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Looking forward to the Summer (in 2016)

On deck in the global sports spotlight: Rio de Janiero, Brazil, which will put on the 2016 Summer Games. The News-Gazette asked Mary Paula Arends-Kuenning, director of the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies at the University of Illinois, to give us three things people ought to know about the first South American country to host the Olympics.

Push to name court for Henson gaining steam

CHAMPAIGN — When the University of Illinois unveils its $165 million renovation of the State Farm Center at the first home game in 2016 and members of the band pick up their sousaphones, when Orange Krush members lock arms, and when the announcer welcomes everyone to the State Farm Center, Fighting Illini basketball players will sprint down the tunnel toward ...

Lou Henson Court?

Artificial intelligence; tasty real-world results

New UI professor's computer 'dreams up' some interesting flavor combinations

Lav Varshney is one of those people who eat food on a daily basis.

One of Varshney's recent research projects was to test if a human trait — creativity — can be encoded on a computer.

It can, and it makes darn good food.

Melissa Merli: What’s the big idea? FAA dean has lots of them

Of all the University of Illinois colleges that engage with the community, the College of Fine and Applied Arts might just be the most active.

Many of us enjoy the college's many concerts, recitals, exhibitions, lectures and other events. No doubt the College of Fine and Applied Arts adds immeasurably to the quality of life here in Chambana.

From the 'kitchen' of the silicon chef

Here is a recipe for Swiss-Thai Asparagus Quiche that comes from the mind of Chef Watson, a computer.

It yields 14 quiches and requires some special equipment: tart molds 2 inches in diameter and 1 inch tall.

Pastry dough

8 ounces sifted all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg yolk

2.5 ounces water

UI Labs wins $70 million grant for manufacturing institute

CHICAGO — UI Labs, a nonprofit research and development organization led by the University of Illinois, has landed a major federal grant that promises to spur innovation and rebuild manufacturing in the Midwest.

War dimmed Sarajevo Games' glow

Woman who volunteered as Sarajevo tour guide shares her memories at UI exhibit

Thirty years ago, Sanja Koric was a high school student in Yugoslavia, eager to learn English to satisfy her love for pop culture and rock music.

State liquor commissioner urges bar-entry age at 21

A letter sent last week to parents of University of Illinois students asks their help in combating the annual drinking bash known as Unofficial St. Patrick's Day on March 7.

That's fine, says parent Cynthia Cronin Cahill, but she has a request for the UI as well: use your clout to raise the bar-entry age from 19 to 21 year-round, not just during Unofficial.

Watch Illini bring down the house at Jock Jams

Did you know your favorite Illini athletes can also sing, dance and act?

You can view Jock Jams — in which University of Illinois student-athletes take the stage — at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Huff Hall, 1206 S. Fourth St., C.

Illinois bands corner, Feb. 20-27, 2014

The University of Illinois bands are a beloved institution in Champaign-Urbana. Here is what they are doing this week:

TODAY

7 p.m.: Pre-concert lecture, "American Music and the Significance of the University of Illinois Band Program," Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts