blog posts Abstract thinking can make you more politically moderate Nov 2, 2012 9:00 am792 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Partisans beware! Some of your most cherished political attitudes may be malleable! Researchers report that simply answering three "why" questions on an innocuous topic leads people to be more moderate in their views on an otherwise polarizing political issue. A bumper crop...of weeds? Aug 18, 2014 9:00 am44 views A Minute With™... crop sciences professor and weed expert Aaron Hager Abundance of protein in infected swine may result in reduced muscle mass Nov 17, 2004 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A study looking at chronic infectious respiratory diseases that affect most swine during their critical growing stage has shed new light on the reasons for restricted weight gain and reduced muscle mass. Academy executive featured in Ebert Symposium on media representation Oct 29, 2020 9:30 am490 views The chief operating officer for the academy that awards the Oscars will be a featured guest for a discussion of inclusion and equity in the media, part of this year’s online Ebert Symposium. Access to big data is crucial for credibility of computational research findings, says U. of I. library and information science professor Jul 10, 2015 9:00 am278 views Think of a scientist at work, and you might picture someone at a lab bench, doing a physical experiment involving beakers or petri dishes and recording his or her findings, which will eventually form the basis for a scientific paper. Access to legal aid depends a lot on where you live, report says Oct 26, 2011 9:00 am69 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - According to one estimate, half of Americans are confronting a civil legal problem at any one time. Acclaimed pianist Ian Hobson to pay tribute to Liszt in three concerts Feb 9, 2011 9:00 am109 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the world of music, the bicentennial of Franz Liszt is a cause for celebration. The New York Times, for example, recently referred to Liszt as a "chick magnet" and "19th-century rock star" who garnered groupies because of his piano technique, described as "jaw-dropping." The Liszt Society of the United Kingdom describes him as a pianist who achieved "fame of altogether greater proportion than the world of art music has seen before or since." Wikipedia refers to him simply as "perhaps the greatest pianist of all time." Acclaimed University of Texas writer to open reading series at Illinois Aug 30, 2011 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - An author described by The New York Times Book Review as "a writer for all readers" will open the annual Carr Reading Series. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith - who earned his doctorate at the U. of I. in 1969 and is the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas in Austin - is best known for "Klail City Death Trip," which tells the stories of the residents of a fictional Lower Rio Grande Valley county in a series that so far numbers 15 volumes. ACDIS asks you to answer the question: Will mankind survive the Millennium? Jan 13, 2000 9:00 am75 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Will mankind survive the millennium? ACDIS celebrates 25th anniversary with forum on future of conflict Sep 18, 2003 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a forum on Oct. 4 to consider the future of international conflict. A central Illinois carbon sequestration project hits a milestone Jan 12, 2015 9:00 am721 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 am43 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 am69 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 am883 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 am59 views A Minute With™... Safdar Khan, an expert batsman and bowler for the Cricket Club of Illinois Acting dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences to be named permanent dean Jan 13, 2006 9:00 am20 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 suggests Sep 4, 2008 9:00 am23 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-attacks Jun 27, 2011 9:00 am155 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 America Mar 17, 2006 9:00 am39 views A Minute With™... David Ikenberry, a professor of finance and the chair of the finance department in the College of Business Actor and U. of I. alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speaker Apr 25, 2017 3:30 pm10054 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. Adaptation of classic play examines issues of politics, greed, public trust Feb 10, 2022 3:00 pm629 views Illinois theatre students’ adaptation of “An Enemy of the People” considers how the truth gets told (or not told) during a public health crisis. Adaptation of ‘The Turn of the Screw’ premieres at Krannert Center following artistic residency Sep 11, 2018 12:30 pm358 views The New York-based Builders Association theater company will premiere “STRANGE WINDOW: The Turn of the Screw,” a new take on Henry James’ novella, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The company developed the production during a residency at Krannert Center. Adding technology to geometry class improves opportunities to learn Dec 15, 2009 9:00 am8726 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 Ebertfest Apr 4, 2011 9:00 am13 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 am98 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 students Jun 5, 2006 9:00 am145 views A Minute With™... UI theater professor Daniel Sullivan Adjusting to these 'ever-changing times' Nov 24, 2020 8:00 am854 views My mask keeps my face warm as I make my way to the Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiology Laboratory this cold November morning. Campus is starting to empty out as students leave for the holidays. However, with cases of COVID-19 increasing again, many students may not return until next semester and many others will be isolating in their homes. Back in March, I worked remotely when the pandemic shut campus down, and since early summer, I have been working in person again. After the holidays pass, I hope we won’t have to give up our time in the laboratory to do virtual work alone. ADM funds new postharvest institute Feb 17, 2011 9:00 am156 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. Adoption of mobile payment shifts consumer spending patterns, habits Nov 29, 2018 9:00 am2962 views Paying for goods with a smartphone not only increases the overall transaction amount and frequency of purchases by consumers, it also effectively replaces the actual, physical credit cards in their wallets, said Yuqian Xu, a professor of business administration at the Gies College of Business at Illinois. Ads effective even in the midst of multitasking, studies find Jan 26, 2015 9:00 am232 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 needs Oct 6, 2016 1:30 pm1249 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 polymers help streamline water purification, environmental remediation Jan 21, 2020 8:00 am1375 views It takes a lot of energy to collect, clean and dispose of contaminated water. Some contaminants, like arsenic, occur in low concentrations, calling for even more energy-intensive selective removal processes. Advanced techniques yield new insights into ribosome self-assembly Feb 12, 2014 9:30 am208 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 says Jun 26, 2006 9:00 am693 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 Symposium Sep 6, 2000 9:00 am30 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 Olympics Feb 10, 2010 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... advertising professor Michael Giardina Advocacy program giving Illinois youths real-life civics lessons May 18, 2016 9:30 am366 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 constitution May 30, 2012 9:00 am162 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 am33 views A Minute With™... sociologist Brian Dill African American studies in the U.S. 'is alive and well,' new report says Aug 29, 2013 9:00 am1028 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 Museum Oct 8, 2012 9:00 am334 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. African dance expert uses dance technique to tell the stories of African-American men Jul 1, 2015 9:00 am147 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The men and women dancing on the stage wore earth-colored clothing covered with leaves, and their bodies and faces were painted with roots and branches. Their arms swayed gracefully like tree branches in a breeze. At other times, they exploded with energy, or movement swept across the large cast en masse. After delivering critical votes, what does labor expect from President Obama? Nov 19, 2012 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations After more than 100 years apart, webworms devastate New Zealand parsnips Jan 30, 2008 9:00 am321 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-olds Sep 29, 2014 9:00 am1301 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 am616 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. 11 Oct 3, 2003 9:00 am79 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. Aggressive, non-native wetland plants squelch species richness more than dominant natives do Jun 19, 2019 8:30 am1428 views Dominant, non-native plants reduce wetland biodiversity and abundance more than native plants do, researchers report in the journal Ecology Letters. Even native plants that dominate wetland landscapes play better with others, the team found. Aging adults have choices when confronting perceived mental declines Aug 2, 2007 9:00 am22 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 monitoring Aug 25, 2014 9:00 am660 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring.