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We CU empowers students to make a positive impact in the community

Since its launch in summer of 2020, more than 800 students have served the local community through We CU. These students completed 15,171 hours of service and training, including 163 service projects with community partners. A service-centered public engagement program, We CU matches undergraduate and graduate students with local community-based organizations and projects. The program… Continue Reading

Illinois Extension provides value for state residents

A 2020 report values the annual economic and functional benefits of Illinois Extension at over $603 million, about ten times the $60.9 million annual budget of the university unit. With a mix of federal, state and local funds, both public and private, Extension provided nearly 50,000 educational program sessions in 2019, an average of 960… Continue Reading

Illinois aids broader community with a free, non-credit course open to the public

A new non-credit course made learning about the pandemic accessible to all during the Fall 2020 semester. Created by Provost Andreas Cangellaris and other campus leaders, COV-course addressed a comprehensive, multidisciplinary understanding of the pandemic during Fall 2020. The course was available for free and open to everyone, including the local community, students, parents, staff,… Continue Reading

STEM Illinois builds pathways for students

Echoing its land-grant mission, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is collaborating with local partners to engage with K-12 and college students in our surrounding communities.  STEM Illinois will build upon our current ecosystem of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that inspires youth from diverse backgrounds and learning styles to explore STEM education and career… Continue Reading

Research Park continues to foster innovation and learning

The Research Park at the University of Illinois provides an environment where technology-based businesses can work with faculty and students to take advantage of opportunities for collaborative research and easy access to university labs, equipment, and services. Corporations have sought out the Research Park to address recruitment needs for high-quality technical talent. More than 800… Continue Reading

Cancer Center and Division of Intercollegiate Athletics team up to “Krush Cancer”

The Illinois family is teaming up to promote cancer research and advocacy during Fighting Illini men’s basketball games. A collaboration between the Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL) and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, “Krush Cancer” night showcases the revolutionary cancer technologies and treatments developed at the University of Illinois by interacting with the Illinois community…. Continue Reading

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts celebrates 50 years

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts first opened in April 1969 thanks to a gift from Herman and Ellnora Krannert. The Center supports the belief that creativity is a core human characteristic and that the arts hold uniquely transformative potential. For fifty years, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has been dedicated to the advancement… Continue Reading

New Center Sets the Bar for Design-Thinking Education

Embodying the institutional commitment to world-class education and discovery, the new Siebel Center for Design will channel talents to develop expertise, passion and creativity toward grand challenges. Fostered by transdisciplinary education and problem solving, students across campus will explore ideas and master skills through action. “Our vision for this design center and our vision for… Continue Reading