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The research behind the concert

Sinfonia da Camera's concert on Saturday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana was influenced by market research the chamber orchestra conducted with two University of Illinois MBA student groups.

The #MJs, Feb. 10, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



Trump's tweeting; who's listening?

Enjoying a cigar inside the smoking annex at Champaign's Tumble Inn Tavern on Tuesday afternoon, Steve Jeffries can't help but shake his head when the topic of Donald Trump and his penchant for lashing out on Twitter is broached.

UI researcher seeks to increase safety with smart sensors

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois research team is looking to increase safety by equipping some city public spaces with motion, vibration and acoustic sensors that communicate with smartphones.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 7, 2017

The voice behind one of this year's most-talked-about Super Bowl commercials is a 1982 graduate of Centennial High School.

PETER JESSOP, 52, narrated Audi USA's commercial that as of Monday night had more than 9.5 million views on YouTube.

"That's good for PR," said Jessop, a UI grad who lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Playing Critic: 'Gravity Rush 2' offers an uplifting experience

If you haven't played the original "Gravity Rush" — originally for PlayStation Vita but rereleased on PlayStation 4 — you're missing out.

And if you use that lack of experience as an excuse not to play "Gravity Rush 2," well, you're just cheating yourself.

Wired In: Anesh Mohan

Each week, the N-G's Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. Meet ANESH MOHAN, 21, a senior at the University of Illinois in chemical engineering, and co-founder of myHangr, an app that seeks to bring the openness and friendliness of a freshman dorm floor to the virtual world.

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Latest PechaKucha Night scheduled

Ten members of the creative class will give timed presentations at PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Volume 23 on Saturday at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.