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Campus clinic offers free hearing exams

Campus clinic offers free hearing exams

By Luis Velaquez, Staff writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

It’s not an uncommon experience to walk on campus and hear loud music blasting from someone’s headphones. However, loud and excessive noises can end up causing hearing loss. The University’s Audiology Clinic is offering free hearing tests for students to encourage them to be more cautious wh...

College of Engineering holds Amazon Alexa skills workshop

College of Engineering holds Amazon Alexa skills workshop

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 13, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Science & Technology, Showcase, Top Stories

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are holding an Amazon Alexa skills workshop on Feb. 21 for those who wanted to learn how to create Alexa skills and launch them on a device. Catharine Ingram, coordinator of student innovation and entrepreneurship programs at the University, sa...

Weather used to predict corn yield and nutrition content

Weather used to predict corn yield and nutrition content

By Daniel Renteria, Staff writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

A new study by professors from the College of ACES uses the weather to predict the nutritional quality and yield of corn. Carolyn Butts-Wilmsmeyer and Juliann Rose Seebauer both worked to develop this new model for predicting yields, along with oil and protein content, using specific types of wea...

Illini Statistics Club hosts second annual Datathon

Illini Statistics Club hosts second annual Datathon

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 12, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Science & Technology, Showcase, Top Stories

The University’s Illini Statistics Club will be hosting its second annual Datathon from Friday to Sunday. In teams of four, participants will be working to solve a large, complex data set provided by Synchrony Financial. In one weekend beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, students will apply their quantitati...

Professor earns award for tinnitus research

Professor earns award for tinnitus research

By Alex Sardjev, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

Tinnitus is one of the most common health conditions in the United States, affecting an estimated 45 million Americans, according to the American Tinnitus Association. Despite its prevalence, scientific knowledge about the condition remains limited. In an effort to better understand tinnitus, Fatima Husa...

Gestures help language acquisition

Gestures help language acquisition

By Zihan Wang, Staff writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

University researchers found teachers can use gestures to help students learning a foreign language, even if the gestures are not directly related to the words themselves. Kiel Christianson, educational psychology professor and leading author, and Xiaoyi “Kellie” Huang, alumna of the University ...

Professors develop new cryptocurrency

Professors develop new cryptocurrency

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

Distributed Technologies Research, a foundation including University professors Pramod Viswanath and Andrew Miller of electrical and computer engineering,  is developing a new cryptocurrency called Unit-E. Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that is not regulated by a central institution, such as a bank. Cry...

App boosts peer assistance

App boosts peer assistance

By David Ruvinskiy, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

Although many students choose to seek help for their classes by going to office hours, a University student is aiming to provide an alternative by developing a new app called Subawu, which connects STEM students with their peers. Oluwabusayo Adebayo, sophomore in ACES, had the idea for the app about a year ago af...

Researchers develop reusable dry adhesive

Researchers develop reusable dry adhesive

By Alex Sardjev, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

A team of researchers at the University has recently developed a dry adhesive that can be used underwater and has reusable capabilities. The team, led by professor Seok Kim in Engineering, consists of fifth-year graduate student Jun Kyu Park and former graduate student Jeffrey D. Eisenhaure. The team...

UI group creates platform to teach English

UI group creates platform to teach English

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

Secondary school students in Cambodia now have the opportunity to study English through a project implemented by a group of University students. These students are from the University chapter of Hack4Impact, a nonprofit organization in the U.S. aiming at developing software to solve important social and h...

Champaign crawls onto list of top 50 bed bug cities in US

Champaign crawls onto list of top 50 bed bug cities in US

By David Ruvinsky, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

Although insects aren’t usually seen in the winter, Champaign might not be immune to bed bugs in the cold weather; it is ranked 24th on the top 50 bed bug cities in America by Orkin, a company that provides pest control services. According to an article by FOX 55/27 Illinois, Champaign moved up tw...

Research reexamines mechanism of sperm movement

Research reexamines mechanism of sperm movement

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

A new study reveals that motile cilia, organelles protruding from the surface of the cell, have a different function in the male reproductive system than previously thought. A collaboration between University Professor Emeritus Rex Hess and professor Wei Yan of the University of Nevada examined the ...

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