blog postsLiving-Learning communities being exanded at UIFeb 11, 2000 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Today's college students are expecting more from their residence-hall experiences than ever before. And at the University of Illinois, student needs are being met through a number of innovative housing plans.World affairs conference in Peoria to look at Cuban-U.S. relationsFeb 11, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As media reports and the court of public opinion have fixed on the fate of Elian Gonzalez, interest in Cuban-U.S. relations has never been greater in recent history.Three professors named fellows of American Association for the Advancement of ScienceFeb 16, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three University of Illinois researchers - Robert M. Fossum, Hugh M. Robertson and Peter G. Wolynes - are among 283 scientists who will be recognized Feb. 19 (Saturday) as new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science during the association's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.Fourteen awarded fellowships to study citiesFeb 16, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Cities can be many things to many people: They are centers of culture, architectural marvels and sometimes even catalysts of decay - in short, they capture the world at its best and at its worst.Citizen's Police Academy looking for applicantsFeb 16, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The police are looking for you, but there's no reason to hide.On the Job: Terry ColeFeb 17, 2000 8:30 am10 views In August, Terry Cole was promoted to senior associate athletic director.Swanlund Chairs namedFeb 23, 2000 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five University of Illinois professors have been chosen as Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed title that can be awarded to a UI professor.Thomas M. Siebel endows world-class computer science facility at IllinoisFeb 24, 2000 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Siebel Systems Inc. and the University of Illinois today announced that alumnus Thomas M. Siebel agreed to donate $32 million to the university to construct state-of-the-art facilities for the department of computer science at the Urbana campus.Two new exhibitions to go on view at I space March 3Feb 25, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two new exhibitions will be on view March 3 through April 8 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Governor, trustees to break ground for research park March 2Feb 29, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Gov. George Ryan, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and UI administrators and faculty members will celebrate the beginning of the campus's Research Park with a groundbreaking ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m. Thursday (March 2) at the corner of First Street and St. Mary's Road in Champaign.Four engineering professors elected to National Academy of EngineeringFeb 29, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Four University of Illinois professors were chosen as members of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors an engineer can receive.Tony Waldrop named vice chancellor for research after serving as interimFeb 29, 2000 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tony Waldrop has agreed to accept the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval of the board of trustees at its meeting Thursday (March 2) in Urbana.National Computational Science Alliance and NCSA announce leadership transitionMar 1, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The National Computational Science Alliance will enter a new phase today when Larry Smarr, founding director of the Alliance and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, assumes the new role of Alliance Strategic Adviser. This change will free him of his management responsibilities of the Alliance and NCSA.UI Flash Index of economic growth rose modestly in FebruaryMar 2, 2000 9:00 am1 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose modestly to 102.5 in February, suggesting continued steady growth for the state's economy.On the Job: John SudlowMar 2, 2000 9:00 am10 views John Sudlow is the Project Coordinator of the UI's Motorcycle Rider Program, located on Gerty Drive next to the Fire Service Institute. Conference explores "The Visual" across epochs and culturesMar 3, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A unique gathering of cutting-edge artists, videographers and producers, cultural theorists, museum curators, scholars and other students of the visual media culminates Tuesday (March 7) at the University of Illinois with a series of unusual presentations aimed at exploring the phenomenon of "the visual" across epochs and cultures.UI submits bids for three high school championshipsMar 7, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois will be submitting a bid to the Illinois High School Association in an effort to bring championship games in three sports to campus. The bid seeks a five-year commitment from the IHSA for the events to be held at the UI.Historian Orville Vernon Burton named Carnegie ScholarMar 9, 2000 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Orville Vernon Burton, a history and sociology professor at the University of Illinois, has been selected as a Carnegie Scholar in the Pew National Fellowship Program.Obesity researcher to give public lecture March 30Mar 9, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Internationally known obesity researcher Richard Lee Atkinson will discuss the prospects for effective treatment in a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at the University of Illinois. The lecture is free and will be in Room 150 of the Animal Sciences Laboratory, 1207 W. Gregory, Urbana.Nobel laureate in economics to deliver Edmund James lecture March 30Mar 9, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Douglass C. North, a Nobel laureate in economics, will deliver the Edmund James Lecture at the University of Illinois March 30.UI freshman released from hospital after treatment for Type B meningococcal infectionMar 14, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A male freshman at the University of Illinois is being discharged in good condition from Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, today (March 14) after having been diagnosed