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Grainger, Carle Health design emergency ventilator

Grainger, Carle Health design emergency ventilator

By Diana Anghel, Assistant News Editor

March 30, 2020

After an intense week of work, a team from Grainger and Carle Health has developed a prototype for an emergency ventilator to aid in the national crisis of ventilator shortages. Due to the exponential growth of COVID-19 cases, U.S. hospitals are facing a detrimental shortage in ventilators, machi...

Carle begins limited testing for the coronavirus

Carle begins limited testing for the coronavirus

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

March 27, 2020

Carle Foundation Hospital began providing limited on-site testing for the COVID-19 disease on Friday. Testing is limited to patients who have displayed some or all of the classic symptoms; fever, cough, shortness of breath and a sore throat. “What this means for patients is faster results –...

Illinois Lake Management Association holds 35th conference at University

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 4, 2020

The 35th-annual Illinois Lakes Management Association-Lakes Conference will take place from March 12-14 at 2020 at the I Hotel and Conference Center.  There will be technical sessions, workshops and speakers presenting about various lake management concerns. Technical sessions will explore topics in...

Agriculture technology summit celebrates fifth anniversary

Agriculture technology summit celebrates fifth anniversary

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 25, 2020

The University’s Research Park will hold its fifth annual Agriculture Innovation Technology Summit, bringing together professionals, students, investors, entrepreneurs, startup companies and faculty on March 4 at the I Hotel and Conference Center.   The summit explores the cross between techno...

University secures $100 million to move forward with projects, boost innovation

University secures $100 million to move forward with projects, boost innovation

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker released $500 million in state funds toward capital funding of the Discovery Partners Institute on Feb. 12, one-fifth of which will specifically go toward projects on campus. Led by the University of Illinois System and founded by the University, DPI is a tech-based initiative dedi...

University introduces new CS plus animal sciences major

University introduces new CS plus animal sciences major

By Michael Caruso, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

The University is introducing a new computer science plus animal sciences major for the fall 2020 semester. This will be the eleventh CS+X major available at the University and the second degree program for CS+X in the College of ACES. However, this is the first program that will combine animal sciences with compute...

HackIllinois 2020 introduces new software, workshops

HackIllinois 2020 introduces new software, workshops

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 11, 2020

From Feb. 28 to March 1, HackIllinois returns for its seventh annual hackathon at the University. This hackathon has grown to become one of the largest and most well-regarded in the country, with attendees from around the country traveling to Illinois to test and build their hacking skills. Accor...

Department warns students of scam emails

Department warns students of scam emails

By Salem Isaf, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Everyone with an email account is susceptible to phishing or scam emails. University students and faculty are prime targets for potential attackers posing as fellow staff, faculty or even businesses looking for interns. While some are easy to spot and avoid, others can be quite difficult upon first ...

Clean energy event raises discussion of nuclear power

Clean energy event raises discussion of nuclear power

By Clare Budin, Assistant Daytime News Editor

February 5, 2020

The GAMMA Campaign for 100% Clean Power will hold a ‘Clean Energy Happy Hour’ at popular Green Street bar and restaurant Murphy’s Pub on Thursday. The event, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., is intended to advertise the sustainability of nuclear power to University students and Champaign-Urbana community...

Campus bluetooth attendance tracking raises debate

Campus bluetooth attendance tracking raises debate

By Salem Isaf, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Colleges across the country are beginning to use tracking technology to monitor student success, including attendance. There are a few different kinds of tracking the different campuses are involved in, but many use a company known as SpotterEDU.  SpotterEDU enables professors and administrators to set up Bl...

Students prepare for upcoming entrepreneurship challenge

Students prepare for upcoming entrepreneurship challenge

By Aliza Majid, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

The deadline for the Cozad New Venture Challenge, which welcomes students who have new business ideas, is on Feb. 3 with a $250,000 grand prize at stake. Associate Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Student Programs Stephanie Larson said in an email, “The campus-wide Cozad New Venture Challenge ...

University finalizes agreement with energy company for newest solar farm

University finalizes agreement with energy company for newest solar farm

By Clare Budin, Assistant Daytime News Editor, Assistant Special Sections Editor

December 11, 2019

Renewable energy company Sol Systems announced Tuesday the finalization of a 20-year power purchase agreement with University-connected Prairieland Energy, Inc. for the development and operation of a campus solar farm. The solar farm is projected to produce 20,000 megawatt-hours of solar power annu...

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