University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI police to start ticketing cyclists for traffic violations

Updated 9:35 a.m. Saturday.

URBANA — University of Illinois police would like bicyclists who ignore the Illinois Vehicle Code to be warned: You will be ticketed. And the ticket will cost you money.

More than $11 million in private gifts announced

Thirteen private gifts totaling more than $11 million for the University of Illinois' Urbana campus were announced Friday, supporting student scholarships, faculty positions and academic programs.

Conservator: Alma Mater's in worse shape than expected


Updated 10:45 p.m. Friday.

URBANA — The Alma Mater may need more extensive surgery than originally thought.

And that familiar blue-green patina? Turns out it's not the original color but corrosion that is eating away at the surface, experts say.

UI fundraising tops $200 million for 5th straight year

UPDATED 10:15 p.m. Friday

URBANA — Public research universities can't survive without private giving, University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise told donors Friday as the UI announced more than $200 million in gifts for the fifth consecutive year.

UI prof leading project on material that can better withstand reactor accident

URBANA — University of Illinois researchers have won a $3.5 million grant to develop cladding for nuclear fuel rods that can better withstand a reactor accident.

Brent Heuser, UI professor of nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering, is principal investigator for the grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Programs.

Medical devices that dissolve in water nearer to tests on humans

URBANA — Safe, implantable medical devices that will dissolve rather than be cut out could begin human trials in as little as two years, a University of Illinois professor said Thursday.

The materials could also create compostable electronics such as cellphones, and noncontaminating sensors for water systems.

Student group aims to raise awareness about giving to UI

URBANA — No, Foellinger Auditorium is not for sale.

The big orange tags in front of that building and others around the Quad are a thank-you from University of Illinois students to donors who have made a UI education possible, said junior Katie Chan.

UI students' special on Turkey to air on WILL

URBANA — To deepen their understanding of Islam and the diversity of Muslim societies, nine University of Illinois journalism students spent a semester learning about Islam and researching the role of Turkey as a bridge between the West and the Middle East.

States' support for research universities dropping

Illinois has made another dubious top 10 list, ranking fourth nationally in a study that examined the steep decline in state support for America's top public research universities.

GEO files complaints over pay delays

URBANA — Graduate employees at the University of Illinois say over 30 of them have not been paid yet for their work this semester as teaching assistants or research assistants on campus.

Natalye Tate expected to be paid, like other UI employees, on Sept. 16. But that hasn't happened, she said.