blog postsIs the US ready for the 2020 census? And what's at stake for Illinois?Mar 10, 2020 10:15 am866 views A demographer who’s followed the 2020 census praises outreach and education efforts, but also raises concerns about budget delays and testing – and notes that though the count in Illinois can be challenging, it needs to be accurate to avoid losing “a lot of green” in the form of federal dollars.Does lack of paid sick time make US susceptible to global health crisis?Mar 9, 2020 8:30 am1331 views Lack of paid sick time makes the U.S. acutely susceptible to a global health crises like COVID-19, and is part of the larger problem of tying health care to employment, says U. of I. labor expert Robert Bruno.U of I cancels international spring break programs, domestic programs requiring air travelMar 5, 2020 3:00 pm1513 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is canceling all university-sponsored international spring break programs and all university-sponsored domestic student spring break programs that require air travel.Illinois architecture professor named AIA FellowMar 5, 2020 2:45 pm682 views Illinois architecture professor Randy Deutsch has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows.Physics professor, Nobel laureate Anthony Leggett donates papers to University ArchivesMar 5, 2020 2:15 pm1562 views Anthony Leggett’s papers from more than 50 years of research and teaching will provide a window on his groundbreaking research in theoretical condensed matter physics.Ebert Film Fest will get creepy with 'Hereditary' and HitchcockMar 5, 2020 12:00 pm968 views Horror will get its due at this year’s Ebert Film Fest with “Hereditary” now in the lineup, which one critic described as “creepy beyond belief.” The 2018 film will be one of at least two from the horror genre at “Ebertfest,” with an Alfred Hitchcock classic due to be announced later along with the rest of the schedule.Illini Success report shows Illinois graduates succeeding in job placement, starting salariesMar 5, 2020 10:00 am4201 views The annual Illini Success report shows 93% of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s recent graduates found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began a volunteer program. The average salary for a full-time-employed recent graduate was $63,515, up from last year’s $60,885.Native Artist Series at Krannert Art Museum presents voices, perspectives of Native artistsMar 4, 2020 2:45 pm358 views Native artists from North America will talk about their work and contemporary visual culture at three events this month at Krannert Art Museum.Alumnus Jack Welch, former General Electric CEO and chairman, dies at 84Mar 2, 2020 1:45 pm1898 views John Francis “Jack” Welch Jr., 84, the former CEO and chairman of General Electric Co., has died. He was a chemical engineer who earned a Ph.D. in 1960 in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Coronavirus message sent today to faculty members, staff, studentsMar 2, 2020 1:15 pm9957 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today updated its faculty members, staff and students on the university's policies related to the coronavirus situation, including the immediate return of all people in Italy and the Daegu region of South Korea; restrictions of travel to those and other countries; and the offer to all study abroad participants to end their program early.Why does the census matter? What are the challenges this time?Mar 2, 2020 10:00 am561 views The 2020 census kicks into high gear this month with information arriving in millions of mailboxes. A professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who also chairs a U.S. Census Bureau advisory committee explains why the census matters and describes challenges in making it work.What are the novel coronavirus health risks?Feb 28, 2020 9:45 am4041 views The novel coronavirus that first broke out in Wuhan, China in late 2019 has now spread to 111 countries. As the first case of possible community spread has been reported in the United States, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discusses how the virus spreads and what makes it a public health concern.Joint production of 'Cabaret' offers original choreography, fresh take on pre-WWII BerlinFeb 26, 2020 2:00 pm438 views The theatre, dance and Lyric Theatre @ Illinois programs are collaborating on a joint production of “Cabaret,” in recognition of their 50-year partnership with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.College of Education expanding doctoral programs in special educationFeb 26, 2020 8:00 am1441 views The College of Education is expanding the capacity of its doctoral programs in special education to help address a nationwide shortage of researchers and faculty members in the field.U of I among top producers of Fulbright awardsFeb 20, 2020 8:00 am3778 views For the ninth time in the past 10 years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards. Thirteen students from the Urbana campus received Fulbright awards for the 2019-20 academic year.Ebert Film Fest to feature remastered 'Cotton Club,' Farrelly brothers comedyFeb 19, 2020 1:00 pm876 views A remastered “Cotton Club,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and the comedy “There’s Something About Mary” will be featured as part of this year’s Roger Ebertfest’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest.”Insect Fear Film Festival examines insects' close relatives: crustaceansFeb 18, 2020 11:45 am602 views The 2020 Insect Fear Film Festival will feature crustaceans, which share a common ancestor with insects.Yearlong series brings prominent authors to campusFeb 17, 2020 1:15 pm1782 views A U.S. poet laureate, best-selling authors and Pulitzer Prize winners are among the writers coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for “A Year of Creative Writers.”U of I student diagnosed with bacterial meningitisFeb 14, 2020 5:45 pm905 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reports that a student has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and has been hospitalized for treatment. There is not believed to be a continued risk to others in the community.Historic Latinx murals return to campus Feb. 21Feb 14, 2020 8:15 am465 views Murals removed for restoration from the former home of the department of Latina/Latino studies and La Casa Cultural Latina will be reintroduced to the university and the local community in a pair of events Feb. 21. A reinstallation at the Illini Union will be permanent, while another display at Spurlock Museum is expected to remain for a decade.Trio honored Feb. 24 for investigation of Zhang caseFeb 13, 2020 1:15 pm1391 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert J. Jones will honor three Division of Public Safety employees Feb. 24 with the Chancellor’s Medallion for their investigation of the June 2017 disappearance of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang.Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 12, 2020 9:00 am4217 views Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign scientists are among 126 recipients of the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This honor is one of the most competitive and prestigious awards available to early career researchers. Survey measured student experiences of sexual misconduct, university's responseFeb 10, 2020 8:30 am457 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign released its third survey of student experiences of sexual misconduct and the university’s response to those incidents. The Sexual Misconduct and Perceived Campus Response Survey was administered previously in 2015 and 2017.Sottos elected to National Academy of EngineeringFeb 7, 2020 1:00 pm2655 views Nancy Sottos, an engineering professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. She is one of 87 new members and 18 international members announced by the Academy on Feb. 6.Immigration justice talk part of CAS Abolition InitiativeFeb 5, 2020 12:00 pm386 views Activist organizers will talk about their work opposing detentions, deportations and criminalization of immigrant communities in a panel discussion. It is part of the Center for Advanced Study’s Abolition Initiative.German diplomat recently posted in Ukraine to give EU Day keynote addressFeb 5, 2020 9:30 am592 views A German diplomat based in Chicago but recently posted in the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine will speak on “The New Cold War: Liberal Democracy vs. Authoritarianism” as part of the annual European Union Day on Feb. 21 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Are there alternatives to declining, disappearing newspapers?Jan 30, 2020 2:00 pm1478 views As many newspapers decline and disappear – highlighted by two Chicago Tribune reporters recently sounding the alarm about a perceived threat to the Trib – a journalism professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign touts the growth and viability of nonprofits and other alternatives.Jill Ellis, coach with most wins in U.S. soccer history, named 2020 commencement speakerJan 30, 2020 10:00 am5593 views Jill Ellis, the head coach of the first women’s soccer team at Illinois who later won back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups as coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, will be the 2020 commencement speaker at Illinois.Media advisory: Coronavirus forum on campus Tuesday to discuss local responseJan 27, 2020 2:15 pm3186 views A panel of local health officials will discuss the coordinated local response to the global coronavirus concern at a 9 a.m. forum Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Drive, Champaign. Experts will be available onsite for media interviews.Targeted ads are coming to mainstream media. Should we care?Jan 27, 2020 10:30 am1086 views Targeted advertising is coming to mainstream media, says an Illinois professor of digital media, bringing concerns about equality, division and “total surveillance.”What is the coronavirus spreading across the globe?Jan 23, 2020 10:30 am4327 views The first case of a novel strain of coronavirus has been confirmed in the United States. Virologist Leyi Wang, a professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, discussed