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Jazz performance showcases impact of music during Brazil's military dictatorship

Tito Carillo plays in the Utopian Songwriting performance at the Iron Post in Urbana on Friday, Apr. 8

By Sarah Kats

April 12, 2016

As the humming of people filled the Iron Post on Friday, their spirits seemed to already be permeated by the energy of the music that followed. They gathered to revisit the songwriting of jazz musicians from Brazil’s military dictatorship.The event, called "Utopian Songwriting," included notes gi...

University to lead new Engineering Research Center

“Professor Robert Pilawa explains the effects of temperature implications on electrical power systems architecture.”

By Caeli Cleary

August 26, 2015

The University is leading a new Engineering Research Center that is being further developed with an $18.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The center, called Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems, or P.O.E.T.S., is being established to increase the power in smaller electri...