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  • Citizen Police Academy accepting applications

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The Champaign County Citizen Police Academy is accepting applications for the 16th session, which will begin Sept. 12.

  • Arboretum's Family Fall Festival to be held on Oct. 13

    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.

  • Library hosts third annual Library Research Showcase Nov. 10

    The University Library invites the campus community to a Library Research Showcase from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Main Library. Library faculty members and academic professionals will present their research, which impacts a wide variety of library services as well as the global library and information science profession and other scholarly fields.

  • IPRH accepting proposals for annual fellowships through Dec. 4

    Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities is accepting proposals for the 2016-17 IPRH fellowship year, which has announced the theme of “Publics.” The deadline for proposals is Dec. 4.

  • IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities application deadline is 5 p.m. March 15

    The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has recognized outstanding humanities research in numerous ways since its inception. The IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities celebrates excellence in humanities scholarship at the U. of I.

  • Champaign County Citizen Police Academy accepting applications for enrollment

    Champaign County Citizen Police Academy accepting applications for enrollment

  • Final MCORE Project designs to be presented at Sept. 17 open house

    A transit boarding island on Green Street, reconfigured Illini Union vehicle entrance and parking, all-way pedestrian crossing and protected bicycle lanes are some of the new features to be developed by the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project starting in 2016.

  • Penny Chisholm public lecture will open Woese Symposium

    Penny Chisholm, a professor of environmental studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will kick off the upcoming weekend symposium hosted by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology with a free public lecture. No registration is necessary.

  • Soil moisture rises the second week of September

    Soil moisture levels rose across Illinois the second week of September as the state saw increased rainfall and cooler soil temperatures.

  • U. of I., Dow AgroSciences celebrate opening of innovation facility at Research Park

    The U. of I. and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, announced the Sept. 28 grand opening of the Dow AgroSciences Innovation Center in the Research Park on the Urbana campus.

  • Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar: Luthey-Schulten to present Nov. 5

    Zaida “Zan” Luthey-Schulten, a part-time faculty member in the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, will present “Stochastic Simulations of Cellular Processes: From Single Cells to Colonies.” The lecture will begin at noon Nov. 5 in Room 1005 of the Beckman Institute as part of the Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar. Lunch will be provided.

  • Miraftab and Robinson discuss ‘Mobilities’ at Uncorked and On Topic

    Mobility has long been associated with success, power and adaptability. However, relocation of families, neighborhoods or whole ethnic groups has often been a matter of necessity or hardship. The College of Fine and Applied Arts will address how the worlds of art, culture and commerce have been marked by recent or historical migrations at Uncorked and On Topic at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Tryon Festival Theatre foyer at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Educational Technology Leadership Summit will be Dec. 9

    The Educational Technology Leadership Summit will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9 at the I Hotel and Conference Center. The summit will bring state educational leaders to the U. of I. to participate in a unique professional learning opportunity on educational technology.


  • University Primary School to host open house

    University Primary School will host an open house Oct. 13 and 14. Prospective families, researchers and community members may observe the preschool in action from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Oct. 3 drive-in movie fundraiser to support Wildlife Medical Clinic

    Supporters of the U. of I. Wildlife Medical Clinic will host a fundraiser at the Harvest Moon Drive-In Oct. 3 for a viewing of “How to Train Your Dragon.”

  • Boneyard Creek Community Day begins its second decade of protecting local waterways

    Registration is now open for the 11th annual Boneyard Creek Community Day. The event, to be held Saturday, April 23, encourages the public to help protect local waterways through cleanup and educational activities.

  • Citizen Police Academy starts April 14

    The Police Training Institute is again offering the Citizen Police Academy, an educational program that allows area residents to learn about issues faced by those in law enforcement. The academy begins April 14, with graduation June 16.

  • Staff Advisory Council seeks nominations

    The Staff Advisory Council seeks nominations for one representative from Equal Employment Opportunity Group 5 (clerical-secretarial) and one representative from Equal Employment Opportunity Groups 1 and 3 (executive-administrative-managerial). These representatives will serve a four-year term beginning July 1.

  • Renowned professor of medicine to discuss advance care planning

    Bernard Hammes, a professor of medicine, will speak on advance care planning from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Presence Covenant Medical Center auditorium, 1400 W. Park St., Urbana. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy to talk about land reforms in Africa

    The Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy will hold the event titled “Land Reforms in West and Central Africa: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Empowerment of Local Communities."

  • Young Baroque Artists Winners Showcase is March 13

    The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana celebrates the artistry of area young people during its spring concert.

  • Technology Services hosts IT Power Plant Town Hall Sept. 22

    Faculty and staff members and students are invited to discuss the future of campus information technology at the IT Power Plant Town Hall from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in Illini Union Room C.

  • KAM lecture looks at race and art

    A Los Angeles-based artist will discuss how race is represented in art in a lecture this evening, Oct. 8, at Krannert Art Museum. Ken Gonzales-Day, a professor of art and humanities at Scripps College, will speak at 5:30 p.m. The title of his lecture is "Interruption and Absence: A History of Lynching (Latinos) and How It Changed What I Think About Contemporary Art."

  • Biological Conference at the Materials Research Lab will be Nov. 4-5

    The fourth annual MRL Biological Conference will be Nov. 4 and 5 at the Materials Research Laboratory. The laboratory offers an array of characterization tools, which enable a wide range of structural research in biological and advanced materials systems. To further educate current and future facility users in the number of options available to them, this workshop is devoted to biological inquiry and applications.

  • There’s still time to nominate a deserving civil service staff member

    The deadline is nearing for the annual Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award. This program is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the U. of I. by members of the staff.

  • ‘Experience the Hops’ at Allerton Park and Retreat Center

    Allerton Park and Retreat Center will host a winter weekend seminar on topics related to beer and brewing from 1 p.m. Feb. 27 to noon Feb. 28.

  • ‘Plants in Silico' symposium and workshop to be a paradigm shift in plant modeling

    Registration is now open for the “Plants in Silico” symposium and workshop, which will bring together leaders in the fields of computation, mathematics, plant sciences, data visualization and molecular, cellular, organ-level and ecosystem modeling.

  • Become an environmental champion

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award, the nation’s longest-running state environmental awards program.

  • Forest governance expert to speak April 8

    Benjamin Cashore, a professor of environmental governance and political science with the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, will speak on campus April 8. The Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy program is sponsoring the event.

  • Summit on Online Education is Oct. 14

    The campus will host its fifth annual Summit on Online Education on Oct. 14 with Johns Hopkins University professor, author and New York Times higher education columnist Kevin Carey as the keynote speaker.

  • 2015-16 online courses offered Dec. 21-Jan. 15

    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.

  • Technology Services to perform maintenance on campus network Oct. 23

    Technology Services will perform maintenance to the campus network on Friday morning, Oct. 23, beginning at 3 a.m. The work is expected to take 15 to 20 minutes, but maintenance could potentially continue until 5 a.m. 

  • Holiday Toy Drive provides chance for local and university communities to give back

    The Illini Union’s Office of Volunteer Programs will host its annual Holiday Toy Drive through Dec. 9, with a goal of collecting 1,000 presents.

  • January in Illinois presented wild temperature swings

    Illinois temperatures in January showed some very large swings in which the highs and lows tended to cancel each other out, with a monthly temperature of 26.7 degrees, or just 0.3 degrees above average, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, of the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois.

  • Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar scheduled for Dec. 3

    John Erdman, a professor emeritus of food science and human nutrition and a part-time faculty member in the Bioacoustics Research Laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, will present the next Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar at noon Dec. 3. 

  • Competition to celebrate diversity of graduate student research

    The Scholarly Commons of the University Library and the Graduate College are partnering to host The Image of Research, a competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of graduate student research at the U. of I.

  • Saturday lectures explain engineering in everyday terms

    Saturday Engineering for Everyone is an open and free lecture series aimed at non-engineers of all backgrounds who are interested in learning about engineering.

  • Illinois has warmer, drier soils in mid-April

    Warmer weather in the second week of April brought warmer and drier soils, according to Jennie Atkins, a manager for the Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program at the Illinois State Water Survey.

  • Apply for Center for Advanced Study research appointments by Oct. 7

    Each year, faculty members are invited to submit scholarly and creative proposals for consideration by the Center for Advanced Study’s permanent professors.

  • iSEE to host many events during Sustainability Week 2015

    The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment will host an array of events during Sustainability Week, Oct. 19-23.


  • Library guides available for Krannert Center performances

    Would you like to enhance your experience when attending performances at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts? Patrons may use monthly guides provided by the Music and Performing Arts Library to learn more about the performers and works being performed through materials in the library's collections. 

  • University of Illinois Wind Symphony presents Halloween concert

    The University of Illinois Wind Symphony will present its “Orange and Boo” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in Foellinger Great Hall in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

  • BACH to perform Messiah sing-along Nov. 29

    The Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana will perform a Messiah sing-along at 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at the First Baptist Church at Savoy, 1602 S. Prospect Avenue, Savoy.

  • CDC issues travel alert for countries where Zika virus is prevalent

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert to highlight countries where the Zika virus is prevalent.

  • Illinois takes climate leadership role as chancellor signs Resilience Commitment

    The U. of I. took on a leadership role to more actively respond to global climate change when Interim Chancellor Barb Wilson signed Second Nature’s Climate Resilience Commitment on Feb. 9.

  • IPRH lecture on interdisciplinary collaboration innovation is April 22

    Anne Balsamo, the dean of the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York City, will speak on campus April 22 about the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in innovation.

  • Campuswide survey for December 2015 graduates seeks feedback on ‘first destinations’

    The U. of I.’s campuswide outcomes survey is now available for December 2015 graduates earning a bachelor’s degree. Faculty members are asked to encourage graduates to respond to the survey, which asks about employment, continued education and other next steps after graduation. Graduates can access their unique survey links online.

  • Education Justice Project accepting applications for teaching

    Since 2008, the Education Justice Project, a unit of the College of Education, has offered for-credit courses and other programs to incarcerated men at the Danville Correctional Center, a men’s medium-security prison.

  • McGuire and Uihlein discuss ‘Mega’ at Uncorked and On Topic

    The College of Fine and Applied Arts will present its final Uncorked and On Topic event of this academic year at 5:15 p.m. April 14 in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Tryon Festival Theatre foyer.

  • Cans Across the Quad food drive is Sept. 29

    The Office of Volunteer Programs is sponsoring the eighth annual Cans Across the Quad food drive Sept. 29 in conjunction with National Hunger Action Month. Registered student organizations, campus units and people from the university and community are encouraged to participate.