blog posts Youths with diverse gender identities bullied up to three times more often than peers, study finds May 12, 2021 9:15 am949 views Transgender youths are victimized as much as three times more often than students who identify as male or female, according to a study led by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign social work professor Rachel Garthe. Youth dating violence shaped by parents’ conflict-handling views, study finds Nov 16, 2018 10:15 am10322 views Parents who talk to their children about nonviolent conflict resolution reduce children’s likelihood of abusing their dating partners – even if parents give contradictory messages advocating violence in some situations. Your personality plays a role in your political behavior, author says Jul 27, 2010 9:00 am2283 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Our personalities play a role in every aspect of our lives, from friendships to hobbies, from whom we marry to what we do for a living. Young people's feeling of invulnerability has drawbacks - and benefits Aug 6, 2012 9:00 am1194 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A sense of invulnerability isn't a hallmark of youth as many adults may believe nor is it necessarily detrimental, a new study suggests. However, feeling immune to the problems and threats that affect others can be a blessing or a curse, depending on whether people believe they're exempt from psychological risks or physical harm. Young adults may provide care for older relatives much more frequently than thought Apr 12, 2021 9:30 am698 views Young adults and teens may provide care for adult relatives much more often than previously thought, according to a new study, though they worry about detriments to educational or career goals and would like more training and support. Year-round distribution of Earned Income Tax Credit has significant benefits, says study Jan 7, 2016 9:45 am1455 views The Earned Income Tax Credit aids millions of Americans each year, lifting many out of poverty – but spacing it out in multiple payments could significantly reduce recipients’ dependence on payday loans and borrowing from friends and family, along with other benefits, suggests a recent University of Illinois study of a pilot program in Chicago. Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years, study finds Sep 1, 2016 10:45 am1723 views Childhood bullying inflicts the same long-term psychological trauma on girls as severe physical or sexual abuse, suggests a new survey of nearly 500 college students. Would Venezuela's Chavismo movement survive if Hugo Chavez does not? Jan 11, 2013 9:00 am52 views A Minute With™... political scientist Damarys Canache Would modifying payment of the earned income tax credit help struggling families? Jan 23, 2020 9:30 am305 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. Worldwide, maternal and child death rates are dropping. Not in the U.S. May 13, 2014 9:00 am57 views A Minute With™... Karen Tabb Dina, a professor in the School of Social Work Workshop on perinatal depression planned for June 1-2 May 24, 2018 1:45 pm470 views Women in the Champaign-Urbana area who experience perinatal depression and their health care providers will meet with an international group of experts June 1-2 in Champaign for a workshop about new methods of detecting and treating the mood disorder. Workplace bullying is not unique to the NFL Nov 11, 2013 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... educational psychologist Dorothy Espelage, who is an expert on peer aggression, dating violence and school violence Women with serious mental illness less likely to receive cancer screenings Nov 21, 2014 9:00 am85 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Women with symptoms of serious mental illness are significantly less likely to receive three routine cancer screenings - Pap tests, mammograms and clinical breast exams - than women in the general population, despite being at elevated risk for medical comorbidities and early death, a new study indicates. Women's sexual risk-taking in tourism focus of new study Jul 22, 2015 2:00 pm369 views Relaxing beach vacations are perfect for sexual experimentation with a steady partner, while group tours and sightseeing trips are the ultimate contexts for casual sex with acquaintances or strangers, women said in a new survey. Women are aspiring to the highest positions in many societies, but they still lack the access they need to transform some developing nations. Sep 3, 2009 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... Gale Summerfield, the director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program Winning record, team longevity, prime-time games influence NFL TV ratings Aug 4, 2010 9:00 am64 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing." For NFL teams, especially small-market franchises seeking to increase their fan base, winning does help, but so does team longevity in the market as well as the number of games played in prime time, according to research by a University of Illinois sports economist. Will Venezuela need a massive relief effort? Jul 8, 2016 9:00 am594 views A Minute With...™ political scientist Damarys Canache Will US plans for a missile defense system in Europe lead to a new arms race? Jun 11, 2007 9:00 am95 views A Minute With™... Julian Palmore, a professor of mathematics and expert on international security issues Will the White House continue to use photos as a social media tool? Dec 20, 2016 1:45 pm652 views The role of White House photography changed significantly under President Obama, with the pictures no longer just for history. Will there be any constraints now on partisan gerrymandering? Jun 28, 2019 2:45 pm590 views The Supreme Court this week said it can’t provide the cure to partisan gerrymandering, so the focus will have to be on prevention, says an Illinois political science professor who hopes her research can play a part. Will targeted marketing bring an end to ‘Super Bowl of advertising’? Jan 24, 2018 11:45 am887 views Targeted marketing threatens to end the 'Super Bowl of ads' and to further erode privacy, says an Illinois advertising professor. Will new limits on campaign donations clean up Illinois politics? Dec 22, 2009 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... political science professor Brian Gaines Will anything ever change for the Kurds? Nov 7, 2019 12:00 pm1481 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. Why we may not realize the sacrifices made by veterans Nov 5, 2014 9:00 am654 views A Minute With™... Scott Althaus, a professor of political science and of communication, and the director of the university's Cline Center for Democracy, whose research examines the dynamics of popular support for war Why the time is right to allow women in combat Jan 25, 2013 9:00 am49 views A Minute With™... John Lynn, an emeritus professor of history Why the Greek debt crisis threatens the global economy Jul 7, 2011 9:00 am52 views A Minute With™... political scientist Kostas Kourtikakis Why the deck is stacked against a democratic Afghanistan Oct 15, 2009 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... José Antonio Cheibub, a professor of political science Why the calls for defunding police? Jun 11, 2020 2:00 pm2597 views Calls for defunding or even abolishing the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death may sound radical to many, but the idea is not new, says A. Naomi Paik, a professor of Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Why public reaction to unlimited corporate political donations may come later Oct 7, 2010 9:00 am43 views A Minute With™... political scientist Tom Rudolph Why not have one national primary election for presidential nominees? Feb 16, 2016 10:45 am3660 views A Minute With...™ Mattias Polborn, professor of economics and political science Why is the number of fatal motorcycle crashes increasing? Sep 1, 2006 9:00 am30 views A Minute With™... John Sudlow, project coordinator for the free Motorcycle Rider Program at Illinois Why hunger, proverty would deepen if Ivory Coast collapses into civil war Mar 31, 2011 9:00 am61 views A Minute With™... geography professor Thomas Bassett Why has the bloody race riot in Springfield 100 years ago been largely forgotten? Aug 14, 2008 9:00 am133 views A Minute With™... Clarence Lang, a professor of history and of African-American studies Why has Putin's Napoleonic 'cold charisma' made him so popular in Russia? Oct 9, 2015 11:30 am3052 views A Minute With...™ Richard Tempest, professor of Slavic languages and literatures Why does the census matter? What are the challenges this time? Mar 2, 2020 10:00 am641 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. Why did St. Patrick's Day become such a big deal in America? Mar 15, 2010 9:00 am881 views A Minute With™... historian James Barrett Why are familiar brands with Black images getting a rethink? Jun 29, 2020 8:00 am2788 views At least one familiar brand is being retired and others are getting a rethink due to their use of Black images. Illinois advertising professor Jason Chambers explains why. Why American Indians don't see 'Redskins' team name as an honor Oct 23, 2013 9:00 am80 views A Minute With™... Frederick Hoxie, a Swanlund professor of history, law and American Indian studies White House testimony on creating a national plan to reduce bullying Mar 9, 2011 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Philip Rodkin Where was the rancorous debate over Illinois' civil unions law? Dec 22, 2010 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... Anna-Maria Marshall, head of the sociology department and also a professor of law Where the midterm election is headed, and why Oct 19, 2010 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... political scientist Brian Gaines Where have all the entry-level professional jobs gone? Jul 1, 2021 8:15 am916 views Various economic and political forces are reducing job opportunities for new professionals and discouraging some entering these fields or staying in the U.S. after they earn their degrees, says sociology professor Kevin Leicht. Where does the U.S. withdrawal leave the World Health Organization? Aug 18, 2020 8:00 am1786 views A global response, such as that organized by the World Health Organization, is needed to control the COVID-19 pandemic, says Ian Brooks, a research scientist whose focus is global health informatics. When will the Venezuela crisis end? Jun 22, 2017 10:45 am1062 views Political science professor Damarys Canache discusses the plight of Venezuela, where nearly three months of protests have resulted in more than 70 deaths When Greeks voted 'no' on bailout terms, were they saying they wanted to leave the EU? Jul 9, 2015 4:30 pm218 views A Minute With...™ political scientist Kostas Kourtikakis, expert on the EU and its institutions When did religion become a political weapon in America? Dec 21, 2007 9:00 am773 views A Minute With™... Kevin Coe, a doctoral student in speech communication When – and why – did the Super Bowl become a showcase for advertising? Jan 29, 2008 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, the head of the department of advertising When a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents? Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am18533 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social worker What will define success in Iraq, Afghanistan? Aug 12, 2010 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Paul Diehl, the Henning Larsen Professor of political science What was lost in the Notre Dame Cathedral fire? Apr 17, 2019 12:00 pm2269 views Notre Dame Cathedral, severely damaged by fire this week, is widely understood as “the beating heart of France,” with global significance beyond that, says one University of Illinois historian in a Q&A. Another notes how a key aspect of music as we know it today was invented for the cathedral’s unique resonant space, a soundscape lost in the fire.