blog postsCampus to host communal crochet coral reef projectSep 16, 2020 3:45 pm0 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.Free late night entertainment announced for studentsSep 16, 2020 3:30 pm6 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.Professor's stories address race, complicated family relationshipsSep 15, 2020 9:30 am2 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 pm0 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 am10 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 am7 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 pm2 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 pm5 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 am135 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.Sign up for summer online courses at IllinoisMay 18, 2020 11:15 am1 views Choose from more than 450 online course options in avariety of subjects with 4-, 8-, and 12-week optionsWatch the Virtual Commencement Celebration now!May 16, 2020 9:15 am2 views With our in-person Commencement ceremonies postponed, we hope you will join us to celebrate the Class of 2020 in an online Commencement celebration on May 16 at noon.Watch the Virtual Commencement Celebration now!May 8, 2020 9:15 am12 views With our in-person Commencement ceremonies postponed, we hope you will join us to celebrate the Class of 2020 in an online Commencement celebration on May 16 at noon.Chancellor announces extension of event cancellations through July 5May 1, 2020 4:15 pm0 views Chancellor Robert Jones also announced on Friday a timeline for phased decisions regarding summer and fall events and schedules.'Runs and Data: The Science of Illinois Baseball' documentary premieres May 4Apr 27, 2020 11:00 am1 views Physicist Alan Nathan and student Charlie Young team up to explore baseball physics and analytics in a new documentary on the Big Ten Network. A sustainability plan to be proud of on Earth Day and beyondApr 22, 2020 12:00 pm0 views People from across campus are taking action to make Illinois more sustainable. Students may be the most active and vocal, but faculty and staff are also engaged. Patrick Earl Hammie: My path to IllinoisApr 6, 2020 8:00 am5 views 'I’m curious about storytelling, the body in visual culture and subjects that explore the tensions between feeling and knowledge, power and violence, vulnerability and tenderness.'Coronavirus message sent to faculty members, staff, studentsMar 2, 2020 1:30 pm1 views The University's Monday (March 2) update to its faculty, staff and students on the university’s policies related to the coronavirus situation.National shortage spurs expansion of doctoral programs in Special EdFeb 26, 2020 9:30 am0 views The College of Education is recruiting doctoral students for several new programs in special education to help address a nationwide shortage of scholars with advanced degrees in the discipline.Insect Fear Film Festival examines insects' close relatives: crustaceansFeb 18, 2020 1:30 pm0 views The 2020 Insect Fear Film Festival will feature crustaceans, which are closely related to insects. The two groups share a common ancestor.'A Year of Creative Writers' brings prominent authors to campusFeb 17, 2020 12:45 pm1 views Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith will speak on Wednesday with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe. Smith’s talk is part of a yearlong series of conversations with creative writers.Historic Latinx murals return to campus Feb. 21Feb 14, 2020 8:30 am0 views 'The murals coming back is a big celebration for our Latinx community of not only current students, faculty, staff and community members, but also our alumni and the years of history our community has on this campus.'Survey measures student experiences of sexual misconduct, university's responseFeb 10, 2020 8:30 am1 views U of I has released its third survey of student experiences of sexual misconduct, and the university’s response to those incidents. Jill Ellis, coach with most wins in U.S. soccer history, named 2020 commencement speakerJan 30, 2020 8:45 am2 views Jill Ellis, who won back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups as coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, will deliver the U of I's commencement address on Saturday, May 16 in Memorial Stadium.German diplomat recently posted in Ukraine to give EU Day keynote addressFeb 5, 2020 9:30 am1 views Wolfgang Moessinger, consul general of Germany in the U.S. Midwest, will give the EU Day keynote address on the topic of democracy versus authoritarianism.Update on coronavirus for the campus communityJan 29, 2020 11:30 am546 views The provost shares an update here on precautions, plans and decisions based on what we know of the coronavirus situation today (Wednesday, Jan. 29).