blog postsWhat makes Europe's debt crisis so unwieldy?Nov 9, 2011 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... William Bernhard, the head of the political science departmentWhat keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?Dec 12, 2017 10:30 am655 views Women often don’t report sexual harassment because grievance procedures frequently take on the feel of litigation, an Illinois professor says.What is the 'most significant change to federal (child-welfare system) laws in many years,' and how will it improve foster care and facilitate adoption?Oct 8, 2008 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Mark F. Testa, the director of the Children and Family Research CenterWhat happens to U.S.-born children when their parents are deported?Aug 17, 2006 9:00 am96 views A Minute With™... Noreen M. Sugrue, coordinator of Health Policy InitiativesWhat happens now in the wake of the U.K. elections?May 13, 2015 11:00 am152 views A Minute With™...Brian Gaines, expert on British politics and electionsWhat explains China's active and open response to the recent earthquake?May 16, 2008 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Poshek Fu, an Illinois professor of modern Chinese historyWhat do voters need to hear from the GOP, Democratic conventions?Jul 18, 2016 12:15 pm570 views A Minute With...™ John Murphy, professor of communication and an expert on political rhetoricWhat does the tax reform bill mean for the middle class?Dec 20, 2017 10:45 am3346 views The current tax bill fits with a 30-year trend that doesn’t favor income from work, says sociologist Kevin LeichtWhat does refugee vetting look like on the ground?Mar 21, 2017 9:45 am1155 views A doctoral student found that the vetting process for refugees seeking U.S. admission was long and intense.What does 'fair' mean when it comes to redistricting?Jun 1, 2011 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... political scientist Brian GainesWhat does 'fair' mean when it comes to redistricting?Oct 30, 2006 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Brian J. Gaines, a professor of political scienceWhat did President Obama accomplish with his speech in Cairo?Jun 4, 2009 9:00 am23 views A Minute With™... historian Kenneth CunoWhat can parents of pre-school students do to ease the transition from home to school?Aug 18, 2009 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Brent McBride, a professor of human developmentWhat can fans of 'Doctor Who' expect with a woman in the lead role?Jul 31, 2017 6:00 am664 views Lynne M. Thomas, the incoming head of the Illinois' Rare Book and Manuscript Library, says one thing has been consistent about 'Doctor Who' – it keeps changing with the timesWhat can be done about coercive control in abusive relationships?Oct 8, 2015 2:30 pm442 views A Minute With...™ Jennifer Hardesty, expert on intimate partner violenceWhat are the key recommendations in the U.S. government's first-ever comprehensive guidelines on physical activities?Oct 28, 2008 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... David Buchner, a Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor in Applied Health SciencesWhat are the core issues in the health-care reform debate?Aug 24, 2009 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Robert F. Rich, the director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsWhat are the challenges of providing services for children with mental illnesses?Aug 12, 2016 9:00 am806 views Wynne Korr, dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, discusses the challenges of diagnosing and providing treatment for this vulnerable population in light of the state's financial problemsWe have the Internet, so why should we be concerned about dying newspapers?Mar 30, 2009 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Robert McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor of communication at the University of IllinoisWebsite promotes global democracy education with insights from prominent peace activistsJan 25, 2016 11:15 am746 views The Egyptian protesters of the Arab Spring had numbers, excitement and social media, but they could not make democracy happen. Linda Herrera thinks one reason is that they did not know how. She’s hoping to help change that with a new educational website in five languages, featuring two prominent peace activists: Mohamed ElBaradei and Rajmohan Gandhi.Weak job market has more dads staying home - and they may stay thereAug 1, 2012 9:00 am61 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - There's a quiet revolution going on in kitchens and carpools across the U.S. Increasing numbers of men are hanging up their power ties, waving goodbye to jobs with paychecks, and becoming full-time stay-at-home fathers who care for their children while their wives become the family's sole breadwinners.Violence in Kiev: The complex motivations of Ukrainian protestersFeb 20, 2014 9:00 am25 views A Minute With™... Carol Leff, a political science professorVietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am979 views A historian looks at the Vietnam War herbicide Agent Orange and how it changed ideas about war wounds and the cause of birth defects.Vacations part of Soviet Union's 'good life,' with Sochi the dream resortJun 3, 2013 9:00 am863 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Soviet Union had its Gulag. It also had its seaside resorts.U.S. prison camps demonstrate the fragile nature of rights, says authorMay 24, 2016 10:00 am587 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., other free-trade leaders, now among most vulnerable to backlashNov 19, 2009 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The United States has led the way for decades in promoting free trade and globalization, but contrary to common wisdom, it's now among the most vulnerable to a growing backlash against it, says University of Illinois professor Jude Hays.U.S. no longer superpower, now a besieged global power, scholars sayMay 8, 2008 9:00 am140 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The United States remains a formidable but besieged global power, according to the editors of "From Superpower to Besieged Global Power: Restoring World Order After the Failure of the Bush Doctrine" (University of Georgia Press).U.S. House rules about much more than housekeepingDec 8, 2014 9:00 am45 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When the U.S. House of Representatives convenes in January, adopting rules of procedure will be among the first orders of business. Pretty mundane stuff, it would seem.U. of I. professor wrote the book of loveJun 6, 2013 9:00 am25 views Shakespeare had it right, of course: The course of true love never has run smooth. But with the publication of "The Developmental Course of Romantic Relationships," people who are baffled by love and its mysteries have a new source of wisdom.U. of I. professor on White House team working to improve access to federal programsNov 9, 2015 12:30 pm1197 views Jake Bowers, a University of Illinois political science professor, has been appointed to a White House team that’s applying insights from social and behavioral science to improve access to federal programs. Bowers began his stint with President Obama’s year-old Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) last month.U. of I. honors Roger Ebert with lifetime journalism achievement awardJan 21, 2014 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Roger Ebert, who was a Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and journalist for the Chicago Sun-Times, as well as an influential and groundbreaking film critic on television, will be honored posthumously with the 2014 Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.UI study shows how to lose weight without losing boneSep 18, 2008 9:00 am40 views A higher-protein diet that emphasizes lean meats and low-fat dairy foods as sources of protein and calcium can mean weight loss without bone loss - and the evidence is in bone scans taken throughout a new UI study.UI scientist does nutritional detective work in BotswanaNov 15, 2007 9:00 am40 views Many Americans have a soft spot for Botswana. Some developed that fondness for the African country while reading the best-selling “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” series. But few have had a chance to do any sleuthing of their own there.Two Illinois professors awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 15, 2016 3:00 pm1765 views Illinois professors Erik McDuffie and Carol Symes have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2017.TV news on organ donation says little about need, how to become a donorMar 31, 2009 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 100,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for an organ transplant, and an average of 17 die waiting each day, according to University of Illinois communication professor Brian Quick.TSA's new airport security measures aim to target most suspicious passengersApr 5, 2010 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. JacobsonTroubled neighborhoods deter some fathers from child involvementOct 25, 2012 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Crime, gang activity and other problems of disordered neighborhoods decrease nonresident fathers' involvement with their children, but it doesn't have the effect on fathers who live with their children in two-parent households, a recent study indicates.Trails, pickleball popular with Illinois fitness enthusiasts, survey saysOct 7, 2014 9:00 am55 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinoisans want more trails, interest in pickleball is on the upswing, and some communities are pulling the plugs on their aging swimming pools, according to a recent survey of the organizations and municipalities that operate public recreation facilities in Illinois.Tonto, 'The Lone Ranger' and Indians in filmJul 3, 2013 9:00 am121 views A Minute With™... LeAnne Howe, a professor of American Indian StudiesThe U.S., Cuba, and baseball, our shared national pastimeMar 24, 2016 11:15 am331 views A Minute With...™ Adrian Burgos, expert on Latinos in baseballThe symbolic importance of the Zapruder filmNov 18, 2013 9:00 am42 views A Minute With™... Ned O'Gorman, a professor of communication who studies the Cold WarThe social trends behind the '12 Years a Slave' storyOct 23, 2013 9:00 am52 views A Minute With™... Ronald Bailey the head of the African American studies department at the University of IllinoisThe social science behind gift givingDec 12, 2013 9:00 am57 views A Minute With™... author and history professor Harry LiebersohnThe selling of wartime needs sold the U.S. on advertising, author saysNov 27, 2012 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While it might be hard to imagine in the midst of the ad-soaked holiday season, there was a time - in the 1930s - when advertising faced fierce opposition from the public.The 'riddle' of Putin and RussiaAug 15, 2014 9:00 am63 views A Minute With™... Russia historian Mark SteinbergThere have been a lot of cats in The New York Times, and not all just for funFeb 3, 2015 9:00 am149 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The cute cat video seems to be everywhere online, and it's become a handy epithet for everything that journalism should not be. So what should we make of the fact that The New York Times, that paragon of journalism, has written a lot about cats over 140 years?The politics of seating a Supreme Court justiceFeb 22, 2016 9:45 am407 views A Minute With...™ Alicia Uribe, political scientist and expert on the politics of federal judiciary and Supreme Court appointmentsThe movie 'Selma': Historically correct, if not historically accurateJan 14, 2015 9:00 am103 views Just say the name "Selma," and anyone who knows the history of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s will know what you mean. It was on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in that Alabama city almost 50 years ago (March 7, 1965) that peaceful marchers were beaten back with billy clubs wielded by state and local lawmen. Captured on network television news, it would become known as "Bloody Sunday." The movie "Selma," which opened nationwide last Friday (Jan. 9), tells the story of that day and events before and after, which would prompt passage of the Voting Rights Act that summer. Sundiata Cha-Jua, a professor of history and of African-American studies at Illinois, teaches courses on both the civil rights movement and African-Americans in film. He talked about the film and the history with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.The Middle East, post-bin LadenMay 7, 2011 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... sociologist Asef BayatThe long history of Latinos in Major League BaseballApr 4, 2011 9:00 am217 views A Minute With™... history professor Adrian Burgos Jr.