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NEWS INDEX 2010

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DECEMBER

New method for making tiny catalysts holds promise for air quality

Soft substrate promotes pluripotent stem cell culture

Expert: Seven-year moratorium on Gulf oil drilling an unwise decision

Two books explore the history and delights of honey, bees and beehives

Symposium marks milestones in honey bee management, research

Dads Association honors academic achievement with library awards

U. of I. marks grand opening of graduate dance center

Spurlock Museum adds to its holdings with major new collection

Works by young artists featured at U. of I.'s downtown Champaign exhibition space

Study reveals how taking an active role in learning enhances memory

Work by young Champaign-Urbana artists to be featured in exhibition

Expert: Legalizing online gambling bad bet for lame-duck Congress

Strategy, court specialization driving increase in smart-phone litigation

Biologist illuminates unique world of cave creatures

NOVEMBER

Study correlates black college students' racial identity and well-being

New imaging technique accurately finds cancer cells, fast

U. of I. alumna named Marshall Scholar

Study examines tie between aggression and caregiving environment

Symposium at Illinois seeks to redefine disability research and practice

As arctic temperatures rise, tundra fires increase, researchers find

Study: Employers, workers may benefit from employee reference pool

Study rewrites the evolutionary history of C4 grasses

Microsensors offer first look at whether cell mass affects growth rate

2011-2012 Avery Brundage Scholarships available

Dad's Association recognizes outstanding student organization

Dads Association at Illinois elects 2010-2011 executive board

Auburn father crowned King Dad at University of Illinois

Three exhibitions to open Friday at Figure One gallery

Computer program aims to make it easier for children to learn math

No one should take offense at professor's new book on insult

GM, Chrysler bankruptcies created troubling legacy

U. of I. student takes first in regional Metropolitan Opera competition

University of Illinois leads nation in number of Fulbright Scholars

Exhibition focus: Influential cultural role of visual arts in Middle Ages

Grasses have potential as alternate ethanol crop,Illinois study finds

Book illuminates previously unexplored aspects of Gustav Mahler

At great expense, railroad bypassed first black-founded town in the U.S.

Gay Talese to receive lifetime journalism achievement award

OCTOBER

Researchers to develop cyberinfrastructure for geography software

New entitlement program not a replacement for long-term care insurance

Expert in language disorders in children to speak at Illinois

U. of I. flying team wins regional competition

U. of I. signing joint education agreement with Chinese university

Center to study effects of plastics chemicals on children's health

Researchers analyze student grief online after campus shootings

Sniffing out shoe bombs: A new and simple sensor for explosive chemicals

Consumer sentiment shaped by differing cultural attitudes toward power

Passes for 13th Ebert Film Fest go on sale Nov. 1

Japan House fundraiser includes auction for vacations, dinner for six

New exhibition shows off scholar's travel photos and sketches

U. of I. physicist named Packard Fellow in Science and Engineering

New small business law could have big effect on retirement accounts

Compound in celery, peppers reduces age-related memory deficits

U. of I. admissions office website available for smartphone users

Renowned four-hand duo to perform Mahler symphonic works

Study of planarian hormones may aid in understanding parasites

Exhibition at U. of I. features works by conceptual mixed media artist

Can you analyze me now? Cell phones bring spectroscopy to the classroom

Long-extinct passenger pigeon finds a place in the family tree

Poet, two authors to lecture during Carr Reading Series at Illinois

Six international centers awarded four-year grants totaling $14.7 million

New findings about wind farms could lead to expanding their use

Study: Small firms need more access to credit during financial troubles

Three experts to talk about future of financial regulation

U. of I. scholar chosen to lead Chicago Humanities Festival

Respected artist and teacher named to first collegewide endowed chair

SEPTEMBER

International conference to focus on translation and humanities

Filmmaker's documentary tells story of groundbreaking church-state suit

Exercise to let students experience what it's like to live on low income

A shot to the heart: Nanoneedle delivers quantum dots to cell nucleus

U. of I. art and design school to open exhibition space in Champaign

Cancer-associated long non-coding RNA regulates pre-mRNA splicing

New program to help people with alcohol issues continue treatment

Small sciences could benefit from better data-sharing practices

Six U. of I. faculty members to be named University Scholars

Children's brain development is linked to physical fitness

Tenth anniversary of IPRH film series to focus on films worth second look

Youth literature festival to feature authors, variety of art forms

Lifelong learning institute passes milestone, gets $1 million endowment

Founding director to be guest of honor at Japan House

Center integrates human, animal, environmental health

New book examines savagery in colonial Japanese literary works

Giant elephant puppet part of work focusing on threatened natural world

Pediatric vaccine stockpile policies need to be revisited, researcher says

Head of National Academy of Sciences to kick off memorial lecture series

Freshman enrollment numbers reflect students', university's strengths

Project to examine best practices for recovery after disasters

Cash hoarding nothing new for businesses, scholar says

Researchers show transition to 'Soundbite University' in news coverage

Team to study health effects of botanical estrogens

New lymphoma treatment shows promise in dogs

Satellite data reveal seasonal pollution changes over India

No need to worrry about deflation – yet, U. of I. economist says

NBC reporter Michael Isikoff to speak on torture and its history Sept. 15

National Labor Relations Board Chair among keynote speakers at conference

Highest achieving students' names appear on Bronze Tablet

Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program

Robert J. Hauser to become dean of College of ACES at Illinois

AUGUST

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion reaccredited

Attention, couch potatoes! Walking boosts brain connectivity, function

Harp quartet to perform in brief memorial to Sept. 11 attacks

Research on team loyalty yields new insight into ‘die-hard’ fandom

Researchers advance understanding of enzyme that regulates DNA

Brain gene expression changes when honey bees go the distance

Six new exhibitions at Krannert Art Museum to explore variety of themes

Higher education funding may need decade or longer to recover, scholar says

Online betting a house of cards for world economy, expert says

Israeli artists to take part in several public events at U. of I.

State cuts to community mental health services continues disturbing trend

Economic status, genetics together influence psychopathic traits

Four University of Illinois professors elected ACS fellows

Winning record, team longevity, prime-time games influence NFL TV ratings

Cancer-causing bacterium targets tumor-suppressor protein

Generation gaps at work not just about age, study says

JULY

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 5-22

College of Business honors students

Your personality plays a role in your political behavior, author says

2010 spring Dean's List recognizes 6,121 students

Spring 2010 graduates number 7,753

Extreme archaeology: Divers plum the mysteries of sacred Maya pools

Experts examine rebuilding in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina

Small wires make big connections for microelectronics

Better alignment needed between high schools, community colleges

Pianist pays tribute to Chopin and Schumann in New York concert series

Engineering could give reconstructive surgery a face-lift

Expecting the unexpected does not improve one's chances of seeing it

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Ju;y 15 through Aug. 8

Financial reform a mixed bag for consumer, U. of I. expert says

In memoriam: Dale E. Brashers, communication department head at Illinois

Floating oil skimmer removes oil more efficiently; prototype next

Study: Rituals that target customers not always good for business

Hunger atlas takes a new look at an old problem

New book offers at-a-glace overview of business world

Histone H1 regulates gene activity throughout the cell cycle

Can money buy happiness? Gallup poll asks, and the world answers

JUNE

Gun control still fuzzy despite high court ruling, U. of I. expert says

Pop goes the plasma: Extreme conditions inside imploding bubbles

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 1 through July 18

Curbing speculation could destabilize commodity prices, study says

Epidemic played large role in shift of attitudes on abortion, author says

$1 million grant to establish state's first weatherization training center

University of Illinois and Mayo Clinic create research alliance

Graduate students awarded fellowships from FMC Technologies

Two graduate students receive grants to pursue gerontology research

Sixteen students win Avery Brundage Scholarships

Seventeen undergraduates receive scholarships to study abroad

Of lice and man: Researchers sequence human body louse genome

Higher education under siege, scholar argues in new book

Study: Body-image distortion predicts onset of unsafe weight-loss behaviors

Wild sharks, redfish harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Relying too much on e-mail bad for business, study says

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 17 through July 4

Piano Insitute canceled; faculty performances to take place as planned

Brown elected to national insurance association board

Student teams score high in International E-Waste Design Competition

U. of I. professor honored as rising star in finance

Apologies may fuel settlement of legal disputes, study says

MAY

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 3 through June 20

Researchers calculate the greenhouse gas value of ecosystems

U. of I. undergraduates awarded scholarships for language study abroad

Record number of students at Illinois awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Oil spill should spark safety measures, not curb drilling, expert says

Summer harp class at Illinois to include concert series

Researchers awarded $33.9 million grant to study enzyme functions

Relationship building among co-workers key driver of workplace socialization

From llama herders to chai wallas: New website will engage the world

Semiconductor manufacturing technique holds promise for solar energy

Book on landmark labor conflict earns national awards

New book: Everyday intuitions are often wrong

New U. of I. architecture alumnus to take part in urban design program

Music education conference to address ignored content: LGBT issues

How you picture your community could say a lot about your politics

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 20 through June 6

Redefining electrical current law with the transistor laser

William Metcalf elected to American Academy of Microbiology

U. of I. student-designed interactive thrill ride is among Disney finalists

Restructuring also puts workers who remain at risk, study says

U. of I. architecture professor Jeffery S. Poss elected fellow in AIA

Annual summer music festival to feature piano, jazz, vocals

Conference to explore implementation of climate policy

APRIL

Summer gasoline price surge unlikely, U. of I. expert says

Commencement ceremonies to take place May 16 at Illinois

Illinois professor receives four-year $1.4 million grant from NICHD

New microscopy technique reveals mechanics of blood cell membranes

Paper wasps and honey bees share a genetic toolkit

Illinois professor elected to National Academy of Sciences

U. of I. students' works selected for inclusion in international art fair

Study: Colleges suffer when endowment values wane

Twenty to be honored for excellence in teaching, advising

Two U. of I. music students shine in vocal competition in Chicago

Politics often undermines even the best of environmental agreements

Children invited to take part in Japanese holiday celebration

Role of religious faith in World War I examined in new book

Color-blind racial ideology linked to racism, both online and offline

Team finds promising new drug target for Alzheimer's disease

Moms Association bestows honors during Moms Weekend

Two Illinois professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Perchance to dream, perchance to write for young children

