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Delivery man
Divey Gulati makes shipping—and more—a snap for small retailers

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Home Field Advantage
Three Illini take to Wrigley Field in the highly coveted role of Chicago Cubs’ ball boys

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INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA 2018
The young professionals from the ICBC 2018 team stopped by the Alice Campbell Alumni Center on Thursday, August 16th, before taking off for the last leg of their specialized training program in Chicago. They have spent the last 6 months on the University

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The Alumni Interview: Judson Todd Allen
The corporate chef and cookbook author talks about his addiction to eating, how to make ice cream from bananas and what it’s like to work in “the Disneyland of food”

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Jennifer Neubauer named president of UI Alumni Association


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Win Illini prizes, join Illinois Alumni Insiders
Join the UI Alumni Association’s new virtual advisory panel—Illinois Alumni Insiders—and help shape future alumni programs and services by sharing your needs, wants, values and preferences with us.

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2017 Chicago Illini of the Year Awards
Join the University of Illinois Alumni Association and the Chicago Illini Club, March 7, for the 2017 Chicago Illini of the Year Awards. Honorees will include Rebecca A. Snyders Darr, '90 LAS, Mary Kay Kretch Haben, '77 BUS, and Judge James F. Holderman J

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Celebrate 2017 National Signing Day With Illinois Football
Celebrate the 2017 Fighting Illini football recruiting class with Athletics Director Josh Whitman and Head Coach Lovie Smith at the Feb. 1 Illini Quarterback Club’s National Signing Day event.

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Don’t miss the 2016 Bragging Rights Pre-Game Party hosted by the Metro St. Louis Illini Club!
Are you heading to the Braggin' Rights game? Join the Metro St. Louis Illini Club for a pre-game party at Ballpark Village!

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The Art of Coach Bob Zuppke Exhibition
Many know Robert Zuppke as Illinois’ longest-serving football coach. This Homecoming, the University of Illinois Alumni Association celebrates Robert Zuppke, the artist.

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2016 Alumni Leadership Conference Slated for Oct. 27-29
Alumni leaders: You’re invited to attend the UI Alumni Association’s 2016 Alumni Leadership Conference. Join fellow leaders from near and far Homecoming weekend to enjoy networking, participating in interactive workshops and hearing from University le

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How do you define Illini pride?
It may mean wearing Illini colors, supporting University programs or attending Illinois sporting events. Hear what Illini pride means for Athletic Director Josh Whitman in this inspirational video.

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UI Alumni Association Homecoming Tailgate Oct. 29
Join fellow University of Illinois Alumni Association members and friends for a pre-game tailgate prior to the Illinois vs. Minnesota Homecoming game.

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EXPLORERS Alumni Travel Program: Big Ten Alaska Tour
Join alumni from all 14 Big Ten universities on an Oceania cruise to Alaska with star guest Jerry Hester in June 2017. Book by Sept. 15, 2016, and receive two-for-one cruise fares, free airfare (select cities) and more!

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Illinois Alumni Insiders
Young Alumni: Join the University of Illinois Alumni Association’s new virtual advisory panel—Illinois Alumni Insiders—and help shape future young alumni programs and services by sharing your needs, wants, values and preferences with us.

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Alumni Lecture and Reception in Washington, D.C., July 21
You’re invited to hear Justin Spring, Illinois men’s gymnastics coach and Olympic bronze medalist, and Dr. Antonio Sotomayor, University of Illinois professor and librarian, share their unique perspectives on the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Call to Action: President Killeen asks for alumni support
What does the University of Illinois mean to you? As Illinois heads into another fiscal year with no state budget, President Killeen encourages you to join our chorus, urging approval to fund our public universities for both fiscal 2016 and 2017.

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Alumni Reception in St. Charles, Ill., June 23
Join Chairman William F. Stratton, President and CEO Loren R. Taylor, and members of the University of Illinois Alumni Association Board of Directors for a cocktail reception following their board meeting.

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2016 University of Illinois Alumni Awards
Each spring, the UI Alumni Association grants its highest honors to distinguished alumni. Meet our 2016 Alumni Achievement and Distinguished Service honorees.

