blog posts Mickey-Boggs selected as senior associate chancellor for human resources Jan 19, 2022 3:00 pm166 views Shari Mickey-Boggs has been selected as the senior associate chancellor for human resources at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with an "interim" job title pending approval by the Board of Trustees. She will begin in this role March 1. New book examines the evolution of academic freedom at the U of I Nov 29, 2021 1:45 pm1043 views A new book, "Dangerous Ideas on Campus: Sex, Conspiracy and Academic Freedom in the Age of JFK," explores how the prevailing moral values of the 1960s affected protections for scholars at the U. of I. Project explores Octavia E. Butler novel through discussions, art, music Nov 11, 2021 1:30 pm793 views The project includes a community read, book discussions, an art exhibition and an opera based on the novel. Canadian historian, writer Michael Ignatieff to speak Nov. 18 as part of EU Day at Illinois Nov 11, 2021 8:00 am136 views The 20th annual EU Day at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will feature an online talk by former Canadian political leader turned academic Michael Ignatieff about threats to intellectual freedom in Europe. November Dance features work inspired by Russian choreographer, dances by visiting artist and graduate students Nov 10, 2021 11:30 am358 views November Dance is Nov. 11-13 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Theatre department production of 'Origin Story' looks at millennials' post-college life Nov 4, 2021 9:15 am487 views “Origin Story” was written by Illinois theatre alumnus Nathan Alan Davis. The theatre department’s production will be the Midwest premiere of the play. Studiodance showcases dance students' work Oct 20, 2021 12:00 pm243 views The performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will feature six dances and a short dance film. 'Crip*' exhibition at Krannert Art Museum centers experiences with disability, access Oct 18, 2021 2:30 pm1016 views The exhibition features the work of artists with disabilities or non-normative identities. It is part of a collaborative project “Cripping the Arts” that includes increasing accessibility in art institutions. Illinois theatre season reimagines the American story Oct 7, 2021 12:45 pm1010 views The theatre department will feature a diverse group of playwrights in its 2021-22 season. Wu earns NIH Director's New Innovator Award Oct 5, 2021 9:45 am3587 views Biochemistry professor Nicholas Wu has received a 2021 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. His project aims to understand how antibodies interact with their targets. Media advisory: Kevin Leicht to testify before congressional subcommittee about disinformation Sep 27, 2021 11:45 am377 views Sociology professor Kevin Leicht to testify before congressional subcommittee about the effects of social media disinformation in fomenting distrust of scientists, particularly in regard to COVID-19 vaccines. Siebel Center for Design is open for exploration Sep 22, 2021 11:00 am856 views Siebel Center for Design on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus opened for business in early August. The multidisciplinary hub of student-focused design thinking and learning was established by a $25 million lead gift from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation. Center for Advanced Study initiative looks at 'infodemic,' how to combat misinformation Sep 22, 2021 8:30 am561 views The CAS initiative will bring together experts to discuss misinformation, disinformation, “fake news” and conspiracy theories. New BTN documentary 'Cold War: Illinois Stories' premieres Sept. 29 Sep 22, 2021 8:00 am909 views A new 30-minute-long documentary tells four separate stories of individuals or programs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign that were either affected by harsh Cold War politics and their destructive aftermath or, in one segment, shed light on a government film studio dedicated to Cold War propaganda. “Cold War: Illinois Stories” premieres Sept. 29 at 7 a.m. CDT on the Big Ten Network. Krannert Art Museum hosts retrospective of photographer Hal Fischer Sep 15, 2021 9:30 am648 views “Hal Fischer Photographs: Seriality, Sexuality, Semiotics” features his well-known photographic series focused on gay life in 1970s San Francisco, as well as his early work as an Illinois student. CAS, McKinley Foundation hosting art exhibit, presentation about transgender older adults Sep 14, 2021 1:15 pm340 views “To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults” documents the life stories of transgender older adults through photographs and interviews. Class of 2025 sets enrollment records Sep 8, 2021 10:15 am10191 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign freshman enrollment of 8,303 for the 2021-22 academic year is a record. The new class brings total student enrollment to 56,299, the largest in university history. Krannert Art Museum retrospective of Louise Fishman's drawings an unexpected memorial Aug 31, 2021 11:00 am651 views “A Question of Emphasis: Louise Fishman Drawing” is the first retrospective of Fishman’s works on paper, and features many works of art that have never been shown. Ebertfest rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns Aug 26, 2021 12:00 pm530 views Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, also known as “Ebertfest,” has been rescheduled to April out of concern for a spike in COVID-19 variants in the state. The Virginia Theatre in Champaign will automatically transfer all pass and seat reservations for the event to the new dates, and refunds are available to those who cannot attend the rescheduled event. Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award honorees named for 2021, 2020 Aug 26, 2021 8:00 am1710 views Sixteen civil service employees – eight this year and eight in 2020 – at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign were recognized for exceptional performance with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award. ELLNORA guitar festival marks Krannert Center's return to in-person performances Aug 25, 2021 12:00 pm699 views ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival will feature influential guitarists playing a wide range of musical styles. The festival will take place on a smaller scale than in past years. Ebertfest announces first films and guests, COVID-19 protocols Aug 18, 2021 8:00 am665 views The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as “Ebertfest,” announced some of its films and guests for the 2021 event and shared updated COVID-19 safety protocols for the festival. Spring semester graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named Aug 13, 2021 8:00 am19844 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2021 spring semester. Patton named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean Jul 28, 2021 10:15 am2984 views Venetria K. Patton will become the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 2, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Patton is currently the head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Purdue University. University of Illinois receives APLU award for COVID-19 testing program Jul 1, 2021 2:00 pm2412 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has received the inaugural Research Response to Community Crisis Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for its COVID-19 testing program. U of I to host new virtual summer camp for high schoolers diagnosed with autism May 5, 2021 12:15 pm1305 views The University of Illinois is offering a virtual summer camp called I Ready for high schoolers diagnosed with autism so that prospective students can learn about college life and the resources that are available on campus. Vaccine study now open for student enrollment Mar 22, 2021 11:15 am3271 views Students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 can enroll in a study to help understand the effectiveness of vaccines in reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Participants will be paid and could receive the vaccine as soon as April 1. August and December graduates, Dean's List honorees named Mar 17, 2021 8:00 am30238 views The University of Illinois lists the 10,867 students named to the Dean’s List in December, as well as the 3,428 December graduates and 1,626 August graduates. Report shows recent Illinois graduates succeeding despite COVID-19 pandemic Mar 16, 2021 10:00 am2413 views Recent University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates still found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began volunteer programs on par with previous years – despite the global pandemic. The sixth annual Illini Success report was released today. University to hold stage-crossing experience for 2020, 2021 graduates Mar 9, 2021 10:00 am7638 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is planning an in-person individual, private stage-crossing experience for 2020 and 2021 graduates May 10–17. Graduates may register for a time slot to cross a stage at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts while their name is announced. COVID-19 safety protocols will apply. University among top producers of Fulbright US Student Awards Mar 3, 2021 3:15 pm1863 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, as announced recently by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. University updates COVID-19 dashboard to enhance transparency Feb 26, 2021 12:30 pm710 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign updated its COVID-19 dashboard to add more data points and greater detail. Krannert Art Museum acquisitions showcase Native American artists Feb 24, 2021 12:15 pm1270 views Krannert Art Museum has acquired work by celebrated Native American artists – a painter, a glass artist and Pueblo potters – that will help present the history of contemporary Native American art. Carle Illinois College of Medicine granted provisional accreditation Feb 22, 2021 9:00 am3792 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, a partnership between the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health, has been granted provisional accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Provisional accreditation affirms that a medical school meets nationally accepted standards of educational quality and can move forward with plans to build a sustainable medical education program. EU Day online features Swedish ambassador, hip-hop artist, Greek tragedy Feb 17, 2021 11:45 am497 views European Union Day at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is online this year, with Sweden’s ambassador to the U.S. speaking on gender equality and a Swedish hip-hop artist discussing racial concerns. EU Day will also include a U.K.