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JULY

Returning troops and their families have work to do after the reunion, researcher says

Decades-old amber collection offers new views of an ancient world

Expert: Give ex-players a slight edge in O'Bannon case

Team studies the social origins of intelligence in the brain

'Big picture' thinking doesn't always lead people to indulge less, study says

Radio frequency ID tags on honey bees reveal hive dynamics

Stem cells aid muscle repair and strengthening after resistance exercise

Scientists track gene activity when honey bees do and don't eat honey

Team studies immune response of Asian elephants infected with a human disease

Scientists gear up to fight deadly snake fungal disease

Sexual harassment and assault are common on scientific field studies, survey indicates

Research: Business should embrace 'boomerang employees'

Learning to "just say no" is not a panacea for minorities with alcohol, drug problems

May 2014 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named

Study: NCAA eventually prevails in most student-athlete lawsuits

FMC Technologies, Inc., fellowships awarded to U. of I. graduate students

Avery Brundage scholarships awarded to 16 at U. of I.

Shrinky Dinks close the gap for nanowires

JUNE

Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command

llinois chemist named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

U. of I. Library exhibition to showcase cataloger's extraordinary collection of crochet-related arts

People with tinnitus process emotions differently from their peers, researchers report

Sarah T. Lubienski named interim dean of the U. of I. Graduate College

Allerton Music Barn Festival this fall to offer wide variety of music, musicians and styles

Interim dean of Graduate School of Library and Information Science named dean of the school

Fritz Drasgow named dean of U. of I. School of Labor and Employment Relations

Thirteen U. of I. students and recent alumni offered Fulbright grants

History of Illinois music, Canadian Brass highlight annual summer concert series

Analytic method uncovers pranksters who tamper with surveys

University of Illinois students awarded more than $50,000 in Gilman scholarships for study abroad

Case Western Reserve University executive to be next chief information officer at Illinois

Drones give farmers eyes in the sky to check on crop progress

Palmer amaranth threatens Midwest farm economy, researchers report

Brain signals link physical fitness to better language skills in children

Illinois mechanical science and engineering professor wins Humboldt Prize

Study: Hurricanes with female names more deadly than male-named storms

MAY

For the first time in the lab, researchers see stem cells take initial step toward development

Paper: Police reform law underenforced by Department of Justice

Intuitions about the causes of rising obesity are often wrong, researchers report

Ability to finish college - especially for blacks - affected by family debt, new study suggests

Cognitive test can differentiate between Alzheimer's and normal aging

Leisure activities stressful for working adults with disabilities, study finds

Education by animation: Videos reaching tens of thousands of Ethiopian farmers

Making better medicines with a handful of chemical building blocks

Intellectual property expert on pending Supreme Court cases

Expert: Supreme Court decisions on patent cases a rebuke to 'baseless lawsuits'

Genetic study helps resolve years of speculation about first people in the Americas

Moms and Dads associations name 2014 scholarship, award winners

Regenerating plastic grows back after damage

Barbara J. Wilson named dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Illinois

As CO2 levels rise, some crop nutrients will fall

GaitTrack app makes cellphone a medical monitor for heart and lung patients

Three Illinois students win Boren scholarships to study languages abroad

Study: Mothers raising children with autism prone to depression, stress

University of Illinois commencement ceremony to take place May 17 at Memorial Stadium

Marching Illini chosen to appear in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015

John D. Colombo named interim dean of U. of I. College of Law

Casualties get scant attention in wartime news, with little change since World War I

APRIL

New public database designed to aid study of ethnic and religious strife worldwide

Income inequality partially driven by tax laws, University of Illinois expert says

U. of I. Library's Project Unica preserves books so rare they exist in only one copy

Nutrition, exercise program puts students on the path to good health

Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at Illinois

Altruistic adolescents less likely to become depressed, new study suggests

Three Illinois professors elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Illinois dance professor Jennifer Monson receives Doris Duke Impact Award

Expert: Next 15 years is 'crunch time' for climate change

Capital gains tax 'locks in' investors, increases likelihood of opposition to fund management

Multi-target TB drug could treat other diseases, evade resistance

Study recalculates cost of combination vaccines

Potent, puzzling and (now less) toxic: Team discovers how anti-fungal drug works

Five Illinois professors named Guggenheim Fellows

Rabbits kept indoors could be vitamin D deficient

Goldwater scholarship winners announced by University of Illinois

More than 20 percent of middle school students experience inappropriate touching, study says

Labor relations expert:The NCAA prefers labor strife to an antitrust lawsuit

Aspiring scientists learning to translate their research into language public understands

Six academic professionals honored for excellence

Scientists say new computer model amounts to a lot more than a hill of beans

Expert on 'Global Hinduism' to deliver this year's Thulin Lecture at Illinois

Astronaut Michael S. Hopkins, a U. of I. alumnus, to be Commencement speaker

MARCH

Research shows link between states’ personalities and their politics

Team finds a better way to grow motor neurons from stem cells

Noted conductor Andrew Megill to lead choral activities at Illinois

Restored Alma Mater sculpture to return to U. of I. Campus on April 9

New book tells the story of a little-known volcano's global impact

U. of I. student wins Doris Duke Fellowship to promote Child Well-Being

Ebert documentary, Spike Lee and Oliver Stone all part of 2014 'Ebertfest'

Swing voters hold more sway over candidates on economic issues

Paper: Raise state minimum wage to stimulate Illinois economy

Autism signs can be identified earlier than formerly thought, study suggests

Saxophonists conference brings in both jazz and classical stars

Success of new bug-fighting approach may vary from field to field

Book explores educational value of religion in public schools

Most U.S. infant death rates not likely to fall enough to meet goal

Question of race not simple for Mexican Americans, author says

Team models photosynthesis and finds room for improvement

Expert: Proposed change to discovery rules a potential ‘game-changer’

Native American city on the Mississippi was America's first 'melting pot'

Illinois students plan sustainable homes for tornado-ravaged Gifford

FEBRUARY

Biomass industry needs to prepare for water constraints

New e-book explores intersection of poverty and the marketplace

Journalist Hedrick Smith to address the demise of the 'American Dream'

One gene influences recovery from traumatic brain injury

'Bad cholesterol' indicates an amino acid deficiency, researcher says

Soy supplements with isoflavones 'reprogram' breast cancer cells

Team converts sugarcane to a cold-tolerant, oil-producing crop

Study looks at what older people think causes hypertension

Three faculty members awarded 2014 Sloan Fellowships

August and December 2013 graduates, Dean's List honorees named

Perception of job insecurity results in lower use of workplace programs

Pesticides take center stage at this year's Insect Fear Film Festival

U. of I. Senior wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Plastic shopping bags make a fine diesel fuel, researchers report

Advanced techniques yield new insights into ribosome self-assembly

Schools' citizenship courses failing in their civic mission, experts say

Illinois art history professor was one of the 'Monuments Men'

Illinois professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

New evidence shows increase in obesity may be slowing, but not by much

Off-the-shelf materials lead to self-healing polymers

JANUARY

Renowned scientist Gene E Robinson to deliver CAS Lecture

Design professors use native fibers, farm waste to make sustainable paper

Intuitive number games boost children's math performance

3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye required

U. of I. honors Roger Ebert with Lifetime Journalism Achievement Award

Cultural sensitivity necessary for global business leaders, scholar says

No-till soybean fields give (even some rare) birds a foothold in Illinois

Tiny swimming bio-bots boldly go where no bot has swum before

Experts offer ways to head off challenging behaviors in young children

Documentary based on Roger Ebert's memoir to be shown at 'Ebertfest'

Research: ‘Sourcing hub’ could help create more efficient supply chain

Narcissism - to a point - can make a more effective leader, researchers find

Mellon grant to involve 15 schools and focus on 'Global Midwest'

Guerrilla Girls invade Krannert Art Museum in January

One species, two outcomes: Team seeks source of body louse pathology

Illinois professor Lane Martin earns presidential early career award

William T. Greenough, an early explorer of brain plasticity, dies at 69

Of lice and men (and chimps): Study tracks pace of molecular evolution

Quasars illuminate swiftly swirling clouds around galaxies

Repealing prevailing wage law would weaken state economy, study says