The campus community is invited to a town hall meeting hosted by Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise at
4 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Colwell Playhouse at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Managers of the UI’s Document Services department say recent changes – including a name change – will lead to better service and a better bottom line for it and its campus customers.
According to Peter Ashbrook, the director of the UI’s Division of Research Safety, several high-profile accidents at national research universities over the past three years are giving the UI an opportunity to revisit its own approach to lab safety.
Andy Burnett, a 14-year UI employee and a Facilities and Services millworker, enjoys the variety of construction projects he works on at the Urbana campus, as well as the camaraderie found among mill shop coworkers. Burnett said the key to his work is considering quality in every project, whether it's an easy job or a complicated one.
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.
Ying Chen, an assistant professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations
Ting Lu, an assistant professor of bioengineering in the College of Engineering.
The UI had the highest enrollment of international students of all public colleges and universities in the U.S. in 2010, according to a report released Monday by the Institute of International Education. Only the University of Southern California, a private school, had a higher enrollment of international students.
A chapter in the history of the department of nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering is coming to an end with the dismantling of the UI Advanced Teaching Research Isotope General Atomic reactor and demolition of the Nuclear Reactor Building.
A program established by a UI business professor looks to generate interest in higher education for underrepresented local high school students.
Cloud computing is a game-changer for businesses, which now face the choice of adapting to the demand for ubiquitous access to data or losing customers to tech-savvy competitors, says a UI expert in e-business strategy and information technology management.
An international team of researchers has reviewed the evidence linking exposure to atrazine – an herbicide widely used in the U.S. and more than 60 other nations – to reproductive problems in animals. The team found consistent patterns of reproductive dysfunction in amphibians, fish, reptiles and mammals exposed to the chemical.
Emissions regulations do have an environmental impact, according to a long-term study of acidic rainfall by researchers at the UI.
Switching to a different consumer price index would slow the growth of the federal deficit, but it’s not a complete answer to our fiscal problems, says UI law professor Richard L. Kaplan, an expert on taxation and retirement issues.
The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium has begun injecting carbon dioxide for the first million-tonne demonstration of carbon sequestration in the U.S. The CO2 will be stored permanently in sandstone more than a mile beneath Decatur.
New research from the UI suggests that weight-loss campaigns that promote exercise may actually cause people to eat more.