Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising associate professor Michelle R. Nelson is among the top 1% most productive advertising scholars globally, according to a study appearing in the current issue of the International Journal of Advertising. Institute of Communications Research (ICR) alumnus Leonard Reid (Ph.D., 1978) also appears on the list.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Roger Ebert's Film Festival are hosting a 20th anniversary of Cyberfest, a technology and arts festival that celebrated the birthday of the fictional artificial intelligence character HAL 9000—written as becoming operational in Urbana on January 12, 1997—from the book and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The results for the Fall 2016 administration of student ratings of instructors has been announced. Results are based on Instructor and Course Evaluation (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.