University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Wired In: James Langer

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, meet JAMES LANGER, 36, president of Serionix, which makes high-performance filtration materials for removal of toxic chemicals from air and water, with a large number of customers — from the Army to an appliance maker.

The team

Professor takes on vital role

URBANA — History Professor Antoinette Burton turned down a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities this year to fill an interim post as director of a major research program at the University of Illinois.

Black student organizations question object left on Quad

CHAMPAIGN — An object that members of black student organizations at the University of Illinois associate with a white supremacist group appeared outside the Illini Student Union early Friday morning before being removed by the university.

Go figure, UI edition, Dec. 4, 2015

A numerical look at what's making headlines on the UI campus

6

Life Remembered: UI piano prof beloved for how much he cared

Remember the nightmarish music teacher whom J.K. Simmons portrayed in "Whiplash," winning an Academy Award as a result?

University of Illinois Professor Reid Alexander, who specialized in piano pedagogy — teaching others how to teach piano — was the exact opposite of that character.

UPDATED: Email scam targets UI employees

URBANA — So far, no one has lost money in an email scam targeting University of Illinois employees and their payroll information, a campus security official said Thursday.

Coursera chief: iMBA a glimpse at future

URBANA — The "stackable" online degree offered by the new University of Illinois "iMBA" is a harbinger of big changes in graduate education, says the president of the groundbreaking Silicon Valley company partnering with the UI on the effort.

Show of support

CHAMPAIGN — As thick snowflakes fell throughout Wednesday's 70-minute black revolution rally on the UI Quad, organizers welcomed the overcast skies and chilly temperatures.

State funding bill has no money for higher ed

SPRINGFIELD — A bill containing money for local governments, 911 services, lottery payments and a host of other programs and functions cleared the Illinois House Wednesday.

But there is still no operating assistance for public higher education, which has gone without any state funding for the fiscal year that began on July 1.

Illini vets saving Hoosier bobcat

URBANA — A 6-month-old bobcat hit by a car last week is getting a chance for a full recovery and life back out in the wild, thanks to rescuers in Indiana and medical caregivers at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.