University of Illinois

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20th annual Ebertfest to kick off with 'The Fugitive'

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois alumnus and film director Andrew Davis will be a guest as his movie "The Fugitive" opens the 20th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival.

Hosted by Chaz Ebert, this year's event runs April 18-22 at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

DPI proposal runs into opposition at legislative hearing

SPRINGFIELD — The state should pay attention to capital improvement needs at all public universities in Illinois before it devotes $500 million to build a proposed University of Illinois-led research institute in Chicago, state Rep. Reggie Phillips said.

Conference at UI seeks to open women's eyes to ag careers

CHAMPAIGN — When more than three out of every four farmers in Illinois are men, young women might not feel like there are opportunities for them in agriculture.

A conference today at the University of Illinois Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, C, hopes to change that.

UI football notes: One 'step at a time'

Here's what caught Illinois football beat writer Bob Asmussen's attention during Thursday's spring practice at Memorial Stadium:

Illinois coach Lovie Smith, who wore a protective boot on his left foot during Tuesday's workout, was boot-free on Thursday.

"You didn't see me sprinting or anything out there," Smith said. "Step at a time."

Feasibility study: UI setting just right for hockey

CHAMPAIGN — The final report of the study on the feasibility of adding Division I hockey at Illinois didn’t contain any surprises. The facts and figures provided were more a reaffirmation of what Illinois thought heading into the process.

Division I hockey at Illinois could be a success.

NEW: 'I think it is a fair agreement,' UI provost says of deal with GEO

Updated 2:45 p.m.

URBANA — Striking graduate assistants rallied outside Foellinger Auditorium on Thursday to celebrate news of a tentative contract agreement with the University of Illinois.

The deal was announced late Thursday morning after a marathon overnight bargaining session.

Catching up with Sinfonia's founder ahead of Beethoven concert

Sinfonia da Camera goes all Beethoven on Friday with the composer's "Overture to Coriolan," which was written for Heinrich Joseph von Collin's 1804 tragedy of the same name. The play and the composition narrate the end of the life of Roman General Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, a warrior known for his exceptional valor. Also: "Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major."

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Latino Cultural Center director honored for inclusion efforts

GIOCONDA GUERRA PEREZ, director of the Latino Cultural Center in Urbana, was raised in Panama. Husband Jose Andino, a chemistry lecturer at the UI, hails from El Salvador.

The proud parents of 13-year-old twins Jose and Natalia have more than careers in education in common — both have found a better way of life here than they had back home.

John Frayne | CUSO a delight while Vienna Piano Trio hits high notes

The March 2 Champaign-Urbana Symphony concert was entitled "Music of Destiny," in which Maestro Stephen Alltop conducted the symphony in music by Stacy Garrop, the composer-in-residence for this season and next. Also heard were Mendelssohn's masterpiece, his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, and then, perhaps the greatest symphony of them all, Beethoven's Fifth.