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March 3, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity – Provide tech help at Clark Lindsey Retirement Village

Become one of the U of I Tech Volunteers at Clark-Lindsey Village — a retirement community located just south of campus.

October 10, 2016

FA 2016 Informatics Undergraduate Research Assistants Named

This year Informatics has selected a total of 11 students to work with 10 mentors on a variety of projects from across campus.

April 26, 2016

Innovation at Illinois: Fab Lab integrates campus community through digital engagement

The CUC Fab Lab was featured in an April 25, 2016 article in the Daily Illini.

May 13, 2015

Informatics PhD Students Design Interactive System for Learning Tai Chi for EPSY/ INFO 590 Course

Informatics PhD Students, presented their educational interactive system for learning Tai Chi at the EPSY/ INFO 590 Open House and Demo Day, on May 6, 2015 in the IDEALL Lab.

August 27, 2014

ARTS 499: Makerspace – NEW Informatics/ ArtEd Course for Fall 2014

Informatics and Art Education are collaborating on a new course this fall to be taught out of the CU Community Fab Lab on campus!

August 6, 2014

Fab Lab in the News: A Paradise for Young Inventors

Julie Wurth, staff writer with The News-Gazette, recently published a blog post titled “A Paradise for Young Inventors“, covering the summer camps sponsored by the Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab.  The Fab Lab is running camps and workshops throughout the summer for children (pre-teens and teens) on a variety of topics including robotics, game-driven 3D modeling,  and wearable electronics. …

July 30, 2014

HathiTrust Research Center Awarded Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is pleased to announce an exciting new project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The NEH awarded $324,841 for “Exploring the Billions and Billions of Words in the HathiTrust Corpus with Bookworm: HathiTrust + Bookworm” (HT+BW) a two-year project that begins September 1, 2014 and will conclude August …

May 30, 2014

Arshan Nasir Awarded Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Arshan Nasir, an Informatics PhD Student, is one of 29 students selected to receive the 2014-2015 Dissertation Completion Fellowship through the Graduate College.  Arshan passed his preliminary exams in January 2014, and spent the Spring 2014 semester conducting research at the Universitié Paris-Sud, Institute Génétique et Microbiolgie as a recipient of the Chateaubriand Fellowship.  He recently published a new article …

March 3, 2014

New App Warns Users of Potential Hazards

David Tcheng, co-founder of the start-up One Llama, was recently interviewed by MIT Online Review  regarding the development of  smartphone technology to alert people of audible threats.  The new app is called Audio Aware and it alerts users wearing headphones to potential hazards  that they might otherwise not hear.  In his interview, Tcheng explains: “It …

February 11, 2014

Conference Presentation by Scott Nixon, PhD Student

Scott Nixon, an Informatics PhD student, attended the conference for International Plant & Animal Genome XXII in San Diego, CA from January 11-15, 2014. There he presented “Modifications in the gene expression of microglia following peripheral mycobacterium challenge“, as well as being co-author on a second presentation entitled “Characterization of the microglia transcriptome in IDO1 knockout and wild-type mice“. This was …

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