blog postsPhoto album of the Illinois campus, 1909Apr 17, 2018 8:45 am0 views The campus matured rapidly during the administration of President Edmund Janes James (1904-1920). Here are images from that periodThe Baby Boom years and the end of expulsions for 'immorality'Apr 12, 2018 10:15 am0 views Into the early 1960s, women were forbidden to visit men’s dorms without a chaperone, students couldn’t live in apartments without permission, homosexuality could get a student expelledWebsite celebrates achievements of University of Illinois womenApr 3, 2018 12:00 pm3 views Visit the University Library's website highlighting 150 women nominated for the significant achievements they realized as Illinois students, staff, faculty, or alumniVisit Spurlock Museum's U of I Sesquicentennial exhibitApr 1, 2018 9:30 am0 views Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150‘Gathering’ concert series features new music to celebrate sesquicentennialMar 29, 2018 9:30 am3 views The Illinois Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers premiered the piece at Chicago Symphony Center, and will perform it April 14 at NYC’s Lincoln Center and April 21 at KCPA21st Century University and Research for the Public GoodMar 14, 2018 10:45 am2 views Experts in health care; food, energy and water systems; technology; criminal justice; and other areas consider what it means for research to serve the public good in the 21st centuryThe 'wind, motion, and freedom' of Lillian Gatlin, Illinois' pioneering aviatrixMar 13, 2018 9:45 am0 views Lillian Gatlin, a student from 1906-1908, is rarely remembered today, but in the fall of 1922 was the toast of the nation the first woman to fly across the countryIllinois Theatre's 50th Anniversary Celebration, March 3-5Feb 26, 2018 12:45 pm3 views Alumni and friends of Illinois Theatre are invited to a weekend celebration that highlights our five decades of innovative teaching and production, and efforts to diversify stagesFlorence Lee’s scrapbook: Mapping campus history during WWIFeb 12, 2018 8:45 am3 views Items from Lee's 1917 scrapbook help illustrate an online interactive map chronicling events on campus during World War IGun Battles, Bootlegging, and Dissent: Crime and Disorder at the U of IFeb 8, 2018 12:30 pm0 views Class fights, hazing rituals, Prohibition-era booze raids, war protests, and racism. History instructor Nathan Tye explores how the campus was shaped by these eventsIllini Union celebrates 77th birthday Thursday. Here's its historyFeb 5, 2018 9:00 am1 views Celebrate with us at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 in the Illini Union Art Gallery with a cake-cutting ceremony, refreshments and a presentation at 2:15 p.m.Illini Everywhere: Chinese Illini, since 1906Feb 1, 2018 8:30 am3 views Early Chinese Illini faced not only the challenges of studying on another continent; some later students’ educations were interrupted by the Chinese Revolution of 1911Sesquicentennial concert tour will visit Chicago, New York, and C-U this springJan 24, 2018 10:15 am0 views The U of I Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers will be joined by soloists Nathan Gunn, Todd Payne, and Yvonne Redman for the debut of a newly commissioned work titled GatheringWatch it now: 'Illinois Icons' documentary on three Illinois legendsJan 17, 2018 2:00 pm1 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 am2 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 am248 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 pm200 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.