blog postsUltrathin self-healing polymers create new, sustainable water-resistant coatingsSep 16, 2021 9:30 am0 views Researchers have found a way to make ultrathin surface coatings robust enough to survive scratches and dings. The new material, developed by merging thin-film and self-healing technologies, has an almost endless list of potential applications, including self-cleaning, anti-icing, anti-fogging, anti-bacterial, anti-fouling and enhanced heat exchange coatings, researchers said. Bankruptcy reforms aimed at curbing filings may wind up increasing themOct 24, 2006 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If history is any guide, last year's changes to the bankruptcy law aimed at reducing individual bankruptcy filings may have the opposite effect - a long-term surge in personal filings, according to a study by a University of Illinois expert.Flash Index of Illinois Economy registers slight dip in NovemberDec 1, 2004 9:00 am3 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index dropped slightly last month to 102.4 from its 102.6 reading in October.Keeping and developing new teachers focus of conferenceApr 20, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Educators from around the state will gather in Champaign early next week to trade ideas and experience on how to keep and develop new teachers.Summer gasoline price surge unlikely, U. of I. expert saysApr 29, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Gasoline prices could creep past $3 a gallon this summer, continuing a slow climb but still below record prices of just two years ago, a University of Illinois energy policy expert says.Flash Index of Illinois Economy remains steadyJun 1, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After breaking through the 100 barrier in April, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index held constant at 100.3 in May. This ended a period of steady increases that began last September.Grant will improve access to U. of I. Rare Book and Manuscript LibraryJun 21, 2006 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A top U.S. rare book and manuscript library has begun taking the embarrassment out of its embarrassment of riches by making all of its collection accessible.Hosts sought for Japanese students coming to university in AugustJun 25, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japanese college students coming to Champaign-Urbana in August to spend a month brushing up on their conversational English are hoping to find friendly local hosts to share their American experience with.Japan House open house set for Oct. 25Oct 15, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Martial arts demonstrations are among the highlights of the annual fall open house at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Japan House on Oct. 25.How more immigrants might save Social SecurityOct 31, 2006 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Joseph Finnerty, who teaches at the College of BusinessAuthority on African-American families to speak Nov. 12Nov 5, 2002 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Robert B. Hill, a nationally known authority on African-American families, will speak on "Understanding Black Families: Strengths and Challenges" in a lecture Nov. 12 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Gov. Ryan to discuss death penaltyDec 17, 2002 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois Gov. George H. Ryan is scheduled to speak Thursday (Dec. 19) at the University of Illinois College of Law about the role of the state's chief executive in administering the death penalty.Sediment samples suggest how plants would fare in hotter, drier futureJan 13, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sediment samples dating back thousands of years and taken from under the deep water of West Olaf Lake in Minnesota have revealed an unexpected climate indicator that can be factored into future projections.Architectural designs on limited view at Figure OneFeb 10, 2011 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new display of a very old assignment will open Friday UI Flash Index rises slightly; slowdown is moderating, economist saysJul 1, 2002 9:00 am5 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose last month to 95.0 from its 94.2 level in May.Graduate students' exhibition to open Friday at I-spaceJul 8, 2002 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Six graduate-student artists will exhibit their work July 12 through Aug. 10 at the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Illinois Flash Economic Index declines slightly last monthAug 1, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index declined slightly for the month of July to 102.6 from its 102.8 level in June.Flash Index of Illinois Economy rose moderately in AugustSep 5, 2006 9:00 am5 views The U. of I. Flash Index of the state economy moved up in August to 106.4 from its 106.1 reading in July.Princeton professor to deliver David Kinley Lecture in EconomicsSep 17, 2007 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A Princeton University professor who studies the global economy will be at the University of Illinois next month to talk about whether health and happiness could be rooted in prosperity.U. of I. to play lead role in project to preserve digital informationOct 1, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been chosen as one of the lead institutions in a massive new Library of Congress project to save at-risk digital materials nationwide.U.of I. Press Week Oct. 17-22 to feature six authorsOct 9, 2003 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The second annual University of Illinois Press Week will be held Oct. 17 to 22 (Friday-Wednesday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.'i-emerging' event to showcase new technologies seeking investorsOct 22, 2001 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A computer that can recognize users faces, and even their moods. A method of delivering vaccine by a single pill that would eliminate the need for booster shots. An electronic "nose" that could be used by physicians to monitor dialysis patients and diagnose disease and by USDA inspectors to ensure fish is fresh.Disabilities symposium to look at futureNov 13, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act. President Clinton signed another landmark disability act, known as "Ticket to Work." What might come next, whoever is president, will be just one of the topics at the "Symposium on Disability and Equality: Strategies for Success" this Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 16-18) at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.Recent past president of ALA to head Mortenson CenterDec 11, 2002 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Barbara J. Ford, a recent past president of the American Library Association (ALA), has been selected to direct the C. Walter and Gerda B. Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.U. of I. student teams to get chance to turn ideas into start-up businessesDec 18, 2006 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As graduates, they became major players in the technology world, establishing such companies as PayPal and YouTube.U. of I. Flash Index rose slightly in January, continuing upward trendFeb 1, 2005 9:00 am6 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its recent strong performance by rising slightly to 103.1 last month from 103.0 in December.Flash Economic Index for January rose slightlyFeb 2, 2000 9:00 am6 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose slightly to 102.2 in January from its 102.1 level in December.Illinois Flash Index up slightly in JanuaryFeb 3, 2003 9:00 am6 views The Illinois economy began the first month of 2003 with a slight uptick in activity.Slavery, science, theater among topics in lecture series at IllinoisFeb 13, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --- Global slavery, the role of serendipity in scientific research, and an all-female Japanese theater troupe are on the schedule of talks and performances this spring sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois atGrant to provide for assessment of seven university libraries in AfricaFeb 17, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - International library experts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded a grant that will allow them to work with seven African university libraries.One-day shows offer sampling of creative arts at IllinoisFeb 17, 2011 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Figure One - the exhibition space of the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois - is presenting a series of one-day shows designed to give the public a taste of what's cooking in the creative arts at Illinois.Grant, gifts enable U. of I. Library to preserve endangered materialsFeb 20, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thousands of endangered materials spanning at least seven centuries will be rescued at the Library of the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign.Focus to be on Greece during free piano recital at IllinoisFeb 27, 2012 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Pianist Konstantinos Papadakis will perform music by contemporary Greek composers and works inspired by Greek themes at a free recital March 13 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois.High-fidelity patterns form spontaneously when solvent evaporatesFeb 28, 2005 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Resembling neatly stacked rows of driftwood abandoned by receding tides, particles left by a confined, evaporating droplet can create beautiful and complex patterns. The natural, pattern-forming process could find use in fields such as nanotechnology and optoelectronics.UI Flash Index of economic growth rose modestly in FebruaryMar 2, 2000 9:00 am6 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index rose modestly to 102.5 in February, suggesting continued steady growth for the state's economy.Teacher Placement Day on April 5 to draw school districts from 27 states and six foreign countriesMar 29, 2001 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. New and veteran teachers, from both the University of Illinois and the community, will be shopping for jobs at schools from around the country and around the world April 5 (Thursday) at the UIs annual Teacher Placement Day.Labor balladeer to lecture and sing April 9Mar 30, 2001 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Noted labor balladeer Joe Glazer will deliver a lecture on music and labor organizing and sing some of his songs on April 9 (Monday) at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign.Illinois Flash Economic Index increased marginally in MarchApr 1, 2003 9:00 am6 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index increased marginally in March to 95.8 from 95.6 in February.UI Flash Economic Index jumped to its highest level since AugustApr 3, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index jumped last month to its highest level since August.Parents must interpret war talk for kidsApr 3, 2003 9:00 am6 views Children rely on the cues they get from their parents, so mothers and fathers who feel jittery about war with Iraq should confront their own fears and get ready to talk with their children, said Aaron Ebata, family life expert at the UI.Physics professor named to NATO Science CommitteeApr 19, 2001 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Jeremiah D. Sullivan, professor and head of physics at the University of Illinois, has been appointed to the Advisory Panel of the Security-Related Civil Science and Technology Sub-Program by the NATO Science Committee. The appointment, which begins in September, is for four years.Physics professor wins Guggenheim FellowshipApr 23, 2001 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Dale J. Van Harlingen, a professor of physics at the University of Illinois and a researcher at the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, has won a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship.Learning outcomes in higher education the topic of May 4 talk at U. of I.Apr 25, 2007 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The assessment of college knowledge - what students have learned during their time on campus - has been moved to the forefront in many discussions on the future of higher education.Flash Index sinks to lowest level in decadeMay 1, 2002 9:00 am6 views The University of Illinois Flash Index dropped again in April to 95.0 from its 96.3 level in March. This is the lowest reading of the Index since February 1992.Excusing military elite in Abu Ghraib scandal part of 'shameful pattern'May 2, 2005 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A scholar working on a book about the war in Iraq agrees with a recent Human Rights Watch report that described Abu Ghraib as only the "tip of the iceberg" in terms of U.S. involvement in prisoner abuse.Web-cast lecture series to focus on museum studiesJun 12, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Emerging developments in elite museum studies are now only a click away for the faculty, staff and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Book, exhibition explore how English language came into printJun 17, 2008 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - This summer, a new book co-written by a University of Illinois librarian and faculty member is the foundation for an exhibition that explores the early history of the English language and the role that printing played in its development.Three researchers to take part in mapping the honeybee genomeJun 18, 2002 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A buzz being heard around the entomology department these days is a genomic celebration. Three departmental researchers will have key roles in a recently announced federal project to map the some 15,000 genes of a honeybee (Apis mellifera).Inaugural U. of I. summer festival to feature diverse blend of musicJun 27, 2007 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tanglewood, Spoleto, Aspen ... Allerton.U. of I. Flash Index continues upward trendJul 1, 2005 9:00 am6 views The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued to climb last month, rising to 106.5 from its 105.9 level in May.