blog postsFlatlands Dance Film Festival to screen documentary on flamenco dancer, short filmsAug 23, 2019 11:30 am133 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival will screen a documentary about Spanish flamenco dancer “La Chana” and short films from around the world.Graduates, Dean's List, Bronze Tablet honorees named for May 2019Aug 23, 2019 8:00 am4042 views The University of Illinois announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2019 spring semester. Campus to enforce total ban on tobacco products useAug 20, 2019 10:00 am364 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is now a 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The updated policy builds upon the smoke-free policy implemented in 2014 that banned the use of all smoke-producing tobacco products on campus.Campus to announce Yingying Zhang endowment fundAug 14, 2019 11:00 am587 views Family members and campus officials will discuss Yingying’s Fund, an endowment to honor Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang, at a rescheduled news conference Aug. 19 on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.The fund will assist international students in crisis and their families.Krannert Art Museum acquires Illinois alumnus Hal Fischer’s conceptual photographsAug 13, 2019 9:15 am649 views Krannert Art Museum has acquired the work of pioneering gay photographer and University of Illinois alumnus Hal Fischer.Santos named iSchool dean at IllinoisJul 12, 2019 10:00 am2505 views Eunice Santos will become the dean of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Andreas C. Cangellaris, the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, recommended the appointment to Chancellor Robert Jones after the conclusion of a yearlong national search.Illini Fest event paints Chicago orange and blueJul 2, 2019 11:00 am4519 views Illini Fest, a downtown festival planned for July 18 in Chicago’s Park Grill Plaza of Millennium Park, brings the university experience to the more than 150,000 Fighting Illini alumni living in Chicagoland.Prints as propaganda: Krannert Art Museum builds world-class collection of Dutch political printsJun 26, 2019 9:30 am442 views Krannert Art Museum has amassed the largest museum collection of Dutch political prints outside of Europe.U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grantsJun 18, 2019 8:30 am4201 views Thirteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni accepted Fulbright grants for the upcoming academic year, providing opportunities for international educational, research and teaching experiences.Bannon named executive director of Willard AirportJun 13, 2019 10:00 am441 views Tim Bannon will become the executive director of the University of Illinois Willard Airport in Savoy. Bannon, currently serving as the airport’s interim executive director, replaces Gene Cossey, who left in February for a similar position in Tennessee.Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibit to feature typewriters used by Hefner, Ebert, SandburgJun 12, 2019 9:00 am1464 views A Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibit will showcase typewriters used by Hugh Hefner, Roger Ebert, Carl Sandburg and James Jones.Garrick selected campus's first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusionJun 11, 2019 10:00 am6018 views The U. of I. selected Sean Garrick to the new senior-level position of vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.Commission on Native Imagery report releasedJun 7, 2019 10:00 am122 views The final report from the Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation's is available online.U of I System transfers Research Park oversight to Urbana campusMay 16, 2019 12:30 pm415 views The University of Illinois Board of Trustees today transferred oversight of the University of Illinois Research Park from the U. of I. System to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.'Engineering Fire' documentary premieres on BTNMay 9, 2019 8:45 am605 views “Engineering Fire,” 30-minute documentary video chronicling the work of University of Illinois engineers to introduce a solar-cooking device in Haiti, premieres May 12 at 7 p.m. CDT on the Big Ten Network.Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces 50th season of performancesMay 9, 2019 8:00 am599 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will present its 50th season of performances in 2019-20.Three faculty members honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty LeadershipMay 8, 2019 8:45 am514 views The Office of the Provost honored three University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members May 7 with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership.Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award honors eight employeesMay 1, 2019 9:45 am1258 views The Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award honors eight civil service staff employees for exceptional performance.ELLNORA guitar festival features influential guitarists from around the worldApr 30, 2019 4:15 pm584 views ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival will feature a wide variety of musicians Sept. 5-7 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Lyric Theatre's 'Crazy For You' production blends tap, Gershwin tunesApr 23, 2019 10:15 am485 views The Lyric Theatre @ Illinois spring musical features tap dancing and Gershwin tunes in “Crazy for You.”IPRH bringing poet Claudia Rankine to campus for readingApr 22, 2019 1:30 pm272 views Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine will visit the University of Illinois this week to give a reading and meet with students.Illinois chancellor and chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and SciencesApr 17, 2019 5:00 am1036 views Chancellor Robert J. Jones and chemistry professor Catherine J. Murphy have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction honor faculty members, staff and teaching assistantsApr 11, 2019 8:45 am1335 views The Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching will be presented April 11 to faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants at the U. of I., recognizing excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising.Six academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 10, 2019 8:45 am1727 views Six employees are recipients of the 2019 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards, which recognize academic professionals for their work, personal and professional contributions.Campus Instructional Facility Project incorporates green design, public-private partnershipApr 10, 2019 8:30 am3679 views The Campus Instructional Facility Project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an example of a new public-private partnership model that allows for tax-exempt financing. The $75 million project also incorporates design elements that will conserve energy and reduce costs in the long term.Krannert Center celebrates 50 years with weekend of music, activitiesApr 9, 2019 11:00 am1132 views Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its 50th anniversary April 12-14 with music, a gala and a global toast.'Quantum Rhapsodies' performance explores quantum physics, its role in our universeApr 4, 2019 8:00 am518 views “Quantum Rhapsodies” uses narration, video images and the music of the Jupiter String Quartet to explore the world of quantum physics.Illinois history professor awarded ACLS FellowshipApr 3, 2019 10:30 am335 views University of Illinois history professor Marsha Barrett has been awarded a prestigious ACLS Fellowship.Performance artist Autumn Knight launches book tour at Krannert Art MuseumMar 26, 2019 8:45 am575 views Krannert Art Museum has produced a book about performance artist Autumn Knight, with essays and photographs that document Knight’s 2017 performances on campus.New U. of I. license plate availableMar 26, 2019 8:15 am5687 views A new version of the U. of I. license plate is available starting today. The updated version, with the "block I" logo, will be mailed to current plate-holders at no charge to them. A portion of the license plate fee goes toward scholarships for in-state students with demonstrated need.August and December 2018 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 21, 2019 10:30 am16379 views The University of Illinois lists the 7,690 students named to the Dean's List in December, as well as the 2,909 December graduates and 1,385 August graduates.'Ebertfest' full schedule announced, with actresses Gershon, Madsen, Tilly as guestsMar 21, 2019 9:00 am3095 views This year’s Ebert Film Fest will include “Almost Famous” and “Sideways,” documentaries on Maya Angelou and Fred Rogers, and guest actresses Gina Gershon, Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Tilly.Aretha Franklin concert film 'Amazing Grace' to open Ebert Film FestMar 14, 2019 3:45 pm829 views An Aretha Franklin concert film from nearly 50 years ago, now restored and released, will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest.”Illinois labor professor awarded ACLS fellowshipMar 12, 2019 1:45 pm887 views University of Illinois labor professor Emily E. LB. Twarog is the recipient of a 2019 Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. The award will fund the research and writing of her second book, “Hands Off: The History of Sexual Harassment Resistance in the Service Sector, 1935-2018.”Illini Success report documents graduates' post-college experiencesMar 5, 2019 10:00 am2871 views The fourth annual Illini Success report documents the exceptional success of graduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s undergraduate programs in securing a “first destination” within six months of graduation. U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Larry Gies to deliver commencement addressMar 4, 2019 10:00 am8470 views Illinois alumnus and philanthropist Larry Gies will serve as the May 11 campuswide commencement speaker. Gies is the founder and CEO of Madison Industries, an international manufacturing company that is one of the largest privately held companies in the world. Composer Renee Baker to premiere new score for historic silent filmFeb 21, 2019 10:00 am539 views The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music will screen two silent films with new scores by composer Renee Baker in recognition of Black History Month.Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 19, 2019 10:00 am2192 views Electrical and computer engineering professor Haitham Al-Hassanieh and chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Diwakar Shukla are recipients of this year's Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards "honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the most promising researchers in their fields."Termite threats on the big screen at Insect Fear Film FestivalFeb 19, 2019 9:30 am482 views The 2019 Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois features termites – a threat to all things wooden but also a valuable part of the ecosystem.Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibit tells of the making of a gentlemanFeb 18, 2019 9:00 am685 views “Making Mr. Darcy,” an exhibit at the Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library, looks at the environment in which Jane Austen created her literary gentlemen.Illinois a top producer of Fulbright student granteesFeb 14, 2019 11:45 am2503 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, as announced recently by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.Exhibition of Indian paintings passed 'From Hand to Hand' at Krannert Art MuseumFeb 13, 2019 10:00 am212 views Indian paintings depicting Hindu epics, royal portraits and stories of love can be seen at Krannert Art Museum’s “From Hand to Hand” exhibition, opening Feb. 28.Illinois participates in new national effort to promote inclusive, diverse STEM facultyFeb 13, 2019 8:30 am219 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is taking part in a three-year institutional program to enhance faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices in STEM fields at public research universities. The National Science Foundation-funded Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty promotes inclusive teaching practices and diversity. First film and guests announced for 21st annual ‘Ebertfest’Feb 11, 2019 10:30 am1493 views A post-World War II romance is the first film announced for this year’s “Ebertfest,” coming April 10-13 to downtown Champaign and the U. of I. The film will be shown in memory of its co-star, Scott Wilson, a frequent past festival guest. Organizers also announced an added role in this year’s festival for film critic Richard Roeper.February Dance features collaborations between faculty, alumniFeb 6, 2019 12:15 pm337 views Dance faculty and alumni will present new work in February Dance to celebrate the dance department's 50th anniversary.Illinois five-year strategic plan positions the next 150 yearsFeb 1, 2019 12:00 pm1130 views Chancellor Robert Jones and Provost Andreas Cangellaris unveiled “The Next 150,” a five-year strategic plan for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on Feb. 1. The full text of the plan is now online at strategicplan.illinois.edu.Krannert Art Museum to feature newly acquired Louise Fishman painting in spring exhibitionJan 29, 2019 9:30 am706 views Krannert Art Museum recently purchased a painting by University of Illinois alumna Louise Fishman that will be part of an exhibition of 20th century paintings at the museum.Campus leaders launch new strategic plan February 1Jan 28, 2019 9:15 am480 views Chancellor Robert Jones and Provost Andreas Cangellaris are inviting campus and community members to the launch of “The Next 150,” the 2018-23 strategic plan for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Minor selected first chief marketing officerJan 24, 2019 10:15 am1943 views Eric Minor, a University of Illinois alumnus with more than two decades of experience in corporate brand marketing, will become the university’s first-ever chief marketing officer effective Jan. 31 pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. WWII spy to speak on campus Feb. 13Jan 23, 2019 10:00 am4571 views World War II French Jewish spy Marthe Cohn will speak in Krannert Center’s Great Hall at 6 p.m. Feb. 13.