blog postsAllerton Park kicks off its concert series May 6May 4, 2016 12:45 pm350 views Allerton Park and Retreat Center will kick off its concert series on Friday, May 6.All work and no play makes for troubling trend in early educationJan 26, 2009 9:00 am173 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Parents and educators who favor traditional classroom-style learning over free, unstructured playtime in preschool and kindergarten may actually be stunting a child's development instead of enhancing it, according to a University of Illinois professor who studies childhood learning and literacy development.Alma Mater sculpture restoration more extensive than originally thoughtMar 4, 2013 9:00 am250 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Because deterioration to the Alma Mater sculpture is more extensive than an initial inspection of the exterior indicated, the restoration of the 5-ton bronze statue is going to cost more and take longer.A look forward to the Blagojevich retrialAug 20, 2010 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Andrew Leipold, an expert on criminal law and the federal judicial processAlston selected for ACE Fellows ProgramMay 6, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kal Alston, the director of the women's studies program and professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected for the 2003-04 American Council on Education Fellows Program.Altruistic adolescents less likely to become depressed, new study suggestsApr 24, 2014 9:00 am297 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It is better to give than to receive - at least if you're an adolescent and you enjoy giving, a new study suggests.Aluminum foil lamps outshine incandescent lightsJun 4, 2007 9:00 am48 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Researchers at the University of Illinois are developing panels of microcavity plasma lamps that may soon brighten people's lives. The thin, lightweight panels could be used for residential and commercial lighting, and for certain types of biomedical applications. Aluminum-oxide nanopore beats other materials for DNA analysisJun 2, 2009 9:00 am92 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fast and affordable genome sequencing has moved a step closer with a new solid-state nanopore sensor being developed by researchers at the University of Illinois.Alumnus wins fellowship, will work on prosthesis project in GuatemalaJun 13, 2012 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A recent University of Illinois graduate has received a Whitaker International Fellow Grant to fund overseas bioengineering research during the 2012-13 academic year.Ambassador of France to present the second annual address on the state of the European UnionOct 10, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Francois Bujon de l'Estang, the ambassador of France to the United States, will visit the University of Illinois Oct. 27 to present the campus's second annual address on the state of the European Union.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 am8 views A Minute With™... medical historian Mark MicaleAmerican Liszt Society to meet at Illinois March 4-6Feb 12, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Opportunities for "listening to Liszt" will be many and varied next month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the School of Music plays host to the 2004 conference of the American Liszt Society March 4-6.American Music Month at Illinois to show how artists bridge bordersOct 17, 2007 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Music Without Borders" is the theme of the 2007 American Music Month at the University of Illinois.American Music Month wrapping up at U. of I. with two concertsNov 21, 2007 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Close your eyes and you might think John Philip Sousa himself is in the concert hall, conducting his quintessential American band and its lead cornetist, the "Godfather of cornet," Herbert L. Clarke.American music to be celebrated throughout November at IllinoisOct 31, 2005 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When Scott Schwartz was looking for an image to represent the upcoming celebration of American music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he wasn't sure what he wanted.American premiere of Enescu opera to take place at IllinoisSep 28, 2005 9:00 am63 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fifty years after the death of Romanian composer and musician George Enescu, his opera "Oedipe" - based on the Oedipus myth - will have its American premiere, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Among continuing education offerings is a trip to ItalyJan 28, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Members of the community can explore topics as diverse as opera, terrorism, flower gardens and the detective novel in programs to be offered this spring and summer by the Office of Continuing Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. One opera program features a 10-day trip in July to Verona, Italy, for an opera festival.Amphetamine use in adolescence may impair adult working memoryOct 19, 2009 9:00 am108 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Rats exposed to high doses of amphetamines at an age that corresponds to the later years of human adolescence display significant memory deficits as adults - long after the exposure ends, researchers report.AmpliMy project to give a voice to those who have trouble being heardSep 15, 2015 9:45 am1895 views Alexis Wernsing, a University of Illinois student majoring in art history, has