Julie Wurth

Julie Wurth

UI Chicago to use DPI funds for research facilities for medicine, computers

CHICAGO — New research facilities to build on breakthroughs in therapeutic drugs and computer technology are the University of Illinois at Chicago's priorities for a new UI-led statewide innovation network.

Obama to speak Sept. 7 at UI

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URBANA — Former President Barack Obama will be speaking on the University of Illinois campus Sept. 7.

Chunk of DPI funds put UI's planned data-sciences hub on fast track

URBANA — A "world class" data-sciences center for the Urbana-Champaign campus, in the works for more than a year, is on a fast track because of state funding allocated to the University of Illinois for the Discovery Partners Institute and its statewide innovation network.

UPDATE: Illini Hall to be replaced with data-sciences hub

URBANA — A new data-sciences institute for the Urbana-Champaign campus could be funded through state money allocated to the University of Illinois for the proposed Discovery Partners Institute and its statewide innovation network.

Killeen to legislators: Discovery Partners Institute still work in progress

SPRINGFIELD — The University of Illinois could receive $50 million to $100 million from the state for the proposed Discovery Partners Institute during fiscal 2019, the governor's budget director says.

Rauner vetoes bill allowing university research assistants to join unions

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would have allowed research assistants to join employee unions at Illinois public universities has been vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Area high school counselors psyched about UI's new free-tuition offer

More than 75 percent of the students at Danville High School qualify for free or subsidized school lunch based on their family income.

So word that the University of Illinois will offer free tuition to any student with a household income below $61,000 who gains admission to the UI was more than good news for college counselor Amanda Campbell.

UI to offer free tuition to in-state students below median household income

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URBANA — Illinois' flagship university has a new program to keep talented college students of modest means in-state: free tuition and fees.

New students get warm welcome, pep talk at UI convocation

CHAMPAIGN — Ann Abbott came to the University of Illinois from the small southern Illinois town of Coal City, where she went to school with the same 36 kids from kindergarten through 12th grade.

She couldn't wait to get to the "big city" and attend the University of Illinois, the first in her family to go to college.

UI engineering professor named to lead Discovery Partners Institute

URBANA — An award-winning engineering professor from the University of Illinois' Urbana campus has been tapped to lead the new Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago, anchor of a proposed statewide "innovation network" led by the UI.