blog postsFlash 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 am47 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 am16 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.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 am32 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 am5 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 am21 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 am13 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 am2786 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 am32 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 am10 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 am4 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.Wildlife Society honors author of 'Waterfowl of Illinois: Status and Management'Sep 13, 2000 9:00 am6 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 am4 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.Wohlers Hall to be dedicated Sept. 21Sep 18, 2000 9:00 am37 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 am93 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 am15 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 am4 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 am19 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 am5 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 am21 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 am5 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 am8 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 am2 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 am61 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."James Jones exhibit to be on view through Dec. 31Oct 23, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An exhibit in honor of an old soldier and literary giant opens Saturday at the University of Illinois.Flash Index of Economic Growth indicates gradual slowingNov 2, 2000 9:00 am0 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell in October to 102.8 from its 103.5 reading in September, suggesting that despite some ups and downs, the state is experiencing a gradual slowing of economic growth.Feng 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 Harvard economics professor to deliver annual Kinley LectureNov 15, 2000 9:00 am7 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 am14 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 am7 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.Illinois scientists' discovery helps explain protein-synthesis machinery in cellsDec 18, 2000 9:00 am3 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.