blog postsCOVID-19: No more face-to-face instruction, students asked to move homeMar 17, 2020 9:30 am3055 views Message from Chancellor Robert Jones discusses additional steps to follow current guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health officials to enact social distancing as a means to slow the spread of COVID-19 disease.2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceledMar 12, 2020 5:00 pm1134 views This year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been canceled due to concerns related to the coronavirus.Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staffMar 12, 2020 9:30 am19682 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign communicated Wednesday evening with students, faculty members and staff on measures the university is taking to protect the campus community in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. The message discusses course delivery, travel, and university-sponsored events and meetings.U of I cancels international spring break programs, domestic programs requiring air travelMar 5, 2020 3:00 pm1496 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is canceling all university-sponsored international spring break programs and all university-sponsored domestic student spring break programs that require air travel.Physics professor, Nobel laureate Anthony Leggett donates papers to University ArchivesMar 5, 2020 2:15 pm1165 views Anthony Leggett’s papers from more than 50 years of research and teaching will provide a window on his groundbreaking research in theoretical condensed matter physics.Ebert Film Fest will get creepy with 'Hereditary' and HitchcockMar 5, 2020 12:00 pm923 views Horror will get its due at this year’s Ebert Film Fest with “Hereditary” now in the lineup, which one critic described as “creepy beyond belief.” The 2018 film will be one of at least two from the horror genre at “Ebertfest,” with an Alfred Hitchcock classic due to be announced later along with the rest of the schedule.Illini Success report shows Illinois graduates succeeding in job placement, starting salariesMar 5, 2020 10:00 am3786 views The annual Illini Success report shows 93% of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s recent graduates found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began a volunteer program. The average salary for a full-time-employed recent graduate was $63,515, up from last year’s $60,885.Native Artist Series at Krannert Art Museum presents voices, perspectives of Native artistsMar 4, 2020 2:45 pm305 views Native artists from North America will talk about their work and contemporary visual culture at three events this month at Krannert Art Museum.Coronavirus message sent today to faculty members, staff, studentsMar 2, 2020 1:15 pm9638 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today updated its faculty members, staff and students on the university's policies related to the coronavirus situation, including the immediate return of all people in Italy and the Daegu region of South Korea; restrictions of travel to those and other countries; and the offer to all study abroad participants to end their program early.Joint production of 'Cabaret' offers original choreography, fresh take on pre-WWII BerlinFeb 26, 2020 2:00 pm419 views The theatre, dance and Lyric Theatre @ Illinois programs are collaborating on a joint production of “Cabaret,” in recognition of their 50-year partnership with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.College of Education expanding doctoral programs in special educationFeb 26, 2020 8:00 am1361 views The College of Education is expanding the capacity of its doctoral programs in special education to help address a nationwide shortage of researchers and faculty members in the field.Ebert Film Fest to feature remastered 'Cotton Club,' Farrelly brothers comedyFeb 19, 2020 1:00 pm865 views A remastered “Cotton Club,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and the comedy “There’s Something About Mary” will be featured as part of this year’s Roger Ebertfest’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest.”Insect Fear Film Festival examines insects' close relatives: crustaceansFeb 18, 2020 11:45 am588 views The 2020 Insect Fear Film Festival will feature crustaceans, which share a common ancestor with insects.Yearlong series brings prominent authors to campusFeb 17, 2020 1:15 pm1763 views A U.S. poet laureate, best-selling authors and Pulitzer Prize winners are among the writers coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for “A Year of Creative Writers.”U of I student diagnosed with bacterial meningitisFeb 14, 2020 5:45 pm889 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reports that a student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and has been hospitalized for treatment. There is not believed to be a continued risk to others in the community.Historic Latinx murals return to campus Feb. 21Feb 14, 2020 8:15 am451 views Murals removed for restoration from the former home of the department of Latina/Latino studies and La Casa Cultural Latina will be reintroduced to the university and the local community in a pair of events Feb. 21. A reinstallation at the Illini Union will be permanent, while another display at Spurlock Museum is expected to remain for a decade.Trio honored Feb. 24 for investigation of Zhang caseFeb 13, 2020 1:15 pm1359 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert J. Jones will honor three Division of Public Safety employees Feb. 24 with the Chancellor’s Medallion for their investigation of the June 2017 disappearance of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang.Survey measured student experiences of sexual misconduct, university's responseFeb 10, 2020 8:30 am430 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign released its third survey of student experiences of sexual misconduct and the university’s response to those incidents. The Sexual Misconduct and Perceived Campus Response Survey was administered previously in 2015 and 2017.Immigration justice talk part of CAS Abolition InitiativeFeb 5, 2020 12:00 pm359 views Activist organizers will talk about their work opposing detentions, deportations and criminalization of immigrant communities in a panel discussion. It is part of the Center for Advanced Study’s Abolition Initiative.German diplomat recently posted in Ukraine to give EU Day keynote addressFeb 5, 2020 9:30 am579 views A German diplomat based in Chicago but recently posted in the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine will speak on “The New Cold War: Liberal Democracy vs. Authoritarianism” as part of the annual European Union Day on Feb. 21 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Jill Ellis, coach with most wins in U.S. soccer history, named 2020 commencement speakerJan 30, 2020 10:00 am5358 views Jill Ellis, the head coach of the first women’s soccer team at Illinois who later won back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups as coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, will be the 2020 commencement speaker at Illinois.Ancient and modern intersect in 'Hive' exhibition at Krannert Art MuseumJan 21, 2020 9:00 am2049 views “Hive” – a combination of 18-foot-tall inflatable sculptures and an immersive sound installation – is on view for the coming year at Krannert Art Musem.Classics course uses Greek tragedies to provide war insightsDec 19, 2019 2:15 pm747 views A new course in classics uses Greek tragedies to study issues of war, trauma and displacement.Hittite class offers glimpse of Bronze Age language, technologyDec 9, 2019 9:00 am4939 views Illinois students in a Hittite class learn to write the ancient language in clay using cuneiform symbols.Alumna named Schwarzman ScholarDec 4, 2019 9:00 am1171 views Illinois alumna Katherine Pollman was selected as a Schwarzman Scholar, awarded to students who seek a better understanding of China’s role in the world. World AIDS Day commemorated with films at Krannert Art Museum, Krannert CenterNov 22, 2019 11:30 am537 views Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will screen short films addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic to commemorate World AIDS Day.Direct college admissions conference on campus Dec. 6Nov 22, 2019 11:00 am826 views A national conference on direct college admissions policies will be held Dec. 6 on the University of Illinois campus to explore how these programs can increase college access and boost enrollment.Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 22, 2019 9:00 am11854 views Eight faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list, a global listing of scientists who produced the past decade’s most influential papers.Board to consider extension of Athletic Director Whitman through 2023-24Nov 13, 2019 2:15 pm758 views The University of Illinois Board of Trustees will consider a contract extension of Athletic Director Josh Whitman through June 30, 2024.BTN premieres documentary on pioneering educatorNov 7, 2019 12:00 pm675 views “William L. Everitt: An Optimist’s Journey” premieres Nov. 11 at 9:30 p.m. CST/10:30 p.m. EST on the Big Ten Network. The new 30-minute documentary tells the story of the inventor, author, visionary and former dean of what is now The Grainger College of Engineering. Martinis named vice chancellor for research and innovationNov 7, 2019 10:00 am920 views Susan Martinis is the new vice chancellor for research and innovation at the University of Illinois, having served as interim vice chancellor for research since September 2017.Film mines Zuckerberg's speeches for growth obsessionNov 7, 2019 9:45 am560 views University of Illinois researcher Ben Grosser’s new film uses 15 years of speeches by Mark Zuckerberg to look at his obsession with growth at any cost.Chimesmaster Wood honored in memorial concertNov 6, 2019 10:45 am1005 views Longtime chimesmaster Sue Wood will be honored with a memorial concert Nov. 10 at Altgeld Hall.100 years of architecture student design work to be preserved, archivedNov 4, 2019 8:00 am1341 views A project led by architecture professor Marci Uihlein will archive and make accessible 100 years of student design work, representing a history of architecture education.U. of I. accessibility pioneer entering U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of FameOct 31, 2019 11:45 am2416 views Tim Nugent, the visionary first director of a ground-breaking University of Illinois program for students with disabilities, is being inducted posthumously into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame.Passes for 22nd 'Ebertfest' on sale Nov. 1Oct 22, 2019 9:15 am570 views Passes for the 22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” go on sale Nov. 1.Illinois theatre department opens season with plays addressing injustice, revengeOct 16, 2019 11:15 am636 views The Illinois theatre department opens its season with stories of justice, injustice, revenge and redemption.Illinois releases faculty sexual misconduct reportOct 15, 2019 10:00 am766 views The Committee on Faculty Sexual Misconduct today released its report outlining 65 recommendations to change policies, processes and practices addressing sexual harassment and misconduct.Artists consider nuclear industry's legacy in Krannert Art Museum exhibitionOct 10, 2019 2:30 pm579 views The exhibition “Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape” at Krannert Art Museum spotlights the impact of the nuclear industry on the landscape.Krannert Center performance “HOME” provides inspiration for Pygmalion’s hackathonSep 24, 2019 8:00 am478 views The performance of “HOME” at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is providing the inspiration for PYGHACK, the culture festival Pygmalion’s hackathon. Both consider issues related to the concepts of home and an inclusive community.Illinois Architecture reveals presence and progress of women in the professionSep 19, 2019 8:45 am1181 views A Women’s Reunion and Symposium at the School of Architecture will recognize the contributions of female architecture graduates.Class of 2023 sets records for enrollment, diversity, excellenceSep 12, 2019 11:00 am16652 views The new freshman class at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the largest, most academically talented and most diverse in the history of the university.Five professors named University Scholars for Urbana-Champaign campusSep 12, 2019 10:45 am3240 views Five Urbana-Champaign campus professors have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.Endangered animals project looks at tigers, habitat loss, climate changeSep 10, 2019 8:45 am562 views University of Illinois art professor Deke Weaver will present “TIGER” this fall. It’s the fifth performance in his project “The Unreliable Bestiary,” telling stories about endangered animals and habitats.Krannert Art Museum invites new perspectives on modern and contemporary artSep 3, 2019 11:00 am585 views “Art Since 1948” – a new, long-term installation at Krannert Art Museum – showcases the museum’s modern and contemporary collection.Matsuri Festival at Japan House incorporates Indian cultureAug 28, 2019 9:30 am1331 views Matsuri Festival at Japan House celebrates the end of summer with Asian food, art and musical performances.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 27, 2019 11:45 am4369 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign names 161 freshmen and sophomores Chancellor’s Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential. Flatlands Dance Film Festival to screen documentary on flamenco dancer, short filmsAug 23, 2019 11:30 am378 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 am16782 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 am647 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.