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From chemist to beer enthusiast, Blind Pig owner enjoys C-U

From chemist to beer enthusiast, Blind Pig owner enjoys C-U

By Jenny Horne

October 19, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

Chris Knight’s world revolves around bars.MDSpecifically, the Blind Pig bars, as the owner of the bars located in downtown Champaign.Soon, however, Knight will also be the owner of the Blind Pig beers. He is currently putting the finishing touches on his newest creation: bottled beer that will hopefully be sold i...

UI professor awarded $50,000 to kick-start career

UI professor awarded $50,000 to kick-start career

By Aaron Navarro

October 18, 2015


Filed under News

Just in time for National Chemistry Week, Alison Fout, assistant professor in chemistry, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant to begin new research.Fout received a Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in Chemical Sciences, a research grant given to female scientists who are just starting their careers....

University professors make developments in cancer fights for humans, dogs

University professors make developments in cancer fights for humans, dogs

By Susan Szuch

March 30, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

For Tim Fan, Ember was more than just a hound dog. Ember, who was bred for research purposes, was one of the first dogs used in the process of testing the effects of PAC-1 drugs on dogs, which work to cause cancer cells to self-destruct while preserving healthy cells. After the studies are co...