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NEWS INDEX 2014

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APRIL

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

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

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