blog postsClassics course uses Greek tragedies to provide war insightsDec 19, 2019 2:15 pm698 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 am4796 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 am802 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 am523 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 am752 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 am11525 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 pm708 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 pm661 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 am846 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 am545 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 am991 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 am1261 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 am2361 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 am556 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 am598 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 am738 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 pm539 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 am462 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 am1162 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 am13791 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 am3161 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 am547 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 am551 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 am1306 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 am4143 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 am366 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 am14109 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 am614 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 am775 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 am986 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 am2736 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 am4566 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 am538 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 am4393 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 am559 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 am2646 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 am6646 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 am154 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 pm435 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 am676 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 am682 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 am533 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 am1324 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 pm620 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 am541 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 pm296 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 am1084 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 am1424 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 am1824 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 am4331 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.