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John Frayne | Jupiter String Quartet ends season on a dramatic note

The Jupiter String Quartet, the University of Illinois School of Music's quartet-in-residence, gave its final concert of the season on April 4. Its program offered powerful playing of highly dramatic music.

UI Black Chorus marking golden Jubilee at Mom's Day concert

CHAMPAIGN — It has been a glorious 50 years for the UI Black Chorus — a Jubilee, a Bible word fitting for sacred music.

Its Mom's Day Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Foellinger Great Hall of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Office Hours with Aldo: Irfan Ahmad (w/ video)

On Thursdays throughout the semester, staff writer Adalberto Toledo will book an appointment with a local professor. Today: IRFAN AHMAD, associate director of interdisciplinary initiatives at the University of Illinois College of Engineering.

'Sesame Street' actor to speak, sign books at I Hotel

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois Public Media is hosting Emmy award-winning actress, TV writer and book author Sonia Manzano — best known for her portrayal as Maria on "Sesame Street" for 44 years — on Thursday at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign.

State Senate panel advances Rose's bill to let UI take researchers' work to market

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would allow the University of Illinois to form limited liability companies with the inventions or technologies of researchers or faculty members has been approved by an Illinois Senate committee.

The Senate Higher Education Committee voted 10-0 on Tuesday in favor of legislation proposed by Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet.

Campus Conversation: Barbara Wilson

BARBARA WILSON says she wishes she could have done more as chancellor to move the UI beyond the Chief Illiniwek controversy.

Under her leadership, the campus was moving toward adopting a mascot to fill the void left by Chief's retirement, but that was put on hold when Robert Jones became chancellor.

'Critical conversation' on Chief brings a bit of closure if no resolution

CHAMPAIGN — Nothing was resolved, but Tuesday's conversation about Chief Illiniwek may have provided a bit of "closure" 11 years after the Chief's last halftime dance, some participants said.

Four faculty members earn top award at UI College of ACES banquet

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences bestowed four faculty members with the Paul A. Funk Recognition Award at its annual banquet.

Noted attorney, retired Harvard Law Professor Dershowitz to speak at UI

URBANA — Noted criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, a constitutional scholar and frequent commentator on both CNN and Fox News, will give a public talk at the University of Illinois later this month.

Last official Chief portrayer: 'Move forward on a common point'

CHAMPAIGN — The last person to officially portray Chief Illiniwek says he isn't sure the dance he performed is ever coming back, but he'd like to see the history and educational value of the University of Illinois tradition preserved in some way.