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Board of Trustees re-elects chairman

January 21, 2016

The Board of Trustees voted to re-elect current chairman Ed McMillan to a second one-year at its Chicago meeting Thursday.McMillan, 69, is a University alumnus and has served as a trustee since 2009; he...

Distracted eating could have negative impacts on students, families

December 9, 2015

A year-long study done on family eating habits found that it’s not always the quantity of meals spent together that is important, but the quality of them as well.Blake Jones, assistant professor of Human...

UI to add new sustainability minor

UI to add new sustainability minor
October 21, 2015

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment will be getting final approval in November on a campus wide minor program called the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Fellows Program.chThis...

UIPD hopes not to ticket smoking violations

September 30, 2015

Since the University imposed fines for smoking violations on campus on Sept. 8, Deputy Chief Skip Frost, of the University of Illinois Police Department, estimated the amount of fines collected has totaled...

University is cream of the crop in sustainable agricultural engineering

September 27, 2015

Researchers in the University’s department of agricultural and biological engineering will use a recently awarded grant to better nutritional security around the world by researching agricultural practices.The...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI
September 8, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will visit campus Thursday to talk about the University’s role in agriculture and international food security.Prior to his lecture, Vilsack will visit an energy...

USDA-funded program aims to improve Hispanic community health

Abriendo Caminos offers nutrition classes for children and their parents.
August 2, 2015

University researchers have established a program that aims to decrease obesity-related health threats and improve healthy lifestyle habits in the Hispanic community. Abriendo Caminos: Clearing the Path...

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

On Aug. 27, Mars will swing nearer to Earth than it has been in almost 60,000 years. This sequence of photographs shows how it appears larger as it gets closer to Earth.
March 17, 2015

It sounds like a movie plot, but the team at Mars One isn’t joking around. The Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp founded the mission in 2011 with a goal to make a permanent human settlement on Mars by...

Crafting the perfect elevator pitch

January 27, 2015

The elevator pitch: one of the most crucial parts of knowing how to maneuver in the business world. The elevator pitch is what gives candidates an instant leg up when meeting an employer and is necessary...

Utilizing career services on campus

Students take advantage of the career resources available through the University both at the Career Center and at campus career fairs.
January 27, 2015

The University offers several resources for students who are career-minded, including the online forum I-Link, career fairs and college-specific advisors. Below are a few of the resources available to...

From books to business: Students on campus hold a variety of jobs

Laurel Jakubowski, senior in ACES, works at her job at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.
January 27, 2015

For some students, college is about more than cramming for exams or spending the night out with friends. The costs of textbooks, food and everyday necessities begin to add up, and many students support...

Tea steeped in health benefits

December 8, 2014

While coffee and energy drinks may tend to prevail as drinks of choice during finals cram sessions, students shouldn’t overlook tea as an option. The drink, in many capacities, has an array of benefits,...

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