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Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Renee Romano and Research Park Director Laura Freirichs testify on University budget.

By Lilly Mashayek

May 9, 2016

From exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer, this year had its fair share of intriguing and notable tech stories in the news. Along with an increasing emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunities, students and staff at the University made their mark in the tech world. Here’s a look at this year’...

New Design Center to provide creative space for all students

Preliminary conceptualization of the Design Center.

By Lilly Mashayek

November 30, 2015

A new Design Center will offer technology and resources for all students across campus. The 59,300-square-foot Design Center will be located between Fourth and Sixth streets, next to the Krannert Art Museum. Fouad Abd El Khalick, associate dean for research and member of the Design Center Program Wo...