blog postsHave you checked on progress at State Farm Center lately?Jun 15, 2015 9:45 am23 views Check the progress as what was once known as the Assembly Hall is transformed into the state-of-the-art State Farm Center.Sixteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 18, 2015 1:30 pm3 views Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The U. of I. has consistently been among the top producers of Fulbright recipients in the U.S.Pride Month 2015: LGBT History on CampusJun 18, 2015 1:45 pm6 views Pride Month (June) honors the Gay Liberation Movement’s Stonewall Riots (New York, June, 1969). After the riots in Manhattan, Pride groups formed at the U of I to fight for acceptance and change.Illinois hosting 300 high school students for Illini Summer AcademiesJun 24, 2015 4:00 pm407 views This week Illinois is hosting about 300 high school students from around the state for Illini Summer Academies. This 4-H program enables prospective students to learn more about Illinois and their desired degree field. IGB director receives honorary doctorate from Hebrew University in JerusalemJun 29, 2015 3:15 pm0 views The university’s senate credited Gene Robinson for helping to define the new field of sociogenomics, bridging many disciplines, including animal behavior, neurobiology and genomics.Advertising alumnus part of award-winning team at Cannes LionsJul 10, 2015 10:00 am1 views Nick Ciffone, 2010 advertising alumnus, was part of the team from TBWA Chiat Day that produced two Cannes Lion award-winning ads. As the copywriter, Ciffone and his partner Dave Estrada, Art Director, came up with the ideas.Who was 'The Most Popular Girl in School?'Jul 10, 2015 2:00 pm2 views In April 1914, the Chicago Sunday Tribune named ten girls “The Most Popular Girls in College.” Clara Cronk was ours.New robotic lawn mower will require little set-upJul 13, 2015 3:00 pm0 views Researchers at the Coordinated Science Lab at Illinois are working on “an omnidirectional-vision-based system to detect the containment status of a robotic lawn mower.” John Deere is funding the project.Five graduate students earn National Defense Science and Engineering FellowshipsJul 14, 2015 11:30 am0 views NDSEG Fellowships are designed to increase the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance.Athletics has a new website at fightingillini.comJul 15, 2015 2:00 pm1 views The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has partnered with SIDEARM Sports, a leader in collegiate athletics web solutions, to launch a completely redesigned FIGHTINGILLINI.com on July 1, 2015. Campus celebrates 25th anniversary of the ADA and UI's key role in its creationJul 16, 2015 10:00 am1 views Twenty-five years ago this month, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act. Twenty-five years before that, the U. of I. was at the forefront of the movement to improve conditions and access for students with disabilities – and had been doing it for nearly two decades.2015 Illinois Proof-of-Concept Program award recipients announcedJul 17, 2015 2:15 pm4 views Illinois Proof-of-Concept funds development projects that will help demonstrate an innovation's viability to potential investors and partners.Illinois ranked among top 10 public universities in AmericaJul 21, 2015 11:00 am5 views The Center for World University Rankings uses eight indicators to determine its rankings, including quality of education, alumni employment, and influence.Two Illinois professors honored by Simons FoundationJul 23, 2015 9:00 am172 views Two Illinois professors are awardees of the Simons Foundation, an organization whose mission is "to support basic – or discovery-driven – scientific research."Paralympian Jean Driscoll on being 'picked on,' then 'picked out'Jul 23, 2015 4:00 pm2743 views In the following excerpts from an interview with the University of Illinois Archives in 2010, Illinois alumna Jean Driscoll discusses navigating school, teaching herself to ride a bike and discovering her passion for wheelchair athletics.Illinois helps facilitate plan to reduce nutrient pollution in the Gulf of MexicoJul 24, 2015 11:15 am4 views The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has helped facilitate the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, a new plan to keep nutrients from fields, city streets and wastewater treatment plants out of the Gulf of Mexico. Alumni's dorm room game will soon be told in Target stores nationwideJul 28, 2015 11:15 am6 views Business Insider (July 27) - When Tim Swindle and Dave Mazurek were in college at Illinois, they made up a card game that involved combining stereotypical accents with outrageous phrases.Disability pioneer Tim Nugent nominated for Congressional Gold MedalJul 29, 2015 2:00 pm1016 views On Tuesday, July 28, U.S. Representative Rodney Davis and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk introduced a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Timothy Nugent.Two Illinois students chosen as Howard Hughes Medical Institute International FellowsJul 30, 2015 1:15 pm500 views Illinois students Hua Wang and Yang Xu (both from China) have been chosen as 2015 Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellows. Students' smartphone computer is runner-up in smartphone encore challengeJul 31, 2015 3:30 pm1 views Neo, the smartphone-turned-computer, created by two ECE ILLINOIS students, was the runner-up in the Sprint Smartphone Encore Challenge in May.Illinois freshmen (and their parents) on new year nervesAug 3, 2015 10:00 am1901 views Registering for classes before computers? A 'mad rush'Aug 4, 2015 9:30 am10 views We may think that using U of I’s Banner system is a bit of a hassle, but it’s much simpler than the system students of the past had to use!Illinois Student Startup Accelerator demos head to ChicagoAug 4, 2015 10:30 am0 views Demos by the 13 startups in the Entrepreneurship at Illinois iVenture Accelerator on August 6 at 2 pm in Chicago's Willis TowerBusiness schools at White House: Increase opportunities for womenAug 4, 2015 12:30 pm5 views At a White House meeting today (August 5) on increasing the ranks of women in business schools, the University of Illinois’ College of Business enthusiastically signed onto an agenda for action.Campus asks students to get mumps vaccine before fall semester beginsAug 5, 2015 11:15 am2 views ...even if they have already received one or two previous vaccinations with the MMR vaccine.Master Naturalists needed to preserve Illinois' environmentAug 15, 2015 2:45 pm1 views Adults who have a passion for the outdoors – and are interested in sharing that with others – are needed statewide as volunteers in the University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist program.Here are a few Illinois faculty you can learn from in (and out) of the classroomAug 17, 2015 9:45 am731 views You see them in class or in the lab, but Illinois faculty are also tweeting, podcasting, Instagramming and making YouTube videos. Let these Illinois professors, scientists, writers and musicians make your social media feed another place to learn.Two engineering alumni on MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35 ListAug 18, 2015 2:15 pm1 views Canan Dagdeviren and Melonee Wise have been named to MIT Technology Review's annual list of '35 Innovators Under 35.'Illinois graduate student wins Ford FellowshipAug 20, 2015 8:30 am1029 views Vanessa Rivera-Quinones of Carolina, Puerto Rico, a second-year PhD student in Mathematics, is one of 60 students nationwide to win a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.ELLNORA 2015 The Guitar Festival at Krannert CenterAug 20, 2015 11:00 am3 views Three days, seven performance spaces, and 29 performances from “a prodigious array of the world’s most distinctive and influential guitarists.” It all starts September 10.