blog posts10,000th enrollee in UI Motorcycle Rider program to be recognizedJun 9, 2000 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Motorcycle Rider Program, now in its 24th year, will recognize its 10,000th enrollee Saturday.100-year-old trans fat pioneer celebrates news of an FDA banJun 4, 2015 1:00 pm2248 views A Minute With™... Fred Kummerow, trans fat expert100 years ago: The Christmas Truce of World War IDec 22, 2014 9:00 am134 views A Minute With™... Tamara Chaplin, a University of Illinois historian of modern France100 years of relativity: How has Einstein's theory shaped modern physics, astronomy?Nov 24, 2015 9:45 am663 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. physicist Stuart Shapiro150 year anniversary of the Confederate surrender at AppomattoxApr 6, 2015 10:00 am161 views Bruce Levine, professor of history and expert on the Civil War150 years after the Confederate surrender at AppomattoxMar 2, 2015 9:00 am25 views The American Civil War came to an end 150 years ago with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. Five days later, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. What role did slavery play in the Confederate defeat? And how might history have been different if Lincoln had lived? University of Illinois historian Bruce Levine (pronounced La-VEEN) has written extensively about the war and its consequences. His 2013 book, "The Fall of the House of Dixie," traced how fighting the war transformed the South from within. He spoke with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.$1.5 billion needed to ensure 12-month stockpile of pediatric vaccinesApr 18, 2006 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A six-month stockpile of recommended pediatric vaccines would cost $1 billion and could cover more than 90 percent of U.S. children during a six-month interruption in production, say researchers at two Illinois universities.1970s program attempted to diversify Illinois library schoolMay 11, 2017 9:00 am773 views University of Illinois library professor Nicole Cooke wrote about the history of the Carnegie Scholars program -- an early 1970s effort to increase the diversity of Illinois' graduate library school.1986 law helped lay foundation for 'governing immigration through crime'Apr 22, 2013 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three key issues were at the center of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act: money for border enforcement, a pathway to citizenship and making it illegal to hire undocumented workers.$1 million grant to establish weatherization training centerJun 23, 2010 9:00 am55 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A program that helps low-income residents save money and fuel by improving their homes' energy efficiency is being expanded.$1 million Mellon grant to help humanities scholars explore digital publishing optionsOct 1, 2015 2:15 pm1754 views A four-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help University of Illinois humanities scholars identify digital publishing options and produce new publications that will best disseminate their research.2000 Illinois Statistical Abstract is availableJan 24, 2001 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The 2000 Illinois Statistical Abstract has been completed by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Illinois.200 years of American Indian persistence turned U.S. into 'Indian Country'Oct 22, 2012 9:00 am65 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Frederick Hoxie starts each of his courses asking students to list three American Indians, and their answers are almost always the same: Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and Geronimo.2012: Still seeking solutions on gambling, pensions, economyJan 17, 2012 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... James D. Nowlan, a senior fellow in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs20th Century French Studies Colloquium to begin ThursdayMar 25, 2003 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 200 scholars from Europe and North America will meet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to take part in the 200324-hour casinos a bad bet for Illinois, gambling critic saysSep 10, 2013 9:00 am326 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Casinos in the state of Illinois want to keep their roulette wheels spinning 24 hours a day, but a leading national gambling critic warns that round-the-clock gambling could be disastrous for the Land of Lincoln.$2 million Mellon grant to fund three new humanities research groupsJan 9, 2015 9:00 am140 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has been awarded a $2,050,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create research groups in three emerging areas in the humanities.30th anniversary of Afro-American Studies and Research Program set for April 7, 8Mar 31, 2000 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Past accomplishments, present projects and future prospects will be the focus of a series of panel discussions planned April 7 and 8 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Afro-American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois.30 years after the Challenger disaster: A 'Where were you when...' eventJan 14, 2016 9:30 am405 views A Minute With...™ communication professor Ned O'Gorman32nd Marching Band Festival set for Oct. 19Oct 7, 2002 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fifty-six high school bands from across Illinois will compete in the 32nd annual Illini Marching Band Festival on Saturday (Oct. 19) at the University of Illinois.3-D cow app will help veterinary students learn anatomyNov 3, 2015 9:30 am2690 views Point your phone or tablet at the poster with a cow image and a small 3-D cow appears before you – Desktop Bessie, with her skeleton, circulatory, digestive and nervous systems, and various organs visible as you move around her. If you’re a veterinary student, the augmented reality cow is a great way to learn a cow’s anatomy.3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye requiredJan 21, 2014 9:00 am242 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Living cells are ready for their close-ups, thanks to a new imaging technique that needs no dyes or other chemicals, yet renders high-resolution, three-dimensional, quantitative imagery of cells and their internal structures - all with conventional microscopes and white light.3-D printed sugar scaffolds offer sweet solution for tissue engineering, device manufacturingMay 23, 2018 2:00 pm2747 views University of Illinois engineers built a 3-D printer that offers a sweet solution to making detailed structures that commercial 3-D printers can’t: Rather than a layer-upon-layer solid shell, it produces a delicate network of thin ribbons of hardened isomalt, the type of sugar alcohol used to make throat lozenges. The water-soluble, biodegradable glassy sugar structures have multiple applications in biomedical engineering, cancer research and device manufacturing.3-D printing could lead to tiny medical implants, electronics, robots, moreJun 18, 2013 9:00 am71 views 3-D printing now can be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The printed microbatteries could supply electricity to tiny devices in fields from medicine to communications, including many that have lingered on lab benches for lack of a battery small enough to fit the device, yet providing enough stored energy to power it.400 youth to compete in statewide 4-H Robotics ChallengeApr 27, 2015 12:00 pm20 views Nearly 400 youth from across Illinois will be on the University of Illinois campus Saturday (May 2) to compete in the seventh annual Illinois 4-H Robotics Challenge.$4 million for one thirty second Super Bowl ad: Money well spent?Jan 29, 2014 9:00 am27 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, an advertising professor and the dean of the College of Media50 years after the Cuban missile crisisOct 8, 2012 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Ned O'Gorman, a professor of communication affiliated with the U. of I. Program for Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security600-year-old tradition of Japanese Noh theater to be performed at U. of I.Mar 17, 2011 9:00 am234 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Champaign-Urbana audiences will have the rare opportunity to experience the 600-year-old Japanese theater art called Noh when the Kashu-juku Noh Theater troupe from Kyoto, Japan, performs March 29 (Tuesday) at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.60th anniversary of Brown v Board and recent affirmative action rulingsMay 21, 2014 9:00 am22 views A Minute With™... U. of I. educational historian James D. Anderson60 years ago this month, Emmett Till's death sparked a movementAug 17, 2015 10:30 am1204 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Benson, author and professor of journalism75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust?Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am6303 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern GermanyA 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately afterJun 5, 2013 9:00 am5065 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and use new information. Participants performed significantly better immediately after the yoga practice than after moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise for the same amount of time.AAAS Fellows electedNov 7, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Four University of Illinois researchers Paul D. Coleman, Richard I. Gumport, Jean-Pierre Leburton and Bruce R. Schatz are among 288 scientists elected as 2001 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.A better bet? Wagering on teams coming off a bye weekDec 11, 2012 9:00 am110 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Think your simple wagering strategy for professional football - such as always picking the home team or the underdog - is going to pay off in the long run? Don't bet on it, say sports economists Scott Tainsky and Yoon Tae Sung.Ability grouping in elementary school hampers minority students' literacyApr 21, 2009 9:00 am207 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - African-American and Hispanic students placed in ability groups for reading instruction learned less compared to demographically similar minority students who weren't grouped by ability, a new study by a University of Illinois expert in the sociology of education found.Ability to finish college - especially for blacks - affected by family debt, new study suggestsMay 22, 2014 