blog postsLong elected to National Academy of SciencesMay 1, 2019 8:45 am1 views Stephen Long, a professor of crop sciences and plant biology at Illinois, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Meet Kevin Cummings, INHS mollusk collection curatorApr 29, 2019 9:30 am2 views 'There was no real collection here when I started... Now we have over a half million specimens in over 95,000 lots. We’re one of the top 20 largest collections in North America,' Cummings said.Illinois music professor awarded Carnegie FellowshipApr 25, 2019 9:30 am6 views Illinois music professor Michael Silvers' 2019 Carnegie Fellowship will allow him to study how aesthetic, cultural, environmental and political histories are linked to instrument-making and Brazilian natural resources. Lyric Theatre's 'Crazy For You' production blends tap, Gershwin tunesApr 23, 2019 10:00 am1 views The Lyric Theatre at Illinois spring musical featuers tap dancing and Gershwin tunes, cow folks and Follies Girls in 'Crazy for You.'Richard Powers wins Pulitzer for 'The Overstory'Apr 15, 2019 6:15 pm34 views Author Richard Powers, a professor emeritus of English at the University of Illinois, has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his novel 'The Overstory.'Illinois chancellor, chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 17, 2019 8:45 am0 views Chancellor Robert J. Jones and chemistry professor Catherine J. Murphy have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Barbey wins Mensa Prize for neuroscience research on human intelligence.Apr 16, 2019 9:45 am2 views Illinois Professor Aron Barbey won the $10,000 prize for making seminal contributions to the neuroscientific study of human intelligence.Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction announcedApr 11, 2019 9:30 am0 views Faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants at Illinois are being honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising.Six academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 10, 2019 9:30 am1 views Six academic professionals will be honored with 2019 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 10. Campus Instructional Facility Project: Green design, public-private partnershipApr 10, 2019 6:00 am6 views Groundbreaking for the Campus Instructional Facility Project is Friday, April 12 at 2 p.m. The first classes in the facility are planned for fall 2021. KCPA celebrates 50 years with weekend of music, activitiesApr 9, 2019 1:45 pm1 views The highlight of the weekend is the Come Home Gala at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Krannert Center lobby. It'ss free and open to the public. Acoustic performances at three areas in the lobby begin at 6 p.m.Boneyard Creek Community Day, April 13Mar 29, 2019 4:15 pm2 views Have you registered to help? Litter looks bad and attract more litter. It clogs storm drains causing local flooding and ends up in receiving streams harming aquatic life. New U of I license plate available nowMar 26, 2019 8:00 am7 views A portion of the U. of I. license plate fee goes toward scholarships for in-state students with demonstrated need. This academic year, the campus received $173,675 in scholarships funds from plate fees.Open House Weekend at Illinois, March 8 – 10Feb 26, 2019 11:00 am1484 views Open House events March 8, 9, and 10, 2019, include the colleges of Engineering, ACES, Applied Health Sciences, and Education, plus the Beckman Institute and Allerton Mansion.Rare Book Library acquires celebrated 18th-century Mount Vesuvius bookMar 6, 2019 12:30 pm1 views 'It’s the most beautiful book ever published on the volcano, a gorgeous scientific treatise of the 18th century. It’s an absolute prize,' says English professor who specializes in late 18th-, early 19th-century literature Building worker in Altgeld Hall solves a tough math problem: dustFeb 26, 2019 9:45 am0 views What do you get when you add mathematics and chalkboards? Dust, and lots of it.Composer Renee Baker to premiere new score for historic silent filmFeb 21, 2019 11:30 am1 views The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music will screen two historic silent films with new scores by composer Renee Baker in recognition of Black History Month.Watch 'Albert Lee: A Man of Substance'Feb 19, 2019 9:45 am1 views This short documentary honors Albert Lee, the 'unofficial dean for African-American students in the first half of the 20th century. Lee helped students gain admission, then helped them find housing and work through the black community.Making Mr. Darcy: Cultural Context for the Regency GentlemanFeb 18, 2019 11:30 am7 views A new exhibit at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library looks at the expectations for gentlemen in the period during which Jane Austen wrote her novels.Renovated Natural History Building earns LEED gold statusFeb 12, 2019 12:00 pm0 views The Natural History Building has earned prominent distinction for energy efficiency and environmentally friendly construction practices in the wake of a recent $79 million renovationFaculty members selected for distinguished chairsFeb 6, 2019 3:15 pm0 views Three Illinois faculty members have been selected for endowed chairs deemed to be among the most distinguished honors on the campusUniversity librarian recognized for achievements in library automationFeb 6, 2019 2:00 pm0 views 'John Price Wilkin exemplifies the spirit of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award through leadership, risk-taking and innovation,' said Bruce Johnson, the award committee chairIGB launches new Center for Genomics in Business and SocietyFeb 5, 2019 8:30 am6 views 'This center will enable us to take our commercialization and social impact efforts to the next level, and help further develop the reputation of the IGB as one of the leading genomics institutes in the country'Live: Watch The Next 150 launch eventJan 31, 2019 9:00 am2 views To find out how we plan to continue being a leading institution of higher education, join us for the launch of the 'The Next 150,' the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan for IllinoisAltgeld chimes tower refurbished, Quad tradition reinvigoratedJan 29, 2019 9:45 am2 views A recent renovation took them offline. Now, the future of the Altgeld chimes appears stronger than everWatch the launch: The Next 150 Strategic Plan for IllinoisFeb 4, 2019 1:30 pm8 views Archived video of all speakers at the launch event on Friday, February 1, with closed captioning availableMinor selected as Illinois' first chief marketing officerJan 24, 2019 10:15 am8 views Eric Minor, an alumnus with more than two decades of experience in corporate brand marketing, will become the university’s first chief marketing officer effective Jan. 31 Behind Enemy Lines: WWII spy speaks at KCPA, 2/13Feb 10, 2019 11:45 am0 views Marthe Cohn will share her story of joining the French intelligence service, posing as a nurse, crossing enemy lines and relaying information about the Nazis back to the FrenchTimeline set for Altgeld Hall, Illini Hall projectsJan 22, 2019 1:00 pm1 views A new building planned for the site of Illini Hall, will be a world-class facility for learning and discovery, and will include a new data science center. Altgeld Hall will be renovatedChancellor announces the Illinois Professional campaignJan 15, 2019 2:45 pm6 views Chancellor Robert Jones's video announcement of The Illinois Professional, a series of videos, social media posts and university-wide communication featuring the message 'I am an Illinois Professional'