University of Illinois

University of Illinois

SEC official gives warning on effects of regulatory reform

CHAMPAIGN – If you wanted to learn more about the Securities and Exchange Commission's recent case against Goldman, Sachs & Co., the University of Illinois law school was not the place to be Wednesday.

Troy Paredes, one of the commission's five members, appeared at the law school as a guest lecturer.

'This is my happening and it's freaking me out'

CHAMPAIGN – Saying he was "walking on air" after having met Roger Ebert for the first time, Gov. Pat Quinn opened the critic's 12th annual film festival by proclaiming Wednesday as "Ebertfest Day" in Illinois.

Criticism continues over handling of Chief event

CHAMPAIGN – Two county board candidates at a rally Wednesday said the University of Illinois had erred in its handling of a request for Assembly Hall use by Students for Chief Illiniwek.

The rally was initiated by the campus group I Deserve Better and co-sponsored by Illini Against a Mascot, Students for Chief Illiniwek and the Orange and Blue Observer newspaper.

State senator targets UI, trustees first for special subcommittee looking at tuition

SPRINGFIELD – A state senator from Chicago, who last week criticized public university presidents for their spending and tuition policies, said Wednesday that he will subpoena university officials to come before a newly named special subcommittee.

First up: the University of Illinois.

Spotlight shines on volunteers who work at Ebertfest

CHAMPAIGN – University of Illinois sophomore Beanz Ramirez spent his 20th birthday on Tuesday evening at the Cowboy Monkey, eating pizza with several friends.

It wasn't really a birthday celebration, though.

Scharlau finds silver linings here and there in local economy

CHAMPAIGN – The average selling price for a home in Champaign County last year was down and unemployment may be in double digits, but people are still dining out in Champaign County.

Ebertfest 2010

News-Gazette photos of the 2010 Ebertfest activities in Champaign-Urbana featuring the film festival at the Virginia Theater.

UI team takes first in regional business contest, advances to international competition

URBANA – A team from the University of Illinois recently took first place in a regional business competition, according to a release from the UI's Technology Entrepreneur Center.

The Citus Medical team won $2,500 in the Missouri-Illinois Regional Idea-to-Product Competition and will advance to the international competition in Austin, Texas, this fall.

'Shrink-wrap' electronics could help neurological disorders

URBANA – Epilepsy and other neurological conditions could be treated with electrodes that "shrink-wrap to the brain's surface," says a University of Illinois professor who has pioneered flexible electronics.

Lineup for Ebertfest; five movies' individual tickets sold out

CHAMPAIGN – The 12th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival will run from Wednesday evening through Sunday at the Virginia Theatre, Champaign.