blog posts Forum Feb. 1 to explore world response to tsunami disaster Jan 19, 2005 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How the world has responded to the Dec. 26 tsunami will be the topic of a 90-minute forum beginning at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Film screening and panel to mark anniversary of church-state ruling Feb 26, 2013 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Recognizing the 65th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision McCollum v. Board of Education, the award-winning documentary "The Lord is Not on Trial Here Today" will be shown at 7 p.m. March 7 in the auditorium of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Building, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana. What to expect in Illinois' general election for governor Mar 26, 2014 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... Christopher Z. Mooney, the director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs As U.S. troops withdraw, what's next for Afghanistan? Apr 9, 2009 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... political scientist Paul Diehl Lifelong learning institute passes milestone, gets $1 million endowment Sep 13, 2010 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on the U. of I. campus has a new home and a new $1 million endowment to support its courses, lectures, study groups and trips for its more than 650 members. Sizing up President Obama's first 100 days Apr 22, 2009 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... political science professors Brian Gaines and William Bernhard Illinois extends anti-bullying laws into cyberspace Jun 29, 2010 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Dorothy Espelage, a renowned expert on bullying and aggression Pediatricians: Watch for stress related to parents' military deployments Aug 6, 2013 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Aaron Ebata, a professor of human development and an Extension specialist in family life Haiti still faces crises two months after devastation Mar 19, 2010 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Rob Olshansky, a professor of urban and regional planning The Middle East, post-bin Laden May 7, 2011 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... sociologist Asef Bayat Looking ahead after congressional, state elections Nov 9, 2006 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... James D. Nowlan, a senior fellow at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs Book Corner: Women’s stories that guided their lives May 7, 2009 9:00 am11 views Every person has a narrative compass - one or more stories that have guided their lifework. How can graduating seniors best prepare for the job market? May 8, 2006 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... Brandon J. Bute, assistant director of the campus Career Center What explains China's active and open response to the recent earthquake? May 16, 2008 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... Poshek Fu, an Illinois professor of modern Chinese history Women are aspiring to the highest positions in many societies, but they still lack the access they need to transform some developing nations. Sep 3, 2009 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... Gale Summerfield, the director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program Parent’s conversational style contributes to child’s security Oct 5, 2006 9:00 am11 views Parents who use a particular conversational style with their children – drawing them out to elicit detailed memories about past shared events and to talk about emotions – contribute to the child’s secure attachment, sense of self-worth, and eventual social competence, says a UI study published last month in a special edition of Attachment and Human Development. Child-welfare web site gives caseworkers first-time access to data Nov 17, 2004 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Child-welfare caseworkers tend to focus on daily crises. Will new limits on campaign donations clean up Illinois politics? Dec 22, 2009 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... political science professor Brian Gaines Beckman researchers study communication part of language Jan 19, 2006 9:00 am12 views Researchers can get their inspiration from a mentor, or colleague, or perhaps even a lecture that strikes a chord. Psychology researcher Kara Federmeier got hers from her younger brother when she was still in high school. Forum to look at earthquakes, including potential in central U.S. Feb 1, 2006 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Should the October earthquake in Pakistan, and the widespread devastation it caused, raise concerns in the central United States? 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 TSA's new airport security measures aim to target most suspicious passengers Apr 5, 2010 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson Poll: Most still undecided about constitutional convention for Illinois Apr 15, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Support is lagging for Illinois' first constitutional convention in four decades, but could get a boost from growing unrest over political in-fighting that many citizens fear has paralyzed state government, according to a new University of Illinois poll. Obama faces stiff challenges, even if Democrats unite, U. of I. expert says Jun 3, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - History shows Democrats will unite behind Barack Obama, but the party's likely nominee faces a tougher challenge than many expect in his bid to become the nation's first black president, a University of Illinois political expert says. Partisan voices in old and new media Jul 25, 2011 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... David Tewksbury, heads of the department of communication Book Corner: Living along the flood-prone Mississippi River Sep 16, 2010 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -Nearly every year, areas of the Midwest are subjected to massive flooding. Sandbags are filled and stacked, FEMA arrives and there is a discussion of whether this is a 500-year flood, a 1,000-year flood, or