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UI graduating seniors' art on display

CHAMPAIGN — If you're wondering what young artists are up to, check out the 2014 BFA Graduate Exhibition, on display from Saturday to May 18 at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.


University's plant clinic accepting samples

By University of Illinois Extension

Another diagnostics season is underway at the University of Illinois Plant Clinic.

Suzanne Bissonnette, director of the clinic, said samples have already been arriving at the facility, now in its 39th year in operation.


UI Senate to take up academic freedom resolution

URBANA — The University of Illinois Academic Senate on Monday is expected to take up a resolution affirming its support of the principles of academic freedom and fair employment, particularly as they relate to nontenured faculty like instructors and lecturers.


Marching Illini going to New York

Images and video from the announcement that the Marching Illini will be part of the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving parade in New York.


Marching Illini to perform in 2015 Macy's parade

The Marching Illini band already has plans for the Thanksgiving holiday next year:  performing in the 89th annual Macy's parade.

The band will travel to New York City for the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, officials announced amid a shower of confetti this morning at the UI's Harding Band Building.


UI planning for background checks for all new employees

An instructor with a violent criminal past wouldn't automatically undergo a background check if hired by the University of Illinois today, but that will change in 2015.

The UI is developing a new policy requiring background checks for all new hires, not just those who work with children or hold "security sensitive" positions, as under current rules.


State Farm Center live webcam up and running

The State Farm Center is the latest University of Illinois building to get its own live-streaming webcam.

The UI's Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the webcam on Thursday afternoon. It's online here.


UI law dean returning to faculty

The dean of the University of Illinois College of Law is stepping down after five years  marked by two ethics investigations of the law school.

Bruce Smith, who was appointed just before news of the "Category I" admissions scandal broke in 2009, will return to the law school faculty, according to a UI news release.


Ponchos in plans for UI commencement, just in case

Cap and gown.

Check.

Obligatory "Thanks, Mom" message.

Check.

Rain poncho.

Check.

Graduation gear is evolving this spring at the University of Illinois, with the first outdoor commencement in four decades.


Ad technology firm opens Research Park office

CHAMPAIGN — A Silicon Valley advertising technology company has opened a space in the University of Illinois Research Park.

Turn, which has about 470 employees in offices around the globe, has leased space in the Atkins Building on South First Street, the building formerly home to Motorola before that company closed its offices in the park.


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