blog postsNine Illinois students, recent graduates offered Fulbright grantsJun 14, 2021 4:45 pm0 views 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 pandemicJun 2, 2021 9:30 am2 views 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 winnersMay 28, 2021 10:45 am2 views '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 scholarshipsMay 28, 2021 9:00 am153 views '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.' U of I featured on The College Tour. Watch it nowMay 20, 2021 9:00 am2 views Featuring 11 Illinois students who will inspire you as they share what they love about the U of I, from a freshman blown away by undergraduate research opportunities to graduating seniors sharing how they carved a path to their dream jobs.Catching bats for conservationMay 18, 2021 11:00 am4 views 'With all the intimidation and preparation leading up to this night, I had built the bats up to be something dramatic – even fearsome – in my mind, but sitting there in my hand, the bats are smaller and sweeter than I anticipated. They are fuzzy.'Celebrating our graduates!May 10, 2021 9:30 am3 views We are eager to celebrate you and your accomplishmentswith an in-person Stage Crossing experience and Online Commencement Celebration.U of I to host virtual summer camp for high schoolers diagnosed with autismMay 5, 2021 12:45 pm0 views Illinois high school students who were diagnosed with autism and are considering attending the U of I can explore college life and hear the experiences of current students in a new virtual summer camp called I Ready.Undergraduate Research Week, April 26-May 1Apr 19, 2021 8:45 am2 views Undergraduate Research Week showcases the best of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Grammy Awards finds MBA student’s retro gramophone pitch perfectMar 17, 2021 9:30 am12 views Entrepreneur Anthony Vitale used lessons learned at Illinois to capture the interest of the producers of this year’s Grammy Awards. The Gramophone 2.0 was the star of each presenter’s dressing room, customized to play their music.Stage-crossing experience offered to 2020, 2021 graduatesMar 9, 2021 10:15 am24 views The stage crossing will be an individual procession specific to each graduate. Graduates can register for a time slot (May 10 - 17). Two guests will be allowed to accompany each graduate as they cross a stage. Illinois music student part of Grammy-nominated ensembleMar 5, 2021 9:30 am195 views The opportunity for Sophia Byrd to sing in a professional oratorio as a college freshman changed the course of her music education at U of I. It also led to two Grammy nominations for Byrd before she has finished college.Undergrad's TikTok stardom: From classroom practice to influencer statusFeb 17, 2021 10:00 am15 views Sierra Reed says studying advertising at Illinois actually helps her understand how to use TikTok. She’s learned how to measure engagement and target videos to her audience - which isn't exactly the audience she imagined.Gies Business's Disruption Lab drives innovation for students, corporate partnersJan 27, 2021 10:30 am4 views 'Emerging technology, social activism, political instability and health outbreaks are all changing the way business is being done. The Disruption Lab will...teach (students and corporate partners) how to leverage these factors for future success.'Public health training gives hospital chaplain a different perspectiveJan 21, 2021 11:00 am9 views Chaplains additionally serve as a kind of go-between for hospital staff, patients, and families. The idea is that if chaplains were more research literate, they would be better able to guide and evaluate and advocate for their profession.Virtual reality provides new tool for fashion design classDec 21, 2020 12:15 pm12 views '(Virtual reality) is very suitable for the first stage of ideation of a fashion garment. Students can go around the mannequin and explore shape, colors, texture and different silhouettes,' says Art & Design Professor Chiara Vincenzi.Adjusting to these 'ever-changing times'Nov 25, 2020 10:15 am1 views 'My training in this lab makes me more conscious of the proper ways to deal with infectious biological material, an invaluable benefit during COVID-19.'Theatre department films political satire with COVID-19 safety changesNov 23, 2020 12:00 pm12 views They were entering final rehearsals when COVID restrictions started. 'The set was still up, the lights were hung and the costumes were made,' says director Lisa Dixon. But now they needed to stage it safely, and present it to an audience.Metropolitan farming offers surprise opportunities for U of I juniorOct 28, 2020 10:30 am4 views 'Since joining this project, I’ve seen a lot more articles about different types of urban farms and a lot more opportunities in this area than I ever imagined,' ACES junior Maggie Furr says. Meet student government president Alexis PerezchicaSep 30, 2020 10:45 am288 views Alexis discusses her election experience, what makes ISG so important, and her journey through college as a first-generation student. Graduate students adapt to internshipsAug 25, 2020 2:30 pm9 views Eleven students in the College of Applied Health Sciences spoke of perseverance, patience and making the most of their revamped opportunities.Students use TikTok to learn about biomechanics in virtual summer campsAug 13, 2020 1:15 pm1 views Researchers developed a virtual summer camp that gave about 500 high school students across the U.S. the opportunity to sample 12 engineering disciplines.Students' first steps back to campus lifeAug 12, 2020 10:00 am15 views Everyone on our campus has to do their part to keep our community steps, from planning your move-in to testing immediately upon arrival and picking up your PPE kit.Illinois students pursue internships in the wake of COVID-19Jun 26, 2020 8:00 am5 views Brendan Ross, a senior in recreation, sport and tourism, is working remotely through the inaugural Illini RST Undergraduate Consulting program.Illini pitcher Ty Weber talks signing with MLB Giants despite pandemic shutdownJun 18, 2020 9:30 am5 views 'COVID has really taught me to live in the moment more often and not try to plan everything out. I've thought about potentially getting into coaching after (MLB), but as of now I’m just very focused on improving my baseball skills every day.'Illini students making masks for people with spinal cord injuriesMay 21, 2020 3:15 pm5 views People with spinal cord injuries have above-average risk in the COVID-19 pandemic due to the prevalence of comorbidities, and obtaining effective masks for people with SCI has proven challenging.Virtual exhibitions highlight art and design graduatesMay 14, 2020 9:30 am1 views Students graduating from the School of Art and Design are exhibiting their work online this spring rather than in galleries at Krannert Art Museum.Bad-science busters shift keen minds to COVID-19May 13, 2020 10:45 am3 views As the class went online, they carefully waded into the maelstrom surrounding COVID-19, weighing the science-based merits of each claim and counterclaim. To date, they’ve examined almost a dozen COVID-19-related issues.#ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Elizabeth MurphyMay 12, 2020 8:45 am610 views 'I worked closely with her...learning lab techniques, scientific writing and presentation skills. My mentor’s patience and willingness to teach enabled me to gain the confidence to pursue a career in chemistry.'#ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Students: Barry ChiangMay 11, 2020 11:00 am12 views Barry Chiang was mesmerized by nature and the night sky while growing up in Taiwan. He is devoted to deciphering the simplicity and beauty of the universe through both science and music.