blog postsUI Flash Economic Index jumped to its highest level since AugustApr 3, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index jumped last month to its highest level since August.Parents must interpret war talk for kidsApr 3, 2003 9:00 am6 views Children rely on the cues they get from their parents, so mothers and fathers who feel jittery about war with Iraq should confront their own fears and get ready to talk with their children, said Aaron Ebata, family life expert at the UI.Physics professor named to NATO Science CommitteeApr 19, 2001 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Jeremiah D. Sullivan, professor and head of physics at the University of Illinois, has been appointed to the Advisory Panel of the Security-Related Civil Science and Technology Sub-Program by the NATO Science Committee. The appointment, which begins in September, is for four years.Field trip to educate Champaign students about water-related issuesApr 20, 2005 9:00 am6 views Champaign students about water-related issues Physics professor wins Guggenheim FellowshipApr 23, 2001 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Dale J. Van Harlingen, a professor of physics at the University of Illinois and a researcher at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, has won a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship.Learning outcomes in higher education the topic of May 4 talk at U. of I.Apr 25, 2007 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The assessment of college knowledge - what students have learned during their time on campus - has been moved to the forefront in many discussions on the future of higher education.Newspaper Library's grand opening in new location set for WednesdayApr 28, 2003 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After many decades of operating out of modest quarters in a remote, cramped, low-ceilinged part of a basement, one of the world's largest libraries of its kind is moving up in the world - into a large and totally remodeled space.Flash Index sinks to lowest level in decadeMay 1, 2002 9:00 am6 views The University of Illinois Flash Index dropped again in April to 95.0 from its 96.3 level in March. This is the lowest reading of the Index since February 1992.U. of I. Economic Index indicates economy growing, but at slower paceMay 1, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell again last month to 105.1 from its 105.9 reading in March.Excusing military elite in Abu Ghraib scandal part of 'shameful pattern'May 2, 2005 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A scholar working on a book about the war in Iraq agrees with a recent Human Rights Watch report that described Abu Ghraib as only the "tip of the iceberg" in terms of U.S. involvement in prisoner abuse.Book, exhibition explore how English language came into printJun 17, 2008 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - This summer, a new book co-written by a University of Illinois librarian and faculty member is the foundation for an exhibition that explores the early history of the English language and the role that printing played in its development.Three researchers to take part in mapping the honeybee genomeJun 18, 2002 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A buzz being heard around the entomology department these days is a genomic celebration. Three departmental researchers will have key roles in a recently announced federal project to map the some 15,000 genes of a honeybee (Apis mellifera).Teachers learn to integrate technology into classes during weeklong workshopsJun 21, 2002 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. More than 1,200 Illinois educators have upgraded their computer skills during the past four summers through a weeklong institute called "A Moveable Feast."U. of I. Flash Index continues upward trendJul 1, 2005 9:00 am6 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued to climb last month, rising to 106.5 from its 105.9 level in May.Flash Index of Illinois economy may indicate stagnation, economist suggestsJul 6, 2004 9:00 am6 views After a period of consistent increases, the University of Illinois Flash Index has stabilized at just above 100. The June reading for the index was 100.3, the same as both April and May.Waning economy, increasing numbers of lawyers fuel litigation in JapanJul 21, 2005 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's a cliché that has outlasted its value - the picture of Japan as a culturally harmonious country whose inhabitants value peace and consensus over the clash of lawsuits and lawyers.Study finds Americans rely on friends, neighbors for investment adviceJul 26, 2007 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Keeping up with the Joneses apparently includes keeping up with their stock market picks, researchers at the University of Illinois have found.Teachers, principals to take part in Chancellor's Academy at U. of I.Jul 27, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Forty-two local teachers and 28 school principals are expected to attend the second Chancellor's Academy, starting Monday (July 31).Flash Index's falter mirrors state, national economiesAug 2, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After steady increases for much of the last year, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell to 100.0 in July from a 100.3 level in June.Do higher corn prices mean less adherence to ecological principles?Aug 21, 2007 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Expectations of higher corn prices are leading some farmers to neglect or ignore integrated pest management strategies, and their behavior could undermine the very technologies that sustain them, University of Illinois researchers report today at the American Chemical Society meeting in Boston.Princeton economist to lecture about global labor marketAug 25, 2005 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Orley C. Ashenfelter, a professor of economics at Princeton University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 (Friday) at 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 E. Loredo Taft Drive, Champaign.Flash Index of Illinois economy up sharply in AugustSep 1, 2004 9:00 am6 views The U of I Flash Index rebounded strongly in August, reaching 100.5. Last month's reading was 100.0. The current index level is the highest since April 2001.Space telescope astrophysicist to present public talkSep 3, 2008 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mario Livio, a senior astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, will discuss the wonders of the universe observed by the Hubble Space Telescope during a talk Sept. 17 at the University of Illinois.'Modest slowdown' revealed in latest Flash Economic IndexSep 5, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The growth rate of the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped slightly last month, giving further evidence of a modest slowdown in the Illinois economy, possibly the long awaited "soft landing."Musical commemorative planned for Sept. 11Sep 6, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will mark the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States with a short commemorative program on Monday (Sept. 11).New exhibition at Figure One to focus on paper - the bad and the goodSep 8, 2011 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The title - "Pulp" - makes clear that the exhibition opening Tuesday (Sept. 13) at Figure One isn't going to be a standard art show featuring bucolic oil paintings. Instead, "Pulp" will