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Stretchable silicon camera next step to artificial retina

By combining stretchable optoelectronics and biologically inspired design, scientists have created a remarkable imaging device, with a layout based on the human eye. Full story


In the article “State scientific surveys are now part of UI,” that appeared in the July 17, 2008, issue of “Inside Illinois,” the name of the new institute that comprises the four state scientific surveys that recently became part of the Urbana campus was incorrect. The correct name is the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, which comprises the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (formerly Illinois Waste Management and Research Center).

Susan Schantz and Victor Wang

Chronic exposure to estradiol impairs some cognitive functions

UI researchers report this week that chronic exposure to estradiol, the main estrogen in the body, diminishes some cognitive functions. Rats exposed to a steady dose of estradiol were impaired on tasks involving working memory and response inhibition, the researchers found. Full story

Travis Dixon

Negative perception of blacks rises with more news watching, studies say

Watching the news should make you more informed, but it also may be making you more likely to stereotype, says a UI researcher. Full story

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Region hit hard by 1993 floods showed economic resiliency, study indicates

With the first wave of clean-up efforts behind them, residents of communities affected by this year’s Midwest floods may find hope in a UI study on the economic impact of the 1993 flood that devastated much of the same region. Full story

Gary Schnitkey

Study predicts crop-production costs will jump dramatically in 2009

Soaring energy prices will yield sharp increases for corn and soybean production next year, cutting into farmers’ profits and stretching already high food costs, according to a new University of Illinois study. Full story


Flash Index slips to four-year low

The UI Flash Index slipped to a four-year low in July, falling to 102.1 from its 102.3 level in June. The slippage from the level it had held for two consecutive months dropped the index to its lowest reading since August 2004. Full story

Jet Tila

New dining experience awaits students at PAR

A new dining experience awaits students who will be eating at Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls this coming school year. The kitchens and dining rooms have undergone some physical and operational transformations. Full story


Trustees appoint new chancellor for Chicago campus

The UI Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of a new chancellor at the Chicago campus when the Trustees met July 24 at UIC. Full story

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Dance moves

Djibril Camara demonstrates some new moves for students participating in dance classes offered as part of the Summer Cooperative African Language Institute’s extracurricular cultural activities.  See photos


UI student one of 35 national winners of graduate scholarship

Recent UI graduate Goylette (Julie) Chami, of Washington, Ill., is one of 35 students nationally to receive a Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship to fund graduate studies beginning in fall 2008. Full story

achievements A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.  More

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Time to renew parking permits … Agronomy Day is Aug. 21 … Nomination deadline is Oct. 15 …Dump and Run donations accepted through Aug. 19 … More

A Minute With … ™

Clarence Lang –  One hundred years ago, Springfield, Ill., exploded in a bloody race riot. One consequence of that riot was the formation of the NAACP. So why has the Springfield riot been largely forgotten?

Talisa Webber On the Job: Talisa Webber
Talisa Webber is an office manager at the Law Library. More
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Careers and Employment at the UI

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Information about staff employment is online.


Lloyd Curry Hodges, 71, died July 15 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Hodges held research and faculty positions in the UI College of Business. He began at the UI as a lecturer in 1988 and retired in 1993 as assistant professor. He continued to serve as an adjunct professor after his retirement. Memorials: Dunbar 54 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 13, Madison, IL 62060 or to the Carle Cancer Center, 602 W. University Ave., Urbana, IL 61801.

Helen McCall,
86, died July 21. McCall retired from the UI, where she worked in the Bureau of Institutional Research and the Alumni Association. Memorials: Cunningham Children’s Home, 1301 N. Cunningham, Urbana, IL 61802 or Champaign County Humane Society, 1911 E. Main, Urbana, IL 61802.

James Payne Jr., 89, died July 17 at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana. Payne worked at the UI for more than 20 years, retiring as registrar in 1978. Memorials: Prairie Rivers Network, 1902 Fox Drive, Suite G, Champaign, IL 61820.

Henry Louis Wood,
61, died July 6. Wood worked at the UI for 26 years, retiring in 2005 as a tool and instrument mechanic.

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