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UI panel releases record of closed meeting on honorary degree for Khan

CHAMPAIGN — Billionaire alumnus Shahid Khan will deliver the commencement address at the University of Illinois next month, but he will not be awarded an honorary degree, at least not this year.

UI Extension to move Ford-Iroquois office

ONARGA — The University of Illinois Extension is searching for another building to rent for its office serving Ford and Iroquois counties, because the office it has leased for 20 years in Onarga will soon be the site of a medical clinic.

Survey on UI shared governance offered

University of Illinois faculty members are being asked to complete a survey about how shared governance is working, or not working, at the department or unit level on campus.

Pet Talk: Vets have more than one way to spay today

In veterinary medicine, one very common surgical procedure is the ovariohysterectomy, more commonly known as a spay. This procedure involves removing the ovaries and uterus down to the cervix to prevent a female pet from reproducing.

3 sought in theft of laptop, textbook at UI Undergraduate Library

URBANA — The University of Illinois Police Department needs help identifying three men involved in the theft of a laptop and textbook from the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library.

Senator revising proposed research release mandate

CHAMPAIGN — A state senator who has proposed making the results of publicly funded research more widely available is amending his legislation after receiving pushback from some in academia.

Tornadoes' 'hook echo' discovered here 60 years ago

CHAMPAIGN — Since 1950, Illinois tornadoes have touched down in April more often than any other month, but only one of those was responsible for the first radar image of a "hook echo."

And it was right here in Champaign County.

LAS dean departing UI for top Utah post

URBANA — Ruth Watkins, a longtime University of Illinois faculty member and dean, will leave this summer to become a top administrator at the University of Utah.

Watkins, who was passed over for the provost position at the UI last year, will be the senior vice president for academic affairs at Utah. She will start her new job on Aug. 1.

UI Labs files for incorporation

CHICAGO — The University of Illinois idea factory envisioned for Chicago is one step closer to reality now that incorporation papers have been filed with the state.

Union members ratify contract with the University of Illinois

URBANA — Members of the SEIU Local 73 at the University of Illinois have ratified a new four-year contract with the university.