blog postsAugust 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.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.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."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.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. 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.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.Six Illinois faculty members awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 13, 2017 3:00 pm3341 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.Fourteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 20, 2017 2:00 pm3203 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 am3143 views Six academic professionals were honored with 2016 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 12.University of Illinois is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright studentsMar 4, 2016 3:15 pm2827 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 pm2788 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.Illinois a top producer of Fulbright student granteesFeb 14, 2019 11:45 am2522 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.Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 19, 2019 10:00 am2320 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."U. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am2300 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.Illinois scientist named Packard FellowOct 18, 2017 12:30 pm2277 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 am2264 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 pm2195 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 am2112 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 am2052 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 am1930 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 am1844 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 pm1827 views Illinois professors Erik McDuffie and Carol Symes have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2017.Eight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm1700 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.Faculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionApr 12, 2018 9:45 am1699 views The University of Illinois is honoring 21 faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising.Four students honored by Goldwater scholarship programApr 13, 2018 8:00 am1670 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 mentionFive Urbana-Champaign campus professors named University ScholarsSep 13, 2018 10:00 am1662 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.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1656 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.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 19, 2016 1:30 pm1575 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 26, 2016 8:00 am1529 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.36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am1499 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.Illinois alumna among first group of Knight-Hennessy ScholarsFeb 15, 2018 1:45 pm1434 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.Four Illinois students receive national funding for overseas foreign language studyApr 28, 2016 9:00 am1384 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 am1286 views The Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award honors eight civil service staff employees for exceptional performance.Twelve U. of I. undergraduates awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroadDec 13, 2018 11:45 am1124 views Twelve Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad during the spring 2019 semester.U of I senior from Northbrook named Marshall ScholarNov 30, 2016 11:45 am1116 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. Seven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am1108 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.Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagementApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm1088 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts were recognized April 26 with the 2016 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards were presented by Interim Chancellor Barbara J. Wilson and Pradeep K. Khanna, the associate chancellor for corporate and international relations, at the I Hotel and Conference Center.Two U. of I. seniors among Boren Scholarships recipientsMay 17, 2018 12:00 pm1070 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 chancellor and chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 17, 2019 5:00 am1056 views Chancellor Robert J. Jones and chemistry professor Catherine J. Murphy have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.U. of I. undergraduates awarded national scholarships for language studiesJul 12, 2018 8:30 am1041 views Five undergraduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are among the 550 students nationwide awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study critical languages this summer.Illinois chemist elected to National Academy of SciencesMay 1, 2018 1:30 pm1030 views Scott E. Denmark, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Denmark is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates recognized for distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am1028 views Sharon M. Donovan, a professor of nutrition and the Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health at the University of Illinois, was elected today (Oct. 16) to the National Academy of Medicine.99 faculty members, academic professionals retireNov 12, 2015 9:00 am1026 views Between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015, 40 faculty members and 59 academic professionals retired from the U. of I., according to the Office of Academic Human Resources.Illinois historian receives NEH Public Scholar award, career prize for military historyAug 3, 2017 9:45 am1022 views John Lynn, a professor emeritus of history at Illinois, has received a selective NEH Public Scholar award less than six months after receiving the highest career award in the field of military history.Illinois social work professor named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy FellowJul 29, 2019 8:30 am1012 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.Long elected to National Academy of SciencesMay 1, 2019 8:00 am995 views Stephen P. Long, a professor of crop sciences and plant biology at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive.Promotions, tenure announcedOct 14, 2015 11:45 am949 views In July, the U. of I. Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions in academic rank and changes in tenure status.School to celebrate diversity in the fields of chemical sciences and chemical engineeringJan 15, 2019 1:15 pm943 views The School of Chemical Sciences at Illinois is hosting a celebration of diversity in the fields of chemical sciences and chemical engineering with two public events Feb. 5. The American Chemical Society will designate a national historic chemical landmark for St. Elmo Brady, the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry in the United States, earning it in 1916 at the University of Illinois.Students awarded scholarships for academic excellence in honor of first Illinois studentDec 11, 2000 9:00 am880 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A group of distinguished incoming freshmen and returning scholars have been awarded James Newton Matthews Scholarships for academic excellence.