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Wired In: Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood profiles a high-tech difference-maker. This wekk, meet WADE FAGEN-ULMSCHNEIDER, who serves as the lead instructor of a data-structures class at the University of Illinois and works with students on data visualizations with over 10 million interactions.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 17-24, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Champaign library's Girls Who Code class aims to reformat gender gap

CHAMPAIGN — After launching several services geared toward entrepreneurs in 2018, the Champaign Public Library is turning its attention to another major issue in the tech community: the gender gap.

Women represent just 26 percent of the computing workforce, according to the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

Wired In: Donald Ort

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a different high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet DONALD ORT, the Robert Emerson Professor of Plant Science and Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. He is the principal researcher in a project to see if yields can be greatly increased by getting around a chemical glitch in plants.

Rich Warren | Highlights from 2019 CES in Las Vegas

In 1979, Sony's large exhibit at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show featured the interconnected home. In this home of the future, interconnected entertainment devices and appliances communicated with each other for an automated and immersive experience.

Of course, at the time, it resembled a Potemkin City, a facade of wishful technology.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 10-17, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

JEFF DUNHAM

What: Comedian and ventriloquist on his "Passively Aggressive" Tour.

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 12.

Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: $45.50 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com.

Next week

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Campus Conversation: Rachel Switzky

After 10 years in Silicon Valley, Sycamore native RACHEL SWITZKY is back in the Midwest as the director of the new UI Siebel Center for Design.

And her plans for the center, set to open in 2020 just south of Huff Hall, involve a lot more than just creating innovative new products.

Wired In: Thomas Kim

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet Dr. THOMAS KIM, founder of Artificial Intelligence Imaging Research (A2IR) LLC. The new startup company is working on leveraging artificial intelligence in interpretations of medical-imaging studies.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 3-10, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTION

What: Hosted by Champaign County and Vermillion County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders. Lots of farm toy vendors and collectible items with a live consignment auction.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5. Auction, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5.

Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1001 W. Killarney St., U.

Illinois Ancestors | Time to be a part of genealogy societies

Genealogical societies are the backbone of genealogical research. For decades, they have been transcribing, indexing and publishing genealogical resources, educating researchers with workshops, conferences and webinars, and promoting good research practices.

All of this can be costly; thus, these societies depend on revenue from membership fees and other donations.

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