blog postsWhat's behind the 'children on the border' phenomenon?Jul 18, 2014 9:00 am30 views A Minute With™... University of Illinois anthropologist Ellen MoodieWhat now with gerrymandering? Are algorithms part of the answer?Jun 20, 2018 1:00 pm572 views The Supreme Court “punted” this week on the issue of partisan gerrymandering, but left the door open to future action. An Illinois professor hopes her research can be part of the solution.What makes political distrust such a problem?Oct 3, 2016 9:15 am1180 views The polarization and dysfunction in Congress has spread in recent years to the voting public, says professor Thomas Rudolph, but it’s more about simply disliking political opponents than differences over ideology.What makes Europe's debt crisis so unwieldy?Nov 9, 2011 9:00 am5 views A Minute With™... William Bernhard, the head of the political science departmentWhat keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?Dec 12, 2017 10:30 am708 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 am155 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 pm571 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 am3403 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 am1179 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 am24 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 am24 views A Minute With™... historian Kenneth CunoWhat comes now in the wake of Justice Kennedy’s retirement?Jul 2, 2018 10:45 am363 views An Illinois political scientist talks about the politics of replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy and the future direction of the Supreme Court.What 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 am679 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 pm513 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 am15 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 am829 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 am18 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 am749 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 am64 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 am29 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 am1134 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 am1024 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 am602 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 am22 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 am183 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 am49 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 am26 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 pm1206 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 am61 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 am49 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 pm1796 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 am28 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 am11 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 am65 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 am220 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 am340 views A Minute With...™ Adrian Burgos, expert on Latinos in baseballThe symbolic importance of the Zapruder filmNov 18, 2013 9:00 am93 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 am90 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 am102 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 am18 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 am155 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?