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Lyric Theatre at Illinois: Don Giovanni

Nathan Gunn directs and sings the lead in this production of Don Giovanni in the Tryon Festival Theatre, KCPA, opening Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Opponents asking authorities to stop 'Paint the Hall Chief'

CHAMPAIGN — Opponents of Chief Illiniwek are calling on state and federal authorities to stop a planned "Paint the Hall Chief" event Thursday night in Champaign.

Go figure, Feb. 21, 2018

$122,487.99

The advertised salary for one of the highest-paying current openings in town — executive director of the Parkland College Foundation.

'No one can stop him'

CHAMPAIGN — Leron Black was the Illinois offense Wednesday at Indiana. Getting the redshirt junior forward involved early Sunday against Nebraska, then, was a no brainer.

Wired In: Nina Kshetry

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a high-tech leader. This week, meet NINA KSHETRY, the founder and president of Champaign-based Ensaras Inc. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a licensed professional engineer.

Many applied to be in inaugural Carle Illinois College of Medicine class

Physiologist Bill Kwon works with a heart-lung transplant team at UCLA.

Casey Salandra is an HIV researcher at the National Institutes of Health.

Kitan Akinosho is a data scientist with the federal government in Washington.

And Chris Ng is a patient representative at Boston Children's Hospital.

Environmental Almanac: The world has a place for pesky blood suckers

On Saturday, the 35th annual Insect Fear Film Festival will take place in Foellinger Auditorium at the University of Illinois. As part of the celebration, this week's Environmental Almanac features the writing of UI graduate students Nicholas Anderson, Samniqueka Halsey, Todd Johnson, Tanya Josek and Erin Welsh, who conduct research on insects and related arthropods.

'Paint the Hall Chief' call has many riled up

CHAMPAIGN — A call to "Paint the Hall Chief" at Thursday's Illini basketball game against Purdue has sparked allegations of trademark infringement and plans for a counter-protest.

Getting Personal: Andrew Hall

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, meet ANDREW HALL of Urbana, the visiting project coordinator for Roger Ebert's Film Festival and a multi-sport athlete, chats with staff writer Paul Wood.

You have a new job with Ebertfest. How are things going for the next season?

Three UI professors earn $65,000 research fellowship grants

URBANA — You could say that Ying Diao and her research team are reinventing the molecular wheel.

"It takes ingenuity to develop new approaches," Diao said of her work to find new avenues for directly assembling functional molecules.

But the University of Illinois chemical and biomolecular engineering professor is getting some help with the hefty task.