blog postsIllinois Commitment will help students from middle-income families attend IllinoisAug 27, 2018 8:30 am20983 views Through a combination of institutional, federal and state aid, including Pell Grants and Monetary Award Program grants, Illinois Commitment will provide financial awards to cover the tuition and campus fees for in-state students whose family income is less than $61,000, the current median family income in Illinois.August and December 2018 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 21, 2019 10:30 am16756 views The University of Illinois lists the 7,690 students named to the Dean's List in December, as well as the 2,909 December graduates and 1,385 August graduates.Class of 2022 sets records for enrollment, diversity, first-generation studentsSep 12, 2018 9:00 am12482 views Among the Top 10 in numbers in the U.S., the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s freshman class sets new high marks for students from underrepresented backgrounds and first-generation college students, as well as a 10-year high of Illinois residents. Carle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of studentsJul 3, 2018 10:00 am11725 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, welcomed its first class of 32 students July 2. A partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Carle Health System, the college aims to create a cohort of physician-innovators who exemplify the qualities of compassion, competence, curiosity and creativity. The students will receive full four-year tuition scholarships, privately funded, valued at more than $200,000 each.$25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for DesignOct 4, 2016 10:00 am11391 views The 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will cultivate interdisciplinary design thinking and will foster innovation in undergraduate and graduate curricula in multiple colleges.Graduates, Dean's List, Bronze Tablet honorees named for May 2019Aug 23, 2019 8:00 am10163 views The University of Illinois announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2019 spring semester. Actor and U. of I. alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speakerApr 25, 2017 3:30 pm9278 views Illinois alumnus and actor, humorist, author and woodworker Nick Offerman, best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC hit comedy series "Parks and Recreation," will be the U. of I.’s commencement speaker Saturday, May 13.Illinois physics professor named national Professor of the YearNov 19, 2015 8:30 am8691 views Mats Selen, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Larry Gies to deliver commencement addressMar 4, 2019 10:00 am8547 views Illinois alumnus and philanthropist Larry Gies will serve as the May 11 campuswide commencement speaker. Gies is the founder and CEO of Madison Industries, an international manufacturing company that is one of the largest privately held companies in the world. Li selected as dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 30, 2016 9:00 am8012 views Dr. King Li, a renowned researcher, educator, inventor and clinician in molecular imaging and radiology, will become the inaugural dean and chief academic officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine effective Oct. 1. August and December 2016 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 9, 2017 8:30 am7194 views The University of Illinois announced Dean’s List honorees – all 6,643 of them – and graduates from August and December 2016.Campus sets new marks for undergraduate enrollment, diversitySep 13, 2017 10:30 am6349 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reached record levels of undergraduate and total enrollment this semester, and also set high marks for diversity and first-generation representation in the freshman class.Entrepreneur, UI grad Max Levchin to deliver commencement addressMar 12, 2018 10:00 am6348 views Max Levchin, a U. of I. alumnus, co-founder of PayPal, former chairman of Yelp and currently the CEO and founder of the consumer-financing platform Affirm, will serve as the commencement speaker Saturday, May 12. Garrick selected campus's first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusionJun 11, 2019 10:00 am6172 views The U. of I. selected Sean Garrick to the new senior-level position of vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.New U. of I. license plate availableMar 26, 2019 8:15 am5715 views A new version of the U. of I. license plate is available starting today. The updated version, with the "block I" logo, will be mailed to current plate-holders at no charge to them. A portion of the license plate fee goes toward scholarships for in-state students with demonstrated need.Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural facultyMay 3, 2017 9:15 am5403 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members.U. of I. alumnus Jeff Huber, Grail CEO and ex-Google exec, is 2016 commencement speakerMar 31, 2016 8:15 am5361 views Illinois alumnus Jeff Huber, whose company is developing a revolutionary blood test to detect early stage cancer, will be the U. of I.'s commencement speaker on Saturday, May 14. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Stadium.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 28, 2018 8:00 am5341 views The Campus Honors Program announces the names of 159 freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars. Five Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 17, 2017 8:00 am4823 views Five faculty members have been named to the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list (previously known as the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list). The list recognizes “leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world."Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditationOct 16, 2017 12:00 am4709 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based medical school, has received preliminary acreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is recruiting students for its first class. Class of 2023 sets records for enrollment, diversity, excellenceSep 12, 2019 11:00 am4661 views The new freshman class at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the largest, most academically talented and most diverse in the history of the university.WWII spy to speak on campus Feb. 13Jan 23, 2019 10:00 am4576 views World War II French Jewish spy Marthe Cohn will speak in Krannert Center’s Great Hall at 6 p.m. Feb. 13.Illini Fest event paints Chicago orange and blueJul 2, 2019 11:00 am4533 views Illini Fest, a downtown festival planned for July 18 in Chicago’s Park Grill Plaza of Millennium Park, brings the university experience to the more than 150,000 Fighting Illini alumni living in Chicagoland.New center to accelerate quantum information science and engineeringOct 29, 2018 10:00 am4424 views The Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center is the centerpiece of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s $15 million investment in the emerging area of quantum information science and engineering.Scott R. White, pioneer of self-healing materials, has diedMay 31, 2018 10:45 am4344 views University of Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White, an innovator of self-healing and self-regulating materials, died Monday of cancer