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.

UIC launches project to improve sickle cell outcomes in Chicago

Aug 16, 2016 03:37 PM

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.

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

Aug 10, 2016 03:37 PM

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.

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

Jul 28, 2016 03:50 PM

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

Robert J. Jones named Chancellor at Urbana-Champaign

Jul 19, 2016 03:37 PM

Robert J. Jones, president of the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), an experienced and accomplished scientist and research university leader, was named chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Tuesday, pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees at its July 21 meeting. He would take office on Oct. 3.

UIC launches Boys College Summer Literacy Institute

Jul 12, 2016 03:37 PM

The Boys College Summer Literacy Institute, a new program created by UIC, launched this summer to provide black boys with an academic foundation not typically offered in elementary school. Boys College gives black boys in grades 3 and 4 the reading and writing skills needed to prepare for and get admitted to top colleges and universities.

UIS experiences highest summer school enrollment to date

Jul 07, 2016 03:37 PM

More than 2,000 students have enrolled in classes at the University of Illinois Springfield already this summer.

UIC: $5 million gift largest in pharmacy college

Jun 21, 2016 03:37 PM

Herbert Retzky has never forgotten his time as a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. A $5 million donation from his and his wife Carol’s estate will ensure his legacy of advocating for the practice of pharmacy is secured within the college in perpetuity.

University of Illinois Startup wins Cozad New Venture Challenge

Jun 16, 2016 03:37 PM

One of the biggest factors in the profit margin for farmers is the moisture content of their harvest at the time of sale. A startup from the University of Illinois, Amber Ag, is providing a cost-effective way for farmers to monitor and even help alter the condition of their crops in silos.