blog postsFor your next Netflix marathon, check out these Illinois-related films, TV showsDec 16, 2016 10:30 am18370 views The holidays are the perfect time to curl up in a blanket, grab some popcorn and start a binge-a-thon of movies and television shows that feature University of Illinois alumni who went on to become award-winning directors, screenwriters and actors. Illinois 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.The 2019 University-wide Commencement GuideApr 3, 2019 11:00 am8134 views The University-wide Commencement ceremony is one of the biggest and best celebrations on campus. Here are the top tips to prepare for the ceremony.For your next Netflix marathon, check out these Illinois-related shows, filmsDec 14, 2017 2:45 pm7186 views When it’s cold outside, grab a steaming mug of hot chocolate and start a binge-a-thon of movies and television shows featuring Illinois alumni who later became award-winning directors, screenwriters and actors.Commencement speaker: Find a better wayMay 14, 2016 1:30 pm6185 views Illinois alumnus and 2016 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Commencement speaker Jeff Huber speaks to the Class of 2016 about the obstacles -- cow manure, job loss and personal loss -- that motivate him to find a better way. Class of 2016 includes San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey LiugetMay 2, 2016 4:30 pm5492 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.The #ILLINOIS Bucket ListApr 3, 2019 9:45 am4662 views Make the most of your time at Illinois by exploring all that campus has to offer. Illinois named #11 of The 25 Fittest U.S. Colleges in 2015Dec 10, 2015 3:15 pm4358 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.Get Ready: Welcome Days 2019Aug 14, 2019 10:45 am4129 views Whether it’s your first time on campus, or you feel like you’ve been here forever, you won’t want to miss one of the most exciting weeks on campus.#ILLINOIS2019: 6 things to do before University-wide CommencementMar 27, 2019 8:45 am4006 views Congratulations, class of 2019! Your big day is right around the corner. Here’s what you need to know to be prepared for commencement.Campus invests $5 Million in second round of Investment for Growth proposalsJul 24, 2018 2:00 pm3259 views Illinois has selected 14 proposed projects to receive Investment for Growth funding.Bronze Tablet scholars leave lasting legacyMay 11, 2015 9:00 am3091 views Illinois’ seemingly endless wall of tablets feature the names of the top 3 percent of each graduating class that earned University Honors.86-year-old Joe Pedott, promoter of the Chia Pet, was here for CommencementMay 8, 2018 3:00 pm3059 views Illinois alumnus Joe Pedott has been waiting 63 years to take part in the Illinois commencement ceremony. The 86-year-old graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1955, but he left campus to work in Chicago before he had the chance to participate in the ceremony.Paralympian Jean Driscoll on being 'picked on,' then 'picked out'Jul 23, 2015 4:00 pm2965 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 pm2919 views Thirty-six University of Illinois students have won National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships - 31 graduate students, and five undergraduates.A Year in Review: Memorable Moments from 2018Dec 28, 2018 9:30 am2880 views It’s been an incredible year at Illinois. Take a look back at some of the most memorable moments on campus this year.Meet the Illinois athletes and coaches heading to the ParalympicsAug 24, 2016 6:00 pm2871 views A list of University of Illinois individuals - both as coaches and athletes - heading to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Paralympic Games. Six ways to enjoy summer on campusMay 29, 2019 3:30 pm2514 views Spending your summer break on campus? Here are some ways to make it the best one yet.See campus through the eyes of #ILLINOIS2019Apr 23, 2019 9:15 am2281 views Before Illinois graduates go on to change the world, we asked them to share the places on campus that changed their lives.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 pm1828 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.U of I partners with UChicago on a major innovation initiativeOct 19, 2017 11:15 am1671 views U.S. Army Research Laboratory to join innovation complex based on Chicago’s South Side in the first tangible part of a statewide plan for tech and economic developmentClass of 2016: The 40-year plan worked for herMay 11, 2016 9:15 am1637 views Graduating senior Donna O’Shaughnessy wouldn’t have it any other wayParalympic training facility gets upgraded, new lookMar 27, 2015 9:30 am1623 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.Alumni adviceAug 5, 2019 3:30 pm1608 views A new school year means new beginnings. We asked alumni to share their best advice for our Illini on LinkedIn.High school students Discover Architecture at IllinoisMar 30, 2015 2:15 pm1582 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.Hidden gems of University of Illinois a cappellaMay 8, 2017 1:15 pm1559 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.Open House Weekend at Illinois, March 8 – 10Feb 26, 2019 11:00 am1484 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.Professor Joy Harjo wins $100,000 poetry award for lifetime achievementSep 10, 2015 2:00 pm1431 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.