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Innovating COVID-19 research and response at Illinois

In just a few months, working in constant collaboration with local public health district and governments, a multidisciplinary team of Illinois experts used biophysical models and data to build a testing and tracing infrastructure and ecosystem that is unmatched anywhere in the nation. University response The testing protocol developed by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign… Continue Reading

COVID-19 relief efforts aid students, research and innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenging circumstances across the globe. Giving programs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign allow friends of the university to lend a hand to help support students, aid groundbreaking research and foster upcoming innovation. Learn more about the COVID-19 relief efforts below. Illinois Cares: Covid-19 Emergency Support Fund The Illinois CARES:… Continue Reading

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

Online Teaching Academy aids instructional development and enhances education

As the landscape of college teaching changes and grows, instructors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are pioneering creative pedagogical approaches to foster transformative learning experiences. The Online Teaching Academy was created in the summer of 2020 to assist faculty, instructors and teaching assistants transition to online teaching while becoming familiar with tools and techniques… Continue Reading

Supporting Employees During COVID-19

Illinois Human Resources is committed to supporting the success of university employees. A wide variety of resources have been provided to faculty and staff, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Remote Work During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois Human Resources implemented remote work arrangements for as many employees as possible in order to fully… 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 Prominently Featured in Grammy Awards Nominations

The University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School Of Music is a center for creativity and collaboration through performance, research and education. Historically rich in tradition, the School of Music is a resource for music research of all kinds in many different fields of study. The School embraces cutting-edge innovation and discovery while providing an array of musical and… 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

Researching the social impacts of COVID-19

Faculty at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are addressing issues related to access to healthcare and food systems, as well as racial and disability disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Two Illinois professors have been named geospatial fellows for the Geospatial Software Institute (GSI) Conceptualization Project, which aims to study the spread and impact of COVID-19… Continue Reading

Student learning experiences continue to soar despite COVID-19 pandemic

For over 150 years, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has fostered educational experiences and pioneered innovations with one very clear and simple goal: To change the world for the better. The university continues to provide opportunities and experiences to deliver on our educational goals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Growing student enrollment The University of Illinois… Continue Reading