The discussion about establishing a faculty union on the Urbana campus has accelerated in recent months amid efforts by the Campus Faculty Association to identify and sign up supporters. News Bureau news editor Mike Helenthal submitted the same questions to CFA leaders and two critics of a faculty union, asking them to discuss shared governance and the pros and cons of establishing a faculty union at Illinois. View PDF of both responses
It’s back. On Friday, March 7, many students and visitors will participate in the event known as Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day. The university does not support or condone this event. Steps are being taken to ensure safety and to minimize disruption to classes and campus operations.
Representatives from the Office of the Provost presented a draft Provost’s Communication on Specialized Faculty to the Urbana Academic Senate on Feb. 10.
Vicki Sparks, an administrative aide for the University Library and a 14-year employee at the U. of I., has lived up to her last name at every place she has worked.
“The Monuments Men” – the movie written by and starring George Clooney and opening today (Feb. 7) – is based on the true story of a platoon of art historians recruited to rescue masterpieces stolen by the Nazis in World War II. One of those Monuments Men was Edwin Carter Rae, who taught art history at the University of Illinois both before and after his service with the U.S. Army.
After three decades of hosting the popular Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois, entomology professor May Berenbaum has decided to flip the script. This year, instead of showing movies about bugs that scare people, Berenbaum has selected films featuring pesticides – the poisons that people use to kill bugs.
This 1927 photo shows books being moved from Altgeld Hall to the building now known as the main library. (View the full series.),
Service-learning projects have become popular in U.S. public schools for teaching citizenship values.
With the hangover from the Great Recession still lingering, the specter of job loss continues to loom for most workers.
Ribosomes, the cellular machines that build proteins, are themselves made up of dozens of proteins and a few looping strands of RNA. A new study, reported in the journal Nature, offers new clues about how the ribosome, the master assembler of proteins, also assembles itself.
Three U. of I. professors have been selected to receive 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
J. Gary Eden, the Gilmore Family Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.