blog postsUrbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1463 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.Why has Putin's Napoleonic 'cold charisma' made him so popular in Russia?Oct 9, 2015 11:30 am1462 views A Minute With...™ Richard Tempest, professor of Slavic languages and literaturesHas fantasy sports crossed the line to become another form of online gambling?Oct 9, 2015 10:00 am1437 views A Minute With...™ John Kindt, expert on business and legal policyElectric performanceMar 17, 2016 9:00 am1435 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.The edTPA assessment and licensing of student teachersApr 25, 2016 9:30 am1432 views A Minute With...™ Illinois Professor Chris Roegge, executive director of the Council on Teacher Education 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.36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am1424 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.When a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents?Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am1422 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerCan the FBI hack the iPhone?Feb 25, 2016 12:30 pm1405 views A Minute With...™ computer scientist Roy H. CampbellStudent veterans say new center is a lifeline and oasisOct 1, 2015 9:30 am1405 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.Who wins and loses in proposed tax reform?Dec 7, 2017 8:30 am1382 views Richard Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy, discusses the Republican tax overhaul plan now before CongressConservation process continues for La Casa’s beloved muralJul 5, 2016 3:30 pm1376 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.”New Faces 2015: Wencui HanDec 22, 2015 9:00 am1362 views Wencui Han is a new assistant professor in the department of business administration in the College of Business. Board of trustees approves revised background check policyJan 21, 2016 1:45 pm1347 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 am1331 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.Dial-A-Carol has nary a silent night after news of it goes viralDec 17, 2015 9:00 am1313 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.How do employers combat a resurgent white supremacy movement?Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am1311 views Labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy discusses his research about confronting a resurgent white supremacy movement.Styrecycle introduces a new way to reduce campus wasteMay 4, 2016 4:45 pm1307 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.U. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am1290 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.On the Job: Valeri Nesbitt-HowardFeb 25, 2016 9:00 am1286 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.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 19, 2016 1:30 pm1261 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.Solar Farm ready to provide renewable energy to campusNov 25, 2015 9:00 am1260 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.Would replacing food stamps with food boxes reduce hunger?Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am1246 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 GundersenModified teaching option helps tenure-track faculty devote time to familyOct 13, 2016 10:00 am1201 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.Ten…Nine…Eight...Mar 8, 2016 1:45 pm1180 views CubeSat students prepare for launchThe ethical dilemmas inherent in school social workJul 6, 2010 9:00 am1179 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerDoes one-party rule mean all Trump promises become reality?Nov 16, 2016 12:00 pm1163 views Donald Trump may not get everything he wants from Congress, despite its Republican majorities, says Illinois political science professor Tracy Sulkin.Einstein Bros. Bagels opens at Siebel Center and Vet MedJan 28, 2016 9:00 am1159 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.What should we make of Russia’s revolution now?Oct 26, 2017 8:45 am1159 views A U. of I. history professor takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution on its centennial.What does refugee vetting look like on the ground?Mar 21, 2017 9:45 am1142 views A doctoral student found that the vetting process for refugees seeking U.S. admission was long and intense.Four years later, what effect has expanded video gambling had on Illinois?Oct 24, 2016 9:30 am1120 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.Why laws restricting bathroom access to transgender people won't workMay 26, 2016 11:30 am1119 views A Minute With...™ Robin Fretwell Wilson, director of the Program in Family Law and PolicyBashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 15, 2017 9:00 am1104 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.DeathsDec 22, 2015 4:15 pm1096 views Illinois Supreme Court's pension ruling: Back to the drawing board?May 12, 2015 12:15 pm1093 views A Minute With™...Jeffrey Brown, director of the Center for Business and Public PolicyUndergrads choose their own adventure in this wildlife research groupOct 18, 2017 4:00 pm1093 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.Media advisory: News conference to announce $40K reward for arrest in missing scholar investigationJun 19, 2017 5:45 pm1084 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.DeathsJan 14, 2016 10:30 am1074 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” ClerWhat makes political distrust such a problem?Oct 3, 2016 9:15 am1073 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.Meet the Class of 2019Sep 24, 2015 9:00 am1057 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 am1046 views A Minute With...™ Sheldon Jacobson, expert on data science60 years ago this month, Emmett Till's death sparked a movementAug 17, 2015 10:30 am1044 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Benson, author and professor of journalismFormer U. of I. police chief remembered as great leaderApr 7, 2016 11:30 am1042 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.What quality of education are schools required to provide to students with disabilities?Jan 25, 2017 8:30 am1037 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.Benefit Choice: Clarification on fiscal year 2017 insurance premiumsMay 5, 2016 9:00 am1021 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.Illinois alumna among first group of Knight-Hennessy ScholarsFeb 15, 2018 1:45 pm1017 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.U of I senior from Northbrook named Marshall ScholarNov 30, 2016 11:45 am1009 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. DeathsJan 28, 2016 9:00 am1003 views Sorab Pirozshah MistryHow could so many be so wrong predicting the presidential election?Nov 11, 2016 1:00 pm1000 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.