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University startup teaches languages in a unique way

University startup teaches languages in a unique way

By Chris Reinhart

July 19, 2015


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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 to a language of the visitor's choice.“FlipWord works by intelligently picking certain words out of ...

UI alumni raise money for wheelchair lift project through Kickstarter

UI alumni raise money for wheelchair lift project through Kickstarter

By Mariah Schaefer

June 14, 2015


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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 it easier for wheelchair users to go up and down stairs.“What we built was more a proof of concept ...

University alumnus planning food truck for Caribbean Grill

University alumnus planning food truck for Caribbean Grill

October 2, 2014


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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, ‘Are you crazy, why would you do that?’” he said. “But I literally quit my job and I put...

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

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

By Earn Saenmuk

June 16, 2014


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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 actually work with children or not. She planned to reject the offer; however, all her friends encourage...

Mobile Development Day features tech-savvy speakers, panelists

January 30, 2014


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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 and provide users with a wider range of possibilities. Research Park is sponsoring the third annual Mobile Developme...