blog postsVietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am869 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.How is Illinois contributing to gravitational wave research?Oct 6, 2017 8:45 am860 views Illinois research scientist, NCSA Gravity Group leader Eliu Huerta Escudero on what gravitational waves are, how they were discovered, and the huge data processing effort behind the breakthroughA close look at Hillary Clinton's New College Compact proposalAug 27, 2015 11:45 am858 views A Minute With...™ Jennifer Delaney, expert on higher education financeIs fusion energy around the corner?Dec 22, 2015 2:00 pm847 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. nuclear engineer Daniel AndruczykDo we really know what's driving income inequality?Jun 6, 2016 8:30 am835 views Rethinking inequality and its causes: A Minute With™ sociologist Kevin LeichtHow should universities handle controversial speech?Aug 30, 2017 8:30 am828 views The proper way to register dissent with speech one finds offensive doesn’t involve blockades or threatening violence. It’s more speech, says lllinois law dean Vikram AmarWhat can be learned from 3-D mapping of groundwater?Jun 27, 2016 10:00 am827 views A Minute With...™ Illinois State Geological Survey director Richard BergAre global carbon emissions increasing or decreasing?Nov 22, 2016 11:30 am818 views Illinois atmospheric scientist Atul Jain was among the many scientists worldwide who contributed data to the Global Carbon Budget 2016, providing new data on atmospheric carbon concentrations, emissions and trends. What is driving Congress to potentially change Medicaid?Jan 6, 2017 9:30 am804 views Professor Richard Kaplan discusses the impetus behind congressional leaders’ desire to change Medicaid, the health insurance program with more than 74 million enrollees in the U.S.What are the challenges of providing services for children with mental illnesses?Aug 12, 2016 9:00 am798 views Wynne Korr, dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, discusses the challenges of diagnosing and providing treatment for this vulnerable population in light of the state's financial problemsWill targeted marketing bring an end to ‘Super Bowl of advertising’?Jan 24, 2018 11:45 am764 views Targeted marketing threatens to end the 'Super Bowl of ads' and to further erode privacy, says an Illinois advertising professor.Why does atmospheric chemistry research matter?Aug 29, 2016 12:15 pm757 views On Aug. 26, the National Academy of Sciences released a report on the future of atmospheric chemistry research in the U.S. Illinois civil and environmental engineering professor Tami Bond was among the contributors‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’: Copyright lawsuits in popular musicApr 26, 2016 4:00 pm755 views A Minute With...™ Paul Heald, expert in patent, copyright and international intellectual property lawHow long could Illinois' budget impasse last?Dec 10, 2015 10:30 am751 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Z. Mooney, Director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsHow do sexual assault survivors fare?Jan 31, 2018 8:00 am726 views Whether or not survivors share their stories publicly, they often carry lifelong scars associated with being sexually traumatizedCan you really be both overweight and malnourished?Mar 21, 2015 2:45 pm724 views A Minute With...™ Leia Kedem, Illinois Extension's 'Moderation Maven'Is the tide of sexual misconduct allegations shifting the balance of power?Mar 2, 2018 10:30 am716 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 HundWhat should be done about long delays for security checks at airports?May 17, 2016 2:15 pm714 views A Minute With...™ Sheldon Jacobson, expert on aviation securityDoes tax reform bill spell trouble for higher education?Nov 28, 2017 8:45 am713 views Higher education finance expert Jennifer Delaney talks about the possible ramifications for college students and their families of tax reform proposals being considered by the U.S. Senate How will the state's funding suspension affect the Autism Program of Illinois?Apr 10, 2015 3:30 pm709 views Linda Tortorelli, resource coordinator for the Autism Program (TAP) of Illinois on the Urbana campusWhat is the Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' and how can it be reduced?Aug 6, 2015 12:00 pm702 views A Minute With...™ Brian Miller, director of the Illinois-Indiana Sea GrantIs the future of hurricane forecasting in danger?Sep 20, 2017 8:00 am671 views Satellites that help forecast hurricanes require constant upkeep and frequent replacement, but budget cuts have left the future of hurricane monitoring satellites in doubtWhat can fans of 'Doctor Who' expect with a woman in the lead role?Jul 31, 2017 6:00 am660 views Lynne M. Thomas, the incoming head of the Illinois' Rare Book and Manuscript Library, says one thing has been consistent about 'Doctor Who' – it keeps changing with the timesIf the Rio Olympics had a soundtrack? Samba!Jul 29, 2016 11:00 am659 views A Minute With...™ Marc Hertzman, expert on the history of sambaWhat parents can do to assure a successful school yearAug 27, 2015 9:45 am658 views A Minute With...™ Eva Pomerantz, expert on children's motivation in schoolWhat the true story of the Essex - the inspiration for 'Moby-Dick' - teaches us todayDec 9, 2015 9:30 am656 views A Minute With...