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UPDATED: UI trustees fire tenured professor over falsified research

CHICAGO — University of Illinois trustees voted Friday to immediately fire a tenured associate professor of cell and developmental biology who admitted that he falsified research in grant applications.

UI Research Park board weighing sale of two more buildings

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois Research Park board met this week to consider the sale of two more buildings.

No action was taken, and Research Park officials declined to comment on what was discussed in the closed session.

For star of 'Cinderella,' title role fits just like slipper — perfectly

CHAMPAIGN — Indiana University graduate Kaitlyn Mayse is no stranger to being a fairy-tale princess, having recently played Belle in stage plays of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" and Rapunzel in "Into the Woods," among other roles.

This Sunday, she'll take on the part of Ella in "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" at State Farm Center in Champaign.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 13-20, 2018


This weekend


What: "Snow" will fall over the holiday tree at Center Court while three holiday songs are playing. Also, visit Santa and get a photo taken with him. Special events — ugly sweater day, Dec. 13; pet night, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17.

When: 12:25, 3:25 and 6:25 p.m. Dec. 13-24.

UI trustees to consider firing tenured professor at special meeting

URBANA — University of Illinois trustees could take the rare step of firing a tenured faculty member Friday at a special board meeting in Chicago.

Top of the Morning, Dec. 13, 2018

Of course superfan JOHN FRONCZAK will be at tonight's Illinois volleyball match at the Final Four. The question is whether the 25-year-old UI grad will go all acrobatic like he's done at Huff Hall.

"To be determined," he said, "if I'll get a chance to show off the splits."

Satellite built by Champaign firm, UI students about to set sail

URBANA — Late tonight, a group of University of Illinois engineers will gather around a computer screen to watch their baby take flight, then head out to a field north of Urbana at 3 a.m. to pick up its first "squawks" as it passes over the Midwest.

Fans give UI volleyball team spirited send-off on last leg of epic run

CHAMPAIGN — The year was 1987, and then-Illinois junior and Illini Pride member Thomas Durbin was tasked with creating an "Orange Krush for volleyball."

So Durbin had 50 T-shirts printed, garnered support from a few sponsors, and set up in the Kenney Gym stands behind the opposing team's bench.

Champaign deputy police chief turning in his badge after 24 years

CHAMPAIGN — Joe Gallo was doing a ride-along with his friend, Champaign police officer Robb Morris, in 1994 when he helped nab an armed robber.

Then an officer in Lincolnshire, Gallo and his police academy buddy were cruising Green Street through Campustown, about to clock out to enjoy a beverage, when Morris saw a man he believed was a suspect in a recent string of holdups.

Top of the Morning, Dec. 12, 2018

Start to finish, KAREN WOOD put in 117 hours of work last month on the magnificent gingerbread creation now on the counter at Einstein Bros. Bagels on the corner of University and Lincoln avenues in Urbana.

Meant to resemble the Illini Union — in honor of the UI's 150th birthday — the display has been wowing customers since it went up after Thanksgiving.