blog postsHomecoming, delivered to you!Nov 24, 2020 1:15 pm0 views View the list of events you can join remotely during a full week of Illinois Homecoming festivities!Enrollment open for study comparing COVID-19 testing methodsNov 18, 2020 1:30 pm2 views Enrollment is now open for a study that can help shape the national landscape for COVID-19 testing.Renovation planned for U of I Observatory domeNov 16, 2020 11:15 am4 views 'We want to try to keep the historic feel of the dome itself. It's the original telescope that was there so we do want to keep that original late 19th century feel. It has its own very kind of old-school mystique.'Timelines for Altgeld and Illini Hall Project come into focusNov 10, 2020 11:15 am3 views Demolition of Illini Hall is scheduled from July 2021 until April 2022, making way for a new, six-story, 140,000-square-foot building to the west of (across Wright Street from) Altgeld Hall.November Dance performed on new set, livestreamedNov 4, 2020 9:45 am1 views Performers at the November Dance concert will dance for the first time on a new set, but most of their audience will watch on screens rather than in person.The 100 year history of the Altgeld ChimesOct 22, 2020 9:30 am5 views The path from an idea to the installation of the Altgeld Chimes was long and full of detours, but the generosity of Fighting Illini classes of 1914 to 1921 created one of the campus's most beloved traditions.Academy executive featured in Ebert Symposium on media representationOct 29, 2020 1:30 pm1 views Christine Simmons, the chief operating officer for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, oversees its equity and inclusion initiative and has been involved with rule changes governing the Oscars.KAM hosts retrospective of experimental photographer, book artist Bea NettlesOct 29, 2020 10:30 am1 views 'Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory' explores the 50-year career of the artist, who is well-known for her experimental use of photographic techniques and blending of craft and photography.Sapora Symposium: Lou Henson's work to integrate collegiate sportsOct 26, 2020 3:45 pm16 views Wednesday's panel discussion of legendary coach Lou Henson will include his family members and colleagues. The theme of this year's Sapora Symposium is Sports and Social Justice.Illinois announces changes to spring academic calendarOct 20, 2020 10:15 am121 views Spring semester classes at Illinois will begin a week later in 2021. The semester will not include a spring break, but classes will not be held on three midweek days.Concert series celebrates Altgeld Chimes' centennialOct 19, 2020 1:15 pm37 views For 100 years, the Altgeld Chimes have provided a soundtrack for the Urbana campus. Starting Oct. 25, a weeklong series of concerts will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the chimes, with a special livestreamed concert Oct. 30 at 3 p.m.Where and when to vote on campusOct 15, 2020 9:00 am69 views On-Campus Early Voting starts Monday, October 19, and runs through Monday, November 2. You can also vote at campus locations on Election Day, November 3.Prominent documentary filmmakers featured in Ebert SymposiumOct 14, 2020 10:45 am9 views Kirby Dick, Sacha Jenkins and Dawn Porter have had films aired or streamed on CNN, HBO, Netflix, PBS and Showtime, among other venues. Three documentary filmmakers on the Illinois faculty will also be on the panel.Check off that Gen Ed requirement! Register nowOct 12, 2020 9:00 am3 views Courses are taught by Illinois faculty and are offered to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign undergraduate students and non-degree students from around the globe.Get a fast, free flu shot!Sep 30, 2020 1:30 pm23 views McKinley Health Center is providing free flu shots to all students who have paid the Health Service Fee and benefit eligible faculty, staff and retirees at several campus locations during October.'Pressing Issues' at Krannert Art Museum shows WPA printmakers' thoughts on social justiceSep 24, 2020 12:00 pm2 views Printmakers employed by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s created images that dealt with issues of labor unrest, racial violence, immigration and the rise of fascism – subjects that remain relevant today.Free late night entertainment announced for studentsSep 16, 2020 3:30 pm101 views Student Affairs is hosting free, socially distanced, live entertainment for students at Memorial Stadium starting this weekend with a double-feature movie and a concert.Campus to host communal crochet coral reef projectSep 16, 2020 3:45 pm1 views 'Crochet Coral Reef' is an artwork designed to bring attention to climate change as well as modeling a difficult mathematical principle in a concrete way.Professor's stories address race, complicated family relationshipsSep 15, 2020 9:30 am3 views English professor David Wright tells stories about race and the complex relationships between people of different races. His latest work, a short story, appears in the Aug. 31 issue of The New Yorker.Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000Sep 9, 2020 3:30 pm1 views 'Students recognize our institutional brand as one of the best in the world, and we have found innovative ways to provide a top-quality education during a global pandemic,' Chancellor Robert Jones said.Changing of the guard at community colleges offers opportunity for growthSep 2, 2020 8:00 am2 views 'In Illinois, we have 48 community colleges, and people in key leadership roles in many of those institutions are winding down their careers,” says Professor. 'There currently isn’t much in the state in the way of leadership training specific to community colleges.'Safer Illinois app available for faculty, staff, studentsAug 13, 2020 8:45 am14 views The app provides users their personalized coronavirus-testing results, testing reminders, and a display of their current testing status - needed to gain entry to campus facilities - all without showing any personalized health information.Social Work unveils first of art mural seriesAug 14, 2020 9:30 am8 views Keenan Dailey, an MFA student who focuses on afrofuturist art, was selected to display his mural, titled 'Year 401', in the entryway of the School of Social Work. The school will soon be seeking submissions for additional murals.Construction begins on U of I's Solar Farm 2.0Aug 5, 2020 9:45 am8 views Completion of the new 54-acre, 12.1 megawatt (MWdc) solar array will give the U of I the title of third-largest user of renewable power generated on-site for all higher education facilities in the country.KAM prepares to reopen to the public on 8/19Aug 4, 2020 2:45 pm3 views Krannert Art Museum is unveiling new hours and an online reservations system so visitors can be physically distanced and check in with a gallery attendant at the door. See the Beckman Research Image Contest winnersJul 31, 2020 7:45 am4 views 'These images show that research is not only important, but also visually beautiful. I continue to be amazed and inspired by the entries in the Beckman Research Image Contest,' said Beckman Director Jeff Moore'Exercise Is Medicine' initiative is gold for IllinoisJul 23, 2020 10:15 am1 views The Illinois Exercise is Medicine—On Campus initiative recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine as a gold-level campus for helping to create healthy academic environment, with abundant physical activity and exercise opportunities.Salon series featuring Black artists kicks off new Black Arts InitiativeJul 21, 2020 1:45 pm4 views 'We Got Next,' a series of conversations with Black artists about their work and how they address issues of race and inclusion, will launch a Black Arts Initiative by the College of Fine and Applied Arts.Gene Robinson named interim dean of the College of LASJun 16, 2020 2:15 pm7 views Robinson, director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, will fill the role for one year while a national search is conducted for the dean’s position, beginning July 1.Illinois names a new Director of Public Safety, Chief of PoliceJun 16, 2020 10:45 am151 views A 34-year veteran in law enforcement, Alice Cary currently is the chief of police at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Her appointment takes effect July 20, subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.