blog postsPatton named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences deanJul 28, 2021 10:15 am2 views Venetria Patton, currently the head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Purdue, will become the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois effective Aug. 2, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. Carolina Silverbell is latest state champion tree on campusJul 7, 2021 9:15 am4 views 'Having champions on campus shows the ability of our grounds professionals to carefully tend to their needs over many decades of time, ultimately allowing them to grow into the great specimens that we often take for granted.'U of I Feed Technology Center completed, onlineJun 16, 2021 9:30 am2 views The state-of-the-art processing and sensor technologies will deliver standard and specialized small-batch research diets, as well as unparalleled hands-on educational opportunities for students across the College of ACES. IBM, U of I to launch new Discovery Accelerator InstituteMay 26, 2021 9:15 am44 views 'This institute with IBM is a pioneering new model of how we can build academic and researcher collaboration into technology and innovation at unmatched excellence and scale,' said Chancellor Robert Jones. What will happen to your campus IT services after graduation?May 3, 2021 10:00 am2 views Here’s what you need to know to make sure your important files and software come with you after you leave the University of Illinois.Vaccine study now open for student enrollmentMar 22, 2021 1:15 pm2 views U of I students who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 can enroll in a study to help understand the effectiveness of vaccines. Participants will be paid and could receive the vaccine as soon as April 1.University updates COVID-19 dashboard to enhance transparencyFeb 26, 2021 9:30 am2 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign updated its COVID-19 dashboard to add more data points and greater detail.Krannert Art Museum acquisitions showcase Native American artistsFeb 25, 2021 9:30 am2 views KAM's recently acquired works of art by modern, contemporary Native American artists – painting, glasswork and pottery – will help it better present the history of Native American art and the broader history of modern and contemporary art.Celebrate what makes us Powerful TogetherFeb 19, 2021 8:45 am6 views What does Power look like at the University of Illinois? It looks like a 150-year legacy of individuals who are brave enough to think differently, smart enough to find a better way, and caring enough to make the world a better place.Carle Illinois College of Medicine granted provisional accreditationFeb 22, 2021 9:00 am2 views Provisional accreditation affirms that a medical school meets nationally accepted standards of educational quality and can move forward with plans to build a sustainable medical education program.38th Insect Fear Film Festival features fleasFeb 19, 2021 2:45 pm4 views 'In the midst of a pandemic, it seems an appropriate theme to focus on an insect associated with pandemics,' says festival founder, entomology professor May Berenbaum. Fleas are the primary vectors that spread the bubonic plague.EU Day online features Swedish ambassador, hip-hop artist, Greek tragedyFeb 17, 2021 11:30 am0 views Ambassador to the U.S. will discuss Sweden’s approach to gender equality; benfits of providing child care, gender-neutral parental leave; and why women’s access to rights, resources and representation are important in foreign policy.Atmospheric Sciences acquires Doppler mobile radar, instrumentation facilityFeb 2, 2021 1:45 pm8 views The 'Doppler on Wheels' is expected to transform capabilities for research, offer hands-on field training for students, and expand outreach efforts to demonstrate scientific observation of the atmosphere. Students create podcast for faculty: 'Living and Working during COVID'Feb 2, 2021 11:30 am449 views The newly created Dear Alma podcast series highlights resources, tools and advice for faculty members at Illinois. The first season is titled 'Living and Working during COVID-19' and includes five episodes.More MLK events this weekJan 12, 2021 3:45 pm2 views The local community joins the campus each year for this celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 2021 theme is “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular.”Illinois joins Age-Friendly University Global NetworkDec 7, 2020 2:45 pm6 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has joined the Age-Friendly University Global Network, a consortium of universities dedicated to promoting 'an inclusive approach to healthy and active aging.'Another Alma’s Heartwarming HomecomingDec 2, 2020 11:00 am3 views 'My Alma was very excited about this. She kept saying, "Can you believe it? The Alma Mater sent me a birthday card!”'Krannert Center virtual performances: Manual Cinema's Christmas CarolNov 30, 2020 11:45 am0 views A world premiere online event created for all ages, Manual Cinema takes on Charles Dickens’ holiday classic with a visually and musically inventive adaptation made to broadcast directly to your home.Homecoming, 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 am9 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 am5 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 am7 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 am8 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 am5 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 pm21 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 am124 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 pm39 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.