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Join Us: GradFest 2016
Members of the Class of 2016 and their families are invited to join the UI Alumni Association at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center this Saturday for Gradfest.

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Continuing Education/Professional Development Summer Programs
The U of I offers a number of opportunities for alumni to continue their education post-graduation. This summer, the College of Media will offer a series of data analytics workshops—open to all U of I alumni—in Chicago, Los Angeles and Urbana, Ill.

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Be the voice of the University of Illinois at Day at the Capitol May 18
Your Alma Mater needs you. In light of the budget crisis, a strong alumni voice needs to reach the General Assembly. Show support for your University and higher education by attending the annual University of Illinois Day at the Capitol.

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Celebrating Illini in Chicago - the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards
The 20th Annual Chicago Illini of the Year Awards are March8, 2016 at the University Club of Chicago.

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Class of 2016 Trip to Europe
Is your son or daughter graduating from University of Illinois this spring? Give him or her the gift of a lifetime with an unforgettable trip overseas May 27-June 14!

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Looking for the perfect gift for your 2015 graduate?
Is your son or daughter graduating from University of Illinois this spring? Give him or her the gift of a lifetime with an unforgettable trip overseas June 3-15!

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Study Abroad Alumni Gathering Jan. 30
Join the Office of Study Abroad and Global Exchange and the University of Illinois Alumni Association in downtown Chicago for a special opportunity to network with study abroad alumni and learn about the value of study abroad on today’s campus.

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U of I Legislative Basketball Watch Party
Join Illinois Connection and the Office of Government Relations on Feb. 16 in Springfield for a party to watch Illinois take on Rutgers.

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Happy Holidays from the University of Illinois Alumni Association
The UI Alumni Association sends best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year to all University of Illinois alumni!

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Three-campus Alumni Gathering Nov. 13 in Springfield, Ill.
Join the Greater Springfield Illinois Club and UI Alumni Association for a three-campus alumni gathering prior to the Illinois vs. North Florida men’s basketball match-up at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

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Make a Call for Your Alma Mater Oct. 19
On Oct. 19, Illinois Connection will coordinate a “Light up the Lines” event. Alumni and students from all nine of the state’s public universities will participate in a mass call-in to encourage lawmakers to act for the good of their constituents an

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U of I Legislative Reception in Wheaton, Ill.
Join University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen and the University of Illinois Alumni Association Oct. 16 for a morning reception with your region’s elected officials.

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U of I Legislative Reception in Chicago, Ill.
Join University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen and the University of Illinois Alumni Association Oct. 15 for an evening reception with your region’s UI Caucus members.

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Illinois Connection Annual Meeting is Sept. 26 in Urbana, Ill.
Join us to learn why the University needs your voice more than ever, meet others who are interested in building support for higher education and hear how U of I President Timothy L. Killeen plans to help us prosper in the future.

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Fighting Illini at UNC Pre-Game Party
Join the UI Alumni Association and the Triangle Illini Club on Friday, September 18 for a club social and Saturday, September 19 for a pre-game party in Chapel Hill!

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Alma is coming to Chicago Aug. 7!
Mark Aug. 7 in your calendars because Illinois is bringing "Alma Mater" to the streets of Chicago! Come for your chance to be pictured with a real-life Alma Mater and receive some cool Illini swag.

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Alumni Reception in DuPage County
Join Chairman Mark R. Filip, President and CEO Loren R. Taylor, and members of the University of Illinois Alumni Association Board of Directors for a cocktail reception following their quarterly board meeting.

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2015 University of Illinois Alumni Awards
Each year at Commencement, the UI Alumni Association grants its highest honors to distinguished alumni. Learn more about our 2015 Alumni Achievement, Alumni Humanitarian and Distinguished Service honorees.

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GradFest 2015
Do you have a son or daughter graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this weekend? Plan to stop by GradFest at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.

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Illini Shop ‘Til You Drop
Visit Fashion Outlets of Chicago between now and May 31, and receive a commemorative Green Savings Card plus special ‪‎Illini benefits!

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Alumni, meet UIC's Chancellor Dr. Michael Amiridis
Join the UIC Campus Alumni Advisory Board and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Development for an alumni reception to introduce UIC Chancellor Dr. Michael Amiridis.

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University of Illinois Day at the Capitol
Show support for your Alma Mater by attending University of Illinois Day at the Capitol May 7 in Springfield, Ill., as part of Illinois Connection, the advocacy network for the University of Illinois.

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UI Alumni Association CEO interviews President-Designee Timothy Killeen
Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen shares his thoughts with Loren Taylor on joining the University, empowering alumni advocates and harnessing the incredible loyalty of alumni, students and faculty.

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Help keep the University of Illinois strong
The proposed Illinois state budget for 2016 decreases higher education funding by 31.5 percent. We need alumni support to ensure our Alma Maters remain as strong as ever.

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New UIC Reading Room gets grand opening
Thanks to many generous UIC alumni and Library friends, the UIC Reading Room is now open to students.

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Celebrating Illini in Chicago - the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards
The University of Illinois Alumni Association and the Chicago Illini Club celebrated the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards March 10, 2015 at the University Club of Chicago.

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Illinois Connection Action Alert
The University needs your help!

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U. of I., Carle moving forward with the first engineering-based college of medicine
UIUC creates first new college in 60 years.

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Celebrating Illini in Chicago - the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards
UIUC alumni celebrated the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards winners at the University Club. See the photos here!

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The Illinois Lecture Series: Making the Power Grid Resilient
Keeping Your Power Supply Secure and Your Lights On.

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Fighting Illini Sign 3-Year Agreement for Football Games at Soldier Field
Illini Football is set to take on Northwestern at Soldier Field in 2015, 2017, and 2019. The Illini are returning to the stadium for the first time since the 2013 game against Washington.

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2015 Chicago Illini of the Year Awards
The 19th Annual Chicago Illini of the Year Awards are March 10, 2015 at the University Club of Chicago.

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Join fellow Illini before Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl!
Before the Fighting Illini take on Louisiana Tech in Dallas on December 26, join the University of Illinois at FanFest, outside Cotton Bowl Stadium.

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Michael D. Amiridis named UIC Chancellor, to start March 16
Dr. Amiridis will succeed Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares, who has lead the UIC campus for the last six years.

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Illinois Connection, Student Alumni Ambassadors host letter-writing campaign at Illini Union
The annual letter-writing activities take place at each of our three campuses to encourage students to write their respective representatives on higher education issues.

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Breaking News: University of Illinois names 20th president
SUNY Research Foundation President Timothy L. Killeen selected; Acclaimed researcher also served as top administrator at NSF.

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Latina/ Latino Alumni Association board member Manuel Colón recognized by Peace Corps
Colón was honored with the Franklin H. Williams award on October 8 for his commitment to community service.

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UIAA interviews Illinois gubernatorial candidates on issues affecting the University
As a service to alumni in the state, the nonpartisan UI Alumni Association Board of Directors posed a series of questions to the two major party candidates for Illinois governor— Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican candidate Bruce Rauner.

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Illinois alumnus named a prestigious MacArthur Fellow
Mark Hersam ('00 PhD ENG, '96 ENG) is part of the 2014 class of fellows, commonly referred to as "genius grants."

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Illinois alumnus Andrea Darlas inspired by College of Media students
Andrea Darlas ('94 MEDIA), an anchor and reporter for WGN Radio in Chicago, recently guest lectured an Intro to Journalism class at U of I. See how she was impacted by this experience.

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Relive the llinois BAN and UIC BAAC Black Alumni Reunion
This event brought two UI black alumni groups together for a momentous evening of celebration in Chicago on August 19. Check out the video here.

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24th ranked UIC men's soccer team takes on 7th ranked MSU
The UIC men's soccer team is taking on Michigan State in a huge game on Friday, September 5th at Flames Field!

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UIS debuts new brand identity
The UIS Department of Athletics was excited to announce the comprehensive brand standard, which will promote the history and pride of the Prairie Stars.

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Join the Alumni Association and the Cubs for Big Ten Rivalry Week
Lets dominate rival Northwestern by proudly wearing your orange and blue at the Cubs vs. Cardinals game during Big Ten Rivalry Week on Wednesday, September 24. Attendees will receive an orange and blue Cubs shirt!

