UI undergrads' Helix group aims to foster multidisciplinary research

CHAMPAIGN — More than 40 undergraduates at the University of Illinois are taking research into their own hands by forming a student group called Helix.

The five-member board and 38 other undergraduates from different colleges hope to focus on a biology project as their first foray into future research careers.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 15-22, 2018


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Office Hours with Aldo: Wendy Yang (w/ video)

On Thursdays throughout the semester, staff writer Adalberto Toledo will book an appointment with a UI professor. Today: WENDY YANG, an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Biology.

UI professor to share stage with former Beatle as Wolf Prize winners

A University of Illinois professor and a former Beatle will be standing on the same stage to receive the same award later this year in Israel.

AT&T launches annual anti-distracted-driving campaign at Danville High

DANVILLE — Last summer, Kenji Nakamura was on a road trip to Ohio with his mom and several friends when his mom almost ran off the road.

"She was on her phone," said the Danville High School sophomore, who remembers saying, "Are you kidding me?" and hearing his friends whisper, "We almost died!"

Illinois Ancestors: New book provides info on Scottish Jacobites

The supporters of James Stuart, the king of Scotland, England and Ireland who abandoned his throne in 1689, were called Jacobites and were persecuted because of their military actions.

UI selects 17 projects to share $11M in 'investment for growth' funds

URBANA — A state-of-the-art engineering teaching center and a partnership that will allow high school students in China to take University of Illinois courses online are among the first 17 "investment for growth" projects funded at the UI campus.

Rich Warren: Cellular providers should lead way into 5G

Cellphones rule! Even those who insist they only own a flip phone remain tethered to the cellular universe. The smartphone arrived barely over a decade ago, and the cellphone itself only became common about a decade before that. Yet here we are in a wireless wonderland, which is about to become either more wonderful or wicked over the next few years.

Booming UI Research Park running into potential growing pains

CHAMPAIGN — Since October, the University of Illinois Research Park has celebrated five grand openings for companies such as Country Financial and Monsanto, and the park's most recent building is already 75 percent full.

Fox/Atkins Development is also planning to build another building south of the feed mill on Fourth Street scheduled to open March 1, 2019.

Wired In: Wei Kang

Each week, Paul Wood talks with a high-tech leader. This week,meet WEI KANG, 37, director of research and development at UI Research Park-based PhotoniCare Inc., which makes medical devices, specifically a device for imaging the ear. He earned his doctorate at Case Western Reserve University and previously held an engineering position at St.