blog posts75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust?Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am41630 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern GermanyIllinois Commitment will help students from middle-income families attend IllinoisAug 27, 2018 8:30 am21090 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 am16965 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.'Race': A historian looks at Jesse Owens' impact on Germany and the U.S.Feb 17, 2016 8:15 am13821 views A Minute With...™ Peter Fritzsche, expert on Nazi GermanyLibrary offers Rosetta Stone service free to campus membersMar 10, 2016 9:00 am13685 views The only things one needs to learn Mandarin Chinese or nearly 30 other languages is a computer with a microphone, a University of Illinois NetID and plenty of phonetic practice.Class of 2022 sets records for enrollment, diversity, first-generation studentsSep 12, 2018 9:00 am13091 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. Western media's stereotypes of Indian cultureSep 1, 2010 9:00 am12627 views A Minute With™... Rini B. Mehta, a professor of comparative and world literatureCarle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of studentsJul 3, 2018 10:00 am11968 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 am11405 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 am10942 views The University of Illinois announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2019 spring semester. Eleven Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 29, 2018 10:15 am10243 views Eleven faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list.Class of 2023 sets records for enrollment, diversity, excellenceSep 12, 2019 11:00 am9591 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.Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am9375 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher. Actor and U. of I. alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speakerApr 25, 2017 3:30 pm9288 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.How is Illinois contributing to the Event Horizon Telescope Project?Apr 10, 2019 8:15 am9072 views The Event Horizon Telescope Project announced that it has captured the first image of a black hole. The feature is located at the center of Messier 87 – a giant elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with University of Illinois physics and astronomy professor Charles Gammie, who heads up the theory working group for the large, multi-institutional collaboration.When a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents?Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am8870 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerIllinois physics professor named national Professor of the YearNov 19, 2015 8:30 am8704 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 am8617 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 am8041 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 am7224 views The University of Illinois announced Dean’s List honorees – all 6,643 of them – and graduates from August and December 2016.Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 18, 2016 9:15 am6749 views Eight University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters / Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016. The list identifies scientists “whose research has had significant global impact within their respective fields of study."Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now?Oct 3, 2017 8:30 am6623 views Rates of antibiotic-resistant infections in companion animals are rising at an alarming rate. An Illinois veterinarian discusses what can be done about it.Six Illinois researchers named AAAS fellowsNov 23, 2015 10:00 am6502 views Six researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Campus sets new marks for undergraduate enrollment, diversitySep 13, 2017 10:30 am6378 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 am6361 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 am6300 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.Six Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career AwardJul 3, 2019 1:15 pm5853 views Six researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. New U. of I. license plate availableMar 26, 2019 8:15 am5735 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.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 28, 2018 8:00 am5445 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. Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural facultyMay 3, 2017 9:15 am5411 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 am5366 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.Five Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 17, 2017 8:00 am4832 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 am4719 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. Do politics or protests have a place in sports?Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm4580 views A U. of I. professor who specializes in the history of sports says it’s not realistic to see sporting events as free of politics or protestWWII spy to speak on campus Feb. 13Jan 23, 2019 10:00 am4577 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 am4536 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 am4487 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 am4402 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 am4318 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 am4282 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 pm4236 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.Eleven U. of I. students, recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 25, 2018 1:30 pm4113 views Fulbright grants providing opportunities for international educational, research and teaching experiences are available to 11 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni this coming year.What does a 1960s epidemic tell us about Zika?Aug 18, 2016 10:30 am4061 views With its easy-to-miss symptoms and link to birth defects, the Zika virus is very similar to German measles (rubella), according to history professor Leslie ReaganCampus Instructional Facility Project incorporates green design, public-private partnershipApr 10, 2019 8:30 am3981 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.Illinois breaks ground on Siebel Center for DesignApr 27, 2018 3:15 pm3953 views The University of Illinois broke ground for the Siebel Center for Design, a multidisciplinary hub of student-focused design thinking and learning. The ethical dilemmas inherent in school social workJul 6, 2010 9:00 am3769 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerChancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 27, 2019 11:45 am3740 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. How has Twitter changed news coverage?Oct 22, 2015 11:30 am3724 views A Minute With...™ Alecia Swasy, professor of business journalismHow former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil WarFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am3705 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studiesCangellaris named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provostNov 15, 2017 10:00 am3622 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.