blog postsZoning 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.Young toddlers can tell when others hold false beliefs, study findsNov 28, 2016 9:00 am886 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.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 am574 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.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 am47 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.WPA artwork, light sculpture and art related to the U of I land-grant mission featured at Krannert Art MuseumJan 19, 2017 2:00 pm321 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 am1368 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 replacing food stamps with food boxes reduce hunger?Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am1255 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 pm892 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 scienceWorld survey links religion and happiness - for someAug 8, 2011 9:00 am370 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 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 am62 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.Works by MFA graduates on view at Krannert Art MuseumApr 12, 2011 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A tiny nest made of fingernail clippings. A necklace made of sugar. A molded polyethylene baby crib designed to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. These are some of the works of art that will be on display when the Master of Fine Arts Exhibition opens Saturday (April 16) at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.Works by MFA graduates on view at I space beginning FridayJul 14, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Recent work by six graduates of the master of fine arts program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on view Friday (July 18) through Aug. 13 at I space, the university's Chicago gallery.Works by four students selected for juried ceramics exhibitionJan 29, 2002 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Artwork by four ceramics students in the University of Illinois School of Art and Design has been selected for inclusion in a juried exhibition.Works by Bourgeois among four new Krannert Art Museum exhibitionsApr 11, 2002 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. This country's most comprehensive museum exhibition of early works by Louise Bourgeois is among four new shows opening at the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum in the coming weeks.Workplace arbitration becoming more costly for employersSep 14, 2005 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the wake of a 1991 court decision, a growing number of companies require employees to submit workplace disputes to an arbitrator.Work of U. of I. 'Leonardo' to be highlighted in Chicago Da Vinci exhibitionApr 13, 2006 9:00 am109 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientific visualization artist-wizard Donna Cox is among a select, eclectic group of visionaries from a broad range of disciplines whose work will be spotlighted in a major new exhibition opening this week at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.Work of major glass artist, U. of I. alumnus to be part of Petals & Paintings fundraiserMar 16, 2016 12:15 pm898 views A two-piece glass sculpture by Marvin Lipofsky, a significant glass artist and University of Illinois alumnus, will be part of Krannert Art Museum’s Petals & Paintings event during U. of I. Moms Weekend in April.Work of dance student to be performed at national galaApr 7, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois dance student Darrin Wright is among a select group of choreographers whose dances will be performed at the National College Dance Festival Gala May 19-21 at the University of Maryland at College Park.