Even before state legislators took a vote on a historic pension reform plan Dec. 3, campus leaders were crying foul over the plan’s potential effect on the university’s current and future retirees.
A review of the operational structures of the Urbana Academic Senate office is over, and Senate Executive Committee chair Roy Campbell said a complete list of recommendations will be brought before the SEC for action in the near future.
Senators will be asked at their Dec. 9 meeting to vote on a resolution supporting the 2013 Information Technology Strategic Plan.
There’s nothing unusual in the account of how Maria Rund, an office administrator for the department of human and community development, ended up working at the U. of I.
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.
Hillary Klonoff-Cohen, the director of the Master of Public Health program in the department of kinesiology and community health and the Saul J. Morse and Anne B. Morgan Professor in Applied Health Sciences
Christopher Macklin, an assistant professor of musicology in the School of Music in the College of Fine and Applied Arts
Less than 48 hours after the curtain went up Nov. 7 on “Clybourne Park,” director Lisa Gaye Dixon was off to New York, leaving the cast of U. of I. theater students to carry on through the end of the show’s 10-day run.
In this photograph, circa 1949-59, three female dancers jump in unison on an open lawn. (View the full series.)
U. of I. researchers have developed a way to heal gaps in wires too small for even the world’s tiniest soldering iron.
When reading text or listening to someone speak, we construct rich mental models that allow us to draw conclusions about other people, objects, actions, events, mental states and contexts. This ability to understand written or spoken language, called “discourse comprehension,” is a hallmark of the human mind and central to everyday social life. In a new study, researchers uncovered the brain mechanisms that underlie discourse comprehension.
In addition to its already well-documented negative direct effects on a person’s well-being, materialism also wields an indirect negative effect by making bad events even worse, according to a paper co-written by a University of Illinois expert in consumption values.
Researchers have tried for decades to understand the undulations and gyrations that allow transport proteins to shuttle molecules from one side of a cell membrane to the other. Now scientists report that they have found a way to penetrate the mystery. They have worked out every step in the molecular dance that enables one such transporter to do its job.
Four U. of I. faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Stephen A. Boppart, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Kanti Jain and William P. King are among 388 honorees recognized for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.” New fellows will be recognized in a ceremony Feb. 15 at the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago.
John A. Rogers, a Swanlund Professor at the U. of I., has been given a 2013 American Ingenuity Award by Smithsonian Magazine, the publishing arm of the Smithsonian Institution.
The U. of I. is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Daniel L. Rock, a professor of pathobiology, and Mark S. Kuhlenschmidt, a professor and the interim head of pathobiology, will pursue innovative global health and development research projects.
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