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Ask 'Mimi,' May 13, 2016

How was the Re-Fashioned Fashion Show last week?

I loved it. I arrived early to snag a front-row seat in the new venue for the show, the modernist, glass-filled lobby of Temple Hoyne Buell Hall. The students in Fashion 299 taught by Susan Becker seemed to use different materials than in the past. That's because she tweaked the assignments and added a new one.

'I'm just really, really lucky'

Leading up to Saturday’s commencement, we’ll spotlight University of Illinois graduates from around the globe.

CHAMPAIGN — Her home government in Singapore is helping pay for her education.

She has an internship at NASA Ames in Mountain View, Calif. this summer.

Second time's the charm for woman receiving her bachelor's

URBANA — Like many students, Donna O'Shaughnessy inherited a secondhand family car when she went off to college at the University of Illinois.

Not from her parents — from her son.

Forty years after first enrolling (and then dropping out) of the UI, this 56-year-old grandmother and former nurse will receive her bachelor's degree in creative writing today.

UI to launch residency program in psychiatry next year

URBANA — The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign will launch a new residency program in general psychiatry next year, with a hope that at least some of the doctors graduating in this badly-needed specialty will stay after they graduate and call East Central Illinois home.

#SundaySneak: New comfort for Orange Krush

URBANA — After a year of unprecedented turnover on campus — including a new chancellor, provost, football coach and athletic director — University of Illinois students can look forward to more new faces and places when they return to school next August.

Here's a sneak preview of a story coming Sunday, with one item in our look ahead to the fall semester:

Commencement speaker driven by innovation, and by memory of his wife

Ever since he rebuilt his parents' new Apple II computer back on the family farm, Jeff Huber has been driven by innovation.

Making gmail searchable. Leading development of Google Maps. Tackling "moonshot" projects at Google[x], like a contact lens that can monitor glucose in tears for diabetics.

And most recently, taking on cancer.

Arena back in concert business

CHAMPAIGN — In October, State Farm Center will rock to its first concerts since its $170 million renovation began.

'An uncanny ability to put together ideas'

Leading up to Saturday’s commencement, we’ll spotlight University of Illinois graduates from around the globe.

Go figure, campus edition: May 13, 2016

A numerical look at campus headlines

$95 million

Cost of the UI's Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, recently named R&D Magazine's Laboratory of the Year.

IBHE director cites danger of 'brain drain' if state doesn't have budget

SPRINGFIELD — The director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education said he and other officials are "fearful" of an accelerated move away from Illinois colleges and universities by people born and raised in the state.