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  • Nobel laureate in economics to deliver Edmund James lecture March 30

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Douglass C. North, a Nobel laureate in economics, will deliver the Edmund James Lecture at the University of Illinois March 30.

  • National women's wheelchair basketball tournament March 16-18

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - March Madness will come to the University of Illinois this week in the form of women on wheels.

  • On the Job: Angella Anderson

    Angella Anderson is a staff secretary in the office of text conversion with the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services. 

  • Open house for Japan House set for April 8

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The art of obimusubi - otherwise known as Japanese sash tying - will be among the highlights of the spring open house April 8 at the University of Illinois' Japan House.

  • UI to honor student employees April 7 as part of national recognition

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An award ceremony to honor student employees of the year is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. April 7 in the General Lounge of the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.

  • NAACP chairman Julian Bond to give lecture March 28

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Julian Bond, the chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will present the 10th Annual Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Lecture on March 28 at the University of Illinois.

  • New Taiwanese vice president is UI law school graduate

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Annette Lu, who was elected vice president of Taiwan Saturday, making her the highest-ranking female government official in the island's history, was a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law.

  • Educational conference on campus gambling to be held April 3

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois' Office of the Dean of Students and the Chicago Crime Commission are co-sponsoring an in-depth educational conference on campus gambling.

  • Recruiters to come to campus March 30 for Teacher Placement Day

    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 Thursday (March 30) at the UI's annual Teacher Placement Day.

  • UI to join group dedicated to ending substandard labor conditions

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois announced today that it is provisionally joining the Worker's Rights Consortium, an organization dedicated to putting an end to substandard labor conditions for workers who make collegiate apparel.

  • Ninth bienniel women's conference moves to Assembly Hall

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Gold medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton will be the first keynote speaker at the University of Illinois' ninth Biennial Conference for Working Women, to be held at Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign, April 13-14.

  • Former Cook County circuit judge named to preside over Chief dialogue April 14

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Board of Trustees today announced that Louis B. Garippo, a former circuit court judge in Cook County, has been retained to assist the board in conducting the dialogue on Chief Illiniwek.

  • Phi Eta Sigma initiates 981 UI freshmen

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national scholastic honorary society for freshmen, initiated 981 members at a campus ceremony this spring.

  • Siebel Systems gives $2.6 million to endow Siebel Scholars

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois today announced that Siebel Systems, the world's leading provider of eBusiness applications software, has donated $2.6 million to the UI to establish the Siebel Scholars Program in computer science.

  • Anti-discrimination exhibit, 'Boxes and Walls,' comes to UI

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After former University of Illinois student Benjamin Smith went on a hate-filled killing spree last July through Illinois and Indiana, UI students and staff members wanted to counter the negative message that Smith sent.

  • On the Job: Kathy Schluter-Krewson

    Since 1981, Kathy Schluter-Krewson has been a groundsworker for the UI.

  • Fourteen engineering faculty members honored for excellence

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fourteen faculty members of the University of Illinois College of Engineering were honored Friday (April 7) at the 36th annual Engineering Awards Convocation for their excellence in research and teaching.

  • Professor of special education named next dean of education

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Susan Fowler has been named the new dean of the University of Illinois College of Education, pending approval by the UI Board of Trustees at its May meeting. Fowler is a UI professor of special education and associate dean for academic affairs in the college.

  • Sen. Paul Simon to speak at Commencement ceremonies May 14

    CHAMPAIGN -- The 129th Commencement of the UI at Urbana-Champaign will be held in two ceremonies May 14 at the Assembly Hall.

  • On the Job: Al Wolfe

    Technically, Al Wolfe's job title is Assembly Hall technician. But in reality, he has been the building electrician at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts since 1981.

  • English professor Richard Wheeler named dean of Graduate College

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Richard Wheeler has accepted the position of dean of the UI Graduate College, as recommended by the chancellor and president.

  • Moms Association elects officers, directors during Moms Weekend 4/21/2000

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mary Jo Farrell, McHenry, has been elected president of the Mothers Association at the University of Illinois.

  • NCSA founder Larry Smarr to leave UI for San Diego campus

    After 20 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 15 years as the director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Larry Smarr announced today that he has accepted a professorship at the University of California, San Diego. His wife, Janet Smarr, also has accepted a position at UCSD. They will begin their new positions July 1.

  • On the Job: Mary Ann Gonka

    Mary Ann Gonka is assistant director for health professions and science career information at The Career Center.

  • On the Job: Linda Bauer

    Linda Bauer is in charge of the interior design department for the UI Housing Division. She selects furnishings and furniture for the 5,000 student rooms, 1,000 apartments, and common area spaces, such as main lounges, the floor lounges, libraries, computer labs, fitness centers and dining rooms.

  • Iowa State University official named new chief information officer

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Peter M. Siegel of Iowa State University has been chosen to be the new chief information officer for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, UI Provost Richard Herman announced today.

  • Career, volunteer firefighters gather for 76th annual fire college

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- About 1,000 career and volunteer firefighters from throughout Illinois will have the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques while sharing experience at the 76th annual Illinois Fire College June 1-4 at the University of Illinois.

  • On the Job: Penny McKinney

    Penny McKinney is a facility attendant at the Varsity Room in Memorial Stadium.

  • Drugs, alcohol play significant role in campus area crime

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Students were a little safer on the University of Illinois campus during the 1999-2000 school year, according to crime statistics, although records continue to show that the use of alcohol and drugs plays a significant role in the crimes committed.

  • Head of Iowa State's research park to head UI's

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A businessman who has been in charge of the research park at Iowa State University has been selected to be the first director of the new University of Illinois research park.

  • On the job: Sandra Mason

    Sandra Mason is the UI extension educator in Champaign County who specializes in horticulture and environment. She makes herself available to provide information and answer questions regarding any kind of houseplants, trees, shrubs, herbs, perennials or annuals.

  • Illinois State Fair visitors to be treated to Creamsicles, tattoos, WWW

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Visitors to the Illinois State Fair who stop by the University of Illinois tent can get free orange Creamsicles or temporary tattoos of the UI logo and experience the World Wide Web on a set of blue iMac computers.

  • On the Job: Stephen Menke

    Stephen Menke is an enology specialist in the food science department and the state enologist for the Illinois Grape and Wine Resource Council. Enology is the study of wines and winemaking. plants and fields.

  • VIPs to help students move into residence halls

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- "VIP Illini Guides" once again will be among the more than 1,000 student, staff and faculty members helping students move in to their UI residence halls this Sunday.

  • First day of class to be treated like a Monday

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Because of campus policy and changes in the campus calendar, the first day of class -- Wednesday, Aug. 24 -- will be treated as if it were a Monday.

  • Chancellor Aiken to retire Aug. 20, 2001

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Michael Aiken, the chancellor of the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, announced today that he is retiring.

  • UI's first South Asian film series begins Sept. 6

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The first film series at the University of Illinois dealing with South Asia will be offered this fall.

  • IPRH to focus on 'cities' during year

    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.

  • On the Job: Mick Zindars

    Mick Zindars is a groundsworker for the Division of Operation and Maintenance.

  • Violent crimes on, near campus declined last year

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The number of violent crimes in the University of Illinois crime-reporting area declined in the year ending Aug. 31, statistics released this week indicate.

  • On the Job: Joni Elsenpeter

    Joni Elsenpeter is a UI labor relations specialist, which means she works with campus departments and employees to resolve or improve work-related issues. She is also known by the name Joni Laurence, which she uses when singing and performing.

  • Chicago Academy of Sciences showcases UI exhibits, activities

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Children will be able to whip up a little fun and learn while they're doing it Oct. 7-8 at the Chicago Academy of Sciences.

  • Family Fall Festival set for Oct. 7 at the Arboretum

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A day of fun for the entire family is planned for Saturday (Oct. 7) at the Family Fall Festival at the University of Illinois Arboretum. Children and adults can enjoy a variety of activities, contests and exhibits while learning more about horticulture.

  • Garden talks among highlights at Japan House open house

    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.

  • On the Job: Mary Anderson

    Mary Anderson is secretary for the program for Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, which is located in the Armory. Anderson started with ACDIS when it was created in 1978.

  • Alcohol Awareness Week to be observed on campus through Oct. 31

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois will observe National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week through Oct. 31. Numerous organizations around campus will be sponsoring events and activities, including the following selected events.

  • On the Job: Gloria Sax

    Gloria Sax has been administrative secretary to the head of the department of animal sciences for four years. She started at the UI nearly six years ago after getting out of the hectic surety-bond industry.

  • On the Job: Willie Deverell

    Willie Deverell is a food service administrator III in the cafeteria at Bevier Hall. He works for the department of food science and human nutrition, overseeing the cooking of the daily meals and catering services.

  • KAM Exhibition Challenges Convention

    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.

  • Panelists to discuss future of Yugoslavia

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Panelists at the University of Illinois will meet in a public forum Nov. 15 to discuss the future of Yugoslavia in the wake of Slobodan Milosevic's recent fall from power.