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UI's Urbana campus senate gives Discovery Partners Institute its blessing

URBANA — When grand plans for a new Chicago-based Discovery Partners Institute were announced in October 2017, it caught many University of Illinois faculty members off guard.

Pet Talk | Handle with care

UI College of Veterinary Medicine

Known for their bright, beautiful coloration and elaborate fin displays, betta fish, more accurately called Siamese fighting fish, are a common household pet.

For UI College of Business, tying Gies name to itself 'many gifts in one'

The $150 million gift from Larry and Beth Gies to the University of Illinois College of Business had its roots in a dinner conversation.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, April 21, 2019

On this Earth Day Eve, we asked a panel of experts to dispel one myth about climate change that's been uttered by the 'It's all a hoax' crowd.


CLAIM: There's nothing we can do to stop climate change.

Environmental Almanac | In memory of a beloved student

You may already know from news reports that a University of Illinois undergraduate, Destyni Thomas, passed away last weekend.

Destyni was a student in a current class of mine, as well as an advisee in the Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability minor, and a participant in a field trip class I taught in fall of 2016 that traveled over a weekend to Baraboo, Wis.

Wired In: Kelsey Schreiber

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a different high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet KELSEY SCHREIBER, a master's student in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois whose research focuses on the definition of success in international engineering.

UI alum Larry Gies has always been the man with a plan

CHAMPAIGN — After years of zealously guarding his online profile, Larry Gies is getting used to seeing his name in lights — or at least on billboards.

Like when he steps off a 7 a.m. train in Chicago and sees 15-foot letters spelling out "Gies College of Business" on a University of Illinois ad.

John Frayne | Anniversaries in the air as Canadian Brass joins UI Wind Symphony

There was an air of anniversaries in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana recently.

On April 10, the University of Illinois Wind Symphony gave a concert that climaxed the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of a band program at the university in 1868-69.

In the Garden | The war on weeds

For gardeners, weeds represent one of our biggest challenges each growing season. These formidable foes are relentless in their quest to invade spaces and rob the plants we love of precious water and nutrients. Left unchecked, they are equipped to out-compete and shade out our garden plants and veggies, consuming the space for themselves.

UI professor accused of pocketing $16,000 in fraudulent expenses

URBANA — A University of Illinois faculty member is due in court next month to face criminal charges that he stole money from the UI by submitting fraudulent travel expenses.

The Champaign County State's Attorney's Office on Thursday charged Wai-Tat Fu, 47, of Mahomet with theft over $10,000, a Class 2 felony, and official misconduct, a Class 3 felony.