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 am6 views A new Big Ten Network documentary features the work of the Definition Theatre Company, Endalyn Taylor and Illinois Jazz Studies facultyWatch it now: 'Runs and Data: The Science of Illinois Baseball'May 4, 2020 11:00 am6 views World-renowned baseball physicist Alan Nathan teams up with student Charlie Young to explore the evolving world of baseball physics, analytics in the new BTN documentary, 'Runs and Data: The Science of Illinois Baseball'.Watch: College of Media students created this holiday videoDec 21, 2018 12:15 pm1 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-productionVirtual 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.View entries to the Illinois Abroad photo contest and voteApr 7, 2018 9:45 am10 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 pm12 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 am3 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.’Un camino a sí misma: BrendaNov 20, 2019 12:30 pm0 views Brenda's Illinois journey involved both connecting with her Mexican heritage through La Casa Cultural Latina, and opening herself to new experiences and challenges.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 am3 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.The challenges, triumphs of a Deaf physics grad studentNov 26, 2019 8:15 am0 views The exhilaration of performing cutting-edge research was accompanied by a sobering discovery: the lack of a common language model for scientific discourse in sign language was going to be a greater challenge than he’d anticipated.Team creates game-based virtual archaeology field schoolJan 29, 2020 10:15 am1 views 'This class makes it possible for many more students to get an education or explore a career in archaeology,' says Professor Laura Shackelford - more affordable than traditional field school, and accessible to everyone.Study: I-Promise grants boost low-income U. of I. students’ graduation ratesApr 29, 2019 9:00 am1 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 grantsStudents 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.Student Success Initiative identifies themes, continues to gather feedbackDec 13, 2019 3:30 pm66 views The Student Success Initiative is an effort to better understand what constitutes, supports and carries forward undergraduate student success by bringing together working groups from across campus.Student Success Initiative aims to further improve undergrad successAug 20, 2019 11:30 am1857 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 am6 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'Students' first steps back to campus lifeAug 12, 2020 10:00 am6 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.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 am2404 views Before Illinois graduates go on to change the world, we asked them to share the places on campus that changed their lives.