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Family releases new photos of missing scholar

Family releases new photos of missing scholar

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 26, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, State, Top Stories

More than two weeks after Yingying Zhang's disappearance, the University of Illinois Police Department released additional photos of the missing scholar, provided by her family. https://twitter.com/UIPD/status/878772973938855936 Zhang, a 26-year-old woman from China, was last seen on June 9 entering...

Women’s Resource Center moves, hosting open house

Women’s Resource Center moves, hosting open house

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
June 26, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The Women's Resource Center has moved from its Wright St. location to 616 E. Green St., Suite 202, and is hosting an open house June 30 to showcase their new space. The Friday event also coincides with Director Pat Morey's last day of work before she retires. In April, Morey told the Daily Illini that she thinks the move could affect the center's outreach. “We’ve been ...

FBI makes missing scholar case a national priority

FBI makes missing scholar case a national priority

Samantha Jones Toal, Brand Manager
June 23, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase, State

The University of Illinois Police Department confirmed today that the FBI has made the disappearance of Yingying Zhang a national priority, according to a release. FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jon Holloway said he has access to the full resources of the FBI. More agents are working o...

University alumni build brace of the future

University alumni build brace of the future

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 23, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

University alumni Ashley Moy and Jason Troutner  have developed an innovative brace design, called Cast21, that could put an end to problems caused by traditional orthopedic casts. The exoskeleton’s design - which was inspired by chinese finger traps -  is meant to allow the limb to breathe whil...

NCSA hosts free screening of ‘Seeing the Beginning of Time’

NCSA hosts free screening of ‘Seeing the Beginning of Time’

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 22, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications, or NCSA, will be hosting a free screening of “Seeing the Beginning of Time” at the Savoy 16 theater Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. The film will be followed by a panel discussion from researchers and visualization artists. The film was co-produce...

Foo Fighters coming to State Farm Center

Foo Fighters coming to State Farm Center

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 20, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

The Foo Fighters are making their return to Champaign with a Nov. 8 performance at the State Farm Center. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show go on sale Thursday, July 13 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased through the Illinois Ticket Office online at www.statefarmcenter.com or over the phone at 866-ILLINI-1....

University to offer $40,000 reward in missing scholar case

University to offer $40,000 reward in missing scholar case

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
June 19, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, State, Top Stories

The University and Champaign County Crime Stoppers will announce Monday evening a $40,000 reward for those with information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, involved with Yingying Zhang's apparent kidnapping. Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China, was reported missing on...

University to have new vice chancellor for student affairs

University to have new vice chancellor for student affairs

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Danita Brown Young is to become vice chancellor for student affairs at the University as of August 7, pending approval by the Illinois Board of Trustees. Brown Young is currently the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Minnesota. Because of her experience at ...

College of Education names new dean

College of Education names new dean

Wren Wheeling, Contributing Writer
June 13, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Just shortly before the fall semester begins, the College of Education will have a new dean. James D. Anderson, who served as the college’s interim dean last year, will take on the role as of August 16. The suggestion for this was made by John Wilkin, the Urbana campus’ interim vice chancellor ...

UIPD searching for missing visiting scholar

UIPD searching for missing visiting scholar

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
June 11, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

The University of Illinois Police Department is asking for help in their search for Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar from China. The 26-year-old woman, currently residing in Urbana, was last heard from on Friday afternoon, according to a Massmail from Police Chief Jeff Christensen. Her friends...

Urbana library purchases lot, plans to ‘beautify the city’

Urbana library purchases lot, plans to ‘beautify the city’

Wren Wheeling, Contributing Writer
June 8, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Thanks to several citizen donations,  the Urbana Free Library will have a new landscaped entry built on a vacant lot at Race and Green streets in downtown Urbana. The lot was previously home to the Auler Law Office building, which was torn down in 2015. The space is now empty and provides a cle...

Eight University professors receive faculty fellowships

Eight University professors receive faculty fellowships

Wren Wheeling, Contributing Writer
June 6, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Eight professors from the University have been awarded faculty fellowships by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, or NCSA, for their outstanding skill in their relevant areas of research. Amanda Lombardo, Senior Research Coordinator for the Research and Education Directorate at NCS...

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