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Solar farm at UI delayed

CHAMPAIGN — A solar farm considered a key part of the University of Illinois' transition to renewable energy has been delayed because of state questions about the project.

Architect to speak at Krannert Art Museum

CHAMPAIGN — Award-winning architect Lyn Rice will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Krannert Art Museum about the nexus of architecture and exhibition design.

Principal of Rice+Lipka Architects, Rice is renowned for his innovative architectural work in art museums, galleries and less conventional art venues.

Music prize in Chicago to be named for UI student who died in crash

CHICAGO — A music prize in Chicago will carry the name of University of Illinois junior Mimi Liu, who was killed in a traffic accident on campus Wednesday.

UI hosts technology showcase

CHAMPAIGN — Bird strikes cause an estimated $400 million a year in damage to U.S. aircraft.

But if Soon-Jo Chung is successful, those who deal with airplanes will have a novel way to strike back.

Chung, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Illinois, wants to develop robotic falcons to scare birds away.

UI student who died was 'sweet, enthusiastic, smart'

URBANA — A small pile of orange carnations lay on the sidewalk along Lincoln Avenue Thursday, the beginnings of a memorial to a promising University of Illinois agribusiness student killed by a pickup truck that ran off the road.

Former UI student to be deported

URBANA — A teenager from Saudi Arabia who had been studying at the University of Illinois was turned over to federal authorities for deportation Thursday afternoon.

Illinois bands corner Oct. 10, 2013

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


Nobel winner spent five years on UI faculty

URBANA — Fresh from a post-doctoral fellowship in Europe, Martin Karplus was looking to join a university where he could focus on his chemistry research.

Deadline moved back for proof of retirees' dependent eligibility

In response to recent concerns raised by state retirees, the deadline for retirees to submit proof of dependent eligibility to a state contractor has been pushed back due to the protracted federal government shutdown.

UI installs cameras to watch cows

A roundup of agricultural news:

URBANA — Fair warning to those on the hoof: What happens in the cow barn won't necessarily stay there.

The University of Illinois has installed video cameras in the cattle barn at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in southern Illinois.