blog postsYouths with diverse gender identities bullied up to three times more often than peers, study findsMay 12, 2021 9:15 am816 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 dating violence shaped by parents’ conflict-handling views, study findsNov 16, 2018 10:15 am10314 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 saysJul 27, 2010 9:00 am2090 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 people's feeling of invulnerability has drawbacks - and benefitsAug 6, 2012 9:00 am1126 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 thoughtApr 12, 2021 9:30 am671 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. Year-round distribution of Earned Income Tax Credit has significant benefits, says studyJan 7, 2016 9:45 am1447 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.Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years, study findsSep 1, 2016 10:45 am1718 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 am52 views A Minute With™... political scientist Damarys CanacheWould modifying payment of the earned income tax credit help struggling families?Jan 23, 2020 9:30 am293 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.Worldwide, maternal and child death rates are dropping. Not in the U.S.May 13, 2014 9:00 am56 views A Minute With™... Karen Tabb Dina, a professor in the School of Social Work Workshop on perinatal depression planned for June 1-2May 24, 2018 1:45 pm468 views Women in the Champaign-Urbana area who experience perinatal depression and their health care providers will meet with an international group of experts June 1-2 in Champaign for a workshop about new methods of detecting and treating the mood disorder.Workplace bullying is not unique to the NFLNov 11, 2013 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™... educational psychologist Dorothy Espelage, who is an expert on peer aggression, dating violence and school violenceWomen with serious mental illness less likely to receive cancer screeningsNov 21, 2014 9:00 am85 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Women with symptoms of serious mental illness are significantly less likely to receive three routine cancer screenings - Pap tests, mammograms and clinical breast exams - than women in the general population, despite being at elevated risk for medical comorbidities and early death, a new study indicates.Women's sexual risk-taking in tourism focus of new studyJul 22, 2015 2:00 pm364 views Relaxing beach vacations are perfect for sexual experimentation with a steady partner, while group tours and sightseeing trips are the ultimate contexts for casual sex with acquaintances or strangers, women said in a new survey.Women are aspiring to the highest positions in many societies, but they still lack the access they need to transform some developing nations.Sep 3, 2009 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... Gale Summerfield, the director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives ProgramWinning record, team longevity, prime-time games influence NFL TV ratingsAug 4, 2010 9:00 am64 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing." For NFL teams, especially small-market franchises seeking to increase their fan base, winning does help, but so does team longevity in the market as well as the number of games played in prime time, according to research by a University of Illinois sports economist.Will Venezuela need a massive relief effort?Jul 8, 2016 9:00 am594 views A Minute With...™ political scientist Damarys CanacheWill US plans for a missile defense system in Europe lead to a new arms race?Jun 11, 2007 9:00 am94 views A Minute With™... Julian Palmore, a professor of mathematics and expert on international security issuesWill the White House continue to use photos as a social media tool?Dec 20, 2016 1:45 pm652 views The role of White House photography changed significantly under President Obama, with the pictures no longer just for history.Will there be any constraints now on partisan gerrymandering?Jun 28, 2019 2:45 pm589 views The Supreme Court this week said it can’t provide the cure to partisan gerrymandering, so the focus will have to be on prevention, says an Illinois political science professor who hopes her research can play a part.Will targeted marketing bring an end to ‘Super Bowl of advertising’?Jan 24, 2018 11:45 am887 views Targeted marketing threatens to end the 'Super Bowl of ads' and to further erode privacy, says an Illinois advertising professor.Will new limits on campaign donations clean up Illinois politics?Dec 22, 2009 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... political science professor Brian GainesWill anything ever change for the Kurds?Nov 7, 2019 12:00 pm1441 views A U. of I. specialist on Middle Eastern politics explains why Kurds often feel they have “no friends but the mountains,” why they’re a political threat to Turkey’s president and motivations for the recent Turkish attack on the Kurds in Syria.Why we may not realize the sacrifices made by veteransNov 5, 2014 9:00 am524 views A Minute With™... Scott Althaus, a professor of political science and of communication, and the director of the university's Cline Center for Democracy, whose research examines the dynamics of popular support for warWhy the time is right to allow women in combatJan 25, 2013 9:00 am48 views A Minute With™... John Lynn, an emeritus professor of historyWhy the Greek debt crisis threatens the global economyJul 7, 2011 9:00 am51 views A Minute With™... political scientist Kostas KourtikakisWhy the deck is stacked against a democratic AfghanistanOct 15, 2009 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... José Antonio Cheibub, a professor of political scienceWhy the calls for defunding police?Jun 11, 2020 2:00 pm2581 views Calls for defunding or even abolishing the police in the wake of George Floyd’s death may sound radical to many, but the idea is not new, says A. Naomi Paik, a professor of Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Why public reaction to unlimited corporate political donations may come laterOct 7, 2010 9:00 am42 views A Minute With™... political scientist Tom RudolphWhy not have one national primary election for presidential nominees?Feb 16, 2016 10:45 am3589 views A Minute With...™ Mattias Polborn, professor of economics and political scienceWhy is the number of fatal motorcycle crashes increasing?Sep 1, 2006 9:00 am30 views A Minute With™... John Sudlow, project coordinator for the free Motorcycle Rider Program at IllinoisWhy hunger, proverty would deepen if Ivory Coast collapses into civil warMar 31, 2011 9:00 am53 views A Minute With™... geography professor Thomas BassettWhy has the bloody race riot in Springfield 100 years ago been largely forgotten?Aug 14, 2008 9:00 am133 views A Minute With™... Clarence Lang, a professor of history and of African-American studiesWhy has Putin's Napoleonic 'cold charisma' made him so popular in Russia?Oct 9, 2015 11:30 am2926 views A Minute With...™ Richard Tempest, professor of Slavic languages and literaturesWhy does the census matter? What are the challenges this time?Mar 2, 2020 10:00 am634 views The 2020 census kicks into high gear this month with information arriving in millions of mailboxes. A professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who also chairs a U.S. Census Bureau advisory committee explains why the census matters and describes challenges in making it work.Why did St. Patrick's Day become such a big deal in America?Mar 15, 2010 9:00 am861 views A Minute With™... historian James BarrettWhy are familiar brands with Black images getting a rethink?Jun 29, 2020 8:00 am2605 views At least one familiar brand is being retired and others are getting a rethink due to their use of Black images. Illinois advertising professor Jason Chambers explains why.Why American Indians don't see 'Redskins' team name as an honorOct 23, 2013 9:00 am80 views A Minute With™... Frederick Hoxie, a Swanlund professor of history, law and American Indian studiesWhite House testimony on creating a national plan to reduce bullyingMar 9, 2011 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Philip RodkinWhere was the rancorous debate over Illinois' civil unions law?Dec 22, 2010 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... Anna-Maria Marshall, head of the sociology department and also a professor of lawWhere the midterm election is headed, and whyOct 19, 2010 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... political scientist Brian GainesWhere have all the entry-level professional jobs gone?Jul 1, 2021 8:15 am879 views Various economic and political forces are reducing job opportunities for new professionals and discouraging some entering these fields or staying in the U.S. after they earn their degrees, says sociology professor Kevin Leicht.Where does the U.S. withdrawal leave the World Health Organization?Aug 18, 2020 8:00 am1732 views A global response, such as that organized by the World Health Organization, is needed to control the COVID-19 pandemic, says Ian Brooks, a research scientist whose focus is global health informatics.When will the Venezuela crisis end?Jun 22, 2017 10:45 am1062 views Political science professor Damarys Canache discusses the plight of Venezuela, where nearly three months of protests have resulted in more than 70 deathsWhen Greeks voted 'no' on bailout terms, were they saying they wanted to leave the EU?Jul 9, 2015 4:30 pm217 views A Minute With...™ political scientist Kostas Kourtikakis, expert on the EU and its institutionsWhen did religion become a political weapon in America?Dec 21, 2007 9:00 am634 views A Minute With™... Kevin Coe, a doctoral student in speech communicationWhen – and why – did the Super Bowl become a showcase for advertising?Jan 29, 2008 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, the head of the department of advertisingWhen a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents?Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am17531 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerWhat will define success in Iraq, Afghanistan?Aug 12, 2010 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Paul Diehl, the Henning Larsen Professor of political scienceWhat was lost in the Notre Dame Cathedral fire?Apr 17, 2019 12:00 pm2264 views Notre Dame Cathedral, severely damaged by fire this week, is widely understood as “the beating heart of France,” with global significance beyond that, says one University of Illinois historian in a Q&A. Another notes how a key aspect of music as we know it today was invented for the cathedral’s unique resonant space, a soundscape lost in the fire.