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Illinois breaks ground on Siebel Center for Design

The University of Illinois broke ground for the Siebel Center for Design, a multidisciplinary hub of student-focused design thinking and learning. 

MFA Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum to feature work by art and design graduate students

Krannert Art Museum will feature the work of graduate students in art and design in its MFA Exhibition, opening April 21.

Former state representative, agency leader hired as director of community and government relations

Robert Flider joins the staff of Chancellor Robert Jones effective April 23 as the director of community and government relations. The hiring is subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

Illinois joins coalition seeking greater opportunities for high-achieving low- and moderate-income students

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of 100 top universities taking part in the American Talent Initiative, with a shared goal of increasing the recruitment, enrollment and graduation of high-achieving lower- and moderate-income students.

Six academic professionals honored with CAPE awards

Six employees are recipients of the 2018 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards, which recognize academic professionals for their work, personal and professional contributions.

Washington University expert on religion, politics to give Thulin Lecture in Religion

R. Marie Griffith, the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, will talk about political and religious disagreements surrounding sex when she delivers the annual Majorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois.

Website celebrates achievements of University of Illinois women

A new website celebrates the achievements women have made during the University of Illinois’ 150-year history.

‘Chancellor’s Critical Conversations’ series kicks off with Native imagery discussion

The “Chancellor’s Critical Conversations” series of discussions will begin with a session on native imagery April 10, followed by an April 17 conversation on the topic of free speech.

Artists at Krannert Art Museum want you to use your ears as well as your eyes

Artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme want you to listen to, and not just look at, their work on view at Krannert Art Museum.

Switzky named first director of Siebel Center for Design

Rachel Switzky has been selected as the inaugural director of the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Switzky, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial design at Illinois, will begin the new role June 18.