Posted: February 9, 2016
The Graduate College is pleased to accept nominations for the 2016 Graduate Student Leadership Award. This $500 award celebrates graduate students who have engaged in outstanding service that has positively impacted the campus or wider Urbana-Champaign community. How that leadership has been demonstrated can vary widely. Last year, ...
Posted: February 1, 2016
By Ritu Rman, Mechanical Engineering PhD Candidate
This time last year, I wrote a blog post on the different types of technical conferences I’ve had the opportunity to attend during my years in graduate school. 2015 wrapped up in pretty much the same way as 2014 – jam-packed with technical conferences big and small (...
Posted: December 14, 2015
More than 30 Graduate College employees gathered for the staff retreat held in the Illini Union on December 9, 2015. Dean Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko led staff members through a collaborative brainstorming session that addressed two questions:
Why is graduate education important for the nation, world, and our university?
What are the key roles played...
Posted: November 20, 2015
Assata Zerai, associate dean in the Graduate College, is the recipient of the 2015 Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award for Leadership in Diversity. In addition to her position in the Graduate College, Zerai is director of the Center for African Studies and associate professor of Sociology.
Zerai’s contributions to the...
Posted: November 19, 2015
The University of Illinois Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) chapter was honored with the Small Graduate Chapter of the Year Award at this year’s SACNAS National Conference. Eligible chapters are scored based on the academic advancement, publishing, employment and graduation rate,...