president commends tough budget decisions; promises UI will maintain
James J. Stukel has commended the budget crafted by Gov. Rod Blagojevich
and the Illinois General Assembly as an austere plan to erase
a crippling state deficit, and he said the university remains
dedicated to preserving quality as it manages its way through
the fiscal crisis.
for piglets shows promise in battle against infant diarrhea
Adding fiber to the diet for bowel health is standard advice
for adults. Such wisdom also may benefit babies, say UI researchers
who are testing the impact of fiber added to milk-replacement
formulas of newborn piglets.
technique offers atomic resolution imaging
new imaging technique that uses electron diffraction waves
to improve both image resolution and sensitivity to small
structures has been developed by UI scientists. The technique
works on the same principle as X-ray diffraction, but can
record structure from a single nanostructure or macromolecule.
shows effectiveness of animal- assisted therapy
A newly published report shows how animals can help people with
profound disabilities improve their motor and communication
or limit legalized gaming, expert says
gambling habit of William J. Bennett, "drug czar"
under the first President Bush, has brought to the fore the
issue of how legalized gambling has encouraged addictive and
problem gambling in the United States, according to John W.
Kindt, a professor of business and legal policy.
documents from Italian collection 'going home'
The collections of a prolific Italian count will soon be available
to researchers in his homeland, thanks to a microfilm project.
Fire Service Institute hosts
79th Illinois Fire College
than 1,000 Illinois firefighters and emergency personnel were
in Champaign-Urbana last week for the 79th annual Illinois Fire
College, hosted by the UI Fire Service Institute.
Safety presents annual awards
Christopher Burke was honored as UI's Police Officer of the Year
during an April 29 reception hosted by the Division of Public
Safety at Levis Faculty Center.
A report on honors,
awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty
and staff members.
Life, Music, and Redemption of Jelly Roll Morton"
by William Gaines and Howard Reich. The
authors seek to vindicate
the "originator of jazz," as he called himself, and
restore him to his place in history. More
Nixon, Watergate and the Press" by Louis Leibovich.In
a book thought
to be the first to draw extensively on Nixon tapes released
since 1996, Liebovich argues that Watergate, or its equivalent,
was almost inevitable from the first days of Nixon’s presidency.
directory updates wanted ... WILL-FM Concert in the Park is June
7... Conference on aging to be June 17-18 ... Krannert Center
renovation will increase accessibility ... Summer Research Laboratory
on Russia and Eastern Europe ... Hosts wanted for visiting students...
the Job: Bob Ward
Ward, a locksmith with the Planning, Construction and Maintenance
division, is an award-winning competitive trap shooter and an avid
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51, died May 27 at her Champaign home. Sniezek was a professor
in the UI department of psychology. She also held faculty appointments
in business administration and in the Beckman Institute for Advanced
Science and Technology. She had been a UI faculty member for 16
years. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.