with a Type B meningococcal infection.National women's wheelchair basketball tournament March 16-18Mar 14, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - March Madness will come to the University of Illinois this week in the form of women on wheels.Northwestern University economist to give David Kinley LectureMar 15, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Robert H. Porter, a professor of economics at Northwestern University, will deliver the annual David Kinley Lecture at 5 p.m. March 21 at the Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign.On the Job: Angella AndersonMar 16, 2000 4:30 pm3 views 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 8Mar 17, 2000 9:00 am2 views 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 recognitionMar 17, 2000 9:00 am1 views 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.Newseum director to give lecture in distinguished speaker seriesMar 20, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Joseph Urschel, the executive director and senior vice president of The Newseum in Washington, D.C., will visit the University of Illinois in late March.NAACP chairman Julian Bond to give lecture March 28Mar 20, 2000 9:00 am0 views 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 graduateMar 20, 2000 9:00 am1 views 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.MFA student to assemble 2,000 people into flag formation on Quad April 2Mar 22, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By her own admission, University of Illinois graduate student Sarah Daniel has always colored outside the lines. So it came as no surprise to those who know the energetic, quirky and self-determined young British art and design student that her master's thesis project would likely take on grand proportions.Library school to offer clinic on electronic commerceMar 24, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The top ranked library/information science school in the nation - the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) - is offering a free clinic to any UIUC student, faculty or staff member on one of today's hottest topics: electronic commerce.Educational conference on campus gambling to be held April 3Mar 24, 2000 9:00 am2 views 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 DayMar 28, 2000 9:00 am1 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 Thursday (March 30) at the UI's annual Teacher Placement Day.UI to join group dedicated to ending substandard labor conditionsMar 29, 2000 9:00 am3 views 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 HallMar 29, 2000 9:00 am71 views 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.Authority on fellow Swiss artist Paul Klee named director of Krannert Art MuseumMar 30, 2000 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An internationally known authority on the work of Swiss artist Paul Klee has been named director of the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, pending approval of the UI Board of Trustees at its April 12-13 meeting in Chicago.Former Cook County circuit judge named to preside over Chief dialogue April 14Mar 30, 2000 9:00 am26 views 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.30th anniversary of Afro-American Studies and Research Program set for April 7, 8Mar 31, 2000 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Past accomplishments, present projects and future prospects will be the focus of a series of panel discussions planned April 7 and 8 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Afro-American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois.UI Flash Economic Index jumped to its highest level since AugustApr 3, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index jumped last month to its highest level since August.Four UI students to receive Goldwater ScholarshipsApr 4, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Four University of Illinois students will receive the Goldwater Scholarship, which is awarded to undergraduate students who excel in the study of mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.Police captain honored with Moms Association's MedallionApr 4, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Mothers Association's Medallion of Honor will be presented to Capt. Krystal Fitzpatrick of the UI police department at a Moms Day tea scheduled for Saturday (April 8).Phi Eta Sigma initiates 981 UI freshmenApr 4, 2000 9:00 am452 views 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.I Space presents graphic design work of UI studentsApr 5, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois seniors in graphic design will have a one-week window of opportunity to show off their work at I space, UIUC's Chicago gallery.Roger Ebert returns to the UI with second 'Overlooked Film Fest'Apr 5, 2000 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Later this month, parts of the University of Illinois campus and community will resemble a mini-Cannes -- without the mountains and Mediterranean, to be sure -- but jumping nevertheless with film screenings, stars, filmmakers, producers and directors, and of course, Mr. Two-Thumbs-Up himself, film critic Roger Ebert.Nurturing new teachers focus of two-day conference April 10-11Apr 5, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Finding the best ways to nurture new teachers early in their careers -- giving them confidence and expertise, getting them certified, and keeping them in the profession -- will be the topic of a two-day conference in Champaign next week.Siebel Systems gives $2.6 million to endow Siebel ScholarsApr 5, 2000 9:00 am3 views 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 UIApr 5, 2000 9:00 am85 views 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-KrewsonApr 6, 2000 5:00 pm1 views Since 1981, Kathy Schluter-Krewson has been a groundsworker for the UI.Mom from Sterling to "reign" over Moms Weekend festivitiesApr 7, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois students Natalie and Alex Marks believe their mother qualifies for any number of titles - from Wonder Woman to creator of the world's best chicken noodle soup.Work of dance student to be performed at national galaApr 7, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois dance student Darrin Wright is among a select group of choreographers whose dances will be performed at the National College Dance Festival Gala May 19-21 at the University of Maryland at College Park.