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Discussion about irrigation and water supply set Aug. 24 at Champaign library

CHAMPAIGN — "Uncharted Waters," a community conversation about increases in agricultural irrigation in Illinois and what it means for the water supply, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Champaign Public Library.

Part 42: 'Aw, she's so cute. OW!'

With the UI celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of graduates who have gone on to greatness. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 42: alums and animals.

UI makes logo change official

The University of Illinois announced today that it will return to a single logo — the orange block "I" still used by Illinois athletics — as it moves to unify its branding.

That morning boom you heard? Just the Thunderbirds in town for a refuel

SAVOY — That thunderous noise you may have heard mid-morning Monday is nothing to be alarmed about.

Just the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds passing through town.

Flying in their traditional tight formation, the Thunderbirds touched down a little after 10 a.m. at Willard Airport in Savoy, where they refueled.

Pet Talk: Restoring canine sight

UI College of Veterinary Medicine

"Both people and dogs get cataracts. Cataracts are an increased opacity, or cloudiness, of the lens of the eye, causing impaired vision," said Dr. Bianca Martins, a veterinary ophthalmologist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana.

UI GEO members plan to work without contract as bargaining continues

On the day its contract will expire, the Graduate Employees Organization at the University of Illinois will go back to the bargaining table for the 10th time with school officials on Tuesday.  And while the GEO's co-president isn't expecting a final agreement Tuesday, he said there's reason for optimism.

Campus safety on minds of foreign students

In mid-June, welcoming several hundred new University of Illinois students and their parents in Beijing and Shanghai, Julie Misa heard a fair amount of questions like:

— What measures are in place at my daughter's residence hall to prevent just anyone from coming inside?

— My son is planning to live at an apartment complex this year; what can you tell me about safety there?

Getting Personal: Jane Sullivan

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 27-year-old Champaign resident Jane Sullivan, who manages grant funding and environmental sustainability efforts for the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. Meditation and yoga keep her in top form.

Wired In: Derek Hoiem

Each week, staff writer PAUL WOOD chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet University of Illinois computer-science Professor DEREK HOIEM, co-founder and CTO of Reconstruct, which uses new computer techniques to improve efficiency and reduce risk in construction.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Aug. 13, 2017

In the sequel to last week's edition, we asked frequent-flying UI faculty members: Where's the most interesting place you traveled to since school let out?