blog postsEight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 22, 2019 9:00 am12091 views Eight faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list, a global listing of scientists who produced the past decade’s most influential papers.Eleven Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 29, 2018 10:15 am10616 views Eleven faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list.Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 18, 2016 9:15 am6788 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."Six Illinois researchers named AAAS fellowsNov 23, 2015 10:00 am6523 views Six researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Six Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career AwardJul 3, 2019 1:15 pm6020 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. U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grantsJun 18, 2019 8:30 am4706 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.Eight Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 26, 2019 10:00 am4413 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eight professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Eleven U. of I. students, recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 25, 2018 1:30 pm4333 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.Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 12, 2020 9:00 am4217 views Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign scientists are among 126 recipients of the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This honor is one of the most competitive and prestigious awards available to early career researchers. U of I among top producers of Fulbright awardsFeb 20, 2020 8:00 am3778 views For the ninth time in the past 10 years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards. Thirteen students from the Urbana campus received Fulbright awards for the 2019-20 academic year.Six Illinois faculty members awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 13, 2017 3:00 pm3434 views Six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2018. It is the third year in the last four that the Urbana campus has garnered more fellowship awards than any other single institution.Faculty members, staff, teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionMay 19, 2020 11:30 am3429 views Faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants this spring were honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction. The awards recognize excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising.Fourteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 20, 2017 2:00 pm3321 views Fourteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni will pursue international educational, research and teaching experiences this coming year via student Fulbright grants. Applications are open for Fulbright grants for the 2018-19 academic year.Six academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am3158 views Six academic professionals were honored with 2016 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 12.Two Illinois professors named Guggenheim FellowsApr 10, 2020 10:45 am2868 views Illinois professors Janice N. Harrington, English, and David Sepkoski, history, received 2020 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships.University of Illinois is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright studentsMar 4, 2016 3:15 pm2833 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.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 27, 2016 1:45 pm2823 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.Sottos elected to National Academy of EngineeringFeb 7, 2020 1:00 pm2655 views Nancy Sottos, an engineering professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. She is one of 87 new members and 18 international members announced by the Academy on Feb. 6.Illinois a top producer of Fulbright student granteesFeb 14, 2019 11:45 am2626 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.U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grantsJun 8, 2020 7:30 am2598 views Fourteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and recent alumni were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences across the globe this coming year.U. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am2491 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.U. of I. accessibility pioneer entering U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of FameOct 31, 2019 11:45 am2444 views Tim Nugent, the visionary first director of a ground-breaking University of Illinois program for students with disabilities, is being inducted posthumously into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame.Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 19, 2019 10:00 am2385 views Electrical and computer engineering professor Haitham Al-Hassanieh and chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Diwakar Shukla are recipients of this year's Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards "honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the most promising researchers in their fields."Illinois scientist named Packard FellowOct 18, 2017 12:30 pm2329 views Pinshane Huang, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 18 early career researchers to receive 2017 Packard Fellowships from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.Illinois sociologist wins MacArthur fellowshipOct 4, 2018 11:45 am2298 views Illinois sociologist Rebecca Sandefur has been named the recipient of a 2018 MacArthur fellowship, or “genius grant.”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.Six Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 21, 2016 10:00 am2144 views Six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been elected 2016 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Jianjun Cheng, Brian T. Cunningham, Kevin T. Pitts, Bruce L. Rhoads, Chad M. Rienstra and Josep Torrellas.Geography professor awarded Guggenheim FellowshipApr 5, 2018 8:45 am2111 views University of Illinois professor of geography Jesse Ribot has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.Four Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 27, 2018 10:00 am1996 views Four professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2018 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are: mechanical science and engineering professor Narayana Aluru, computer science professor William Gropp and plant biology professors Andrew Leakey and Ray Ming.Faculty members selected for distinguished chairsFeb 7, 2019 10:00 am1896 views Faculty members selected for endowed chairs deemed to be among the most distinguished honors on campus are Matthew Finkin, a professor of law; Jiawei Han, a professor of computer science; and Nancy Sottos, a professor of materials science and engineering.Two Illinois professors awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 15, 2016 3:00 pm1856 views Illinois professors Erik McDuffie and Carol Symes have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2017.Four students honored by Goldwater scholarship programApr 13, 2018 8:00 am1833 views Three University of Illinois students have been nationally recognized with Barry M. Goldwater scholarships, which support students with potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. A fourth Illinois student was selected for honorable mentionFaculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionApr 12, 2018 9:45 am1778 views The University of Illinois is honoring 21 faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising.Eight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm1717 views Eight civil service staff employees were honored with the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 25 at the Student Dining and Residential Programs building. The award recognizes exceptional performance.Five Urbana-Champaign campus professors named University ScholarsSep 13, 2018 10:00 am1706 views Five University of Illinois professors at the Urbana-Champaign campus have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 19, 2016 1:30 pm1694 views Chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, 131 freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall. The Campus Honors Program admits up to 125 freshmen each year and up to 20 additional students join the program at the beginning of their sophomore year.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1670 views Seven Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1539 views Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Illinois alumna among first group of Knight-Hennessy ScholarsFeb 15, 2018 1:45 pm1532 views Leah Matchett, of Grand Haven, Michigan, and an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of 49 students selected in the first year of the Knight-Hennessy Scholar program for postgraduate study at Stanford University.36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am1527 views Thirty-six University of Illinois students have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, including 31 graduate students and five undergraduates. An additional 52 students were accorded honorable mention.Four Illinois students receive national funding for overseas foreign language studyApr 28, 2016 9:00 am1403 views Champaign, Ill. – Graduate students Bradford Coyle, Miriam Keep and Phoebe Shelor and undergraduate Daniel Levin have received prestigious Boren Awards for study abroad during 2016-17.Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award honors eight employeesMay 1, 2019 9:45 am1398 views The Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award honors eight civil service staff employees for exceptional performance.Illinois computer scientist, physicist elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 27, 2020 9:00 am1362 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign computer science professor Sarita V. Adve and physics professor Philip W. Phillips have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation.Illinois social work professor named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy FellowJul 29, 2019 8:30 am1355 views Liliane Windsor, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois, has been named a Health Policy Fellow by the National Academy of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.Twelve U. of I. undergraduates awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroadDec 13, 2018 11:45 am1188 views Twelve Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad during the spring 2019 semester.Four faculty members honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty LeadershipJun 19, 2020 10:45 am1157 views Four University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members were honored by the Office of the Provost with the Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership.U of I senior from Northbrook named Marshall ScholarNov 30, 2016 11:45 am1150 views For the third consecutive year, a U. of I. student has been named a Marshall Scholar. Devin Weiss, of Northbrook, Illinois, is a senior majoring in sociology. Two U. of I. seniors among Boren Scholarships recipientsMay 17, 2018 12:00 pm1147 views Two University of Illinois seniors are among 221 nationwide recipients of David L. Boren Scholarships, awarded by the National Security Education Program to provide undergraduate students experience in world regions critical to U.S. interests.Illinois music professor awarded NEH FellowshipJan 15, 2020 12:30 pm1138 views Music professor Christina Bashford was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for a project examining violin culture in Britain.Seven 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.