blog posts $1.9 million available for campus utility conservation projects Mar 3, 2016 9:15 am43 views More than $1.9 million will be available for campus projects through the Revolving Loan Fund this semester. Departments and units interested in submitting utility conservation work for consideration are encouraged to complete the application online. 2015-16 online courses offered Dec. 21-Jan. 15 Oct 8, 2015 9:15 am18 views The U. of I. will again offer four-week online courses during winter break this year. Winter Session 2015-16 will run Dec. 21 through Jan. 15. The courses offer an opportunity for undergraduate degree-seeking students to take an active role in their education, learn time management, set goals and meet them as they work toward degree completion. Illinois faculty members teach the courses that are offered to U. of I. undergraduate students at the Urbana campus and nondegree students at other institutions. 2017-18 Avery Brundage Scholarships available Nov 29, 2016 1:00 pm164 views University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 2017-18 Avery Brundage Scholarship competition. 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. celebration ponders ‘challenging times’ Jan 6, 2017 3:15 pm522 views With a theme of “Pursuing the Dream in Challenging Times,” the 2017 communitywide celebration of the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. includes a half-dozen events throughout Champaign and Urbana. 2018-19 Avery Brundage scholarships available Nov 13, 2017 11:15 am345 views University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 2018-19 Avery Brundage Scholarship competition. Scholarship applications can be submitted online. The deadline for submission is Feb. 6. 2020 Ebert Symposium to explore changing times in film, media Oct 1, 2020 8:45 am576 views Films and the media industry in changing times will be the subject of this year’s online Ebert Symposium, on Oct. 8 and two later dates, with filmmakers, media professionals and academics part of the discussion. Participants will explore the effects of the pandemic, the racial justice movement and other factors on the media industry, documentary filmmaking and media representation. 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceled Mar 12, 2020 5:00 pm1611 views This year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been canceled due to concerns related to the coronavirus. 2021 Roger Ebert's Film Festival moved to September Aug 10, 2020 1:45 pm1609 views The 2021 edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been moved to early September due to uncertainties related to COVID-19. 20th Ebert Film Fest adds ‘The Big Lebowski’ to lineup, with ‘The Dude’ as guest Mar 29, 2018 9:30 am1006 views “The Big Lebowski” is coming to the 20th annual “Ebertfest,” along with the man who inspired the movie’s central character, “The Dude,” as a guest. 20th Ebert Film Fest to open with ‘The Fugitive’ and feature guest Ava DuVernay Mar 9, 2018 4:45 pm768 views The 20th Ebert Film Festival will open with "The Fugitive" and feature Ava DuVernay, the director of the Oscar-nominated "Selma" and "The 13th," among its guests. 25th Annual CAS Lecture: Can We Feed and Fuel the World from Crops by 2050? Oct 8, 2015 9:15 am31 views Stephen P. Long, the Center for Advanced Study Professor of Plant Biology will deliver the 25th Annual CAS Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Knight Auditorium at Spurlock Museum. Long’s topic is “Feeding and Fueling the World from Crops: Will it be Possible by 2050?” 5K Road Race for Animals to benefit A Pet’s Place and Wildlife Medical Clinic Oct 15, 2015 8:45 am58 views Omega Tau Sigma, the professional veterinary fraternity, will host the 5K Road Race for Animals on Oct 25. Participants may run or walk, with or without a dog. AAUP hosts April 14 workshop on achieving tenure and promotion policies and procedures Mar 31, 2016 9:15 am30 views The Urbana chapter of the American Association of University Professors is sponsoring a workshop dealing with tenure and promotion issues. “Achieving Tenure and Promotion Policies and Procedures at UIUC” will be 2:30-4 p.m. April 14 at 314 B Illini Union. AAUP hosts open meeting with former Gov. Jim Edgar on May 10 May 5, 2016 9:00 am51 views The U. of I. chapter of the American Association of University Professors will host an open meeting with former Gov. Jim Edgar from 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 10 in the General Lounge of the Illini Union Room 210. Abbott Power Plant hosts open house Nov. 6 Oct 22, 2015 9:15 am53 views Energizing the U. of I. since 1941, Abbott Power Plant provides safe, reliable, environmentally compliant and cost-effective energy to support the mission of the university. Abbott Power Plant stack to be dismantled ahead of gas boiler upgrades Apr 19, 2017 2:30 pm300 views Abbott Power Plant’s 77-year-old south stack will be taken down in much the same way it went up, one piece at a time. Crews this month began preparations to disassemble the 197-foot concrete stack at the plant, located on the U. of I. campus at 1117 S. Oak St. The work is expected to end this summer. Academy executive featured in Ebert Symposium on media representation Oct 29, 2020 9:30 am461 views The chief operating officer for the academy that awards the Oscars will be a featured guest for a discussion of inclusion and equity in the media, part of this year’s online Ebert Symposium. ACES offers alumni opportunity to bring youth to ‘college’ Mar 24, 2016 9:00 am28 views Alumni of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to register to attend ACES Family Academies with their young Illini fans ages 8 to 13. The one-and-a-half-day event will take place July 7-8. Additional films and guests announced for 2016 ‘Ebertfest’ Feb 25, 2016 9:15 am376 views Five additional films and a list of special guests have been added to the lineup for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ April 13-17 at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign and the U. of I. Advanced Material Characterization Workshop June 7-8 May 5, 2016 9:00 am35 views