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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

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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.

  • 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.

  • Senate agenda to be continued in May 2 meeting

    At the April 28 meeting of the Urbana-Champaign Senate held at Foellinger Auditorium, Senators Ron Peters, professor emeritus of labor and industrial relations, and Al Kagan, professor of library administration, expressed concerns that the shortened contract period the administration has proposed for academic employees this year will adversely affect academic employees’ service dates and pay.

  • Program to ease pay-date transition

    Academic faculty and staff on the Urbana campus who anticipate cash-flow problems when their pay date changes this fall will be able to get assistance from a short-term transitional payment program offered by the university.

  • On the Job: Terry Jobin

    Terry Jobin is the director of the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program.

  • Chancellor reports on campus efforts to retain faculty

    Lately a lot of attention has been paid to campus efforts to revolutionize undergraduate education and recruit and attract faculty members from outside the university.

  • Campus to focus on students, interdisciplinary opportunity

    "Be ready to move!"

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  • Financial group to be investigated for defrauding state employees

    Financial group to be investigated for defrauding state employees

  • On the Job: Mike Steiskal

    Mike Steiskal is a food service administrator IV at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Facilities and Services focuses on service, efficiency

    Facilities and Services focuses on service, efficiency

  • Disciplines unite to improve neighborhood

    Disciplines unite to improve East St. Louis neighborhood

  • New Sousa archivist revitalizing collection, planning monthlong musicfest

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The John Philip Sousa collection at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is marching to the beat of a different drummer, and by all appearances, it is a quick march.

  • Senate discusses NCA meeting, parking and benefits issues

    Stephen Kaufman, professor of cell and structural biology, presented at the April 26 Urbana-Champaign Senate meeting a letter he said was sent to North Central Association officials and signed by him, Frederick Hoxie, professor of history and director of Native American House, and Carol Spindel, a lecturer in the department of English, raising objections that individual faculty members had not been scheduled to meet with NCA representatives who were on campus last month.

  • Two more project team reports online

    Two additional project team reports have been posted on the Stewarding Excellence @ Illinois website: the Institute of Aviation and IT@Illinois (information technology services).

  • Digital performance showcases arts and technology partnership

    Musicians appear to be performing on the same stage, when in fact they are performing from different campus locations in real time. The April 20 digital performance was hosted at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts during a reception formally announcing the Emerging Digital Research and Arts Media Institute (edream), which coincided with the annual conference of the Humanities Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory. Performing: from left, UI graduate student Ben Smith playing violin on Stage 5 at Krannert Center; John Toenjes, music director for dance at Illinois, on drums, and Mary Pietrowicz, NCSA research programmer, on flute, performing at NCSA's Advanced Visualization Laboratory.

  • Filmmaking in spotlight in new exhibitions at I space gallery

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The art of filmmaking will be featured directly and indirectly in two new exhibitions opening May 11 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: