#TheMJs, May 19, 2017

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

UI Chicago computer-science prof from Urbana wins $500,000 award

Urbana High School graduate Brian Ziebart, now an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Illinois Chicago, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award, the agency's top award for young researchers.

Entertainment listings, May 18-25, 2017


This weekend


What: All proceeds going to American Cancer Society. Half-price sale and $2 a bag starting at 11 a.m. May 20.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20.

Where: 1505 W. Charles St., C.

More info: Email or call 979-1504.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Photos of Australian 'old colonists' online

The State Library of South Australia has posted over 1,000 photographs of "old colonists" — early settlers who arrived in Australia prior to 1841. Browse the photos (or conduct a search) at Information on each man may include date of arrival, name of ship, occupation and reference number.

2 UI profs win National Science Foundation awards

Two University of Illinois assistant professors in computer science have won prestigious career awards from the National Science Foundation to support their research.

Given by the NSF's Faculty Early Career Development Program, the awards recognize junior faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.

So far, UI untouched by 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack

The "ransomware" cyberattack on companies and governments around the world has yet to victimize anyone at the University of Illinois, mostly because the UI bans outdated versions of the Windows operating system targeted by the virus.

Rich Warren: Bose continues to supply great sounds

Consider Bose the lantern bearer of speakers with its new wireless SoundLink Revolve and Revolve+ speakers. Shaped and sized like elegant small lanterns, they radiate sound the way a lantern radiates light. Thus, Bose dubbed them "Revolve" because of their 360-degree sound field.

Playing Critic: Attention to detail stands out in 'Prey'

Beautiful. Tense. Unnerving. Surprising. Frustrating. Familiar.

All words that describe "Prey," the latest from Arkane Studios and Bethesda Softworks.

Robots invade Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

CHICAGO — If you visit the Museum of Science and Industry over the next 10 months or so, you likely will be greeted by RoboThespian, a life-sized humanoid robot.