Julie Wurth

Julie Wurth

UI president finds lots to like in Pritzker's budget plan

URBANA — If Gov. J.B. Pritzker's budget plan wins legislative approval, it would provide the biggest state-funding increase to the University of Illinois in nearly two decades.

Longtime UI donors announce uniquely sustainable gift

URBANA — A longtime donor to University of Illinois athletics is giving the campus a sizable gift to endow environmental sustainability programs.

Carle Illinois College of Medicine hoping to foster healthy competition with 'Make-A-Thon'

URBANA — About 7.7 billion people live on Planet Earth, and to health experts at the University of Illinois, that's a world of untapped potential.

On a mission to transform and democratize health care, they're throwing open the doors to the UI's innovation labs to attract the best ideas from students, "citizen-scientists" and everyday folks to improve human health.

Are We There Yet? | UI cancer advocates are Krushing it

CHAMPAIGN — Crystal Reinhart was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when she was 29, just five months after receiving her doctorate in community psychology.

She has since been through a stem-cell transplant, and while she has some ongoing issues, the Illini fan is now "your average healthy 37-year-old."

Julie Wurth | Survivors bring 'human perspective' to Cancer Center's efforts

CHAMPAIGN — Crystal Reinhart was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when she was 29, just five months after receiving her doctorate in community psychology.

She has since been through a stem-cell transplant, and while she has some ongoing issues, the Illini fan is now "your average healthy 37-year-old."

At Kleinmuntz Center, business meets genetic research

URBANA — A new center designed to broaden the public impact of genomics research at the University of Illinois has been launched by the Carle R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

French Jew risked her life spying against the Nazis in World War II

Marthe Cohn crouched in the bushes along the Swiss border with Nazi Germany, too terrified to move.

It was 1945, and the 24-year-old French nurse was just yards from the country road that marked German territory, watching as two armed guards marched back and forth along a huge field marking the only open stretch of border between the two countries.

Campus Conversation: Rohit Bhargava

More than 600,000 Americans are expected to die from cancer this year, and 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with the disease.

Let the storm roll on: Big Ten, UI have no rules against rushing court

CHAMPAIGN — As the clock ticked down on the Illini's 79-74 upset over Michigan State on Tuesday night, jubilant Illini fans poured onto the court, surrounding players who chest-bumped and raised their arms in triumph.

The same scenario played out Friday when the Iowa Hawkeyes upended No. 2 Michigan.

It's a long-standing college tradition, and all legal under Big Ten rules.

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