Alumni & Campus Stories

Pavlina Akritas

Class Notes Profile: Illuminata

When rain and clouds wash over London, the gallery is muted, even somber. In sunny hours, the big white rooms beam. And every day, the changing light in London’s Gagosian Gallery reveals new dimensions...

The Power of I

“The University of Illinois is done with Midwest humble.” That’s the word from Eric Minor, ’86 ENG, the U of I chief marketing officer, as he and his team prepare to launch “The Power of I,” a marketing...

Coohom Founders

The Home Team

Xiaohuang “Victor” Huang, MS ’10 ENG, was transformed by a building tour. He distinctly remembers the awe he felt learning about the companies associated with the Grainger College of Engineering’s Siebel Center for Computer...

Dan Corry

Nut Job

Dan Corry, ’19 MEDIA, gets a lot of funny looks doing his job. And he doesn’t give a flying filbert.  In June, Corry began a year-long stint driving one of three, 26-foot-long motorized legumes...

UI Global Telent Show

The Big Picture: Global Talent

Traditions—both old and new, from near and far—define every celebration. Homecoming 2019 saw the inauguration of the University’s first Global Talent Show, highlighting music, dance and performances from diverse cultures. The show was held...

Parisa Tabriz

Browser Boss

It’s 9 a.m. in Silicon Valley, and the fog has burned off to reveal a spring day worthy of the California tourist board. Inside Google’s Building 900, past the gourmet coffee bar and a...