blog postsZukoski named next vice chancellor for researchMay 21, 2002 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Charles F. Zukoski, professor and head of the chemical engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been chosen to be the next vice chancellor for research of the Urbana campus.Zoning restrictions also a key factor in foreclosure crisis, scholar saysMar 28, 2013 9:00 am62 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The causes of the foreclosure crisis seem obvious: Buyers purchased homes they couldn't afford, lured in part by lenders pushing subprime mortgages. Real estate values escalated, and when the bubble burst, buyers were left owing more than their homes were worth.Zimmerman Foundation's gift to benefit music school, Krannert CenterNov 11, 2003 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Music education and performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will receive a significant boost from a $2.65 million gift to the School of Music and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts from the Vernon K. and Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Foundation.Youth music camps offer diverse learning, performance opportunitiesJun 19, 2009 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Like the swallows that migrate annually to a certain mission in California, flocks of budding young music-makers are once again congregating on the University of Illinois campus.Youth literature festival to feature authors, variety of art formsSep 14, 2010 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Nationally known and emerging authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers will engage with their young readers and readers young at heart during the second Youth Literature Festival. The festival, to take place Oct. 9 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Illinois campus, celebrates the ways in which written works enrich the lives of young people and promotes reading as a fun activity.Youth Literature Festival authors, artists to visit 90 Illinois schoolsOct 17, 2016 10:30 am276 views About 90 local schools will welcome award-winning authors and book illustrators as part of the University of Illinois’ 2016 Youth Literature Festival.Youth Literature Fest coming to U. of I., area schools, community Oct. 2-4Sep 18, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Books, kids, and the love of reading will take center stage Oct. 2-4 in Champaign-Urbana, at the University of Illinois, and in 44 area schools - all as part of a first-ever Youth Literature Festival in East Central Illinois.Your personality plays a role in your political behavior, author saysJul 27, 2010 9:00 am307 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Our personalities play a role in every aspect of our lives, from friendships to hobbies, from whom we marry to what we do for a living.Young toddlers can tell when others hold false beliefs, study findsNov 28, 2016 9:00 am885 views A new study finds that, under the right conditions, 2 1/2-year-old children can answer questions about people acting on false beliefs, an ability that most researchers believe does not develop until age 4.Young people's feeling of invulnerability has drawbacks - and benefitsAug 6, 2012 9:00 am229 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A sense of invulnerability isn't a hallmark of youth as many adults may believe nor is it necessarily detrimental, a new study suggests. However, feeling immune to the problems and threats that affect others can be a blessing or a curse, depending on whether people believe they're exempt from psychological risks or physical harm.You mean people still try to ban books they don't like?!Sep 22, 2006 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Christine Jenkins teaches in the areas of youth services librarianship, children's and young adult literature and literacy studiesYoga practice linked to lower stress, better cognitive performance in older adultsNov 15, 2016 8:30 am572 views Older adults who practiced hatha yoga for 8 weeks were better able to manage stress and performed better on cognitive tests than peers in a stretching and weight-training program, researchers report.Yoga helps breast cancer survivors conquer emotional, physical painMay 26, 2011 9:00 am40 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After breast cancer surgery, increased self-consciousness and perceptions of disfigurement prompt some women to shy away from involvement in group fitness and recreational activities during a time when they might benefit the most physically and emotionally.Yeast byproduct inhibits white-nose syndrome fungus in lab experimentsJul 21, 2015 8:00 am119 views A microbe found in caves produces a compound that inhibitsPseudogymnoascus destructans, the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats, researchers report in the journal Mycopathologia. The finding could lead to treatments that kill the fungus while minimizing disruption to cave ecosystems, the researchers say.Year-round distribution of Earned Income Tax Credit has significant benefits, says studyJan 7, 2016 9:45 am999 views The Earned Income Tax Credit aids millions of Americans each year, lifting many out of poverty – but spacing it out in multiple payments could significantly reduce recipients’ dependence on payday loans and borrowing from friends and family, along with other benefits, suggests a recent University of Illinois study of a pilot program in Chicago.Yearlong commemoration