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Details sought for planned Memorial Day events

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UI to get more than $1 million for health research

URBANA – The University of Illinois will soon get more than $1 million in stimulus money for health research, and a UI spokesman thinks there could be more coming.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Friday that Illinois institutions will receive $2.5 million in funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The National Institutes of Health grants, allocated by the Department of Health and Human Services, are for biomedical research.

Old IMPE basketball floor now ready for new shoes

CHAMPAIGN – During its three-and-a-half decades at the Intramural-Physical Education Building, the basketball floor withstood the pounding of thousands of feet as University of Illinois students made moves from one court to the other.

Now the floor will see new life of a much different kind.

As a result of a collaboration between architecture and dance students, the IMPE floor was "recycled" for a graduate-student dance studio in the university's East Art Annex 2, 1206 W. Peabody Drive, U.

Clinton man gets 14 years in girlfriend's child's death

CLINTON – A Clinton man who two years ago was charged with the murder of his girlfriend's daughter pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Thursday.

Richard Heuermann, 23, who listed an address in Clinton, was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Volunteers sought for Dump and Run sale collection

CHAMPAIGN – The University YMCA is looking for help with the collection for its annual Dump and Run sale.

Volunteers are needed for the next two weeks, but especially today, Saturday and Monday.

Feeling ill at UI commencement? Better just smile, nod

URBANA – If you're feeling a bit puny on Sunday, the University of Illinois says you're welcome to come to commencement, but bring a hanky and keep your highly educated hands to yourself.

UI architect Rose lauded for his part in Guggenheim restoration

URBANA – Research architect Bill Rose of Urbana will pick up an award today in New York for his contributions to the restoration of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan.

His consulting firm, William B. Rose & Associates, and six other firms that worked on the long-term project were to receive the Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from the Preservation League of New York State this evening at the New York Yacht Club.

Third, latest crop of Odyssey grads keen on program

CHAMPAIGN – Homer Green couldn't say enough nice things about the instructors who helped him rack up six hours of college credit for free.

On Saturday, the 32-year-old Champaign man was one of six graduates of the Odyssey Project to receive certificates for completing five humanities courses since last fall.

UI delivering experience dealing with ethical dilemmas

CHAMPAIGN – It isn't polite to stuff a sock in your guest speaker's mouth. But Gretchen Winter must have been sorely tempted to do so last week.

Last week, a guest speaker whom her center helped bring to campus – Harry Markopolos – was asked his opinion of college ethics training.

It's Your Business: Clybourne reopens after remake

Campus bar The Clybourne, 706 S. Sixth St., C, opened last week after a remodeling and reinvention of the space.

The front of the building now holds a coffee bar called the Toasted Bean. In addition to espresso drinks, the shop will feature breakfast sandwiches and goodies like butter horns, said owner Scott Cochrane.