blog postsDelinquent youths with PTSD need individualized treatment, studies suggestOct 6, 2016 8:15 am540 views Juvenile offenders who have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder are at 67 percent greater risk of entering substance abuse treatment within seven years, a new study led by a University of Illinois scholar found.What should we expect from Donald Trump’s inaugural address?Jan 13, 2017 9:00 am536 views Communication professor John Murphy, who studies presidential rhetoric, says the inaugural address traditionally carries a message of unifying the country, which may be even more important this time.Is democracy on the wane in Turkey?Apr 19, 2017 9:00 am536 views A recent vote on constitutional changes may mean Turkey is headed even further from its one-time status as a model for Islamic democracy.Online racial discrimination linked to depression, anxiety in teensJan 8, 2009 9:00 am533 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the early days of the Internet, some scholars once predicted a lessening of racism and race-based discrimination in online interactions thanks to the anonymity and race-neutral nature of the medium. But according to a new study published by a University of Illinois professor who studies race and the Internet, adolescents are increasingly experiencing both individual and vicarious discrimination online, which in turn triggers stress, depression and anxiety.Professor reflects on death row experience in post-revolutionary IranSep 12, 2016 2:00 pm525 views A University of Illinois professor who lived through the Iranian Revolution, included three years on death row in an infamous prison, reflects on the experience in a new autobiographic novel.Report: Even in death, indigenous border crossers marginalizedMay 2, 2017 4:30 pm500 views Of the hundreds of people who die trying to cross into the U.S. from Mexico each year, those with indigenous backgrounds are less likely to be identified than those with more European ancestry, a new analysis reveals.Is entrepreneurship the solution to poverty in Arab countries?Feb 16, 2017 12:30 pm497 views A U.N. report calls for empowerment of young adults in Arab countries through education reforms that better prepare them for employment. An Illinois social anthropologist takes issue with the planScience historian tells a timely story about Einstein and his most dangerous criticMay 26, 2015 9:00 am488 views Two of the 20th century’s greatest minds, one of them physicist Albert Einstein, came to intellectual blows one day in Paris in 1922. One immediate result of the controversy: There would be no mention of relativity in Einstein’s Nobel Prize. One long-term result: a split between science and the humanities. Science historian Jimena Canales tells the tale of that day and the debate that followed in a new book.Parental response to sexual abuse varies by age of victim, suspectDec 5, 2011 9:00 am474 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Parents are more likely to blame or doubt a child victim of sexual abuse when the suspected perpetrator is an adolescent rather than an adult, according to a new study that examined child molestation cases in four states. The findings also suggest that, regardless of the age of the perpetrator, parental blame/doubt toward the victim significantly increases if the victim is an adolescent.What should we know about the white working class?Oct 20, 2016 11:30 am467 views Descriptions of the white working-class often paint a one-dimensional picture, whereas the reality is more complex, says Illinois sociology professor Monica McDermott, the author of “Working-Class White.”Grant funds computer simulation to train social work students, cliniciansOct 27, 2015 10:30 am458 views A federal grant of more than $919,000 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will fund one new course at the University of Illinois and support training for clinicians at area agencies in conducting early interventions with people who abuse substances.Many older adults going online to discuss, learn about sexJun 10, 2015 10:00 am457 views Forget those ageist stereotypes that senior citizens have little interest in sex and are befuddled by technology. Many older adults are going online to dish about the joys of sex and swap advice about keeping their mojos working well into their twilight years, a new study found.Book Corner: A look at how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program affects health and well-beingDec 17, 2015 9:00 am450 views A new book looks at aspects of how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program affects health and well-being. “SNAP Matters” includes a chapter on obesity by University of Illinois economist Craig Gundersen, one of the book’s editors.Historian wants readers to experience the Russian RevolutionMay 3, 2017 10:30 am427 views This year marks a century since the Russian Revolution that “shook the world,” and a U. of I. history professor’s new book aims to chronicle the experience of living through it.‘Culture of affluence’ complicates women’s help-seeking for domestic violenceSep 19, 2016 2:15 pm427 views Pressures to maintain a facade of a perfect family and other values associated with the “culture of affluence” discourage some affluent women from leaving violent spouses or disclosing that they are being abused, a new study suggests.NIH-funded drug abuse program explores problems such as racism, incarcerationJun 24, 2016 8:45 am424 views The creators of a novel substance abuse treatment program have received an infusion of funding from a federal agency for an expanded study of their intervention, which targets marginalized populations who struggle with problems such as racism, sexism, poverty and histories of incarceration.Study: Consumers see much greater risk than reward in online adsMay 18, 2017 12:00 pm418 views The risks far outweigh the benefits for most consumers in their response to personalized online ads, and they may avoid them as a result, suggests a University of Illinois study.Program that helps children cope after disasters could benefit refugees, at-risk youthDec 21, 2015 9:00 am413 views A social and emotional skills intervention developed to help children recover from the trauma of natural disasters is being pilot-tested with at-risk youth living in poverty in the U.S. and could be adapted to help young refugees heal their psychological wounds.What can be done about coercive control in abusive relationships?Oct 8, 2015 2:30 pm412 views A Minute With...™ Jennifer Hardesty, expert on intimate partner violenceThe politics of seating a Supreme Court justiceFeb 22, 2016 9:45 am405 views A Minute With...™ Alicia Uribe, political scientist and expert on the politics of federal judiciary and Supreme Court appointmentsHow the British royal family's brand is changingMay 12, 2015 4:15 pm402 views A Minute With™...Cele Otnes, expert on marketing and advertisingWhat should we expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle?Feb 1, 2017 4:30 pm396 views University of Illinois political scientist Alicia Uribe-McGuire describes the politics involved in the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.Making sense of the Arab SpringOct 11, 2017 10:15 am396 views Making sense of the Arab Spring is the aim of U. of I. Middle East expert Asef Bayat, in a new book.Is Standing Rock a milestone for American Indian activism?Dec 8, 2016 1:00 pm390 views The Standing Rock protest has been a significant event in the 200-year history of American Indian activism, says recently retired Illinois professor Frederick Hoxie.Negative public images hamper child welfare investigatorsMar 14, 2013 9:00 am385 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Even parents who have had no contact with child welfare agencies believe negative stereotypes about social workers and the likely outcomes of abuse or neglect investigations, misconceptions that complicate agencies' efforts to engage parents in interventions.Is it possible to detect when a politician is lying?Nov 13, 2015 10:15 am382 views A Minute With...™ Michael T. Braun, expert on family communications30 years after the Challenger disaster: A 'Where were you when...' eventJan 14, 2016 9:30 am379 views A Minute With...™ communication professor Ned O'Gorman‘Mobilization fatigue’ leads to diminishing returns for labor-backed voter turnout drivesApr 18, 2016 9:00 am376 views Repeated voter contact across multiple election cycles can eventually lead to “mobilization fatigue,” says new research from U. of I. labor professor Ryan Lamare.Paper: New mothers abused by partners at greater risk of suicidal thoughtsJun 30, 2017 9:15 am375 views New mothers who are in abusive relationships are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests. Conducted with women in Brazil, the study is among a growing body of research to establish a link between suicidality and intimate partner violence among postpartum women in low- or middle-income countries.Study: Supreme Court decision complicates prosecuting child abusersJul 19, 2017 11:15 am375 views A Supreme Court decision that limits the types of statements that can be admitted as evidence unless the victim testifies in court discourages prosecutors from trying some child maltreatment cases, according to a recent national survey of more than 200 prosecutors.Compromise is a dirty word: Why Washington won't workSep 18, 2015 11:15 am372 views A Minute With...™ political scientist Thomas RudolphSome historical context as Brazil prepares to host the OlympicsJul 13, 2016 1:00 pm350 views A Minute With...