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Engineering looks to continue collaborations

By Vivienne Henning

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 working together to have their students be involved in a curriculum that enables them to learn about...

FIve UI alum on recent Forbes "30 under 30"

By Daniel Corry

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 of 30 in 20 different fields. This year, Phil Ansell, Qian Chen, Nisha Chittal, Scott Daigle and P...

UI physics professor named national professor of the year

UI physics professor named national professor of the year

By Vivienne Henning

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 national Professor of the Year Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the C...

UI Multi-Campus Strategic Plan aims to improve campus inclusivity

By Christin Watkins

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,” said Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson.lbThis plan focuses on integrity, engaging everyone ...

Women continue to be engineering minority

Women continue to be engineering minority

By Jean Kang

November 18, 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 only number you need to know to have a sense of how far we need to go,” said K...

The Nation’s Oldest Financial Aid Program Expires

The Nation’s Oldest Financial Aid Program Expires

By Samantha Jones Toal

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. Department of Education, expired on Oct. 1 when Congress didn’t renew the program, according to ...

Engineering reaches out to youth

Engineering reaches out to youth

By Vivienne Henning

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 on. “It is important what we do to engage more and more students, as early as possible, from und...

UI conference talks about water crisis

UI conference talks about water crisis

By Ali Braboy

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 of Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment.iSEE is presenting a conference titled “Water Planet, W...

University’s Engineering program ranked number four in the world

By Fatima Farha

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 schools in the nation, according to the college’s website. Recently, it was recognized as number four on...

Biostamp technology senses through skin to monitor health

Biostamp technology senses through skin to monitor health

By Chris Reinhart

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 from various universities, allows doctors to monitor their patients' health even when they're out ...

Unifying cultures through cricket

Unifying cultures through cricket

By Abrar Al-Heeti

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. They also prepare for their upcoming tournament finals, which will be on Sunday on the South Quad.So...

University research group creates immersive experiences through virtual reality

University research group creates immersive experiences through virtual reality

By Abrar Al-Heeti

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 the stage to reveal the waving arms and excited movements of the eager, cheering crowd. It’s after tu...

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