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Center for Advanced Study seeks research project proposals

The Center for Advanced Study invites U. of I. faculty members to submit scholarly and creative proposals for consideration for its research appointments program.

 

Illinois history professor to speak following Sunday, Aug. 20, screening of ‘Dunkirk’ at Virginia Theatre

John A. Lynn II, a professor emeritus of history at Illinois, will give a talk and answer questions covering the events depicted in the film “Dunkirk” immediately following the 1 p.m. screening Aug. 20 at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign.

 

Bashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of Medicine

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has appointed a permanent executive associate dean: Rashid Bashir, a professor and the department head of bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Krannert Art Museum’s expanded website provides online access to artwork collection

Krannert Art Museum recently launched an expanded, redesigned website that will allow online visitors to search the museum’s art collection.

Culture’s influence on testing, evaluation to be focus of conference

Culture’s pivotal role in effective educational and social assessments – and how related research findings can spark social change – will be the focus of an international conference in Chicago this fall.

Illinois Fire Service Institute research director to testify in Congress

Gavin Horn, the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute’s director of research,  will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology. The hearing, scheduled for July 12, is titled “U.S.

Media advisory: Campus walk, concert Thursday night for missing scholar

A public event in support of missing scholar Yingying Zhang will take place Thursday evening at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The event is organized by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association.

Warmer, drier soils in Illinois

Soil temperatures have been rising throughout the first half of June, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.

 

Brown Young selected vice chancellor for student affairs

Danita M. Brown Young will become the vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 7. She currently is the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Minnesota.

Bagchi next director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Milan Bagchi, the head of the department of molecular and integrative physiology, was named the next director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois.

 

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