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Kennedy: Fix UIC med school before adding one in Urbana

CHAMPAIGN — A separate medical school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could be a "game changer" for the campus, but the UI should fix problems with its existing medical center in Chicago first, Chris Kennedy said Thursday.

Kennedy: We did the right thing

CHAMPAIGN — Board of Trustees Chairman Chris Kennedy insisted Thursday that the University of Illinois respects academic freedom and offered no apologies for the decision to deny a faculty job to controversial professor Steven Salaita.

Illinois bands corner

Here is what the Marching Illini are doing this weekend:

FRIDAY

5-6:30 p.m.: Marching Illini Rehearsal on the new MI Practice Field at the corner of First and Gregory. Public welcome to attend.

10:30-11 p.m.: Illini Drumline Friday Nite Hypeat the corner of Wright and Green — Alma Mater.

UI professor: MacArthur award 'completely blindsided me'

Walking back to her office after class a few weeks ago, engineering Professor Tami Bond got a call on her cell phone from an unfamiliar Chicago number.

She thought it might be news about a friend expecting a baby. Then the voice said, "Can you have a confidential conversation?"

After that, it's all a blur. Something about a $625,000 "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation.

UI professor wins 'genius grant'

A University of Illinois environmental engineer who is measuring the effects of soot on global climate and human health has won a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant."

UI panel gives preliminary OK for med school in C-U

URBANA — A proposal for a new medical school in Champaign-Urbana received preliminary endorsement by a faculty committee Monday, marking the first step toward the idea becoming a reality.

UI genomics facility closer to being renamed for Woese

On Monday, a proposal to rename the University of Illinois Institute for Genomic Biology after a renowned and longtime university scientist received a green light from the Senate Executive Committee.

The new name, pending additional approvals, is the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

Wise regrets polarization over Salaita

URBANA — In a meeting with a campus governance committee Monday, University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise said she regrets the polarization that has occurred on campus as a result of the Steven Salaita case, and she should have consulted with more people, including those in American Indian Studies.

Quick Read: Job vacancies likely to stack up in library science

This month The Conference Board came out with a report outlining occupations most at risk of labor shortage in the next decade.

"Librarians, curators and archivists" was third on the list, behind "water transportation workers" and "plant and system operators."

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Sept. 14, 2014

Continuing last week's theme, we asked frequent fliers from the University of Illinois: Where's the most interesting place your research has taken you?

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