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Former UI student to be deported

URBANA — A teenager from Saudi Arabia who had been studying at the University of Illinois was turned over to federal authorities for deportation Thursday afternoon.

Illinois bands corner Oct. 10, 2013

The University of Illinois bands are a beloved institution in Champaign-Urbana. Here is what they are doing this weekend:

Thursday

Nobel winner spent five years on UI faculty

URBANA — Fresh from a post-doctoral fellowship in Europe, Martin Karplus was looking to join a university where he could focus on his chemistry research.

Deadline moved back for proof of retirees' dependent eligibility

In response to recent concerns raised by state retirees, the deadline for retirees to submit proof of dependent eligibility to a state contractor has been pushed back due to the protracted federal government shutdown.

UI installs cameras to watch cows

A roundup of agricultural news:

URBANA — Fair warning to those on the hoof: What happens in the cow barn won't necessarily stay there.

The University of Illinois has installed video cameras in the cattle barn at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in southern Illinois.

UI physicists share in Nobel celebration

URBANA — Three University of Illinois physicists shared in the celebration over Tuesday's announcement of the Nobel Prize in physics.

Nontenure-track faculty seek voice on UI campus

URBANA — When Dorothee Schneider talks to people outside of academia about her job as a full-time, nontenure-track professor, this is how she often describes it.

“We teach 50 percent more classes than regular faculty, but we make only 50 percent of the annual salary of tenured colleagues in our field.”

PBS Kids open house features Mr. Steve visit

URBANA — Steve Roslonek, who is PBS Kids host Mr. Steve, will give three brief performances Saturday at Illinois Public Media's Campbell Hall, 300 N. Goodwin Ave.

The performances will be at 2:15, 3:15 and 4:15 p.m. as part of a free PBS Kids open house. Seating is limited for the performances.

Michigan prof to give talk on financial state of UI

CHAMPAIGN — An Eastern Michigan University professor is scheduled to deliver a talk on the financial condition of the University of Illinois next week.

Howard Bunsis' speech is called "Our University at the Crossroads: Finances, Budgets, and the Faculty" and will be held at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C.

UI scientist studies spread of harmful plant

CHAMPAIGN — Horseweed is the bane of soybean farmers, straying into their neatly planted fields and in some cases drastically reducing yields.

That's one reason Junming Wang, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois State Water Survey's climate-science section, is using balloons — yes, balloons — to study the spread of this pesky plant, also known as marestail.