blog postsCan the FBI hack the iPhone?Feb 25, 2016 12:30 pm1409 views A Minute With...™ computer scientist Roy H. CampbellIs the tide of sexual misconduct allegations shifting the balance of power?Mar 2, 2018 10:30 am1394 views News reports, social media campaigns such as #MeToo are raising awareness of sexual misconduct and helping survivors find their voices, says educational psychologist Anita HundHow is higher education making college degrees more attainable?Aug 29, 2018 8:30 am1394 views Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, the director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois, discusses initiatives that are making college degrees attainable for more students.Board of trustees approves revised background check policyJan 21, 2016 1:45 pm1373 views The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a revised policy requiring background checks for all new faculty, academic professional and civil service employees.Four Illinois students receive national funding for overseas foreign language studyApr 28, 2016 9:00 am1373 views Champaign, Ill. – Graduate students Bradford Coyle, Miriam Keep and Phoebe Shelor and undergraduate Daniel Levin have received prestigious Boren Awards for study abroad during 2016-17.60 years ago this month, Emmett Till's death sparked a movementAug 17, 2015 10:30 am1373 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Benson, author and professor of journalismChancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins workNov 29, 2018 8:00 am1348 views The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation begins its work today.Illinois alumna among first group of Knight-Hennessy ScholarsFeb 15, 2018 1:45 pm1325 views Leah Matchett, of Grand Haven, Michigan, and an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of 49 students selected in the first year of the Knight-Hennessy Scholar program for postgraduate study at Stanford University.What is a neutrino and why do they matter?Jul 18, 2018 9:30 am1324 views Scientists recently announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that made its way to Earth from an event that occurred 3.7 billion light-years away. Sensors buried within Antarctic ice detected the ghostly cosmic particle, called a neutrino, and traced its origin to a rapidly spinning galactic nucleus known as a blazar. Physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with physics professor Liang Yang about the significance of the discovery.Dial-A-Carol has nary a silent night after news of it goes viralDec 17, 2015 9:00 am1322 views The campus Dial-A-Carol program broke its previous record by a long shot this holiday season, racking up an amazing 12,000 calls in seven days.Styrecycle introduces a new way to reduce campus wasteMay 4, 2016 4:45 pm1321 views Expanded polystyrene – more commonly known by its brand name “Styrofoam” – is everywhere. It makes up your disposable coffee cup, the packing peanuts in those care packages to students, and the insulation in your office walls. At Illinois, countless bottles of chemicals, biology specimens and fragile parts of lab equipment arrive in packaging made of Styrofoam every day, and, sadly, almost all of it gets tossed in the trash.How will upcoming Supreme Court case, teacher strikes affect organized labor?Apr 25, 2018 8:00 am1307 views A pending U.S. Supreme Court case could lead to the most significant changes in labor relations since the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, says Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.Solar Farm ready to provide renewable energy to campusNov 25, 2015 9:00 am1306 views A ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 19 commemorated the campus’ Solar Farm being connected to the university’s electrical distribution system a week earlier. The farm is expected to produce 7.86 million killowatt-hours per year or approximately 2 percent of the average electrical demand for the Urbana campus.On the Job: Valeri Nesbitt-HowardFeb 25, 2016 9:00 am1298 views When Valeri Nesbitt-Howard started working at the U. of I.'s Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center last year, it was like returning to a home she never really left.What makes political distrust such a problem?Oct 3, 2016 9:15 am1285 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.How does parents' methamphetamine use affect their children?Aug 7, 2006 9:00 am1278 views A Minute With™... Wendy Haight, a professor of social workBashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 15, 2017 9:00 am1264 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has appointed a permanent executive associate dean: Rashid Bashir, a professor and the department head of bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Why laws restricting bathroom access to transgender people won't workMay 26, 2016 11:30 am1251 views A Minute With...™ Robin Fretwell Wilson, director of the Program in Family Law and PolicyModified teaching option helps tenure-track faculty devote time to familyOct 13, 2016 10:00 am1227 views The University of Illinois’ family leave policy was revised recently to remove a teaching requirement for tenure-track faculty members after the birth or adoption of a child.How might teaching inclusive history affect the educational, social climate in Illinois' public schools?Jun 26, 2018 9:00 am1213 views Leslie K. Morrow, the director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, discusses the impact that a proposed law could have on the curricula and students in Illinois public schools.What does refugee vetting look like on the ground?Mar 21, 2017 9:45 am1211 views A doctoral student found that the vetting process for refugees seeking U.S. admission was long and intense.Police begin enforcement of campus smoking policySep 24, 2015 9:15 am1210 views The U. of I. Police Department last week started citing smokers who flout the campus's smoking ban.How are drones changing warfare, threatening security?Apr 30, 2018 9:45 am1201 views A U. of I. professor discusses drones and the implications of their use in terrorism and warfare.Ten…Nine…Eight...Mar 8, 2016 1:45 pm1198 views CubeSat students prepare for launchWhat should we make of Russia’s revolution now?Oct 26, 2017 8:45 am1187 views A U. of I. history professor takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution on its centennial.Does