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Updated: Man charged after attack on UI student

Updated 5:16 p.m. Monday.

URBANA — A registered sex offender arrested over the weekend in connection with the attempted sexual assault of a University of Illinois student is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $500,000 bond.

Pet Talk: Vets have more than one way to spay today

In veterinary medicine, one very common surgical procedure is the ovariohysterectomy, more commonly known as a spay. This procedure involves removing the ovaries and uterus down to the cervix to prevent a female pet from reproducing.

3 sought in theft of laptop, textbook at UI Undergraduate Library

URBANA — The University of Illinois Police Department needs help identifying three men involved in the theft of a laptop and textbook from the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library.

Senator revising proposed research release mandate

CHAMPAIGN — A state senator who has proposed making the results of publicly funded research more widely available is amending his legislation after receiving pushback from some in academia.

Tornadoes' 'hook echo' discovered here 60 years ago

CHAMPAIGN — Since 1950, Illinois tornadoes have touched down in April more often than any other month, but only one of those was responsible for the first radar image of a "hook echo."

And it was right here in Champaign County.

LAS dean departing UI for top Utah post

URBANA — Ruth Watkins, a longtime University of Illinois faculty member and dean, will leave this summer to become a top administrator at the University of Utah.

Watkins, who was passed over for the provost position at the UI last year, will be the senior vice president for academic affairs at Utah. She will start her new job on Aug. 1.

UI Labs files for incorporation

CHICAGO — The University of Illinois idea factory envisioned for Chicago is one step closer to reality now that incorporation papers have been filed with the state.

Union members ratify contract with the University of Illinois

URBANA — Members of the SEIU Local 73 at the University of Illinois have ratified a new four-year contract with the university.

Land Institute founder: 'Eco' state of mind needed

CHAMPAIGN — A leader in the sustainable agriculture movement warned University of Illinois students Thursday of the dangers of "technological fundamentalism" — thinking that society can solve all its problems through technology.

Wes Jackson, the 77-year-old founder of the Land Institute, said society needs to replace "the industrial mind" with an "ecological state of mind."

Graduate conference to focus on landscapes

URBANA — The public is invited to "Landscapes: Performing Space & Culture: A Graduate Conference," taking place Friday and Saturday at the University of Illinois.

The conference was organized by graduate students in the UI's theater history and criticism program and the Theatre Student Organization.