University of Illinois School of Architecture
The University of Illinois School of Architecture is an academic unit within the College of Fine & Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The school is organized around four Program Areas - Building Performance, Detail + Fabrication, Health + Well-being, Urbanism. Faculty teach and conduct research in these areas in support of the School's primary objective to promote critical engagement with the design of a healthy and sustainable built environment; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was among the first American institutions of higher learning to offer a curriculum in architecture. Until 1868 there were no architectural schools in the United States, although Thomas Jefferson had proposed one at the University of Virginia in 1814. American architects were trained through pursued studies abroad; the profession's growing awareness of the need for a professional architecture school in the United States was evidenced by the report of the Committee on Education at the first annual convention of the American Institute of Architects in 1867.
In October 1868 the MIT architecture department opened with four students in the four-year course. A thousand miles to the west, newly appointed Regent John Milton Gregory, at the newly established center of learning, the Illinois Industrial University realized the need for formal professional training in architecture. Architecture was included in the Polytechnic Department of the proposed administrative structure Gregory presented to the trustees in May 1867; the first student in this curriculum, Nathan Clifford Ricker arrived in Urbana on January 2, 1870. Ricker became the first graduate of an architecture program in the United States in March 1873, he became head of the Department of Architecture and oversaw the architectural education of many students. One, Mary Louisa Page, was the first woman to graduate with a degree in architecture in North America when she graduated from the University of Illinois in 1879; the Illinois School of Architecture awards the following degrees: a NAAB-accredited professional degree of Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Science in Architecture Studies, Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture.
Two tracks are provided for students in the professional M. Arch degree program; the first is for students who hold a Bachelor of Science degree in its equivalent. For graduate students, the School offers a series of joint-degree programs, allowing students to earn two master's degrees in an accelerated timeframe; these include the M. Arch + MBA program, offered jointly with the College of Business at Illinois, the M. Arch + MUP program, offered with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Illinois, The M. Arch + MS in Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering and the M. Arch + MS in Civil Engineering - Construction Management programs, offered with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Illinoi. Additionally, the School offers a Minor in Architecture to non-architecture undergraduate students and Discover Architecture, a two-week summer program which provides high school students and beginning college students the opportunity to be introduced to architectural graphics and modeling.
Architecture Award Banquet Annual Beaux-Arts Ball Critical Mass East St. Louis Action Research Project Architecture Building Temple Hoyne Buell Hall Architecture East Annex One Ricker Library of Architecture and Art The Erlanger House Chicago Studio Nathan Clifford Ricker Fredrick Mann Loring Provin Turpin Bannister Alan Laing Granville Keith Jack Swing Richard Tavis Day Ding Alan Forrester Hub White Michael Andrejasich David Chasco, FAIA Peter Leslie Mortensen Jeffery Poss, FAIA Alpha Rho Chi architecture fraternity American Institute of Architecture Students Architecture Student Advisory Council Architecture, Regional & Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture Open House Ecological Design Consortium The Gargoyle Architecture Honor Society Global Architecture Brigade National Organization of Minority Architecture Students Society of Architectural Historians Society for Business and Management in Architecture Society for Evidence-Based Architecture Women in Architecture Illinois Solar Decathlon The Plym Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the School of Architecture brings recognized architects to the School so that they can serve as lead studio critic with a School of Architecture faculty member as liaison and students in the studio have traveled to the main office of the Plym Professor.
The Plym Distinguished Professorship is made possible by a 1981 gift to the School by the late Lawrence J. Plym of Niles, past president of the Kawneer Corporation. Plym Distinguished Professors: Gunnar Birkerts Paul Rudolph Joseph Esherick Minoru Takeyama Edmund Bacon Thom Mayne Carme Pinos Dominique Perrault Frances Halsband Norman Crowe Ken Yeang Kengo Kuma Kenneth Frampton Juhani Pallasmaa Gong Dong Max Abramovitz, B. S. 1929, architect of the Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center and Assembly Hall on the Illinois campus Henry Ba
Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
The Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team is an NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Big Ten Conference. Home games are played at the State Farm Center, located on the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign's campus in Champaign. Illinois has one pre-tournament national championship in 1915, one retroactive national championship awarded in 1943 by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll. Illinois has appeared in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament 30 times, has competed in 5 Final Fours, 9 Elite Eights, has won 17 Big Ten regular season championships; the team is coached by Brad Underwood, hired on March 18, 2017. Through the end of the 2017–18 season, Illinois ranks 12th all-time in winning percentage and 15th all-time in wins among all NCAA Division I men's college basketball programs; the Fighting Illini began play in 1906 with Elwood Brown as their first coach. In 1915, Illinois won their first Big Ten title, going 16–0 under coach Ralph Jones, they were retroactively declared champion of that season by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.
They won two more Big Ten titles in both shared titles. In 1935, they won the Big Ten once again, they won the Big Ten title five years in 1942, their first unanimous Big Ten title since 1915. Prior to World War II breaking out, the Fighting Illini men's basketball program had achieved a status which it had never seen prior. Under the direction of head coach and athletic director Douglas R. Mills, the Illini grouped a team of players, all around 6' 3", into a nearly undefeatable lineup to be known as "The Whiz Kids"; as freshman and sophomores, the 1941–42 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team dominated the Big Ten conference basketball season by posting a 13–2 record, overall finishing with 18 wins and only 5 losses. A starting lineup of freshman and sophomores, Arthur "Jack" Smiley, Ken Menke, Andy Phillip, Ellis "Gene" Vance, Victor Wukovits and Art Mathisen, developed a winning attitude that would maintain for the next 15 years, a time period where the Illini would finish no less than third in the conference for 13 of them.
Despite being ranked No. 1 in the nation, the 1943 Illinois men's basketball squad opted not to play in the NCAA Tournament when three of its five'Whiz Kids' were called to duty in World War II Champaign High School basketball coach Harry Combes was hired to succeed Doug Mills as Mills left the position to focus on his duties as the athletic director. Through his first five seasons as head coach, Combes led the Fighting Illini to three NCAA Final Four appearances in 1949, 1951, 1952. During his tenure as coach, Combes increased the Fighting Illini's offensive output by changing their style of play. Combes implemented Full-court press defense, causing turnovers at a high rate which translated into Fast break points. During the 1957–58 season, Mannie Jackson and Govoner Vaughn were inserted into the starting lineup as the first two African-Americans to start and letter in basketball at Illinois. Combes oversaw the Illini's move from Huff Hall to Assembly Hall in 1963 and during that same season the Illini won a fourth Big Ten Conference championship under Combes.
However, the Illini lost to eventual national champion Loyola in the Elite Eight of the 1963 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The following 1964–65 season, saw several upset victories over defending national champion UCLA Bruins and national powerhouse Kentucky Wildcats at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1975, after having taken New Mexico State to the 1970 Final Four, Lou Henson moved to the University of Illinois to replace Gene Bartow, after Bartow left Illinois to replace the legendary John Wooden at UCLA. Henson would lead the Fighting Illini back to their glory after having a number of difficult years following the Illinois slush fund scandal. In 21 years at Illinois, Henson garnered 423 wins and 224 losses, with a record of 214 wins and 164 losses in Big Ten Conference games; the 214 wins in Big Ten games were the third highest total at the time of his retirement. At Illinois, Henson coached many future NBA players, including Eddie Johnson, Derek Harper, Ken Norman, Nick Anderson, Kendall Gill, Kenny Battle, Marcus Liberty, Steve Bardo, Kiwane Garris.
In 1981, Illinois made strides in its return to the national spotlight with a 21–8 record, a third-place Big Ten finish and an invitation to the NCAA Tournament. The team received a first-round bye in the NCAA Tournament and beat Wyoming, 67–65, in Los Angeles to advance to the regionals in Salt Lake City, where Illinois lost to Kansas State, 57–52. During this season, the Fighting Illini led the Big Ten in scoring for the second consecutive season and were again led by Eddie Johnson and Mark Smith. Guards Craig Tucker and Derek Harper arrived to add backcourt punch, Harper began his Illini career being named First-Team Freshman All-America by ESPN and ABC; the top-seeded and top-ranked 1989 Illini were upset 83–81 in the Final Four on a last second basket by Michigan's Sean Higgins, ending the school's deepest run in the tournament at that time. Illinois had beaten the Wolverines 16 points in two previous meetings that season; the 1988–89 Illinois Fighting Illini team gained the moniker "Flyin' Illini" by Dick Vitale during an ESPN broadcast that season.
The team gained national prominence for its athletic players, such as NCAA slam dunk champions Kenny Battle and Kendall Gill, as well
Louise Freer Hall
Louise Freer Hall known as the Women's Gymnasium, is a historic building on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Built in 1930, it was the last of the university's buildings designed by Charles A. Platt, responsible for the university's overall plan. Like most of Platt's designs for the university, the building has a Georgian Revival plan; the gymnasium provided expanded facilities for the women's physical education department, which had outgrown its space in the Woman's Building. The new gymnasium's facilities included two general-purpose spaces, several specialized facilities, a physical education laboratory. Louise Freer, the women's physical education director for whom the building was renamed, added a lounge area in 1932 to provide a social space in the building; the building is still used as a gymnasium and hosts intramural sporting events and physical education classes. Freer Hall has served as the home venue for the Illinois Fighting Illini women's swimming and diving team.
The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 5, 2003
Illinois Fighting Illini women's volleyball
The Illinois Fighting Illini women's volleyball is the NCAA Division I intercollegiate volleyball program of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign referred to as "Illinois", located in Champaign, Illinois. The Illinois volleyball team competes in the Big Ten Conference and has played their home games in Huff Hall since 1990. Since moving into Huff Hall from the Kenney Gym, Illinois Volleyball has remained in the top 10 in the nation for average home attendance. In 2013, the program broke its previous home attendance record. Since the founding of the volleyball program in 1974, the Fighting Illini have had 31 winning seasons. Big Ten Conference volleyball did not begin play until 1982
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is an interdisciplinary facility for genomics research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the construction of the IGB, completed in 2006, represented a strategy to centralize biotechnology research at the University of Illinois. A goal of the IGB is to provide a collaborative environment in which researchers with diverse backgrounds are drawn together by their pursuit of scientific questions related to genomics; the interdisciplinary nature of the institute promotes the creation of innovative solutions to societal challenges related to health, the environment, food production. Current research at the IGB explores the genomic bases of a wide range of phenomena, including the progression of cancer, the ecological impact of global change and organ growth, the diversity of animal behavior. Plans for what would become the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology were formed in the late 1990s; the facility was to be named the Post-Genomic Institute.
Funds of $67.5 million were appropriated by the state of Illinois for construction in 2000. In response to economic hardships, the state halted plans for construction in 2001 as part of a large set of budget cuts, but in 2002, funds were re-appropriated. Construction began in April 2004 and was completed in November 2006; the building was dedicated in March 2007. The Institute named the Institute for Genomic Biology changed its name to the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology in 2015 to honor the scientific contributions of Carl Woese; the IGB was led by Harris Lewin a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois. Lewin served as the founding director until 2011, when he accepted the position of Research Vice Chancellor at University of California, Davis. Gene E. Robinson, a professor in the Entomology department, took over as Interim Director, was named the new Director of IGB in January 2012; the IGB houses over 130 faculty and 600+ graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research personnel.
IGB faculty are drawn from a broad range of departments, including Crop Sciences, Entomology and Computer Science. Work at the IGB addresses societal challenges related to health, the environment, DNA technologies, food and fuel production, both through fundamental and applied research and through exploration of ethical and legal issues. Research is further organized into Themes, each of which occupies a customized office space; each Theme contains multiple research groups. These groups pursue some research questions independently, but are unified by a common interest in the broader area of the Theme; the multi-group space encourages communication and collaboration among researchers with diverse backgrounds and technical skills. One senior faculty member acts as Theme leader, is responsible for shaping and guiding the overall research initiative. Themes are reviewed every five years. Current Themes are listed below: In 2007, the University of Illinois, along with the University of California, became partners with the energy company BP as part of a major research project to develop bioenergy sources.
The University of Illinois facility is based in the IGB. In 2011, Abbott Nutrition and the University of Illinois formed collaboration to establish a research center for the study of the relationship between nutrition and cognition, the Center for Nutrition and Memory. Several campus units are partners of CNLM, including the IGB; the IGB is located on the south side of the University of Illinois main campus at Urbana-Champaign. The building was constructed by the architecture firm CUH2A; the exterior of the building was designed to include elements of Georgian architecture, consistent with many other campus buildings, but with a modern feel. Inside, each Research Theme has a large, open plan laboratory space and additional work rooms and office and meeting area; the building stands adjacent to the Morrow Plots. Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Carl Woese Coordinated Science Laboratory Gene E. Robinson University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Lawrence B. Schook
Japan House is a learning facility founded in 1976 by Shozo Sato. It is part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; the facility includes Chashitsu, a tea garden and Japanese rock garden. It conducts classes in Japanese tea ceremony, Japanese Aesthetics and Ikebana for university students and members of the community. Japanese artist Shozo Sato arrived at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts as an artist-in-residence in 1964, began teaching tea ceremony, he struggled to find the right setting for the classes, sometimes teaching them from his own home. After several years, Morton Weir Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, now Chancellor Emeritus, heard of the rising popularity of these tea ceremonies, he arranged for Professor Sato to be able to use an old Victorian house on campus, at Lincoln Avenue and California. In the early 1990s Professor Sato retired, leaving the community, the old Victorian was torn down for redevelopment. Professor Kimiko Gunji, a longtime teaching assistant of Professor Sato, approached her tea school in Japan, the Urasenke Foundation of Tea, they agreed to donate two tearooms for a new Japan House.
With that commitment in hand, Professor Gunji and Associate Provost Roger Martin moved ahead, receiving commitments for $100,000 from the Japan Illini Club, the Commemorative Association for the Japan World Exposition and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. The University had selected a site within the new Arboretum for Japan House. Architect Jack Baker and the firm of Isaksen Glerum Architects PC designed the structure and construction began. Japanese master carpenter, Seiji Suzuki visited and installed three Japanese tearooms into the empty building; the new Japan House was dedicated on June 18, 1998. Over the years, Japan House has been the site of many programs and visits, ranging from tea ceremonies and performances of traditional Japanese culture. Japan House has worked with other units on campus, working to bring Japanese exhibitions and performances to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Spurlock Museum, Krannert Art Museum. In 2012 Professor Jennifer Gunji-Ballsrud became the third director of Japan House, after the retirement of her mother, Kimiko Gunji.
Not long afterwards, Professor Shozo Sato returned to the Champaign-Urbana community. Japan House is open to the public during events such as tea ceremony and Fall Open Houses with visiting artists, tea ceremonies and garden tours, the annual Matsuri Japanese festival held in August. Workshops in various Japanese arts such as cooking, yukata dressing, etc. ARTD 209: Chado, the Way of Tea ARTD 299: Japanese Aesthetics ART299: Japan House Internship Chado Urasenke Tankokai Urbana-Champaign Association Illinois Prairie Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America The Japan House gardens were designed and created by James Bier. Mr. Bier continues to maintain the gardens along with a group of volunteers; the gardens are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk, although the walled tea garden is closed in icy weather. Japan House
UIUC School of Information Sciences
The School of Information Sciences The iSchool at Illinois, is a graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Its Master of Science in Library and Information Science is accredited in full good standing by the American Library Association; the school is a charter member of the iSchool initiative. The school offers the Master of Science in Library and Information Science, Master of Science in Information Management, Master of Science in Bioinformatics, a Certificate of Advanced Study, a PhD. Specializations available to MS/LIS students include Youth Services, K–12 School Librarianship, Special Collections, Community Informatics, Socio-technical Data Analytics, Data Curation; the School's PhD program in LIS, the oldest such program in the country, is oriented towards interdisciplinary research. Students seeking the MS/LIS, MS/IM, or CAS degree can earn their degree as an on-campus student or as a distance student via the Leep online learning option. For doctoral students, at least one year of residency is required on campus.
The School of Information Sciences' MS/LIS degree has been ranked as the top library and information science graduate program in the country by U. S. News & World Report since 1996. In the Research and Markets' 2008-2009 Survey of Academic Libraries, Illinois was ranked the number one library and information science program in the U. S. and Canada. As of 2017, the school is ranked by U. S. News & World Report as first in services for children and youth, first in digital libraries, third in school media library in comparison to other U. S. and Canada library and information science schools. The program has its roots in the Library Science Program at the Armour Institute of Chicago created in September 1893 as part of the strong cultural movement following the Industrial Revolution to professionally educate men and women for the upcoming twentieth century and for the technical world; the public library had come to be seen by most as a "university of the people," and those who were to become the "best librarians" were those formally educated in the trade.
Seeking a director, the president of the Institute, asked Melvil Dewey to recommend the best person for the job. Dewey recommended Katharine Sharp, finishing up her library science degree program in Dewey's school in Albany, NY. Once established, the school became the only library science program in the Midwest and the fourth in the United States. Sharp, in turn, became the library school: "Her enthusiasm, her drive, her unswerving dedication were the determining factors for the school during its formative years in Chicago as well as the following ten years when she directed the Illinois State Library School on the Urbana–Champaign campus." The school in Chicago, operating off of a technical institute model, began taking on a university structure under Sharp's leadership. The Armour facility did not provide enough collection or classroom space, needed, finances were becoming tight; the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin were interested in the program, both universities offered to accept Sharp's program.
Sharp chose the University of Illinois, the program moved to Urbana. The initial location for the library science program was in Altgeld Hall where it remained until 1926, it moved to the Main Library for the next fifty three years until 1979. The program relocated to David Kinley Hall until 1993. An additional relocation went underway when the University purchased property from Acacia Fraternity's Illinois Heth chapter and moved the school to its current location at Fifth and Daniel Streets; the school changed its name from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science to the School of Information Sciences in June 2016. The school is located on the corner of Fifth and Daniel streets in Illinois, it is situated next to the Department of Speech and Hearing Science and across the street from the Department of Psychology. The building was the location of the Acacia Fraternity and still has functional showers for both men and women along with three kitchens. A computer lab, known as the Learning Resource Lab, is located in the basement and available for student use 24/7 with card access.
Other areas, such as the second floor lounge and the doctoral student area, serve as study spots for students. Wireless Internet access is available in all public areas, technology support is provided by the department's Help Desk on the second floor; the Help Desk is staffed by current iSchool master's students. The building is in close proximity to many campus libraries; the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, one of three campuses of the University of Illinois system, has over 40 libraries. One such library, The Center for Children's Books, which houses more than 16,000 youth trade books, is located on the bottom floor of the iSchool building. History, policy Information organization and knowledge representation Information resources and users Information systems Management and evaluation Social and organizational informatics Children's literature, Young adult literature, services; the Center for Children's Books – The Center’s mission is to facilitate the creation and dissemination of exemplary and progressive research and scholarship related to all aspects of children’s and young adult literature.
It is home to The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, an academic journal that published reviews for books intended for a 0-18 audience