Foundation Weekend 2021

September 30-October 2, 2021
Champaign-Urbana, IL

The weekend will celebrate both our storied traditions and generous philanthropic efforts that create and contribute to world-class facilities, pioneering research, life-changing health innovations, learning opportunities, and transformative scholarships.

THIS EVENT HAS MET CAPACITY

This event is now full. If you would like to see if any spots have opened up, please contact us.

SCHEDULE

The public is welcome to attend the following events held over Foundation Weekend 2021. These events, unless noted otherwise, do not require pre-registration and will welcome walk-in attendees within capacity limitations following University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 policy guidelines.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021

Health Sciences and Research Initiatives Lightning Talks, Part 1

10:30–12:30 PM  |  Illini Union, Illini Room C

  • Breast Cancer and Nutrition, Zeynep Madak-Erdogan
  • Aging in Place with Wearable Technology, Manuel Hernandez
  • The Gift of Independence: Beckwith Residential Support Services, Susann Sears
  • Designing Robots for Health and Wellness, Wendy Rogers
  • Systemic Racism in the Child Welfare System, Tamara Fuller
  • Social Determinants of Health in Vulnerable Communities, Ruby Mendenhall
  • ErSO — Eradicating Breast Cancer, Paul Hergenrother
  • Climate Change and Carbon Capture, Jeremy Guest
  • How Poo Is Saving the Day (And Countless Lives!), Jeff Woods
  • What Do the Police Have to Do with Social Workers, Alice Cary
  • Vaccines Won’t Kill Us, Facebook Might, Kevin Leicht

Health Sciences and Research Initiatives Lightning Talks, Part 2

2:00–3:30 PM  |  Illini Union, Illini Room C

  • Why We Play, Synthia Sydnor
  • The Heart-Head Connection — How Heart Health Impacts Dementia and Depression, Issam Moussa
  • Memory, Its Disorders and Its Enhancement, Neal Cohen
  • Use of Imaging in Cancer Early Detection, Rohit Bhargava
  • Racial Healing in Our Schools, Kevin Tan
  • Pets to People: How Pets Help Cure Human Cancer, Tim Fan
  • The Age of Misinformation and What We Can Do about It, Joseph Yun
  • Sleep vs Menopause, Megan Mahoney
  • How Will We Sustainably Feed a Growing Population in a Hotter Climate? Lisa Ainsworth
  • Observing the Birth of the Universe, Joaquin Vieira
  • The History and Relevance of Medical Racism, Rana Hogarth

Campus Instructional Facility Dedication and Tours

3:30–5:00 PM  |  Campus Instructional Facility


 

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