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University of Illinois Convocation Ceremonies 2011


College, school and departmental convocation ceremonies take place across University of Illinois campus in Champaign/Urbana, Ill on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Campuswide Commencement takes place on Sunday, May 15, 2011. 

Daley speech emphasizes UI's desire for Washington ties

As President Obama's chief of staff comes to Champaign for University of Illinois commencement, the UI is in turn stepping up its efforts in Washington.

William M. Daley will deliver the commencement address at the 140th commencement exercises on Sunday. He will speak at both the 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. campuswide ceremonies at the Assembly Hall.

Economic Development Commission to tackle Willard governance

CHAMPAIGN — The search is on for a new governance structure for Willard Airport in Savoy.

The airport has been owned and operated by the University of Illinois since 1946, when the UI established the Institute of Aviation there.

Email update from UI president

Here is the text of an email sent Thursday morning from University of Illinois President Michael Hogan to all employees and staff at the UI:

State surveys become UI Prairie Research Institute

CHAMPAIGN — The prairie that settlers from the East found here is honored in the new name of a 150-year-old set of important scientific institutions.

The Illinois state scientific surveys are now part of the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute.

New chancellor may be named by July's end

URBANA — A new chancellor for the Urbana campus may not be named until July, President Michael Hogan said Monday.

Hogan said the search is "in good shape" with "very, very good and competitive" applicants.

But he added, "The timeline is a little bit behind where I want it to be."

Hogan: Campus pay hike a possibility

URBANA — University of Illinois employees could see their first general pay raise in three years this summer if current state budget proposals survive, UI President Michael Hogan said Monday.

Surveillance video leads police to Champaign man

URBANA — Police say campus surveillance video helped lead to a local man's arrest for burglary.

Sean W. Henderson, 20, who listed an address in the 2000 block of North Moreland Boulevard, Champaign, pleaded innocent on Monday to residential burglary.

UI gets $6 million for cloud-computing research

The University of Illinois is getting $6 million from the U.S. Air Force to create a center that could revolutionize shared computer resources called "cloud computing."

The University Center of Excellence in Assured Cloud Computing was established Thursday by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Urbana campus.

UI law student organizes relief for tornado victims

CHAMPAIGN — Victims of last week's killer tornadoes in Alabama will get relief from students at the University of Illinois College of Law.