UI Alumni Network - Latest News http://www.uialumninetwork.org/news.html A Family Adventure: Gladiators, Gondolas and Gold http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1216 This summer, journey through Italy on an adventure designed with families in mind. Early booking discount expires Feb. 28, 2017 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:00:26 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1216 Win Illini prizes, join Illinois Alumni Insiders http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1215 Join the UI Alumni Association’s new virtual advisory panel—Illinois Alumni Insiders—and help shape future alumni programs and services by sharing your needs, wants, values and preferences with us. Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:28:19 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1215 2017 Chicago Illini of the Year Awards http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1214 Join the University of Illinois Alumni Association and the Chicago Illini Club, March 7, for the 2017 Chicago Illini of the Year Awards. Honorees will include Rebecca A. Snyders Darr, '90 LAS, Mary Kay Kretch Haben, '77 BUS, and Judge James F. Holderman J Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:10:37 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1214 The UI Alumni Association is hiring a President: Apply now to make an impact on your Alma Mater http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1212 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:20:35 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1212 Celebrate 2017 National Signing Day With Illinois Football http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1211 Celebrate the 2017 Fighting Illini football recruiting class with Athletics Director Josh Whitman and Head Coach Lovie Smith at the Feb. 1 Illini Quarterback Club’s National Signing Day event. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:19:23 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1211 Don’t miss the 2016 Bragging Rights Pre-Game Party hosted by the Metro St. Louis Illini Club! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1210 Are you heading to the Braggin' Rights game? Join the Metro St. Louis Illini Club for a pre-game party at Ballpark Village! Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:31:32 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1210 The Art of Coach Bob Zuppke Exhibition http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1209 Many know Robert Zuppke as Illinois’ longest-serving football coach. This Homecoming, the University of Illinois Alumni Association celebrates Robert Zuppke, the artist. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:06:24 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1209 2016 Alumni Leadership Conference Slated for Oct. 27-29 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1208 Alumni leaders: You’re invited to attend the UI Alumni Association’s 2016 Alumni Leadership Conference. Join fellow leaders from near and far Homecoming weekend to enjoy networking, participating in interactive workshops and hearing from University le Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:25:18 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1208 How do you define Illini pride? http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1207 It may mean wearing Illini colors, supporting University programs or attending Illinois sporting events. Hear what Illini pride means for Athletic Director Josh Whitman in this inspirational video. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:20:06 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1207 UI Alumni Association Homecoming Tailgate Oct. 29 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1206 Join fellow University of Illinois Alumni Association members and friends for a pre-game tailgate prior to the Illinois vs. Minnesota Homecoming game. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:31:52 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1206 EXPLORERS Alumni Travel Program: Big Ten Alaska Tour http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1205 Join alumni from all 14 Big Ten universities on an Oceania cruise to Alaska with star guest Jerry Hester in June 2017. Book by Sept. 15, 2016, and receive two-for-one cruise fares, free airfare (select cities) and more! Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:46:54 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1205 Illinois Alumni Insiders http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1204 Young Alumni: Join the University of Illinois Alumni Association’s new virtual advisory panel—Illinois Alumni Insiders—and help shape future young alumni programs and services by sharing your needs, wants, values and preferences with us. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:30:34 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1204 Alumni Lecture and Reception in Washington, D.C., July 21 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1202 You’re invited to hear Justin Spring, Illinois men’s gymnastics coach and Olympic bronze medalist, and Dr. Antonio Sotomayor, University of Illinois professor and librarian, share their unique perspectives on the 2016 Summer Olympics. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:36:47 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1202 Call to Action: President Killeen asks for alumni support http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1201 What does the University of Illinois mean to you? As Illinois heads into another fiscal year with no state budget, President Killeen encourages you to join our chorus, urging approval to fund our public universities for both fiscal 2016 and 2017. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:36:36 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1201 Alumni Reception in St. Charles, Ill., June 23 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1200 Join Chairman William F. Stratton, President and CEO Loren R. Taylor, and members of the University of Illinois Alumni Association Board of Directors for a cocktail reception following their board meeting. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 09:15:40 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1200 2016 University of Illinois Alumni Awards http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1199 Each spring, the UI Alumni Association grants its highest honors to distinguished alumni. Meet our 2016 Alumni Achievement and Distinguished Service honorees. Mon, 23 May 2016 11:22:48 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1199 Join Us: GradFest 2016 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1198 Members of the Class of 2016 and their families are invited to join the UI Alumni Association at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center this Saturday for Gradfest. Tue, 10 May 2016 09:48:17 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1198 Continuing Education/Professional Development Summer Programs http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1195 The U of I offers a number of opportunities for alumni to continue their education post-graduation. This summer, the College of Media will offer a series of data analytics workshops—open to all U of I alumni—in Chicago, Los Angeles and Urbana, Ill. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:30:02 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1195 Be the voice of the University of Illinois at Day at the Capitol May 18 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1193 Your Alma Mater needs you. In light of the budget crisis, a strong alumni voice needs to reach the General Assembly. Show support for your University and higher education by attending the annual University of Illinois Day at the Capitol. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:05:12 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1193 Celebrating Illini in Chicago - the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1192 The 20th Annual Chicago Illini of the Year Awards are March8, 2016 at the University Club of Chicago. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:34:10 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1192 Class of 2016 Trip to Europe http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1189 Is your son or daughter graduating from University of Illinois this spring? Give him or her the gift of a lifetime with an unforgettable trip overseas May 27-June 14! Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:56:30 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1189 Looking for the perfect gift for your 2015 graduate? http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1155 Is your son or daughter graduating from University of Illinois this spring? Give him or her the gift of a lifetime with an unforgettable trip overseas June 3-15! Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:15:16 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1155 Study Abroad Alumni Gathering Jan. 30 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1188 Join the Office of Study Abroad and Global Exchange and the University of Illinois Alumni Association in downtown Chicago for a special opportunity to network with study abroad alumni and learn about the value of study abroad on today’s campus. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:13:14 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1188 U of I Legislative Basketball Watch Party http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1186 Join Illinois Connection and the Office of Government Relations on Feb. 16 in Springfield for a party to watch Illinois take on Rutgers. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:12:54 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1186 Happy Holidays from the University of Illinois Alumni Association http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1185 The UI Alumni Association sends best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year to all University of Illinois alumni! Thu, 17 Dec 2015 07:51:58 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1185 Three-campus Alumni Gathering Nov. 13 in Springfield, Ill. http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1181 Join the Greater Springfield Illinois Club and UI Alumni Association for a three-campus alumni gathering prior to the Illinois vs. North Florida men’s basketball match-up at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:56:00 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1181 Make a Call for Your Alma Mater Oct. 19 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1180 On Oct. 19, Illinois Connection will coordinate a “Light up the Lines” event. Alumni and students from all nine of the state’s public universities will participate in a mass call-in to encourage lawmakers to act for the good of their constituents an Wed, 14 Oct 2015 07:47:42 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1180 U of I Legislative Reception in Wheaton, Ill. http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1179 Join University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen and the University of Illinois Alumni Association Oct. 16 for a morning reception with your region’s elected officials. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:50:26 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1179 U of I Legislative Reception in Chicago, Ill. http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1178 Join University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen and the University of Illinois Alumni Association Oct. 15 for an evening reception with your region’s UI Caucus members. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:14:57 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1178 Illinois Connection Annual Meeting is Sept. 26 in Urbana, Ill. http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1176 Join us to learn why the University needs your voice more than ever, meet others who are interested in building support for higher education and hear how U of I President Timothy L. Killeen plans to help us prosper in the future. Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:08:34 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1176 Fighting Illini at UNC Pre-Game Party http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1173 Join the UI Alumni Association and the Triangle Illini Club on Friday, September 18 for a club social and Saturday, September 19 for a pre-game party in Chapel Hill! Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:38:10 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1173 Alma is coming to Chicago Aug. 7! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1172 Mark Aug. 7 in your calendars because Illinois is bringing "Alma Mater" to the streets of Chicago! Come for your chance to be pictured with a real-life Alma Mater and receive some cool Illini swag. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:19:50 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1172 Alumni Reception in DuPage County http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1171 Join Chairman Mark R. Filip, President and CEO Loren R. Taylor, and members of the University of Illinois Alumni Association Board of Directors for a cocktail reception following their quarterly board meeting. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:03:14 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1171 2015 University of Illinois Alumni Awards http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1169 Each year at Commencement, the UI Alumni Association grants its highest honors to distinguished alumni. Learn more about our 2015 Alumni Achievement, Alumni Humanitarian and Distinguished Service honorees. Fri, 15 May 2015 08:29:17 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1169 GradFest 2015 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1168 Do you have a son or daughter graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this weekend? Plan to stop by GradFest at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Wed, 13 May 2015 09:05:31 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1168 Illini Shop ‘Til You Drop http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1166 Visit Fashion Outlets of Chicago between now and May 31, and receive a commemorative Green Savings Card plus special ‪‎Illini benefits! Tue, 05 May 2015 13:46:23 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1166 Alumni, meet UIC's Chancellor Dr. Michael Amiridis http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1163 Join the UIC Campus Alumni Advisory Board and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development for an alumni reception to introduce UIC Chancellor Dr. Michael Amiridis. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:11:51 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1163 University of Illinois Day at the Capitol http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1162 Show support for your Alma Mater by attending University of Illinois Day at the Capitol May 7 in Springfield, Ill., as part of Illinois Connection, the advocacy network for the University of Illinois. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:44:20 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1162 UI Alumni Association CEO interviews President-Designee Timothy Killeen http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1161 Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen shares his thoughts with Loren Taylor on joining the University, empowering alumni advocates and harnessing the incredible loyalty of alumni, students and faculty. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:12:57 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1161 Help keep the University of Illinois strong http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1154 The proposed Illinois state budget for 2016 decreases higher education funding by 31.5 percent. We need alumni support to ensure our Alma Maters remain as strong as ever. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:46:30 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1154 New UIC Reading Room gets grand opening http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1160 Thanks to many generous UIC alumni and Library friends, the UIC Reading Room is now open to students. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:18:53 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1160 Celebrating Illini in Chicago - the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1158 The University of Illinois Alumni Association and the Chicago Illini Club celebrated the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards March 10, 2015 at the University Club of Chicago. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:48:50 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1158 Illinois Connection Action Alert http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1157 The University needs your help! Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:00:03 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1157 U. of I., Carle moving forward with the first engineering-based college of medicine http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1156 UIUC creates first new college in 60 years. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:06:31 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1156 Celebrating Illini in Chicago - the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=960 UIUC alumni celebrated the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards winners at the University Club. See the photos here! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:47:45 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=960 The Illinois Lecture Series: Making the Power Grid Resilient http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1153 Keeping Your Power Supply Secure and Your Lights On. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:50:34 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1153 Fighting Illini Sign 3-Year Agreement for Football Games at Soldier Field http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1151 Illini Football is set to take on Northwestern at Soldier Field in 2015, 2017, and 2019. The Illini are returning to the stadium for the first time since the 2013 game against Washington. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:21:19 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1151 2015 Chicago Illini of the Year Awards http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1150 The 19th Annual Chicago Illini of the Year Awards are March 10, 2015 at the University Club of Chicago. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:03:47 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1150 Join fellow Illini before Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1144 Before the Fighting Illini take on Louisiana Tech in Dallas on December 26, join the University of Illinois at FanFest, outside Cotton Bowl Stadium. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:12:42 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1144 Michael D. Amiridis named UIC Chancellor, to start March 16 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1145 Dr. Amiridis will succeed Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares, who has lead the UIC campus for the last six years. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:52:14 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1145 Illinois Connection, Student Alumni Ambassadors host letter-writing campaign at Illini Union http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1142 The annual letter-writing activities take place at each of our three campuses to encourage students to write their respective representatives on higher education issues. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:52:53 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1142 Join the Fighting Illini at the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1141 Illinois Sports Tours offers same day travel package for fans from Champaign. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:35:33 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1141 Illinois Homecoming 2014 t-shirts & buttons available now! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1114 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:37:31 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1114 Attend the Illinois Connection Annual Meeting http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1126 Your actions have made a difference in Springfield and in Washington. You value the first-hand insights from University and Alumni Association leaders. You believe in the value of public higher education, and aren’t shy about saying so. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:36:55 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1126 Attend the official Illinois vs. Miami pregame in Miami http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1134 Join the Alumni Association and other special University guests at the official University of Illinois pregame in Miami on December 2. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:36:27 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1134 The Illini All In Bash (Dec. 12) and Official Pre-Game Party for the United Center Game (Dec. 13) http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1140 Join the Chicago Illini Club, the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the UI Alumni Association for the only place to be before the United Center game this weekend! Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:35:01 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1140 Breaking News: University of Illinois names 20th president http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1135 SUNY Research Foundation President Timothy L. Killeen selected; Acclaimed researcher also served as top administrator at NSF. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:37:37 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1135 2014 Illinois Luncheon http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1129 The University of Illinois Alumni Association is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Illinois Luncheon, to be held on Monday, Nov. 10, at the Palmer House in Chicago, where Chancellor Wise will deliver the State of the Campus Address. Purchase your ticket today. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:03:34 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1129 Latina/ Latino Alumni Association board member Manuel Colón recognized by Peace Corps http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1130 Colón was honored with the Franklin H. Williams award on October 8 for his commitment to community service. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:13:12 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1130 UIAA interviews Illinois gubernatorial candidates on issues affecting the University http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1128 As a service to alumni in the state, the nonpartisan UI Alumni Association Board of Directors posed a series of questions to the two major party candidates for Illinois governor— Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican candidate Bruce Rauner. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:39:33 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1128 Illinois alumnus named a prestigious MacArthur Fellow http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1122 Mark Hersam ('00 PhD ENG, '96 ENG) is part of the 2014 class of fellows, commonly referred to as "genius grants." Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:13:37 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1122 Illinois alumnus Andrea Darlas inspired by College of Media students http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1121 Andrea Darlas ('94 MEDIA), an anchor and reporter for WGN Radio in Chicago, recently guest lectured an Intro to Journalism class at U of I. See how she was impacted by this experience. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:07:16 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1121 Relive the llinois BAN and UIC BAAC Black Alumni Reunion http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1117 This event brought two UI black alumni groups together for a momentous evening of celebration in Chicago on August 19. Check out the video here. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:19:51 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1117 24th ranked UIC men's soccer team takes on 7th ranked MSU http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1116 The UIC men's soccer team is taking on Michigan State in a huge game on Friday, September 5th at Flames Field! Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:39:52 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1116 UIS debuts new brand identity http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1115 The UIS Department of Athletics was excited to announce the comprehensive brand standard, which will promote the history and pride of the Prairie Stars. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:47:25 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1115 Join the Alumni Association and the Cubs for Big Ten Rivalry Week http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1100 Lets dominate rival Northwestern by proudly wearing your orange and blue at the Cubs vs. Cardinals game during Big Ten Rivalry Week on Wednesday, September 24. Attendees will receive an orange and blue Cubs shirt! Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:29:38 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1100 UI alumnus named architect in new George Lucas museum in Chicago http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1112 MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, who also designed the famed Aqua Tower in Chicago, graduated from UIUC with a BS in Architectural Studies. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:54:54 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1112 UI presidential search on fast track http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1092 University officials are hoping to have President Bob Easter's successor in place before Thanksgiving, so the new president may participate in the search for a new UIC chancellor. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:39:02 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1092 The U of I plans to open office in India http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1098 The new office is set to open in the next year and will be located in New Dehli. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:38:48 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1098 Illini Football hires Tom Brattan as offensive line coach http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1096 Coach Tim Beckman announced this week the hiring of Tom Brattan. The veteran coach brings over 30 years of experience to the Illini and comes to the University from Maryland, where he coached for 13 seasons. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:00:45 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1096 University of Illinois Pride! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1091 Are you proud to be an alumnus of the University of Illinois? Watch this video and share in the comments below why YOU'RE proud of being a University of Illinois graduate! Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:13:43 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1091 The Houston Illini Club hosts astronaut Mike Hopkins at Space Center Houston http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1089 The astronaut graciously spent a few hours of his time mingling with fellow alumni and sharing his out-of-this-world experiences of being a NASA astronaut Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:44:38 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1089 Illinois' Latina/Latino Alumni Association hosts networking and panel discussion in Chicago http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1090 The career development – driven Latinos of Influence event was a smashing success and featured three extraordinary panelists. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:41:32 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1090 Illinois Connection State Legislative Update http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1087 Illinois Connection is the advocacy network for the University of Illinois. The State Legislative Update was sent to advocates on Monday June 24. Sign up to be an IC Advocate today! Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:26:35 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1087 Alumnus Gene Honda is the busiest man in Chicago sports http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1086 He's the stadium voice of Fighting Illini football, the Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Blackhawks. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:18:00 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1086 Alumna confirmed as federal judge in Southern District of Illinois http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1085 The U.S. Senate confirmed Staci Yandle as a federal judge last week. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:37:45 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1085 D.C. Illini Club hosts networking reception and discussion panel for U of I interns in D.C. http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1078 This was the club's third Young Illini event, which is aiming to engage future members of the D.C. Illini Club and mentor U of I students. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:45:29 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1078 New grad creates 'smart radiator' http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1084 Chris Moy just graduated from UIUC and is already creating headlines for his MyHome, a system which regulates a radiator's temperature. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:33:44 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1084 NCAA ranks Fighting Illini Basketball attendance 15th nationally http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1083 In the 2013-14 season, the State Farm Center saw an average of 15,246 fans per game, up over 400 from the previous season. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:03:34 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1083 A Reception with President and Mrs. Easter in Los Angeles http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1080 Alumni and friends, please join President and Mrs. Easter at a reception at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:54:16 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1080 U of I alumnus Robert O Work confirmed as 32nd Deputy Secretary of Defense http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1081 Work, a former Marine, earned his Bachelor's degree from UIUC. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:06 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1081 Illini Fan Deck comes to First Midwest Amphitheater in Tinley Park http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1066 The University of Illinois and Live Nation have teamed up to formulate a unique partnership and create an exclusive opportunity only for alumni and fans of the University of Illinois. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:19:26 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1066 UIC alumna picked for pro softball team, Chicago Bandits http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1070 Natalie Hernandez will continue her softball career post-UIC as a member of the National Pro Fastpitch’s Chicago Bandits. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:56:56 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1070 Urbana-Champaign community celebrates Alma Mater's birthday http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1069 The rededication ceremony took place on June 6 to celebrate Alma's return to campus and her upcoming 85th birthday. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:50:25 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1069 University of Illinois Summer Band presents "Music of Illinois" on the UIUC Quad http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1067 Bring your family for a special concert on the UIUC Main Quad on Thursday, June 19 for a historical Illinois concert on the lawn. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:57:43 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1067 UIAA Alumni Career Center hosting Young Professionals Job Search Jump Start Series http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1062 The webinar series starts June 4, is free for alumni, and will help you jump start your new career! Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:13:18 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1062 Alma Mater sculpture to be rededicated Friday, June 6 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1061 Welcome Alma back to the Urbana-Champaign campus at a rededication ceremony with song and speech to celebrate her return. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:35:53 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1061 UIS Prairie Stars names inaugural inductees to Athletics Hall of Fame http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1051 The first Prairie Stars Hall of Fame induction will take place during Homecoming 2014. Wed, 21 May 2014 10:51:00 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1051 Welcome, Class of 2014! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1041 After this weekend, the University of Illinois welcomed 20,000 new alumni from our three campuses. Mon, 19 May 2014 15:03:46 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1041 One of the youngest alumni of the UIC neuroscience doctoral program is a researcher and role model http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1040 Natalie King, 26, started college at 16 and just received her degree from UIC this week. Her groundbreaking research is discovering helpful therapies for children with autism. Fri, 16 May 2014 10:24:03 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1040 Illini Night at Busch Stadium http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1031 Join Illini head football coach Tim Beckman as he throws out the first pitch at Illini Night at Busch Stadium. All fans purchasing a special theme ticket to Illini Night will receive an Illinois themed Cardinals cap! Thu, 15 May 2014 10:14:03 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1031 Alumna Ella Chafee inducted into National Wheelchair Basketball Association Hall of Fame http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1037 Chafee, a Paralympian, has been instrumental in the evolution of women's wheelchair basketball in Chicagoland. Thu, 15 May 2014 10:12:27 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1037 Marching Illini selected to perform in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1026 The Marching Illini is one of ten bands to perform in next year's parade in New York City. The news was announced today to the musicians by Director Barry Houser and Chancellor Phyllis Wise. Fri, 02 May 2014 13:35:13 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1026 Illinois' Black Alumni Network to honor five alumni http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1023 Along with the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, the Black Alumni Network is hosting the inaugural Power Moves Luncheon. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:29:20 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1023 Alumna Tatyana McFadden wins the wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1015 This is the second year in a row McFadden has won the race. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:54:33 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1015 New Granderson Stadium a home run for UIC http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1014 The stadium is named after UIC alumnus Curtis Granderson, whose gift is the largest known one-time donation from a professional athlete to their alma mater. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:57:16 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1014 Illini Athletics unveils updated brand identity http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1013 The new branding is announced after a two-year brand evolution collaboration with Nike and honors the University's tradition of academics and athletics. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:48:16 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1013 Enjoy an evening with Dr. Michael Burlingame, Distinguished Professor of Lincoln Studies at UIS http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1010 The University of Illinois Alumni Association invites you to be a part of UI Lobby Day. Enjoy dinner with UI Trustess and keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Burlingame, followed by a day of lobbying with legislators in an effort to advance the University. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:46:48 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1010 Illini Night at U.S. Cellular Field: White Sox vs. Astros http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1004 Special discounted ticket offers, a free custom Illini hat, and an exclusive viewing of batting practice - all only available at Illini Night at U.S. Cellular Field! Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:28:10 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=1004 Alumnus and astronaut Mike Hopkins to speak at UIUC commencement http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=996 The aeronautical and astronautical engineering grad and former Illini football player will speak to the graduates on May 17. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:50:30 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=996 Illini Day at Wrigley: Cubs vs. Cardinals http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=971 Join fellow Illini at Wrigley Field on May 2. The first 10,000 fans will receive a special Red Grange bobblehead! Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:37:31 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=971 Former Illini gymnast performs as Kevin Bacon stunt double on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=992 Watch the epic talk show entrance featuring U of I alumnus Andres Saavedra to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Footloose. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:46:46 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=992 Design students’ legacy: a new UIC identity http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=989 Nineteen UIC seniors are helping create a new brand and logo for the University. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:37:28 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=989 Lady in Waiting: Alma Mater to return to campus this spring http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=983 Alma Mater left campus almost two years ago for a makeover. That became major surgery when conservator Andrzej Dajnowski discovered the bolts inside the beloved sculpture were rusting away. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:39:15 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=983 Leave a Greeting to Future Illinois Alumni with Alma http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=984 "To thy happy children of the future those of the past send greetings." Celebrate the return of Alma Mater to campus by sending a message to future generations of Alumni! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:47:29 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=984 Wednesday: Big Ten Tournament Kickoff Party in Indianapolis http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=973 Join us at Illini Central in Indianapolis! Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:49:46 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=973 UIC Campus Insights 2014: Student Research http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=958 This stunning video showcases the cutting edge student research at UIC. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:47:54 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=958 Alumnus Mike Hopkins lands from space station http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=974 The now-famous Illini astronaut has returned to Earth from the International Space Station. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:53:51 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=974 Three UI students heading to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Paralympics http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=968 The athletes are members of UI’s wheelchair track and field team will be competing in cross-country skiing and the biathlon events. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:21:28 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=968 UIC filmmaker, faculty member, up for Oscar http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=944 Edgar Barens' film is scheduled to air on March 31 on HBO. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:11:29 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=944 The State Farm Center Renovation Show: episode one http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=965 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:51:33 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=965 Roger Ebert wins 2014 Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=962 The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic was honored on Feb 11 by the College of Media. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:33:12 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=962 UI Labs wins big grant to help launch manufacturing innovation hub in Chicago http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=961 Alumni and friends joined Illinois Connection and took action in support of a $70 million federal grant. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:51:09 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=961 Alumnus makes generous $3 million donation to add name to UI Basketball Hall of Fame http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=959 Mannie Jackson, a former Fighting Illini basketball player and the owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, will have his name on the new Hall of Fame at the renovated State Farm Center. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:35:15 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=959 Illini in Sochi: Aja Evans wins bronze in women's bobsled http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=957 Aja Evans and USA-2 teammate Jamie Greubel win the bronze medal in bobsledding at the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:23:12 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=957 Donation from family of alumnus John Penicook to rename drive at State Farm Center http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=955 Romantic college relationship and love for Fighting Illini basketball lead to $1 million gift. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:32:08 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=955 A special message about civility and inclusiveness from the UI Alumni Association Board of Directors http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=954 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:20:41 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=954 U of I alumna, rapper Psalm One, releases new album under new name http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=952 Hug Life dropped this week under Cristalle Bowen’s newest pseudonym Hologram Kizzie. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:12:38 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=952 UI benefactors Tim and Sharon Ubben add name to SFC Donor Recognition Wall with $2 million gift http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=946 The Ubben's are longstanding Fighting Illini fans and supporters who have made a significant impact on U of I Athletics. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:39:54 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=946 UIUC is among top for number of alumni serving in Peace Corps http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=951 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rank 19th for alumni in the Peace Corp in 2014. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:38:15 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=951 "Thank you, Fighting Illini Nation" from Nathan Scheelhaase and Vanessa DiBernardo http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=943 Two student athletes shout a big thank you to the Fighting Illini fans, alumni, donors, and the U of I. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:01:23 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=943 Illinois Connection Chicago Meeting http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=918 Join the Alumni Association and the Illinois Connection Advocacy Network for a meeting and reception in Chicago on January 23, 2014. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:09:09 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=918 Calling all alumni in Chicago! Join us for the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=925 Hosted by the Alumni Association and the Chicago Illini Club, help us recognize two outstanding U of I alumni in February at the University Club of Chicago Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:16:49 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=925 UIC online bachelor’s degree programs No. 9 in nation http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=938 U.S. News & World Report recognized UIC’s online programs, nursing and health information management, as some of the best in the country Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:45:35 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=938 Illinois alumnus Brandon Dirden to portray Dr. Martin Luther King in upcoming play in NYC http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=935 “All the Way,” a Robert Schenkkan play, also features Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:37:54 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=935 Take action: it's up to us to help UI secure a $70 million grant http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=926 Board of Trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy is asking Illinois Connection and U of I alumni to voice their support for a federal grant Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:51:04 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=926 UIUC Quad named one of the most beautiful and iconic by Business Insider http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=932 We already knew it, but Business Insider has recognized the UIUC Quad as one of the top in the US. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:13:19 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=932 San Francisco tech education start-up led by two U of I alumni http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=916 Dave Paola and Roshan Choxi, two 2010 U of I alumni, started Bloc, a revolutionary way to teach coding and web development. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:42:40 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=916 UI alumnus to run across Illinois to raise awareness for Rett Syndrome http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=929 Bill Babiarz's daughter Cammy suffers from Rett's disease and he wants to share their story. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:40:50 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=929 Illini, join the Rebounders on a bus trip to the Illinois vs. UIC game in Chicago! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=892 Our state. Our teams! Don't miss this exciting match-up at the United Center. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:04:26 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=892 Join the Illini Rebounders on a bus trip to the Braggin’ Rights game! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=878 Don’t miss the 33rd annual game between Illinois and Missouri! This bus trip gets you to the game from Champaign worry-free – snacks included! Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:03:40 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=878 Ilinois alumnus included in Fortune Magazine’s 2013’s top people in business http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=910 Stephen Carley, CEO of Red Robin International, holds his Bachelor’s from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:48:43 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=910 U of Illinois alumnus to fix space station http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=908 This will be former Illini football team captain Michael Hopkin's first spacewalk. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:07:22 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=908 Solidify your allegiance to our Alma Mater with a Golden I Life Membership http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=901 Current Life Members are invited to advance to a Golden I Life Membership with a one-time, tax deductible gift to the Alumni Association. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:40:03 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=901 U of I alumnus invents hepatitis C treatment http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=900 Michael Sofia ('84 PhD, Chemistry) developed sofosbuvir, which was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat hepatitis C. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:13:29 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=900 Alumni Association makes historic trip to China http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=897 The travelers included Alumni Association President & CEO, board members, alumni staff, friends, and even a UI student. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:36:29 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=897 UIS hosting alumni-student holiday networking event http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=891 Celebrate the end of the semester with a professional meet-and-greet Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:42:41 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=891 DC alumni to host a fundraising event for Illinois tornado victims http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=876 The DC Illini club hopes to inspire other U of I clubs and groups to raise money too. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:11:04 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=876 UIC alumnus using Kickstarter to fundraise for Bluetooth gramophone http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=890 Pavan Bapu, a 2008 UIC graduate, hopes to raise $100,000 to “stream nostalgia.” Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:44:32 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=890 David Cocagne named Crain's Chicago Business 40 under 40 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=886 Cocagne is a 2000 LAS graduate and currently serves on the Alumni Association's Board of Directors. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:02:31 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=886 Google’s “security princess,” an Illinois alumna, featured in the Financial Times http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=882 Parisa Tabriz uses the skills from two degrees at U of I to protect Google Chrome users from cyber crime. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:36:10 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=882 UIC students write legislators at Flames game to support the U of I http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=877 Illinois Connection, the Alumni Association's advocacy network, sponsored a letter writing campaign to ask legislators to support the University of Illinois. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:22:01 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=877 Illini Nation is everywhere! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=869 Proudly displaying your orange and blue, everywhere you go, you hear an "I-L-L" or see a fellow fan in Illini gear. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:21:38 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=869 Illinois Connection to cultivate key contacts with legislators http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=867 The advocacy group wants the university to have a greater influence over legislation. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:48:42 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=867 UIS to induct five former interns to hall of fame http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=858 Five former interns of the Illinois Legislative Internship Program will be inducted to the Hall of Fame later this month. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:31:35 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=858 First UIS Alumni Gala Celebrated November 1 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=850 Hosted by Chancellor Koch and the Alumni Association, the relaunched UIS Alumni Gala celebrated two outstanding awardees. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 07:33:55 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=850 Alumni Association’s History & Traditions website goes live http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=845 The committee’s goal is to link the past with the present by preserving, interpreting, and displaying University history. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:48:58 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=845 UI alumni to make historic trip to China http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=847 The Alumni Association Board of Directors has organized a trip to Beijing and Shanghai for 51 alumni ambassadors and friends to meet with alumni who live in China and visit some of the firms and universities that have partnerships with the U of I. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:29:54 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=847 Illini Tatyana McFadden makes history by winning New York City Marathon http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=834 A University of Illinois student has achieved something no athlete has ever accomplished before. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:09:17 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=834 Alumnus speaks to UI students from space station http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=842 "University of Illinois, Fighting Illini, I hear you loud and clear, and I'm ready to answer some questions," Mike Hopkins said to loud applause from Urbana. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 06:47:54 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=842 Big Ten and UI rank 1st in producing CFOs http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=840 The Big Ten is America’s premier conference in producing chief financial officers, and with 15 sitting CFOs, the University is ranked No. 1 out of all other universities in the world. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:38:15 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=840 Illinois first in math whizzes http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=838 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked first in the list of best colleges in the country for math whizzes. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 07:20:01 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=838 Wise inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=833 University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise, along with two others with UI ties, were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences over the weekend. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 06:17:36 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=833 Join us for a Special Opportunity to Discover Cuba http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=829 CUBAN DISCOVERY A People-to-People Educational Exchange March 28-April 5, 2014 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 07:04:54 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=829 Nobel winner spent five years on UI faculty http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=828 Fresh from a post-doctoral fellowship in Europe, Martin Karplus was looking to join a university where he could focus on his chemistry research. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:53:58 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=828 UIC leads consortium of Latino research centers http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=819 A national consortium of 25 university-based Latino research centers will make its new headquarters at UIC. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:30:27 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=819 UIC Alumnus Donates $6.5M for Bioengineering Program http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=813 Entrepreneur and corporate CEO Rick Hill, who grew up on the South Side, believes Chicago is ideally positioned to be a major player in biotechnology over the next decade. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:55:11 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=813 UI moves up 5 spots in overall U.S. News rankings http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=811 The University of Illinois edged higher in overall national rankings according to the latest U.S. News & World Report list of best colleges and universities. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:10:17 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=811 Illinois ranks among top contributors to Teach For America's 2013 corps http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=810 Teach For America released its sixth annual ranking of the schools contributing the greatest number of graduating seniors to its 2013 teaching corps, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top 20 large colleges and universities. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 07:07:40 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=810 OFCC Fighting Illini Golf & Tennis Invitational http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=809 September 13 - 15, 2013 Wed, 04 Sep 2013 06:23:17 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=809 Be a part of a new tradition! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=802 Join the Quarterback Club, Coach Beckman, the Marching Illini, Illini Cheerleaders and lots of Illini fans for a Friday Night Tailgate Party. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:15:52 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=802 The first Illini home football game is only days away! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=804 Check out the game notes for both the Illini and for Southern Illinois, what's happening at Street Fest and much more as the Illini get ready for their first home football game on Saturday, August 31. Kickoff is at 11:00 a.m. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:42:31 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=804 Illini Fest at Soldier Field http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=773 Join the Chicago Illini Club and the Alumni Association for the biggest pregame party of the year at Soldier Field on September 14. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:07:05 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=773 University of Illinois College of Medicine ranked 11th nationwide http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=803 The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria was named among the top 15 producers of primary care graduates across the U.S., according to a new study in the medical journal, Academic Medicine. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:30:13 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=803 Illinois Connection Annual Meeting http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=799 Illinois Connection, the University's advocacy program, will be hosting its annual meeting on September 28. President Easter and Alumni Association leaders will share the University's legislative agenda and upcoming advocacy efforts. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:34:28 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=799 Illinois Luncheon with Dick Butkus! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=797 Join the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and Dick Butkus' charity, I Play Clean, for a charity luncheon featuring the Illini legend himself, Dick Butkus. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:43:26 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=797 One on One with Head Coach John Groce - Vision for the Program http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=795 Catch an exclusive, inside glimpse of the Illinois men's basketball program as we go One on One with Head Coach John Groce. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 07:21:06 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=795 UI commencement will be held on Saturday and moves to Memorial Stadium http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=794 For the first time in 50 years, the University of Illinois commencement will move outdoors next spring to accommodate construction on the Assembly Hall, now known as the State Farm Center. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:30:22 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=794 Lincoln sculpture takes a seat at UI's Alice Campbell Alumni Center http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=789 A life-sized sculpture of Abraham Lincoln has taken up permanent residency in front of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 08:01:41 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=789 Holonyak, who 'replaced Edison's lamp,' retires from UI http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=786 LED inventor and engineering icon Nick Holonyak Jr. has retired from the University of Illinois; however, colleagues said they expect him to continue his research. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 07:48:40 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=786 Illini Night at Busch Stadium http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=774 Join men's basketball head coach John Groce as he throws out the first pitch at Illini Night at Busch Stadium. All fans purchasing a ticket to this special Illini Night will receive an Illinois themed Cardinals cap! Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:33:59 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=774 New dean named for Veterinary Medicine at UI http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=780 A veterinarian who started his academic career at the University of Illinois will return to be the new dean in 2014. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 06:31:55 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=780 University of Illinois jumps 33 spots in Forbes 'Top Colleges' ranking http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=777 If affordability and job success are important factors in your college search, this ranking may interest you Mon, 29 Jul 2013 06:26:21 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=777 One on One with Head Coach John Groce - Defensive Philosophy http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=768 Catch an exclusive, inside glimpse of the Illinois men's basketball program as we go One on One with Head Coach John Groce. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:59:09 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=768 Aerospace Engineering alumnus heading for International Space Station http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=765 Aerospace Engineering alumnus Michael S. Hopkins will embark upon his first mission as an astronaut when he travels to the International Space Station in September. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 06:34:19 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=765 H. Edward Seidel chosen to be next leader of NCSA http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=766 H. Edward Seidel, the senior vice president of research and innovation at Moscow’s Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, has been named the director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at Illinois. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:31:29 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=766 University of Illinois Animal Scientist Receives National Honor http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=759 A University of Illinois animal science professor who has pioneered how swine nutrition affects the reproductive system of sows is receiving a national honor today. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:17:09 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=759 GSLIS Library School Alumni Association honors four of its alumni http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=756 Four GSLIS Library School alumni were honored by their department for their outstanding service and contributions in field of library and information science. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 09:38:37 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=756 Join us for Illini Day at the John Deere Classic http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=753 Wear your ORANGE and come out to enjoy Illini Day at the John Deere Classic golf tournament on Friday, July 12, at the TPC Deere Run Golf Course in Silvis, Ill. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 07:06:11 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=753 SMHS Faculty David Scalzitti Honored as Distinguished Alumnus by University of Illinois at Chicago http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=754 Scalzitti accepted the award at the AHS Alumni and Faculty Awards Dinner on May 4, 2013. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 06:38:44 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=754 DC Illini Soccer Has Successful Season http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=752 Team finishes 4-4-2 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 08:25:20 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=752 Two Illinois alumni named World Food Prize laureates http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=751 Two University of Illinois alumni have been awarded the 2013 World Food Prize. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 06:53:57 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=751 Illinois hires new dean for College of Engineering http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=747 The head of one of the most prestigious engineering departments at the University of Illinois will be the next dean of the UI College of Engineering. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 06:32:41 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=747 University solar decathlon team to compete in China http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=744 Having experience in competitions building solar houses in the United States since 2007, the Illinois Solar Decathlon team is expanding its horizons and traveling halfway across the world in 2013. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:43:08 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=744 Bruning named distinguished alumnus by College of Engineering http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=743 ECE alumnus John H. Bruning (MS ’67, PhD ‘69) was recently honored with the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service by the College of Engineering at Illinois. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:34:35 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=743 Illini Day with the Chicago White Sox http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=741 SPECIALLY PRICED WHITE SOX TICKETS! Tue, 11 Jun 2013 08:56:01 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=741 University of Michigan associate librarian to lead U. of I. libraries http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=738 John P. Wilkin has been named university librarian and dean of libraries at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its July 24 meeting in Chicago. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 06:45:30 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=738 Demolition to start soon on Forbes Hall http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=733 Demolition will start soon on Forbes Hall, one of the five remaining dorms in the old "Six Pack" complex, to pave the way for a third new residence hall in the Ikenberry Commons housing redevelopment. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:20:37 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=733 Wit, grit and a supercomputer yield chemical structure of HIV capsid http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=732 Researchers report that they have determined the precise chemical structure of the HIV capsid, a protein shell that protects the virus’s genetic material and is a key to its virulence. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 09:13:15 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=732 UIC Honors Glen Ellyn Resident With Distinguished Alumni Award http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=731 Michael Doyle, a Glen Ellyn resident, was recently honored by the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Applied Health Sciences. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:45:55 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=731 Plans approved for Granderson stadium http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=725 Plans for Curtis Granderson Stadium, a $7 million ballpark pledged by the UIC alumnus and Major League Baseball star, were approved May 29 by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Fri, 31 May 2013 07:38:41 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=725 $2 million grant to provide instrumentation, core facilities devoted to synthetic biology http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=719 The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has awarded a $2 million grant to the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Wed, 29 May 2013 06:24:11 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=719 Work to begin this year on UI biofuels facility http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=718 A $23 million center to test the viability of biofuels made from miscanthus and other plants will get underway at the University of Illinois later this year, a bridge between the research laboratory and full-scale commercial production. Tue, 28 May 2013 11:32:03 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=718 Cradle turns smartphone into handheld biosensor http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=717 University of Illinois researchers developed a cradle and app for the iPhone to make a handheld biosensor that uses the phone’s own camera and processing power to detect any kind of biological molecules or cells. Fri, 24 May 2013 07:18:08 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=717 City Club of Chicago event with President Easter http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=716 Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Fri, 24 May 2013 07:04:40 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=716 Important request from President Easter http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=711 I’m writing today to ask for your help. Thu, 23 May 2013 09:39:02 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=711 2013 FIGHTING ILLINI CARAVAN http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=678 Fighting Illini Caravans are coming to a town near you and we want to see you there! Reserve your spot today! Mon, 06 May 2013 11:25:40 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=678 University of Illinois Professor Elected Fellow of the Royal Society http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=696 Gutgsell Endowed Professor Stephen P. Long to be member of UK’s National Academy of Science Mon, 06 May 2013 10:44:45 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=696 Assembly Hall at Illinois now named State Farm Center http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=686 The University of Illinois and State Farm® are proud to announce the naming of State Farm Center, the iconic campus building long known as the Assembly Hall. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:43:11 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=686 Governor Quinn Announces UIC Health Technology Research Hub http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=680 Health, Technology, Innovation at Chicago Will Provide Lab and Office Space, Crucial Support to Drive Life Science Innovation and Job Creation Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:27:24 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=680 UI to hire 500 professors in next five to seven years http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=679 Faced with declining faculty ranks in recent years, the University of Illinois plans to hire 500 new professors over the next five to seven years. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:01:19 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=679 Siebel among three U. of I. scholars and alumni elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=676 Thomas Siebel (MS CS ’85) was one of three individuals affiliated with the University of Illinois to be elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) this year. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:35:02 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=676 Latina Latino Alumni Association Discusses Impact and Endowment http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=672 The Latino Latina Alumni Association (LLAA) Board had some special visitors on Saturday, April 13. Raymond Valadez, '89 LAS, Chairman, introduced Stacey Kostell, Director of the Office of Admissions. Other speakers included... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:35:21 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=672 Fighting Illini to be heard on Chicago's 670 The Score http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=669 University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas announced today that Learfield Sports’ Fighting Illini Sports Properties has secured WSCR 670 The Score as the newest radio affiliate on the statewide Illini Sports Network. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:05:01 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=669 Top-24 things about the University http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=668 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the No. 24 university in the world, according to Times Higher Education’s world reputation rankings. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:58:18 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=668 UI athlete wins at Boston Marathon http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=667 University of Illinois wheelchair racing team member Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair race Monday at the Boston Marathon. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:05:41 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=667 G. Robert Hillman honored as the 2013 DC Illini of the Year http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=663 The University of Illinois Alumni Club of Washington DC is proud to honor G. Robert Hillman as our 2013 DC Illini of the Year. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:37:24 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=663 Dr. Jim Smith honored as the 2013 San Diego Illini of the Year http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=665 Each year the San Diego Illini club recognizes an Illinois graduate who has made contributions to the community as well as achievements in their chosen profession. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:37:02 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=665 Illinois Students, faculty lobby lawmakers for budget support at UI Capitol Day http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=662 University students, alumni, faculty and staff played the role of lobbyists Wednesday on Capitol Day as over 100 representatives from the three campuses descended on the Capitol Complex in Springfield. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:46:06 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=662 Roger Ebert, renowned film critic, dies at age 70 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=658 The last hand in the "two thumbs up" film critic team, Roger Ebert, died Thursday, two days after revealing cancer returned to his body. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:48:53 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=658 Alumnus Wins Best Director at Oscars http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=640 Ang Lee has won the Academy Award for best director for his "Life of Pi." Wed, 03 Apr 2013 07:59:07 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=640 Blue Waters supercomputer up and running http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=651 Blue Waters has a sustained speed of over 1 petaflop and is capable of performing more than 1 quadrillion calculations per second. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 07:56:13 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=651 UI Alumni/Faculty named to national Inventors Hall of Fame http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=653 Invent Now and the National Inventors Hall of Fame will induct Drs. Donald Bitzer, Robert Willson and Gene Slottow inventors of the Plasma Display, into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:44:34 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=653 Nick Holonyak Jr. elected a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=649 LED inventor Nick Holonyak Jr., a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Illinois, is one of 101 innovators elected a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:02:07 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=649 Dr. Ismat Shah receives International Alumni Achievement Award http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=647 Dr. Shah is this year’s recipient of the Madhuri and Jagdish Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:55:48 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=647 University of Illinois Day at the Capitol http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=645 Registration is NOW OPEN! Join fellow alumni, students, staff and friends as they head to the capitol in Springfield to speak out in support of the University of Illinois. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:11:22 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=645 U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Shahid Khan named commencement speaker http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=644 University of Illinois alumnus Shahid Khan, the billionaire entrepreneur who got his start at Urbana’s Flex-N-Gate automotive supply company, has been chosen to be the speaker at commencement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 12. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:44:39 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=644 University of Illinois in Top 25 Universities by Reputation 2013 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=642 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranked 24 by the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 08:41:43 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=642 $3M gift funds cell research in Rockford http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=637 A $3 million gift from a Rockford-area philanthropy will help fund a multidisciplinary center for cell regeneration research at the College of Medicine at Rockford. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:41:41 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=637 UIC to Launch Weekend MBA Program for Fall 2013 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=636 The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Liautaud Graduate School of Business is offering a new MBA option with Saturday classes for working professionals who want to earn an MBA while pursuing their careers. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:46:53 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=636 Three inducted into the UIS Public Affairs Reporting Hall of Fame http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=635 The Bill Miller Public Affairs Reporting Hall of Fame honored three graduates from the University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Affairs Reporting program who have distinguished themselves in the field of journalism. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:41:45 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=635 Bringing Home the Bacon (Brownie, that is) http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=630 UIS alumni shoot for the moon with distinctly unusual dessert Tue, 12 Feb 2013 07:04:40 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=630 $100-Million Pledge to College of Engineering at Illinois http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=629 Donation to Establish Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:34:35 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=629 University of Illinois music alumnus Rene Clausen wins 3 Grammy Awards http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=628 A recording of Rene Clausen’s composition, “Life and Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen,” won three 2013 Grammy Awards. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:21:25 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=628 Two Illinois professors elected to National Academy of Engineering http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=627 Weng Cho Chew and Thomas J. Overbye, both professors of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:02:08 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=627 Yankee star gives back to UIC and more http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=626 What New York Yankee Curtis Granderson is doing for his alma mater, the University of Illinois Chicago, should be front page news and lead sportscasts. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:56:36 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=626 Three Illini Basketball Legends Join Honored Jerseys http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=583 Three Fighting Illini basketball legends will be honored during the 2012-13 basketball season when their honored jerseys join the 30 already hanging at the Assembly Hall. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:24:57 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=583 Chicago Illini Celebrate Homecoming at the Bean in Millenium Park http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=591 Alumni and friends take part in the fun of Homecoming and demonstrate the power, presence and spirit of Illini in Chicago at Millennium Park. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:24:32 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=591 News analyst, best-selling author Cokie Roberts to speak at commencement http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=351 Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News, will deliver the commencement address at both campuswide ceremonies at the University of Illinois on May 13 at Assembly Hall. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:23:35 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=351 Rockford Illini Club Radio Interview Series Begins http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=598 Tricia Barker of National Center for Supercomputing on the air with WROK News Talk 1440, Nov. 26 at 7:50 a.m. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:23:12 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=598 Milwaukee Illini Club Kicks Off! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=596 Illini friends and family get together for the football game, win some prizes, and officially begin the Milwaukee Club! Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:06:19 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=596 $30 million research center will be based at UI http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=600 A proposal for a research center based at the University of Illinois has been awarded $30 million over the next five years, with $12.5 million of that expected to flow to the local campus. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:05:56 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=600 EXPLORE Cuba with the UI Alumni Association http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=605 Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! Join UI alumni and friends as they explore Cuba and unravel the mysteries and contradictions of this intriguing Caribbean nation. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:05:15 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=605 City of Rockford Names Rockford Area Illini Club Celebration Week http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=603 November 26, 2012 is officially proclaimed by Mayor Morrissey to begin Golden Anniversary Celebration Week. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:04:54 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=603 SAVE THE DATE: University of Illinois Day at the Capitol http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=625 Join fellow alumni, students, staff and friends as they head to the capitol in Springfield to speak out in support of the University of Illinois. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:04:03 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=625 Celebrate your Illini pride at the 2013 Chicago Illini of the Year Awards http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=622 You’re invited to join fellow alumni at the 17th annual Chicago Illini of the Year reception and dinner honoring the best of Chicago and the University of Illinois. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:31:16 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=622 University of Illinois at Chicago among top schools for online bachelor's http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=621 University of Illinois at Chicago is among the top 20 schools in the nation offering an online bachelor's degree, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 07:20:00 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=621 TAKE ACTION TODAY and support YOUR University! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=610 The University of Illinois alone could lose up to $45 million in federal research funding through across-the-board spending cuts known as "sequestration." Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:22:15 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=610 Welcome aboard Asian American Alumni Network! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=612 The University of Illinois Asian American Alumni Network is a professional platform connecting Asian American alumni, Asian international alumni and current students across the three UI campuses. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:41:28 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=612 Wounded veterans facility at UI to be built next year http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=613 Construction of a first-of-its-kind university facility for wounded veterans will begin on the University of Illinois' Urbana campus in 2013, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:53:22 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=613 Pharmacy alumnus named 'Pharmacist of the Year' http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=611 Nicolas Popovich, a three-time graduate from UIC's College of Pharmacy, has been named 'Pharmacist of the Year' by the Illinois Pharmacists Association. Congratulations, Dr. Popovich! Fri, 07 Dec 2012 07:43:42 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=611 UI engineering alumnus and professor receives award http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=606 University of Illinois alumnus and professor James Coleman receives 2013 John Tyndall Award for contributions to optics and photonics industry. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:08:25 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=606 Thinking of those affected by Hurricane Sandy http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=593 The University of Illinois and the Alumni Association send our support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 07:45:01 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=593 Looking for Military Shoutouts http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=594 UI Athletics will be honoring our Military in recognition of Veteran’s Day at Saturday’s football game and would love to include some Fighting Illini “shout outs” and pictures of our Illinois “family” serving in the military here and overseas. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 08:46:05 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=594 UI makes Forbes' top 100 U.S. colleges list http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=507 The University of Illinois has emerged as a top 100 school listed in "America's Top College's" according to a ranking system released this week from Forbes magazine and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:09:29 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=507 Illini Fan Appreciation Day Set for Aug. 12 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=510 Fans Will Have Opportunity to Meet Team, Check Out New FieldTurf Wed, 08 Aug 2012 06:22:24 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=510 Alumni Association rallies students and grads to visit lawmakers http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=403 On April 18, more than 200 University of Illinois alumni and students from its three campuses throughout the state will be in Springfield to meet with legislators as part of its fourth annual “University of Illinois Day at the Capitol” lobby effort. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:23:48 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=403 Illini Hold Harrisburg Relief Drive Wednesday http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=364 All proceeds will go to victims of the recent tornado that hit Harrisburg, Ill. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:57:30 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=364 UI Head Women's Basketball Coach Not Retained http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=352 University of Illinois Athletics Director Mike Thomas announced Friday that Jolette Law was released as head women’s basketball coach. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 11:06:54 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=352 Webinar: “How to Keep the Momentum Going in Alumni Advocacy” http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=342 Co-hosted by Donovan Pepper, Chairman of the UIAA Board of Directors Advocacy Committee and Amy Eichhorst, Vice President for UIAA’s Illinois Connection Advocacy Network Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:26:00 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=342 Driscoll named Lincoln Laureate http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=333 Legendary wheelchair athlete and University of Illinois alumna Jean Driscoll will join the elite group of Illinois residents to receive the state's highest honor. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 06:53:54 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=333 James Coleman elected to National Academy of Engineering http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=332 Illinois Alumnus and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Coleman receives the highest professional honor for engineers. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 07:58:08 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=332 Prosthetic arm project expanding http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=331 A University of Illinois student-led effort to develop a low-cost prosthetic arm for people in developing countries has expanded to different parts of the world. Fri, 10 Feb 2012 09:54:36 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=331 Alumna named executive director of the World Food Program http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=330 Ertharin Cousin, '79 LAS, scheduled to become director in April 2012. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 09:58:21 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=330 University of Illinois Hosts First International Agronomy Day http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=329 Agriculturists around the world are invited to engage in a global food production discussion during the first International Agronomy Day at the University of Illinois on August 27. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 08:07:21 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=329 Kennedy: Hogan will respond to faculty concerns http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=327 Saying he wants to ease faculty tensions over enrollment management reforms, Board of Trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy is promising' top professors that a detailed report and formal response from President Michael Hogan is on its way. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:11:35 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=327 Stalled ‘Hubble Telescope of Supercomputers’ Resumes Construction http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=328 A football-field-size computer room at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been sitting nearly empty for months, waiting for parts, in a stalled effort to build what researchers are calling the “Hubble telescope of supercomputers.” Tue, 31 Jan 2012 08:32:58 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=328 UIS Professor who leaked emails quits senate post http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=326 A Springfield professor who shared emails from other faculty leaders with the University of Illinois president's chief of staff has resigned from the campus senate amid a vote of no confidence by her peers. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:25:18 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=326 Illinois Announces Seventh-Annual Signing Day Coverage http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=325 Get Behind-the-Scenes Access as Coach Beckman and Staff Sign their First Class at Illinois Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:02:04 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=325 Alumni to be honored at 15th Chicago Illini of the Year Awards http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=324 You’re invited to join fellow alumni at the 15th annual Chicago Illini of the Year reception and dinner honoring the best of Chicago and the University of Illinois. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:28:56 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=324 Hogan apologizes to faculty for email scandal http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=321 University of Illinois President Michael Hogan told campus leaders Monday that he was sorry about the recent scandal involving anonymous emails sent to faculty members from his former chief of staff and he accepted responsibility for what happened. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:54:32 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=321 University of Illinois awarded federal funds for transportation center http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=318 A consortium headed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign won a $3.5-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish a rail transportation and engineering research center. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:49:38 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=318 UI plans to raise scholarships, qualifications for President's Award Program http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=320 In order to improve diversity on its three campuses, the University of Illinois plans to increase the amount of scholarship money available for "underrepresented" students as well as the qualifications for those applying for such awards. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:22:29 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=320 UI selected as site for AMD's first Fusion Center of Innovation http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=319 Advanced Micro Devices has chosen the University of Illinois to be the site of the company's first AMD Fusion Center of Innovation. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:09:41 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=319 Particle-free silver ink prints small, high-performance electronics http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=317 University of Illinois materials scientists have developed a new reactive silver ink for printing high-performance electronics on ubiquitous, low-cost materials such as flexible plastic, paper or fabric substrates. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 07:40:02 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=317 Anonymous U. of I. emails came from chief of staff's computer http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=316 Two anonymous emails sent to a University faculty group were written on and sent from the computer belonging to the university president’s former chief of staff while it was in her possession, according to a report issued today by the U. of I. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:39:53 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=316 Illinois honors Lou Henson with banner http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=313 The University of Illinois raised a banner in Assembly Hall honoring former basketball coach Lou Henson on his 80th birthday. The Illini men added their own salute with a 79-74 upset win over #5 Ohio State, Brandon Paul scoring a record 43 points. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:06:22 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=313 Magazine gives two UIS online grad programs high marks http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=314 A first-time survey of national online programs by U.S. News & World Report gives high marks to the University of Illinois Springfield’s online graduate degree programs in computer science and management information systems. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:21:36 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=314 Illinois supercomputing center gets LEED Gold http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=315 Facility built to support Blue Waters supercomputer Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:21:09 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=315 UI Foundation president to step down http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=311 The head of the University of Illinois Foundation announced this morning he will step down as president at the end of the year. Mon, 09 Jan 2012 12:33:27 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=311 UI College of Dentistry Earns National Education Award http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=305 The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry was selected to receive the 2012 William J. Gies Award by the American Dental Education Association for its innovative clinical curriculum. Mon, 09 Jan 2012 07:21:41 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=305 UIC College of Dentistry Announces Largest Gift Ever http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=310 The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry has announced the largest-ever gift in the history of the college which enables the creation of a state-of-the-art integrated clinical technology center for education and research. Mon, 09 Jan 2012 07:19:29 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=310 The Chicago Diabetes Project: Global Collaboration For A Functional Cure http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=309 Coordinated by Dr. Jose Oberholzer of the College of Medicine at UIC, Chicago Diabetes Project leaders strongly believe that the scientific community is closer than ever to a cure. Sun, 08 Jan 2012 12:12:12 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=309 University of Illinois Springfield is one of the top college values in the country http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=308 A recent survey recognizing University of Illinois Springfield as one of the top college values in the country could sway students to UIS, says chancellor Susan Koch. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 08:47:39 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=308 Bank of America Program Termination http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=294 On December 31, 2009, the MasterCard and American Express affinity and sponsorship agreements among the University of Illinois Alumni Association and the University of Illinois and Bank of America expired without renewal. Sun, 01 Jan 2012 18:30:49 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=294 Enter the Dragon http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=306 Dating back more than a century, the connection between the University of Illinois and China continues to deepen and grow. Sun, 01 Jan 2012 18:15:05 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=306 Illini End Season on High Note with 20-14 Win over UCLA http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=307 Illinois claims a consecutive bowl win for first time in school history by winning the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Sun, 01 Jan 2012 18:13:19 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=307 Illinois Connection Works to Blunt Budget Cuts http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=297 Alumni advocates urged to lobby legislators on research, scholarship programs Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:55:56 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=297 Illinois schools snare most R&D investment in the Midwest http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=304 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the state's top research institution, ranking 27th nationally with $564 million in research funding in 2009. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:53:24 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=304 Take action today in support of UI research funding http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=300 Within the week, the U.S. Congress will vote on next year’s funding levels for federal research. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 07:58:15 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=300 Tim Beckman Chosen to Lead Illini Football http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=296 Becomes 23rd Head Coach in Illinois History Fri, 09 Dec 2011 13:18:53 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=296 Illinois Connection Advocates Play Role in Passage of $15.8 Million Appropriation http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=291 Thanks, in part, to the efforts of Illinois Connection advocates, the Illinois General Assembly approved full funding for the state’s scientific surveys housed at the U of I, allowing the Prairie Research Institute to continue operating. Thu, 01 Dec 2011 07:15:39 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=291 Watch the new Ebertfest documentary http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=290 This documentary is a 12-minute retrospective of the 13th annual festival which took place from April 27th to May 1st, 2011. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:12:14 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=290 UIC grad launches latest incubator for startups http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=287 UIC Alumnus Alexander Goldstein launches Catapult, a new incubator for nurturing and developing new businesses and entrepreneurship in the Chicago area. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:39:29 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=287 University of Illinois 2nd in Nation in International Students http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=286 According to the Open Doors reports, Illinois is home to 7, 991 international students, second only to Southern California in the nation and #1 for all institutions in the State of Illinois. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:23:23 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=286 IBM Replacement Found for New Bluewaters Supercomputer http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=285 The University of Illinois says Seattle-based Cray Inc. will take over construction of the stalled $300 million Blue Waters supercomputer project, three months after IBM pulled out citing cost and technical concerns. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 15:54:59 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=285 UPDATE: University law school admissions dean resigns http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=247 The UI Ethics Office reviewed possible inaccuracies in student profile data concerning the incoming College of Law class of 2014. UPDATE: Investigation found dean manipulated the class profile in six of the last seven years. Tue, 08 Nov 2011 10:29:58 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=247 Your University needs YOU to take ACTION today! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=271 The Illinois General Assembly’s veto session begins today, October 25, and the University of Illinois’ legislative priority is to obtain $15.8 million in funding for the State Scientific Surveys. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:51:17 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=271 Alumni Award Winner on the Changes in His Native Eqypt http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=269 Egyptian author, dentist and UI Alumni Achievement winner Alaa al Aswany talks about the changes taking place in his native land following the revolution earlier this year. Watch this PBS News Hour interview. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:49:21 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=269 UI professor being inducted to hall that includes Edison, Wright brothers http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=267 Nick Holonyak Jr., UI Alumnus and a renowned innovator of semiconductor devices, has joined the elite ranks of scientists and inventors inducted into the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:29:13 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=267 UIC College of Pharmacy to Develop Programs to Improve Patient Safety http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=270 The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy has received a $4.25 million federal grant to develop programs for safer medication use. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 06:37:19 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=270 Alumni Gather in Beijing with Governor, UIAA President http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=256 The University of Illinois Alumni Association President and CEO Loren R. Taylor joined 80 University alumni at a luncheon in Beijing, China for alumni and friends to meet Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:32:27 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=256 Pell Grants supported by letter campaign to Congress http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=265 Students across campus are being encouraged to write to their member of Congress in concern over proposals to restrict access to student need-based grants. Thu, 13 Oct 2011 06:31:04 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=265 Marching Illini named one of 10 Best College Marching Bands of All Time http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=264 The bands that stray from the traditional path and develop their own signature style are the most memorable and entertaining groups to watch. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:55:36 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=264 Governor Quinn Breaks Ground on University of Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering Building http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=263 $95 Million Illinois Jobs Now! Project Will Create More Than 620 Jobs; Energy-Efficient Facility Will Help Develop New Technologies Wed, 12 Oct 2011 07:38:07 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=263 UIC Awarded $14 Million to Study Tobacco Pricing and Media http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=262 The University of Illinois at Chicago has received $14.2 million from the National Cancer Institute to study how mass media and tax and pricing affects tobacco use and behavior. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:21:41 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=262 Not Since 1951: Highlights of the 5-0 Illini Football Start http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=260 Illini Football Fans, check out this exciting music video highlighting the football team’s 5-0 start as experienced by the fans. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:20:52 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=260 UIS professor to receive national award http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=259 A University of Illinois Springfield professor has been chosen to receive a national Excellence in Online Teaching award from the Sloan Consortium, a group made up of fellow online educators. Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:01:36 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=259 Alumni Blog: Powerful UI memories are a taste away sometimes http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=258 llinois Alumnus, Retired Navy Commander, and now "emeritus" Vice-President of UIAA Membership, Joe Rank relives a momentous time in campus history while enjoying a beverage popular even today with more recent alumni classes. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:49:40 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=258 Illinois Connection growing in size, influence http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=257 UIAA and the Urbana campus hosted the annual meeting of Illinois Connection, a grassroots advocacy network of alumni, students, faculty and supporters that was founded in 1993 to lobby for state and federal support. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:32:39 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=257 Illinois volleyball ranked No. 1 in the nation http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=255 Illinois sits atop AVCA Coaches poll for first time in school history Tue, 27 Sep 2011 07:31:05 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=255 University and alumni leaders arm advocates for legislative battles http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=253 President Hogan outlined budget challenges facing the University to over 300 Illinois Connection advocates. He urged advocates to continue to tell their legislators why the University of Illinois is worthy of sustained state support. Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:12:28 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=253 Downstate Innocence Project gets federal grant http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=254 The University of Illinois Springfield’s Downstate Innocence Project has been awarded another federal grant to help investigate cases where people might have been unjustly convicted of crimes. Thu, 22 Sep 2011 07:07:12 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=254 $3.3 Million Grant Expands UIC Disabilities Training Program http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=252 The grant will be used to expand UIC’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other related Disabilities, or LEND, program. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:03:59 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=252 UIS Top Regional Public University in Illinois, 4th in Midwest http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=251 U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked the University of Illinois Springfield as the top regional public university in the state of Illinois and the fourth best public university in that category in the entire Midwest. Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:30:05 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=251 2011 Solar Decathlon: Re_Home http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=250 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign returns to the Solar Decathlon with a smart, sustainable residence designed for rapid deployment to families left homeless after natural disasters. Fri, 16 Sep 2011 09:07:23 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=250 UI faculty named University Scholars http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=249 Six Urbana campus faculty members have been recognized as University Scholars. Fri, 16 Sep 2011 09:06:22 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=249 UI Vice President of Academic Affairs announced http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=244 President Hogan announces the new UI Vice President for Academnic Affairs is Dr. Christophe Pierre. Thu, 08 Sep 2011 12:59:02 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=244 Alumni Blog: Hard Times and What the Past Tells Us http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=236 Illinois Alumnus, Retired Navy Commander, and now "emeritus" Vice-President of UIAA Membership, Joe Rank looks back into the University's past to find that what happened before has happened again as Illinois deals with hard economic times. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:27:28 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=236 New ECE building project moves forward with release of state funds http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=240 Leaders of the University and the College of Engineering noted Electrical and Computer Engineering's distinguished history and look forward to the innovations that will stem from the new building. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:27:02 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=240 Illinois researcher wins $500G Lemelson-MIT Prize http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=163 A University of Illinois researcher is the winner of this year’s $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for outstanding mid-career inventors who’ve developed a patented product or process of significant societal value. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:45:35 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=163 Suze Orman's Top 5 Money Tips for 2011 http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=210 UI alumna Suze Orman (B.A. '76 Social Work) on taking control of your money and the higher value of using credit cards issued by credit unions: "Everyone should have a credit card at a credit union." Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:45:02 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=210 Illinois in Top Ten of SmartMoney List http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=234 Which colleges are really worth it for their alumni? Colleges where loan debt doesn't exceed earning potential, colleges that promise a healthy median mid-career pay. Illinois ranks 5th among public schools in the latest SmartMoney list Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:19:32 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=234 Beyond Facebook http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=219 The new University of Illinois Alumni Network allows alumni to seamlessly network, access the Career Center, establish online clubs and a whole lot more. Mon, 15 Aug 2011 07:50:42 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=219 Gov. Quinn moves to abolish controversial legislative scholarships http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=231 Illinois Governor Pat Quinn eliminates the Legislative Scholarship Program that recently came under federal investigation for alleged use as political patronage. The University funded the scholarships from its own budget. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 09:43:35 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=231 Dr. Phyllis Wise named new UI Vice President and Urbana Chancellor http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=221 Phyllis Wise, Ph.D., provost and executive vice president at the University of Washington, has been selected to serve as the next Vice President of the University of Illinois and Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:46:36 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=221 Rayfield, Team USA Finish Second In Women's World Cup http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=212 Illini Head Coach Served as an Advance Scout for U.S. National Team Mon, 25 Jul 2011 08:23:49 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=212 Universities must act to end economic slump, Kennedy says http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=188 Christopher Kennedy, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, speaks at the UIC Forum April 14. “I know what it takes to get companies to move here, and to get them to expand. It’s easier to grow a company here than to import one." Thu, 21 Jul 2011 14:32:38 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=188 Professor Stephen Boppart earns $5 million federal grant http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=199 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign bioengineering professor Stephen Boppart helps to advance imaging for primary care physicians. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:43:29 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=199 Noted Biologist, Administrator Named Provost http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=197 Plant biologist Lon Kaufman, a long-time faculty member of the University of Illinois at Chicago who rose through the ranks as department head, dean, and vice provost, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UIC. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:45:39 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=197 Altman receives service award http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=166 PEKIN, Ill. — Pekin native Scott Altman recently received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from the engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:53:26 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=166 UIAA seeking nominations for campus-wide honors http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=196 The University of Illinois Alumni Association and the University annually honor alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves in a variety of arenas. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 10:40:43 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=196 Congratulations 2011 UI Alumni Award recipients! http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=141 The UI Alumni Awards are presented annually during Commencement Weekend and honor alumni for distinguished service, humanitarianism and professional achievement. These awards are presented by the University of Illinois Alumni Association. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 07:44:29 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=141 Sousa returns to conduct Concert Band of Central Illinois http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=187 Dr. Peter Griffin of the Marching Illini re-enacts the legendary band leader's return to Illinois. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 14:26:15 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=187 Illinois Senate Returns to Consider Lincoln Hall funding http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=186 The Illinois Senate is back for a special session tomorrow. Hopefully they'll reauthorize the capital construction bill so that Lincoln Hall renovation will continue. Tue, 21 Jun 2011 15:37:34 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=186 Major victory achieved for the University and Alumni Association http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=165 Thanks to the efforts of thousands of alumni and friends in the University of Illinois Alumni Association’s Illinois Connection program, our advocacy campaign to support U of I funding was a success. Tue, 14 Jun 2011 07:28:03 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=165 UI Trustee Chair, President Make A Strong Case for the University http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=118 Kennedy, Hogan advocate value of University to Legislature, Business and Community Leaders Thu, 12 May 2011 11:39:48 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=118 Illinois Japan Disaster Relief Fund http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=119 Japan House and the College of Fine and Applied Arts have established a fund with the University of Illinois Foundation to aid the people of Japan directly affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami. Thu, 12 May 2011 11:39:21 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=119 Student alumni ambassadors lead legislative advocacy efforts http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=120 UIAA Student Alumni Ambassadors encourage students to write their legislators in support of funding for the University of Illinois. Thu, 12 May 2011 11:38:41 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=120 U of I Day at the Capitol sends funding message to lawmakers http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=124 Almost 200 University of Illinois alumni and students spent the day lobbying lawmakers, including Governor Pat Quinn, for critical state funding during University of Illinois Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 6. Thu, 12 May 2011 11:38:09 GMT http://www.uialumninetwork.org/article.html?aid=124