the outbreak of the new strain with News Bureau biomedical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg Touchstone.Would modifying payment of the earned income tax credit help struggling families?Jan 23, 2020 9:30 am246 views Receiving the earned income tax credit in installments rather than a lump sum benefitted more than 500 families living in Chicago public housing, U. of I. researcher Karen Kramer's team found in a new study.Ancient and modern intersect in 'Hive' exhibition at Krannert Art MuseumJan 21, 2020 9:00 am2088 views “Hive” – a combination of 18-foot-tall inflatable sculptures and an immersive sound installation – is on view for the coming year at Krannert Art Musem.Illinois music professor awarded NEH FellowshipJan 15, 2020 12:30 pm1138 views Music professor Christina Bashford was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for a project examining violin culture in Britain.The US used a drone to kill an Iranian general. What might be the consequences?Jan 9, 2020 8:45 am1114 views An expert on the growing role of drones in warfare and terrorism discusses the implications of the recent killing of Iranian general Qassim Suleimani in a Q&A.Classics course uses Greek tragedies to provide war insightsDec 19, 2019 2:15 pm785 views A new course in classics uses Greek tragedies to study issues of war, trauma and displacement.What do we really know about poverty?Dec 16, 2019 9:45 am845 views The holidays are a time we focus on those in need and heap scorn on the Scrooges and Mr. Potters who don’t. But how well do we understand poverty, in either the U.S. or globally? Illinois sociologist Brian Dill addresses some misconceptions.What’s in the global carbon budget?Dec 9, 2019 1:45 pm613 views The Global Carbon Project recently released its 2019 annual report, giving decision-makers access to data on atmospheric carbon concentrations, emissions and trends. Illinois atmospheric scientist Atul Jain is among the many scientists worldwide who contributed data to the report. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with Jain about this year’s findings.Hittite class offers glimpse of Bronze Age language, technologyDec 9, 2019 9:00 am5063 views Illinois students in a Hittite class learn to write the ancient language in clay using cuneiform symbols.US politics aside, what's the bigger picture in Ukraine?Dec 4, 2019 11:45 am376 views There’s more happening in Ukraine than just U.S. politics. A U. of I. professor talks about how the country is dealing with a long-term war and its consequences.Alumna named Schwarzman ScholarDec 4, 2019 9:00 am1301 views Illinois alumna Katherine Pollman was selected as a Schwarzman Scholar, awarded to students who seek a better understanding of China’s role in the world. Eight Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 26, 2019 10:00 am4413 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eight professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.World AIDS Day commemorated with films at Krannert Art Museum, Krannert CenterNov 22, 2019 11:30 am547 views Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will screen short films addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic to commemorate World AIDS Day.Direct college admissions conference on campus Dec. 6Nov 22, 2019 11:00 am855 views A national conference on direct college admissions policies will be held Dec. 6 on the University of Illinois campus to explore how these programs can increase college access and boost enrollment.Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 22, 2019 9:00 am12091 views Eight faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list, a global listing of scientists who produced the past decade’s most influential papers.Board to consider extension of Athletic Director Whitman through 2023-24Nov 13, 2019 2:15 pm799 views The University of Illinois Board of Trustees will consider a contract extension of Athletic Director Josh Whitman through June 30, 2024.Will anything ever change for the Kurds?Nov 7, 2019 12:00 pm1172 views A U. of I. specialist on Middle Eastern politics explains why Kurds often feel they have “no friends but the mountains,” why they’re a political threat to Turkey’s president and motivations for the recent Turkish attack on the Kurds in Syria.BTN premieres documentary on pioneering educatorNov 7, 2019 12:00 pm687 views “William L. Everitt: An Optimist’s Journey” premieres Nov. 11 at 9:30 p.m. CST/10:30 p.m. EST on the Big Ten Network. The new 30-minute documentary tells the story of the inventor, author, visionary and former dean of what is now The Grainger College of Engineering. Martinis named vice chancellor for research and innovationNov 7, 2019 10:00 am1009 views Susan Martinis is the new vice chancellor for research and innovation at the University of Illinois, having served as interim vice chancellor for research since September 2017.Film mines Zuckerberg's speeches for growth obsessionNov 7, 2019 9:45 am571 views University of Illinois researcher Ben Grosser’s new film uses 15 years of speeches by Mark Zuckerberg to look at his obsession with growth at any cost.