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UI's most recent presidential search costs decline

The firm that worked on the University of Illinois' recent presidential search, Isaacson, Miller, says it was told by the UI to keep costs down. The search came to about $303,000.

UI prof's Maya research aims to illuminate commoners

At the height of Maya classical culture, a drought may have been responsible for the civilization's downturn, which may offer clues to what we may face in a combination of growing population and dwindling resources.

Team gets in-person view of needs of those using prosthetic arms

CHAMPAIGN – A team designing low-cost prosthetic arms for people in developing countries got a firsthand view of their needs during a 10-day trip to Guatemala in July.

More broadband details coming at Champaign council study session

CHAMPAIGN – Local officials are ready to unveil more details on the Big Broadband project that is intended to provide high-speed Internet to underserved areas in Champaign-Urbana.

Professor's expertise might help with cleanup of future oil spills

Buried 2.2 kilometers deep under Illinois are some friendly bacteria that just might help researchers find a better way to clean up oil spills.

It's the focus of research led by UI Professor Bruce Fouke and funded, appropriately enough, by BP.

BP assures it's committed to university research, including at UI

URBANA – A half-billion dollars buys a lot of research.

UI-Chicago's controversial Ayers to retire

CHICAGO – A controversial education professor at the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois will retire at the end of the summer.

Bill Ayers, a former member of the radical Weather Underground in the Vietnam War era, was an education professor at UIC since 1987.

UI leaves out some information in records, despite attorney general opinion

URBANA — The University of Illinois released 956 pages of documents Thursday about the search that ended with Michael Hogan as its new president — but blacked out some information, contrary to a ruling of the state attorney general’s office.

Missing UI student returns to mother's home

URBANA – While Urbana police have confirmed the safe return of a missing University of Illinois student, one investigator said it could be a couple of days before they know more about where he has been for the last 12 weeks and why he disappeared.

Professor in talks to return to Newman Center

CHAMPAIGN – An adjunct professor who got his job back with the University of Illinois last week may also be returning to the Newman Center.