blog postsA change to benefits policy for same-sex married federal employeesOct 1, 2013 9:00 am27 views A Minute With™... law professor Sean M. Anderson A civil engineer reflects on the I-35 bridge collapse and its aftermathAug 3, 2007 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... Robert H. Dodds Jr., a professor and head of the department of civil and environmental engineeringA close look at Hillary Clinton's New College Compact proposalAug 27, 2015 11:45 am858 views A Minute With...™ Jennifer Delaney, expert on higher education financeA cricket player's take on Disney's "Million Dollar Arm"May 14, 2014 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... Safdar Khan, an expert batsman and bowler for the Cricket Club of IllinoisActing dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences to be named permanent deanJan 13, 2006 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, the acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named dean of the college, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its Jan. 19 meeting in Chicago.Action as a goal may be too broad, new research suggestsSep 4, 2008 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A series of experiments conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois suggest that society's emphasis on action over inaction may lead to unforeseen consequences.Active self-defense strategy best deterrent against cyber-attacksJun 27, 2011 9:00 am122 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With the threats of cybercrime, cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare looming over our hyper-connected world, the best defense for the U.S. might be a good offense, says new research by a University of Illinois expert in technology and legal issues.Activist shareholders' impact on corporate AmericaMar 17, 2006 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... David Ikenberry, a professor of finance and the chair of the finance department in the College of BusinessActor and U. of I. alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speakerApr 25, 2017 3:30 pm8825 views Illinois alumnus and actor, humorist, author and woodworker Nick Offerman, best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC hit comedy series "Parks and Recreation," will be the U. of I.’s commencement speaker Saturday, May 13.Adding technology to geometry class improves opportunities to learnDec 15, 2009 9:00 am2882 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study co-written by a University of Illinois expert in math education suggests that incorporating technology in high school-level geometry classes not only makes the teaching of concepts such as congruency easier, it also empowers students to discover other geometric relationships they wouldn't ordinarily uncover when more traditional methods of instruction were used.Additional film, guests and discussions announced for EbertfestApr 4, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Roger Ebert's Film Festival, April 27 to May 1 in Champaign-Urbana, has added a 13th film, to be accompanied by its writer/director and one of its stars. Panel discussions and other festival events also have been finalized.Additional guests and film discussions announced for 'Ebertfest'Apr 3, 2013 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three additional guests and the schedule of film-related panel discussions have been announced for the 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, also known as "Ebertfest," taking place April 17-21 at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign and at the University of Illinois.A director to the stars and a professor to UI studentsJun 5, 2006 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... UI theater professor Daniel SullivanADM funds new postharvest instituteFeb 17, 2011 9:00 am43 views Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced a $10 million grant to establish the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss at the UI. The global institute will work with farmers in the developing world to help preserve millions of metric tons of grains and oilseeds lost each year to pests, disease, mishandling and other factors.Ads effective even in the midst of multitasking, studies findJan 26, 2015 9:00 am163 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Those video ads playing in the corner of your computer screen, in the midst of your multitasking, may have more impact than you realize. They may be as effective as the ads you're really watching, such as those during the Super Bowl, says a University of Illinois researcher.Adults with disabilities on Medicaid wait list most likely to have unmet service needsOct 6, 2016 1:30 pm1042 views Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Illinois’ Medicaid wait list who are minorities, in poor health or unable to speak are more likely to have unmet service needs, a new study by University of Illinois researchers found.Advanced techniques yield new insights into ribosome self-assemblyFeb 12, 2014 9:30 am80 views Ribosomes, the cellular machines that build proteins, are themselves made up of dozens of proteins and a few looping strands of RNA. A new study, reported in the journal Nature, offers new clues about how the ribosome, the master assembler of proteins, also assembles itself.Advertising and its methods put 'on trial' in the 1930s, author saysJun 26, 2006 9:00 am64 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the current world of product placement, cross-promotion, pop-up ads, and ad-driven politics, it's hard to imagine there was ever a time when advertising as an institution was severely challenged.Advertising historians gather for Sandage SymposiumSep 6, 2000 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Competition may be inherent in the field of advertising, but for one small group of men and women, the name of the game will be collaboration.Advertising's next big event: the OlympicsFeb 10, 2010 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... advertising professor Michael GiardinaAdvocacy program giving Illinois youths real-life civics lessonsMay 18, 2016 9:30 am322 views A curriculum that has involved hundreds of Illinois youths in advocating for policy changes in their communities also could help schools fulfill a new state mandate that makes civics education a requirement for high school graduation.A fledgling democracy in Egypt: Electing a president, writing a constitutionMay 30, 2012 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Kenneth Cuno, a professor of Middle Eastern historyAfrica is changing. Does it still need our charity?Dec 19, 2012 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... sociologist Brian DillAfrican American studies in the U.S. 'is alive and well,' new report saysAug 29, 2013 9:00 am146 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The field of African American studies in U.S. higher education "is alive and well, and, in fact, growing and maturing," despite some reports to the contrary, says a new study published online this week by the department of African American studies at the University of Illinois.African art gets new home in renovated gallery at Krannert Art MuseumOct 8, 2012 9:00 am126 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Krannert Art Museum will display African art in a new light - literally and figuratively - beginning Thursday (Oct. 11), with an opening reception for the installation of about 70 artworks from the museum's holdings, including four new contemporary acquisitions, in the museum's freshly renovated gallery. The installation will include loans from the Smithsonian Institution, the art museums of the University of Iowa and the University of Wyoming, and the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois.After delivering critical votes, what does labor expect from President Obama?Nov 19, 2012 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relationsAfter more than 100 years apart, webworms devastate New Zealand parsnipsJan 30, 2008 9:00 am66 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What could be lower than the lowly parsnip, a root once prized for its portable starchiness but which was long ago displaced by the more palatable potato? Perhaps only the parsnip webworm gets less respect. An age-old enemy of the parsnip, the webworm is one of very few insects able to overcome the plant's chemical defenses. The tenacious parsnip webworm has followed the weedy version of the parsnip in its transit from its ancestral home in Eurasia to Europe, North America and - most recently - New Zealand.After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-oldsSep 29, 2014 9:00 am690 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A nine-month-long, randomized controlled trial involving 221 prepubescent children found that those who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day after school saw substantial improvements in their ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between cognitive tasks, researchers report in the journal Pediatrics.After two fiscal years without a budget, what’s next for the state of Illinois?Jul 14, 2017 8:45 am569 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"'After Whiteness: Race and the Visual Arts' symposium set for Oct. 11Oct 3, 2003 9:00 am44 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Artist Suk Ja Kang Engles initially began to ponder issues of race and identity as a teenager growing up in a small town in Korea.Aging adults have choices when confronting perceived mental declinesAug 2, 2007 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Aging adults may joke about memory lapses and "early Alzheimer's." They may worry when they can't understand a drug plan or lose track of the characters in a novel.A glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoringAug 25, 2014 9:00 am398 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring.A green view through a classroom window can improve students’ performance, study findsJan 22, 2016 10:15 am4131 views High school students perform better on tests if they are in a classroom with a view of a green landscape, rather than a windowless room or a room with a view of built space, according to research from the University of Illinois Department of Landscape Architecture.Agricultural biotechnology to be focus of two-day conference at IllinoisMar 29, 2004 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Genetically modified organisms and their relationship to intellectual property rights will be the topic of a conference at the University of Illinois.Agricultural fungicide attracts honey bees, study findsJan 8, 2018 9:30 am3534 views When given the choice, honey bee foragers prefer to collect sugar syrup laced with the fungicide chlorothalonil over sugar syrup alone, researchers report in the journal Scientific Reports.Agricultural, health education goes global via cellphone animationsDec 10, 2012 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - They're