blog postsEnrollment open for study comparing COVID-19 testing methodsNov 18, 2020 12:00 pm674 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 am2196 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 am741 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 am421 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 am556 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 am3490 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 pm1357 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 am767 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 am627 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 am544 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 pm537 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 am5577 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 am1272 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 pm1374 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 am19215 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 pm81483 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 am4036 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 am32833 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 pm612 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 pm1397 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 am7959 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 am1164 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 pm1116 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 am902 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 pm1091 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 pm2747 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 am1040 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 pm7442 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 am11351 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 pm11764 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 pm2222 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 am1982 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.U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grantsJun 8, 2020 7:30 am3002 views Fourteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and recent alumni were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences across the globe this coming year.Two Illinois students named Udall ScholarsJun 1, 2020 11:00 am1168 views Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students were named Udall Scholars, a first for the university in the same year. A total of 55 Udall scholarships were awarded this year.University Archives creating record of pandemic's effects on campusMay 20, 2020 8:45 am709 views The University Archives is collecting personal reflections to document campus life during the COVID-19 pandemic.Faculty members, staff, teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionMay 19, 2020 11:30 am3570 views Faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants this spring were honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction. The awards recognize excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising.Extending cancellation of summer events through July 5May 1, 2020 4:15 pm528 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has canceled on-campus summer events through July 5. Keeping Illinois connected remotelyMay 1, 2020 9:45 am694 views Use of online technology at the University of Illinois has skyrocketed since mid-March. It is allowing Illinois faculty members and staff to keep doing their work and stay connected with students.'Runs and Data: The Science of Illinois Baseball' documentary premieres May 4 on Big Ten NetworkApr 27, 2020 11:15 am1171 views Physicist Alan Nathan and student Charlie Young team up to explore the evolving world of baseball physics and analytics in a new 30-minute documentary on the Big Ten Network. “Runs and Data: The Science of Illinois Baseball” premieres May 4.University initiates fundraising program for student reliefApr 21, 2020 11:30 am1368 views A new relief fund, Illinois CARES: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund, will assist University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students dealing with financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. All students can request emergency funding beginning immediately. Illinois students honored with Goldwater scholarshipsApr 8, 2020 8:15 am2367 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign juniors Sriyankari Chitti and William Lyon were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering.Graduates for August and December 2019, Dean's List honorees namedApr 3, 2020 12:30 pm22474 views The University of Illinois lists the 7,441 students named to the Dean’s list in December, as well as the 3,187 December graduates and 1,507 August graduates.COVID-19: No more face-to-face instruction, students asked to move homeMar 17, 2020 9:30 am4870 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 pm1578 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 am20287 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 pm1571 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 pm1718 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 pm1048 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 am4675 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 pm434 views Native artists from North America will talk about their work and contemporary visual culture at three events this month at Krannert Art Museum.