blog postsProf. Ting Lu wins €1M Future Insight Prize for turning waste into foodJul 13, 2021 10:15 am0 views '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 programJul 1, 2021 2:30 pm4 views 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 designationJun 25, 2021 4:15 pm12 views 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 engineeringJun 7, 2021 2:30 pm0 views “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 grantJun 1, 2021 1:30 pm2 views 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 PanesiMay 14, 2021 1:45 pm12 views 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. universitiesMay 13, 2021 3:30 pm2 views 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 roleMay 10, 2021 3:00 pm0 views 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 InstructionMay 4, 2021 11:45 am0 views 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 FellowshipApr 28, 2021 10:30 am2 views 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.Three Illinois faculty members elected to National Academy of SciencesApr 27, 2021 9:45 am2 views Physics professor Nadya Mason and chemistry professors Ralph Nuzzo and Wilfred van der Donk have earned one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive in recognition of their distinguished achievements in research.Four elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 23, 2021 9:15 am2 views College of Education Dean James Anderson, chemistry professor Nancy Makri, physics professor Nadya Mason and chemistry professor Kenneth Schweizer are among 262 elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this year.Three Illinois researchers receive ACLS FellowshipsApr 13, 2021 10:45 am2 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 pm6 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 am163 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 pm4 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 pm12 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 pm8 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 am4 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 am10 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 am3517 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.