blog postsFaculty InterviewsPhysical SciencesHow could public education change under the Trump administration?Dec 2, 2016 10:00 am0 views Sarah Lubienski, a professor of curriculum and instruction at Illinois, spoke recently about the possible future of public schools under the Trump administration.BusinessPaper: Corporate board ‘interlocks’ lead to managerial entrenchmentDec 1, 2016 9:15 am225 views The Rolodexes of the business elite help account for the surprising resilience of managerial control of publicly held corporations, leading to an entrenched management structure that comes at the expense of shareholder value, says research from U. of I. labor professor Richard Benton.BusinessLife Sciences‘Nudges’ an inexpensive, effective way to increase completion of health promotion programsDec 1, 2016 9:15 am72 views Keeping your message brief and simple – on the level of a gentle reminder, as opposed to constant nagging – can produce gains when trying to increase engagement with health care programs, says new research from U. of I. professor and social psychology expert Dolores Albarracin.HonorsU of I senior from Northbrook named Marshall ScholarNov 30, 2016 11:45 am400 views For the third consecutive year, a U. of I. student has been named a Marshall Scholar. Devin Weiss, of Northbrook, Illinois, is a senior majoring in sociology. HonorsCollege of Engineering faculty members honoredNov 29, 2016 3:00 pm52 views Paul Fischer, a professor of computer science and of mechanical science and engineering, and research colleague Misun Min at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently earned an R&D 100 Award, which recognizes top technologies of the year. Known as the “Oscars of Invention,” the awards are organized by R&D Magazine. more Announcements2017-18 Avery Brundage Scholarships availableNov 29, 2016 1:00 pm34 views University of Illinois students who excel in both academics and athletics are encouraged to enter the 2017-18 Avery Brundage Scholarship competition.AnnouncementsFree screening of film on public higher educationNov 28, 2016 4:15 pm47 views A new documentary film, “Starving the Beast,” will be shown in a free screening Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Art Theater Co-op, 126 W. Church St., Champaign.DeathsDeathsNov 28, 2016 1:00 pm100 views Harold Stever Bryan ... Daral Gene Carr ... Frank Crossman Hinds ... Randall Musselman ... Paul Newbold ... Robert M. Richey ... Joe Louis SmithLife SciencesYoung toddlers can tell when others hold false beliefs, study findsNov 28, 2016 9:00 am447 views A new study finds that, under the right conditions, 2 1/2-year-old children can answer questions about people acting on false beliefs, an ability that most researchers believe does not develop until age 4.Life SciencesStudy in rats finds low blood alcohol levels have no effect on total calories consumedNov 23, 2016 8:15 am398 views Laboratory rats will drink alcohol if it’s available, and may even get a little tipsy, researchers report in a new study. But they won’t voluntarily drink until they’re drunk. And while ethanol is calorie-rich, rats that drink it eat less food and their total energy intake remains steady, the research team found.Faculty InterviewsPhysical SciencesAre global carbon emissions increasing or decreasing?Nov 22, 2016 11:30 am458 views Illinois atmospheric scientist Atul Jain was among the many scientists worldwide who contributed data to the Global Carbon Budget 2016, providing new data on atmospheric carbon concentrations, emissions and trends. Behind the ScenesUnlocking the secrets of the Amazon RiverNov 22, 2016 9:15 am392 views Next week, we’ll be in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, near the frontier town of Tefé, to conduct research on the river.Life SciencesHealthTeam finds new way to attach lipids to proteins, streamlining drug developmentNov 21, 2016 2:00 pm357 views A new study reveals an efficient means of attaching lipids (fat molecules) to peptides (the building blocks of proteins). This can improve the molecules’ drug-delivery capabilities.CampusMedia Advisory: Public forums to provide Urbana campus master plan design updatesNov 21, 2016 11:15 am78 views The Urbana campus will host two sessions Nov. 29-30 to brief the campus community and the general public on the design update of the campus master plan.HonorsAnnouncementsPhysical SciencesSix Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 21, 2016 10:00 am1414 views Six University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty members have been elected 2016 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Jianjun Cheng, Brian T. Cunningham, Kevin T. Pitts, Bruce L. Rhoads, Chad M. Rienstra and Josep Torrellas.HonorsAgricultureAnnouncementsEngineeringHealthLife SciencesPhysical SciencesEight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 18, 2016 9:15 am2925 views Eight University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters / Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016. The list identifies scientists “whose research has had significant global impact within their respective fields of study."DeathsDeathsNov 17, 2016 5:00 pm206 views Richard Gene "Dick" Horn ... Marianne Mosey ... Elizabeth Ann Wells ... Samuel H. WilliamsAgricultureLife SciencesScientists tweak photosynthesis to boost crop yieldNov 17, 2016 1:00 pm1136 views Researchers report that they can increase plant productivity by boosting levels of three proteins involved in photosynthesis. This confirms a hypothesis some in the scientific community once doubted was possible.Behind the ScenesSymbols of ServiceNov 17, 2016 11:00 am197 views The Symbols of Service exhibit at the University of Illinois Library tells the stories behind the tattoos of student veterans.Faculty InterviewsSocial SciencesDoes one-party rule mean all Trump promises become reality?Nov 16, 2016 12:00 pm1018 views Donald Trump may not get everything he wants from Congress, despite its Republican majorities, says Illinois political science professor Tracy Sulkin.Life SciencesFor First Nations peoples, effects of European contact are recorded in the genomeNov 15, 2016 10:00 am407 views A study of the genomes of 25 individuals who lived 1,000 to 6,000 years ago on the north coast of present-day British Columbia, and 25 of their descendants who still live in the region today, opens a new window on the catastrophic consequences of European colonization for indigenous peoples in that part of the world.Life SciencesHealthYoga practice linked to lower stress, better cognitive performance in older adultsNov 15, 2016 8:30 am306 views Older adults who practiced hatha yoga for 8 weeks were better able to manage stress and performed better on cognitive tests than peers in a stretching and weight-training program, researchers report.Faculty InterviewsSocial SciencesHow could so many be so wrong predicting the presidential election?Nov 11, 2016 1:00 pm914 views Illinois political scientist Brian Gaines, an expert on polling and public opinion, spoke about what might have happened and the challenges of getting it right.AnnouncementsSexual Assault Prevention Program Celebrates 20 Years at IllinoisNov 11, 2016 12:15 pm42 views This weekend, Illinois alumni, students and staff will gather to celebrate 20 years of the First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (FYCARE) Program, a nationally renowned mandatory sexual assault prevention workshop for first-year students.ArtsCampusSolo exhibition at Krannert Art Museum focuses on images of the Niger DeltaNov 11, 2016 9:15 am444 views Krannert Art Museum is hosting a solo exhibition of artist Zina Saro-Wiwa’s work, primarily photography and video, showing images of the Niger Delta and its culture.DeathsDeathsNov 10, 2016 3:30 pm208 views Paul Eugene Strader ... Samuel H. WilliamsArtsCampusIllinois printmaker pursues new medium through artist residencyNov 10, 2016 10:45 am212 views University of Illinois art professor Emmy Lingscheit created a pack of coyotes, made of vitreous china, during a Kohler Arts/Industry residency. The coyote sculptures are on display through Nov. 20 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. One piece will be included in the School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, opening Nov. 17.Life SciencesHealthLicorice compound interferes with sex hormones in mouse ovary, study findsNov 9, 2016 12:00 pm261 views A study of mouse reproductive tissues finds that exposure to isoliquiritigenin, a compound found in licorice, disrupts steroid sex hormone production in the ovary, researchers report.HonorsMarlah Bonner McDuffie honoredNov 8, 2016 3:45 pm85 views The Secretariat honored Marlah Bonner McDuffie, an associate dean for advancement at the College of Media at Illinois, with the 2016 Boss of the Year Award. The Secretariat is comprised of Illinois employees in certain civil service classifications. Bonner McDuffie was honored at the Oct. 19 awards luncheon and was nominated by Colleen Hammel. Kathleen Harleman, the acting dean in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, was nominated by Rebecca Nash. More information about The Secretariat may be found online.HonorsIllinois Art Education Association honors Anne Sautman of the Krannert Art MuseumNov 8, 2016 8:00 am11 views The Illinois Art Education Association has named Anne Sautman of the Krannert Art Museum at Illinois the 2016 Museum Art Educator of the Year. The award annually recognizes exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding IAEA member. The award was presented at the IAEA conference in Normal, Illinois, on Nov. 4. DeathsDeathsNov 4, 2016 2:15 pm237 views Dinah Faye Derby ... Roy Lloyd Nugent ... Klaus Schulten ... Dorothy I. TiptonLife SciencesCampusCampus LifeDeathsPhysical SciencesKlaus Schulten, pioneer in biophysics and computational biology, has diedNov 4, 2016 8:30 am623 views University of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten, an innovator in the use of computational methods to study the chemical and biological processes driving living cells, died Monday, Oct. 31, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 69.AnnouncementsSocial SciencesMoney in politics focus of Cline Symposium, featuring director of watchdog OpenSecrets.orgNov 3, 2016 1:15 pm196 views Money in U.S. politics will be the theme of a U. of I. symposium starting Friday, Nov. 11, with the director of the watchdog website OpenSecrets.org giving the keynote.Behind the ScenesThe Cornfield Death MarchNov 3, 2016 10:15 am1706 views My students and I are standing at the edge of a 73-acre cornfield. Covered in mud and sweat, we are dreading the task ahead. We are hunting the western corn rootworm, a menace to corn growers everywhere. ArtsCampusKrannert Art Museum show will bring together medieval manuscripts owned by the U. of I.Nov 3, 2016 9:00 am389 views Medieval manuscripts will be displayed at Krannert Art Museum in an exhibition that will show how books were used and valued in the Middle Ages and since.Faculty InterviewsEducationHow has the definition of ‘effective leadership’ changed?Nov 2, 2016 3:30 pm785 views David Rosch, a professor of agriculture education and an expert on leadership, spoke recently about popular perceptions of good leadership and how those standards have changed.Behind the ScenesThe art and science of Mammoth Hot SpringsNov 1, 2016 2:00 pm1255 views A new book by geology professor Bruce Fouke and photographer Tom Murphy brings together art and science in the study of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park.HonorsCollege of Engineering faculty members honoredOct 31, 2016 4:30 pm107 views Dipanjan Pan, a professor of bioengineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Heart Association in the organization’s Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences.CampusAnnouncementsArtsHumanitiesBox office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passesOct 31, 2016 10:15 am497 views Passes for the 19th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 19-23, 2017, will go on sale Nov. 1. The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.CampusCamargo named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences interim deanOct 31, 2016 9:15 am277 views Martin Camargo, a professor of English and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois, has been appointed the college’s interim dean.ArtsCampusKrannert Art Museum renovations transform galleriesOct 28, 2016 8:45 am285 views Four galleries at Krannert Art Museum that hadn’t changed in more than 50 years have been renovated.AnnouncementsIllini Union Office of Volunteer Programs hosts annual Thanksgiving Basket DriveOct 27, 2016 4:15 pm100 views The Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs will sponsor the annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive starting Tuesday, Nov. 1. The drive provides families with a basket of nonperishable items and a $25 gift card, which can prepare a Thanksgiving meal. The entire Illinois campus is invited to participate.DeathsDeathsOct 27, 2016 1:45 pm229 views Norman “Mac” MacGregor ... Patricia “Nanny” Pelmore ... Robert C. ReinhartLife SciencesPhysical SciencesTime-lapse cell imaging reveals dynamic activityOct 26, 2016 12:30 pm1172 views Living cells are miniature worlds bustling with activity. A new advanced imaging method can track cells over long periods of time using only light – no dye or chemicals required – to reveal dynamics and provide insight into how cells function, develop and interact.AnnouncementsCelebrate Altgeld Hall Tower chimes’ 96th birthday with Halloween concertsOct 25, 2016 2:45 pm129 views In honor of the 96th anniversary of the dedication of the chimes played in the Altgeld Hall Tower, performers will replay the concert first performed in 1920, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The date is also Sue Wood’s 45th anniversary as chimesmaster. Two special Halloween concerts will be performed on Monday, Oct. 31: a Halloween concert preview at 4:50 p.m. and an extended concert at 8 p.m.EducationExpert on parent-delivered language interventions to give annual Goldstick LectureOct 24, 2016 10:45 am295 views Leonard Abbeduto, an expert on language development in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois.Faculty InterviewsLawFour years later, what effect has expanded video gambling had on Illinois?Oct 24, 2016 9:30 am542 views Giveaways to gambling interests in Illinois have robbed state coffers of billions of dollars, says John W. Kindt, an emeritus professor of business and legal policy at the University of Illinois.AnnouncementsIllinois Public Media appoints a leader for Illinois NewsroomOct 21, 2016 3:45 pm76 views Illinois Newsroom – the statewide, seven-station journalism collaborative, spearheaded by Illinois Public Media and funded through a $715,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as well as support from the public media partner newsrooms – launches with the appointment of a new leader. ArtsCampusChoreographer Tere O’Connor to give the Center for Advanced Study Annual LectureOct 21, 2016 3:15 pm221 views Choreographer and Illinois dance professor Tere O’Connor will talk about his approach to choreography when he gives the Center for Advanced Study Annual Lecture on Oct. 25.AnnouncementsArtist in residence: Coach Bob ZuppkeOct 21, 2016 1:15 pm80 views Many know Robert Zuppke (1879-1957) as Illinois’ longest-serving football coach, whose teams won or tied for four national championships and seven conference championships between 1913 and 1941. But he also was an in-demand motivational speaker, a syndicated sports writer, co-author of a popular sports comic strip and an accomplished and prolific artist.