blog posts Foellinger Auditorium: Lecture hall by day, concert hall by night Nov 3, 2023 5:00 pm For the legions of Illinois alumni who’ve attended concerts at Foellinger—shoulder-to-shoulder, hot, sweaty, their ears ringing from the terrible acoustics—there’s always one show that’s burned into their memory. 3D printing for medicine being developed by CI MED students Oct 11, 2023 11:45 am '3D printing can be utilized to facilitate medical education by providing alternative ways of learning, and it helps with disease visualization, modeling, and understanding,' says CIM3D co-founder Rand Kittani. U of I student named Young Innovator of the Year for gynecological cancer innovation Oct 4, 2023 10:45 am A Carle Illinois College of Medicine student was named Young Innovator of the Year for her presentation on a new way to detect human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer with a simple test that provides results within 15 minutes. U of I students win second place in food science competition with 'Churroats' Aug 28, 2023 1:30 pm 'Churroats' are a rethinking of churros, made with oat pulp and baked instead of deep fried for a lower-fat snack. Oat pulp is a residue from the production of oat milk; it degrades quickly and usually goes to waste. A new ‘SPIN’ on research Jun 21, 2023 10:45 am SPIN gives undergraduates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign the chance to work with NCSA staff on research and development projects in supercomputing, data analytics, visualization, and more. Carle Illinois College of Medicine student speaks to international meeting of Nobel laureates Jun 15, 2023 10:00 am CI MED student Christian Guerrero-Juarez was chosen to present his work at the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. The meeting helps young scientists interact with the world’s foremost scientists. Illinois students receive Critical Language Scholarships May 30, 2023 3:45 pm The scholarship program is part of an initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign language and cultural skills to enable them to contribute to U.S. economic competitiveness and national security. Four U of I students awarded Boren funding for overseas language study Apr 26, 2023 3:30 pm Graduate student Maxine Katz and undergraduates Neel Khattri, Kellie Sucha and Tina Wayne have received prestigious Boren Awards for study abroad during the 2023-24 academic year. Two decades of student investment in campus sustainability Apr 19, 2023 11:30 am In 2003, U of I students approved a 'Cleaner Energy Technologies Fee' of $2 per semester. Its overwhelming approval marked one of the first times a university’s student body financially committed to funding renewable energy sources. Inaugural showcase to celebrate student media production projects Apr 14, 2023 1:00 pm The Department of Media & Cinema Studies presents the inaugural student showcase, featuring faculty-curated work created by students throughout the academic year. Report shows U of I grads' success in job placement, starting salaries Mar 28, 2023 10:45 am “No matter where they are from or where they land, a degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is one of the best decisions and best investments a student can make for their education, career and life,” Chancellor Robert J. Jones said. “We are thrilled to see our graduates succeeding at such high rates.” ‘Illini Sports Night’ airs first show on B1G+ network Mar 23, 2023 4:30 pm 'It was awesome to see that hard work and preparation create a live show,' said Emmie Larson, senior in journalism and executive producer of Illini Sports Night. 'This is something we’ve all never done before. It was cool to know we were capable of doing that.' Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative to help students with autism, dyslexia, ADHD Mar 6, 2023 11:00 am Awareness is growing of the array of talents and skills that neurodivergent individuals can bring to the workplace. INI aims to see that students are successfully employed within six months of graduation, said program creator Jeanne Kramer. U of I online social work degree programs address diversity needs Feb 8, 2023 4:00 pm U of I has online bachelor and masters of social work degree programs for community college transfer students. 'This is another way to reach some of the communities and prospective students ... and in turn, increase access to social work services.' Synapses and silicon: Student contest blends biology and computer science to advance AI Jan 24, 2023 9:00 am The 2023 Bio-informed AI Research Competition encourages students in the behavioral and computer sciences to pursue collaborative AI research. The inaugural winners advise applicants in 2023 to 'be brave' and stay open-minded. New journalism master’s degree track focuses on science and technology Dec 21, 2022 10:45 am Students can earn the Master of Science in Journalism degree with a focus on science and technology journalism entirely online in as few as two semesters full-time, or can tailor a part-time schedule over additional semesters. Advanced filmmaking class produces live action short film Dec 9, 2022 4:15 pm This spring, students in MACS 480: Advanced Filmmaking are producing a live action short film. Illinois senior named Schwarzman Scholar Dec 7, 2022 8:45 am Grace Mitchell was named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of 150 recipients selected from an international pool of 3,000 applicants to recognize students who seek a better understanding of China’s role in the world and have potential as future leaders. 2022-23 Ebert Fellows will work with Chicago Tribune film critic Nov 18, 2022 12:15 pm Through the Roger Ebert Fellows program, three undergraduate students are selected each fall to gain in-depth learning experiences that focus on critical thinking, arts and entertainment criticism, and interpretative journalism. Bringing a game to life through dance Nov 4, 2022 4:15 pm Choreographer, composer and dancer Nawal Assougdam prepared a performance of an original work based on the popular game Bop It! Theatre's playwright residency program allows students to help develop new plays Sep 21, 2022 1:15 pm Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom wrote 'A Darkling at Nightfall' and worked on it for two weeks in the Daniel J. Sullivan playwrite-in-residence program. Students' reading of the play will inform Backstrom's edits as she prepares it for the stage. Exploring an ancestral Maya neighborhood Sep 9, 2022 9:00 am 'Families lived and worked here (from A.D. 250 - 600)... We know the Maya left forests in place because the animal bones we find here are of species that can only breed in the forest.' Details on move-in week at Illinois residence halls Aug 8, 2022 11:30 am Book your move-in slot, see information specific to your residence hall, and check out information on traffic and parking. Plan ahead for a smooth move! Yu-Chieh Chiu: Clear for take off Jul 6, 2022 9:45 am How the joy of paper planes led graduate student, Yu-Chieh Chiu, to compete on the world stage at the Red Bull Paper Wings World Championships in Austria, and find community at Grainger Engineering Waiting for the sun to set to find a rare bird Jun 30, 2022 10:00 am Each night, we perform checks of Whip-Poor-Will nests to record development of eggs and chicks, as well as instances of predation or failure. Nests are at risk on the ground, but a few broods hatch and reach fledging age, when they begin to fly. Three awarded Boren Scholarships for international language study May 19, 2022 10:00 am The National Security Education Program selects students to add international and language components to their education by studying overseas in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Grilling and BBQ Science class: Making meat more than a meal May 18, 2022 8:00 am A driven undergraduate student, Jenna Spangler, tackles pork loin and fruit in ANSC 210 - Grilling and BBQ Science - at Illinois. Congratulations! May 11, 2022 10:15 am This linked page includes the complete Commencement program, links to the livestream of the ceremony, and much more. Illinois students receive Critical Language Scholarships Apr 28, 2022 8:45 am The U.S. Department of State program provides full scholarships to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to spend eight to 10 weeks abroad, with an expectation that they'll use their language skills in their future careers. Illinois program turns cowgirl dreams into livestock research reality Apr 15, 2022 12:15 pm The moment 4-year-old Sarah Graham sat in a saddle for the first time, she announced she wanted to be a cowgirl. For the suburban Chicago preschooler, it was an unlikely dream. But it stuck. I-Ready online camp for college-bound students with autism Apr 11, 2022 3:30 pm 'This camp gives students a more concrete idea of what college is like and helps them and their parents prepare and decide if a competitive university is right for them,' says Autism Program director Jeanne Kramer. Building a traditional Japanese boat Apr 6, 2022 3:30 pm Japan House offered a Japanese boatbuilding apprenticeship, where students worked with boatbuilding expert Douglas Brooks to build a traditional riverboat in six days. The fun way to explore your academic future: U of I Open House Weekends Mar 18, 2022 2:45 pm Illinois Open House Weekends give you a chance to explore college opportunities and get up-close, hands-on experiences related to your interests. Recent Illinois grads succeeding despite pandemic Mar 9, 2022 11:30 am The Illini Success report found that 94% of graduates secured a 'first destination' – defined as a job, enrollment in graduate or professional school, or a volunteer position – within six months of graduation. Grad student's research faces worst-case asteroid scenario Feb 21, 2022 10:45 am Andrew Koehler recently won an award from the International Academy of Astronautics to further his work on a research project to use swarm intelligence algorithms to look at steroid impact probability. The launching of the blizzard balloons Feb 18, 2022 9:15 am Two graduate students were tasked with launching weather balloons in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in the midst of a Nor’easter that was delivering 60 mph winds and 20 inches of snow to the region to help NASA research snowstorms. Creating an escape room experience at KCPA Dec 10, 2021 8:00 am Theatre students developed the story, characters and script. Students in an informatics course developed, manufactured and now are operating the escape room puzzles, including the hardware and programming of small board electronics. ADAPTHAUS: A sustainable home for the holidays Dec 3, 2021 9:00 am Nancy and Sumanth Viswanathan fell in love with ADAPTHAUS, a solar-powered, adaptive home built by University of Illinois students that won fourth place in the recent Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition. Journalism students train alongside professionals in new campus collaboration Nov 17, 2021 11:15 am 'Illinois Public Media is an ideal space for students to gain experience working in the field, while receiving personal guidance from journalists, and producing content for a professional media organization,' said journalism head Stephanie Craft. Student researcher, veterans work together to study brain health Nov 11, 2021 1:00 pm 'Veterans Day is a great day to say not just 'thank you,' but to reflect upon how you yourself can be of service to the veterans in your community,' says student researcher Elizabeth Spurlock. Illinois journeys: The future is bright Sep 15, 2021 9:30 am As a senior in high school, Michael watched his older brother experience life at Illinois and knew it was the place for him, too Driving partnership between Siebel Center for Design and Illini Solar Car Sep 15, 2021 9:15 am The Siebel Center for Design is sharing what the new, human-centered design space can offer its occupants and visitors. Health Make-A-Thon winner targets opioid addiction prevention with new device Sep 1, 2021 12:00 pm Ariana Alam Mizan won the September 2020 Health Make-a-Thon. Her award-winning pill bottle cap design is now taking shape in the Health Maker Lab at Carle Illinois. Students' technology resource guide for Fall Aug 18, 2021 9:15 am Welcome to the University of Illinois! Technology Services is here to connect you to the technology resources you need. Shachi Mittal's moment of inspiration Aug 3, 2021 9:00 am Heading to the University of Washington for her first professorship, the former Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow reflects on her eight-year research career and pinpoints her own 'moment of inspiration.' Program eases path to PhDs for those underrepresented in quantitative biology Jul 9, 2021 9:00 am A bridge program streamlining a path from a master’s degree at Fisk University, a historically Black university in Nashville, to a doctoral degree at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has received an NIH training grant. Nine Illinois students, recent graduates offered Fulbright grants Jun 14, 2021 4:45 pm Nine U of I students and recent graduates have been offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences around the globe this coming year. Lessons learned from starting a teaching career in a pandemic Jun 2, 2021 9:30 am 2020 Elementary Education graduates began their teaching careers during this most unusual, pandemic-affected school year. Six spoke with Lynn Burdick, ElEd program coordinator about the ups and downs of their first-year experience. Beckman Institute Research Image Contest winners May 28, 2021 10:45 am 'Every year, I’m amazed at the quality of both the research being conducted, and the beautiful images that result,' said Beckman Institute Director Jeff Moore. This year’s contest included a special category on COVID-19-related research. Illinois students, recent graduates receive foreign language scholarships May 28, 2021 9:00 am 'It is telling that U of I recipients of these language scholarships hail from three different colleges on campus, a real testament to the international opportunities available to students from myriad disciplines.'