blog postsHumanities research program elevated to institute statusJun 11, 2020 8:00 am0 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 grantsJun 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 ScholarsJun 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 studentsMay 27, 2020 12:00 pm22 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 teachersMay 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.Restoration projects in LAS receive Heritage AwardsMay 5, 2020 10:15 am3 views Jane Bergman received the award for her historical replica of the glass dome that once overlooked the library in Altgeld Hall. The other award went to a renovation project to improve the roof of the English Building.Plant physiologist Lisa Ainsworth elected to the National Academy of SciencesApr 28, 2020 8:45 am5 views Ainsworth's election to NAS recognizes her 'distinguished and continuing achievements in original research' on how crops are impacted by pollutants such as ozone and carbon dioxide.Computer scientist, physicist elected to American Academy of Arts & SciencesApr 27, 2020 10:15 am4 views Computer science professor Sarita Adve and physics professor Philip W. Phillips have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation.Two Illinois professors named Guggenheim FellowsApr 10, 2020 11:15 am3 views Janice N. Harrington, a professor of English; and David Sepkoski, a professor of history were chosen for the prestigious fellowships 'on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.'Illinois students honored with Goldwater scholarshipsApr 8, 2020 10:00 am2 views The Goldwater Scholarships encourage the development of highly qualified scientists and engineers by awarding scholarships to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue doctorates. Physics prof, Nobel laureate Anthony Leggett donates papers to University ArchivesMar 6, 2020 12:15 pm1 views Sir Anthony Leggett's papers, recently donated to the University of Illinois Archives, provide a perspective on his groundbreaking research in theoretical condensed matter physics.Stories of inspiration, innovation and impactMar 12, 2020 1:15 pm25 views Backed by more than 150 years of ingenuity and imagination, the U of Iputs you in the same hallways as 23 Pulitzer Prize winners, 23 Nobel Laureates, and a long list of game-changing innovators.U of I among top producers of Fulbright awardsFeb 20, 2020 8:45 am1 views For the ninth time in the past 10 years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been named among the U.S. colleges and universities that produce the most Fulbright U.S. Student Awards.Tim Nugent honored by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of FameFeb 17, 2020 8:45 am0 views U of I's Tim Nugent, considered the 'Father of Accessibility,' has been posthumously awarded the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.Trio honored with Chancellor's Medallion for investigation of Zhang caseFeb 13, 2020 3:00 pm6 views In addition to many other personnel involved in the investigation, the actions and dedication of Sgt. James Carter, telecommunicator Kenny Costa and Det. Eric Stiverson were particularly noteworthy.Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 12, 2020 9:30 am1 views Two U of I scientists are among 126 recipients of the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships. This honor is one of the most competitive and prestigious awards available to early career researchers. Sottos elected to National Academy of EngineeringFeb 10, 2020 8:15 am0 views 'This is one of the very most prestigious honors an engineer can earn, and we are thrilled that Nancy’s distinguished reputation among her peers is being recognized,' said Dean Rashid Bashir of The Grainger College of Engineering. U of I's highest honors: Stephen Long invested as a Stanley O. Ikenberry ChairJan 31, 2020 10:00 am0 views 'Steve has led the world in advancing our knowledge of the mechanisms of photosynthesis... especially towards the goal of increasing the efficiency of photosynthesis to help feed the world's burgeoning population.'Chancellor Jones' State of the University AddressJan 31, 2020 9:45 am28 views Read or watch Chancellor Robert Jones’ January 24, 2020, remarks about our current challenges and ambitious plans for the future of Illinois.NSA and University of Illinois: Partnering to Secure Networks and Cyber SystemsJan 28, 2020 9:15 am4 views U of I is one of the first universities to partner with NSA on researching the science of security and has been working on cybersecurity problems with NSA for more than 19 years.Illinois music professor awarded NEH FellowshipJan 15, 2020 1:00 pm0 views University of Illinois music professor Christina Bashford was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2019.Prof. Stephen Boppart named Fellow of the National Academy of InventorsDec 6, 2019 3:45 pm5 views Election as a NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.Prof. Charles Gammie named on Bloomberg 50 list of innovators, leadersDec 6, 2019 9:00 am4 views Gammie was recognized for his leadership of the Event Horizon Telescope team that unveiled the first image of a supermassive black hole in April.Illinois: No. 1 global destination for international studentsDec 5, 2019 10:45 am2 views Illinois ranks No. 1 among public universities and No. 5 in the country for the most international students, according to Open Doors data.Eight Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 26, 2019 10:15 am4 views Eight professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 22, 2019 9:00 am7 views Eight faculty members at Illinois have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list, a global listing of scientists who produced the past decade’s most influential papers.Student receives Lincoln Academy Student Laureate AwardNov 15, 2019 2:30 pm3 views Each year, the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award is given to an Illinois senior who has demonstrated exceptional attributes in leadership and a desire to make a difference in the world.Chancellor Jones named 2020 APLU ChairNov 13, 2019 10:45 am4 views 'Robert Jones is an exceptional leader with an extensive background advancing the work of public research universities. We’re thrilled he’s been selected as the next chair of the APLU Board of Directors.'Four faculty and staff recognized for dedication to diversity and inclusionNov 8, 2019 9:30 am418 views The four were reipients of the 2019 Larine Y. Cowan Make A Difference Awards for their exceptional dedication to and success in promoting diversity and inclusionWatch 'William L. Everitt: An Optimist's Journey'Nov 7, 2019 1:45 pm9 views The man who helped transform the University of Illinois into one of the top engineering schools in the country is featured in a new 30-minute documentary airing this month on the Big Ten Network.