University updates COVID-19 dashboard to enhance transparency Feb 26, 2021 12:30 pm740 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 pm1416 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 am3959 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 am524 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 am771 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 pm4572 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 am605 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 am1053 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 pm3519 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 am1547 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 pm2081 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 am3367 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 am985 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 am501 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 am878 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 am13022 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 pm1544 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 am877 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 am805 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. 2020 Ebert Symposium to explore changing times in film, media Oct 1, 2020 8:45 am607 views Films and the media industry in changing times will be the subject of this year’s online Ebert Symposium, on Oct. 8 and two later dates, with filmmakers, media professionals and academics part of the discussion. Participants will explore the effects of the pandemic, the racial justice movement and other factors on the media industry, documentary filmmaking and media representation. 'Pressing Issues' at Krannert Art Museum shows WPA printmakers' thoughts on social justice Sep 24, 2020 12:15 pm724 views An exhibition of WPA prints shows how artists addressed social issues that remain relevant today. Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000 Sep 9, 2020 10:00 am14092 views Greater demand for online graduate programs pushed the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s 2020 enrollment to a record 52,331. In addition to delivering fall semester instruction as a mixture of face-to-face, hybrid and online courses, the university developed unique safety measures including a saliva-based COVID-19 test. Black girls create a space of their own in 'Homemade, With Love' exhibition at KAM Aug 25, 2020 11:30 am1700 views A Krannert Art Museum exhibition includes artwork by local middle school girls as well as prominent Black female artists. Illinois performing arts adapt teaching for fall classes Aug 24, 2020 2:45 pm1515 views The University of Illinois dance, music and theatre departments have found creative solutions to offer in-person classes in safe ways. University working to contain predicted increase in on-campus COVID-19 cases Aug 21, 2020 10:15 am19364 views The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will employ detailed plans to address the expected initial increase in COVID-19 positive cases through the next several weeks. Modified in-person instruction begins Monday. Data models developed by Illinois faculty members forecast that new cases will decline after the first few weeks of the semester and the daily positivity rate will remain low throughout. Illinois validates saliva-based test for COVID-19 Aug 19, 2020 2:30 pm85551 views The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is now performing its new rapid, saliva-based COVID-19 test on all students, faculty members and staff. Safer Illinois app available for faculty members, staff, students Aug 13, 2020 10:00 am4223 views An app that provides personalized coronavirus information and testing status for University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign faculty members, staff and students who intend to enter university facilities this fall is available for download by iPhone and Android users. 2021 Roger Ebert's Film Festival moved to September Aug 10, 2020 1:45 pm1639 views The 2021 edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been moved to early September due to uncertainties related to COVID-19. COVID-19 briefing: Homegrown models inform university's safety measures Aug 7, 2020 1:45 pm1591 views When classes resume Aug. 24, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will enlist a program that includes COVID-19 target, test and tell protocols and employs a saliva-based testing method. The program’s design relied heavily on a team of researchers’ predictions of how different variables might help mitigate the spread of the virus. Two of those researchers discussed their work in a recent online briefing. University outlines fall plans including remote instruction after fall break Aug 3, 2020 9:00 am8209 views As part of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s COVID-19 precautions for the fall semester, all faculty members, staff and students who participate in on-campus activities will be required to be tested at on-campus sites twice a week. Media advisory: COVID-19 Briefing Series to discuss state and campus-level modeling Aug 3, 2020 8:00 am1218 views University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones will join campus experts to discuss modeling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois – at the state and campus levels – during an event Thursday. Center for Advanced Study appoints seven professors to permanent faculty Jul 31, 2020 1:00 pm1297 views Seven University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been named Center for Advanced Study Professors, one of the highest forms of campus recognition. Call to Action initiative to support faculty research in systemic racism, social justice issues Jul 27, 2020 9:00 am1333 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will introduce a series of measures designed to enhance its support of research on issues of systemic racism in the U.S. The initial component is the Chancellor’s Research Program to Address Racism and Social Injustice, which will seek proposals early in the fall semester. Salon series featuring Black artists kicks off new Black Arts Initiative Jul 21, 2020 1:15 pm1346 views A Black Arts Initiative by the College of Fine and Applied Arts kicks off this week with a series of conversations with Black artists. Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagement Jul 10, 2020 1:45 pm2932 views The 2020 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement recognize outstanding individual and group outreach efforts. Illinois Community Pledge provides common focus on COVID-19 safety Jul 9, 2020 10:00 am1089 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff are invited to sign a voluntary pledge that reinforces the need for COVID-19-responsible behaviors. Media advisory: On-campus COVID-19 testing available for faculty members, staff, students Jul 6, 2020 2:00 pm7531 views News media interested in learning more about the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s COVID-19 testing are invited to a one-time media availability Tuesday, July 7 at 10 a.m. near the Alice Campbell Alumni Center 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. Tests optional for fall 2021 freshman applicants Jun 23, 2020 8:00 am13617 views Students applying for fall 2021 freshman admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will not be required to submit SAT or ACT test results due to the COVID-19 pandemic limiting students’ opportunities to take the exams. Urbana campus to open for fall instruction with COVID-19 safety precautions Jun 18, 2020 3:15 pm12514 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will open the fall semester with as much in-person instruction and residential occupancy as COVID-19 precautions allow. Cary to lead U of I Division of Public Safety, serve as police chief Jun 16, 2020 2:00 pm3520 views Alice Cary, currently the chief of police at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s next executive director of public safety and chief of police. Humanities research program elevated to institute status Jun 11, 2020 8:15 am2130 views The Humanities Research Institute – previously known as the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities – is now one of nine campuswide interdisciplinary research institutes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grants Jun 8, 2020 7:30 am3889 views Fourteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and recent alumni were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences across the globe this coming year. Two Illinois students named Udall Scholars Jun 1, 2020 11:00 am1276 views Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students were named Udall Scholars, a first for the university in the same year. A total of 55 Udall scholarships were awarded this year. University Archives creating record of pandemic's effects on campus May 20, 2020 8:45 am803 views The University Archives is collecting personal reflections to document campus life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty members, staff, teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction May 19, 2020 11:30 am4156 views Faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants this spring were honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction. The awards recognize excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Extending cancellation of summer events through July 5 May 1, 2020 4:15 pm570 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has canceled on-campus summer events through July 5. Keeping Illinois connected remotely May 1, 2020 9:45 am756 views Use of online technology at the University of Illinois has skyrocketed since mid-March. It is allowing Illinois faculty members and staff to keep doing their work and stay connected with students. 'Runs and Data: The Science of Illinois Baseball' documentary premieres May 4 on Big Ten Network Apr 27, 2020 11:15 am1359 views Physicist Alan Nathan and student Charlie Young team up to explore the evolving world of baseball physics and analytics in a new 30-minute documentary on the Big Ten Network. “Runs and Data: The Science of Illinois Baseball” premieres May 4. University initiates fundraising program for student relief Apr 21, 2020 11:30 am1459 views A new relief fund, Illinois CARES: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund, will assist University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students dealing with financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. All students can request emergency funding beginning immediately. Illinois students honored with Goldwater scholarships Apr 8, 2020 8:15 am2620 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign juniors Sriyankari Chitti and William Lyon were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering.