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  • Tony Leggett

    Institute for Condensed Matter Theory renamed for Sir Anthony Leggett

    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. 

  • Chancellor Robert J. Jones. Photo by Fred Zwicky

    Association of American Universities elects Chancellor Jones as chair

    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.

  • image of direct air capture hardware courtesy of U.S. Department of Energy

    U of I to lead feasibility studies on units that pull CO2 from air

    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. 

  • Jamelle Sharpe has been named the 14th dean of the College of Law, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.  Photo by College of Law

    Sharpe named dean of U. of I. College of Law

    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.  

  • Kelvin Droegemeier

    Atmospheric scientist Kelvin Droegemeier to join University of Illinois faculty

    Accomplished alumnus who previously led White House Office of Science and Technology Policy also will advise the chancellor and support U of I System.

  • Scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will lead the INVITE Institute, a project that will invent and deploy new artificially intelligent learning technologies that are responsive and inclusive. The leadership team includes, from left: INVITE director Chad Lane, a professor of educational psychology and of computer science; research co-director ChengXiang Zhai, the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering in computer science; electrical and computer engineering professor Suma Bhat; and evaluation director Rodney Hopson, a professor of evaluation in educational psychology.  Photo by Fred Zwicky

    U of I to lead National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute focused on STEM learning

    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.  

  • Dean Designate of the School of Social Work Benjamin Lough. Photo by School of Social Work

    Lough named School of Social Work dean

    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. 

  • John Coleman, photo provided. Graphics by Michael Vincent

    Coleman named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost

    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.  

  • Germán Bollero will be the next dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

    Bollero named College of ACES dean

    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.  

  • The CZ Biohub Chicago will develop new technologies, such as this instrumented tissue mimic, that will use embedded sensors and probes to better understand and measure human biology.  Graphic by Janet Sinn-Hanlon

    Illinois to co-lead new Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub in Chicago

    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.'

  • Claire Stewart. Graphics by Michael Vincent

    Campus announces new University Librarian designate

    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.

  • The Electrical and Computer Engineering building at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    ECE building becomes U of I's first zero energy certified facility

    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

    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.'

  • Tony Waldrop, a former vice chancellor for research at the U of I

    In Memoriam: Tony Waldrop, physiologist and university leader

    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.

  • Chancellor Jones speaks before an orange U of I backdrop on Oct. 27, 2022

    Miss the State of the University address? Watch or read it here

    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.'

  • Chancellor Jones sits in the Presidents Lounge in the Illini Union. Photo by Fred Zwicky/Public Affairs

    Why Chancellor Jones is absolutely bullish on Illinois’ future

    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!'

  • Six of the scientists who'll lead the project at the University of Illinois

    Grainger Engineering, Beckman Institute to lead $10M DOE grant

    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.

  • Hope Chicago co-founder Pete Kadens, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones and Hope Chicago CEO Janice Jackson.     Photo by Andrea Darlas

    UIUC in Chicago: Chancellor Jones named to Hope Chicago Board of Directors

    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.

  • Professor Nadya Mason

    Nadya Mason named director of the Beckman Institute

    '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.

  • Chrystalla Mouza

    Mouza selected as next Education Dean

    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 Robert Jones. Photo by Mark McCarty

    Chancellor Jones joins World Food Prize Foundation Council of Advisors

    '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.

  • an agricultural robot developed at Illinois monitors a field

    U of I proposal chosen for USDA's 'Farm of the Future'

    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.'

  • Ingrid S. Fulmer. Photo courtesy Rutgers University

    Fulmer selected dean of Labor & Employment Relations

    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.

  • Dr. Mark S. Cohen will be the next dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.  Photo provided, graphic by Michael Vincent

    Dean selected for Carle Illinois College of Medicine

    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.