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March 2, 2001
The Illinois Institute of Technology will be sponsoring and hosting a conference on Light Power Membranes (LPMs) – walls of photovoltaic cells that can be incorporated into new architectural design solutions. The conference will be held on Friday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at S.R...
February 28, 2001
The FDA has given its final approval to packaging to be used with irradiated beef, confirming research from the Illinois Institute of Technology that established the safety of the packaging. Meat is packaged in the special plastic and then treated with electron beams to kill bacteria like e-co1i...
February 27, 2001
Students from Illinois Institute of Technology and Bright elementary school in Chicago will team up to tape an episode of NASA Connect, a distance learning show that airs to an audience of 7.5 million. The episode focuses on the International Space Station and will be taped at the Adler Planetarium...
February 22, 2001
Tamara Sher, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the Institute of Psychology of the Illinois Institute of Technology, has recently completed a pilot study to determine the affect of being part of a couple or intimate relationship on recovery from a cardiac event such as a heart attack or...
February 22, 2001
The Illinois Institute of Technology’s Thermal Processing Technology Center (TPTC) has just received a piece of experimental equipment that will enable researchers to physically simulate thermo-mechanical processes in an area the size of a kitchen cabinet. IIT’s new Gleeble 3500 is the...
February 18, 2001
Illinois Institute of Technology has appointed Robert F. Anderson as Director of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property. In his position as Director, Mr. Anderson leads the IIT patent committee, aids faculty in making invention disclosures, in filing patents, and plays a role in the Trustee...
February 18, 2001
For National Engineers Week (February 19 – 24), the Illinois Institute of Technology will host an open house at it’s Rice Campus in Wheaton, Illinois showcasing current technology through displays and demonstrations given by middle and high school students interested in engineering...
February 8, 2001
Lew Collens, president of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ill., has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). He assumed his new responsibilities on January 31 at the association’s 25th Annual Meeting...
January 29, 2001
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has exceeded its $250 million capital campaign goal a year ahead of schedule. As of December 31, the total stood at $253.5 million. The IIT Challenge Campaign, the largest in the institution’s history, was launched four years ago by a matching gift of $...
January 29, 2001
Ross D. Pfeiffer has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He will assume his responsibilities early in March. Pfeiffer has extensive development experience in both academia and the arts community. For the past five years, he has been...

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