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Engineering looks to continue collaborations

February 1, 2016

Engineering and medicine, on the surface, appear to be separate fields in separate colleges. But, the College of Engineering and the new College of Medicine — which will open in 2018 — are...

FIve UI alum on recent Forbes "30 under 30"

January 20, 2016

This year Forbes magazine’s annual “30 under 30” featured five “game changers, movers and makers” with University backgrounds. The annual issue highlights the 30 brightest people under the age...

UI physics professor named national professor of the year

Portrait of Mats Selen by Jovanie De La Cruz.
November 30, 2015

The University hired Mats Selen in the Spring of 1993, and after his many years here, it’s become apparent of the effect he has had on the students and the physics department.SOSelen was awarded the...

UI Multi-Campus Strategic Plan aims to improve campus inclusivity

November 19, 2015

President Timothy Killeen hosted a Town Hall meeting Monday to discuss the finalization of a draft of the Multi-Campus Strategic plan.The strategic plan aims to make an “impact on the state more broadly,”...

Women continue to be engineering minority

Women continue to be engineering minority
November 17, 2015

Less than 20 percent of students enrolled in Engineering are women. Although according to the Division of Management Information, the enrollment of women for Fall 2015 is up when compared to past years. “That’s...

The Nation’s Oldest Financial Aid Program Expires

The Nation’s Oldest Financial Aid Program Expires
October 12, 2015

Carla Stelsel, freshman in LAS, took out a Perkins Loan in late May, but future students may not have the same opportunity.The Federal Perkins Loan Program, a need-based student loan offered by the U.S....

Engineering reaches out to youth

Correction: A previous version of this graphic incorrectly labeled the x-axis of the bar graph as the number of freshmen enrolled in Engineering. The graphic should have been labeled to convey the enrollment numbers reflect the whole college. Additionally, the graphic incorrectly inflated the number of African American students enrolled in Engineering. The Daily Illini regrets the error. 
September 29, 2015

The College of Engineering hopes to use specialized outreach and the implementation of new programs to attract a more diverse student population, and they’re trying to build their future classes early...

UI conference talks about water crisis

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September 15, 2015

Although those at the University might not see a water crisis on campus, the choices people make affect the quality of water elsewhere, mused Madhu Khanna, associate director for education and outreach...

University’s Engineering program ranked number four in the world

August 30, 2015

One of the largest engineering colleges in the nation, the College of Engineering here at the University is also one of the best. In the past few years, it has made it to the list of top 10 engineering...

Biostamp technology senses through skin to monitor health

Tony Banks, a member of John Rogers' research staff, holds a toy baby covered in various Biostamps in one of their many labs on Friday, July 10, 2015.
July 12, 2015

A unique innovation from University research could change the way doctors perform and treat their patients. The Biostamp, created by John Rogers, professor in Engineering, and other scientists...

Unifying cultures through cricket

Students play cricket on the South Quad on April 24. Participants are members of the Cricket Club of Illinois, a registered student organization. Cricket tournament finals will be Sunday on the South Quad.
April 30, 2015

Every Friday night since April 4, the South Quad has transformed into a cricket field.Over 100 people, mostly from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, spread out across the lawn to play cricket for recreation....

University research group creates immersive experiences through virtual reality

Cory Scribner, senior in Engineering, uses the Oculus Rift virtual reality program to operate devices in a model of a research reactor that was once on campus. His research group, headed by Rizwan Uddin, develops virtual reality programs that can be used in academic and workplace settings.
April 22, 2015

Paul McCartney stands on stage. His band is in the background warming up for another song. There is the sound of a drum and cymbals starting up a rhythm. Bright lights shine from overhead and from below...

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