University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Concerns raised about e-mail, calendar services at UI

URBANA – The University of Illinois is moving toward better e-mail and calendar services – the same free ones you use.

CITES Express licensing expires Dec. 31, 2010. But even before that, many departments have been dissatisfied with the services and have moved on to products of their own choosing.

State shortfall may spell furloughs at UI

URBANA – The University of Illinois has so far seen only $400,000 of $317 million it is owed by the state, leading to a virtual hiring freeze and the possibility of furloughs.

UI flash index's big increase is its first in two years

URBANA – The University of Illinois flash index rose substantially for the first time in two years, but a UI economist said it's too early to tell whether the recession is ending.

The index rose from 90 in September to 90.7 in October, said economist J. Fred Giertz, who compiles the index for the UI's Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

Japan House fall open house Saturday

URBANA – The Fall Open House at Japan House will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., U.

At the event, Hajime Sugawara, a sixth-degree black belt, and Masahiro Imafuji, a fifth-degree black belt, both of the Central Indiana Kendo Club, will give "Kendo: The Way of the Sword" presentations at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. James Bier, designer of the Japan House gardens, will give garden tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

4 finalists for UI College of Media dean

URBANA – The University of Illinois College of Media has whittled its dean candidates to four finalists, and none is a local faculty member.

The finalists are:

St. Joseph-Ogden, UI graduate dies in Baghdad

ST. JOSEPH – A coach and teacher remembered Army Maj. David L. Audo, a University of Illinois graduate from St. Joseph who died Tuesday in Baghdad, as a great athlete and a better student.

Jim Acklin said that in his 31 years in education, he met more than 5,000 students, and Maj. Audo stood out, both on the St. Joseph-Ogden High School track team and in honors biology.

UI receives H1N1 vaccine, but not the kind it needs

URBANA – H1N1 vaccine has arrived on the University of Illinois campus, but it came with two complications: It's the wrong kind for people who need it the most – those with chronic health conditions – and there's not enough of it to hold a walk-in vaccination clinic.

UI gets some H1N1 vaccine, but...

URBANA — H1N1 vaccine has arrived on the University of Illinois campus, but it came with two complications:

It’s the wrong kind for people who need it the most — those with chronic health conditions —  and there’s not enough of it to hold a walk-in vaccination clinic.

UI team earns trip to world programming championship

URBANA – Three University of Illinois computer science students will go to China for the world championship in programming.

The UI's "Bardeen" team, named for the late Nobel Prize-winning UI physicist, edged out the University of Chicago by five minutes in solving seven of nine difficult programming and logic problems. The 34th annual Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest regional competition was held at the UI's Springfield campus over the weekend.

UI faculty members applaud outgoing leaders

URBANA – At the prompting of Stanley Ikenberry, University of Illinois faculty stood and applauded the university's outgoing leaders Monday afternoon after they delivered their last formal addresses to the campus senate together.