blog posts Wrongful conviction course now required for all police recruits in Illinois Feb 1, 2023 9:00 am684 views Starting in 2023, all police recruits in the state of Illinois must take a Wrongful Conviction Awareness and Avoidance course as part of their training. This course was first developed by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Training Institute director Michael Schlosser with leaders of the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield. The course impresses upon new recruits the importance of carefully gathering and analyzing evidence in investigations and not jumping to conclusions about potential suspects. It offers real-world examples of the harm that accrues from wrongful convictions, including a presentation from an exoneree. Four women choreographers to present at Studiodance 2023 Jan 25, 2023 11:45 am283 views Four women choreographers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign dance department will present their work at Studiodance 2023. Reinvented decorative arts gallery at Krannert Art Museum tells diverse stories Dec 12, 2022 9:00 am609 views Krannert Art Museum has reinstalled its Moore Gallery of Decorative Arts to highlight new acquisitions and tell the stories of diverse artists, as well as examine the history of decorative arts collecting. Former ambassador Yovanovitch honored with Douglas Award Dec 7, 2022 1:00 pm610 views Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, will visit the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as part of the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, presented by the University of Illinois System’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs to recognize public officials who promote or demonstrate the highest standards of public service. Nine Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 15, 2022 8:00 am6669 views Nine U. of I. researchers have been named to the 2022 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. The list recognizes research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated exceptional influence – reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade. This year’s list includes 6,938 individuals from around the world whose papers rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science. Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, renowned sitar player Niladri Kumar performing at Krannert Center Nov 10, 2022 8:30 am652 views Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and sitar player Niladri Kumar will perform together Nov. 16 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts during their first tour as a duo. Pianist Rochelle Sennet, Sinfonia da Camera to perform work by Pulitzer Prize-winning Black composer Nov 9, 2022 11:15 am294 views Pianist Rochelle Sennet and Sinfonia da Camera will perform a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. October Dance features premieres of dances from diverse perspectives Oct 12, 2022 12:15 pm693 views October Dance – the dance department’s fall performance – will feature premieres of dances by choreographers from diverse backgrounds. Illinois alum's film about his brother's life and death in Vietnam to be screened on campus Oct 6, 2022 1:30 pm544 views The documentary “Jimmy in Saigon,” by Champaign native and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alumnus Peter McDowell, explores the life and death of McDowell’s older brother Jimmy in Vietnam in the early 1970s. Political scientist, writer Ivan Krastev to speak on Russian invasion of Ukraine Sep 29, 2022 8:00 am364 views The EU Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will host political scientist and author Ivan Krastev for a lecture on how the Russian invasion of Ukraine is reshaping the political imagination of Europe. Experimental composer headlines events examining art-science connections Sep 27, 2022 11:15 am636 views David Rosenboom, a pioneer in experimental music, will lecture, perform and conduct workshops with students during a two-week series of events beginning Oct. 3. “Experimental Arts & Sciences at UIUC” is hosted by the School of Music. Art about Black experiences headlines faculty exhibition at Krannert Art Museum Sep 22, 2022 9:00 am573 views The “Black on Black on Black on Black” exhibition at Krannert Art Museum showcases the work of Black art and design faculty members in a new approach to the annual faculty art event. New playwright residency program allows theatre students to work on new plays Sep 21, 2022 12:00 pm314 views Illinois theatre students are presenting the first public readings of a new play during the inaugural workshop performances of the department’s Daniel J. Sullivan Playwright-in-Residence Program. Krannert Center performance combines art, science to examine what makes us human Sep 15, 2022 2:30 pm576 views “The Joy of Regathering” combines science, music and movement to explore humanity’s place in the universe in a Sept. 17 performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. University invests $50 million in faculty-hiring initiative Sep 8, 2022 1:00 pm1324 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is investing $50 million to hire new faculty members. As part of this new multiyear initiative, academic units will hire additional faculty in specified strategic areas. Illinois welcomes second-largest freshman class Sep 7, 2022 11:30 am6343 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's incoming class of 7,957 first-year students brings greater representation by gender, nationality and students who are the first in their family to go to college, while a change in the application process resulted in greater academic competition. Krannert Art Museum exhibition depicts Dutch prints as the original social media Aug 17, 2022 8:15 am1041 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, “Fake News & Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic,” examines the visual strategies of Dutch printmakers and the ways they used images to promote political interests. Chancellor Jones named to Hope Chicago Board of Directors Aug 12, 2022 10:45 am973 views Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones has been named to the board of directors of Hope Chicago, a nonprofit organization seeking to reduce economic and social inequity by funding postsecondary scholarships and nontuition costs for Chicago Public Schools graduates and adult family members. Founded by businessman Ted Koenig and entrepreneur Pete Kadens, Hope Chicago has a goal of raising and investing at least $1 billion dollars over the next decade to help tens of thousands of Chicago students and family members earn postsecondary credentials. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces 2022-23 artists Jul 21, 2022 9:45 am2485 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts’ upcoming season will include touring artists, rescheduled performances that were canceled due to COVID-19 and work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s dance, music and theatre departments. University, area businesses invest $300,000 to fight local crime Jul 11, 2022 10:00 am804 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is partnering with local businesses and organizations to invest $300,000 to fight violent crime in Champaign County. The university is joined by Busey Bank, Carle Health, Christie Clinic, OSF HealthCare and the United Way of Champaign County, each of which is investing $50,000. New program to support U of I freshmen with autism Jun 24, 2022 8:45 am2554 views The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative, a pilot program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will provide autism-specific support to freshmen with autism. Provost Cangellaris leaving Illinois to lead Saudi Arabian university Jun 22, 2022 12:00 pm3726 views Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Andreas C. Cangellaris will leave the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in August to become the Founding President of NEOM University in Saudi Arabia, Chancellor Robert J. Jones announced today. 16 Illinois students, recent graduates offered Fulbright grants Jun 9, 2022 9:00 am3147 views Sixteen University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences around the globe this coming year. Another six Illinois students were named Fulbright alternates. SHIELD program a model for effective pandemic management, data show Jun 9, 2022 7:30 am3583 views In the fall of 2020, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign welcomed students back for in-person instruction amid the powerful first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The university successfully maintained operations throughout the semester – with zero COVID-19-related deaths or hospitalizations in the campus community – thanks to its “SHIELD: Target, Test, Tell” program. In a sweeping report, the team behind the campuswide collaboration details the innovations in modeling, saliva testing and results reporting that helped mitigate the spread of the virus, and shares the data collected and lessons learned through the process. Awards recognize excellence in public engagement Jun 7, 2022 8:00 am552 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts were recognized with the 2022 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards spotlight individuals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have consistently applied their knowledge and expertise to issues for the public good. Fulmer selected School of Labor and Employment Relations dean Jun 1, 2022 10:30 am811 views Ingrid S. Fulmer will be the next dean of the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. The appointment takes effect July 1. Art and Design seniors' work featured in Krannert Art Museum exhibition May 5, 2022 11:30 am648 views The annual exhibition includes work from a variety of disciplines and allows students to highlight their senior projects. School of Music celebrating its 125th anniversary with weekend concerts Apr 28, 2022 5:00 pm542 views The concerts will show the breadth of the school’s music programs, with performances by jazz ensembles, choirs, orchestras and others. Registration deadline extended for I-Ready online camp for high school students with autism Apr 25, 2022 12:45 pm316 views I-Ready, a virtual summer camp for college-bound high school students on the autism spectrum, is being offered by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Deadline to register has been extended to May 16. War correspondent, alumnus Terrell Jermaine Starr to speak on campus Apr 13, 2022 8:00 am691 views War correspondent and Illinois alumnus Terrell Jermaine Starr will visit the Urbana campus April 19 for a Q&A session about his experiences as a journalist reporting from Ukraine during the Russian invasion. Complete slate of 'Ebertfest' films, special guests announced Apr 12, 2022 11:45 am442 views The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as “Ebertfest,” announced additional actors and musicians who will appear as guests at this year’s festival, as well as a bonus film. Registration open for I-Ready online camp for high school students with autism Apr 11, 2022 1:45 pm459 views Registration is open for I-Ready, a virtual summer camp for college-bound Illinois high school students on the autism spectrum. I-Ready is being offered by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Theatre department premiering reimagined 'Peter Pan' centered on Indigenous identity Apr 7, 2022 9:30 am1128 views Mohegan playwright Madeline Sayet’s adaptation is a work of Indigenous futurism about building a world where all people and cultures are valued. New Awakenings concert series reflects on civil rights issues, aims to provide healing and hope Apr 4, 2022 12:45 pm314 views Barrington Coleman, the director of the Varsity Men’s Glee Club and a professor of vocal jazz studies, initiated the New Awakenings concert series. It will include a work that was commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Coleman’s directorship of the Varsity Men’s Glee Club. Krannert Art Museum exhibition showcases Art and Design graduate student work Apr 1, 2022 8:45 am433 views The School of Art and Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition opens April 2 and runs through April 23. It will be the first in-person MFA exhibition since 2019. From Gottfried to 'Golden Arm,' Ebertfest back in full swing Mar 31, 2022 10:00 am883 views The lineup for the 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as “Ebertfest,” takes the festival back to the roots established by late co-founder Roger Ebert, an Urbana native and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alumnus who gained a wide following as a film critic until his death in 2013. Cohen selected as Carle Illinois College of Medicine dean Mar 10, 2022 10:30 am4353 views Dr. Mark S. Cohen will be the next dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and senior vice president and chief academic officer at Carle Health, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Cohen is currently a professor of surgery and pharmacology at the University of Michigan. Report shows recent Illinois graduates succeeding despite pandemic Mar 9, 2022 12:00 pm2247 views The seventh annual Illini Success report shows that recent University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began volunteer programs on par with previous years – despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. Directors del Toro, Zwigoff join 'Ebertfest' slate Mar 8, 2022 9:00 am1655 views Director Guillermo del Toro and screenwriter Kim Morgan will screen a black-and-white version of their Oscar-nominated movie “Nightmare Alley” at the 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as “Ebertfest.” Director Terry Zwigoff also will attend with his cult classic film “Ghost World.” Previously announced participants are directors Azazel Jacobs and Ramin Bahrani. Illinois choirs, C-U Symphony to present oratorio rarely performed in US Mar 1, 2022 9:30 am377 views The oratorio depicts the events of Kristallnacht. The music includes five spirituals that express hope and reconciliation. Exhibition of art by the formerly incarcerated emphasizes shared humanity, art's power to connect Feb 11, 2022 11:00 am1088 views “Reckless Law, Shameless Order: An Intimate Experience of Incarceration” explores shared experiences of detention. Adaptation of classic play examines issues of politics, greed, public trust Feb 10, 2022 3:00 pm652 views Illinois theatre students’ adaptation of “An Enemy of the People” considers how the truth gets told (or not told) during a public health crisis. February Dance features choreography by four Illinois faculty members Feb 3, 2022 3:30 pm716 views The dance concert will be performed Feb. 3-5 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Krannert Art Museum exhibition of Pueblo pots shows connections to ancestral land, community Jan 28, 2022 9:15 am802 views The exhibition features work from family pottery lineages and shows how women were inspired by previous generations of artists while developing their own interpretations of the designs. Illinois artist's portrait of student advocate Albert Lee will be formally dedicated Feb. 1 Jan 25, 2022 9:15 am787 views Lee’s portrait is installed near a display of the history of housing on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. Krannert Art Museum exhibition of sacred, supernatural prints celebrates printmakers' technical skills Jan 24, 2022 2:45 pm701 views The works include Christian imagery, as well as devils, demons and monsters. Mickey-Boggs selected as senior associate chancellor for human resources Jan 19, 2022 3:00 pm1055 views Shari Mickey-Boggs has been selected as the senior associate chancellor for human resources at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with an "interim" job title pending approval by the Board of Trustees. She will begin in this role March 1. New book examines the evolution of academic freedom at the U of I Nov 29, 2021 1:45 pm1389 views A new book, "Dangerous Ideas on Campus: Sex, Conspiracy and Academic Freedom in the Age of JFK," explores how the prevailing moral values of the 1960s affected protections for scholars at the U. of I. Project explores Octavia E. Butler novel through discussions, art, music Nov 11, 2021 1:30 pm1163 views The project includes a community read, book discussions, an art exhibition and an opera based on the novel. Canadian historian, writer Michael Ignatieff to speak Nov. 18 as part of EU Day at Illinois Nov 11, 2021 8:00 am162 views The 20th annual EU Day at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will feature an online talk by former Canadian political leader turned academic Michael Ignatieff about threats to intellectual freedom in Europe.