™ Jerry Dávila, expert on the history of Brazil and director of the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies at IllinoisNegative perception of blacks rises with more news watching, studies sayJul 17, 2008 9:00 am347 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Watching the news should make you more informed, but it also may be making you more likely to stereotype, says a University of Illinois researcher.How far can 'America First' go?Mar 15, 2017 1:30 pm346 views America’s own interests, as well as international pressures, may dictate fewer changes in U.S. commitments overseas than President Trump has suggested, says U. of I. political scientist Stephen Chaudoin.States find rewards from high-tech investments, given time and patienceJul 31, 2017 10:15 am342 views State investments in high-tech development generally pay off, given time, patience and modest expections, according to a University of Illinois study.The U.S., Cuba, and baseball, our shared national pastimeMar 24, 2016 11:15 am318 views A Minute With...™ Adrian Burgos, expert on Latinos in baseballAttorneys in civil courts make bigger impact working the system than knowing the lawSep 3, 2015 9:45 am307 views Civil courts are where many people meet the legal system. Those with attorneys – often a small minority – are much more likely to see a better outcome, says a new study. More surprising, perhaps, is that lawyers’ deep knowledge of the law explains little of their impact.Women's sexual risk-taking in tourism focus of new studyJul 22, 2015 2:00 pm284 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.Gang presence in urban parks complicates lives of residentsAug 20, 2009 9:00 am284 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When most people think of parks, images of slides and swings, ball fields and basketball hoops, Rollerbladers and moms pushing strollers may come to mind.Muslims and Latinos much more prominent in TV crime news than in real-life crimeJan 7, 2015 9:00 am283 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If it seems as if most terrorists are Muslims and almost all immigrant lawbreakers are Latinos, it may be because you're watching national TV news - not because those things are true.Your personality plays a role in your political behavior, author saysJul 27, 2010 9:00 am266 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.Supreme Court OKs redistricting commissions. But do they produce fairer maps?Jun 30, 2015 10:45 am262 views A Minute With...™ political scientist Brian GainesNational politics shape the impacts of park law enforcementFeb 4, 2016 9:00 am258 views Conservation efforts are designed to restrict activities in protected areas, but the restrictions can have unintended consequences. A University of Illinois researcher examined the results of a multimillion-dollar European Union aid project in West Africa and found that a country’s national governance quality can affect the livelihoods of families who rely on resources from national parks and other protected areas.'Positive illusions' in romantic relationshipsDec 16, 2014 9:00 am253 views A Minute With™... Brian Ogolsky, a professor of human development and family studies, who studies romantic relationshipsEgypt historical study shows 'traditional' marriage more modern than we thinkJun 15, 2015 9:00 am248 views Mention traditional marriage and family and it’s easy to think you’re talking about age-old customs. Those “traditional” ideals and practices, however, are more likely a product of the last two centuries, says a University of Illinois history professor.Paper: DNA may have only modest impact on sexual assault arrestsMay 23, 2017 9:30 am237 views Most arrests in sexual assault cases occur before crime laboratory results are available, a new study led by a University of Illinois researcher found, suggesting that DNA testing may influence arrests in just a small number of cases.Teen gaming addicts may wind up physically healthier as young adults, study saysOct 7, 2014 9:00 am237 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Teens who play video/computer games 21 hours a week or more may be physically healthier and less prone to obesity as young adults than peers who spend their time on other pursuits. But gamers who log the most screen time also may be more prone to depression in young adulthood, a new study says.Civil War photos gave carnage a wide view, but also aided the grievingJun 19, 2013 9:00 am216 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Anyone with a passing interest in the Civil War has seen the photos of the battlefield dead. There are the rows and fields full of corpses from battles such as Antietam and Gettysburg (which will mark its sesquicentennial July 1-3). There are the faces and the expressions.Reflecting on the decades since '42' broke baseball's color lineApr 11, 2013 9:00 am204 views A Minute With™... U. of I. historian Adrian Burgos Jr.Money in politics focus of Cline Symposium, featuring director of watchdog OpenSecrets.orgNov 3, 2016 1:15 pm204 views Money in U.S. politics will be the theme of a U. of I. symposium starting Friday, Nov. 11, with the director of the watchdog website OpenSecrets.org giving the keynote.