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  • Illinois chancellor and chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Chancellor Robert J. Jones and chemistry professor Catherine J. Murphy have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honorary societies in the nation.

    They are among more than 200 individuals with compelling achievements in academia, business, government and public affairs to be elected to the academy this year.

  • Text Encoding Initiative 2019 Call for Papers

    The Program Committee is pleased to announce its call for proposals for the 19th annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI), which will be held September 18–20, 2019 (Wed-Fri), at the University of Graz, Austria; with workshops September 16–17 (Mon-Tue).

    This year’s theme is: "What is text, really? TEI and beyond"

    This year’s TEI conference wants not only to reach the community interested in digital representation and processing of text, but also to encourage scholars working on the fringes of the TEI and beyond to join us in discussion.

  • Urban Informatics and the High Frequency City

    The rapid evolution of information technologies to the point where most active citizens are able to access global information using personal devices is changing the city out of all recognition. This lecture will outline the ways in which such technologies are generating a new functioning of the city which we call ‘urban informatics’, and we will explore the implications of these developments for our understanding of the city and its design

  • Harnessing Technology Series to Host Desmond Patton

    The Harnessing Technology for Social Good Series welcomes Desmond Patton, Associate Professor of Social Work at Columbia University. Dr. Patton uses qualitative and computational methods to examine the relationship between youth and gang violence and social media; how and why violence, grief and identity are expressed in social media and the implications on well-being for low income youth of color. Register for the talk.

    Can’t attend? View the event live by visiting:

  • Designing for Collective Inquiry: Theoretical Models, Smart Classrooms, Embedded Phenomena and Other Adventure

    Apr 23, 2019 / Education Building, Room 210A / 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    Dr. James Slotta's talk will present ten years' progress in developing and researching the Knowledge Community and Inquiry (KCI) model at the University of Toronto. Dr. Slotta’s work has explored the most effective designs for collective inquiry, with an emphasis on the learning sciences construct of scripting and orchestration. This talk will review the theory, as well a Dr. Slotta’s efforts to formally articulate scripts, and scaffold the orchestration of collaborative and collective inquiry activities.

    Contact: Mike Tissenbaum

  • Blue Waters User Claire Porter Wins NOAA David Johnson Award for ArcticDEM Research

    Blue Waters researcher Claire Porter received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) David Johnson Award for her work as project manager and lead developer of the ArcticDEM project. This award is given to young professionals who “developed an innovative application of Earth observation satellite data that is, or could be, used for operational purposes to assess and/or predict atmospheric, oceanic, or terrestrial conditions.” Porter and the ArcticDEM team use stereoscopic images from satellite data leveraging the high-resolution images with the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) to create digital elevation models (DEMs) to map the Arctic, the Antarctic, and soon, the entire world.

  • Register now for the IGB Fellows Symposium

    The Institute for Genomic Biology Fellows Symposium will take place May 2, 2019. Speakers include NIH Distinguised Investigator Elaine Ostrander. Register now.

  • The need for speed: new iforge gpus enable faster models, simulations

    With the latest NVIDIA V100 GPUs and NVlink interconnect, Industry partner engineers and scientists can get more from their machine learning and engineering applications. Read more

  • Undergraduate Research in the Humanities: Challenges and Possibilities Retreat

    Friday, August 23, 2019, 8:30–5 p.m. | Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

    Registration Form

    IPRH and the Office of Undergraduate Research seek to bring together faculty and staff to consider how we engage the undergraduate research experience at Illinois and how we might create a set of new models to shape the future of undergraduate research that re-centers the importance of the humanities in undergraduate education at Illinois.

    Participants can expect to hear details about competitive grant opportunities to develop ideas that they generate, with particular attention to those that engage digital methods, underrepresented and underserved students, or emphasize a public-facing dimension. These grants will be offered by the Office of Undergraduate Research and IPRH, up to $5,000.

    Keynote by Ellen McClure, professor of French and Francophone Studies and History, and Director of the Engaged Humanities Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Panels and discussions/breakout sessions will follow.

    Early bird registration is now open. Registration is required and seats are limited.

  • Cancer Research Advocacy Day - Registration open

    Composed of individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer or have a strong personal connection to it, the Cancer Research Advocacy Group (CRAG) represent and share insights and experiences of cancer survivors. CRAG's Research Advocacy Day at the I-Hotel and Conference Center will promote interactions between cancer survivors, researchers, and clinicians and honor those who have been impacted by the disease. Register to present or find more information.

  • Illinois contributes to EHT's capturing first-ever image of a black hole

    Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)—a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration—was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences around the globe, EHT researchers revealed that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.

  • Registration for 2019 Linux Clusters Institute's (LCI) Workshops now open

    Registration is now open for the Linux Clusters Institute's (LCI) weeklong, hands-on Introductory and Intermediate workshops. These workshops will cover the fundamentals of setting up and administering a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster and will be led by some of the world's leading HPC experts.

  • Illinois Astrofest on April 23rd - registration open

    The Illinois Astrofest, sponsored by the Department of Astronomy and NCSA, is an annual showcase for research in astronomy, astrophysics, and related fields at the University of Illinois.  The first Astrofest will be held on the ground floor of the NCSA on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 2-4:45 pm.  There will be two oral sessions with a 1-hour poster session in between.  The meeting is open to all members of the campus community, although advance registration is required because of space constraints.  Please use this link to register.

    The latest version of the program is available here.

  • Registration Open for SPaRC'Ed Research Administration Certification Series

    SPaRC'Ed annually solicits applications for participation in the SPaRC'Ed certification series. The SPaRC'Ed committee reviews and selects applicants based upon multiple factors, including their role in sponsored projects administration, their unit's degree of sponsored projects and research involvment, and the applicant's personal statement. Applications of all experience and knowledge levels are encouraged to apply.

    The application form can be accessed from the link below during the application period.

    The 2019-2020 SPaRC'Ed application period is now open and will close on Friday, April 19, 2019.

    Click here to apply.

  • Training: Register now for the 2019 Intermediate Linux Clusters Institute (LCI) Workshop

    Registration is now open for the 2019 Linux Clusters Institute (LCI) Intermediate Workshop, which will be held May 13-17, 2019 at the University of Oklahoma. This workshop provides education and technical training for the deployment and use of computing clusters to the high performance computing community worldwide. Those who have attended an Introductory LCI workshop in the past are especially encouraged to attend.

    If you have some experience as an HPC system administrator and want to expand your skills, this is the workshop for you. In just five days you will: 

    Strengthen your overall knowledge of HPC system administrationFocus in depth on file systems and storage, HPC networks, job schedulers, and CephGet hands-on training and discuss real-life stories with experienced HPC administrators 


    Not ready for the intermediate workshop? LCI is offering an Introductory Workshop in August 2019.

    Contact Leslie Froeschl at with any questions.

  • Funding: IPRH Research Clusters Deadline Approaching

    Deadline: April 5, 2019

    The IPRH Research Clusters initiative enables faculty and graduate students in the humanities and arts from the University of Illinois campus to develop questions or subjects of inquiry that require or would be enhanced by collaborative work.

    For 2019–20, IPRH will award funding to a maximum of six Research Clusters on a competitive basis.

    Successful applicants will receive grants of $2,500 to support their cluster’s activities.

    Learn more about Research Clusters terms and application guidelines.

  • Undergraduate Research & the Humanities: Challenges and Possibilities - Retreat


    Friday, August 23, 2019 | 8:30–5 p.m.Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)

    Registration Form

    Co-sponsored by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and the Office of Undergraduate Research

    The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) and the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) seek to bring together faculty and staff to consider how we engage the undergraduate research experience at Illinois and how we might create a set of new models to shape the future of undergraduate research in both core and emerging fields of study in the humanities. 

    The day will open with a keynote by Ellen McClure, professor of French and Francophone Studies and History, and Director of the Engaged Humanities Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Panels and discussions/breakout sessions will follow.

    Early bird registration is now open. Registration is required and seats are limited.

    Our hope is to share knowledge and information, to generate conversation and debate about what is desirable and possible, and ultimately to re-center the importance of the humanities in undergraduate education at Illinois. Participants can expect to hear details about competitive grant opportunities to develop ideas that they generate, with particular attention to those that engage digital methods, underrepresented and underserved students, or emphasize a public-facing dimension. These grants will be offered by the Office of Undergraduate Research and IPRH, up to $5,000.

    For questions contact Antoinette Burton ( or Karen Rodriguez’G (

  • 38 Illinois Research Groups Awarded Time on Blue Waters Leadership Supercomputer

    Thirty-eight research groups at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been allocated new computation time on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This round of allocations provides over 17 million node-hours, equivalent to over half a billion core hours, and is valued at over $10.5 million, helping Illinois researchers push the boundaries of innovation and frontier science discovery.

  • Deadline Upcoming for the "Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist" Series

    The deadline for submitting applications for the "Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist” series of advanced institutes has been extended to March 29, 2019.

    Applications are invited for participation in a new series of advanced institutes on text analysis, sponsored by the Northeastern University Women Writers Project with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These events will introduce teachers and researchers at varied levels of expertise to the text analysis methods and interpretive questions arising from word embedding models, which represent connections between words as computable spatial relationships. These institutes will explore practical techniques and also interpretive outcomes, working with simple, open-access web tools hosted in the Women Writers Online Lab. 

    Learn about more details and apply. 

  • Promising Diagnostics for Detecting Latent Tuberculosis Revealed

    A collaboration between the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of IllinoisMayo Clinic, and the University of Michigan are introducing a new machine-learning-driven approach to latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) diagnostics. While leveraging a high throughput detection technology and powerful bioinformatics, this approach aims to reveal multi-marker signatures for LTBI diagnosis and risk stratification.

  • New laboratory system allows researchers to probe secret lives of queen bees

    More than a decade after the identification of colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon marked by widespread loss of honey bee colonies, scientists are still working to untangle the ecologically complex problem of how to mitigate ongoing losses of honey bees and other pollinating species. One much-needed aid in this effort is more efficient ways to track specific impacts on bee health. To address this need, a group of Illinois researchers has established a laboratory-based method for tracking the fertility of honey bee queens.

  • Can you imagine: Supporting data infrastructure with software?

    Data, as well as the software used in the creation and usage of data, are now a major part of scientific research and education, to the point where many groups are pushing for them to be on par with paper publications with regards to dissemination as well as reproducibility. The preservation, sharing, and use of these digital products, however, is far from trivial, with many conceptual, technical, and social complexities that are now being addressed in fields such as computer science, information science, and the evolving cross-disciplinary field of data science.

    Deputy Director of Scientific Software & Applications at NCSA, Kenton McHenry has worked with scientific communities for over 10 years across biology, geoscience, and engineering to develop a service that would mutually support a need at the intersection of all of these communities with regards to utilizing data, specifically data transformations. As a principal investigator of the NSF-funded Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) - Clowder, McHenry and his team explore tools around the notion of active curation in support scientific data sharing, management, and reuse.

    Active curation addresses the need for curation around scientific data, such as annotating data with metadata describing it, in order to make it discoverable and usable by others. Specifically, active curation distributes the curation process throughout the lifecycle of the data, leveraging analysis/machine learning to automate a good portion of the process. The Clowder framework provides an open source Dropbox-like capability that allows data to be shared as easily as within Dropbox, but further supports the active curation and exploration of data so that data can be more easily published in community data archives at a later time. This effort further addresses the sustainability of scientific tools such as Clowder, exploring potential service models and brings together a very diverse community made up of academic, education, industrial, and international partners all requiring similar capabilities.


    The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides supercomputing and advanced digital resources for the nation's science enterprise. At NCSA, University of Illinois faculty, staff, students, and collaborators from around the globe use advanced digital resources to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society. NCSA has been advancing one third of the Fortune 50® for more than 30 years by bringing industry, researchers, and students together to solve grand challenges at rapid speed and scale.

  • Amazon Alexa Microgrant Program

    Application Deadline: March 3, 2019

    Are you interested in enhancing your own project using Alexa-enabled products, or prototyping for Alexa-enabled products? The Technology Entrepreneur Center will award a limited number of microgrants worth up to $1000 of acoustic test equipment and Alexa development kits for Illinois students to use on their projects.

