blog postsMeet the Class of 2019Sep 24, 2015 9:00 am1072 views A graphic illustration of the freshman class, which boasts the university’s largest class since 2005.DeathsFeb 4, 2016 9:00 am1055 views Ernest DawnWhy you should factor driving into your weight loss planJan 8, 2016 10:00 am1050 views A Minute With...™ Sheldon Jacobson, expert on data scienceVietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am1048 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.Former U. of I. police chief remembered as great leaderApr 7, 2016 11:30 am1045 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.U of I senior from Northbrook named Marshall ScholarNov 30, 2016 11:45 am1037 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. Benefit Choice: Clarification on fiscal year 2017 insurance premiumsMay 5, 2016 9:00 am1023 views Last week, a flier announcing the May Benefit Choice period was mailed from the state of Illinois Central Management Services, which administers health coverage for state employees. It included information at the bottom of page 5 about the possibility that U. of I. employees would be required to pay retroactive increases to their insurance premiums, depending on the outcome of an ongoing legal dispute pending before the Illinois Labor Relations Board. The potential retroactive costs are unknown at this time and will remain unknown during the Benefit Choice period, during which time employees must select a health plan.Seven academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 7, 2017 8:00 am1016 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.Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagementApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm1010 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 pm1007 views Nearly everyone is. And the culprits, Meltdown and Spectre, could wreak havoc on personal security if ignored, says computer science professor Chris FletcherIllini SuccessMay 9, 2017 9:00 am1006 views Students, alumni share what shaped them most How could so many be so wrong predicting the presidential election?Nov 11, 2016 1:00 pm1006 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.DeathsJan 28, 2016 9:00 am1003 views Sorab Pirozshah MistryFormer site is new site for campus’s African-American cultural centerMar 10, 2016 9:00 am998 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 am989 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.Extension kicks off $4.5 million school lunchroom programFeb 10, 2016 2:45 pm986 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?On the Job: Richard PartinJan 21, 2016 2:45 pm984 views Richard Partin doesn't have a Clue of the precise date he first realized he loved the Trivial Pursuit of board gaming.What’s most important for the future of our national parks?Jun 8, 2016 8:30 am981 views National Park Service at 100: A Minute With™ parks and politics expert Robert PahreIs it possible to be news literate in a ‘fake news’ world?Feb 8, 2017 9:00 am968 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.Eight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 21, 2017 10:30 am965 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.When will the Venezuela crisis end?Jun 22, 2017 10:45 am965 views Political science professor Damarys Canache discusses the plight of Venezuela, where nearly three months of protests have resulted in more than 70 deathsPolice begin enforcement of campus smoking policySep 24, 2015 9:15 am953 views The U. of I. Police Department last week started citing smokers who flout the campus's smoking ban.DeathsMay 5, 2016 10:45 am948 views Betty Ann Nelson … Roger A. Sommer … Jane Terry … Pauline Elizabeth ThrasherPromotions, tenure announcedOct 14, 2015 11:45 am933 views In July, the U. of I. Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions in academic rank and changes in tenure status.Would a laptop and tablet ban enhance air travel security?May 17, 2017 9:30 am922 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.Will it take shuttered schools to force a budget compromise in Illinois?Jun 9, 2016 10:30 am922 views Illinois budget impasse: A Minute With…™ Christopher Z. Mooney, expert on Illinois politicsFive years after the Arab Spring: Despair, but also hopeJan 21, 2016 11:15 am921 views A Minute With...™ Asef Bayat, sociologist and Middle East expertOn the Job: Nate BeccueMay 5, 2016 8:00 am918 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.How should universities handle controversial speech?Aug 30, 2017 8:30 am915 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 AmarWould a universal basic income in the U.S. reduce inequality?Jun 22, 2016 1:00 pm913 views A Minute With...™ labor expert Robert BrunoDeathsJan 21, 2016 9:00 am912 views John R. Dahl … Malcolm Gale Davis … Beverly D. Rodriguez'Star Wars' and the coming of age of special effectsDec 1, 2015 10:15 am910 views A Minute With...™ Julie Turnock, a professor of media and cinema studies20th Ebert Film Fest adds ‘The Big Lebowski’ to lineup, with ‘The Dude’ as guestMar 29, 2018 9:30 am909 views “The Big Lebowski” is coming to the 20th annual “Ebertfest,” along with the man who inspired the movie’s central character, “The Dude,” as a guest.Is autism a disorder, an identity or both?Apr 19, 2018 8:00 am909 views Speech and hearing science professor Laura DeThorne and doctoral students Henry Angulo and Veronica Vidal discuss how the neurodiversity movement recognizes autistic individuals’ unique experiences, skills and strengths, and resists the medicalization of autism.Is our flood insurance model broken?Sep 8, 2017 8:30 am907 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.Roseanne and NFL protesters: What are their speech rights?May 31, 2018 8:45 am903 views When an employer credibly cites harm to its business interests or reputation from employee speech, the employee has very little legal recourse if they’re fired because of it, said University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy, an expert on employment law.On the Job: Terry FreeApr 22, 2016 9:15 am894 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. How could public education change under the Trump administration?Dec 2, 2016 10:00 am894 views Sarah Lubienski, a professor of curriculum and instruction at Illinois, spoke recently about the possible future of public schools under the Trump administration.Employees credited for success of U. of I.'s annual charity driveDec 17, 2015 9:15 am894 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.Illinois chemist elected to National Academy of SciencesMay 1, 2018 1:30 pm890 views Scott E. Denmark, a professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. Denmark is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates recognized for distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.How is Illinois contributing to gravitational wave research?Oct 6, 2017 8:45 am886 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 breakthroughHow to improve your chances for a perfect March Madness bracketMar 9, 2016 12:00 pm885 views A Minute With...™ bracketology expert Sheldon JacobsonWhat's next for pension reform in Illinois?May 21, 2015 12:15 pm875 views A Minute With™...John D. Colombo, pension reform expertOnly ConnectOct 21, 2016 9:15 am875 views Student groups offer camaraderie, opportunities to leadAre global carbon emissions increasing or decreasing?Nov 22, 2016 11:30 am872 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. 99 faculty members, academic professionals retireNov 12, 2015 9:00 am871 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.Illinois Cancer Scholars: Cancer Scholars Program links education to real-world issuesOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm859 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.A 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 financeIs fusion energy around the corner?Dec 22, 2015 2:00 pm855 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. nuclear engineer Daniel AndruczykU. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:00 am851 views Sharon M. Donovan, a professor of nutrition and the Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health at the University of Illinois, was elected today (Oct. 16) to the National Academy of Medicine.