UPDATED: UI, ISU partners in technology transfer

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.

Wired In: Ashley Moy

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.

$55 million Everitt Lab construction project kicks off

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.

Backers hope to have new private high school open by September 2017

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.

Plans for new UI medical school moving forward

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.

Rich Warren: Technology that's music to our ears - or not

"Can you hear me now?" Remember the clarion call of the old Verizon advertising campaign?

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Holocaust records hit milestone

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and 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.

Wired-In: Robin Berthier

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.

Studio Visit: Pat Mayer

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.

Red Carpet at Savoy

SAVOY — The National Center for Supercomputing Applications will host a "red carpet event" Sunday for the local premiere of the new IMAX movie, "A Beautiful Planet."