University investment decisions can deepen job losses and other financial cuts when market collapses carve into budget-supporting endowment funds, a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found.
Exclusive licensing deals are a two-way safety net that fosters cooperation as new product ideas weave their way toward the marketplace, according to new research led by a UI business strategy expert.
mages from racial theme parties that are posted on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace not only elicit different reactions from different people based on their race and their attitudes toward diversity, they also represent an indirect way to express racist views about minorities, according to published research by a UI professor who studies the convergence of race and the Internet.
Thanks to an interdisciplinary team of researchers, scientists now have a more complete understanding of one of the human body’s most vital structures: the red blood cell.
A caution to idealists inspired by Earth Day: At the intersection of politics and nature, politics usually wins, even over the best intentions, says political scientist Robert Pahre.
They are both nest-building social insects, but paper wasps and honey bees organize their colonies in very different ways. In a new study, researchers report that despite their differences, these insects rely on the same network of genes to guide their social behavior.
Researchers at the UI have identified a potential drug target for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: a receptor that is embedded in the membrane of neurons and other cells.
Two additional project team reports have been posted on the Stewarding Excellence @ Illinois website: the Institute of Aviation and IT@Illinois (information technology services).
The 139th commencement of the UI will be held in two ceremonies May 16 at Assembly Hall.
New research from the UI suggests that weight-loss campaigns that promote exercise may actually cause people to eat more.
Urbana resident Tauby Shimkin, 77, was able to walk without a cane for the first time in six years shortly after beginning a UI program aimed at helping people with disorders such as hers. Shimkin, who has lived with peripheral neuropathy for years, followed instructors seemingly without effort as she participated in the Dance for Parkinson’s class April 16.
Volunteers are encouraged to participate in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s second planting day on May 22 to complete the Prairie Plant Garden project.
Ten faculty members, five academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the UI were honored April 27 for excellence in teaching and advising.
UI professors Nigel Goldenfeld and Martin Gruebele are among 229 new members named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Nigel Goldenfeld has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. Goldenfeld is the Swanlund Professor of Physics at the UI.
Brendesha Tynes, a professor of educational psychology and of African American studies at the UI, has been awarded a $1.4 million grant to study the effects of online racial discrimination. The grant is from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
A UI professor specializing in the history of the British Empire has won a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
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Although World War I has faded from cultural memory, overshadowed by more dramatic and unambiguous conflicts that both preceded and followed it, the Great War continues to shape Americans’ interpretations of their nation, its war-craft and its soldiers today.
The work of controversial artist Suzanne Lacy defies simple categorization. Sometimes described as performance art, feminist art or political art, it encompasses all those categories but fits neatly into none of them.