Director’s Panel: Reflections on the University of Illinois Press at 10

Wednesday, February 14, 3 – 5 p.m., Main Library, room 106

A Director’s Panel will discuss the Press’s decades-long commitment to supporting scholarship on social justice issues and publishing underrepresented voices and histories. The panel will be followed by a reception. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the public history exhibit in the North-South Corridor and talk with the University of Illinois Press staff and library staff who helped bring the exhibit to life. Continue reading

New Illinois med school built for health-tech future

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana-Champaign, which will welcome its first class of students in July, bills itself as the first medical doctorate program in the nation designed from inception to integrate engineering with medicine. Its hope is to graduate physician innovators who challenge the status quo and find solutions that reduce costs while improving access to and quality of care.

Read the Chicago Tribune article on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

NSF-sponsored Workshop to Focus on Data Lifecycle Training

For today’s graduate and post-doctoral students, conducting research often starts by trying to make sense of the many tools, technologies, and work environments used in data-intensive research and computing.

NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training

July 16-27 at University of North Carolina

Travel and accommodations provided. Applications due March 15.

The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training is a two-week summer workshop aimed at helping graduate students understand the many aspects of the data-intensive computing environment. Even more important, the workshop will focus on bridging the gap between domain scientists and computer and information scientists so that data-intensive research is quicker, less complicated, and more productive. Continue reading

A Powerful Supercomputer is Helping Scientists to Understand Epilepsy

Epilepsy is the fourth most common human neurological disorder in the world — a disorder characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a record number of people in the United States have epilepsy: 3.4 million total, including nearly half a million children. At this time, there’s no known cause or cure, but with the help of NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, researchers like Ivan Soltesz are making progress. Continue reading