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University of Illinois, UIF set new fundraising records, direction

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 9:01 am CDT

Thomas J. Farrell, president of the University of Illinois Foundation, wants to establish a new strategic direction for the University of Illinois to not only to raise more money, but also to engage its alumni and donors in supporting the University on various levels, including serving on volunteer boards and serving as ambassadors for the University.

Seven Major Gifts to Benefit Urbana-Champaign Campus of University of Illinois

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 9:00 am CDT

Seven private gifts totaling more than $13 million earmarked for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be announced Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, during the U of I Foundation’s 78th Annual Meeting.

78th Annual Foundation Meeting Webcast Friday, October 18th, 2013

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 8:29 am CDT

78th Annual Foundation Meeting Webcast Friday, October 18th, 2013

World Food Prize laureate Dr. Robert Fraley to donate award to support advancement of women in plant science

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 9:40 am CDT

World Food Prize 2013 laureate Dr. Robert T. Fraley, Monsanto’s executive vice president and chief technology officer, today announced that both he and Monsanto will match his share of the World Food Prize award to establish the Fraley-Borlaug Scholars in Plant Science scholarship.

UIC alumnus donates $6.5M for bioengineering program

Tue, 17 Sep 2013 9:36 am CDT

Entrepreneur and corporate CEO Rick Hill, who grew up on the South Side, believes Chicago is ideally positioned to be a major player in biotechnology over the next decade. Chicago, he says, has the infrastructure of research universities to compete with San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston.

College of Law receives $2 million gift to support advocacy training

Mon, 16 Sep 2013 9:38 am CDT

The University of Illinois College of Law has received a $2 million gift from the Jerome Mirza Foundation to create The Jerome Mirza Program in Advocacy, designed to advance advocacy training at the College. The Program will support (1) The Jerome Mirza Trial Academy, a Chicago-based program that will provide training to upper-level law students and practitioners in advanced advocacy techniques, including e-discovery, cross-examination, and effective use of trial exhibits; (2) The Jerome Mirza Chicago Practicum, which will expand course offerings in the College of Law’s innovative Chicago Program; and (3) The Jerome Mirza Fellows Program, which will fund one-year fellowships for recent graduates of the College of Law to serve in county public defender offices, where they will gain real-world practice experience assisting indigent citizens of the state of Illinois, under the supervision of experienced public defenders.

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