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Family debt diminishes students' prospects of graduating from college, and is particularly detrimental to black students' chances of earning degrees, suggests a new study by social work professor Min Zhan and doctoral student Deirdre Lanesskog, both at the University of Illinois.A billion tons of biomass a viable goal, but at high price, new research showsFeb 16, 2011 9:00 am228 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study from the University of Illinois concludes that very high biomass prices would be needed in order to meet the ambitious goal of replacing 30 percent of petroleum consumption in the U.S. with biofuels by 2030.A bright idea: Tiny injectable LEDs help neuroscientists study the brainApr 11, 2013 9:00 am442 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new class of tiny, injectable LEDs is illuminating the deep mysteries of the brain.Absence of critical protein linked to infertilityJan 17, 2006 9:00 am39 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The absence of a key protein may lead to infertility.Absentee ballotting fraught with risks, legal scholar saysApr 13, 2006 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The rising popularity of absentee voting, especially the use of "no-excuse" absentee ballots, poses a risk of vote tampering and election fraud, a University of Illinois legal scholar argues.Abstract thinking can make you more politically moderateNov 2, 2012 9:00 am208 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Partisans beware! Some of your most cherished political attitudes may be malleable! Researchers report that simply answering three "why" questions on an innocuous topic leads people to be more moderate in their views on an otherwise polarizing political issue.A bumper crop...of weeds?Aug 18, 2014 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... crop sciences professor and weed expert Aaron HagerAbundance of protein in infected swine may result in reduced muscle massNov 17, 2004 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A study looking at chronic infectious respiratory diseases that affect most swine during their critical growing stage has shed new light on the reasons for restricted weight gain and reduced muscle mass.Access to big data is crucial for credibility of computational research findings, says U. of I. library and information science professorJul 10, 2015 9:00 am219 views Think of a scientist at work, and you might picture someone at a lab bench, doing a physical experiment involving beakers or petri dishes and recording his or her findings, which will eventually form the basis for a scientific paper.Access to legal aid depends a lot on where you live, report saysOct 26, 2011 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - According to one estimate, half of Americans are confronting a civil legal problem at any one time.Acclaimed pianist Ian Hobson to pay tribute to Liszt in three concertsFeb 9, 2011 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the world of music, the bicentennial of Franz Liszt is a cause for celebration. The New York Times, for example, recently referred to Liszt as a "chick magnet" and "19th-century rock star" who garnered groupies because of his piano technique, described as "jaw-dropping." The Liszt Society of the United Kingdom describes him as a pianist who achieved "fame of altogether greater proportion than the world of art music has seen before or since." Wikipedia refers to him simply as "perhaps the greatest pianist of all time."Acclaimed University of Texas writer to open reading series at IllinoisAug 30, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - An author described by The New York Times Book Review as "a writer for all readers" will open the annual Carr Reading Series. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith - who earned his doctorate at the U. of I. in 1969 and is the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas in Austin - is best known for "Klail City Death Trip," which tells the stories of the residents of a fictional Lower Rio Grande Valley county in a series that so far numbers 15 volumes.ACDIS asks you to answer the question: Will mankind survive the Millennium?Jan 13, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Will mankind survive the millennium?ACDIS celebrates 25th anniversary with forum on future of conflictSep 18, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a forum on Oct. 4 to consider the future of international conflict.A central Illinois carbon sequestration project hits a milestoneJan 12, 2015 9:00 am33 views One of the largest carbon sequestration projects in the U.S., the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project (IBDP) has reached its goal of capturing 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and injecting it deep underground in the Mount Simon Sandstone formation beneath Decatur, Illinois. The project is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of carbon capture and storage. IBDP director Robert Finley talked about the million-ton milestone with News Bureau physical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg. Finley is director of the Advanced Energy Technology Institute at the Illinois State Geological Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois.