Vet-Med Open House 2012

The University of Illinois Annual Vet-Med open house on UI campus in Urbana on Sunday, October 7, 2012.

Seminars on fracking scheduled at Urbana church

URBANA — A seminar series titled, "Hydraulic Fracturing in Illinois: Energy Boon or Environmental Boondoggle?" will be held on three consecutive Sundays.

Emanuel leads delegation to woo UI tech grads to Chicago

URBANA — It's eight months until graduation, but Jeffrey Lale, a computer engineering major at the University of Illinois, is already weighing offers from technology companies.

The senior from Wilmette has spoken with almost every major tech company you've heard of and he's even turned down one company's offer so far.

NCSA director to retire in 2013

URBANA — Thom Dunning, director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications for almost eight years, plans to retire in 2013.

The University of Illinois will conduct an international search for his successor, a process that could last into next summer, officials said Monday.

UI prof leading project on material that can better withstand reactor accident

URBANA — University of Illinois researchers have won a $3.5 million grant to develop cladding for nuclear fuel rods that can better withstand a reactor accident.

Brent Heuser, UI professor of nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering, is principal investigator for the grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Programs.

Medical devices that dissolve in water nearer to tests on humans

URBANA — Safe, implantable medical devices that will dissolve rather than be cut out could begin human trials in as little as two years, a University of Illinois professor said Thursday.

The materials could also create compostable electronics such as cellphones, and noncontaminating sensors for water systems.

DACC board to vote on retaining bond counsel

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College trustees on Tuesday could begin the process of issuing about $1 million in technology and equipment bonds to continue upgrading technology on campus.

Electronics-collection event to be held Saturday

DANVILLE — A free electronics-collection event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Advantage Recycling, 14 S. Henning Road, Danville.

The event is jointly sponsored by the Vermilion County Health Department, Mervis Industries and Keep Vermilion County Beautiful.

NASA grant to UI aims at general principles of life

URBANA — Do you ever look up into the sky and wonder, "Is there life beyond earth?" or "Why does life exist at all?"

Researchers at the University of Illinois do.

'Project of year' to Big Broadband

URBANA — A national group that promotes community-level telecommunications on Thursday named the Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband initiative as its "community broadband project of the year."