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Homecoming parade to affect campus area traffic Friday evening

Several streets in the heart of the University of Illinois campus will be closed for the UI's homecoming parade, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday.

Vintage Weekend schedule

American Street Rod Association Vintage Weekend 2

Rantoul National Aviation Center, Rantoul


4 p.m.: Taylor Studios tour (for vehicle registrants); meet at T&T Tavern, 101 N Century Blvd., Rantoul.

UI professor wins NIH New Innovator honor

URBANA — Tricking dangerous bacteria into becoming harmless ones is the goal of a prize-winning chemist at the University of Illinois.

Douglas A. Mitchell, 31, is a winner of the 2011 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award, one of two in the state (the other at Northwestern University).

Dayglow promoter wants return to Danville and event on UI campus

DANVILLE — A promoter of last weekend's Dayglow concert that was relocated to Danville wants to bring the event back next semester but wants a second showing of "America's Largest Paint Party" to be on the University of Iliinois campus.

Behind the parting of IBM and Blue Waters

CHAMPAIGN — More than three dozen changes, most suggested by IBM, would have delayed the Blue Waters project by a year, the University of Illinois argued in documents obtained by The News-Gazette.

The requested changes caused friction as early as December 2010, eight months before IBM pulled out, leaving the project to look for a new vendor for the supercomputer.

Ex-UI president to head back to Penn State

URBANA — In another month, two-time University of Illinois President Stanley Ikenberry and his wife Judy will be cheering for the Nittany Lions.

"Except when they play the Illini," says Ikenberry, who first led the UI through a long period of growth, then came back to pilot it through the devastation left by the "Category I" admissions scandal.

UI's Brilliant Futures Campaign surpasses goal

The University of Illinois' Brilliant Futures Campaign has surpassed its $2.25 billion goal — four months before the campaign's Dec. 31 conclusion.

As of Aug. 31, the UI has gifts and commitments totaling $2.267 billion for its three campuses.

Khan Annex opens at Huff Hall on UI campus

CHAMPAIGN — A $10 million center on healthy aging, public health and accessibility got a thumb's up on its debut from Jean Driscoll, the first eight-time winner of the Boston Marathon.

Campus drive results from last year

Charities funded by the Campus Charitable Fund Drive last year, and the amounts they received:

American Cancer Society: $78,680

America's Charities: $61,866

Black United Fund of Illinois: $14,503

Community Health Charities: $66,952

Community Shares of Illinois: $95,112

Earth Share of Illinois: $68,041

Global Impact: $88,743

Campus fund drive aims high

URBANA — Fresh off faculty pay raises, and with no furloughs in sight, the state's largest employee charity drive has again set a $1.4 million goal after falling short in tough times last year.

The eight-week Campus Charitable Fund Drive at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus kicked off Monday and runs through Nov. 11.