University of Illinois

University of Illinois

$15 million from U,S. will go to UI for improving security of electronic medical records

URBANA – The University of Illinois has won a $15 million federal grant to help improve the security of electronic medical records.

Proposed Catlin budget has deficit

CATLIN – Village officials unveiled a $522,214 spending plan for the 2010-11 fiscal year on Tuesday that includes a projected deficit of about $22,000.

Mayor Clay Woodard said village officials prepared a budget with a focus on maintaining village services. He said the unpredictability of state funding prevented the board from taking on any big projects next year.

2 more UI units will undergo budget reviews

URBANA – Two more University of Illinois units – the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the university and law libraries – are under budget review.

Tour shows off first phase of Ikenberry Commons

CHAMPAIGN – What has 740 steel beams and 185 steel columns; 71 windows and 1,491 lights in the ceilings; 60 landscaping boulders at the entrance; makes 43 dozen doughnuts per hour – and doesn't have working land lines for its residents' phones?

Rally for survivors of sexual violence begins month of awareness

CHAMPAIGN – A rally at the University of Illinois to commemorate survivors of sexual violence will kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month Thursday evening.

Local performance artists, musicians and activists will gather at 6 p.m. to draw attention to sexual violence as a "human issue," organizers said.

The rally will be held in the Wintergarden Atrium of the UI's Activities and Recreation Center (formerly IMPE), 201 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Four more UI units under budget review

URBANA – Four more units at the Urbana campus are now under review for cost savings, as the University of Illinois searches for more spending cuts.

Those units are the Police Training Institute, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, UI Extension and various biological programs. The letters forming investigative teams went out this week.

Video: Bluegrass Jam at Lincoln Square

A look at the weekly bluegrass jam at Lincoln Square Village by Susan Kantor of the University of Ilinois' College of Media's multimedia lab.

Wednesday spells end of era for Ed Kieser on WILL

URBANA – On April 19, 1996, lights went out from Decatur to Monticello to Urbana to Odgen, as high winds swept them down.

Ed Kieser was still broadcasting from WILL-AM, using data from the new Lincoln Doppler radar, as well as calls from a close-knit ring of weather spotters, on newfangled cell phones.

And in those homes, when TVs and desktop computers went black, listeners continued to hear tornado warnings from Kieser on battery-powered radios.

Free two-day symposium scheduled on Abraham Lincoln at UI law school

CHAMPAIGN – Abraham Lincoln lovers who may not have gotten enough of the legend during the bicentennial of his birth last year have another chance this week.

A symposium on the nation's 16th president will be held free of charge at the University of Illinois College of Law from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, with a reception from 4:30 to 5:30 Thursday.

Quinn, Simon to launch campaign at UI today

URBANA – Gov. Pat Quinn and his new running mate will be visiting the University of Illinois campus Monday afternoon to launch their campaign.

Quinn and Sheila Simon, the newly chosen Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, are scheduled to appear at the Pine Lounge of the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U, at about 1:40 p.m. Monday.

Their UI appearance is one of several stops Quinn and Simon will make on Monday, according to George Sweeney, a spokesman for the Quinn campaign.