  • Can You Imagine: Visualizing Biomedical Breakthroughs in Data?

    "Making sense of complex biological data is the daily routine for the VI-Bio group at NCSA. Whether it be investigating the role of certain dietary interventions in the human microbiome, working to improve risk prediction in breast cancer, or even developing an app to connect cancer patients and caregivers, VI-Bio is constantly working to make data more accessible, culminating in visual analytic tools for studying genomic and related data.

    What's not routine about this work, however, are the outcomes..."

  • Statement on executive order to maintain American leadership in artificial intelligence

    President Donald J. Trump is expected to sign an executive order Feb. 11, titled "Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence." The order aims to promote sustained investment and innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), enhance access to resources for AI research, and train a next-generation AI research workforce. National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova, who will participate in the signing ceremony, issued the following statement.

  • How Machine Learning is Crafting Precision Medicine

    "Medicine has become more and more individualized since the days of leeches and humors, but in the last 15 years, an explosion of patient data in the form of genetic information and electronic health records (EHRs) has sharpened the doctor’s picture of the individual patient—and of treatments tailored to their precise needs."

  • Submission for "Health Make-a-Thon" are now open

    The Health Make-a-Thon is a competition for makers, citizen scientists, and anyone in Champaign County with ideas for improving human health. A panel of experts from the University of Illinois and beyond will review submissions and choose the best. Finalists will pitch their ideas for a chance to win $10,000 in Health Maker Lab resources to create a real prototype of their idea.

  • Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit - registration open!

    Registration is now open for the 4th AgTech Summit, March 5-6 at the Research Park. Champaign-Urbana is one of the premier AgTech hubs in the nation, and we are uniquely positioned to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and industry for learning, networking and advancing this sector. 

  • NCSA, Illinois Technology Services, and College of Media come together to imagine the future of advertising

    Dr. Joseph T. Yun, Leader of Research and Innovation at Technology Services, Research Assistant Professor at the College of Media and NCSA center affiliate, has big ideas for changing the way we understand advertising, research, and consumer behavior in the era of Big Data and social media. Read more

  • Clowder Awarded $5 Million from NSF

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $5 Million to bring together the Clowder community. Clowder, an open source data management tool based on active curation, was developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in conjunction with the Coordinated Science Lab (CSL) and Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) department.

  • ZEISS Light and Electron Microscopy Lunch & Learn Workshop - January 23, 2019

    Date: January 23, 2018

    Time: 8 AM to 3 PM

    Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
    Illinois Materials Research Laboratory104 S. Goodwin AvenueRoom 280Urbana, IL 61801

    ZEISS and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be hosting a workshop detailing the principles of light and electron microscopy, including processes and techniques such as optical sectioning and correlative microscopy. Join us for this all-day Lunch and Learn event, and gain a better understanding of the principles behind capturing images on your microscope!

    Lunch will be provided to all registrants.

  • Impact of the Federal Government Partial Shutdown

    As you are aware, a partial federal government shutdown has continued into the new year. While NIH and the Department of Education are funded, others such as NSF, NASA, NOAA, USDA, NIST, and NEH are not.

    Illinois Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) has developed these FAQs to address some questions that members of the Illinois research community may have.

    Agency Contingency Plans and FAQs can be found on the OMB website:

  • Cancer Center at Illinois Seed Funding Call for Proposals

    The Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL) was founded to build campus capacity in cancer research. The CCIL Seed Funding Program provides support for Illinois cancer research teams to develop new ideas and innovative approaches bridging the engineering–biology continuum. The expected outcome of this seed grant program is a fundable interdisciplinary research proposal. The CCIL anticipates funding two or three interdisciplinary research proposals during the 2018-2019 cycle.

  • NCSA Brings Dark Energy Survey Data to Science Community into 2021

    After scanning in depth about a quarter of the southern skies for six years and cataloguing hundreds of millions of distant galaxies, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) will finish taking data on January 9, 2019. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois will continue refining and serving this data for use by scientists into 2021.

  • XSEDE Researcher Applies Supercomputing to Global Financial Markets

    Until recently, the thought of using supercomputers, the world's most powerful computational machines, to study global financial markets was relatively unheard of. Today, Mao Ye, a Finance researcher from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking to change that, and perhaps even inform regulatory decision-making in the future, all with the help of XSEDE's computational and consulting expertise.

  • XSEDE HPC Workshop: OpenMP

    Date of Workshop: January 16, 2019

    XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day OpenMP workshop. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP. This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom(WAC) training platform.

    Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites, given below.

    You  may attend at any of the following sites.

    • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
    • Purdue University
    • National Center for Supercomputing Applications (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
    • University of Delaware
    • University of Houston - Clear Lake
    • The University of Utah
    • University of Cincinnati
    • University of Tennessee, Knoxville - National Institute for Computational Sciences
    • University of Houston
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • Stanford University
    • Arizona State University

    Register by going to:

    Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at

  • Webinar: Introduction to Running Jobs on Comet

    Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 11am-1pm PST

    Presenter: Mary Thomas

    This webinar covers the basics of accessing the SDSC Comet supercomputer, managing the user environment,  compiling and running jobs on Comet, where to run them, and how to run batch jobs. It is assumed that you have mastered the basics skills of logging onto Comet and running basic Unix commands.  The webinar will include access to training material.

    This meeting will use the Zoom conferencing system. You should receive an email with connection details when you register. If you do not have the connection details, please send an email to

    Slides and recording will be made available after the webinar. 

    Register for this webinar. 

  • Nominations Open for Illinois Innovation Prize! $20,000 for a Student Innovator

    Deadline: January 25, 2019

    Nominations are open for the Illinois Innovation Prize through the Technology Entreprenuer Center at the College of Engineering.

    The Illinois Innovation Prize (IIP) for $20,000 is awarded annually to an innovative student working towards solving global and societal challenges with the potential for a significant positive impact on the world.

    Students must be nominated by a faculty member, mentor, advisor and so forth. Students may not nominate other students. Students must be on-campus during the 2018-19 academic year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Image of Research Competition - Accepting Submissions!

    Submissions are now being accepted for the Image of Research Competition, which is co-organized by the Grad College and the Library's Scholarly Commons. The competition is open to Illinois graduate and professional students, who are "invited to submit images of their research, creative, or scholarly work for the sixth annual Image of Research competition." Submission deadline is January 22.

  • Colleges That Received the Most in NEH Grants in the Past Decade

    Since the 2008 fiscal year, the National Endowment for the Humanities has approved awards of more than $400 million in grants to nearly 900 American colleges and universities to support projects in areas like education, preservation, research, and digital humanities.

    The University of Illinois is marked #7 on this prestigious list!

  • Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit


    Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    The University of Illinois is uniquely positioned where agriculture, engineering and technology intersect, and is on its way to becoming a hub of agricultural entrepreneurship and activity. Modern agriculture is being transformed by a confluence of advancing technologies. As a result, record-breaking investments in the sector are supporting new ventures. This year’s 2019 AgTech Summit will include panels and discussions about the landscape of AgTech Investment, the future of digital agriculture featuring collaborations between startups and large corporations and much more.

    Check out the schedule of events and register today!

  • IPRH New Horizons Summer Faculty Research Fellowship

    IPRH is now accepting applications for the New Horizons Summer Faculty Research Fellowship. This funding opportunity is designed to help faculty at the tenured Associate Professor level maximize the summer for research at a critical juncture in the arc of their professional careers. 

    New Horizons funding has two components:

    1) Summer Faculty Research Fellowship ($7500)

    2) Undergraduate Research Assistantship in the Humanities ($2500)

    We are currently accepting applications for work to be undertaken in summer 2019. Three fellows will be chosen by an ad hoc committee organized by the IPRH Director.

    The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. For more information please visit the IPRH website.

  • Special Seminar: Data Analytic Challenges and Opportunities at Sandia National Laboratories

    Location: B02 Coordinated Science Lab

    Date/Time: 29 Nov 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 am 

    Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program national security laboratory that delivers essential science and technology to solve the nation’s most challenging security issues. Data analytics is a research challenge across multiple programs. John Vonderheide joins us to discuss his team at Sandia National Labroatories, and their responsibility for the design and development of advanced mission data processing systems and analytical applications that enable some of our nation's most compelling nonproliferation and national security missions. Their mission is to design, engineer, build, deploy and enhance essential systems that transform data into decisions.

  • NCSA & DIA hosting sports and data analysis colloquium

    Join NCSA on December 7th from 11 am - 12 pm as we dive into the world of athletic data analysis with Illinois' Director of Athletics Josh Whitman, Head Baseball Coach Dan Hartleb, Assistant Football Coach Kingsley Osei-Asibey, Associate Athletic Director Randy Ballard, Associate Director of Athletics, Sports Technology Nick Rogers, and NCSA's own Rob Sisneros. Register here

  • Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellowship in Legal Humanities

    The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities presents this opportunity to apply for the position of Mellon Faculty Fellow. 

    The IPRH-Mellon Faculty Fellow will serve as the director for the IPRH-Mellon Legal Humanities Research Group, beginning with his or her appointment in spring 2019, and concluding in the 2022–23 academic year. The Faculty Fellow will serve as the primary supervisor for the research group and will report directly to the PI (Antoinette Burton) on all activities pertaining to and funded by the grant.

    Please note that this is an internal fellowship, open only to current University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tenured professors who possess a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline.

  • Seminar: Best Practices for Engaging Military/Veteran Populations in Research, November 28, 12-1pm, 114 Huff

    Does your research apply to Military and/or Veteran communities? This talk is for all researchers who engage with or are interested in engaging with Military/Veteran populations in research. In this hour, Dr. Jeni Hunniecutt, Research Specialist for CHAD and the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, will overview best practices for collaborating with and recruiting Military Service Members, Veterans, and family members for research. Visit their RSVP page for more information and to register.

  • iSEE Offers Research Funding Support

    The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) is announcing a call for proposals to support interdisciplinary research projects on topics related to sustainability, energy, and environment to promote new research collaborations or enhance existing collaborations among faculty across campus that will improve their potential for attracting external support.

    Proposal deadline is December 3, 2018 by 5pm. iSEE welcomes proposals from all qualified scientists and engineers with extensive experience. The proposal must involve at least two experts from different disciplines and different campus units and is limited to a maximum of $30,000 for a year. More information and proposal guidelines are available. 

  • Global Effort to Sequence All Complex Life on Earth Launches

    The Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), a global effort to sequence the genetic code, or genomes, of all 1.5 million known animal, plant, protozoan and fungal species on Earth, officially launched on November 1, 2018. The EBP will ultimately create a new foundation for biology to drive solutions for preserving biodiversity and sustaining human societies. 

  • Dark Energy Survey Releases First Year Value-Added Data Products

    The Dark Energy Survey (DES) has made public a large set of value-added data products derived from the images and catalogs processed and generated at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, corresponding to the first year (Y1) of the DES survey. This recent article provides insight into what this new data can provide.

  • Savvy Researcher Workshops

    Check out this week's Savvy Researcher Workshops:

    Personal Information Management: Monday, November 5, 4 – 5 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Designing with Microsoft Publisher: Tuesday, November 6, 11 a.m. - noon, Main Library, room 314

    Making Scanned Text Machine Readable through Optical Character Recognition: Tuesday, November 6, 1 - 2 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Smart & Simple Data Management: Tuesday, November 6, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Funk ACES, room 509

    Google for Scholars: Wednesday, November 7, 11 a.m. – noon, Main Library, room 314

    Drowning in Citations and PDFs? EndNote Can Help!: Wednesday, November 7, 1 – 2 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Navigating the University Press Ecosystem: Thursday, November 8, 11 a.m. - noon, Main Library, room 314

    Building Digital Exhibitions with Omeka: Thursday, November 8, noon – 1 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Introduction to Infographics Using Piktochart: Friday, November 9, noon – 1 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    The Power of Presentations: Enhancing your Slides for Teaching and Engagement: Friday, November 9, 1 – 2 p.m., Armory, room 172

    Learn more and register online.