University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Facility adding class for fourth-, fifth-graders

CHAMPAIGN — A campus-based grade school plans to expand next year by adding a classroom for fourth- and fifth-graders.

University Primary School is a small laboratory school run by the University of Illinois College of Education and located in the lower level of the Children's Research Center off Gerty Drive in Champaign.

C-U from space

Astronaut and University of Illinois graduate Mike Hopkins posted a photo of Champaign-Urbana today from space.

Hopkins is aboard the International Space Station. 

$87 million in contracts face review by trustees

CHAMPAIGN — A package of State Farm Center construction contracts worth almost $87 million has been sent to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees for formal approval this week.

'Unofficial' around the corner

They came from nine states, 15 cities and 47 colleges, including four other Big Ten universities and the University of Illinois.

And they'll be coming again this Friday for Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.

"We've seen more people on Facebook this year saying they're coming to the event," said Lt. Jim Clark of the Champaign police department.

Better tech makes fake IDs harder to detect

Ease of access to forgeries has prompted police to step up their enforcement efforts

Bouncers in Campustown are veterans at spotting fake IDs.

They know the signs — the logo isn't quite right, the color is off, the card just doesn't have the right feel.

Ask 'Mimi' March 2, 2014

1. How are the projection-booth renovations going at the Virginia Theatre? Will they be completed by Ebertfest?

There are actually two projects being done simultaneously, theater director Steven Bentz said. The projection booth has been enlarged and renovated, and a digital projection system is being installed.

Concerts mark 30th anniversary of Computer Music Project

URBANA — Two concerts, one this week and the other in April, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Computer Music Project, which is part of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios.

Exhibit opens this week at University Y

CHAMPAIGN — The exhibition "Invisible Fences," featuring new works by Maria Lux, will open Thursday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Murphy Gallery at the University Y, 1001 S. Wright St., C.

In it, Lux explores what dogs have to do with the borders humans create and maintain.

Krush pledges $1 million to renovation

Student group will get own hospitality room in return

Orange Krush leaders say the group's $1 million pledge to the State Farm Center renovation isn't just a brick-and-mortar investment.

The University of Illinois' charitable student cheering group sees it as a way to expand its impact — both on the court and in the community.

UI: Sugarcane could become oil-producing crop for biodiesel

A roundup of agriculture news:

URBANA — A team of researchers led by the University of Illinois recently reported that it can increase sugarcane's geographic range and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production.