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Where does the U.S. withdrawal leave the World Health Organization?

Editor’s note: The Trump administration gave formal notice in July that it intends to withdraw from the World Health Organization – an...

Reuters: Billionaire Sumner Redstone, media mogul who headed Viacom, dead at 97

Viacom and CBS Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone, the media mogul who took his father’s movie theater chain and built it into an...

Obituary: Olivia de Havilland, star of Hollywood’s Golden Age

Dame Olivia de Havilland, who has died at 104 in Paris, was one of the last survivors of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Why is the NFL team in Washington, D.C., changing its name?

The NFL team in the nation’s capital will no longer be the Redskins. The name is being retired. Jay Rosenstein, a Center for...

Can Major League Baseball owners, players avoid another work stoppage?

Editor’s note: Daniel A. Gilbert is a labor and history professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of the 2013 book “Expanding the Strike...

Sharing the beauty and wonder of physics

SOME YEARS AGO, an acquaintance realized he was on the same flight as physics professor Nadya Mason when he overheard a conversation between...

BBC: Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole dies at 75

Joanna Cole, writer of the award-winning Magic School Bus series which made science fun for generations of children, has died at the...

NPR: ‘Mythbusters’ Star Grant Imahara, Electrical Engineer And Robotics Wiz, Dies At 49

Electrical engineer, robotics wiz, Mythbusters' cast member, Disney consultant, TV host and Hollywood animatronics designer Grant Imahara died Monday. He was 49.

What tips can help educators convert in-person courses to online instruction?

What are the special or unique challenges of adapting medical education to online delivery, and how can those be addressed or overcome?

CNN: Dalai Lama Fast Facts

The Dalai Lamas are considered the manifestations of the Bodhisattva (Buddha) of Compassion, who chose to reincarnate to serve the people.

Where does the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program stand?

How would you characterize the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – a repudiation of...

Why are familiar brands with Black images getting a rethink?

Editor’s note: Aunt Jemima is retiring. Uncle Ben is changing. Mrs. Butterworth is getting a review. One way or another, these and other...

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[Champaign] 13 Thursdays in Campustown

13THURSDAYS presented by JSM Living continues in campustown this summer now through August 12. Explore campustown by taking advantage of deals and sales at 21 participating businesses every...

[Illinois] Passes for 22nd annual ‘Ebertfest’ on sale June 7

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Passes for the 22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” will go on sale June 7.

Media advisory: Illinois undergraduates featured in television series ‘The College Tour’

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eleven students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be featured in an edition of “The College Tour,”...

[Champaign] EXPLORE CAMPUSTOWN BUSINESSES ALL SUMMER WITH THE RETURN OF 13 THURSDAYS

CHAMPAIGN -- The Champaign Center Partnership invites the public to explore Campustown this summer during the return of 13 Thursdays, the annual 13-week promotion...