University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

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September 15, 2015

Cow Deaths In Surgery Prompt Changes At U of I Vet Med

Five of the animals died following abdominal surgery last month.  A USDA inspection report means more vets and vet technicians monitoring students, having vetinary staff and student monitor animals after operations, and doing procedures in surgery suites. 


7-year old Hank Kovach, who suffers from Doose Syndrome, uses a liquid extract of marijuana called cannabiodiol, or Epidiolex.

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September 10, 2015

The Demand For Medical Cannabis In Illinois

While a handful of sites grow Illinois' first medical marijuana, those suffering from a number of conditions are waiting for the first dispensaries to open. There's also an effort underway to expand the pilot program that expires in just over two years.


Sital Uprety works with his water samples in Nepal.

Courtesy of Sital Uprety

September 03, 2015

Nepali Engineering Students Help Rebuild After Nepal’s Earthquake

A group of University of Illinois students from Nepal spent the summer helping to rebuild their country after last spring's 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The series of quakes and aftershocks killed some 9,000 people and destroyed buildings and infrastructure. Engineering student Sital Uprety tested and rebuilt water sanitation systems and talked with us about the trip.


University of Illinois Comptroller Walter Knorr

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August 31, 2015

U of I Comptroller Notes New Healthcare Costs in 2016

The University of Illinois could spend up to $1.6 million in its next operating budget on healthcare coverage for some 2,300 contingent or temporary university employees; their coverage will be required under the Affordable Care Act beginning in 2016.


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