blog postsPatton named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences deanJul 28, 2021 10:15 am1926 views Venetria K. Patton will become the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 2, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Patton is currently the head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Purdue University.University of Illinois receives APLU award for COVID-19 testing programJul 1, 2021 2:00 pm1879 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has received the inaugural Research Response to Community Crisis Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for its COVID-19 testing program.U of I to host new virtual summer camp for high schoolers diagnosed with autismMay 5, 2021 12:15 pm1250 views The University of Illinois is offering a virtual summer camp called I Ready for high schoolers diagnosed with autism so that prospective students can learn about college life and the resources that are available on campus.Vaccine study now open for student enrollmentMar 22, 2021 11:15 am3149 views Students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 can enroll in a study to help understand the effectiveness of vaccines in reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Participants will be paid and could receive the vaccine as soon as April 1.August and December graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 17, 2021 8:00 am27583 views The University of Illinois lists the 10,867 students named to the Dean’s List in December, as well as the 3,428 December graduates and 1,626 August graduates.Report shows recent Illinois graduates succeeding despite COVID-19 pandemicMar 16, 2021 10:00 am2364 views Recent University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates still found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began volunteer programs on par with previous years – despite the global pandemic. The sixth annual Illini Success report was released today.University to hold stage-crossing experience for 2020, 2021 graduatesMar 9, 2021 10:00 am7571 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is planning an in-person individual, private stage-crossing experience for 2020 and 2021 graduates May 10–17. Graduates may register for a time slot to cross a stage at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts while their name is announced. COVID-19 safety protocols will apply.University among top producers of Fulbright US Student AwardsMar 3, 2021 3:15 pm1810 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, as announced recently by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.University updates COVID-19 dashboard to enhance transparencyFeb 26, 2021 12:30 pm557 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign updated its COVID-19 dashboard to add more data points and greater detail.Krannert Art Museum acquisitions showcase Native American artistsFeb 24, 2021 12:15 pm1040 views Krannert Art Museum has acquired work by celebrated Native American artists – a painter, a glass artist and Pueblo potters – that will help present the history of contemporary Native American art.Carle Illinois College of Medicine granted provisional accreditationFeb 22, 2021 9:00 am3661 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, a partnership between the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health, has been granted provisional accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Provisional accreditation affirms that a medical school meets nationally accepted standards of educational quality and can move forward with plans to build a sustainable medical education program.EU Day online features Swedish ambassador, hip-hop artist, Greek tragedyFeb 17, 2021 11:45 am474 views European Union Day at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is online this year, with Sweden’s ambassador to the U.S. speaking on gender equality and a Swedish hip-hop artist discussing racial concerns. EU Day will also include a U.K.-based theater performance of an ancient Greek play focused on refugees.Campus tops 1 million COVID-19 testsDec 15, 2020 9:00 am729 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has administered its millionth saliva-based COVID-19 test since initiating a broader management program last summer. A number of other institutions are in the process of implementing the university’s innovative testing procedure.Five Urbana-Champaign faculty members honored as University ScholarsDec 10, 2020 1:15 pm4330 views Five University of Illinois professors at the Urbana-Champaign campus have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.Reinstallation of KAM's ancient Andean art collection will show artistic exchange between culturesDec 9, 2020 8:45 am427 views An interdisciplinary group of scholars is researching Krannert Art Museum’s ancient Andean collection in preparation for a major reinstallation.Illinois joins Age-Friendly University Global NetworkDec 7, 2020 8:15 am899 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has joined the Age-Friendly University Global Network, a consortium of universities dedicated to promoting “an inclusive approach to healthy and active aging.”Revised process to speed on-campus COVID-19 testingDec 4, 2020 2:00 pm3385 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is introducing a revision to make its COVID-19-testing process faster and more efficient, with fewer invalid or inconclusive results and less plastic waste.University releases Native American imagery implementation planDec 4, 2020 10:00 am1216 views A plan to address issues related to Native American imagery on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus was released by Chancellor Robert Jones.Enrollment open for study comparing COVID-19 testing methodsNov 18, 2020 12:00 pm2016 views Students, faculty members and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who are asked to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure or a positive test now have the opportunity to participate in a study that will help inform the national effort to manage the pandemic.Three Illinois scientists rank among world's most influentialNov 18, 2020 8:45 am3088 views Three faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2020 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. The list recognizes leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. It is based on an analysis of journal article publication and citation data, an objective measure of a researcher’s influence, from 2009-2019. The highly cited Illinois researchers this year are: materials science and engineering professor Axel Hoffmann, crop sciences and plant biology professor Stephen Long, and plant biology professor Donald Ort.November Dance performed on new set, livestreamedNov 4, 2020 8:00 am807 views November Dance will feature one piece presented each evening Nov. 5-8 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and online.Academy executive featured in Ebert Symposium on media representationOct 29, 2020 9:30 am457 views The chief operating officer for the academy that awards the Oscars will be a featured guest for a discussion of inclusion and equity in the media, part of this year’s online Ebert Symposium.Krannert Art Museum hosts retrospective of experimental photographer, book artist Bea NettlesOct 29, 2020 8:45 am725 views “Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory” explores the 50-year career of artist Bea Nettles, who is well-known for her experimental use of photographic techniques and blending of craft and photography.Illinois announces changes to spring academic calendarOct 20, 2020 10:00 am12207 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is adjusting its 2021 spring calendar to help maintain instruction during the pandemic. Classes will start a week later than scheduled and while there will be no spring break, three days without classes will be added. Students planning to attend classes in person will be required to return early for COVID-19 on-campus testing.Concert series celebrates Altgeld Chimes' centennialOct 19, 2020 12:30 pm1494 views A special concert on the 100th anniversary of the Altgeld Chimes’ dedication will feature music from that first performance.Prominent documentary filmmakers featured in Ebert SymposiumOct 14, 2020 9:30 am809 views Three prominent documentary filmmakers who’ve tackled subjects ranging from biography and history to sexual assault and hip-hop will be featured guests for an online Ebert Symposium discussion, “Documentary Film and Social Change,” on Oct. 22. Kirby Dick, Sacha Jenkins and Dawn Porter have had films aired or streamed on CNN, HBO, Netflix, PBS and Showtime, among other venues. Three documentary filmmakers on the Illinois faculty will also be on the panel.Maryland university president featured in inaugural 'A Great Conversation'Oct 6, 2020 10:00 am708 views Freeman Hrabowski, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a national leader in academic innovation and inclusive excellence, will join University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert J. Jones on Oct. 12 for the first of a planned series of public conversations with prominent figures from multiple disciplines to discuss critical societal issues and solutions.2020 Ebert Symposium to explore changing times in film, mediaOct 1, 2020 8:45 am572 views Films and the media industry in changing times will be the subject of this year’s online Ebert Symposium, on Oct. 8 and two later dates, with filmmakers, media professionals and academics part of the discussion. Participants will explore the effects of the pandemic, the racial justice movement and other factors on the media industry, documentary filmmaking and media representation.'Pressing Issues' at Krannert Art Museum shows WPA printmakers' thoughts on social justiceSep 24, 2020 12:15 pm600 views An exhibition of WPA prints shows how artists addressed social issues that remain relevant today.Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000Sep 9, 2020 10:00 am8923 views Greater demand for online graduate programs pushed the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s 2020 enrollment to a record 52,331. In addition to delivering fall semester instruction as a mixture of face-to-face, hybrid and online courses, the university developed unique safety measures including a saliva-based COVID-19 test.Black girls create a space of their own in 'Homemade, With Love' exhibition at KAMAug 25, 2020 11:30 am1375 views A Krannert Art Museum exhibition includes artwork by local middle school girls as well as prominent Black female artists.Illinois performing arts adapt teaching for fall classesAug 24, 2020 2:45 pm1464 views The University of Illinois dance, music and theatre departments have found creative solutions to offer in-person classes in safe ways.University working to contain predicted increase in on-campus COVID-19 casesAug 21, 2020 10:15 am19307 views The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will employ detailed plans to address the expected initial increase in COVID-19 positive cases through the next several weeks. Modified in-person instruction begins Monday. Data models developed by Illinois faculty members forecast that new cases will decline after the first few weeks of the semester and the daily positivity rate will remain low throughout.Illinois validates saliva-based test for COVID-19Aug 19, 2020 2:30 pm84183 views The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is now performing its new rapid, saliva-based COVID-19 test on all students, faculty members and staff.Safer Illinois app available for faculty members, staff, studentsAug 13, 2020 10:00 am4156 views An app that provides personalized coronavirus information and testing status for University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign faculty members, staff and students who intend to enter university facilities this fall is available for download by iPhone and Android users.Graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named for spring semesterAug 12, 2020 11:30 am45446 views The University of Illinois announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2020 spring semester. 2021 Roger Ebert's Film Festival moved to SeptemberAug 10, 2020 1:45 pm1496 views The 2021 edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been moved to early September due to uncertainties related to COVID-19.COVID-19 briefing: Homegrown models inform university's safety measuresAug 7, 2020 1:45 pm1513 views When classes resume Aug. 24, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will enlist a program that includes COVID-19 target, test and tell protocols and employs a saliva-based testing method. The program’s design relied heavily on a team of researchers’ predictions of how different variables might help mitigate the spread of the virus. Two of those researchers discussed their work in a recent online briefing.University outlines fall plans including remote instruction after fall breakAug 3, 2020 9:00 am8145 views As part of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s COVID-19 precautions for the fall semester, all faculty members, staff and students who participate in on-campus activities will be required to be tested at on-campus sites twice a week.Media advisory: COVID-19 Briefing Series to discuss state and campus-level modelingAug 3, 2020 8:00 am1198 views University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones will join campus experts to discuss modeling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois – at the state and campus levels – during an event Thursday. Center for Advanced Study appoints seven professors to permanent facultyJul 31, 2020 1:00 pm1186 views Seven University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been named Center for Advanced Study Professors, one of the highest forms of campus recognition.Call to Action initiative to support faculty research in systemic racism, social justice issuesJul 27, 2020 9:00 am1223 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will introduce a series of measures designed to enhance its support of research on issues of systemic racism in the U.S. The initial component is the Chancellor’s Research Program to Address Racism and Social Injustice, which will seek proposals early in the fall semester.Salon series featuring Black artists kicks off new Black Arts InitiativeJul 21, 2020 1:15 pm1181 views A Black Arts Initiative by the College of Fine and Applied Arts kicks off this week with a series of conversations with Black artists.Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagementJul 10, 2020 1:45 pm2824 views The 2020 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement recognize outstanding individual and group outreach efforts.Illinois Community Pledge provides common focus on COVID-19 safetyJul 9, 2020 10:00 am1060 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff are invited to sign a voluntary pledge that reinforces the need for COVID-19-responsible behaviors.Media advisory: On-campus COVID-19 testing available for faculty members, staff, studentsJul 6, 2020 2:00 pm7505 views News media interested in learning more about the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s COVID-19 testing are invited to a one-time media availability Tuesday, July 7 at 10 a.m. near the Alice Campbell Alumni Center 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Tests optional for fall 2021 freshman applicantsJun 23, 2020 8:00 am12929 views Students applying for fall 2021 freshman admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will not be required to submit SAT or ACT test results due to the COVID-19 pandemic limiting students’ opportunities to take the exams.Urbana campus to open for fall instruction with COVID-19 safety precautionsJun 18, 2020 3:15 pm12135 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will open the fall semester with as much in-person instruction and residential occupancy as COVID-19 precautions allow.Cary to lead U of I Division of Public Safety, serve as police chiefJun 16, 2020 2:00 pm2562 views Alice Cary, currently the chief of police at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s next executive director of public safety and chief of police.Humanities research program elevated to institute statusJun 11, 2020 8:15 am2051 views The Humanities Research Institute – previously known as the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities – is now one of nine campuswide interdisciplinary research institutes at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.