University of Illinois

University of Illinois

PC Magazine: UI the No. 1 'wired' campus in the country

URBANA – The University of Illinois is the No. 1 "wired" college in the country, and that honor isn't just for Mountain Dew consumption.

The Princeton Review, in the latest edition of "PC Magazine," rates the Urbana-Champaign campus as the best in the country for computer students and others in terms of service, academics and availability.

UI officials tout bright future of nanotechnology at lab dedication

URBANA – Nanophotonic crystals, nanobiosensors, nanocharacterization.

John Edwards cancels speech at University of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN – The Illini Union Board has no plans yet to replace a visit by Sen. John Edwards, who canceled an October lecture at the University of Illinois on Thursday.

Edwards was scheduled to give the fall lecture at Foellinger Auditorium at 7 p.m. Oct. 14.

UI football stars huddle with students on 'Read, Run, Respect'

CHAMPAIGN – The aim of the assembly at South Side Elementary School Tuesday afternoon was to encourage students to read, develop healthy habits and be respectful – goals that many elementary teachers are likely talking about at the start of the school year.

But this gathering began with chants of "I-L-L, I-N-I," and the appearance of special guests introduced as "superstars" by literacy specialist Amanda Bell. Illinois quarterback Juice Williams and wide receiver Arrelious Benn were at South Side to represent the "run" portion of the "Read, Run, Respect" program happening at the school all this month.

UI specialist makes Braille filter for Ph.D. student's diploma

CHAMPAIGN – Earning a degree takes a lot of work. You have to take exams, conduct research, write papers and more.

But proof that you earned the degree is pretty simple: a piece of paper, inscribed with your name and perhaps a few seals, crests and signatures.

Danville Class of 2012: Getting through first-day anxieties

Editor's Note: This is the first of an occasional series about the Class of 2012 at Danville High.

Thursday morning. The first full day.

It's still cool outside when Jessica Driver steps off a school bus outside Danville High School. She scans the crowd of students – all of them clutching new backpacks and notebooks, many of them likely just as anxious as she is.

Older students to help UI newcomers avoid 'freshman 15'

URBANA – College life can be dangerous for the waistline, as many university freshmen know.

Late-night pizza, all-you-can-eat dorm food, stress and, in some cases, alcohol all contribute to what's been known for years as the "freshman 15" – the 15 pounds, more or less, that can pile on in the first semester or two of college.

John Edwards to give lecture at UI this fall

URBANA – Two-time presidential candidate John Edwards is expected to visit the University of Illinois in October.

Edwards is scheduled to deliver the fall lecture at Foellinger Auditorium at 7 p.m. Oct. 14.

Outage briefly knocks UI's computer network for loop

URBANA – Computer services were interrupted Monday morning at the University of Illinois after a power fluctuation put the network on backup and the Digital Computing Lab turned off some of its machines to save electricity.

By mid-afternoon, most services were restored, and a UI official was confident things would stay that way – barring another fluctuation in power.

Free UI event to remember music, times of World War II

URBANA – A free event featuring World War II music and information on the effects of the "Great War" on the University of Illinois campus will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave, U.

After the United States entered World War II, the UI campus was transformed. Enrollment sharply declined, and women took on new positions of leadership, while many male students went off to fight. New courses were added to support the war effort, and the Navy and Army offered training courses that brought thousands of soldiers to campus.