blog posts Ngumbi receives AAAS award for public engagement with science Feb 4, 2021 9:45 am4 views The American Association for the Advancement of Science is honoring Professor Esther Ngumbi for her work in sustainable agriculture and efforts to promote public engagement with science. Dance professor Cynthia Oliver awarded U.S. Artists Fellowship Feb 3, 2021 9:30 am10 views Oliver is one of five USA Fellows in the field of dance for 2021. The fellowships are awarded to artists in 10 creative disciplines in recognition of their accomplishments and to support their ongoing artistic, professional development. LED pioneer Nick Holonyak awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize Feb 2, 2021 8:30 am4 views Professor Nick Holonyak Jr., has been awarded the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 'for the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis of all solid-state lighting technology.' Two Illinois professors awarded NEH Fellowships Dec 17, 2020 4:30 pm53 views Eduardo Ledesma is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Bobby Smith ll is a professor of African American studies. Each has been awarded an National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. Accessible, entertaining online marketing course is world's most popular Dec 16, 2020 9:00 am6 views Aric Rindfleisch's course, 'Marketing in a Digital World,' was recently named one of the Top 30 most popular MOOCs of all time. Nearly half a million learners have enrolled in the course, making it No. 1 marketing course in the world. Chancellor, Provost offer reflections on 1 million COVID-19 tests at Illinois Dec 14, 2020 9:30 am3560 views In the space of just a few months, we built a comprehensive testing, tracing and monitoring infrastructure and ecosystem that is unmatched anywhere in the country. Watch: Illinois' virtual Celebration of Diversity Dec 11, 2020 10:30 am0 views The Illinois campus celebrates diversity every day, but this annual event recognizes people who have been outstanding advocates for diversity across our campus and around the world. Five Urbana faculty members honored as University Scholars Dec 10, 2020 1:45 pm0 views The five Illinois professors named University Scholars are Meghan Burke, special education; Ryan Dilger, animal sciences; Christopher Freeburg, English; Ned O’Gorman, communication; and Rachel Whitaker, microbiology. LAS triple major receives Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award Dec 9, 2020 9:30 am0 views In her final year of undergraduate studies at Illinois, Issy Marquez has been named a recipient of the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award for her overall excellence in civic engagement and curricular and extracurricular activities. Grammy nominations include undergrad, alums from Illinois School of Music Dec 2, 2020 9:45 am17 views Nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards include two alumni and one current student from the UI School of Music, Sophia Byrd. Six Illinois faculty members elected AAAS Fellows Nov 24, 2020 10:30 am3 views Rohit Bhargava, Alison Bell, Paul Braun, Carl Bernacchi, Prashant Jain and Nancy Sottos are among the 489 scientists named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year. Three Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 18, 2020 10:30 am0 views Axel Hoffmann, Stephen Long and Donald Ort are among the most highly cited researchers in the world. Illinois team receives $1.5 million grant to revolutionize wheelchair technology Sep 24, 2020 8:00 am9 views The project, called PURE (Personalized, Unique Rolling Experience) offers users hands-free movement using an interactive and adaptive robot that is uniquely personalized for each user. Free COVID-19 course taught by Illinois experts is open to all Aug 28, 2020 12:15 pm21 views Broaden and deepen your understanding of the pandemic in a free, multidisciplinary course taught by experts at the U of I. 'Homemade, With Love' exhibition debuts at Krannert Art Museum Aug 25, 2020 2:45 pm16 views A new exhibition opening at Krannert Art Museum examines what it means to create space for Black girls and women to celebrate their creative lives. Illinois performing arts adapt teaching for fall classes Aug 24, 2020 3:00 pm15 views The performing arts departments at the University of Illinois are using creative ways to bring students and instructors together for performance classes. New semester begins with detailed plans to address COVID-19 Aug 21, 2020 11:00 am17 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will begin modified in-person instruction Monday with detailed plans to address the COVID-19 pandemic impact. American Physical Society recognizes Baym with top research award Aug 20, 2020 12:30 pm17 views Professor Gordon Baym has been selected to receive the largest research prize of the American Physical Society, the 2021 Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research. U of I's rapid saliva test for COVID-19 gains FDA Emergency Use Authorization Aug 19, 2020 3:00 pm24 views 'This has potentially game-changing implications for our statewide testing program as well as for testing on a national level. I’m so proud - but not at all surprised - to see this type of groundbreaking work come out of our own U of I,' said Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Illinois 'engineer guy' Hammack awarded Hoover Medal Aug 13, 2020 9:00 am2 views Engineering professor Bill Hammack is the creator/host of the popular YouTube channel 'engineerguy' and has recorded more than 200 public radio segments that describe what, why and how engineers do what they do. Carle Illinois welcomes Class of 2024 Jul 22, 2020 5:45 pm207 views 'This talented cohort met challenging admission requirements that go beyond the typical premedical track. The majority have backgrounds in engineering, advanced mathematics, computer science and other quantitative disciplines,' said Dean King Li. NSF awards $15.5 million for math, statistics institute at Illinois Jul 14, 2020 2:00 pm3 views The new Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation will include a collaborative group of mathematicians and statisticians from Illinois, UIC, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University. Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagement Jul 13, 2020 10:00 am3 views Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement spotlight faculty members and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have consistently applied their knowledge and expertise to issues for the public good. Four honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership Jun 19, 2020 8:00 am34 views The awards recognize faculty members who distinguish themselves in their vision of the future and their efforts to enable and promote others in shaping that future. Illinois students awarded Boren Scholarships Jun 12, 2020 9:30 am0 views The National Security Education Program selects Boren Scholars to add international and language components to their education by studying overseas in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Humanities research program elevated to institute status Jun 11, 2020 8:00 am2 views The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the program for institute status, and it is now known as the Humanities Research Institute. U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grants Jun 8, 2020 8:45 am2 views Fourteen 14 Illinois students and recent alumni who were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences across the globe this coming year. Two Illinois students named Udall Scholars Jun 1, 2020 4:30 pm2 views Joseph Kreiling and Jonah Messinger were named Udall Scholars, representing the first time that two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students were honored in the same year. Keys to academic & athletic success for black male high school students May 27, 2020 12:00 pm42 views Adeoye Adeyemo had great success in sports (Illini Football), in the classroom, and now in his professional life. His research is helping shed light on how other black males can experience the same success. Meet some of U of I's most inspiring, innovative teachers May 19, 2020 11:00 am2 views Faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants at Illinois this spring were honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising, collectively known as Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction.