Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017
University of Illinois Quadrangle
Celebrating our Sesquicentennial1867-2017
 

Illinois 150: The 21st Century University and Research for the Public Good

April 10-12, 2018

CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Advance registration for the conference is closed but we hope you will join us at the I-Hotel Conference Center and register onsite.

 

Featuring Keynote Speaker Amitav Ghosh

Individual symposia speakers will include:
Jocelyn Faubert (Université de Montréal)
Alexander Galloway (NYU)
Thomas Gillespie (Emory)
Kelly Lytle Hernandez (UCLA)

Patrick Jagoda (U Chicago)
Nadine Naber (UIC)
Alondra Nelson (SSRC/Columbia)
Stuart Reid (Royal Vet College, London)
Jerald L Schnoor (UIowa)
Elaine Scarry (Harvard)
Rob Tauxe (Harvard)
(and many, many more!)

 

Fifty years ago, for the University of Illinois' 100th Anniversary, President David D. Henry looked forward to the coming century of service. Addressing the state legislature, Henry observed that "our strength in the future, as in the past, is our role as a people’s University." He went on to identify "a commitment to serve democracy" as the primary source of continuity through the first hundred years, and outlined a need for continued address of "the problems of our cities, of water and air pollution, of disease and health care, of family sustenance and decent family living conditions, and of equality of individual opportunity for education and employment as means to human dignity."


With the University now halfway through its second century, this conference will convene experts in these and other areas critical to human individual and collective well-being to ask, "What does it mean for research to serve the public good in the 21st century?" Echoing concerns prevalent on this campus fifty years ago regarding social justice, resource conservation, ethics of technology, and human health, this sesquicentennial event will gather Illinois faculty, staff and distinguished guests to address the following topics via six symposia held over three days:

Peter Bandettini

SCHEDULE:

TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018

7:00 pm

Keynote Speaker-Amitav Ghosh
Foellinger Auditorium
709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana IL
This event is free and open to the public.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Illinois 150: The 21st Century University and Research for the Public Good
I Hotel  and Conference Center
1900 S. First St., Champaign, IL 61820
Free parking available at the conference center
I Hotel is on the Champaign-Urbana MTD bus route, please see bus schedules at https://www.cumtd.com/

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018

9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Strategies for Research and the Public Good

This will serve as a planning session, open to all, about what it will take to ensure that our research community remains in robust service to our town, the region, the nation, and the world for the next 150 years. Goals developed in this session will extend the work of the conference and provide meaningful guidance to the campus Strategic Plan.


I Hotel  and Conference Center
1900 S. First St., Champaign, IL 61820
Free parking available at the conference center
I Hotel is on the Champaign-Urbana MTD bus route, please see bus schedules at https://www.cumtd.com/

 

 
Click On Links Below for Individual Symposia Schedules for the Illinois 150: The 21st Century University and Research for the Public Good