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University of Illinois

Reviews could refine UI administrative changes made by Hogan

URBANA — Two high-level reviews could result in fewer top executive officers at the University of Illinois, possibly undoing key appointments made by then-University of Illinois President Michael Hogan.

Choreographers 'wreck' each others' work for UI dance concert

URBANA — The Dance at Illinois November Dance concert is usually a showcase of discrete faculty-choreographed pieces.

But this time around, the eight choreographers had to put their egos aside as they developed an hourlong piece called "Big Tiny Little Dance," opening Thursday evening at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Dismissal or reinstatement? Decision about professor near

URBANA — The University of Illinois Board of Trustees next week will take the rare step of deciding whether or not a longtime, tenured professor will remain on the faculty.

Ground broken for UI veterans center

A veterans center on the University of Illinois campus is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Officials gathered Friday near the corner of Lincoln and Nevada to break ground on the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education.

Immigrant aid program needs donors

Catholic group halted grant over Y's refusal to quit coalition that spoke in favor of allowing same-sex marriage

CHAMPAIGN — After losing a much-needed grant from a Catholic organization, the University YMCA plans to launch a campaign to raise money so it can continue its work on behalf of the local immigrant community.

State releases $1.6 million for UI construction projects

URBANA — The state on Thursday released nearly $1.6 million for several construction projects on the University of Illinois campus.

The projects include replacing and repairing windows in the main library and updating heating and air conditioning systems in the College of Law building and Everitt Lab, home to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Lower corn prices seen for next year

DEWEY — Farmers adjusting to the lowest corn prices in three years can expect more of the same next year, a University of Illinois agricultural economist said Wednesday.

Darrel Good, professor emeritus in the UI Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, said corn prices could dip well below $4.50 a bushel in 2014.

Bill includes money for UI labor school

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that cleared an Illinois Senate committee Wednesday evening includes more than $1 million to maintain the University of Illinois' School of Labor and Employment Relations this fiscal year — even though no one has proposed closing it.

Panel OKs UI health care reorganization

Full board to discuss it at meeting later this month; some faculty say process too quick

URBANA — Three years after approving a reorganization of the University of Illinois health enterprise, trustees are poised to consider an organizational overhaul of its hospital, clinics and medical colleges.

Climate change will be focus of speech

URBANA — A George Mason University professor will deliver a lecture on climate change later this month on the University of Illinois campus.