blog postsU. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am1721 views Thomas Dowling, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 32 U.S. students selected as Rhodes Scholars. Dowling is the first Rhodes Scholar on the Urbana campus since 1998.Eight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm1667 views Eight civil service staff employees were honored with the Chancellor's Distinguished Staff Award at a banquet April 25 at the Student Dining and Residential Programs building. The award recognizes exceptional performance.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1644 views Seven Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.On the Job: Brooke EisenmengerMar 24, 2016 10:00 am1625 views She just returned from Turkey and is planning a trip to Israel. This is the work life of Brooke Eisenmenger, the director of international advancement.Do politics or protests have a place in sports?Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm1611 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 protestTransgender bathrooms: An architectural perspectiveMay 26, 2016 11:00 am1609 views A Minute With...™ Kathryn Anthony, an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor of architectureWhy has Putin's Napoleonic 'cold charisma' made him so popular in Russia?Oct 9, 2015 11:30 am1608 views A Minute With...™ Richard Tempest, professor of Slavic languages and literaturesNew eText option making textbooks interactive, cheaperFeb 11, 2016 2:45 pm1537 views There is a revolution brewing in the textbook world and, of course, the University of Illinois is leading it.Feser: We must create a budget paradigm for the futureMar 10, 2016 9:00 am1532 views Edward Feser, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, discusses a new budgeting approach. He said the approach is needed to help the campus move toward less dependency on state funding, to increase transparency in budgeting, and to ensure fiscal stability and academic excellence into the future.Laboratory Learning: Research teaches students about flexibility—in electronics and in lifeOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm1532 views “Fabricating flexible electronics is my thing. I love it!” said Seung Yun “Simone” Heo, her enthusiasm evident even while speaking about the technical processes of metal vapor deposition and electron beam lithography. “We’re making everything from scratch. I can do it myself from step one. It’s not that hard to do, it’s more about time and effort.”Georgian prime minister – an Illinois alumnus – to visit Urbana campus April 27Apr 20, 2016 9:15 am1513 views Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the prime minister of the country of Georgia and a 1998 master’s degree graduate in finance from the University of Illinois, will speak on campus April 27. He will make remarks and take questions at 4:45 p.m. in the Deloitte Auditorium of the Business Instructional Facility, 515 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign. The event is open to the public.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1496 views Six Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Faculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionApr 12, 2018 9:45 am1486 views The University of Illinois is honoring 21 faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising.Should we worry about ticks this summer?Jun 27, 2018 9:30 am1475 views Editor’s note: The number of tick-borne illnesses diagnosed annually in the United States doubled between 2004 and 2016, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Summer is prime tick season, and people spending time outdoors should be vigilant, says University of Illinois entomology professor Brian F. Allan. An expert in the spread of insect- and tick-borne diseases, Allan discussed ticks in Illinois, how to prevent bites and when to seek medical attention in an interview with News Bureau biomedical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg Touchstone.36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am1450 views Thirty-six University of Illinois students have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, including 31 graduate students and five undergraduates. An additional 52 students were accorded honorable mention.Has fantasy sports crossed the line to become another form of online gambling?Oct 9, 2015 10:00 am1441 views A Minute With...™ John Kindt, expert on business and legal policyElectric performanceMar 17, 2016 9:00 am1438 views What has become a favorite feature of the annual Engineering Open House is the Tesla Coil Concert, hosted this year on the Bardeen Engineering Quad.U. of I. is No. 2 in nation among public universities for international studentsNov 16, 2015 3:30 pm1430 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the second top destination for international students attending public universities in the United States, according to the annual Open Doors report, released Nov. 16 by the Institute of International Education. The report ranks Illinois as second in the nation for international students in 2014-15 (fifth when accounting for private schools) and ninth for students participating in study abroad programs in 2013-14. According to the report, there are more international students studying in the U.S. today than at any time in history.Would replacing food stamps with food boxes reduce hunger?Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am1416 views Swapping food stamps for food boxes would mean scrapping 'the most successful government program we have going today,' said U. of I. professor Craig GundersenStudent veterans say new center is a lifeline and oasisOct 1, 2015 9:30 am1416 views Returning service men and women have always faced the challenge of reintegrating into civilian life. But those returning with disabilities because of a combat injury face the additional challenge of having to redefine their physical identity.Can the FBI hack the iPhone?Feb 25, 2016 12:30 pm1408 views A Minute With...™ computer scientist Roy H. CampbellConservation process continues for La Casa’s beloved muralJul 5, 2016 3:30 pm1403 views The chirp of screws being driven into wood and the whirr of drills filled the air in the front room of the old white house at 510 E. Chalmers St. that’s the birthplace of La Casa Cultural Latina and the former home of the U. of I.’s department of Latina/Latino studies. Art-handling company Terry Dowd Inc. project manager Darren Martin and his work crew are creating a roughly 6 feet by 6 feet panel, part of the “bread” that will be used to make a large art “sandwich.” The “meat” is a section of lathe, plaster and wallpaper of part of a wall covered with a vivid mural filled with bold depictions of heritage and social justice, of individual and community strength. “We basically sandwich the walls,” Martin said. “It almost turns it into a crate.”Who wins and loses in proposed tax reform?Dec 7, 2017 8:30 am1403 views Richard Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy, discusses the Republican tax overhaul plan now before CongressChancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 19, 2016 1:30 pm1400 views Chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, 131 freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall. The Campus Honors Program admits up to 125 freshmen each year and up to 20 additional students join the program at the beginning of their sophomore year.New Faces 2015: Wencui HanDec 22, 2015 9:00 am1397 views Wencui Han is a new assistant professor in the department of business administration in the College of Business. How do employers combat a resurgent white supremacy movement?Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am1386 views Labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy discusses his research about confronting a resurgent white supremacy movement.Four years later, what effect has expanded video gambling had on Illinois?Oct 24, 2016 9:30 am1383 views Giveaways to gambling interests in Illinois have robbed state coffers of billions of dollars, says John W. Kindt, an emeritus professor of business and legal policy at the University of Illinois.Four Illinois students receive national funding for overseas foreign language studyApr 28, 2016 9:00 am1360 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.Board of trustees approves revised background check policyJan 21, 2016 1:45 pm1350 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 students honored by Goldwater scholarship programApr 13, 2018 8:00 am1347 views Three University of Illinois students have been nationally recognized with Barry M. Goldwater scholarships, which support students with potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. A fourth Illinois student was selected for honorable mentionIs the tide of sexual misconduct allegations shifting the balance of power?Mar 2, 2018 10:30 am1329 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 HundEinstein Bros. Bagels opens at Siebel Center and Vet MedJan 28, 2016 9:00 am1316 views Einstein Bros. Bagels has opened two more campus locations: the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science and the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Basic Sciences Building.Dial-A-Carol has nary a silent night after news of it goes viralDec 17, 2015 9:00 am1314 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 pm1312 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.On the Job: Valeri Nesbitt-HowardFeb 25, 2016 9:00 am1297 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.Solar Farm ready to provide renewable energy to campusNov 25, 2015 9:00 am1286 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.60 years ago this month, Emmett Till's death sparked a movementAug 17, 2015 10:30 am1281 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Benson, author and professor of journalismWhat quality of education are schools required to provide to students with disabilities?Jan 25, 2017 8:30 am1255 views Special education professor James Shriner on a case recently heard by the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the educational benefits that public schools are required to provide to students with disabilities.How will upcoming Supreme Court case, teacher strikes affect organized labor?Apr 25, 2018 8:00 am1255 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.How has the definition of ‘effective leadership’ changed?Nov 2, 2016 3:30 pm1247 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.Five Urbana-Champaign campus professors named University ScholarsSep 13, 2018 10:00 am1222 views Five University of Illinois professors at the Urbana-Champaign campus have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.Illinois alumna among first group of Knight-Hennessy ScholarsFeb 15, 2018 1:45 pm1215 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.Modified teaching option helps tenure-track faculty devote time to familyOct 13, 2016 10:00 am1212 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.Why laws restricting bathroom access to transgender people won't workMay 26, 2016 11:30 am1195 views A Minute With...™ Robin Fretwell Wilson, director of the Program in Family Law and PolicyWhat is a neutrino and why do they matter?Jul 18, 2018 9:30 am1193 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.Ten…Nine…Eight...Mar 8, 2016 1:45 pm1191 views CubeSat students prepare for launchWhat does refugee vetting look like on the ground?Mar 21, 2017 9:45 am1177 views A doctoral student found that the vetting process for refugees seeking U.S. admission was long and intense.What should we make of Russia’s revolution now?Oct 26, 2017 8:45 am1176 views A U. of I. history professor takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution on its centennial.Bashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 15, 2017 9:00 am1173 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.Does one-party rule mean all Trump promises become reality?Nov 16, 2016 12:00 pm1167 views Donald Trump may not get everything he wants from Congress, despite its Republican majorities, says Illinois political science professor Tracy Sulkin.