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Distant Relatives

In science, as in all of life, there are matters a posteriori—meaning they have to be proved—and matters a priori—which is to say, self-evident. That U of I Professor Alfred (Al) Roca is partial...

Robert Brunner

Disruptor-in-Chief

When Robert Brunner, Ph.D., says new technologies aren’t rocket science, he speaks from experience—he holds a doctoral degree in astrophysics and was professor of astronomy before coming to the Gies College of Business in...

Mihir Vardhan

Illinois Shines in The College Tour

Mihir Vardhan, a freshman electrical engineering major from Haryana, India, has something to tell the world about the University of Illinois: “It’s about studying what you’re passionate about, in the most amazing labs...

Way of the Sensei

Shozo Sato, HON ’99, still remembers the searchlights sweeping across the sky over Osaka, Japan, in 1945. Then came the B-29 bombers. “I could hear the planes coming in, the very deep propeller sounds,”...

Virtual Town Hall Series

April 30, 2020: Chancellor Robert J. Jones March 2, 2020: Director of Athletics Josh Whitman   December 9, 2019: University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen

Fast-tracked

“The pandemic was bearing down on us, and we knew we had to do something,” recalls Martin Burke, associate dean of research at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Burke had just been asked...