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University of Illinois System, U of I Foundation Extend Fundraising Success

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 1:34 pm CDT

For 81 years, the University of Illinois Foundation and the University of Illinois have worked together to secure and manage private gifts from donors who are committed to the University and advancing its excellence in teaching, research and public engagement.

The Illinois Renaissance Continues

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 1:38 am CDT

It started in March, with the hire of coaching icon Lovie Smith. It continues now, with dramatic upgrades coming soon to Memorial Stadium. Plans call for an enhanced fan experience on the stadium’s east side, including new restrooms and concessions. Fans will also enjoy improved accessibility in the form of new entrances and elevators. Most compelling, however, are the changes intended for the south end of the stadium. There, the “horseshoe" stands will be demolished, replaced by a new south grandstand. In addition to amenities similar to those that will be found on the renovated east side, the area will feature greater seating capacity, with fans much closer to the action on the field. The grandstand will enclose the entire stadium, making it feel more intimate for our fans and more intimidating for our opponents.

$25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for Design

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 12:40 am CDT

The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today announced a $25 million lead gift to establish the Siebel Center for Design. The new two-story building will be a campuswide hub for student-focused design thinking and learning.

Engineering faculty members appear in the 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 1:45 pm CDT

The U. of I. is represented in the 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering by Elsevier Scopus Data

UIS online leader Ray Schroeder honored as an Outstanding Practitioner in Distance Education

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 1:03 pm CDT

Ray Schroeder, associate vice chancellor for online learning at the University of Illinois Springfield, was honored with the 2016 Wedemeyer Award for Outstanding Practitioner in Distance Education by the Univeristy of Wisconsin on August 10, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin.

UIC launches project to improve sickle cell outcomes in Chicago

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 1:03 pm CDT

The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve outcomes for patients with sickle cell disease.


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