMay 24, 2017 12:30 pm283 views Derek Hoot of Middleton, Wisconsin, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was awarded an $18,500 Boren Scholarship for a 2017-18 study abroad experience in Jordan.U. of I. student taking part in Fulbright summer study program in ScotlandMay 11, 2017 8:00 am542 views U. of I. student Amber Winters, a resident of Colona, Illinois, is one of four U.S. students selected for a three-week cultural and academic summer program in Scotland.