University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Hearing set for aviation institute

URBANA – Proponents and opponents of the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation will get a public hearing next month.

Senate Executive Committee member Abbas Aminmansour told that group Monday that the hearing for the threatened aviation school will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 8 in 100 Noyes Laboratory.

Managers approve 10-year deal with Fox/Atkins

CHAMPAIGN – The governing board of the University of Illinois Research Park on Monday gave the green light to local development firm Fox/Atkins to continue to expand the university's technology park.

UI lobbying office slated for nation's capital

The University of Illinois will open a lobbying office in Washington, D.C., this spring, hoping to expand its influence in the nation's capital.

The university has always had representatives in Washington but they've worked out of the Chicago or Urbana campuses.

University Y re-opening rescheduled

The University YMCA Grand Re-Opening has been rescheduled for Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. It was postponed from last week due to the weather.

The building has had elevators and a stairwell added, as well as other improvements. It is at 1001 S. Wright St., C.

Opposition grows to legislative scholarships

SPRINGFIELD – Two veteran state lawmakers say they no longer will participate in the controversial General Assembly scholarship program, and two new state representatives say they won't either.

But state Sen. Shane Cultra, R-Onarga, says that while he'll support efforts to abolish the scholarships, he will continue to award them for as long as he can.

UI professor named director of program

URBANA – An electrical engineering professor has been tapped to head the University of Illinois' program in trustworthy and available computing.

UI spring semester enrollment hits an all-time high

URBANA – If it seems a little crowded on the University of Illinois campus, it's because spring semester enrollment is at an all-time high.

Enrollment on Feb. 1 was 40,239 – 201 more students than at the same time last year – according to the UI's 2011 statistical abstract of 10-day enrollment.

Veterinarian using acupuncture to treat dogs, horses

URBANA – Oh, the comfort of a nice face and ear rub while a veterinarian is inserting tiny needles into the fur on your back.

Broccoli fights cancer best when it gets a little steamed

URBANA – Microwaving your broccoli might be the most convenient way to cook it, but to get benefit of this cruciferous veggie's cancer-fighting properties, steaming it lightly is the better way to go, a University of Illinois study suggests.

New research park deal up for vote

CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois is closer to signing an agreement with the local developer who will build the next phase of the university's research park.