blog postsGrammy Awards finds MBA student’s retro gramophone pitch perfectMar 17, 2021 9:30 am10 views Entrepreneur Anthony Vitale used lessons learned at Illinois to capture the interest of the producers of this year’s Grammy Awards. The Gramophone 2.0 was the star of each presenter’s dressing room, customized to play their music.Stage-crossing experience offered to 2020, 2021 graduatesMar 9, 2021 10:15 am16 views The stage crossing will be an individual procession specific to each graduate. Graduates can register for a time slot (May 10 - 17). Two guests will be allowed to accompany each graduate as they cross a stage. Illinois music student part of Grammy-nominated ensembleMar 5, 2021 9:30 am195 views The opportunity for Sophia Byrd to sing in a professional oratorio as a college freshman changed the course of her music education at U of I. It also led to two Grammy nominations for Byrd before she has finished college.Undergrad's TikTok stardom: From classroom practice to influencer statusFeb 17, 2021 10:00 am13 views Sierra Reed says studying advertising at Illinois actually helps her understand how to use TikTok. She’s learned how to measure engagement and target videos to her audience - which isn't exactly the audience she imagined.Gies Business's Disruption Lab drives innovation for students, corporate partnersJan 27, 2021 10:30 am4 views 'Emerging technology, social activism, political instability and health outbreaks are all changing the way business is being done. The Disruption Lab will...teach (students and corporate partners) how to leverage these factors for future success.'Public health training gives hospital chaplain a different perspectiveJan 21, 2021 11:00 am9 views Chaplains additionally serve as a kind of go-between for hospital staff, patients, and families. The idea is that if chaplains were more research literate, they would be better able to guide and evaluate and advocate for their profession.Virtual reality provides new tool for fashion design classDec 21, 2020 12:15 pm12 views '(Virtual reality) is very suitable for the first stage of ideation of a fashion garment. Students can go around the mannequin and explore shape, colors, texture and different silhouettes,' says Art & Design Professor Chiara Vincenzi.Adjusting to these 'ever-changing times'Nov 25, 2020 10:15 am1 views 'My training in this lab makes me more conscious of the proper ways to deal with infectious biological material, an invaluable benefit during COVID-19.'Theatre department films political satire with COVID-19 safety changesNov 23, 2020 12:00 pm8 views They were entering final rehearsals when COVID restrictions started. 'The set was still up, the lights were hung and the costumes were made,' says director Lisa Dixon. But now they needed to stage it safely, and present it to an audience.Metropolitan farming offers surprise opportunities for U of I juniorOct 28, 2020 10:30 am4 views 'Since joining this project, I’ve seen a lot more articles about different types of urban farms and a lot more opportunities in this area than I ever imagined,' ACES junior Maggie Furr says. Meet student government president Alexis PerezchicaSep 30, 2020 10:45 am278 views Alexis discusses her election experience, what makes ISG so important, and her journey through college as a first-generation student. Graduate students adapt to internshipsAug 25, 2020 2:30 pm9 views Eleven students in the College of Applied Health Sciences spoke of perseverance, patience and making the most of their revamped opportunities.Students use TikTok to learn about biomechanics in virtual summer campsAug 13, 2020 1:15 pm1 views Researchers developed a virtual summer camp that gave about 500 high school students across the U.S. the opportunity to sample 12 engineering disciplines.Students' first steps back to campus lifeAug 12, 2020 10:00 am13 views Everyone on our campus has to do their part to keep our community steps, from planning your move-in to testing immediately upon arrival and picking up your PPE kit.Illinois students pursue internships in the wake of COVID-19Jun 26, 2020 8:00 am5 views Brendan Ross, a senior in recreation, sport and tourism, is working remotely through the inaugural Illini RST Undergraduate Consulting program.Illini pitcher Ty Weber talks signing with MLB Giants despite pandemic shutdownJun 18, 2020 9:30 am5 views 'COVID has really taught me to live in the moment more often and not try to plan everything out. I've thought about potentially getting into coaching after (MLB), but as of now I’m just very focused on improving my baseball skills every day.'Illini students making masks for people with spinal cord injuriesMay 21, 2020 3:15 pm5 views People with spinal cord injuries have above-average risk in the COVID-19 pandemic due to the prevalence of comorbidities, and obtaining effective masks for people with SCI has proven challenging.Virtual exhibitions highlight art and design graduatesMay 14, 2020 9:30 am1 views Students graduating from the School of Art and Design are exhibiting their work online this spring rather than in galleries at Krannert Art Museum.Bad-science busters shift keen minds to COVID-19May 13, 2020 10:45 am3 views As the class went online, they carefully waded into the maelstrom surrounding COVID-19, weighing the science-based merits of each claim and counterclaim. To date, they’ve examined almost a dozen COVID-19-related issues.#ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Elizabeth MurphyMay 12, 2020 8:45 am591 views 'I worked closely with her...learning lab techniques, scientific writing and presentation skills. My mentor’s patience and willingness to teach enabled me to gain the confidence to pursue a career in chemistry.'#ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Students: Andrew NadolskiMay 11, 2020 11:00 am3 views Nadolski focused on the design of a special coating for ceramic lenses used in microwave telescopes. He had the chance to deploy his knowledge during several trips to Antarctica, including one for 11 months in 2017.#ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Students: Barry ChiangMay 11, 2020 11:00 am10 views Barry Chiang was mesmerized by nature and the night sky while growing up in Taiwan. He is devoted to deciphering the simplicity and beauty of the universe through both science and music.#ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Emma TaylorMay 8, 2020 2:15 pm2 views Emma Taylor’s introduction to the jazz program at the University of Illinois came through a jam session at the Iron Post, a downtown Urbana live music venue.#ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Emily MartinMay 8, 2020 1:45 pm21 views Emily Martin is a fourth-generation Illini. Although she followed the footsteps of her family members, she paved her own unique path at Illinois. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Prince BoadiMay 6, 2020 4:30 pm45 views Prince Boadi is the first in his family to attend college, and he isn’t finished yet. He has already been accepted to 10 medical schools.#ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Erick KleinMay 6, 2020 9:00 am5 views Erick Klein knew in high school he wanted to go to the U. of I. But Klein had other things to do first: join the navy, train as a corpsman (medic), serve in Afghanistan and then work two years at a base hospital in the U.S. Watch it now: 'Runs and Data: The Science of Illinois Baseball'May 4, 2020 11:00 am6 views World-renowned baseball physicist Alan Nathan teams up with student Charlie Young to explore the evolving world of baseball physics, analytics in the new BTN documentary, 'Runs and Data: The Science of Illinois Baseball'.ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Cynthia Estrada Diaz de LeonMay 4, 2020 11:15 am3 views For Cynthia Estrada Diaz de Leon, college has been a test of her skills in adapting to new environments – and a testament to her initiative in finding a way to make things happen. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Catherine ApplegateMay 4, 2020 11:15 am18 views When Catherine Applegate began her graduate research into the effects of diet on cancer, she had no idea that soon she would be experiencing cancer from a completely different perspective – as a patient.Illinois theatre students move year-end showcase onlineApr 29, 2020 2:45 pm180 views The seniors’ BFA Acting Showcase moved online after the live event was cancelled. 'The showcase gives them a foot in the door to the professional world. It’s a big loss not to be able to do that,' said Professor Aaron Muñoz.