University of Illinois
URBANA – They worked thousands of hours for those seven minutes Saturday.
That blip of time in which four remote-controlled robots competed against each other to collect balls and dump them into a designated bin for points represented months of trial and error, but mostly fun, for the college engineering and computer students who designed and built the machines.
Japan is probably the best-prepared nation in the world for earthquakes and tsunamis, but the sheer force of the quake and its aftershocks suggests to University of Illinois experts that there is great potential for further damage.
URBANA – More than 200 students demonstrated Friday on the University of Illinois Quad in a walkout in support of state workers in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.
They weren't all UI students. About 20 made the walk over from Urbana High School, and a similar number went south from University Laboratory School.
CHAMPAIGN – Country music singer Gary Allan will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall.
Join in an archeological dig, match wits with a robot named Bert, meet the host of "Time Warp" or watch "Floral Design to Music" – the University of Illinois is reaching out to young and old Friday and Saturday.
URBANA – Besides spending 40 hours a week on her graduate studies, Emily Passey works an average of 18 hours a week as a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library.
She earns about $1,000 a month for her assistantship – enough to get by, but only with careful budgeting.
URBANA – A graduate employees' union is "thrilled" by the University of Illinois' plan to help graduate assistants shoulder unexpected tax-withholding costs this semester.
Graduate assistants due to have money withheld from their paychecks starting next week can get emergency grants from the university to cover the cost.
URBANA – University of Illinois graduate student Scott Daigle has won the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Illinois Student Prize, given annually to an outstanding student inventor on campus.
Daigle, a graduate student in mechanical science and engineering, started IntelliWheels Inc. to add automatic gear shifting to wheelchairs.
URBANA – Dozens of supporters of the Institute of Aviation, two full rows of them in pilot uniforms, called for the University of Illinois to reverse course after a Stewarding Excellence report suggested eliminating the smallest college on the Urbana campus.