Graduate Blog

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August 28, 2017

PhD Final Defense- Hasan Kazmee

Performance Evaluation of Unconventional Aggregates from Virgin and Recycled Sources for Construction Platform and Low Volume Road Applications

Advisor: Professor Erol Tutumluer

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 1:00 PM

Location: Quade Lounge- Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory


August 28, 2017

Meg Griffin will be available for the first few weeks of classes to answer questions about classes, the program in general, and any other questions you may have at the following times:

Monday, Aug 28 – Friday, Sept 1: 11am-1pm CST

Tuesday, Sept 5 – Friday, Sept 8: 11am-1pm CST

Sundays, Aug 27 & Sept 10: 8pm-11pm CST

Please IM Meg via Skype for Business (available to graduate students) or Google Hangouts (use

August 25, 2017

Here is the CEE New Grad Student Welcome slides from the orientation on August 25, 2017.


August 24, 2017

The Grad College Career Development Office will have many professional development workshop series for Fall.  From September through November, they will offer 16 workshops to help graduate students succeed in graduate school, explore broad career options, conduct effective job searches, and make connections in their chosen fields. The Fall 2017 programs include:

GradMAP: What Do You Want to Achieve in Grad School? Education, Arts & Social Justice Career Panel Resumes & Cover Letters: Explaining Your Graduate-Level Experience Faculty Job Application Materials Career Exploration Group What Can I Do with a PhD in the Humanities? Group Identifying and Communicating Your Skills
August 23, 2017

The YesPlus workshop is an innovative and experiential life-skills training program that empowers participants to learn secrets of breath and meditation techniques including the scientifically validated 'SKY Meditation' (Sudarshan Kriya.)

The retreat provides tangible tools to free the mind of STRESS, WORRY, and ANXIETY while helping people move from temporary to sustainable happiness. You will learn techniques to REDUCE stress, CALM the mind, INCREASE focus & productivity, and IMPROVE time-management & leadership skills.

You’ll leave this experiential retreat energized and wiser, with daily breathing practices, fresh perspectives, and new friendships.

This event is free for Students, Staff, and Employees of UIUC. 

Register here at

Event Dates:

21 September - 24 September

(Thursday and Friday)21 and 22 September 06:30 PM - 10:00PM

(Saturday and Sunday)23 and 24 September 10:00 AM onwards

Registration Link: