Insect Fear Film Festival features 'Ant-Men' – movies about humans shrunk to size of ants Feb 15, 2024 9:15 am292 views The 2024 Insect Fear Film Festival will feature films in which humans are shrunk to the size of ants and participate in ant societies. New Illinois initiative to embed arts into all aspects of university Feb 8, 2024 12:30 pm1868 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign dance professor Cynthia Oliver is leading the chancellor’s arts integration initiative for campus. Architect and Illinois alumna Jeanne Gang named 2024 commencement speaker Feb 1, 2024 2:00 pm2198 views Internationally recognized architect and Illinois alumna Jeanne Gang will serve as the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s 2024 commencement speaker. Illinois student’s ode to house music, street dance to be featured at February Dance concert Jan 31, 2024 11:00 am203 views February Dance, presented by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign dance department, features the work of five choreographers, including Jaymes Crowder-Acres, a senior whose work “Take It to the Cypher” celebrates house music and street dance. Krannert Art Museum hosts first solo exhibition of artist Jen Everett Jan 30, 2024 11:15 am273 views Krannert Art Museum is organizing the first solo exhibition for artist Jen Everett, whose work explores themes of Black life, family, responses to turmoil and Everett’s identity as a queer Black woman. Ballinger to lead U. of I. Division of Public Safety, serve as police chief Jan 10, 2024 2:15 pm1014 views Matt Ballinger has been named the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s next executive director of public safety and chief of police. The appointment takes effect Feb. 1, subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts opens ticket sales for spring performances Nov 15, 2023 1:30 pm884 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ spring season will feature many genres of music, dance and theater. Board to consider extension for Athletics Director Whitman through 2031 Nov 2, 2023 1:00 pm845 views At its November 16 meeting, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees will consider a three-year extension for U. of I. athletics director Josh Whitman through June 30, 2031. October Dance features historic Martha Graham work Oct 11, 2023 2:15 pm460 views The October Dance performance by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign dance department will feature the historic Martha Graham work “Steps in the Street.” Library’s 15-millionth volume is influential manuscript on agricultural management from Middle Ages Oct 6, 2023 11:00 am1794 views The 15-millionth volume in the collection of the University Library is a copy of Walter of Henley’s 13th-century work “Hosbondrye,” one of the most influential works on agriculture and land management in the Middle Ages. Yu receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award Oct 3, 2023 10:45 am452 views Xinzhu Yu, a professor of molecular and integrative physiology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is a recipient of the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award from the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. According to the NIH, the New Innovator Award “supports investigators at each career stage who propose innovative research that, due to their inherent risk, may struggle in the traditional NIH peer-review process despite their transformative potential.” The award provides $2.4 million in funding over the next five years. Science historian Naomi Oreskes to talk about how free market ideology blocks climate action Sep 27, 2023 1:00 pm550 views Naomi Oreskes, a leader in examining efforts to undermine the scientific truth on the causes of global warming, will give a Center for Advanced Study MillerComm lecture on how free market ideology is preventing action on climate change. New students set enrollment records at Illinois Sep 11, 2023 3:00 pm7729 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's incoming class of 8,325 includes the largest number of in-state residents in nearly two decades. U. of I. alum Joanne Lee Molinaro – ‘The Korean Vegan’ – to give talk, cooking demo on campus Sep 7, 2023 9:00 am530 views Joanne Lee Molinaro, known as “The Korean Vegan,” gained fame through her TikTok videos and now is a best-selling cookbook author. She’ll be on campus at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts as part of the PYGMALION Festival. Illini Union Art Gallery exhibition to feature photographs of Mexican Muralism Sep 1, 2023 2:00 pm1225 views An exhibition at the Illini Union Art Gallery during September will feature photographs of artwork from the Mexican Muralism movement. Marie Watt retrospective at Krannert Art Museum builds community through art and storytelling Aug 28, 2023 11:00 am334 views Krannert Art Museum is hosting a traveling exhibition of the prints of artist Marie Watt, whose work draws on pop culture, mythology and her Native American and European ancestry. Sharpe named dean of U. of I. College of Law Aug 3, 2023 1:30 pm2763 views Jamelle Sharpe has been named the 14th dean of the College of Law, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees. University Library taking precautions with Victorian-era books that may have heavy metal-based pigments Jun 15, 2023 12:45 pm2574 views The Heavy Metals Project of the University Library will survey the 19th-century books in the Library’s collection and test those with their original cloth-covered bindings to determine if they contain traces of heavy metals in the pigments used for the covers. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces performances for its 2023-24 season Jun 6, 2023 9:00 am1273 views A wide range of artists will perform during Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ 2023-24 season, which opens with the 10th year of ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival. Registration open for I-Ready online camp for college-bound students with autism May 24, 2023 1:45 pm530 views Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors at Illinois high schools and new graduates with autism who are interested in attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are encouraged to apply to I-Ready, a virtual summer camp. BTN COVID-19 documentary 'The New Normal' premieres May 23 May 22, 2023 10:15 am1095 views “The New Normal,” a 30-minute documentary premiering May 23 at 1:30 p.m. CST/ 2:30 p.m. EST on the Big Ten Network, documents the journey of University of Illinois Urbana Champaign researchers to create a fast and inexpensive coronavirus test to ensure that U. of I. students, faculty and staff could remain safe and healthy during the pandemic West-Henkelman named Office Professional of the Year May 2, 2023 11:45 am280 views Cari West-Henkelman received the 2023 Office Professional of the Year award from the Illinois Administrative Professionals organization at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Sixteen employees honored with Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award Apr 25, 2023 1:00 pm1538 views Sixteen academic professionals and civil service staff members have received the inaugural Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award recognizing exceptional performance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Coleman named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost Apr 19, 2023 10:30 am4446 views John Coleman will be the next vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Bollero named College of ACES dean Apr 6, 2023 4:00 pm3406 views Germán Bollero will be the next dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Bollero has served as the interim dean of ACES since September 2021. Illini Success report shows Illinois graduates' success in job placement, starting salaries Mar 28, 2023 12:00 pm7673 views The eighth annual Illini Success report shows that recent University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates experienced exceptional success in finding jobs, enrolling in graduate school or beginning volunteer programs. The report found that 95% of graduates secured a “first destination” within six months of graduation. Krannert Art Museum exhibition explores suibokuga and watercolor paintings by Shozo Sato Mar 21, 2023 12:00 pm1683 views The paintings by Shozo Sato, the founder of Japan House and an emeritus professor of theatre and of art at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, explore American landscapes, floral motifs and memories of postwar Japan. Jackie Joyner-Kersee named 2023 commencement speaker Mar 7, 2023 10:00 am5525 views Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s commencement speaker May 13 in Memorial Stadium. Insect Fear Film Festival celebrates 40 years of entertaining, educating about insects Feb 27, 2023 11:45 am756 views The 2023 Insect Fear Film Festival celebrates 40 years of entertaining and educating people about insects and their close relatives. This year’s festival features living fossil organisms. August and December graduates, Dean's List honorees named Feb 21, 2023 8:00 am15929 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announced Dean’s List honorees and graduates for the fall semester 2022, as well as those who graduated in August 2022. Krannert Art Museum exhibition examines how pattern helps make sense of the world Feb 13, 2023 2:30 pm977 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, “Pattern and Process,” examines how artists use pattern to understand natural, physical and personal realms. Wrongful conviction course now required for all police recruits in Illinois Feb 1, 2023 9:00 am2226 views Starting in 2023, all police recruits in the state of Illinois must take a Wrongful Conviction Awareness and Avoidance course as part of their training. This course was first developed by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Training Institute director Michael Schlosser with leaders of the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield. The course impresses upon new recruits the importance of carefully gathering and analyzing evidence in investigations and not jumping to conclusions about potential suspects. It offers real-world examples of the harm that accrues from wrongful convictions, including a presentation from an exoneree. Four women choreographers to present at Studiodance 2023 Jan 25, 2023 11:45 am424 views Four women choreographers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign dance department will present their work at Studiodance 2023. Reinvented decorative arts gallery at Krannert Art Museum tells diverse stories Dec 12, 2022 9:00 am926 views Krannert Art Museum has reinstalled its Moore Gallery of Decorative Arts to highlight new acquisitions and tell the stories of diverse artists, as well as examine the history of decorative arts collecting. Former ambassador Yovanovitch honored with Douglas Award Dec 7, 2022 1:00 pm750 views Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, will visit the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as part of the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, presented by the University of Illinois System’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs to recognize public officials who promote or demonstrate the highest standards of public service. Nine Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 15, 2022 8:00 am7366 views Nine U. of I. researchers have been named to the 2022 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. The list recognizes research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated exceptional influence – reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade. This year’s list includes 6,938 individuals from around the world whose papers rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science. Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, renowned sitar player Niladri Kumar performing at Krannert Center Nov 10, 2022 8:30 am917 views Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and sitar player Niladri Kumar will perform together Nov. 16 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts during their first tour as a duo. Pianist Rochelle Sennet, Sinfonia da Camera to perform work by Pulitzer Prize-winning Black composer Nov 9, 2022 11:15 am365 views Pianist Rochelle Sennet and Sinfonia da Camera will perform a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. October Dance features premieres of dances from diverse perspectives Oct 12, 2022 12:15 pm916 views October Dance – the dance department’s fall performance – will feature premieres of dances by choreographers from diverse backgrounds. Illinois alum's film about his brother's life and death in Vietnam to be screened on campus Oct 6, 2022 1:30 pm631 views The documentary “Jimmy in Saigon,” by Champaign native and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alumnus Peter McDowell, explores the life and death of McDowell’s older brother Jimmy in Vietnam in the early 1970s. Political scientist, writer Ivan Krastev to speak on Russian invasion of Ukraine Sep 29, 2022 8:00 am406 views The EU Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will host political scientist and author Ivan Krastev for a lecture on how the Russian invasion of Ukraine is reshaping the political imagination of Europe. Experimental composer headlines events examining art-science connections Sep 27, 2022 11:15 am812 views David Rosenboom, a pioneer in experimental music, will lecture, perform and conduct workshops with students during a two-week series of events beginning Oct. 3. “Experimental Arts & Sciences at UIUC” is hosted by the School of Music. Art about Black experiences headlines faculty exhibition at Krannert Art Museum Sep 22, 2022 9:00 am631 views The “Black on Black on Black on Black” exhibition at Krannert Art Museum showcases the work of Black art and design faculty members in a new approach to the annual faculty art event. New playwright residency program allows theatre students to work on new plays Sep 21, 2022 12:00 pm403 views Illinois theatre students are presenting the first public readings of a new play during the inaugural workshop performances of the department’s Daniel J. Sullivan Playwright-in-Residence Program. Krannert Center performance combines art, science to examine what makes us human Sep 15, 2022 2:30 pm632 views “The Joy of Regathering” combines science, music and movement to explore humanity’s place in the universe in a Sept. 17 performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. University invests $50 million in faculty-hiring initiative Sep 8, 2022 1:00 pm1407 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is investing $50 million to hire new faculty members. As part of this new multiyear initiative, academic units will hire additional faculty in specified strategic areas. Illinois welcomes second-largest freshman class Sep 7, 2022 11:30 am8936 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's incoming class of 7,957 first-year students brings greater representation by gender, nationality and students who are the first in their family to go to college, while a change in the application process resulted in greater academic competition. Krannert Art Museum exhibition depicts Dutch prints as the original social media Aug 17, 2022 8:15 am1149 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, “Fake News & Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic,” examines the visual strategies of Dutch printmakers and the ways they used images to promote political interests. Chancellor Jones named to Hope Chicago Board of Directors Aug 12, 2022 10:45 am1072 views Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones has been named to the board of directors of Hope Chicago, a nonprofit organization seeking to reduce economic and social inequity by funding postsecondary scholarships and nontuition costs for Chicago Public Schools graduates and adult family members. Founded by businessman Ted Koenig and entrepreneur Pete Kadens, Hope Chicago has a goal of raising and investing at least $1 billion dollars over the next decade to help tens of thousands of Chicago students and family members earn postsecondary credentials. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces 2022-23 artists Jul 21, 2022 9:45 am2614 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ upcoming season will include touring artists, rescheduled performances that were canceled due to COVID-19 and work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s dance, music and theatre departments.