Illini Everywhere: Iranian Illini, Since 1907

Since at least 1907, Iranian students have been attending the University of Illinois. Some early Iranian Illini have included architectural engineers, architects, chemical engineers, civil engineers, computer scientists, economists, electrical engineers, food technologists, linguists, materials scientists, mechanical engineers, medical doctors, political scientists and transfer students, to name a few. Read on to learn more about early Iranian Illini!

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Illini Everywhere: Korean Illini, Since 1922

Since at least 1922, Korean students have been attending the University of Illinois. Some Korean Illini have included advertisers, business administrators, chemical engineers, chemists, educators, electrical engineers, human resources administrators, journalists, librarians, materials scientists, pharmacists, political scientists, and sociologists. Read on to learn more about early Korean Illini!

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The First Years of U of I Student Life: Sesquicentennial Speakers Series Kickoff

Illinois Industrial University campus, circa 1873

The First Years of University of Illinois Student Life…with Reflections on Today, 1868-2017

March 2, 2017

University of Illinois Archives, Rm 146 Main Library

7pm-8:30pm

March 2, 1868, marked the first day of class at the newly established Illinois Industrial University.  Who were the University of Illinois’ earliest students?  What did they study?  Where and how did they live?  What did they do for fun?  And, how do their experiences compare to Illinois students 150 years later?  Join us as Professor Gregory Behle shares his extensive research on student life in the earliest years of the University and Vice Chancellor Renee Romano reflects on UI student experience in 2017.   Exhibits and refreshments.

The Archives will exhibit official documents, personal correspondence, recollections, broadsides, maps and photographs that tell the story of early University history. Read More »

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Illini Everywhere: Estonian Illini Since 1950

Since at least 1950, Estonian students have been a part of the University of Illinois. Estonian Illini have included accountants, aeronautical and astronautical engineers, chemical engineers, electrical engineers, foreign language scholars, journalists, librarians, literary scholars, philanthropists, physicists, research scientists, and university faculty. Read on to learn more about early Estonian Illini!

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Illini Everywhere: Lithuanian Illini Since 1897

Since at least 1897, Lithuanian students have been a part of the University of Illinois. Lithuanian Illini have included baseball players, basketball players, electrical engineers, football players, journalists, liberal arts majors, library catalogers, mechanical engineers, military officers, swimmers, and teachers. Read on to learn more about early Lithuanian Illini!

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