blog posts Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000 Sep 9, 2020 10:00 am10696 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 am1413 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 pm1483 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 am19330 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 pm84666 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 am4185 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 pm1611 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 pm1538 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 am8178 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 am1201 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 pm1205 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 am1254 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 pm1206 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 pm2854 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 am1070 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 pm7513 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 am13452 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 pm12238 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 pm2721 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 am2072 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 am3633 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 am1232 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 am771 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 am3908 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 pm551 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 am739 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 am1254 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 am1417 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 am2519 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. COVID-19: No more face-to-face instruction, students asked to move home Mar 17, 2020 9:30 am5159 views Message from Chancellor Robert Jones discusses additional steps to follow current guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health officials to enact social distancing as a means to slow the spread of COVID-19 disease. 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceled Mar 12, 2020 5:00 pm1614 views This year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been canceled due to concerns related to the coronavirus. Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staff Mar 12, 2020 9:30 am20441 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign communicated Wednesday evening with students, faculty members and staff on measures the university is taking to protect the campus community in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. The message discusses course delivery, travel, and university-sponsored events and meetings. U of I cancels international spring break programs, domestic programs requiring air travel Mar 5, 2020 3:00 pm1579 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is canceling all university-sponsored international spring break programs and all university-sponsored domestic student spring break programs that require air travel. Physics professor, Nobel laureate Anthony Leggett donates papers to University Archives Mar 5, 2020 2:15 pm1901 views Anthony Leggett’s papers from more than 50 years of research and teaching will provide a window on his groundbreaking research in theoretical condensed matter physics. Ebert Film Fest will get creepy with 'Hereditary' and Hitchcock Mar 5, 2020 12:00 pm1191 views Horror will get its due at this year’s Ebert Film Fest with “Hereditary” now in the lineup, which one critic described as “creepy beyond belief.” The 2018 film will be one of at least two from the horror genre at “Ebertfest,” with an Alfred Hitchcock classic due to be announced later along with the rest of the schedule. Illini Success report shows Illinois graduates succeeding in job placement, starting salaries Mar 5, 2020 10:00 am5923 views The annual Illini Success report shows 93% of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s recent graduates found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began a volunteer program. The average salary for a full-time-employed recent graduate was $63,515, up from last year’s $60,885. Native Artist Series at Krannert Art Museum presents voices, perspectives of Native artists Mar 4, 2020 2:45 pm518 views Native artists from North America will talk about their work and contemporary visual culture at three events this month at Krannert Art Museum. Coronavirus message sent today to faculty members, staff, students Mar 2, 2020 1:15 pm10144 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today updated its faculty members, staff and students on the university's policies related to the coronavirus situation, including the immediate return of all people in Italy and the Daegu region of South Korea; restrictions of travel to those and other countries; and the offer to all study abroad participants to end their program early. Joint production of 'Cabaret' offers original choreography, fresh take on pre-WWII Berlin Feb 26, 2020 2:00 pm506 views The theatre, dance and Lyric Theatre @ Illinois programs are collaborating on a joint production of “Cabaret,” in recognition of their 50-year partnership with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. College of Education expanding doctoral programs in special education Feb 26, 2020 8:00 am1532 views The College of Education is expanding the capacity of its doctoral programs in special education to help address a nationwide shortage of researchers and faculty members in the field. Ebert Film Fest to feature remastered 'Cotton Club,' Farrelly brothers comedy Feb 19, 2020 1:00 pm927 views A remastered “Cotton Club,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and the comedy “There’s Something About Mary” will be featured as part of this year’s Roger Ebertfest’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest.” Insect Fear Film Festival examines insects' close relatives: crustaceans Feb 18, 2020 11:45 am702 views The 2020 Insect Fear Film Festival will feature crustaceans, which share a common ancestor with insects. Yearlong series brings prominent authors to campus Feb 17, 2020 1:15 pm1831 views A U.S. poet laureate, best-selling authors and Pulitzer Prize winners are among the writers coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for “A Year of Creative Writers.” U of I student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis Feb 14, 2020 5:45 pm982 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reports that a student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and has been hospitalized for treatment. There is not believed to be a continued risk to others in the community. Historic Latinx murals return to campus Feb. 21 Feb 14, 2020 8:15 am507 views Murals removed for restoration from the former home of the department of Latina/Latino studies and La Casa Cultural Latina will be reintroduced to the university and the local community in a pair of events Feb. 21. A reinstallation at the Illini Union will be permanent, while another display at Spurlock Museum is expected to remain for a decade. Trio honored Feb. 24 for investigation of Zhang case Feb 13, 2020 1:15 pm1485 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert J. Jones will honor three Division of Public Safety employees Feb. 24 with the Chancellor’s Medallion for their investigation of the June 2017 disappearance of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang. Survey measured student experiences of sexual misconduct, university's response Feb 10, 2020 8:30 am616 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign released its third survey of student experiences of sexual misconduct and the university’s response to those incidents. The Sexual Misconduct and Perceived Campus Response Survey was administered previously in 2015 and 2017. Immigration justice talk part of CAS Abolition Initiative Feb 5, 2020 12:00 pm469 views Activist organizers will talk about their work opposing detentions, deportations and criminalization of immigrant communities in a panel discussion. It is part of the Center for Advanced Study’s Abolition Initiative. German diplomat recently posted in Ukraine to give EU Day keynote address Feb 5, 2020 9:30 am646 views A German diplomat based in Chicago but recently posted in the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine will speak on “The New Cold War: Liberal Democracy vs. Authoritarianism” as part of the annual European Union Day on Feb. 21 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jill Ellis, coach with most wins in U.S. soccer history, named 2020 commencement speaker Jan 30, 2020 10:00 am5831 views Jill Ellis, the head coach of the first women’s soccer team at Illinois who later won back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups as coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, will be the 2020 commencement speaker at Illinois.