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$700,000 grant awarded to help community college transfer students

By Vivienne Henning

February 8, 2016


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The Office of Community College Research and Leadership received a grant to help community college transfer students earn bachelor’s degrees.The University’s Office of Community College Research and Leadership, OCCRL, will use a $700,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund n...

University receives $28.1 million to research technology combating cyber-attacks

By Vivienne Henning

October 26, 2015


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In recent years, cyber hackers have waged attacks on organizations ranging from Sony Entertainment to the U.S. government. University researchers will investigate another area of cyber vulnerability — the nation’s energy infrastructure.The University was selected to be a part of the Cyber Re...

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

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

By Aaron Navarro

October 18, 2015


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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....

IL veterans programs continue, despite budget strains

By Stephen Nye

October 14, 2015


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Several institutions are working in Champaign-Urbana to help returning soldiers; one of the largest is the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which directly employs about 1,350 individuals in Illinois.Through both federal and local systems, the department’s objective is “to help our Illinois vet...

College of Education debuts IDEALL

By Vivienne Henning

October 4, 2015


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About four years ago, as technology continued to evolve, the College of Education began to consider how the school could evolve with it. The college researched how technology can be used in the classroom as well as how students interact with and learn from technology. This curiosity led to the developme...

UI education a ‘responsibility’ to solve world hunger, according to Tom Vilsack

UI education a ‘responsibility’ to solve world hunger, according to Tom Vilsack

By Marijo Enderle

September 14, 2015


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Tweet: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calls on students to solve world hunger now.As some 300 students, faculty and community members sat in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack called on University students to solve hunger in their lifetimes....

University to build Center for Critical Infrastructure Resiliency

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 22, 2015


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The Department of Homeland Security has given the University $20 million to create a center dedicated to critical infrastructure resiliency.On June 9, the University announced it would lead the new center to improve the resiliency of critical infrastructure. This includes dams, transportation systems, informat...