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Environmental Almanac: INHS scientists continue long-running fish research

Few people see fish the way Josh Sherwood does. Sure, casual observers may notice the minnows that dart away as they look down from a bridge, and anglers learn the habits and haunts of the bass, catfish and other species they hope to catch.

UI might establish branch office in China to cement presence

URBANA — The next branch office for the University of Illinois will likely be out east — as in Far East.

With one of the largest Chinese student populations in the United States, 65 academic partnerships with Chinese institutions, and more than 20,000 UI alumni now living in China, the UI is ready to establish a permanent presence there.

UI students use homecoming game to analyze, improve event traffic

CHAMPAIGN — In an ideal world, you will be able to drive with ease toward Memorial Stadium on game day and grab an optimal spot for tailgating with few traffic glitches.

The reality is not always that case, and most major events like football games, marathons and concerts cause traffic headaches in big and small cities across the globe.

UI Homecoming Parade 2012

Images from the Illinois homecoming parade around the Quad on  Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

Shahid Khan to be featured on '60 Minutes'

URBANA— Shahid Khan, president of Urbana-based Flex-N-Gate and the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, will be profiled this Sunday on the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes."

The episode is scheduled to be broadcast locally at 6 p.m. Sunday on WCIA-TV.

UI to do background checks on employees in contact with kids

UPDATED 10:20 p.m.

URBANA — All University of Illinois employees who have contact with minors will undergo criminal background checks under a new policy developed after the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal.

LEDs will dominate lighting, expert predicts at Holonyak symposium

CHAMPAIGN — Energy-conscious consumers who've made the switch to fluorescent replacement bulbs may be swapping them out for a more efficient lighting system in a few years.

Simon stops at UI to stress college affordability

URBANA — As part of her tour of college campuses around the state this fall, Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon stopped by the University of Illinois on Wednesday to hear from students and deliver the message that college affordability should be a priority.

Bike-riding robbers attack man in UI's Orchard Downs

URBANA — University of Illinois police are seeking two attackers on bicycles who robbed a man at Orchard Downs about midnight Tuesday.

Police say the victim was walking in the 1900 block of South Orchard Street at midnight when he saw two people riding bicycles coming from the south.

LED art exhibit part of 50th anniversary events

CHAMPAIGN — An LED Art Exhibition featuring work by artist Emil Schult will take plce all day Thursday at the iHotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., C.