blog postsU.S. prison camps demonstrate the fragile nature of rights, says authorMay 24, 2016 10:00 am586 views The U.S. has been a leading voice for human rights. It’s also run prison camps, now and in the past, that denied people those rights. A. Naomi Paik wanted to explore that contradiction – finding out why these camps were organized, how they were justified, how prisoners have been treated and their response to that treatment. The result is her book “Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II,” published in April.U.S. must clarify workers' responsibilities in national emergenciesFeb 23, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How far can the government go in forcing civilians to perform potentially life-threatening jobs during a national emergency?Using science in classroom on behalf of a cause predates 'intelligent design'Oct 28, 2005 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The effort to teach "intelligent design" in public schools is not the first time that "science" has been enlisted for a cause in the classroom, according to a University of Illinois legal scholar.U.S. forest management policy must evolve to meet bioenergy targetsJun 13, 2013 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In order to keep pace with the burgeoning demand for renewable energy, forest management policy in the U.S. must change to address environmental sustainability issues, according to an article by a University of Illinois expert in bioenergy law.U.S. firms a role model for fair hiring standards, study saysJul 7, 2008 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - U.S. companies are helping spread fair hiring practices across the world as they set up shop in developing nations, according to a new study of gender and age discrimination co-written by a University of Illinois labor expert.Use of cameras to monitor nursing-home care is subject of controversyJul 27, 2004 9:00 am244 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The proposed use of Web or video cameras to monitor the care of residents in nursing homes has kicked up a storm.U.S. economy teetering, but could still avert recession, U. of I. experts sayJan 29, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U.S. economy is sputtering amid a lingering housing slump and growing jitters on Wall Street, but whether a recession lies ahead is still anyone's guess, a trio of University of Illinois economic experts say.U.S. corporations should stop being complicit in China's cyber censorshipAug 9, 2004 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It is known as the "Great Firewall of China," and like its counterpart built centuries before, it is intended to block unwanted invaders from the outside world.U. of I. to host international marketing symposiumApr 2, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five pioneers will be honored for their contributions to the field of marketing during an international symposium April 17-19 at the University of Illinois.U. of I. student teams to get chance to turn ideas into start-up businessesDec 18, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As graduates, they became major players in the technology world, establishing such companies as PayPal and YouTube.U. of I. scholars collecting, analyzing constitutions from around worldFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am2947 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thomas Jefferson believed that a country's constitution should be rewritten every 19 years. Instead, the U.S. Constitution, which Jefferson did not help to write (he was in Paris serving as U.S. minister to France when the Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia), has prevailed since 1789.U. of I. scholar: Illinois could weather recession better than nationOct 30, 2007 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois would likely fare better than the nation if the sagging U.S. economy plunges into a recession amid a worrisome housing market slump and sub-prime loan crisis, a University of Illinois economist says.U. of I. recognized as CFA Program Partner institutionMar 24, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Master of Science in Finance Program has been named a CFA Program Partner, joining 54 other degree programs worldwide that meet the prestigious financial institute's professional and ethical standards.U. of I. professor nominated as trustee for social security, medicare programsFeb 12, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown will be nominated by President Bush to serve on the board of trustees for the nation's Social Security and Medicare programs, the White House announced Tuesday.U. of I. professor calls on Congress to close private equity tax loopholeOct 18, 2007 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Congress should act quickly on a Senate bill that would plug a loophole allowing publicly traded private equity firms to avoid paying corporate taxes, says a University of Illinois law professor who testified before House and Senate panels that reviewed the long-overlooked tax disparity.U. of I. law professor receives honorary doctorate in SwitzerlandDec 6, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois law professor William J. Davey has received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Berne in recognition of his longtime efforts to promote fair international trade.U. of I. law library acquires prized Blackstone legal commentariesJul 14, 2005 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After five years of looking, the University of Illinois College of Law has acquired the first American edition of Blackstone's Commentaries on the Law, completing its collection of original Blackstone editions.U. of I., Illinois chamber starting certification program for HR managersMay 1, 2008 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 9,300 Illinois companies were investigated last year for alleged labor law violations, sparked by employee complaints about problems ranging from wages and overtime to workplace safety.U. of I. expert to testify about Supreme Court's impact on consumer debtJun 10, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - U.S. Supreme Court rulings are digging into Americans' pocketbooks, contributing to staggering mortgage and consumer debt that now averages more than $53,000 for every man, woman and child in the nation, according to a University of Illinois legal expert.U.of I. experts say overhaul proposals could worsen credit crisisApr 3, 2008 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Bush administration's sweeping plan to overhaul the nation's financial regulatory system could compound the credit crisis it seeks to cure, two University of Illinois finance professors say.U. of I. experts on Blagojevich indictmentDec 9, 2008 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The following University of Illinois experts are available to discuss federal corruption charges filed Tuesday against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.U. of I. Economic Index indicates economy growing, but at slower paceMay 1, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell again last month to 105.1 from its 105.9 reading in March.University of Illinois law professor to receive honorary doctorateSep 18, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois law professor Thomas G. Ulen will receive an honorary doctoral degree Oct. 5 from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, honoring his longtime work in law and economics.Unionization denied: What's next for the College Athletes Players Association?Aug 24, 2015 12:15 pm108 views A Minute With...