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Krannert Art Museum’s expanded website provides online access to artwork collection

Krannert Art Museum recently launched an expanded, redesigned website that will allow online visitors to search the museum’s art collection.

Culture’s influence on testing, evaluation to be focus of conference

Culture’s pivotal role in effective educational and social assessments – and how related research findings can spark social change – will be the focus of an international conference in Chicago this fall.

Illinois Fire Service Institute research director to testify in Congress

Gavin Horn, the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute’s director of research,  will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology. The hearing, scheduled for July 12, is titled “U.S.

Media advisory: Campus walk, concert Thursday night for missing scholar

A public event in support of missing scholar Yingying Zhang will take place Thursday evening at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The event is organized by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association.

Warmer, drier soils in Illinois

Soil temperatures have been rising throughout the first half of June, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.

 

Brown Young selected vice chancellor for student affairs

Danita M. Brown Young will become the vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 7. She currently is the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Minnesota.

Bagchi next director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Milan Bagchi, the head of the department of molecular and integrative physiology, was named the next director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois.

 

May was cool and rainy in Illinois

The statewide average temperature for May was 61.9 degrees, 0.8 degrees below normal, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel with the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at the U. of I. A few locations in Illinois reached 90 degrees, including Moline and Springfield. In mid-May, several locations reported temperatures below freezing, including Mount Carroll with 29 degrees.

U.S. citizenship information session June 14 at University YMCA

The New Americans Initiative of the University YMCA is hosting three free U.S. citizenship information sessions in June. The final meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign. Free child care is available. Topics include the process of naturalization and how to prepare for the citizenship exam. For additional event details and program fliers, visit http://www.universityymca.org/welcome/#nai.

 

Soil temperatures rising across Illinois

After a cool beginning of the month, soil temperatures are rising throughout the state in mid-May, according to Jennie Atkins, the Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. 

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