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Part 39: Campus memories from an LAPD commander, Brooklyn music chief and Google engineer

In the 39th installment of our yearlong series commemorating the UI's 150th birthday, we asked 10 grads who've gone on to big things to tell us about the Campustown places and spaces that made the most indelible impressions on them.

Former professor named as new dean of UI School of Social Work

URBANA — A former University of Illinois faculty member has been named dean of the UI School of Social Work, succeeding one of the campus' longest-serving deans.

Steven Anderson, director of the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, will take over as dean effective Sept. 16, pending approval by UI trustees.

UI accounting head named interim chief of government institute

URBANA — The head of the University of Illinois' Department of Accounting has been appointed interim director of the Institute for Government and Public Affairs, a systemwide unit that is undergoing a review by the university.

Kilgore wins national grant for research on criminal-justice reform

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URBANA — James Kilgore, whose hiring at the University of Illinois sparked a fierce debate over the job rights of ex-felons, has won a national grant to pursue his research on criminal justice reform.

UI calendar quirk means students get extra week of summer

Dy'Min Davis and thousands of her University of Illinois classmates — and professors — will enjoy some extra vacation time before starting the semester this August.

Come December, they might wish for some of those carefree days back.

Beckett: UI athletics anti-violence proposal has flaws

Hear more from Beckett Friday at 7:40 on WDWS.

A retired University of Illinois law professor said he has some concerns with a proposed school policy to ban prospective athletes with a sexual assault or domestic violence conviction or guilty plea.

UI offering another round of employee raises

With the state budget impasse in the rear view mirrow, the University of Illinois is offering another round of raises to most employees.

Entertainment listings, July 27-Aug. 3, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY FAIR
What: July 27, 4H Day. Grandstand concert by Chris Young, with and Drew Baldridge and Kassi Ashton, July 28. Other highlights: Tractor pulls, July 29. Also, carnival, through July 29; 4-H, beer tent with live music, July 28;  morning livestock shows, July 27; and more.
When: Continues July 27-29.

UI researchers' tip for fatigued breast-cancer patients: 'Be active'

CHAMPAIGN — Breast-cancer patients and survivors suffering from fatigue and brain fog may want to kick up their physical activity a notch or two.

Downtown Champaign development awaits UI decision

CHAMPAIGN — Members of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board expressed interest Wednesday in a proposed multimillion-dollar development project in downtown Champaign that would include an addition to the MTD's Illinois Terminal building.

But both local developer Hans Grotelueschen and MTD Managing Director Karl Gnadt cautioned that the project is in its early stages.