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University of Illinois to offer grants for faculty to visit Israel

University of Illinois to offer grants for faculty to visit Israel

by Elan Karoll The University of Illinois has announced financial support for its faculty to increase academic and research collaborations with Israel and Mexico. This news comes as the University has recently formed partnerships with four Israeli universities. The Office of the Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation is…
Students Discuss Reactions Recent News Jerusalem

Students Discuss Reactions to Recent News on Jerusalem

by Elan Karoll News regarding the American position on Jerusalem has sparked conversation among students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. On Wednesday, December 6th, President Trump announced that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel. The President also decided to initiate steps toward…
Post Picture Israel Winter Win 100 IlliniPAC

Post a Picture in Israel this Winter and Win up to $100!

University of Illinois students: are you in Israel this winter break? Have you been to Israel recently? Just by posting a picture using the hashtag #IlliniLoveIsrael, you will be entered to win one of several Visa Gift Cards worth $100, $50, and $25. Show us your best pictures from Israel!…
IlliniPAC Semester in Review Fall 2017

IlliniPAC Semester in Review Fall 2017

What were we up to in Fall 2017 at the University of Illinois? Here are highlights from our semester! Quad Day To start the semester, we had an incredible Quad Day. This annual event shows new and old students the diverse opportunities available in our campus community. A record numbers…
WATCH Illinois to Israel News Update Episode 2

WATCH: Illinois to Israel News Update Episode 2

“Illinois to Israel News Update” is a video project about the strong & ongoing relationship between the State of Illinois and Israel! In this second episode, we explore how Illinois leaders are working day in and day out to grow our bond with Israel through healing projects and new academic…
Congressman Schneider Thank You for Standing Against Campus Anti-Semitism

Letter to Congressman Schneider: Thank You for Standing Against Campus Anti-Semitism

To the Honorable Brad Schneider: We, the undersigned members of the Illini Public Affairs Committee (IlliniPAC), would like to thank you for your leadership on the issue of anti-Semitism on college campuses and for participating in the House Judiciary Committee hearing “Examining Anti-Semitism on College Campuses” on November 7th, 2017.…
Illinois and Israeli researchers announce clean water breakthrough

Illinois and Israeli researchers announce clean water breakthrough

by Ryan Watkins A team of Israeli, German, and American scientists made a breakthrough in water filtration technology earlier this year. The team was composed of researchers from Ben-Gurion University, Duisburg-Essen University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Their exciting new discovery makes use of a membrane which is…
Standing Together and Raising Our Voice: What Israel Week Meant to Me by Elan Karoll

Standing Together and Raising Our Voice: What Israel Week Meant to Me

by Elan Karoll Now that Israel Week Fall 2017 at the University of Illinois has concluded, I look back and reflect on the true purpose of this event. Under the theme of “Spreading Love,” we showed the strength of our united Jewish and pro-Israel communities as we celebrated our heritage.…
WATCH Students Celebrate Israel Week at the University of Illinois

WATCH: Students Celebrate Israel Week at the University of Illinois

Israel Week is a campus-wide celebration highlighting Israeli culture and seeks to promote diversity and coexistence at the University of Illinois. The theme for Fall 2017 is “Filling our Campus with Love.” Israel Week is sponsored by Illini Hillel, Illini Chabad, IlliniPAC, and Illini Students Supporting Israel. UI-7 News’ Jane…
Questions Test Israeli Trivia Skills IlliniPAC

19 Questions to Test Your Israeli Trivia Skills

Are you an Israeli trivia master? This online Kahoot quiz pits you versus your friends in a fun competition to see who really knows the most about Israel! Play with your phones or computers and race to answers these 19 questions correctly. Earn streak bonuses for answering correctly several trivia…
University of Illinois President Tim Killeen speaks about Israel Trip

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen speaks about Israel Trip

Remarks by Timothy Killeen delivered on November 16, 2017 at a meeting of the U of I Board of Trustees: I joined a University of Illinois delegation that accompanied Governor Rauner on his recent trade mission to Israel. During the weeklong trip, we met with leading universities and research agencies…
University of Illinois Officials and Governor Rauner head to Israel

University of Illinois Officials and Governor Rauner head to Israel

By Evelyn Tarnovsky Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and officials from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign began a five-day research and trade mission to Israel on October 29th, 2017. The delegation included University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen, Gies College of Business Dean Jeffrey Brown, Engineering at Illinois Dean Andreas…

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