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Knobloch honored with Charles H. Woolbert Research Award

The National Communication Association announces the selection of Leanne Knobloch, a professor of communication at Illinois, as the 2018 recipient of the Charles H. Woolbert Research Award. 

Five Urbana-Champaign campus professors named University Scholars

Five University of Illinois professors at the Urbana-Champaign campus have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

U. of I. undergraduates awarded national scholarships for language studies

Five undergraduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are among the 550 students nationwide awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study critical languages this summer.

Two Illinois students to study at U.K. Fulbright Summer Institute

Two University of Illinois students are among 60 students in the U.S. to receive a U.K. Summer Fulbright placement.

Two U. of I. seniors among Boren Scholarships recipients

Two University of Illinois seniors are among 221 nationwide recipients of David L. Boren Scholarships, awarded by the National Security Education Program to provide undergraduate students experience in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership awarded to four faculty members

The Office of the Provost recognized four University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members April 25 with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership.

Germanic languages and literatures professor named Getty Residential Scholar

Illinois professor Mara Wade has been awarded a Getty Residential Scholar Grant. She’ll use the residency to work on her book on the relationship between public monuments and cultural politics in the city of Nuernberg.

Illinois chemist elected to National Academy of Sciences

Scott E. Denmark, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Denmark is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates recognized for distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Ngumbi honored with prestigious biology medal

Esther Ngumbi, a postdoctoral researcher at Illinois, has been selected as the Society for Experimental Biology’s SEB+ section 2018 President’s Medallist. Candidates for the medal are selected on the basis of their outstanding contribution to one of the four fields of research represented by the SEB’s four sections (SEB+, plant, cell and animal biology).

Four students honored by Goldwater scholarship program

Three University of Illinois students have been nationally recognized with Barry M. Goldwater scholarships, which support students with potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering.  A fourth Illinois student was selected for honorable mention

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