University of Illinois

GEO backs Kilgore

CHAMPAIGN — The graduate employees' union at the University of Illinois has added its voice to those showing support for James Kilgore.

UI board may hire firm in search for president

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees today is expected to take another step toward launching the search for a new president.

In a short meeting scheduled in Springfield today, trustees will consider hiring a search firm to assist the university in its presidential search. President Bob Easter has said he plans to retire in 2015.

UI-Carle idea gets backing from lawmakers

Area legislators have endorsed the idea of a new college of medicine in Urbana run jointly by the University of Illinois and Carle Health System.

Legislation takes aim at getting degree under false pretenses

SPRINGFIELD — A seemingly innocuous bill that would make it illegal to use a false academic degree for the purpose of getting a job, gaining access to an advanced degree program at a university or getting a job promotion was approved unanimously by an Illinois Senate committee Tuesday.

Top of the Morning, May 12, 2014: From the archives

On Saturday, a University of Illinois graduate who was out of this world not long ago will return to his alma mater and talk to a few thousand newly minted UI grads.

UI professor's photos on display at Illini Union

URBANA — “De Espaldas/Seen from the Back,” an exhibit of photographs by University of Illinois Professor Alejandro Lugo, will be on display in the Illini Union Art Gallery through June 27.

UI, Chicago theater groups join forces for show, festival

URBANA — Illinois Theatre, the producing arm of the University of Illinois Department of Theatre, and a Chicago theater group founded by UI alumni are joining forces to present a play and a short-play festival at the end of May and in June.

Melissa Merli: UI's Wise shows off her art chops

Phyllis Wise was raised by two scientists, immigrants from China, who taught her both verbally and non-verbally that she would become a biologist.

"I didn't come to realize until later the importance of the arts," she said.

One thing that led to that realization:

UI freshman from Mahomet wins $7,500 scholarship

University of Illinois freshman Hannah Donoho is still pinching herself over being named one of the IAA Foundation's Top Scholars.

Weekend update: Concert bands at Krannert

The state's best middle and high school concert bands are performing today at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2014 Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival. Today's lineup culminates with a performance by the University of Illinois Wind Symphony. All of the concerts in the Foellinger Great Hall are free and open to the public.

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