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|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Motto:||Learning and Labor|
|Type:||Flagship, Land-grant, Sea-grant, Space-grant|
|Endowment:||US $2. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point flagship is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels a designation given on account of being either the largest fastest newest most heavily armed or for publicity purposes the most well Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States that have The sea grant colleges are a group of 30 US universities that are involved in the National Sea Grant College Program. The space-grant colleges compose a network of 52 consortia, based at universities across the United States, for Space -related research A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 197 billion (systemwide)|
|President:||B. Joseph White|
|Location:||Urbana, Illinois, USA|
Champaign, Illinois, USA
|Campus:||Urban, 1,458 acres (5. A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. Richard Herman began serving as the Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005 having previously served there since 1998 as Provost and Vice Chancellor University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as B Joseph White is the current president of the University of Illinois system with its three campuses and 70000 students Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Urbana (ɝˈbænə is the County seat of Champaign County, Illinois, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, in the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U 90 km²)|
|Colors:||Orange and Navy Blue|
|Affiliations:||WUN, Big Ten|
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I or simply Illinois) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Illinois, USA. The Fighting Illini (also known as The Illini) are the intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification Introduction Founded in 2000 the Worldwide Universities Network is an invitation-only nonprofit group of universities from Australia, A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It is the oldest and largest campus in the University of Illinois system. A campus is traditionally the land on which a College or University and related institutional buildings are situated The University of Illinois is a system of public Universities in Illinois consisting of three campuses Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and
The university comprises 18 Colleges that offer more than 150 programs of study. Additionally, the university operates an extension that serves 2. 5 million registrants per year around the state of Illinois and beyond. The campus holds over 272 buildings on 1,458 acres (5. 90 km²) in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, and boasts an annual budget of nearly $1. Twin cities are a special case of two cities or urban centres which are born in close geographic proximity and then grow into each other over time Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, in the United States. Urbana (ɝˈbænə is the County seat of Champaign County, Illinois, United States. 4 billion. As of 30 June 2007, the University of Illinois Foundation—a systemwide endowment—totals at $2. 197 billion. 
Enrollment in the summer of 2007 was 42,728, which included students from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. Of these, 31,472 were undergraduates and 11,256 were graduate students.  Until 1998, Illinois was one of the 10 largest universities in the United States in terms of student enrollment.
The university is one of America's more selective schools with several of its popular undergraduate and graduate programs ranked first in the nation. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been consistently ranked as one of the top 10 public universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, and it is currently ranked the 8th best public university and the 38th best national university. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D  It is also considered a "Public Ivy" and is comprehensively measured as one of the Top 20 major research universities in America by a Graham-Diamond Report. Public Ivy is a term coined by Richard Moll in his 1985 book Public Ivys A Guide to America's best public undergraduate colleges and universities to refer to universities which
|The Illinois Industrial University||Established||1867|
|Opened||March 2, 1868|
|University of Illinois||Renamed||1885|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Renamed||1982|
The Morrill Act of 1862 granted each state in the United States a portion of land on which to establish a major public state university, one which could teach agriculture, mechanic arts, and military training, "without excluding other scientific and classical studies. Events 986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks. 1127 - Assassination of Charles the Good Year 1868 ( MDCCCLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap " This phrase would engender controversy over the University's initial academic philosophies, polarizing the relationship between the people of Illinois and the University's first president, John Milton Gregory. John Milton Gregory ( July 6, 1822 - October 19, 1898) was the first president of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
After a fierce bidding war between a number of Illinois cities, Urbana was selected as the site for the new "Illinois Industrial University. Urbana (ɝˈbænə is the County seat of Champaign County, Illinois, United States. " in 1867.  From the beginning, Gregory's desire to establish an institution firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition was at odds with many state residents and lawmakers who wanted the university to offer classes based solely around "industrial education. The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education. " The University finally opened for classes on March 2, 1868 with only two faculty members and a small group of students. The debate between the liberal arts curriculum and industrial education continued in the University's inaugural address, as Dr. Newton Bateman outlined the various interpretations of the Morrill Act in his speech.  Gregory's thirteen year tenure would be marred by this debate. Clashes between Gregory and legislators and lawmakers forced his resignation from his post as president in 1880, saying "[I am] staggering under too heavy a load of cares, and irritated by what has sometimes seemed as needless opposition. " Yet only five years later, in 1885, the Illinois Industrial University officially changed its name to the University of Illinois, reflecting its holistic agricultural, mechanical, and liberal arts curricula.  Today, Gregory is largely credited with establishing the University and forming it into the major interdisciplinary university it is today. Gregory's grave is still located on the Urbana campus, situated between Altgeld Hall and the Henry Administration Building. The Main Quadrangle at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign comprises the main campus of the university The Main Quadrangle at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign comprises the main campus of the university His marker (mimicking the epitaph of British architect Christopher Wren) reads, "If you seek his monument, look about you. Sir Christopher Wren ( 20 October 1632 &ndash 25 February 1723) was a 17th century English Designer, Astronomer "
The name of the university was changed to The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982. This was a historic watermark for the campus not only because it clearly communicates the university's distinguished flagship identity within the University of Illinois system, but also presents a separate identity from the system. Flagship university refers to the leading comprehensive public research university or universities in a given U It also marked the opening of a new era of hi-tech boom to which the campus community has much contributed and thrived with. The engineering and science departments have become the campus spotlight due to their rich innovative legacy  and breakthrough scholastic studies. At the turn of the new millennium, the university started making strides to keep its edge by expanding research programs and facilities for life sciences.
