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  • Illinois state scientific surveys slated to become part of U. of I.

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The four state scientific surveys - the Illinois State Geological Survey, the Illinois Natural History Survey, the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, and the Illinois State Water Survey - will become part of the U. of I. if a plan proposed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich is approved. The surveys, on the U. of I.'s Urbana campus, would be organized as a new unit, the Institute for Natural Sciences and Sustainability, under the university's auspices beginning in Fiscal Year 2009.

  • UI submits bids for three high school championships

    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.

  • Does the U.S. need a moratorium on mortgage foreclosures?

    A Minute With™... law professor Robert Lawless

  • Service ensures access to course materials for students with disabilities

    Service ensures access to course materials for students with disabilities

  • GEO ratifies three-year contract

    GEO ratifies three-year contract

  • Trustees approve CAS appointments and renovation projects

    The UI Board of Trustees met at the Chicago campus on March 9 with half the members attending by conference call from the Urbana campus. The special meeting was convened because there were too many items that needed timely attention prior to the next regular meeting on April 11.

  • Library seeks a little help from its Friends

    The University Library is reaching out to faculty members during April as part of its capital campaign, a campus wide initiative through which the library hopes to raise $30 million for acquisition and preservation, facilities construction and renovation, and the creation of endowed faculty positions. Thus far, more than $18.9 million has been raised through the campaign.

  • Increased efforts by campus police to curb crime paying off

    Campus police say redoubled efforts aimed at stemming last year’s uptick in the number of reported crimes are paying off.

  • Center for Advanced Study associates and fellows named

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Twenty-two UI faculty members were selected as associates or fellows of the Center for Advanced Study for the 2004-05 academic year.

  • Five more review teams announced

    Five more review teams are examining another set of campus programs to determine possible cost savings or revenue generation as part of the Stewarding Excellence @ Illinois initiative.

  • Top Latin American films to be showcased during April festival

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Some of the best new films from Latin America will be screened locally during the second annual Latin American Film Festival April 4-10.

  • 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.

  • Committee to streamline administrative operations

    In anticipation of potential multimillion-dollar reductions in state appropriations during the current and coming fiscal years, Chancellor Nancy Cantor has appointed an advisory committee that will recommend strategies for reducing administrative expenses by streamlining operations and pooling resources.

  • U-C Senate passes two resolutions to enhance employee benefits

    Two resolutions passed by the Urbana-Champaign Senate March 17 aim to enhance benefits for university employees.

  • Potential FY 03 Budget Cuts

    If the University of Illinois has to cut 4.25 percent from its FY 03 operating budget, it will mean a $6.8 million cut for Urbana, a $6.4 million cut for Chicago, and a $482,000 cut for Springfield. These reductions are on top of $13.7 million in deferred maintenance money held in University Administration and $4 million cut from UA spending.

  • Stukel testimony: Budget cuts put UI 'on the brink'

    The UI, facing a $130 million state budget cut over two years, is "on the brink" and has exhausted all its fiscal flexibility, says UI President James J. Stukel.

  • Sequestration puts pressure on U. of I. budget

    Pressures on the university's budget will only increase in the coming year, Walter Knorr, the U. of I. vice president and chief financial officer, said at the March 7 U. of I. Board of Trustees meeting in Urbana.

  • Governor's budget proposal includes more for higher education

    The fiscal year 2010 budget proposed by Gov. Pat Quinn on March 18 was welcome news for officials at the UI and other public universities. Quinn proposed an increase in funding for higher education next fiscal year rather than the decrease that many people were expecting because of the state's multibillion-dollar deficit.

  • Parents must interpret war talk for kids

    Children rely on the cues they get from their parents, so mothers and fathers who feel jittery about war with Iraq should confront their own fears and get ready to talk with their children, said Aaron Ebata, family life expert at the UI.

  • Intel, Microsoft to invest $10 million in new center

    Intel and Microsoft corporations will invest $10 million over five years in a new research center at the UI to develop ways to take maximum advantage of today's multi-core computer chips.

  • April lectures at Illinois focus on ethics, and on legacy of pesticides

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ethics will be at the heart of the first of two April lectures in the Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The second lecture will focus on the health consequences of pesticide use. The lectures are the last in the series for the spring semester.

  • CITES issues warning: Don't take 'phishing' bait

    Vigilance is the most powerful weapon employees wield in thwarting the recent spate of "phishing" emails targeting U. of I. computers, say leaders at Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services.

  • Illinois House rejects tuition waiver limits

    A proposal to limit discount tuition waivers for children of public university employees was defeated by a wide margin in the Illinois House last week.

  • Provost seeks faculty nominations for new program

    Provost seeks faculty nominations for new program

  • UI Board of Trustees approves 6.9 percent tuition increase

    The issues of state funding, tuition rates, employee compensation and institutional quality all found a common link during discussions at the UI Board of Trustees meeting March 23 at UIS.

  • Senate approves call for universitywide summit

    The UI Academic Senate on March 28 called for a "wider university discussion" of institutional governance, inviting university administrators and members of the UI Board of Trustees to meet with faculty leaders in a summit.

