blog postsBannon named executive director of Willard AirportJun 13, 2019 10:00 am357 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 am312 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 am1038 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 am108 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 pm397 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 am577 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 am545 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 am497 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 am1228 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 pm558 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 am465 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 pm263 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 am992 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 am1296 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 am1669 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 am3423 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 am1125 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 am489 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 am318 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 am571 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 am5560 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 am15196 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 am3087 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 pm824 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 pm879 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 am2820 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 am8273 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 am516 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 am2164 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 am436 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 am670 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 am2407 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 am196 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 am207 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 am1485 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 pm333 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 pm1080 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 am700 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 am475 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 am1784 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 am4565 views World War II French Jewish spy Marthe Cohn will speak in Krannert Center’s Great Hall at 6 p.m. Feb. 13.Illinois earns Climate Leadership AwardJan 10, 2019 12:45 pm1163 views In recognition of its innovation and leadership in climate action, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the recipient of Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Award for four-year institutions.Tap dance a highlight of spring semester at Krannert Center for the Performing ArtsJan 10, 2019 9:00 am621 views Tap at Illinois will celebrate tap dancing with a semesterlong series of tap performances at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins workNov 29, 2018 8:00 am1780 views The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins its work today.Krannert Art Museum to offer short films, panel discussion for World AIDS DayNov 27, 2018 10:45 am243 views Krannert Art Museum will screen short films about AIDS activism – the only downstate Illinois venue to show the films – for World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.Checks and balances, presidential power the topics of Nov. 29 Cline SymposiumNov 15, 2018 11:00 am182 views Constitutional checks and balances and the power of the presidency will be topics of a speech and roundtable Nov. 29 at the U. of I.November Dance celebrates dance department’s first 50 years with work by faculty, alumniNov 7, 2018 11:15 am537 views November Dance will celebrate the University of Illinois dance department’s 50th anniversary with collaborations between faculty members and alumni.Irish artists Kennedy Browne grapple with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art MuseumNov 5, 2018 8:45 am416 views The first solo U.S. exhibition by Irish artists Kennedy Browne at Krannert Art Museum raises questions about global commerce and technology.EU ambassador to speak Nov. 9 as part of EU Day at IllinoisNov 1, 2018 2:15 pm259 views The EU’s ambassador to the U.S. will discuss the U.K. Brexit process and transatlantic relations as part of EU Day on Nov. 9.Illinois slavery book author to speak Nov. 8 as part of bicentennial seriesNov 1, 2018 1:45 pm183 views Slavery in Illinois and the move to freedom will be the subject of a Nov. 8 lecture at the U. of I., part of a series commemorating the state’s bicentennial.