one-party rule mean all Trump promises become reality?Nov 16, 2016 12:00 pm1173 views Donald Trump may not get everything he wants from Congress, despite its Republican majorities, says Illinois political science professor Tracy Sulkin.How should universities handle controversial speech?Aug 30, 2017 8:30 am1162 views The proper way to register dissent with speech one finds offensive doesn’t involve blockades or threatening violence. It’s more speech, says lllinois law dean Vikram AmarSummer Study: Program provides undergrads with research experienceOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm1148 views This summer, 10 undergraduate students performed research using advanced imaging and microscopy technologies through the Discoveries in Bioimaging Research Experience for Undergraduates.Meet the Class of 2019Sep 24, 2015 9:00 am1143 views A graphic illustration of the freshman class, which boasts the university’s largest class since 2005.Undergrads choose their own adventure in this wildlife research groupOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm1125 views Don’t be fooled by the name, the wildlife and chronic wasting disease research group has a broader mission than you might think. Yes, the research focuses on white-tailed deer, primarily, and on CWD, a baffliing affliction of deer and elk. But for the dozens of undergraduate students who have joined this collaborative effort over the years, the group also is a portal, of sorts, to wide-ranging adventures in research.First film and guests announced for 21st annual ‘Ebertfest’Feb 11, 2019 10:30 am1112 views A post-World War II romance is the first film announced for this year’s “Ebertfest,” coming April 10-13 to downtown Champaign and the U. of I. The film will be shown in memory of its co-star, Scott Wilson, a frequent past festival guest. Organizers also announced an added role in this year’s festival for film critic Richard Roeper.Illinois Supreme Court's pension ruling: Back to the drawing board?May 12, 2015 12:15 pm1106 views A Minute With™...Jeffrey Brown, director of the Center for Business and Public PolicyDeathsDec 22, 2015 4:15 pm1098 views How does 'Mad Men' help us understand '60s culture?Apr 21, 2015 1:00 pm1096 views Robert Rushing, an Illinois professor of comparative and world literatureU of I senior from Northbrook named Marshall ScholarNov 30, 2016 11:45 am1092 views For the third consecutive year, a U. of I. student has been named a Marshall Scholar. Devin Weiss, of Northbrook, Illinois, is a senior majoring in sociology. Media advisory: News conference to announce $40K reward for arrest in missing scholar investigationJun 19, 2017 5:45 pm1085 views A $40,000 reward was raised by the community to generate information leading to the arrest of those involved in the apparent kidnapping of Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar who has been missing since June 9. The reward will be discussed at a 7 p.m. news conference tonight on campus.Seven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am1084 views Seven academic professionals were honored with 2017 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 6. Now in its 29th year, the program honors the accomplishments and contributions of academic professionals, who provide critical support for administration, research laboratories and educational programs, and offer important outreach programs throughout the state.DeathsJan 14, 2016 10:30 am1081 views Nancy Abelmann … James E. Barden Sr. … Dr. Sol Barnett … Diana Jane Fillenwarth Ganley … Lois J. Seibold … Dominic O. Skaperdas and Memorial services: Verlin B. “Andy” Anderson … Martha Rae Swartz Barbee … Alfred “Bud” ClerIllini SuccessMay 9, 2017 9:00 am1068 views Students, alumni share what shaped them most JFK's inaugural speech still stirring, memorable at 50Jan 18, 2011 9:00 am1061 views A Minute With™... John Murphy, a professor of communicationBerenbaum named PNAS editor-in-chiefOct 31, 2018 8:30 am1061 views University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and longtime editorial contributor to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and other journals, has been appointed editor-in-chief of PNAS, effective Jan. 1.Twelve U. of I. undergraduates awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroadDec 13, 2018 11:45 am1060 views Twelve Illinois undergraduates have been awarded Gilman scholarships to study abroad during the spring 2019 semester.DeathsFeb 4, 2016 9:00 am1056 views Ernest DawnWhy you should factor driving into your weight loss planJan 8, 2016 10:00 am1054 views A Minute With...™ Sheldon Jacobson, expert on data scienceAwards recognize campus excellence in public engagementApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm1054 views Outstanding individual and group outreach efforts were recognized April 26 with the 2016 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards were presented by Interim Chancellor Barbara J. Wilson and Pradeep K. Khanna, the associate chancellor for corporate and international relations, at the I Hotel and Conference Center.Is it possible to be news literate in a ‘fake news’ world?Feb 8, 2017 9:00 am1052 views Journalism professor Stephanie Craft: To be news literate, know how to judge a story’s credibility, and also be intentional in how you consume news and understand the forces that shape it.Former U. of I. police chief remembered as great leaderApr 7, 2016 11:30 am1049 views Former University of Illinois police chief Paul Dollins is being remembered as a leader in law enforcement, a community builder and a great friend.How could so many be so wrong predicting the presidential election?Nov 11, 2016 1:00 pm1037 views Illinois political scientist Brian Gaines, an expert on polling and public opinion, spoke about what might have happened and the challenges of getting it right.Are you vulnerable to newly discovered online security risks?Jan 8, 2018 3:15 pm1031 views Nearly everyone is. And the culprits, Meltdown and Spectre, could wreak havoc on personal security if ignored, says computer science professor Chris FletcherFormer site is new site for campus’s African-American cultural centerMar 10, 2016 9:00 am1030 views The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center building will be torn down and replaced with a new building at the same Mathews Avenue and Nevada Street location.