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Award-winning film director visits campus for film screening

Award-winning film director visits campus for film screening

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 12, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News

University alumnus Stefan Fiol will be on campus to introduce a film, “The Song Collector,” and hold a dialogue after the screening as part of the AsiaLENS series. The screening and discussion will take place in the Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The AsiaLENS is a lon...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 11

By The Daily Illini staff report

March 12, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported at Kay Jewelers, 2000 N. Neil St., around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. According to the report, a diamond ring was reported missing from the jewelry store. Theft was reported at Kentucky Fried Chicken, 2201 W. Springfield Ave., around 3 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, ...

University professor joins Dietary Guideline Advisory committee

University professor joins Dietary Guideline Advisory committee

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

Professor Sharon Donovan, the Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health at the University, has been appointed as one of 20 nationally recognized scientists to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and Alex Azar, U.S. Health...

Professors receive Sloan fellowship

Professors receive Sloan fellowship

By Tiara Cosby, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News

Two University professors were chosen for the Sloan Research Fellowship for their research in engineering, out of a total of 126 recipients. Professors Haitham Al-Hassanieh and Diwakar Shukla both received fellowships provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which aims “to stimulate fundamental ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 8

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 8

By The Daily Illini staff report

March 11, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported at Meijer, 2401 N. Prospect Ave., around 4 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, a Meijer employee had been eating food on display at their cashier lane for the last few weeks. Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1000 block of North Fifth Street, around 11 p...

University recognized for disability accommodations

University recognized for disability accommodations

By Meghana Kaza, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Uncategorized

The University was recently recognized as the second best college for students with physical disabilities by College Magazine. According to the publication, the 10 schools that made the list were judged on the basis of their accessible dorms, classrooms and transportation. The schools also get the entire campu...

UI leads Illinois going green

UI leads Illinois going green

By Benedicte Mulumba Yenyi, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


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

The state of Illinois will move to using 100 percent renewable energy, which includes solar, wind and other naturally replenished energy sources, by 2050, according to the Clean Energy Jobs Act that passed Feb. 27. Rizwan Uddin, director of the energy systems program, said Illinois is the most nuclea...

Landscape architecture earns national recognition

Landscape architecture earns national recognition

By Luis Velazquez, Staff writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

With a total of 60 students, one of the smallest departments at the University, the Department of Landscape Architecture, may not always receive acknowledgement from the campus community. However, the department’s bachelor program was recently ranted No. 3 in the country by College Factual, a website w...

Otter Chaos: mascot referendum fails amidst online havoc

Otter Chaos: mascot referendum fails amidst online havoc

By Ethan Simmons, Staff writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Student Government, News, Top Stories

The Alma Otter mascot campaign hit a roadblock Friday; 52 percent of participating student voters voted “no” to adopting the otter as a symbol of the University. The question, “Do you approve of making Alma Otter an official symbol of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?” on the Spri...

Crossbred plant to increase biofuel

Crossbred plant to increase biofuel

By Daniel Renteria, Staff writer

March 11, 2019


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

Researchers from the University and Aarhus University in Denmark have found a new strain of plant which is cold-tolerant, making it more efficient to produce biomass and create a green source of fuel. Miscanthus x giganteus, a hybrid plant, will be more efficient after it is bred with its Siberian cou...

Krannert to show sensory-friendly play

Krannert to show sensory-friendly play

By The Daily Illini staff report

March 8, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The Illinois Theatre will be putting on a sensory-friendly performance of a play, based on Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” for patrons who are on the autism spectrum or are sensory sensitive. The play follows a teenage boy with autism a...

Student project looks to interpret dogs’ thoughts

Student project looks to interpret dogs’ thoughts

By The Daily Illini staff report

March 8, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Science & Technology

The University’s Engineering Open House will have a prototype of “Dug the Dog,” inspired by the talking dog collars in the popular Pixar movie, “Up.” The project is being tested on a yellow Labrador Alma, named after the campus’ Alma Mater statue. While the technical details of the...

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