blog postsCampus forum to look at public universities' role in educational equityJan 16, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Are public research universities still serving the public interest? Are low-income and minority students losing access? What are the consequences as these schools become more selective and competitive?Slavery, science, theater among topics in lecture series at IllinoisFeb 13, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --- Global slavery, the role of serendipity in scientific research, and an all-female Japanese theater troupe are on the schedule of talks and performances this spring sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois atSchools visiting U. of I. to recruit teachers on annual placement dayMar 2, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Schools in Brooklyn, Denver and Los Angeles, as well as Green Bay, Wis.; Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Palm Springs, Calif., will be among those looking for new teachers on Thursday (March 3) at the annual Teacher Placement Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.On the reforms needed in teacher educationMar 4, 2010 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... Mary Kalantzis, the dean of the College of EducationLocal school, U. of I. professor, part of anti-bully film debuting March 28Mar 18, 2008 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It started with an Australian filmmaker, Chris Faull, who had produced short films with Australian children, telling about their experience with bullying. Then came a connection with U.S. researchers on the topic, one of them Dorothy Espelage at the University of Illinois.Teacher Placement Day on April 5 to draw school districts from 27 states and six foreign countriesMar 29, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. New and veteran teachers, from both the University of Illinois and the community, will be shopping for jobs at schools from around the country and around the world April 5 (Thursday) at the UIs annual Teacher Placement Day.Keeping and developing new teachers focus of conferenceApr 20, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Educators from around the state will gather in Champaign early next week to trade ideas and experience on how to keep and develop new teachers.Laser light show machine teaches students math, computer programmingApr 20, 2018 8:00 am0 views Laser light shows are no longer just the stage dressing for rock concerts. They’re also a fun way for local middle school students to learn the fundamentals of mathematics from educators and scientists at the University of Illinois.How can graduating seniors best prepare for the job market?May 8, 2006 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... Brandon J. Bute, assistant director of the campus Career CenterTeachers, principals to take part in Chancellor's Academy at U. of I.Jul 27, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Forty-two local teachers and 28 school principals are expected to attend the second Chancellor's Academy, starting Monday (July 31).How universities became the 'balancing wheel' for fluctuating state budgetsOct 6, 2009 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... education professor Jennifer A. DelaneyLaw School Day offers opportunities for students to talk to 86 law schoolsOct 10, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 16 (Monday).Disabilities symposium to look at futureNov 13, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. President Clinton signed another landmark disability act, known as "Ticket to Work." What might come next, whoever is president, will be just one of the topics at the "Symposium on Disability and Equality: Strategies for Success" this Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 16-18) at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.Among continuing education offerings is a trip to ItalyJan 28, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Members of the community can explore topics as diverse as opera, terrorism, flower gardens and the detective novel in programs to be offered this spring and summer by the Office of Continuing Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. One opera program features a 10-day trip in July to Verona, Italy, for an opera festival.U. of I. project examining applied baccalaureate degree programsFeb 9, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - President Barack Obama, in his 2011 State of the Union address, said that postsecondary education is critical to the U.S. economic recovery, and reiterated his goal that 55 percent of 25-34 year-old Americans hold associate degrees or higher degrees by 2025.Quality teachers the focus of statewide conference in SpringfieldFeb 24, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's a central premise of the "No Child Left Behind" Act and proven in numerous studies: Quality teachers influence student learning perhaps more than any other factor. Yet up to half of new teachers, including many highly qualified teachers, leave the profession within their first five years.Recruiters to come to campus March 30 for Teacher Placement DayMar 28, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New and veteran teachers, from both the University of Illinois and the community, will be shopping for jobs at schools from around the country Thursday (March 30) at the UI's annual Teacher Placement Day.Research questions belief that private schools are better than publicsApr 7, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students do better in private schools, according to common wisdom - and some well-regarded data now more than two decades old.Educators to share how to keep, train, mentor new teachersApr 10, 2002 9:00 am1 views Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education, 893-4921.Annual teacher placement day Thursday to draw fewer recruitersApr 15, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Even as many schools face tightening budgets, their recruiters will be out in force Thursday (April 17) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for the annual Teacher Placement Day.Learning outcomes in higher education the topic of May 4 talk at U. of I.Apr 25, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The assessment of college knowledge - what students have learned during their time on campus - has been moved to the forefront in many discussions on the future of higher education.Will the next economic bust be caused by student loans?May 15, 2012 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Angela Lyons, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics and the director of the Center for Economic and Financial EducationK-12 teachers, administrators build computer skills June 12-16Jun 7, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- More than 200 Illinois teachers and administrators will be building up their computer and Internet skills at eight locations June 12-16 through summer institutes organized by the University of Illinois College of Education.Aspiring lawyers to get information at Law School DayAug 13, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Sept. 19.Professor sees inequity, little change, in post-Katrina school reformAug 23, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Can a devastating flood set the stage for the transformation of a school system?Statewide initiative aims for support for all new Illinois teachersSep 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New teachers in Illinois will get help where they need it, and access to mentoring from veteran and National Board Certified teachers. Administrators will get advice on supporting new teachers during their first crucial years in the classroom.Should 'No Child Left Behind' be reauthorized?Sep 11, 2007 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... education professor Lizanne DeStefanoPasses for Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1Oct 19, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the ninth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, to be held April 25-29 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Authority on African-American families to speak Nov. 12Nov 5, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Robert B. Hill, a nationally known authority on African-American families, will speak on "Understanding Black Families: Strengths and Challenges" in a lecture Nov. 12 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Early start on college possible in 50 states, but results unclearNov 17, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - College is becoming a requirement for more and more jobs.TransAfrica leader to give keynote speech at weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. symposiumJan 17, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Randall Robinson, an internationally known advocate for human rights, executive director of TransAfrica and TransAfrica Forum, and author of last year's "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks," will be speaking at the University of Illinois this Thursday (Jan. 18).New Illinois teachers are focus of statewide conference in SpringfieldFeb 19, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Keeping quality teachers in Illinois classrooms will be the agenda for a statewide conference Feb. 27-28 in Springfield, Ill., expected to draw more than 350 educators and policymakers.Media invited to view, experience training at Fire Service InstituteMar 21, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Members of the news media will have an opportunity on March 26 to view and experience aspects of the training given to thousands of firefighters and emergency personnel every year at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.Former HHS administrator to speak on welfare reform March 29Mar 26, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Peter Edelman was a high-level administrator in the Department of Health and Human Services in 1996 when Bill Clinton signed legislation to reform the welfare system.Nurturing new teachers focus of two-day conference April 10-11Apr 5, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Finding the best ways to nurture new teachers early in their careers -- giving them confidence and expertise, getting them certified, and keeping them in the profession -- will be the topic of a two-day conference in Champaign next week.Teachers at 11 schools will learn new computer and Internet skills in summer institutesJun 12, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. .Almost 450 Illinois educators will be learning new computer and Internet skills this summer through weeklong institutes at 11 sites in Illinois.Teachers learn to integrate technology into classes during weeklong workshopsJun 21, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. More than 1,200 Illinois educators have upgraded their computer skills during the past four summers through a weeklong institute called "A Moveable Feast."How do you keep kids reading throughout the summer?Jul 8, 2008 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... education professor Violet HarrisStatewide initiative aims for support for all new Illinois teachersAug 15, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New teachers in Illinois will get help where they need it, and access to mentoring from veteran and National Board Certified teachers. Administrators will get advice on supporting new teachers during their first crucial years in the classroom.Illinois part of new center bringing engineering into high schoolsSep 13, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - High school students in technology education courses will start thinking more like engineers if a new $10 million National Science Foundation grant, involving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has the desired effect.Continuing Education offers wide range of personal and professional enrichment programsSep 15, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- People who want to learn to write for magazines, learn to canoe, or explore "The Creation" will have opportunities this fall through the University of Illinois. So will would-be photographers, those wanting to learn how to handle holiday stress, and people who'd like to explore Allerton Park, near Monticello.Law School Day to take place Oct. 8 at the U. of I.Sep 17, 2008 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 8.Book Corner: How to achieve balance in your lifeOct 21, 2010 9:00 am2 views Juggling the demands of being a faculty member, as well as trying to find time for yourself and family and friends can seem overwhelming. "The Joyful Professor" (Henschel Haus, 2010), by Barbara Minsker, a professor of environmental and water resources systems engineering, provides tips for balancing the many roles of researcher, teacher, coach and mentor, while maintaining a healthy personal life.Black women and civil rights the focus of talks and film at U. of I.Oct 30, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The role of black women in civil rights and in 20th-century black history will be the focus of three presentations on Nov. 8 and 9 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Conference to give underrepresented students a taste of collegeNov 14, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - About 250 Champaign and Urbana students will get a taste of college and help preparing for it in an all-day event Friday (Nov. 18) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Fewer college students are graduating on time, and it's costing plentyDec 8, 2010 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Jennifer Delaney, a professor of educational organization and leadershipPoverty in local community the subject of Feb. 10 education forumJan 24, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Poverty and its influence on children, schools and the Champaign-Urbana community - and finding new strategies to address it - will be the topic of a two-part forum on Feb. 10 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Parents can explore new STEM magnet school at panel discussion Feb. 16Feb 4, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Parents of preschoolers who want to explore and ask questions about the opportunities available at the new Booker T. Washington Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics magnet elementary school in Champaign are invited to a panel discussion Feb. 16 (Wednesday) on the University of Illinois campus.University and local schools start new summer academy for teachersJun 3, 2005 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Teachers in several Champaign and Urbana public schools will have a new opportunity for professional development starting this summer, as a result of a partnership between local school districts and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Illinois teachers attend statewide institutes on technology, teachingJun 16, 2005 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - About 400 Illinois teachers and administrators are going to school this summer, the first of them this week (June 13-17), to upgrade their technology and teaching skills at seven sites throughout the state.