blog posts Cockburn, Howell Named Dike Eddleman Athletes of the Year Jun 29, 2022 8:00 am Ffirst-team basketball All-American Kofi Cockburn and track All-American Olivia Howell are winners of the 2021-22 Dike Eddleman Award, presented annually to the top Fighting Illini male and female athlete. Illini Motorsports: National Champions! Jun 28, 2022 9:30 am For the first time in its Formula SAE 40-year history, U of I's team won both competitions that comprised the 2022 Formula SAE National Collegiate series, finishing as the national champions with a nearly clean sweep of first-place trophies. 16 Illinois students, recent graduates offered Fulbright grants Jun 9, 2022 9:30 am Sixteen Illinois students and recent graduates were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences around the globe. Another six students were named Fulbright alternates. Awards recognize excellence in public engagement Jun 8, 2022 10:15 am Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts were recognized for their knowledge and expertise to issues for the public good. Ralph Nuzzo named Kavli Prize Laureate Jun 6, 2022 10:45 am Ralph Nuzzo, professor emeritus of chemistry, is one of four recipients of the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. Kavli Prize honors scientists for breakthroughs that transform our understanding of the world. Beckman professor elected to European Academy of Sciences & Arts May 24, 2022 11:00 am Martin Ostoja-Starzewski was nominated by colleagues in Europe on the basis of his scholarship, editorial activities, and collaboration with European institutions and European centers of scholarship. Campus honors four more with awards for excellence in faculty leadership May 27, 2022 12:15 pm The Office of the Provost sponsors the campus-level awards in recognition of faculty members who distinguish themselves in their vision of the future and their efforts to enable and promote others in shaping that future. U of I is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. scholars May 23, 2022 2:30 pm Twelve scholars from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign were awarded Fulbright awards for 2021-2022 — making the university the top doctoral degree-granting institution in terms of numbers of scholars offered grants. William Trent wins Spencer Foundation Mentorship Award May 11, 2022 10:30 am 'We wanted to tell the story of his mentorship from his students’ perspective... We each had our own personal story of how Dr. Trent had affected us as humans and scholars, and when we shared our stories his cumulative impact was clear.' Professor Nancy Sottos elected to National Academy of Sciences May 4, 2022 11:45 am Election to the NAS is one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Sottos is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. UI researchers share Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics Sep 5, 2019 1:00 pm Illinois professor Charles Gammie's theoretical working group helped create the first-ever image of a black hole. University invests $24 million into Investment for Growth Proposals Sep 17, 2019 12:00 pm The university is generating new sources of revenue while continuing to invest in education, research and public engagement. Two elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Apr 29, 2022 8:45 am Materials science and engineering professor Nancy Sottos and history professor Maria Todorova have been elected to the AAAS in recognition of their accomplishments and leadership in academia, the arts, industry, public policy and research. Illinois State Legislature honors Dean James D. Anderson Apr 20, 2022 11:45 am Legislators recognized a giant within the field of education last week ahead of his approaching retirement. College of Education Dean James D. Anderson was presented with a proclamation honoring his invaluable contributions to the state. Heck earns second B1G Athlete of the Week honor Apr 20, 2022 8:45 am Hunter Heck extended his singles win streak to eight and moved to 14-4 on the season including 5-0 in Big Ten Play on Saturday. Sickels named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week Apr 19, 2022 8:00 am After a dominant week that included two complete-game shutouts, senior right handed pitcher Sydney Sickels was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week. Another Illini, Tori McQueen, won the honor last week. Truman Scholarship awarded to political science major Apr 15, 2022 8:45 am Beyond the $30,000 scholarship toward graduate study, junior Mariama Mwilambwe will also participate in professional development programming to help prepare her for a career in public service leadership. McQueen named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week Apr 12, 2022 3:15 pm After a stellar week in the circle, including two complete-game victories over Wisconsin last Saturday, sophomore left hander Tori McQueen was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week as announced by the conference office. Three Illinois professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships Apr 8, 2022 3:45 pm Dance professor Cynthia Oliver, chemistry professors So Hirata and Prashant Jain are among 180 artists, writers, scholars and scientists chosen through a rigorous peer-review process from almost 2,500 applicants, according to the Guggenheim Foundation. Announcing the Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction Apr 7, 2022 9:45 am Faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants at Illinois are being honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising, collectively known as the Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction. Illini Men's Basketball recognized at State Capital Apr 6, 2022 10:15 am The Illini Men's Basketball program was honored in Springfield on Tuesday in recognition of winning the 2022 Big Ten Championship. Illinois labor scholar awarded ACLS fellowship Apr 4, 2022 8:00 am Labor scholar Stephanie Fortado was awarded a 2022 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to support her first book, 'Race, Recreation and Rebellion: Public Parks, Policing and Black Youth in Cleveland, Ohio, 1932-2020.' Institute for Genomic Biology: 15 years of scientific contribution Mar 29, 2022 8:00 am The Illinois General Assembly officially recognized IGB for fifteen years of genomic research addressing major societal issues in the areas of agriculture, environmental conservation, health, wellness, technology, and society. Mia Takekawa makes history on Senior Day Mar 11, 2022 1:15 pm Illini Gymnast Mia Takekawa set a new program record in the all-around with a 39.750, beating Giana O'Connor's (Bowling Green) previous record of 39.625. Takekawa also became the first Illini to score two 10's in program history. U of I ranks 25th nationally on EPA’s list of on-site green power users Feb 17, 2022 10:45 am This is the first time the U of I has made the EPA's Top 30 list. Because of the output from two utility-scale solar farms and multiple rooftop arrays, Illinois is also third among U.S. universities in on-site clean power production. Computer science professor named 2022 Sloan Research Fellow Feb 15, 2022 9:45 am 'The Sloan Fellowship is one of most prestigious awards available to early-career scientists, and we are thrilled that Professor Li’s distinguished reputation is being recognized,' said U of I Provost Andreas Cangellaris. Three elected to National Academy of Engineering Feb 10, 2022 4:45 pm Chemical and biomolecular engineering professor William Hammack, civil and environmental engineering professor Youssef Hashash and computer science professor Klara Nahrstedt are newly elected members of the NAE. NCSA reflects on 35 years as a supercomputing powerhouse Feb 9, 2022 11:15 am In 1983, U of I astrophysicist Larry Smarr and seven colleagues submitted an unsolicited proposal to the National Science Foundation, asking for funding for a supercomputer center at Illinois. NSF funded five of them the following year. U of I's online master's programs atop U.S.News rankings Feb 2, 2022 9:30 am Seven U of I online master's programs are in the top ten rankings of U.S.News & World Report's latest survey. Five Urbana faculty members honored as University Scholars Jan 31, 2022 9:00 am University Scholars designation recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The award is presented by the University of Illinois System to faculty members from the Chicago, Springfield and Urbana universities. 14 Illinois faculty members elected AAAS Fellows Jan 26, 2022 8:45 am Fourteen University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been elected 2021 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 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.