watching them in Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, India and Niger. They're learning how to stop the spread of dengue, malaria, tuberculosis, cholera and food-related illness. They're learning how to protect their crops from insect damage or post-harvest losses. And they're coming up with new ideas for similar lessons to share with their neighbors or others around the world.Ag robot speeds data collection, analyses of crops as they growMar 12, 2018 8:45 am2579 views A new lightweight, low-cost agricultural robot, developed by a team of scientists at the University of Illinois, could transform data collection and field scouting for agronomists, seed companies and farmers. A guide to the Japan House gardensMay 27, 2016 10:00 am1746 views Japan House has developed a mobile guide to its gardens, which visitors can listen to on their phones for a self-guided tour.Aiming for hoops and practicing EnglishMay 29, 2018 8:30 am292 views Saturday afternoons for your typical Malaysian high school student are drastically different than what they’re like in the United States. The overriding emphasis here on government exams and grades often confines these youngsters to hours of extra classes and studying, even on the weekends. One of our jobs as Fulbright English teaching assistants is to try to make learning fun by organizing special camps that promote conversational English. But as we get started, the students seem a bit wary.Airfares could rise if Delta-Northwest deal spawns more mergers, expert saysApr 17, 2008 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A proposed merger of Delta and Northwest airlines likely won't drive up the cost of flying, but that could change if the deal sparks a flurry of consolidation among U.S. air carriers, a University of Illinois business professor says.Airline overbooking policy well known and so, too, should be its creatorAug 3, 2009 9:00 am2264 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thirty years ago, U.S. airlines stopped arbitrarily grounding passengers on overbooked flights, instead offering rewards if travelers give up seats to make room for hurried fliers who need to touch down on time.Airport baggage screeners may need continuing education, study indicatesApr 27, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Baggage screeners have just seconds amid loud airport noises and the pressure of rushed airline travelers to scan X-rays of carry-on items for weapons. How good they are at finding one may depend on the specificity of their training, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Albania must enact reforms to combat sex trafficking, study urgesOct 15, 2012 9:00 am187 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Despite a number of measures undertaken by the government in Albania to curb sex trafficking, rigorous comprehensive legal and social reforms are needed to address the practices that perpetuate it, a new study led by a University of Illinois researcher indicates.Alejandro Lleras receives National Science Foundation CAREER AwardApr 16, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Alejandro Lleras, a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois and an affiliate of the Beckman Institute, is a recipient of an Early Faculty CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. The $400,000 award will be distributed over five years, beginning in 2008.'Alien Arthropods!' invade 19th annual Insect Fear Film Festival on Feb. 9Jan 22, 2002 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Millions of alien invaders live in the United States, and a select bunch of them cause an estimated $20 billion in damage each year. These are not repulsive life-threatening beings from Mars and beyond; rather they are insects and other arthropods, some barely distinguished from homegrown varieties. Some of these aliens will star in this years Insect Fear Film Festival on Feb. 9.A linguist's analysis of the State of the UnionJan 25, 2012 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... English and linguistics professor Dennis BaronAlison Bell receives Animal Behavior Society Young Investigator AwardJun 18, 2012 9:00 am63 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Alison Bell, a University of Illinois animal biology professor, is a recipient of the 2012 Young Investigator Award from the Animal Behavior Society. The society recognized Bell for her "remarkable research contributions to the field of animal behavior and the early training of young scholars" in her laboratory.A little java makes it easier to jive, researcher saysMar 30, 2009 9:00 am187 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. -Stopping to smell the coffee - and enjoy a cup of it - before your morning workout might do more than just get your juices flowing. It might keep you going for reasons you haven't even considered.A little support from their online friends calms test-anxious studentsApr 27, 2017 10:00 am1271 views Reading supportive comments, “likes” and private messages from social media friends prior to taking a test may help college students who have high levels of test-anxiety reduce their nervousness by 21 percent and improve their scores, researchers at the University of Illinois found.Allerton Barn Festival a buffet of music, dance, nature and foodAug 26, 2009 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tickets are still available for the University of Illinois School of Music's third annual Allerton Music Barn Festival Sept. 3 through 7.