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British man bills telemarketers for time

SURREY, England, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A British court ruled in favor of a businessman who decided to bill cold-calling telephone marketers for his time.
Former dean alleges abuses of power

Former dean alleges abuses of power

CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- Former University of Illinois law school Dean Heidi Hurd testified top state and school officials abused their power to admit a student into the school.

Weak but connected Ill. students admitted

CHICAGO, July 7 (UPI) -- A top University of Illinois official says he's sorry politically connected students with weak academic credentials have been admitted to the college.

Slain man's family seeks Disneyland statue

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The parents of a black man mistakenly shot by Anaheim, Calif., police say they want Disneyland to erect a statue of their late son at the theme park.

Grad gives $100 million to U-Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., June 2 (UPI) -- Three-time University of Illinois graduate Thomas M. Siebel is giving his alma mater $100 million -- the largest gift in the school's history.

MRI creator Paul C. Lauterbur dead at 77

URBANA, Ill., March 28 (UPI) -- Nobel Prize winner Paul C. Lauterbur, who helped develop magnetic resonance imaging, has died at 77 of kidney disease in Urbana, Ill.

Man pleads guilty to bribing U.N. official

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. authorities in New York said an Indian businessman pleaded guilty to bribing a former senior U.N. official to obtain $50 million in contracts.

Catherine Zeta-Jones stalker sentenced

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- The female stalker of actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has been sentenced in a Los Angeles court to three years in prison.

U. of Ill. student paper 'anti-Semitic'

URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- University of Illinois' chancellor is calling for changes at the student newspaper, the Daily Illini, for what he said is a pattern of anti-Semitic incidents.

Accused stalker pleads innocent

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A woman accused of stalking movie star Catherine Zeta-Jones has pleaded innocent at her arraignment in Los Angeles, E! Online reported Thursday.

Zeta-Jones stalker will stand trial

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge ordered the woman accused of making threats against actress Catherine Zeta-Jones to stand trial on 25 stalking-related charges.

Zeta-Jones stalker competent to face trial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles court-appointed psychiatrist found Catherine Zeta-Jones's accused stalker competent to stand trial for allegedly terrorizing the actress.

Psychiatrist called in for Zeta-Jones case

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge called in a psychiatrist to determine if the woman accused of stalking Catherine Zeta-Jones is mentally competent to stand trial.

Zeta-Jones stalker sleeps in court

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge delayed the Catherine Zeta-Jones stalking hearing for a day because the defendant was too drowsy to participate.
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Richard Herman
Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) (R) meets with University of Illinois Chancellor Richard Herman at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois on May 27, 2009. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)

Richard H. Herman began serving as the Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005, having previously served there since 1998 as Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Before coming to Illinois, he served as Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at the Pennsylvania State University. He has been a visiting faculty member and fellow at the University of Marseilles and Princeton University.

In 1963, he received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the Stevens Institute of Technology. In 1967, he earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Maryland.

A mathematician, Herman consistently stresses the need to better position the sciences to engage the emerging needs of society. President Bush appointed Dr. Herman to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He has also served on the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee for the Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and served as chair of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics. He is a member of the Observatories Council, the Management Council of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., associated with the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. Recently, he was appointed vice chair of the Universities Research Association.

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