blog postsClass of 2023 sets records for enrollment, diversity, excellenceSep 12, 2019 11:00 am19864 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.Library offers Rosetta Stone service free to campus membersMar 10, 2016 9:00 am14009 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.Students give input on Nesbitt black cultural center building, futureJan 7, 2016 8:45 am3386 views By 2018, after nearly five decades of using temporary campus facilities, the U. of I.'s Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center will finally have a permanent building of its own.Five professors named University Scholars for Urbana-Champaign campusSep 12, 2019 10:45 am3355 views Five Urbana-Champaign campus professors have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.University of Illinois is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright studentsMar 4, 2016 3:15 pm2832 views The University of Illinois is among the top-five public universities in the nation for 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Students, according to information recently released from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.Journalist Bob Woodward is first speaker in College of Law lecture series honoring Abraham LincolnJan 7, 2016 10:00 am2815 views In commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of President Lincoln’s death and then, two years later, of the founding of the University of Illinois, the U. of I. College of Law will host “The New Lincoln Lectures: What Abraham Lincoln Means to the 21st Century,” a series of several lectures to be held in 2016 and 2017.Feser delivers hard dose of reality, path for future in campus budget meetingsMar 31, 2016 9:00 am2509 views Two things haven’t changed since Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Edward Feser concluded a month of campus budget presentations: The state still doesn’t have a budget, and the university still doesn’t have its annual appropriation.Killeen pushes state ‘compact’ to ensure predictable fundingJan 28, 2016 9:00 am2307 views While continuing to advocate for an end to the state's ongoing budget impasse, President Tim Killeen said Jan. 25 that the university is also proposing solutions to provide stable, predictable funding in the future.Grant will fund child care, support for undergraduates with childrenNov 26, 2018 3:00 pm2264 views Low-income undergraduate students at the U. of I. who need assistance juggling the demands of parenthood and college will be able to get assistance through programs and services offered by the Child Development Laboratory.Final issue of Inside Illinois announcedMay 5, 2016 9:00 am2232 views This is the final issue of Inside Illinois, but it’s not the end of the campus news function.Computerized testing pioneer Hua-Hua Chang to receive achievement awardApr 24, 2017 2:00 pm2219 views College of education faculty member Hua-Hua Chang will receive 2017 E.F. Lindquist Award from the American Educational Research Association and the American College Testing Program at the AERA Awards Luncheon on April 29. The luncheon will take place during the AERA’s annual meeting, April 27-May 1 in San Antonio.Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins workNov 29, 2018 8:00 am2142 views The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins its work today.Report offers insights into Illinois students’ success after graduationApr 19, 2016 6:00 am2092 views Analysis of a first-ever campuswide survey of recent Illinois graduates provides extensive information on where those students ended up after college. Released today, the Illini Success initiative invited 7,701 bachelor’s degree recipients in 2014-15 from nine Urbana campus academic schools or colleges to participate.Klaus Schulten, pioneer in biophysics and computational biology, has diedNov 4, 2016 8:30 am1941 views University of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten, an innovator in the use of computational methods to study the chemical and biological processes driving living cells, died Monday, Oct. 31, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 69.On the Job: Brooke EisenmengerMar 24, 2016 10:00 am1708 views She just returned from Turkey and is planning a trip to Israel. This is the work life of Brooke Eisenmenger, the director of international advancement.Police begin enforcement of campus smoking policySep 24, 2015 9:15 am1607 views The U. of I. Police Department last week started citing smokers who flout the campus's smoking ban.New eText option making textbooks interactive, cheaperFeb 11, 2016 2:45 pm1598 views There is a revolution brewing in the textbook world and, of course, the University of Illinois is leading it.Georgian prime minister – an Illinois alumnus – to visit Urbana campus April 27Apr 20, 2016 9:15 am1541 views Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the prime minister of the country of Georgia and a 1998 master’s degree graduate in finance from the University of Illinois, will speak on campus April 27. He will make remarks and take questions at 4:45 p.m. in the Deloitte Auditorium of the Business Instructional Facility, 515 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign. The event is open to the public.Feser: We must create a budget paradigm for the futureMar 10, 2016 9:00 am1536 views Edward Feser, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, discusses a new budgeting approach. He said the approach is needed to help the campus move toward less dependency on state funding, to increase transparency in budgeting, and to ensure fiscal stability and academic excellence into the future.Student veterans say new center is a lifeline and oasisOct 1, 2015 9:30 am1532 views Returning service men and women have always faced the challenge of reintegrating into civilian life. But those returning with disabilities because of a combat injury face the additional challenge of having to redefine their physical identity.New Faces 2015: Wencui HanDec 22, 2015 9:00 am1517 views Wencui Han is a new assistant professor in the department of business administration in the College of Business. Meet the Class of 2019Sep 24, 2015 9:00 am1506 views A graphic illustration of the freshman class, which boasts the university’s largest class since 2005.Conservation process continues for La Casa’s beloved muralJul 5, 2016 3:30 pm1468 views The chirp of screws being driven into wood and the whirr of drills filled the air in the front room of the old white house at 510 E. Chalmers St. that’s the birthplace of La Casa Cultural Latina and the former home of the U. of I.’s department of Latina/Latino studies. Art-handling company Terry Dowd Inc. project manager Darren Martin and his work crew are creating a roughly 6 feet by 6 feet panel, part of the “bread” that will be used to make a large art “sandwich.” The “meat” is a section of lathe, plaster and wallpaper of part of a wall covered with a vivid mural filled with bold depictions of heritage and social justice, of individual and community strength. “We basically sandwich the walls,” Martin said. “It almost turns it into a crate.”How might teaching inclusive history affect the educational, social climate in Illinois' public schools?Jun 26, 2018 9:00 am1451 views Leslie K. Morrow, the director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, discusses the impact that a proposed law could have on the curricula and students in Illinois public schools.Electric performanceMar 17, 2016 9:00 am1448 views What has become a favorite feature of the annual Engineering Open House is the Tesla Coil Concert, hosted this year on the Bardeen Engineering Quad.U. of I. is No. 2 in nation among public universities for international studentsNov 16, 2015 3:30 pm1437 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the second top destination for international students attending public universities in the United States, according to the annual Open Doors report, released Nov. 16 by the Institute of International Education. The report ranks Illinois as second in the nation for international students in 2014-15 (fifth when accounting for private schools) and ninth for students participating in study abroad programs in 2013-14. According to the report, there are more international students studying in the U.S. today than at any time in history.Board of trustees approves revised background check policyJan 21, 2016 1:45 pm1383 views The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a revised policy requiring background checks for all new faculty, academic professional and civil service employees.Solar Farm ready to provide renewable energy to campusNov 25, 2015 9:00 am1360 views A ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 19 commemorated the campus’ Solar Farm being connected to the university’s electrical distribution system a week earlier. The farm is expected to produce 7.86 million killowatt-hours per year or approximately 2 percent of the average electrical demand for the Urbana campus.Styrecycle introduces a new way to reduce campus wasteMay 4, 2016 4:45 pm1351 views Expanded polystyrene – more commonly known by its brand name “Styrofoam” – is everywhere. It makes up your disposable coffee cup, the packing peanuts in those care packages to students, and the insulation in your office walls. At Illinois, countless bottles of chemicals, biology specimens and fragile parts of lab equipment arrive in packaging made of Styrofoam every day, and, sadly, almost all of it gets tossed in the trash.Dial-A-Carol has nary a silent night after news of it goes viralDec 17, 2015 9:00 am1323 views The campus Dial-A-Carol program broke its previous record by a long shot this holiday season, racking up an amazing 12,000 calls in seven days.On the Job: Valeri Nesbitt-HowardFeb 25, 2016 9:00 am1311 views When Valeri Nesbitt-Howard started working at the U. of I.'s Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center last year, it was like returning to a home she never really left.Modified teaching option helps tenure-track faculty devote time to familyOct 13, 2016 10:00 am1242 views The University of Illinois’ family leave policy was revised recently to remove a teaching requirement for tenure-track faculty members after the birth or adoption of a child.Faculty members, academic professionals retireNov 18, 2010 9:00 am1178 views Between Sept. 1, 2009, and Aug. 31, 2010, 270 faculty members and academic professionals retired from the UI, according to the Office of Academic Human Resources. Of those new retirees, 171 retired under the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program or Voluntary Retirement Program. (Last year, during the same time, 143 academic employees retired.)Personal treasures await in limbo in lost and foundDec 15, 2005 9:00 am1138 views Personal treasures await in limbo in lost and foundSeven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am1131 views Seven academic professionals were honored with 2017 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 6. Now in its 29th year, the program honors the accomplishments and contributions of academic professionals, who provide critical support for administration, research laboratories and educational programs, and offer important outreach programs throughout the state.Eight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 21, 2017 10:30 am1108 views Eight civil service staff employees were honored with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 20. The award recognizes exceptional performance.On the Job: Richard PartinJan 21, 2016 2:45 pm1091 views Richard Partin doesn't have a Clue of the precise date he first realized he loved the Trivial Pursuit of board gaming.Former U. of I. police chief remembered as great leaderApr 7, 2016 11:30 am1087 views Former University of Illinois police chief Paul Dollins is being remembered as a leader in law enforcement, a community builder and a great friend.Former site is new site for campus’s African-American cultural centerMar 10, 2016 9:00 am1065 views The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center building will be torn down and replaced with a new building at the same Mathews Avenue and Nevada Street location.Extension kicks off $4.5 million school lunchroom programFeb 10, 2016 2:45 pm1046 views Will broccoli by any other name be more likely to wind up in students’ tummies than in lunchroom garbage cans? Does strategic placement of fruit on the cafeteria line increase its appeal to finicky kids?Busboom's dream house has more than medieval themeDec 6, 2007 9:00 am1038 views Depending on the dreamer, the phrase "dream house" means different things. To Bruce Busboom, construction superintendent in the Facilities and Services Division, it meant a castle - complete with a drawbridge and a pair of gargoyles spouting water 30 feet down into a moat. Nestled in dense woods north of Mahomet, Busboom Castle is a symbol of one man's perseverance and ingenuity at bringing his dream to life - with the help of his friends.Benefit Choice: Clarification on fiscal year 2017 insurance premiumsMay 5, 2016 9:00 am1031 views Last week, a flier announcing the May Benefit Choice period was mailed from the state of Illinois Central Management Services, which administers health coverage for state employees. It included information at the bottom of page 5 about the possibility that U. of I. employees would be required to pay retroactive increases to their insurance premiums, depending on the outcome of an ongoing legal dispute pending before the Illinois Labor Relations Board. The potential retroactive costs are unknown at this time and will remain unknown during the Benefit Choice period, during which time employees must select a health plan.On the Job: Terry FreeApr 22, 2016 9:15 am1014 views In need of a classroom for an event or review session? Terry Free, an office manager for the Office of the Registrar, has got you covered. Promotions, tenure announcedOct 14, 2015 11:45 am964 views In July, the U. of I. Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions in academic rank and changes in tenure status.On the Job: Nate BeccueMay 5, 2016 8:00 am951 views In addition to the main gardens at Allerton Park and Retreat Center, there are 1,500 acres of grounds that have to be maintained, and Nate Beccue manages to do it all by himself.Schook to step down as vice president for researchMar 16, 2016 5:00 pm906 views University of Illinois Vice President for Research Lawrence B. Schook announced March 16 that he will step down from the universitywide post in August to return to his research and faculty work on the Urbana and Chicago campuses. U. of I. President Tim Killeen said a national search will be conducted to select Schook’s successor.Employees credited for success of U. of I.'s annual charity driveDec 17, 2015 9:15 am903 views More than 3,000 U. of I. employees helped the Urbana-Champaign campus exceed the goals of the 2015 Campus Charitable Fund Drive, raising $1.32 million.American Indian imagery, ‘Three-in-One’ song discussed at faculty meetingOct 29, 2015 7:00 am886 views Issues related to Chief Illiniwek, the former university symbol, were discussed at the Urbana-Champaign Senate-sponsored annual meeting of the faculty Oct. 26.New Faces 2015: Marie ChannellDec 17, 2015 9:00 am870 views Marie Channell is a new assistant professor in the department of speech and hearing science in the College of Applied Health Sciences.On the Job: Lori MelchiMar 10, 2016 10:30 am847 views Pianos are playing. Horns can be heard. And students are practicing opera. It’s just a typical morning for Lori Melchi, an administrative aide at the School of Music.