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A-B InBev takes Research Park space

CHAMPAIGN — A new sign went up Wednesday, heralding the presence of an Anheuser-Busch InBev office in the University of Illinois Research Park.

The A-B InBev sign appears on the First Street side of the Atkins Building at 1800 S. Oak St., C, where the global brewing company has a second-floor office.

Religious scholar will deliver lecture Sept. 12

URBANA — A religious scholar will deliver a lecture on the Talmudic perspective on charity and dignity next month at the University of Illinois.

PACA trying to salvage parts of two UI houses

CHAMPAIGN — Passers-by might see the last two houses remaining on the first block of East Armory Street as a renovator's nightmare.

Behind the peeling paint, Richard Cahill sees something else — the Craftsman and Queen Anne details, cedar shingles, oak columns, wooden staircase and other reminders of the street's residential past.

Daily Illini to drop Friday print edition

The head of the student newspaper at the University of Illinois says a publication change has a dual focus.

The Daily Illini announced Monday that it will no longer print a Friday edition.

Darshan Patel said the change is a cost-cutting move, and a response to how the paper's readers get their news.

Over 600 exhibitors expected for 3-day ag show in Decatur

The Farm Progress Show — which bills itself as the nation's largest outdoor farm show — begins its three-day run Tuesday in Decatur.

The show, which is expected to attract tens of thousands of people, will be located at 4275 E. Mound Road on Decatur's east side.

UI group visits China to study veterinary acupuncture

By Sarah Netherton/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Acupuncture is one of the oldest methods available to treat disease. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions including neurologic, endocrine and fertility disorders, as well as for pain management.

Environmental Almanac: Student moves with help from bike convoy

A few weeks back, my daughter, Jane, who begins life as a UI student this week, was contemplating her move into Allen Hall on campus. I half-jokingly suggested going by bike, since that's how she's used to getting around town.

UI aims for next record: organ donor signups

URBANA — University of Illinois students are aiming to register a record number of organ donors on Sunday.

The event will be held during Quad Day, when UI student groups set up tables and displays on the Quad seeking to sign up new members. It will be from noon to 4 p.m. on the Quad.

UI research on vegetables shows promise for pancreatic cancer

CHAMPAIGN — Two flavonoids found in celery, artichokes and herbs may offer some promise as a future treatment for the often deadly pancreatic cancer.

University of Illinois researchers found in lab studies that the flavonoids apigenin and luteolin in artichokes, celery and herbs, especially Mexican oregano, killed pancreatic cancer cells by inhibiting a key enzyme.

UI prof at convocation urges students to find deep understanding

CHAMPAIGN — Find your "Leslie."

The University of Illinois is home to many people willing to mentor students, and art Professor Billie Jean Theide urged new students to find them.