University of Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org en Big Ten leaders issue letter opposing athlete unions, propose reforms http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/big-ten-leaders-issue-letter-opposing-athlete-unions-propose-reforms <div>Administrators of all 14 Big Ten schools have asked the NCAA to implement series of reforms to college athletics brought on by a labor dispute at Northwestern University. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:14:04 +0000 Jeff Bossert 25449 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Big Ten leaders issue letter opposing athlete unions, propose reforms Researchers at the U of I working on new type of medical monitor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/researchers-u-i-working-new-type-medical-monitor <div>Researchers at the University of Illinois are currently working on flexible circuits that can adhere to the skin like a bandage. It would be a less intrusive, more comfortable way of monitoring things like temperature and motion in real time. Illinois Public Radio's Jason Croft has more.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Picture yourself going into the hospital or doctor’s office. Instead of large or intrusive machines used to monitor your vital signs, a small patch embedded with circuits is attached to your skin. John Rogers is Professor of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:45:11 +0000 Jason Croft 22931 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Researchers at the U of I working on new type of medical monitor Higher ed not keeping up with demand for mental health services http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/higher-ed-not-keeping-demand-mental-health-services <p>Colleges and universities continue to see growing demand for mental health services. But national data published this month shows budgets and staffing levels for most campus counseling centers aren’t keeping up with that demand. Illinois Public Radio’s Ryan Weber reports on the effect it’s having on students in the final story of our series, “Unmet Needs: Living with Mental Illness in Central Illinois.”&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Illinois student Hann Lindahl started to develop her anxiety in high school.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It went untreated, and, during her first years of college, the anxiety grew, and so did the binging, and she started...</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:25:12 +0000 Ryan Webber 22351 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Higher ed not keeping up with demand for mental health services 3D printers changing how students learn http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/3d-printers-changing-how-students-learn <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>3D printers are changing the way many people do business. &nbsp;As IPR’S Sean Powers reports, the machines that create toys, guns and even human bones are also changing the way students learn in the classroom.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bryan Wilcox runs a company in Urbana that specializes in helping people create products from scratch. Just about everything he works on starts off as a prototype that’s not displayed as a graphic or drawing, but a physical object made using a 3D printer.</span></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:04:06 +0000 Sean Powers 13688 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 3D printers changing how students learn U of I to research "Dark Energy" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-research-dark-energy <div>University of Illinois researchers will have a role in what’s being called the largest survey of galaxies ever attempted. &nbsp; IPR'S Jeff Bossert has more:</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U of I’s physics department helped to build the world’s largest digital camera to research ‘Dark Energy’ or the theory that the universe is not only expanding, but accelerating. &nbsp;Data from camera images will be examined by the U of I’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications. &nbsp;</span></p></div><div> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:01:06 +0000 Jeff Bossert 11527 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Chris Mooney to take over the U of I's IGPA http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/chris-mooney-take-over-u-igpa <div>University of Illinois Springfield political scientist Chris Mooney will take over next month as the head of U of I's Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Public radio listeners know Mooney as frequent panelist on the "State Week in Review" program.&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:45:42 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9582 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Chris Mooney to take over the U of I's IGPA U of I to give out merit-based raises http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-give-out-merit-based-raises <div>University of Illinois employees are set to receive pay hikes this year, and just how much will depend on their performance. The school's leader says he's trying to provide a more stable financial environment for staff, even in the face of the state's unstable finances. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky has more.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a letter to employees, University of Illinois President Robert Easter says competitive compensation is essential to recruit and retain top faculty and staff. &nbsp;And yet, he writes, "we must recognize the many uncertainties and challenges before us." &nbsp;Namely, state funding.</span></div><div> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:11:46 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8237 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I to give out merit-based raises Universities agree to pick up cost of employee retirement benefits http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/universities-agree-pick-cost-employee-retirement-benefits <p></p><div>Illinois universities and community colleges have signed on to a deal that would have them pick up the cost of their employees' retirement benefits. &nbsp;It's part of lawmakers' ongoing efforts to reduce how much the state is spending on pensions. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois has cut its spending on universities for years, and even more reductions are expected next year. School administrators say it's forced them to hike tuition, and to leave positions unfilled. And yet they've agreed to a plan that could collectively cost them hundreds of millions of dollars.</span></p></div><div> Fri, 17 May 2013 12:13:35 +0000 Denise Molina & Amanda Vinicky 5754 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Universities agree to pick up cost of employee retirement benefits U of I President wants to renovate hospital in Chicago http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-president-wants-renovate-hospital-chicago <p></p><div>The president of Illinois' flagship university says he hopes to renovate the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:06:56 +0000 Denise Molina 4360 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I President wants to renovate hospital in Chicago Cost of housing has college students paying more http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cost-housing-has-college-students-paying-more <p></p><div>An Illinois legislative hearing on college affordability Wednesday shows the cost of updating university housing has students paying more.</div><div> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:15:55 +0000 Sean Flavin 1692 at http://peoriapublicradio.org