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Rokwire Leaders Recognized with Award for ‘Research Response to Community Crisis’

Rokwire leaders were honored, along with other members of the University of Illinois, with the Research Response to Community Crisis Award, given by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The award recognizes the innovative and immensely effective SHIELD COVID-19 testing program. The program developed one of the first COVID-19 PCR tests from saliva samples, and organized…

Can communities use smartphones to reduce violence?

Rokwire is a central part in a joint research project exploring ways to use smartphone apps in community responses to violence. The project brings together a team of engineering and social and behavioral science faculty, along with such community partners as the City of Champaign.  The researchers will investigate both social science issues and technical…

Rokwire Directors Receive U of I System Honor for Leading COVID-19 Response

University of Illinois President Tim Killeen on Monday honored 28 key leaders of the system’s COVID-19 response with the Presidential Medallion. The medallion is the highest honor that the system president can bestow. Award recipients from the Rokwire project William Sullivan, professor of Landscape Architecture and director of the Smart, Healthy, Communities Initiative. John M. Paul,…

The Illinois App: Seriously, Download It.

July 23, 2021 Be sure to check out the newest version of the Illinois app before you head back to campus. It folds all of University of Illinois life neatly in your pocket – so you can get just the information you need right when you need it. The app still features information you remember about…

Safer Illinois: Show Your Vaccination Status

Yes, You Can Upload Vaccines Now Campus life is back — do you have the latest version of Safer Illinois downloaded on your mobile device? Before you head back to campus, make sure you have everything you need to follow the latest health protocols.  Safer Illinois can display your vaccination status for building entry now, as…

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