blog postsVisit us virtuallyMar 27, 2020 3:30 pm0 views Visit the U of I virtually through a YouTube series and a new VR experience that requires no gear.Coronavirus message sent to faculty members, staff, studentsMar 2, 2020 1:30 pm0 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 pm0 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 am0 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 am1 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 am448 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).Ancient and modern intersect in 'Hive' exhibition at Krannert Art MuseumJan 21, 2020 11:15 am0 views A new exhibition, 'Hive,' combining two 18-foot-tall inflatable sculptures and an immersive sound installation, is visible 24/7 in Krannert Art Museum's Kinkead Pavilion glass-enclosed east entrance.'Leaders serve and are not silent': Campus MLK eventsJan 16, 2020 8:00 am10 views This year’s communitywide celebration of the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. features over a week of activities across Champaign-Urbana.The first to rank the bestJan 9, 2020 8:30 am0 views In 1926, an Illinois economics professor used statistics to create the first widely accepted method of naming a national college football champion.Hittite class offers glimpse of Bronze Age language, technologyJan 2, 2020 10:00 am0 views Illinois students learn to write the ancient language in clay using cuneiform symbols in a Hittite class.Illinois pastry chef shares gingerbread building secretsDec 18, 2019 9:45 am3047 views University Housing head pastry chef Eric Larson created an epic holiday scene: the gingerbread Altgeld Hall and Alma Mater statue featured in the Chancellor’s 2019 Holiday Video. Here's how he did it.Reading Day and Finals Week eventsDec 11, 2019 10:00 am2 views Deadlines, late nights, concern over grades, and worries about summer plans can add up to a lot of stress. The good news is we're here to help you take care of yourself during this hectic time.Hittite class offers glimpse of Bronze Age language, technologyDec 9, 2019 10:00 am1 views Illinois students learn to write the ancient language in clay using cuneiform symbols in a Hittite class.The gardens of a lifetimeNov 27, 2019 10:45 am2 views At 92, James Bier still pursues perfection at the Japan House gardens he designed and installed.World AIDS Day commemorated with films at KAM, KCPANov 22, 2019 12:00 pm3 views Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will screen short films addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic to commemorate World AIDS Day.Campus celebrates 100th birthday of Red Oak Rain Garden treesNov 20, 2019 11:15 am0 views The Red Oak Rain Garden (RORG) was the first rain garden on our campus, and the two red oak trees that the garden’s name honors—fondly called the RORG sisters—have just turned 100 years old.Humanity and the modern worldNov 11, 2019 2:15 pm3 views 'There’s so much going on in the modern world right nowthat requires at least some knowledge of the sciences and some appreciation and awareness of how science is shaping our world and our lives.'Two minute video: Illinois' 'Quintessential Engineer' statueNov 12, 2019 11:00 am0 views Illinois Ph.D student Sakshi Srivastava proposed a statue to that would serve as a permanent figure for women of all generations. The statue, The Quintessential Engineer, now stands permanently on the Engineering QuadMartinis named vice chancellor for research and innovationNov 7, 2019 10:00 am0 views Susan Martinis has been named the vice chancellor for research and innovation, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. Martinis had served in an interim role since September 2017.Chimesmaster Wood honored in memorial concertNov 6, 2019 2:00 pm1 views Members of the Altgeld Ringers will perform a chimes memorial concert Sunday, Nov. 10, in honor of former Altgeld chimesmaster Sue Wood, who died Oct. 6.International Week at IllinoisNov 6, 2019 11:45 am6 views International Week aims to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources available in our community. International Week 2019 will take place from November 10-16.100 years of architecture student design work to be preserved, archivedNov 4, 2019 9:00 am5 views Architecture professor Marci Uihlein is leading a project to preserve and catalog a collection of architecture student drawings, dating from 1890 to 1985.Nekrasz teaches students that looks may be deceivingNov 4, 2019 9:15 am1 views 'Dr. Frank' is also a certified fraud examiner, and his unique persona helps make him good at his job. He trains his students to challenge assumptions, which can be a valuable quality in fraud detectionWhat to do with dad: Activities for Dads Weekend 2019Oct 30, 2019 12:30 pm2 views Welcome to all Dads! We are excited to host you this weekend. There are many activities that the whole family can enjoy. Make their weekend the best it can be!Apply now! Early action deadline is Nov. 1Oct 25, 2019 4:30 pm2 views Freshman applicants can apply to Illinois in one of two ways: myIllini or Coalition. We don't give preference based on application type. Transfer applicants can only apply through myIllini.DIA's Ilinois Homecoming history, facts, linksOct 17, 2019 9:15 am1 views In the longest-running tradition of its kind, Illini return to campus for football, fun and memories. It's a tradition that has flourished over decades, while remaking itself to suit the changing times.