blog postsStorm sewers need to expand to handle more frequent, heavy rainsMay 3, 2019 8:30 am0 views As heavy rainstorms become more frequent and stronger than in the past, municipal drainage systems designed from outdated standards often fail, resulting in flooding and financial losses.Key to restoring Chicago's Bronzeville? Asking the kids out to playApr 15, 2019 11:15 am1 views About 20 Illinois students spent the summer trying to get kids in Chicago’s struggling Bronzeville neighborhood to get outdoors and socialize, an effort led by the Department of African American Studies.University Library’s Small Press Fest celebrates small press, DIY publicationsApr 5, 2019 10:45 am3 views The Library's Sarah Christensen hopes the festival will develop a community of zine makers, comics artists and other self-published authors. 'Anyone can be an author and write about anything they want.''Quantum Rhapsodies' performance explores role of quantum physics in our universeApr 4, 2019 10:00 am7 views A new performance that explores the world of quantum physics will feature the music of the Jupiter String Quartet, a fire juggler and a fantastical 'Alice in Quantumland' scene.NCSA visualization team co-produces 'Birth of Planet Earth'Mar 29, 2019 9:45 am2 views Birth of Planet Earth, a new 24-minute giant screen science documentary for digital fulldome cinemas, had its global premiere at the Zeiss-Großplanetarium in Berlin this month.Youth Literature Festival celebrates diverse voices in literatureMar 29, 2019 9:00 am1 views Seventeen award-winning authors, illustrators, and storytellers are in central Illinois to share their love of books, literacy, and more during Illinois' biennial Youth Literature Festival this weekend.U of I researchers to implement, study a STEM program for middle, high school studentsMar 26, 2019 10:15 am1 views A $1.2 million NSF grant will be used to implement a program in partnership with middle schools and high schools across the state of Illinois and study its effectiveness.Performance artist Autumn Knight launches book tour at Krannert Art MuseumMar 26, 2019 9:15 am1 views Krannert Art Museum has produced a book about performance artist Autumn Knight, who gave her first solo exhibition here in 2017. Knight will return to campus in April for a performance, book conversation.Great Lakes region faces growing climate change-related threatsMar 22, 2019 10:45 am1 views Climate scientists led by Illinois' Don Wuebbles issued a report that foresees a growing trend of wetter winters and springs: more flooding in urban areas, and unpredictable cycles of heat and rainfall could undermine agriculture.Schedule of films, guests set for Ebertfest 2019Mar 21, 2019 9:00 am1 views The lineup includes 'Bound,' the first film by the writer-director team that made 'The Matrix,' with co-stars Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly coming as guests; 'Sideways,' with Oscar-nominated Virginia Madsen as a guest....Chicago's Large Lot Program sowing change in inner-city communitiesMar 19, 2019 2:00 pm5 views Chicago’s Large Lot Program allows existing property owners to buy up to two vacant residential lots on their blocks for $1 each.Illinois library, disability services part of project to improve availability of accessible materialsFeb 28, 2019 1:45 pm0 views 'Providing materials for education and research is the core mission of an academic library, and that mission isn’t limited to those who can read without assistance.'Termites on the big screen at Insect Fear Film FestFeb 19, 2019 11:15 am1 views The 2019 Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois features termites – a threat to all things wooden but also a valuable part of the ecosystem.American Legion to establish post at IllinoisFeb 8, 2019 10:00 am8 views The new post will honor of the late Shawna Morrison, the first female Illinois National Guard member killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and an Illinois student at the time of her deathImmersive photojournalist shares stories, work with campusFeb 4, 2019 9:00 am0 views Journalism invited Chris Capozziello to teach a class this spring, 'Photojournalism and Society'. Several public events in February will give everyone a chance to see his work, hear his storiesTroubled waters: The dangers facing the world's major riversJan 18, 2019 4:45 pm0 views 'Prioritizing the fate of the world’s great river corridors on an international political stage is imperative,' writes geology professor Jim BestDiscovering a wonderlandJan 3, 2019 4:30 pm0 views English professor explores the history of expeditions to AntarcticaPets and holiday decorations don’t mixDec 20, 2018 12:15 pm0 views 'Animals will investigate anything new in their environment,' says veterinary toxicologist Michael Biehl. The problem is - they 'investigate' with their mouths.Illinois, French partners digitizing Proust's lettersDec 6, 2018 2:15 pm3 views Illinois researchers have created a website to make thousands of letters written by Marcel Proust available to the publicInmates, shelter dogs get second chance, benefit veteransNov 13, 2018 11:15 am0 views When the dogs graduate the training program at the correctional center, they are given, free of charge, to veterans who have applied to adopt themIllinois slavery book author to speak Nov. 8 as part of bicentennial seriesNov 1, 2018 2:15 pm1 views M. Scott Heerman’s book on the move from slavery to freedom in Illinois will be the subject of a lecture by the author, part of a series commemorating the state’s bicentennialPasses for revamped Roger Ebert’s Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1Oct 30, 2018 11:30 am0 views The film festival founded by Roger Ebert will return in April for its 21st year, screening the same number of films, but on a shorter schedule2018-19 Winter CoursesOct 17, 2018 12:15 pm1 views Illinois Online will be offering short-format online courses to current undergraduate students and non-degree students from around the globe this winterStudy shows U of I's strong ROI for state and studentsSep 27, 2018 3:15 pm3 views Every taxpayer dollar invested in the U of I System nets $2.40, or a 6.4 percent annual return over the course of students’ lifetimes, according to the studyFuture Environments: What contaminants are in your home?Sep 1, 2018 1:30 pm0 views Professor Susan Schantz warns how common chemicals around the house can impact human development, and what you can do to protect yourself and your familyDo food pantry environments encourage healthy food choices? New tool can assessJun 23, 2018 1:30 pm0 views Could improving the consumer nutrition environment of food pantries—placement of items, food choices, freshness, availability of nutritional information, etc.— help people make healthier choices?Artists at Krannert Art Museum want you to use your ears as well as your eyesApr 3, 2018 4:45 am2 views Artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme will talk about the importance of sound in their work, including an exhibition currently at Krannert Art MuseumHelp a tick-tracking initiative combat tickborne disease this springMar 29, 2018 11:15 am15 views As the 2018 tick season gets under way, Illinois researchers are launching a surveillance program to learn more about where, when Illinoisans are encountering ticksChoose from over 350 course sectionsMar 17, 2018 10:30 am1 views Are you travelling, returning home, or working at an internship this summer? Take challenging, high-demand courses in an online format from anywhere in the worldIllinois Open House Weekend, March 9 & 10Feb 21, 2018 3:30 pm663 views The University of Illinois welcomes thousands of students to campus for open house events in the College of Engineering, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, and several other campus units.