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Inaugural Campus Landscape Master Plan, campus renovations support learning and scholarship

The first-ever Campus Landscape Master Plan (CLMP) ensures our treasured landscape will thrive for many years. The CLMP will shape the vision of a future outdoor environment to protect natural heritage, strengthen ecosystems, enhance shared experiences and learning opportunities, and provide a welcoming experience for students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and guests. Altgeld Hall… Continue Reading

Mapping a path through graduate education at Illinois

The Graduate College at Illinois has created and implemented a new approach to graduate student orientation, called GradMAP. GradMAP reimagines the very idea of orientation, offering a suite of resources that provide new graduate students with comprehensive first-year experience in the form of webpages, newsletters, videos, handouts, and a set of Canvas modules. The impact of… Continue Reading

Illinois designated a First Scholars institution

In August of 2022, The University of Illinois announced its designation as a First-gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and the Suder Foundation. In April of 2023, Illinois became the first institution in the state to achieve the center’s First Scholars institutional… Continue Reading

Cancer Center unites world-class faculty to innovate new technologies, enable cancer-free lives

The Cancer Center at Illinois (CCIL) unites world-class faculty from diverse disciplines across the university to change how we take on cancer. CCIL has made significant progress in multi-principal investigator activities, cancer funding and faculty hiring in cancer research across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Recent innovations focus on metastatic breast cancer, cancer cell imaging,… Continue Reading

Illinois Receives Funding Renewal from U.S. Small Business Administration

The Research Park at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is an innovation hub that builds community by cultivating startups and accelerating corporate innovation. Recently, EnterpriseWorks, the technology business incubator at Research Park, was awarded funding for its Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Center for a third consecutive year. A statewide award, the Illinois FAST Center provides… Continue Reading

Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative promotes success for neuro-divergent students

The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is expecting its second class of students for the 2023 fall semester. INI promotes neuro-divergent students’ success at college and in the workplace by offering a variety of supports and services. The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative supports students with conditions in which the brain functions, learns,… Continue Reading

Vision 2030: a new global strategy for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Over the last 150 years, the University of Illinois’ diverse population of faculty, students, staff and alumni has created connections across borders which in turn has led to meaningful and collaborative partnerships with several top tier institutions around the world. These partnerships create a dynamic environment of global learning and exchange, simultaneously encouraging domestic students… Continue Reading