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NCSA collaboration creates the world’s most powerful geospatial system

Researchers are using new methods to understand the surface of our planet with advanced remote-sensing technology. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is enabling an expanded collaboration between the Blue Waters Project, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University to produce digital… Continue Reading

Humanities Research Institute furthers research and education

In Fall 2019, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (now the Humanities Research Institute) was awarded a $2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant supports Interseminars, an initiative designed to build communities of inquiry among graduate students and faculty at Illinois around emerging research directions in the interdisciplinary humanities… 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

Student Success Initiative aims to further improve undergraduate success

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure the university is providing world-class student experiences, Illinois launched the Student Success Initiative. The university-wide initiative aims to better understand the factors that lead to undergraduate student success, which include retention, graduation rates, placement, degree-completion time, and other outcomes and experiences. This initiative is also a critical step… Continue Reading

Illinois Human Resources highlights employee excellence

In order to show how University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign staff carry out and support the university’s mission, Illinois Human Resources is sharing employee excellence through the Illinois Professional Campaign. Created by Illinois Human Resources, the Illinois Professional Campaign showcases the value of all employees the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Illinois Professional Campaign… 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

Illinois contributes to first-ever image of a black hole

In April 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Project announced that it captured the first image of a black hole. A team of Illinois researchers helped interpret the massive amounts of data used to produce the image. Illinois physics and astronomy professor Charles Gammie headed the theory working group for the large, multi-institutional collaboration. The… Continue Reading

University invests $24 million into Investment for Growth Proposals

Through the Investment for Growth initiative, 18 projects from colleges and institutes across campus received a total of more than $24 million in funding over a three year period to benefit institutional excellence, education, and research. Colleges and institutes were invited to submit project proposals with details on funding models, demand and potential impact. Criteria… Continue Reading