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  • Illinois music ensemble part of Vienna’s music scene this spring

    The University of Illinois Chamber Singers is performing in Europe this spring during a 12-day exchange trip with the University of Vienna choir.

  • Nick Offerman Commencement speech on list of "most inspiring words" for Class of 2017

    Yahoo! Finance (May 25) — As graduates toss their caps, pack their dorms, and prepare to head into the real world, famous figures from media, politics and business are offering their words of advice in commencement addresses across the country. Actor Nick Offerman, an alumnus, was the U. of I.’s Commencement speaker for 2017.

  • Blue and purple corn: Not just for tortilla chips anymore

    Current sources of natural dyes are expensive and hard to come by. Now, a large University of Illinois project is filling the gap with colored corn.

  • Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatment

    Professor Kristopher Kilian led a research team that developed a chemical array to culture metastatic cancer cells so that different treatments can be tested on them.

  • Memorial Day and the history of Memorial Stadium

    Monday marks the 46th official celebration of Memorial Day, although the day of observance has existed since after the Civil War. At Memorial Stadium, you can find 198 names of students, faculty and staff who died in World War I inscribed into its limestone columns.

  • How has interracial marriage evolved since Loving v. Virginia?

    WTTW-TV (Chicago, May 24) — How have issues surrounding interracial marriage evolved nearly 50 years since Loving v. Virginia was decided? Joining Chicago Tonight to offer their insights are Kevin Mumford, a history professor at Illinois; and Heather Dalmage, a sociology professor at Roosevelt University and the director of the school’s Mansfield Institute for Social Justice Transformation.

  • What's in my milk? Truth v. myth

    What are the facts about milk, and what claims are based on faulty information or misunderstanding? Join us for a Twitter chat on June 22 from noon to 1 p.m. CT with ACES expert Dr. Jim Drackley.

  • Student awarded Boren Scholarship to study in Jordan

    Derek Hoot of Middleton, Wisconsin, has been offered an $18,500 David L. Boren Scholarship to fully cover the cost of his academic year 2017-18 study abroad experience at the Qasid Institute for Classical and Modern Standard Arabic in Jordan.

  • Fighting Illini Athletics to honor inaugural Hall of Fame class

    Join Fighting Illini Athletics in celebrating its history and honoring the inaugural Hall of Fame class on June 23 in Chicago.