™ Jamie Jones, who is writing a book on the literature, art and culture surrounding the whaling industryShould Pell Grants be used to fund college courses for prison inmates?Jun 10, 2015 12:00 pm639 views A Minute With...™ Rebecca Ginsburg, director of Illinois' Education Justice Project100 years of relativity: How has Einstein's theory shaped modern physics, astronomy?Nov 24, 2015 9:45 am637 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. physicist Stuart ShapiroWhat's in the Paris climate agreement?Dec 15, 2015 2:00 pm636 views A Minute With...™ Atul Jain, expert on atmospheric carbon and climate changeWhen veterinarians become crime scene investigatorsJun 17, 2016 1:45 pm635 views A Minute With...™ veterinary diagnostic laboratory professor Adam SternWill free SATs improve higher-education equity in Illinois?Aug 5, 2016 10:45 am631 views The state superintendent of education said providing the SAT for free would promote equity in higher education. Education professor Eboni Zamani-Gallaher isn't so sure.What factors might explain children's poor performance on Illinois' new standardized tests?Oct 19, 2015 11:30 am630 views Sarah McCarthey, director of teacher education in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, discusses the preliminary results of Illinois' standardized test scores for the state's schoolchildren.What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?Dec 12, 2017 10:30 am629 views Women often don’t report sexual harassment because grievance procedures frequently take on the feel of litigation, an Illinois professor says.How should the Supreme Court rule on gerrymandering?Sep 26, 2017 8:45 am628 views An Illinois professor says a gerrymandering case before the Supreme Court could have profound effects on U.S. democracy and suggests a technological solution.How does Iran view the nuclear deal?Aug 13, 2015 3:45 pm619 views A Minute With...™ Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, expert on the Middle EastWill the White House continue to use photos as a social media tool?Dec 20, 2016 1:45 pm618 views The role of White House photography changed significantly under President Obama, with the pictures no longer just for history.Farewell, Cassini: What have we learned about Saturn?Sep 14, 2017 2:00 pm614 views Astronomy professor Leslie Looney talks about NASA’s Cassini satellite, which will descend into Saturn’s atmosphere tomorrow, twenty years after it's launch Does President Trump’s tax reform plan add up?Sep 28, 2017 10:45 am606 views President Trump’s much-hyped tax overhaul plan is tantamount to a 'tax-reform wish list,' said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policyCan states choose whether to accept Syrian refugees?Nov 18, 2015 12:00 pm602 views A Minute With...™ Michael LeRoy, immigration law expert Does revoking professional licenses prompt borrowers to repay student loans?Dec 11, 2017 3:45 pm602 views Even though several states have these regulations on the books, they’re really a last resort for collecting student loan debt, says Professor Angela LyonsWill Venezuela need a massive relief effort?Jul 8, 2016 9:00 am586 views A Minute With...™ political scientist Damarys CanacheAre law enforcement agencies abusing civil asset forfeiture?Apr 13, 2017 8:45 am582 views The controversial practice of civil asset forfeiture gets a well-deserved bad rap, says U. of I. law professor and criminal law expert Kenworthey Bilz.Could France be the next chapter in a populist surge?Apr 25, 2017 2:15 pm579 views Marine Le Pen, a far-right candidate in France’s presidential race, could have significant future influence, says the associate director of the European Center at Illinois.What can we learn from the first close-up look at Pluto via NASA's New Horizon probe?Jul 10, 2015 12:15 pm570 views A Minute With...™ Charles Gamme, a professor of astronomy and physicsWhat do voters need to hear from the GOP, Democratic conventions?Jul 18, 2016 12:15 pm570 views A Minute With...™ John Murphy, professor of communication and an expert on political rhetoricIs Obamacare worth fixing?Apr 5, 2017 3:00 pm561 views Tom O'Rourke, a professor emeritus of community health at Illinois, has spent much of his professional career examining the nation's health care system. He spoke with News Bureau Life Sciences Editor Diana Yates about the prospects for Obamacare.How would Hillary Clinton’s education plan affect college students and indebted borrowers?Aug 9, 2016 12:45 pm561 views Spiraling tuition rates at U.S. colleges and universities, and mounting concern about student loan debt, have made college affordability a key policy objective for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.After two fiscal years without a budget, what’s next for the state of Illinois?Jul 14, 2017 8:45 am559 views "...fixing the major problems that Illinois has – both in policy and in finances – is going to require the governor to work in cooperation with rather than in opposition to the majorities in the General Assembly, and vice versa"Why America's aging population needs to think about preventing fallsMay 23, 2016 3:45 pm558 views A Minute With...™ Jacob Sosnoff, professor of kinesiology and community healthWhat might the future of Medicare look like under a Trump presidency?Dec 9, 2016 12:00 pm557 views It remains uncertain that plans being floated to privatize Medicare by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will have the support of President-elect Donald Trump, says Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois.