Winter Commencement Saturday Winter commencement will be held in two ceremonies Saturday in Redbird Arena. The University will award 1,155 baccalaureate degrees, 165 master's degrees and 39 doctorates.
MLK Jr. Dinner to feature Lani Guinier Lawyer, scholar and civil rights activist Lani Guinier will be the featured speaker for the University's Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. The first African-American woman tenured professor at Harvard Law School, Guinier has worked diligently on issues of social justice, voting rights and women in the law.
Major grant to develop computer science teachers A $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will boost the number of computer science teachers in Illinois. Professor of Technology Anu Gokhale and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Kenton Machina are heading the project known as Teacher Education in Computer Science.