Latest University of Illinois system Stories

2011-03-28 13:59:00

Major Scientific and Clinical Conference to Take Place August 2011 CHICAGO, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR) is a non-profit organization founded by faculty from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the Angiogenesis Foundation (Cambridge, MA) in 2010. Created to develop a formal, clinically-based, educational curriculum in wound healing for physicians, the goal of the ACWHTR is to bring the practice of...

2010-11-13 06:46:41

A five-year, $5 million grant will create a center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to put research ethics resources at the fingertips of researchers nationwide The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently taken definitive steps to ensure that the science and engineering community has valuable resources at its disposal to make informed, ethical, responsible decisions in research projects and professional practices. After soliciting feedback from the community, NSF has...

2010-02-05 13:45:24

On Tuesday, representatives of the Eastern Illinois Foodbank shared results of a national study sponsored by Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The study is completed every four years by nearly 200 food banks and analyzes the effectiveness of emergency food distribution throughout the United States. Craig Gundersen, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, is a member of the Technical...

2009-08-17 11:25:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Presidential Towers, a Waterton Residential community, announces its donation of a fully furnished two bedroom apartment to the University of Illinois Medical Center (UIMC), allowing patients and their families to stay for free while undergoing care at the medical center. "Based on our location and availability, the managing partners of Presidential Towers felt that this was a great way to give back to our community," states Phyllis Kempton, Community...

2009-04-23 19:53:02

Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz have donated $1 million to his alma mater, the University of Illinois, the famed film critic announced. The Chicago Tribune said the Chicago Sun-Times film reviewer's gift will go toward establishing the Roger Ebert Program for Film Studies Fund. The donation was announced during the 11th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival in Champaign, which is organized by the university's College of Media. The University of Illinois is deep in my heart as a great institution,...

2009-04-20 07:00:00

First System To Allow Global SMS Support And Serve Approx. 200,000 People Including University Students, Faculty, Staff, Public Officials and Surrounding Citizenry. BOISE, Idaho, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MyStateUSA, innovators in secure, scalable and flexible emergency communication and notification systems, today disclosed its deployment of what is believed to be the industry's first such Global Notification system, and the successful deployment of AlertSense with the University of...

2009-04-15 12:44:00

URBANA, Ill., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Programmers with little or no exposure to parallelism have an opportunity to learn about multicore programming at the UPCRC Illinois Summer School to be held June 22-26, 2009 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Coursework will provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of multicore programming, offer hands-on experience with the use of multicore languages and libraries, and introduce emerging research topics. Upon...

2009-01-05 15:41:00

PEORIA, Ill., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For those looking to go beyond a bachelor's degree in nursing studies, the University of Illinois (UIC) College of Nursing (CON) offers a variety of advanced practice nursing degrees to fit any schedule. Students and nurses hoping to apply for the next semester should be aware that the deadline is February 1, 2009. "Whether you're interested in a nursing career in public health, acute care, primary healthcare, management or teaching, our college of...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.