Be suspicious. Be very suspicious. Especially if it looks official – bank, credit card company, university human resources – and they’re asking for your personal information. The sender may not be official at all, but rather someone fishing, or “phishing” – attempting to lure you into giving up information that may be used to access your personal accounts.
U. of I. President Bob Easter told members of the presidential search committee that the new university leader must have a “presidential personality” capable of serving a long list of constituents with diverse needs.
Robert Hauser has agreed to continue serving as the dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences through August 2016.
The U. of I. News Bureau has a new director. Steve Witmer, a former Central Illinois journalist and media relations professional, joined the News Bureau June 23.
The Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment has awarded the first round of funding, totaling more than $940,000, for major interdisciplinary research projects at the U. of I.
This is the fourth installment of the Inside Illinois summer series, “Home Away From Home,” which will feature some of the more interestingly decorated offices on campus.
A “laboratory” can be defined across various fields of academic study. No doubt, this photo is not of a typical chemistry or zoology lab, but instead depicts a physical fitness lab for boys during the 1950s. (View the full series.)
Researchers have developed a faster and more accurate way to test for infection with Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, a fungus that is killing snakes in the Midwest and eastern United States. The test also allows scientists to monitor the progression of the infection in living snakes.
How do you put a puzzle together when the pieces are too tiny to pick up? Shrink the distance between them.
Teaching youth to “just say no” has long been viewed as the first line of defense in the war on drugs. And several studies have provided compelling evidence that refusal skills training, which teaches participants strategies for resisting social pressure, can be successful at preventing youth from trying drugs and alcohol.
The return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers may have riveted the sports world and social media, but the phenomenon of "going home," whether to a geographic location or a former job, is not unique to professional athletes.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has selected nine U. of I. researchers to receive NCSA fellowships with research support that will enable them to pursue collaborative projects with the researchers and computer technology experts at NCSA. Fellows play an important role at NCSA as the center implements its “big research, big data, big compute” strategy to develop long-term research activities addressing complex grand challenge-scale problems across science, engineering, humanities and the arts.