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Illini 4000 prepares to bike across the country

Illini 4000 members will bike through 13 states on their 4,519.1 mile journey starting May 23.

By Brittney Nadler

April 29, 2015

They end at the Golden Gate Bridge, weave past accident-prone casual bikers, and glide down one final hill before reuniting with their families on a beach after 73 days apart. They are Illini 4000, a registered nonprofit and Registered Student Organization that raises money for cancer research, patient supp...

Department of Physics invests $600,000 in helium recycling program

Dean Olson, Director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Lab, prepares to insert a liquid helium filler into a superconducting magnet apparatus at the Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory A on February 10.

By Elyssa Kaufman

March 18, 2015

Each year, the University spends $200,000 on helium, After a summer of not having access to helium gas, student and faculty research was put on hold. To counter this, the Department of Physics allocated $600,000 to buy two helium recovery compressors, additional storage tanks and facility infrastructur...