at age 55.Book celebrates planning, building of University of Illinois campusJun 22, 2017 10:45 am4313 views A new book, “An Illini Place – Building the University of Illinois Campus,” covers the history of the planning and building of the University of Illinois campus and why the campus looks the way it does.U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grantsJun 18, 2019 8:30 am4255 views Thirteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni accepted Fulbright grants for the upcoming academic year, providing opportunities for international educational, research and teaching experiences.The back story of the NY Times attorney and U of I grad whose letter went viralOct 19, 2016 2:45 pm4195 views A U. of I. journalism alumnus who is now the newsroom attorney for The New York Times got some unexpected online attention last week. The focus of that attention was his response to an open letter from Donald Trump’s attorney, demanding the paper retract and apologize for a story. McCraw’s brief letter to the attorney, published on the Times site, went viral on social media and shot to the top of the paper's most-read content. In an interview, he talks about the letter, his job and what he learned at Illinois.Illinois breaks ground on Siebel Center for DesignApr 27, 2018 3:15 pm3882 views The University of Illinois broke ground for the Siebel Center for Design, a multidisciplinary hub of student-focused design thinking and learning. Campus Instructional Facility Project incorporates green design, public-private partnershipApr 10, 2019 8:30 am3810 views The Campus Instructional Facility Project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an example of a new public-private partnership model that allows for tax-exempt financing. The $75 million project also incorporates design elements that will conserve energy and reduce costs in the long term.Cangellaris named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provostNov 15, 2017 10:00 am3603 views Andreas Cangellaris has been selected by Chancellor Robert Jones to be the Urbana campus’s next vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. Cangellaris, the dean of the College of Engineering, will start in his new role Jan. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 27, 2019 11:45 am3597 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign names 161 freshmen and sophomores Chancellor’s Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential. Website celebrates achievements of University of Illinois womenApr 4, 2018 9:15 am3450 views A new website celebrates the achievements women have made during the University of Illinois’ 150-year history.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramSep 11, 2017 8:45 am3379 views One hundred forty freshmen and sophomores have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential. Switzky named first director of Siebel Center for DesignMar 29, 2018 9:00 am3287 views Rachel Switzky has been selected as the inaugural director of the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Switzky, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial design at Illinois, will begin the new role June 18. 'Ebertfest' full schedule announced, with actresses Gershon, Madsen, Tilly as guestsMar 21, 2019 9:00 am3102 views This year’s Ebert Film Fest will include “Almost Famous” and “Sideways,” documentaries on Maya Angelou and Fred Rogers, and guest actresses Gina Gershon, Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Tilly.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsJan 31, 2018 8:00 am3030 views The University Scholars program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Jan. 31.Tim Nugent a pioneer in changing life for people with disabilitiesNov 12, 2015 1:15 pm2965 views Tim Nugent, who died Wednesday at the age of 92 in Urbana, Illinois, was a visionary who changed the world for people with disabilities. Starting with a small program at the University of Illinois a few years after World War II – but for years with little support, and often outright opposition – Nugent sought to change both the opportunities for people with disabilities and public attitudes about them.Illini Success report documents graduates' post-college experiencesMar 5, 2019 10:00 am2902 views The fourth annual Illini Success report documents the exceptional success of graduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s undergraduate programs in securing a “first destination” within six months of graduation. Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 27, 2016 1:45 pm2785 views Faculty and staff members, and graduate teaching assistants at the U. of I. were honored April 26 for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Each was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.Committee to identify, recruit founding dean for Carle Illinois College of MedicineSep 30, 2015 10:00 am2780 views A search committee established to find the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s inaugural dean will begin its work this month with the goal of naming the dean by spring 2016Six Illinois professors named Guggenheim FellowsMay 2, 2016 12:15 pm2624 views Six professors at the University of Illinois have been named 2016 Guggenheim Fellows, bringing to 13 the number of U. of I. faculty members who have been honored with the fellowship over the last three years. This year’s fellows are Dennis Baron, Karin A. Dahmen, Craig Koslofsky, Mei-Po Kwan, Ralph W. Mathisen and Rebecca Stumpf.Santos named iSchool dean at IllinoisJul 12, 2019 10:00 am2592 views Eunice Santos will become the dean of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Andreas C. Cangellaris, the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, recommended the appointment to Chancellor Robert Jones after the conclusion of a yearlong national search.Hanley-Maxwell named College of Applied Health Sciences deanJul 1, 2016 8:45 am2572 views Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell will join the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Illinois a top producer of Fulbright student granteesFeb 14, 2019 11:45 am2519 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, as announced recently by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.‘Illinois Icons’ tells story of three Illinois legendsDec 20, 2017 11:30 am2467 views “Illinois Icons,” a new 30-minute documentary premiering Jan. 16 on BTN, tells the stories of three men who left enduring marks on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Max Abramovitz, Robert Zuppke and Lorado Taft.Josh Whitman named director of athletics for IllinoisFeb 17, 2016 4:30 pm2457 views Illinois alumnus Josh Whitman has been named director of athletics by Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Wilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateFeb 13, 2017 10:00 am2332 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.Finalists named for vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost positionSep 7, 2017 10:00 am2311 views Chancellor Robert Jones named the four finalists for the role of vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. Each will make a presentation on campus in the coming weeks.U. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am2280 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.