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UI alumnus named architect in new George Lucas museum in Chicago
MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, who also designed the famed Aqua Tower in Chicago, graduated from UIUC with a BS in Architectural Studies.

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UI presidential search on fast track
University officials are hoping to have President Bob Easter's successor in place before Thanksgiving, so the new president may participate in the search for a new UIC chancellor.

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The U of I plans to open office in India
The new office is set to open in the next year and will be located in New Dehli.

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Illini Football hires Tom Brattan as offensive line coach
Coach Tim Beckman announced this week the hiring of Tom Brattan. The veteran coach brings over 30 years of experience to the Illini and comes to the University from Maryland, where he coached for 13 seasons.

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University of Illinois Pride!
Are you proud to be an alumnus of the University of Illinois? Watch this video and share in the comments below why YOU'RE proud of being a University of Illinois graduate!

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The Houston Illini Club hosts astronaut Mike Hopkins at Space Center Houston
The astronaut graciously spent a few hours of his time mingling with fellow alumni and sharing his out-of-this-world experiences of being a NASA astronaut

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Illinois' Latina/Latino Alumni Association hosts networking and panel discussion in Chicago
The career development – driven Latinos of Influence event was a smashing success and featured three extraordinary panelists.

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Illinois Connection State Legislative Update
Illinois Connection is the advocacy network for the University of Illinois. The State Legislative Update was sent to advocates on Monday June 24. Sign up to be an IC Advocate today!

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Alumna confirmed as federal judge in Southern District of Illinois
The U.S. Senate confirmed Staci Yandle as a federal judge last week.

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D.C. Illini Club hosts networking reception and discussion panel for U of I interns in D.C.
This was the club's third Young Illini event, which is aiming to engage future members of the D.C. Illini Club and mentor U of I students.

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New grad creates 'smart radiator'
Chris Moy just graduated from UIUC and is already creating headlines for his MyHome, a system which regulates a radiator's temperature.

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NCAA ranks Fighting Illini Basketball attendance 15th nationally
In the 2013-14 season, the State Farm Center saw an average of 15,246 fans per game, up over 400 from the previous season.

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U of I alumnus Robert O Work confirmed as 32nd Deputy Secretary of Defense
Work, a former Marine, earned his Bachelor's degree from UIUC.

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Illini Fan Deck comes to First Midwest Amphitheater in Tinley Park
The University of Illinois and Live Nation have teamed up to formulate a unique partnership and create an exclusive opportunity only for alumni and fans of the University of Illinois.

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UIC alumna picked for pro softball team, Chicago Bandits
Natalie Hernandez will continue her softball career post-UIC as a member of the National Pro Fastpitch’s Chicago Bandits.

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Urbana-Champaign community celebrates Alma Mater's birthday
The rededication ceremony took place on June 6 to celebrate Alma's return to campus and her upcoming 85th birthday.

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University of Illinois Summer Band presents "Music of Illinois" on the UIUC Quad
Bring your family for a special concert on the UIUC Main Quad on Thursday, June 19 for a historical Illinois concert on the lawn.

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UIAA Alumni Career Center hosting Young Professionals Job Search Jump Start Series
The webinar series starts June 4, is free for alumni, and will help you jump start your new career!

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Alma Mater sculpture to be rededicated Friday, June 6
Welcome Alma back to the Urbana-Champaign campus at a rededication ceremony with song and speech to celebrate her return.

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UIS Prairie Stars names inaugural inductees to Athletics Hall of Fame
The first Prairie Stars Hall of Fame induction will take place during Homecoming 2014.

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Welcome, Class of 2014!
After this weekend, the University of Illinois welcomed 20,000 new alumni from our three campuses.

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One of the youngest alumni of the UIC neuroscience doctoral program is a researcher and role model
Natalie King, 26, started college at 16 and just received her degree from UIC this week. Her groundbreaking research is discovering helpful therapies for children with autism.

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Illini Night at Busch Stadium
Join Illini head football coach Tim Beckman as he throws out the first pitch at Illini Night at Busch Stadium. All fans purchasing a special theme ticket to Illini Night will receive an Illinois themed Cardinals cap!

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Alumna Ella Chafee inducted into National Wheelchair Basketball Association Hall of Fame
Chafee, a Paralympian, has been instrumental in the evolution of women's wheelchair basketball in Chicagoland.

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Marching Illini selected to perform in the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Marching Illini is one of ten bands to perform in next year's parade in New York City. The news was announced today to the musicians by Director Barry Houser and Chancellor Phyllis Wise.

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Illinois' Black Alumni Network to honor five alumni
Along with the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, the Black Alumni Network is hosting the inaugural Power Moves Luncheon.

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Alumna Tatyana McFadden wins the wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon
This is the second year in a row McFadden has won the race.

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New Granderson Stadium a home run for UIC
The stadium is named after UIC alumnus Curtis Granderson, whose gift is the largest known one-time donation from a professional athlete to their alma mater.

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Illini Athletics unveils updated brand identity
The new branding is announced after a two-year brand evolution collaboration with Nike and honors the University's tradition of academics and athletics.

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Enjoy an evening with Dr. Michael Burlingame, Distinguished Professor of Lincoln Studies at UIS
The University of Illinois Alumni Association invites you to be a part of UI Lobby Day. Enjoy dinner with UI Trustess and keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Burlingame, followed by a day of lobbying with legislators in an effort to advance the University.

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Illini Night at U.S. Cellular Field: White Sox vs. Astros
Special discounted ticket offers, a free custom Illini hat, and an exclusive viewing of batting practice - all only available at Illini Night at U.S. Cellular Field!

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Alumnus and astronaut Mike Hopkins to speak at UIUC commencement
The aeronautical and astronautical engineering grad and former Illini football player will speak to the graduates on May 17.

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Illini Day at Wrigley: Cubs vs. Cardinals
Join fellow Illini at Wrigley Field on May 2. The first 10,000 fans will receive a special Red Grange bobblehead!

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Former Illini gymnast performs as Kevin Bacon stunt double on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon"
Watch the epic talk show entrance featuring U of I alumnus Andres Saavedra to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Footloose.

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Design students’ legacy: a new UIC identity
Nineteen UIC seniors are helping create a new brand and logo for the University.

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Lady in Waiting: Alma Mater to return to campus this spring
Alma Mater left campus almost two years ago for a makeover. That became major surgery when conservator Andrzej Dajnowski discovered the bolts inside the beloved sculpture were rusting away.

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UIC Campus Insights 2014: Student Research
This stunning video showcases the cutting edge student research at UIC.

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Alumnus Mike Hopkins lands from space station
The now-famous Illini astronaut has returned to Earth from the International Space Station.

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Three UI students heading to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Paralympics
The athletes are members of UI’s wheelchair track and field team will be competing in cross-country skiing and the biathlon events.

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UIC filmmaker, faculty member, up for Oscar
Edgar Barens' film is scheduled to air on March 31 on HBO.

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The State Farm Center Renovation Show: episode one


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Roger Ebert wins 2014 Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism
The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic was honored on Feb 11 by the College of Media.

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UI Labs wins big grant to help launch manufacturing innovation hub in Chicago
Alumni and friends joined Illinois Connection and took action in support of a $70 million federal grant.

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Alumnus makes generous $3 million donation to add name to UI Basketball Hall of Fame
Mannie Jackson, a former Fighting Illini basketball player and the owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, will have his name on the new Hall of Fame at the renovated State Farm Center.

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Illini in Sochi: Aja Evans wins bronze in women's bobsled
Aja Evans and USA-2 teammate Jamie Greubel win the bronze medal in bobsledding at the XXII Olympic Winter Games.

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Donation from family of alumnus John Penicook to rename drive at State Farm Center
Romantic college relationship and love for Fighting Illini basketball lead to $1 million gift.

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A special message about civility and inclusiveness from the UI Alumni Association Board of Directors


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U of I alumna, rapper Psalm One, releases new album under new name
Hug Life dropped this week under Cristalle Bowen’s newest pseudonym Hologram Kizzie.

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UI benefactors Tim and Sharon Ubben add name to SFC Donor Recognition Wall with $2 million gift
The Ubben's are longstanding Fighting Illini fans and supporters who have made a significant impact on U of I Athletics.

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UIUC is among top for number of alumni serving in Peace Corps
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rank 19th for alumni in the Peace Corp in 2014.

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"Thank you, Fighting Illini Nation" from Nathan Scheelhaase and Vanessa DiBernardo
Two student athletes shout a big thank you to the Fighting Illini fans, alumni, donors, and the U of I.

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Calling all alumni in Chicago! Join us for the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards
Hosted by the Alumni Association and the Chicago Illini Club, help us recognize two outstanding U of I alumni in February at the University Club of Chicago

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UIC online bachelor’s degree programs No. 9 in nation
U.S. News & World Report recognized UIC’s online programs, nursing and health information management, as some of the best in the country

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Illinois alumnus Brandon Dirden to portray Dr. Martin Luther King in upcoming play in NYC
“All the Way,” a Robert Schenkkan play, also features Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Take action: it's up to us to help UI secure a $70 million grant
Board of Trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy is asking Illinois Connection and U of I alumni to voice their support for a federal grant

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UIUC Quad named one of the most beautiful and iconic by Business Insider
We already knew it, but Business Insider has recognized the UIUC Quad as one of the top in the US.

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San Francisco tech education start-up led by two U of I alumni
Dave Paola and Roshan Choxi, two 2010 U of I alumni, started Bloc, a revolutionary way to teach coding and web development.

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UI alumnus to run across Illinois to raise awareness for Rett Syndrome
Bill Babiarz's daughter Cammy suffers from Rett's disease and he wants to share their story.

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Ilinois alumnus included in Fortune Magazine’s 2013’s top people in business
Stephen Carley, CEO of Red Robin International, holds his Bachelor’s from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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U of Illinois alumnus to fix space station
This will be former Illini football team captain Michael Hopkin's first spacewalk.

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Solidify your allegiance to our Alma Mater with a Golden I Life Membership
Current Life Members are invited to advance to a Golden I Life Membership with a one-time, tax deductible gift to the Alumni Association.

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U of I alumnus invents hepatitis C treatment
Michael Sofia ('84 PhD, Chemistry) developed sofosbuvir, which was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat hepatitis C.

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Alumni Association makes historic trip to China
The travelers included Alumni Association President & CEO, board members, alumni staff, friends, and even a UI student.

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UIC alumnus using Kickstarter to fundraise for Bluetooth gramophone
Pavan Bapu, a 2008 UIC graduate, hopes to raise $100,000 to “stream nostalgia.”

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David Cocagne named Crain's Chicago Business 40 under 40
Cocagne is a 2000 LAS graduate and currently serves on the Alumni Association's Board of Directors.

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Google’s “security princess,” an Illinois alumna, featured in the Financial Times
Parisa Tabriz uses the skills from two degrees at U of I to protect Google Chrome users from cyber crime.

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UIC students write legislators at Flames game to support the U of I
Illinois Connection, the Alumni Association's advocacy network, sponsored a letter writing campaign to ask legislators to support the University of Illinois.

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Illinois Connection to cultivate key contacts with legislators
The advocacy group wants the university to have a greater influence over legislation.

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UIS to induct five former interns to hall of fame
Five former interns of the Illinois Legislative Internship Program will be inducted to the Hall of Fame later this month.

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First UIS Alumni Gala Celebrated November 1
Hosted by Chancellor Koch and the Alumni Association, the relaunched UIS Alumni Gala celebrated two outstanding awardees.

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Alumnus speaks to UI students from space station
"University of Illinois, Fighting Illini, I hear you loud and clear, and I'm ready to answer some questions," Mike Hopkins said to loud applause from Urbana.

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Big Ten and UI rank 1st in producing CFOs
The Big Ten is America’s premier conference in producing chief financial officers, and with 15 sitting CFOs, the University is ranked No. 1 out of all other universities in the world.

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Illinois first in math whizzes
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked first in the list of best colleges in the country for math whizzes.

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