tackle the not-so-pretty topic of the environmental impact of mass production of paper, as well as society's emotional connection to this omnipresent, practical product.Sept. 11 hasn't changed public's attentiveness to news, study revealsSep 9, 2002 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Americans are no more attentive today to news of the world than they were before the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a study just released in the September issue of PS: Political Science & Politics. The study by Scott Althaus, a professor of speech communication and political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is part of a special issue of the journal devoted to civic engagement since the terrorist attacks on the United States nearly a year ago.University of Illinois law professor to receive honorary doctorateSep 18, 2007 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois law professor Thomas G. Ulen will receive an honorary doctoral degree Oct. 5 from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, honoring his longtime work in law and economics.NASA pioneer's gift to be celebrated ThursdayOct 3, 2003 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University Library is celebrating the gift of the collection of pioneering NASA scientist John C. Houbolt with a dedication ceremony and panel discussion Thursday (Oct. 9) at the Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana.Japan House to host annual fall open house on Oct. 23Oct 7, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japan House, an educational and cultural center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will host its annual fall open house on Oct. 23.Law School Day offers opportunities for students to talk to 86 law schoolsOct 10, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Oct. 16 (Monday).Williamson to give David Kinley LectureOct 11, 2001 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Jeffrey G. Williamson, an economist at Harvard University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at the University of Illinois on Oct. 26 (Friday).Works by six artists displayed in I space exhibitionOct 28, 2002 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The most brilliant display of fall color to be found this season may be indoors - at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Krannert Art Museum.Federal government needs to take closer look at assisted living facilitiesNov 1, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Over the last 20 years, a housing industry has sprung up to handle elderly citizens who cannot live independently but do not require around-the-clock nursing.Flash Index of Illinois economy fell slightly, indicating slowing of growthNov 1, 2006 9:00 am6 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index for October fell to 106.0 from its 106.4 level in September.Guide to children's books makes gift-giving easierNov 4, 2002 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -Books make great gifts for kids - no doubt about it.Nation's foremost African-American labor leader to speak WednesdayNov 18, 2002 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Reg Weaver, the president of the National Education Association and the nation's foremost African-American labor leader, will speak Wednesday night (Nov. 20) at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Flash Index of Economic Growth continues gradual slowingDec 1, 2000 9:00 am6 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped again in November, giving fresh evidence that the Illinois economy is slowing.The UI Flash Economic Index fell slightly in NovemberDec 4, 2001 9:00 am6 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell slightly in November to 98.0 from its October level of 98.4. This reflects continued sluggish economic conditions in Illinois.Flash Index of Illinois economy up slightly in December, latest data showJan 3, 2006 9:00 am7 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly in December to 106.6 from its 106.4 level in November.Famed director kicks off MillerComm lecture series at IllinoisJan 9, 2012 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Francesca Zambello has directed stage productions everywhere from New York's Metropolitan Opera and Broadway to the Paris Opera, the Bolshoi, Covent Garden and Disneyland. On Jan. 19 (Thursday), she will speak at the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois on "What is American Opera Today?"Campus forum to look at public universities' role in educational equityJan 16, 2007 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Are public research universities still serving the public interest? Are low-income and minority students losing access? What are the consequences as these schools become more selective and competitive?TransAfrica leader to give keynote speech at weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. symposiumJan 17, 2001 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Randall Robinson, an internationally known advocate for human rights, executive director of TransAfrica and TransAfrica Forum, and author of last year's "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks," will be speaking at the University of Illinois this Thursday (Jan. 18).Proposed bank tax targets revenge, not reform, economist saysJan 19, 2010 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A proposed $90 billion tax on the nation's largest banks is more about revenge than regulation, a University of Illinois banking expert says.Puzzling height of polar clouds linked to solar radiationJan 26, 2004 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientists have discovered why polar mesospheric clouds over the South Pole are nearly two miles higher than those over the North Pole. A variation in solar radiation - a result of Earth's elliptical orbit - is responsible, they say.Center for Children's Books announces 2008 Gryphon winnersFeb 6, 2008 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Billy Tartle in Say Cheese!" has won the 2008 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature. The book for readers ages 4 to 8 was written and illustrated by Michael Townsend, and is his debut as a children's author.Stanford professor to give Kinley lecture March 7Feb 19, 2002 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Thomas J. Sargent, a professor of economics at Stanford University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at the University of Illinois March 7 (Thursday).'Planning Matters' institute set for March 7-8Feb 19, 2002 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. "Thinking Outside the Box" is the title of the keynote talk at a two-day planning and zoning institute at the University of Illinois, but the featured speaker wont be the only one promoting innovative approaches to planning, according to organizers.U.S. must clarify workers' responsibilities in national emergenciesFeb 23, 2006 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How far can the government go in forcing civilians to perform potentially life-threatening jobs during a national emergency?Quality teachers the focus of statewide conference in SpringfieldFeb 24, 2006 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's a central premise of the "No Child Left Behind" Act and proven in numerous studies: Quality teachers influence student learning perhaps more than any other factor. Yet up to half of new teachers, including many highly qualified teachers, leave the profession within their first five years.