blog postsWhat parents can do to assure a successful school yearAug 27, 2015 9:45 am675 views A Minute With...™ Eva Pomerantz, expert on children's motivation in schoolUnionization denied: What's next for the College Athletes Players Association?Aug 24, 2015 12:15 pm112 views A Minute With...™ Michael LeRoy, expert on collective bargaining in athletics60 years ago this month, Emmett Till's death sparked a movementAug 17, 2015 10:30 am1281 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Benson, author and professor of journalismHow does Iran view the nuclear deal?Aug 13, 2015 3:45 pm622 views A Minute With...™ Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, expert on the Middle EastHow viable are the various proposals to reform Social Security?Aug 13, 2015 11:00 am193 views A Minute With...™ Richard L. Kaplan, expert on U.S. tax policy, elder law and retirement issues What is the Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' and how can it be reduced?Aug 6, 2015 12:00 pm752 views A Minute With...™ Brian Miller, director of the Illinois-Indiana Sea GrantUrban flooding is rising in frequency and cost. What can you do?Aug 4, 2015 6:30 am261 views A Minute With...™ Sally McConkey of the Illinois State Water SurveyKiller of Cecil the Lion could be prosecuted in either Zimbabwe or the U.S.Jul 31, 2015 9:00 am185 views A Minute With...™ Eric T. Freyfogle, expert on wildlife law and conservation issuesWhen are you likely to feel the effects of the budgetary stalemate in Springfield?Jul 22, 2015 9:00 am337 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Z. Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsWhat can we learn from the first close-up look at Pluto via NASA's New Horizon probe?Jul 10, 2015 12:15 pm570 views A Minute With...™ Charles Gamme, a professor of astronomy and physicsWhen Greeks voted 'no' on bailout terms, were they saying they wanted to leave the EU?Jul 9, 2015 4:30 pm201 views A Minute With...™ political scientist Kostas Kourtikakis, expert on the EU and its institutionsWhy the International Criminal Court is likely to face more criticism as it tries a Congolese rebel commanderJul 1, 2015 10:00 am224 views A Minute With...™ University of Illinois law professor Patrick KeenanSupreme Court OKs redistricting commissions. But do they produce fairer maps?Jun 30, 2015 10:45 am263 views A Minute With...™ political scientist Brian GainesIllinois' county fairs generate revenue, face challengesJun 29, 2015 12:00 pm93 views A Minute With...™ Alex Norr, graduate student in urban and regional planningWho was Kennewick Man?Jun 23, 2015 12:00 pm255 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. anthropology professor Ripan MalhiMass shooting in a South Carolina churchJun 22, 2015 12:30 pm158 views A Minute With...™ Sundiata Cha-Jua, a professor of history and of African American studiesShould Pell Grants be used to fund college courses for prison inmates?Jun 10, 2015 12:00 pm640 views A Minute With...™ Rebecca Ginsburg, director of Illinois' Education Justice ProjectUnionizing Younger WorkersJun 8, 2015 11:00 am92 views A Minute With™...U. of I. labor expert Robert Bruno100-year-old trans fat pioneer celebrates news of an FDA banJun 4, 2015 1:00 pm2255 views A Minute With™... Fred Kummerow, trans fat expertWhat's next for pension reform in Illinois?May 21, 2015 12:15 pm877 views A Minute With™...John D. Colombo, pension reform expertWhat happens now in the wake of the U.K. elections?May 13, 2015 11:00 am152 views A Minute With™...Brian Gaines, expert on British politics and electionsHow the British royal family's brand is changingMay 12, 2015 4:15 pm485 views A Minute With™...Cele Otnes, expert on marketing and advertisingIllinois Supreme Court's pension ruling: Back to the drawing board?May 12, 2015 12:15 pm1101 views A Minute With™...Jeffrey Brown, director of the Center for Business and Public PolicyReading between the lines of oral arguments: Supreme Court considers same-sex marriageMay 11, 2015 11:45 am463 views A Minute With™...Sara Benson, an expert on sexual orientation and the lawWhat can we learn from the earthquake in Nepal?May 5, 2015 12:15 pm428 views A Minute With™ Rob Olshansky, expert on post-disaster recovery planningCan 'fracking' and other human activities cause earthquakes?Apr 29, 2015 11:00 am379 views A Minute With...™ Robert Bauer, an engineering geologist with the Illinois State Geological SurveyWill the Student Aid Bill of Rights help control student loan debt?Apr 23, 2015 2:00 pm171 views A Minute With™ Angela Lyons, director of the Center for Economic and Financial EducationHow does 'Mad Men' help us understand '60s culture?Apr 21, 2015 1:00 pm752 views Robert Rushing, an Illinois professor of comparative and world literatureHow will the state's funding suspension affect the Autism Program of Illinois?Apr 10, 2015 3:30 pm711 views Linda Tortorelli, resource coordinator for the Autism Program (TAP) of Illinois on the Urbana campus150 year anniversary of the Confederate surrender at AppomattoxApr 6, 2015 10:00 am161 views Bruce Levine, professor of history and expert on the Civil WarHumans have a history of contributing to, adapting to climate changeApr 1, 2015 11:45 am457 views Lisa Lucero, expert on Mayan history and author of "Changing the Atmosphere: Anthropology and Climate Change"What's the difference between Indiana's religious freedom law and Illinois'?Mar 31, 2015 1:15 pm149 views Robin Fretwell Wilson, expert on family law and policyCan you really be both overweight and malnourished?Mar 21, 2015 2:45 pm725 views A Minute With...™ Leia Kedem, Illinois Extension's 'Moderation Maven'Preparing high school students for STEM in college, careersMar 17, 2015 9:00 am64 views President Barack Obama recently called upon U.S. employers and educational institutions to collaborate on developing a high-technology workforce, part of Obama's plan for increasing the number of workers trained in science, technology, engineering and math occupations. The new 'Cinderella' movie: Another fairy tale success for Disney?Mar 13, 2015 9:00 am156 views Disney's new live-action film of the classic fairy tale "Cinderella" opens this weekend. