blog postsZukoski named next vice chancellor for researchMay 21, 2002 9:00 am17 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 am65 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.Zipcars are great alternative to having a car on campusApr 1, 2010 9:00 am89 views Champaign and Urbana last year began to offer the community a car-sharing program called Zipcar. The company, which now has about 500 members in the area, allows users to pay for the use of a car only when they need it.Zipcar program ready to roll ... on campus and beyondFeb 5, 2009 9:00 am23 views Drivers, start those engines. Millikan and Martynas are ready to roll.Zimmerman Foundation's gift to benefit music school, Krannert CenterNov 11, 2003 9:00 am16 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.YWCA seeks nominations for the 31st Women's Leadership AwardsDec 6, 2016 3:30 pm165 views The YWCA at Illinois is seeking nominations for the 31st annual Women’s Leadership Awards. Prospective nominees are exceptional women who display leadership, initiative, creativity and dedication, and go the extra mile to get involved in programs and activities that benefit the communities in which they live and work. The awards recognize the achievements and contributions of exceptional individuals, organizations and businesses in the greater Champaign-Urbana community who work to advance the mission of the YWCA.YWCA of the U. of I. hosts Race Against Racism on Sept. 27Sep 10, 2015 9:15 am22 views The YWCA will host its 11th annual Race Against Racism on Sept. 27 at the U. of I. Arboretum. Registration is open to anyone older than 10, and participants can choose to run or walk in the 5K event. The event starts at 1 p.m., and the registration fee is $20 for advance registration and $25 on race day.YouTube co-founder to be commencement speaker at IllinoisMar 27, 2007 9:00 am205 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jawed Karim, an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a co-founder of YouTube, a popular video-sharing Web site, will be the speaker at the 136th U. of I. Commencement on May 13 (Sunday). He will speak at the 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies at Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.Youth music camps offer diverse learning, performance opportunitiesJun 19, 2009 9:00 am18 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 am19 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 am296 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 am14 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 am587 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 am946 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 am322 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 Baroque Artists Winners Showcase is March 13Mar 3, 2016 9:00 am11 views The Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana celebrates the artistry of area young people during its spring concert.You mean people still try to ban books they don't like?!Sep 22, 2006 9:00 am13 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 am617 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 am42 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.YMCA seeks volunteers to help with Dump & Run recycling eventAug 3, 2016 11:30 am179 views The University YMCA is seeking volunteers in Champaign County to join the 15th annual Dump & Run community recycling event to help divert reusable items from the landfill. Volunteers are needed beginning Aug. 8 and up to Aug. 21 to help collect, sort, price and sell household items at the garage sale on Aug. 20-21. Volunteers at last year’s event were able to divert approximately 27 tons of reusable items from the landfill.YMCA announces lecture series to focus on Illinois challengesJan 19, 2017 3:30 pm94 views The theme for the YMCA Spring 2017 Friday Forum Lecture Series is the “State of the State.” With many challenges facing the state of Illinois, the lecture series seeks to address state-level issues including the budget impasse’s effects on social services, funding for education, incarceration and more. Yeast byproduct inhibits white-nose syndrome fungus in lab experimentsJul 21, 2015 8:00 am131 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 am1092 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.Year of Cyberinfrastructure Roadshow focuses on research Feb. 26Feb 18, 2016 9:00 am22 views John Towns, the deputy chief information officer for research IT, will discuss how to make research better from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 26 in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications Building, Room 1122.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 am59 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.Yale professor to give 2009 Thulin lecture in religionFeb 25, 2009 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jon Butler, the Howard R. Lamar Professor of American Studies, History and Religious Studies at Yale University, will deliver the 2009 Marjorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois.Yahoo's CEO might not like it, but telecommuting benefits both employers and employeesMar 4, 2013 9:00 am5 views A Minute With™... Ravi S. Gajendran, a professor of business administrationXTension Chords kick off new lunchtime entertainment series at new Arcade PlazaMar 23, 2001 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The XTension Chords, an all-male a cappella group that intersperses comedy sketches with vocal arrangements, will kick off a new lunchtime entertainment series, "Picnic at the Plaza 2001," celebrating the new Arcade Plaza Courtyard at the University of Illinois.X students + 1 subject + 1 room = creative and fun teamworkJan 21, 2013 4:45 pm22 views If that’s not the math you remember from school, that’s no surprise. But that’s the math they practice and preach through the Illinois Geometry Lab, a new math department initiative now in its fourth semester.'X-Files' creator Chris Carter to attend 30th annual Insect Fear Film FestivalFeb 19, 2013 9:00 am129 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 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the trade, they're often called "little" literary magazines.Writing program at Illinois publishes inaugural issue of literary magazineMay 20, 2004 9:00 am9 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 am59 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 am2 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 am32 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 pm365 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 am1437 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 am33 views A Minute With™... political scientist Damarys CanacheWould replacing food stamps with food boxes reduce hunger?Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am1417 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 pm941 views A Minute With...™ labor expert Robert BrunoWould a laptop and tablet ban enhance air travel security?May 17, 2017 9:30 am924 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 am38 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 am470 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 am326 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.