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'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.

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.

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.

UI sent letter about Unofficial to parents this week

URBANA — An annual letter warning of the upcoming "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" event arrived in mailboxes of University of Illinois parents this week.

UI undergrads' Helix group aims to foster multidisciplinary research

CHAMPAIGN — More than 40 undergraduates at the University of Illinois are taking research into their own hands by forming a student group called Helix.

The five-member board and 38 other undergraduates from different colleges hope to focus on a biology project as their first foray into future research careers.

Piano-composition competition winners unveil 'risk-taking music' tonight

"Mumbo Jumbo" is the title of the musical composition that won this year's 21st Century Piano Composition Competition, but otherwise, there's little you can know in advance — it's meant to be heard by an audience for the first time at a free concert tonight at the Krannert Center. Staff writer Paul Wood talked with composer M.O.

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This weekend


Office Hours with Aldo: Wendy Yang (w/ video)

On Thursdays throughout the semester, staff writer Adalberto Toledo will book an appointment with a UI professor. Today: WENDY YANG, an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Biology.

State wrestling meet brings late-arriving — but large — crowd to C-U

CHAMPAIGN — Crews at State Farm Center worked up a sweat Wednesday preparing the home of Illini basketball for the IHSA state wrestling meet.

More than a dozen workers made sure six mats were in place ahead of today's opening rounds. By Sunday, it will be back to basketball.

John Frayne: A ringing endorsement for violinist Bell

Before a packed house Feb. 1 in Foellinger Great Hall, Joshua Bell once more displayed the superlative interpretive skills that make him one of the most famous violinists before the public.