University of Illinois

University of Illinois

That's Alma Mater all over

URBANA — Alma Mater has lost her head.

Temporarily, at least.

But the plan is still to have the iconic University of Illinois sculpture back on campus in time for spring 2014 commencement.

UI launches fine arts professional mentor program

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts will celebrate the initiation of a new professional mentor program on Saturday by dedicating a sculpture created by an alumnus and in honor of his former professor.

Homecoming activities picking up at UI

Homecoming activities are in full swing at the University of Illinois, with the parade, pep rally and football game scheduled for this weekend.

UI senate nominates two for honorary degrees

URBANA — A renowned mathematician and a businessman who has used his millions to improve life for India and its poor have been nominated to receive honorary degrees next May at the University of Illinois.

Pet Talk: Keep critters out of food supplies to prevent EPM

By Sarah Netherton/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis is a neurological condition of horses that is caused by a parasite, says Scott Austin, an equine veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana. He explains how this disease infects horses and how it is treated.

Environmental Almanac: Local clay worth more than gold?

Although my interests generally favor living things, a few geological treasures occupy my desk at work: half a geode, dull on the outside but sparkling within; a thumb-sized chip of granite from the "elephant rock," a giant boulder left by a glacier in southern Illinois; and a rounded, flat stone I've had so long I don't remember where it came from — the shore of Lake Superior, where my wife an

Former member of Sweet Honey in the Rock to be at Unit One

URBANA — Former Sweet Honey in the Rock member Ysaye Barnwell will be the Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Barnwell performed with the internationally acclaimed a cappella quintet for more than 30 years. She appears as a vocalist and/or instrumentalist on more than 30 recordings with Sweet Honey and other artists.

Offerman brings 'American Ham' to his alma mater

In his breakthrough role as Ron Swanson on the TV sitcom "Parks and Recreation," Nick Offerman delivers his lines deadpan.

He picked that up while growing up in Minooka, west of suburban Chicago.

UI says it won't weaken labor education program

CHICAGO — The University of Illinois has no intention of diluting its labor education program, and any structural changes to the School of Labor and Employment Relations will be a shared decision with faculty, the campus provost promised legislators and union leaders this week.

Chief settlement could affect Council of Chiefs

The University of Illinois has settled its trademark dispute with one organization that supports Chief Illiniwek, but the agreement could have implications for another group that sponsors students who continue to portray the Chief.