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State Senate panel advances Rose's bill to let UI take researchers' work to market

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would allow the University of Illinois to form limited liability companies with the inventions or technologies of researchers or faculty members has been approved by an Illinois Senate committee.

The Senate Higher Education Committee voted 10-0 on Tuesday in favor of legislation proposed by Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet.

Campus Conversation: Barbara Wilson

BARBARA WILSON says she wishes she could have done more as chancellor to move the UI beyond the Chief Illiniwek controversy.

Under her leadership, the campus was moving toward adopting a mascot to fill the void left by Chief's retirement, but that was put on hold when Robert Jones became chancellor.

'Critical conversation' on Chief brings a bit of closure if no resolution

CHAMPAIGN — Nothing was resolved, but Tuesday's conversation about Chief Illiniwek may have provided a bit of "closure" 11 years after the Chief's last halftime dance, some participants said.

Four faculty members earn top award at UI College of ACES banquet

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences bestowed four faculty members with the Paul A. Funk Recognition Award at its annual banquet.

Last official Chief portrayer: 'Move forward on a common point'

CHAMPAIGN — The last person to officially portray Chief Illiniwek says he isn't sure the dance he performed is ever coming back, but he'd like to see the history and educational value of the University of Illinois tradition preserved in some way.

Noted attorney, retired Harvard Law Professor Dershowitz to speak at UI

URBANA — Noted criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, a constitutional scholar and frequent commentator on both CNN and Fox News, will give a public talk at the University of Illinois later this month.

UI student ends bid to challenge Rose for state Senate seat in November

MAHOMET — Ben Chapman, a University of Illinois junior from Mahomet who ran a write-in campaign to get on the general-election ballot as a Democrat last month, said Monday he is giving up his effort.

Pet Talk | A little vigilance goes a long way

By EMILY LUCE
UI College of Veterinary Medicine

Frank's Weekend Faves, April 8, 2018

Rock 'n' roll legends have been known to visit Champaign-Urbana from time to time, but it's still something of a rarity in these parts.

Making inroads in Africa fits UI's long-term goal, officials say

URBANA — The African continent has the highest proportion of people under age 30 in the world — more than two-thirds of its population.

Between now and 2050, according to U.N. projections, Africa will account for more than half of global population growth, and 26 African countries will at least double their populations.