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  • 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Week

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. each January. The 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration theme is Dream, Believe, Do. Several events honoring Dr. King will be held on campus and around the Champaign community from January 12-20, 2018. In addition to celebrating and remembering Dr. King, this year’s commemoration week will offer many activities to educate the community and reflect on his legacy. Students, faculty, and all community members are welcome and encouraged to attend the events and programs. There will be an array of celebrations, a breakfast, discussions, performances, volunteer opportunities, and much more!

    Visit the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration calendar for full details on the related events.

  • 2017 Holiday Magic Chemistry Demonstration Shows

    A "snowman" is ignited while two people juggle flaming "snowballs". A silver mirror appears inside a large glass flask.

    Is it magic, or is it chemistry?

    It's ... chemistry!

    Produced by chemistry teaching faculty and students, the show demonstrates many principles of chemistry, including kinetics, thermodynamics, gas laws and atomic theory. The show will include about twenty-five demonstrations that explain the science behind the "magic" of chemistry.

    The always-popular Holiday Magic Show, hosted by the Department of Chemistry and benefiting the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, will be held on three different dates in 2017:

    • Wednesday, December 13th at 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, December 16th at 2 p.m.
    • Sunday, December 17th at 2 p.m.

    This public event is family friendly and free! Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Eastern Illinois Food Bank as your ticket to the show! 

    There are no tickets. Each show is first come, first seated.

  • New look coming soon!

    The Urbana Public Engagement Portal (PEPortal) is getting a new look! The new design will focus on highlighting what the PEPortal offers: public engagement PROGRAMS, EVENTS, and RESOURCES connected to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Our web developers are busy at work implementing and perfecting the new design. We will, of course, still be offering many ways to search and browse all the different public engagement opportunities. Click on the thumbnail to view a preview.

    We look forward to showing you the new look soon and hearing your feedback!