Alumni & Campus Stories

In Class: Power Source

I teach Nuclear Power Economics and Fuel Management, which is kind of a mouthful. It’s an undergraduate class. The students learn about all of the steps of nuclear power production: mining uranium; chemical processes (e.g.,...

A century and a half of greatness

A new website titled, “150 for 150,” celebrates the accomplishments of women during the 150-year history of the University of Illinois. Created as part of the University’s sesquicentennial celebration, the website highlights the work...

Illini Replay: Jamie Fairbanks

UI junior Jamie Fairbanks ’94 averages 71 strokes per round to win the ’93 men’s Big Ten championships, allowing Illinois to score quite a coup: winning individual titles in both men’s and women’s championships...

Small Wonders

The stones vault overhead to form a basalt arch, named for President Theodore Roosevelt, who laid the cornerstone in 1903. Soon the road starts to climb, switchbacking up and up, between the Gardner River...

The Big Picture: Hallene Gateway

The Hallene Gateway didn’t always greet visitors at the east entrance of campus. The sandstone portal bearing Illinois’ motto originally was part of New Main University Hall, the school’s fourth building, erected in 1871...

Relationship Builder

It’s the variety of architect Jeanne Gang’s projects that makes a singular impression, from the rippling balconies of Chicago’s Aqua Tower to the Nature Boardwalk at the city’s Lincoln Park Zoo. There are boathouses along...

Middleman

James “Jim” Hankes, ’75 ACES, MA ’78 ACES, vividly remembers the day he wanted to have his own farming business. He was about 7 years old, sitting up front in the cab of a...