What are the global security implications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine? Jun 15, 2022 8:00 am4162 views The Russian invasion of Ukraine directly challenges the security order established by the Western democracies after World War II, said Edward A. Kolodziej, Emeritus Research Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an expert in international relations and global politics. What explains 'quiet quitting' in the workplace? Sep 15, 2022 8:00 am4147 views “Quiet quitting” means forgoing the extra mile at work but is different than work withdrawal or employee disengagement, says University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign labor expert YoungAh Park, who studies work stress and recovery. Comparing the '60s civil rights movement and today's gay rights movement Jul 2, 2013 9:00 am4128 views A Minute With™... Illinois history professor Kevin Mumford What happens when the coronavirus mutates? Jan 5, 2021 8:15 am4109 views New mutations to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 are emerging, including a more-infectious variant first found in the United Kingdom, even as vaccines containing bits of viral genetic material are beginning distribution. In an interview, crop sciences professor Gustavo Caetano-Anollés discusses viral mutation and what it could mean for vaccinations. What are the novel coronavirus health risks? Feb 28, 2020 9:45 am4101 views The novel coronavirus that first broke out in Wuhan, China in late 2019 has now spread to 111 countries. As the first case of possible community spread has been reported in the United States, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discusses how the virus spreads and what makes it a public health concern. Is the Every Student Succeeds Act an improvement over No Child Left Behind? Dec 10, 2015 11:00 am4074 views A Minute With...™ Lizanne DeStefano, professor emerita of educational psychology What effect will COVID-19 have on consumer bankruptcies? Apr 29, 2020 8:15 am4056 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. What has been the impact of the Washington Football Team's name change? Sep 20, 2021 11:00 am4029 views The changes in the past year in the use of Native American imagery in sports and elsewhere have been unprecedented, said Jay Rosenstein, a Center for Advanced Study professor of media and cinema studies. Is it possible to overcome our biases in the face of conflict? Jun 4, 2020 2:30 pm3975 views Our biases, conscious and unconscious, influence how we process news of events like the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, and the media plays an important part in forming and reinforcing those biases, says Travis Dixon, a professor of communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Why are familiar brands with Black images getting a rethink? Jun 29, 2020 8:00 am3971 views At least one familiar brand is being retired and others are getting a rethink due to their use of Black images. Illinois advertising professor Jason Chambers explains why. What does the film 'Oppenheimer' tell us about the development of the atomic bomb? Aug 1, 2023 9:45 am3896 views “Oppenheimer” examines the process of building an organization of unprecedented scale and wrestles with how to see one individual’s decisions as relevant in the face of such a massive system, says Kevin Hamilton, the dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts and the co-author of a book about the film studio that documented nuclear testing for the U.S. government. Does new Illinois law allow non-citizens to become law enforcement officers? Aug 18, 2023 8:00 am3896 views A new Illinois law that expands the eligibility for law enforcement jobs to non-U.S. citizens such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program participants is mostly aspirational since DACA recipients aren’t legally allowed to possess firearms, says Lauren R. Aronson, a clinical professor and the director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Law. Vietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange? Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am3885 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. The social trends behind the '12 Years a Slave' story Oct 23, 2013 9:00 am3875 views A Minute With™... Ronald Bailey the head of the African American studies department at the University of Illinois How are Illinois birds faring? Sep 24, 2019 8:00 am3815 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. What drives us to blame the marginalized for epidemics? Apr 16, 2020 9:15 am3777 views There’s a long history of scapegoating marginalized people in epidemics, and of seeing difference in the way those of different races respond to disease, says Rana Hogarth, a U. of I. professor who studies the history of both medicine and race, and the connections between. Does hunting with lead ammunition endanger human, environmental health? Nov 12, 2020 8:45 am3776 views A recent study from Wesleyan University found that 48% of ground meat samples made from white-tailed deer killed with lead shotgun slugs in Illinois were contaminated with lead, while meat from deer killed by archers contained no lead. Illinois Natural History Survey human dimensions scientist Craig Miller spoke to News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about the risks associated with lead ammunition in hunting. The edTPA assessment and licensing of student teachers Apr 25, 2016 9:30 am3742 views A Minute With...™ Illinois Professor Chris Roegge, executive director of the Council on Teacher Education What does the tax reform bill mean for the middle class? Dec 20, 2017 10:45 am3600 views The current tax bill fits with a 30-year trend that doesn’t favor income from work, says sociologist Kevin Leicht Is there a cure for potholes? Feb 27, 2019 2:00 pm3559 views Temperatures may be on the rise, but many motorists and pedestrians remain focused on the ground as they attempt to navigate safely around the many potholes that develop this time of year. Industrial and enterprise systems engineering professor Henrique M. Reis spoke with Illinois News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian about how potholes form and if there are any potential solutions. How will public spaces change as result of the COVID-19 pandemic? Jun 17, 2020 8:45 am3448 views Pandemics have changed our physical spaces throughout history, but changes made as a result of COVID-19 may not be long-lasting, says Illinois architecture professor Benjamin Bross. Is Academia Waking Up to the Problem of Sexual Harassment? Sep 19, 2016 2:15 pm3447 views U. of I. anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy supports a federal legislative effort that would require universities to report – and federal funding agencies to consider – findings that any university professor engaged in discrimination on the basis of sex. How does 'Mad Men' help us understand '60s culture? Apr 21, 2015 1:00 pm3399 views Robert Rushing, an Illinois professor of comparative and world literature Are global warming, recent Midwest cold snap related? Feb 12, 2019 8:15 am3376 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. How should universities handle controversial speech? Aug 30, 2017 8:30 am3193 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 Amar Are bats to blame for the coronavirus crisis? Apr 24, 2020 8:15 am3155 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. Will a coronavirus vaccine be a cure-all? Aug 25, 2020 8:15 am3111 views Global health authorities are frantically pursuing a vaccine against the novel coronavirus in the hope that it will allow everyone to get back to a pre-COVID-19 reality ASAP. Thomas O’Rourke, a professor emeritus of community health, says those expectations are probably overblown. Which animals can catch the coronavirus? Oct 14, 2021 1:15 pm3096 views Dr. Leyi Wang and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have played a key role in diagnosing coronavirus infection in animal species in zoos across the country. This is important work for understanding the virus’s spread and its broad host range, Wang says. Why are so many tall and supertall buildings being built? Feb 3, 2023 8:15 am3078 views Very tall buildings are attractive options in cities where land is at a premium, but they come with construction challenges, said University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign architecture professor Abbas Aminmansour. Is Russia-Ukraine war heading toward stalemate? Mar 2, 2023 10:00 am2891 views One year into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the most likely outcome is a stalemate, despite the mounting cost in blood and treasure, said Edward A. Kolodziej, Emeritus Research Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an expert in international relations and global politics. Will Illinois’ new education law fix the state’s teacher shortage? May 4, 2018 1:00 pm2803 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. 100-year-old trans fat pioneer celebrates news of an FDA ban Jun 4, 2015 1:00 pm2763 views A Minute With™... Fred Kummerow, trans fat expert How has the definition of ‘effective leadership’ changed? Nov 2, 2016 3:30 pm2760 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. Are honey bees, wild bees still in trouble? Jun 29, 2023 8:00 am2753 views A new report reveals that U.S. beekeepers lost roughly half of the honey bees they managed last year. In an interview, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign entomology professor Adam Dolezal describes the current status of bees in the U.S. The Midwest has a new national park. How did that happen? Mar 8, 2019 9:45 am2708 views The Midwest has a new national park at Indiana Dunes, and a University of Illinois professor explains how it happened and why the park is valuable. 60 years ago this month, Emmett Till's death sparked a movement Aug 17, 2015 10:30 am2685 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Benson, author and professor of journalism Why the calls for defunding police? Jun 11, 2020 2:00 pm2667 views Calls for defunding or even abolishing the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death may sound radical to many, but the idea is not new, says A. Naomi Paik, a professor of Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Will 2024 be the year of the cicada in Illinois? Jan 24, 2024 8:00 am2644 views According to cicada expert Catherine Dana, 2024 will be an eventful year in Illinois with the emergence of two periodical cicada broods across most parts of the state. 'Red Tails': Why the story of the Tuskegee Airmen is still important Feb 1, 2012 9:00 am2606 views A Minute With™... Sundiata Cha-Jua, a professor of history and of African American Studies How can educators, coaches support student-athletes’ academic success? Aug 9, 2019 8:15 am2564 views Coaches and educators should work together to help athletes achieve their full potential, U. of I. scholars and former collegiate athletes Joseph L. Cross and Bruce W. Fouke say in a new study. What was lost in the Notre Dame Cathedral fire? Apr 17, 2019 12:00 pm2514 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. What is a neutrino and why do they matter? Jul 18, 2018 9:30 am2493 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. Should educators worry about ChatGPT? Apr 4, 2023 9:15 am2487 views Educators need to help students understand and use artificial intelligence language tools in appropriate ways to prepare them for a future in which their use is commonplace, says English and information sciences professor Ted Underwood. Latinos on TV: Where are they? And when should we laugh? Aug 9, 2018 10:15 am2461 views Professor Isabel Molina-Guzman’s new book examines the role of Latinos in TV sitcoms, as well as the changing form of the genre in a “post-racial” television era. How does sexual harassment affect young women in physics? Apr 23, 2019 10:30 am2398 views In a study reported in the journal Physical Review Physics Education Research, nearly 75% of 471 undergraduate women in physics who responded to a survey offered during a professional conference reported having experienced at least one type of sexual harassment – mostly gender harassment – in their field. U. of I. anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy, a co-author of the report, talked to News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about the study, which also examined the respondents’ feelings of belonging and legitimacy as scientists and scholars. Transgender bathrooms: An architectural perspective May 26, 2016 11:00 am2358 views A Minute With...™ Kathryn Anthony, an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor of architecture The US used a drone to kill an Iranian general. What might be the consequences? Jan 9, 2020 8:45 am2353 views An expert on the growing role of drones in warfare and terrorism discusses the implications of the recent killing of Iranian general Qassim Suleimani in a Q&A. What is the new variant of coronavirus in the UK? Dec 23, 2020 8:00 am2351 views New mutations to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 are emerging, including one in the United Kingdom with higher infection rates that has sparked new travel bans. Erik Procko, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been studying mutations in the spike protein, the part of the virus that binds to human cells. In an interview, Procko discussed the new variation and whether mutations to the spike protein could create resistance to vaccines or other treatments. Can we evacuate from hurricanes in electric vehicles? Aug 31, 2022 2:00 pm2341 views As emergency coordinators across the U.S. prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, they are busy planning evacuation routes. Currently, these plans don’t anticipate the needs of people driving electric vehicles, which have shorter driving ranges than gas vehicles and require recharging at stations with charging ports. Civil and environmental engineering professor Eleftheria Kontou spoke with News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian about this issue and her newly published study. What is place-based adaptation to climate change? Oct 10, 2022 1:30 pm2311 views A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll states that roughly half of registered voters say climate change is either “very important” or “one of the most important issues” in their vote for Congress this year. However, many citizens struggle to understand their place in this global issue. Applied Research Institute senior research scientist Ann-Perry Witmer, also a lecturer in agricultural and biological engineering, spoke with News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian about a more digestible approach to the climate crisis and encouraged readers to participate in a public panel discussion this week.