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University of Illinois

Residents get chance to air concerns over UI wind turbine

URBANA – Residents got a chance to deliver their concerns publicly Thursday night during the first of two informational meetings University of Illinois officials plan as a project to construct a wind turbine in unincorporated Urbana continues toward construction.

Life Remembered: Edwin Jahiel was 'committed to film'

URBANA – Edwin Jahiel, after 85 years that included being a resistance fighter in World War II, a longtime University of Illinois professor and movie reviewer for The News-Gazette, died Tuesday.

UI journalism students launch site on campus crime

A website starting up on Thursday will provide information about crime on the University of Illinois campus. will be an interactive resource providing research and analysis about issues relating to crime on campus, according to Eric Meyer, an associate professor of journalism .

Chancellor search committee to begin work next week

URBANA – With its membership set, the committee charged with finding the next chancellor of the University of Illinois plans to begin its work next week.

Chairman Doug Beck, a UI physics professor, said Monday that he's arranging a meeting for early next week with the search committee and UI President Michael Hogan.

Meeting set on wind turbines in Urbana

URBANA – University of Illinois officials have scheduled a public information session about a proposed wind farm just south of Urbana.

Members of the public are invited to attend the session on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St.

Life Remembered: Nabor House co-founder Samuel Ridlen

CHAMPAIGN – A longtime University of Illinois educator and co-founder of the campus Nabor House, Samuel Franklin Ridlen will be remembered with a memorial service Dec. 11.

Mr. Ridlen, 94, died Oct. 30, 2010, in Urbana after a long career as a poultry expert, as well as co-founding the Nabor House agricultural fraternity in 1938.

Optimism fades over keeping PTI at UI

Optimism about keeping the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois faded this week when its controlling board expressed interest in moving the facility to Macomb and declined to reimburse the university for $70,000 in PTI housing costs.

UI gets $660,000 to bring Latinos into biological sciences

URBANA – The University of Illinois has received a major grant for research fellowships to encourage Latino students to pursue careers in biological sciences.

The $662,836 award from the National Science Foundation will be used to establish a UI program called New Biology Fellows, providing research opportunities and mentoring for Latino undergraduates.

Committee will review all doctoral programs at UI

URBANA – An 18-member committee will review every doctoral program on this campus of the University of Illinois.

Interim Vice Chancellor Richard Wheeler said Wednesday the team will look at doctoral programs in their entirely, not at specific programs.

Campus leaders back most of report on generating revenue

URBANA – Campus leaders say they welcome a report urging more online education, commercialization of intellectual property and heightened financial accountability from campus units.

They dismissed, however, a suggestion that professors be evaluated for promotion and tenure with how much money their research or instruction brings in as a criterion.