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  • UI joins University Affiliates program of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has joined the University Affiliates program instituted by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The program involves 40 U.S. academic institutions whose purpose is to help support and develop the academys research, particularly through its new Visiting Scholars Center.

  • Robberies, aggravated assaults declined significantly last semester on campus

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The incidence of robberies and aggravated assaults and batteries declined significantly during the period Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2001, in the University of Illinois district, according to the latest crime statistics released by the UI police department.

  • Proposed changes to Social Security to be topic of free, public forum at Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Changes to Social Security being proposed by President Bush will be the topic of a forum on Feb. 23 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, featuring a former Clinton administration economist, along with Illinois professors of finance, law and history.

  • Toy collection (2006)

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  • Senate resolution encourages trustees to retire Chief

    The recently announced resignations of UI President James J. Stukel and Urbana Chancellor Nancy Cantor prompted several resolutions that were passed by the Urbana-Champaign Senate at its Feb. 16 meeting.

  • Campus, cities prepare for 'Unofficial' event

    University officials and police are working with Champaign Police and Champaign officials to keep a lid on this year's Unofficial St. Patrick's Day event.

  • Symposium to focus on helping disabled enter work force

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Disability benefits disbursed by the Social Security Administration add up to $100 billion per year, according to Tanya Gallagher, the dean of the College of Applied Life Studies and director of the Disability Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Provost seeks faculty nominations for new program

    Provost seeks faculty nominations for new program

  • 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.

  • Panel discussions, other events, set for Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Final plans are in place for the eighth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 26-30 to Champaign-Urbana.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Students invited to U. of I. campus Oct. 21 to meet with law schools

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - College students in Illinois preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 21.

  • Panel discussions and other events announced as part of 2009 'Ebertfest'

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Additional events have been announced in connection with the 11th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 22-26 to Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois.

  • Exclusive interview

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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.

  • New seminar series to focus on the research university of the future

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new University of Illinois seminar series starting in May is designed to show educators how higher education is evolving to address society's changing needs.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Restorative powers

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  • 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).

  • Cutting energy usage 'right thing to do,' Urbana chancellor says

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has established a goal of reducing the energy consumption of existing buildings by 10 percent over the next three years and has established a five-year target of rolling back usage to 1990 standards, consistent with the Kyoto Protocol.

  • Health plan options not final

    There still is no end date to the university's Benefit Choice period, which began May 1 because not all health contracts for FY2013 have been finalized.

  • UI president commends tough budget decisions; promises UI will maintain high quality

    UI President James J. Stukel has commended the budget crafted by Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the Illinois General Assembly as an austere plan to erase a crippling state deficit, and he said the university remains dedicated to preserving quality as it manages its way through the fiscal crisis.

  • Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership were awarded in the categories of faculty mentoring, executive officer distinguished leadership and faculty leadership.

    Four faculty members honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership

    Four University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members were honored by the Office of the Provost with the Campus Awards for Excellence in Faculty Leadership.

  • Trustees discuss financial outlook, approve appointments

    UI President B. Joseph White predicted that FY07, which begins July 1, would be a good year for the university in terms of marshaling the $100 million in resources needed to help the UI meet its most urgent needs and objectives. He made his comments about the FY07 preliminary operating budget during a teleconference meeting of the UI Board of Trustees on June 5.

  • Herman officially named interim chancellor

    Provost Richard Herman was named interim chancellor at the UI Board of Trusteesmeeting June 17 in Chicago.

  • Photo of the researcher

    Will renaming carp help control them?

    Illinois officials this month announced that Asian carp would now be called “copi” in an attempt to make the fish more desirable for eating. Joe Parkos, the director of the Illinois Natural History Survey’s Kaskaskia, Ridge Lake and Sam Parr biological stations in Illinois, spoke with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about scientific initiatives to study and control carp/copi fish populations and the potential for rebranding to aid those efforts.


  • GSLIS receives grant for data curation

    The Graduate School of Library and Information Science has been awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services totaling $988,543. The purpose of the grant is to develop a sustainable and transferable model for educating library and information science master's and doctoral students in data curation through field experiences in research and data centers.

  • Early fall lectures in Center for Advanced Study series announced

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fears about monsters and artificial life, the struggles of China's rural-urban migrants, and what we can trust and not trust about our memories will all be among the topics early this fall in lectures sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Law School Day to take place Sept. 22 at University of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Sept. 22.

  • Task force report yields 'concrete' ideas to improve campus

    The Senate Executive Committee endorsed the recommendations of its summer Task Force on Faculty Issues and Concerns Sept. 9 and have released the task force's report to the public. The committee also sent the recommendations to the Urbana Academic Senate for further discussion. (See related story.)

  • 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.

  • Law School Day takes place Oct. 13

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - College students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Oct. 13.

  • Inside Illinois is now accepting advertising

    Inside Illinois is now accepting advertising Who can advertise? Campus units and departments as well as off-campus businesses may advertise in Inside Illinois. (See our ad guidelines on the Web for content guidelines and restrictions.) Ad Sizes: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and full page ads as well as pre-printed inserts. Campus advertisers interested in a four-page supplement should call well in advance. Deadlines: Space should be reserved two weeks in advance and camera-ready ads are due at 4 p.m. one week prior to the publication date. Rates: Rates will vary depending on whether the ad is for an event or service affiliated with the UI. Multiple insertion discounts also are available. For more information: Doris Dahl, editor333-2895 /

  • Fireswallow Project endorses 'Art'

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  • Public policy expert to discuss 'Living With Terrorism'

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lewis M. Branscomb, a public policy expert from Harvard University and co-chair of the committee that recently wrote a report on countering terrorism, will deliver the inaugural lecture Oct. 8 (Tuesday) of a seminar series at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Employees may change health plan Oct. 10-28

    University employees have one more opportunity to change their health plan.

  • Passes for Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the seventh annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, to be held April 20-24 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Israeli journalist to speak on peace, other topics, during campus visit

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Yossi Klein Halevi, a prominent Israeli journalist and author active in Middle East reconciliation efforts, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the auditorium at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana.

  • Dads Association presents awards for improvements to campus, community

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Dads Association at the University of Illinois will recognize the 2009 Certificate of Merit Award recipients at the Dads Association Annual Banquet on Nov. 13.

  • Working together

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  • 'Vision for the future' discussed at Annual Meeting of the Faculty

    Champaign Senate's Annual Meeting of the Faculty Oct. 25.

  • Senators discuss USC role in proposing amendments

    On Oct. 21, members of the Urbana Academic Senate heard the first reading of a proposal that would give the University Senates Conference, which has representatives from all three campuses, the power to propose amendments to university statutes.


  • Property crimes among increases in university crime report

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Property crimes, robberies and criminal sexual assaults all increased in the University of Illinois reporting district during the reporting period from Sept. 1, 2001, to Aug. 31, 2002, according to statistics released this week by the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety.

  • UI to break ground Monday on its new technology incubator

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Monday (Nov. 19) for its new technology incubator, a facility that will give faculty and students the opportunity to explore commercialization options for their research.