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At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, from sunset of the first day until sunset of the last day, Bahá'ís observing the First of Kamal - Perfection gather for the 19-Day Feast. That is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.
Marking the beginning of harvest season, Lughnasadh or Lammas is a time of both hope and fear. At Lughnasad, modern Wiccans face their fears, concentrate on developing their own abilities, and take steps to protect themselves and their homes.
Vaccinations against COVID-19 offer a pathway out of the pandemic, but like any new technology, deciding when and whether to get them can be complicated. Learn the science behind the COVID vaccines and to get your questions answered by leading researchers from the University of Illinois.
In this webinar, leading climate experts and Illinois scientists will discuss the results of the new report. Learn how predicted changes could affect Illinois agriculture & producers, including impacts to hydrology and public health.
Creating Classic quizzes and quiz questions in Canvas.
How to copy content from one Canvas course to another, either the entire course or select items.
The Center for Artificial Intelligence Driven Health Data Systems and Analytics' Summer Seminar Series features a talk by Yuan Luo, PhD, Chief AI Officer, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) and McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University.
Mark your calendars for this virtual event, which will be a great opportunity before the start of the 2021-2022 academic year for all graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to meet with department Head Catherine J. Murphy for a question-and-answer session.
The first Thursday of each month enjoy a movie out on the Quad! The movies will generally start at 9pm so it is dark enough to enjoy the outdoor film. The August 5 feature will be Godzilla vs. Kong. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a movie on the Quad. Popcorn, candy, snacks, and drinks will be available in the Illini Union Quad Shop.
The Feast of the Transfiguration commemorates when Jesus transfigured on the mountaintop which three of his disciples were permitted to witness. Moses and Elijah were also present and witness to Jesus as the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. It is a day of solemn observation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.
Two days of virtual and in-person events to honor Professor Sara McLafferty's distinguished career upon her retirement from the University of Illinois.
The feast commemorates the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. Episcopalians observing The Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin will take part in a solemn feast in the Episcopal Church. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.
A celebration of the Lord assuming Mary into heaven, body and soul, at the end of her earthly life. Many Catholics observing Assumption of Mary attend Mass this day. Students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.
At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, from sunset of the first day until sunset of the last day, Bahá'ís observing the First of Asma (Names) gather for the 19-Day Feast. There is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion.
We cordially invite all of our alums and friends to attend a virtual celebration of the Department of Astronomy’s 100th year on August 21st at 11am (central time).
The Bond of Protection. Raksha Bandhan celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. Celebrations include sisters and brothers getting together, tying rakhi on wrists, performing aarti, and marking tilak. Brothers promise to protect sisters, sisters feed brothers, and brothers give gifts.
IGB DEI Seminar Series Joey Ramp CEO of Empower Ability Consulting Neuroscience Research Affiliate, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign "Barriers to Inclusion: Service Dog Handlers in Science Laboratories"
Jewish students or employees often observe Leil Selichot by praying for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays.
Hindu students or employees observing Krishna Janmashtami may participate in the two day festival which celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna.
Join this kickoff event for Grainger Engineering Startup City Scholars! Pitch for cash prizes or just attend, and work on finding teammates for the Spring 2022 semester. Learn more about how you can spend a semester in Chicago, work with a team on a startup idea and participate in the prestigious College New Venture Challenge at the University of Chicago.
At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, from sunset the day before the day listed until sunset of the day listed, Bahá'ís observing the First of Izzat (Might) gather for the 19-Day Feast. There is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion.
The Jewish New Year, celebrated by praying in synagogue, personal reflection, and hearing the shofar. Work is often prohibited. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.
Fast of the Seventh Month. Many Jews who celebrate Tzom Gedaliah do so by fasting.
10 day festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha, son of Shiva. Hindu students or employees may observe Ganesha Chaturthi by chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts, prayers, martial arts, and on the last day with processions, and idol immersion.
Day of Atonement. For Jewish people observing Yom Kippur, the day is often observed by fasting, praying, abstaining from physical pleasures, and refraining from work. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.
The Feast of Tabernacles. Actual holy days. Jewish employees observing Sukkot Major may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.
The Autumn Equinox is a time for giving thanks and for reflection. At Mabon, the day and the night are equal in length, in sublime balance. For many locations, Mabon coincides with the final harvest of grain, fruits, and vegetables. Mabon, also called Harvest Home, is the time of thanksgiving.
The Feast of Tabernacles. For Jewish employees observing Sukkot Minor, work is often allowed but meals need to be done in the Sukkah. Some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.