of Brown v. Board decision to beginSep 15, 2003 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A commemoration of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision begins this month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will continue throughout the school year.Y chromosome study sheds light on Athapaskan migration to southwest U.S.Jul 15, 2008 9:00 am46 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A large-scale genetic study of native North Americans offers new insights into the migration of a small group of Athapaskan natives from their subarctic home in northwest North America to the southwestern United States. The migration, which left no known archaeological trace, is believed to have occurred about 500 years ago.Yahoo's CEO might not like it, but telecommuting benefits both employers and employeesMar 4, 2013 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Ravi S. Gajendran, a professor of business administration'X-Files' creator Chris Carter to attend 30th annual Insect Fear Film FestivalFeb 19, 2013 9:00 am118 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Infectious honey bees and cockroaches out to take down humans will be the cinematic scare fare at this year's Insect Fear Film Festival, an event organizers are calling "The InsX-Files: The Truth (About Insects) Is Out There."Writing program at Illinois publishes inaugural issue of literary magazineApr 21, 2004 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the trade, they're often called "little" literary magazines.Writers to read from their works in free, public events at IllinoisSep 20, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Writers, both nationally acclaimed and aspiring, are giving a series of free public readings at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall, all organized by the English department's MFA Creative Writing Program.Writers to read from and talk about their workOct 4, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three award-winning fiction writers - Susan Power, Roy Kesey and Katharine Min - will visit the University of Illinois on Oct. 15, Nov. 5 and Nov. 7, respectively, to read from and talk about their work.Writer focused on U. of I. musicologists as he developed playMar 14, 2007 9:00 am48 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - She studies Wagner and opera. He studies mostly Mozart and Beethoven. Together, husband-and-wife musicologists Katherine Syer and William Kinderman have themselves been the subject of much prodding and research - by internationally acclaimed playwright and director Moisés Kaufman.Writer Andrei Codrescu donates literary works to U. of I. LibraryMay 2, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If it's possible to know a person by the books he reads, patrons of one of the world's largest libraries soon could be on a first-name basis with an award-winning author, commentator and observer-provocateur.Wrinkled membranes create novel drug-delivery systemFeb 13, 2006 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A University of Illinois scientist studying how membranes wrinkle has discovered a novel system for on-demand drug delivery.WPA artwork, light sculpture and art related to the U of I land-grant mission featured at Krannert Art MuseumJan 19, 2017 2:00 pm320 views Krannert Art Museum will open several spring exhibitions on Jan. 26, including artwork created through the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project, objects related to the history of land-grant universities and light sculpture.Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years, study findsSep 1, 2016 10:45 am1366 views Childhood bullying inflicts the same long-term psychological trauma on girls as severe physical or sexual abuse, suggests a new survey of nearly 500 college students.Would Venezuela's Chavismo movement survive if Hugo Chavez does not?Jan 11, 2013 9:00 am30 views A Minute With™... political scientist Damarys CanacheWould replacing food stamps with food boxes reduce hunger?Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am1245 views Swapping food stamps for food boxes would mean scrapping 'the most successful government program we have going today,' said U. of I. professor Craig GundersenWould more charter schools help reform education in America?Dec 24, 2009 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... education professor Christopher LubienskiWould a universal basic income in the U.S. reduce inequality?Jun 22, 2016 1:00 pm885 views A Minute With...™ labor expert Robert BrunoWould a laptop and tablet ban enhance air travel security?May 17, 2017 9:30 am916 views Computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the proposed Department of Homeland Security ban of laptop and tablet computers in the passenger cabins of certain flights.Would a Google/Verizon deal doom net neutrality?Aug 25, 2010 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Chip Bruce, a professor of library and information scienceWorldwide, maternal and child death rates are dropping. Not in the U.S.May 13, 2014 9:00 am35 views A Minute With™... Karen Tabb Dina, a professor in the School of Social Work World survey links religion and happiness - for someAug 8, 2011 9:00 am365 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - There may be a few atheists in foxholes, but a new study suggests that in societies under stress, those who are religious outnumber - and are happier than - their nonreligious counterparts. Where peace and plenty are the norm, however, religious participation is lower and people are happier whether or not they are religious, the researchers found.World's fastest transistor approaches goal of terahertz deviceDec 11, 2006 9:00 am242 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have again broken their own speed record for the world's fastest transistor. With a frequency of 845 gigahertz, their latest device is approximately 300 gigahertz faster than transistors built by other research groups, and approaches the goal of a terahertz device.World premiere among highlights of summer harp events at IllinoisJun 1, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The heavenly sounds of harp music will be wafting through the air June 11-13, when the 2009 Summer Harp Class is in session at the University of Illinois.World music, trumpet camps new for Illinois Summer Youth MusicMar 2, 2010 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois Summer Youth Music is tuning up for its 61st year of camps for budding musicians, thespians and vocalists, and this summer's students will have even more opportunities for courting their muses.World Music Center at Illinois to celebrate grand openingApr 7, 2008 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An eclectic mix of live music, a lecture-demonstration on Indian dance, and an academic symposium will signal the official grand opening of the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music at the University of Illinois April 18-20.Works of five contemporary female artists focus of new I space exhibitionFeb 4, 2008 9:00 am33 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -The work of a cosmopolitan collection of artists will be featured in a new exhibition on view Feb. 8 through March 22 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Works of contemporary artists on view at I space through May 27Apr 21, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two new exhibitions by contemporary artists will be on view April 28 through May 27 at I space, UIUC's Chicago gallery.Workshops to focus on improving energy efficiency in buildingsOct 6, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center, administered through the University of Illinois School of Architecture, will present seven workshops around the state to teach facilities managers, construction contractors and consultants how to achieve energy efficiency in new construction or existing buildings.Workshops teach caregivers, those with chronic disease to 'Live Well'Sep 12, 2011 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Living with a chronic disease, or being a caretaker for a loved one in failing health, can be frustrating as well as emotionally and physically draining.Workshop on Jan. 22 seeks to guide parents to connect with their kidsJan 4, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How to connect with your kids - in particular in talking about substance abuse - will be the topic of a parenting workshop Jan. 22 (Saturday) at the University of Illinois.Workshop looks at the Indian roots of a high-tech agribusiness cropMar 20, 2012 9:00 am60 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 7,000 years ago, indigenous peoples in Mexico domesticated corn. What was once a commodity for barter among indigenous tribes and empires is now one of the most important crops in the world. On March 27 (Tuesday), the Center for Advanced Study will host Corn and Indigenous Communities in the Americas, a daylong workshop examining the ancient relationship between indigenous cultures and maize, as well as the modern challenges of GMO cultivation, NAFTA and global price pressures now facing indigenous farming communities.Works by two Central Illinois-based artists to be featured at I spaceOct 11, 2004 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Central Illinois-based artists Roger Blakley and Harold Boyd will exhibit their latest work in two new shows on view Oct. 15 through Nov. 20 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Works by student artists featured at U. of I.'s downtown Champaign exhibition spaceDec 7, 2010 2:30 pm16 views Two shows – a solo exhibition of drawings and paintings by emerging artist Maria Lux and a collection of lifestyle products designed by University of Illinois art students as a study in community-based entrepreneurship – will open Dec. 10 at Figure One, the School of Art + Design’s exhibition space in downtown Champaign.Works by six artists displayed in I space exhibitionOct 28, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The most brilliant display of fall color to be found this season may be indoors - at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Krannert Art Museum.Works by single artist operating as two individuals on display at I spaceNov 19, 2008 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The boundaries of human duality are expanded and examined in an exhibition on view Nov. 21 through Dec. 20 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:Works by self-taught artists featured in Krannert Art Museum exhibitionOct 21, 2004 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new exhibition originating at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Krannert Art Museum seeks to reintroduce the public to the work of self-taught African-American artists Bill Traylor and William Edmondson by emancipating them from their "outsider" status and placing their art back in the context in which it was first discovered and acknowledged more than a half century ago.