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Documentary series to open at UI

URBANA — The AsiaLENS Documentary Film Series will open at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Spurlock Museum with the screening of "Mulberry Child."

The series in Spurlock's Knight Auditorium will focus this season on documentary films that address the cultural revolution in China from different, personal perspectives.

UI group to send action figure of Hawking to edge of space

URBANA — Physicist Stephen Hawking is perhaps the most widely recognized scientist in the world, a best-selling author and a leading authority on the cosmos.

Now he has his own action figure. Preparing to boldly go where few action figures have gone: space.

The edge of space, technically, in a balloon that reaches an altitude of 100,000 feet.

UI professor named to national engineering academy

URBANA — A University of Illinois graduate and engineering professor was recently elected into the National Academy of Engineering.

J. Gary Eden, the Gilmore Family Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UI, is among 67 new members and 11 foreign associates announced by the academy this week.

Tweet writer apologizes

URBANA — Hateful tweets can be powerful, but so are apologies.

Sitting before hundreds of University of Illinois students, faculty and staff, Kimberly Arquines on Thursday night apologized for sending one of the many angry tweets last week that were aimed at Chancellor Phyllis Wise, after Wise kept the campus open despite bitterly cold weather.

A campus conversation

What you need to know about tonight's "Moving Beyond Digital Hate"


Yahoo to add 80 jobs at Research Park site

CHAMPAIGN — Yahoo plans to add 80 positions in the University of Illinois Research Park in the coming year, bringing employment at its Champaign office to nearly 200, a top company official said.

The Internet giant already is recruiting UI students for employment after graduation this spring, Senior Vice President Scott Burke said.

UI union group: Majority support close

Organization seeking to unionize faculty sees huge turnout at first press conference

A group hoping to unionize faculty at the University of Illinois says it's "very close" to having support from a majority of tenured and nontenure-track professors at the Urbana campus.

Taking safety seriously

When a Purdue University teaching assistant walked into an engineering classroom and shot and killed a fellow TA last month, the campus went into lockdown.

Project might be first step toward relocating swine facility

CHAMPAIGN — With the extension of Fourth Street last fall and Yahoo's groundbreaking celebration this week, the University of Illinois Research Park's expansion eastward is starting to pick up steam.

UI forum on 'digital hate' rescheduled

URBANA — A University of Illinois forum on "digital hate," scheduled in response to the vitriolic responses posted online when Chancellor Phyllis Wise decided to keep the campus open during recent cold weather, has been rescheduled due to snow in the forecast.

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