blog posts Coping skills program for disaster survivors tested with children living in chronic poverty Dec 10, 2018 11:30 am561 views An emotional coping skills program developed for natural disaster survivors appears to help young children deal with the traumatic experiences associated with living in chronic poverty, a new study found. Coping skills program helps social service workers reduce stress, trauma after disasters Jul 24, 2019 1:00 pm1013 views Caregivers Journey of Hope can help social service workers to mitigate the stress and trauma they may experience while helping others recover from disasters, U. of I. researchers found in a new study. Corporations directing our attention online more than we realize Oct 29, 2020 10:15 am987 views We don’t have the control we think we do in browsing the internet. Our notion of empowerment to see and find what we choose is “an illusion,” say the authors of a study – including Illinois media professor Harsh Taneja – that analyzed browsing data on a million people over one month of internet use. Corporations are “nudging” the flow of our online attention more than we realize, and often in ways that are hidden or beyond our control. Could a citizenship question alter the 2020 census results? Apr 2, 2018 8:45 am644 views A citizenship question on the 2020 census could add to existing undercounts, says an Illinois professor who serves on a Census Bureau advisory committee Could France be the next chapter in a populist surge? Apr 25, 2017 2:15 pm614 views Marine Le Pen, a far-right candidate in France’s presidential race, could have significant future influence, says the associate director of the European Center at Illinois. Counseling, antidepressants change personality (for the better), team reports Jan 6, 2017 10:30 am3434 views A review of 207 studies involving more than 20,000 people found that those who engaged in therapeutic interventions were, on average, significantly less neurotic and a bit more extraverted after the interventions than they were beforehand. COVID-19 cases, deaths in U.S. increase with higher income inequality Jan 25, 2021 9:45 am1249 views U.S. counties with higher income inequality faced higher rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the earlier months of the pandemic, according to a new study led by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign sociology professor Tim Liao. Counties with higher proportions of Black or Hispanic residents also had higher rates, the study found, reinforcing earlier research showing the disparate effects of the virus on those communities. COVID-19 mobility restrictions effective for short duration, study finds Apr 22, 2021 12:00 pm669 views Attempts at restricting people’s mobility to control the spread of COVID-19 may be effective only for a short period, researchers said. A new study examines people’s mobility for seven months during the pandemic in the United States using publicly available, anonymized mobile phone data. Creativity, flexibility important when setting fitness goals Jan 4, 2006 9:00 am105 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Throughout the land, glossy new calendars adorn kitchen walls and office desktops. And for many people, the new year prompts thoughts of an old tradition: making - and, in many cases, ultimately breaking - New Year's resolutions. Crisis nursery kids more likely to return to families from foster care Sep 19, 2011 9:00 am195 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Children who receive crisis nursery services prior to being placed in out-of-home care are twice as likely to be reunited with their biological families as other children in Illinois' child welfare system, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois. Cultural, linguistic gaps may deter Latinos from joining health programs Feb 6, 2017 12:30 pm856 views The success of community health interventions targeting Latinos could be hindered by linguistic and cultural gaps unless researchers recognize the diversity that exists among Latino populations and work closely with community members to adapt programming accordingly, a new study led by University of Illinois researchers suggests. ‘Culture of affluence’ complicates women’s help-seeking for domestic violence Sep 19, 2016 2:15 pm1648 views Pressures to maintain a facade of a perfect family and other values associated with the “culture of affluence” discourage some affluent women from leaving violent spouses or disclosing that they are being abused, a new study suggests. Culture shapes willingness to share personal data to reduce COVID-19 spread Jan 27, 2021 8:00 am1042 views Culture, civic-mindedness and privacy concerns influence how willing people are to share personal location information to help stem the transmission of COVID-19 in their communities, a new study finds. Such sharing includes giving public health authorities access to their geographic information via data gathered from phone calls, mobile apps, credit card purchases, wristband trackers or other technologies. Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health Jul 14, 2015 11:30 am345 views Fathers who read to their infants with autism and take active roles in caregiving activities not only promote healthy development in their children, they boost moms’ mental health too, new research suggests. Dateline Turkey: Illinois students get a turn as foreign correspondents May 2, 2012 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Four classes, four continents. Delinquent youths with PTSD need individualized treatment, studies suggest Oct 6, 2016 8:15 am599 views Juvenile offenders who have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder are at 67 percent greater risk of entering substance abuse treatment within seven years, a new study led by a University of Illinois scholar found. Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War? Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am17083 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher. Disaster apps share personal data in violation of their privacy policies Nov 16, 2020 8:45 am429 views Information sciences professor Madelyn Sanfilippo examined popular disaster apps and found that many of them provide personal information – including a user’s location – to third parties long after a disaster has passed. Discrimination, family conflict key sources of stress for Latina immigrants Nov 19, 2014 9:00 am156 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Racial discrimination and family issues are key contributors to the acculturative stress experienced by Latina immigrant women in the U.S., new research suggests. Disruptions in daily routine can adversely affect a couple's conversation Feb 9, 2009 9:00 am174 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Is the communication in your relationship a little frosty? Distracted learning a big problem, golden opportunity for educators, students Oct 13, 2020 11:00 am2014 views Experts say media multitasking negatively impacts learning, but many students believe they're immune to these effects because they're good multitaskers, according to a review paper by U. of I. professor Shelly J. Schmidt. Distracted much? New research may help explain why Oct 5, 2016 8:15 am2290 views A new study offers evidence that one’s motivation is just as important for sustained attention to a task as is the ease with which the task is done. Do a candidate's promises match their deeds when elected? Oct 30, 2012 9:00 am48 views A Minute With™... political scientist Tracy Sulkin Do COVID-19 apps protect your privacy? Jun 8, 2020 1:00 pm1244 views Many mobile apps that track the spread of COVID-19 ask for personal data but don’t indicate the information will be secure. Doctors played a role in ideas about racial differences Feb 6, 2018 9:45 am1390 views Physicians played a key role in defining racial differences in the age of slavery, planting ideas that have carried to the present day, says a U. of I. historian in a new book. Does climate change result in civil unrest? Nov 18, 2015 8:30 am205 views A Minute With...™ Peter Nardulli, political scientist Does one-party rule mean all Trump promises become reality? Nov 16, 2016 12:00 pm1185 views Donald Trump may not get everything he wants from Congress, despite its Republican majorities, says Illinois political science professor Tracy Sulkin. Does the Facebook Generation need limits on screen time? Nov 8, 2013 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Barbara Wilson, an expert on the social and psychological effects of media on youth Does the Supreme Court need to care about public opinion? May 29, 2019 9:45 am291 views The Supreme Court has to consider public opinion and its popularity in deciding politically divisive cases, says a University of Illinois political scientist. Do Google search results reflect racial bias? Feb 18, 2013 9:00 am36 views A Minute With™... Safiya Umoja Noble, a professor of African American studies Don't forget portion control when filling MyPlate Mar 23, 2009 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Karen Chapman-Novakofski, a professor of food science and human nutrition Do politics or protests have a place in sports? Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm7383 views A U. of I. professor who specializes in the history of sports says it’s not realistic to see sporting events as free of politics or protest Do summer jobs provide lifelong benefits for teens? Jun 11, 2018 8:30 am723 views University of Illinois Extension educator Kathy Sweedler, whose focus area is consumer economics, spoke recently with News Bureau education editor Sharita Forrest about what teens can gain from summer jobs. Do voters ever learn anything from campaign commercials, or are the ads all just so much mudslinging? Sep 26, 2008 9:00 am35 views A Minute With™... Scott Althaus, a professor of political science and of communication Do we really know what's driving income inequality? Jun 6, 2016 8:30 am865 views Rethinking inequality and its causes: A Minute With™ sociologist Kevin Leicht Dual-earner families, gender roles, and the economic recession Nov 8, 2010 9:00 am1211 views A Minute With™... Amit Kramer, a professor of labor and employment relations Ebert Symposium to feature film director Gregory Nava Sep 19, 2019 1:45 pm662 views Gregory Nava, director of Latino films such as “El Norte,” “My Family” and “Selena,” will discuss his career and challenges, as well as diversity in the movie industry, as part of the Chaz and Roger Ebert Symposium coming Sept. 27 to the University of Illinois. Ebert Symposium to feature IMAX film, astronaut videographer, storytelling with data Sep 13, 2018 10:15 am903 views The first Roger Ebert Symposium will explore the cinematic presentation of science with help from an IMAX film shot from space, a former astronaut and a diverse group of academics and experts. Ebert Symposium to focus on inclusion in movies and media Sep 9, 2019 1:45 pm538 views This year’s Ebert Symposium will focus on inclusion and diversity in the media industry, with a keynote address provided by Stacy Smith, director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, a global think tank studying inequality in entertainment. E-cigarette use rising dramatically among Illinois teens, survey finds Nov 8, 2018 8:00 am1259 views The use of electronic cigarettes has increased by 65 percent among sophomores and by 45 percent among seniors in Illinois high schools over the past two years, according to this year's Illinois Youth Survey. Education debate tonight at Columbia a duel of 'fundamental opposites' Oct 21, 2008 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If there's one issue the candidates have been near silent on in the run-up to Election Day, it's education. But when the education advisers for John McCain and Barack Obama square off in a surrogate debate about where their candidate stands on the issues tonight (Oct. 21), it will be a battle of "fundamental opposites" on the educational policy spectrum, says James D. Anderson, the Gutsgell Professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Educators to discuss how to better serve Latino pupils Oct 10, 2011 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - A panel of local educators who specialize in meeting the needs of immigrant children will discuss strategies for providing early childhood and elementary education to young Latinos at noon on Oct. 14 (Friday). Efforts to combat COVID-19 perceived as morally right Dec 14, 2020 8:30 am840 views According to new research, people tend to moralize COVID-19-control efforts and are more willing to endorse human costs emerging from COVID-19-related restrictions than to accept costs resulting from other restraints meant to prevent injury or death. The level of support – and resulting outrage in response to perceived violations of this moral ideal – differs between liberals and conservatives. Egypt historical study shows 'traditional' marriage more modern than we think Jun 15, 2015 9:00 am2211 views Mention traditional marriage and family and it’s easy to think you’re talking about age-old customs. Those “traditional” ideals and practices, however, are more likely a product of the last two centuries, says a University of Illinois history professor. Election recap: Illinois elected a Republican governor, but Democrats retain the legislature Dec 5, 2014 9:00 am59 views A Minute With™... Christopher Z. Mooney, the director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs and the W. Russell Arrington Professor of State Politics on the Springfield campus. Emancipated blacks often targeted for relocation to the tropics Feb 19, 2018 10:45 am568 views Every significant emancipation of black enslaved people in North America came with plans to relocate them to tropical areas, says a U. of I. historian. Emotional suppression reduces memory of negative events Mar 13, 2018 8:15 am2213 views By peering at the brains of study subjects prompted to suppress negative emotions, scientists have gained new insights into how emotional regulation influences negative feelings and memories. They hope the findings will lead to new methods to combat depression. Emotions play key role on social media during outbreaks, study suggests Mar 20, 2020 3:15 pm1129 views The role of social media in motivating people to assess their risk and alter their behavior in a disease outbreak is little-understood, but a recently published study of South Koreans during a 2015 MERS outbreak – led by Sang-Hwa Oh at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – suggests emotions might play a key part. Epidemic played large role in shift of attitudes on abortion, author says Jun 23, 2010 9:00 am141 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Before Roe v. Wade, there was ... German measles. EU ambassador to speak Nov. 9 as part of EU Day at Illinois Nov 1, 2018 2:15 pm330 views The EU’s ambassador to the U.S. will discuss the U.K. Brexit process and transatlantic relations as part of EU Day on Nov. 9.