blog posts Dateline Turkey: Illinois students get a turn as foreign correspondents May 2, 2012 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Four classes, four continents. Giving up a summer vacation to save money? Try these tips first... May 4, 2009 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... Kathy Sweedler, a consumer and family economics educator with University of Illinois Extension How did the Senate confirmation hearings for the nation's first Latina nominee to the U.S. Supreme court reflect America's attitudes toward Latinos? Jul 27, 2009 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... Isabel Molina-Guzmán, a professor in the department of media and cinema studies Six international centers awarded four-year grants totaling $14.7 million Oct 6, 2010 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Six centers at the University of Illinois dealing with international areas and issues have received $14.7 million in federal grants to continue their programs through the current and next three academic years (2010-2014). 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 am19 views A Minute With™... Mark F. Testa, the director of the Children and Family Research Center The 'Arab Spring,' and where it goes next Jan 18, 2012 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... Asef Bayat, a U. of I. sociologist When – and why – did the Super Bowl become a showcase for advertising? Jan 29, 2008 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, the head of the department of advertising Students become micro-lenders, assisting entrepreneurs around world Apr 24, 2007 9:00 am20 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. Business owners should go 'green' in rebuilding after disasters Apr 25, 2006 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters unleash their furies on communities, the losses can be especially devastating for small-business owners with limited budgets and flimsy safety nets. But when the skies clear, and the cleanup and rebuilding begins, savvy owners may actually find a silver - or "green" - lining beneath the rubble and ruin. America has been horrified by the shootings at Ft. Hood. How do military counsellors deal with the stress – both the soldiers' and their own? Nov 6, 2009 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... medical historian Mark Micale Bad news for Obama: Getting elected was the easy part. Here's what he should expect... Dec 8, 2008 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar Gather the family for the holidays (but leave old conflicts in the past) Dec 19, 2011 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... Leanne Knobloch, a professor of communication White House testimony on creating a national plan to reduce bullying Mar 9, 2011 9:00 am21 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Philip Rodkin As Medvedev assumes Russia's presidency, are great changes imminent? Apr 24, 2008 9:00 am21 views A Minute With™... Richard Tempest, the director of Illinois' Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center Speech expert says Obama needs a narrative, moral appeal and villains Sep 4, 2009 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After a brutal month of raucous town hall meetings, strident attacks and plunging approval ratings, President Obama will address healthcare reform in a speech before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. John Murphy is a professor of communication who has spent most of his career studying presidential rhetoric, writing extensively about John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, among others. In an interview with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain, Murphy talked about why Obama has been ineffective and what he needs to do to turn things around. New book examines movement to boycott Israeli scholars, universities Feb 19, 2015 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Leading scholars and public intellectuals reflect on the social and political forces in contemporary culture that advocate severing ties with Israeli universities in a new volume of essays titled "The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel." How did even tiny Cyprus threaten the entire EU economy? Apr 8, 2013 9:00 am22 views A Minute With™... political scientist Kostas Kourtikakis Better response plans needed for children exposed to domestic violence May 24, 2012 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Each year, millions of children are exposed to domestic violence, a traumatic experience that has been associated with cognitive, behavioral, social and emotional problems in childhood as well as a higher incidence of depression and premature death in adulthood. Numerous studies over the past two decades also have indicated that exposure to domestic violence (EDV) places children at higher risk of abuse and neglect. How significant is the 'post-convention bounce, and what's to be made of all those election polls? Aug 26, 2008 9:00 am22 views A Minute With™... political scientist Brian Gaines Why the deck is stacked against a democratic Afghanistan Oct 15, 2009 9:00 am22 views A Minute With™... José Antonio Cheibub, a professor of political science As Medvedev assumes Russia's presidency, are great changes imminent? Oct 24, 2007 9:00 am22 views What's going on in Russia and what does its president, Vladimir Putin, have in mind for the nation and for himself? Richard Tempest, a professor of Slavic literature and the head of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center who was in Russia in June, is an expert on Putin and Putin's Russia. In an interview with News Bureau writer Andrea Lynn, Tempest offered his assessments of the nation and its leader. Workplace bullying is not unique to the NFL Nov 11, 2013 9:00 am22 views A Minute With™... educational psychologist Dorothy Espelage, who is an expert on peer aggression, dating violence and school violence Family debt hurts children's chances for success in college, study says Jan 9, 2012 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Families that have high amounts of unsecured debt, such as outstanding credit card balances and payday loans, diminish their children's prospects of attending or graduating from college, according to a new study by social work professors Min Zhan at the University of Illinois and Michael Sherraden, the founder of the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis. NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg to speak Feb. 11 at the U. of I. Jan 29, 2013 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg will give a talk Feb. 11 at the University of Illinois, part of a campus visit connected with Totenberg receiving the Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism. Peacekeeping forces often barrier to lasting peace, research shows Apr 19, 2012 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Could peacekeepers actually be a detriment to ending a war and finding long-term peace? How is the abuse scandal changing the Catholic church? May 11, 2010 9:00 am23 views A Minute With™... Kenneth Howell, an adjunct professor of religious studies Parental conflict may manifest itself in preschooler behavior Jun 28, 2012 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Behavioral problems in preschoolers may mirror the intensity and frequency of their parents' marital conflict and signal possible child maltreatment, suggests a new study co-written by Jun Sung Hong, a doctoral candidate in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, and researchers at Ewha Womans University and Duksung Women's University, both in Seoul, South Korea. Should states waive the work requirement for some welfare recipients? Jul 24, 2012 9:00 am24 views A Minute With™... Chi-Fang Wu, a professor iof social work How do you know when your children are ready to stay home alone? Aug 1, 2006 9:00 am24 views A Minute With™... Dottie Squire, the Resource Development Coordinator at the Child Care Resource Service What are the core issues in the health-care reform debate? Aug 24, 2009 9:00 am24 views A Minute With™... Robert F. Rich, the director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs Should we care about the national political conventions? Aug 24, 2012 9:00 am24 views A Minute With™... communication professor John Murphy New Illinois laws, potential merger are changing child protective services Oct 15, 2010 9:00 am24 views A Minute With™... Joseph Ryan, a professor of social work Troubled neighborhoods deter some fathers from child involvement Oct 25, 2012 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Crime, gang activity and other problems of disordered neighborhoods decrease nonresident fathers' involvement with their children, but it doesn't have the effect on fathers who live with their children in two-parent households, a recent study indicates. What are the key recommendations in the U.S. government's first-ever comprehensive guidelines on physical activities? Oct 28, 2008 9:00 am24 views A Minute With™... David Buchner, a Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor in Applied Health Sciences Some have predicted 4 million people could show up for the presidential inauguration on January 20. Can the capital handle that kind of crowd? Jan 8, 2009 9:00 am25 views A Minute With™... Clark McPhail, a professor emeritus of sociology Book Corner: Comparing the lives of black Canadian and Caribbean women in the diaspora Sep 20, 2012 9:00 am25 views Oral history is a powerful historical tool, one that can illuminate the often-overlooked individual voices behind a historical event. Investigative reporting back in style, with bright future, professor says Mar 12, 2007 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The news business may be in constant turmoil these days, but investigative reporting is alive and well, says a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner who is writing his second textbook on the subject, due out in June. In picturing their districts, legislators see some and not others Jan 25, 2011 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Hundreds of new and returning representatives arrived on Capitol Hill this month probably thinking they know their districts well. Ability to finish college - especially for blacks - affected by family debt, new study suggests May 22, 2014 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Family debt diminishes students' prospects of graduating from college, and is particularly detrimental to black students' chances of earning degrees, suggests a new study by social work professor Min Zhan and doctoral student Deirdre Lanesskog, both at the University of Illinois. What's next now that Scotland has said 'no' to independence? Sep 22, 2014 9:00 am27 views A Minute With™... political scientist Brian Gaines Clinic provides needed services while fulfilling research Nov 7, 2002 9:00 am27 views One of the advantages of living in a community that’s home to a major research university is access to resources that would otherwise likely be available only in a large, urban area. The Audiology and Speech Clinic, operated by the UI’s department of speech and hearing science, is just such a resource for residents of Central Illinois. Low-income parents often prefer license-exempt child care, study indicates Feb 9, 2004 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - All low-income working parents in Illinois can get subsidized child care, under one of the most comprehensive programs in the nation, but more than half the parents get that subsidized care from providers exempted from state licensing. Studies: Living wage, health insurance vital for low-income single mothers Mar 30, 2011 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While welfare-to-work programs mandate employment and push recipients into the labor market, many low-income single mothers have unstable and low-paying jobs that leave families vulnerable to hunger, inadequate housing, unmet health care needs and other hardships, according to recent studies by two researchers at the University of Illinois. Four-day Katrina 'Summit' at U. of I., elsewhere, strives for positive change Sep 14, 2006 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A year after hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Louisiana and Mississippi gulf coasts, rebuilding efforts are finally moving forward. But it's the remaining, deeper tears in the region's social fabric that will be the main focus of a unique series of dialogues and events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign designed to build community, connect diverse local and national audiences and ignite real and long-lasting positive change. Expert says state policies can have an impact on public health Mar 12, 2010 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In a new study, Tom O'Rourke, a professor emeritus of community health at the University of Illinois, examined 25 variables in four categories to see how state policies might affect residents' health. Expert compares high cost of health care to goods consumers can relate to Nov 16, 2007 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If Americans spent the same amount of money on health care as counterparts in Canada and a number of other countries, the difference between what they spend now and what they would save annually would be enough to pay for two plasma TVs or three Big Macs a day. Family thought to play part in reducing stress for young Mexicans, study shows Jan 8, 2013 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Family members may play a unique and influential role in buffering Mexican youth against the negative effects of stress as they transition into adulthood, suggests a new study by an interdisciplinary group of researchers at universities in Mexico and the U.S. Book Corner: Latinos and the Media Aug 19, 2010 9:00 am30 views The U.S. media features Latina stars such as Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria, but that same media often reinforces the image of Latinos as eternal foreigners, always having to prove they belong. Facebook, 'soft surveillance,' and the Millennial Generation Oct 2, 2006 9:00 am30 views A Minute With™... Noshir Contractor, a professor of speech communication and of psychology Educators to discuss how to better serve Latino pupils Oct 10, 2011 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - A panel of local educators who specialize in meeting the needs of immigrant children will discuss strategies for providing early childhood and elementary education to young Latinos at noon on Oct. 14 (Friday).