blog posts Students' first steps back to campus life Aug 12, 2020 10:00 am17 views Everyone on our campus has to do their part to keep our community steps, from planning your move-in to testing immediately upon arrival and picking up your PPE kit. Illinois students pursue internships in the wake of COVID-19 Jun 26, 2020 8:00 am5 views Brendan Ross, a senior in recreation, sport and tourism, is working remotely through the inaugural Illini RST Undergraduate Consulting program. Illini pitcher Ty Weber talks signing with MLB Giants despite pandemic shutdown Jun 18, 2020 9:30 am7 views 'COVID has really taught me to live in the moment more often and not try to plan everything out. I've thought about potentially getting into coaching after (MLB), but as of now I’m just very focused on improving my baseball skills every day.' Illini students making masks for people with spinal cord injuries May 21, 2020 3:15 pm9 views People with spinal cord injuries have above-average risk in the COVID-19 pandemic due to the prevalence of comorbidities, and obtaining effective masks for people with SCI has proven challenging. Virtual exhibitions highlight art and design graduates May 14, 2020 9:30 am1 views Students graduating from the School of Art and Design are exhibiting their work online this spring rather than in galleries at Krannert Art Museum. Bad-science busters shift keen minds to COVID-19 May 13, 2020 10:45 am3 views As the class went online, they carefully waded into the maelstrom surrounding COVID-19, weighing the science-based merits of each claim and counterclaim. To date, they’ve examined almost a dozen COVID-19-related issues. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Elizabeth Murphy May 12, 2020 8:45 am652 views 'I worked closely with her...learning lab techniques, scientific writing and presentation skills. My mentor’s patience and willingness to teach enabled me to gain the confidence to pursue a career in chemistry.' #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Students: Andrew Nadolski May 11, 2020 11:00 am3 views Nadolski focused on the design of a special coating for ceramic lenses used in microwave telescopes. He had the chance to deploy his knowledge during several trips to Antarctica, including one for 11 months in 2017. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Students: Barry Chiang May 11, 2020 11:00 am16 views Barry Chiang was mesmerized by nature and the night sky while growing up in Taiwan. He is devoted to deciphering the simplicity and beauty of the universe through both science and music. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Emma Taylor May 8, 2020 2:15 pm2 views Emma Taylor’s introduction to the jazz program at the University of Illinois came through a jam session at the Iron Post, a downtown Urbana live music venue. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Emily Martin May 8, 2020 1:45 pm21 views Emily Martin is a fourth-generation Illini. Although she followed the footsteps of her family members, she paved her own unique path at Illinois. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Prince Boadi May 6, 2020 4:30 pm78 views Prince Boadi is the first in his family to attend college, and he isn’t finished yet. He has already been accepted to 10 medical schools. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Erick Klein May 6, 2020 9:00 am9 views Erick Klein knew in high school he wanted to go to the U. of I. But Klein had other things to do first: join the navy, train as a corpsman (medic), serve in Afghanistan and then work two years at a base hospital in the U.S. Watch it now: 'Runs and Data: The Science of Illinois Baseball' May 4, 2020 11:00 am9 views World-renowned baseball physicist Alan Nathan teams up with student Charlie Young to explore the evolving world of baseball physics, analytics in the new BTN documentary, 'Runs and Data: The Science of Illinois Baseball'. ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Cynthia Estrada Diaz de Leon May 4, 2020 11:15 am3 views For Cynthia Estrada Diaz de Leon, college has been a test of her skills in adapting to new environments – and a testament to her initiative in finding a way to make things happen. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Catherine Applegate May 4, 2020 11:15 am26 views When Catherine Applegate began her graduate research into the effects of diet on cancer, she had no idea that soon she would be experiencing cancer from a completely different perspective – as a patient. Illinois theatre students move year-end showcase online Apr 29, 2020 2:45 pm180 views The seniors’ BFA Acting Showcase moved online after the live event was cancelled. 'The showcase gives them a foot in the door to the professional world. It’s a big loss not to be able to do that,' said Professor Aaron Muñoz. Interested in Illinois? Visit us virtually! May 1, 2020 3:30 pm16 views Visit the U of I virtually through a YouTube series and a new VR experience that requires no gear. Interested in Illinois? Visit us virtually! Mar 27, 2020 3:30 pm68 views Visit the U of I virtually through a YouTube series and a new VR experience that requires no gear. Illini Success report: UI grads succeeding in job placement, starting salaries Mar 5, 2020 9:30 am4 views 93 percent of 2019 graduates found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began a volunteer program within six months. The average salary for the full-time-employed grads was $63,515. NBA All-Star Weekend was a slam dunk for Illinois students Feb 20, 2020 3:45 pm0 views Three Illinois students in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism recap their five-day experience at the NBA All-Star Game in Chicago. Building trust in a market for women vendors Feb 13, 2020 4:00 pm0 views This is a mahila bazaar in New Dehli, a retail zone set aside for women vendors only. It provides safety from the harassment and abuse they faced in other markets from male vendors, police and public officials. Team creates game-based virtual archaeology field school Jan 29, 2020 10:15 am1 views 'This class makes it possible for many more students to get an education or explore a career in archaeology,' says Professor Laura Shackelford - more affordable than traditional field school, and accessible to everyone. Illinois student's puzzle to appear in The New York Times Jan 2, 2020 2:00 pm5 views 'Creating a crossword is a puzzle in itself – what combination of words fit together, where to put the black squares. You have to include words that will be interesting to the people who are doing it,' sayid Illinois student Adam Aaronson. Classics course uses Greek tragedies to provide war insights Dec 20, 2019 10:15 am3 views Classics professor Angeliki Tzanetou and her students explored issues of war and trauma through Greek tragedies and learned how the themes presented in the ancient dramas are connected to present-day crises. Ebertfest provides behind-the-scenes access to students Dec 11, 2019 10:30 am1 views 'The involvement of the college’s inspired students is great for Ebertfest, but it also gives those students that do get involved an experience that few other schools can match,' says Ebertfest coordinator Andrew Hall. Grad student's turbine research finds clarity in the fog Dec 16, 2019 8:45 am1 views '...I found myself traveling through a wind farm. It was a lucky coincidence: A thick mist lay on the horizon and, thanks to the fog, I could see the turbulence fields each turbine generated in its wake.' Landscape Architecture society recognizes students' efforts on urban flooding Dec 17, 2019 10:30 am2 views Illinois students from a variety of disciplines developed a comprehensive urban stormwater redesign for a 300-acre neighborhood in Calumet City, Illinois, a suburb southeast of Chicago. Student Success Initiative identifies themes, continues to gather feedback Dec 13, 2019 3:30 pm80 views The Student Success Initiative is an effort to better understand what constitutes, supports and carries forward undergraduate student success by bringing together working groups from across campus. C-U resident benefits from ‘perfect’ Mechanical Science & Engineering student project Dec 12, 2019 9:15 am0 views The 'gait trainer' project team designed and modified a walker-like device for the course, and then presented it to client Jasmine Brown, a single mother of two who has cerebral palsy.