blog postsStudy: Culture strongly influences coping behaviors after natural disastersNov 2, 2018 11:45 am434 views Demographic and cultural differences strongly influence young people's coping styles after a natural disaster, and these disparities should be taken into account when providing services to help them recover, a new study found.EU ambassador to speak Nov. 9 as part of EU Day at IllinoisNov 1, 2018 2:15 pm243 views The EU’s ambassador to the U.S. will discuss the U.K. Brexit process and transatlantic relations as part of EU Day on Nov. 9.Illinois slavery book author to speak Nov. 8 as part of bicentennial seriesNov 1, 2018 1:45 pm156 views Slavery in Illinois and the move to freedom will be the subject of a Nov. 8 lecture at the U. of I., part of a series commemorating the state’s bicentennial.DeathsNov 1, 2018 12:45 pm263 views Kenneth Nelson Dugan ... Henry William Lippold ... Dr. Thomas N. “Doc” Monfort ... William “Harry” SolomanCan birthright citizenship be taken away?Nov 1, 2018 12:45 pm1351 views In adopting the 14th Amendment, Congress unambiguously intended that the children of immigrant workers would have birthright citizenship in the U.S., said University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy, an expert on immigration and employment law.What does Brazil’s recent election mean for its future?Nov 1, 2018 10:15 am153 views Brazilian expert Jerry Davila analyzes the country’s election of a far-right president and what it might mean for the future.Faculty artists engage the contemporary world with exhibition at Krannert Art MuseumOct 31, 2018 3:15 pm188 views University of Illinois art and design faculty members show their work at Krannert Art Museum.100 years after influenza pandemic, why should I get a flu shot?Oct 31, 2018 10:45 am1398 views Influenza has no cure, but vaccines and anti-viral treatments could help thwart another deadly outbreak, says microbiology professor Christopher Brooke.Berenbaum named PNAS editor-in-chiefOct 31, 2018 8:30 am964 views University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and longtime editorial contributor to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and other journals, has been appointed editor-in-chief of PNAS, effective Jan. 1.Passes for revamped Roger Ebert’s Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1Oct 30, 2018 10:00 am523 views Passes for the 21th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, shortened from five days to four, go on sale Nov. 1.Four factors influence social media reach of public health tweets, study saysOct 30, 2018 8:30 am549 views Four factors account for public health messages accruing retweets on Twitter, says research co-written by U. of. I. social psychology expert Dolores Albarracin and a team of U. of I. graduate students.Polling and the election: What to believe?Oct 29, 2018 10:00 am352 views With a much-anticipated midterm just a week away, political scientist Brian Gaines suggests we check some common assumptions about polling.New center to accelerate quantum information science and engineeringOct 29, 2018 10:00 am2799 views The Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center is the centerpiece of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s $15 million investment in the emerging area of quantum information science and engineering.How does racial discrimination impact users of online dating websites?Oct 26, 2018 3:15 pm451 views University of Illinois social work professor Ryan Wade explores the prevalence and impact of racialized sexual discrimination on sexual networking websites used by gay or bisexual men of color.DeathsOct 25, 2018 3:15 pm254 views William Boyd Buck ... Emanuel “Manny” Donchin ... Les Gasser ... Marjorie Ellen “Marge” Gordon ... Alvin E. Gustafson ... Phillip I. Henson ... Matthew McClure ... Kurt A. Mitchell ... Pauline Rymer ... Rebecca J. Simon ... Bernard “Bernie” Daniel TaylorSmart Energy Design Assistance Center honored with Illinois Sustainability AwardOct 25, 2018 12:45 pm108 views Twenty-seven Illinois companies and organizations were honored Oct. 23 for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future and improving the economy. The winners were announced during a ceremony at the Union League Club in Chicago. Panel discussion honors 25th anniversary of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource CenterOct 23, 2018 2:15 pm101 views Spurlock Museum presents the panel discussion “Looking Back, Looking Forward” on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. The discussion at the museum is held in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center at Illinois.Main Library redesign meeting scheduledOct 23, 2018 1:00 pm141 views The University Library has announced plans to redesign the Main Library at Illinois. As an ongoing project, the Senate Committee on the Library will regularly discuss this project throughout the 2018-19 academic year. Those interested in this conversation are invited to attend the upcoming Library Committee Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 9 to 10 a.m., Room 232 in the English Building, 608 S. Wright St., Urbana.Sicilian Puppet Theater coming to campusOct 19, 2018 2:00 pm534 views Sicilian Pupi, or Sicilian Puppet Theater, will present a performance at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 in Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. The event is free and open to the public.Soil temperatures decrease statewideOct 18, 2018 2:45 pm49 views Cooler weather has caused soil temperatures to decrease across the state, according to Jennie Atkins, Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program manager at the Illinois State Water Survey at Illinois.DeathsOct 18, 2018 2:30 pm254 views Charles “Chuck” Richard Kibler ... Jennifer Joy Loy ... Yoko Muroga (Nakamura) ... Pauline Rymer ... James Wilburn “Jim” SeetsHow worried should we be about the 2020 census?Oct 18, 2018 2:00 pm813 views An accurate census is essential for public and private planning, but the 2020 effort is underfunded and behind schedule, an Illinois expert says.Book tells story of integrated Illinois town founded by former slaveOct 18, 2018 8:45 am1074 views A new book by Illinois information sciences professors Gerald McWorter and Kate Williams-McWorter tells how a former slave founded an integrated town in western Illinois that became a station on the Underground Railroad.Van der Veen honored with Packard Fellowship in Science and EngineeringOct 16, 2018 1:00 pm199 views Renske van der Veen, a professor of chemistry at Illinois, was awarded a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, a five-year, $875,000 grant.Monster hurricanes: Why have recent storms been so huge?Oct 15, 2018 10:45 am2101 views Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as the first Category 4 storm in recorded history to reach shore in the northeast Gulf Coast. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with Illinois atmospheric sciences professor Deanna Hence about the storm’s size, strength and path, and the impact of global climate change on future hurricanes. Study finds potential benefits of wildlife-livestock coexistence in East AfricaOct 15, 2018 9:45 am711 views A study of 3,588 square kilometers of privately owned land in central Kenya offers evidence that humans and their livestock can, in the right circumstances, share territory with zebras, giraffes, elephants and other wild mammals – to the benefit of all.New book studies friction between religion, family lawOct 15, 2018 9:00 am364 views A spate of Supreme Court decisions on the tension between religious freedom and the protective function of government has caused a sense of unease among religious people, says Robin Fretwell Wilson, the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law at Illinois and editor of the book “The Contested Place of Religion in Family Law.”Honey bee researcher Gene Robinson elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 15, 2018 8:15 am1919 views Entomology professor Gene Robinson, an international leader in honey bee research, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine “for pioneering contributions to understanding the roles of genes in social behavior.” Robinson directs the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Effects of epilepsy on neural activity in mice fluctuate with reproductive cycle, study findsOct 12, 2018 10:00 am986 views Mice with epilepsy have altered patterns of neuron activity in the portion of the brain that controls the reproductive endocrine system, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study. Furthermore, the differences in neuron activity in female mice fluctuate across the reproductive cycle, the team found.University Primary School to hold open houseOct 11, 2018 3:15 pm117 views University Primary School, the Reggio Emilia-inspired laboratory school of the College of Education at Illinois, is hosting an annual fall community open house Wednesday, Nov. 7.Anderson to discuss 14th Amendment, citizenship, national identity in CAS Annual LectureOct 11, 2018 8:00 am453 views Illinois education scholar and dean James Anderson will deliver the Center for Advanced Study Annual Lecture on the 14th Amendment and citizenship, immigration and national identity.Bashir named College of Engineering deanOct 10, 2018 9:30 am7006 views Rashid Bashir, the executive associate dean and chief diversity officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, will become the next dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Nov. 1.Finding water closer to homeOct 10, 2018 8:00 am588 views It is just past noon as Zuze Dulanya, Evance Mwathunga and I climb out of the van. The shiny new handpump for Jimu Village sits where just last week a drill rig bored the hole for this much needed, much anticipated new water source. Beneath a nearby row of sweet gum trees, two long benches surround a lone, red-cushioned side chair. “Ha!” Zuze says. “We know who will be getting the hot seat today!”Study: Online positive psychology exercises improve quality of life in hemodialysis patientsOct 9, 2018 1:00 pm705 views Kidney dialysis patients who engage in technology-based positive psychology exercises during their treatments may significantly improve their depressive symptoms and quality of life, a new study found.What effect will Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony have on the #MeToo movement?Oct 5, 2018 1:30 pm576 views The lasting impact of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee will be the image of a lone woman speaking truth to power, says Lesley Wexler, a University of Illinois law professor who studies anti-discrimination law.Altman grand marshal of 2018 Homecoming ParadeOct 5, 2018 