blog postsPolitics often undermines even the best of environmental agreementsApr 22, 2010 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A caution to idealists inspired by Earth Day: At the intersection of politics and nature, politics usually wins, even over the best intentions, says political scientist Robert Pahre.How is the abuse scandal changing the Catholic church?May 11, 2010 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... Kenneth Howell, an adjunct professor of religious studiesHow you picture your community could say a lot about your politicsMay 17, 2010 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Where is the line between "us" and "them"? Between "our community" and "you people"?How will financial problems of Greece affect the worldwide economic recovery?May 17, 2010 9:00 am39 views A Minute With™... William Bernhard, the head of the political science departmentStudy: Body-image distortion predicts onset of unsafe weight-loss behaviorsJun 17, 2010 9:00 am207 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Normal weight and underweight teenage girls who falsely believe they are overweight are at significantly greater risk of succumbing to unnecessary and unsafe weight-loss behaviors than girls who can accurately assess their weight status, according to new research by a University of Illinois expert in eating disorders and body-image perception.Book Corner: Tying together revolts in the U.S. and IndiaJun 17, 2010 9:00 am74 views The two revolts occurred almost back-to-back in the mid-19th century, in India and the U.S., but no one had studied the two together, says Rajmohan Gandhi, a research professor in the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Illinois.Epidemic played large role in shift of attitudes on abortion, author saysJun 23, 2010 9:00 am97 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Before Roe v. Wade, there was ... German measles.When a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents?Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am7360 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerIllinois extends anti-bullying laws into cyberspaceJun 29, 2010 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Dorothy Espelage, a renowned expert on bullying and aggressionHunger atlas takes a new look at an old problemJul 6, 2010 9:00 am276 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - World hunger is often seen as the result of overpopulation, bad geography or natural or human-made disasters. But a new book, "The Atlas of World Hunger," reveals that the contours and causes of hunger are more complex - and in some ways more easily addressed - than those old assumptions suggest.The ethical dilemmas inherent in school social workJul 6, 2010 9:00 am3384 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerYour personality plays a role in your political behavior, author saysJul 27, 2010 9:00 am951 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Our personalities play a role in every aspect of our lives, from friendships to hobbies, from whom we marry to what we do for a living.Winning record, team longevity, prime-time games influence NFL TV ratingsAug 4, 2010 9:00 am45 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing." For NFL teams, especially small-market franchises seeking to increase their fan base, winning does help, but so does team longevity in the market as well as the number of games played in prime time, according to research by a University of Illinois sports economist.State cuts to community mental health services continues disturbing trendAug 5, 2010 9:00 am238 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Proposed cuts to community mental health centers in Illinois continues a disturbing trend in the state's lack of commitment to helping families and individuals experiencing a mental illness, according to a University of Illinois expert on community-based mental health services.Higher education funding may need decade or longer to recover, scholar saysAug 10, 2010 9:00 am116 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With the economy mired in a deep funk, and with state budgets around the country blood red, a University of Illinois expert in higher education policy says the timeline for restoring funding for higher education to pre-recessionary levels will inevitably lengthen, or in the worst-case scenario, the funds may simply never reappear.What will define success in Iraq, Afghanistan?Aug 12, 2010 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... Paul Diehl, the Henning Larsen Professor of political scienceBook Corner: Latinos and the MediaAug 19, 2010 9:00 am7 views The U.S. media features Latina stars such as Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria, but that same media often reinforces the image of Latinos as eternal foreigners, always having to prove they belong.Research on team loyalty yields new insight into 'die-hard' fandomSep 2, 2010 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - There's a reason why some sports fans are referred to as "die-hards" - even after they move away, their loyalty to their hometown team endures, according to research by two University of Illinois professors.The essential ingredients of supportive sibling relationshipsSep 2, 2010 9:00 am14 views Many moms and dads say the toughest part of parenting is keeping the peace when their kids squabble and bicker. But making an end to conflict your primary focus is a mistake, said Laurie Kramer, a UI professor of applied family studies and co-editor of a special section of Child Development Perspectives devoted to sibling relationships.NBC reporter Michael Isikoff to speak on torture and its history Sept. 15Sep 7, 2010 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Michael Isikoff, national investigative correspondent for NBC News, will speak on "Torture: A Global History" on Sept. 15 at the University of Illinois.Researchers show transition to 'Soundbite University' in news coverageSep 8, 2010 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Higher education has shifted from newsmaker to news commentator, at least in The New York Times, according to a University of Illinois study of the paper's coverage over six decades.Pediatric vaccine stockpile policies need to be revisited, researcher saysSep 9, 2010 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Vaccine manufacturers and public health decision-makers need to collaborate in a more efficient and effective manner not only to reduce the likelihood of supply shortages for pediatric vaccines but also to maximize community immunity by using vaccine doses to increase coverage, according to research published by a University of Illinois researcher who specializes in statistics and data analysis.Lifelong learning institute passes milestone, gets $1 million endowmentSep 13, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on the U. of I. campus has a new home and a new $1 million endowment to support its courses, lectures, study groups and trips for its more than 650 members.Book Corner: Living along the flood-prone Mississippi RiverSep 16, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -Nearly every year, areas of the Midwest are subjected to massive flooding. Sandbags are filled and stacked, FEMA arrives and there is a discussion of whether this is a 500-year flood, a 1,000-year flood, or just another flood typical of the summer season.New program to help people with alcohol issues continue treatmentSep 21, 2010 9:00 am141 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $712,000 grant to a University of Illinois researcher who is developing a program to help young adults with alcohol problems stay in treatment and recover with help from their friends.Exercise to let students experience what it's like to live on low incomeSep 27, 2010 9:00 am90 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - About 150 students who are taking an introductory course in social work at the University of Illinois this semester will experience the problems thatFilmmaker's documentary tells story of groundbreaking church-state suitSep 29, 2010 9:00 am169 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Prayer in the schools, Ten Commandments in the courthouse, Christmas mangers on public property.Six international centers awarded four-year grants totaling $14.7 millionOct 6, 2010 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Six centers at the University of Illinois dealing with international areas and issues have received $14.7 million in federal grants to continue their programs through the current and next three academic years (2010-2014).New program to help people with alcohol issues continue treatmentOct 7, 2010 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $712,000 grant to a University of Illinois researcher who is developing a program to help young adults with alcohol problems stay in treatment and recover with help from their friends.Why public reaction to unlimited corporate political donations may come laterOct 7, 2010 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... political scientist Tom RudolphNew Illinois laws, potential merger are changing child protective servicesOct 15, 2010 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Joseph Ryan, a professor of social workWhere the midterm election is headed, and whyOct 19, 2010 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... political scientist Brian GainesBook Corner: Colonial black women: What is freedom?Oct 21, 2010 9:00 am11 views They baked New England's Thanksgiving pies, preached their faith to crowds of worshippers, spied for the patriots during the American Revolution, wrote that human bondage was a sin, and demanded reparations for slavery.Gay Talese to receive lifetime journalism achievement awardNov 1, 2010 9:00 am55 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Gay Talese, the author of acclaimed books and articles on topics as varied as the Mafia, sports, immigration, the sexual revolution, The New York Times and Frank Sinatra, will be this year's recipient of the IIlinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.Midterm elections and the prospect for fiscal solvency in IllinoisNov 3, 2010 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Illinois government and public affairs expertsDual-earner families, gender roles, and the economic recessionNov 8, 2010 9:00 am595 views A Minute With™... Amit Kramer, a professor of labor and employment relationsNo one should take offense at professor's new book on insultNov 10, 2010 9:00 am88 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thomas Conley has written an insulting book.What should be done about homophobic and cyber-bullying?Nov 29, 2010 9:00 am35 views A Minute With™... Dorothy Espelage, an educational psychologist and renowned expert on bullyingHoliday giving (and buying) for a causeDec 3, 2010 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Michelle Shumate, a professor of communicationWhere was the rancorous debate over Illinois' civil unions law?Dec 22, 2010 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... Anna-Maria Marshall, head of the sociology department and also a professor of lawJFK's inaugural speech still stirring, memorable at 50Jan 18, 2011 9:00 am1326 views A Minute With™... John Murphy, a professor of communicationIn picturing their districts, legislators see some and not othersJan 25, 2011 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Hundreds of new and returning representatives arrived on Capitol Hill this month probably thinking they know their districts well.Organized labor an easy scapegoat for economic woes, expert saysJan 27, 2011 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Great Recession has become a convenient excuse for the vilification of unionized labor, a University of Illinois labor expert says.Protests in Egypt: What happened, why, and what's at stake now?Feb 1, 2011 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Kenneth Cuno, a professor of historyChanges in the Middle East, driven by a Facebook generationFeb 25, 2011 9:00 am25 views A Minute With™... sociologist Asef Bayat and education professor Linda HerreraWhite House testimony on creating a national plan to reduce bullyingMar 9, 2011 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Philip RodkinCivil War at 150: Bringing down the 'House of Dixie' set off a revolutionMar 21, 2011 9:00 am105 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The American Civil War not only was a series of monumental struggles on the battlefields, it also was a revolution behind the lines - a profound upending of the social order that played out in the South through the four years of the war, says University of Illinois historian Bruce Levine.Studies: Living wage, health insurance vital for low-income single mothersMar 30, 2011 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While welfare-to-work programs mandate employment and push recipients into the labor market, many low-income single mothers have unstable and low-paying jobs that leave families vulnerable to hunger, inadequate housing, unmet health care needs and other hardships, according to recent studies by two researchers at the University of Illinois.Why hunger, proverty would deepen if Ivory Coast collapses into civil warMar 31, 2011 9:00 am23 views A Minute With™... geography professor Thomas BassettThe long history of Latinos in Major League BaseballApr 4, 2011 9:00 am345 views A Minute With™... history professor Adrian Burgos Jr.