Abraham "Abe" Michael Saperstein (July 4, 1902 – March 15, 1966) was the founder, owner and earliest coach of the Harlem Globetrotters.
Academic freedom is the conviction that the freedom of inquiry by faculty members is essential to the mission of the academy as well as the principles of academia, and that scholars should have freedom to teach or communicate ideas or facts (including those that are inconvenient to external political groups or to authorities) without being targeted for repression, job loss, or imprisonment.
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as Shanghai Ranking, is one of the annual publications of world university rankings.
The ACT (originally an abbreviation of American College Testing) Name changed in 1996.
The Activities and Recreation Center, more commonly known as the ARC, is an athletic facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign for current university students, members and guests.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Santa Clara, California, that develops computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets.
The Alma Mater is a bronze statue by sculptor Lorado Taft, a beloved symbol of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is a major United States airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is a chartered non-profit corporation that is the national governing body of non-varsity or club level college ice hockey in the United States.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
An amicus curiae (literally, "friend of the court"; plural, amici curiae) is someone who is not a party to a case and may or may not have been solicited by a party, who assists a court by offering information, expertise, or insight that has a bearing on the issues in the case, and is typically presented in the form of a brief.
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to three Canadian cities.
Andreessen Horowitz (also called a16z) is a private American venture capital firm, founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz.
Sir Anthony James Leggett (born 26 March 1938), has been a professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1983.
The Apache HTTP Server, colloquially called Apache, is a free and open-source cross-platform web server, released under the terms of Apache License 2.0.
The Arizona Diamondbacks, often shortened as the D-backs, are an American professional baseball franchise based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Arnold Orville Beckman (April 10, 1900 – May 18, 2004) was an American chemist, inventor, investor, and philanthropist.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was an early packet switching network and the first network to implement the protocol suite TCP/IP.
The Association of American Universities (AAU) is a binational organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization of public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and higher education organizations.
The University of Illinois Astronomical Observatory, located at 901 S. Mathews Avenue in Urbana, Illinois, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was built in 1896, and was designed by Charles A. Gunn.
AT&T Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered at Whitacre Tower in Downtown Dallas, Texas.
BCS theory or Bardeen–Cooper–Schrieffer theory (named after John Bardeen, Leon Cooper, and John Robert Schrieffer) is the first microscopic theory of superconductivity since Heike Kamerlingh Onnes's 1911 discovery.
Beckman Coulter Inc., is an American company that makes biomedical laboratory instruments.
Black Entertainment Television (BET, stylised as BET★) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom.
The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), formerly the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), is the academic consortium of the universities in the Big Ten Conference.
The Big Ten Conference (B1G), formerly Western Conference and Big Nine Conference, is the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the United States.
William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation.
BitTorrent, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a privately held American company that is responsible for the ongoing development of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol, as well as the ongoing development of µTorrent and BitTorrent Mainline, two clients for that protocol.
Blue Waters is a petascale supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Robert Nimrod "Bob" Miner (December 23, 1941 – November 11, 1994) was an American businessman.
Boneyard Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.
BP plc (stylised as bp), formerly British Petroleum, is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England.
Bruce Andrew Morrison (born October 8, 1944) is a former Congressman from Connecticut and candidate for Governor of Connecticut.
Bruce Brett Weber (born October 19, 1956) is an American college basketball coach who is currently the men's basketball head coach at Kansas State University.
The Burj Khalifa (برج خليفة, Arabic for "Khalifa Tower"; pronounced), known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration in 2010, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Carle Illinois College of Medicine was established on March 12, 2015 after the University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved the creation of the new college.
Carlos Montezuma or Wassaja (born c.1866; died 1923) was a Yavapai-Apache Native American,activist and a founding member of the Society of American Indians.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for classifying colleges and universities in the United States.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (CFAT) is a U.S.-based education policy and research center.
Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenberg (1861-1929) was a member of the University of Illinois board of trustees and a Republican civic and political activist.
CDW Corporation, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, is a provider of technology products and services for business, government and education.
The Center for Measuring University Performance is a research center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Champaign County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois.
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States.
The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is a mass transit system that is part of the Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area in which property taxes are levied to support a local transit system operating buses and the Illinois Terminal intermodal facility in downtown Champaign.
The Champaign–Urbana metropolitan area, also known as Champaign-Urbana and Urbana-Champaign, is a metropolitan area in east-central Illinois.
The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois.
The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.
Chief Illiniwek was the mascot (often referred to by supporters as the "symbol") of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC), associated with the University's intercollegiate athletic programs, from 1926 to February 21, 2007.
Chris Lattner (born 1978) is an American software developer, best known as the main author of LLVM and related projects, such as the compiler Clang and the programming language Swift.
The City of New Orleans is an Amtrak passenger train which operates on an overnight schedule between Chicago and New Orleans.
College and university rankings are rankings of institutions in higher education which have been ranked on the basis of various combinations of various factors.
College ice hockey is played in Canada and the United States, though leagues exist outside North America.
Collett Everman Woolman (October 8, 1889 – September 11, 1966) was one of four founders of Delta Air Service, the airline now known as Delta Air Lines.
A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically via computer programming.
Computer music is the application of computing technology in music composition, to help human composers create new music or to have computers independently create music, such as with algorithmic composition programs.
A computer terminal is an electronic or electromechanical hardware device that is used for entering data into, and displaying or printing data from, a computer or a computing system.
Confinity Inc. was an American software company based in Silicon Valley, best known as the creator of PayPal.
A convocation (from the Latin convocare meaning "to call/come together", a translation of the Greek ἐκκλησία ekklēsia) is a group of people formally assembled for a special purpose, mostly ecclesiastical or academic.
Coursera is an online learning platform founded by Stanford professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller that offers courses, specializations, and degrees.
Cray Inc. is an American supercomputer manufacturer headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Dave Hyatt (June 28, 1972) is an American software engineer employed by Apple Inc. (since July 15, 2002), where he is part of the development team responsible for the Safari web browser and WebKit framework.
Delta Air Lines, Inc., commonly referred to as Delta, is a major United States airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.
Digital subscriber line (DSL; originally digital subscriber loop) is a family of technologies that are used to transmit digital data over telephone lines.
Donald L. Bitzer (born January 1, 1934) is an American electrical engineer and computer scientist.
In United States usage, the word dormitory means a building primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for large numbers of people, often boarding school, college or university students.
Ecuador (Ikwadur), officially the Republic of Ecuador (República del Ecuador, which literally translates as "Republic of the Equator"; Ikwadur Ripuwlika), is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Edward John Boon (born February 22, 1964) is an American video game programmer and director who was employed for over 15 years at Midway Games and since 2011 has worked for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in its subsidiary company NetherRealm Studios.
Edmund Janes James (May 21, 1855 – June 17, 1925) was an American academic, president of the University of Illinois from 1904 to 1920, and the primary founder, first president and first editor for the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
Educational technology is "the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources".
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is an independent non-profit research center in Washington, D.C. EPIC's mission is to focus public attention on emerging privacy and related human rights issues.
Electronic mail (email or e-mail) is a method of exchanging messages ("mail") between people using electronic devices.
Eric Klinker is an American technology executive and is best known as the former CEO of BitTorrent.
Fazlur Rahman Khan (ফজলুর রহমান খান, Fozlur Rôhman Khan) (3 April 1929 – 27 March 1982) was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect, who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers.
In American and Canadian sports, a fight song is a song associated with a team.
Mozilla Firefox (or simply Firefox) is a free and open-source web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation.
A flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, characteristically a flag officer entitled by custom to fly a distinguishing flag.
Flipkart Pvt Ltd. is an Indian electronic commerce company based in Bengaluru, India. Founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (no relation) in 2007, the company initially focused on book sales, before expanding into other product categories such as consumer electronics, fashion, and lifestyle products. The service competes primarily with Amazon's Indian subsidiary, and the domestic rival Snapdeal. As of 2017, Flipkart held a 39.5% market share of India's e-commerce industry. Flipkart is significantly dominant in the sale of apparel (a position that was bolstered by its acquisitions of Myntra and Jabong.com), and was described as being "neck and neck" with Amazon in the sale of electronics and mobile phones. Flipkart also owns PhonePe, a mobile payments service based on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). In May 2018, U.S.-based retail chain Walmart announced its intent to acquire a 77% controlling stake in Flipkart for $16 billion USD, subject to regulatory approval. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.
A game is a structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool.
General Electric Company (GE) is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.
George Stanley Halas Sr. (February 2, 1895October 31, 1983), nicknamed "Papa Bear" and "Mr.
Gies College of Business is the business school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in New York City.
Graduation is getting a diploma or academic degree or the ceremony that is sometimes associated with it, in which students become graduates.
The Grainger Engineering Library is a library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering dedicated to all disciplines of engineering at the University.
HAL 9000 is a fictional character and the main antagonist in Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series.
In telecommunication, Hamming codes are a family of linear error-correcting codes.
In information theory, the Hamming distance between two strings of equal length is the number of positions at which the corresponding symbols are different.
Harker Hall, also known as the Chemical Laboratory, is a historic building on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in Urbana, Illinois.
The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back former students and members and celebrating an organization's existence.
Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American businessman, magazine publisher, and playboy.
The ILLIAC I (Illinois Automatic Computer), a pioneering computer built in 1952 by the University of Illinois, was the first computer built and owned entirely by a US educational institution.
Illiac Suite (later retitled String Quartet No. 4) is a 1957 composition for string quartet which is generally agreed to be the first score composed by an electronic computer.
The Illini 4000 is a non-profit organization raising funds for cancer research and patient support services, as well as spreading awareness through annual cross-country bike rides.
The Illini Media Company is a nonprofit, student media company based in Champaign, Illinois.
The Illini Union, located at 1401 West Green Street in Urbana, Illinois, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the student union for the University.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.
The Illinois Fighting Illini (IPA) are the intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
"Illinois Loyalty" is the main school song of the University of Illinois.
The Illinois Natural History Survey (abbreviated as INHS), located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois, is an active research institution with over 200 staff members, and it maintains one of the largest State-operated museums in the United States, with collections totaling over 9.5 million specimens of amphibians, annelids, birds, crustaceans, fish, fungi, insects, mammals, mollusks, plants, and reptiles from around the world.
Instant messaging (IM) technology is a type of online chat that offers real-time text transmission over the Internet.
The Institute for Condensed Matter Theory (ICMT) is an institute for the research of condensed matter theory hosted by and located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small flat piece (or "chip") of semiconductor material, normally silicon.
Intel Corporation (stylized as intel) is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley.
Jim Liautaud (October 19, 1936 - October 23, 2015) was an industrialist, inventor and business theorist.
Jawed Karim (born October 28, 1979) is an Internet entrepreneur and co-founder of YouTube.
Jeremy Stoppelman (born November 10, 1977) is an American business executive.
Jerry Colangelo (born November 20, 1939) is an American businessman and sports executive who currently serves as a special adviser to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Walter Jeremiah Sanders III (born September 12, 1936) is an American businessman and is a co-founder and was a long-time CEO of the American semiconductor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
Joe Hewitt is a software programmer who is best known for his work on the Firefox web browser and related software development tools like Firebug and DOM Inspector.
John Bardeen (May 23, 1908 – January 30, 1991) was an American physicist and electrical engineer.
John Cioffi (born November 7, 1956) is an American electrical engineer, educator and prolific inventor who has made contributions in telecommunication system theory, specifically in coding theory and information theory.
John Milton Gregory (July 6, 1822 – October 19, 1898) was an American educator and the first president (regent was his official title) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, then known as Illinois Industrial University.
John Robert Schrieffer (born May 31, 1931) is an American physicist who, with John Bardeen and Leon N Cooper, was a recipient of the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physics for developing the BCS theory, the first successful quantum theory of superconductivity.
Joseph Tykociński-Tykociner (also known as Joseph T. Tykociner; October 5, 1877 – June 11, 1969) was a Polish engineer and a pioneer of sound-on-film technology.
Kenneth Dale Holtzman (born November 3, 1945) is a former American Major League Baseball pitcher with the Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees between 1965 and 1979.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance (KIP-ling-ers) is an American personal finance magazine published by Kiplinger since 1947.
Kitty Cone (April 7, 1944 – March 21, 2015) was an American disability rights activist.
The Eastman Kodak Company (referred to simply as Kodak) is an American technology company that produces imaging products with its historic basis on photography.
The Krannert Art Museum is an art museum located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois, United States.
The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is an educational and performing arts complex located at 500 South Goodwin Street in Urbana, Illinois, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
A land-grant university (also called land-grant college or land-grant institution) is an institution of higher education in the United States designated by a state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890.
Lawrence Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation.
Larry F. Weber, is an American electrical engineer and businessman.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide.
Lejaren Arthur Hiller (February 23, 1924, New York City – January 26, 1994, Buffalo, New York) © 1994 by Peter Gena.
Leon N Cooper (born February 28, 1930) is an American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, who with John Bardeen and John Robert Schrieffer, developed the BCS theory of superconductivity.
Leonard Issacson was a chemist and composer.
Liberal arts education (from Latin "free" and "art or principled practice") can claim to be the oldest programme of higher education in Western history.
A light-emitting diode (LED) is a two-lead semiconductor light source.
This is a list of collegiate glee clubs located in the United States.
This list of Nobel laureates by university affiliation shows comprehensively the university affiliations of individual winners of the Nobel Prize and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences since 1901 (as of 2017, 892 individual laureates in total).
The LLVM compiler infrastructure project is a "collection of modular and reusable compiler and toolchain technologies" used to develop compiler front ends and back ends.
Lorado Zadok Taft (April 29, 1860 – October 30, 1936) was an American sculptor, writer and educator.
Lotus Software (called Lotus Development Corporation before its acquisition by IBM) was an American software company based in Massachusetts.
Louise Freer Hall, also known as the Women's Gymnasium, is a historic building on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Luke Nosek (born 1975/1976) is a Polish-born American entrepreneur, notable for being a co-founder of PayPal.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body in both health and disease.
The Main Library is a historic library on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in Urbana, Illinois.
Mainframe computers (colloquially referred to as "big iron") are computers used primarily by large organizations for critical applications; bulk data processing, such as census, industry and consumer statistics, enterprise resource planning; and transaction processing.
Mainland China, also known as the Chinese mainland, is the geopolitical as well as geographical area under the direct jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China.
Marc Lowell Andreessen (born July 9, 1971) is an American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer.
Martin Eberhard (born May 15, 1960) is an American engineer and business executive.
Maksymilian Rafailovych "Max" Levchin (Максиміліан Рафаїлович Левчин; born July 11, 1975) is a Ukrainian-born American computer scientist.
McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.
Memorial Stadium is a football stadium in Champaign, Illinois, in the United States, on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Michael Krasny is an American businessman from Illinois.
Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Monticello is a city in Piatt County, Illinois, United States.
The Morrill Land-Grant Acts are United States statutes that allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges in U.S. states using the proceeds of federal land sales.
The Morrow Plots is an experimental agricultural field at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mortal Kombat is a video game franchise originally developed by Midway Games' Chicago studio in 1992.
NCSA Mosaic, or simply Mosaic, is the web browser that popularized the World Wide Web and the Internet.
Nathan Clifford Ricker, D.Arch (June 24, 1843 – March 19, 1924) was a professor and architect known for his work at the University of Illinois.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is a state-federal partnership to develop and deploy national-scale cyberinfrastructure that advances research, science and engineering based in the United States of America.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.
