blog posts10,000th enrollee in UI Motorcycle Rider program to be recognizedJun 9, 2000 9:00 am58 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Motorcycle Rider Program, now in its 24th year, will recognize its 10,000th enrollee Saturday.100-year-old trans fat pioneer celebrates news of an FDA banJun 4, 2015 1:00 pm2399 views A Minute With™... Fred Kummerow, trans fat expert100 years after influenza pandemic, why should I get a flu shot?Oct 31, 2018 10:45 am1568 views Influenza has no cure, but vaccines and anti-viral treatments could help thwart another deadly outbreak, says microbiology professor Christopher Brooke.100 years ago: The Christmas Truce of World War IDec 22, 2014 9:00 am347 views A Minute With™... Tamara Chaplin, a University of Illinois historian of modern France100 years of architecture student design work to be preserved, archivedNov 4, 2019 8:00 am1572 views A project led by architecture professor Marci Uihlein will archive and make accessible 100 years of student design work, representing a history of architecture education.100 years of relativity: How has Einstein's theory shaped modern physics, astronomy?Nov 24, 2015 9:45 am1287 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. physicist Stuart Shapiro150 year anniversary of the Confederate surrender at AppomattoxApr 6, 2015 10:00 am173 views Bruce Levine, professor of history and expert on the Civil War150 years after the Confederate surrender at AppomattoxMar 2, 2015 9:00 am59 views The American Civil War came to an end 150 years ago with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. Five days later, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. What role did slavery play in the Confederate defeat? And how might history have been different if Lincoln had lived? University of Illinois historian Bruce Levine (pronounced La-VEEN) has written extensively about the war and its consequences. His 2013 book, "The Fall of the House of Dixie," traced how fighting the war transformed the South from within. He spoke with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.$1.5 billion needed to ensure 12-month stockpile of pediatric vaccinesApr 18, 2006 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A six-month stockpile of recommended pediatric vaccines would cost $1 billion and could cover more than 90 percent of U.S. children during a six-month interruption in production, say researchers at two Illinois universities.1970s program attempted to diversify Illinois library schoolMay 11, 2017 9:00 am990 views University of Illinois library professor Nicole Cooke wrote about the history of the Carnegie Scholars program -- an early 1970s effort to increase the diversity of Illinois' graduate library school.1986 law helped lay foundation for 'governing immigration through crime'Apr 22, 2013 9:00 am55 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three key issues were at the center of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act: money for border enforcement, a pathway to citizenship and making it illegal to hire undocumented workers.$1 million grant to establish weatherization training centerJun 23, 2010 9:00 am93 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A program that helps low-income residents save money and fuel by improving their homes' energy efficiency is being expanded.$1 million Mellon grant to help humanities scholars explore digital publishing optionsOct 1, 2015 2:15 pm1993 views A four-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help University of Illinois humanities scholars identify digital publishing options and produce new publications that will best disseminate their research.2000 Illinois Statistical Abstract is availableJan 24, 2001 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The 2000 Illinois Statistical Abstract has been completed by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Illinois.200 years of American Indian persistence turned U.S. into 'Indian Country'Oct 22, 2012 9:00 am180 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Frederick Hoxie starts each of his courses asking students to list three American Indians, and their answers are almost always the same: Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and Geronimo.2012: Still seeking solutions on gambling, pensions, economyJan 17, 2012 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... James D. Nowlan, a senior fellow in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs2020 a bad year in many respects, but what about global carbon emissions?Dec 15, 2020 9:45 am924 views The Global Carbon Project recently published the Global Carbon Budget 2020, giving world leaders access to data on atmospheric carbon concentrations, emissions and trends. Illinois atmospheric scientist Atul Jain was part of an international team of scientists that contributed data to the report. Jain talked about the carbon budget and this year’s findings with News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian.2020 deadlier than previous five years, even with COVID-19 numbers removed, study findsJul 19, 2021 1:30 pm1146 views An upswing in death rates from non-COVID-19 causes in 2020 hit hard for men ages 15-64, according to a new study by computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson and internal medicine professor Janet Jokela.2020 Ebert Symposium to explore changing times in film, mediaOct 1, 2020 8:45 am572 views Films and the media industry in changing times will be the subject of this year’s online Ebert Symposium, on Oct. 8 and two later dates, with filmmakers, media professionals and academics part of the discussion. Participants will explore the effects of the pandemic, the racial justice movement and other factors on the media industry, documentary filmmaking and media representation.2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceledMar 12, 2020 5:00 pm1599 views This year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been canceled due to concerns related to the coronavirus.2021 Roger Ebert's Film Festival moved to SeptemberAug 10, 2020 1:45 pm1501 views The 2021 edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been moved to early September due to uncertainties related to COVID-19.20th Century French Studies Colloquium to begin ThursdayMar 25, 2003 9:00 am113 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 200 scholars from Europe and North America will meet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to take part in the 200324-hour casinos a bad bet for Illinois, gambling critic saysSep 10, 2013 9:00 am556 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Casinos in the state of Illinois want to keep their roulette wheels spinning 24 hours a day, but a leading national gambling critic warns that round-the-clock gambling could be disastrous for the Land of Lincoln.$2 million Mellon grant to fund three new humanities research groupsJan 9, 2015 9:00 am179 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has been awarded a $2,050,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create research groups in three emerging areas in the humanities.30th anniversary of Afro-American Studies and Research Program set for April 7, 8Mar 31, 2000 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Past accomplishments, present projects and future prospects will be the focus of a series of panel discussions planned April 7 and 8 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Afro-American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois.30 years after the Challenger disaster: A 'Where were you when...' eventJan 14, 2016 9:30 am770 views A Minute With...™ communication professor Ned O'Gorman32nd Marching Band Festival set for Oct. 19Oct 7, 2002 9:00 am57 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fifty-six high school bands from across Illinois will compete in the 32nd annual Illini Marching Band Festival on Saturday (Oct. 19) at the University of Illinois.3-D cow app will help veterinary students learn anatomyNov 3, 2015 9:30 am5094 views Point your phone or tablet at the poster with a cow image and a small 3-D cow appears before you – Desktop Bessie, with her skeleton, circulatory, digestive and nervous systems, and various organs visible as you move around her. If you’re a veterinary student, the augmented reality cow is a great way to learn a cow’s anatomy.3-D imaging provides window into living cells, no dye requiredJan 21, 2014 9:00 am331 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Living cells are ready for their close-ups, thanks to a new imaging technique that needs no dyes or other chemicals, yet renders high-resolution, three-dimensional, quantitative imagery of cells and their internal structures - all with conventional microscopes and white light.3D microscopy clarifies understanding of body's immune response to obesityFeb 17, 2021 1:00 pm1109 views Researchers who focus on fat know that some adipose tissue is more prone to inflammation-related comorbidities than others, but the reasons why are not well understood. Thanks to a new analytical technique, scientists are getting a clearer view of the microenvironments found within adipose tissue associated with obesity. This advance may illuminate why some adipose tissues are more prone to inflammation – leading to diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disorders – and help direct future drug therapies to treat obesity.3-D printed sugar scaffolds offer sweet solution for tissue engineering, device manufacturingMay 23, 2018 2:00 pm4982 views University of Illinois engineers built a 3-D printer that offers a sweet solution to making detailed structures that commercial 3-D printers can’t: Rather than a layer-upon-layer solid shell, it produces a delicate network of thin ribbons of hardened isomalt, the type of sugar alcohol used to make throat lozenges. The water-soluble, biodegradable glassy sugar structures have multiple applications in biomedical engineering, cancer research and device manufacturing.3-D printing could lead to tiny medical implants, electronics, robots, moreJun 18, 2013 9:00 am97 views 3-D printing now can be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The printed microbatteries could supply electricity to tiny devices in fields from medicine to communications, including many that have lingered on lab benches for lack of a battery small enough to fit the device, yet providing enough stored energy to power it.400 youth to compete in statewide 4-H Robotics ChallengeApr 27, 2015 12:00 pm27 views Nearly 400 youth from across Illinois will be on the University of Illinois campus Saturday (May 2) to compete in the seventh annual Illinois 4-H Robotics Challenge.