Updated 5:13 p.m. Wednesday
URBANA — Illinois State University is about to become a partner in the University of Illinois' growing technology-transfer efforts, and other state universities could follow.
On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, meet University of Illinois senior Ashley Moy, CEO of Cast21. The start-up makes very light casts that replace the traditional bulky fiberglass ones, and has won design competitions here and in St. Louis.
URBANA — Bulldozers have set up shop around Everitt Lab, where legendary Nobel Laureate John Bardeen taught the first-ever university course on semiconductors and transistors.
CHAMPAIGN — An idea that began during "crazy conversations" in a family living room well after the kids had been put to bed will soon become a 21st-century education reality for a local couple — and at least 400 Champaign County high schoolers and their families.
URBANA — Poised to name a new dean in a matter of weeks, the Carle Illinois College of Medicine is marching ahead with preparations to open in 2018.
"Can you hear me now?" Remember the clarion call of the old Verizon advertising campaign?
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com have announced that "the one millionth name of individuals persecuted by the Nazis are now searchable online for free" as part of the World Memory Project.
On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, meet Robin Berthier, 34, the president of Network Perception, a startup company developed in 2013 by University of Illinois experts on network security and infrastructure.
Pat Mayer, 58, of Urbana is a self-employed graphic artist and owner of Mayer Design. She recently created banners of seven saints for the newly remodeled St. Patrick's Church in Urbana.
Did you paint the figures of the saints?
I painted the faces and all of the fabric in Photoshop, It's kind of a community project.