Alumni & Campus Stories

Fast Track

It’s a Saturday morning in early March at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science. Outside, grim gray rain lashes the Illinois campus. Inside, spirits are high and hopes are bright. Students sit...

Dynamic Duo

The dolphin looks to be in heaven. Her chin is tilted out of the water; she’s gripping the wall with her flippers. She gulps a piece of fish and opens her mouth for more....

Ingenious: The Monuments Man

Fighting Nazis and saving priceless treasures sounds like an adventure for Indiana Jones. But it was the real-life mission of an Illinois professor during the final years of World War II. Edwin C. Rae,...

In Class: Printers’ Helper

The Illinois MakerLab is about five-and-a-half-years old. We began in January 2013. It’s the world’s first 3-D printing lab located in a business school. There are a couple of others around the world now....

In Class: Chef Master

The Spice Box, which serves as a learning lab for the UI’s hospitality management program, is a white-tablecloth restaurant housed in the café on the second floor of Bevier Hall. The restaurant hosts fine-dining...

Class Notes Profile: Mars Rover

Scientists researching extraterrestrial life can’t simply seek little green men. The first beings we discover will likely be single-celled organisms that might have died millions of years ago.  That’s why Kennda Lynch, ’00 ENG,...