The Urbana campus is noted for its position as the top destination of high school valedictorians in the State of Illinois.
The campus is famous for its beautiful landscape and coherent architecture as well as distinctive landmarks. The Presidents of University of Illinois System through times The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's College of Agriculture Consumer and Environmental Sciences ( ACES) is part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The College of Applied Health Sciences ( AHS) formerly known as the College of Applied Life Studies is a undergraduate and graduate school at the University of Illinois The University of Illinois Institute of Aviation is an aviation institute affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The College of Business is the Business school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The College of Education is an Education College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was first established in 1868, and The College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA is a multi-disciplinary Art school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The School of Labor and Employment Relations ( LER) is a graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The University of Illinois College of Law, or UIUC College of Law is a law school school located in Champaign, Illinois. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS is the largest college in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, created in 1913 through the merger of the College of The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS is a Graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The College of Media (formerly the College of Communications) is a College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA The College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign is a medical school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The School of Social Work is a graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The College of Veterinary Medicine is a graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Alma Mater is a bronze statue located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Main Quadrangle at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign comprises the main campus of the university  It was identified as one of 50 college or university 'works of art' by T. A. Gaines in his book "The Campus as a Work of Art". 
The campus's main research and academic facilities are divided almost exactly between the twin cities of Urbana and Champaign. Urbana (ɝˈbænə is the County seat of Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, in the United States. The College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences' research fields stretch south from Urbana and Champaign into Savoy and Champaign County. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's College of Agriculture Consumer and Environmental Sciences ( ACES) is part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Savoy is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Champaign County is a County located in the US state of Illinois. The university maintains formal gardens and a conference center in nearby Monticello at Allerton Park. Monticello is a city in Piatt County, Illinois, United States. The Robert Allerton Park is a 1517 acre (60 km² Park, nature center and conference center located near Monticello Illinois on the upper Sangamon
The U of I is one of the few educational institutions to own an airport.  The university operates the Willard Airport, named for former University of Illinois president Arthur Joffrey Willard and located in Savoy. University of Illinois Willard Airport is an Airport owned and operated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign located south of Savoy in The airport was completed in 1945 and began service in 1954. Willard Airport is home to many University research projects and the University's Institute of Aviation, along with flights from American and Northwest Airlines. The University of Illinois Institute of Aviation is an aviation institute affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The campus is based on the quadrangle design popular at many universities. In Architecture, a quadrangle is a space or courtyard usually square or rectangular in plan the sides of which are entirely or mainly occupied by parts of a large building Four main quads compose the center of the university and are arranged from north to south. The Beckman Quadrangle and the John Bardeen Quadrangle occupy the center of the Engineering Campus. John Bardeen ( May 23 1908 – January 30 1991) was an American Physicist and Electrical engineer, who won Boneyard Creek flows through the John Bardeen Quadrangle, paralleling Green Street. Boneyard Creek is a small waterway that drains much of the cities of Champaign and Urbana Illinois. The Beckman Quadrangle is primarily composed of research units and laboratories, and features a large solar calendar consisting of an obelisk and several copper fountains. The Main Quadrangle and South Quadrangle follow immediately after the John Bardeen Quad. The former makes up a large part of the Liberal Arts and Sciences portion of the campus, while the latter comprises many of the buildings of the College of ACES spread across the campus map. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS is the largest college in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, created in 1913 through the merger of the College of The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's College of Agriculture Consumer and Environmental Sciences ( ACES) is part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is often regarded as a world-leading magnet for engineering and sciences (both applied and basic). Having been classified into the highest category, comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary and very high research activity , by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, UIUC offers a wide range of disciplines in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Education, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and Chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress, is a Urbana-Champaign is also quantified as one of the Top 25 American Research Universities by The Center for Measuring University Performance. Beside annual influx of grants and sponsored projects, the university manages an extensive modern research infrastructures.
The university campus hosts the site of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), which created Mosaic, the first graphical Web browser, the foundation upon which Microsoft Internet Explorer is based, the Apache HTTP server, and NCSA Telnet. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications ( NCSA) is one of five original centers in the National Science Foundation 's Supercomputer Centers Program and a Mosaic is the browser which popularized the World Wide Web. It was also a browser for earlier concepts such as Ftp, Usenet, and Gopher The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked Hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. NCSA Telnet is an implementation of the TELNET protocol created at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign National Center for Supercomputing Applications The university is currently partnering with IBM and the National Science Foundation to build the world's fastest supercomputer. International Business Machines Corporation abbreviated IBM and nicknamed "Big Blue", is a multinational Computer Technology The National Science Foundation (NSF is a United States Government agency that supports fundamental Research and Education in all the non-medical  This supercomputer, named "Blue Waters," will be capable of performing one quadrillion calculations per second. This will make Blue Waters three times faster than today's fastest supercomputer.
The University of Illinois also has the third largest academic library (after Harvard's and Yale's) and the largest public engineering library (Grainger Engineering Library) in the country. In 1952, the university built the ILLIAC (Illinois Automatic Computer), the first computer built and owned entirely by an educational institution. ILLIAC was the name given to a series of Supercomputers built at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. U of I is also the site of the Department of Energy's Center for the Simulation of Advanced Rockets, an institute which has employed graduate and faculty researchers in the physical sciences and mathematics. The United States Department of Energy ( DOE) is a Cabinet -level department of the United States government responsible for energy policy It is at the forefront of materials science and condensed matter physics research, and home to Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. Materials Science or Materials Engineering is an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of Science and Condensed matter physics is the field of Physics that deals with the macroscopic physical properties of Matter. There are two cutting-edge complexes for research and teaching recently opened, Siebel Center for Computer Science in 2004 and the Institute for Genomic Biology in 2006. The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was first established in 1868, and The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, however, is still the largest interdisciplinary facility on campus with 313,000 square feet (29,100 m²). Both the Illinois Natural History Survey and Illinois State Geological Survey are located on campus and affiliated with the university. The university is also recognized as a world-class center for agricultural and horticultural research. Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture Horticulture is the art and science of plant cultivation Horticulturists (or horticuluralists) work and conduct research in the fields of Plant propagation
In the 24 February 2004 talk as part of his Five Campus Tour (Harvard, MIT, Cornell, Carnegie-Mellon and UIUC), titled "Software Breakthroughs: Solving the Toughest Problems in Computer Science," Bill Gates has mentioned that Microsoft hires more graduates from UIUC than from any other university in the world. If you would like to experiment with Wikipedia please copy  Alumnus William M. Holt, a Senior Vice-President of Intel, also mentioned in a campus talk in 27 September 2007 entitled "R&D to Deliver Practical Results: Extending Moore's Law" that Intel hires more PhD graduates from UIUC than any other university in the country.
The university admission is highly selective. The Grainger Engineering Library is a Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering dedicated to all disciplines of Engineering According to the statistics of the 2007 admitted freshmen, 50% of the incoming students had ACT score of 27-31, 51% had SAT score of 1200–1399, and 59% of the incoming students were top 10% of their class. The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for College admissions in the  Some of UIUC's colleges only admit students at the very top. For incoming freshmen in 2007, the College of Engineering reported ACT average of 30-33 and the College of Business reported an average ACT score of 28-32, somewhat higher than the campus average. The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was first established in 1868, and The College of Business is the Business school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Of graduates, UIUC ended up as one of the top 12 (percentage-wise) and top 6 (numerical-wise) feeder state colleges to elite professional schools .
