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NEWS INDEX 2011

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DECEMBER

New technique makes it easier to etch semiconductors

Self-healing electronics could work longer and reduce waste

Study examines what factors may predict intervention to stop bullies

Antimicrobials, perfumes, drugs pose challenges for sewage treatment

Team designs a bandage that spurs, guides blood vessel growth

Let's do the twist: Spiral proteins are efficient gene delivery agents

Federal health care reform law holds hope for mental health services

Book addresses need for more infrastructure for Latino mental health

First Professional Science Master's graduates are finding jobs

Expert: Mandate ‘FEMA premiums’ for disaster-prone areas

Eight Illinois faculty members elected fellows of AAAS

Musicians evoke Kyoto train station in telematic concert

Parental response to sexual abuse varies by age of victim, suspect

Former chief software architect at Microsoft to receive honoray degree

NOVEMBER

Former chief software architect at Microsoft to receive honorary degree

Astronomers look to neighboring galaxy for star formation insight

Expert: Cloud computing a game-changer for businesses

Report: Herbicide spurs reproductive problems in many animals

Dads Association recognizes community leaders

Dads Association announces John Menees Library Award recipients

Easton father crowned King Dad at University of Illinois

Education Justice Project takes higher education to hard timers

Expert: New inflation index could reduce budget deficit

Study details homesslessness, 'doubling-up' among low-income children

Long-term study shows acid pollution in rain decreases with emissions

U. of I. top choice among U.S. public schools for international students

Insects offer clues to climate variability 10,000 years ago

Expert: Illinois could recoup billions by upping casino license fees

2012-2013 Avery Brundage Scholarships available

Business professor creates ‘College for a Day’ program for local youth

Nanowires could be solution for high-performance solar cells

Classics professor translating massive mythology treatise into English

Assessment of online divorce education programs finds weaknesses

Hospital tests reveal the secrets of an Egyptian mummy

Study: Crop diversity myths persist in media

Team discovers how a cancer-causing bacterium spurs cell death

OCTOBER

Research: Graphene grows better on certain copper crystals

Competing GOP tax plans renew debate about value of deductions

Access to legal aid depends a lot on where you live, report says

Ukulele event highlights class designed to instill lifelong love of music

Illinois professor named Packard Fellow

New course will show teachers how to create, use educational games

Experts reveal new images, analyses of Spurlock Museum mummy

Passes for 14th Ebert film fest go on sale Nov. 1

Packaging expert sees a social revolution in the evolving barcode

Bisexual teens at highest risk of bullying, truancy, suicide

Spatial thinking, social networks to be focus of two MillerComm talks

Educators to discuss how to better serve Latino pupils

Physicists localize 3-D matter waves for first time

Workshops to focus on improving energy efficiency in buildings

Ionic liquid catalyst helps turn emissions into fuel

Last Universal Common Ancestor had a comlex cellular structure

SEPTEMBER

Illinois professor earns Presidential Early Career Award

Historian mixes policy and personal stories in history of U.S. immigration

Nationally recognized expert on public schools to lecture at Illinois

Interactive exhibits entice at annual Veterinary Medicine Open House

Study of bees links gene regulatory networks in the brain to behavior

Researchers chance viewing of river cutoff forming provides rare insight

Children view same-race friendships differently for blacks, whites

Employee health care benefits still a question mark after reform

Illinois professor to receive NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Crisis nursery kids more likely to return to families from foster care

For kids with ADHD, regular ‘green time’ is linked to milder symptoms

How limited English students move to English-only classes questioned

Six U. of I. faculty members named University Scholars

Workshops teach caregivers, those with chronic disease to 'Live Well'

Managing intellectual property a challenge for firms, innovators

Initiative to explore perspectives on history, culture of Western Hemisphere

Renowned pianist to perform complete solo piano works of Schumann

New exhibition at Figure One to focus on paper – the bad and the good

Freshman enrollment up; more Illinois students in class of 2015, too

Music to commemorate anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks in U.S.

Arturo Sandoval concert moves to Krannert Center tonight

AUGUST

Study offers insight for returning troops and their relationships

Study of childhood bullying shifts focus to victims

Acclaimed University of Texas writer to open reading series at Illinois

Testing the water for bioenergy crops

New imaging method sheds light on cell growth

New sensors streamline detection of estrogenic compounds

New theory may shed light on dynamics of large-polymer liquids

Stink bugs a threat to farmers, smelly guests for homeowners

Novelist's 'Luminarium' lighting up the literary atmosphere

Fourteen U. of I. students, recent alumni named Fulbright recipients

A new set of building blocks for simple synthesis of complex molecules

Historian charts a transformation of the night, from fear to embrace

Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program

Krannert Art Museum celebrates the big 5-0

Want to keep your exercise resolutions? New research offers pointers

Child bullies are prone to sexual violence as adolescents, study shows

Research: Brand-conscious consumers take bad news to heart

Smart skin: Electronics that stick and stretch like a temporary tattoo

Narcissism may benefit the young, researchers report

¿Se habla Español? U. of I. course offers Spnish to young children

Digitization project yielding searchable texts, preserving original books

Four Illinois professors elected American Chemical Society fellows

World survey links religion and happiness – for some

National survey reveals widespread mistaken beliefs about memory

Firefighting stiffens arteries, impairs heart function

Researchers map minority microbes in the colon

Numbers of women, minorities in math, science don't add up, researchers say

Some plants duplicate their DNA to overcome adversity

JULY

New book shows how small changes produce big results for dancers

Gangs, violence rob inner-city kids of physical activity, study says

Vascular composites enable dynamic structural materials

Pocket chemistry: DNA helps glucose meters measure more than sugar

New 3-D photonic crystals have both electronic and optical properties

Stronger social safety net leads to decrease in stress, childhood obesity

Study: Regulatory hurdles hinder biofuels market

Study: Subsidizing wages at long-term care facilities would cut turnover

Team shows how the honey bee tolerates some synthetic pesticides

Bronze Tablet, U. of I.'s highest honor, lists 209 graduates

BTN to premiere 'A Brilliant Idea: Nick Holonyak and the LED' July 28

Illinois among top producers of Gilman Scholars to study abroad

Switch from corn to grass would raise ethanol output, cut emissions

Illinois graduates from May 2011

2011 spring Dean's List

Rare 'corpse flower' about to bloom at U. of I. greenhouse

Three U. of I. scientists join Scientific American's blog network

New U. of I. emergency alert system will provide instant updates

JUNE

MicroRNAs in the songbird brain respond to new songs

Researchers look for ingredients of happiness around the world

Silver pen has the write stuff for flexible electronics

Researchers say reality shows distort realities of addictions, treatment

Active self-defense strategy best deterrent against cyber-attacks

Team identifies new breast cancer tumor suppressor and how it works

New curation tool a boon for genetic biologists

Lyme disease tick adapts to life on the (fragmented) prairie

Eight U. of I. students win federal scholarships for language study abroad

Family meals promote healthier weights, eating behaviors in children

U. of I. staff, students play key roles in new historical musical

Market failure to blame for sex discrimination at Wal-Mart

Researchers record two-state dynamics in glassy silicon

Illinois professor John A. Rogers receives $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

'Twilight Concerts' offer free summertime entertainment at Illinois

Trumpet virtuoso, Pacifica Quartet among performers at music festival

Study suggests police officer wrongfully convicted for missing the 'obvious'

Paul Hixson to become interim chief information officer at Urbana campus

Expert: Ruling in private pension case could have implications for retirees

NFL fans motivated by familiarity, uncertainty, study finds

Learning about disabilities fosters social acceptance, study finds

Illinois chemist receives Humboldt Research Award

Small change makes a big difference for ion channels

MAY

Team solves decades-old molecular mystery linked to blood clotting

Researchers track the secret lives of feral and free-roaming house cats

Yoga helps breast cancer survivors conquer emotional, physical pain

Most labor unions unlikely to follow decertification path of NFL players

Not all citizens' votes created equal, and study says it shows in funding

Brundage scholarships awarded

Doolen scholarships awarded

FMC fellowships awarded

New book explores the geology of Illinois

Radio documentaries came of age in postwar idealism and Cold War fear

Pro athletes ought to bargain outside federal court, legal scholar says

Collaborative Center to make it easier to access knowledge on computers

Cats pass disease to wildlife, even in remote areas

Growing numbers of corn farmers ignoring refuge requirement

Study: Surge in obesity correlates with increased automobile usage

Values, peers shape minority males' academic success, study finds

U.S., Chinese children differ in commitment to parents over time

Chicago stage production just the ticket for senior project in theater

Summer language academy is new option for 4- to 8-year-olds

Commencement ceremonies to take place May 15 at Illinois

APRIL

Row crops, field tiles causing water quality problems, studies say

U. of I.'s Japan House to commemorate Children's Day on May 7

Get a whiff of this: Low-cost sensor can diagnose bacterial infections

Twenty to be honored for excellence in teaching, advising

White House chief of staff to be commencement speaker

Business law expert: Legal education must respond to market forces

Top U. of I. student employees honored

Child abuse risk tied to type, degree of disability, study finds

Moms Association bestows honors, elects officers during Moms Weekend

Six honored with Distinguished Staff Award

Two Illinois professors elected to American Academy of Microbiology

Two words, in differing order, can increase or decrease cooperation

Fruit flies on meth: Study explores whole-body effects of toxic drug

Citizens United case unlikely to end corporate speech debate

Ring around the hurricanes: Satellites can predict storm intensity

U. of I. Concert Jazz Band to present spring concert April 30

Encore of corporate tax holiday unlikely to stimulate economy

Researchers get a first look at the mechanics of membraine proteins

Social work students affecting communities well before graduation

Chancellor honors six University of Illinois academic professionals

Goldwater Scholarship Program recognizes two students at Illinois

Works by MFA graduates on view at Krannert Art Museum

Genetic study offers insight into the social life of bees

Film chronicles backlash to Indian law designed to help women

Two Illinois professors receive Guggenheim fellowships

Elder law expert: Ryan plan would fundamentally change Medicare

Treating critically ill foals often complicated by mom's involvement

Did dinosaurs have lice? Researchers say it's possible

Illinois a leader in providing early learning programs to at-risk children

Additional film, guests and discussions announced for Ebertfest

Self-cooling observed in graphene electronics

Five undergraduate artists to exhibit work at Figure One

MARCH

U. of I. student in social work wins Truman Scholarship

Fluctuations in gas prices not all that unusual, expert says

U. of I. veterinarians build better 'mouse trap' for enhanced diagnoses

Researchers make the leap to whole-cell simulations

Studies: Living wage, health insurance vital for low-income single mothers

Expert on Islam to deliver annual Thulin lecture April 14

Excerpts from Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts to be performed April 3

Japan House open house to feature the art of making Japanese sweets

Study: Teachers unaware of growing gender gaps in classrooms

Study predicts large regional changes in farmland area

Illinois entomology professor May Berenbaum to receive 2011 Tyler Prize

Batteries charge very quickly and retain capacity, thanks to new structure

New imaging technique provides rapid, high-definition chemistry

Civil War at 150: Bringing down the 'House of Dixie' set off a revolution

Leadership needed for Illinois pension reform, expert says

600-year-old tradition of Japanese Noh theater to be performed at U. of I.

Ebert film fest to feature poetry, romance, murder, award-winning guests

Tea ceremony at U. of I.'s Japan House to focus on disaster in Japan

Trendy, tacky or trash? It's all in the eye of the consumer, scholar says

Study: Multi-tasking on the street not a good idea for older people

Latinos' beliefs about masculinity discourage prostate cancer screenings

Old-growth tree stumps tell the story of fire in the upper Midwest

Memory advance would extend mobile-device battery life

Real March Madness is relying on seedings to determine Final Four

Organizational structure, social network influence employee learning

Art exhibition in Chicago to spotlight work by MFA students at Illinois

U. of I.'s literacy software could make No Child Left Behind exams 'history'

Symposium at Illinois to focus on issue of electronic waste

Stretchable balloon electronics get to the heart of cardiac medicine

Public sector workers, collective bargaining rights subject of labor forum

Early Spring Literary Festival to feature Illinois Poet Laureate

Study: Over 16-year span, Wisconsin teacher salaries lag private sector wages

Combined molecular study techniques reveal more about DNA proteins

Expert: Lockout most likely outcome in contentious NFL labor dispute

Artist-in-residence encouraging students to re-imagine 'stock' photos

Study: Happiness improves health and lengthens life

Professor's award-winning book describes modernization of Rome

FEBRUARY

Collection edited by U. of I. scholar focuses on poetry by American Indians

Team delivers development aid via cell phone animations

Full-text search capability not without problems, scholars say

Springfield social worker honored by Moms Association

Symposium in Chicago to focus on all aspects of charter schools

Teacher conference to focus on ways to recruit, retain teachers

Simpler way of making proteins could lead to new nanomedicine agents

2010 fall Dean's List recognizes 6,371 students

Illinois graduates from August and December 2010

Pollution tax rebates little help for low-income workers

U. of I. workshop aims to introduce genomics to Native American students

One-day shows offer samplings of creative arts at Illinois

Illinois chemistry professor Ryan C. Bailey named Sloan Fellow

A billion tons of biomass a viable goal, but at high price, new research shows

Combination of services helps mothers with chronic substance abuse issues

Illinois professor awarded 2011 Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Scientists unleash killer wasps at this year's Insect Fear Film Festival

Physicists isolate bound states in graphene superconductor junctions

Events to examine use of films to develop, justify nuclear weapons

Student artist's thought etcher on display at Figure One exhibition space

Architectural designs on limited view at Figure One

Restructuring in College of Education to foster research, teaching, more

Scholars to discuss Shostakovich, then hear performance of his quartets

U. of I. project examining applied baccalaureate degree programs

Acclaimed pianist Ian Hobson to pay tribute to Liszt in three concerts

John A. Rogers elected to National Academy of Engineering

Brief diversions vastly improve focus, researchers find

Elder law expert: Health care reform act a mixed bag for seniors

Anthropologist: 'Body Worlds' visitors confront bodies but not death

Board-certified avian medicine veterinarian joins U. of I. staff

Parents can explore new STEM magnet school at panel discussion Feb. 16

Rare insect fossil reveals 100 million years of evolutionary stasis

U. of I. well represented among winners at paralympics championships

JANUARY

Distinguished food scientist to receive honorary degree at commencement

Team looks to the cow rumen for better biofuels enzymes

Organized labor an easy scapegoat for economic woes

'Doodle for Wildlife' clinic benefit to auction artwork, vacations

U. of I. graduate student wins gold medal in international championships

In picturing their districts, legislators see some and not others

Dalkey Archive Press honored by National Book Critics Circle

Concert jazz band's new CD is all-student effort of writing, arranging

Exhibitions, performances to fete Krannert Art Museum anniversary

Speaker series highlights the role of animals in human cultural life

Triblock spheres provide a simple path to complex structures

Biologists discover giant crayfish species right under their noses

Scholar: Illinois income tax increase a missed opportunity for tax reform

Chemists document workings of key staph enzyme – and how to block it

Reseachers can predict your video game aptitude by imaging your brain

Fifteen undergraduates awarded scholarships to study abroad

Self-assembling structures open door to new class of materials

Researchers show how one gene becomes two (with different functions)

llinois mathematician elected fellow of AAAS

Study: Outsourcing hurts consumers by softening competition among firms

Study estimates land available for biofuel crops

Newly developed cloak hides underwater objects from sonar

Contest gives students chance to show how to reduce electronic waste

Large-scale sudy reveals major decline in bumble bees in the U.S.

Team overcomes major obstacle to cellulosic biofuel production