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University of Illinois Department of Chemistry is getting into the magical, holiday spirit! This collection of chemistry tricks are science projects with amazing results.

Due to popular demand, three dates are available:
• Saturday, December 10 - 2 p.m.
• Sunday, December 11 - 2 p.m.

Please bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

This public event...
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It's official: Portillo's is coming to Champaign, sometime in the spring.

The popular restaurant hopes to begin construction in the next couple weeks, with the goal of opening in late April or early May.

It will be located at 2306 N. Prospect Ave., the former home of HomeTown Buffet.

"We've already got our permits," Portillo's CEO and U of I alumnus Keith Kinsey said. "We're ready to go in...
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Twas the night before finals
And all through the Quad
#Illini were studying
Not out with their squad.

Good luck, Illini as you wrap up projects and take finals. You can do this!

Watch the snow fall at: [ Illinois.edu Link ].
Dial-a-Carol is a 56 year old tradition at #ILLINOIS. Last year students sang more than 16,300 carols to callers from the United States and all over the world. Last year, calls were received from 75 countries or territories.

⛄ Call (217) 332-1882

Which song will you be requesting?
Enjoying a little sunshine and beautiful views of Foellinger Auditorium on a chilly December day at #ILLINOIS ⛅
UI Department of Bioengineering and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis create artificial red blood cell that can be freeze-dried for easy transport.

Artificial blood stored as a powder could one day revolutionize emergency medicine and provide trauma victims a better chance of survival.

Researchers have created an artificial red blood cell that effectively picks up oxygen...
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Another step closer to artificial blood

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An Education at Illinois research lab is supporting The White House's initiative to guarantee every child in the U.S. has an opportunity to learn computer science.

Illinois scholars Maya Israel (special education), George Reese (Office of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education), and Cinda Heeren (Computer Science) focus on developing and studying instructional supports for elementary...
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Illinois professors participate in White House’s Computer Science Education Week

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"Every day since I arrived, I'm reminded that there is no force on this planet with a greater power to transform lives than education." - Chancellor Robert J. Jones

For 150 years, when people come together at #ILLINOIS, we see ideas, discoveries and inventions that touch millions and change the course of history. This holiday season, we're excited to see how we continue that legacy together.
Enjoying our first snow at #ILLINOIS ❄
Google News Lab University Network will include #ILLINOIS' College of Media at Illinois.

The News Lab University Network will be comprised of an initial cohort of 46 journalism schools from all over the globe. The Network is designed to provide in-person training when possible, and online training materials and support to professors and students on topics ranging from Google tool...
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U of I to join Google News Lab University Network

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#ILLINOIS' alumnus and former student manager and graduate assistant for the equipment department at Illinois, Ben Bloomer, is in his sixth season as the Los Angeles Rams’ assistant equipment manager. Among Bloomer’s several responsibilities, his most important duty, is ensuring the players’ safety.

He's well equipped to do many, many odd jobs for the Rams

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When your dad asks for a photo of you and your brother for the family holiday card, so you add + Alma.

Senior Perry Kubala and her brother, freshman Mickey Kubala (with their dog Gino) of Barrington, grabbed a family snapshot in matching #Illini shirts in front of Alma this afternoon. Because who's more family than Alma?
Although it's 135 miles away, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is responsible for developing the most entrepreneur alumni in the greater Chicago area. LinkedIn data showed as much earlier this year, putting U of I ahead of DePaul and Northwestern. Meanwhile, a recent report by venture capital database Pitchbook affirmed that the school produces the most undergraduate...
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How #ILLINOIS Is Seeding a Chicago Tech Network of Founders & Investors

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Fifty-sixth year of Dial-A-Carol begins next Thursday!

Dial-a-Carol is a student-run holiday program at the University of Illinois. Each year the students of Snyder Hall UIUC, a University Housing residence hall, host it. Dial-A-Carol was started in December 1960 by Betty Gordon, an area office secretary, and the residents of Snyder Hall who wanted to spread some holiday cheer around...
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History professor Adrian Burgos Jr. dispels the myth that Fiedel Castro tried out for the New York Yankees.

The late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro loved baseball. And you may have heard that he was such a good player that years before the Cuban revolution, he tried out for the New York Yankees in Havana.

Or not. This myth has persisted for years, and though it might be fun to contemplate the...
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No, Fidel Castro Wasn't Nearly A New York Yankee

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Every year 60,000 donors support #ILLINOIS. Thanks to those who supported us yesterday on Giving Tuesday. We are humbled by your generosity.

You can still support students. Visit [ Illinois.edu Link ].
As a young veterinarian in Zambia, Dr. William Witola wanted to know why the baby cows he saw were dying from a parasite resisting all treatment. Decades later, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine researcher is designing small molecules to silence that same parasite’s gene expression, find potential drug targets and help end a disease afflicting children around the...
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U of I Vet Med researcher aims to end childhood disease

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Nick wants to build a legacy as a first-generation student. Asha, a James Scholar, is an engineer working on improving medical devices. A scholarship led Kendall to Illinois, and a career as a photographer capturing the Chicago skyline.

Your gift, no matter the size, can make a difference for a student at #ILLINOIS. Read more #GivingTuesday stories of impact: [ Illinois.edu Link ]
Thanks to a $1 million gift this #GivingTuesday, 50 students will be able to attend #ILLINOIS.

Inspired by a $250 scholarship that helped him come to Illinois, University of Illinois College of LAS alumnus Robert Carr (BS, Illinois Department of Mathematics, '66, MS math/computer science, '67) of the Give Something Back Foundation will present a $1 million check to Chancellor Robert J. Jones...
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