University of Illinois

University of Illinois

'Conflicted' contract may be rebid

Under pressure from state authorities, the University of Illinois plans to rebid a multimillion-dollar contract with BLDD Architects of Champaign because of concerns about a potential conflict of interest, Chancellor Phyllis Wise said Monday.

UI, others join with company for free online courses

URBANA — If you've always wanted to take a course in Heterogeneous Parallel Programming at the University of Illinois without having to apply (or pay) to the College of Engineering, your chance will come.

The university will partner with a Silicon Valley company to offer a variety of free, online courses to students around the world, it was announced today.

UI vet med to offer some dogs free dental exams

URBANA — People aren't the only ones who suffer from toothaches and sore gums.

Dogs often have dental problems too, and they can't exactly tell anyone about it.

UI officials beefing up protection for minors on campus

URBANA — University of Illinois officials said Thursday they continue to strengthen protections for children on campus following the release of a report slamming Penn State University's top administrators for covering up sex-abuse allegations against former coach Jerry Sandusky.

Agreement signed to give PTI new life

CHAMPAIGN — Six months after its anticipated closure, the University of Illinois Police Training Institute has been given new life on campus as a police academy that also will be involved in criminal justice research.

UI to give targeted raises to staff, faculty

URBANA — Despite a bleak budget year, the University of Illinois plans to award merit-based raises averaging 2.5 percent to faculty and staff this summer, though the money will be highly targeted.

Interim dean appointed for UI School of Labor

CHAMPAIGN — An interim dean has been chosen for the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations following the resignation of Dean Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, who plans to return to faculty research.

Joseph Martocchio, UI professor of labor and employment relations, was named interim dean pending approval by UI trustees later this month.

Troyer resigns; UI to pay $175,000 in severance deal

The University of Illinois will pay former chief of staff Lisa Troyer $175,000 as part of a severance agreement that the university recently reached with her.

The university has not initiated, and will not initiate, any disciplinary process, according to UI spokesman Tom Hardy.

Prof named interim dean of UI College of Engineering

CHAMPAIGN — Engineering Professor Michael Bragg will take over as interim dean of the University of Illinois College of Engineering next month when the current dean assumes his new job as provost.

Bragg, currently executive associate dean and a UI alumnus, will succeed Dean Ilesanmi "Ade" Adesida on Aug. 16.

New UI President Easter says his first priority is budget issues

URBANA — His colors have been orange and blue for almost four decades, but Bob Easter is adding several other color schemes to his wardrobe: red and blue for the University of Illinois at Chicago and blue and white for the UI at Springfield.

"I truly do look forward to the time before us," he said on Monday, his first official day as president of the University of Illinois.