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Board of Trustees re-elects chairman

By Daily Illini Staff Report

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 was elected to his position as chairman in 2015 when Gov. Bruce Rauner took office. According to a U...

Mobile educational tour HungerU comes to University for event

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 3, 2015

daily illini staff reportsHungerU, a mobile tour that aims to educate college students on world hunger, will host an event at the University on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Main Quad.The HungerU tour visits universities around the country to help spread awareness about hunger in America and ac...

University is cream of the crop in sustainable agricultural engineering

By Lilly Mashayek

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 University has been chosen as the lead institution of the Appropriate Scale Mechanization C...

UI education a ‘responsibility’ to solve world hunger, according to Tom Vilsack

UI education a ‘responsibility’ to solve world hunger, according to Tom Vilsack

By Marijo Enderle

September 13, 2015

Tweet: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calls on students to solve world hunger now.As some 300 students, faculty and community members sat in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack called on University students to solve hunger in their lifetimes....

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI

By Abigale Svoboda

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 farm with University faculty and will attend a post-lecture reception, said Rachael Dubinsky, U.S...