blog postsAwards recognize campus excellence in public engagementApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm996 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.Are you vulnerable to newly discovered online security risks?Jan 8, 2018 3:15 pm991 views Nearly everyone is. And the culprits, Meltdown and Spectre, could wreak havoc on personal security if ignored, says computer science professor Chris FletcherOn the Job: Richard PartinJan 21, 2016 2:45 pm982 views Richard Partin doesn't have a Clue of the precise date he first realized he loved the Trivial Pursuit of board gaming.Seven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am981 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.What’s most important for the future of our national parks?Jun 8, 2016 8:30 am980 views National Park Service at 100: A Minute With™ parks and politics expert Robert PahreExtension kicks off $4.5 million school lunchroom programFeb 10, 2016 2:45 pm979 views Will broccoli by any other name be more likely to wind up in students’ tummies than in lunchroom garbage cans? Does strategic placement of fruit on the cafeteria line increase its appeal to finicky kids?Illini SuccessMay 9, 2017 9:00 am979 views Students, alumni share what shaped them most How has the definition of ‘effective leadership’ changed?Nov 2, 2016 3:30 pm979 views David Rosch, a professor of agriculture education and an expert on leadership, spoke recently about popular perceptions of good leadership and how those standards have changed.Former site is new site for campus’s African-American cultural centerMar 10, 2016 9:00 am978 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.Illinois historian receives NEH Public Scholar award, career prize for military historyAug 3, 2017 9:45 am975 views John Lynn, a professor emeritus of history at Illinois, has received a selective NEH Public Scholar award less than six months after receiving the highest career award in the field of military history.Is it possible to be news literate in a ‘fake news’ world?Feb 8, 2017 9:00 am952 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.DeathsMay 5, 2016 10:45 am946 views Betty Ann Nelson … Roger A. Sommer … Jane Terry … Pauline Elizabeth ThrasherPromotions, tenure announcedOct 14, 2015 11:45 am925 views In July, the U. of I. Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions in academic rank and changes in tenure status.When will the Venezuela crisis end?Jun 22, 2017 10:45 am922 views Political science professor Damarys Canache discusses the plight of Venezuela, where nearly three months of protests have resulted in more than 70 deathsWill it take shuttered schools to force a budget compromise in Illinois?Jun 9, 2016 10:30 am918 views Illinois budget impasse: A Minute With…™ Christopher Z. Mooney, expert on Illinois politicsWould a laptop and tablet ban enhance air travel security?May 17, 2017 9:30 am916 views Computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the proposed Department of Homeland Security ban of laptop and tablet computers in the passenger cabins of certain flights.DeathsJan 21, 2016 9:00 am912 views John R. Dahl … Malcolm Gale Davis … Beverly D. RodriguezOn the Job: Nate BeccueMay 5, 2016 8:00 am907 views In addition to the main gardens at Allerton Park and Retreat Center, there are 1,500 acres of grounds that have to be maintained, and Nate Beccue manages to do it all by himself.Do politics or protests have a place in sports?Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm903 views A U. of I. professor who specializes in the history of sports says it’s not realistic to see sporting events as free of politics or protestFive years after the Arab Spring: Despair, but also hopeJan 21, 2016 11:15 am899 views A Minute With...™ Asef Bayat, sociologist and Middle East expertIs our flood insurance model broken?Sep 8, 2017 8:30 am897 views Craig Lemoine, the director of the Financial Planning Program at the College of ACES, discusses the flood insurance market in light of Hurricane Harvey losses.Eight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 21, 2017 10:30 am896 views Eight civil service staff employees were honored with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 20. The award recognizes exceptional performance.'Star Wars' and the coming of age of special effectsDec 1, 2015 10:15 am895 views A Minute With...™ Julie Turnock, a professor of media and cinema studiesWould a universal basic income in the U.S. reduce inequality?Jun 22, 2016 1:00 pm892 views A Minute With...™ labor expert Robert BrunoVietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am892 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.Employees credited for success of U. of I.'s annual charity driveDec 17, 2015 9:15 am891 views More than 3,000 U. of I. employees helped the Urbana-Champaign campus exceed the goals of the 2015 Campus Charitable Fund Drive, raising $1.32 million.How could public education change under the Trump administration?Dec 2, 2016 10:00 am883 views Sarah Lubienski, a professor of curriculum and instruction at Illinois, spoke recently about the possible future of public schools under the Trump administration.How to improve your chances for a perfect March Madness bracketMar 9, 2016 12:00 pm882 views A Minute With...™ bracketology expert Sheldon JacobsonOn the Job: Terry FreeApr 22, 2016 9:15 am880 views In need of a classroom for an event or review session? Terry Free, an office manager for the Office of the Registrar, has got you covered. What's next for pension reform in Illinois?May 21, 2015 12:15 pm869 views A Minute With™...John D. Colombo, pension reform expertPolice begin enforcement of campus smoking policySep 24, 2015 9:15 am869 views The U. of I. Police Department last week started citing smokers who flout the campus's smoking ban.How is Illinois contributing to gravitational wave research?Oct 6, 2017 8:45 am862 views Illinois research scientist, NCSA Gravity Group leader Eliu Huerta Escudero on what gravitational waves are, how they were discovered, and the huge data processing effort behind the breakthroughOnly ConnectOct 21, 2016 9:15 am860 views Student groups offer camaraderie, opportunities to leadA close look at Hillary Clinton's New College Compact proposalAug 27, 2015 11:45 am858 views A Minute With...™ Jennifer Delaney, expert on higher education finance99 faculty members, academic professionals retireNov 12, 2015 9:00 am852 views Between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015, 40 faculty members and 59 academic professionals retired from the U. of I., according to the Office of Academic Human Resources.Is fusion energy around the corner?Dec 22, 2015 2:00 pm847 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. nuclear engineer Daniel AndruczykDeathsDec 17, 2015 2:00 pm846 views American Indian imagery, ‘Three-in-One’ song discussed at faculty meetingOct 29, 2015 7:00 am843 views Issues related to Chief Illiniwek, the former university symbol, were discussed at the Urbana-Champaign Senate-sponsored annual meeting of the faculty Oct. 26.Killeen: U. of I. can weather budgetary storm for only so longNov 13, 2015 3:15 pm841 views According to U. of I. President Tim Killeen, the U. of I. is at "risk of deterioration" unless the state finds a budget solution soon. How should universities handle controversial speech?Aug 30, 2017 8:30 am836 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 AmarDo we really know what's driving income inequality?Jun 6, 2016 8:30 am835 views Rethinking inequality and its causes: A Minute With™ sociologist Kevin LeichtIllinois Cancer Scholars: Cancer Scholars Program links education to real-world issuesOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm835 views When Pierce Hadley came to the University of Illinois, he wanted access to professors, a chance to do research in a lab, and a perspective on how his classes and research in bioengineering could relate to medicine. He found all of that when he became one of 12 students who are the first cohortof the Illinois Cancer Scholars Program, a new undergraduate training program launched in fall 2014 in the department of bioengineering.Special deliveryMar 24, 2016 9:00 am833 views Sara Pearson, a second-year veterinary student, was among the veterinary students volunteering for the “lamb watch" program in the U. of I.'s College of Veterinary Medicine.What can be learned from 3-D mapping of groundwater?Jun 27, 2016 10:00 am827 views A Minute With...™ Illinois State Geological Survey director Richard BergUniversity of Illinois retirement by the numbers, 2009-15Nov 19, 2015 9:00 am825 views A graphic illustration of academic and civil service retirement by the numbers, from 2009 to 2015.Is the tide of sexual misconduct allegations shifting the balance of power?Mar 2, 2018 10:30 am821 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 HundAre global carbon emissions increasing or decreasing?Nov 22, 2016 11:30 am820 views Illinois atmospheric scientist Atul Jain was among the many scientists worldwide who contributed data to the Global Carbon Budget 2016, providing new data on atmospheric carbon concentrations, emissions and trends. New Faces 2015: Marie ChannellDec 17, 2015 9:00 am819 views Marie Channell is a new assistant professor in the department of speech and hearing science in the College of Applied Health Sciences.On the Job: Lori MelchiMar 10, 2016 10:30 am818 views Pianos are playing. Horns can be heard. And students are practicing opera. It’s just a typical morning for Lori Melchi, an administrative aide at the School of Music.U. of I.'s INSPIRE recognized for best international partnershipJan 28, 2016 9:00 am814 views The Illinois-Sweden Program for Educational Research and Exchange this week was awarded the Institute of International Education's Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education for the best international partnership in the country.