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  • Last week! CHP Art Class works showing 11/2/17 - 11/16/17: Memento Mori

    Works by students in CHP Art 199 "Experiments in Painting" and "Painting and Collage Experients" exhibit "Memento Mori" runs from November 2 - November 16, 2017 in the Student Gallery in the basement of the Art and Design Building, 4th and Peabody Drive, Champaign.

    Thanks to CHP Faculty Glen Davies for this information item.

     

  • Japan House Tea Ceremony on 11/16 and 11/18/17

    Japan House may still have spots left for tea ceremony for Thursday, November 16, at 3:00 pm, and on Saturday, November 18, at 2:00 pm. (Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/japan-house-8186242359?utm_campaign=c1c783ebfa-Japan_House_News_September_259_21_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Japan+House+News&utm_term=0_ec3b1dd1b5-c1c783ebfa-38370665.)

    They hope to see you soon, whether for a tea, or in the gardens.

  • Reminder: Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

    The Mayo Clinic’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program places undergraduate students from across the nation in a host lab at Mayo Clinic. For 10 weeks, students become fully-immersed in the research and culture of major medical center. Since 2012, five or more SURF fellowships have been exclusively reserved for Illinois students. These SURFs are sponsored through the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance and their home department at Illinois.  They are now accepting applications for Illinois pre-selection for the 2018 SURF Program. Important Dates:

    Illinois Pre-selection Application Deadline - December 1, 2017

    Illinois Pre-selection Award Notification - January 18, 2018

    Mayo Clinic Online Application Deadline - February 1, 2018

    2018 SURF Program - May 29 to August 3, 2018

    Application Instructions:  Complete the Illinois pre-selection application at http://mayoillinois.org/education/undergraduate-student-opportunities by December 1, 2017. Students will need to upload a personal statement and current transcript or web academic history (see the application page for details).  Letters of recommendation are required from two references. Letters should be sent as .pdf files directly to Maggie Berg at meberg@illinois.edu.  Complete the Mayo Clinic online application at https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=mayo-gsp by February 1, 2018. Students will use the same materials for this application as were used for the pre-selection application.

     

    IT and Bioinformatics Summer Internship at Mayo Clinic: 

    Bioinformatics Systems Unit within the IT Division of Research and Education Systems Support at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, MN, has an ongoing summer internship opportunity for Illinois IT students. Specific position and project descriptions focus on the Center For Individualized Medicine (CIM) scientific programs with the goal of discovering and translating research into clinically viable solutions for patients. The internship consists of working on tasks within multiple project areas of the Bioinformatics Systems Unit.

    View the job description for summer 2018 internships (Urbana campus students get priority consideration for these internships when applying by December 1, 2017), and complete the application form at http://mayoillinois.org/education/undergraduate-student-opportunities and upload your CV. The CV should include GPA, list completed computer science courses and those currently registered for, and any computer science project experience. Email info-mayo@mayoillinois.org with any questions.

  • Last chance!: Thanksgiving Basket Drive through 11/14/17 and OVP Toys for Tots starts 11/27/17

    Help families in need this November from now through 11/14 by donating canned goods to the Office of Volunteer Programs! Partnering up with Stone Creek Church, they will then disperse these items to families within the community that do not have access to a Thanksgiving dinner. Don't have time to assemble a basket? Click https://appserv7.admin.uillinois.edu/FormBuilderSurvey/Survey/UIUC_Union/ovp/Thanksgiving_Basket/ to purchase one!

    OVP & Toys for Tots Holiday Drive is 11/27/17 to 12/13/17!  Help spread the joy this upcoming holiday season! OVP is getting ready to host its annual Holiday Toy Drive to provide a positive holiday experience for children and families in need. All gifts must be new and unwrapped, and they will be donated to the Champaign County Toys for Tots campaign. Sign up to be a Toy Drive location today!  Email ovp@illinois.edu.

    Thanks to the Office of Volunteer Programs listserv for these information items.

     

  • Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador Program (IURA)

    The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking motivated and experienced undergraduate researchers to participate in our new Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (IURAs) program. IURAs are a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ambassadors will promote undergraduate research on the UIUC campus and help the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent UIUC’s diverse array of disciplines. For program information and details on how to apply please visit: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/6204/574055  Deadline for applications is December 3, 2017 at 11:59pm.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at: ugresearch@illinois.edu

    Thanks to Chris Holmes of the Office of Undergraduate Research for this information item.

  • CAS MillerComm 2018 talk on 11/29/17

  • Avery Brundage Scholarships for Athletes

    Avery Brundage Scholarships to support athletic students are now available for 2018-2019.  Last year 17 students each received $2,500.

    Requirements:

    *Undergraduate ranked in top 25% of college or Graduate/professional student in good standing

    *Full-time student at any of the three UI campuses

    *Participate in sports – either individual or team at any level**

    Deadline:  February 6, 2018

    Apply Online:  www.uaps.uillinois.edu/brundage

    **If intercollegiate level, provided that your team does not exceed its grant-in-aid limit.

    Thanks to Amanda Purnell of LAS for this information item.

