blog posts U of I among 13 universities producing most young executives in Midwest Jan 19, 2022 11:30 am Between 2011 and 2021, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign saw an increase from 2.4 percent to 5.9 percent of recent graduates working in an executive role. Student's machine learning system for EEG analysis wins IEEE honors Jan 18, 2022 12:15 pm A new machine learning system developed by a Carle Illinois College of Medicine student could unlock the vast amounts of untapped data found in a common neurological test. Illinois urban planning professor awarded NEA research grant Jan 12, 2022 4:00 pm Professor Jennifer Novak-Leonard will use the grant to examine the experiences of artists and arts alumni regarding racial inclusion in higher education and the impacts of the pandemic. Illini legend Moe Gardner selected for College Football Hall of Fame Jan 12, 2022 9:30 am Gardner will join 17 previously selected Fighting Illini in the Hall of Fame, including college football legends Red Grange, Robert Zuppke, Dick Butkus, and most recently Dana Howard, inducted 2018. MatSE professors Mahmood, Statt, Wang receive NSF CAREER awards Jan 6, 2022 10:15 am Funded by the Faculty Early Career Development Program, the three U of I professors are being recognized as promising academics. Each will receive a five-year research award in excess of $500,000. Senior Alexa Smith named 2021 Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Dec 23, 2021 10:45 am Smith is the author of 'An Economic Eclipse: Shifting Toward a Sustainable Future by Eliminating Waste,' a book about the circular economy and zero waste movement. Poets&Quants Business School Dean of the Year: U of I's Jeff Brown Dec 7, 2021 10:00 am Gies College of Business Dean Jeffrey R. Brown has been named the 2021 Dean of the Year by Poets&Quants, the preeminent source for information on undergraduate and graduate business education. Carle Illinois’ Dean King Li named National Academy Of Inventors Fellow Dec 8, 2021 10:00 am Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s Dean King Li has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction awarded exclusively to academic inventors. Illinois ranks No. 2 destination for international students Nov 18, 2021 9:30 am The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is once again a top destination for international students, according to data from this year’s Open Doors report. Six Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 16, 2021 9:30 am The 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list recognizes researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Faculty selected for Big Ten Academic Alliance leadership development programs Nov 15, 2021 9:15 am Illinois faculty and staff members have been chosen to participate in the Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program and the Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer Seminar. U of I earns first-ever medal in collegiate programming contest world finals Nov 3, 2021 12:00 pm For the first time in school history, a U of I team medaled at the International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals. 50,000 students from more than 3,000 universities compete each year. The finals alone included more than 100 teams. Dance professor Cynthia Oliver receives Doris Duke Artist Award Oct 21, 2021 9:15 am Oliver is an award-winning choreographer, performer, and recipient of a 2021 United States Artist Fellowship earlier this year. She also is an associate vice chancellor for research, a Center for Advanced Study professor, and a 2011 University Scholar. Carle Illinois med student a finalist for Neurological Surgeons’ Innovator of the Year Award Oct 20, 2021 10:45 am A robotic neurosurgical device created by second-year med Al Smith may offer a new kind of emergency treatment for traumatic brain injury in low-resource countries. Bhargava, Sweedler listed among world’s 100 most influential analytical scientists Oct 15, 2021 12:00 pm The Analytical Scientist (Oct. 15) Jonathan Sweedler, Director of the U of I's School of Chemical Sciences, is at the very top of The Analytical Scientists' list. Cancer Center at Illinois Director Rohit Bhargava also made 'The Power List.' Nicholas Wu earns NIH Director's New Innovator Award Oct 5, 2021 10:30 am 'In the arms race to combat continually evolving viruses, professor Wu’s work will develop a unique predictive platform using influenza as a model for analysis, discovery and frontier-changing implementation,' said U of I's vice chancellor for research. Class of 2025 sets enrollment records Sep 8, 2021 11:15 am The totals include 5,835 new students from 92 Illinois conties, the most in-state students in 10 years. More than 20% are from underrepresented groups, and more than 20% are first generation students. 50 years: Illinois' incredible legacy in magnetic resonance imaging Aug 30, 2021 11:00 am U of I professor Paul Lauterbur invented MRI 50 years ago, for which he was awarded a 2003 Nobel Prize in Medicine. A new exhibit includes the first MRI machines built for humans, more on Illinois' contributions to the breakthrough technology. 28 receive U of I System honor for leading COVID-19 response Aug 26, 2021 11:30 am In a ceremony attended by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, University President Tim Killeen honored 28 key leaders of the system’s COVID-19 response with the Presidential Medallion, the highest honor that the system president can bestow. Professor Pete Sauer named 2022 IEEE Tesla Award recipient Aug 11, 2021 9:45 am The Tesla Award recognizes Research Professor Peter Sauer 'for contributions to dynamic modeling and simulation of synchronous generators and for leadership in power engineering education.' Prof. Ting Lu wins €1M Future Insight Prize for turning waste into food Jul 13, 2021 10:15 am 'The winners of this year’s Future Insight Prize have created a ground-breaking technology with the potential to generate a safe, sustainable food source while reducing environmental harms associated with plastic waste and traditional agricultural methods.' U of I receives APLU award for COVID-19 testing program Jul 1, 2021 2:30 pm The APLU honored the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for its COVID-19 testing protocol with the first Research Response to Community Crisis Award. Illinois honored with Purple Heart University designation Jun 25, 2021 4:15 pm The University of Illinois has been designated as a Purple Heart university, awarded by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, because of the university's longstanding commitment to military veterans. Children's book by Illinois students teaches third graders about engineering Jun 7, 2021 2:30 pm “Jenny Saves a Convertible,” the first book from the program to be published, teaches third-grade students about automotive design and engineering. Illinois architecture professor awarded Graham Foundation grant Jun 1, 2021 1:30 pm Architecture professor emerita T.F. Tierney has been awarded a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts to examine the role that federal lending practices played in maintaining racially segregated suburbs. Transformative idea earns prestigious DOD fellowship for Panesi May 14, 2021 1:45 pm According to the Department of Defense, the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is its most prestigious single-investigator award. Professor Marco Panesi is the director of U of I's Center for Hypersonics and Entry Systems Studies. U. of I. the third-largest producer of onsite clean power among U.S. universities May 13, 2021 3:30 pm Clean energy production will now support approximately 12 percent of the university's annual electricity demand. Illinois professor appointed to US Department of Energy leadership role May 10, 2021 3:00 pm Kathryn Huff has accepted an appointment as principal deputy assistant secretary for nuclear energy in the U.S. Office of Nuclear Energy. Faculty, staff, teaching assistants earn Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction May 4, 2021 11:45 am The Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes sustained excellence and innovation in undergrad teaching and contributions beyond classroom instruction that have an overall positive impact on student learning. Illinois English professor awarded Carnegie Fellowship Apr 28, 2021 10:30 am Professor Gillen D’Arcy Wood has been awarded a 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to develop a database of baseline oceanographic information to enhance marine research, and to examine the Victorian origins of marine science.