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Dome of lights sculpture viewed with women and dogs at night.

The Big Picture: Holiday Glow

Seasonal magic illuminates the grounds of the Allerton Park & Retreat Center, where visitors can enjoy an enchanting mile-long walk glittering with festive lights and attractions. Originally designed in 1900 as a private estate...

ARC Outdoor Pool

The Big Picture: Summer Hot Spot

Here’s a summer hot spot if you’re looking to cool down! The Activities and Recreation Center features two Olympic-size, 50-meter pools (one indoor, open July–August; and one outdoor, open for the run of the...

CITL Innovation spaces

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...