  • Mindful Meditation at Spurlock Museum on upcoming Fridays

    Mindful Meditation:   The Spurlock Museum (600 S. Gregory, Urbana) will host Mindful Meditation sessions from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm on Fridays, November 17 and December 1, 8, and 15. Leader Mary Wolters of Green Yoga Spa will help participants bring a focus to their breathing and share tips for how to engage mindfully. No registration or special equipment is necessary, and participants may attend as many or few sessions as they like. Admission is free.

  • IPRH Reads Illegal by José Ángel N.

    IPRH is giving away giving away free copies of Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant by José Ánge N., which chronicles his experiences trying to build a new life in America.

    This book giveaway is in connection with the second annual "IPRH Reads" book discussion on January 25, 2018. If you would like a free copy of the book, they are available for pick up at IPRH (Suite 400, Levis 919 W. Illinois, Urbana) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wish to call ahead, the number is 244-3344. Due to the limited number of books, IPRH asks that only those intending to take part in the January 25 discussion pick up a free copy.

    On January 25 at 7:30 p.m., we will be joined in our discussion by the book's author, José Ángel N., who came to the United States from Mexico in 1993. You can learn more about José Ángel N. at the IPRH website:  http://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/4639?eventId=33273240.

    This event is a "Public Square@Illinois" event. For more about IPRH’s programs and activities, visit the IPRH website at http://www.iprh.illinois.edu/.

  • Illini Union events this week

    Registered Student Organization Funding Panel on Tuesday, 11/13/17 at 6:00 p.m. in 104 Illini Union Room:  Need help figuring out where to get funds for your student group? This panel discussion features representatives from various on-campus funding opportunities available for Registered Student Organizations (RSO).  Contact the Illini Union Office of Registered Organizations at iurso@illinois.edu for more information.

    Hip Hop Collective is Monday, 11/13/17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café:  the University of Illinois Hip Hop Collective was founded by Rudolf Haken in Fall 2017 as a School of Music course open to all university students as well as local, national, and international affiliate members. Come watch a live performance at Courtyard Café (free)!  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu or www.rudolfhaken.com/hiphop for more information.

    Healthflix is Tuesday, 11/14/17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café:  Put on by the RSO Special Populations’ Student Health Concerns, come watch the documentary Fed Up. Join us at Courtyard Café (free)!    Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu for more information.

    Courtyard Sessions is Wednesday, 11/15/17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café:  Join us for UIUC’s hottest electronic DJs spinning beats in Courtyard Café (free).  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

    Courtyard Football on Thursday, 11/16/17 at 7:25 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café:  Come watch the Titans vs Steelers on the big screen (free).   Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu for more information.

    Thanks to Laurel Reed Rosch of the Illini Union for these information items.

  • Indigenous Heritage Month Events

  • Udall Scholarship Information (campus deadline 2/7/18)

    Calling all environmentalists! Calling students interested in Native American tribal affairs!

    The Udall Scholarship awards $7,000 to sophomores or juniors committed to a career related to the environment *OR* to Native American sophomores or juniors interested in tribal policy or health care. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. permanent residents.

    A successful applicant will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate leadership and a commitment to service.  The National and International Scholarships office is looking to nominate students who are taking action to address environmental concerns or concerns related to Native American tribal affairs.  The University of Illinois may nominate up to six candidates for the award; if you are considering applying, the campus deadline is 12pm noon, February 7, 2018.   Please visit the Udall Scholarship page for more details, application instructions, and info about past U of I Udall recipients.  Email topscholars@illinois.edu if you would like to make an appointment to discuss whether the Udall is right for you.  https://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx

    Thanks to Jeff Yockey of the National and International Scholarships Office for this information item.

  • Winter Break Job Shadow Program

    This program will help you engage with alumni, professionals, or companies of interest to help develop your professional network and explore career opportunities.

    Job shadows are typically one-day commitments during winter break. Apply in Handshake @ Illinois https://illinois.joinhandshake.com/login To learn more click https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/event/winter-break-job-shadow-program

    Thanks to Sparkle Sanders of The Career Center for this information item.

  • Pre-Law 101 is on 10/30/17

    Pre-Law 101 is Monday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m. in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building. This workshop is designed for incoming students who are new to pre-law or are interested in learning more about it. We will cover: What it means to be pre-law at Illinois, course selection, majors, and extracurriculars, building a pre-law resume, and what law schools are really looking for. We will outline a four year plan to maximize undergraduate experiences in order to make a great law school candidate. We'll also take any questions about law school and legal careers. Please register at http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/2508?eventId=33269773 so that we can ensure enough seating and materials for everyone. Each Pre-Law 101 session is the same. Incoming students should attend a Pre-Law 101 prior to setting up an individual pre-law advising appointment.

    Thanks to Jamie Thomas-Ward of Pre-Law Services for this information item.

