University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Email update from UI president

Here is the text of an email sent Thursday morning from University of Illinois President Michael Hogan to all employees and staff at the UI:

State surveys become UI Prairie Research Institute

CHAMPAIGN — The prairie that settlers from the East found here is honored in the new name of a 150-year-old set of important scientific institutions.

The Illinois state scientific surveys are now part of the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute.

Hogan: Campus pay hike a possibility

URBANA — University of Illinois employees could see their first general pay raise in three years this summer if current state budget proposals survive, UI President Michael Hogan said Monday.

New chancellor may be named by July's end

URBANA — A new chancellor for the Urbana campus may not be named until July, President Michael Hogan said Monday.

Hogan said the search is "in good shape" with "very, very good and competitive" applicants.

But he added, "The timeline is a little bit behind where I want it to be."

Surveillance video leads police to Champaign man

URBANA — Police say campus surveillance video helped lead to a local man's arrest for burglary.

Sean W. Henderson, 20, who listed an address in the 2000 block of North Moreland Boulevard, Champaign, pleaded innocent on Monday to residential burglary.

UI gets $6 million for cloud-computing research

The University of Illinois is getting $6 million from the U.S. Air Force to create a center that could revolutionize shared computer resources called "cloud computing."

The University Center of Excellence in Assured Cloud Computing was established Thursday by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Urbana campus.

UI law student organizes relief for tornado victims

CHAMPAIGN — Victims of last week's killer tornadoes in Alabama will get relief from students at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Moves to reclassify 300 in Chicago add to worries

Moves to reclassify as many as 300 academic professionals at the Chicago campus have added to worries about proposed changes in classification from academic professional to civil service at the University of Illinois, says Rick Atterberry, chairman of the Council of Academic Professionals.

UI seeks successor for board secretary position

The secretary of the University of Illinois is one of four officers for the board of trustees and a member of the President's Cabinet and the University Policy Council.