blog posts Institute for Condensed Matter Theory renamed for Sir Anthony Leggett Nov 6, 2023 8:30 am The Physics department has introduced the Anthony J. Leggett Institute for Condensed Matter Theory in a celebration featuring the 2003 Nobel Prize Award winner and current John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair Emeritus in Physics. Association of American Universities elects Chancellor Jones as chair Oct 30, 2023 10:30 am AAU (Oct. 24) 'I'm excited to take on this role as the nation and the world are looking to the leading-edge education, research, and innovation of AAU and our member institutions to shape a better future for our global society,' said Chancellor Jones. U of I to lead feasibility studies on units that pull CO2 from air Aug 15, 2023 2:15 pm Direct Air Capture is a process that separates carbon dioxide from the air, helping to reduce legacy CO2 in the atmosphere. The separated CO2 can then be safely and permanently stored deep underground or converted into products like concrete. Sharpe named dean of U. of I. College of Law Aug 3, 2023 3:00 pm Following a national search, Jamelle Sharpe has been selected as the 14th dean of the College of Law, effective Aug. 16, 2023, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Atmospheric scientist Kelvin Droegemeier to join University of Illinois faculty Jun 1, 2023 9:15 am Accomplished alumnus who previously led White House Office of Science and Technology Policy also will advise the chancellor and support U of I System. U of I to lead National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute focused on STEM learning May 5, 2023 10:45 am The National Science Foundation announced today it is awarding $20 million over five years to establish the Inclusive and Intelligent Technologies for Education (INVITE) Institute, based in the College of Education at the Urbana campus. Lough named School of Social Work dean May 11, 2023 11:00 am Benjamin J. Lough will be the next dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Coleman named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost Apr 19, 2023 10:45 am John Coleman will be the next vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at Illinois, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Bollero named College of ACES dean Apr 6, 2023 4:00 pm Germán Bollero will be the next dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. Bollero has served as the interim dean of ACES since September 2021. Illinois to co-lead new Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub in Chicago Mar 2, 2023 11:30 am CZ Biohub will work to embed sensors into tissues to understand how healthy and diseased tissues function in unprecedented detail. 'This might feel like science fiction today, but we think it’s realistic to achieve huge progress in the next 10 years.' Campus announces new University Librarian designate Feb 17, 2023 11:15 am Claire Stewart has been selected as the next Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and University Librarian Designate beginning May 16, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. ECE building becomes U of I's first zero energy certified facility Feb 14, 2023 9:45 am All operational energy used by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building is now offset through on-site solar production and solar renewable energy credits, earning an official Zero Energy Certification from the International Living Future Institute. Chicago ARC: Partnership seeks to create model for innovation, equitable healthcare Dec 8, 2022 8:45 am Chancellor Jones: 'Working together with the Chicago ARC and fellow partners we can advance health equity and economic development in Illinois while building the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and healthcare professionals.' In Memoriam: Tony Waldrop, physiologist and university leader Dec 8, 2022 3:00 pm University administrator Tony Waldrop passed away on Dec. 3, 2022, in Chapel Hill, NC. As a vice chancellor for research, he played a key role in the development of plans for the University of Illinois Research Park in Champaign. Miss the State of the University address? Watch or read it here Nov 16, 2022 10:15 am Chancellor Jones delivered his annual State of the University address on October 27, 2022, both counting successes and challenging the U of I to 'fearlessly embrace the idea of thinking big and dreaming boldly as we move forward as a university.' Why Chancellor Jones is absolutely bullish on Illinois’ future Oct 5, 2022 10:15 am Here's why Chancellor Robert Jones says, 'I’m more than just optimistic. I’m downright giddy and excited about the future. And you can quote me on that!' Grainger Engineering, Beckman Institute to lead $10M DOE grant Sep 6, 2022 10:45 am Illinois got a $10.65 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help lead 43 Energy Frontier Research Centers over the next four years to help meet President Biden’s goal of reaching a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. UIUC in Chicago: Chancellor Jones named to Hope Chicago Board of Directors Aug 12, 2022 2:15 pm Chancellor Jones joins an organization whose goal is to raise and invest at least $1 billion dollars over the next decade to help tens of thousands of Chicago students and family members earn postsecondary credentials. Nadya Mason named director of the Beckman Institute Aug 1, 2022 11:45 am 'The (Beckman) institute is such a storied part of our research enterprise, and I am delighted that Beckman’s bright future will be in Nadya’s capable and visionary hands,' said Susan Martinis, vice chancellor for research and innovation at Illinois. Mouza selected as next Education Dean Jul 7, 2022 12:00 pm Chrystalla Mouza, currently the Director of the School of Education at the University of Delaware, has been selected to serve as the next Dean of the College of Education. Chancellor Jones joins World Food Prize Foundation Council of Advisors Jun 24, 2022 9:15 am 'The chance to be part of one of our world’s most visible and most important organizations devoted to food security and agricultural innovation is exciting and humbling. I am grateful...for this singular opportunity,' Dr. Jones said. U of I proposal chosen for USDA's 'Farm of the Future' Jun 2, 2022 9:00 am As the USDA's only 'Farm of the Future' nationwide, 'All eyes will be on this project as we lay the foundations for the future of agriculture,' says U of I's Vikram Adve. 'This grant is a major endorsement of our growing strengths in digital ag.' Fulmer selected dean of Labor & Employment Relations Jun 1, 2022 9:00 am Ingrid S. Fulmer will be the next dean of the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the U of I, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. The appointment takes effect July 1. Dean selected for Carle Illinois College of Medicine Mar 10, 2022 10:45 am Dr. Mark S. Cohen will be the next dean, as well as senior vice president and chief academic officer at Carle Health, effective May 16. Carle Illinois, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, will graduate its first class in May.