blog posts 10,000th enrollee in UI Motorcycle Rider program to be recognized Jun 9, 2000 9:00 am61 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 ban Jun 4, 2015 1:00 pm2405 views A Minute With™... Fred Kummerow, trans fat expert 100 years after influenza pandemic, why should I get a flu shot? Oct 31, 2018 10:45 am1572 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 I Dec 22, 2014 9:00 am353 views A Minute With™... Tamara Chaplin, a University of Illinois historian of modern France 100 years of architecture student design work to be preserved, archived Nov 4, 2019 8:00 am1592 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 am1308 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. physicist Stuart Shapiro 150 year anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Apr 6, 2015 10:00 am175 views Bruce Levine, professor of history and expert on the Civil War 150 years after the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Mar 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 vaccines Apr 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 school May 11, 2017 9:00 am994 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 am57 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 center Jun 23, 2010 9:00 am94 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 options Oct 1, 2015 2:15 pm1995 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 available Jan 24, 2001 9:00 am38 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 am185 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, economy Jan 17, 2012 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... James D. Nowlan, a senior fellow in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs 2020 a bad year in many respects, but what about global carbon emissions? Dec 15, 2020 9:45 am941 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 finds Jul 19, 2021 1:30 pm1750 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, media Oct 1, 2020 8:45 am575 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 canceled Mar 12, 2020 5:00 pm1611 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 September Aug 10, 2020 1:45 pm1609 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 Thursday Mar 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 2003 24-hour casinos a bad bet for Illinois, gambling critic says Sep 10, 2013 9:00 am563 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 groups Jan 9, 2015 9:00 am180 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, 8 Mar 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...' event Jan 14, 2016 9:30 am831 views A Minute With...™ communication professor Ned O'Gorman 32nd Marching Band Festival set for Oct. 19 Oct 7, 2002 9:00 am58 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 anatomy Nov 3, 2015 9:30 am5165 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 required Jan 21, 2014 9:00 am339 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 obesity Feb 17, 2021 1:00 pm1120 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 manufacturing May 23, 2018 2:00 pm5018 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, more Jun 18, 2013 9:00 am99 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 Challenge Apr 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 Media 50 million-year-old fossil assassin bug has unusually well-preserved genitalia Jan 19, 2021 8:30 am1255 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 crisis Oct 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 Security 600-year-old tradition of Japanese Noh theater to be performed at U. of I. Mar 17, 2011 9:00 am471 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 rulings May 21, 2014 9:00 am197 views A Minute With™... U. of I. educational historian James D. Anderson 60 years ago this month, Emmett Till's death sparked a movement Aug 17, 2015 10:30 am1856 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Benson, author and professor of journalism 75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust? Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am155053 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern Germany A 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately after Jun 5, 2013 9:00 am7484 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 elected Nov 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 week Dec 11, 2012 9:00 am202 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' literacy Apr 21, 2009 9:00 am393 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 suggests May 22, 2014 9:00 am27 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 shows Feb 16, 2011 9:00 am307 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 brain Apr 11, 2013 9:00 am1070 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new class of tiny, injectable LEDs is illuminating the deep mysteries of the brain. Absence of critical protein linked to infertility Jan 17, 2006 9:00 am132 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The absence of a key protein may lead to infertility. Absentee ballotting fraught with risks, legal scholar says Apr 13, 2006 9:00 am397 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 moderate Nov 2, 2012 9:00 am639 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.