blog postsYouth dating violence shaped by parents’ conflict-handling views, study findsNov 16, 2018 10:15 am10169 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 am788 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 am411 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.Year-round distribution of Earned Income Tax Credit has significant benefits, says studyJan 7, 2016 9:45 am1159 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 am1496 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 am36 views A Minute With™... political scientist Damarys CanacheWorldwide, maternal and child death rates are dropping. Not in the U.S.May 13, 2014 9:00 am38 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 pm428 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 am13 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 am72 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 pm317 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 am2 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 am37 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 am586 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 am4 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 pm630 views The role of White House photography changed significantly under President Obama, with the pictures no longer just for history.Will targeted marketing bring an end to ‘Super Bowl of advertising’?Jan 24, 2018 11:45 am846 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 am3 views A Minute With™... political science professor Brian GainesWhy we may not realize the sacrifices made by veteransNov 5, 2014 9:00 am83 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 am36 views A Minute With™... John Lynn, an emeritus professor of historyWhy the Greek debt crisis threatens the global economyJul 7, 2011 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... political scientist Kostas KourtikakisWhy the deck is stacked against a democratic AfghanistanOct 15, 2009 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... José Antonio Cheibub, a professor of political scienceWhy public reaction to unlimited corporate political donations may come laterOct 7, 2010 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... political scientist Tom RudolphWhy not have one national primary election for presidential nominees?Feb 16, 2016 10:45 am2139 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 am16 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 am20 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 am58 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 am1751 views A Minute With...™ Richard Tempest, professor of Slavic languages and literaturesWhy did St. Patrick's Day become such a big deal in America?Mar 15, 2010 9:00 am191 views A Minute With™... historian James BarrettWhy American Indians don't see 'Redskins' team name as an honorOct 23, 2013 9:00 am26 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 am7 views A Minute With™... educational psychology professor Philip RodkinWhere was the rancorous debate over Illinois' civil unions law?Dec 22, 2010 9:00 am7 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 am10 views A Minute With™... political scientist Brian GainesWhen will the Venezuela crisis end?Jun 22, 2017 10:45 am1011 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 pm201 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 am135 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 am8 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 am4905 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerWhat will define success in Iraq, Afghanistan?Aug 12, 2010 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... Paul Diehl, the Henning Larsen Professor of political scienceWhat to expect in Illinois' general election for governorMar 26, 2014 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Christopher Z. Mooney, the director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsWhat the Panama Papers stories tell us about the evolution of journalismApr 20, 2016 9:15 am213 views A Minute With...™ Brant Houston, expert on investigative journalism and co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism NetworkWhat's next now that Scotland has said 'no' to independence?Sep 22, 2014 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... political scientist Brian GainesWhat’s most important for the future of our national parks?Jun 8, 2016 8:30 am986 views National Park Service at 100: A Minute With™ parks and politics expert Robert PahreWhat's left unsaid about sexuality and schools can be harmful, author saysOct 25, 2004 9:00 am40 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sexuality is not an easy topic for discussion as it relates to schools, but what is left unsaid can cause a lot of harm, says Cris Mayo, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of a new book.What’s it take to get asylum? And what’s driving those seeking it?Dec 13, 2018 10:30 am764 views An Illinois professor who has aided in asylum cases talks about the criteria, changes in the process and why Central Americans are seeking this protection.What should we make of the ‘68 Chicago Democratic Convention now?Aug 14, 2018 10:15 am976 views A U. of I. political historian looks back 50 years at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.What should we make of Russia’s revolution now?Oct 26, 2017 8:45 am1184 views A U. of I. history professor takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution on its centennial.What should we know about the white working class?Oct 20, 2016 11:30 am491 views Descriptions of the white working-class often paint a one-dimensional picture, whereas the reality is more complex, says Illinois sociology professor Monica McDermott, the author of “Working-Class White.”What should we expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle?Feb 1, 2017 4:30 pm418 views University of Illinois political scientist Alicia Uribe-McGuire describes the politics involved in the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.What should we expect from Donald Trump’s inaugural address?Jan 13, 2017 9:00 am544 views Communication professor John Murphy, who studies presidential rhetoric, says the inaugural address traditionally carries a message of unifying the country, which may be even more important this time.