blog postsThree Illinois researchers receive ACLS FellowshipsApr 13, 2021 10:45 am0 views Three Illinois researchers have been awarded 2021 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships. This year’s ACLS Fellowship competition focused on early career scholars.Illinois history professor awarded Guggenheim FellowshipApr 9, 2021 1:45 pm233 views History professor Kevin Mumford has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. Mumford studies race, politics and sexuality, and how struggles over social difference and belonging have unfolded in America.Four Illinois students honored with Goldwater scholarshipsApr 6, 2021 12:00 pm0 views Students Emmarie Alexander, Marta Cortinovis, Evan Dray and Ariel Lerman are among 410 scholars selected for Goldwater scholarships from among the 1,256 math, science and engineering students nominated by nationwide.For 25th year, iSchool at Illinois ranked number oneMar 31, 2021 9:15 am161 views U.S. News & World Report has once again named the iSchool the top graduate school for library and information studies, based on national rankings of accredited master's degree programs. The iSchool has held the top spot since 1996. Report shows recent U of I grads succeeding despite pandemicMar 16, 2021 10:00 am4 views About 91% of graduates secured a 'first destination' – a job, enrollment in grad school or a volunteer position – within six months of graduation. The average salary for a full-time-employed recent graduate is $65,178, up from $63,515.U of I remains among top producers of Fulbright US Student AwardsMar 3, 2021 3:15 pm0 views Fifteen students from the Urbana campus were offered Fulbright awards for the 2020-21 academic year, placing Illinois among the top 15 public institutions in terms of numbers of students offered grants.Heald selected for 2021-22 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in FinlandFeb 19, 2021 12:30 pm10 views Professor Paul Heald, an expert in patent, copyright, and international intellectual property law, has been awarded a Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland.Cari Vanderpool elected Fellow of American Academy of MicrobiologyFeb 18, 2021 10:45 am71 views The academy is an honorific leadership group within the America Society of Microbiology. Its Fellows are elected through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions.College of Education's online graduate programs ranked No. 3 in nationFeb 10, 2021 3:15 pm6 views Education at Illinois was ranked No. 3 on the U.S. News & World Report list, moving up five spots from last year, out of 296 institutions evaluated. It was ranked number one for online grad programs for veterans.Prof. Yurii Vlasov elected to National Academy of EngineeringFeb 10, 2021 2:15 pm2 views Vlasov is among a class of 106 engineers and 23 foreign associates announced by the academy. Election to the NAE is one of the highest professional honors an engineer can garner. LED pioneer Nick Holonyak awarded Queen Elizabeth PrizeFeb 2, 2021 8:30 am4 views Professor Nick Holonyak Jr., has been awarded the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 'for the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis of all solid-state lighting technology.'Ngumbi receives AAAS award for public engagement with scienceFeb 4, 2021 9:45 am2 views The American Association for the Advancement of Science is honoring Professor Esther Ngumbi for her work in sustainable agriculture and efforts to promote public engagement with science.Dance professor Cynthia Oliver awarded U.S. Artists FellowshipFeb 3, 2021 9:30 am8 views Oliver is one of five USA Fellows in the field of dance for 2021. The fellowships are awarded to artists in 10 creative disciplines in recognition of their accomplishments and to support their ongoing artistic, professional development.Two Illinois professors awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 17, 2020 4:30 pm53 views Eduardo Ledesma is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Bobby Smith ll is a professor of African American studies. Each has been awarded an National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.Chancellor, Provost offer reflections on 1 million COVID-19 tests at IllinoisDec 14, 2020 9:30 am3427 views In the space of just a few months, we built a comprehensive testing, tracing and monitoring infrastructure and ecosystem that is unmatched anywhere in the country.Accessible, entertaining online marketing course is world's most popularDec 16, 2020 9:00 am6 views Aric Rindfleisch's course, 'Marketing in a Digital World,' was recently named one of the Top 30 most popular MOOCs of all time. Nearly half a million learners have enrolled in the course, making it No. 1 marketing course in the world.Watch: Illinois' virtual Celebration of DiversityDec 11, 2020 10:30 am0 views The Illinois campus celebrates diversity every day, but this annual event recognizes people who have been outstanding advocates for diversity across our campus and around the world.Five Urbana faculty members honored as University ScholarsDec 10, 2020 1:45 pm0 views The five Illinois professors named University Scholars are Meghan Burke, special education; Ryan Dilger, animal sciences; Christopher Freeburg, English; Ned O’Gorman, communication; and Rachel Whitaker, microbiology.LAS triple major receives Lincoln Academy Student Laureate AwardDec 9, 2020 9:30 am0 views In her final year of undergraduate studies at Illinois, Issy Marquez has been named a recipient of the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award for her overall excellence in civic engagement and curricular and extracurricular activities.Grammy nominations include undergrad, alums from Illinois School of MusicDec 2, 2020 9:45 am17 views Nominations for the 63rd Grammy Awards include two alumni and one current student from the UI School of Music, Sophia Byrd.Six Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 24, 2020 10:30 am3 views Rohit Bhargava, Alison Bell, Paul Braun, Carl Bernacchi, Prashant Jain and Nancy Sottos are among the 489 scientists named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year.Three Illinois scientists rank among world's most influentialNov 18, 2020 10:30 am0 views Axel Hoffmann, Stephen Long and Donald Ort are among the most highly cited researchers in the world.Illinois team receives $1.5 million grant to revolutionize wheelchair technologySep 24, 2020 8:00 am7 views The project, called PURE (Personalized, Unique Rolling Experience) offers users hands-free movement using an interactive and adaptive robot that is uniquely personalized for each user.Free COVID-19 course taught by Illinois experts is open to allAug 28, 2020 12:15 pm21 views Broaden and deepen your understanding of the pandemic in a free, multidisciplinary course taught by experts at the U of I. 'Homemade, With Love' exhibition debuts at Krannert Art MuseumAug 25, 2020 2:45 pm8 views A new exhibition opening at Krannert Art Museum examines what it means to create space for Black girls and women to celebrate their creative lives.Illinois performing arts adapt teaching for fall classesAug 24, 2020 3:00 pm7 views The performing arts departments at the University of Illinois are using creative ways to bring students and instructors together for performance classes.U of I's rapid saliva test for COVID-19 gains FDA Emergency Use AuthorizationAug 19, 2020 3:00 pm14 views 'This has potentially game-changing implications for our statewide testing program as well as for testing on a national level. I’m so proud - but not at all surprised - to see this type of groundbreaking work come out of our own U of I,' said Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.New semester begins with detailed plans to address COVID-19Aug 21, 2020 11:00 am9 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will begin modified in-person instruction Monday with detailed plans to address the COVID-19 pandemic impact.American Physical Society recognizes Baym with top research awardAug 20, 2020 12:30 pm7 views Professor Gordon Baym has been selected to receive the largest research prize of the American Physical Society, the 2021 Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research. Illinois 'engineer guy' Hammack awarded Hoover MedalAug 13, 2020 9:00 am2 views Engineering professor Bill Hammack is the creator/host of the popular YouTube channel 'engineerguy' and has recorded more than 200 public radio segments that describe what, why and how engineers do what they do.