blog postsYouTube co-founder to be commencement speaker at IllinoisMar 27, 2007 9:00 am121 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jawed Karim, an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a co-founder of YouTube, a popular video-sharing Web site, will be the speaker at the 136th U. of I. Commencement on May 13 (Sunday). He will speak at the 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies at Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.Youth music camps offer diverse learning, performance opportunitiesJun 19, 2009 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Like the swallows that migrate annually to a certain mission in California, flocks of budding young music-makers are once again congregating on the University of Illinois campus.Woodstock, vampires, animation and politics all part of 2009 'Ebertfest'Mar 27, 2009 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The films will run from the strikingly visual to hard luck reality at the 11th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, April 22-26 in Champaign-Urbana.Wilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateFeb 13, 2017 10:00 am2153 views Currently the dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John Wilkin will become the interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate effective Feb. 18.White House invites Education Justice Project director to prison reform discussionApr 28, 2016 8:00 am1122 views University of Illinois faculty member Rebecca Ginsburg is among a small group of college and university leaders invited to participate in an upcoming roundtable discussion on prison reform at the White House.White House chief of staff to be commencement speakerApr 25, 2011 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - William M. Daley, the new White House chief of staff, will be the speaker at the 140th U. of I. Commencement on May 15.'We Care' campaign aims to increase awareness of sexual misconduct resourcesAug 25, 2015 10:00 am184 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is launching a campaign to increase awareness of the resources available at the University and in the Champaign-Urbana community for everyone affected by sexual violence.Visual cultures expert to discuss how arts are influencing globalizationOct 7, 2009 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Irit Rogoff, a professor of visual cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, will discuss how the arts are influencing globalization and are producing unexpected cultural phenomena and new knowledge during a lecture Thursday (Oct. 8) at Levis Faculty Center at the University of Illinois.Veteran U. of I. police officer Jeff Christensen chosen as chief of departmentJun 5, 2012 9:00 am703 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jeff Christensen, the interim chief of the University of Illinois Police Department, has been chosen to be the next police chief, pending approval of the board of trustees at its July 18-19 meeting in Chicago.Variety of photo opportunities for graduating U. of I. students announcedMay 8, 2013 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Graduating University of Illinois students will have plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with the Alma Mater sculpture - even though it sits halfway across the state in a conservatory, undergoing extensive restoration.Urbana campus student treated for meningitisOct 14, 2017 2:15 pm252 views Health staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are following up with others who may have been in close contact with a student who is hospitalized for treatment of meningococcal meningitis.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 10, 2013 9:45 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The faculty members will be honored at a campus reception Tuesday (Sept. 10) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Levis Center, 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1451 views Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1601 views Seven Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 29, 2014 9:00 am150 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The faculty members will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.U. of I. well represented among winners at paralympics championshipsFeb 1, 2011 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Several athletes and recent graduates from the University of Illinois recently represented the U.S. at the 2011 International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships, taking home a number of medals in their various divisions. The competition was held Jan. 22-31 in Christchurch, New Zealand.U. of I. top choice among U.S. public schools for international studentsNov 15, 2011 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had the highest enrollment of international students of all public colleges and universities in the U.S. in 2010, according to a report released Monday by the Institute of International Education. Only the University of Southern California, a private school, had a higher enrollment of international students.U. of I. to host state finals of Science Olympiad April 25Apr 20, 2009 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held Saturday (April 25) at the University of Illinois.U. of I. students taking ride through civil rights history for spring breakMar 1, 2016 10:00 am727 views Almost 50 University of Illinois students will spend their spring break not on the beach, but on the bus, taking a 2,500-mile trip through key cities and sites significant in the history of civil rights for African-Americans. This will be the sixth year for the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.U. of I. students taking part in Fulbright summer study program in the UKJul 9, 2015 11:15 am79 views Three University of Illinois students are among the 61 college freshmen and sophomores nationwide awarded expenses-paid opportunities to study in the United Kingdom this summer.U. of I. students, recent graduates win Fulbright awardsMay 30, 2012 9:00 am145 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois students and recent graduates will be spending the 2012-13 academic year overseas pursuing fully funded research, studies or English teaching under Fulbright grants.U. of I. students, recent alumni named Fulbright ScholarsJul 16, 2013 9:00 am119 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Several University of Illinois students and recent alumni have been offered fully funded opportunities to research, study or teach English in other nations through the U.S. student Fulbright program.U. of I. student, recent graduate win awards for study abroadJun 24, 2009 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Emily Pinheiro, of Champaign, a junior at the University of Illinois, has been awarded a Boren Undergraduate Scholarship for study in Ecuador, and John P. Kim, of Evanston, a 2009 graduate of Illinois, has been awarded a Language Flagship Fellowship to study Korean in the recent National Security Education Program competition.U. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am1156 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.U. of I. student named Marshall ScholarNov 23, 2015 8:45 am1606 views U. of I. student Leah Matchett, of Grand Haven, Michigan, is one of more than 30 students from the United States selected as Marshall Scholars for postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom.U. of I. student in social work wins Truman ScholarshipMar 31, 2011 9:00 am51 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Stephanie Maldonado, a junior at the University of Illinois, has won a $30,000 Truman Scholarship. She is one of about 60 students chosen from 602 students nominated by U.S. colleges and universities.U. of I. student from Skokie, Ill., awarded prestigious Boren ScholarshipMay 8, 2013 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A University of Illinois student has been awarded a Boren Scholarship and will be spending the 2013-2014 academic year studying Korean language and culture in South Korea.U. of I. signing joint education agreement with Chinese universityOct 21, 2010 9:00 am71 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois will sign an agreement Oct. 25 with Zhejiang University in China, establishing a cooperative education "3+2" program in the fields of agricultural and biological engineering, and food sciences and human nutrition, both within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.U. of I. senior wins Gates Cambridge ScholarshipFeb 13, 2014 9:00 am148 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the recipients of this year's prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.U. of I. senior from Glenview, Ill., wins Gates Cambridge ScholarshipApr 6, 2009 9:00 am46 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the recipients of this year's prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarships.U. of I. scholars awarded fellowships from American Council of Learned SocietiesJul 24, 2015 11:15 am32 views A University of Illinois music professor and two U. of I. graduate students are among the 2015 fellowship recipients from the American Council of Learned Societies.U. of I. scholars, alumnus elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 24, 2013 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Phyllis M. Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Frederick E. Hoxie, Swanlund Professor of history at Illinois, have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. U. of I. alumnus Thomas Siebel also has been elected to the academy.U. of I. researcher wins $500,000 MacArthur AwardSep 22, 2009 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - John Rogers, the Lee J. Flory-Founder Chair in Engineering Innovation and a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois, has been named a 2009 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Rogers is among 24 fellows who will each receive $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years.U. of I. professor named to U.S. Census Bureau advisory committeeOct 6, 2014 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U.S. Census Bureau has named Julie A. Dowling, a University of Illinois professor of Latina and Latino studies, to its National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations.U. of I. professor named dean of College of Fine and Applied ArtsMay 25, 2012 9:00 am178 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Edward J. Feser, a former head of the department of urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois and currently a professor at Manchester Business School, in England, has been named dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Illinois.U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am770 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.U. of I. named to Green College Honor RollAug 15, 2013 10:00 am455 views The U. of I. has been named to The Princeton Review’s 2014 Green College Honor Roll. It marks Illinois’ first appearance on the list, which includes 22 schools that attained a perfect score of 99.U. of I. musicologist to receive Humboldt Award for lifetime achievementsJun 12, 2009 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois musicologist William Kinderman has been selected to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award.U. of I. humanities research program names fellowship award winnersMar 4, 2010 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six faculty members and eight graduate students from the Illinois campus have been awarded fellowships by the Ilinois Program for the Research in the Humanities for 2010-2011. The fellowships support research and writing over the coming academic year on topics proposed by the recipients.U. of I. humanities research program announces fellowship awardsApr 13, 2015 9:00 am63 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Seven faculty members and seven graduate students are recipients of Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year. The fellowships support research and writing on topics chosen by the fellowship recipients.U. of I. Homecoming celebration offers week of activitiesSep 28, 2009 9:00 am48 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 99th annual homecoming celebration at the University of Illinois kicks off with the iHelp volunteer project Friday (Oct. 2) through Sunday (Oct. 4).U. of I. Homecoming celebration offers week of activitiesSep 30, 2008 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Feel the 'NOIS!," the theme of the 98th annual homecoming celebration at the University of Illinois, starts with a Homecoming Kickoff on Saturday (Oct. 4) and Soccerfest on Sunday (Oct. 5).U. of I. Homecoming celebration offers week of activitiesOct 16, 2007 9:00 am62 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Orange Fever," the theme of the 97th annual homecoming celebration at the University of Illinois, starts with a Homecoming Kickoff and Soccerfest on Friday (Oct. 19) at the track and soccer stadium, between Fourth Street and Maryland Drive on Kirby Avenue, Champaign.U. of I. Homecoming 2015 activities will run from Oct. 18-24Oct 15, 2015 9:00 am300 views Activities for the 2015 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Homecoming, its 105th, take place Oct. 18 (Sunday) through Oct. 24 (Saturday).U. of I. historian Antoinette Burton wins Guggenheim FellowshipApr 15, 2010 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A University of Illinois professor specializing in the history of the British Empire has won a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.U. of I. graduate student wins gold medal in international championshipsJan 25, 2011 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Anjali Forber-Pratt, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, won the gold medal in the 200-meter race Tuesday, the fourth day of the 2011 International Paralympic Committee World Athletics Championships, in Christchurch, New Zealand.U. of I. graduate student wins $10,000 grant to conduct tinnitus researchMay 29, 2013 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jake Carpenter-Thompson, of Lake City, Mich., an M.D./Ph.D. student in neuroscience at the University of Illinois, is one of two graduate students nationwide awarded a research grant from the American Tinnitus Association.U. of I. graduate student in chemistry invited to Nobel laureates meetingMay 29, 2013 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Anna Jean Wirth, of Charlottesville, Va., a doctoral student in chemistry, has been selected to attend the 2013 Lindau meeting of Nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany, in June.U. of I. graduates to be together in outdoor ceremony on Saturday in May 2014Aug 15, 2013 9:00 am1 views Champaign will participate in commencement in one ceremony in May 2014.U. of I. graduate interested in high-speed rail named Luce ScholarFeb 26, 2013 9:00 am65 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois graduate student Samantha Chadwick is among 18 young scholars nationwide to be named a Luce Scholar for 2013-2014.