blog postsChief of Illinois State Water Survey to discuss drought assessmentMay 22, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Despite recent rains over parts of Illinois, drought conditions have worsened in central and southwestern regions of the state, say officials of the Illinois State Water Survey.Illinois Flash Economic Index Remained Constant at 103.2Jun 5, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index showed no sign of a letdown in the month of May.Bt corn variety study shows no adverse effect on black swallowtail caterpillarsJun 5, 2000 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A Bt corn variety grown widely in East Central Illinois in 1999 had no adverse effect on black swallowtail caterpillars that thrive in weeds alongside cornfields, according to both field and laboratory studies at the University of Illinois.Summer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe reconvenes on UI campusJun 6, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A world-class Slavic and East European Library, a film series and symposium on gender and cinema, and the opportunity to compare notes with colleagues are just a few of the draws that will bring scholars to the annual Summer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe June 12-Aug. 4 at the University of Illinois.K-12 teachers, administrators build computer skills June 12-16Jun 7, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- More than 200 Illinois teachers and administrators will be building up their computer and Internet skills at eight locations June 12-16 through summer institutes organized by the University of Illinois College of Education.Friendly folks sought to host visiting Japanese studentsJun 8, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Intensive English Institute is looking for friendly people to host visiting Japanese college students in Champaign-Urbana this summer.10,000th enrollee in UI Motorcycle Rider program to be recognizedJun 9, 2000 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Motorcycle Rider Program, now in its 24th year, will recognize its 10,000th enrollee Saturday.Bronze Tablet will honor 195 graduatesJun 14, 2000 9:00 am186 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- One hundred ninety-five names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the University of Illinois Library this fall.School of Architecture honors 97 students for excellenceJun 14, 2000 9:00 am147 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Ninety-seven undergraduate and graduate students in the University of Illinois School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2000 spring semester.Architecture students honored for excellenceJun 27, 2000 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Eighteen graduate and undergraduate students in the University of Illinois School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2000 spring semester. A total of $3,150 in fellowships, scholarships and prizes was presented.Flash Economic Index fell in June, raising issue of whether state economy is slowingJul 3, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell to 102.8 in June, raising the question of whether the state economy is slowing.Twenty students awarded scholarships for study at the UIJul 10, 2000 9:00 am39 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Twenty Illinois students have been awarded scholarships for study at the University of Illinois for the 2000-01 academic year.Veteran UI professor named interim dean of business schoolJul 24, 2000 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- William R. Bryan, a veteran University of Illinois finance professor, has been named interim dean of the College of Commerce and Business Administration, effective Aug. 1.Citizen's Police Academy is looking for applicantsJul 24, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- If you've ever wondered what it's like to cruise the streets in a police patrol car or see the inside of the Champaign County jail, you can do both by enrolling in the next session of the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy.Illinois Flash Economic Index declines slightly last monthAug 1, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index declined slightly for the month of July to 102.6 from its 102.8 level in June.Simple and inexpensive, an artificial nose senses smell by seeing colorsAug 16, 2000 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Imagine a small slip of paper that can sniff out odors such as sour milk, illegal drugs, environmental pollutants, poisonous gases or deadly toxins simply by changing color.Architecture students take top honors in competitionAug 18, 2000 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Architecture students from the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois took top honors in the "Keys to the Future Design Competition" sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago.Choldin wins prestigious Pushkin MedalAug 25, 2000 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Marianna Tax Choldin, the C. Walter and Gerda B. Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois Library, has won Russia's prestigious Pushkin Medal.MillerComm lecture series to bring an array of speakers to campusAug 25, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two Pulitzer Prize-winners are among the speakers scheduled to participate in this fall's Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series at the University of Illinois.Contest to give student teams chance to launch a businessAug 25, 2000 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A contest at the University of Illinois that gets under way Aug. 30 will give student teams the opportunity to compete for $20,000 in prizes by drafting a plan for developing a technological idea into a viable commercial venture.English professor wins Hubbel Award for lifetime achievements in American literatureAug 29, 2000 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois English professor Nina Baym has won the 2000 Hubbell Award, given annually by the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association of America.Beschloss Family Media Design Center to be dedicated Sept. 22Aug 31, 2000 9:00 am1107 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The new Beschloss Family Media Design Center at the University of Illinois College of Communications will be dedicated Sept. 22.First Computer Fear Film Festival aims to dispel terror of technologyAug 31, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The fictional birthplace of the world's first diabolical computer and the home of one of the world's top computer science programs is holding its first "Computer Fear Film Festival."I space gallery features stone sculpturesSep 1, 2000 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Stone sculptures -- old and new -- are the focus of two exhibitions on view Sept. 8 through Oct. 7 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.'Modest slowdown' revealed in latest Flash Economic IndexSep 5, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The growth rate of the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped slightly last month, giving further evidence of a modest slowdown in the Illinois economy, possibly the long awaited "soft landing."IPRH to focus on 'cities' during yearSep 5, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- One of the greatest -- but also most overlooked --actors of all time will get many moments in the spotlight during a University of Illinois film series.Advertising historians gather for Sandage SymposiumSep 6, 2000 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Competition may be inherent in the field of advertising, but for one small group of men and women, the name of the game will be collaboration.Town meeting Sept. 26 to discuss national security challengesSep 11, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- "National Security Challenges for the 21st Century" will be the focus of a town meeting Sept. 26 at the University of Illinois.Researchers produce most detailed map of cattle genomeSep 11, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The most detailed map ever produced of cattle genes and the first comparison map of cattle and human genomes show that many genes, and even whole chromosomes, are configured in the same way in the two species, scientists report.Hassan Aref honored for 'pioneering contributions' by American Physical SocietySep 13, 2000 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Hassan Aref, professor and head of the department of theoretical and applied mechanics at the University of Illinois, has been selected as the 2000 recipient of the Otto Laporte Award from the American Physical Society.Wildlife Society honors author of 'Waterfowl of Illinois: Status and Management'Sep 13, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Stephen P. Havera, director of the Forbes Biological Station of the Illinois Natural History Survey, was honored Sept. 13 by the Wildlife Society as the recipient of its 2000 Wildlife Publications Award for his comprehensive book on Illinois waterfowl.Continuing Education offers wide range of personal and professional enrichment programsSep 15, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- People who want to learn to write for magazines, learn to canoe, or explore "The Creation" will have opportunities this fall through the University of Illinois. So will would-be photographers, those wanting to learn how to handle holiday stress, and people who'd like to explore Allerton Park, near Monticello.'Are We Alone?' to be topic of astronomy's Icko Iben Distinguished LectureSep 15, 2000 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Steven Beckwith, the director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, will present the third talk in the department of astronomy's Icko Iben Jr. Distinguished Lectureship at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 in Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. The talk, "Are We Alone?," is free and open to the public.Wohlers Hall to be dedicated Sept. 21Sep 18, 2000 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill., -- The Commerce West Building will be renamed Wohlers Hall in a ceremony Thursday in recognition of a $6 million gift from Albert H. and Jane Wohlers.Economist Hans Brems dies at 84Sep 19, 2000 9:00 am73 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Hans Brems, a University of Illinois professor who helped popularize the use of mathematics as a tool of modern economics, died Sept. 16 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 84.Journalism department receives $1.5 million grant to fund investigative chairSep 25, 2000 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Department of Journalism, which has added two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists to its faculty in the past two years, has received a $1.5 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support a new tenured chair in investigative reporting.Garden talks among highlights at Japan House open houseOct 2, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Garden talks by James A. Bier will be among the highlights of the annual fall open house at the University of Illinois' Japan House on Oct. 14.Illinois economy expands sharply in SeptemberOct 3, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Despite all the talk of a slowdown, the Illinois economy expanded sharply in September, registering the highest single-month gain in almost two years, according to the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index.On 20th anniversary, WID takes new name to better reflect purposeOct 4, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The former Office of Women in Development at the University of Illinois is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a three-day symposium Oct. 20-22 -- and a name change.The dean of Asian-American journalists to speak Oct. 23Oct 5, 2000 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Kyung Won (K.W.) Lee, a columnist for the Korea Times who has been called the dean of Asian-American journalists, will return to his alma mater, the University of Illinois, to talk about his personal odyssey in the United States and in journalism.Inaugural lecture of The Pampered Chef Family Resiliency Lecture Series to be Oct. 19Oct 6, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The seemingly lost tradition of shared family meals will be the focus of the inaugural lecture of The Pampered Chef Family Resiliency Lecture Series to be held Oct. 19 (Thursday) at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.Ambassador of France to present the second annual address on the state of the European UnionOct 10, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Francois Bujon de l'Estang, the ambassador of France to the United States, will visit the University of Illinois Oct. 27 to present the campus's second annual address on the state of the European Union.Composer George Enescu to be celebrated with symposium Oct. 20-22Oct 10, 2000 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Fifty years after Romanian composer George Enescu's last residency at the University of Illinois, the campus is celebrating the anniversary with a three-day symposium Oct. 20-22.'Defining Values for Research and Technology' to be topic of yearlong analysisOct 10, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The image of the university as an ivory tower is rapidly dissolving as increased government and private funding is contributing to a new reality: the university as an engine for growth in a rapidly evolving, knowledge-based world economy.Law School Day offers opportunities for students to talk to 86 law schoolsOct 10, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 16 (Monday).Symposium to look at impact of electronic publishingOct 10, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The simultaneous development of the Internet and electronic publishing has resulted in a "relentless" flow of new technologies and models of information delivery.LAS honors alumniOct 12, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois announced today (Oct. 13) the recipients of its annual LAS Alumni Achievement, LAS Young Alumni, and LAS Humanitarian Awards.I space features three new showsOct 16, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Three new shows are on view through Nov. 18 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Alison Dalwood and Stephan Klimas: Location Matters" features billboard-format works that integrate digital printing, photography and traditional painting mediums.First-round winners of business-plan competition announcedOct 18, 2000 9:00 am55 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Technology Entrepreneur Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the first-round winners in the first annual V. Dale Cozad Business Plan Competition. (Editors: See list.)Three-day symposium takes in-depth look at Tennessee WilliamsOct 20, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois theater department is hosting a three-day symposium, "Tennessee Williams: the Apprentice Plays," Nov. 2-4 in conjunction with the 21st century premiere of a Williams' early play, "Stairs to the Roof."