cerebral palsy, and her voice is not powerful. She is working with industrial design professor Deana McDonagh and Skot Wiedmann, a graduate of the School of Art and Design and a technician in electrical and computer engineering, who will design and build a voice amplifier called AmpliMy.Amtrak official to speak on future of high-speed rail initiativeFeb 2, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Michael Franke, assistant vice president and program director of AmtrakÕs Midwest Regional Rail Initiative, will discuss the initiative at a talk at noon Feb. 8 in Room 3269 of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana.Analyst Kevin Phillips to speak at Cline Symposium March 17-18Mar 11, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kevin Phillips, a well-known political and economic analyst, media commentator and author, will be the special guest at the 2003 Cline Symposium March 17 and 18 (Monday and Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Analytic method uncovers pranksters who tamper with surveysJun 11, 2014 9:00 am44 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Self-administered surveys are a vital tool for researchers who gather sensitive information about adolescents. But young people who provide untruthful answers on questionnaires as pranks have the potential to throw researchers' findings way off track, particularly studies that involve minority groups.Ancient American goddesses on displayFeb 2, 2018 8:15 am1781 views A new exhibit at the U. of I.’s Spurlock Museum offers a glimpse of the artistic and spiritual legacy of the American Indian people who built Cahokia, a great, thousand-year-old urban center on the Mississippi River. “Cahokia’s Religion: The Art of Red Goddesses, Black Drink and the Underworld” displays artifacts recently returned from the St. Louis Art Museum, including three of more than a dozen red carved-stone goddesses that the Illinois State Archaeological Survey found in our excavations of this ancient metropolis. You can view these figures alongside other cultural objects that reveal a civilization’s core beliefs and values. Ancient bones, teeth, tell story of strife at CahokiaAug 4, 2016 10:45 am1766 views Dozens of people buried in mass graves in an ancient mound in Cahokia, a pre-Columbian city in Illinois near present-day St. Louis, likely lived in or near Cahokia most of their lives, researchers report in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Ancient 'fig wasp' lived tens of millions of years before figsDec 5, 2013 9:00 am245 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A 115-million-year-old fossilized wasp from northeast Brazil presents a baffling puzzle to researchers. The wasp's ovipositor, the organ through which it lays its eggs, looks a lot like those of present-day wasps that lay their eggs in figs. The problem, researchers say, is that figs arose about 65 million years after this wasp was alive.Ancient, modern DNA tell story of first humans in the AmericasNov 18, 2013 9:00 am42 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois anthropology professor Ripan Malhi looks to DNA to tell the story of how ancient humans first came to the Americas and what happened to them once they were here.Anderson named College of Education deanJun 7, 2017 9:45 am1678 views James D. Anderson, the interim dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will become the dean effective Aug. 16.Anderson named College of Education interim deanAug 10, 2016 10:30 am1126 views James D. Anderson, the head of the department of education policy, organization and leadership and the executive associate dean for the College of Education, will become the interim dean of the College of Education effective Aug. 16.Andreas C. Cangellaris to lead U. of I. College of EngineeringJun 20, 2013 9:00 am1076 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill - Andreas C. Cangellaris, the head of the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been chosen to be the next dean of the College of Engineering. An economic model to reform pricing of pediatric vaccinesJun 21, 2011 9:00 am8 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 TechnologyAnemonefish dads further fathering researchMay 3, 2017 8:30 am529 views Like the dad in “Finding Nemo,” anemonefish fathers will do almost anything to support their offspring. Their parenting instincts are so strong that if you give a bachelor anemonefish a scoop of anemonefish eggs from an unrelated nest, he will care for them – constantly nipping at them to remove debris and fanning them with oxygen-rich waters – as if they were his own. (Any other fish would eat them, researchers say.)A new biofuels research initiative and Illinois' leading role in developing renewable energyFeb 6, 2007 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Stephen P. Long, Illinois' lead investigator on a new Energy Biosciences InstituteA new set of building blocks for simple synthesis of complex moleculesAug 22, 2011 9:00 am47 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Assembling chemicals can be like putting together a puzzle. University of Illinois chemists have developed a way of fitting the pieces together to more efficiently build complex molecules, beginning with a powerful and promising antioxidant.A new way to measure winter's severityMar 3, 2014 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Steve Hilberg, the senior climatologist/meteorologist for the Midwestern Regional Climate CenterA night in grizzly countryJul 21, 2016 9:45 am358 views We spent last night in Yellowstone’s backcountry, at Grebe Lake, a lovely lake at the