How did Illinois students celebrate the arrival of spring in 1927? Rollerskating. Congestion got so bad that rollerskating was banned until after 4 p.m. Article from Student Life and Culture Archives: [ Link ]
Mark your calendars: Actor Hugh Dancy and the film ‘Hair’ scheduled to appear at Roger Ebert's Film Festival along with additional films and guests. An annual event co-sponsored by College of Media at Illinois, Ebertfest runs April 19-23.

Additional Ebertfest films, guests announced
Illinois Theatre alumnus Nick Offerman will return to campus on Saturday, April 1 to attend a fundraiser at the Japan House at the University of Illinois.

Unfortunately, tickets to the event have already sold out, but you can still support the Japan House by bidding on some great items from the Nick Offerman Woodshop RAFFLE: A Fundraiser for Japan House. Visit: [ Link ].

Nick Offerman returning to C-U for Japan House Benefit April 1
Nothing better than a 70-degree Friday on the Quad (other than seeing it filled with everyone back from spring break, of course).
Dogs that work with police and other agencies are being exposed to deadly drugs in the line of duty.

Veterinarians at University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, working with the Police Training Institute and others, decided to take action after they learned that working dogs have become the latest victims of the opioid epidemic.

Training Video Targets Overdose in Working Dogs - Veterinary Medicine at Illinois
Ever wonder what it'd be like to play the Altgeld Chimes? Now you can! Listen to "Hail to the Orange" or play your own song using the Altgeld Chime Tower at the University of Illinois virtual keyboard: [ Link ]
Engineering at Illinois freshmen Alex Darragh and Matt Steinlauf want to be the first engineering farmers to plant a seed and grow it on the moon.

They're one of seven teams qualified to fly their miniature greenhouse as part of a private-industry mission to land a rover on the lunar surface.

Student team seeks sponsors to fly miniature greenhouse to the moon
Two #ILLINOIS alumni will be inducted this year into The National Inventors Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C.

The late Allene Rosalind Jeanes (PhD, ’38, chemistry) will be inducted posthumously into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May for, in part, creating a blood plasma extender used by medics in the Korean and Vietnam wars. The late Harold Froehlich (MS, ’51 aeronautical engineering)...
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A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign startup just got funding from NASA for its "smart" air filter technology that can remove toxic gases from spacesuits.

Serionix, a company based in Champaign at the University of Illinois Research Park, said Monday it was awarded a $750,000 contract from NASA to fund continued development of its filters. The startup, which launched in 2011,...
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NASA Backs an IL Startup to Make Smart Air Filters for Spacesuits
Soil samples being taken at the Morrow Plots, 1904

When Andrew Sloan Draper paid that tribute to Illinois agriculture in 1894, the Morrow Plots already were as old as his freshman students. Established in 1876 by men of vision who sought answers to agricultural questions, the Morrow Plots are the oldest agronomic experiment fields in the United States. They include the longest-term...
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Altgeld Tower, home to the carillon bells that delight campus regulars and visitors alike, is closed for repairs for an undetermined length of time. The chimes are limited to an automated quarter-hour timekeeping function.

The work is an extension of a larger project to update Altgeld Hall, 1409 W. Green St., Urbana, and nearby Illini Hall, 725 S. Wright St., Champaign. The two buildings...
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We're celebrating the first day of spring by taking a look WAY back to Altgeld Hall in Spring, 1914.

A special thanks to Student Life and Culture Archives for sharing this amazing photo
Happy first day of spring, Illini!
Just like Alma Mater, we welcome it with open arms
We hope you're enjoying your spring break.
#ILLINOIS alumna and director of a groundbreaking research group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Canan Dagdeviren helps design lifesaving devices that mold to the individual patient.

"You can't solve problems with existing mindsets, or with one single culture or discipline," she said. "When people get all together it's the best way. This is why I like America and why I came...
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Canan Dagdeviren Believes In Borderless, Personal Medicine - Motherboard
University of Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman has taken the first step in helping Illinois Basketball return to a place of national prominence by hiring Brad Underwood as the 18th Fighting Illini men's head coach.

Brad Underwood Named Illinois Basketball Coach
Help protect local waterways at the Boneyard Creek Community Day on April 29. Register at: [ Link ].
The graduate engineering program at Illinois ranked 9th in the Best Graduate Schools issue of U.S. News and World Report (published in March 2017), with 9 of our programs ranking in the top 5: [ Link ].
Prof. Linda Moorhouse has been elected Vice-President of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA). As Vice-President she will become President in 2019.

Dr. Moorhouse currently serves as the Senior Associate Director of Bands and Associate Director for Undergraduate Affairs for the University of Illinois School of Music. She is also a national officer for the National Band...
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Linda Moorhouse to be President of American Bandmasters Association
See the top ranked engineering programs and find the best engineering school for you at US News.

Top Engineering Schools | Best Engineering Programs | US News - US News
#TBT - What's your favorite campus eatery? How about The Green Tea Pot tea room?

In 1916, there were few campus options to grab a quick bite or a cup of coffee. The entrepreneurial women of Delta Gamma saw that as a business opportunity and, in their first year, earned enough from The Green Tea Pot to put a down payment on the house at the corner of Mathews and Nevada.

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