9:15 am1320 views Former NASA astronaut and Illinois alumnus Scott Altman will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.DeathsOct 4, 2018 2:30 pm588 views Rita Josephine Deters ... John L. Larson ... Marilyn Sue O’Hara ... Joseph H. Smith ... Gerald Durbin Wood ... David ZolaIllinois sociologist wins MacArthur fellowshipOct 4, 2018 11:45 am2150 views Illinois sociologist Rebecca Sandefur has been named the recipient of a 2018 MacArthur fellowship, or “genius grant.”YingYing Zhang Garden to be dedicated Oct. 11Oct 4, 2018 10:30 am1531 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert J. Jones and Kimberlee K. Kidwell, the dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, invite faculty members, staff, students and the public to the dedication of the YingYing Zhang Garden.University of Illinois Black Chorus to perform annual fall concertOct 3, 2018 1:30 pm176 views Champaign, Ill. - The University of Illinois Black Chorus will perform its fall concert, “Grace (an amazing homecoming),” Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Foellinger Great Hall of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The concert continues a legacy of 50 years of sustained campus, national and international musical performances. Led for 38 years by University of Illinois professor of music Ollie Watts Davis, the concert welcomes alumni back to campus and features music from the African-American sacred music tradition, with arrangements of spirituals, anthems, hymns and traditional and contemporary gospel selections. The concert is supported by the School of Music at Illinois and Krannert Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase at the Krannert Center Ticket Office. For ticket information, call 217-333-6280.Brandon Seabrook String Trio to perform at Music Building AuditoriumOct 3, 2018 10:00 am91 views The Brandon Seabrook String Trio will hold an improvisation workshop at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, with a performance following at 7:30 p.m., in the Music Building Auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., Urbana. The event is part of the Improvisers Exchange, a two-year initiative investigating the field of music improvisation. Both events are free and open to the public.‘Native America’ documentary including work by U. of I. researchers at Cahokia to be screened on campusOct 2, 2018 8:45 am1958 views University of Illinois anthropologists talk about their work at Cahokia in the new documentary “Native America,” about the cities built by Native Americans.September in Illinois had above-normal temperatures and rainfallOct 2, 2018 8:30 am117 views The Illinois statewide average temperature for September was 70 degrees, 3.8 degrees above normal and the 12th-warmest September on record, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at Illinois. Hopis have made their mark in the world of running, author saysOct 1, 2018 11:45 am579 views An American Indian studies professor tells a story of Hopi runners who ran with and often beat the world’s best.Deciphering the history of a Chinese vaseOct 1, 2018 8:45 am199 views Scientists are helping determine the age of an antique Chinese porcelain vase in Krannert Art Museum’s collection through an X-ray fluorescence analysis of its paint.Media advisory: Campus commemorates Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 8Oct 1, 2018 8:15 am234 views A celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day will take place Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to noon on the South Quad near the ACES Library, 1101 S. Goodwin, Ave., Urbana. A reception follows.Lecture series will bring prominent Jewish writers to campusSep 28, 2018 9:15 am131 views The Program in Jewish Culture and Society's new lecture series, “21st Century Jewish Writing and the World,” features four award-winning Jewish writers.New, highly stable catalyst may help turn water into fuelSep 28, 2018 8:30 am2693 views Breaking the bonds between oxygen and hydrogen in water could be a key to the creation of hydrogen in a sustainable manner, but finding an economically viable technique for this has proved difficult. Researchers report a new hydrogen-generating catalyst that clears many of the obstacles – abundance, stability in acid conditions and efficiency.Study: Damaged liver cells undergo reprogramming to regenerateSep 26, 2018 8:15 am998 views In Greek mythology, Zeus punishes the trickster Prometheus by chaining him to a rock and sending an eagle to eat a portion of his liver every day, in perpetuity. It was the right organ to target – the liver has the ability to regenerate itself, though not overnight nor for eternity. New research conducted by biochemists at the University of Illinois has determined how damaged liver cells repair and restore themselves through a signal to return to an early stage of postnatal organ development.YMCA launches $1.2 million campaign for supportSep 25, 2018 2:30 pm125 views The University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, is launching its “Transforming Lives, Connecting Communities” campaign to support capital renovations to its historic building, programming support and strengthening of its endowment. The public is invited to the campaign kickoff Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 5-7:30 p.m. at Riggs Brewery, 1901 S. High Cross Road, Urbana.