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  • Nominations Open for 2023 Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Awards

    The Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award is open for nominations until May 23. The awards celebrate the achievements of faculty, academic professionals, and civic service employees who made significant contributions in creating and sustaining an inclusive living, learning, and working community at Illinois. There are four categories open […]

  • Statue of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln Hall. Building a House United. A Local Conversation in the Land of Lincoln.

    National Organization Braver Angels to Address Political Polarization with Campus, Community Partners

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHAMPAIGN, ILL — Experts from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the national organization Braver Angels will make up a panel at an upcoming event as part of efforts to address the political polarization of recent years. The event, “Building a House United: A Local Conversation in […]

  • The 2022 Larine Y. Cowan Award winners from left to right: Ky Merkley, Nick Hoyt, Kevin Jackson, and Deanna Hence.

    Four Illinois Faculty and Staff to be Recognized for Dedication to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The Larine Y. Cowan Awards are presented annually to University of Illinois faculty and staff by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in four categories: Advocacy for LGBTQ Affairs, Excellence in Access & Accommodations, Leadership in Diversity, and Teaching and Mentoring in Diversity.

  • Dr. Ibram X Kendi will serve as the first keynote speaker for the Chancellor's Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice. Photo by Stephen Voss.

    First Call to Action Symposium Will Feature Ibram X. Kendi Keynote Conversation

    As part of a university-wide efforts on systemic racial inequities and injustices, research groups will present their findings from the first year of funding from the Chancellor’s Call to Action to Address Racism and Social Injustice.

  • Foellinger Auditorium at the University of Illinois on a spring day. Students are relaxing on the grass.

    Announcing the Chancellor’s Call to Action Research Projects for 2022-23

    Chancellor Robert J. Jones announced the 2022-2023 Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program recipients. The program is a $2 million annual commitment by our university.

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