U of I requires all first-year undergraduate students (who do not commute) to stay in either the University Residence Halls or in University Private-Certified Housing. Both programs are administered by the University's housing division.  University housing for undergraduates is provided through twenty-two residence halls in both Urbana and Champaign. Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for
All undergraduates within the University housing system are required to purchase some level of meal plan, although they are free to eat elsewhere if they choose. Graduate housing is usually offered through two graduate dormitories, restricted to those over twenty years of age, and through two university-owned apartment complexes. However, the recent record-sized freshman class has forced the housing division to convert one of the graduate dormitories into undergraduate housing. Students with disabilities are provided special housing options to accommodate their needs.
There are a number of private dormitories around campus, as well as a few houses that are outside of the Greek system and offer a more communal living experience. The private dorms tend to be more expensive to live in compared to other housing options. Private, certified residences maintain reciprocity agreements with the University, allowing students to move between the public and private housing systems if they are dissatisfied with their living conditions.
Some undergraduates choose to move into apartments or the Greek houses after their first or second year. The University Tenant Union offers advice on choosing apartments and the process of signing a lease.
The university arguably has the largest Greek system in the world.  There are currently sixty-nine fraternities and thirty-six sororities on the campus. Of the approximately 31,500 undergraduates, about 2900 are members of sororities and about 3100 are members of fraternities.  Many of the fraternity and sorority houses on campus are on the National Register of Historic Places.
The current university student government, created in 2004, is the Illinois Student Senate, a combined undergraduate and graduate student senate with 50 members. List of social fraternities and sororities at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The student senators are elected by college and represent the students on a variety of faculty and administrative committees, and are led by an internally elected Student Body President.
The campus library system is one of the largest public academic collections in the world. In North America, only the private university collections of Harvard and Yale are larger. Currently, the UIUC libraries hold more than 10 million in volumes, which help comprise 22 million items in the main library and the 40 other departmental libraries and divisions. The word million In standard English, the -lli- in million is pronounced with an l-sound followed by a As of 2006, it has also the largest "browsable" university library in the United States, with 7. 5 million volumes directly accessible in stacks in a single location.
The online catalog is utilized by over one million people around the world every day. In addition to the main library building, which houses nearly 20 subject-oriented libraries, the Isaac Funk Family Library on the South Quad serves the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences and the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center serves the College of Engineering on the John Bardeen Quad. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's College of Agriculture Consumer and Environmental Sciences ( ACES) is part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was first established in 1868, and
The University of Illinois Residence Hall Library System is one of three in the nation.  The Residence Hall Libraries were created in 1948 to serve the educational, recreational, and cultural information needs of first and second year undergraduate students residing in the residence halls, and the living-learning communities within the residence halls. The collection also serves University Housing staff as well as the larger campus community, including undergraduate and graduate students, and university faculty and staff. 
All together there are more than 40 departmental or school libraries on campus.
The Urbana-Champaign campus has one of the most inclusive state-of-the-art recreation infrastructures for a university in the world. Recently, along with additional expansion, the two main recreation facilities, CRCE and IMPE, were significantly upgraded. The campus also has more than one thousand clubs and organizations for people to join, ranging from cultural and athletic to subject area to philanthropic. Students can create their own Registered Student Organization if the pursuing interest/concern is not addressed by the current entities.
The University bus system is part of the local Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is a mass transit system that is part of the Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area in which property taxes are levied The university, through an MTD fee garnered on top of students' tuition, provides a substantial amount of funding for the MTD, that in turn provides campus bus service and unlimited access to the entire system for university students, faculty, and staff. As part of this arrangement, the MTD also runs a bus line between Illinois Terminal and the University of Illinois Willard Airport. University of Illinois Willard Airport is an Airport owned and operated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign located south of Savoy in In addition, the Illinois Terminal provides connection services to Amtrak and Greyhound, making it the focal point of Champaign-Urbana's public transportation systems. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 Greyhound Lines is an intercity Common carrier of passengers by Bus serving over 3700 destinations in the United States. The Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as Champaign-Urbana and colloquially known as Chambana, is a metropolitan area in east
The university maintains an extensive system of bike paths on campus. Segregated cycle facilities are Roads tracks paths or marked lanes designated for use by Cyclists from which motorised traffic is generally excluded All students are expected to register their bicycles with the campus public safety department, and to keep their bicycles in a safe operating condition. Public security Public safety involves the prevention of and protection from events that could endanger the Safety of the general public from significant Danger
U of I's Division of Intercollegiate Athletics fields teams for ten men's and eleven women's varsity sports. The Fighting Illini (also known as The Illini) are the intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The university participates in the NCAA's Division 1. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The university's athletic teams are known as the Fighting Illini. The Fighting Illini (also known as The Illini) are the intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The university operates a number of athletic facilities, including Memorial Stadium for football, the Assembly Hall for men's and women's basketball, and the Atkins Tennis Center for men's and women's tennis. Memorial Stadium is a football Stadium located in Champaign Illinois, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Assembly Hall is a large Dome -shaped Indoor arena located in Champaign Illinois, and is part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) The men's NCAA basketball team had a dream run in the 2005 season, with Bruce Weber's Fighting Illini tying the record for most victories in a season. The 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I College basketball Bruce Weber (born October 19, 1956 in Milwaukee Wisconsin) is the Head coach of the University of Illinois men's Basketball Their run ended 37-2 with a loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels in the national championship game. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the
UIUC is also a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Big Ten is the only Division I conference to have all of its member institutions affiliated with the prestigious Association of American Universities, a consortium of 62 major research institutions, and leads all conferences in the total amount of research expenditures. The Association of American Universities (AAU is an Organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic Research A consortium is an association of two or more individuals companies organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities with the objective of participating
On October 15, 1910, the Illinois football team defeated the University of Chicago Maroons with a score of 3-0. Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Year 1910 ( MCMX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting The University of Chicago is a Private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. The game is notable in that Illinois claims it to be the first homecoming weekend, though several other schools claim to have held the first homecoming as well
The Ice Arena is home to the university's club hockey team and is available for recreational use through the Division of Campus Recreation. Homecoming, welcoming back of former residents and alumni is a tradition in many universities, Colleges and High schools in North America Hockey is any of a family of Sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a Ball, or a hard round rubber or heavy plastic disc called a puck It was built in 1931 and designed by Chicago architecture firm Holabird and Root, the same firm that designed the University of Illinois Memorial Stadium and Chicago's Soldier Field. It is located on Armory Drive across from the Armory. The structure features 4 rows of bleacher seating in an elevated balcony that runs the length of the ice rink on either side. These bleachers provide seating for roughly 1,200 fans, with standing room and bench seating available underneath. Because of this set-up the team benches are actually directly underneath the stands. 
Chief Illiniwek, or 'The Chief', was the university's official symbol from 1926 until February 21, 2007. Chief Illiniwek was the Mascot and official Symbol of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign associated with the University's intercollegiate Events 362 - Athanasius returns to Alexandria. 1245 - Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Use of this symbol garnered criticism for the university starting in the mid-1970s from Native Americans and others as a misappropriation and inaccurate portrayal of indigenous culture. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States However, the Chief remained popular among many students and alumni as the school's symbol. The university officials announced the end of the Chief Illiniwek era on February 16, 2007. Events 1249 - Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
As of 2007, 21 alumni and faculty members are Nobel laureates and 20 have won a Pulitzer Prize. This is an incomplete list of notable people associated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States of America. The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, 
