blog postsWatch it now: 'Illinois Icons' documentary on three Illinois legendsJan 17, 2018 2:00 pm0 views Max Abramovitz created iconic campus spaces; Robert Zuppke changed football and expressed himself through art; and Lorado Taft gave Illinois its most beloved symbol, the Alma Mater.Explore Illinois' history of technical innovation with the Illinois Distributed MuseumJan 9, 2018 11:00 am0 views The Distributed Museum is a cross between a traditional museum and virtual museum: the campus becomes the museum building, the website portion serves as exhibit labels and tour guideInteractive maps: James Era Building Tour: 1904-1920Dec 21, 2017 9:30 am0 views Illinois made big strides during the administration of President Edmund Janes James (1904-1920), including an increase in the number of campus buildings from 23 to 71The Baby Boom & Beyond, 1953-1979Dec 13, 2017 9:45 am0 views First with civil rights, then with anti-Vietnam War activism, students began holding demonstrations, leading President Henry to state that the University was 'at the vortex of a social storm.' 'A mad mixture of sleigh bells and telephone bells': The history of Dial-a-Carol at IllinoisDec 8, 2017 8:00 am0 views Betty Gordon is commonly credited with conceiving of the Dial-a-Carol idea around 1960 when she was working as a clerk in Snyder HallInteractive Map Project: The Early Years Building TourNov 7, 2017 10:00 am1 views Learn about the campus buildings built - and destroyed - from 1867-1904. How was 'old gold and black' replaced with Illini orange and blue?Nov 1, 2017 1:45 pm0 views And what did then-new Engineering Hall have to do with selecting our school colors?Mapping History at the University of IllinoisNov 1, 2017 10:45 am0 views The Mapping History project takes a multilayered approach to telling the history of the University, integrating maps, 3D imagery, and archival contentIllinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:00 am1 views Maj. Kenneth Bailey of Danville, a 1935 graduate, was awarded the medal posthumously for leading his company in defending an airfield during the Guadalcanal Campaign in September 1942Multimedia: The rich history of Illinois FieldOct 20, 2017 10:45 am0 views These grounds sat just north of the Gym Annex and the Old Armory, where the North Quad sits today. Established in 1891, it was a center of student activity for nearly one hundred yearsUniversity Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series eventsOct 12, 2017 10:30 am0 views Speakers addressing the people, places, cutural changes and significant events in the University's 150 year historyUI Archives: Love Letters of Illini, Olympian Harold OsbornSep 29, 2017 8:45 am0 views In the 1920s, the Illini Athletics HOF inductee corresponded with Margaret Estelle Bordner, chronicling their long-distance romance and courtshipCelebrating 20 years of Asian American studiesSep 26, 2017 2:45 pm2 views Illinois' Department of Asian American Studies traces its roots to student, faculty, staff, and community activism in the 1990s.Video: When African American Illini could enroll, but not resideSep 26, 2017 11:30 am246 views A new documentary, “A Home of Their Own,” celebrates the local African American community’s role in welcoming these students in the 1930-50sIllinois BTN producer wins Emmy for Tim Nugent documentarySep 14, 2017 1:00 pm193 views Alison Davis Wood's writing was recognized with a Mid-America Emmy Award for The Game Changer, the story of Illinois accessibility pioneer Tim NugentCampus landmark renovated: Natural History Building reopensAug 29, 2017 11:30 am0 views $70 million renovation transformed the Natural History Building into both a beautiful space filled with interesting display cases, and a 21st century learning spaceBook celebrates planning, building of University of Illinois campusAug 28, 2017 10:30 am1 views When the University of Illinois was established, its physical presence consisted of 10 acres for its main campus and a single five-story building. Today it's 4,550 acres (excluding farms) and 647 buildings.Video: An oral history of the Altgeld ChimesAug 28, 2017 8:45 am1 views Longtime Chimesmaster Sue Wood and other players of the historic Altgeld Chimes tell of the history behind the bells and what makes them such a central part of the Illinois experienceWhat is Quad Day?Aug 24, 2017 4:45 pm0 views Quad Day is an Illinois tradition, and it's not to be missed by new studentsIllini Everywhere: Afghan Illini, since 1939Aug 21, 2017 8:30 am0 views Since at least 1939, Afghan students have been attending the University of IllinoisMove-in begins next weekAug 14, 2017 11:00 am1 views New residents being greeted at the entrance to Busey Hall in the 1960sChancellor’s Medallion awarded to three who have preserved U of I historyJun 23, 2017 8:00 am2 views The Chancellor’s Medallion is the highest campus honor, having been awarded just six times since it was first presented in 1999.Illinois: The early yearsJun 22, 2017 8:00 am3 views From the muddy prairie rose a school—and a student body—rooted in manual labor and religious worship, in addition to cultural activities that left sports in the dustIllinois Athletics Hall of Fame: George HalasJun 19, 2017 9:15 am21 views Before he helped create profressional football and started the Chicago Bears, George Halas played football, baseball and basketball at Illinois.Bicycling, advocacy at Illinois: A marriage made on campusJun 14, 2017 2:45 pm0 views How did Illinois get bike lanes and bike paths? Well, that's an interesting story...George Huff, the Father of Illini AthleticsJun 12, 2017 9:45 am3 views Huff, a member of Illinois’ first varsity football team in 1890, became coach and athletics director during the first 46 years of the Athletic AssociationToday in 1922, Illinois professor showed how movies could talkJun 7, 2017 12:45 pm203 views ECE professor Joseph Tykociner devised one of the first optical sound tracks -- in which sound is converted to a light pattern on film -- so it can be played back in sync with the movie.Music of Illinois: ‘Illinois Loyalty’Jun 5, 2017 8:45 am2 views The origins of University of Illinois’ school songIllinois veterinary faculty: Stubbornly shaping the futureMay 30, 2017 9:30 am0 views VetMed Dean Peter Constable writes of the significant legacy of “stubborn” builders and leaders within Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine.Cuban Illini, since 1908May 22, 2017 10:00 am2 views Since at least 1908, Cuban students have been attending the University of Illinois.