blog posts 100-year-old trans fat pioneer celebrates news of an FDA ban Jun 4, 2015 1:00 pm2405 views A Minute With™... Fred Kummerow, trans fat expert 100 years after influenza pandemic, why should I get a flu shot? Oct 31, 2018 10:45 am1572 views Influenza has no cure, but vaccines and anti-viral treatments could help thwart another deadly outbreak, says microbiology professor Christopher Brooke. 100 years ago: The Christmas Truce of World War I Dec 22, 2014 9:00 am353 views A Minute With™... Tamara Chaplin, a University of Illinois historian of modern France 100 years of relativity: How has Einstein's theory shaped modern physics, astronomy? Nov 24, 2015 9:45 am1308 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. physicist Stuart Shapiro 150 year anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Apr 6, 2015 10:00 am175 views Bruce Levine, professor of history and expert on the Civil War 150 years after the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Mar 2, 2015 9:00 am59 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. 2012: Still seeking solutions on gambling, pensions, economy Jan 17, 2012 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... James D. Nowlan, a senior fellow in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs 2020 a bad year in many respects, but what about global carbon emissions? Dec 15, 2020 9:45 am942 views The Global Carbon Project recently published the Global Carbon Budget 2020, giving world leaders access to data on atmospheric carbon concentrations, emissions and trends. Illinois atmospheric scientist Atul Jain was part of an international team of scientists that contributed data to the report. Jain talked about the carbon budget and this year’s findings with News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian. 30 years after the Challenger disaster: A 'Where were you when...' event Jan 14, 2016 9:30 am831 views A Minute With...™ communication professor Ned O'Gorman $4 million for one thirty second Super Bowl ad: Money well spent? Jan 29, 2014 9:00 am61 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, an advertising professor and the dean of the College of Media 50 years after the Cuban missile crisis Oct 8, 2012 9:00 am83 views A Minute With™... Ned O'Gorman, a professor of communication affiliated with the U. of I. Program for Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security 60th anniversary of Brown v Board and recent affirmative action rulings May 21, 2014 9:00 am198 views A Minute With™... U. of I. educational historian James D. Anderson 60 years ago this month, Emmett Till's death sparked a movement Aug 17, 2015 10:30 am1856 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Benson, author and professor of journalism 75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust? Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am155299 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern Germany A bumper crop...of weeds? Aug 18, 2014 9:00 am37 views A Minute With™... crop sciences professor and weed expert Aaron Hager A central Illinois carbon sequestration project hits a milestone Jan 12, 2015 9:00 am354 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. A change to benefits policy for same-sex married federal employees Oct 1, 2013 9:00 am35 views A Minute With™... law professor Sean M. Anderson A civil engineer reflects on the I-35 bridge collapse and its aftermath Aug 3, 2007 9:00 am59 views A Minute With™... Robert H. Dodds Jr., a professor and head of the department of civil and environmental engineering A close look at Hillary Clinton's New College Compact proposal Aug 27, 2015 11:45 am875 views A Minute With...™ Jennifer Delaney, expert on higher education finance A cricket player's take on Disney's "Million Dollar Arm" May 14, 2014 9:00 am51 views A Minute With™... Safdar Khan, an expert batsman and bowler for the Cricket Club of Illinois Activist shareholders' impact on corporate America Mar 17, 2006 9:00 am31 views A Minute With™... David Ikenberry, a professor of finance and the chair of the finance department in the College of Business A director to the stars and a professor to UI students Jun 5, 2006 9:00 am142 views A Minute With™... UI theater professor Daniel Sullivan Advertising's next big event: the Olympics Feb 10, 2010 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... advertising professor Michael Giardina A fledgling democracy in Egypt: Electing a president, writing a constitution May 30, 2012 9:00 am124 views A Minute With™... Kenneth Cuno, a professor of Middle Eastern history Africa is changing. Does it still need our charity? Dec 19, 2012 9:00 am31 views A Minute With™... sociologist Brian Dill After delivering critical votes, what does labor expect from President Obama? Nov 19, 2012 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations After two fiscal years without a budget, what’s next for the state of Illinois? Jul 14, 2017 8:45 am611 views "...fixing the major problems that Illinois has – both in policy and in finances – is going to require the governor to work in cooperation with rather than in opposition to the majorities in the General Assembly, and vice versa" Al Gore's peace prize exposes the connection between global warming and security. Oct 15, 2007 9:00 am27 views A Minute With™... Jürgen Scheffran, an adjunct professor in the departments of political science and of atmospheric sciences A linguist's analysis of the State of the Union Jan 25, 2012 9:00 am40 views A Minute With™... English and linguistics professor Dennis Baron A look forward to the Blagojevich retrial Aug 20, 2010 9:00 am105 views A Minute With™... Andrew Leipold, an expert on criminal law and the federal judicial