blog postsIllinois BTN producer wins Emmy for Tim Nugent documentarySep 14, 2017 1:00 pm224 views Alison Davis Wood's writing was recognized with a Mid-America Emmy Award for The Game Changer, the story of Illinois accessibility pioneer Tim NugentIllinois junior Paige Jones: Where my ACES story beginsApr 14, 2017 10:30 am3 views As the university celebrates its 150th birthday, I think of all of my family members that were a part of those 150 years.Illinois Theatre's 50th Anniversary Celebration, March 3-5Feb 26, 2018 12:45 pm5 views Alumni and friends of Illinois Theatre are invited to a weekend celebration that highlights our five decades of innovative teaching and production, and efforts to diversify stagesIllinois: The early yearsJun 22, 2017 8:00 am4 views From the muddy prairie rose a school—and a student body—rooted in manual labor and religious worship, in addition to cultural activities that left sports in the dustIllinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:00 am4 views Maj. Kenneth Bailey of Danville, a 1935 graduate, was awarded the medal posthumously for leading his company in defending an airfield during the Guadalcanal Campaign in September 1942Illinois veterinary faculty: Stubbornly shaping the futureMay 30, 2017 9:30 am1 views VetMed Dean Peter Constable writes of the significant legacy of “stubborn” builders and leaders within Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine.Interactive Map Project: The Early Years Building TourNov 7, 2017 10:00 am2 views Learn about the campus buildings built - and destroyed - from 1867-1904. Interactive maps: James Era Building Tour: 1904-1920Dec 21, 2017 9:30 am0 views Illinois made big strides during the administration of President Edmund Janes James (1904-1920), including an increase in the number of campus buildings from 23 to 71KAM exhibition: Capturing LandscapeMay 16, 2018 10:15 am1 views Physical landscapes are always shifting. As the world continues to change, our expectations of what a 'landscape' can look like change as wellLost but not forgotten: Why this Memorial Day is differentMay 22, 2018 8:15 am1 views Illinois professor Scott Althaus tells the story of his extended family’s five-year search for the details of a relative’s last bombing mission during World War II, which also resulted in finding his planeMapping History at the University of IllinoisNov 1, 2017 10:45 am0 views The Mapping History project takes a multilayered approach to telling the history of the University, integrating maps, 3D imagery, and archival contentMirage and Murder in the ArcticApr 21, 2017 12:45 pm1 views One hundred years ago, two Illinois alumni were part of an ill-fated expedition to the edge of the earth.Move-in begins next weekAug 14, 2017 11:00 am1 views New residents being greeted at the entrance to Busey Hall in the 1960sMultimedia: The rich history of Illinois FieldOct 20, 2017 10:45 am1 views These grounds sat just north of the Gym Annex and the Old Armory, where the North Quad sits today. Established in 1891, it was a center of student activity for nearly one hundred yearsMusic of Illinois: ‘Illinois Loyalty’Jun 5, 2017 8:45 am2 views The origins of University of Illinois’ school songPhoto album of the Illinois campus, 1909Apr 17, 2018 8:45 am2 views The campus matured rapidly during the administration of President Edmund Janes James (1904-1920). Here are images from that periodReport: Milkweed losses may not fully explain monarch butterfly declinesMar 17, 2017 9:45 am0 views "While boosting milkweed numbers can be part of the solution, I don't think it is the entire solution." ‘Saving the Earth Since 1969’: Illinois’ Oldest Environmental Student GroupApr 7, 2017 11:45 am0 views “We were the generation that watched a man land on the moon,” said Diane Marlin, who joined SECS in 1972. “We were idealistic. We really believed we could make a difference. We still do.”Sesquicentennial celebration kicks off Feb. 28Feb 22, 2017 2:15 pm2 views The 15-month celebration of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 150th birthday begins in earnest with a ceremony at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.Sesquicentennial concert tour will visit Chicago, New York, and C-U this springJan 24, 2018 10:15 am1 views The U of I Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers will be joined by soloists Nathan Gunn, Todd Payne, and Yvonne Redman for the debut of a newly commissioned work titled GatheringText: Chancellor Jones's remarks at the Sesquicentennial Opening CelebrationFeb 28, 2017 3:15 pm250 views 'What we were given that day in 1867 was an idea. A big idea. What we did from there was take that idea, drop it into the context of the time, place and society, and begin to build...the land-grant university.'The Baby Boom & Beyond, 1953-1979Dec 13, 2017 9:45 am1 views First with civil rights, then with anti-Vietnam War activism, students began holding demonstrations, leading President Henry to state that the University was 'at the vortex of a social storm.' The Baby Boom years and the end of expulsions for 'immorality'Apr 12, 2018 10:15 am0 views Into the early 1960s, women were forbidden to visit men’s dorms without a chaperone, students couldn’t live in apartments without permission, homosexuality could get a student expelledThe 'wind, motion, and freedom' of Lillian Gatlin, Illinois' pioneering aviatrixMar 13, 2018 9:45 am4 views Lillian Gatlin, a student from 1906-1908, is rarely remembered today, but in the fall of 1922 was the toast of the nation the first woman to fly across the countryToday in 1922, Illinois professor showed how movies could talkJun 7, 2017 12:45 pm283 views ECE professor Joseph Tykociner devised one of the first optical sound tracks -- in which sound is converted to a light pattern on film -- so it can be played back in sync with the movie.UI Archives: Love Letters of Illini, Olympian Harold OsbornSep 29, 2017 8:45 am0 views In the 1920s, the Illini Athletics HOF inductee corresponded with Margaret Estelle Bordner, chronicling their long-distance romance and courtshipUniversity Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series eventsOct 12, 2017 10:30 am1 views Speakers addressing the people, places, cutural changes and significant events in the University's 150 year historyUniversity Library maps Illinois Commencement historyMay 11, 2018 10:45 am3 views The Commencement gallery includes historical programs, maps, photos media clippings and more.University of Illinois’ 150th marks years of ag innovationsMay 4, 2017 9:30 am0 views For former university president Robert Easter it is another reason to celebrate the institution he loves so much.U of I Black Chorus’ thirteenth biennial Black Sacred Music SymposiumMar 6, 2017 4:15 pm2 views This four-day, biennial conference is dedicated to the study of Black Sacred Music traditions. The Thirteenth Black Sacred Music Symposium will be held March 9-12, 2017.