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Lily James (of "Downton Abbey") as Cinderella, Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother, and Helena Bonham Carter as the fairy godmother. The storytelling has been described as traditional and safe, alongside lavish costumes and dazzling special effects of Cinderella's rags being transformed into a ball gown and a pumpkin becoming a carriage. Kate Quealy-Gainer, assistant editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, talked with News Bureau arts and humanities editor Jodi Heckel about the appeal of fairy tales and the success Disney has had in telling them.Using a little science in your March Madness picksMar 11, 2015 10:30 am448 views A Minute With...bracketology expert Sheldon JacobsonThe historical context behind the FCC's 'net neutrality' decisionMar 3, 2015 9:00 am107 views The Federal Communications Commission voted on Feb. 26 to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility. The "net neutrality" rules aim to ensure open Internet access. Dan Schiller, an emeritus professor of library and information science and communication at the University of Illinois, talked with News Bureau arts and humanities editor Jodi Heckel about the decision and its historical context.150 years after the Confederate surrender at AppomattoxMar 2, 2015 9:00 am25 views The American Civil War came to an end 150 years ago with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. Five days later, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. What role did slavery play in the Confederate defeat? And how might history have been different if Lincoln had lived? University of Illinois historian Bruce Levine (pronounced La-VEEN) has written extensively about the war and its consequences. His 2013 book, "The Fall of the House of Dixie," traced how fighting the war transformed the South from within. He spoke with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.The child care dilemma for working familiesFeb 19, 2015 9:00 am86 views With dual-earner families increasingly becoming the norm, President Obama trumpeted the importance of "universal child care" in his State of the Union address - a pivot from previous years, when he advocated for universal pre-kindergarten.What can Illinois' new criminal justice reform commission accomplish?Feb 17, 2015 10:15 am57 views Eric A.Johnson, expert on criminal law and procedureShould Illinois increase the number of charter schools?Feb 16, 2015 11:00 am40 views Christopher Lubienski, expert on student achievementMaking 'oilcane' from sugarcane: High hopes for a new biofuelFeb 6, 2015 1:00 pm32 views Stephen Long, expert on developing biofuelsHow big data and engineering will change global health careFeb 5, 2015 4:15 pm48 views We are right now in the early stages of a revolutionary shift from a medical education and delivery model still rooted in the 19th century to one that will fully integrate the rapid advances of technology with human health improvement.Is the underfunding of higher ed pricing students out?Jan 29, 2015 9:00 am56 views Walter W. McMahon, a professor emeritus of economics and of educational organization and leadership at the University of Illinois, is the author of "Higher Learning, Greater Good: The Private & Social Benefits of Higher Education." An expert on the economics of education, McMahon spoke with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora about higher education funding in Illinois.Will a U.S. Supreme Court ruling finally close the marriage equality debate?Jan 22, 2015 4:45 pm21 views University of Illinois law professor Sara R. BensonThe President's call to reform taxation on capital gainsJan 22, 2015 4:15 pm26 views Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at IllinoisHow community intervention protocols fight domestic violenceJan 20, 2015 11:15 am27 views U. of I. psychology professor Nicole Allen, an expert in community responses to domestic violenceThe movie 'Selma': Historically correct, if not historically accurateJan 14, 2015 9:00 am274 views Just say the name "Selma," and anyone who knows the history of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s will know what you mean. It was on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in that Alabama city almost 50 years ago (March 7, 1965) that peaceful marchers were beaten back with billy clubs wielded by state and local lawmen. Captured on network television news, it would become known as "Bloody Sunday." The movie "Selma," which opened nationwide last Friday (Jan. 9), tells the story of that day and events before and after, which would prompt passage of the Voting Rights Act that summer. Sundiata Cha-Jua, a professor of history and of African-American studies at Illinois, teaches courses on both the civil rights movement and African-Americans in film. He talked about the film and the history with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.How Obama's tuition-free community college plan addresses access and affordability in higher edJan 13, 2015 9:00 am10 views Last Friday (Jan. 9), President Barack Obama introduced an ambitious higher education proposal called America's College Promise, a plan that would make the first two years of community college tuition-free for qualified students nationwide.A central Illinois carbon sequestration project hits a milestoneJan 12, 2015 9:00 am38 views One of the largest carbon sequestration projects in the U.S., the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project (IBDP) has reached its goal of capturing 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and injecting it deep underground in the Mount Simon Sandstone formation beneath Decatur, Illinois. The project is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of carbon capture and storage. IBDP director Robert Finley talked about the million-ton milestone with News Bureau physical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg. Finley is director of the Advanced Energy Technology Institute at the Illinois State Geological Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois.