blog postsIllinois recognized on several lists in 2015Dec 18, 2015 2:30 pm13171 views A variety of businesses, organizations and news publications included Illinois on "best of" lists this year.Class of 2016 includes San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey LiugetMay 2, 2016 4:30 pm5498 views Corey Liuget left Illinois after his junior year for a multimillion-dollar NFL contract, but he never forgot the importance of a college degree. This spring, he’s completing his final requirements to earn his bachelor’s degree in sociology.What ‘Back to the Future Part II’ got wrong (and right), according to Illinois expertsOct 15, 2015 4:30 pm4980 views Experts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign weigh in on a few predictions the movie 'Back to the Future Part II' got wrong – and right – and their own forecasts for future technology.Illinois named #11 of The 25 Fittest U.S. Colleges in 2015Dec 10, 2015 3:15 pm4359 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been named #11 of “The 25 Fittest U.S. Colleges in 2015” by the Active Times.Campus invests $5 Million in second round of Investment for Growth proposalsJul 24, 2018 2:00 pm3309 views Illinois has selected 14 proposed projects to receive Investment for Growth funding.Bronze Tablet scholars leave lasting legacyMay 11, 2015 9:00 am3179 views Illinois’ seemingly endless wall of tablets feature the names of the top 3 percent of each graduating class that earned University Honors.Illinois pastry chef shares gingerbread building secretsDec 18, 2019 9:45 am3029 views University Housing head pastry chef Eric Larson created an epic holiday scene: the gingerbread Altgeld Hall and Alma Mater statue featured in the Chancellor’s 2019 Holiday Video. Here's how he did it.Paralympian Jean Driscoll on being 'picked on,' then 'picked out'Jul 23, 2015 4:00 pm3026 views In the following excerpts from an interview with the University of Illinois Archives in 2010, Illinois alumna Jean Driscoll discusses navigating school, teaching herself to ride a bike and discovering her passion for wheelchair athletics.36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 7, 2016 3:15 pm2926 views Thirty-six University of Illinois students have won National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships - 31 graduate students, and five undergraduates.5 reasons why Champaign-Urbana puts the home in homecomingSep 26, 2019 10:45 am2647 views Experience all Champaign-Urbana has to offer during Illinois Homecoming 2019.Hidden gems of University of Illinois a cappellaMay 8, 2017 1:15 pm2076 views As the members of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s eight a cappella groups know, you don’t need instruments to make beautiful music.Illinois freshmen (and their parents) on new year nervesAug 3, 2015 10:00 am1914 views What's your #ILLINOISlove story?Feb 11, 2016 2:30 pm1858 views We asked University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumni to share how they first met their significant others, from a Reddit meetup to a nude drawing class to a Homecoming party.Paralympic training facility gets upgraded, new lookMar 27, 2015 9:30 am1640 views The University of Illinois will be well-represented at the 2015 Boston Marathon, with 15 wheelchair racers participating. Those athletes will be more prepared this year thanks to a renovated and upgraded training facility.Class of 2016: The 40-year plan worked for herMay 11, 2016 9:15 am1638 views Graduating senior Donna O’Shaughnessy wouldn’t have it any other wayHigh school students Discover Architecture at IllinoisMar 30, 2015 2:15 pm1618 views The Discover Architecture program gives high school students an opportunity to learn about architecture and gain a taste of the experience of studying architecture in college.Open House Weekend at Illinois, March 8 – 10Feb 26, 2019 11:00 am1522 views Open House events March 8, 9, and 10, 2019, include the colleges of Engineering, ACES, Applied Health Sciences, and Education, plus the Beckman Institute and Allerton Mansion.5 interesting facts from Illinois Homecoming historyOct 10, 2018 8:15 am1486 views There was only one year when Illinois Homecoming was canceled. Why?Professor Joy Harjo wins $100,000 poetry award for lifetime achievementSep 10, 2015 2:00 pm1435 views The professor of English and American Indian Studies has won the Wallace Stevens Award, the highest honor given by the Academy of American Poets.Chancellor Jones' State of the University AddressNov 2, 2017 1:00 pm1357 views Read Chancellor Jones remarks reviewing the past year and discussing the next strategic plan being developed for the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignStudying history to shape the futureMay 27, 2015 10:45 am1322 views In the course of answering questions about the history of education, Professor James Anderson helps shape its future.Open House weekend, March 10, 11Feb 20, 2017 11:00 am1086 views On March 10th and 11th, the campus will welcome hundreds of high school students for the renowned Engineering Open House and others.Illinois graduate student wins Ford FellowshipAug 20, 2015 8:30 am1036 views Vanessa Rivera-Quinones of Carolina, Puerto Rico, a second-year PhD student in Mathematics, is one of 60 students nationwide to win a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.Disability pioneer Tim Nugent nominated for Congressional Gold MedalJul 29, 2015 2:00 pm1019 views On Tuesday, July 28, U.S. Representative Rodney Davis and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk introduced a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Timothy Nugent.Illinois joins UChicago, national labs in quantum collaborationOct 18, 2018 4:15 am1018 views Quantum collaboration first step in broad partnership between Illinois and the University of ChicagoUniversity of Illinois honored at Mid-America Emmy AwardsOct 6, 2016 1:30 pm993 views The university's Big Ten Network non-athletic programming producers and its journalism students were recognized at the Mid America Regional Emmy Awards on October first.Congrats, #ILLINOIS2017May 4, 2017 10:00 am988 views In the last days before Commencement, we'll be sharing eight stories from #ILLINOIS2017 graduates about their time at Illinois -- the challenges, triumphs and places on campus they'll miss most.At Illinois, disability doesn't mean being disabledOct 14, 2015 10:15 am977 views When Illinois wheelchair athletes aren’t training, Daisy - a two year old basset hound - is on one of their treadmills.Illinois again earns a spot on the Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools listFeb 18, 2016 3:30 pm965 views The University of Illinois is the No. 7 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers, with 2,026 graduates having served since the agency was created in 1961.On the Road to Rio: Paralympic athletes prepare for qualifying trialsJun 10, 2016 9:00 am847 views Wheelchair track head coach Adam Bleakney said he predicts about 8-10 Illini will achieve marks high enough to qualify as official U.S. Paralympic competitors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer. The Paralympic trials will be held June 30 through July 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina.