blog posts10,000th enrollee in UI Motorcycle Rider program to be recognizedJun 9, 2000 9:00 am20 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 pm2265 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 am1398 views Influenza has no cure, but vaccines and anti-viral treatments could help thwart another deadly outbreak, says microbiology professor Christopher Brooke.$1.5 billion needed to ensure 12-month stockpile of pediatric vaccinesApr 18, 2006 9:00 am21 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 am792 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.$1 million grant to establish weatherization training centerJun 23, 2010 9:00 am65 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 pm1788 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 am9 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 am76 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 am12 views A Minute With™... James D. Nowlan, a senior fellow in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs20th Century French Studies Colloquium to begin ThursdayMar 25, 2003 9:00 am8 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 am376 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 am149 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 am13 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.32nd Marching Band Festival set for Oct. 19Oct 7, 2002 9:00 am25 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 imaging provides window into living cells, no dye requiredJan 21, 2014 9:00 am265 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.3-D printed sugar scaffolds offer sweet solution for tissue engineering, device manufacturingMay 23, 2018 2:00 pm3813 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 am76 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 pm20 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 am31 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, an advertising professor and the dean of the College of Media600-year-old tradition of Japanese Noh theater to be performed at U. of I.Mar 17, 2011 9:00 am288 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 am25 views A Minute With™... U. of I. educational historian James D. AndersonA 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately afterJun 5, 2013 9:00 am5605 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.A billion tons of biomass a viable goal, but at high price, new research showsFeb 16, 2011 9:00 am234 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 am500 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 am48 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 am52 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 am251 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.A bumper crop...of weeds?Aug 18, 2014 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... crop sciences professor and weed expert Aaron HagerAbundance of protein in infected swine may result in reduced muscle massNov 17, 2004 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A study looking at chronic infectious respiratory diseases that affect most swine during their critical growing stage has shed new light on the reasons for restricted weight gain and reduced muscle mass.Access to big data is crucial for credibility of computational research findings, says U. of I. library and information science professorJul 10, 2015 9:00 am228 views Think of a scientist at work, and you might picture someone at a lab bench, doing a physical experiment involving beakers or petri dishes and recording his or her findings, which will eventually form the basis for a scientific paper.Acclaimed pianist Ian Hobson to pay tribute to Liszt in three concertsFeb 9, 2011 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the world of music, the bicentennial of Franz Liszt is a cause for celebration. The New York Times, for example, recently referred to Liszt as a "chick magnet" and "19th-century rock star" who garnered groupies because of his piano technique, described as "jaw-dropping." The Liszt Society of the United Kingdom describes him as a pianist who achieved "fame of altogether greater proportion than the world of art music has seen before or since." Wikipedia refers to him simply as "perhaps the greatest pianist of all time."Acclaimed University of Texas writer to open reading series at IllinoisAug 30, 2011 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - An author described by The New York Times Book Review as "a writer for all readers" will open the annual Carr Reading Series. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith - who earned his doctorate at the U. of I. in 1969 and is the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas in Austin - is best known for "Klail City Death Trip," which tells the stories of the residents of a fictional Lower Rio Grande Valley county in a series that so far numbers 15 volumes.ACDIS asks you to answer the question: Will mankind survive the Millennium?Jan 13, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Will mankind survive the millennium?ACDIS celebrates 25th anniversary with forum on future of conflictSep 18, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a forum on Oct. 4 to consider the future of international conflict.A change to benefits policy for same-sex married federal employeesOct 1, 2013 9:00 am27 views A Minute With™... law professor Sean M. Anderson A civil engineer reflects on the I-35 bridge collapse and its aftermathAug 3, 2007 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... Robert H. Dodds Jr., a professor and head of the department of civil and environmental engineeringA close look at Hillary Clinton's New College Compact proposalAug 27, 2015 11:45 am860 views A Minute With...™ Jennifer Delaney, expert on higher education financeA cricket player's take on Disney's "Million Dollar Arm"May 14, 2014 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Safdar Khan, an expert batsman and bowler for the Cricket Club of IllinoisActing dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences to be named permanent deanJan 13, 2006 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, the acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named dean of the college, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its Jan. 19 meeting in Chicago.Action as a goal may be too broad, new research suggestsSep 4, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A series of experiments conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois suggest that society's emphasis on action over inaction may lead to unforeseen consequences.Active self-defense strategy best deterrent against cyber-attacksJun 27, 2011 9:00 am127 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With the threats of cybercrime, cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare looming over our hyper-connected world, the best defense for the U.S. might be a good offense, says new research by a University of Illinois expert in technology and legal issues.Activist shareholders' impact on corporate AmericaMar 17, 2006 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... David Ikenberry, a professor of finance and the chair of the finance department in the College of BusinessActor and U. of I. alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speakerApr 25, 2017 3:30 pm9126 views Illinois alumnus and actor, humorist, author and woodworker Nick Offerman, best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC hit comedy series "Parks and Recreation," will be the U. of I.’s commencement speaker Saturday, May 13.Adaptation of ‘The Turn of the Screw’ premieres at Krannert Center following artistic residencySep 11, 2018 12:30 pm276 views The New York-based Builders Association theater company will premiere “STRANGE WINDOW: The Turn of the Screw,” a new take on Henry James’ novella, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The company developed the production during a residency at Krannert Center.Adding technology to geometry class improves opportunities to learnDec 15, 2009 9:00 am4247 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study co-written by a University of Illinois expert in math education suggests that incorporating technology in high school-level geometry classes not only makes the teaching of concepts such as congruency easier, it also empowers students to discover other geometric relationships they wouldn't ordinarily uncover when more traditional methods of instruction were used.Additional film, guests and discussions announced for EbertfestApr 4, 2011 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Roger Ebert's Film Festival, April 27 to May 1 in Champaign-Urbana, has added a 13th film, to be accompanied by its writer/director and one of its stars. Panel discussions and other festival events also have been finalized.Additional guests and film discussions announced for 'Ebertfest'Apr 3, 2013 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three additional guests and the schedule of film-related panel discussions have been announced for the 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, also known as "Ebertfest," taking place April 17-21 at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign and at the University of Illinois.A director to the stars and a professor to UI studentsJun 5, 2006 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... UI theater professor Daniel SullivanADM funds new postharvest instituteFeb 17, 2011 9:00 am44 views Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced a $10 million grant to establish the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss at the UI. The global institute will work with farmers in the developing world to help preserve millions of metric tons of grains and oilseeds lost each year to pests, disease, mishandling and other factors.