blog posts Watch Thursday at noon Nov 30, 2021 1:00 pm3 views Join us (virtually or in-person) for the State of the University 2021 as Chancellor Robert Jones provides a brief overview of the year so far, offer some updates on our current plans and initiatives and talk about our bold plans for the future. 'Hot Ones': Can Coach Underwood take the heat? Nov 18, 2021 12:00 pm12 views As Illini Men’s Basketball begins a highly anticipated season, Hot Ones host Sean Evans (MEDIA ’08) returns to campus to see if Coach Brad Underwood can take the heat. Project explores Octavia E. Butler novel through discussions, art, music Nov 11, 2021 2:00 pm3 views Octavia E. Butler’s dystopian novel 'Parable of the Sower' is centered around themes that resonate today – climate change, economic instability, and social chaos. The novel s the focus of a year-long project, Parable Path CU, led by Krannert Center. Meet a NYT bestselling author, a U.S. Poet Laureate, and a Pulitzer Prize winner Nov 4, 2021 10:00 am3 views You can hear from an author of several NYT bestsellers, the 22nd United States Poet Laureate, and the winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry at the U of I’s Festival of Writers. Theatre's production of 'Origin Story' looks at millennials' post-college life Nov 4, 2021 9:45 am3 views the Midwest premiere of 'Origin Story,' written by theatre alumnus Nathan Alan Davis, tells of millennial friends who are trying to pay off their college debt while figuring out what they want to do with their lives. Jewel of the ACES campus: LIAC turns 20 years Oct 22, 2021 9:00 am0 views In the center of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences campus at Illinois stands a massive, hexagon-shaped building, beloved for its gorgeous interior and study spaces with lush, green views of south campus. Initial planning begins for new ethnic, gender and women’s studies building Oct 21, 2021 12:00 pm0 views The university will undertake a feasibility study for the building, which would house the Departments of Gender & Women’s Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Latina/Latino Studies, and the Program in American Indian Studies. New Carle Illinois sculpture's dual meaning reflects mission of the college Oct 20, 2021 10:15 am2 views It shows both the exterior of the hand and an X-ray view of an interior where a problem in need of a solution might live - much like the problems Carle Illinois is determined to solve as the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine. Graduate Student Appreciation Week, October 25-29 Oct 19, 2021 9:30 am0 views Thank you. We wouldn't be who we are without you. At 20,000+ graduate students, you are one-third of the entire student population. We hope you take some time this week to celebrate with your Illinois family. 'Crip*' exhibition at Krannert Art Museum centers on experiences with disability, access Oct 18, 2021 4:30 pm10 views Curator Liza Sylvestre said the exhibition refers to 'crip theory,' which considers not just disability but also race, sexual identity, class and educational status, and how those identities connect and overlap. IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute virtual launch Tuesday Oct 18, 2021 9:30 am0 views Join leaders from IBM, the U of I, The Grainger College of Engineering and the state for a first look at the academic-industry partnership spurring breakthroughs in hybrid cloud and AI, quantum computing, materials discovery, and sustainability. Illinois theatre season reimagines the American story Oct 13, 2021 3:15 pm2 views The theatre department will produce a season of plays that offer a fresh look at the American theater by bringing a broad range of voices to the stage, featuring work by women, people of color, LGBTQ authors and students. Having a tough time? Help is available Oct 12, 2021 9:45 am2 views Almost everyone experiences times in their lives when they are unsure what to do or to whom to reach out for help. Here's a place to start. Campus dedicates McKechnie Family LIFE Home Oct 11, 2021 10:00 am10 views The McKechnie Family LIFE Home is a cutting-edge research center focused on innovations in home environments. It mimics existing home dwellings, and has space for the development of next generation smart homes. Homecoming Parade streams here, Saturday at 11 a.m. Oct 8, 2021 9:00 am2 views Even if you couldn't make it back to campus, you can watch the Homecoming Parade as it happens beginning Saturday at 11 a.m. Mary Henson named Homecoming Parade grand marshal Oct 1, 2021 9:15 am25 views Mary Henson, the wife of the legendary Uof I basketball coach Lou Henson, will serve as grand marshal of the 2021 Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. Vet Med Open House on Sunday, Oct. 3 Sep 27, 2021 11:30 am8 views The Vet Med Open House will be in-person again, moving as many exhibits as feasible to outdoor locations for public health reasons. In addition, there will be online exhibits added to our virtual Open House website. October 3 - 9 Sep 23, 2021 10:15 am6 views See the calendar of events for Homecoming Week, culminating in Illinois Football vs Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 9. Siebel Center for Design Grand Opening today Sep 22, 2021 11:45 am2 views Chancellor Robert Jones calls the new Siebel Center for Design a 'transformational addition to the educational experiences of the students who will find new ideas and explore the previously unimagined.' Watch the new BTN documentary 'Cold War: Illinois Stories' Sep 22, 2021 9:30 am3 views Four separate stories of individuals or programs at the U of I that were either affected by harsh Cold War politics or, in one segment, shed light on a government film studio dedicated to Cold War propaganda. Center for Advanced Study initiative looks at 'infodemic,' how to combat misinformation Sep 22, 2021 8:00 am0 views The Center for Advanced Study will bring together experts to discuss misinformation, disinformation, 'fake news' and conspiracy theories in a yearlong initiative, 'Conspiracy, Misinformation and the Infodemic.' Krannert Art Museum hosts retrospective of photographer Hal Fischer Sep 16, 2021 9:15 am0 views A retrospective of the work of photographer Hal Fischer, an Illinois alumnus, showcases the scope of his career and examines his development as an artist. Krannert Center returns to in-person performances with ELLNORA Guitar Fest Aug 25, 2021 12:30 pm322 views ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival, Sept. 17-18, will take place on a smaller scale than previous years of the biennial event, but it will still feature leading guitar artists and a diverse range of musical styles. Together Again: Chancellor Jones' video welcome to students Aug 23, 2021 9:45 am4 views Whether you are joining us for the first time, returning after a year away or continuing your Illinois experience remotely, welcome to a new year at Illinois. New Campus Instructional Facility opens for Fall '21 classes Aug 19, 2021 11:00 am4 views 'The active learning classrooms at the Campus Instructional Facility are part of the campus mission to offer students the highest quality learning experiences possible,' said Ava Wolf of the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning. Ebertfest announces first films and guests, COVID-19 protocols Aug 18, 2021 8:45 am0 views Directors Azazel Jacobs and Ramin Bahrani will appear at the festival’s screening of their critically acclaimed movies 'French Exit' and 'The White Tiger.' Director Bobby Farrelly will appear with the cult comedy 'There’s Something About Mary.' Patton named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean Jul 28, 2021 10:15 am4 views Venetria Patton, currently the head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Purdue, will become the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois effective Aug. 2, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. Carolina Silverbell is latest state champion tree on campus Jul 7, 2021 9:15 am8 views 'Having champions on campus shows the ability of our grounds professionals to carefully tend to their needs over many decades of time, ultimately allowing them to grow into the great specimens that we often take for granted.' U of I Feed Technology Center completed, online Jun 16, 2021 9:30 am6 views The state-of-the-art processing and sensor technologies will deliver standard and specialized small-batch research diets, as well as unparalleled hands-on educational opportunities for students across the College of ACES. IBM, U of I to launch new Discovery Accelerator Institute May 26, 2021 9:15 am53 views 'This institute with IBM is a pioneering new model of how we can build academic and researcher collaboration into technology and innovation at unmatched excellence and scale,' said Chancellor Robert Jones.