Alumni & Campus Stories

In Class: Tale Teller

My experience of teaching Ulysses is that it takes almost two-thirds of the semester to get students in the mood because the resistance is very strong. It involves a certain amount of exuberance on...

Ingenious: Sonic surgery

Some called it “sonic surgery,” but William J. Fry described it as “surgery by sound.” Fry, a UI professor of physics, was one of the first to develop a system using ultrasound for surgical...

Things we love about Illinois: Ebertfest

Ebertfest All things cinematic—including films, stars, writers and directors—converge on downtown Champaign’s Virginia Theatre each spring, courtesy of a native son who made “thumbs up” synonymous with good movies. The annual Ebertfest—a marathon of...

Things we love about Illinois: The Armory

The Armory A marvel of early 20th Century engin-eering, UI’s 98-foot-tall, 80,000-square-foot Armory was designated the largest structure in the world without a central support upon completion in 1914. Instead, it is supported by...