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  • Illustration of youth and teacher in guarded classroom. Illustration by Katie Miller

    Science on the inside

    How neuroscience graduate students are bringing science education to youth behind bars.

  • sepia-toned image of a decades-younger Gene Robinson wearing full beekeeping regalia

    Gene and the honey bee

    Gene Robinson, who now directs the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, got his start with the honey bee well before 'genomics' existed as a field.

  • player piano music roll for 'Pennies From Heaven' by Irviing Berlin

    Illinois Curiosities: Audio

    Illinois' curiosities are displayed in museums and glass cabinets, tucked safely in boxes and drawers This audio edition of curiosities explores not only what we can see but also what we can hear.

  • Title slide graphic. Line drawings of campustown scenes

    New from Storied!

    Green Street: Visualizing 100 years as "the heart of campustown"

  • dramatic green colors of a moth sitting on a fern

    Curious Encounters with the Natural World

    'We are not photographic trophy hunters, seeking to make each and every image that perfect portrait, but biologists who seek to capture the little windows of time that show nature as it is.'

  • Humboldt penguin

    Saving the penguins of Peru

    By combining fieldwork in Peru with their expertise caring for Humboldt penguins at the Brookfield Zoo, two Illinois grads are among those hoping to turn the tide for these endangered animals.

  • the skyscrapers formerly known as Sears Tower and the John Hancock building

    Alumnus Fazlur Khan: Raising the Skyline

    Fazlur Khan revolutionized city skylines with his innovative engineering—starting in Chicago. To this day, most skyscrapers built after the 1960s employ Fazlur’s structural techniques

  • illustration by Nate Azark includes iconic Chicago locations

    Alumnus Nate Azark: Drawn to the City

    Nate Azark owns of 12 Line Studio, which does design work for national brands and local startups. His distinctive style has also been featured on concert posters and album covers

  • Alumnus making a difference with Obama Foundation

    As chief of civic engagement for the Obama Foundation, Michael has returned to the city he loves, to do the work that he loves.

  • street flooding at 71st and Michigan on Chicago's south side

    Weathering the Storms

    How one team of Illinois researchers is addressing urban flooding.

  • STORIED.

    On the hundredth anniversary of this difficult autumn, we look back at a campus that prepared soldiers for war, tended to the sick, and came together in a spirit of selflessness and compassion that was the hallmark of some of our earliest Illini.

  • Marty Burke answers the Proust Questionnaire

    Illinois professor Marty Burke answers the Proust Questionnaire

  • a fossilized insect from the collection donated by Paul Kirkland

    A Donation for the Ages

    Reserachers are far from cataloguing everything in the collection, but they've already discovered a new species - a longhorn beetle they will name after the donor, amateur paleontologist Paul Kirkland

  • Max Levchin. Photo courtesy of Affirm

    Maxium Impact

    Illinois alumnus Max Levchin on lessons from his grandmother, late nights at DCL, and building businesses with integrity

  • Trent Frazier, seated with basketball

    Trent Frazier | Rising

    Trent Frazier has emerged as a fearless leader for Illini Men's Basketball, bringing an edge and joy to Brad Underwood’s uptempo offense. Trent is rising to the occasion