blog postsUrbana campus consolidates to single logoAug 14, 2017 1:45 pm5 views This return to a single logo will ensure that the entire campus can leverage the full benefit of the university’s legacy and take advantage of the instant global recognition that the block 'I' enjoys.U of I supercomputer provides $1.08 billion direct return to illinois’ economyMay 17, 2017 4:00 pm0 views Blue Waters has a projected $1.08 billion direct economic impact on Illinois' economy and will have created 5,772 full-time equivalent employment from October, 2007 to June, 2019.U. of I. student Leah Matchett named Marshall ScholarNov 23, 2015 10:45 am105 views A senior pursuing a double major in global studies and geology, Matchett is one of more than 30 students from the U.S. selected as Marshall Scholars for postgraduate study at a university in the U.K.U. of I. Sesquicentennial celebration starting to take shapeSep 14, 2015 12:30 pm1 views Preparations are being made for a worldwide celebration in 2017 to mark the U. of I.'s start as a land-grand institution in 1867.U. of I.'s annual charity drive was a great successDec 17, 2015 7:30 am0 views Urbana campus employees came through in a big way for the Campus Charitable Fund Drive, donating more than $1.3 million to local charities.U of I partners with Carle Health SystemsMar 21, 2015 1:45 pm78 views The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday (March 12) to establish the nation’s first college of medicine focused, from the beginning, on the intersection of engineering and medicine. This will be the first new college created at Urbana in 60 years. Read more here.U of I named a finalist for 2015 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University AwardsOct 15, 2015 9:45 am8 views "Finalists for the 2015 APLU Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards have all demonstrated a clear commitment to economic engagement and have followed through by delivering results." - APLU President Peter McPherson U of I Library launches open-access digital publishing networkMar 13, 2017 11:45 am13 views The Illinois Open Publishing Network has launched. Its first work: A new English translation of a memoir of Claude Monet.U. of I. composer chosen for Kronos Quartet projectFeb 13, 2017 9:45 am0 views Illinois composer Erin Gee was chosen to create a new piece of music for Kronos Quartet’s Fifty for the Future project. Gee will travel to India this spring to record insect and bird sounds as inspiration for her composition.University rolls out Title IX training for all during MarchFeb 29, 2016 9:15 am50 views University policy requires all incoming and transfer students, as well as faculty and staff, to be regularly educated on discrimination and harassment prevention, sexual violence, and reporting options and obligations.University of Illinois is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright studentsMar 8, 2016 12:15 pm4 views Fifteen students from the U. of I.’s Urbana campus won Fulbright awards for 2015-16, helping Illinois earn its top-five rank for public universities.University of Illinois hosting inaugural human-animal studies instituteJul 5, 2017 10:30 am0 views The University of Illinois is hosting scholars from around the world to look at our relationships with animals at an inaugural Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute.University of Illinois honored at Mid-America Emmy AwardsOct 6, 2016 1:30 pm974 views The university's Big Ten Network non-athletic programming producers and its journalism students were recognized at the Mid America Regional Emmy Awards on October first.University of Illinois central to $3.5 million NSF I-Corps nodeNov 2, 2016 2:15 pm0 views The NSF has announced a $3.5 million Midwest I-Corps node, which combines four universities with strong engineering programsUniversity Housing honored with 2015 Governor's Sustainability AwardNov 11, 2015 10:15 am5 views The Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Awards, the “Emmy Awards for Sustainability,” were presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, a unit of the Prairie Research Institute.University fundraising veteran Benson named vice chancellor for advancementJan 31, 2017 12:00 pm3 views Barry Benson has been named the Urbana campus’s vice chancellor for advancement and the senior vice president of the University of Illinois foundation, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of TrusteesUnity and Action: The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterFeb 19, 2016 11:00 am2 views By the fall of 1969, the Afro-American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois had opened in a temporary headquarters under the direction of Val Gray Ward, an activist and artist.Undergraduate Research Week, April 17 - 23Apr 12, 2016 11:15 am0 views Undergraduate Research Week showcases the best of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at the University of Illinois.Undergrads build biobots in new bioengineering courseJan 6, 2016 11:00 am10 views This past semester, Illinois' Bioengineering department piloted a brand new course, BIOE 306, BioFabrication Lab, that teaches undergraduate students how to build biobots, too.UI professor on White House team working to improve access to federal programsNov 9, 2015 1:45 pm0 views Political science professor Jake Bowers has been appointed to a White House team that’s applying insights from social and behavioral science to improve access to federal programs.UIPD loses a friend: K9 Quinty passes after one last bustApr 11, 2016 1:30 pm3 views Quinty spent eight years working as a drug-sniffing dog, and many of those as part of the Targeted Response Unit, which is tasked with taking narcotics, weapons and violent offenders off the street.Two Illinois students chosen as Howard Hughes Medical Institute International FellowsJul 30, 2015 1:15 pm500 views Illinois students Hua Wang and Yang Xu (both from China) have been chosen as 2015 Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellows. Two Illinois professors honored by Simons FoundationJul 23, 2015 9:00 am172 views Two Illinois professors are awardees of the Simons Foundation, an organization whose mission is "to support basic – or discovery-driven – scientific research."Two Illinois professors awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 15, 2016 3:30 pm0 views Professor of History and of African American Studies, Eric McDuffie, and Professor of History and Medieval Studies, Carole Symes, will use their awards for projects on 20th century African-American history and on medieval Europe, respectively.Two Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 20, 2017 9:30 am0 views Statistics professor Douglas Simpson and animal biology professor Carla Caceres are new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of ScienceTwo engineering alumni on MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35 ListAug 18, 2015 2:15 pm1 views Canan Dagdeviren and Melonee Wise have been named to MIT Technology Review's annual list of '35 Innovators Under 35.'Two alumni being inducted into National Inventors Hall of FameApr 25, 2016 3:30 pm5 views The late William Sparks (PhD, chemistry, ’36) and the late Welton Taylor (BA, ’41, MS, ’47, and PhD, ’48, bacteriology) were among 16 inductees recently admitted to the National Inventors Hall of FameTurkey TangoSep 10, 2017 10:00 am0 views What we had witnessed was a pair of sibling males fighting for dominance.To recruit and retain researchers, universities can join forcesApr 21, 2016 11:30 am1 views Illinois Vice Provost for International Affairs Reitu Mabokela and colleagues from the University of Birmingham explain the benefits of a transatlantic partnershipTonight: Justice Sonia Sotomayor at KCPAMar 1, 2016 3:00 pm21 views The University of Illinois will host “A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor,” a public event, on Monday, March 7.