blog postsThe business side of college basketball coaches to be topic of talkFeb 2, 2001 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An inside perspective on 25 years of change in the business side of coaching college basketball will be the theme of a lecture Feb. 6 at the University of Illinois.Texting, tweeting ought to be viewed as GR8 teaching tools, scholar saysDec 10, 2009 9:00 am52 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The impact of text messaging on the decline of formal writing among teens has been debated in pedagogical circles ever since cell-phone ownership became an adolescent rite of passage in the mid-2000s. But according to a University of Illinois expert in media literacy, not only are critics who argue that texting is synonymous with literary degradation wrong, they also often overlook the bigger role that texting and its distant cousin, "tweeting," could play in education and research.Teaching and Research are a Potent Educational Mix, Say U. of I. Faculty in a New BookNov 3, 2014 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A common perception, especially outside the university classroom, is that teaching and research are two separate domains, with little overlap.Teachers upgrade tech skills statewideJun 17, 2003 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 400 Illinois teachers are upgrading their computer and technology skills this summer at eight sites throughout the state.Teachers, pupils disagree about who the bullies are, study saysNov 4, 2013 9:00 am715 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New research from the University of Illinois indicates that elementary school students and their teachers often don't agree on who bullies whom in their classrooms. And researchers say that intervention and prevention programs need to both heighten teachers' awareness of bullying and provide support for victims that mitigate its impact on their academic achievement.Teachers, principals to take part in Chancellor's Academy at U. of I.Jul 27, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Forty-two local teachers and 28 school principals are expected to attend the second Chancellor's Academy, starting Monday (July 31).Teachers learn to integrate technology into classes during weeklong workshopsJun 21, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. More than 1,200 Illinois educators have upgraded their computer skills during the past four summers through a weeklong institute called "A Moveable Feast."Teachers at 11 schools will learn new computer and Internet skills in summer institutesJun 12, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. .Almost 450 Illinois educators will be learning new computer and Internet skills this summer through weeklong institutes at 11 sites in Illinois.Teachers, administrators urging middle schoolers to turn off TV for a weekApr 13, 2005 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students at Urbana Middle School are being encouraged to turn off their televisions for one week at the end of April. They're also learning how to be wiser about what they watch, with help from teachers, administrators and the College of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Teacher Placement Day on April 5 to draw school districts from 27 states and six foreign countriesMar 29, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. New and veteran teachers, from both the University of Illinois and the community, will be shopping for jobs at schools from around the country and around the world April 5 (Thursday) at the UIs annual Teacher Placement Day.Teacher placement day attracts recruiters from half the statesMar 22, 2002 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Recruiters from half the states and several foreign countries will be looking for teachers to fill thousands of positions March 28 at the University of Illinois at the annual Teacher Placement Day.Teacher conference to focus on ways to recruit, retain teachersFeb 23, 2011 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - New teacher induction and mentoring will be the focus of the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative's sixth annual conference.Teacher collaborative releases guide to support new teachersSep 18, 2013 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When school bells began ringing a few weeks ago to convene a new academic year, thousands of novice teachers embarked upon their first teaching assignments in Illinois. However, statistics show that within five years, about 30 to 40 percent of these new teachers will leave the profession, often as a result of a perceived lack of support from their schools' administrations.Taboo words’ impact mediated by context, listeners’ likelihood of being offendedAug 10, 2017 8:30 am830 views A new paper by University of Illinois scholars suggests that the physiological and psychological effects of profanity and other taboo words on people who read or hear them may be due largely – but not entirely – to the context and individual audience members’ likelihood of being offended.Symposium in Chicago to focus on all aspects of charter schoolsFeb 23, 2011 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Charter schools as agents of change in American education will be the focus of a March 15 symposium at the Illini Center in Chicago that will feature scholars who have varying perspectives on the issue.Susan Burton, advocate for women re-entering society after prison, to speak at eventMay 10, 2018 9:30 am338 views Susan Burton, a nationally recognized advocate for restoring civil and human rights to formerly incarcerated women, will discuss her new book and the challenges of re-entering society after prison at an event Tuesday, May 15, in Champaign.Support program helps children with mental health issues succeed at schoolDec 11, 2015 9:45 am334 views A Minute With...