blog posts100-year-old trans fat pioneer celebrates news of an FDA banJun 4, 2015 1:00 pm2385 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 am1567 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 am342 views A Minute With™... Tamara Chaplin, a University of Illinois historian of modern France100 years of relativity: How has Einstein's theory shaped modern physics, astronomy?Nov 24, 2015 9:45 am1216 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 am58 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.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 am848 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.30 years after the Challenger disaster: A 'Where were you when...' eventJan 14, 2016 9:30 am753 views A Minute With...™ communication professor Ned O'Gorman$4 million for one thirty second Super Bowl ad: Money well spent?Jan 29, 2014 9:00 am59 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, an advertising professor and the dean of the College of Media50 years after the Cuban missile crisisOct 8, 2012 9:00 am80 views A Minute With™... Ned O'Gorman, a professor of communication affiliated with the U. of I. Program for Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security60th anniversary of Brown v Board and recent affirmative action rulingsMay 21, 2014 9:00 am159 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 am1759 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 am133238 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern GermanyA bumper crop...of weeds?Aug 18, 2014 9:00 am29 views A Minute With™... crop sciences professor and weed expert Aaron HagerA central Illinois carbon sequestration project hits a milestoneJan 12, 2015 9:00 am285 views One of the largest carbon sequestration projects in the U.S., the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project (IBDP) has reached its goal of capturing 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and injecting it deep underground in the Mount Simon Sandstone formation beneath Decatur, Illinois. The project is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of carbon capture and storage. IBDP director Robert Finley talked about the million-ton milestone with News Bureau physical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg. Finley is director of the Advanced Energy Technology Institute at the Illinois State Geological Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois.A change to benefits policy for same-sex married federal employeesOct 1, 2013 9:00 am35 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 am57 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 am874 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 am37 views A Minute With™... Safdar Khan, an expert batsman and bowler for the Cricket Club of IllinoisActivist shareholders' impact on corporate AmericaMar 17, 2006 9:00 am30 views A Minute With™... David Ikenberry, a professor of finance and the chair of the finance department in the College of BusinessA director to the stars and a professor to UI studentsJun 5, 2006 9:00 am140 views A Minute With™... UI theater professor Daniel SullivanAdvertising's next big event: the OlympicsFeb 10, 2010 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... advertising professor Michael GiardinaA fledgling democracy in Egypt: Electing a president, writing a constitutionMay 30, 2012 9:00 am76 views A Minute With™... Kenneth Cuno, a professor of Middle Eastern historyAfrica is changing. Does it still need our charity?Dec 19, 2012 9:00 am30 views A Minute With™... sociologist Brian DillAfter delivering critical votes, what does labor expect from President Obama?Nov 19, 2012 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relationsAfter two fiscal years without a budget, what’s next for the state of Illinois?Jul 14, 2017 8:45 am608 views "...fixing the major problems that Illinois has – both in policy and in finances – is going to require the governor to work in cooperation with rather than in opposition to the majorities in the General Assembly, and vice versa"Al Gore's peace prize exposes the connection between global warming and security.Oct 15, 2007 9:00 am26 views A Minute With™... Jürgen Scheffran, an adjunct professor in the departments of political science and of atmospheric sciencesA linguist's analysis of the State of the UnionJan 25, 2012 9:00 am39 views A Minute With™... English and linguistics professor Dennis BaronA look forward to the Blagojevich retrialAug 20, 2010 9:00 am104 views A Minute With™... Andrew Leipold, an expert on criminal law and the federal judicial processAmerica has been horrified by the shootings at Ft. Hood. How do military counsellors deal with the stress – both the soldiers' and their own?Nov 6, 2009 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... medical historian Mark MicaleAn economic model to reform pricing of pediatric vaccinesJun 21, 2011 9:00 am28 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson and collaborator Ruben A. Proano, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at the Rochester Institute of TechnologyA new biofuels research initiative and Illinois' leading role in developing renewable energyFeb 6, 2007 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Stephen P. Long, Illinois' lead investigator on a new Energy Biosciences InstituteA new way to measure winter's severityMar 3, 2014 9:00 am71 views A Minute With™... Steve Hilberg, the senior climatologist/meteorologist for the Midwestern Regional Climate CenterAntibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now?Oct 3, 2017 8:30 am11962 views Rates of antibiotic-resistant infections in companion animals are rising at an alarming rate. An Illinois veterinarian discusses what can be done about it.A pension reform plan has been signed into law in Illinois. Is it constitutional?Dec 6, 2013 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... law professors John D. Colombo and Laurie ReynoldsA perfect March Madness bracket? That's a long shot.Mar 13, 2014 9:00 am80 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. JacobsonAre bats to blame for the coronavirus crisis?Apr 24, 2020 8:15 am3002 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.Are black bears and other large predators returning to Illinois?Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am2623 views A Minute With™... Peggy Doty, who provides educational programs about coexisting with large predators for the University of Illinois Extension.Are daily fantasy sports games a form of online gambling that requires regulation?Jul 29, 2013 9:00 am27 views A Minute With™... John Kindt, an emeritus professor of business and legal policyAre droughts becoming more extreme and severe?Aug 9, 2017 12:00 pm266 views "Because future climate projections exhibit 'more extreme extremes,' drought recovery times will be critical for assessing ecosystem resilience."Are global carbon emissions increasing or decreasing?Nov 22, 2016 11:30 am992 views Illinois atmospheric scientist Atul Jain was among the many scientists worldwide who contributed data to the Global Carbon Budget 2016, providing new data on atmospheric carbon concentrations, emissions and trends. Are global warming, recent Midwest cold snap related?Feb 12, 2019 8:15 am3264 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.Are insect populations rising with Earth's temperature?Sep 15, 2006 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... U. of I. Extension entomologist Phil NixonAre large numbers of Turkish troops likely to enter northern Iraq?Oct 30, 2007 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Mahir Saul, a professor of anthropologyAre law enforcement agencies abusing civil asset forfeiture?Apr 13, 2017 8:45 am796 views The controversial practice of civil asset forfeiture gets a well-deserved bad rap, says U. of I. law professor and criminal law expert Kenworthey Bilz.Are MLB negotiations headed for another lockout?Oct 20, 2011 9:00 am23 views A Minute With™... labor professor Daniel GilbertAre science laboratories truly inclusive if not accessible to service-dog handlers?Feb 16, 2021 8:15 am1931 views According to a new commentary in Disability and Health Journal, people with disabilities who rely on service dogs often are prohibited from bringing their working dogs into teaching and research laboratories. This one barrier can stop them from pursuing careers in science, says Joey Ramp, a researcher in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and lead author of the commentary. Ramp spoke about the issue with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates.Are state proposals for pension reform constitutional?Apr 3, 2013 9:00 am79 views A Minute With™... law professors John D. Colombo and Laurie ReynoldsAre there alternatives to declining, disappearing newspapers?Jan 30, 2020 2:00 pm1575 views As many newspapers decline and disappear – highlighted by two Chicago Tribune reporters recently sounding the alarm about a perceived threat to the Trib – a journalism professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign touts the growth and viability of nonprofits and other alternatives.