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Four UI faculty members earn Sloan Research Fellowships

Four University of Illinois researchers are being honored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as the "next generation of scientific leaders."

UI faculty seek statement from chancellor on 'Unofficial' T-shirts

CHAMPAIGN — As the annual "holiday" that city officials dread approaches, bright green T-shirts celebrating "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" have once again popped up around Campustown.

One popular design, sold in stores and online, depicts a Native American chief wearing a headdress with the letters "U-n-o-f-f-i-c-i-a-l" in place of the traditional eagle feathers.

UI at 150: Sports jobs

Up today in our UI-at-150 series: A trip down memory lane with three alumni who didn’t play sports in college but landed big-time jobs in pro sports — with the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Yankees and Chicago Bulls. 

UI service workers ratify new contract

URBANA — Food-service and building-service workers voted to ratify a new contract with the University of Illinois on Monday.

Ricky Baldwin, spokesman for Service Employees International Local 73, said more than 90 percent of food-service workers and 96 percent of building-service workers voted to accept the tentative agreement, which was reached last week through federal mediation.

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Ben Folds visiting the Canopy Club

Pianist Ben Folds, with vocalist Kadhja Bonet, will perform Saturday night at The Canopy Club in Urbana.

The show is sold out, but VIP tickets are available.

Whatever happened to ... this modern marvel?

URBANA — The next time you pick up that supercomputer in your pocket, take a moment to consider its famous ancestor at the University of the Illinois.

The Illinois Automatic Computer, dubbed ILLIAC, went online in 1952, one of the first computers built with a design that is now ubiquitous in the computing world.

Wired In: Mayank Kale

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet MAYANK KALE, 21, a senior in computer science at the University of Illinois and founder of Invoq Health.

Rosemary Laughlin: Final 'Bear' piece will challenge your mind


Sequels are common with successful movies, less so with live drama. Here we have the third piece of a trilogy in a much larger hybrid project of art and science, "The Unreliable Bestiary." Its scope is creative, its fulfillment inventive.

PODCAST: Fastener's Etc. Postgame Show 2-18-17

PODCAST: Fastener's Etc. Postgame Show 2-18-17: Play now!

Tim Ditman and Michael Kiser address your phone calls and texts on this episode of Fastener's Etc. Postgame Show. Illinois beats Iowa 70-66.


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Spate of campus sexual-assault reports prompts post from UI police

URBANA — Three campus sexual assaults in a little over a week — all by someone known to the victims — have prompted University of Illinois police to send out a Q&A to parents and students about how those reports are handled.