blog postsMax Levchin: The Making of a Tech MogulMar 18, 2018 11:00 am2 views Max Levchin is the poster child for transformation. From Soviet refugee, through the University of Illinois, to becoming one of the world's most influential tech pioneersEntrepreneur, UI grad Max Levchin to deliver commencement addressMar 15, 2018 10:00 am0 views Levchin is co-founder of PayPal, former chairman of the board of Yelp, and currently the CEO, founder of the consumer-financing platform Affirm. He graduated from the U. of I. in 1997Education alumna creating a buzz in Chicago Public SchoolFeb 28, 2018 9:30 am11 views First year CPS teacher and Illinois alumna Amanda Fagenson is drawing an audience and admiration for her teaching skillsLevenicks donate $5m toward Illinois Football Performance CenterFeb 8, 2018 8:15 pm0 views Former team captain, offensive MVP Stu Levenick and his wife, Nancy, have committed $5 million toward the new Illinois Football Performance CenterAlumnus Richard Cahan on writing 'Un-American'Feb 7, 2018 6:45 am3 views Cahan's latest book is Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II. Cahan is a journalist, author, photo historian, and co-founder of CityFiles Press in Chicago.ECE's Phil Krein named a fellow of the National Academy of InventorsJan 8, 2018 10:15 am0 views Krein made significant strides in optimizing the use of solar power as a feasible energy resource, and wrote the first undergrad text to provide an engineering framework for power electronicsActor, producer, restauranteur: Alum Billy Dec is unstoppableDec 22, 2017 12:00 pm3 views He's been on TV shows like Empire and Criminal Minds, owns restaurants, does a podcast with NBA stars, hosts charity events... How does alumnus Billy Dec do it all?The Googlers: Mathematics alumni find success at GoogleDec 12, 2017 11:00 am8 views What can you do with a degree in mathematics? Count a career at one of the world's most successful tech companies among the possibilitiesUniversity Archives receives Ebert's movie press kits from Chicago Sun-TimesNov 1, 2017 10:30 am0 views 'Chaz (Ebert’s) efforts to connect us with the Sun-Times have been an invaluable step forward to bring the Roger Ebert archival legacy home.'College of Business receives $150 million naming giftOct 26, 2017 8:30 am23 views The College of Business at Illinois will be known as the Gies College of Business after an unprecedented investment from a distinguished alumnus. Illinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:00 am4 views Maj. Kenneth Bailey of Danville, a 1935 graduate, was awarded the medal posthumously for leading his company in defending an airfield during the Guadalcanal Campaign in September 1942Illinois Homecoming Week 2017Oct 12, 2017 10:30 am2 views Return to your campus, explore the University's 150 year history, and share your photos, memories and stories via social mediaTatyana McFadden wins eighth Chicago Marathon, breaking her own course recordOct 9, 2017 2:15 pm1 views The victory this year was special for the Illinois alumna after missing the London Marathon and finishing fourth at Boston. She had been undefeated since 2013.Illinois alum wins Columbia's John Chancellor Award for journalismSep 19, 2017 10:45 am3 views '(Dan) Balz is the chief correspondent of The Washington Post and one of the country’s most trusted political reporters.'Q&A: Chris Silcox, former Illini gymnast and Spider-Man stunt doubleAug 11, 2017 8:30 am13 views If you saw Spider-Man: Homecoming, you saw Chris Silcox. You just didn’t realize it.Illinois: The early yearsJun 22, 2017 8:00 am4 views From the muddy prairie rose a school—and a student body—rooted in manual labor and religious worship, in addition to cultural activities that left sports in the dustWriting the first drafts of warJun 14, 2017 11:00 am0 views Degrees in Russian and rhetoric help shape the career of a combat reporterJennifer Neubauer named president of UI Alumni AssociationMay 18, 2017 9:30 am34 views Champaign native and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumna Jennifer Lewis Neubauer has been named president of the University of Illinois Alumni Association.Time lists Illinois as one the best public colleges for bigger paychecksApr 28, 2017 9:45 am1 views TIME listed Illinois as one of the Top 10 best public colleges that deliver the biggest financial return for graduates' tuition dollars. A rich trove: Roger Ebert at the University of IllinoisApr 21, 2017 10:30 am0 views Roger Ebert was not a typical University of Illinois student. His time here laid a foundation for his future, as they do for most students. But, unlike most students, they also shaped the university.Film industry heavyweights descend on Champaign to pay tribute to Ebert’s lasting legacyApr 20, 2017 11:30 am1 views Norman Lear: 'It’s one thing to criticize, another to criticize out of love. To know his work is to know how much he cared for film and for filmmakers.'What did a University of Illinois student handbook look like in 1934?Apr 20, 2017 11:15 am2 views The handbook allowed Illini to plan which class dance they’d attend, pencil in a class schedules and check guidelines on curfew. (Yes, there was a residence hall curfew.)2017 Chicago Illini of the Year AwardsMar 16, 2017 9:30 am2 views Co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association and the Chicago Illini Club, this award recognizes the accomplishments of Chicago-area graduates of the University.Rich Nye: From Cubs pitcher to exotic vet pioneerMar 1, 2017 9:30 am1 views After his pitching career, Nye became a nationally renowned authority on avian medicine and 1989 president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians.Illinois names inaugural class to its Athletics Hall Of FameFeb 23, 2017 10:45 am3 views The 28-person Class of 2017, dates back to the first Illini football team in 1890, through the addition of women's varsity teams in the early 1970s, and up to coaches and athletes from the current century.In WWII, alumna found herself behind enemy linesFeb 8, 2017 9:00 am4 views Jill Pitts Knappenberger drove a modified Red Cross bus that delivered coffee, doughnuts and goodwill to Allied troops - until she found herself surrounded by German soldiers in the Battle of the BulgeEducational entrepreneur, postdoc researcher make Forbes '30 under 30' listJan 10, 2017 9:45 am26 views Illinois' Ryan Hoch, alumnus and co-founder of Overgrad, and current postdoctoral researcher Lydia Kisley, were named to the 2017 Forbes "30 Under 30" ranking for Education and Healthcare, respectively. Illinois' Tatyana McFadden is on Forbes '30 Under 30' listJan 5, 2017 11:30 am12 views McFadden solidified her legacy as the top Paralympic marathoner in the world as she completed her fourth straight sweep of the marathon majors, and dominated the track at the Rio 2016 Paralympic GamesU of I receives $1 million for scholarships from Give Something Back FoundationNov 29, 2016 12:00 pm2 views Founded by an LAS alumnus, national organization makes college a reality for students of modest meansLooking back on dorm life at the University of IllinoisNov 22, 2016 10:15 am2 views Residence halls act as a home away from home for college students as they navigate their campus lives. Here’s a look at Illinois’ dormitories over the years, from bedrooms to lounge areas to on-site eateries.