Campus Stories

Explore how our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others are impacting the priorities and goals outlined in the Vision 2030 Global Strategy.

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Mobile teams bring COVID-19 vaccines to rural villages in Sierra Leone

A new College of ACES international research project showed that intervention with mobile vaccination teams in Sierra Leone is an effective way of reaching rural populations to increase vaccination uptake.

UI System/UNAM issue joint call for proposals

The University of Illinois System and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) have established a joint seed research grants for projects in three thematic areas: Food and Health; Water; Energy.

Illinois to create global center of excellence in food and agricultural communications

The James F. Evans Global Center for Food and Agricultural Communications at the Illinois College of ACES will advance the industry to create a better, more sustainable future for producers and consumers.

From Shame to Celebration: Sierra Leonian Women Reframe the Culture of Menstruation

Illinois journalism students will partner with broadcast journalism students from Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone to produce a film examining global period poverty.

AHS highlights global engagement and college growth in Moving Forward publication

The College of Applied Health Sciences’ Moving Forward report celebrates growth in student diversity, programs, new hires, and more.

Climate-smart cows could deliver 10-20x more milk in the Global South

A team of animal scientists from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are set to deliver a potential game changer for subsistence farmers in Tanzania.

UIUC delegation explores collaborative initiatives with universities in South Africa

Chancellor Jones joined a delegation from UIUC for visits to the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the University of Pretoria (UP) in May 2023.

University of Illinois recognized as the inaugural IIE Century Medal recipient for commitment to global learning

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has been recognized by the Institute for International Education as the inaugural recipient of the IIE Century Medal.

Fulbright Scholar’s Taiwanese University Collaboration

Professor and director of the PhD program in the School of Social Work leads research in social safety nets for low-income single-mother families to guide policymakers in Taiwan and benefit mothers and children.

New Latin American Ensemble diversifies musical offerings at Illinois

A new Latin American Ensemble is helping to diversify the repertoire of music that is performed by the School of Music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a broad range of music from Mexico and throughout Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

UIUC, UP strengthen partnership by signing Memorandum of Understanding

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Pretoria, formalizing a relationship between the two institutions.

Intensive English Institute selected to host Humphrey Fellows for long-term English training program

The Institute for International Education has selected the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as the host institution for the 2023 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship’s long-term English training program.

Illinois Global Institute centers receive almost $13.2 million in Title VI funding

Six area and global studies centers within the Illinois Global Institute will receive almost $13.2 million in Title VI federal grants to advance educational opportunities, programming, and public engagement.

Alumna honored for highlighting Indigenous culture and influence at Illinois

As a Brave Heart Fellow, Cydnee Weber designs a tour through significant green spaces on campus to expand awareness of Native American influence.

IPENG Debuts CQ Assessment Tool with EIA Bridge Program

Five members of the student-led chapter of Engineers in Action Bridge Program at The Grainger College of Engineering took course training with them to the Southern African country of Eswatini last summer.

Reimagine Our Future: sustainability competition for undergraduate students returns for a third year

Reimagine Our Future challenges undergraduate students to develop an innovative plan or solution for a sustainability issue and/or promote one or more of the UN SDGs.

Paper: Ancient Maya water management offer lessons for today’s water crises

According to a new paper, ancient Maya reservoirs, which used aquatic plants to filter and clean the water, “can serve as archetypes for natural, sustainable water systems to address future water needs.”

Illinois Graduate Students Share Experiences from the Global Young Scientists Summit

Illinois graduate students attended the Global Young Scientists Summit, an annual gathering in Singapore for early-career multidisciplinary researchers in science and technology.

Global Summit recognizes launch of the Vision 2030 Global Strategy

Experts, leaders, and community members convened at the I-Hotel on Oct. 19, 2022 to discuss the priorities outlined in the Vision 2030 Global Strategy.

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