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This week's #IlliniAlumniSpotlight is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation, Larry Ellison. As of January 2018, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fifth-wealthiest person in the United States and as the eighth-wealthiest in the world, with a fortune of $62.4 billion. While Ellison only attended the University of Illinois for two years, we consider him a part of the Fighting Illini family. Let's appreciate Ellison today for all that he has done in the technology world.

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Online Learning will prepare students for the fast changing future. Technology has changed the way that classrooms function, you can read more through:…

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"llinois grows more pumpkins than any other state in the United States. Pumpkins are grown on over 12,000 acres of land in the state. Eighty percent of all the pumpkins produced commercially in the U. S. are produced within a 90-mile radius of Peoria, Illinois."…/…/fall_05_05.cfm

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Who doesn’t love fall, especially after a very hot and dry summer. Cooler temperatures, colorful mums, frosty nights, changing foliage and pumpkins herald the fall season.

This week's #IlliniAlumniSpotlight is former Ecuador President, Rafael Correa! Correa grew up in Guayaquil with a lower-middle class family background. Despite the financial hardships, Correa took advantage of every opportunity of education that his family or family-friends provided for him. By excelling in his education, Correa was able to study at the University of Illinois, where he graduated with a Masters in Economics in 1999, and then later a PHD in Economics in 2001. Correa later became the 43rd President of Ecuador, serving from 2007 to 2017. He was widely positively received by his country during his presidency. How amazing is it that we #UIUC students share the same education and University as a president?

President of Ecuador Dr. Rafael Correa - an Illinois Alumnus - answers a question posed by Konstantinos Yfantis also an Illinois Alumnus. President Correa ga...

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Often, online students can instantly apply what they learn in their courses to their jobs.

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You can still register for the MOOC: Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Capstone, which started on January 29th. The capstone for the specialization will provide a learning experience that integrates across all the courses within it. It will involve analysis of a situation concerning a new enterprise – a venture of one’s own or within a larger organization – to develop the current business model and compare against alternative business models so as to identify potential opportunities and challenges.

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Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Capstone from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The capstone for the specialization will provide a learning experience that integrates across all the courses within it. It will involve ...

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Today, February 2nd, at 5 PM is the deadline to withdraw from University with an 80% tuition refund. To withdraw, you must follow established withdrawal procedures beginning with completion of a withdrawal form available from your undergrad college office or graduate department office.

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True! Illinois law does protect your academic records. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects your privacy. For more info visit and

Join us for Data Privacy Day Monday, January 29! Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. At Illinois, we want to help students, faculty and staff focus on privacy in your daily lives and what you can do....

Today's #illinialumnispotlight Max Levchin, '97 graduating class, is a member of the founding group of Paypal. He along with three other UIUC classmates founded Paypal together in the summer of '95, with the idea of programming "digital wallets" for people. Levchin's contributions on the Paypal team primarily included increasing the security and anti-fraud efforts. Later after leaving Paypal, Levchin helped found the famous food reviewing website, Yelp! He has since worked on a lot of projects and served on board for many internet companies. While at the University, Max Levchin received a bachelor's degree in computer science!

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