blog postsFebruary continues yearlong stagnation of Illinois economyMar 3, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - February marked another month with no significant change from the yearlong period of stagnation that has beset the Illinois economy.Federal authorities recently announced indictments in the largest cybercrime ring ever discovered. How does NCSA help police gather critical evidence?Aug 18, 2008 9:00 am29 views A Minute With™... Von Welch and Randy Butler, the co-directors of the Cybersecurity DirectorateFederal courts should enforce gay students' rights to equal protectionMay 27, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Educators will take the issue of gay harassment in public schools more seriously if federal courts start enforcing a gay student's right to equal protection under the 14th Amendment, an article in the University of Illinois Law Review argues.Federal government needs to take closer look at assisted living facilitiesNov 1, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Over the last 20 years, a housing industry has sprung up to handle elderly citizens who cannot live independently but do not require around-the-clock nursing.Federal testing for mad cow disease a failure, Law Review editor saysMay 15, 2006 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U.S. Agriculture Department's mad cow disease-testing program is wholly inadequate and the agency's refusal to let processors do their own testing further undercuts the safety of American beef, a University of Illinois scholar writes.Fed juggling inflation, economy as it considers rate cut, U. of I. expert saysApr 29, 2008 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mounting worries about inflation will weigh on the Federal Reserve Board this week as it mulls a seventh cut in short-term interest rates in the last eight months, a University of Illinois economist says.Financial reform a mixed bag for consumers, U. of I. expert saysJul 8, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What's the bottom line for consumers if Congress approves a mammoth, 2,300-page bill hailed as the most sweeping reform of the nation's financial system since the Great Depression?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.Five named to Swanlund Chairs, campus's premier endowed recognitionDec 4, 2012 10:15 am580 views Five professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Swanlund Chairs, the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus.Flash Index of Illinois economy falls for second straight monthApr 3, 2006 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell in March to 105.9 from its 106.6 reading in February. The index has declined over the last two months from its eight-year high in January of 107.1.Flash Index of Illinois economy held steady in October, latest data showNov 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index remained at 106.9 last month, the same level as September.Flash Index of Illinois economy on upward trendApr 1, 2004 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its steady climb of recent months, reaching 99.5 in March, up from 99.0 in February and 98.5 in January.Flash Index of Illinois economy rebounds, ending three-month slideJun 1, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index ended its three-month slide, increasing to 106.2 from its 105.1 level in April.Flash Index's falter mirrors state, national economiesAug 2, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After steady increases for much of the last year, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell to 100.0 in July from a 100.3 level in June.Flawed 401(k) laws putting retirement at risk, expert saysOct 27, 2008 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Congress needs to reform flawed 401(k) laws that could push back retirement for millions of Americans whose savings have collapsed along with the stock market, a University of Illinois elder law expert says.Fledgling traders should lean on experts for investing tips, study showsSep 20, 2007 9:00 am20 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.Following Wall Street's lead can taint corporate reputations, study showsMay 30, 2008 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Corporate reputations take a beating when scandals erupt, faulty products force recalls or earnings tumble, yielding sell-offs that leave investors jittery.Food displays, food colors affect how much people eat, researcher concludesMay 10, 2004 9:00 am1409 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Variety may be the spice of life - and a key contributor to an expanding waistline.Former Bush adviser lauds Obama's economic teamNov 25, 2008 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A former economic adviser for President Bush and John McCain threw bipartisan support to the economic team assembled by President-elect Barack Obama to help lead the U.S. out of its deepest financial crisis since the Great Depression.Former president: governing boards 'need to be re-examined, reformed'Jul 5, 2005 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The composition of governing boards of most U.S. public universities does not reflect the expanded mission, programs and sources of support of higher education, the former president of the University of Illinois writes in an article.Four years later, what effect has expanded video gambling had on Illinois?Oct 24, 2016 9:30 am1683 views Giveaways to gambling interests in Illinois have robbed state coffers of billions of dollars, says John W. Kindt, an emeritus professor of business and legal policy at the University of Illinois.Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae bailout only a stopgap, U. of I. expert saysSep 8, 2008 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A government bailout of mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae is only a bandage for the nation's troubled financial and housing sectors, a University of Illinois economist says.Gay adoption at the Supreme CourtJan 5, 2016 10:00 am428 views A Minute With...