-based theater performance of an ancient Greek play focused on refugees. Campus tops 1 million COVID-19 tests Dec 15, 2020 9:00 am745 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has administered its millionth saliva-based COVID-19 test since initiating a broader management program last summer. A number of other institutions are in the process of implementing the university’s innovative testing procedure. Five Urbana-Champaign faculty members honored as University Scholars Dec 10, 2020 1:15 pm4394 views Five University of Illinois professors at the Urbana-Champaign campus have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Reinstallation of KAM's ancient Andean art collection will show artistic exchange between cultures Dec 9, 2020 8:45 am476 views An interdisciplinary group of scholars is researching Krannert Art Museum’s ancient Andean collection in preparation for a major reinstallation. Illinois joins Age-Friendly University Global Network Dec 7, 2020 8:15 am937 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has joined the Age-Friendly University Global Network, a consortium of universities dedicated to promoting “an inclusive approach to healthy and active aging.” Revised process to speed on-campus COVID-19 testing Dec 4, 2020 2:00 pm3442 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is introducing a revision to make its COVID-19-testing process faster and more efficient, with fewer invalid or inconclusive results and less plastic waste. University releases Native American imagery implementation plan Dec 4, 2020 10:00 am1325 views A plan to address issues related to Native American imagery on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus was released by Chancellor Robert Jones. Enrollment open for study comparing COVID-19 testing methods Nov 18, 2020 12:00 pm2051 views Students, faculty members and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who are asked to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure or a positive test now have the opportunity to participate in a study that will help inform the national effort to manage the pandemic. Three Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 18, 2020 8:45 am3239 views Three faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2020 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. The list recognizes leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. It is based on an analysis of journal article publication and citation data, an objective measure of a researcher’s influence, from 2009-2019. The highly cited Illinois researchers this year are: materials science and engineering professor Axel Hoffmann, crop sciences and plant biology professor Stephen Long, and plant biology professor Donald Ort. November Dance performed on new set, livestreamed Nov 4, 2020 8:00 am882 views November Dance will feature one piece presented each evening Nov. 5-8 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and online. Academy executive featured in Ebert Symposium on media representation Oct 29, 2020 9:30 am467 views The chief operating officer for the academy that awards the Oscars will be a featured guest for a discussion of inclusion and equity in the media, part of this year’s online Ebert Symposium. Krannert Art Museum hosts retrospective of experimental photographer, book artist Bea Nettles Oct 29, 2020 8:45 am758 views “Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory” explores the 50-year career of artist Bea Nettles, who is well-known for her experimental use of photographic techniques and blending of craft and photography. Illinois announces changes to spring academic calendar Oct 20, 2020 10:00 am12797 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is adjusting its 2021 spring calendar to help maintain instruction during the pandemic. Classes will start a week later than scheduled and while there will be no spring break, three days without classes will be added. Students planning to attend classes in person will be required to return early for COVID-19 on-campus testing. Concert series celebrates Altgeld Chimes' centennial Oct 19, 2020 12:30 pm1511 views A special concert on the 100th anniversary of the Altgeld Chimes’ dedication will feature music from that first performance. Prominent documentary filmmakers featured in Ebert Symposium Oct 14, 2020 9:30 am826 views Three prominent documentary filmmakers who’ve tackled subjects ranging from biography and history to sexual assault and hip-hop will be featured guests for an online Ebert Symposium discussion, “Documentary Film and Social Change,” on Oct. 22. Kirby Dick, Sacha Jenkins and Dawn Porter have had films aired or streamed on CNN, HBO, Netflix, PBS and Showtime, among other venues. Three documentary filmmakers on the Illinois faculty will also be on the panel. Maryland university president featured in inaugural 'A Great Conversation' Oct 6, 2020 10:00 am734 views Freeman Hrabowski, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a national leader in academic innovation and inclusive excellence, will join University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert J. Jones on Oct. 12 for the first of a planned series of public conversations with prominent figures from multiple disciplines to discuss critical societal issues and solutions.