blog postsFeng Sheng Hu named Packard Fellow in Science and EngineeringNov 3, 2000 9:00 am9 views KAM Exhibition Challenges ConventionNov 3, 2000 9:00 am2 views University of Illinois art and design students are challenging convention - and having a bit of fun at the same time - in an exhibition on view Nov. 10 through Dec. 7 at the UI's Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion.Disabilities symposium to look at futureNov 13, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. President Clinton signed another landmark disability act, known as "Ticket to Work." What might come next, whoever is president, will be just one of the topics at the "Symposium on Disability and Equality: Strategies for Success" this Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 16-18) at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.Microbiologist Carl R. Woese named winner of National Medal of ScienceNov 13, 2000 9:00 am16 views Microbial transport at Yellowstone: by land, sea or air?Nov 14, 2000 9:00 am2 views Unified theory relates microbial metabolism to lab and fieldNov 14, 2000 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The ability to describe the rates at which microbial populations metabolize in the natural environment has been limited by the lack of a general theory of microbial kinetics. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois have found an approach that holds significant promise for extending the results of laboratory experiments to better understand microbial metabolism in nature.Harvard economics professor to deliver annual Kinley LectureNov 15, 2000 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Alberto Alesina, a professor of economics and government at Harvard University, will deliver the annual David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the University of Illinois.History professor wins prestigious award for contributions to Slavic studiesNov 20, 2000 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois history professor Keith Hitchins has won a prestigious award for his distinguished contributions to Slavic studies.Architecture to be featured in I space exhibitsNov 20, 2000 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The art of architecture takes center stage next month in two new exhibitions at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Five finalists selected for technology entrepreneurial competitionNov 21, 2000 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Technology Entrepreneur Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the finalists in the first annual V. Dale Cozad Business Plan Competition. (Editors: See list.)Author to share story of little-known haven for Hitler's refugeesNov 22, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Historian and author Michael Luick-Thrams will visit the University of Illinois and surrounding communities Nov. 28-Dec. 3 to share his knowledge of a little-known, Midwestern safe haven for refugees of Hitler's Nazi regime.Flash Index of Economic Growth continues gradual slowingDec 1, 2000 9:00 am0 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped again in November, giving fresh evidence that the Illinois economy is slowing.Super-big superconducting magnet to be moved into laboratory Dec. 13Dec 8, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A superconducting magnet 14 feet in diameter and weighing more than 80,000 pounds will be moved into the high-bay area of the Nuclear Physics Laboratory, 23 E. Stadium Drive, Champaign, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 13).Strange quark contribution to proton structure yields surprising resultDec 8, 2000 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Scientists seeking to confirm earlier measurements of the strange quark's contribution to the proton's magnetic moment have found several surprises, instead.Illinois scientists' discovery helps explain protein-synthesis machinery in cellsDec 18, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois biologists have discovered that a protein that lives in the cytoplasmic world between a mammalian cell's membrane and nucleus undergoes a "nuclear experience" that is necessary for regulating cell growth and division.'First-look' results with spectro-radiometer: All systems 'Go'Dec 19, 2000 9:00 am1 views Web site lets you 'know when to say when'Dec 20, 2000 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- 'Tis the season for holiday parties, and drinkers are urged to "know when to say when" before getting behind the wheelUI Flash Economic Index indicates a continued slowdownJan 3, 2001 9:00 am3 views A continued slow down -- but not precipitous decline -- in the state economy was indicated by the December University of Illinois Flash Economic Index.Pioneer in magnetic resonance imaging to receive National Academy of Sciences AwardJan 10, 2001 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Paul C. Lauterbur, a pioneer in the development of magnetic resonance imaging and director of the Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at the University of Illinois, will receive the 2001 National Academy of Sciences Award for Chemistry in Service to Society.TransAfrica leader to give keynote speech at weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. symposiumJan 17, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Randall Robinson, an internationally known advocate for human rights, executive director of TransAfrica and TransAfrica Forum, and author of last year's "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks," will be speaking at the University of Illinois this Thursday (Jan. 18).Symbols, signs, icons and artifacts come together in new exhibition at I spaceJan 18, 2001 9:00 am142 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Symbols, signs and other icons and artifacts of popular culture are being combined and reconfigured in a new exhibition on view Jan. 26 through Feb. 24 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.2000 Illinois Statistical Abstract is availableJan 24, 2001 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The 2000 Illinois Statistical Abstract has been completed by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Illinois.MIT professor to give David Kinley Lecture in economicsJan 24, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- James Poterba, a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.New York University vice dean named dean of UI College of Commerce and Business AdministrationFeb 1, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Avijit Ghosh, vice dean of the Stern School of Business at New York University, will become dean of the University of Illinois College of Commerce and Business Administration, pending approval of the UI Board of Trustees at its March 7-8 meeting in Urbana. Ghosh will assume his duties Aug. 21.The business side of college basketball coaches to be topic of talkFeb 2, 2001 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An inside perspective on 25 years of change in the business side of coaching college basketball will be the theme of a lecture Feb. 6 at the University of Illinois.Amtrak official to speak on future of high-speed rail initiativeFeb 2, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Michael Franke, assistant vice president and program director of AmtrakÕs Midwest Regional Rail Initiative, will discuss the initiative at a talk at noon Feb. 8 in Room 3269 of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana.UI Flash Economic Index continues its descentFeb 2, 2001 9:00 am2 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped again in January to 101.3 from its 101.8 reading in December.'Secret Agent Worms' to debut at Ag Open HouseFeb 6, 2001 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- "Secret Agent Worms," corn as a vitamin and fuel, and kenaf as an alternative cash crop are among the exhibits to be displayed March 2-3 at the 12th Annual College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Open House at the University of Illinois.Time capsule to be opened at Engineering Open HouseFeb 6, 2001 9:00 am40 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Wild and wacky Rube Goldberg machines, robots racing through a maze, the unearthing of a 26-year-old time capsule, and more than 150 fun-filled exhibits are among the attractions awaiting visitors to the 81st annual Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois.Lunch hour lectures with an international focus to be offered at Illini Center in ChicagoFeb 14, 2001 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- For a number of years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has promoted thinking -- and acting -- globally in its strategic development of international programs and studies.Community Medical School to offer four lectures for the laypersonFeb 14, 2001 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Area residents can enhance their knowledge of medicine and science by attending the Community Medical School, a new program of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.Personal, professional enrichment possible through continuing education coursesFeb 15, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Asian cooking, Vietnam movies, Russian museums É and seafood, architecture, opera, writing, Lincoln and the Amish.Romanian Cultural Foundation honors violinist Sherban Lupu with lifetime achievement awardFeb 16, 2001 9:00 am60 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois music professor Sherban Lupu has received a lifetime achievement award from the Romanian Cultural Foundation for his efforts to promote Romanian culture and music internationally.Two researchers elected to the National Academy of EngineeringFeb 22, 2001 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two University of Illinois researchers -- Karl Hess and Thomas S. Huang -- have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.UI Flash Economic Index hits lowest level since 1992Mar 1, 2001 9:00 am4 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index has hit its lowest level since 1992, giving fresh evidence that the state economy has virtually stopped growing.Paintings by UI graduate students to be featured at I spaceMar 6, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The work of eight University of Illinois graduate-student painters will be featured in a show March 13-17 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the UI at Urbana-Champaign.Department head David Daniel to be next dean of engineeringMar 7, 2001 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- David E. Daniel, the head of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been chosen to be the next dean of the College of Engineering, pending approval of the UI Board of Trustees at its meeting today in Urbana.Three educator-scholars from Russia's Hermitage Museum to visit campusMar 12, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Central Illinois residents will get a rare glimpse of the collections of Russia's Hermitage Museum this month, without having to travel halfway around the world to do so.Three faculty members awarded Fulbright Scholar grantsMar 12, 2001 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Three University of Illinois faculty members have been awarded 2000-2001 Fulbright Scholar grants.Illinois establishes MFA in creative writingMar 12, 2001 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An advanced creative writing program has been established in the American heartland. Rooted in the rich prairie soil as is Iowas famed writers workshop, the new University of Illinois program will offer, its planners say, anotherPulitzer Prize-winning writer to discuss globalization and its impactMar 12, 2001 9:00 am57 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Thomas Friedman, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, will discuss globalization and its impact during a lecture at the University of Illinois.'Producing Cities/Consuming Cities' to be topic of third annual humanities conferenceMar 23, 2001 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A Classical Greek poet once mused that the city is "the teacher of man."Cozad Lecture to bring back UI alum to speak on entrepreneurismMar 26, 2001 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Anthony DiTommaso, the president and chief executive officer of Innerpac Inc., will speak April 3 on "Career Fulfillment From Entrepreneurism" during the 2001 Cozad Lecture at the University of Illinois. The talk will begin at 5 p.m. in 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.State finals of Illinois Science Olympiad to be held April 7Mar 26, 2001 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held April 7 at the University of Illinois. The event, which begins at 9 a.m., is part of a national competition in which middle and high school students compete in 24 events involving science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend.Former HHS administrator to speak on welfare reform March 29Mar 26, 2001 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Peter Edelman was a high-level administrator in the Department of Health and Human Services in 1996 when Bill Clinton signed legislation to reform the welfare system.Temira Pachmuss to receive medal of honor from Republic of EstoniaMar 27, 2001 9:00 am48 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Illinois has won a medal of honor from the Republic of Estonia for her meritorious contributions to that nation.Teacher Placement Day on April 5 to draw school districts from 27 states and six foreign countriesMar 29, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. New and veteran teachers, from both the University of Illinois and the community, will be shopping for jobs at schools from around the country and around the world April 5 (Thursday) at the UIs annual Teacher Placement Day.Labor balladeer to lecture and sing April 9Mar 30, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Noted labor balladeer Joe Glazer will deliver a lecture on music and labor organizing and sing some of his songs on April 9 (Monday) at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign.UI Flash Economic Index falls below 100Apr 2, 2001 9:00 am2 views After six months of steady decline, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index has fallen below the 100 mark, the dividing line between growth and contraction of the state economy. This is the first time since November 1992 that the Index has been below 100.Veteran journalist Shana Alexander to give UI her papersApr 6, 2001 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Of the thousands of documents, photos and artifacts that veteran journalist Shana Alexander has just given the University of Illinois Library, perhaps none telegraphs her career better than her collection of press passes.