The new Illinois law allowing citizens to carry a concealed handgun won’t have much effect on campus.
With hundreds of Chinese students enrolling annually at the U. of I. and thousands of Illini alumni already living and working in China, there’s little doubt the university has a strong presence there. That presence will become more tangible in the coming months as the university prepares to open its first office in China by the end of the year.
“There she is!” The “she” is Madeline Gibson, a senior library specialist at the Undergraduate Library since 2006, and the exclamation point was from an employee trying to meet a student’s request – but running out of options.
The U. of I. Board of Trustees appointed members to the Task Force on Open Access at its Nov. 14 meeting in Springfield in an effort to ensure the university meets the provisions of a new state law set to take effect Jan. 1.
Among the newcomers to the Urbana campus are faculty members whose appointments began this summer or fall. Inside Illinois continues its tradition of introducing some of the new faculty members on campus and will feature at least two new colleagues in each fall issue.
Cabral A. Bigman-Galimore, an assistant professor of communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
James Patrick O’Dwyer, an assistant professor of plant biology, School of Integrative Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
A soon-to-be-released report on the strategic use of massive open online courses suggests there is a value to the free courses and that the campus should continue to experiment with them.
The Office of the Provost is making institutional data more readily available and will be delivering it in easier to understand formats. The idea behind several recent initiatives is to give college and department leaders pertinent, comparable institutional data, empowering them to make sound decisions based on strategic goals and economic realities.
In this 1967 photograph, a blind student receives assistance while he studies a map of the U. of I. campus. (View the full series.)
Officials from Jiangxi Normal University in Nanching, China, and the University of Illinois will sign an agreement establishing a Confucius Institute at the Urbana campus during an event Nov. 21 (Thursday).
High-speed communication just got a turbo boost, thanks to a new laser technology developed at the University of Illinois that transmits error-free data over fiber optic networks at a blazing fast 40 gigabits per second – the fastest in the United States.
New research from the U. of I. indicates that elementary school students and their teachers often don’t agree on who bullies whom in their classrooms. And researchers say that intervention and prevention programs need to both heighten teachers’ awareness of bullying and provide support for victims that mitigate its impact on their academic achievement.
Chronic wasting disease, the deer-equivalent of mad cow disease, has crept across the U.S. landscape from west to east. It appeared first in captive mule deer in Colorado in the late 1960s. By 1981, it had escaped to the wild. It reached the Midwest by 2002. Little is known about its potential to infect humans.
The number of lawsuits generated by so-called “patent trolls” is wildly exaggerated, and is mostly the byproduct of a slight change to a federal law, says a new paper co-written by a University of Illinois expert in technology and legal issues.
“High-Rise Stories: Voices From Chicago Public Housing,” by U. of I. English professor Audrey Petty, contains the personal narratives of a dozen former Chicago publich housing residents whom Petty and a team of U. of I. graduate students found by posting fliers in schools, libraries and social service agencies.
A new book challenges popular assumptions about the superiority of private-school education and raises questions about the political imperatives behind current school-reform and policy initiatives that are based on market theory.
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