University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI panel backs keeping Institute of Aviation open

URBANA – In an advisory vote Monday, the faculty/student senate's educational policy committee came out against closing the Institute of Aviation.

The paper ballot had four votes for closing the University of Illinois facility, and 10 against.

UI joins effort to raise funds for earthquake through Japan House

URBANA – The University of Illinois has launched an effort to raise money for disaster relief efforts in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami there last week.

UI plans to raise tuition, but only to account for inflation

URBANA – The next tuition hike will be tied to inflation, but the University of Illinois is still not releasing a dollar figure.

UI spokesman Tom Hardy said tuition is likely to be voted on at the March 23 board of trustees meeting in Springfield, but the agenda item has not yet been composed.

In past years, tuition has been decided as late as June.

Kennedy: Research universities key to helping state's economy

URBANA – Illinois should empower research universities, not cut them back, the chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees said Monday.

Chris Kennedy spoke at the Beckman Institute about the state's gloomy fiscal picture, job and company consolidation, and how universities can create jobs that in turn fund schools that in turn fill those universities.

Voluntary reductions in faculty, staff on agenda at UI trustees meeting

URBANA – Voluntary faculty and staff reduction programs and tuition for the next school year at the University of Illinois are on the agenda for a board of trustees committee meeting today.

The audit and budget committee meets at 2 p.m. at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 W. Clark St., U.

UI trustees Chairman Kennedy to speak on schools' research roles

URBANA – The chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees will talk about how the state's top research universities could better collaborate to train future workers and increase industry here.

Robot competition at UI Engineering Open House a culmination of fun

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.

C-U experts monitoring situation in Japan

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.

200 join UI walkout for state workers

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.

UI Open Houses, March 11-12, 2011.

Beckman Institute, the Engineering Department, and the College of ACES all held their annual open house's on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, 2011.