Revisions to next year’s academic calendar were approved at the Nov. 7 Urbana Academic Senate meeting.
On any given day there is a real possibility you’ll find Tammy Collins, assistant facilities manager in the College of Education, sitting outside the building waiting for the cops to show up.
The UI issued a final report Nov. 7 upon the conclusion of its investigation into inaccurate class profile data shared by the College of Law. The report concluded that the intentional inaccuracies were limited to six of the 10 years reviewed, that a one person was responsible for these inaccuracies, and that the college lacked adequate controls to prevent, deter and detect such actions.
Between Aug. 16, 2010, and Aug. 15, 2011, 198 faculty members and academic professionals retired from the UI, according to the Office of Academic Human Resources. Those who retired during that time were honored last spring at the campus’s Academic Service Recognition Luncheon. Also honored were employees celebrating an employment milestone (10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 years) during that time. The list of academic retirees is posted online. The list of academic retirees is posted online.
- Bob Damrau, who retired earlier this year, worked at the UI for 18 years as the clerk of the Urbana Academic Senate.
- Susan Lamb retired after 31 years at the UI. She was a professor of physics and of astronomy.
Among the newcomers to the Urbana campus are faculty members whose appointments began this summer or fall. Inside Illinois continues its tradition of introducing some of the new faculty members on campus and will feature at least two new colleagues in each fall issue.
Mireya Loza, an assistant professor of history and of Latino/Latina studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dov Weiss, an assistant professor of religion in the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the UI has finalized a contract with Cray Inc. to provide the supercomputer for the National Science Foundation’s Blue Waters project. Cray replaces IBM, which terminated its contract in August because, IBM said, the technology required more financial and technical support than originally anticipated.
Instead of increasing income taxes on its citizens, the cash-strapped state of Illinois should look to dramatically raise casino licensing fees, which are conservatively calculated to be worth between $250 million and $500 million apiece, not the $100,000 they were valued at in the gambling expansion bill recently voted down in Springfield, says a leading national gambling critic.
Tiny wires could help engineers realize high-performance solar cells and other electronics, according to UI researchers.
In many states, including Illinois, married couples with children who want to untie the knot must complete court-mandated educational programs – either in group settings or through online classes – before judges will finalize their divorces.
The lineage of every Greek god and every Roman god, along with the complex connections among them, was first spelled out in a set of 15 books written more than 600 years ago. Called Genealogia deorum gentilium, the massive compendium of more than 700 deities was assembled at the request of King Hugh IV of Cyprus by the Italian poet and scholar Giovanni Boccaccio.
Political corruption, minimal policing and firefighting resources, limited transportation, public works deficiencies and condemned buildings. It’s not the backdrop for a prime-time cop show – this is a city three hours from Champaign.
Within the past two decades, technological advances have changed the way readers consume text, from online blogs to e-readers. Some critics and scholars have suggested that we were embarking on a radically new age of information.