blog postsWork by Illinois dance student performed at national festivalJul 12, 2018 8:45 am0 views Krystal Collins’ senior dance thesis was inspired by games of double dutch, summer parties and family get-togethers – the things she and her friends remember from their childhoodsWhere the wild turkeys aren’tMay 19, 2017 8:45 am1 views Wild turkeys are not endangered or dying out, but environmental officials want to know how forest management may be tailored to increase turkey populations and harvest.Welcome New Students!Jul 30, 2017 9:30 am0 views Welcome days for new Illinois students are August 24 - 27. Dive in!Weighing bears, corralling otters and healing wild beastsSep 30, 2019 2:00 pm0 views How do you weigh a fully grown American black bear? These veterinary medicine students know the answer, and it's a bit more complicated than just saying, 'very carefully.'Watch now: New BTN documentary ‘Illinois Artists’Aug 21, 2018 11:45 am5 views A new Big Ten Network documentary features the work of the Definition Theatre Company, Endalyn Taylor and Illinois Jazz Studies facultyWatch: College of Media students created this holiday videoDec 21, 2018 12:15 pm0 views A Media and Cinema Studies class of 15 students plus five independent study students did everything from drawing storyboards to shooting video, directing to post-productionView entries to the Illinois Abroad photo contest and voteApr 7, 2018 9:45 am2 views Great photos from around the globe taken by Illini students. Vote in the People's Choice category by Friday, April 13 at 5 pmUrbana's Trelease Woods offers old-growth lessonsSep 9, 2019 2:45 pm3 views Partly because of its close proximity to the University of Illinois, which owns it, and partly because it’s so old and rare, the 60-some acres of woodland is one of the most-researched tracts of forest in the world.Undergraduate Research Week, April 23 - 29Apr 16, 2017 10:30 am0 views Undergraduate Research Week showcases the best of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at the University of Illinois.Undergraduate Research Week, April 15 - 21Apr 14, 2018 8:00 am1 views A celebration of student innovation and excellenceUndergrads choose their own adventure in wildlife research groupOct 20, 2017 10:15 pm0 views The students are told, ‘If you have an interest in a particular part of the lab, let us know. We’ll let you try it out and see if you still like it after you’ve tried it.’Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle modelsJul 24, 2017 10:30 am2 views Researchers found that plants vary a lot in the efficiency with which they uptake carbon dioxide and conserve waterTwo Illinois undergrads to study at U.K. Fulbright Summer InstituteJun 6, 2018 10:15 am2 views Madeline Ford of Henning, Illinois, and Michael Mitchell, of DeKalb, Illinois, are among 60 U.S. students selected for U.K. Summer Fulbright opportunitiesTry an Illinois summer programMar 1, 2019 3:15 pm1 views To get a jump-start on college life, sign up for an Illinois summer program. Whether you’re looking to earn class credit, explore majors, or just see what life at Illinois is really like, we have something for you.Tracking a forest’s recovery one year after stormAug 1, 2018 10:00 am0 views In February, 2017, a tornado swept through this part of the Shawnee National Forest. There are few canopy trees left standing and invasive understory plants have taken overThe Image of Research 2019 semi-finalistsMar 15, 2019 2:30 pm6 views Attend the Image of Research Reception on April 3 to see the 25 semi-finalists on display and vote for the People's Choice Award! Winners will be announced at the event.Study: I-Promise grants boost low-income U. of I. students’ graduation ratesApr 29, 2019 9:00 am0 views Freshmen from low-income families who received Illinois Promise loan-replacement grants at Illinois were much more likely to graduate within five years compared with similar peers who did not get grantsStudent Success Initiative aims to further improve undergrad successAug 20, 2019 11:30 am1260 views As part of ongoing efforts to ensure the university is providing world-class student experiences, Illinois has launched a new effort called the Student Success Initiative.Students travel to Costa Rica for a deeper look at sustainabilityJun 17, 2018 11:00 am4 views 19 LAS students traveled into the communities and landscape of Costa Rica and came back with knowledge that can only come from immersion in the environment and the people who sustain itStudents stop hackers while earning course creditSep 13, 2017 9:30 am2 views 'We’re a major research university with a world-renowned Computer Science department.These students...can look at some our code and clean it up, make it more efficient, in just a few minutes'Snake Road SojournApr 19, 2017 9:15 am0 views Illinois Natural History Survey conservation biologist Mark Davis hopes treks to see snakes, frogs, salamanders and other creatures in the wild will instill in his students a commitment to work for conservation.See campus through the eyes of #ILLINOIS2019Apr 23, 2019 9:15 am2318 views Before Illinois graduates go on to change the world, we asked them to share the places on campus that changed their lives.Searching for turtles in a sea of grassJun 5, 2018 10:30 am0 views To survey local Ornate Turtles, one has to find them. Turtle tracking dogs help a lot.Searching for an ancient Maya pilgrimage path: The elusive poolsJul 2, 2017 9:00 am1 views Researchers are mapping the final three of 25 sacred pools at Cara Blanca, an ancient Maya pilgrimage site in central BelizeSearching for an ancient Maya pilgrimage path: Fire and waterJul 30, 2017 4:15 pm1 views You can't just walk to the edge of the Mayan underworld. You have to beat a path to it.Robotic arm gives architecture students more fabrication optionsMar 15, 2017 3:30 pm1 views The School of Architecture has a new fabrication tool for students to use in building objects they’ve designed.Resources to support our international communityMar 23, 2017 5:45 am0 views 'Our success rests on the principle of inviting the best and brightest into our community and supporting their capacity to thrive...' - Chancellor Robert JonesResearch Experience for UndergraduatesAug 7, 2017 3:15 pm0 views This summer, 10 undergrads performed research on imaging and microscopy technologies in the “Discoveries in Bioimaging” Research Experience for Undergraduates funded by NSFReport quantifies grads' first destinationsMar 7, 2018 11:15 am1 views Alumni with recently completed undergraduate degrees will again exceed national averages related to graduates securing first destinations, according to an annual survey Real growth in virtual reality learning experiencesOct 10, 2019 9:45 am0 views From courses in humanities to science, more students enhance learning through virtual reality.