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UI hires new dean for College of Engineering

CHAMPAIGN — The head of one of the most prestigious engineering departments at the University of Illinois will be the next dean of the UI College of Engineering.

Andreas Cangellaris, head of the department of electrical and computer engineering, was named Thursday as the successor to Ilesanmi Adesida, who is now provost of the campus.

Concrete examples of engineering

UI hosting engineering event this week which pits custom-made craft from all over the world

URBANA — The word "concrete" is not often followed by "canoe."

It seems rather counterintuitive: Concrete shouldn't float, right?

Tell that to the engineers.

UI institute compares pension proposals

A University of Illinois institute report says neither of two legislative proposals that seek to address pension underfunding will balance the state's budget.

And the plan that has the greater likely impact also is likelier to face court challenges, says the Institute for Government and Public Affairs.

Settlement to fund more foreclosure help by legal clinic

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois legal clinic that helps homeowners facing foreclosure will develop similar programs in other counties with a second major grant from a government settlement fund.

Illlini Year in Review 2013

Images of the Illinois sports teams throughout the past academic year.

UI Solar Decathlon team taking home to away game

URBANA — Designing a "net zero" solar-powered house is challenging enough without trying to do it in two languages across two continents with a 13-hour time difference.

The latest University of Illinois solar house, dubbed "Etho," is being built in conjunction with a team at Peking University for the first-ever Solar Decathlon China competition in early August.

Bobcat kittens clawing their way back to wild

URBANA — Two baby bobcats under the care of the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic are ready to begin the next stage in their journey to be released back into the wild, according to the UI College of Veterinary Medicine.

Navy captain to take helm of UI Facilities & Services

CHAMPAIGN — A Navy captain will be the new director of facilities at the University of Illinois, the campus announced Tuesday.

Allan M. Stratman is a captain in the Navy and executive officer of the Navy Facilities Engineering Command for the Southwest. His appointment, effective Sept. 3, is pending approval of the UI Board of Trustees, which next meets July 24-25 in Chicago.

Michigan scholar named new UI librarian, dean

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Michigan scholar has been named the new dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Illinois.

John P. Wilkin, 56, is currently an associate university librarian at the University of Michigan and directs the school's library information technology and publishing divisions and its university press.

UI profs survey tornado destruction for design clues

OKLAHOMA CITY — When a massive EF5 tornado struck the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Okla., on May 20, it left a path of debris a mile wide and 17 miles long.