blog posts2015 Illinois Proof-of-Concept Program award recipients announcedJul 17, 2015 2:15 pm4 views Illinois Proof-of-Concept funds development projects that will help demonstrate an innovation's viability to potential investors and partners.2018 education graduate Tim Meyers blends his love of art, science and serviceMay 11, 2018 11:15 am2 views His experiences as a high school student working with special-needs kids at the local park district inspired him to return to Illinois to attain a master’s degree in special education.20th Ebertfest to open with 'The Fugitive,' feature guest Ava DuVernayMar 12, 2018 8:00 am7 views Ebert called 'The Fugitive' '...one of the best entertainments of the year' when it opened 25 years ago, and its director, Andrew Davis, will be a festival guest21st Century University and Research for the Public GoodMar 14, 2018 10:45 am2 views Experts in health care; food, energy and water systems; technology; criminal justice; and other areas consider what it means for research to serve the public good in the 21st century$25M gift to fund design centerOct 7, 2016 10:00 am0 views The new two-story building will be a campuswide hub for student-focused design thinking and learning.36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 7, 2016 3:15 pm2920 views Thirty-six University of Illinois students have won National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships - 31 graduate students, and five undergraduates.3-D printing lab fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, interdisciplinary teamworkNov 10, 2015 12:00 pm0 views Located on the third floor of the Business Instructional Facility, the Illinois MakerLab is touted as the world’s first 3-D printing lab in a business school.400 Illinois youth coming to campus for the 4-H Robotics ChallengeApr 27, 2015 1:00 pm3 views Nearly 400 youth from across Illinois will be on the University of Illinois campus Saturday (May 2) to compete in the seventh annual Illinois 4-H Robotics Challenge.$4.5 million to U of I Extension for school food-service trainingDec 9, 2015 3:30 pm1 views The State Board of Education contracted with U of I Extension to develop and conduct in-person and web-based training that supports child nutrition standards and promotes a more appealing cafeteria environment.4-H Legislative Connection exposes teens to elected officials, civic engagementMar 26, 2015 3:15 pm1 views "4-H Legislative Connection provides Illinois 4-H members a unique opportunity to learn about the state legislative process," said Dr. George Czapar, University of Illinois Extension director. "They learn firsthand about Illinois government and also meet with elected officials."4-H Summer Academies at U of I: Knowledge is magicJul 9, 2018 2:30 pm1 views 300 Illinois teens visited the Illinois campus June 24-28 as part of 4-H Illini Summer Academies. Many of them will return as students in just a few years5 interesting facts from Illinois Homecoming historyOct 10, 2018 8:15 am1418 views There was only one year when Illinois Homecoming was canceled. Why?$7M gift will fund new facility for soccer, track and fieldDec 8, 2017 10:45 am2 views The new complex will be named Demirjian Park, in honor of a lead gift from the Demirjian family of Decatur, Ill. The project is scheduled for completion in spring, 20218th Annual Latin American Film FestivalSep 15, 2015 8:45 am1 views This year the festival celebrates the newly re-established relations with Cuba with two films and will feature a Q+A session with the director of 'Invisible Collection,' Bernard Attal, on Friday night, Sept. 18.A capella groups' Gaga video is a finalist and needs your voteMar 28, 2016 11:00 am0 views Girls Next Door, The Xtension Chords, Illinois Rip Chords, and The ILL Harmonic got together to create this video for an "It's On Us"-related contest.ACES Dean Kidwell named Fellow in Crop Science Society of AmericaNov 9, 2016 10:15 am1 views The highest recognition one can receive from the Crop Science Society of America is to be named Fellow.ACES Dean Robert Hauser will testify before the U.S. House Ag SubcommitteeSep 25, 2015 2:15 pm8 views Hauser’s testimony will focus on research issues related to major field crops and renewable energy crops, and the associated role of USDA/NIFA funding.ACES researcher Ming Kuo wins prestigious Heinz AwardSep 19, 2018 8:45 am4 views Kuo studies the impact of green space and nature on physical and mental health, crime and aggression in urban settings, and ADHD in childrenACES students blog about recent travel experiencesNov 9, 2015 7:15 am0 views The ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss funded the trips of eight undergraduate students to its first worldwide conference in RomeActor, alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speakerApr 25, 2017 4:15 pm13 views Actor, humorist, author and woodworker Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson on the NBC hit comedy series "Parks and Recreation") will be the commencement speaker Saturday, May 13.Adesida receives 2016 TMS Functional Materials John Bardeen AwardDec 15, 2015 10:30 am12 views The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) will recognize Adesida for his contributions to the field of electronic materials.Advertising alumnus part of award-winning team at Cannes LionsJul 10, 2015 10:00 am1 views Nick Ciffone, 2010 advertising alumnus, was part of the team from TBWA Chiat Day that produced two Cannes Lion award-winning ads. As the copywriter, Ciffone and his partner Dave Estrada, Art Director, came up with the ideas.After 53 years, alumnus will finally walk at Illinois CommencementMay 7, 2015 10:15 am7 views George Nelms took a less-than-straightforward path throughout his undergraduate education, finally earning a bachelor's degree in 1962.That path, though, didn't allow him to participate in Illinois' graduation ceremony. On Saturday, May 16, he'll finally 'walk.'A full month of events at IllinoisFeb 6, 2017 10:15 pm0 views See the full schedule of events related to Black History Month.Ag Ed student shifts priorities after getting close to the landJan 10, 2017 9:30 am6 views Agricultural Education senior Nejra Muminovic has big plans to change attitudes about food and make the world’s food production more sustainable for future generations.Agrible celebrates grand opening in Research ParkNov 9, 2015 11:15 am0 views Agrible is one of the fastest growing companies in Champaign-Urbana, and is a proud graduate of the EnterpriseWorks incubator.AHS students talk about their time at IllinoisMay 13, 2019 11:45 am4 views Six graduates from the College of Applied Health Sciences describe their life at Illinois.Aiming for hoops and practicing EnglishMay 29, 2018 9:45 am0 views I can see that their trust is growing. They are looking to their female trainer as a role model, an outlier in a society that doesn’t always encourage young girls to pursue athleticsAllerton Music Barn Festival to feature music of Dizzy Gillespie, Broadway showSep 26, 2017 9:45 am0 views Allerton Park’s century-old restored Dutch hay barn offers a unique performance space for the annual Allerton Music Barn Festival.Allerton Park kicks off its concert series on May 6May 4, 2016 9:00 am0 views The “Kick Off Concert” for this year’s Allerton Park Concert Series will feature Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, playing roots, rhythm and blues, soul, and Brazilian, Cuban and African music.