blog postsFind your local Illini clubMay 17, 2016 11:00 am32 views Illini clubs, affinity groups and college groups are a great way to stay connected to the University and your fellow alumni. They offer a variety of social, cultural, educational, community service and networking events. Meet the 2016 Chicago Illini of the Year honoreesMar 8, 2016 2:15 pm14 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. 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 GamesJennifer Neubauer named president of UI Alumni AssociationMay 18, 2017 9:30 am11 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.Educational entrepreneur, postdoc researcher make Forbes '30 under 30' listJan 10, 2017 9:45 am10 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. Journalism grad receives Pulitzer PrizeApr 22, 2016 2:30 pm10 views Leonora LaPeter Anton ’86, of the Tampa Bay Times was awarded a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. The reporting was a joint project between the Times and the Herald-Tribune into Florida’s state-funded mental hospitals.Tatyana McFadden wins ESPY for Best Female Athlete with a DisabilityJul 14, 2016 9:15 am6 views The Baltimore Sun (July 14) McFadden has won three straight wheelchair marathon grand slams and is halfway to her fourth, with wins in Boston and London this year.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 FameQ&A: Chris Silcox, former Illini gymnast and Spider-Man stunt doubleAug 11, 2017 8:30 am5 views If you saw Spider-Man: Homecoming, you saw Chris Silcox. You just didn’t realize it.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 BulgeTatyana McFadden wins fourth straight Boston MarathonApr 18, 2016 12:45 pm4 views American Tatyana McFadden cruised to her fourth straight victory in the women’s wheelchair race at the 2016 Boston Marathon, finishing in a time of 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 16 seconds.Illinois: The early yearsJun 22, 2017 8:00 am3 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 dustWant to help Tatyana McFadden win an ESPY?Jul 12, 2016 3:45 pm3 views You can vote for Illinois alumna Tatyana McFadden to win an ESPY for Best Female Athlete With A DisabilityIllinois 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.'Illinois names inaugural class to its Athletics Hall Of FameFeb 23, 2017 10:45 am2 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.Journalism alumnus lands Edward R. Murrow AwardJul 4, 2016 1:45 pm2 views Charlie Meyerson has won a 2016 national Edward R. Murrow Award for audio investigative reporting from the Radio Television Digital News Association.Chemistry alumna recognized for groundbreaking career in biotechJul 5, 2016 11:00 am2 views “It was an opportunity to ask questions to which we didn’t know the answers yet,” said Chilton, recipient of the 2016 U of I Alumni Association Achievement Award. Illinois 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 mediaCollege of Business receives $150 million naming giftOct 26, 2017 8:30 am2 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 grads' invention may just be the cast of the futureOct 27, 2016 10:45 am2 views “We decided to design a cast that was waterproof, but also had a more open structure so it wouldn’t trap any debris against the skin.” Alumni Jason TroutnerU 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 meansRich 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.2017 Chicago Illini of the Year AwardsMar 16, 2017 9:30 am1 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.What did a University of Illinois student handbook look like in 1934?Apr 20, 2017 11:15 am1 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.)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.'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. Tatyana 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.Meet the alumna doing forensics research for the Las Vegas police departmentOct 14, 2016 12:15 pm1 views "The best part of the job...is that we in the Chemistry Detail are also members of the Clandestine Laboratory Team, which means that we are the only section in the laboratory that responds to crime scenes."Illinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:00 am1 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 1942Looking back on dorm life at the University of IllinoisNov 22, 2016 10:15 am1 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.