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Life-size statue commemorates Roger Ebert

Life-size statue commemorates Roger Ebert

April 22, 2014

Roger Ebert spent just the first quarter of his life in Champaign-Urbana, but a statue of the late film critic will live forever just outside of The Virginia Theatre. Announced in September, just five months after Ebert died from years of battling cancer, the life-size bronze sculpture depicts the ...

Professor’s team of students aid Gifford’s post-disaster reconstruction

March 19, 2014

Last November, the town of Gifford, Ill., and surrounding areas survived a tornado that left trees uprooted, homes destroyed and people helpless.  Architecture Assistant Professor Mark Taylor said he saw the Gifford Tornado disaster not only as a tragedy but an opportunity for sustainable housing t...