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Alumnus Tom Siebel offers to pay employee tuition for online master’s degrees through University

Alumnus Tom Siebel offers to pay employee tuition for online master’s degrees through University

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

June 5, 2019

Tom Siebel, University alumnus and CEO of C3.ai, will cover the total cost for eligible company employees to earn an online master’s degree in computer science focused on data science through the University, according to a recent press release. Employees who complete the master’s degree program ...

School of Social Work to hold perinatal mental health symposium

School of Social Work to hold perinatal mental health symposium

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

A national symposium, which will bring together patients and providers in perinatal mental health for the first time ever, will be held at the Illinois Conference Center and iHotel from Friday to Saturday. Perinatal depression is depression during, and the year following pregnancy. Karen Tabb, as...

Study in synthetic particles impacts future technology

Study in synthetic particles impacts future technology

By Bénédicte Yenyi, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

University engineers conducted a study about how nonuniform synthetic particles assemble and found it happens in numerous phases, which opens opportunities for new uses of reconfigurable materials in technologies, such as solar cells and catalysis. John Smith, graduate student in Engineering, said h...

University terminates partnership with Huawei

University terminates partnership with Huawei

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

The University has decided to cancel further partnership with Huawei, one of the largest Chinese high-tech telecommunications equipment companies, which granted fundings and research awards for University faculties.  The decision was not publicly posted on University websites but only announced in an ...

University professor designs new system against natural disasters

University professor designs new system against natural disasters

By Tiara Cosby, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Hoping to combat future disasters such as the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Japan, a University professor has designed a new system against correlated disruptions. A correlated disruption is when more than one natural disaster occurs simultaneously, linked by mutual outcomes. Yanf...

Student startup to revamp curb ramps auditing

Student startup to revamp curb ramps auditing

By Sara Pietrzak, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Walking across campus, the average student does not need to give the dimensions and the cracks in the sidewalks a second thought, but for those who use a wheelchair, the reality of easily moving from class to class or from Green to Gregory isn’t as easy. Although there are national regulations in pl...

Families spend mealtimes distracted, study finds

Families spend mealtimes distracted, study finds

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Some people may spend their mealtime scrolling on their phone or watching television; however, a study revealed families spend nearly half of their time distracted during meals. The study, conducted at the University, was directed by Jaclyn Saltzman, who earned her doctoral degree in human development ...

New technology patch helps babies with medical conditions

New technology patch helps babies with medical conditions

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

A Coordinated Science Laboratory professor from the University and a professor from Northwestern University created a device that eliminates the physical divide between pre-mature babies and their family through in-home monitoring. According to the CSL website, the team consisted of Naresh Shanbhag, professor in ...

$100 million donation to rename College of Engineering

$100 million donation to rename College of Engineering

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

April 16, 2019

After the newest $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation and more than $300 million in total support, the College of Engineering will be renamed The Grainger College of Engineering, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees. James Bell, executive director for marketing and communications ...

Robot arm serves coffee to community

Robot arm serves coffee to community

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

A University student's startup robotic arm makes coffee for customers on the Engineering Quad.  The Yummy Future Robot Café is a wheeled white cube with espresso machinery and a robotic arm encased in glass. Customers walk up a short ramp, select and pay for their beverage at the kiosk and watch the arm carry their c...

Advocacy day promotes cancer research awareness

Advocacy day promotes cancer research awareness

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 13, 2019

In order to promote and advocate for cancer research awareness, the Cancer Research Advocacy Group invites cancer survivors, scholars and researchers to share their insights.  On May 17, on Cancer Research Advocacy Day, cancer survivors, researchers and scholars from all over the nation will join the c...

Study questions drinking behaviors

Study questions drinking behaviors

By YooJin Son, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019

Questioning the behavior of ordering another drink, taking another sip and repeating it the next week, a research study has worked its way back to answer these questions to create smarter interventions down the road. With a team of researchers, Catharine Fairbairn, assistant professor in LAS, is cond...

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