blog posts College of Education's online graduate programs ranked No. 3 in nation Feb 10, 2021 3:15 pm8 views Education at Illinois was ranked No. 3 on the U.S. News & World Report list, moving up five spots from last year, out of 296 institutions evaluated. It was ranked number one for online grad programs for veterans. Five Illinois professors named University Scholars Sep 12, 2019 11:00 am7 views Five Illinois professors have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Illinois selected for AAU's PhD Education Initiative Sep 16, 2019 2:00 pm7 views Illinois will be one of eight universities to participate in a new initiative to change the culture surrounding doctoral education and career pathways. Solar Farm expansion to increase campus renewable energy Sep 19, 2019 1:30 pm7 views The new Solar Farm expansion will generate the equivalent electricity use of more than 2,000 average American homes. Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influential Nov 22, 2019 9:00 am7 views Eight faculty members at Illinois have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list, a global listing of scientists who produced the past decade’s most influential papers. Prof. Stephen Boppart named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors Dec 6, 2019 3:45 pm7 views Election as a NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. Four Illinois students honored with Goldwater scholarships Apr 6, 2021 12:00 pm6 views Students Emmarie Alexander, Marta Cortinovis, Evan Dray and Ariel Lerman are among 410 scholars selected for Goldwater scholarships from among the 1,256 math, science and engineering students nominated by nationwide. Chancellor Jones named 2020 APLU Chair Nov 13, 2019 10:45 am6 views 'Robert Jones is an exceptional leader with an extensive background advancing the work of public research universities. We’re thrilled he’s been selected as the next chair of the APLU Board of Directors.' Accessible, entertaining online marketing course is world's most popular Dec 16, 2020 9:00 am6 views Aric Rindfleisch's course, 'Marketing in a Digital World,' was recently named one of the Top 30 most popular MOOCs of all time. Nearly half a million learners have enrolled in the course, making it No. 1 marketing course in the world. Plant physiologist Lisa Ainsworth elected to the National Academy of Sciences Apr 28, 2020 8:45 am5 views Ainsworth's election to NAS recognizes her 'distinguished and continuing achievements in original research' on how crops are impacted by pollutants such as ozone and carbon dioxide. 50 years: Illinois' incredible legacy in magnetic resonance imaging Aug 30, 2021 11:00 am5 views U of I professor Paul Lauterbur invented MRI 50 years ago, for which he was awarded a 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine. A new exhibit includes the first MRI machines built for humans, more on Illinois' contributions to the breakthrough technology. NSA and University of Illinois: Partnering to Secure Networks and Cyber Systems Jan 28, 2020 9:15 am4 views U of I is one of the first universities to partner with NSA on researching the science of security and has been working on cybersecurity problems with NSA for more than 19 years. LED pioneer Nick Holonyak awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize Feb 2, 2021 8:30 am4 views Professor Nick Holonyak Jr., has been awarded the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 'for the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis of all solid-state lighting technology.' Ngumbi receives AAAS award for public engagement with science Feb 4, 2021 9:45 am4 views The American Association for the Advancement of Science is honoring Professor Esther Ngumbi for her work in sustainable agriculture and efforts to promote public engagement with science. U of I remains among top producers of Fulbright US Student Awards Mar 3, 2021 3:15 pm4 views Fifteen students from the Urbana campus were offered Fulbright awards for the 2020-21 academic year, placing Illinois among the top 15 public institutions in terms of numbers of students offered grants. Report shows recent U of I grads succeeding despite pandemic Mar 16, 2021 10:00 am4 views About 91% of graduates secured a 'first destination' – a job, enrollment in grad school or a volunteer position – within six months of graduation. The average salary for a full-time-employed recent graduate is $65,178, up from $63,515. Illinois students honored with Goldwater scholarships Apr 8, 2020 10:00 am4 views The Goldwater Scholarships encourage the development of highly qualified scientists and engineers by awarding scholarships to sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue doctorates. Computer scientist, physicist elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences Apr 27, 2020 10:15 am4 views Computer science professor Sarita Adve and physics professor Philip W. Phillips have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation. U of I receives APLU award for COVID-19 testing program Jul 1, 2021 2:30 pm4 views The APLU honored the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for its COVID-19 testing protocol with the first Research Response to Community Crisis Award. Six Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career Award Jul 3, 2019 1:45 pm4 views Six researchers were named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the nation's highest honor bestowed on young professionals at the outset of their research careers. 11 faculty chosen for BTAA Leadership Programs Oct 4, 2019 11:15 am4 views Eleven professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been chosen to participate in leadership programs held by the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Eight Illinois faculty members elected AAAS Fellows Nov 26, 2019 10:15 am4 views Eight professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Prof. Charles Gammie named on Bloomberg 50 list of innovators, leaders Dec 6, 2019 9:00 am4 views Gammie was recognized for his leadership of the Event Horizon Telescope team that unveiled the first image of a supermassive black hole in April. Two Illinois professors named Guggenheim Fellows Apr 10, 2020 11:15 am3 views Janice N. Harrington, a professor of English; and David Sepkoski, a professor of history were chosen for the prestigious fellowships 'on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.' Restoration projects in LAS receive Heritage Awards May 5, 2020 10:15 am3 views Jane Bergman received the award for her historical replica of the glass dome that once overlooked the library in Altgeld Hall. The other award went to a renovation project to improve the roof of the English Building. What does momentum look like at Illinois? Watch this. May 9, 2019 9:45 am3 views It's been another record-breaking year on campus, so we're celebrating! Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagement Jul 13, 2020 10:00 am3 views Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement spotlight faculty members and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have consistently applied their knowledge and expertise to issues for the public good. NSF awards $15.5 million for math, statistics institute at Illinois Jul 14, 2020 2:00 pm3 views The new Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation will include a collaborative group of mathematicians and statisticians from Illinois, UIC, the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University. School of Architecture showcases women in the profession Sep 19, 2019 1:15 pm3 views The School of Architecture is celebrating the contributions of female architecture graduates. Nugent enters U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame Oct 31, 2019 4:45 pm3 views The visionary first director of a ground-breaking U of I program for students with disabilities,, enters the Olympic & Paralympic HOF as a 'special contributor.'