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Concerts mark 30th anniversary of Computer Music Project

URBANA — Two concerts, one this week and the other in April, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Computer Music Project, which is part of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios.

UI: Sugarcane could become oil-producing crop for biodiesel

A roundup of agriculture news:

URBANA — A team of researchers led by the University of Illinois recently reported that it can increase sugarcane's geographic range and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production.

Krush pledges $1 million to renovation

Student group will get own hospitality room in return

Orange Krush leaders say the group's $1 million pledge to the State Farm Center renovation isn't just a brick-and-mortar investment.

The University of Illinois' charitable student cheering group sees it as a way to expand its impact — both on the court and in the community.

UI part of $62.5 million effort to improve medical-training devices

URBANA — A fever raging, blood pressure dropping and heart rate speeding up, the patient goes into septic shock.

What should the doctors and nurses do? Administer antibiotics and other medicines? Add fluids? Resuscitate?

UI engineers making cells easier to see

New product lets researchers get images of them without killing them in process

CHAMPAIGN — Biological researchers can get faster, more sensitive images of live cells and tissues thanks to a company building on technology developed at the University of Illinois.

UI Extension has resources online for health care law

URBANA — With a little more than a month left before Affordable Care Act open enrollment closes, the University of Illinois Extension says it's providing an unbiased resource to help people make their health insurance choices.

Production recreates nascent tech from late '60s

URBANA — Bill Gates and Steve Jobs brought personal computing into our lives — but they weren't the ones who pioneered the technology.

Much of the credit for that goes to Douglas Engelbart and others at the Stanford Research Institute.

Share your 'flying saucer' memories here

As our book "A Saucer Coming to Rest: A Half-Century of the Assembly Hall" was nearing completion, we asked readers for their favorite memories of the Assembly Hall. 

'Ellen' segment at UI now on YouTube

The segment of "The Ellen Show" shot on Monday at the University of Illinois is now online.

Ellen DeGeneres talks with Jeannie Klisiewicz, a University of Illinois graduate who works for her as a roving reporter, as thousands gathered at the UI campus.

"That's a lot of people," DeGeneres says as a camera pans the crowd.

As action slows in C-U, nearby arenas hope to benefit

Get ready for a concert drought.

After comedian Jeff Dunham performs Friday night, renovations at State Farm Center will preclude music or comedy acts for more than two years.