™ Michael LeRoy, expert on collective bargaining in athletics'Unfunded liabilities' a financial myth, expert saysApr 1, 2009 9:00 am357 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A growing chorus of complaints about the U.S. government's "unfunded" debts may be unsettling, but no cause to become unnerved, a University of Illinois tax expert says.UC-Berkeley biochemist to lecture on realizing promise of researchMar 28, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Edward Penhoet, a biochemist and a former dean of the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley, will give the Arnold O. Beckman Lecture in Science and Innovation April 4 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Type of company pension determines security of payout to retireesApr 26, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What a difference a word can make to the security of a person's golden years.Transmission congestion threatens to clog nation's power gridJul 27, 2006 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Inadequate investment in the power grid transmission network remains the Achilles heel of the nation's electric system, an engineer who specializes in utility policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says.Track record of anti-poverty 'Enterprise Zones' is mixedFeb 20, 2006 9:00 am101 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Since Ronald Reagan's presidency in the 1980s, attempts to alleviate poverty have shifted away from urban renewal and centralized government planning to so-called "market-based solutions."The uphill road facing the Blagojevich defenseMay 17, 2011 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... law professor J. Steven BeckettThe SCOTUS Monsanto ruling: The farmer had no real chance of beating GoliathMay 23, 2013 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... Paul Heald, an expert on patent and copyright issues The 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 IllinoisThe possible national, long-term effects of Wisconsin's labor legislationMar 1, 2011 9:00 am45 views A Minute With™... labor and employment relations professor Ariel AvgarThe international security risks posed by emerging infectious diseasesJun 5, 2008 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... W.W. Laegreid, a professor of pathobiology and an ACDIS faculty memberThe danger, necessity of anonymous juriesJun 19, 2007 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Andrew D. Leipold, a professor of lawThe benefits and difficulties of unionizing America's expanding low-wage workforceOct 12, 2010 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... Edward J. Hertenstein, a professor of labor and employment relationsThai philosopher-activist to discuss Buddhism and the lawOct 15, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sulak Sivaraksa, a noted philosopher and activist from Thailand, will discuss Buddhism and the law on Thursday (Oct. 21) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Tax-exempt groups skirt campaign-finance rules, play key roles in electionsNov 16, 2006 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - About $2.8 billion was funneled into the 468 House and Senate races this year - the most expensive midterm election ever.Tax cut has complicated estate planning for wealthy familiesMay 5, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The old saw about death and taxes has taken on new meaning as state governments grapple with the confusion spawned by the 2001 federal tax cut.Tax changes loom for state of Illinois ahead of budget address, expert saysFeb 17, 2015 9:00 am74 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As Gov. Bruce Rauner readies his first budget address, expect him to propose changes that could have major consequences for certain demographics, a University of Illinois expert on taxation issues says.Supreme Court case could have tax consequences for same-sex couplesMar 21, 2013 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The resolution of a U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act could have complicated tax consequences for same-sex couples, a University of Illinois expert on taxation and retirement issues says.Study: Women make management strides when firms downsize, restructureJun 4, 2008 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Women can make inroads into male-dominated management ranks as companies that downsize restructure their scaled-back workforces, according to new research by a University of Illinois labor expert.Study: Web sites influence users, even when they don't communicate directlyFeb 7, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Web surfers may get more than just the music, videos and news updates they were looking for when they log onto trendy next-generation sites such as Last.fm, YouTube and Digg, according to new research by a University of Illinois business professor.Study takes rare look at how materialism develops in the youngDec 11, 2006 9:00 am71 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As Christmas approaches, many people blame advertising for stoking the desire among teenagers to own the latest and best in computers, clothes, toys, video games, jewelry, sports equipment and cosmetics.Study: Stereotypes about race and responsibility persist in bankruptcy systemNov 29, 2017 8:45 am329 views Bankruptcy attorneys have little knowledge of the racial disparities that exist within the bankruptcy system, relying instead on common stereotypes about race, responsibility and debt, according to research co-written by Robert M. Lawless, the Max L. Rowe Professor of Law at Illinois and a leading consumer credit and bankruptcy expert.Study: Starting kindergarten later gives students only a fleeting edgeAug 18, 2008 9:00 am167 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New research challenges a growing trend toward holding kids out of kindergarten until they're older, arguing that academic advantages are short-lived and come at the expense of delaying entry into the workforce and other costs.Study shows 'snowballing futility' for workers in arbitration casesMay 5, 2008 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A hodge-podge of state laws has created legal land mines that are blowing away a disproportionate share of awards handed to employees in arbitration cases against their employers, according to a new University of Illinois study.Study shows judges' backgrounds matter in high court selectionMay 18, 2009 9:00 am130 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Some federal judges are tossing out civil cases based on their own opinions, a disturbing trend that makes background checks even more important in the search for a new associate justice for the U.S. Supreme Court, a University of Illinois legal expert says.Study: Renewable fuel standard needs to be modified, not repealedOct 14, 2013 9:00 am41 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Congress should minimally modify - and not, as petroleum-related interests have increasingly lobbied for, repeal - the Renewable Fuel Standard, the most comprehensive renewable energy policy in the U.S., according to a new paper from two University of Illinois researchers.Study: Regulatory hurdles hinder biofuels marketJul 21, 2011 9:00 am45 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Regulatory hurdles abound for the successful commercialization of emerging liquid biofuels, which hold the promise of enhancing U.S. energy security, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and serving as a driver for rural economic development, according to new research at the University of Illinois.