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University partners with OneClick to study impacts of video technology

The homepage of the OneClick website, which provides free video chat to users, rests on Sunday.

By Aliza Majid, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

University professors Wendy Rogers and Raksha Mudar are leading a team in collaboration with OneClick.chat to study the social interaction of older adults on video technology. They have received a grant of $850,000 from the National Institute of Aging to enhance the study. OneClick is a web-based ...

University student interns develop new Moodle app for campus use

The official logo for the app Muppy, a moodle app for university students.

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

A new version of the Moodle mobile app, created specifically for the University of Illinois, will be released to the public early next fall. The app is being created by a group of student interns within the Applied Technology for Learning in the Arts and Sciences (ATLAS) internships. The project ...

Students face obstacles accessing online learning

A student uses the PAR computer lab on Tuesday.

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

As the University has temporarily switched to online learning, many students are facing technological barriers. For some, the greatest obstacle this switch has brought is simply a changed educational environment. For many others, even accessing class at all has proven to be a challenge. Whether i...

UI president announces fall reopening committee

University President Timothy Killeen speaks during the 2017 graduation ceremony at State Farm Center.

By Ethan Simmons, News Editor

April 28, 2020

UI President Tim Killeen announced a committee that will examine reopening the University's three campuses in the fall. The committee will determine how to handle "class sizes, residence hall occupancy, large sports or entertainment events and other campus activities" while maintaining proper pandemic...

University researchers lead team to develop smartphone testing for COVID-19

A graphic in the researchers' paper shows how the test would work.

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

A team of University researchers are developing a smartphone-based system to detect COVID-19 without the need of a lab.  Five years ago, engineering professors Brian Cunningham and Rashid Bashir received a National Science Foundation grant to demonstrate a smartphone-based system for detecting pathogens...

University expands virtual campus tours

The homepage of the University of Illinois admissions page encourages viewers to visit campus virtually on Friday.

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 25, 2020

The University has expanded the virtual tour system; prospective students can now set up virtual meetings with admissions counselors, attend daily info sessions or speak with current students from their future colleges. “It’s one thing to see photos or videos of campus, but it’s another thing ...

Students raise concerns over virtual proctoring

The official logo of Proctorio

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

Proctorio, a program used to help ensure academic integrity during virtual exams, is being implemented by many professors for their tests; however, some students have concerns about their privacy. Proctorio works by monitoring students taking their exams to prevent cheating. It often does this by...

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts seeks volunteers for sewing COVID-19 masks

A Chicago woman makes masks in her home on April 9, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Heather Robinson, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 13, 2020

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is currently seeking community volunteers to aid in making gowns and masks as a way of contributing efforts to the COVID-19 battle.  On their website, KCPA posted an advertisement asking for those in the community who have sewing abilities to volunteer. Those who contribute will he...

Task force assists in fight against coronavirus

Task force assists in fight against coronavirus

By Laszlo Richard Toth, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, University researchers in engineering and other medical fields have created a COVID-19 task force to analyze data on the situation. The interdisciplinary task force, formed through the Health Care Engineering Systems Center, more aptly called the COVI...

University team creates emergency ventilator amid shortage

The Illinois RapidVent team fabricated several prototypes of their ventilator design for testing and refinement.

By Aliza Majid, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

The Illinois RapidVent team has created a prototype emergency ventilator to counteract the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States is under a ventilator shortage, and many hospitals are in need of supplies.  “The goal of the project has been to develop, design and prototype goods so that we could hopef...

Grainger, Carle Health design emergency ventilator

The first working prototype of the RapidVent is featured in a video on the Illinois RapidVent team's website.

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 Foundation Hospital on March 2, 2019. Carle has made new screening tools available for patients concerned about 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 –...

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