Rich Warren: When it comes to computer security, be thorough

Apologies for sounding like a nagging parent: Take computer (tablet, smartphone and router) security seriously. While the media breathlessly and continuously report the latest computer hack and malware, most users obliviously continue about their business. Then again, many drivers text, assuming it won't cause an accident.

Wired In: Chinmay Soman

Each week, Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference maker. This week, meet CHINMAY SOMAN, CEO and co-founder of EarthSense Inc., which is in the University of Illinois EnterpriseWorks.

#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.

UI genomics exhibit debuts at Chicago's Field Museum this weekend

A University of Illinois exhibit that lets visitors study bee brains, interact with a crop robot and watch genome sequencing in action will debut at Chicago's Field Museum this weekend.

The Carl Woese Institute for Genomic Biology will present "Explore the World of Genomics" today and Saturday inside Stanley Field Hall, home to the museum's famous "Sue the T-rex" dinosaur.

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.