The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory will host the 10th annual Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop at the Urbana campus June 7-8. This workshop provides a critical, comparative and condensed overview of major analytical techniques for materials characterization with emphasis on practical applications. Agencies to launch statewide mobile firefighting training resources Jan 7, 2019 1:15 pm200 views The Illinois Fire Service Institute, part of the U. of I., will host a ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. on the IFSI training grounds in Champaign. The event, held in cooperation with the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, will officially release four mobile trailers containing equipment essential for firefighting skills training. AgReach, a new international agricultural extension program, begins at Illinois Dec 5, 2016 2:15 pm157 views A new program for worldwide agricultural development kicked off Nov. 30 at Illinois. AgReach was welcomed by a West African drum performance and introduced by professor Alex Winter-Nelson, representing the agricultural and consumer economics department in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. A worldwide smallholder farming initiative, AgReach closes gaps in agrisystems so that smallholder farmers thrive. Paul McNamara, an economist and a professor at Illinois, leads the initiative and the team of 18 professionals based at Illinois and in some of the poorest countries in the world, including Sierra Leone, Malawi and Bangladesh. With more than 20 years of experience in agricultural economics and development, McNamara founded AgReach to continue building the $22 million development portfolio composed of projects that have improved the quality of farming in more than 50 countries. “One thing notable about the AgReach program is the mix of disciplines and the breadth of experience among the team,” said Kim Kidwell, the College of ACES dean. “People are a key ingredient in any well-functioning and impactful extension program, and in a relatively short amount of time, the AgReach team has assembled a world-class group of development professionals and scholars to implement its program of capacity development and action-oriented research.” Initiated by the Modernizing Agriculture and Extension Services in 2012, AgReach builds upon other programs including the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services and the Malawi Strengthening Agriculture and Nutrition Extension Services Project, both housed at Illinois. More information may be found online. All Employee Expo scheduled for Oct. 20 Oct 8, 2015 9:15 am38 views Do you have a work-related question that doesn’t have a simple answer? Are you unsure of which office to contact? Representatives from campus, community and affiliated organizations will provide information about benefits, services, programs and other related topics at the All Employee Expo. Allerton sponsors Winter Wellness Walks Dec 19, 2016 3:45 pm60 views The University of Illinois’ Allerton Park will be holding illuminated Winter Wellness Walks Tuesdays-Saturdays from 5-8 p.m. until Jan. 16. The free walk runs from the mansion parking lot through the Avenue of the Formal Gardens and the Brick Wall Garden to the Visitor Center. Amazon to open new pickup location at the Illini Union Bookstore Jul 13, 2016 8:00 am890 views Amazon has announced an agreement with the U. of I. to open Amazon@Illinois, a staffed pickup location in the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign. The first Amazon pickup location in the state of Illinois, Amazon@Illinois offers the campus community a place to pick up and return Amazon orders. A mild January in Illinois Feb 3, 2017 10:30 am181 views The statewide average temperature in January was 31.4 degrees, 5 degrees above normal, and the 14th-warmest January on record, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. Annual beginning teacher conference adds boot camp for new alumni Jun 27, 2016 8:00 am305 views 2016 graduates of the U. of I. teacher preparation programs who will begin their first teaching jobs this fall are invited to take part in a boot camp offered June 30-July 1, including joint sessions with the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative's Beginning Teacher Conference. Annual new teacher induction, mentoring conference to be Feb. 21-22 Feb 13, 2017 9:45 am314 views Helping early career teachers improve their instructional practices while fostering skills and relationships that promote professional development are the foci of the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative’s upcoming Induction and Mentoring Conference. Applications and nominations being accepted for IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities Feb 4, 2016 9:00 am35 views The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities is soliciting submissions and nominations for the IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities for the 2015-16 academic year. Applications for civil service employees and dependent scholarships available Mar 3, 2016 9:00 am34 views Applications for civil service employees and dependent scholarships are available electronically through the staff human resources home page. Applications open for Alternative Academic Career Pre-Doctoral Workshops Jul 27, 2016 4:15 pm69 views Applications for the 2017 Alternative Academic Career Summer Workshops for Pre-Doctoral Students in the Humanities – an initiative of the Humanities Without Walls consortium – are now available at the HWW website. These workshops will showcase opportunities beyond the walls of the academy in an uncertain academic job climate. They are a continuation of a workshop series offered in 2015 and 2016 in conjunction with the Chicago Humanities Festival for students from HWW member institutions. In 2017, HWW will sponsor its first national summer workshop for graduate students interested in learning about careers outside of the academy and/or the tenure track system. Applications to work with EJP at Danville Correctional Center due Oct. 1 Sep 10, 2015 9:30 am30 views Each fall and spring, the Education Justice Project accepts applications from faculty and staff members, graduate students and community members who wish to participate in the programming at the Danville Correctional Center, a medium-high security men’s state prison. The project instructors are unpaid volunteers. Apply for Center for Advanced Study research appointments by Oct. 4 Sep 16, 2016 10:45 am24 views Each year, faculty members are invited to submit scholarly and creative proposals for consideration by the Center for Advanced Study’s permanent professors. Faculty members with winning proposals are appointed associates (tenured) or fellows (untenured) and are awarded one semester of release time to pursue their projects in the coming year. Apply for Center for Advanced Study research appointments by Oct. 7 Sep 17, 2015 9:30 am19 views Each year, faculty members are invited to submit scholarly and creative proposals for consideration by the Center for Advanced Study’s permanent professors. April showers prompted continued flood concerns in Illinois May 6, 2019 2:15 pm60 views A wet April extended the trend for above-average precipitation in Illinois. This year was the seventh-wettest December-to-April period on record, according to Brian Kerschner, a spokesperson for the Illinois State Climatologist Office at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. April was second-coldest on record in Illinois May 2, 2018 11:45 am72 views The statewide average temperature in April was 44.7 degrees, 7.9 degrees below normal, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. It was the second-coldest April on record, dating back to 1895, and beaten only by 43.1 degrees set in April 1907. Arbor Day Celebration is April 29 Apr 28, 2016 9:00 am43 views Facilities and Services and the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment will host an Arbor Day celebration from noon to 1 p.m. April 29, on the Quad near Noyes Laboratory. Arbor Day celebration to recognize 2016 Tree Campus USA distinction Apr 24, 2017 3:45 pm34 views Students, faculty members, staff and visitors to the U. of I. campus can grab a shovel and help plant one of five new trees Friday, April 28, on National Arbor Day. Arboretum's Family Fall Festival to be held on Oct. 13 Oct 9, 2001 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A day of family fun will take place Saturday (Oct. 13) during the Family Fall Festival at the University of Illinois Arboretum. Children and adults can enjoy a variety of activities, contests and exhibits while learning more about horticulture. Architect selected for Nesbitt Center construction project Dec 7, 2016 12:15 pm929 views A Chicago-based architecture firm led by an Illinois alumna has been selected to design the rebuilt Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. Architecture students to document the historic Schweikher House Sep 7, 2016 3:15 pm157 views This fall, U. of I. graduate students in the School of Architecture's recording historic buildings seminar will prepare drawings and other documentation on the historic Paul Schweikher House in Schaumburg, Illinois, for the Historic American Buildings Survey. Archivist discusses first African American chemistry PhD May 10, 2019 2:45 pm367 views Illinois alumnus St. Elmo Brady was the first African American to obtain a doctorate in chemistry in the U.S. He received his degree in 1916 for work completed at Noyes Laboratory and continued his career as a professor of chemistry at historically black colleges and universities. Brady was recently honored for his accomplishment by the American Chemical Society through the designation of a national historic chemical landmark. Area agencies to conduct hazmat drill on campus July 27 Jul 25, 2016 2:45 pm147 views A hazardous materials drill will take place on the University of Illinois campus July 27 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Ariel Waldman presents ‘Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ on March 1 Feb 25, 2016 9:00 am72 views The University Library will host Ariel Waldman, who will give a lecture titled “Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy” at 4 p.m. March 1 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. A reception will follow. Art at the Y presents ‘Behind Closed Doors-No More’ Oct 22, 2015 9:00 am30 views The University YMCA will present the “Behind Closed Doors No-More” exhibition series, displaying linocuts and quilts by Elzbieta (Elka) Kazmierczak. The exhibition opens at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Y’s Murphy Gallery, followed by a gallery talk with Kazmierczak at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Art at the Y presents ‘Growing Community’ Apr 21, 2016 9:00 am26 views Art at the Y presents “Growing Community,” a collection of photographs that document the work of several local community efforts to grow healthy food close to home and to make it accessible to everyone. Art at the Y presents ‘Transformation of Being’ Mar 3, 2016 9:00 am48 views The University YMCA announces the upcoming Art at the Y exhibition "Transformation of Being,” which will feature the paintings of Oscar Luis Martínez. Artist in residence: Coach Bob Zuppke Oct 21, 2016 1:15 pm279 views Many know Robert Zuppke (1879-1957) as Illinois’ longest-serving football coach, whose teams won or tied for four national championships and seven conference championships between 1913 and 1941. But he also was an in-demand motivational speaker, a syndicated sports writer, co-author of a popular sports comic strip and an accomplished and prolific artist. Art of Science 7.0: Images show the beauty of research Apr 11, 2017 9:30 am208 views Artistically enhanced research images from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology will be shown at the Art of Science 7.0 exhibit. Astronomy department hosts first open house April 23 Apr 21, 2016 9:00 am38 views The U. of I. astronomy department will host its first open house April 23, telling guests to stop by the campus Observatory, 901 S. Mathews Ave., anytime between 1- 5 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.