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Eight UI College of ACES professors earn national honors

URBANA — Eight University of Illinois professors, all in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, have been recognized as among the best in the nation in agricultural education.

Eighth annual Feminist Film Festival set Thursday at Art

CHAMPAIGN — The eighth annual Feminist Film Festival presented by the University of Illinois Women's Resources Center at 7 p.m. Thursday will feature student-made short films.

Design of new UI cultural center unveiled

URBANA — A modern glass-and-brick building designed to provide a "home away from home" for black students and reach out to the broader campus is slated to replace a deteriorating cultural center at the University of Illinois.

Final designs for the new $5.5 million Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center will be presented to UI trustees when they meet in Springfield next week.

Graybar opening office at UI Research Park

CHAMPAIGN — Another Fortune 500 company is opening an office at the University of Illinois Research Park.

Graybar, which distributes networking products, announced its innovation lab Monday.

Whitman gets tough questions from full UI senate

URBANA — The presentation was heavy on finances — including the $50 million the University of Illinois expects to get from the Big Ten Conference next year, mostly from its new TV deal.

Part 25: Favorite places of high-profile lawyers in government and with Redbox, Allstate and the Cubs

With the University of Illinois celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of graduates who've gone on to greatness. Every Tuesday and one Sunday a month throughout 2017, Managing Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 25: The lawyers edition.

Five local chefs taming wild ingredients for annual dinner

MONTICELLO — Five well-known local chefs will prepare dishes — made with wild ingredients foraged from the Allerton Park forest and fields — for the third annual Forest-to-Mansion Dinner on Sunday at the Allerton Mansion.

UI Academic Senate backs push to increase diversity

URBANA — A push to increase black enrollment at the University of Illinois has won the backing of the campus Academic Senate, though it stopped short of endorsing the numerical goal of the Project 1000 student initiative.

Top of the Morning, May 2, 2017

Checking in with a pair of UI heavyweights who continue to put up a good fight:

— Hall of Famer Lou Henson is due back in Champaign on Friday. The all-time winningest basketball coach in UI history is coming off a three-week stay at Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he was diagnosed with influenza and a staph infection in his lungs.

Ask 'Mimi,' April 30, 2017

Isn't Krannert Center approaching its 50th anniversary?