National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Open House TONIGHT!

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has a history of nurturing innovative concepts, and some of the best ideas have come from highly motivated, creative undergraduate. The SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) internship program was launched to provide University of Illinois undergraduates with the opportunity to apply their skills to real challenges in high-performance computing, data analysis and visualization, cybersecurity, and other areas of interest to NCSA.

Summer 2017 SPIN program will be from June 12 to August 4.  NCSA will fund 20 hours per week for the 8 summer weeks at hourly rate of $12.50.

The open house event will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 3-5pm, in NCSA Lobby to promote Summer 2017 SPIN Internships. The attendees will have an opportunity to meet with SPIN mentors and discuss projects. The advertisement flyer is linked below.


Final Exam Schedule- December 2016

FMS and the Office of the Registrar, with help from Technology Services, are pleased to announce that  students are now able to use Course Explorer to generate a final exam schedule specific to them.

  1. Go to the Course Explorer and click login at the top right of the screen.
  2. Click on the right of the screen once you are logged in.
  3. The tabs along the top list all of your scheduled courses and by thumbing through each tab, you can see final exams based on your registered CRN.
  4. On that same screen, there is an option in the upper right corner of the final exam schedule area where you can produce a pdf of your final exam schedule. This is helpful for students who may have scheduling conflicts as they can present a paper or electronic copy of their schedule at a glance to anyone who needs to verify these conflicts.

Office of the Registrar – Facility Management and Scheduling
901 W. Illinois, Suite 140
Urbana, IL 61801-3446 MC-063
Office: 217.333.1230

Illinois Business Leadership Conference- Nov 4


Want to build leadership skills while on campus that will prepare you to be successful in your career? Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever due to globalization and changes in employee demographics. Those who lead inclusively will be the most innovative, impactful, and successful. Learn how to listen, talk, and manage at the Business Leadership Conference: Leading in a Diverse Workplace on Fri Nov 4th from 1-6pm in the BIF. Be a part of shared stories and panel discussions among industry and academia, and network with motivated students and alumni. Illinois students/alumni from all backgrounds and levels are invited to attend. View the full schedule and register to attend by October 30th

BADM 395 – Case Problem Formulation and Solution Consulting Academy

BADM 395 – Creative Business Thinking and Problem Solving is a 3 credit hour elective course taught by top faculty and consulting industry professionals, building the consulting community on campus.

This course will connect students across the Colleges of Business and Engineering to our corporate sponsors and prepare students to begin their career in consulting. Students will learn how to approach strategic thinking and ace a case interview among other skills. The class will be a 3 credit hour course and will take place next semester, Fridays from 11-1.

Details for the information session are below:

When: Thursday, October 20th from 6-7pm

Where: BIF 2007

Attire: Campus Casual

To learn about the course and apply, please visit a application page by clicking here. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at See the badm395_info_sheet for more information regarding the course.

Oct 14 Deadlines to Drop, Elect C/NC, Request Grade Replacement

October 14 Deadlines:


October 17:

  • Priority registration Time Tickets (earliest registration times) for Spring 2017 available on Student Self-Service
  • POT B (2nd 8 week) courses begin

View all academic dates and deadlines at

2nd 8 week course in Recreation, Sport and Tourism


Credit: 2 hours. Meets M/W 9-10:40am.

Explores ethical issues related to government, recreational sport, sport tourism and travel, journalism and media, education, coaching, and business. Students become familiar with concepts and principles of applied ethics and gain insight in to the complexity of ethical issues in recreation, sport and tourism.

Winter Session is Back!


Winter Session is Back!

This winter, Illinois is offering 24 high-quality courses taught by Illinois faculty and delivered in a condensed, online, four-week format over the winter break. Winter Session begins December 19, 2016 and ends January 13, 2017. This is a great opportunity for students to take an active role in their education, enroll in a high demand course and work toward degree completion.


Important information for students.

  • Winter Session 2016-2017 begins on December 19, 2016, and ends January 13, 2017.
  • Priority registration begins for Winter 2016/2017 in conjunction with Spring 2017 on October 31, 2016.
  • Students may enroll in one class during Winter Session.

Sent on behalf of the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL),, 333-1462

Second 8 Week History Courses

Please see below some exciting history courses for students who are looking to pick up another fall course!


The Global Twentieth Century: Midcentury to the Present

MW 12-2:50, Hist & Phil Perspectives; Western Compartv Cult course  

HIST 259 examines the end of European Empires in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, and the rise of the Cold War World dominated by the two nuclear-armed superpowers – the USA and the USSR. The course will examine the rise and fall of global empires and superpowers not from the imperial capitals of London, Paris, Moscow or Washington D.C., but from the edges of empires, from the peripheries of Vietnam, China, India, Pakistan, Tanzania, South Africa, Guinea-Conakry, and Iran. We will explore the processes through which European colonies were re-defined as the “Third World” and we will examine how people living in these regions experienced the rise of the US and Soviet Empires. We will approach these topics not only through scholarly articles and monographs written by academic historians but also through film, fiction, and autobiography.

Students will read Illinois Prof. Ghamari-Tabrizi’s memoir about his time in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, Remembering Akbar (2016), Graham Green’s The Quiet American (1956), and watch The Battle of Algiers (1966) and  Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), plus much more.


Gender History Since 1877

MWF 9-10:50am; Hist & Phil Perpsectives

HIST 286 examines US history – roughly 1877 to the present – through an intersectional gender studies lens.  Students will be introduced, through readings, lectures, and multimedia materials, to significant gender theorists and historians.

We will critically examine gender ideology.  What is gender?  How is gender constructed?  How do gender notions change over time?  Which institutions are most influential in shaping gender notions, and what interests do such notions serve?  What do gender notions have to do with race, class, sexuality, empire, power, science, violence, birth, hierarchy, interpersonal relationships, the state, the church, capitalism, communism, “civilization,” and resistance?  Which historical actors have relied on and strengthened dominant gender ideology, and in what interests?  Which historical actors have challenged dominant gender ideology, and in what interests?  How has gender ideology shaped, and been shaped by, US society, culture, economics, and politics?


Medieval Europe

MWF 2-3:50; Hist&Philosoph Perspectives, Western Compartv Cult course  

HIST 247: From the fragmentation of the Roman Empire to the formation of territorial monarchies, this course surveys the events, innovations, crises, and movements that shaped western Europe in a pivotal era known as “the Middle Ages.” Topics will include the spread of Christianity, the migration of peoples, fundamental changes in economic and social structures, the development of political institutions, the role of women, and the cultural achievements of different communities (the monastery, the town, the court).


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