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Hogan picked to chair science coalition

CHICAGO — A statewide science coalition has selected the University of Illinois' president as chairman.

On Monday, Michael J. Hogan was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition.

State: Deadline for insurance plan won't change

CHICAGO — A legislative panel will be asked to vote on emergency 90-day health insurance contracts for state employees and retirees today (Tuesday).

But University of Illinois employees are being warned to be prepared to make a choice with what's available now.

New UI vice president plans coordinated effort

CHICAGO — The new czar of University of Illinois health programs wants to see greater coordination of the widespread holdings in Chicago, Rockford and Urbana.

Joseph "Skip" Garcia, 56, becomes the vice president for health affairs on June 16. He will continue to hold appointments as a professor of medicine and vice chancellor for research at the UI-Chicago.

Spending bill in Springfield could affect Lincoln Hall work

URBANA — Work on Lincoln Hall is ahead of schedule, but that could quickly change if the Legislature balks at a spending bill attached to a bill for capital project funds.

Associate Dean Matthew A. Tomaszewski said "work is going along really well" at Lincoln Hall.

UI board OKs hiring of 2 top administrators

CHICAGO —The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved hiring two top administrators and authorized paying bills in the upcoming fiscal year.

Susan J. Koch will take office July 1 as vice president and chancellor of the Springfield campus.

Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia will become the UI's new vice president for health affairs.

UI's Urbana campus chooses interim CIO

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois has named a retired assistant dean to serve as interim chief information officer of the Urbana campus for at least a year.

Wildlife clinic: Leave animal babies alone

URBANA — Mama knows best when it comes to baby animals. So it's often  best to leave them with their mothers.

That's the message the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the University of Illinois is trying to get across when it comes to small birds, bunnies, squirrels and other common beasties.

UI launches $100 million scholarship drive

CHICAGO — University of Illinois President Michael Hogan says scholarships are even more critical as tuition increases, in an era of diminished state funding.

So Hogan and his wife, Virginia, will announce their $100,000 donation Thursday in Chicago, to kick off Access Illinois: The Presidential Scholarship Initiative for all three campuses.

Money for Japan quake aid will go to UI scholarships

A University of Illinois fund established earlier this year to help victims of the Japan earthquake has been reworked and instead the money will be used for scholarships for students.

Borrowing for residence hall work awaits UI trustees' OK

Preliminary work has begun on the second University of Illinois residence hall planned for the Ikenberry Commons Student Housing Project in Champaign.

Millions of dollars in borrowing to support this latest phase of the Ikenberry Commons project will be reviewed by UI trustees when they meet Thursday in Chicago.