What is driving the high suicide rate among farmers? Dec 12, 2022 8:00 am8601 views Mental health outreach programs for farmers also need to provide services for their teens, who have similar rates of anxiety and depression, said agricultural and biological engineering professor Josie Rudolphi. How do July 4 celebrations affect wildlife? Jun 30, 2021 8:00 am8593 views Celebrating the nation’s Independence Day with fireworks is an enduring tradition, but fireworks can be a source of distress and danger to wildlife. Dr. Sam Sander, a clinical professor of zoo and wildlife medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, spoke with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about how fireworks affect wildlife and the environment, and how to minimize the risks. Li selected as dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of Medicine Aug 30, 2016 9:00 am8430 views Dr. King Li, a renowned researcher, educator, inventor and clinician in molecular imaging and radiology, will become the inaugural dean and chief academic officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine effective Oct. 1. What do Russians hope to gain from U.S. elections interference? Mar 12, 2020 10:15 am8322 views Russia is trying to sow disruption and division around the U.S. presidential election in order to promote its own geopolitical interests. Campus Instructional Facility Project incorporates green design, public-private partnership Apr 10, 2019 8:30 am8296 views The Campus Instructional Facility Project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an example of a new public-private partnership model that allows for tax-exempt financing. The $75 million project also incorporates design elements that will conserve energy and reduce costs in the long term. University outlines fall plans including remote instruction after fall break Aug 3, 2020 9:00 am8210 views As part of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s COVID-19 precautions for the fall semester, all faculty members, staff and students who participate in on-campus activities will be required to be tested at on-campus sites twice a week. Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program Aug 28, 2018 8:00 am7887 views The Campus Honors Program announces the names of 159 freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars. University to hold stage-crossing experience for 2020, 2021 graduates Mar 9, 2021 10:00 am7716 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is planning an in-person individual, private stage-crossing experience for 2020 and 2021 graduates May 10–17. Graduates may register for a time slot to cross a stage at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts while their name is announced. COVID-19 safety protocols will apply. New students set enrollment records at Illinois Sep 11, 2023 3:00 pm7624 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's incoming class of 8,325 includes the largest number of in-state residents in nearly two decades. Illini Success report shows Illinois graduates' success in job placement, starting salaries Mar 28, 2023 12:00 pm7609 views The eighth annual Illini Success report shows that recent University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduates experienced exceptional success in finding jobs, enrolling in graduate school or beginning volunteer programs. The report found that 95% of graduates secured a “first destination” within six months of graduation. Media advisory: On-campus COVID-19 testing available for faculty members, staff, students Jul 6, 2020 2:00 pm7532 views News media interested in learning more about the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s COVID-19 testing are invited to a one-time media availability Tuesday, July 7 at 10 a.m. near the Alice Campbell Alumni Center 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. What protections do no-show workers have during a pandemic? Mar 26, 2020 6:45 am7461 views The U.S. government can take measures to ensure that essential workers such as health care workers report to their jobs, but forced labor isn’t allowed under the Constitution, says U. of I. labor expert Michael LeRoy. Nine Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 15, 2022 8:00 am7362 views Nine U. of I. researchers have been named to the 2022 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. The list recognizes research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated exceptional influence – reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade. This year’s list includes 6,938 individuals from around the world whose papers rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science. What explains the continuing appeal of Super Bowl advertisements? Feb 11, 2022 10:00 am7142 views The Super Bowl remains one of the few programs where people aren’t skipping the ads, says a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign business professor and consumer marketing expert. Illini Success report shows Illinois graduates succeeding in job placement, starting salaries Mar 5, 2020 10:00 am7002 views The annual Illini Success report shows 93% of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s recent graduates found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began a volunteer program. The average salary for a full-time-employed recent graduate was $63,515, up from last year’s $60,885. New U. of I. license plate available Mar 26, 2019 8:15 am6931 views A new version of the U. of I. license plate is available starting today. The updated version, with the "block I" logo, will be mailed to current plate-holders at no charge to them. A portion of the license plate fee goes toward scholarships for in-state students with demonstrated need. Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influential Nov 18, 2016 9:15 am6838 views Eight University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters / Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016. The list identifies scientists “whose research has had significant global impact within their respective fields of study." Alumnus Jack Welch, former General Electric CEO and chairman, dies at 84 Mar 2, 2020 1:45 pm6787 views John Francis “Jack” Welch Jr., 84, the former CEO and chairman of General Electric Co., has died. He was a chemical engineer who earned a Ph.D. in 1960 in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Scott R. White, pioneer of self-healing materials, has died May 31, 2018 10:45 am6718 views University of Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White, an innovator of self-healing and self-regulating materials, died Monday of cancer at age 55. How has the portrayal of African Americans in advertising changed over the last century? Feb 26, 2008 9:00 am6716 views A Minute With™... Jason Chambers, a professor of advertising Why are so many states trying to limit transgender rights? Jun 14, 2022 8:15 am6610 views The increasing number of bills aimed at limiting transgender rights is part of the rise in authoritarianism in the U.S., said Toby Beauchamp, a professor of gender and women’s studies. Campus sets new marks for undergraduate enrollment, diversity Sep 13, 2017 10:30 am6601 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reached record levels of undergraduate and total enrollment this semester, and also set high marks for diversity and first-generation representation in the freshman class. How are anthropological studies of witchcraft relevant today? Oct 27, 2008 9:00 am6599 views A Minute With™... anthropology professor Alma Gottlieb Six Illinois researchers named AAAS fellows Nov 23, 2015 10:00 am6571 views Six researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. JFK's inaugural speech still stirring, memorable at 50 Jan 18, 2011 9:00 am6534 views A Minute With™... John Murphy, a professor of communication How has Twitter changed news coverage? Oct 22, 2015 11:30 am6531 views A Minute With...™ Alecia Swasy, professor of business journalism Entrepreneur, UI grad Max Levchin to deliver commencement address Mar 12, 2018 10:00 am6498 views Max Levchin, a U. of I. alumnus, co-founder of PayPal, former chairman of Yelp and currently the CEO and founder of the consumer-financing platform Affirm, will serve as the commencement speaker Saturday, May 12. Hittite class offers glimpse of Bronze Age language, technology Dec 9, 2019 9:00 am6492 views Illinois students in a Hittite class learn to write the ancient language in clay using cuneiform symbols. Jill Ellis, coach with most wins in U.S. soccer history, named 2020 commencement speaker Jan 30, 2020 10:00 am6431 views Jill Ellis, the head coach of the first women’s soccer team at Illinois who later won back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups as coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, will be the 2020 commencement speaker at Illinois. Six Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career Award Jul 3, 2019 1:15 pm6193 views Six researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. Nick Holonyak Jr., pioneer of LED lighting, awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize Feb 2, 2021 8:00 am6152 views Nick Holonyak Jr., a renowned innovator of illumination, has been awarded the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering “for the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis of all solid-state lighting technology.” Holonyak (pronounced huh-LON-yak) is credited with the development of the first practical visible-spectrum LED, now commonly used in light bulbs, device displays and lasers worldwide. Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibit to feature typewriters used by Hefner, Ebert, Sandburg Jun 12, 2019 9:00 am5987 views A Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibit will showcase typewriters used by Hugh Hefner, Roger Ebert, Carl Sandburg and James Jones. Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program Aug 27, 2019 11:45 am5727 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign names 161 freshmen and sophomores Chancellor’s Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential. What can we learn from JFK about presidential speechmaking? Jan 24, 2019 9:45 am5658 views An Illinois professor looks at presidential speechmaking through one of its more-eloquent practitioners, John F. Kennedy. How effective have economic sanctions been against Russia? Apr 20, 2022 8:00 am5585 views Sanctions imposed against Russia and Belarus may only have meaningful consequences in the longer term, says Taisa Markus, an expert in securities law. New center to accelerate quantum information science and engineering Oct 29, 2018 10:00 am5559 views The Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center is the centerpiece of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s $15 million investment in the emerging area of quantum information science and engineering. COVID-19: No more face-to-face instruction, students asked to move home Mar 17, 2020 9:30 am5542 views Message from Chancellor Robert Jones discusses additional steps to follow current guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health officials to enact social distancing as a means to slow the spread of COVID-19 disease. U. of I. alumnus Jeff Huber, Grail CEO and ex-Google exec, is 2016 commencement speaker Mar 31, 2016 8:15 am5534 views Illinois alumnus Jeff Huber, whose company is developing a revolutionary blood test to detect early stage cancer, will be the U. of I.'s commencement speaker on Saturday, May 14. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Stadium. Jackie Joyner-Kersee named 2023 commencement speaker Mar 7, 2023 10:00 am5521 views Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s commencement speaker May 13 in Memorial Stadium. Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural faculty May 3, 2017 9:15 am5480 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members. Illinois breaks ground on Siebel Center for Design Apr 27, 2018 3:15 pm5247 views The University of Illinois broke ground for the Siebel Center for Design, a multidisciplinary hub of student-focused design thinking and learning. Six Illinois faculty members elected AAAS Fellows Nov 25, 2020 4:30 pm5176 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Six professors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Evolution, ecology and behavior professor Alison Bell; plant biology professor Carl Bernacchi; bioengineering professor Rohit Bhargava; materials science and engineering professor Paul Braun; chemistry professor Prashant Jain; and materials science and engineering professor Nancy Sottos are among the 489 scientists to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year. Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative accepting freshmen applicants for fall semester Mar 6, 2023 11:45 am5053 views The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications from neurodiverse students who will be incoming freshmen in the 2023 fall semester. U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grants Jun 18, 2019 8:30 am5045 views Thirteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni accepted Fulbright grants for the upcoming academic year, providing opportunities for international educational, research and teaching experiences. Five Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influential Nov 17, 2017 8:00 am4991 views Five faculty members have been named to the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list (previously known as the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list). The list recognizes “leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world." Eight Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 15, 2023 8:00 am4980 views Eight researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2023 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. The list recognizes research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated exceptional influence – reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade. Who was Kennewick Man? Jun 23, 2015 12:00 pm4960 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. anthropology professor Ripan Malhi Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation Oct 16, 2017 12:00 am4904 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based medical school, has received preliminary acreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is recruiting students for its first class. How are drones changing warfare, threatening security? Apr 30, 2018 9:45 am4858 views A U. of I. professor discusses drones and the implications of their use in terrorism and warfare. Provost Cangellaris leaving Illinois to lead Saudi Arabian university Jun 22, 2022 12:00 pm4843 views Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Andreas C. Cangellaris will leave the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in August to become the Founding President of NEOM University in Saudi Arabia, Chancellor Robert J. Jones announced today.