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The Big Picture: Virtual game on!

Virtual game on! Illini have a host of leading-edge technologies at their fingertips to create virtual worlds and complex computer gaming scenarios thanks to Illinois Esports, a program that’s part of the Center for...

The Big Picture: The new normal

U of I students began wrapping up their 2020–21 classes at the one-year milestone of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Face masks, physical distancing, classroom- and event-capacity limitations all became customary as Illini life...

Turner Hall greenhouses plants

The Big Picture: Spring flowers

Spring’s sunnier skies and warmer weather bring renewed greenhouse activity to the Sustainable Student Farm. Founded in 2009, the farm offers a hands-on learning lab for environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture. Student workers and...

UI Global Telent Show

The Big Picture: Global Talent

Traditions—both old and new, from near and far—define every celebration. Homecoming 2019 saw the inauguration of the University’s first Global Talent Show, highlighting music, dance and performances from diverse cultures. The show was held...