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  • Sharing the beauty and wonder of physics

    Her work in experimental physics may sound out of reach for many of us, but it is exactly that notion that Nadya Mason works hard to dispel.

  • Pinball Wizard

    Gies Business alum Zach Sharpe is one of pinball’s most celebrated players. He now lends his expertise to one of the world’s largest pinball manufacturers in the world, Chicago-based Stern Pinball.

  • Robert Allerton: A beautiful legacy

    Philanthropist Robert Allerton traveled the world, immersing himself in the art of different cultures. His generous spirit enriched Chicago’s Art Institute as well as Illinois’ Allerton Park & Retreat Center.

  • A Lifetime in Letters: Ebert's correspondence with his Illinois mentor

    Once Roger Ebert graduated from Illinois, the letters began to flow. His correspondence with his mentor, Professor Dan Curley, chronicle inside jokes, career frustrations, and the shared sensibilities of two writers.

  • Farming in the Windy City

    From rooftops to abandoned lots, urban gardening in Chicago is thriving.

  • Chicago's Superdawg family is an Illini family

    Steffie Drucker, granddaughter of Superdawg's founders, reflects on the family legacy.

  • The power of her pen: Chicago Tribune theater critic Claudia Cassidy

    She was called a queen. She was called a viper. Whichever side you were on, Claudia Cassidy's power in Chicago was indisputable.

  • Three hidden spots on campus where glass takes center stage

    Windows in the Library's Reading Room represent printers whose early forays into book publishing helped expand the reach of knowledge. Our Rare Book Library holds copies of early works printed by each printers’ mark represented.

     

  • Recreating Apple Pandowdy

    We dusted off an old recipe found in the university library and asked the Bevier Café to bring it back to life.

  • Lessons in leisure

    Every spring, a class of Illini embark on a tour filled with more than twenty excursions in less than two weeks’ time.

  • Science on the inside

    How neuroscience graduate students are bringing science education to youth behind bars.

  • Gene and the honey bee

    Gene Robinson, who now directs the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, got his start with the honey bee well before 'genomics' existed as a field.

  • Illinois Curiosities: Audio

    Illinois' curiosities are displayed in museums and glass cabinets, tucked safely in boxes and drawers This audio edition of curiosities explores not only what we can see but also what we can hear.

  • New from Storied!

    Green Street: Visualizing 100 years as "the heart of campustown"

  • Curious Encounters with the Natural World

    'We are not photographic trophy hunters, seeking to make each and every image that perfect portrait, but biologists who seek to capture the little windows of time that show nature as it is.'

  • Saving the penguins of Peru

    By combining fieldwork in Peru with their expertise caring for Humboldt penguins at the Brookfield Zoo, two Illinois grads are among those hoping to turn the tide for these endangered animals.

  • Alumnus Fazlur Khan: Raising the Skyline

    Fazlur Khan revolutionized city skylines with his innovative engineering—starting in Chicago. To this day, most skyscrapers built after the 1960s employ Fazlur’s structural techniques

  • Alumnus Nate Azark: Drawn to the City

    Nate Azark owns of 12 Line Studio, which does design work for national brands and local startups. His distinctive style has also been featured on concert posters and album covers

  • Alumnus making a difference with Obama Foundation

    As chief of civic engagement for the Obama Foundation, Michael has returned to the city he loves, to do the work that he loves.

  • Weathering the Storms

    How one team of Illinois researchers is addressing urban flooding.

  • STORIED.

    On the hundredth anniversary of this difficult autumn, we look back at a campus that prepared soldiers for war, tended to the sick, and came together in a spirit of selflessness and compassion that was the hallmark of some of our earliest Illini.

  • Marty Burke answers the Proust Questionnaire

    Illinois professor Marty Burke answers the Proust Questionnaire

  • A Donation for the Ages

    Reserachers are far from cataloguing everything in the collection, but they've already discovered a new species - a longhorn beetle they will name after the donor, amateur paleontologist Paul Kirkland

  • Maxium Impact

    Illinois alumnus Max Levchin on lessons from his grandmother, late nights at DCL, and building businesses with integrity

  • Trent Frazier | Rising

    Trent Frazier has emerged as a fearless leader for Illini Men's Basketball, bringing an edge and joy to Brad Underwood’s uptempo offense. Trent is rising to the occasion