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BTN LiveBIG shines a light on the community of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service. Check out our featured LiveBIG community stories below and join the LiveBIG conversation by sharing your stories with our Facebook and Twitter communities.

BTN LiveBIG: Illinois students get a taste of the film industry at Ebertfest

Since 1999, film buffs of all kinds have gathered annually in spring at the historic Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Ill., for Roger Ebert’s Film Festival — otherwise known as Ebertfest. This year’s event, which concludes today, has involved hundreds of University of Illinois students and faculty.

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BTN LiveBIG: Rutgers grad a 'Major' success in politics, dentistry in his native Bahamas

Every Big Ten school has produced leaders who have reached the pinnacle of their professions, whether business, government, science and technology, medicine or education. High Profile takes a look at how these alums rose to the top of their field.

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BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten well represented among Fulbright Scholars, Students this year

For nearly 70 years now, the Fulbright Program has given scholarships, international exposure and professional opportunities to some of the brightest minds among university students and faculty the world over.

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BTN LiveBIG: NU father-daughter research team explores music therapy for medical patients

One of the most heartbreaking things parents can experience is when one of their children goes through terrible physical pain and they can’t do anything about it. But a father-daughter research team with strong Northwestern ties may have found the key (and rhythm, and notes) to alleviating pain in young patients after they go through medical procedures.

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BTN LiveBIG: Maryland professor, students start movement to free imprisoned journalists worldwide

In the eyes of Dana Priest, longtime reporter for the Washington Post and journalism professor at the University of Maryland, endangered species aren’t limited to the animal kingdom. She believes journalists around the world are falling victim to predatory forces capable of causing their extinction, too.

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BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten cancer centers springing into action

Spring Break has slowed down activities on many university campuses recently, but members of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC), an organization that unites the cancer centers and medical schools of all the universities in the conference, haven’t slowed down in their fight against this destructive disease.

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