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UI officially launches Blue Waters

URBANA — "Wouldn't it be great to be able to put the universe in a bottle and do experiments?" asked Thom Dunning as he stood before a group of mostly scientists and politicians at the University of Illinois on Thursday afternoon.

Updated: Premium seating outlined for renovated Assembly Hall

Updated 8:47 p.m. Thursday.

CHAMPAIGN — Donors will provide more than 75 percent of the cost for renovating the University of Illinois Assembly Hall, UI officials say, but they aren't ready to announce any big contributions yet.

UI, union reach tentative contract

CHAMPAIGN — After nine months of bargaining and a three-day strike earlier this month, a campus labor union has reached a tentative agreement with the University of Illinois.

Tom Kacich: Illinois ties Harvard — in lobbying expenses

The website OpenSecrets.org used the NCAA basketball tournament to highlight the amount of money colleges and universities spend on lobbying in Washington.

The winner of its fifth annual "K Street Classic" is the University of California, which spent $740,000 on lobbying in 2012, easily defeating runner-up University of Pittsburgh at $540,000.

Blue Waters' official launch set

A ceremony marking the official launch of the Blue Waters supercomputer will take place Thursday on campus.

Dog's battle won, now owner fights cancer

URBANA — The veterinarians at the University of Illinois have pulled Keri Bradbury's dog, Nakita, through a near-fatal case of tetanus.

Now it's up to doctors to do what they can for Bradbury.

A 40-year-old Pontiac mother of two, Bradbury said she learned she has colorectal cancer within a day of finding out her dog had tetanus.

2013 Ebertfest schedule

Some full passes are still available for the 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, associate festival director Mary Susan Britt said. And individual tickets go on sale in two weeks.

Jack Black, 'Bernie' coming to Ebertfest; Swinton, Linklater return

CHAMPAIGN — Tilda Swinton is back, and Jack Black is, well, Jack Black at next month's 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival.

Legislators question Easter over meeting costs, raises, tuition

SPRINGFIELD — There was no legislative honeymoon for University of Illinois President Robert Easter during his appearance before the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Alltop named to lead Champaign-Urbana Symphony

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra has named Stephen Alltop its music director and conductor after a two-year search.