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Posted on 06/20/2017

The Office of Governmental Relations and Illinois Connection invite you to participate in a live telephone town hall with University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen.

President Killeen will address the state budget crisis and share how he plans to help the U of I System weather the impasse. He then will take live questions from those calling in.

Learn more about the event

Posted on 06/16/2017

Dear friends and colleagues:

I have watched with special interest as recent headlines refocused the world’s attention on the Paris climate accord.

Climate science and education is a strong interest of my wife, Roberta, and me, and has been a fixture of my own teaching and research for decades. In 1998, I had the honor of helping develop the early position statement on climate change and greenhouse gases for the American Geophysical Union, the world’s largest scholarly association of earth and space scientists. In the early 2000s, I served as director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a federally funded laboratory that promotes discovery in climate science. And in my role as assistant director for the geosciences at the National Science Foundation from 2008 to 2012, I served as vice chair of strategic planning for the U.S. Global Change Research Program, a national effort that has driven our understanding of climate change.

As a scientist and as president, I am proud of the University of Illinois System’s commitment to climate science and to the development of an action agenda to understand, mitigate, adapt and build resiliency to increasingly severe, human-induced climate change.

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Posted on 06/12/2017

Dear colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Professor Don Wuebbles of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will serve as our newest Presidential Fellow. An expert in climate change, air quality and other environmental issues, he will work part-time with me and others on how the U of I System can bring together its many strengths to drive urban sustainability.

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Posted on 06/09/2017

Walter K. Knorr will retire from the University of Illinois System on August 31 after more than a decade as vice president, chief financial officer and comptroller, President Tim Killeen announced Friday.

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Posted on 06/01/2017

Dear friends and colleagues:

For the third straight year, the General Assembly’s spring session ended yesterday with no agreement between legislators and the governor on a budget to support essential state services, including the University of Illinois System.

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News from the universities

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June 23, 2017

The former Illini won her fourth U.S. Track and Field discus title in five years. The Champaign native marked 205'6" (62.65m) to win the event on Thursday in Sacramento, CA

June 23, 2017

The Chancellor’s Medallion is the highest campus honor, having been awarded just six times since it was first presented in 1999.

June 22, 2017

Modern Farmer (June 21) The study looked at children's lutein levels and measured their brain activity and performance on a 'challenging cognitive task' to compare with those levels.

January 1, 0001
Support for gun control stronger among Latinos, blacks
June 22, 2017
Integrated platform will monitor malaria in Zimbabwe


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