U. of I. historian Antoinette Burton wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Eight honored with Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award

Printed origami offers new technique for small, complex structures

Classic Maya history is embedded in commoners' homes

Exclusive licensing deals a tool for collaboration, study says

Discussions, post-festival film announced in connection with 'Ebertfest'

Student work on restoration of sacred site in India to be featured in exhibit

College faculty unionization still contested territory, scholar says

Richard Powers elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters

Three at Illinois win Goldwater Scholarships

Islamic views on salvation to be focus of renowned scholars' meeting

Court privacy rulings a threat to the media, expert says

Leading translator of Hebrew literature to lecture at Illinois

Death, injury benefits a casualty of new war strategy, study says

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 15 through May 9

Online interactions have positive effects for real-life communities

Expert to conduct haiku workshop at Illinois

Depressed? Fearful? It might help to worry, too

Chancellor honors six University of Illinois academic professionals

MARCH

Songbird genome sings of the communicating brain

U. of I. anthropologist's latest whodunits include facts from the field

Japan House event to include flower-arranging demonstrations

Head-scratching ad claims can alienate consumers, study finds

Shriver to be commencement speaker at U. of I. graduation

Rock opera, war, foreign and regional films all part of 2010 'Ebertfest'

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 1 through April 18

Bilingual family liaisons increasingly important service for schools

Biofuel mandates would make corn shortfall costly, experts say

Flexible electronics could help put off-beat hearts back on rhythm

Expert to speak on economic growth as it relates to quality of life

Illinois citizens a key to political change, author says

Potentially risky loans helped ease recession, new research shows

Expert: Bracket seedings irrelevant after Sweet Sixteen round

New teaching tools aid visually impaired students in learning math

Long polymer chains dance the conga

New book is first to focus on controversial artist Suzanne Lacy

Four honorary-degree recipients chosen for commencement ceremonies

Expert says state policies can have an impact on public health

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 18 through April 4

Potential impact of jobs bill hazy at best, economist says

Biotech pioneer to discuss turning innovations into businesses

Versatile bathtub among U. of I. student designs honored in competition

Genealogical tourism redefining leisure travel market, professor says

New program offers business training for non-business majors

Inside view of White House online is not what it seems, says professor

U. of I. humanities research program names fellowship award winners

Readings, panel discussions to take place during U. of I. literary festival

Older investors a springboard for dividends, study says

World music, trumpet camps new for Illinois Summer Youth Music

Renowned U. of I. pianist honors Chopin through recordings, concerts

New technique allows study of protein folding, dynamics in living cells

FEBRUARY

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 4 through 21

Tree-dwelling mammals climb to the heights of longevity

Deluge of scientific data needs to be curated for long-term use

Health-care reform will kick off new debate series

Educational theory pioneer heads U. of I. workshop

Business culture steers flow of ideas, study says

Arts festival to examine human interaction with natural world

On-campus child care needed for increasing number of student-parents

Six U. of I. faculty members named University Scholars

Two University of Illinois faculty members earn 2010 Sloan Fellowships

Illinois professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

Symposium to focus on environmental impact of electronic waste

Berenbaum to be honored for efforts in public understanding of science

Moms Association honors professor with 2010 Medallion of Honor

Women, more than men, choose true crime over other violent nonfiction

Team develops new weapon to fight disease-causing bacteria, malaria

Fuller appointed director of Children and Family Research Center at Illinois

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 18 through March 7

Concert, lecture to focus on final work of pianist killed in Auschwitz

New Web site focuses on activities of Robert E. Brown Center for World Music

Repealing military ban could boost gay-rights movement, expert says

Prehistoric 'insects' star in this year's Insect Fear Film Festival

Study: Cell-phone bans while driving have more impact in dense, urban areas

Communication scholar makes the case for subsidies to save journalism

More study needed to halt Illinois job slump, economist says

U. of I. dance professor chosen as United States Artists Fellow

JANUARY

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 4 through 21

Illinois humanities program awarded $1.25 million by Mellon Foundation

Driven to distraction: New study shows driving hinders talking

Technologically turbocharged 'Astral Convertible' to be staged at Illinois

'Mad Men' catalyst for symposium exploring culture of 1960s

Video gamers: Size of brain structures predicts success

New visible light photocatalyst kills bacteria, even after light turned off

Proposed bank tax targets revenge, not reform, economist says

Those less motivated to achieve will excel on tasks seen as fun

Siblings play formative, influential role as 'agents of socialization'

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 21 through Feb. 7

Looming high court ruling could taint justice, legal expert says

E-waste design competition at Illinois expanding to international event

Team finds link between stomach-cancer bug and cancer-promoting factor

Miscanthus, a biofuels crop, can host western corn rootworm