Alumni have created companies and products such as Netscape Communications, AMD, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, PayPal, Playboy, National Football League, Siebel Systems, Mortal Kombat, CDW, YouTube, Oracle, Lotus, Mosaic, Safari, Firefox, W. W. Grainger, Delta Air Lines, BET. Netscape Communications (formerly known as Netscape Communications Corporation and commonly known as Netscape) is an American computer services company Susan G Komen for the Cure, formerly known as The Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, is an organization supporting Breast cancer research PayPal is an E-commerce business allowing payments and Money transfers to be made through the Internet. Playboy is an American Men's magazine, founded in Chicago Illinois, by Hugh Hefner and his associates which has grown into Playboy The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. Siebel Systems Inc was a software company principally engaged in the design development marketing and support of CRM applications See also Essex County Airport (CDW is the IATA designation CDW Corporation, headquartered in Vernon Hills Illinois, is a YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees Oracle Corporation ( specializes in developing and marketing Enterprise software products — particularly Database management systems In 2007 Oracle ranked Lotus Software (called Lotus Development Corporation before its acquisition by IBM) is a Software company with headquarters in Westford, Mosaic is the browser which popularized the World Wide Web. It was also a browser for earlier concepts such as Ftp, Usenet, and Gopher Safari is a Web browser developed by Apple Inc and included in Mac OS X. WW Grainger Inc is a Fortune 500 industrial supply company founded in 1927 in Chicago Illinois. Delta Air Lines Inc ( is a United States Airline based and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Alumni and faculty have invented the LED, integrated circuit, quantum well laser, transistor, MRI, and Plasma screen. Microchipsjpg|right|thumb|200px|Microchips ( EPROM memory with a transparent window showing the integrated circuit inside Origin of the concept of quantum wells In 1972 Charles H Henry, a physicist and newly-appointed Head of the Semiconductor Electronics Research Department at Bell Laboratories In Electronics, a transistor is a Semiconductor device commonly used to amplify or switch electronic signals A plasma display panel (PDP is a type of Flat panel display now commonly used for large TV displays (typically above 37-inch or 940 mm
Nathan C. Ricker attended U of I and was the first person to graduate in the United States with a degree in Architecture in 1873. Nathan Clifford Ricker, DArch ( July 24, 1843 &ndash March 19, 1924) was a professor and Architect known for his work Ricker would go on to design several buildings on the Urbana-Champaign campus, including Altgeld Hall and H. E. Kenney Gymnasium. Mary L. Page, the first woman to obtain a degree in architecture, also graduated from U of I. 
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|# 12||College of Business undergraduate program|
|# 25||College of Education graduate program|
|# 25||College of Law professional program|
|# 7||Ph. Ambassador Nancy Goodman Brinker (born December 6, 1946, in Peoria Illinois) is the founder of Susan G Ang Lee ( (born October 23, 1954) is an Academy Award -winning Film director from Taiwan. Suze Orman (born Susan Lynn Orman June 5 1951 is an American Financial advisor, writer and Television personality. Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9 1926 is an American Magazine Publisher, and best known as the editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine Steven Ray Nagel (born October 27, 1946) is a retired Colonel in the USAF and a former NASA Astronaut. Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation Max Levchin (born 1975 is a Ukrainian -born American Computer scientist and Entrepreneur widely known as co-founder (with Peter Thiel Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado (born 6 April 1963 in Guayaquil) is the President of the Republic of Ecuador. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D D. Chemistry program|
|# 1||Graduate Civil and Environmental Engineering program|
|Top 25||Master of Fine Arts program (2004)|
|# 6||Master of Music program (1998)|
|# 8||Among all Physics Departments (2009)|
|# 1||Graduate Accounting Program (MSA & MAS) (US News, 2006)|
|# 1||Undergraduate Accounting Program (BS) (US News, 2006)|
|The Washington Monthly|
|# 11||College National Rankings|
|Entrepreneur Magazine||#16||Undergraduate entrepreneurial program (2007)|
|#21||Graduate entrepreneurial program (2007)|
|#18||Top undergraduate business programs|
|The Institute for Higher Education at Shanghai Jia Tong University||#19||University in America (2007)|
|# 26||University in the world (2007)|
|PC Magazine||# 6||"Most Connected, Plugged-in, and High-Tech Campus in the Country. The Washington Monthly is a monthly Magazine of United States Politics and Government that is based in Washington D Entrepreneur Magazine is a publication that carries news stories about entrepreneurialism small business management and business opportunities. BusinessWeek is a business Magazine published by McGraw-Hill. Shanghai Jiao Tong University ( abbreviated Jiao Da (交大 or SJTU) located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities PC Magazine (sometimes referred to as PC Mag) is a Computer magazine that is published monthly in the United States (until 2008 it was published " (2006)|
|The Peace Corps||# 17||Top Universities and Colleges (2007)|
|DesignIntelligence Magazine||# 8||Industrial Design|
(Undergraduate and graduate programs)
|# 10||Graduate Architecture program|
|Gourman Report||#2||HR and Labor Relations graduate program|
|# 17||Top National Universities|
International rankings by The Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University suggest that UIUC is the 20th best university in North America, and 26th best university in the world. The Peace Corps is an independent United States federal agency. The Gourman Report is Dr Jack Gourman's ranking of undergraduate programs and professional programs in American and International Universities Shanghai Jiao Tong University ( abbreviated Jiao Da (交大 or SJTU) located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities  The Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields from the same research center in 2007 positions UIUC as the 3rd best in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences, only after MIT and Stanford. Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in It is 19th in Life and Agriculture Sciences, 20th in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and 51st (tied) in Social Sciences.  Notably, the ranking is recognized for its ruthless objectiveness and emphasis on research productivity/scholastic achievement.
Illinois was ranked as the 77th best in the world, by The Times Higher Education Supplement’s list of the top 200 universities in the world in the latest release. Times Higher Education ( THE) formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement ( THES) is a magazine based However, UIUC had ranked in the top 30s for a few years past. This ranking is often criticized due to its volatility: It stresses international popularity and ranks may change tens of places from one year to the next.  The WSJ ranking of business schools also has this inherited anomaly, attributed to its survey method.
The Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations has been recognized consistently as one of the top three programs for HR and Labor Relations studies in the United States. The Gourman Reports has ranked the program as #2 and #3 in various years.
In the 2008 release of Webometrics Ranking of World Universities by Cybermetrics Lab, which is a research unit of National Research Council of Spain, the University was ranked 9th. The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is an Initiative to improve the presence of the Academic and research Institutions on the Web and  In 2006, G-Factor, another academic list trying to measure social network efficacy of universities, has ranked Illinois in the top 8. In Higher education, college and university rankings are listings of Universities and Liberal arts colleges in an order determined by any combination of  Gourman Report also ranks Illinois as 17th best university in the nation. The Gourman Report is Dr Jack Gourman's ranking of undergraduate programs and professional programs in American and International Universities
In its 2008 listings, US News and World Report ranked the undergraduate program 38th overall out of nationally accredited universities and 8th out of nationally accredited public universities. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D In Higher education, college and university rankings are listings of Universities and Liberal arts colleges in an order determined by any combination of The graduate program has 60 disciplines ranked in the top 30 nationwide, including 23 in the top 5 overall. US News and World Report ranked the Undergraduate and Graduate Accounting programs #2 and #4 respectively in the United States in their 2008 rankings; both programs had been ranked #1 at the same time in previous years. The College of Business as a whole was ranked 12th best nationally. The College of Engineering was ranked 4th, with 14 graduate disciplines ranked in the top 10. The College of Education has six programs ranked in the top 10. The Graduate School of Library and Information Science is top 1, with five programs ranked in the top 10. Chemistry and Physics are also in top 10. Of note is many arts programs are in the first quartile, such as Architecture and Fine Arts. However, Computer Science, Actuarial Science and Psychology are the university's most visibly distinguished departments among others. The Institute for Labor and Industrial relations is recognized consistently as top 2 or 3 in the nation, only behind Cornell University.
As of 2007, Washington Monthly ranks UIUC as the 11th best university in the nation, and ranks 9th among public universities. The Washington Monthly is a monthly Magazine of United States Politics and Government that is based in Washington D The methodology of the ranking includes "how well it performs as an engine of social mobility," "how well it does in fostering scientific and humanistic research," and "how well it promotes an ethic of service to country. "
Newsweek International listed UIUC as one of Top 100 Global Universities, which "takes into account openness and diversity, as well as distinction in research. Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City. " Kiplinger's Personal Finance also listed UIUC in its 100 Best Values in Public Colleges, which "measures academic quality, cost and financial aid. Kiplinger's Personal Finance ( KIP -lin-gerz is a Magazine that has been continuously published on a monthly basis from 1947 to the present "
The Princeton Review has elected Urbana-Champaign campus as one of the 366 best colleges out of nearly 5,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education in the United States, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES as part of the United States Department of Education 's Institute of Education Sciences (IES collects analyzes Nonetheless, the university has come under criticism for its use of graduate teaching assistants in teaching undergraduate courses, including upper-level undergraduate courses. For two consecutive years, the Urbana-Champaign campus topped this review's category of "teaching assistants teach too many upper level courses. " Yet The Review's ranking itself is attacked with its category lists which are claimed to be lacking accountability, mainly from student random sampling. For instance, University of Wisconsin - Madison was dropped out of the top 20 party school list in 2007 while it was ranked number 1 in the last few years.
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