blog postsWhy not have one national primary election for presidential nominees?Feb 16, 2016 10:45 am3268 views A Minute With...™ Mattias Polborn, professor of economics and political scienceMedia advisory: Coronavirus forum on campus Tuesday to discuss local responseJan 27, 2020 2:15 pm3196 views A panel of local health officials will discuss the coordinated local response to the global coronavirus concern at a 9 a.m. forum Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Drive, Champaign. Experts will be available onsite for media interviews.'Ebertfest' full schedule announced, with actresses Gershon, Madsen, Tilly as guestsMar 21, 2019 9:00 am3164 views This year’s Ebert Film Fest will include “Almost Famous” and “Sideways,” documentaries on Maya Angelou and Fred Rogers, and guest actresses Gina Gershon, Virginia Madsen and Jennifer Tilly.Six academic professionals honored with CAPE awardsApr 14, 2016 9:00 am3163 views Six academic professionals were honored with 2016 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 12.Are global warming, recent Midwest cold snap related?Feb 12, 2019 8:15 am3162 views Last month, the Midwest experienced record-breaking cold temperatures and many are wondering how, when the climate is experiencing an unprecedented warming trend, we can still experience such frigid cold. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian asked University of Illinois atmospheric sciences professor Don Wuebbles to explain.Can birthright citizenship be taken away?Nov 1, 2018 12:45 pm3030 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.What are the guiding principles of 'environmental sustainability'?Apr 14, 2008 9:00 am2953 views A Minute With™... William C. Sullivan, a professor of landscape architectureTwo Illinois professors named Guggenheim FellowsApr 10, 2020 10:45 am2877 views Illinois professors Janice N. Harrington, English, and David Sepkoski, history, received 2020 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships.Santos named iSchool dean at IllinoisJul 12, 2019 10:00 am2876 views Eunice Santos will become the dean of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Andreas C. Cangellaris, the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, recommended the appointment to Chancellor Robert Jones after the conclusion of a yearlong national search.U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grantsJun 8, 2020 7:30 am2842 views Fourteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and recent alumni were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences across the globe this coming year.University of Illinois is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright studentsMar 4, 2016 3:15 pm2833 views The University of Illinois is among the top-five public universities in the nation for 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Students, according to information recently released from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.Faculty and staff members honored for excellence at IllinoisApr 27, 2016 1:45 pm2826 views Faculty and staff members, and graduate teaching assistants at the U. of I. were honored April 26 for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising. Each was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.Journalist Bob Woodward is first speaker in College of Law lecture series honoring Abraham LincolnJan 7, 2016 10:00 am2815 views In commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of President Lincoln’s death and then, two years later, of the founding of the University of Illinois, the U. of I. College of Law will host “The New Lincoln Lectures: What Abraham Lincoln Means to the 21st Century,” a series of several lectures to be held in 2016 and 2017.Kidwell named College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences deanJul 15, 2016 9:15 am2787 views Currently the executive associate dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University, Kimberlee Kidwell will be the new U. of I. dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences effective Nov. 1, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. She also will hold the inaugural Robert A. Easter Chair.Will Illinois’ new education law fix the state’s teacher shortage?May 4, 2018 1:00 pm2751 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.Vietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am2731 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.What effect will COVID-19 have on consumer bankruptcies?Apr 29, 2020 8:15 am2725 views Most households struggle financially for two to five years before filing for bankruptcy, making a pandemic-related surge in consumer bankruptcy filings unlikely, said University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign law professor Robert M. Lawless, a leading consumer credit and bankruptcy expert.Eight projects awarded funding for AI research to mitigate COVID-19Jun 30, 2020 1:45 pm2710 views Eight University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign projects are among 26 to receive the first C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute awards for artificial intelligence techniques to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The institute will provide a total of $5.4 million over the next year to projects that examine the medical, social and economic impacts of the novel coronavirus and inspire researcher collaboration in advanced machine learning and other AI disciplines. Sottos elected to National Academy of EngineeringFeb 7, 2020 1:00 pm2674 views Nancy Sottos, an engineering professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. She is one of 87 new members and 18 international members announced by the Academy on Feb. 6.Illinois a top producer of Fulbright student granteesFeb 14, 2019 11:45 am2639 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards, as announced recently by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.Stephens named Nesbitt Center directorJan 3, 2017 10:30 am2638 views Nathan Stephens will become the director of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center effective Jan. 9. The center is named for Bruce D. Nesbitt, who led the U. of I.'s Afro-American Cultural Program for 22 years.Are bats to blame for the coronavirus crisis?Apr 24, 2020 8:15 am2635 views Horseshoe bats in China are a natural wildlife reservoir of SARS-like coronaviruses. Some health experts think wildlife markets – specifically in Wuhan, China – led to the spillover of the new coronavirus into human populations. Though not confirmed, the hypothesis has given bats around the world a bad rap, and public fears of exposure to bats are on the rise. Illinois Natural History Survey wildlife biologist Tara Hohoff, the project coordinator of the Illinois Bat Conservation Program, spoke to News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about bat biology and conservation, and the flying mammals’ role in human health.Awards recognize campus excellence in public engagementJul 10, 2020 1:45 pm2634 views The 2020 Campus Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement recognize outstanding individual and group outreach efforts.Minor selected first chief marketing officerJan 24, 2019 10:15 am2592 views Eric Minor, a University of Illinois alumnus with more than two decades of experience in corporate brand marketing, will become the university’s first-ever chief marketing officer effective Jan. 31 pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. DeathsJul 25, 2019 3:30 pm2563 views Dolores Jane Byers ... Martin Joseph Knanishu ... Warren C. McCarty ... Kurtis Isaiah Pealer ... Patricia Eileen Price ... Selma Katharine Richardson ... Grace Christine (McCormick) Prestin Samford ... Winton U. SolbergCould the social distancing of COVID-19 revolutionize online learning and higher education?Mar 25, 2020 9:00 am2510 views Professors Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope, who teach only online courses and develop learning technologies, discuss the potential impact of social distancing on postsecondary distance learning.Feser delivers hard dose of reality, path for future in campus budget meetingsMar 31, 2016 9:00 am2509 views Two things haven’t changed since Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Edward Feser concluded a month of campus budget presentations: The state still doesn’t have a budget, and the university still doesn’t have its annual appropriation.U. of I. student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 9:15 am2506 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.U. of I. accessibility pioneer entering U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of FameOct 31, 2019 11:45 am2456 views Tim Nugent, the visionary first director of a ground-breaking University of Illinois program for students with disabilities, is being inducted posthumously into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame.How are Illinois birds faring?Sep 24, 2019 8:00 am2451 views According to a new study reported in the journal Science, bird populations in North America have experienced a troubling decline in the past five decades. The scientists estimate the continent has lost close to 3 billion birds, roughly 29% of their total numbers in 1970. Senior wildlife ecologist Thomas J. Benson of the Illinois Natural History Survey discusses the status of birds in Illinois with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates. Benson leads the Critical Trends Assessment Program, which monitors the biological condition of the state’s forests, wetlands and grasslands, and collects data on plants, birds and arthropods.A Family AffairMar 8, 2016 1:45 pm2401 views Celebrating five generations of Illinois studentsIs the Every Student Succeeds Act an improvement over No Child Left Behind?Dec 10, 2015 11:00 am2396 views A Minute With...™ Lizanne DeStefano, professor emerita of educational psychologyAre black bears and other large predators returning to Illinois?Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am2389 views A Minute With™... Peggy Doty, who provides educational programs about coexisting with large predators for the University of Illinois Extension.Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 19, 2019 10:00 am2387 views Electrical and computer engineering professor Haitham Al-Hassanieh and chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Diwakar Shukla are recipients of this year's Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards "honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the most promising researchers in their fields."Nina Baym, pioneer in the study of American women writers, has diedJun 21, 2018 9:00 am2384 views Nina Baym, an internationally recognized scholar of American literature and a pioneer in the field of study of American women’s writing, has died.Why has Putin's Napoleonic 'cold charisma' made him so popular in Russia?Oct 9, 2015 11:30 am2373 views A Minute With...™ Richard Tempest, professor of Slavic languages and literaturesHu named College of Liberal Arts and Sciences deanDec 22, 2016 9:30 am2368 views Feng Sheng Hu, the associate dean for biological, chemical, physical and mathematical sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will become the LAS dean Jan. 1 pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.Wilkin named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designateFeb 13, 2017 10:00 am2355 views Currently the dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John Wilkin will become the interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost designate effective Feb. 18.100-year-old trans fat pioneer celebrates news of an FDA banJun 4, 2015 1:00 pm2353 views A Minute With™... Fred Kummerow, trans fat expertJFK's inaugural speech still stirring, memorable at 50Jan 18, 2011 9:00 am2335 views A Minute With™... John Murphy, a professor of communicationIllinois scientist named Packard FellowOct 18, 2017 12:30 pm2330 views Pinshane Huang, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is among 18 early career researchers to receive 2017 Packard Fellowships from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.Killeen pushes state ‘compact’ to ensure predictable fundingJan 28, 2016 9:00 am2307 views While continuing to advocate for an end to the state's ongoing budget impasse, President Tim Killeen said Jan. 25 that the university is also proposing solutions to provide stable, predictable funding in the future.Illinois sociologist wins MacArthur fellowshipOct 4, 2018 11:45 am2299 views Illinois sociologist Rebecca Sandefur has been named the recipient of a 2018 MacArthur fellowship, or “genius grant.”Grant will fund child care, support for undergraduates with childrenNov 26, 2018 3:00 pm2265 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.Final issue of Inside Illinois announcedMay 5, 2016 9:00 am2235 views This is the final issue of Inside Illinois, but it’s not the end of the campus news function.Computerized testing pioneer Hua-Hua Chang to receive achievement awardApr 24, 2017 2:00 pm2221 views College of education faculty member Hua-Hua Chang will receive 2017 E.F. Lindquist Award from the American Educational Research Association and the American College Testing Program at the AERA Awards Luncheon on April 29. The luncheon will take place during the AERA’s annual meeting, April 27-May 1 in San Antonio.Is affirmative action in college admissions under threat?Aug 23, 2017 9:00 am2219 views An Illinois expert on affirmative action in higher education talks about the Justice Department’s plans to investigate possible racial discrimination in college and university admissions policiesWhat was lost in the Notre Dame Cathedral fire?Apr 17, 2019 12:00 pm2205 views Notre Dame Cathedral, severely damaged by fire this week, is widely understood as “the beating heart of France,” with global significance beyond that, says one University of Illinois historian in a Q&A. Another notes how a key aspect of music as we know it today was invented for the cathedral’s unique resonant space, a soundscape lost in the fire.Monster hurricanes: Why have recent storms been so huge?Oct 15, 2018 10:45 am2200 views Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as the first Category 4 storm in recorded history to reach shore in the northeast Gulf Coast. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with Illinois atmospheric sciences professor Deanna Hence about the storm’s size, strength and path, and the impact of global climate change on future hurricanes. Honey bee researcher Gene Robinson elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 15, 2018 8:15 am2193 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.