blog postsNew recording pairs music of Bach with works by Black composersSep 8, 2021 11:45 am0 views Pianist Rochelle Sennet said she wants her 'Bach to Black' project to show that classical music is for everyone, regardless of race or cultural background.Chancellor Jones to address the City Club of ChicagoSep 7, 2021 10:45 am0 views The Chancellor talks about the university's COVID-19 response and some highlights for Fall, including the continuing development of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, new Campus Instructional Facility, Siebel Center for Design.Retrospective of Louise Fishman's drawings an unexpected memorialAug 31, 2021 9:15 am2 views The first retrospective of abstract artist Louise Fishman’s works on paper is on view at Krannert Art Museum. The retrospective is an unexpected memorial to Fishman, who died one month before the exhibition opened.U of I to co-lead $15M Great Lakes Innovation HubAug 26, 2021 11:00 am2 views Illinois is co-leading the new Great Lakes Innovation Corps Hub. I-Corps trains scientists and engineers to carry their promising ideas and technologies beyond the university and into the marketplace to benefit society.Gibson City flooding in maps, simulations and imagesAug 26, 2021 12:15 pm280 views On August 12, a line of thunderstorms developed along southern Ford County, IL. Nearly 10 inches of rain fell in under 10 hours in Gibson City, innundating the small town. The Illinois State Water Survey documented this historic downpour.Prof's graphic novel portrays thriving Black community before, after Tulsa massacreAug 17, 2021 1:15 pm0 views Illinois art professor Stacey Robinson illustrated the first graphic novel on the Tulsa Race Massacre in a way that portrays the prosperity of the Black community.Illinois artist's virtual 'Museum of Us' lets everyone tell their storiesJul 1, 2021 8:00 am2 views Artist Jorge Lucero invited people from around the world to meet via Zoom and share an object that was important in their lives – turning the grid of video teleconferencing boxes into a cabinet of curiosities.Uniting through writingMay 13, 2021 3:45 pm4 views A project at U. of I. teaches Illinois residents to reconnect through journalsK-12 Shield Playbook offers guidance for reopening schoolsApr 15, 2021 8:45 am2 views The K-12 Shield Playbook is a free online resource to help guide school reopenings, based on successful COVID-19 mitigation strategies used at the University of Illinois.Open House Weekend at Illinois begins March 26Mar 12, 2021 2:45 pm2141 views Engineering Open House has been a fixture on our campus for more than 100 years. Its success at drawing tens of thousands of students of all ages has inspired other colleges and departments to join in.Mobile app helps young adults talk with friends about risky drug, alcohol useMar 4, 2021 8:45 am0 views Designed for people ages 18-29, the Harbor app teaches young adults how they can 'act as first responders for their close friends who demonstrate risky substance use behaviors,' according to the app’s lead developer, professor Douglas C. Smith. The lessons of deep space discoveryMar 1, 2021 9:45 am0 views Emeritus professor Laird Thompson's new book reflects on cosmic voids and the journey to have his findings acceptedNew history of photography focuses on presidentsFeb 9, 2021 4:45 pm2 views From the advent of photography to the age of social media, U.S. presidents have been among the most common subjects for the camera. What better way to tell a story of the medium’s evolution than through those historical figures.A space of their own at KAM: ‘Homemade, with Love’ exhibitionFeb 3, 2021 10:30 am0 views This exhibition at Krannert Art Museum examines what it means to create space for Black girls and women to celebrate their creative lives, while transforming a gallery into a cozy furnished 'homemade' room.Center for Children's Books announces 2020 Blue Ribbon winnersJan 13, 2021 10:30 am0 views 'Whether for Zoom sharing or private escapism, books matter intensely right now, and it's stirring to see how many stellar titles appeared this year despite the obstacles,' said Editor Deborah Stevenson.Projects explore role of social-emotional learning in healing racial woundsJan 5, 2021 1:15 pm0 views Illinois' School of Social Work is working with Mahomet-Seymour Community Unit School District No. 3 on activities that explore the role of social and emotional learning in racial healing.Technology loan program helps families receive early childhood services onlineDec 17, 2020 4:15 pm2 views A technology loan program provided by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse at U of I helps many families obtain the equipment they need to participate in live video – or telehealth – visits with their children’s therapists.Marching Illini director provides guidance on band safety protocolsNov 6, 2020 3:15 pm0 views Marching Illini director Barry Houser designed masks and helped develop state public health guidelines for music classes and rehearsals.Decadeslong effort revives ancient oak woodlandOct 29, 2020 11:15 am3 views Thanks to a dedicated team that focused on rooting up invasive plants and periodically burning, seeding native plants and culling deer, the forest again resembles its ancient self, researchers report in the journal PLOS ONE.Rare Book and Manuscript Library event explores history of witchcraftOct 27, 2020 10:15 am12 views The webinar will include discussions of the many materials related to European witchcraft in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s collection, including an account of the 1612 Lancashire witch trials in England.U of I receives funding for mental health resource network for farmersOct 9, 2020 12:00 pm7 views Researchers at the University of Illinois and Illinois Extension are working to ensure producers and their families have the resources and access to services to manage their stress and mental health.Young or old, you'll love Vet Med's Virtual Open HouseOct 5, 2020 11:45 am6 views More than 50 videos and dozens of interactive presentations! If you know a young person who would like to become a veterinarian - or anyone who loves animals - this is the (virtual) place to be!2020 Ebert Symposium to explore changing times in film, mediaOct 1, 2020 9:45 am2 views The third annual Ebert Symposium, exploring film and the media industry, will be online this year on three different dates, starting Oct. 8. Filmmakers, media professionals and academics will be part of the discussion.Report: UI Extension generates value 10 times its budgetSep 14, 2020 8:45 am1 views Extension provided nearly 50,000 educational program sessions in 2019, an average of 960 sessions per week, and made 1.3 million educational contacts at 3,800 locations throughout Illinois.U of I awarded $4.5 million to develop commercial carbon credit toolsSep 9, 2020 12:30 pm0 views The funding will be used to calculate farm-scale carbon credits, allowing individual farmers to understand the value of their land and practices towards carbon trading markets.New community map locates food assistance sitesSep 3, 2020 1:00 pm0 views To help Illinois families meet their basic food needs, U of I Extension is launching a new Illinois community food map that allows individuals to search by Illinois zip code for all food resources in that area.Contextual engineering adds deeper perspective to local projectsAug 17, 2020 11:45 am17 views 'It gets really dicey when you are saying, "all we have to do is educate people," because it's an engineering predisposition to assume that people just don't know,' says research scientist Ann-Perry Witmer. 'Well, a lot of times they know a lot.'Building bridges with the Maya communityAug 11, 2020 3:00 pm5 views The Illinois Maya Initiative will develop a collaborative hub connecting researchers, social service professionals, and a growing community of Mayan immigrants and refugees in East Central Illinois, who probably number in the hundreds.CHIME puts students to work on COVID-related data science projectsAug 4, 2020 9:15 am2 views A new international public health initiative at Illinois is bringing students together to work on data-information projects that will help public health agencies with COVID-19-related data analysis.Measuring the power of private land stewardship to address urban vacancyJul 14, 2020 2:30 pm2 views Transferring city-owned vacant lands to local residents by selling them for a dollar can be a successful strategy for cities seeking to reduce blight and strengthen neighborhoods. Now there's a tool to measure that impact.