Conrad Bakker, a faculty member in the School of Art and Design, has been named one of seven Urbana campus University Scholars. The university-wide program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service and provides $10,000 for each of three years to enhance the winner’s academic career.
Bakker's artwork has been exhibited at the Tate Modern in London and at the Art Institute of Chicago and focuses on the complex relationships developed between people and objects. He arrived at the U of I in 2001 and has had 23 solo exhibitions in his “Untitled Projects” series since then.
September 10, 2012
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August 30, 2012
Memorials in honor of Dan Perrino and his legendary involvement with the School of Music can be made to the Daniel J. Perrino School of Music Scholarship Fund. This endowment fund established with the University of Illinois Foundation shall be used to provide scholarships to outstanding junior or senior music education students enrolled in the School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign whose major study area is in instrumental, choral, or general music.
August 30, 2012
Graduate College (April 17, 2012)—Reneé Gordon Holley, Illinois Ph.D. candidate in Musicology, has received the prestigious German Chancellor Fellowship for Future Leaders. No more than ten awards are given to fellows in the United States annually.
Awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the fellowship provides an opportunity to young leaders from a broad range of professional and academic backgrounds who have completed at least a bachelor’s degree, have gained work experience and have shown outstanding leadership potential in their careers. The Foundation aims to foster future leaders who are able to act as goodwill ambassadors between Germany and their respective home countries by providing one year of support for a project of merit.