blog postsNorthwestern University economist to give David Kinley LectureMar 15, 2000 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Robert H. Porter, a professor of economics at Northwestern University, will deliver the annual David Kinley Lecture at 5 p.m. March 21 at the Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Champaign.Executive MBA Program marks 25th anniversary with e-commerce symposiumMay 4, 2000 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The impact and possibilities of e-commerce in everyday business are among the themes of the 25th anniversary symposium of the University of Illinois Executive MBA Program.Stanford professor to give Kinley lecture March 7Feb 19, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Thomas J. Sargent, a professor of economics at Stanford University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at the University of Illinois March 7 (Thursday).Colombo named interim dean of College of LawJun 27, 2002 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- John D. Colombo today was named interim dean of the College of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The university Board of Trustees, meeting in Chicago, approved the appointment, effective immediately. His appointment expires Aug. 30, by which time a new dean is expected to have been named.Railroad association president to give keynote speechOct 3, 2002 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Edward Hamberger, the president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Illinois Railroad Environmental Conference at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 9 (Wednesday) at 314 Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.U.S. Supreme Court associate justice to lectureOct 16, 2002 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - John Paul Stevens, an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak at the University of Illinois College of Law Oct. 25 (Friday) on the evolving role of government. His talk begins a new lecture series at the college.Assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury to speak TuesdayNov 18, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Richard H. Clarida, assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, will give a lecture on "The United States in the World Economy" Tuesday (Nov. 19) at the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Nation's foremost African-American labor leader to speak WednesdayNov 18, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Reg Weaver, the president of the National Education Association and the nation's foremost African-American labor leader, will speak Wednesday night (Nov. 20) at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Macroeconomist to speak on world of work in Kinley LectureFeb 27, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Edward C. Prescott, a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics on the world of work at 3 p.m. Friday (March 14) at the University of Illinois College of Business, 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.February continues yearlong stagnation of Illinois economyMar 3, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - February marked another month with no significant change from the yearlong period of stagnation that has beset the Illinois economy.Chancellor to give Derber Lecture on building an integrated workplaceApr 1, 2003 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Nancy Cantor, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the Annual Milton Derber Lecture about the role of the university in building an integrated workplace. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. April 8 (Tuesday) at the Wagner Education Center at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign.International trade expert to deliver Kinley Lecture FridayApr 7, 2003 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Elhanan Helpman, a professor of international trade at Harvard University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday (April 11).New head of labor education program namedJun 16, 2003 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Edward Hertenstein has been named head of the labor education program at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Japanese legal education system undergoing radical transformationNov 13, 2003 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japan is undergoing a quiet revolution in legal education, instituting "American-style" law schools with the aim of producing more lawyers for business, government and private practice.Professor of law Thomas S. Ulen recognized with Swanlund ChairNov 19, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thomas S. Ulen, professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was named a Swanlund Chair at an investiture ceremony today.Law needs to be changed to make it easier to prosecute domestic violenceDec 23, 2003 9:00 am115 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - To deal effectively with domestic violence offenders, criminal laws should be changed to include the kind of evidence now admissible for prosecuting child molesters and rapists, a scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign argues.Legal scholar to talk on lawyers as 'upholders of human dignity'Feb 16, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - David J. Luban of the Georgetown University Law Center will deliver the Paul M. Van Arsdell Jr. Memorial Lecture on Litigation and the Legal Profession on Feb. 24 (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. in the Max L. Rowe Auditorium at the College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign.Medicare's clouded future to be topic of Elder Law LectureFeb 19, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Marilyn Moon, the vice president of the American Institutes for Research, will talk about Medicare's clouded future beginning at 12:30 p.m. March 1 (Monday) in the Max L. Rowe Auditorium at the College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign. Her talk is the annual Elder Law Lecture.Scholar to lecture on civil rights since Brown v. Board decisionFeb 23, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - David Rudovsky, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, will deliver the spring lecture in the David C. Baum Memorial Lecture Series on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.Center to focus on entrepreneurial education as academic disciplineMar 4, 2004 9:00 am43 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Developing entrepreneurial education as an academic discipline is the goal of a center being established by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Agricultural biotechnology to be focus of two-day conference at IllinoisMar 29, 2004 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Genetically modified organisms and their relationship to intellectual property rights will be the topic of a conference at the University of Illinois.Stanford university professor to deliver Kinley Lecture in economics April 8Mar 29, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Paul M. Romer, a professor of economics at Stanford University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 4:30 p.m. April 8 (Thursday) in 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Taft Drive, Champaign.Health-care crisis looming for aging boomers unless problems addressedMar 30, 2004 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How to pay for the long-term health-care needs of aging baby boomers will become a major crisis unless steps are taken to rationalize the current hodge-podge of federal regulations and restricted coverage, according to a health-law expert at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Changes in corporate legal structures to be topic of Chicago conferenceMar 31, 2004 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Changes in corporate legal structures will be the focus of a conference sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law April 23 (Friday) at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.Electricity-transmission grid, power markets among conference topicsApr 1, 2004 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will offer a course for industry specialists on electricity transmission and power markets June 14-17.Flash Index of Illinois economy on upward trendApr 1, 2004 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its steady climb of recent months, reaching 99.5 in March, up from 99.0 in February and 98.5 in January.Type of company pension determines security of payout to retireesApr 26, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What a difference a word can make to the security of a person's golden years.Food displays, food colors affect how much people eat, researcher concludesMay 10, 2004 9:00 am1519 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Variety may be the spice of life - and a key contributor to an expanding waistline.Scholar questions sanctioning of gambling on U.S. military basesMay 13, 2004 9:00 am49 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - She served at the naval station at Keflavik, Iceland, and in the cold and darkness of the arctic winter fed quarter after quarter into slot machines on the U.S. military base. Some nights Senior Airman Lenyatta Tinnelle won. But over the course of a year she lost $28,000.Federal courts should enforce gay students' rights to equal protectionMay 27, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Educators will take the issue of gay harassment in public schools more seriously if federal courts start enforcing a gay student's right to equal protection under the 14th Amendment, an article in the University of Illinois Law Review argues.Improve care by limiting lawsuits, jury awards in cases against nursing homesJun 17, 2004 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Placing limits on lawsuits and jury awards against nursing homes would improve the quality of care to elderly residents by reducing the skyrocketing cost of liability insurance, an article in the Elder Law Journal argues.Sarbanes-Oxley Act fails to address corporate accounting flaws, scholar saysJun 28, 2004 9:00 am414 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Far from imposing an unreasonable burden on corporate America, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has not tackled the core accounting conflicts that led to investor losses at Enron, WorldCom and other companies, according to an expert at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Use of cameras to monitor nursing-home care is subject of controversyJul 27, 2004 9:00 am456 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The proposed use of Web or video cameras to monitor the care of residents in nursing homes has kicked up a storm.Flash Index's falter mirrors state, national economiesAug 2, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After steady increases for much of the last year, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell to 100.0 in July from a 100.3 level in June.U.S. corporations should stop being complicit in China's cyber censorshipAug 9, 2004 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It is known as the "Great Firewall of China," and like its counterpart built centuries before, it is intended to block unwanted invaders from the outside world.Pro hockey commissioner's position essentially a restraint of trade, expert saysSep 16, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The lockout of players by the owners of the National Hockey League will harm fans and the sport as owners try to impose cost-saving labor rules.Guidelines governing human-subject research deterring scholars, expert saysOct 11, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Social science research on university campuses is being stifled by "hyperzealous" rules that bear little relation to the goal of protecting human subjects from unethical or unprofessional behavior, an expert from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign writes.Thai philosopher-activist to discuss Buddhism and the lawOct 15, 2004 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sulak Sivaraksa, a noted philosopher and activist from Thailand, will discuss Buddhism and the law on Thursday (Oct. 21) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Anti-business movies reflect makers' dislike of bosses who control filmsOct 20, 2004 9:00 am37 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Why do moviemakers seem to delight in raking big business over the coals, a law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign asks.Vegetable lovers should be viewed as different from fruit aficionadosNov 12, 2004 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Health educators and dietitians ought to be more precise the next time they advise Americans that "vegetables and fruit are good for you," according to a study by a nutritional expert at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Settlement of church abuse cases imperils security of clergy and laity pensionsDec 21, 2004 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The record $100 million-plus settlement earlier this month by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County in California to victims of sexual abuse by priests raises the question of how the church will pay for this and other claims.Conference at Illinois focuses on police activities as they relate to terrorismMar 1, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois College of Law will sponsor a conference Friday and Saturday (March 11 and 12) on the regulation of police activities aimed at fighting terrorism and other forms of international crime.If you fill it, they will slurp -- and slurp, and slurp and slurp ...Mar 24, 2005 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The eye is greater than the gut.New U. of I. president to deliver lecture on leadership April 11Mar 30, 2005 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - B. Joseph White, the president of the University of Illinois, will deliver the 2005 Leighton Lecture at 4:30 p.m. April 11 (Monday) in 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.Students at Illinois devise plan to redevelop abandoned coke oven plantApr 1, 2005 9:00 am80 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The task was to create a range of alternatives for redeveloping a derelict vestige of Chicago's once booming steel industry. The time frame: four days.Director of French industrial economic institute to speak at IllinoisApr 7, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jean Tirole, scientific director of the Institut d'Economie Industrielle in France, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3:30 p.m. April 15 (Friday) in 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall Auditorium, 611 E. Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign.Changes in management of finances needed to solve state pension crisisApr 18, 2005 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The pension crisis roiling Illinois, which has caused Gov. Rod Blagojevich to propose cutting billions of dollars of anticipated retirement benefits to future state employees, has been a long time coming.Report: African-Americans under-represented on Champaign County juriesMay 4, 2005 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While finding no statistical evidence of bias in the selection of jurors, African-Americans were noticeably under-represented on juries in Champaign County.Social Security not in peril as President Bush suggests, expert saysMay 13, 2005 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Social Security is not "in crisis," "unsustainable," or even "bankrupt" - words that President George W. Bush has used to rally support behind his campaign to alter the retirement and insurance program - according to an article by a law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.College of Business scholarship program to benefit members of militaryMay 23, 2005 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is establishing a $250,000 education scholarship fund for military veterans and active members of the military from Illinois.