University of Illinois to name lab after LED pioneer

Tech 05/10/19, 14:05

The University of Illinois is planning to name its Micro and Nanotechnology Lab after an engineering visionary who created the first practical LED. Professor Emeritus Nick Holonyak Jr., a UI engineering alumnus, found a new alloy in 1962 that would emit light in the red segment of the visible spectrum. Energy-saving LEDs, ...

Defense: Man accused of killing Chinese scholar denied care

U.S. 04/09/19, 16:02

Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang say university counselors didn't offer him adequate care when he sought help for suicidal and homicidal thoughts three months before the 26-year-old Zhang went missing.Brendt Christensen, now 29, walked into a campus counseling center on ...

Illinois man receives posthumous clemency in stabbing case

U.S. 01/15/19, 12:41

Just days before he left office, former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner granted posthumous clemency to a man imprisoned for a stabbing that a serial killer later confessed to committing.The Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois in Springfield said Tuesday that Grover Thompson received the first posthumous exoneration in ...

Filing: FBI searched cell of man charged in scholar’s death

U.S. 12/17/18, 14:30

Attorneys for the man charged with kidnapping and killing a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois-Champaign say the FBI searched his jail cell when he was in court.Brendt Christensen's attorneys now want a judge to force the FBI to divulge what they found in Friday's search. They filed a ...

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