blog postsBeckman Researchers Awarded NIH Brain Initiative GrantOct 1, 2015 3:15 pm2 views The project, headed by Jonathan Sweedler, Martha Gillette and Rohit Bhargava, will receive more than 2 million dollars over three years. Beginning teacher conference adds boot camp for new alumniJun 27, 2016 2:45 pm0 views The Beginning Teacher Boot Camp will offer curricula specifically for 2016 graduates of the university’s teacher preparation programs who will begin their first teaching jobs this fall.Behind the Names: Residence Halls Named After WomenMar 21, 2016 10:45 am0 views A total of ten residence halls are named after women who have had a profound impact on the University of Illinois.‘Being There,’ ‘Pleasantville’ and Cole Porter biopic among final slate for ‘Ebertfest’Mar 30, 2017 2:30 pm0 views Organizers have filled out the slate of films and schedule for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, coming April 19-23 to downtown Champaign.Beloved staff member, comedian Tony Clements passes awayJun 12, 2017 10:15 am10 views Tony began his career at Illinois in 1967 as an undergraduate student athlete who played both football and basketball (albeit not great at either – his words).Bill Geist is Homecoming Grand MarshalSep 22, 2015 2:00 pm1 views Bill Geist, noted columnist, author, correspondent and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate, will serve as grand marshal of this year’s homecoming parade.Black Greek Letter Association: Fostering social spaces at IllinoisFeb 4, 2016 1:45 pm2 views Registered as student organization in 1972, the BGLA’s mission was “to promote black greek unity of organization” and “to improve the quality of social life on the U of I campus.”Blue Waters supercomputer changing genetic medicine in AfricaJul 5, 2016 2:00 pm1 views Much of what is known about the genetics of diseases is based on people with European ancestry. The Consortium for Human Heredity and Health in Africa is promoting research that takes into account the genetic diversity of African populations.Book celebrates planning, building of University of Illinois campusAug 28, 2017 10:30 am1 views When the University of Illinois was established, its physical presence consisted of 10 acres for its main campus and a single five-story building. Today it's 4,550 acres (excluding farms) and 647 buildings.Book highlights University of Illinois’ 150 years of innovationFeb 21, 2017 9:00 am2 views Central Illinois in 1867 was not an obvious place to plant a university that would change the world. Yet almost from the start, Illinois Industrial University – now the University of Illinois – was an “Engine of Innovation,”Brandon Lloyd grand marshal of 2017 Homecoming ParadeOct 6, 2017 2:15 pm8 views Former NFL and Illini football player Brandon Lloyd will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 7 p.m.Brazil scholars, leaders to discuss 'A turning point for Brazil'Nov 8, 2017 1:00 pm0 views At Illinois' 7th Lemann Dialogue, leading Brazilian public figures and international scholars will focus on turning points in the country’s politics, economy, and public policiesBronze Tablet scholars leave lasting legacyMay 11, 2015 9:00 am2838 views Illinois’ seemingly endless wall of tablets feature the names of the top 3 percent of each graduating class that earned University Honors.Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center to get new homeFeb 5, 2016 1:00 pm12 views By 2018, after nearly five decades of using temporary campus facilities, the U. of I.'s Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center will finally have a permanent building of its own.Business 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.Butterfly garden, archeology exhibit to open at Orpheum Children's MuseumJul 29, 2016 1:15 pm2 views A seed grant, along with some hard work by U. of I. student volunteers and museum staff, has grown a butterfly garden at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum in Champaign.Camargo named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences interim deanOct 31, 2016 9:30 am0 views Martin Camargo is currently associate dean for humanities and interdisciplinary programs in LAS. He holds a tenured faculty appointment in English and appointments as a professor of classics and of medieval studies.Campus area summer street projects are underwayMay 16, 2016 12:15 pm3 views Major campus road improvements will take place on First Street and Fourth Street this summer to upgrade pavement condition and enhance pedestrian access. Expect closures and detours.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.Campus bans hoverboards from all facilitiesJan 12, 2016 9:00 am2 views Effective Jan. 18, hoverboards will not be allowed in any facilities owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Campus bids farewell to retiring top cop Jeff ChristensenDec 21, 2017 1:30 pm0 views From Student Patrol to Police Chief, Jeff Christensen has always been an Illini. He retires at the end of DecemberCampus campaign against sexual violence gets important new resourceAug 25, 2015 11:00 am0 views New site includes quick links for those who want to report an incident, talk to someone, support survivors, and for people who do not necessarily know what to do.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.Campus celebrates Sustainability Week and you can win prizesOct 17, 2016 1:00 pm0 views The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) is hosting a campus recycling contest on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Anniversary Plaza. For every five recyclables submitted, contestants earn a chance to win prizesCampus Eateries and Hangouts: The Green Tea PotAug 25, 2016 11:30 am0 views Today's students have many places to grab a coffee, tea, or a bite to eat. In 1916 there were fewer options. The women of Delta Gamma saw this as a business opportunity.Campus invests $11 million into Investment for Growth ProposalsFeb 15, 2018 9:30 am262 views Illinois has selected 17 proposed projects to receive a total of more than $11 million with an aim to generate new sources of revenueCampus landmark renovated: Natural History Building reopensAug 29, 2017 11:30 am0 views $70 million renovation transformed the Natural History Building into both a beautiful space filled with interesting display cases, and a 21st century learning spaceCampus leaders react to President Trump's executive order on immigrationJan 30, 2017 3:15 pm187 views 'We have reached out to these individuals with assurances that they remain more than welcome here: that their presence and contributions sustain Illinois’ commitment to be an inclusive land-grant university with a truly global impact.'Campus life on the silver screen: The 1916 film “Pro Patria”Apr 24, 2017 10:15 am5 views Advertised as “the first all-University movie ever attempted,” virtually ever aspect of the film was connected to campus.Campus names 2016 Commencement SpeakerApr 13, 2016 12:00 am6 views Illinois alumnus Jeff Huber, whose company is developing a revolutionary blood test to detect early stage cancer, will be the U. of I.'s commencement speaker on Saturday, May 14.