University of Illinois

University of Illinois

NCSA shares $1.6 million cybersecurity grant

URBANA — The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois has received a federal grant to examine strategies for protecting the power grid and other utilities from cyber attacks.

UI is undecided about its online course strategy

Issues range from whether to offer for-credit classes to how to count the time spent by instructors

UI has not sent request to state over salvaging Armory houses

CHAMPAIGN — The state Department of Central Management Services says it has not received a request from the University of Illinois to allow a preservation group to salvage architectural pieces from two houses slated for demolition.

UI professor to head national society

URBANA — University of Illinois entomologist May Berenbaum is slated to become president of the Entomological Society of America in 2016.

Berenbaum, professor and head of the UI Department of Entomology, was recently elected vice president-elect of the society. After serving in that capacity in 2014, she will be vice president in 2015 and then society president in 2016.

UI health chief leaving with bonus; incentive system may change

Next person in post will likely accrue rewards based on performance, not longevity, President Easter indicates

CHICAGO — A high-ranking University of Illinois administrator has received a $100,000 bonus as he leaves the state for a new job.

Event launches UI series on moon

URBANA — An exhibit and event series focusing on the moon kicks off today (Friday, Aug. 30) at the University of Illinois Library.

Illinois Bands Corner, Aug. 29, 2013

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


4:30 p.m.: Warmup at historic Harding Band Building in sections on the north lawn

4:40 p.m.: March out from the Band Building

4:50 p.m.: Marching Illini rehearsal on the field next to the Business Instruction Facility

A-B InBev takes Research Park space

CHAMPAIGN — A new sign went up Wednesday, heralding the presence of an Anheuser-Busch InBev office in the University of Illinois Research Park.

The A-B InBev sign appears on the First Street side of the Atkins Building at 1800 S. Oak St., C, where the global brewing company has a second-floor office.

Religious scholar will deliver lecture Sept. 12

URBANA — A religious scholar will deliver a lecture on the Talmudic perspective on charity and dignity next month at the University of Illinois.

PACA trying to salvage parts of two UI houses

CHAMPAIGN — Passers-by might see the last two houses remaining on the first block of East Armory Street as a renovator's nightmare.

Behind the peeling paint, Richard Cahill sees something else — the Craftsman and Queen Anne details, cedar shingles, oak columns, wooden staircase and other reminders of the street's residential past.