blog postsCollege of Business gets $1 million grant for markets information labDec 18, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was awarded a $1 million grant from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Trust to support a markets information laboratory.U. of I. student teams to get chance to turn ideas into start-up businessesDec 18, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As graduates, they became major players in the technology world, establishing such companies as PayPal and YouTube.Importing medicines from abroad carries risks, legal scholar saysJan 16, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Importing prescription drugs from overseas, a plan advocated by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and many senior citizen groups, may lower the price of drugs, but poses serious safety risks, according to a University of Illinois scholar.Why the 2005 law making it harder to file bankruptcy should not be considered a successJan 18, 2007 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... Robert M. Lawless, an Illinois professor of lawLaw scholar travels to Thailand as nation ponders 18th constitutionJan 24, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thailand has drafted 17 constitutions since becoming a constitutional monarchy in 1932. Will an 18th constitution help restore democracy, which ended last September after a military coup ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra?U. of I. scholars collecting, analyzing constitutions from around worldFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am3641 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thomas Jefferson believed that a country's constitution should be rewritten every 19 years. Instead, the U.S. Constitution, which Jefferson did not help to write (he was in Paris serving as U.S. minister to France when the Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia), has prevailed since 1789.Program helping poor in India become better informed buyers, sellersMar 19, 2007 9:00 am102 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A University of Illinois professor has started a grassroots program to help poor people in India improve their consumer and business skills.Internet opens new avenues for con artists seeking to bilk the elderlyMar 23, 2007 9:00 am37 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As more elderly Americans use the Internet, the potential for Internet fraud that targets the elderly grows, according to an article in the latest issue of the Elder Law Journal.Scholar's plan addresses 'spousal refusal,' nursing-home cost burdenApr 2, 2007 9:00 am41 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Spousal refusal, an increasingly popular way for elderly couples to qualify for Medicaid coverage to avoid nursing-home costs, has been painted by critics as an abuse of public funds.Expert calls proposed gross receipts tax textbook case of 'inefficient tax'Apr 13, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The gross receipts tax proposed by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, while a welcome step in tackling the state's budget shortfall, is a flawed approach to taxation, according to a University of Illinois expert.On laws to regulate smoking indoorsApr 26, 2007 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Scott Hays, a research scientist at the Center for Prevention Research and DevelopmentIs the Governor's 'Illinois Covered' proposal universal health insurance?Apr 30, 2007 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... Robert F. Rich, the director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsElectricity markets and transmission course to be offered in ChicagoMay 1, 2007 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 2007 Transmission Business School will take place June 4-7 at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago. This marks the 14th offering of the annual course on electricity markets and the transmission business.Scholar's plan addresses 'spousal refusal,' nursing-home cost burdenMay 3, 2007 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Spousal refusal, an increasingly popular way for elderly couples to qualify for Medicaid coverage to avoid nursing-home costs, has been painted by critics as an abuse of public funds.Seriously ill people cheated by ban on unapproved treatmentsMay 25, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's time for Congress to re-examine the ban on experimental or alternative medicine that is not approved by federal regulators, especially drugs and devices aimed at seniors who suffer from life-threatening diseases, a legal scholar says.The danger, necessity of anonymous juriesJun 19, 2007 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Andrew D. Leipold, a professor of lawJob picture in Illinois not as bright as elsewhere, report indicatesJun 20, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois lags behind the nation and neighboring states in job creation, a report by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois finds.High-tech reliability a key for workers who do business outside the officeSep 17, 2007 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Workers want top-of-the-line technology to take care of business while they're away from the office, but only if they can count on it, according to research by a University of Illinois professor.Princeton professor to deliver David Kinley Lecture in EconomicsSep 17, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A Princeton University professor who studies the global economy will be at the University of Illinois next month to talk about whether health and happiness could be rooted in prosperity.University of Illinois law professor to receive honorary doctorateSep 18, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois law professor Thomas G. Ulen will receive an honorary doctoral degree Oct. 5 from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, honoring his longtime work in law and economics.Fledgling traders should lean on experts for investing tips, study showsSep 20, 2007 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Novice investors earn lower stock returns when they seek an edge by wading through complex financial data rather than relying on experts to guide them, a new study by two University of Illinois professors shows.List of international leaders with U. of I. ties continues to growSep 26, 2007 9:00 am204 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The leader of a South American nation where thick rainforests straddle the equator earned his doctoral degree at a U.S. university in the shadows of cornfields a half a world away.New book says lawsuits cutting voters out of public policy decisionsOct 3, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lawsuits such as the landmark case against the tobacco industry are undermining traditional government regulation by shifting decision-making out of the public eye, according to a book co-written by a University of Illinois professor that will be published next year.New U. of I. study program seeks to match workers, technologyOct 8, 2007 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Clunky typewriters gave way to computers, and space-age robotics now help run assembly lines that once relied on hand tools and elbow grease.Illinois casino expansion would drain state's economy, U. of I. professor saysOct 9, 2007 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois would choke its economy and ruin lives if lawmakers expand gambling to bankroll statewide road improvements and mass transit in Chicago, a University of Illinois professor and national gambling critic says.'Black Monday' anniversary a reminder of stock market's inherent risksOct 16, 2007 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 20th anniversary of Wall Street's historic "Black Monday" collapse is a good reminder that the lure of investment riches comes with equally dramatic risks, a University of Illinois stock market expert says.U. of I. professor calls on Congress to close private equity tax loopholeOct 18, 2007 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Congress should act quickly on a Senate bill that would plug a loophole allowing publicly traded private equity firms to avoid paying corporate taxes, says a University of Illinois law professor who testified before House and Senate panels that reviewed the long-overlooked tax disparity.New book to offer straightforward legal advice for medical professionalsOct 23, 2007 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Doctors save lives, but often don't have a prescription for legal woes that can plague their businesses and even slice into the bottom line, a University of Illinois professor says.U. of I. scholar: Illinois could weather recession better than nationOct 30, 2007 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois would likely fare better than the nation if the sagging U.S. economy plunges into a recession amid a worrisome housing market slump and sub-prime loan crisis, a University of Illinois economist says.Legal expert says laws often follow when public's fears exceed realityNov 6, 2007 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When hijacking fears soared out of control after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, tougher airport screening quickly followed to ward off panic that could have crippled the nation's airline industry.Labor expert: Writers strike involves new issues and old problem - moneyNov 6, 2007 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A strike by film and television writers is just another sequel to the reruns about how to divvy up riches from the nation's lucrative entertainment industry, a University of Illinois labor expert says.Christmas spirit lives in family tree-trimming rituals, U. of I. expert saysNov 12, 2007 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Worried the Christmas spirit has been cast aside like a lousy gift amid a frantic, commercialized holiday rush that cranks up even before Halloween's pumpkins start to shrivel?Why the NBA lockout could be a long, bitter disputeNov 20, 2007 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoyExpert: Cutting-edge gains not always death knell for old-guard firmsNov 27, 2007 9:00 am107 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For every technological breakthrough that spawns new industry giants such as Microsoft or Intel, old-guard companies wither or die, according to an evolutionary theory of capitalism embraced for well over a half-century.First online-only undergraduate courses coming to U. of I.'s Urbana campusDec 4, 2007 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois will launch its first fully online courses for undergraduates on the Urbana campus next spring, seeking to train a new generation of labor leaders for a rapidly changing workplace that has become more global and high-tech.U. of I. law professor receives honorary doctorate in SwitzerlandDec 6, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois law professor William J. Davey has received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Berne in recognition of his longtime efforts to promote fair international trade.Environmentalist lawyer seeks common ground in property-rights debateDec 6, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Don't blame just Hurricane Katrina for leaving New Orleans in shambles or single out wildfires for thousands of homes reduced to rubble this year across southern California, a University of Illinois law professor says.Baseball's record book could be next victim of steroid report, expert saysDec 13, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Major League Baseball's record book will likely come under fire in the wake of a long-awaited report released today linking Roger Clemens and other superstars to performance-enhancing drugs, a University of Illinois law and labor expert says.Smoking ban has stirred strong passions, but will soon fade, expert saysDec 13, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A looming ban that will snuff out smoking in public places across Illinois lit up a fiery debate that rivaled abortion, gun control and society's other hottest-button issues, a University of Illinois research scientist says.Six Champaign County teams bound for Lego tournament state finalsJan 18, 2008 9:00 am3 views Champaign County teams bound for Lego tournament state finals Why don't they just legalize my office Super Bowl pool?Jan 18, 2008 9:00 am183 views A Minute With™... law professor Christine HurtEx-NFL player says Congress should regulate steroids in pro sportsJan 28, 2008 9:00 am183 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Congress should step in to regulate performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports because players and owners lack incentive to effectively police themselves, former NFL tight end Josh Whitman says.U.S. economy teetering, but could still avert recession, U. of I. experts sayJan 29, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U.S. economy is sputtering amid a lingering housing slump and growing jitters on Wall Street, but whether a recession lies ahead is still anyone's guess, a trio of University of Illinois economic experts say.Study: Web sites influence users, even when they don't communicate directlyFeb 7, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Web surfers may get more than just the music, videos and news updates they were looking for when they log onto trendy next-generation sites such as Last.fm, YouTube and Digg, according to new research by a University of Illinois business professor.U. of I. professor nominated as trustee for social security, medicare programsFeb 12, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown will be nominated by President Bush to serve on the board of trustees for the nation's Social Security and Medicare programs, the White House announced Tuesday.Deal ending writers strike scores rare victory for unions, expert saysFeb 12, 2008 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A deal that ended a three-month strike by Hollywood writers also scored a rare victory for unions by giving workers a financial stake in new technology, a University of Illinois labor expert says.Study: Heavy market volume doesn't necessarily signal quick, easy tradingFeb 12, 2008 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Playing a hunch is as ingrained in financial markets as short selling, margin buying and the opening bell.Expert: Hold on executions could continue after Supreme Court rulesFeb 26, 2008 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A historic capital punishment case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court could extend a de facto moratorium that has already halted executions for more than five months, a University of Illinois death penalty expert says.Chains that train new store owners help keep franchises afloat, study saysMar 6, 2008 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fast-food restaurants and other chain outlets are less likely to fail when super-sized training programs prepare fledgling owners for the challenges ahead, according to a new study co-written by a University of Illinois business professor.Ordinary heroes abound, expansive study of U.S. rescues showsMar 10, 2008 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - America's heroes aren't just in combat fatigues, fire trucks or Hollywood scripts, according to a study by a University of Illinois professor.