In celebration of May as National Bike Month, the Champaign-Urbana community will celebrate its fourth annual Bike to Work Day on May 1, 2013! To learn more and register for this event, click here.
Category: University of Illinois
The Daily Illini | Urbana to hold first bike education course
The city of Urbana will host its first bike education course next Thursday. The course serves as an option to reduce the $100 fine normally given for biking offences. During the month of May, two classes will be offered and serve as a trial run for a potentially permanent option for bicyclists written tickets. The program was put together by Lt. Bob Fitzgerald of the Urbana Police Department. Continue.
Congratulations to Undergraduate Research Assistant, Sarah Eid, on recently being identified as a University of Illinois Senior 100 honoree!
Through the Senior 100 Honorary program, the University of Illinois Alumni Association and its Student Alumni Ambassadors recognize undergraduate members of the Class of 2013 for both their past accomplishments and their continued commitment to the University. For more information, click here. Congratulations, Sarah!
Congratulations to Prof Eddie McAuley who has been selected by campus’ Social and Behavioral Science Research Council (SBRC) for the Outstanding Career Achievement Award.
Dr. McAuley’s research focuses on the relationship between physical activity participation and psychological, cognitive, and physical functioning in older adults. His scholarship is directed at developing strategies for healthy aging. Eddie has published widely across a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals and books, and has been continuously funded by the NIH for most of his career.
The awards ceremony will be on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Presentation @ 5:00) in the Illini Union Ballroom and is open to all.
It’s well-deserving that the selection for the inaugural SBRC Outstanding Career Achievement Award is Prof Eddie McAuley.
News Bureau Illinois | Elite athletes also excel at some cognitive tasks
New research suggests that elite athletes – Olympic medalists in volleyball, for example – perform better than the rest of us in yet another way. These athletes excel not only in their sport of choice but also in how fast their brains take in and respond to new information – cognitive abilities that are important on and off the court. Continue.
Come join the Illini Veterans in supporting our wounded armed forces veterans by raising donations for the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education soon to arrive on campus. With the support of the community, we can all help afford higher educational opportunities to those who have sacrificed it all for America.
Click here to learn more and/or register for this cause.
The Daily Illini | University bike path plan pedals forward
University Facilities and Services is accepting feedback on its currently unfunded $4 million “2013 Campus Bike Plan” on the Illinois Climate Action Plan website. The plan is a compilation of projects to improve bicycle infrastructure, education and enforcement on campus and will be finalized this summer. “The University has not had a bike plan for several decades,” said Rebecca Bird, Urbana planning official. “The University owns some streets, and Champaign-Urbana owns others. The University is right in the middle, and that connection is missing.” Continue.
93-year-old Master athlete and multiple World Record holder Olga Kotelko remembers her favorite sporting moment — her first Senior Olympics competition in 1997 — which she participated in when she was just 79-years-old. Kotelko recently visited the Beckman Institute to take part in a study conducted by neuroscientist Art Kramer and other researchers to see if her remarkable physical abilities were reflected in her brain and cognitive abilities.
Illinois1867 | Let’s Get to Work: 2012 Fall Welcome to the Illinois Campus.
Chancellor Phyllis Wise presents an epic welcome to the Illinois family for new students, faculty, and staff at the University of IIlinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more at the Chancellor’s Blog.
FightingIllini.com | Six Illini to Compete in London 2012 Olympic Games.
A contingent of six former Fighting Illini student-athletes, plus one current UI head coach, will be in London over the next two weeks representing their respective countries in the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Stay up-to-date on all the Olympic action at Illinois Olympic Central.