blog posts Graduate Student Appreciation Week Oct 9, 2023 9:45 am This Graduate Student Appreciation Week is an opportunity to celebrate graduate students at Illinois and throughout our campus community, and there a host of activities planned to help you do that. Turn the Handle: Interactive art at the mechanical engineering building Oct 4, 2023 11:00 am Called Grasp, the three metal vertical arms move back and forth with the power of a simple handle-crank on the base. On the back of the gearbox, glass panels allow the user to see the gears at work. Come give it a turn! FAA faculty to lead Chancellor's Arts Integration initiative Sep 29, 2023 11:45 am In an effort to further integrate the arts into campus life, Chancellor Robert Jones has named Professor as Special Advisor to the Chancellor for Arts Integration. Dr. Amy L. Powell will serve as Curator of Campus Arts Research under Oliver’s direction. Science historian Naomi Oreskes: How free market ideology blocks climate action Sep 28, 2023 4:15 pm Naomi Oreskes, a leader in examining efforts to undermine the scientific truth on the causes of global warming, will give a Center for Advanced Study MillerComm lecture on how free market ideology is preventing action on climate change. Veteran TV journalist Brian Williams visits campus October 23 Sep 27, 2023 10:15 am Brian Williams, former anchor of MSNBC's The 11th Hour and NBC Nightly News, will be on the U of I campus to talk about the evolution of broadcast news in America on Monday, October 23, 7-8 p.m. A Zoom option is available. 2023 Beckman Institute Research Image contest winners Aug 31, 2023 1:45 pm 'This contest is just a small sample of the 40 academic units we represent, and it shows how many disciplines are impacted by the imaging facilities and capabilities here at Beckman. I love how the beauty and diversity of the science shines through.' Marching Illini in Concert makes a triumphant return to State Farm Center Aug 25, 2023 4:00 pm Their string of 23 consecutive years performing at the venue was interrupted after the concert in October, 2013, due to a renovation that began the following year. Their concert will feature all of the traditional gameday music, plus a few surprises. Welcome, Class of 2027 Aug 14, 2023 4:00 pm LInk to Welcome Week events page U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg here to support transportation infrastructure research Aug 1, 2023 10:30 am The new Transportation Infrastructure Precast Innovation Center got 'a dose of encouragement and excitement about the mission we are undertaking' with a visit from Buttigieg, Rep. Nikki Budzinski, and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin on Monday. Grange Grove football tailgating reservations open for 2023 Jul 7, 2023 10:30 am Starting this season, fans will be required to reserve tailgate spaces in advance, ensuring a safe and organized environment for all attendees. Space reservations will be provided free of charge. Celebrate summer with movies on the Quad Jun 27, 2023 9:15 am Every Thursday night at 9 pm on the Main Quad from May 18-August 10. FREE movies. Bring your own blanket, chair, etc. and enjoy a movie under the stars. U of I Library: Victorian-era books may have heavy metal-based pigments Jun 15, 2023 1:30 pm The Heavy Metals Project of the University Library will survey the 19th-century books in the Library’s collection and test those with their original cloth-covered bindings to determine if they contain traces of heavy metals in the pigments used for the covers. Commencement! May 10, 2023 4:45 pm The university-wide Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Stadium. It will be livestreamed at https://go.illinois.edu/live. Preserving the sound of the Altgeld Chimes May 12, 2023 10:45 am With the imminent closure of the bell tower at Altgeld Hall for major renovation work, chimes players are hoping a recording of their music will carry on the Illini tradition of the chimes until the building restoration is finished. (Includes video!) There's a new sculpture on the Quad - and it's MAMMOTH Mar 23, 2023 4:15 pm The next, and past, big thing: The great wooly mammoth is back… Visible to all, not an apparition… Near the University of Illinois Main Quad. 2023 Commencement Speaker : Jackie Joyner-Kersee Mar 7, 2023 9:30 am Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as U of I's commencement speaker Saturday, May 13. ESPN named her one of the 50 Great Athletes of All Time. Sports Illustrated named her Female