base of the Washburn Range. For most of the students, this was their first experience backpacking: carrying a tent, sleeping bag and food into the backcountry. They had to learn a few new skills, like how to hang food from a bear pole. Some also had to adjust emotionally to the idea of sleeping in the middle of grizzly country.Animated videos bring Ebola education to West AfricaFeb 19, 2015 9:00 am90 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In early 2014, just before Ebola surged in West Africa, leaders of Scientific Animations Without Borders visited with faculty and students at Njala University in Sierra Leone. The SAWBO team was looking for potential collaborators to help create and distribute its animated health and agricultural videos in Sierra Leone. A few months later, the Njala students asked SAWBO to work with them on animated videos about Ebola.Animation can be outlet for victimized children, a tool for researchJul 17, 2006 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Animation is a proven vehicle for biting comedy, a la "The Simpsons" and "South Park."An informatics approach helps better identify chemical combinations in consumer productsDec 12, 2016 9:15 am289 views An informatics approach can help prioritize chemical combinations for further testing by determining the prevalence of individual ingredients and their most likely combinations in consumer products.Annual annotated guide recommends best books for childrenNov 4, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two chatty critters and one very verbal vehicle - that is, a wolf who cried "boy," a worm who kept a diary and a garbage truck who talked and talked and talked - are among the protagonists, probable and less so, who made it into this year's "Guide Book to Gift Books," an annual annotated list of recommended books for children.Annual Beginning Teacher Conference to be July 17-18Jun 28, 2017 11:15 am293 views Teachers who have just completed their first year in the classroom are invited to attend the annual Beginning Teacher Conference on July 17-18 at the University of Illinois.Annual fall open house at Japan HouseOct 3, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The annual fall open house at Japan House, an educational and cultural center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is planned for Oct. 19.Annual fall open house at Japan House on Oct. 20Oct 5, 2001 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Guest artist Isao Takahashi will exhibit the art of hanga woodblock print-making at the annual fall open house at the University of Illinois Japan House on Oct. 20.Annual humanities conference to focus on violenceMar 17, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The sixth annual Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) spring conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off on April 1 (Thursday) with a keynote address by Dominick La Capra.Annual new teacher induction, mentoring conference to be Feb. 21-22Feb 13, 2017 9:45 am218 views Helping early career teachers improve their instructional practices while fostering skills and relationships that promote professional development are the foci of the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative’s upcoming Induction and Mentoring Conference.Annual spring open house at Japan House set for April 17Mar 29, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A variety of traditional Japanese arts will be demonstrated and displayed April 17 at the annual spring open house at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Japan House.Annual STEM conference for new teachers expands to include the artsJul 21, 2015 11:15 am55 views An annual statewide conference that focuses on helping new teachers prepare students to compete in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the global economy is expanding this year to include the arts.The STEM Beginning Teacher Conference, July 28-29 in Champaign, will be the third such event organized by the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative – but the first time that the agenda will include sessions focusing on instructional strategies for the arts. Annual summer music festival to feature piano, jazz, vocalsMay 10, 2010 9:00 am66 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A first-time performance by pianist Ian Hobson, and performances by jazz artist Jon Faddis, violinist Stefan Milenkovich and Grammy Award winners Nathan Gunn and the Pacifica Quartet will be among the highlights of the fourth annual Allerton Music Barn Festival, Sept. 2-6. Annual teacher placement day Thursday to draw fewer recruitersApr 15, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Even as many schools face tightening budgets, their recruiters will be out in force Thursday (April 17) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for the annual Teacher Placement Day.Another bailout? Government pension insurer could be next, expert saysOct 15, 2008 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Another multi-billion-dollar taxpayer bailout could lie ahead, this time to rescue a cash-strapped government program that insures pensions of 44 million American workers and retirees, a University of Illinois finance professor warns.Answers to huge wind-farm problems are blowin' in the windDec 15, 2008 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While harnessing more energy from the wind could help satisfy growing demands for electricity and reduce emissions of global-warming gases, turbulence from proposed wind farms could adversely affect the growth of crops in the surrounding countryside.