  • Film "I am Cuba / Yo Soy Kuba / Ia Kuba" is 11/7/17 at the Art Theatre

    The Final Screening of Films of the Revolution/Revolutionary Films is November 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. the Art Theater (126 W Church St., Champaign), 7:00 p.m.; this month's film is "I am Cuba / Yo Soy Kuba / Ia Kuba" (dir. Kolotozov, Cuba-USSR, 1964).  Introduction by Austin McCann, Q&A facilitated by Lilya Kaganovsky and Dara Goldman.  [Drawn from the classic Soviet repertoire, the films above will be screened over the course of a month and a half, with an introduction and post-film discussion to accompany each one.]

    For more info, go to https://19172017.weebly.com/event-04.html

    Thanks to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities for this information item.

  • CHP Art Class works showing 11/2/17 - 11/16/17: Memento Mori

    Works by students in CHP Art 199 "Experiments in Painting" and "Painting and Collage Experients" exhibit "Memento Mori" runs from November 2 - November 16, 2017 in the Student Gallery in the basement of the Art and Design Building, 4th and Peabody Drive, Champaign.

    Thanks to CHP Faculty Glen Davies for this information item.

  • Internships Abroad info session on 11/9/17

    Check out the Internship Abroad event IAGE is co-hosting next Thursday, November 9 in collaboration with The Career Center.   Here is the calendar entry: https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/event/global-career-opportunity-internship-abroad

    Thanks to Mike Nelson of International Abroad and Global Exchange for this information item.

  • Reminder: Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

    The Mayo Clinic’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program places undergraduate students from across the nation in a host lab at Mayo Clinic. For 10 weeks, students become fully-immersed in the research and culture of major medical center. Since 2012, five or more SURF fellowships have been exclusively reserved for Illinois students. These SURFs are sponsored through the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance and their home department at Illinois.  They are now accepting applications for Illinois pre-selection for the 2018 SURF Program. Important Dates:

    Illinois Pre-selection Application Deadline - December 1, 2017

    Illinois Pre-selection Award Notification - January 18, 2018

    Mayo Clinic Online Application Deadline - February 1, 2018

    2018 SURF Program - May 29 to August 3, 2018

    Application Instructions:  Complete the Illinois pre-selection application at http://mayoillinois.org/education/undergraduate-student-opportunities by December 1, 2017. Students will need to upload a personal statement and current transcript or web academic history (see the application page for details).  Letters of recommendation are required from two references. Letters should be sent as .pdf files directly to Maggie Berg at meberg@illinois.edu.  Complete the Mayo Clinic online application at https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=mayo-gsp by February 1, 2018. Students will use the same materials for this application as were used for the pre-selection application.

     

    IT and Bioinformatics Summer Internship at Mayo Clinic: 

    Bioinformatics Systems Unit within the IT Division of Research and Education Systems Support at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, MN, has an ongoing summer internship opportunity for Illinois IT students. Specific position and project descriptions focus on the Center For Individualized Medicine (CIM) scientific programs with the goal of discovering and translating research into clinically viable solutions for patients. The internship consists of working on tasks within multiple project areas of the Bioinformatics Systems Unit.

    View the job description for summer 2018 internships (Urbana campus students get priority consideration for these internships when applying by December 1, 2017), and complete the application form at http://mayoillinois.org/education/undergraduate-student-opportunities and upload your CV. The CV should include GPA, list completed computer science courses and those currently registered for, and any computer science project experience. Email info-mayo@mayoillinois.org with any questions.

  • IPRH "Inside Scoop" with Mark Steinberg on 11/8/17

    IPRH presents Inside Scoop: Mark Steinberg (History) on November 8, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the IPRH Seminar Room, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL). 

    Revolution is in the air! Undergrads, join us for a casual discussion over lunch with history professor Mark Steinberg. Professor Steinberg will discuss his book The Russian Revolution, 1905–1921, how the Russian Revolution still affects us 100 years later and how he came to this area of study.  This IPRH Inside Scoop session offers an opportunity for all interested undergrads, no matter their majors, to engage with creative minds in the humanities. Lunch will be served.

    Mark D. Steinberg teaches at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of many books on the Russian revolutionary era, including The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution (Yale 1995), Voices of Revolution, 1917 (Yale 2001), Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925 (Cornell 2002), Petersburg Fin-de-Siecle (Yale, 2011), and The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 (Oxford 2017). He is the co-author with the late Nicholas Riasanovsky of recent editions of A History of Russia (Oxford).

    Thanks to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities for this information item.

  • Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador Program (IURA)

    The Illinois Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking motivated and experienced undergraduate researchers to participate in our new Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (IURAs) program. IURAs are a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ambassadors will promote undergraduate research on the UIUC campus and help the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent UIUC’s diverse array of disciplines. For program information and details on how to apply please visit: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/6204/574055  Deadline for applications is December 3, 2017 at 11:59pm.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at: ugresearch@illinois.edu

    Thanks to Chris Holmes of the Office of Undergraduate Research for this information item.

  • “Nathan Clifford Ricker: Establishing Architecture at the University of Illinois” is 11/7/17

    Ricker Library is Celebrating 100 Years! on November 7, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in 608 Lorado Taft Dr, Champaign, Illinois.  For questions, call 217-333-2290.  Please join us for our Centennial Celebration! Cake, refreshments, gifts and collection highlights at the Ricker Library or Architecture & Art, second floor of the Architecture Building. Then, at 5:00 p.m., please join us in Temple Hoyne Buell Hall for a lecture by Professor Emeritus Paul Kruty.

    “Nathan Clifford Ricker: Establishing Architecture at the University of Illinois” by Paul Kruty, Professor Emeritus of Architectural History, is on November 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Lorado Taft Dr, Champaign.  In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the naming of the Ricker Library of Architecture & Art, we are proud to host this Ricker Library Centennial Lecture by Professor Emeritus Paul Kruty. A reception will be held in the Blicharski Atrium at 5:00, and the lecture will begin at 5:30 in the Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium. All are welcome.

    Thanks to Jason Quackenbush of the University Library for this information item.

  • Help local families with Thanksgiving Basket Drive through 11/14/17

    Help families in need this November from now through 11/14 by donating canned goods to the Office of Volunteer Programs! Partnering up with Stone Creek Church, they will then disperse these items to families within the community that do not have access to a Thanksgiving dinner. Don't have time to assemble a basket? Click https://appserv7.admin.uillinois.edu/FormBuilderSurvey/Survey/UIUC_Union/ovp/Thanksgiving_Basket/ to purchase one!

    Thanks to the Office of Volunteer Programs listserv for this information item.

  • Impact Organizer positions open

    Impact is hiring their next class of organizers, with a fall application deadline is next Friday, 11/10/17. Impact organizers are on the ground to mobilize businesses, faith leaders and citizens to demonstrate the commitment to keeping our promises on climate change, and transitioning a sustainable, renewable energy economy. Many of their organizers are working with elected leaders in states across the country to meet goals of getting to at least 10 percent solar by 2030. Grassroots efforts like these have helped triple solar nationwide in just the last two years. If you are searching for full-time work after graduation, Impact’s campaign organizer position is a great way to help them start building the skills they need for a career in advocacy or organizing.  Check out https://weareimpact.org/index_p.html?utm_source=MailChimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Impactfall2017 for more information.

    Thanks to Shorouk Elmahdy of Impact for this information item.

  • "Colonial Pasts and Conditional Futures" is 11/8/17: 20 years of Asian American Studies Lecture

  • Illini Union events this week

    Hear My Voice and Ashlee Haze with Coffee and Dessert Reception is Tuesday, 11/7/17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café.  Come enjoy some live music and spoken word live in Courtyard Café (free).   Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

    Unchained Fashion Show on Tuesday, 11/7/17 at 7:00 p.m. in the IU Illini Rooms:  Join us for a fashion show that showcases fashion and style while also shining a light on important topics such as domestic violence and sexual assault. This fashion show will feature UIUC students modeling various dresses. Space will be limited, and doors will be opening around 6:30pm so be sure to arrive early!  (Free to students with current UIUC ID only.) Contact the Illini Union Board at www.iuboard.illinois.edu for more information.

    Courtyard Sessions is Wednesday, 11/8/17 at 6:00 p.m.:  Join us for UIUC’s hottest electronic DJs spinning beats in Courtyard Café (free).  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

    Veteran’s Day Luncheon is Thursday, 11/9/17 at 11:00 a.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café:  Hosted by the Illinois Naval Reserve Officer training Corps and Courtyard Café.  Come honor our Veterans and enjoy some free pizza (while supplies last).    Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

    An Evening with Tyler Oakley Lecture is Thursday, 11/9/17 at 7:00 p.m. in the IU Illini Rooms:  Tyler Oakley blends humor with serious discussion of a range of topics, from LGBTQ rights, education, healthcare and suicide prevention to queer politics, pop culture and online celebrity (free).   Contact the Illini Union Board at www.iuboard.illinois.edu for more information

    Turkey Lurkin’ Illinites is Friday, 11/10 at 9:00 p.m. in the IU Illini Rooms:  Come have some fun and relax at this Thanksgiving and Fall-themed Illinites. Activities will include Blaster Ball (which is similar to laser tag but with nerf balls instead of lasers), bingo with some great prizes, karaoke, crafts, and free food while supplies last. (Free to students with current UIUC ID only.)  Contact the Illini Union Board at www.iuboard.illinois.edu for more information

    Thanks to Laurel Reed Rosch of the Illini Union for these information items.

  • Reminder: Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause-Driven Leaders

    Are you interested in an unpaid internship but are concerned about the financial hardship it may cause? The Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause-Driven Leaders offers undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who receives an unpaid internship with a public service agency or not-for profit organization is eligible to apply. Awards are $1,000 for a part-time internship or $2,500 for a full-time internship and are given directly to the student.

    Click here for more information:  http://universityymca.org/bailey/unpaid-internship-scholarship/

    Spring 2018 (For internships that occur between December 15, 2017 - May 30, 2018):  Application Deadline: November 13

    Got questions? Stop by Office Hours at the University Y:

    TH, 11/9 from 2-4 pm F, 11/10 from 9-10:30 am

    Thaks to Kasey Umland of the University YMCA for this information item.

  • CHART PhD opportunity in AHS: Info Session is 11/13/17

    Students sought for the Graduate Program in Kinesiology & Community Health:  Opportunities in Technology for Health & Independence.  KCH is seeking qualified applicants with an interest in the application of technology to support health and independence across the lifespan for our doctoral program in Kinesiology & Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students have access to an active and growing group of faculty involved in the Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology (CHART) Program. Students work with their mentors to develop a program to obtain the theoretical, research, and methodological toolset necessary to launch into productive academic, government, or industry careers.

    The deadline for applications is January 15.  Interested students are encouraged to find out more about our program at: http://kch.illinois.edu/ch-grad-admissions.  For more information about specific laboratories, please contact the faculty member directly in the attached list. 

    The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) is holding its annual Ph.D. Recruitment Day on Monday, November 13 from 8:00-3:00 in Huff Hall.  Register here:  http://ahs.illinois.edu/phd-day-2017

    Thanks to Wendy A. Rogers of CHART: Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology for this information item.

  • Film "I am Cuba / Yo Soy Kuba / Ia Kuba" is 11/7/17 at the Art Theatre

    The Final Screening of Films of the Revolution/Revolutionary Films is November 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. the Art Theater (126 W Church St., Champaign), 7:00 p.m.; this month's film is "I am Cuba / Yo Soy Kuba / Ia Kuba" (dir. Kolotozov, Cuba-USSR, 1964).  Introduction by Austin McCann, Q&A facilitated by Lilya Kaganovsky and Dara Goldman.  [Drawn from the classic Soviet repertoire, the films above will be screened over the course of a month and a half, with an introduction and post-film discussion to accompany each one.]

    For more info, go to https://19172017.weebly.com/event-04.html

    Thanks to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities for this information item.

  • Illini Union events this week: 10/30-11/5/17

    Courtyard Baseball:  Come watch The World Series game 6 and 7 (depending on previous game results) on the big screen on Tuesday, October 31 at 7:09 p.m. and Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:10 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café (free).

    Courtyard Sessions:  UIUC’s hottest electronic DJs spinning beats in the Courtyard Café on  Wednesday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m. This will be in the Lower Level Stage (due to World Series), and is free.   Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

    IUB Art Gallery Opening Reception:  The Illini Union Board is hosting an opening reception of the art gallery exhibit “12 Nazi Concentration Camps” on Thursday, November 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Illini Union Art Gallery by artist James Friedman. Join us in welcoming the artist and stay for some light refreshments (free)! Contact the Illini Union Board at www.iuboard.illinois.edu for more information

    Friday Night Comedy:  Friday Night Comedy featuring Spicy Clamato & DeBono Improv, is happening in the Courtyard Café.  Come out and have a laugh with us on Friday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. (free)!  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

    Courtyard Football:  Come watch Illinois vs Purdue on our big screen on Saturday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Café. Go Illini-Come join us!  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information

    Walking Dead Sundays:  Join us for the return of The Walking Dead shown Sundays on the big screen in Courtyard Café on  Sunday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m. (free).  Contact Courtyard Café Programming iucourtyard@illinois.edu  for more information.

     

  • Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause-Driven Leaders

    Are you interested in an unpaid internship but are concerned about the financial hardship it may cause? The Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause-Driven Leaders offers undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who receives an unpaid internship with a public service agency or not-for profit organization is eligible to apply. Awards are $1,000 for a part-time internship or $2,500 for a full-time internship and are given directly to the student.

    Click here for more information:  http://universityymca.org/bailey/unpaid-internship-scholarship/

    Spring 2018 (For internships that occur between December 15, 2017 - May 30, 2018):  Application Deadline: November 13

    Got questions? Stop by Office Hours at the University Y:

    TH, 11/9 from 2-4 pm F, 11/10 from 9-10:30 am

    Thaks to Kasey Umland of the University YMCA for this information item.

  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP @ UI) App Deadline 10/30/17

    Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP @ UI):  Now in its third year of collaboration, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Graduate College offer the opportunity for first and second-year undergraduate students (including transfer students) to assist advanced graduate students (those who have completed all coursework requirements and are in the dissertation research stage) with their research projects. Through a one-on-one research experience with their graduate student mentor, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to learn what it means to do research, create knowledge, and produce scholarship. Undergraduate students will begin work with their mentors in Spring 2018.

    Undergraduate researchers will be given course credit (3 credit hours). Undergraduate students will attend regular weekly class meetings with OUR and Grad College instructors, as well as work one-on-one with their graduate mentors. Students will also complete a final project, consisting of a research poster, to be presented during “Undergraduate Research Week” sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR).

    For more information and to apply, please see the post on website: https://uofi.illinois.edu/blog/view/6204/560664.  Deadline for applications is Monday, October 30, 2017.  Questions may be addressed to: ugresearch@illinois.edu. Please put “URAP” in the subject line.

    Thanks to Chris Holmes of the Office of Undergraduate Research for this information item.

  • Join a team for Disney Imagination competition!

    Join a team for Disney Imagination competition:  "Choose an actual abandoned or “ghost town” from anywhere in the world and re-vitalize it!"  Walt Disney Imagineering is calling for undergraduates in the Arts, English/Theater, and Engineering to come together to address the challenge above.  If you're interested in participating in the design competiton, please contact Chancellor's Scholar Dohun Jeong (dohunj2@illinois.edu) for more information.

  • Boren Scholarship info sessions this week

    Boren Scholarships/Fellowships are an initiative of the National Security Education Program and provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate  students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.  Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.  National and International Scholarships Program is holding two information sessions this week.

    Thursday, October 26, 2017: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, Room 514-Information Session and discussion with former Boren Scholar

    Friday, October 27, 2017: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, Room 514-Workshop on how to craft a Boren Application.

    More Boren info can be found at: http://www.topscholars.illinois.edu/boren-undergraduate

    Thanks to Jeff Yockey of the National and International Scholarships Program for this information item.

  • Save the Date: IPRH "Inside Scoop" with Mark Steinberg on 11/8/17

    IPRH presents Inside Scoop: Mark Steinberg (History) on November 8, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the IPRH Seminar Room, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL). 

    Revolution is in the air! Undergrads, join us for a casual discussion over lunch with history professor Mark Steinberg. Professor Steinberg will discuss his book The Russian Revolution, 1905–1921, how the Russian Revolution still affects us 100 years later and how he came to this area of study.  This IPRH Inside Scoop session offers an opportunity for all interested undergrads, no matter their majors, to engage with creative minds in the humanities. Lunch will be served.

    Mark D. Steinberg teaches at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of many books on the Russian revolutionary era, including The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution (Yale 1995), Voices of Revolution, 1917 (Yale 2001), Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925 (Cornell 2002), Petersburg Fin-de-Siecle (Yale, 2011), and The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 (Oxford 2017). He is the co-author with the late Nicholas Riasanovsky of recent editions of A History of Russia (Oxford).

    Thanks to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities for this information item

  • Reminder: Critical Language Scholarship Application Due on Campus 11/15/17

    Apply now for the 2018 summer program!  The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

    Languages Offered:  The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Please visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.  http://clscholarship.org/

    Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu:  Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;

    Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;

    Chinese, Japanese, and Russian:  Intermediate and advanced levels.

    Thanks to Jeff Yockey of the National and International Scholarships Program for this information item.

  • Don't miss it - NCSA SPIN Open House is 10/25/17

    NCSA’s Students Pushing Innovation (SPIN) internship program will host the SPIN Open House on October 25 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the NCSA atrium to promote the summer 2018 internship projects. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with our SPIN mentors who are NCSA research staff and faculty affiliates and learn more about the projects.

    2018 SPIN summer session:  An 8-week summer session (June 4- July 27, 2018)

    All NCSA SPIN interns are paid $12.50/hour

    No restriction on year of study or major; international students are eligible

    Thanks to Olena Kindratenko of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications for this information item.

     

  • Illini Student Musicals presents Pippin 11/2/17 - 11/4/17, get your tickets now!

    Illini Student Musicals presents Pippin for the Fall 2017 semester. Pippin originally won 5 Tony Awards in 1973 and won an additional 4 Tony Awards for its highly popular 2013 Revival, including "Best Revival of a Musical".

    Where: Lincoln Hall Theater

    When: November 2nd & 3rd at 7:30 pm, November 4th and 2 pm and 7:30 pm

    Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for non-students. Tickets are available for purchase from cast and staff members. They can also be found at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ism

    Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

    Thanks to Chancellor's Scholar Aleeza Leder Macek for this information item.

  • Great Illini Union events this week

    Homecoming Comedy Show - Featuring Marlon Wayans on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. on the Quad.  Come to the 2017 Homecoming Comedy Show featuring actor and comedian Marlon Wayans! Outside the Illini Union on Anniversary Plaza. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket! You will not want to miss this awesome show! (free to students with valid UIUC ID)   Contact Illini Union Board (iuboard@illinois.edu) for more information

    University of Illinois Homecoming BBQ & Showcase on Wednesday, October 25 from 4-6 p.m. at Washington Park:  Be part of this annual Homecoming tradition celebrating student life on campus while having free dinner (while supplies last). Special stepping and strolling presentations will be featured.   Sponsored by Greeks Support H...

    Thanks to Laurel Reed Rosch for these information items.

  • La Casa hosts Dia de los Muertos on 11/2/17

  • OVP hosts Service Trip in St. Louis on 11/4/17 - App Deadline 10/25/17

  • IPRH presents "Biohumanities Interchange: Sex, hormones, and behavior" on 10/26/17

    Bio-Humanities Interchange: Sex, hormones, and behavior is sponsored by IPRH, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and will be at the IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL) on October 26, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.   Biohumanities Interchange events bring together scholars from the humanities and life sciences to compare notes on how disciplinary and transdisciplinary methodologies give shape to shared research objects.

    Celia Roberts, Professor of Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies at Lancaster University, will talk about her research on the dynamic interplay between gender politics and research on hormones, fitness, and health.  Sari van Anders, Associate Professor of Psychology and Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Michigan, will talk about how she uses insights from feminist and queer theory to pose different questions for laboratory research in social neuroendocrinology.

  • "Black Power on Campus: University of Illinois 1965-1975" is 10/26/17

    Black Power on Campus: University of Illinois 1965-1975 is on Oct 26, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in Room 200 Main Library, 1408 W Gregory Dr, Urbana:  The University Archives Sesquicentennial Speaker series presents this talk by Joy Williamson-Lott, who will share her insights in researching and writing her seminal work, Black Power on Campus: University of Illinois, 1965-1975.

    Thanks to Jason Quackenbush of the University Library for this information item.

  • Unit One presents Stateless Things Film screening on 10/23/17

    Stateless Things, Film screening, reception, and discussion w/ director Kyungmook Kim is on Monday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Lounge of Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana.  Free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the garage across the street.

    Kyungmook Kim is one of the most widely known and respected artists working in Korean LGBT and independent cinema today. In 2014 the Association of Korean Independent Film and Video named him the Filmmaker of the Year, and just a few months later, the Korean government imprisoned him for being a gay conscientious objector. Kim’s works interrogate the ways in which marginalized members of Korean society (ethnic and sexual minorities, political refugees) create spaces for themselves on the borders between visibility and invisibility, presence and absence.

    This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by generous contributions from Unit One/Allen Hall; the Center for Advanced Study; the University Library; the Center for East Asian Languages and Cultures; the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics; the Program in Comparative and World Literature; the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; the Department of Media and Cinema Studies; and the University of Illinois LGBT Resource Center.

    Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khyzl2C1L1U

    Thanks to Laura Haber of Unit One/Allen Hall for this information item.

  • CHP Art Class works showing 11/2/17 - 11/16/17: Memento Mori

    Works by students in CHP Art 199 "Experiments in Painting" and "Painting and Collage Experients" exhibit "Memento Mori" runs from November 2 - November 16, 2017 in the Student Gallery in the basement of the Art and Design Building, 4th and Peabody Drive, Champaign.

    Thanks to CHP Faculty Glen Davies for this information item

  • Film "The Lost Colony" and Fundraiser on 11/1/17

    Alpha Psi Lambda Presents: "The Lost Colony" on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m. at La Casa (1203 W Nevada St).   On September 20th, 2017, the island of Puerto Rico was devastated by hurricane Maria. Alpha Psi Lambda at BETA chapter would like to invite all students and community members to a movie discussion about Puerto Rico. The film will offer students and community members to learn about its political and economic crisis that existed before hurricane Maria and how this has affected the US government.   Baked goods will be sold to raise money for those directly affected by hurricane Maria:  Spider Oreo Balls, Ghost Rice Krispy Treats, White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles,  Chocolate Covered Frankenstein Marshmallows (1 for $1 or 4 for $3).

  • Mayo Clinic and Illinois Alliance Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

    The Mayo Clinic’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program places undergraduate students from across the nation in a host lab at Mayo Clinic. For 10 weeks, students become fully-immersed in the research and culture of major medical center. Since 2012, five or more SURF fellowships have been exclusively reserved for Illinois students. These SURFs are sponsored through the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance and their home department at Illinois.  They are now accepting applications for Illinois pre-selection for the 2018 SURF Program. Important Dates:

    Illinois Pre-selection Application Deadline - December 1, 2017

    Illinois Pre-selection Award Notification - January 18, 2018

    Mayo Clinic Online Application Deadline - February 1, 2018

    2018 SURF Program - May 29 to August 3, 2018

    Application Instructions:  Complete the Illinois pre-selection application at http://mayoillinois.org/education/undergraduate-student-opportunities by December 1, 2017. Students will need to upload a personal statement and current transcript or web academic history (see the application page for details).  Letters of recommendation are required from two references. Letters should be sent as .pdf files directly to Maggie Berg at meberg@illinois.edu.  Complete the Mayo Clinic online application at https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=mayo-gsp by February 1, 2018. Students will use the same materials for this application as were used for the pre-selection application.

     

    IT and Bioinformatics Summer Internship at Mayo Clinic: 

    Bioinformatics Systems Unit within the IT Division of Research and Education Systems Support at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, MN, has an ongoing summer internship opportunity for Illinois IT students. Specific position and project descriptions focus on the Center For Individualized Medicine (CIM) scientific programs with the goal of discovering and translating research into clinically viable solutions for patients. The internship consists of working on tasks within multiple project areas of the Bioinformatics Systems Unit.

    View the job description for summer 2018 internships (Urbana campus students get priority consideration for these internships when applying by December 1, 2017), and complete the application form at http://mayoillinois.org/education/undergraduate-student-opportunities and upload your CV. The CV should include GPA, list completed computer science courses and those currently registered for, and any computer science project experience. Email info-mayo@mayoillinois.org with any questions.

  • Japan House Fall Open House with Senko Ikenobo is 10/21/17

    Japan House Fall Open House is Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.  Come to their Fall Open House featuring Senko Ikenobo, the Headmaster Designate for the Ikenobo Ikebana Society. She will eventually become the first female Headmaster in Ikenobo's 550 year history. We are honored that she is visiting Japan House and will give a presentation at 11:00 am about Ikenobo and the future of Ikebana.

    There will also be tea ceremonies throughout the day, for the special rate of $6, offered by the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Urbana-Champaign Association, and free garden tours by our garden designer and caretaker, James Bier. This presentation, and other related events at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and the Art Theater, are part of the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Illinois Prairie Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America.

    Thanks to the Japan House listserv for this information item.

  • Save the Date: IPRH "Inside Scoop" with Mark Steinberg on 11/8/17

    IPRH presents Inside Scoop: Mark Steinberg (History) on November 8, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the IPRH Seminar Room, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL). 

    Revolution is in the air! Undergrads, join us for a casual discussion over lunch with history professor Mark Steinberg. Professor Steinberg will discuss his book The Russian Revolution, 1905–1921, how the Russian Revolution still affects us 100 years later and how he came to this area of study.  This IPRH Inside Scoop session offers an opportunity for all interested undergrads, no matter their majors, to engage with creative minds in the humanities. Lunch will be served.

    Mark D. Steinberg teaches at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of many books on the Russian revolutionary era, including The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution (Yale 1995), Voices of Revolution, 1917 (Yale 2001), Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925 (Cornell 2002), Petersburg Fin-de-Siecle (Yale, 2011), and The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 (Oxford 2017). He is the co-author with the late Nicholas Riasanovsky of recent editions of A History of Russia (Oxford).

    Thanks to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities for this information item.

  • Speculative Futures @ Illinois is November 3 - 4, 2017

    Speculative Futures @ Illinois is November 3–4, 2017.  Technology at the University of Illinois has long played a role in shaping how we imagine the future. Remember HAL from Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey? In the novel and the movie, HAL—the sentient computer—was created in laboratories in Urbana Illinois. Those origins evoked the reputation of the University for pushing the boundaries of the future through technological breakthroughs like ILLIAC, the supercomputers built on the Urbana campus in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Clarke’s HAL also put our campus on the map of the popular sci fi imagination for decades to come.

    In November 2017, the CSL and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities are combining forces to bring Speculative Futures to campus. Drawing on this world-famous technological legacy, Speculative Futures is a series of events that bring artists, writers and technology innovators into conversation with one another in order to spark new creative projects at the intersection of computers and the sci fi imagination.

    Whether you are an avid reader of speculative fiction or you are just curious about the technological wonders that dot our campus, join us for two days of tech events that are guaranteed to inspire and amaze.

    Visit the Speculative Futures website at https://publish.illinois.edu/speculativefutures/

    Thanks to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities for this information item.

  • University Library presents programs on 11/1/17 and 11/7/17

    Becoming Father and Son: Robert and John Gregg Allerton and Historical Perspectives on Queer Kinship” by Nick Syrett is on November 1, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Room 146 Main Library, 1408 W Gregory Dr, Urbana.  The University Archives Sesquicentennial Speaker Series presents a talk by Nick Syrett, whose research focuses on the lives and relationship of Robert and John Allerton, donors of the U of I's Allerton Park.

    Ricker Library is Celebrating 100 Years! on November 7, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in 608 Lorado Taft Dr, Champaign, Illinois.  For questions, call 217-333-2290.  Please join us for our Centennial Celebration! Cake, refreshments, gifts and collection highlights at the Ricker Library or Architecture & Art, second floor of the Architecture Building. Then, at 5:00 p.m., please join us in Temple Hoyne Buell Hall for a lecture by Professor Emeritus Paul Kruty.

    “Nathan Clifford Ricker: Establishing Architecture at the University of Illinois” by Paul Kruty , Professor Emeritus of Architectural History, is on November 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Lorado Taft Dr, Champaign.  In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the naming of the Ricker Library of Architecture & Art, we are proud to host this Ricker Library Centennial Lecture by Professor Emeritus Paul Kruty. A reception will be held in the Blicharski Atrium at 5:00, and the lecture will begin at 5:30 in the Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium. All are welcome.