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Photographic memory? Negative

UI prof says recollections of JFK's death in 1963 are vivid but not exactly correct

Even though 50 years have passed since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, many who were alive then have vivid memories of that day and the days that followed.

But that memory may not be exactly correct.

Students want to end UI investment in coal

URBANA — Students voting in an online campus referendum this week overwhelmingly supported a move to end University of Illinois investments in coal.

The activist group UIUC Beyond Coal gathered 4,238 signatures to place a question before students in an online ballot asking: "Do you support the University of Illinois' endowment removing investments in coal by the year 2017?"

Updated: UI trustees fire tenured engineering professor

SPRINGFIELD — The University of Illinois Board of Trustees fired a tenured professor Thursday.

Trustees moved to immediately dismiss and revoke the tenure of engineering Professor Louis Wozniak, who has taught on the Urbana campus for almost 50 years. 

Salvagers salivating

PACA members tour UI houses they hope to get OK to salvage

CHAMPAIGN — Preservationists who've been fighting to save architectural treasures inside two old University of Illinois houses got their first look inside this week, and they weren't disappointed by what they found.

Star recruits

URBANA — After a series of visits to the campus, including meet-and-greets with potential teammates, neighborhood tours and dinners highlighting local food of Champaign-Urbana (however, there was no reported home visit from the chancellor), the University of Illinois has landed a package deal: two young(ish) recruits out of Detroit who have committed to join the campus by fall 2014.

Director taking final bow Sunday

URBANA — Conductor Eduardo Diazmunoz will take his last bow as director of the University of Illinois School of Music Opera Program on Sunday with the final presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Falstaff."

UI advisory group offers recommendations on MOOCs

URBANA — An advisory group to the chancellor has recommended the University of Illinois continue offering massive, open online courses, or MOOCs, with the California company Coursera, but the campus should also explore other options it could offer either on its own or with other partners.

Reviews could refine UI administrative changes made by Hogan

URBANA — Two high-level reviews could result in fewer top executive officers at the University of Illinois, possibly undoing key appointments made by then-University of Illinois President Michael Hogan.

Choreographers 'wreck' each others' work for UI dance concert

URBANA — The Dance at Illinois November Dance concert is usually a showcase of discrete faculty-choreographed pieces.

But this time around, the eight choreographers had to put their egos aside as they developed an hourlong piece called "Big Tiny Little Dance," opening Thursday evening at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Figure One to host conversations

CHAMPAIGN — Figure One, the downtown Champaign exhibition/project space of the University of Illinois School of Art + Design, will have a two-part conversation series starting this week.