blog posts 10 ways the U of I is helping kids and families across the state Feb 19, 2020 12:00 pm From providing free trainings for teachers, to assisting military familes with children to regulating neglect and abuse cases, Illinois ensures the safety and wellbeing of kids across the state. 2018-19 Winter Courses Oct 17, 2018 12:15 pm Illinois Online will be offering short-format online courses to current undergraduate students and non-degree students from around the globe this winter 2020 Ebert Symposium to explore changing times in film, media Oct 1, 2020 9:45 am The third annual Ebert Symposium, exploring film and the media industry, will be online this year on three different dates, starting Oct. 8. Filmmakers, media professionals and academics will be part of the discussion. 35th Insect Fear Film Festival: Ticks Feb 6, 2018 10:15 am The 35th Insect Fear Film Festival will focus on a creature that is important for humans to understand but that is not actually an insect at all American Legion to establish post at Illinois Feb 8, 2019 10:00 am The new post will honor of the late Shawna Morrison, the first female Illinois National Guard member killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and an Illinois student at the time of her death A new, more effective way to assess teachers’ competency Feb 15, 2023 2:45 pm Nancy Latham, director of the Council on Teacher Education at Illinois, coauthored a book that makes the credentialing system for teachers simpler and more trustworthy for those hiring them. As a bonus, it can be used in other industries, too. Archaeological predictive model helps Illinoisans balance growth with preservation May 26, 2020 11:45 am The Illinois State Archaeological Survey offers a GIS-based tool that draws on more than a century of data to predict the probability of encountering an archaeological site in any 2-acre section of Illinois. Art and music harmonize at Art Remastered performances at Krannert Art Museum Feb 12, 2018 9:30 am Local musicians composed new songs in response to a piece of art at the museum, then perform them next to the artwork. The museum will host an Art Remastered event Feb. 23 Artificial intelligence could help air travelers save a bundle Aug 1, 2019 8:45 am Researchers are using artificial intelligence to help airlines price services such as checked bags, seat reservations in a way to benefit customers’ budget and privacy, airline industry’s bottom line. Artists at Krannert Art Museum want you to use your ears as well as your eyes Apr 3, 2018 4:45 am Artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme will talk about the importance of sound in their work, including an exhibition currently at Krannert Art Museum Artists consider nuclear industry's legacy in Krannert Art Museum exhibition Oct 10, 2019 4:00 pm An exhibition opening at Krannert Art Museum this month seeks to make visible the long-term impact of the nuclear industry, particularly issues surrounding radioactive waste. Artist's solo show emphasizes Black resilience through historic vigilantism Dec 20, 2021 12:00 pm Professor Patrick Earl Hammie combined celebratory drawings from 'Soul Train' with painted images of lynch mobs for his solo show 'I Am … Legend,' now on view at Freeport Art Museum. A space of their own at KAM: ‘Homemade, with Love’ exhibition Feb 3, 2021 10:30 am This exhibition at Krannert Art Museum examines what it means to create space for Black girls and women to celebrate their creative lives, while transforming a gallery into a cozy furnished 'homemade' room. A supercomputing solution to gerrymandering Sep 28, 2016 3:15 pm Researchers create 800 million maps to help courts crack an age-old political problem Author makes case for politics to those who've lost faith Mar 4, 2020 11:15 am Communication professor Ned O’Gorman says politics is a necessity, not an option. But in a new book, he holds out hope that we know from everyday experience how to do politics that aren’t fundamentally 'us versus them.' Beautiful musk (and the furious farmer) Sep 12, 2017 9:00 am The low afternoon light cast a beautiful glow, and I was struck by a lone thistle growing amidst the wheat. Blog: A guide to the Japan House gardens May 31, 2016 2:00 pm Your guide, Jim Bier, designed and built the gardens at Japan House and has maintained the gardens for 19 years. Brown armorated stink bugs are on the move in Illinois this fall Sep 30, 2016 2:00 pm An invasive stink bug species has been found in five newly invaded Illinois counties this year, according to Kelly Estes, Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey coordinator in the Prairie Research Institute. Building bridges with the Maya community Aug 11, 2020 3:00 pm The Illinois Maya Initiative will develop a collaborative hub connecting researchers, social service professionals, and a growing community of Mayan immigrants and refugees in East Central Illinois, who probably number in the hundreds. Buying a home in Illinois? You'll need the Prairie Research Institute for that Feb 17, 2020 8:45 am For every home sold in Illinois, PRI provides data needed for banks, title companies, insurance companies, and consumers to make informed decisions about home ownership. Campus meeting Thursday night for missing scholar support Jun 21, 2017 1:00 pm Campus police and other officials will meet with members of the campus and community at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, to discuss campus support for the search for Yingying Zhang. Can my pet get Zika? Jul 6, 2016 11:00 am And is it possible for animals to serve as a “reservoir host” for the Zika virus or transmit the virus to people? Carbon capture collaborations lead clean energy drive in Illinois Jul 2, 2020 9:45 am U of I's Prairie Research Institute is collaborating with three Illinois power plants to implement sophisticated technologies that remove carbon from air emissions (carbon capture). Carle Illinois' new clinic will help patients and students Jul 24, 2019 9:30 am Medical students, guided by experienced Carle physicians, will care for patients’ primary care needs at Carle Illinois Clinic. Carle Illinois students collecting aid supplies for Ukrainian refugee relief Mar 3, 2022 4:00 pm 'Please scour your closets, garages, and attics for any of the items on this list. Every piece of equipment that we gather will be used to provide comfort and relief to people who desperately need it.' Carle, U of I to purchase 7 Tesla MRI for research, patient care Jul 25, 2019 3:15 pm New machine provides the highest magnetic field imaging strength commercially available in the nation approved by the FDA for brain and knee scans of patients greater than 66 lbs. Center for Children's Books announces 2020 Blue Ribbon winners Jan 13, 2021 10:30 am 'Whether for Zoom sharing or private escapism, books matter intensely right now, and it's stirring to see how many stellar titles appeared this year despite the obstacles,' said Editor Deborah Stevenson. Centering healing for Black youth and young adults Dec 16, 2022 2:00 pm Education professor Jarrett Lewis is developing ongoing mental health services to help Black youths process violent and racial trauma—and flourish despite that trauma. Chancellor Jones to address the City Club of Chicago Sep 7, 2021 10:45 am The Chancellor talks about the university's COVID-19 response and some highlights for Fall, including the continuing development of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, new Campus Instructional Facility, Siebel Center for Design. Changing methods for road salt application may ease environmental effects Feb 10, 2017 4:00 pm Road salt dissolves and flushes away into surface water, so high salt concentrations are often found in rivers and streams after a significant amount of snow has melted. But les could be used with proper training. Check out the many planned events Apr 5, 2016 1:00 pm International Week seeks to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources available to the Illinois campus and local community. Chicago's Large Lot Program sowing change in inner-city communities Mar 19, 2019 2:00 pm Chicago’s Large Lot Program allows existing property owners to buy up to two vacant residential lots on their blocks for $1 each. Chicago waterways – still flowing after more than 100 years Mar 8, 2017 3:15 pm Chicago’s intricate waterway system, which included reversing Chicago and Calumet river flows, has protected the Lake Michigan water supply for over 100 years, but faces new challenges CHIME puts students to work on COVID-related data science projects Aug 4, 2020 9:15 am A new international public health initiative at Illinois is bringing students together to work on data-information projects that will help public health agencies with COVID-19-related data analysis. Choose from more than 300 courses Mar 20, 2017 2:45 pm The promise of Illinois Online and the U of I is to provide a positive, rewarding and successful online learning experience. Choose from over 350 course sections Mar 17, 2018 10:30 am Are you travelling, returning home, or working at an internship this summer? Take challenging, high-demand courses in an online format from anywhere in the world Choreographer wrestles with notions of masculinity in new dance-theater work Nov 28, 2017 10:15 am 'Virago-Man Dem' considers male behaviors within Caribbean and African-American cultures, and how black men find themselves restricted by societal codes and taboos CI MED students partner with Champaign Unit 4 schools to host "Doctor for a Day" May 22, 2023 3:30 pm Students from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine are creating new opportunities to expose high school students to careers in health care. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of 'the bard' Mar 15, 2016 1:45 pm There are over 500 works in which Shakespeare appears as a character that have been curated them and chosen an eclectic group of works, in which Shakespeare appears in many guises. Community Engaged Scholars group launches to meet community needs during COVID-19 Jul 9, 2020 12:45 pm We CU Community Engaged Scholars—a 10-week summer scholars program matching Illinois students with community-based projects—is meeting the needs of the community and providing learning opportunities. Considering Illinois? Get on our mailing list Jan 22, 2017 8:45 am Want to receive personalized communications from us and manage your admissions process in one place? We have one word for you: myIllini. Contextual engineering adds deeper perspective to local projects Aug 17, 2020 11:45 am 'It gets really dicey when you are saying, "all we have to do is educate people," because it's an engineering predisposition to assume that people just don't know,' says research scientist Ann-Perry Witmer. 'Well, a lot of times they know a lot.' Corn rootworm keeps evolving ways to resist pesticides that protect $50 billion corn industry Mar 2, 2017 1:00 pm Scientific American (Feb. 14) Illinois entomologist Joseph Spencer worries that technology to defeat the corn rootworm will work only briefly against an inventive foe. Critter Cam from Vet Med: A Sharp-Shinned Hawk Jan 5, 2017 9:45 am The Wildlife Medical Clinic often cares for the sharp-shinned hawk’s larger (almost identical) cousin, the Cooper’s hawk, but sharpies are a rare visitor to the clinic. CyberGIS Center produces platform to track and help prevent COVID-19 Jun 24, 2020 11:15 am The CyberGIS Center at U. of I. has teamed with the state of Illinois to produce a system of interactive maps, charts, and animations to better help understand and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Dark Energy Survey data processed by NCSA now available to all scientists Jan 10, 2018 2:15 pm DES announced first major release of data: Information on more than 400 million astronomical objects, from distant galaxies to stars in the Milky Way Decadeslong effort revives ancient oak woodland Oct 29, 2020 11:15 am Thanks to a dedicated team that focused on rooting up invasive plants and periodically burning, seeding native plants and culling deer, the forest again resembles its ancient self, researchers report in the journal PLOS ONE. Discovering a wonderland Jan 3, 2019 4:30 pm English professor explores the history of expeditions to Antarctica Do food pantry environments encourage healthy food choices? New tool can assess Jun 23, 2018 1:30 pm Could improving the consumer nutrition environment of food pantries—placement of items, food choices, freshness, availability of nutritional information, etc.— help people make healthier choices? Dog down: Effort helps emergency medical staff treat police K-9s Aug 19, 2019 9:30 am New protocols will help emergency medical personnel stabilize, treat and transport law enforcement K-9s injured on the job.