$4 million for one thirty second Super Bowl ad: Money well spent?Jan 29, 2014 9:00 am61 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, an advertising professor and the dean of the College of Media50 million-year-old fossil assassin bug has unusually well-preserved genitaliaJan 19, 2021 8:30 am1238 views The fossilized insect is tiny and its genital capsule, called a pygophore, is roughly the length of a grain of rice. It is remarkable, scientists say, because the bug’s physical characteristics – from the bold banding pattern on its legs to the internal features of its genitalia – are clearly visible and well-preserved. Recovered from the Green River Formation in present-day Colorado, the fossil represents a new genus and species of predatory insects known as assassin bugs.50 years after the Cuban missile crisisOct 8, 2012 9:00 am83 views A Minute With™... Ned O'Gorman, a professor of communication affiliated with the U. of I. Program for Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security600-year-old tradition of Japanese Noh theater to be performed at U. of I.Mar 17, 2011 9:00 am461 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Champaign-Urbana audiences will have the rare opportunity to experience the 600-year-old Japanese theater art called Noh when the Kashu-juku Noh Theater troupe from Kyoto, Japan, performs March 29 (Tuesday) at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.60th anniversary of Brown v Board and recent affirmative action rulingsMay 21, 2014 9:00 am187 views A Minute With™... U. of I. educational historian James D. Anderson60 years ago this month, Emmett Till's death sparked a movementAug 17, 2015 10:30 am1846 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Benson, author and professor of journalism75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust?Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am146732 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern GermanyA 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately afterJun 5, 2013 9:00 am7387 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain focus and take in, retain and use new information. Participants performed significantly better immediately after the yoga practice than after moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise for the same amount of time.AAAS Fellows electedNov 7, 2001 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Four University of Illinois researchers Paul D. Coleman, Richard I. Gumport, Jean-Pierre Leburton and Bruce R. Schatz are among 288 scientists elected as 2001 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.A better bet? Wagering on teams coming off a bye weekDec 11, 2012 9:00 am195 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Think your simple wagering strategy for professional football - such as always picking the home team or the underdog - is going to pay off in the long run? Don't bet on it, say sports economists Scott Tainsky and Yoon Tae Sung.Ability grouping in elementary school hampers minority students' literacyApr 21, 2009 9:00 am387 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - African-American and Hispanic students placed in ability groups for reading instruction learned less compared to demographically similar minority students who weren't grouped by ability, a new study by a University of Illinois expert in the sociology of education found.Ability to finish college - especially for blacks - affected by family debt, new study suggestsMay 22, 2014 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Family debt diminishes students' prospects of graduating from college, and is particularly detrimental to black students' chances of earning degrees, suggests a new study by social work professor Min Zhan and doctoral student Deirdre Lanesskog, both at the University of Illinois.A billion tons of biomass a viable goal, but at high price, new research showsFeb 16, 2011 9:00 am302 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study from the University of Illinois concludes that very high biomass prices would be needed in order to meet the ambitious goal of replacing 30 percent of petroleum consumption in the U.S. with biofuels by 2030.A bright idea: Tiny injectable LEDs help neuroscientists study the brainApr 11, 2013 9:00 am1032 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new class of tiny, injectable LEDs is illuminating the deep mysteries of the brain.Absence of critical protein linked to infertilityJan 17, 2006 9:00 am131 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The absence of a key protein may lead to infertility.Absentee ballotting fraught with risks, legal scholar saysApr 13, 2006 9:00 am393 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The rising popularity of absentee voting, especially the use of "no-excuse" absentee ballots, poses a risk of vote tampering and election fraud, a University of Illinois legal scholar argues.Abstract thinking can make you more politically moderateNov 2, 2012 9:00 am603 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Partisans beware! Some of your most cherished political attitudes may be malleable! Researchers report that simply answering three "why" questions on an innocuous topic leads people to be more moderate in their views on an otherwise polarizing political issue.