blog posts 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. 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. A busy two weeks in Brazil for this Vet Med student Jul 12, 2017 1:00 pm Once I stepped off the plane in Curitiba and entered my host family’s car, Brazilian culture surrounded me…and it was beautiful. ACES student blog: Not all classrooms have four walls Nov 6, 2017 10:15 am Through study abroad, I learned that not all classrooms have four walls, and that there is something to be learned in every opportunity, regardless of where you are. 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. Adjusting to these 'ever-changing times' Nov 25, 2020 10:15 am '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.' 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. A few minutes with paralympian Kelsey LeFevour Sep 27, 2019 4:15 pm LeFevour talks about why she took up wheelchair racing and her experiences at DRES. 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. Anthropology students in Belize: Maya rituals unearthed Aug 16, 2018 9:00 am We are excavating two ancient Maya sites nestled in the sacred landscape of Cara Blanca in central Belize. Both date to A.D. 800-900, Bad-science busters shift keen minds to COVID-19 May 13, 2020 10:45 am 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. 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. 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! 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. Building trust in a market for women vendors Feb 13, 2020 4:00 pm This is a mahila bazaar in New Dehli, a retail zone set aside for women vendors only. It provides safety from the harassment and abuse they faced in other markets from male vendors, police and public officials. 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. Carle Illinois' first ever Make-a-thon: Conceiving the 'health mirror' Dec 19, 2018 11:00 am Participants spent a day brainstorming solutions to a simple question: 'What if healthy living was as simple as looking in a mirror?' Carle Illinois inaugural class profile: Phani Gaddipati Nov 14, 2018 1:45 pm 'Before coming to medical school, people always said it’s a lot of work. What’s kind of surprising is that I am doing a lot of work but it doesn’t feel like work, because I’m learning about things I’m interested in.' Carle Illinois inaugural class profiles: Aaron Brown Jan 17, 2019 9:15 am 'Math changed my life in showing me that problem solving is where I wanted to be. That’s what brought me to medicine' Casting a net for conservation, and catching ducks Mar 22, 2017 8:00 am "Using telemetry to track the birds from different sites allows me to know exactly where each duck is sitting, what habitats it likes to use, and how long it stays in the region." Catching bats for conservation May 18, 2021 11:00 am '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 am We are eager to celebrate you and your accomplishmentswith an in-person Stage Crossing experience and Online Commencement Celebration. Choose Illinois: Accept your offer by May 1 Apr 29, 2018 10:00 am Why choose Illinois? Here are more than 200 reasons Christina Moawad: Combining problem-solving and compassion Oct 15, 2018 6:15 am 'I didn’t want to limit myself to just creating, or just having human impact. I wanted to be able to be on both sides,' says the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine inaugural student CI MED student elected national delegate to prestigious medical education group Jan 23, 2024 12:00 pm Alexa Lauinger has been elected to represent medical students nationwide on policies affecting diversity and mentorship within medical education through the American Association of Medical Colleges. Classics course uses Greek tragedies to provide war insights Dec 20, 2019 10:15 am Classics professor Angeliki Tzanetou and her students explored issues of war and trauma through Greek tragedies and learned how the themes presented in the ancient dramas are connected to present-day crises. 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. 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. C-U resident benefits from ‘perfect’ Mechanical Science & Engineering student project Dec 12, 2019 9:15 am The 'gait trainer' project team designed and modified a walker-like device for the course, and then presented it to client Jasmine Brown, a single mother of two who has cerebral palsy. Design students create virtual reality scenarios for those soon to be released from prison May 22, 2018 4:00 am The immersive reality scenarios will help new parolees learn how to navigate public transportation, pay at the pump at a gas station or order from a digital kiosk at a fast-food restaurant Design students’ use of AI to conceptualize 'solarpunk sustainable suburb' Dec 15, 2023 11:45 am Graphic design professor Jena Marble says AI is not a replacement for students' creativity or critical thinking. 'It’s a helpful tool to streamline the creative processes,” she said. 'You should know how to use it...' 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! 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. Ebertfest provides behind-the-scenes access to students Dec 11, 2019 10:30 am 'The involvement of the college’s inspired students is great for Ebertfest, but it also gives those students that do get involved an experience that few other schools can match,' says Ebertfest coordinator Andrew Hall. Engineering launches City Scholars program in Chicago Jan 17, 2018 9:30 am City Scholars work as paid interns at some of Chicago’s top companies, and take Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign engineering courses, both online and locally Engineering team seeks sponsors to fly miniature greenhouse to the moon Mar 22, 2017 3:15 pm Illinois freshmen Alex Darragh and Matt Steinlauf want to be the first engineering farmers to plant a seed and grow it on the moon. Enroll now in online winter courses Oct 25, 2019 4:45 pm The winter online term offers you an opportunity to continue your education, persist toward graduation and learn valuable skills such as time management and goal setting. 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.' Final day for free phone carols Dec 13, 2018 5:45 am For one week only, anyone from anywhere can call us round the clock and request any holiday tune, and we'll do our best to sing it over the phone. For free. Finding an ancient Maya city in the jungles of Belize Aug 7, 2018 8:45 am 'The site is impressive, with monumental buildings and a temple that rises 30 meters above our heads. ...the west side of the temple platform is a sheer 10-meter drop' 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. Four Illinois students awarded Barry Goldwater scholarships Apr 12, 2018 12:00 pm The national awards recognize students for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering 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. Gies Business's Disruption Lab drives innovation for students, corporate partners Jan 27, 2021 10:30 am '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.' Gies Business senior reimagining handheld healthcare Feb 1, 2019 11:30 am 'With one handheld device, you can now measure your important numbers, track your progress, and send that data to clinics and receive remote counseling.' Chang Hun Lee holds 10 patents for this technology 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. Grad student's turbine research finds clarity in the fog Dec 16, 2019 8:45 am '...I found myself traveling through a wind farm. It was a lucky coincidence: A thick mist lay on the horizon and, thanks to the fog, I could see the turbulence fields each turbine generated in its wake.' Graduate students adapt to internships Aug 25, 2020 2:30 pm Eleven students in the College of Applied Health Sciences spoke of perseverance, patience and making the most of their revamped opportunities. Grammy Awards finds MBA student’s retro gramophone pitch perfect Mar 17, 2021 9:30 am 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. 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.