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Grainger Foundation pledges $25M to match engineering scholarship gifts

Apr 03, 2017 03:37 PM

Now through the end of 2019, The Grainger Foundation will match all donations made to the College's Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative.

U of I awarded $5.5 million Department of Defense grant

Dec 16, 2016 03:37 PM

The University of Illinois has received a $5.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to support economic revitalization in Illinois communities affected by reductions in federal military spending.

Chicago doctors use stem cells to cure sickle cell disease

Dec 12, 2016 03:37 PM

Sickle cell disease can cause debilitating fatigue, chronic pain, even death. But now what was once a life sentence may be no more. Doctors in Chicago say they are curing sickle cell disease in adults.

Illinois Music

Dec 08, 2016 07:10 AM

Nathan Gunn of Champaign already has won a Grammy Award (2010). Still, he about jumped out of his opera tights when informed via Instagram that he was nominated for two more Tuesday.

Illinois Innocence Project wins release of wrongfully convicted Decatur man imprisoned for 18 years

Nov 23, 2016 03:37 PM

A Decatur man walked free from the Macon County Courthouse today thanks to the efforts of the Illinois Innocence Project (IIP) at the University of Illinois Springfield. Newly discovered DNA evidence proves that Charles Palmer did not commit the 1998 murder of William Helmbacher.

New legislation proposes performance-based funding for U of I System

Nov 10, 2016 03:37 PM

Legislation introduced Thursday would redefine the state's long partnership with the University of Illinois System, providing predictable funding for university operations over the next five years in exchange for tangible performance goals that support Illinois students and serve the needs of the state.

The University of Illinois and Deloitte Foundation establish industry leading center for analytics education

Oct 25, 2016 03:37 PM

The Illinois College of Business is pleased to announce the launch of the “University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics” at Urbana-Champaign. A $5 million gift from the Deloitte Foundation and Deloitte’s retired and current partners, principals, managing directors and employees will allow Illinois College of Business to move to the head of class in business analytics education and talent development.

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

Oct 07, 2016 01:34 PM

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

Oct 05, 2016 01:38 PM

It started in March 2016, with the hire of coaching icon Lovie Smith. It continues now, with dramatic upgrades coming soon to the Fighting Illini football facilities. Plans call for a brand-new 107,650 square foot, $79.2 million Illinois Football Performance Center to be constructed next to the Irwin Indoor Practice Facility, and adjacent to Memorial Stadium. Future Phase 2 plans call for expansions of Memorial Stadium's south and east sides.

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

Oct 04, 2016 10:10 AM

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.