blog postsNow seniors, first cohort of Cancer Scholars set to graduateJan 10, 2018 11:00 am0 views Inaugurated in 2014, the Cancer Scholars program gave a small cohort of students the chance to mold their undergraduate experience around the idea of cancer researchIllinois technician combines engineering and creativity in a DIY synthesizerJan 27, 2017 10:30 am0 views Skot Wiedmann creates music on a palm-sized synthesizer he built in just a few hours. He can experiment with sound using his fingers on the surface to create chords and move up and down octaves.Learning from the LencaJan 29, 2018 10:15 am0 views We are in Llano Largo, the highest point in Central America and also the client community of my course in international water-system design, Honduras Water ProjectOur summer spent saving turtlesJan 29, 2018 1:45 pm0 views Last summer, two rising second-year veterinary students traded blue lab coats and lecture halls in Urbana for chest-high waders and wetlands in Lake County in northeast IllinoisGies Business senior reimagining handheld healthcareFeb 1, 2019 11:30 am0 views '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 technologyInterested in Illinois? Come visit us!Feb 13, 2017 7:45 am0 views There are many opportunities for you to see the campus, visit a class, meet some students, and check out housingBuilding trust in a market for women vendorsFeb 13, 2020 4:00 pm0 views 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.Illinois a top producer of Fulbright student granteesFeb 14, 2019 1:15 pm0 views Eleven students from the Urbana campus received Fulbright awards for the 2018-19 academic year, placing Illinois among the top 15 public institutions in terms of numbers of student grantees. NBA All-Star Weekend was a slam dunk for Illinois studentsFeb 20, 2020 3:45 pm0 views Three Illinois students in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism recap their five-day experience at the NBA All-Star Game in Chicago. Illinois again a top producer of Fulbright U.S. scholarsFeb 27, 2018 12:45 pm0 views For the seventh time in the past eight years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Student AwardsIllini Success report: UI grads succeeding in job placement, starting salariesMar 5, 2020 9:30 am0 views 93 percent of 2019 graduates found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began a volunteer program within six months. The average salary for the full-time-employed grads was $63,515. 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 JonesInterested in Illinois? Visit us virtually!Mar 27, 2020 3:30 pm0 views Visit the U of I virtually through a YouTube series and a new VR experience that requires no gear.Okavango Odyssey: Studying wildlife in BotswanaMar 30, 2017 10:45 am0 views U. of I. animal sciences students spent nine weeks studying wildlife in Botswana's Okavango Delta and Chobe Enclave Region.Image of Research: You are what you eatApr 3, 2018 10:30 am0 views Caitlyn Edwards' photo, a semifinalist in the Image of Research competition, features lutein-rich 'cupcakes' - part of a study to understand the role of nutrition in children’s brain healthHistory class organizes to fight hungerApr 4, 2017 9:00 am0 views It started as Leslie Reagan taught her United States history class about the Great Depression and the New Deal. “A third of the country was out of work, and people were starving.”Image of Research: Bare WitnessApr 4, 2018 1:45 am0 views Graduate student Matthew Go established the first Filipino skeletal research collection in the world. He is a semifinalist in the 2018 Image of Research competition 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.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.MFA Exhibition to feature work by art and design grad studentsApr 20, 2018 8:00 am0 views The multidisciplinary artwork represents the culmination of their graduate education in an exhibition at Krannert Art MuseumChoose Illinois: Accept your offer by May 1Apr 29, 2018 10:00 am0 views Why choose Illinois? Here are more than 200 reasonsStudy: 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 grants#ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Catherine ApplegateMay 4, 2020 11:15 am0 views When Catherine Applegate began her graduate research into the effects of diet on cancer, she had no idea that soon she would be experiencing cancer from a completely different perspective – as a patient.ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Cynthia Estrada Diaz de LeonMay 4, 2020 11:15 am0 views For Cynthia Estrada Diaz de Leon, college has been a test of her skills in adapting to new environments – and a testament to her initiative in finding a way to make things happen. #ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Prince BoadiMay 6, 2020 4:30 pm0 views Prince Boadi is the first in his family to attend college, and he isn’t finished yet. He has already been accepted to 10 medical schools.#ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Graduates: Emma TaylorMay 8, 2020 2:15 pm0 views Emma Taylor’s introduction to the jazz program at the University of Illinois came through a jam session at the Iron Post, a downtown Urbana live music venue.#ILLINOIS2020 Outstanding Students: Andrew NadolskiMay 11, 2020 11:00 am0 views Nadolski focused on the design of a special coating for ceramic lenses used in microwave telescopes. He had the chance to deploy his knowledge during several trips to Antarctica, including one for 11 months in 2017.Bad-science busters shift keen minds to COVID-19May 13, 2020 10:45 am0 views 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.Virtual exhibitions highlight art and design graduatesMay 14, 2020 9:30 am0 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.Illini students making masks for people with spinal cord injuriesMay 21, 2020 3:15 pm0 views People with spinal cord injuries have above-average risk in the COVID-19 pandemic due to the prevalence of comorbidities, and obtaining effective masks for people with SCI has proven challenging.