™ Sara R. Benson, an expert on sexual orientation and the lawGiven the stagnant economy, why is the number of bankruptcies falling?Jan 3, 2012 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... law professor Robert M. LawlessGloomy reports on Social Security rooted in myth, U. of I. expert saysMar 27, 2008 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Don't trust the glum reports that sprout like cherry blossoms in Washington every spring, forecasting the seemingly inevitable demise of Social Security's trust fund, a University of Illinois law professor says.GM, Chrysler bankruptcies created troubling legacy, legal scholars sayNov 10, 2010 9:00 am47 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Chrysler and General Motors bankruptcy reorganizations represented a sea change in corporate restructuring, one that could portend the end of our current system of bankruptcy reorganization, according to a published article by two University of Illinois experts in bankruptcy law.Government should lift shroud over bailout plan, expert saysSep 25, 2008 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Americans deserve more than just vague warnings of economic doom before their tax dollars are poured into a massive $700 billion rescue of Wall Street, a University of Illinois legal expert says.Governors' pact on electricity transmission a sensible step, expert saysJul 28, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An agreement by Midwest governors to coordinate policies for electric transmission lines is a positive move to improve the reliability of the electric supply system, a University of Illinois energy expert says.Grand jury leaks and the Ferguson, Missouri, caseOct 9, 2014 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Andrew D. Leipold, the Edwin M. Adams Professor of Law, who is an expert on criminal law and the judicial processGrand opening set for new, 'green' Business Instructional FacilityOct 9, 2008 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new, $60-million-plus Business Instructional Facility, the first "green" building on the University of Illinois campus, will be officially dedicated during a grand opening on Oct. 17.Guidelines governing human-subject research deterring scholars, expert saysOct 11, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Social science research on university campuses is being stifled by "hyperzealous" rules that bear little relation to the goal of protecting human subjects from unethical or unprofessional behavior, an expert from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign writes.Gun rights still fuzzy despite high court ruling, U. of I. expert saysJun 28, 2010 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The long-debated question over the right to bear arms remains unsettled despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that extends Second Amendment guarantees to state and local gun-control laws, a University of Illinois legal expert says.Harshness of bankruptcy law will discourage entrepreneurs, scholar saysJun 23, 2006 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In attempting to crack down on irresponsible debtors, the new federal bankruptcy law is also likely to ensnare entrepreneurs and other self-employed Americans whose ideas and inventions can become engines for economic growth and job creation, according to a University of Illinois scholar.Has fantasy sports crossed the line to become another form of online gambling?Oct 9, 2015 10:00 am1441 views A Minute With...™ John Kindt, expert on business and legal policyHealth-care crisis looming for aging boomers unless problems addressedMar 30, 2004 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How to pay for the long-term health-care needs of aging baby boomers will become a major crisis unless steps are taken to rationalize the current hodge-podge of federal regulations and restricted coverage, according to a health-law expert at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.High court decision a setback for older workers, U. of I. law professor saysMar 24, 2006 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A potential legal hurdle for corporations seeking to cut costs through mandatory or voluntary layoffs was lifted when the U.S. Supreme Court gave its latest interpretation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).High-tech reliability a key for workers who do business outside the officeSep 17, 2007 9:00 am7 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.House adjourns with no action: What's next for pension reform in Illinois?Jun 5, 2012 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™...How can one make the most of Social Security benefits?Sep 10, 2008 9:00 am5 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard KaplanHow do employers combat a resurgent white supremacy movement?Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am1459 views Labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy discusses his research about confronting a resurgent white supremacy movement.How has the #MeToo movement impacted the Kavanaugh nomination?Sep 24, 2018 1:30 pm861 views Without the #MeToo movement and the high bar of a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court, it’s doubtful that the sexual assault allegations leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would have surfaced, says Lesley Wexler, a University of Illinois law professor who studies anti-discrimination law.How might a Justice Elena Kagan tilt U.S. Supreme Court rulings?May 13, 2010 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... constitutional law expert Lawrence SolumHow might a Justice Elena Kagan tilt U.S. Supreme Court rulings?May 28, 2009 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... law professor Lawrence SolumHow much, and when, should NCAA athletes be paid for commercial use of their image?Dec 12, 2012 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoyHow radical is Paul Ryan's proposal to change Medicare?Aug 14, 2012 9:00 am5 views A Minute With™... Richard L. Kaplan, a law professor and expert on taxation and retirement issuesHow safe are U.S. nuclear power plants?Jul 12, 2011 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a business and legal policy professorHow should universities handle controversial speech?Aug 30, 2017 8:30 am1163 views The proper way to register dissent with speech one finds offensive doesn’t involve blockades or threatening violence. It’s more speech, says lllinois law dean Vikram AmarHow taxes on health insurance benefits might affect youJun 9, 2009 9:00 am5 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanHow viable are the various proposals to reform Social Security?Aug 13, 2015 11:00 am193 views A Minute With...™ Richard L. Kaplan, expert on U.S. tax policy, elder law and retirement issues How will LGBT issues affect the 2016 election? An interview with Robin Fretwell WilsonSep 22, 2016 10:15 am561 views Although Americans overwhelmingly support nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, no state has enacted significant new legislation protecting them against discrimination in housing, hiring and public accommodations since 2008, says Robin Fretwell Wilson, the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law and the director of the Program in Family Law and Policy at the University of Illinois College of Law.