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Grainger Foundation pledges up to $25M for UI engineering scholarships

URBANA — Student scholarships at the University of Illinois College of Engineering are getting a big boost from the Grainger Foundation — as much as $25 million.

The foundation, a longtime supporter of the college, will match all gifts to the Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative up to $25 million through the end of 2019.

U.S. Immigration policies haven't hurt UI's global recruiting

CHAMPAIGN — Controversial immigration policies haven't hurt overall global recruiting for next fall at the University of Illinois, officials say.

But concerns about a travel ban and other immigration restrictions are affecting graduate recruitment in some departments, said UI Executive Vice President Barbara Wilson.

UI looking to sweeten pot for faculty recruits

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois is preparing a new push to recruit "stellar" faculty by setting aside more money for labs and other startup costs — if a state budget ever materializes.

The plan would supplement startup packages already offered by individual departments to lure top researchers to the UI.

Five more films announced for Ebertfest lineup

Newly added films Thursday to fill out the 19th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival's slate include "Pleasantville" with director Gary Ross and the Peter Sellers classic "Being There" with cinematographer Caleb Deschanel.

'DE-LOVELY' (2004)

Champaign startup gets $750,000 grant

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois biotech startup has received a $750,000 grant to help develop its handheld device that can quickly detect severe eye injuries.

InnSight Technology, founded by Carle ophthalmologist Leanne Labriola and UI assistant professor of bioengineering Dipanjan Pan, received the grant from the National Science Foundation for its Phase II funding.

John Frayne: Visiting Akademie group went for Baroque

The Akademie fr Alte Musik Berlin came back to Krannert on March 16 for a pleasant and jolly evening, playing mainly dance music of the Baroque Era, and specifically from 1700 to 1750. This group has been here before, in 2011.

The title of this concert was "Foreign Affairs: Characters of the Baroque."

Green Street in a bit of a fix

Questions? Ask Tom Kacich here and he'll respond on Friday

If navigating Green Street through campus drives you batty already, you might want to avoid it altogether for the next few weeks.

Entertainment listings, March 30-April 6, 2017



What: A good, old-fashioned egg hunt. Bring a basket. For ages 1-13.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8. Hunt starts at noon.

Where: Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email or call 819-3973.


Marcus Jackson/About Town: A different view

CHAMPAIGN — On Tuesday evening, exactly five years after he was hired as the eighth coach in Illinois women's basketball history, Matt Bollant leaned against a fence at Judah Christian's Gene A. Salmons Field of Dreams, shouting words of encouragement to the girls playing soccer for the Tribe.

"Nice job, Joss!"

"Way to go, Regan!"

It's giving couple's turn to receive

CHAMPAIGN — A couple with roots in Champaign County and a history of generosity to the community is being honored by the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois.

Rosann and Richard Noel will be awarded the Kyle and Phyllis Robeson Philanthropy Award on Thursday evening at the foundation's annual Hearts of Gold celebration.