blog postsHoney bee researcher Gene Robinson elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 15, 2018 8:15 am1920 views Entomology professor Gene Robinson, an international leader in honey bee research, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine “for pioneering contributions to understanding the roles of genes in social behavior.” Robinson directs the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Geography professor awarded Guggenheim FellowshipApr 5, 2018 8:45 am1897 views University of Illinois professor of geography Jesse Ribot has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.U. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am1881 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.How former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil WarFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am1818 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studiesCan data analytics help you fill out a March Madness bracket?Mar 7, 2017 9:30 am1818 views Fill in your March Madness bracket from the center out, says bracketologist Sheldon H. Jacobson.Klaus Schulten, pioneer in biophysics and computational biology, has diedNov 4, 2016 8:30 am1811 views University of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten, an innovator in the use of computational methods to study the chemical and biological processes driving living cells, died Monday, Oct. 31, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 69.Two Illinois professors awarded NEH FellowshipsDec 15, 2016 3:00 pm1803 views Illinois professors Erik McDuffie and Carol Symes have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2017.Why has Putin's Napoleonic 'cold charisma' made him so popular in Russia?Oct 9, 2015 11:30 am1710 views A Minute With...™ Richard Tempest, professor of Slavic languages and literaturesEight honored with distinguished staff awardApr 27, 2016 2:00 pm1673 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.Grant will fund child care, support for undergraduates with childrenNov 26, 2018 3:00 pm1656 views Low-income undergraduate students at the U. of I. who need assistance juggling the demands of parenthood and college will be able to get assistance through programs and services offered by the Child Development Laboratory.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1649 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.Transgender bathrooms: An architectural perspectiveMay 26, 2016 11:00 am1647 views A Minute With...™ Kathryn Anthony, an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor of architectureOn the Job: Brooke EisenmengerMar 24, 2016 10:00 am1645 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.Five Urbana-Champaign campus professors named University ScholarsSep 13, 2018 10:00 am1582 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.New eText option making textbooks interactive, cheaperFeb 11, 2016 2:45 pm1552 views There is a revolution brewing in the textbook world and, of course, the University of Illinois is leading it.Four years later, what effect has expanded video gambling had on Illinois?Oct 24, 2016 9:30 am1548 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.YingYing Zhang Garden to be dedicated Oct. 11Oct 4, 2018 10:30 am1540 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert J. Jones and Kimberlee K. Kidwell, the dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, invite faculty members, staff, students and the public to the dedication of the YingYing Zhang Garden.Laboratory Learning: Research teaches students about flexibility—in electronics and in lifeOct 22, 2015 4:00 pm1539 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.”Faculty, staff and teaching assistants honored with Campus Awards for Excellence in InstructionApr 12, 2018 9:45 am1538 views The University of Illinois is honoring 21 faculty and staff members and graduate teaching assistants for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising.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.Georgian prime minister – an Illinois alumnus – to visit Urbana campus April 27Apr 20, 2016 9:15 am1517 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.Should we worry about ticks this summer?Jun 27, 2018 9:30 am1517 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.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 26, 2016 8:00 am1507 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.Would replacing food stamps with food boxes reduce hunger?Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am1459 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 Gundersen36 Illinois students awarded NSF Graduate Research FellowshipsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am1456 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.Electric performanceMar 17, 2016 9:00 am1441 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.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 policyHow has the definition of ‘effective leadership’ changed?Nov 2, 2016 3:30 pm1441 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.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 19, 2016 1:30 pm1437 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.U. of I. is No. 2 in nation among public universities for international studentsNov 16, 2015 3:30 pm1432 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.How do employers combat a resurgent white supremacy movement?Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am1429 views Labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy discusses his research about confronting a resurgent white supremacy movement.Student veterans say new center is a lifeline and oasisOct 1, 2015 9:30 am1427 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.New Faces 2015: Wencui HanDec 22, 2015 9:00 am1423 views Wencui Han is a new assistant professor in the department of business administration in the College of Business. Who wins and loses in proposed tax reform?Dec 7, 2017 8:30 am1411 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 pm1410 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.”Can the FBI hack the iPhone?Feb 25, 2016 12:30 pm1408 views A Minute With...™ computer scientist Roy H. Campbell100 years after influenza pandemic, why should I get a flu shot?Oct 31, 2018 10:45 am1399 views Influenza has no cure, but vaccines and anti-viral treatments could help thwart another deadly outbreak, says microbiology professor Christopher Brooke.Four students honored by Goldwater scholarship programApr 13, 2018 8:00 am1384 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 mentionWhat quality of education are schools required to provide to students with disabilities?Jan 25, 2017 8:30 am1375 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.Einstein Bros. Bagels opens at Siebel Center and Vet MedJan 28, 2016 9:00 am1373 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.Is the tide of sexual misconduct allegations shifting the balance of power?Mar 2, 2018 10:30 am1368 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 HundWill Illinois’ new education law fix the state’s teacher shortage?May 4, 2018 1:00 pm1366 views Chris Roegge, the executive director of the Council on Teacher Education at the University of Illinois, discusses whether new legislation in Illinois will remedy the state's shortage of teachers.Four Illinois students receive national funding for overseas foreign language studyApr 28, 2016 9:00 am1364 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 pm1357 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.Can birthright citizenship be taken away?Nov 1, 2018 12:45 pm1357 views In adopting the 14th Amendment, Congress unambiguously intended that the children of immigrant workers would have birthright citizenship in the U.S., said University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy, an expert on immigration and employment law.How is higher education making college degrees more attainable?Aug 29, 2018 8:30 am1353 views Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, the director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois, discusses initiatives that are making college degrees attainable for more students.60 years ago this month, Emmett Till's death sparked a movementAug 17, 2015 10:30 am1321 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Benson, author and professor of journalismStyrecycle introduces a new way to reduce campus wasteMay 4, 2016 4:45 pm1320 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.Dial-A-Carol has nary a silent night after news of it goes viralDec 17, 2015 9:00 am1320 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.On the Job: Valeri Nesbitt-HowardFeb 25, 2016 9:00 am1298 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.