blog postsVote: Your choice for movie night at Memorial StadiumJun 28, 2016 9:00 am31 views Fans can vote from now until July 11. The movie with the most votes of the five choices will be shown on the Memorial Stadium big screen on July 30.Open house, dedication set for Wassaja HallJul 18, 2016 8:45 pm30 views The newest campus residence hall is named for Illinois' first Native American graduate. Open house scheduled for July 27.Find your local Illini clubMay 17, 2016 11:00 am26 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. Introducing Dr. Robert J. JonesAug 5, 2016 9:00 am26 views Robert J. Jones, president of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, has been named chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees at its July 21 meeting.Have you checked on progress at State Farm Center lately?Jun 15, 2015 9:45 am23 views Check the progress as what was once known as the Assembly Hall is transformed into the state-of-the-art State Farm Center.Illinois's Monica Chen named 2015 Lincoln Academy Student LaureateDec 2, 2015 9:30 am23 views As a result of Chen’s academic excellence and extracurricular involvement, she was named the 2015 Lincoln Academy Student Laureate for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Tonight: 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.Alumna Kimberlee Kidwell returns as deanJul 18, 2016 7:00 pm21 views Kidwell will lead the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences effective Nov. 1, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Institute for Genomic Biology renamed for Professor Carl WoeseFeb 17, 2015 10:00 am19 views The University of Illinois’ Institute for Genomic Biology has been renamed in honor of a microbiology professor who changed the course of science with his discovery of a third major branch of the tree of life. That professor, Carl R. Woese, died in late 2012.Professor Christos Tsitsaros wins national composition awardFeb 18, 2015 12:00 pm16 views The Music Teachers National Association has named Prof. Christos Tsitsaros, of the Piano Pedagogy division, as its 2014 MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year. See the story here.Prof. Chris Benson: Antonin Scalia's role in the Emmett Till caseFeb 25, 2016 2:00 pm16 views Chicago Tribune (Feb. 19) - How a legal rationale crafted by the ultra-conservative Scalia ultimately was used by a Kansas City activist to urge a federal investigation of the 1955 Mississippi murder of Emmett Till.Library items are plated to honor newly promoted facultyFeb 13, 2015 10:30 am15 views It's a quiet but deeply meaning ceremony: Each year newly promoted faculty members are honored with a book plate in a Univeristy Library volume of their choosing.Susan Martinis named interim vice chancellor for researchSep 17, 2017 12:15 pm15 views 'Professor Martinis is a groundbreaking researcher, a decorated teacher and one of the most respected academic administrators on the campus.'Eco-Concept car team advances to world championshipApr 26, 2016 4:00 pm14 views The Illinois hydrogen fuel cell car competed in the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas this past weekend in Detroit, impressing judges and advancing to the world championship competition in London.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.The search for a new Urbana campus chancellorApr 12, 2016 7:00 am13 views Job description and more details on the search for a permanent chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignLAS sophomore reflects on winning the Marine's Commandant’s TrophyApr 25, 2016 1:00 pm13 views Sophomore Jordan Meadows was awarded the Commandant’s Trophy, an honor given annually to the top graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School.#ILLINOIS2016 Commencement detailsMay 4, 2016 11:45 am13 views Join the Illinois Commencement conversation using #ILLINOIS2016Hanley-Maxwell named College of Applied Health Sciences deanJul 18, 2016 9:45 am13 views Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell will join Illinois as dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.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 GamesBruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center to get new homeFeb 5, 2016 1:00 pm12 views By 2018, after nearly five decades of using temporary campus facilities, the U. of I.'s Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center will finally have a permanent building of its own.Inaugural lecture planned in the Design Dialogues Speakers SeriesMar 31, 2016 9:15 am12 views Anne Balsamo will deliver her lecture, “Designing Culture, Creating Multidisciplinary Collaboration,” on Friday, April 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the NCSA auditoriumActor, alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speakerApr 25, 2017 4:15 pm12 views Actor, humorist, author and woodworker Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson on the NBC hit comedy series "Parks and Recreation") will be the commencement speaker Saturday, May 13.Visit the New American Welcome Center during Welcoming WeekSep 9, 2017 12:30 pm12 views The New American Welcome Center at the University Y helps immigrants integrate into our society and prepares receiving communities in this area to be welcoming and inclusiveHow orange and blue became Illinois's colorsOct 12, 2015 1:15 pm12 views From its founding in 1867 until fall of 1894, the University of Illinois struggled to commit to school colors.Adesida receives 2016 TMS Functional Materials John Bardeen AwardDec 15, 2015 10:30 am12 views The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) will recognize Adesida for his contributions to the field of electronic materials.Vet Med Student Blog: 10 Lessons from Down on the FarmJan 7, 2016 5:30 pm11 views Ten observations from a student caregiver at the University’s Veterinary Medicine Research FarmMore than courses: Delivering higher education to the incarceratedFeb 3, 2015 10:30 am11 views The Education Justice Project (EJP) at Illinois is working to broaden the horizons and opportunities of incarcerated men through education, and helping individuals on the outside gain a more sophisticated understanding of issues related to incarceration and the abilities and potential of people who have been imprisoned.Planning your Spring Break? Consider the Civil Rights PilgrimageFeb 4, 2016 1:00 pm11 views See pictures and hear from students who went last year, and check the itinerary for this year.Looking for a summer camp for your child?Mar 31, 2015 3:30 pm11 views The University of Illinois offers a wide variety of summer camps for everyone from pre-K through high school.