University of Illinois

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Fill your mind with owl facts

URBANA — They hoot, yelp and scream and do one heck of a head swivel.

And thanks to mankind's continued fascination with these birds, owls are mighty popular, too.

"I argue it's the most popular group of animals in the world," said owl champion and researcher Denver Holt.

Scientists plan April 22 protest march

CHAMPAIGN — Scientists locally and across the country say they've had enough of the Trump Administration not supporting science in the way they feel it should be.

So on April 22 — in Champaign, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere — they're planning "March for Science" events to raise awareness to some of the crippling cuts that have been proposed in areas of science.

Higher-seeded Illini heading to Florida? Blame it on Broadway

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois is the higher seed in tonight's NIT contest against Central Florida, but the Illini won't have home-court advantage.

Blame the lullaby of Broadway.

State Farm Center long ago scheduled the musical "42nd Street" for tonight as part of the WCIA 3 Broadway Series, bumping the Illini to Orlando, Fla., for spring break.

Whirlwind courtship with Underwood done in short order

CHAMPAIGN — Like thousands of fans, Illinois' athletic director spent the first Friday of the NCAA tournament in basketball-mad Indianapolis.

But Josh Whitman never made it to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where in the tipoff game of the session, Michigan beat Oklahoma State by a point.

Like Lovie's deal, UI will pay top dollar for Underwood

CHAMPAIGN — New Illinois men's basketball coach Brad Underwood will get $19.2 million in pay and retention bonuses if he stays for the duration of his six-year contract — plus the $3 million he owes to Oklahoma State.

UI at 150: Favorite Campustown delicacies

With the University of Illinois celebrating birthday No. 150 this year, we caught up with hundreds of graduates who've gone on to greatness. Every Tuesday throughout 2017, Managing Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales. Today, in Part 17: Campustown delicacies.

UI alumna will try to prove she's got 'The Voice'

University of Illinois alumna Micah Tryba is not every woman at all — she's in a good position to advance on "The Voice."

She sang "I'm Every Woman" — a la Whitney Houston, not Chaka Khan's original version — to win a place on Blake Shelton's team for upcoming episodes of the NBC reality show.

Pet Talk: Danger lurking in the soil

UI College of Veterinary Medicine

Studio Visit: So Jung Kwak

So Jung Kwak, 34, of Urbana is a 2016 University of Illinois doctoral of musical arts degree graduate in piano performance, organist at First Presbyterian Church in Danville and the lead instructor and coordinator of the UI's Piano Laboratory Program.

Which contest did you win to play at Carnegie Hall?

Altgeld's noon chimes will go silent

CHAMPAIGN — On Sept. 26, 2012, the Altgeld chimes fell silent to raise awareness for the deaf community.