  • U. of I. alumna to speak about local civil liberties fight in the 1950s

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A front-row, personal perspective on local events during the anti-communist McCarthy era of the early 1950s will be the subject of a lecture April 17 at the University of Illinois.

  • Free brain sharpening this weekend at Lincoln Square in Urbana

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bring your brain to Lincoln Square in Urbana this Sunday (April 13) for a quick tune-up on the latest brain research, courtesy of the neuroscience program at the University of Illinois.

  • Four alumni honored by College of Engineering

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Four alumni of the University of Illinois College of Engineering were honored Friday (April 7) at the 36th annual Engineering Awards Convocation.

  • Addiction expert to speak at April 27 workshop

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. People who have dealt with addiction, or the family disorder that often surrounds it, may find assistance in a workshop April 27 in Urbana.

  • Japan House annual open house April 20

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The welcome mat will be out on April 20, when the University of Illinois' Japan House invites the community inside and to experience Japanese arts and culture at its annual spring open house.

  • Focus on health care in two upcoming talks at Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Health care will be the topic of two talks at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study.

  • Conference to focus on issues affecting claims to heritage items

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A group of international scholars will gather at the University of Illinois for a conference to discuss how forces of religion and nationalism may act to heighten intergroup tension around heritage claims - even to the point of causing the destruction of ancient and historic sites.

  • BP's chief scientist to give Beckman Lecture April 29 at the U. of I.

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Steven Koonin, chief scientist for BP, will speak April 29 at the University of Illinois on the topic "Energy, Environment, Security: Can We Have It All?"

  • Disability Awareness Week, April 22-28, features lots of activities

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Disability Awareness Week takes place Sunday through Saturday (April 22-28), and the University of Illinois has scheduled a number of activities in recognition of the event:

  • Engineering professor named Carnegie Scholar

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Michael Loui, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

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  • Brain Day 2009: Spend a day exploring your own and others' brains

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Explore the mysteries of your brain April 26 at Lincoln Square Village in Urbana, and literally touch the brains of other creatures. "Brains Rock!" is the theme of this year's Brain Day, which will take place from 1-5 p.m. in the south hallway of the mall.

  • Senators support supplemental retirement resolution

    Senators at the April 14 Urbana Academic Senate meeting unanimously supported a resolution asking the U. of I. Board of Trustees to offer university employees a supplemental retirement program.

  • SEC considers new software to improve communication

    The Senate Executive Committee is forming a subcommittee to consider a new online communications system designed to allow senators to voice their opinions virtually while maintaining compliance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

  • 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.

  • Inaugural conference challenges trend toward one kind of research

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The definition of good research is being constricted by politicians and funding agencies in the U.S. and many other countries, and to the detriment of research and scholarship in many fields, says professor Norman Denzin.

  • Four U. of I. students win Goldwater Scholarships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Four students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Goldwater Scholars for the 2005-2006 academic year.

  • Two professors win Guggenheim Fellowships

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professors are among the 184 artists, scholars and scientists named as 2003 Guggenheim Fellows.

  • Inside Illinois plans monthly printed issues this summer

    Inside Illinois plans monthly printed issues this summer Because of the excellent response to its new advertising program, Inside Illinois will print monthly issues this summer on the first Thursday of June, July and August, with an online-only version issued on the third Thursday of each summer month. The paper will return to its usual semi-monthly schedule Sept. 2. "We very much appreciate the campus and off-campus advertisers who put their confidence in us and placed ads this past year," said Doris Dahl, editor. "It was the first time in the paper's 25-year history that advertising was sold. We had hoped to pay for the printing of the paper and were pleased that revenue was high enough that we could return to printed issues in the summer. We realize that not all readers have access to the Web, so we're glad that we can provide the paper in printed format once again during the summer." According to Dahl, the past two summers Inside Illinois has published electronic-only issues, sending employees a mass e-mail to alert them that a new issue was available and providing a link to the current index. The paper will continue to sell advertising in its printed issues (no ads appear in the online versions of the publication). "Special summer rates are being offered to advertisers," Dahl said, "with a 20 percent discount to those who reserve space in all three summer printed issues." Inside Illinois premiered on campus as IlliniWeek, a weekly newspaper, in January 1979. The paper moved to semi-monthly as a budgetary strategy in August 1990 and was renamed Inside Illinois. The paper was redesigned in September 1999. Anyone interested in placing an ad in Inside Illinois may get more information from the Web at The schedules and rates for summer as well as academic year 2004-05 are posted. If you would like a printed brochure with rates and advertising guidelines, call 333-2895 or e-mail

  • Libraries find creative ways to stretch subscription dollars

    Behind the bricks and mortar, behind the stately architecture and inspiring carved inscriptions, enormous pressures, most of them hidden to the casual observer, are mounting in our nation's research libraries -- the UI among them.

  • Award-winning photojournalist to speak April 29

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Award-winning photojournalist James Nachtwey will visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus Tuesday (April 29) to discuss his experiences covering conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, Iraq, Kosovo, Rwanda and Somalia.

  • As the EPA begins to regulate greenhouse gases, climate change has already begun

    A Minute With™...atmospheric sciences professor Don Wuebbles