The National Sea Grant College Program is a program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The space-grant colleges are educational institutions in the United States that comprise a network of 52 consortia formed for the purpose of outer space-related research.
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States.
NCAA Division I (D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the United States.
The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, also informally known and branded as NCAA March Madness, is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to determine the national championship.
NCSA Telnet is an implementation of the Telnet protocol created at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign National Center for Supercomputing Applications in 1986 and continuously developed until 1995.
Netscape is a brand name associated with the development of the Netscape web browser.
Nick Holonyak Jr. (born November 3, 1928) is an American engineer and educator.
In baseball, a no-hitter (also known as a no-hit game and colloquially as a no-no) is a game in which a team was not able to record a single hit.
The Nobel Prize in Physics (Nobelpriset i fysik) is a yearly award given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for those who conferred the most outstanding contributions for mankind in the field of physics.
The North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball program is the intercollegiate men's basketball team of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, more commonly known as North Dakota State University (NDSU), is a public research university that sits on a 258-acre campus (~1 km2) in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. The institution was founded as North Dakota Agricultural College in 1890 as the research land-grant institution for the state of North Dakota.
Ohio Stadium, also known as the Horseshoe, the Shoe, and the House That Harley Built, is an American football stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on the campus of The Ohio State University.
The Ohio State University, commonly referred to as Ohio State or OSU, is a large, primarily residential, public university in Columbus, Ohio.
Online chat may refer to any kind of communication over the Internet that offers a real-time transmission of text messages from sender to receiver.
Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation, headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.
Oskee Wow-Wow is the official fight song of the University of Illinois.
Parallel computing is a type of computation in which many calculations or the execution of processes are carried out concurrently.
Paul Mark Goldbart was born in August 1960 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England.
Paul Christian Lauterbur (May 6, 1929 – March 27, 2007) was an American chemist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 with Peter Mansfield for his work which made the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) possible.
PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like cheques and money orders.
A pH meter is a scientific instrument that measures the hydrogen-ion activity in water-based solutions, indicating its acidity or alkalinity expressed as pH.
Phyllis M. Wise is a biomedical researcher.
In formal language theory, a picture language is a set of pictures, where a picture is a 2D array of characters over some alphabet.
A plasma display panel (PDP) is a type of flat panel display common to large TV displays or larger.
PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) was the first generalized computer-assisted instruction system.
Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is an American privately held global media and lifestyle company headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.
The Prairie Research Institute is a multidisciplinary research institute charged with providing objective research, expertise, and data on the natural and cultural resources of Illinois.
Professional development is learning to earn or maintain professional credentials such as academic degrees to formal coursework, attending conferences, and informal learning opportunities situated in practice.
Project Gutenberg (PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks".
A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities.
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
A quantum well laser is a laser diode in which the active region of the device is so narrow that quantum confinement occurs.
Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado (born 6 April 1963) is an Ecuadorian politician and economist who served as President of Ecuador from 2007 to 2017.
Raymond "Ray" Ozzie (born November 20, 1955) is an American software industry entrepreneur who held the positions of Chief Technical Officer and Chief Software Architect at Microsoft between 2005 and 2010.
A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is invited to vote on a particular proposal.
In computing, the term remote desktop refers to a software or operating system feature that allows a personal computer's desktop environment to be run remotely on one system (usually a PC, but the concept applies equally to a server), while being displayed on a separate client device.
Renaissance Technologies LLC is an East Setauket, New York-based American hedge fund firm founded in 1982 by James Simons, an award-winning mathematician and former Cold War code breaker, which specializes in systematic trading using quantitative models derived from mathematical and statistical analyses.
Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a research park located in the southwest part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus in Champaign, Illinois.
A research university is a university that expects all its tenured and tenure-track faculty to continuously engage in research, as opposed to merely requiring it as a condition of an initial appointment or tenure.
Reshma Saujani is an American lawyer and politician.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Richard Wesley Hamming (February 11, 1915 – January 7, 1998) was an American mathematician whose work had many implications for computer engineering and telecommunications.
Richard H. Herman is a former mathematician who had served as the Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2005-2009.
The Robert Allerton Park is a park, nature center, and conference center located in the rural Piatt County township of Willow Branch, (T 18 N, R 5 E) near Monticello, Illinois on the upper Sangamon River.
Robert J. Jones (born 1950/1951) is a crop physiology scientist and currently the tenth chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Robert Louis Johnson (born April 8, 1946) is an American entrepreneur, media magnate, executive, philanthropist, and investor.
Robert Leroy Mercer (born July 11, 1946) is an American computer scientist, who was a developer in early artificial intelligence and co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund.
Robert Carl Zuppke (July 2, 1879 – December 22, 1957) was an American football coach.
Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is a British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.
Russel Simmons is an American businessman.
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple based on the WebKit engine.
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States.
Savoy is a village in Champaign County, Illinois, United States.
Siebel CRM Systems, Inc. was a software company principally engaged in the design, development, marketing, and support of customer relationship management (CRM) applications.
Sound-on-film is a class of sound film processes where the sound accompanying picture is physically recorded onto photographic film, usually, but not always, the same strip of film carrying the picture.
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music (SACAM) documents American music through historical artifacts and archival records in multiple formats.
In library science, special collections (Spec. Coll. or S.C.) are libraries or library units that house materials requiring specialized security and user services.
The William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum, better known as the Spurlock Museum, is an ethnographic museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
State Farm Center, stylized as StateFarm Center, is a large dome-shaped indoor arena located in Champaign, Illinois, owned and operated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Steven Shih Chen (born August 18, 1978) is a Taiwanese American Internet entrepreneur.
The Steven Salaita Controversy is a controversy in which the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign conditionally offered a faculty position to Steven Salaita, only to have Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise abruptly withdraw the offer.
A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string players – two violin players, a viola player and a cellist – or a piece written to be performed by such a group.
Structural engineers analyze, design, plan, and research structural components and structural systems to achieve design goals and ensure the safety and comfort of users or occupants.
Studying abroad is the act of a student pursuing educational opportunities in a country other than one's own.
Superconductivity is a phenomenon of exactly zero electrical resistance and expulsion of magnetic flux fields occurring in certain materials, called superconductors, when cooled below a characteristic critical temperature.
Susan G. Komen, formerly known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and originally as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, often referred to as simply Komen, is the largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States.
The Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that is engaged in research and education to advance sustainability in operations and endowment practices.
Talkomatic is an online chat system that facilitates real-time text communication among a small group of people.
Tesla, Inc. (formerly Tesla Motors) was founded in 2003, and is an American multinational corporation based in Palo Alto, California, that specializes in electric vehicles, lithium-ion battery energy storage and solar panel manufacturing (through the subsidiary company SolarCity).
The Daily Illini, commonly known as the DI, is a student-run newspaper that has been published for the community of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign since 1871.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The News-Gazette is a daily newspaper serving eleven counties in the eastern portion of Central Illinois and specifically the Champaign–Urbana metropolitan area.
The Princeton Review is a college admission services company offering test preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, online courses, and books published by Random House.
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (RBML) is located on the 3rd floor of the University Library.
The Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science is a $50 million, integrated research and educational facility designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson located on the Urbana campus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
Thomas M. Siebel (born November 20, 1952) is an American business executive.
THX Ltd. is an American company headquartered in San Francisco, California, and founded in 1983 by George Lucas.
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, California, with operations in many countries around the world.
Times Higher Education (THE), formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a weekly magazine based in London, reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by ''Times Higher Education (THE)'' magazine.
Tomlinson M. Holman (born 1946) is an American film theorist, audio engineer, and inventor of film technologies, notably the Lucasfilm THX sound system.
A touchscreen is an input and output device normally layered on the top of an electronic visual display of an information processing system.
A trade union or trades union, also called a labour union (Canada) or labor union (US), is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve many common goals; such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, and attaining better wages, benefits (such as vacation, health care, and retirement), and working conditions through the increased bargaining power wielded by the creation of a monopoly of the workers.
A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power.
Twin cities are a special case of two cities or urban centres that are founded in close geographic proximity and then grow into each other over time, losing most of their mutual buffer zone.
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
U.S. News & World Report is an American media company that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis.
The Campus Recreation Center - East, more commonly known as CRCE (pronounced "SIR-see"), is an athletic facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for students and members completed in 1988.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) is part of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and is considered by some to be the top school of agriculture-related sciences in the world.
The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS), formerly known as the College of Applied Life Studies, is an undergraduate and graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The School of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was founded in 1905.
The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign was first established in 1868, and is considered one of the original units of the school.
The College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA) is a multi-disciplinary art school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) is the largest college in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, created in 1913 through the merger of the College of Literature and Arts and the College of Science.
The College of Media is a college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States.
The College of Veterinary Medicine is a graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
The Engineering Campus is the colloquial name for the portions of campus surrounding the Bardeen Quadrangle and the Beckman Quadrangle at the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The School of Information Sciences, also The iSchool at Illinois, is a graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) is a graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The School of Social Work is a school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which exclusively focuses on social work education.
United Airlines, Inc., commonly referred to as United, is a major United States airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
In North America, a Universal Transit Pass or Universal Access Transit Pass (U-Pass) is a program that gives students enrolled in participating post-secondary institutions unlimited access to local transit.
The Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) is a consortium of over 90 leading research-oriented universities primarily in the United States, with members also in Canada, Japan, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
The University of Chicago (UChicago, U of C, or Chicago) is a private, non-profit research university in Chicago, Illinois.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public research university located in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is a public university in Springfield, Illinois, United States.
The University of Illinois College of Law (also known as Illinois Law or UIUC Law) is a law school located in Champaign, Illinois, and one of the professional graduate schools of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The University of Illinois College of Medicine offers a four-year program leading to the MD degree at four different sites in Illinois: Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, and formerly Urbana–Champaign.
The University of Illinois Experimental Dairy Farm Historic District, also known as South Farm, is a designated historic district in the U.S. state of Illinois.
University of Illinois Ice Arena, also known as the Big Pond,Daily Illini,, Daily Illini website, retrieved February 22, 2011.
The University of Illinois Institute of Aviation was an aviation institute affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The University of Illinois System is a system of public universities in Illinois consisting of three universities: Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana–Champaign.
University of Illinois Willard Airport is south of Savoy in Tolono Township, Champaign County, Illinois.
Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, development starting in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.
UPCRC Illinois is one of two Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers launched in 2008 by Microsoft Corporation and Intel Corporation to accelerate the development of mainstream parallel computing for consumer and business applications such as desktop and mobile computing.
Urbana is a city in and the county seat of Champaign County, Illinois, United States.
Vikram Adve is a professor in and interim head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as the Sears Tower, is a 110-story, skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois.
The World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or the Web) is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet.
WPGU 107.1 is a fully commercial student-run college radio station located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Wu Tingfang (also known as Ng Choy or Ng AchoyLincolns Inn,; 30 July 184223 June 1922) was a Chinese diplomat and politician who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and briefly as Acting Premier during the early years of the Republic of China.
Yelp is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
1,000,000 (one million), or one thousand thousand, is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001.
2001: A Space Odyssey is a science-fiction narrative, produced in 1968 as both a novel, written by Arthur C. Clarke, and a film, directed by Stanley Kubrick.
The 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball.
The 504 Sit-in was a disability rights protest that began on April 5, 1977.
875 North Michigan Avenue, built as and still commonly referred to as the John Hancock Center, is a 100-story, 1,128-foot supertall skyscraper located in Chicago, Illinois.
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