blog posts100-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 am1399 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 am155 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 am710 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. physicist Stuart Shapiro150 year anniversary of the Confederate surrender at AppomattoxApr 6, 2015 10:00 am161 views Bruce Levine, professor of history and expert on the Civil War150 years after the Confederate surrender at AppomattoxMar 2, 2015 9:00 am26 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 am12 views A Minute With™... James D. Nowlan, a senior fellow in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs30 years after the Challenger disaster: A 'Where were you when...' eventJan 14, 2016 9:30 am433 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 am31 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 am13 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 am25 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 am1321 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 am14647 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern GermanyA bumper crop...of weeds?Aug 18, 2014 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... crop sciences professor and weed expert Aaron HagerA central Illinois carbon sequestration project hits a milestoneJan 12, 2015 9:00 am41 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 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 IllinoisActivist 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 BusinessA director to the stars and a professor to UI studentsJun 5, 2006 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... UI theater professor Daniel SullivanAdvertising's next big event: the OlympicsFeb 10, 2010 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... advertising professor Michael GiardinaA fledgling democracy in Egypt: Electing a president, writing a constitutionMay 30, 2012 9:00 am3 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 am19 views A Minute With™... sociologist Brian DillAfter delivering critical votes, what does labor expect from President Obama?Nov 19, 2012 9:00 am6 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 am576 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 am21 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 am19 views A Minute With™... English and linguistics professor Dennis BaronA look forward to the Blagojevich retrialAug 20, 2010 9:00 am5 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 am9 views A Minute With™... medical historian Mark MicaleAn economic model to reform pricing of pediatric vaccinesJun 21, 2011 9:00 am16 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 am1 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 am22 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 am3454 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 am5 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 am16 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. JacobsonAre black bears and other large predators returning to Illinois?Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am785 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 am14 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 pm237 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 am930 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 insect populations rising with Earth's temperature?Sep 15, 2006 9:00 am2 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 am1 views A Minute With™... Mahir Saul, a professor of anthropologyAre law enforcement agencies abusing civil asset forfeiture?Apr 13, 2017 8:45 am650 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 am14 views A Minute With™... labor professor Daniel GilbertAre state proposals for pension reform constitutional?Apr 3, 2013 9:00 am67 views A Minute With™... law professors John D. Colombo and Laurie ReynoldsAre there still holes in aviation security, 10 years after 9/11?Nov 22, 2010 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... aviation security expert Sheldon H. JacobsonAre there still holes in aviation security, ten years after 9/11?Jan 7, 2010 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson Are there still holes in aviation security, ten years after 9/11?Sep 11, 2011 9:00 am36 views A Minute With™... computer science professor Sheldon H. JacobsonAre we sure that asteroid will miss Earth? Won't it get pulled in by gravity?Feb 13, 2013 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... astronomy professor Leslie LooneyAre you ready for the solar eclipse?Aug 11, 2017 8:30 am482 views Astronomy professor Leslie Looney on what will it look like on – and off – the "path of totality."