Athlete of the 20th Century. Celebrate Black History Month at Illinois Feb 1, 2023 10:15 am Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of Black heritage and culture. Uase this site to find events and stories of impact from Black students, alumni, faculty and staff at U of I. Fall 2022: Record-breaking international student enrollment Jan 18, 2023 10:30 am Overall international fall enrollment at Illinois is 11,548, which topped the previous record of 10,826 students in 2017, and includes record high enrollments from India and Africa. Along for (more than) the ride with U of I Police Jan 9, 2023 12:15 pm 'Our primary focus as crisis workers is in suicide prevention and hospital deferral when clinically appropriate,' says alumna Becky Rowe (MSW, '21). 'We bring evidence-based tools directly to the client, in the field.' Holiday kindness at Illinois Dec 9, 2022 4:15 pm Chancellor Robert Jones wishes the entire university community a happy holiday season. Former ambassador to Ukraine Maria Yovanovitch honored with Douglas Award Dec 7, 2022 1:15 pm The Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, presented by U of I’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs, recognizes public officials who demonstrate the highest standards of public service. Five ways to use technology to decrease your stress Dec 6, 2022 3:00 pm It’s a stressful time of year with holidays and the end of the semester. Technology can add to that stress, or it can be used to minimize the stress. Q&A with alum Dan Balz, chief correspondent of The Washington Post Dec 1, 2022 9:15 am Join us as alumnus Dan Balz of The Washington Post, discusses the U.S. Senate Georgia runoff election between Democratic incumbent Senator Raphael G. Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker on Dec. 5. $25M gift to support new interdisciplinary learning center Nov 3, 2022 9:15 am The South Campus Center for Interdisciplinary Learning will be a four-story building on Gregory Drive between the Business Instructional Facility and Huff Hall. Construction will begin in spring 2023 and is expected to be completed by early 2025. Graduate Student Appreciation Week Oct 24, 2022 10:00 am Check out the list of events for Grad Student Appreciation Week, October 24 - 28, as the campus celebrates their many contributions to the missions of the University. Celebrate U of I's global reach Oct 17, 2022 10:30 am International Education Week celebrates the broad impact of global learning, cultural exchange, and scholarship uniquely experienced at the U of I. Check out our educational, cultural, and recreational events that celebrate our reach. Homecoming parade is Friday at 5:30 Oct 13, 2022 4:15 pm Here is the Parade Route, Note that the Fourth Street and Gregory Drive sections close beginning at 5 pm. The Kirby Avenue and First Street sections will be closed from noon Friday until after the football game on Saturday. Homecoming Week at Illinois Oct 3, 2022 2:15 pm Events throughout the week include a student dinner on the Quad, the Global Talent Show, Saturday Night Live: Homecoming Edition in downtown Champaign, two concerts at State Farm Center and - of course - football on Saturday. FamILLy Day at Memorial Stadium Set for Aug. 14 Jul 14, 2022 10:30 am You'll get a first look at the Fighting Illini football, soccer, and volleyball teams by interacting with student-athletes on the field. That's followed by a movie night (free admission) where the first 500 fans will receive a free Illini popcorn bucket. New program to support U of I freshmen with autism Jun 24, 2022 12:00 pm Incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this fall with autism spectrum disorder can take part in a new program that will offer a variety of support to help them succeed at college and beyond. Executive Director of Facilities & Services announced Jun 29, 2022 11:15 am Ehab Kamarah has been selected to serve as the new Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Facilities and Services, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. Taking on the pandemic—and winning Jun 23, 2022 8:00 am How the College of Education successfully placed 100% of its students that required placements in schools or with community organizations during the first two years of the pandemic. Four exhibits to visit at Krannert Art Museum this summer Jun 10, 2022 11:15 am Learn about some of the rotating exhibits you should visit at KAM this summer. Saturday: Your last chance to visit the Undergraduate Library May 12, 2022 10:15 am By popular demand, the UGL will remain open Saturday to allow folks to visit over graduation weekend! It will be open May 14th from 1-4 pm for anyone who would like to visit the building one last time. Its doors will close for good at 4 pm. Quad Day then and now Aug 18, 2017 10:15 am Learn how Quad Day began and how it has evolved over almost five decades Earth Week: Five of the most popular trees on campus Apr 22, 2019 11:30 am The Horticulture Club is hosting a Tree Walk on Thursday as part of our Earth Week and Arbor Day celebration. The Tree Walk will include 20 trees from all around our Tree Campus USA. Drone show planned for Aerospace Engineering's 75th anniversary Sep 9, 2019 2:00 pm A musically choreographed flock of 100 drones will take to the sky on Friday, September 20, at approximately 9 p.m. just east of the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign. First 'A Great Conversation' to feature Maryland U president Oct 6, 2020 10:15 am The first of Chancellor Robert Jones’ “A Great Conversation” events will be livestreamed Monday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to noon CDT. It will feature Freeman Hrabowski, a national leader in academic innovation and inclusive excellence. Commencement Speaker Jill Ellis: U of I coach to two-time World Cup champion Apr 29, 2022 1:00 pm Jill Ellis, who won back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups as coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, will serve as the Illinois University-wide Commencement speaker Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Stadium. School of Music celebrates 125th anniversary with weekend of special concerts Apr 27, 2022 10:00 am The Illinois School of Music will celebrate its 125th anniversary from April 29 to May 1, 2022, with a weekend of special concerts that demonstrate the talent and range of its students, faculty, alumni, and community performers. 2022 Undergraduate Research Week Apr 25, 2022 10:15 am A celebration of student innovation and excellence at Illinois, April 24 - 30 Miss the Conversation with Senior Leadership? Watch it now Apr 18, 2022 2:30 pm Hear from the panelists: Chancellor Robert Jones, Provost Andreas Cangellaris, and the Vice Chancellors for Student Affairs; Advancement; Administration and Operations, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Research and Innovation. From Gottfried to 'Golden Arm,' Ebertfest back in full swing Mar 31, 2022 9:00 am With Oscar-winning directors, comedians and musicians, augmented by many independent movie gems, this year’s lineup takes the festival back to the roots established by late co-founder Roger Ebert. 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. It's Illini Wellness Week! Mar 2, 2022 9:45 am Check out the list of events for March 2 - 9 and explore the eight dimensions of wellness. You may be surprised at the programs and services our campus offers to help you maintain and expand all aspects of your health. Stephan Djordjevic supports students in history, with an assist from his dog Feb 3, 2022 10:30 am Stefan Djordjevic has served students as the academic advisor for the Department of History. Through his experiences, he’s learned that students have histories to teach him, as well. U of I artist's portrait of student advocate Albert Lee to be dedicated Feb. 1 Jan 25, 2022 10:00 am Lee is described as the first unofficial dean for African American students. He helped students get admitted, find housing in the homes of black community members when black students weren’t allowed to live or eat on campus, and find jobs. KAM exhibition of sacred, supernatural prints celebrates printmakers' skills Jan 25, 2022 9:00 am A Krannert Art Museum exhibition of prints depicting sacred and supernatural imagery will showcase Early Modern treasures from across campus, including the growing collection of historical European prints in KAM’s collection. His Dream: Ideals Worth Fighting For Jan 10, 2022 10:00 am A celebration of this community’s commitment to the deam of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 4:30 PM, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Featured speaker is MLK's nephew, Dr. Derek Barber King, Sr. Looking for holiday cheer? Dial-A-Carol! Dec 9, 2021 8:45 am University Housing’s longest-standing tradition of 61 years, Dial-A-Carol is taking place December 9 – 15, 24/7. You call, our awesome volunteers sing whatever holiday (or non-holiday) tune you’d like! 217-332-1882.