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University startup teaches languages in a unique way

Joseph Milla, left, and Thomas Reese developed a language learning Web application that takes various words on websites and changes some of them to a language of the visitor's choice.
July 19, 2015

FlipWord, a University startup, has a new approach to language learning. The company created a Web browser extension that takes various words on websites and changes some of them...

UI alumni raise money for wheelchair lift project through Kickstarter

Anando Naqui co-founder of EscaWheel discusses his project and Kickstarter campaign with the media on June June 11.
June 14, 2015

Three University of Illinois alumni brought their senior design project to life using Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects.Their project, EscaWheel, is a lift that makes...

Polyvinyl set to release Vol. 2 of 4-Track Singles Series

Vinyl records stack the shelves of Polyvinyl Record Co.'s offices in downtown Champaign.
November 18, 2014

It all started in 1994 with two high school sweethearts, a love of music and Polyvinyl Press, a self-published mini-magazine (“fanzine”) about local, underground music. At the time, Matt Lunsford and...

University alumnus planning food truck for Caribbean Grill

University alumnus planning food truck for Caribbean Grill
October 2, 2014

In the middle of an economic recession and planning a wedding, Mike Harden, 2005 University MBA alumnus, gave up a financially sound job and took the biggest gamble of his life. “Everybody was all like,...

University graduate takes card players through the seasons with design

Alexander Chin, 2011 alumnus, has designed SEASONS, an artistic series of playing cards that mimic that passing of time. After using private funding and crowd-sourcing such as Kickstarter, Chin hopes to release the sets by the holiday season.
September 29, 2014

The playing cards that Alexander Chin designs aren’t suited for college drinking games. Instead, the cards are made as collectors’ items, valued for their artistic appeal. Chin is the creator and...

Former preschool art teacher produces series of children’s books on artists

Judy Lee, author and illustrator of
June 16, 2014

When Judy Lee, a 28-year-old freelance graphic designer in Urbana, got a job offer to become a preschool art teacher, she didn’t know what to do. She was terrified — she wasn’t sure if she could...

Mobile Development Day features tech-savvy speakers, panelists

January 30, 2014

Telephones have evolved considerably over the course of history. Starting out as basic communication devices, they have grown far beyond their original concept. Still, technology continues to flourish...

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