University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Curious about Parkland Pathway? Open house coming right up

CHAMPAIGN — Start at Parkland, finish at the University of Illinois.

Students who are interested in learning more about the Parkland Pathway to Illinois program are invited to attend an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the community college.

SafeWalks set to debut mobile app

URBANA — It's late at night, you're alone and not sure where you are, but you need to go home.

Pull up the SafeWalks app and within moments, you'll get a call back, a student patrol officer will meet you and you will be safely on your way home.

UI gets federal funds for rail research

Officials with a rail engineering program at the University of Illinois said a more than $2 million grant will help them find ways to increase the reliability of railway infrastructure to make sure it lasts as long as possible.

Senate OKs Urbana medical school

URBANA — A new University of Illinois college of medicine in Urbana has cleared its first hurdle, though a more significant test will come in March.

The campus Academic Senate voted Monday to establish a small, engineering-focused medical school, billed as a new way to train physician-scientists for the 21st century and a "game-changing opportunity" for the campus.

UI research finds surprise inside the earth

What you learned from textbooks in school about the center of the earth may need to be updated, as new research from geologists at the University of Illinois finds that the center of the earth is not what we've thought.

Their conclusions suggest that there's a core inside the inner core of the earth -- an "inner-inner core" -- with different properties.

UI-Carle medical school up for Academic Senate vote

URBANA — University of Illinois researcher Neal Cohen brings in grants worth millions of dollars to design tests used worldwide for patients with amnesia, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and brain injuries.

Yet almost none of the patients he has studied are in Champaign-Urbana.

For UI, cuts could come soon

URBANA — The date circled in red — or digitally highlighted — on university calendars: Feb. 18.

That's when Gov. Bruce Rauner will deliver his first budget address, laying out his spending proposals for the state — which could mean anything from flat funding to a 20 percent cut for the University of Illinois.

About Executive Order No. 8

About Executive Order No. 8

Procurement/Personnel

Requires state agencies to provide a report to the governor's budget office identifying every contract or grant initiated or awarded after Nov. 1, 2014, and every employee hired or terminated after that date.

Grants/Contracts

Letter from Easter to UI employees

A copy of the letter UI President Robert Easter sent to University of Illinois employees on Feb. 2:

Dear Colleagues:

UI student survives being stranded in Swiss Alps

A University of Illinois student is recovering in the hospital after being stranded in the Swiss Alps for more than two days.