™ Kate Wegmann, professor social workSun-Times sports columnist to speak FridaySep 30, 2002 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Rick Telander, a Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist and the author of the recently published "String Music," a novel about a young basketball fan and the basketball star who befriends him, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4) at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.Study: Teachers unaware of growing gender gaps in classroomsMar 24, 2011 9:00 am246 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A gap in reading and math scores still exists in lower grades, with boys continuing to outpace girls in math, and girls ahead of boys in reading, two University of Illinois education professors say.Study: Student loans hamper wealth accumulation among black, Hispanic adultsJul 30, 2018 12:00 pm643 views Black and Hispanic adults who graduate college with student loan debt have significantly lower net worth at age 30 than students who don't borrow to pay for college, according to a new study led by University of Illinois scholar Min Zhan.Study shows complex link between abuse and eating disordersDec 19, 2005 9:00 am62 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Women who were victims of childhood sexual abuse have long been assumed to be at a higher risk for eating disorders. The results of research, however, have been mixed, with some studies showing a link and others none.Study: Mothers raising children with autism prone to depression, stressMay 5, 2014 9:00 am732 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mothers of young children with autism spectrum disorders experience significantly higher levels of depressive symptoms and stress than mothers of typically developing children, a study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests.Study: Many parents of children with disabilities don’t make care plansFeb 9, 2018 11:45 am965 views Fewer than half of parents of children with disabilities make long-term care plans to ensure their child's needs are met if the parent dies or can no longer care for the child, University of Illinois special education professor Meghan Burke found.Study links student loans with lower net worth, housing values after collegeMay 18, 2016 9:45 am826 views People who had outstanding balances on their student loans when they graduated or dropped out of college had lower net worth, fewer financial and nonfinancial assets, and homes with lower market values when they reached age 30, according to a paper by University of Illinois social work professor Min Zhan.Study links responsible behavior in high school to life success 50 years laterFeb 26, 2018 8:15 am2930 views A new study links doing one’s homework, being interested and behaving responsibly in high school to better academic and career success as many as 50 years later. This effect, reported in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, holds true even after accounting for parental income, IQ and other factors known to influence achievement, researchers report.Study: Girls more likely than boys to struggle with social, behavioral, academic needsApr 23, 2018 12:30 pm1023 views The more failing grades students have during eighth grade, the more likely they are to experience social-emotional learning problems, academic difficulties and behavioral problems as high school freshmen, a new study found. Study: First Amendment offers scant protection for professorsMay 9, 2016 1:00 pm1004 views When academics choose to litigate speech disputes with colleges and universities, they end up losing nearly three-quarters of the time – a finding that points to the growing tension between academic freedom and campus speech codes, says U. of I. labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy.Study finds textbooks lacking in how they teach conceptions of scienceApr 11, 2007 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - There is no certainty in science, no such thing as "the truth." Nor is science completely rational, objective or free of cultural influence. There is no step-by-step procedure for doing science, no "scientific method," says University of Illinois education professor Fouad Abd-El-Khalick.Study: Family violence can lead boys to aggression and to drug problemsJul 15, 2013 9:00 am85 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Boys exposed to familial violence, including conflict between siblings, become increasingly aggressive toward their peers at school, and this aggression is associated with greater levels of alcohol and drug use over time, a new study by a University of Illinois researcher suggests.Study explores the down side of being dubbed ‘class clown’May 1, 2018 12:45 pm893 views By the time boys who are dubbed class clowns reach third grade, they plummet to the bottom of the social circle -- and view themselves as social failures -- as classmates’ disapproval of their behavior grows, a new study found.Study examines what factors may predict intervention to stop bulliesDec 19, 2011 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study of more than 346 middle-school children indicates that boys are less likely than girls to intervene to protect a bullying victim, especially if the boy is a member of a peer group in which bullying is the norm. The study also suggests that anti-bullying programs that focus on bystander intervention and empathy training aren't likely to have much impact unless attention is given to reducing bullying perpetration within children's peer groups.Study examines tie between aggression and caregiving environmentNov 23, 2010 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois indicates that children who spend in excess of 30 hours per week in non-relative care through the age of 4 1/2 may be exposed to a social environment that popularizes aggression, leading some children to become more physically aggressive than peers who spend less time in nonmaternal care.Study examines Teach For America’s impact on costs, hiring at five school systemsFeb 19, 2016 10:30 am1137 views Teach For America has reaped millions of dollars in nonrefundable finder’s fees from school systems in the U.S. through lucrative contracts that require schools to hire designated numbers of the organization’s corps members – whether or not its teachers meet districts’ specific content or grade-level needs, a new study suggests.Study examines role of school culture in promoting bullying, bystander interventionAug 11, 2014 9:00 am211 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study of middle-school youth reveals the powerful role of school culture, including teachers' and staff members' perceptions, in creating environments that promote or discourage bullying and bystander intervention.Study: Employers, workers may benefit from employee reference poolNov 17, 2010 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With employers increasingly reluctant to supply references for former employees in order to avoid legal liability, the creation of a centralized reference pool for workers may make labor markets in the U.S. more efficient, a University of Illinois expert in labor and employment law says.Study correlates black college students' racial identity and well-beingNov 29, 2010 9:00 am216 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - African American college students who have internalized a positive racial identity - yet feel connected to other social groups - report higher levels of psychological well-being than peers who have externalized or conflicted racial identities and spurn cultural inclusivity, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois.Study: Child care providers often lack the training, resources to serve children with disabilitiesJul 3, 2018 11:15 am910 views Although the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law nearly 30 years ago, a survey of child care providers in Illinois indicates little has changed with regard to the inclusion of children with disabilities in child care settings.Students, teachers need to be transculturally literate, expert saysSep 24, 2009 9:00 am100 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The current generation of college students and teachers need to be as culturally fluent with people from different cultures as they are with their own, a soft skill that has become an essential part of life in the 21st century, a University of Illinois expert on teacher education says.Statewide initiative aims for support for all new Illinois teachersAug 15, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New teachers in Illinois will get help where they need it, and access to mentoring from veteran and National Board Certified teachers. Administrators will get advice on supporting new teachers during their first crucial years in the classroom.Statewide initiative aims for support for all new Illinois teachersSep 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New teachers in Illinois will get help where they need it, and access to mentoring from veteran and National Board Certified teachers. Administrators will get advice on supporting new teachers during their first crucial years in the classroom.Statewide conference to build on support for new teachers in IllinoisFeb 22, 2008 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Support programs for new teachers will once again be the focus of a statewide conference Feb. 26-27 in Springfield, Ill., the third annual conference organized by the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative (INTC).Spending on public higher education overlooks net benefits as investment in state’s futureMar 10, 2016 9:00 am1203 views Thinking of higher education funding as an investment that lowers costs – and not as mere consumption spending – could reframe the debate in Springfield, according to research from Walter W. McMahon, an emeritus professor of economics and of educational organization and leadership at the University of Illinois.Software tool makes PowerPoint easier for disabled to useDec 11, 2003 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Whether in the classroom or the boardroom, chalkboards have been replaced nearly universally by computer-aided audiovisual presentations that commonly involve a laptop computer and Microsoft PowerPoint software. And while that change has proved beneficial for most presenters and their audiences, a notable exception is for people with disabilities.Social skills, extracurricular activities in high school pay off later in lifeMar 25, 2009 9:00 am3570 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It turns out that being voted "Most likely to succeed" in high school might actually be a good predictor of one's financial and educational success later in life.Social media may help women overcome computer anxietyMar 6, 2012 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - No matter how many hours a day young women spend tweeting and texting, downloading electronic media or communicating online with co-workers or friends, many of them believe they're not as competent at using computer technology as the men around them. Since the Internet's infancy, researchers have observed a distinct gender divide in attitudes toward and adoption of computer technology, with many women tending to feel intimidated by it, a phenomenon called computer anxiety.'Social capital' key to workers' success on the job, study saysApr 9, 2013 9:00 am58 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The quality of the social relationships that newly hired people develop with other employees in their work groups is critical to newcomers' job satisfaction, learning their responsibilities and their ability to fit in to the workplace culture, a new study suggests.Social and emotional learning's role in stemming school violenceJun 16, 2014 9:00 am170 views A Minute With™... Durriyyah Kemp, a community health educator with University of Illinois ExtensionSlavery, science, theater among topics in lecture series at IllinoisFeb 13, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --- Global slavery, the role of serendipity in scientific research, and an all-female Japanese theater troupe are on the schedule of talks and performances this spring sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois atSkills learning program in middle schools dramatically reduces fightingMay 6, 2013 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Middle school children who completed a social-emotional skills learning program at school were 42 percent less likely to engage in physical fighting a year later, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.Sixteen authors to take part in Youth Literature Festival at U. of I.Oct 1, 2012 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Celebrated authors of books for children and adults will share their enthusiasm for their craft in a series of events as part of the College of Education's annual Youth Literature Festival, to be observed Thursday-Saturday (Oct. 4-6).