blog postsExpert ViewpointsSocial SciencesHow far can 'America First' go?Mar 15, 2017 1:30 pm325 views America’s own interests, as well as international pressures, may dictate fewer changes in U.S. commitments overseas than President Trump has suggested, says U. of I. political scientist Stephen Chaudoin.HonorsIllinois Program for Research in the Humanities announces fellowshipsMar 14, 2017 3:15 pm34 views The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the U. of I. awarded its annual faculty and graduate student fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year to seven faculty members and seven graduate students. IPRH also announced its inaugural class of New Horizons summer research fellows for 2017. The program supports faculty summer research and pays for an undergraduate research assistant to support the project. DeathsDeathsMar 10, 2017 2:15 pm118 views Larry Dornhoff ... Willie T. SummervilleAnnouncementsLabor experts will present the second of Illini Union Bookstore’s Sesquicentennial Reading SeriesMar 10, 2017 2:15 pm120 views The Illini Union Bookstore at Illinois announces the second installment of its Sesquicentennial Reading Series on Tuesday, March 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Authors Corner on the second floor of the bookstore, located at 809 S. Wright St., Champaign. AnnouncementsStudents encouraged to enter the Sesquicentennial Design CompetitionMar 10, 2017 10:00 am40 views The department of landscape architecture at Illinois announces the Sesquicentennial Design Competition, an initiative for students. HonorsIllini Emergency Medical Services honoredMar 9, 2017 10:45 am164 views Illini Emergency Medical Services recently won three competitive awards: Striving for Excellence in Campus EMS, Collegiate EMS Video of the Year and Collegiate EMS Advisor of the Year. The awards were presented at the 24th annual National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation conference in Baltimore in late February. IEMS is one of 246 campus-based emergency medical services organizations in North America, and one of 100 that attended the conference. AnnouncementsChild Development Laboratory accepting applications for 2017-18Mar 8, 2017 4:15 pm62 views The Child Development Laboratory, 1105 W. Nevada and 1005 W. Nevada, Urbana, is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Full-day child care programs for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years are in session Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on a year-round basis. AnnouncementsEU ambassador to speak March 15 at the U. of I.Mar 8, 2017 9:15 am171 views The European Union ambassador to the U.S. is speaking March 15 at the University of Illinois, part of EU Day 2017.DeathsDeathsMar 7, 2017 11:30 am129 views Frances “Francie” Bridges ... Richard Charles Meyer ... John Thomas Pfeffer ... John ThompsonExpert ViewpointsPhysical SciencesCan data analytics help you fill out a March Madness bracket?Mar 7, 2017 9:30 am1366 views Fill in your March Madness bracket from the center out, says bracketologist Sheldon H. Jacobson.AnnouncementsHospitable Illinois wetlands in spring signal happy waterfowl hunting in fallFeb 27, 2017 4:15 pm254 views When waterfowl return to Illinois in early spring on their way north, will they find enough food for a two-week layover? A limited food supply during spring migration and subsequent declines in duck populations can affect Illinois’ multimillion-dollar waterfowl hunting industry, say researchers from the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. AnnouncementsSocial issues theater group to perform ‘Manifesto’Feb 24, 2017 2:15 pm103 views Inner Voices at Illinois will present “Manifesto,” a performance of intersectional feminist voices of inspiration and intervention, at two locations in March. The performances are free and open to the public, and are in honor of Women’s History Month.AnnouncementsSoils were warm throughout the state this winterFeb 24, 2017 2:15 pm118 views Warmer winter soils may have an effect on agriculture and crop pest control this spring, according to researchers at the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois.AnnouncementsNYU professor Rosen to lecture March 8 on the state of American journalismFeb 24, 2017 1:15 pm53 views Jay Rosen, a professor of journalism at New York University, will present his lecture “Winter is Coming: The Trump Regime and the American Press” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at 1092 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana.AnnouncementsIdeas wanted for campus utility conservation projectsFeb 23, 2017 2:00 pm49 views University departments can improve campus energy efficiency through the Revolving Loan Fund. This semester, more than $800,000 will be available for utility conservation projects with short-term payback periods.DeathsDeathsFeb 23, 2017 1:15 pm235 views Peter James Garlick ... Sheldon Ward WilliamsAnnouncementsImmersive visualization pioneer Donna Cox to receive lifetime achievement awardFeb 22, 2017 3:30 pm105 views Donna Cox, the director of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the U. of I., will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award this week at the eighth annual IMERSA 2017 Summit in Denver. The event creates an opportunity to explore the converging worlds of virtual reality-themed entertainment and immersive cinema. AnnouncementsCampusMedia Advisory: Sesquicentennial celebration kicks off Feb. 28Feb 22, 2017 1:15 pm407 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 150th birthday celebration begins Tuesday with festivities at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Expert ViewpointsLawWhat are the conditions for a constitutional crisis?Feb 22, 2017 8:00 am468 views Constitutional crisis scenarios have yet to occur under Trump, U. of I. law dean and constitutional scholar says.AnnouncementsLecture to explore genetics and the origin of the JewsFeb 17, 2017 3:00 pm129 views Steven Weitzman, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s department of religious studies, will present a lecture titled “The Double Helix of Jewish History: Genetics and the Search for the Origin of the Jews” on Monday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium at Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. DeathsDeathsFeb 17, 2017 2:00 pm153 views Allan PaulDeathsDeathsFeb 16, 2017 3:45 pm120 views Robert J. Carr ... Linda Kay Jenkins ... Brenda Ann Le’Noir ... John O. Marxmiller ... Adlon Dohme Jorgensen Rector ... Paul Stone ... Patricia Ruth Gueritey Weston Expert ViewpointsEducationSocial SciencesIs entrepreneurship the solution to poverty in Arab countries?Feb 16, 2017 12:30 pm444 views A U.N. report calls for empowerment of young adults in Arab countries through education reforms that better prepare them for employment. An Illinois social anthropologist takes issue with the planAnnouncementsIllini Union hosting celebration event for its 75th anniversaryFeb 15, 2017 4:30 pm186 views The Illini Union will host a celebration of its 75th anniversary on Friday, Feb. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Illini Union Art Gallery and Pine Lounge. All are welcome to attend.Expert ViewpointsLawDoes Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch fit the Scalia mold?Feb 14, 2017 8:30 am258 views Law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch similar to the late Justice Antonin Scalia.CampusAnnouncementsWilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateFeb 13, 2017 10:00 am1724 views Currently the dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John Wilkin will become the interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate effective Feb. 18.AnnouncementsEducationAnnual new teacher induction, mentoring conference to be Feb. 21-22Feb 13, 2017 9:45 am166 views Helping early career teachers improve their instructional practices while fostering skills and relationships that promote professional development are the foci of the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative’s upcoming Induction and Mentoring Conference.AnnouncementsUrbana, university seek public input on stormwater issueFeb 9, 2017 2:00 pm93 views The city of Urbana and the U. of I. will host an inaugural stormwater public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 Water St., Urbana. DeathsDeathsFeb 9, 2017 11:45 am144 views Lawrence BoutonAnnouncementsWork to start this spring on Green and White streetsFeb 8, 2017 2:45 pm74 views The $44 million Multimodal Corridor Enhancement project, designed to improve access for all modes of transportation on campus and neighboring areas including Green Street, Armory Avenue, White Street and Wright Street, will begin work in early March. New streetscape improvements, a transit-boarding island on Green Street, reconfigured Illini Union vehicle entrance and parking, all-way pedestrian crossings and protected bicycle lanes are some of the features designed to improve travel links from Campustown to downtowns in Urbana and Champaign. All businesses will be open and reachable throughout the project. AnnouncementsIllinois Public Media to air documentary on the effects of the state’s budget impasse on Illinois citizensFeb 8, 2017 2:00 pm41 views “Stranded by the State,” a two-part documentary by Illinois Public Media focusing on the long-term toll the Illinois budget crisis has had on everyday people statewide, will begin broadcasting on public television stations Feb. 14, the day before Gov. Bruce Rauner’s state budget address. WILL-TV in Urbana-Champaign and WEIU-TV in Charleston will air the documentary from 7-8 p.m. on that date. Other public television stations statewide will air the documentary at later dates. Expert ViewpointsSocial SciencesIs it possible to be news literate in a ‘fake news’ world?Feb 8, 2017 9:00 am848 views Journalism professor Stephanie Craft: To be news literate, know how to judge a story’s credibility, and also be intentional in how you consume news and understand the forces that shape it.AnnouncementsA mild January in IllinoisFeb 3, 2017 10:30 am174 views The statewide average temperature in January was 31.4 degrees, 5 degrees above normal, and the 14th-warmest January on record, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. DeathsDeathsFeb 2, 2017 3:30 pm141 views Robert C. Corum ... Charles M. Draper ... Norma Bartholomew Kent Expert ViewpointsLawSocial SciencesWhat should we expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle?Feb 1, 2017 4:30 pm374 views University of Illinois political scientist Alicia Uribe-McGuire describes the politics involved in the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.HonorsCollege of Engineering faculty members, Ph.D. student honoredFeb 1, 2017 2:15 pm186 views Aerospace engineering professor John Lambros and his Ph.D. student, Owen Kingstedt, were recognized with the 2017 Society of Experimental Mechanics M. Hetényi Award. An aerospace engineering faculty member since 2000, Lambros has simultaneously garnered SEM’s 2017 P.S. Theocaris Award, which recognizes a senior individual for distinguished, innovative and outstanding work in optical methods and experimental mechanics.moreExpert ViewpointsLawWhat will be the effect of the Trump administration's immigration ban?Jan 31, 2017 12:15 pm129 views The executive order on immigration sets U.S. policy back more than 50 years, says Illinois labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy, an expert on immigration and employment policy.AnnouncementsCampusLawPanel discussion on immigration executive order to be held at College of LawJan 31, 2017 9:45 am132 views The University of Illinois College of Law will host a panel discussion at noon Friday on President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The discussion will be moderated by U. of I. law professor Lesley Wexler.AnnouncementsIce Arena to be renovatedJan 30, 2017 12:00 pm64 views The Ice Arena at Illinois is getting a new refrigeration system and ice mat. The new system will be more efficient than the one currently in use and will have a life expectancy of eight to 10 years. The new ice mat could be moved if a new facility or larger renovation are planned. DeathsDeathsJan 26, 2017 3:15 pm236 views Cody A. Breitenfeldt ... Hazel C. Cacioppo ... David M. Grothe ... Luther H. Holmes ... David F. Mulliken ... Dan WhiteExpert ViewpointsEducationLawWhat quality of education are schools required to provide to students with disabilities?Jan 25, 2017 8:30 am614 views Special education professor James Shriner on a case recently heard by the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the educational benefits that public schools are required to provide to students with disabilities.AnnouncementsCivil Service Employee and Dependents Scholarship Program to pause awarding of scholarshipsJan 24, 2017 4:15 pm194 views After 33 years of service, the Scholarship Program Committee for the Civil Service Employee and Dependents Scholarship Program is analyzing the program to ensure its continuity. AnnouncementsAudiology Clinic offers free adult hearing screeningsJan 23, 2017 1:15 pm100 views The Audiology Clinic at Illinois is offering free adult hearing screenings Jan. 25 through April 22. Screening appointments may be scheduled by calling 217-333-2230. No appointments are accepted via email. Expert ViewpointsLawCan the design elements of clothing be copyrighted?Jan 23, 2017 9:15 am252 views Professor and copyright librarian Sara R. Benson explains an upcoming Supreme Court case at the intersection of copyright and patent for functional designs.AnnouncementsUniversity Primary School enrollment beginsJan 20, 2017 3:15 pm55 views University Primary School is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2017-18 academic year. The school is the College of Education at Illinois lab school, serving children preschool through fifth grade in a Reggio Emilia, project-based curriculum. AnnouncementsYMCA announces lecture series to focus on Illinois challengesJan 19, 2017 3:30 pm78 views The theme for the YMCA Spring 2017 Friday Forum Lecture Series is the “State of the State.” With many challenges facing the state of Illinois, the lecture series seeks to address state-level issues including the budget impasse’s effects on social services, funding for education, incarceration and more. DeathsDeathsJan 17, 2017 4:30 pm280 views Charlotte Jane (Honn) Brownfield ... Mary L. Giles ... Margaret McLaren Jensen ... Martin L. Maehr ... Robert J. Nelson ... Dorothy Ann (Sturdivant) SchoepsExpert ViewpointsLawWhat does the future hold for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?Jan 17, 2017 8:45 am279 views Why the sudden impetus to reorganize the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? For starters, it was never a bipartisan effort.Expert ViewpointsSocial SciencesWhat should we expect from Donald Trump’s inaugural address?Jan 13, 2017 9:00 am534 views Communication professor John Murphy, who studies presidential rhetoric, says the inaugural address traditionally carries a message of unifying the country, which may be even more important this time.AnnouncementsFeser leaving for job with Oregon StateJan 9, 2017 10:00 am394 views Edward Feser is leaving the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to become the provost and executive vice president at Oregon State University.