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Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

Graduate student turns love of animals into groundbreaking research

By Samantha Jones Toal Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2016


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Kathryn Polkoff, a graduate student in animal sciences, stands 6 feet and 4 inches tall.RB No longer does she gear up in her kneepads and Fighting Illini volleyball jersey, but instead in her white lab coat, safety goggles and beakers.However, even when she’s decked out for the lab, she lacks the look of intimidation one m...

Genomics workshop caters to Native American community

Genomics workshop caters to Native American community

By Allison McIlvain

July 5, 2015


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The Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics (SING) is a University workshop aiming to get more Native American scholars, students and community members interested in genomic studies, and to counteract the underrepresented status of Native Americans in genomic and science-based...

Illini track and field head west for Husker Invite

By Will Small

February 5, 2015


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The Illinois men’s track and field team gears up for the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite in Lincoln, Nebraska this weekend. With teams like Nebraska and USC headlining the field, the Husker Invite is one of the toughest meets of the season for the Illini. “It’ll be a real good test for us in all events,” head c...

Two trombonists making a name in jazz

By Sarah Foster

January 29, 2015


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Jim Pugh has a variety of extraordinary experiences to share with his students.Throughout his half-century-long musicianship, the trombonist and professor of jazz studies has written and directed pieces for symphonies. He’s soloed on soundtracks for feature films, and he’s had his head smashed in a tr...

Pebble Smart Watch allows students hands-free communication

Pebble Smart Watch allows students hands-free communication

By Earn Saenmuk

May 6, 2014


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Many engineering students have been spotted wearing the same watch on campus, and it’s not an accident. Pebble Smart Watch has a black-and-white e-paper display. It can connect to any device that supports iOS or Android systems via Bluetooth. The main purpose of the Pebble is for owners to get noti...