blog posts U. of I. Flash Index continues upward trend Jul 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 suggests Jul 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 Japan Jul 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. 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 economies Aug 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 market Aug 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 August Sep 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 talk Sep 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 Index Sep 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." New exhibition at Figure One to focus on paper - the bad and the good Sep 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. University of Illinois law professor to receive honorary doctorate Sep 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. Japan House to host annual fall open house on Oct. 23 Oct 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 schools Oct 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 Lecture Oct 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). I space features three new shows Oct 16, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Three new shows are on view through Nov. 18 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Alison Dalwood and Stephan Klimas: Location Matters" features billboard-format works that integrate digital printing, photography and traditional painting mediums. Works by six artists displayed in I space exhibition Oct 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. Flash Index of Illinois economy fell slightly, indicating slowing of growth Nov 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 easier Nov 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 Wednesday Nov 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 slowing Dec 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 November Dec 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. Famed director kicks off MillerComm lecture series at Illinois Jan 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 equity Jan 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. symposium Jan 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 says Jan 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 radiation Jan 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 winners Feb 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 7 Feb 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 7-8 Feb 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 emergencies Feb 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 Springfield Feb 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. Asian American Awareness Month kicks off Wednesday Feb 25, 2003 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off Wednesday (Feb. 26) with a film and presentation by Nisha Ganatra, the Indian American director-actress of the award-winning film "Chutney Popcorn." The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. Conference at Illinois focuses on police activities as they relate to terrorism Mar 1, 2005 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois College of Law will sponsor a conference Friday and Saturday (March 11 and 12) on the regulation of police activities aimed at fighting terrorism and other forms of international crime. U. of I. economic index fell in February, but economy still growing Mar 1, 2006 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U of I Flash Index fell in February to 106.6 from its 107.1 reading in January. Schools visiting U. of I. to recruit teachers on annual placement day Mar 2, 2005 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Schools in Brooklyn, Denver and Los Angeles, as well as Green Bay, Wis.; Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Palm Springs, Calif., will be among those looking for new teachers on Thursday (March 3) at the annual Teacher Placement Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Flash Index of Illinois economy indicates moderate expansion taking place Mar 2, 2005 9:00 am7 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose to 103.4 last month from its 103.1 reading in January. February's results continue to confirm that the Illinois economy is expanding at a moderate pace after a slow recovery from the 2001 recession. On the reforms needed in teacher education Mar 4, 2010 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... Mary Kalantzis, the dean of the College of Education U. of I. humanities research program honors 14 with fellowship awards Mar 6, 2007 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six faculty members and eight graduate students at the University of Illinois have won fellowship awards for 2007-2008 from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. Does the U.S. need a moratorium on mortgage foreclosures? Mar 8, 2010 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... law professor Robert Lawless Super small nanoelectrodes can probe microscale environments Mar 9, 2007 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Investigating the composition and behavior of microscale environments, including those within living cells, could become easier and more precise with nanoelectrodes being developed at the University of Illinois. Top Latin American films to be showcased during April festival Mar 19, 2008 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Some of the best new films from Latin America will be screened locally during the second annual Latin American Film Festival April 4-10. State finals of Illinois Science Olympiad to be held April 7 Mar 26, 2001 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be held April 7 at the University of Illinois. The event, which begins at 9 a.m., is part of a national competition in which middle and high school students compete in 24 events involving science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend. Weather forecasts may be predictors for prevalence of West Nile virus Mar 29, 2005 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Weather forecasts could become barometers for predicting the potential threat of West Nile virus to humans and wildlife, according to scientists at two state agencies based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Japanese arts and culture to be featured in three events Apr 1, 2003 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japanese arts and culture will be alive and thriving on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this spring. Measurement technique can image how heat moves through material Apr 5, 2004 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Infrared cameras create images by detecting the heat given off by an object, including the body of a soldier hidden in the dark of night. Now, researchers have developed a technique for imaging how fast heat can move through an object. Japanese cuisine expert to take part in Japan House Open House April 18 Apr 10, 2009 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The art of Japanese dining will be on the menu of activities at this year's spring open house April 18 (Saturday) at Japan House. U. of I. English scholar to lead organization of 45,000 professors Apr 28, 2006 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Cary Nelson, a professor of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected president of the American Association of University Professors. UI Flash Economic Index rebounds in April May 1, 2001 9:00 am7 views After a month below the 100 mark, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rebounded in April, indicating positive growth for the Illinois economy. U. of I. Economic Index indicates economy growing, but at slower pace May 1, 2006 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell again last month to 105.1 from its 105.9 reading in March.