process America has been horrified by the shootings at Ft. Hood. How do military counsellors deal with the stress – both the soldiers' and their own? Nov 6, 2009 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... medical historian Mark Micale An economic model to reform pricing of pediatric vaccines Jun 21, 2011 9:00 am28 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson and collaborator Ruben A. Proano, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology A new biofuels research initiative and Illinois' leading role in developing renewable energy Feb 6, 2007 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Stephen P. Long, Illinois' lead investigator on a new Energy Biosciences Institute A new way to measure winter's severity Mar 3, 2014 9:00 am76 views A Minute With™... Steve Hilberg, the senior climatologist/meteorologist for the Midwestern Regional Climate Center Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now? Oct 3, 2017 8:30 am13493 views Rates of antibiotic-resistant infections in companion animals are rising at an alarming rate. An Illinois veterinarian discusses what can be done about it. A pension reform plan has been signed into law in Illinois. Is it constitutional? Dec 6, 2013 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... law professors John D. Colombo and Laurie Reynolds A perfect March Madness bracket? That's a long shot. Mar 13, 2014 9:00 am80 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson Are bats to blame for the coronavirus crisis? Apr 24, 2020 8:15 am3053 views Horseshoe bats in China are a natural wildlife reservoir of SARS-like coronaviruses. Some health experts think wildlife markets – specifically in Wuhan, China – led to the spillover of the new coronavirus into human populations. Though not confirmed, the hypothesis has given bats around the world a bad rap, and public fears of exposure to bats are on the rise. Illinois Natural History Survey wildlife biologist Tara Hohoff, the project coordinator of the Illinois Bat Conservation Program, spoke to News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about bat biology and conservation, and the flying mammals’ role in human health. Are black bears and other large predators returning to Illinois? Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am2842 views A Minute With™... Peggy Doty, who provides educational programs about coexisting with large predators for the University of Illinois Extension. Are daily fantasy sports games a form of online gambling that requires regulation? Jul 29, 2013 9:00 am34 views A Minute With™... John Kindt, an emeritus professor of business and legal policy Are droughts becoming more extreme and severe? Aug 9, 2017 12:00 pm267 views "Because future climate projections exhibit 'more extreme extremes,' drought recovery times will be critical for assessing ecosystem resilience." Are generous unemployment benefits to blame for worker shortages? Jun 23, 2021 8:00 am1260 views As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes and employers look to restart businesses at full capacity, workers have leverage that they’re using to temporarily stay out of the labor market in certain industries, says U. of I. labor expert Robert Bruno. Are global carbon emissions increasing or decreasing? Nov 22, 2016 11:30 am998 views Illinois atmospheric scientist Atul Jain was among the many scientists worldwide who contributed data to the Global Carbon Budget 2016, providing new data on atmospheric carbon concentrations, emissions and trends. Are global warming, recent Midwest cold snap related? Feb 12, 2019 8:15 am3282 views Last month, the Midwest experienced record-breaking cold temperatures and many are wondering how, when the climate is experiencing an unprecedented warming trend, we can still experience such frigid cold. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian asked University of Illinois atmospheric sciences professor Don Wuebbles to explain. Are insect populations rising with Earth's temperature? Sep 15, 2006 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... U. of I. Extension entomologist Phil Nixon Are large numbers of Turkish troops likely to enter northern Iraq? Oct 30, 2007 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Mahir Saul, a professor of anthropology Are law enforcement agencies abusing civil asset forfeiture? Apr 13, 2017 8:45 am804 views The controversial practice of civil asset forfeiture gets a well-deserved bad rap, says U. of I. law professor and criminal law expert Kenworthey Bilz. Are MLB negotiations headed for another lockout? Oct 20, 2011 9:00 am23 views A Minute With™... labor professor Daniel Gilbert Are President Biden's vaccine mandates lawful? Sep 20, 2021 9:00 am5675 views The expansive new set of vaccination requirements issued by the Biden administration affecting the federal workforce will likely be upheld by the courts, but the mandate emanating from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is on shakier legal ground, says Michael LeRoy, an expert in labor law and labor relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Are science laboratories truly inclusive if not accessible to service-dog handlers? Feb 16, 2021 8:15 am2702 views According to a new commentary in Disability and Health Journal, people with disabilities who rely on service dogs often are prohibited from bringing their working dogs into teaching and research laboratories. This one barrier can stop them from pursuing careers in science, says Joey Ramp, a researcher in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and lead author of the commentary. Ramp spoke about the issue with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates.