blog postsDesigning the iconic Chicago TheatreMar 11, 2019 11:45 am0 views Illinois graduates played center stage in designing this State Street landmark in 1921...and in rescuing it sixty years later.Alumnus Larry Gies to deliver commencement addressMar 4, 2019 10:15 am4 views Gies will encourage each graduating student to 'find your why' at the May 11 ceremony. 'It’s about being able to connect the dots from what you are doing each and every day to a higher purpose.' The courage to be firstFeb 26, 2019 8:30 am0 views When she graduated from Illinois in 1906, Maudelle Brown Bousfield was the only African American woman on campus. Later, she continued to break barriers in education in the Chicago Public Schools.Memory Lane: The 2007 Valentine’s Day blizzardFeb 1, 2019 12:15 pm1 views On Feb. 13, 2007, Chancellor Richard Herman cancelled classes at Illinois for the first time in almost 30 years. For some, it was the best snow day everAlum Ed Jackson, Jr.: Chief architect, MLK National MemorialJan 19, 2019 4:45 pm5 views Ed Jackson, Jr. shares insights into how he and his team brought the memorial from the original vision to its permanent place on the National MallAlumnus Nate Azark: Drawn to the CityJan 14, 2019 11:15 am1 views Nate Azark owns of 12 Line Studio, which does design work for national brands and local startups. His distinctive style has also been featured on concert posters and album coversWest Point of the WestJan 16, 2019 4:15 am0 views From its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois has played an important role in training future military officersRobert Falls: Visionary leader of Chicago's Goodman TheatreJan 9, 2019 10:30 am0 views Robert Falls’ theater career was launched at Illinois. '[We] were given a ton of freedom to act and direct; we did plays all over campus, in every nook and cranny.'Practicing diplomacyJan 8, 2019 4:30 am1 views Larry Harris is bringing a little bit of Chicago to Cameroon, his first post in the Foreign Service.Dave Eggers and the Secret Agent Supply Co.Nov 12, 2018 3:30 pm0 views Dave Eggers talks about 826CHI, the Chicago chapter of his nonprofit that provides tutoring support for young writers and aims to illuminate children’s voices around the worldThe many faces of former Illini Troy PryorOct 17, 2018 10:15 pm1 views Troy Pryor is making moves. But that’s nothing new for the former Illinois football player and current actor/entrepreneur who owns his own full-service production houseThe history of a sportswriterOct 10, 2018 12:00 pm0 views How majoring in history at Illinois and teaching high school helped Brad Evans become one of the most recognized and award-winning personalities in the field of sportswritingWatch now: New BTN documentary ‘Illinois Artists’Aug 21, 2018 11:45 am1 views A new Big Ten Network documentary features the work of the Definition Theatre Company, Endalyn Taylor and Illinois Jazz Studies facultyThe Fairy Godmother of LoveJul 20, 2018 3:15 am0 views LAS alumna Bela Gandhi helps people make the right connectionTwo alumni named to Crain's '20 In Their 20s'May 29, 2018 2:15 am0 views Read about alumni Dan Klein and Lucas Frye. Both have been named to the 2018 Crain’s Chicago Business 20 In Their 20sIllinois alum Charles David Keeling: The man who tied human actions to climate changeApr 30, 2018 8:45 am0 views Keeling was the first scientist to develop an accurate technique for measuring the air concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) — a greenhouse gas that traps atmospheric heatIllinois alumni help keep ABC7 Eyewitness News No. 1 in ChicagoApr 24, 2018 8:30 am2 views Stop by the plate glass window on State Street in Chicago to watch the ABC7 Eyewitness News and you’re likely watching an Illinois graduateTatyana McFadden claims fifth Boston Marathon titleApr 14, 2018 1:00 pm1 views Boston Globe (April 16) McFadden made her decisive move at the 11-mile mark, overtaking defending champion Manuela Schar, and went on to win the women’s wheelchair divisionJournalists Balz and Simon part of panel on Trump-era political reportingApr 6, 2018 9:15 am2 views The panel will include alunmni Dan Balz, chief correspondent for The Washington Post, and Roger Simon, who retired last year as chief political columnist for PoliticoWebsite celebrates achievements of University of Illinois womenApr 3, 2018 12:00 pm4 views Visit the University Library's website highlighting 150 women nominated for the significant achievements they realized as Illinois students, staff, faculty, or alumniMax Levchin: The Making of a Tech MogulMar 18, 2018 11:00 am2 views Max Levchin is the poster child for transformation. From Soviet refugee, through the University of Illinois, to becoming one of the world's most influential tech pioneersEntrepreneur, UI grad Max Levchin to deliver commencement addressMar 15, 2018 10:00 am0 views Levchin is co-founder of PayPal, former chairman of the board of Yelp, and currently the CEO, founder of the consumer-financing platform Affirm. He graduated from the U. of I. in 1997Education alumna creating a buzz in Chicago Public SchoolFeb 28, 2018 9:30 am10 views First year CPS teacher and Illinois alumna Amanda Fagenson is drawing an audience and admiration for her teaching skillsLevenicks donate $5m toward Illinois Football Performance CenterFeb 8, 2018 8:15 pm0 views Former team captain, offensive MVP Stu Levenick and his wife, Nancy, have committed $5 million toward the new Illinois Football Performance CenterAlumnus Richard Cahan on writing 'Un-American'Feb 7, 2018 6:45 am2 views Cahan's latest book is Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II. Cahan is a journalist, author, photo historian, and co-founder of CityFiles Press in Chicago.ECE's Phil Krein named a fellow of the National Academy of InventorsJan 8, 2018 10:15 am0 views Krein made significant strides in optimizing the use of solar power as a feasible energy resource, and wrote the first undergrad text to provide an engineering framework for power electronicsActor, producer, restauranteur: Alum Billy Dec is unstoppableDec 22, 2017 12:00 pm2 views He's been on TV shows like Empire and Criminal Minds, owns restaurants, does a podcast with NBA stars, hosts charity events... How does alumnus Billy Dec do it all?The Googlers: Mathematics alumni find success at GoogleDec 12, 2017 11:00 am6 views What can you do with a degree in mathematics? Count a career at one of the world's most successful tech companies among the possibilitiesUniversity Archives receives Ebert's movie press kits from Chicago Sun-TimesNov 1, 2017 10:30 am0 views 'Chaz (Ebert’s) efforts to connect us with the Sun-Times have been an invaluable step forward to bring the Roger Ebert archival legacy home.'College of Business receives $150 million naming giftOct 26, 2017 8:30 am23 views The College of Business at Illinois will be known as the Gies College of Business after an unprecedented investment from a distinguished alumnus.