blog postsAdvanced techniques yield new insights into ribosome self-assemblyFeb 12, 2014 9:30 am90 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 am84 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 am326 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.African art gets new home in renovated gallery at Krannert Art MuseumOct 8, 2012 9:00 am133 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 am111 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 am727 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 am571 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 am417 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 am4387 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 am3704 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 am32 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 am2845 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 am1761 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 am314 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 am2285 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.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 am18 views A Minute With™... English and linguistics professor Dennis BaronAlison Bell receives Animal Behavior Society Young Investigator AwardJun 18, 2012 9:00 am70 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 am196 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 am1292 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 am21 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.Allerton Music Barn Festival this fall to offer wide variety of music, musicians and stylesJun 19, 2014 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Andrew Megill, Ollie Watts Davis, the Jupiter String Quartet and Chip McNeill are among the musicians scheduled to perform at the eighth annual Allerton Music Barn Festival.Allerton Music Barn Festival to feature music of Dizzy Gillespie, contemporary Broadway showSep 26, 2017 8:00 am419 views This fall’s Allerton Barn Music Festival will feature a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and a production of the contemporary Broadway musical “[title of show].”Allerton Park kicks off its concert series May 6May 4, 2016 12:45 pm354 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 am203 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 am276 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 am368 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.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 am5 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.American 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 am29 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 am5 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 am15 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 am73 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 am116 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 am1918 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.Analyst Kevin Phillips to speak at Cline Symposium March 17-18Mar 11, 2003 9:00 am5 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 am50 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.