blog posts Zukoski named next vice chancellor for research May 21, 2002 9:00 am35 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 says Mar 28, 2013 9:00 am140 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 Center Nov 11, 2003 9:00 am66 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. Youths with diverse gender identities bullied up to three times more often than peers, study finds May 12, 2021 9:15 am1702 views Transgender youths are victimized as much as three times more often than students who identify as male or female, according to a study led by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign social work professor Rachel Garthe. Youth music camps offer diverse learning, performance opportunities Jun 19, 2009 9:00 am43 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 forms Sep 14, 2010 9:00 am55 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 schools Oct 17, 2016 10:30 am374 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. 2-4 Sep 18, 2008 9:00 am27 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. Youth dating violence shaped by parents’ conflict-handling views, study finds Nov 16, 2018 10:15 am10341 views Parents who talk to their children about nonviolent conflict resolution reduce children’s likelihood of abusing their dating partners – even if parents give contradictory messages advocating violence in some situations. Your personality plays a role in your political behavior, author says Jul 27, 2010 9:00 am3355 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 finds Nov 28, 2016 9:00 am3984 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 benefits Aug 6, 2012 9:00 am1520 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. Young adults may provide care for older relatives much more frequently than thought Apr 12, 2021 9:30 am764 views Young adults and teens may provide care for adult relatives much more often than previously thought, according to a new study, though they worry about detriments to educational or career goals and would like more training and support. You mean people still try to ban books they don't like?! Sep 22, 2006 9:00 am213 views A Minute With™... Christine Jenkins teaches in the areas of youth services librarianship, children's and young adult literature and literacy studies Yoga practice linked to lower stress, better cognitive performance in older adults Nov 15, 2016 8:30 am806 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 pain May 26, 2011 9:00 am83 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 experiments Jul 21, 2015 8:00 am212 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 study Jan 7, 2016 9:45 am1491 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 series brings prominent authors to campus Feb 17, 2020 1:15 pm1849 views A U.S. poet laureate, best-selling authors and Pulitzer Prize winners are among the writers coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for “A Year of Creative Writers.” Yearlong commemoration of Brown v. Board decision to begin Sep 15, 2003 9:00 am53 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 am170 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 employees Mar 4, 2013 9:00 am31 views A Minute With™... Ravi S. Gajendran, a professor of business administration 'X-Files' creator Chris Carter to attend 30th annual Insect Fear Film Festival Feb 19, 2013 9:00 am323 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." Wu earns NIH Director's New Innovator Award Oct 5, 2021 9:45 am3677 views Biochemistry professor Nicholas Wu has received a 2021 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. His project aims to understand how antibodies interact with their targets. Wrongful conviction course now required for all police recruits in Illinois Feb 1, 2023 9:00 am871 views Starting in 2023, all police recruits in the state of Illinois must take a Wrongful Conviction Awareness and Avoidance course as part of their training. This course was first developed by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Training Institute director Michael Schlosser with leaders of the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield. The course impresses upon new recruits the importance of carefully gathering and analyzing evidence in investigations and not jumping to conclusions about potential suspects. It offers real-world examples of the harm that accrues from wrongful convictions, including a presentation from an exoneree. Writing program at Illinois publishes inaugural issue of literary magazine Apr 21, 2004 9:00 am44 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the trade, they're often called "little" literary magazines. Writers to read from their works in free, public events at Illinois Sep 20, 2005 9:00 am8 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 work Oct 4, 2007 9:00 am12 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 play Mar 14, 2007 9:00 am177 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. Library May 2, 2005 9:00 am35 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 system Feb 13, 2006 9:00 am77 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 Museum Jan 19, 2017 2:00 pm698 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 finds Sep 1, 2016 10:45 am1771 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 am55 views A Minute With™... political scientist Damarys Canache Would replacing food stamps with food boxes reduce hunger? Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am1755 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 Gundersen Would more charter schools help reform education in America? Dec 24, 2009 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... education professor Christopher Lubienski Would modifying payment of the earned income tax credit help struggling families? Jan 23, 2020 9:30 am317 views Receiving the earned income tax credit in installments rather than a lump sum benefitted more than 500 families living in Chicago public housing, U. of I. researcher Karen Kramer's team found in a new study. Would cutting payroll taxes help prevent recession? Aug 26, 2019 8:30 am1050 views Cutting the payroll tax could represent the middle-class tax cut that President Trump campaigned on – although changes would need to go through the legislative process and any economic stimulus likely wouldn’t been seen until after the November 2020 election, said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy and the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at Illinois. Would changes to capital gains taxes spur the economy? Sep 4, 2019 9:00 am1803 views Indexing capital gains to inflation could be a simple fix to stimulate a teetering economy, but several significant implementation hurdles remain, said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy and the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at Illinois. Would a universal basic income in the U.S. reduce inequality? Jun 22, 2016 1:00 pm1065 views A Minute With...™ labor expert Robert Bruno Would a laptop and tablet ban enhance air travel security? May 17, 2017 9:30 am974 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 am52 views A Minute With™... Chip Bruce, a professor of library and information science Worldwide, maternal and child death rates are dropping. Not in the U.S. May 13, 2014 9:00 am58 views A Minute With™... Karen Tabb Dina, a professor in the School of Social Work World survey links religion and happiness - for some Aug 8, 2011 9:00 am711 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 device Dec 11, 2006 9:00 am787 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 Illinois Jun 1, 2009 9:00 am14 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 Music Mar 2, 2010 9:00 am56 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 opening Apr 7, 2008 9:00 am40 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. World AIDS Day commemorated with films at Krannert Art Museum, Krannert Center Nov 22, 2019 11:30 am602 views Krannert Art Museum and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will screen short films addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic to commemorate World AIDS Day. Works of five contemporary female artists focus of new I space exhibition Feb 4, 2008 9:00 am63 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.