just another flood typical of the summer season. Ramifications of North Korea's nuke test Oct 9, 2006 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Julian Palmore, the director of the UI's Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security On the prospects for improved relations between Iran and the U.S. Feb 23, 2009 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, a professor of history and of sociology How can Japan begin to recover from the March earthquake, tsunami? May 2, 2011 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... Rob Olshansky, a professor of urban and regional planning Presidential vote expert gives Democrats 'distinct electoral advantage' Jul 23, 2004 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - History has some good news for the Democrats on the eve of their convention next week in Boston. Book Corner: Collection of essays addresses researchers' challenges when changing field sites Aug 2, 2012 9:00 am13 views The daunting challenge of leaving an anthropological field site and moving to another halfway across the globe may be a situation most familiar to anthropologists, but the intellectual and emotional challenges of uprooting one's life for one's field of study are something that many scholars can relate to, says Alma Gottlieb, a UI professor of anthropology. Researchers show transition to 'Soundbite University' in news coverage Sep 8, 2010 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Higher education has shifted from newsmaker to news commentator, at least in The New York Times, according to a University of Illinois study of the paper's coverage over six decades. Lecture: Muslim discussions of jihad Nov 20, 2008 9:00 am13 views Sohail Hashmi, associate professor of international relations on the Alumnae Foundation, Mount Holyoke College, will give the Annual Fall Lecture in Religion, "When the Far Enemy Became the Near Enemy: The Changing Place of the United States in Jihad Discourse," beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 on the third floor of the Levis Faculty Center. The 'Arab Spring,' and where it goes next Jan 18, 2012 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Asef Bayat, a U. of I. sociologist Advertising's next big event: the Olympics Feb 10, 2010 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... advertising professor Michael Giardina Scholars examine forces strengthening, threatening democracies May 12, 2008 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - At the dawn of the 21st century, democracy as a form of government was ascendant. The wealthiest nations were democracies, and democratization was well under way in southern and eastern Europe, and in Latin America. What is the 'most significant change to federal (child-welfare system) laws in many years,' and how will it improve foster care and facilitate adoption? Oct 8, 2008 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Mark F. Testa, the director of the Children and Family Research Center 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. 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 Thanksgiving is a beautiful family holiday. Why am I so stressed? Nov 25, 2009 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Barbara H. Fiese, a professor of human and community development Bad news for Obama: Getting elected was the easy part. Here's what he should expect... Dec 8, 2008 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar When – and why – did the Super Bowl become a showcase for advertising? Jan 29, 2008 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, the head of the department of advertising As Medvedev assumes Russia's presidency, are great changes imminent? Apr 24, 2008 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... Richard Tempest, the director of Illinois' Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center Book Corner: Writer profiles alienated youth on the U.S./Mexico border Nov 15, 2012 9:00 am15 views Many make their living by crawling through the sewers beneath the border cities of Nogales, Mexico, and Nogales, Ariz., and mugging migrants seeking new lives in the United States. Some of these young men and women, who call themselves Barrio Libre ("Free Hood"), traffic in drugs in the desolate deserts where more than 5,000 people trying to enter the U.S. have died. Book Corner: Pre-Civil War social paradoxes explored Jan 21, 2010 9:00 am16 views The years leading up to the Civil War were a time of immense economic growth, however, some Americans worried that the booming industrial and commercial expansion came at the price of American values such as honesty, hard work and dedication to the common good. Organized labor an easy scapegoat for economic woes, expert says Jan 27, 2011 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Great Recession has become a convenient excuse for the vilification of unionized labor, a University of Illinois labor expert says. Students become micro-lenders, assisting entrepreneurs around world Apr 24, 2007 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois students who enrolled in Bruce Wicks' recreation, sport and tourism course on entrepreneurism this semester did so thinking they would be learning how to create a business plan and finance, begin and market a small business. What will define success in Iraq, Afghanistan? Aug 12, 2010 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Paul Diehl, the Henning Larsen Professor of political science Why the deck is stacked against a democratic Afghanistan Oct 15, 2009 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... José Antonio Cheibub, a professor of political science Federal health care reform law holds hope for mental health services Dec 15, 2011 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Uninsured adults with serious mental illnesses may have a harder time finding care because state budgetary cutbacks are dramatically affecting services and staffing levels at community mental health agencies in Illinois and other states. But full implementation of the federal health care reform law could help alleviate that, according to scholars in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois.