Spoiler alert: This story involves an awesome painting of fish.
When most people imagine high-tech, interruptive startups, a grain silo isn’t the first image that comes to mind.
Paul Magelli is a man of many titles. Currently the visiting professor of economics, emeritus, at the University of Illinois, he’s also been in several other roles: senior director of the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the university’s College of Business, founder of the student-run Illinois Business Consulting organization, and goat farmer.
At the intersection of academics and innovation lie Champaign and Urbana.
The Big Ten Conference made quite a mark on the Peace Corps last year, as evidenced by the organization’s tally of volunteers by alma mater in 2015.
The only thing more difficult than getting kids to make healthy dietary choices is holding their attention in a classroom. The new “Food for Thought” app, a project developed at the University of Illinois, might help children do both.
Imagine you’re highly skilled in software coding or the finer aspects of machine learning. You’d be a sought-after commodity in today’s employment market, and the odds of finding a fulfilling job that allows you to make a good living would be pretty good.
A college education is so much more than what one learns in the classroom. Extracurricular opportunities are integral to any student’s learning and professional development.
Take a moment and picture in your mind a college biology laboratory…
Many of us can recall sitting in a classroom, impatiently tapping a pencil on the top of our desk, barely paying attention as a teacher droned on about something we neither understood nor expected to use outside of the school.
There are plenty of great stories about students, faculty and alums of the universities in the Big Ten Conference. Too many, in fact, for us to cover here on BTN.com.
One of the most fun parts of LiveBIG is the pictures we get to see — and share — with the stories we tell. When the subject matter ranges from supernovas to woolly mammoths, the imagery can get pretty interesting.
Recent violence and heated rhetoric across the country has led to anger and racial tension in communities all over the U.S. And one performer working at the University of Illinois made an effort to help others address those feelings in a positive, productive way.
The histories of African-Americans and the universities of the Big Ten have intertwined for decades, centuries even. And they continue to move forward together, blazing new trails in areas ranging from the social sciences to social equality.
College basketball is in full swing, and in just a few weeks, we’ll be talking about seeds, bubbles and Cinderellas. But there’s another tournament that kicks off sooner: Student Startup Madness (SSM).
In the Zen tradition, there’s a saying that, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”
Someone who’d just earned a “Professor of the Year” award from a national teaching organization would be justified in feeling a swelled sense of pride and accomplishment. But University of Illinois professor Mats Selen, who received just such an honor, definitely hasn’t let it go to his head.
First, the bad news: Right now, there are giant rocks — some of them the size of U.S. states — out in space that could collide with our planet, wiping out most of life on Earth.