blog postsDeal ending writers strike scores rare victory for unions, expert saysFeb 12, 2008 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A deal that ended a three-month strike by Hollywood writers also scored a rare victory for unions by giving workers a financial stake in new technology, a University of Illinois labor expert says.Stanford professor to give Kinley lecture March 7Feb 19, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Thomas J. Sargent, a professor of economics at Stanford University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at the University of Illinois March 7 (Thursday).Scholar to lecture on civil rights since Brown v. Board decisionFeb 23, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - David Rudovsky, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, will deliver the spring lecture in the David C. Baum Memorial Lecture Series on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.White House 2014 budget: Unraveling 'chained' CPIFeb 24, 2010 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanMacroeconomist to speak on world of work in Kinley LectureFeb 27, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Edward C. Prescott, a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics on the world of work at 3 p.m. Friday (March 14) at the University of Illinois College of Business, 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.Conference at Illinois focuses on police activities as they relate to terrorismMar 1, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois College of Law will sponsor a conference Friday and Saturday (March 11 and 12) on the regulation of police activities aimed at fighting terrorism and other forms of international crime.February continues yearlong stagnation of Illinois economyMar 3, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - February marked another month with no significant change from the yearlong period of stagnation that has beset the Illinois economy.Does the U.S. need a moratorium on mortgage foreclosures?Mar 8, 2010 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... law professor Robert LawlessUC-Berkeley biochemist to lecture on realizing promise of researchMar 28, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Edward Penhoet, a biochemist and a former dean of the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley, will give the Arnold O. Beckman Lecture in Science and Innovation April 4 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Changes in corporate legal structures to be topic of Chicago conferenceMar 31, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Changes in corporate legal structures will be the focus of a conference sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law April 23 (Friday) at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.Flash Index of Illinois economy falls for second straight monthApr 3, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell in March to 105.9 from its 106.6 reading in February. The index has declined over the last two months from its eight-year high in January of 107.1.U. of I. Economic Index indicates economy growing, but at slower paceMay 1, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell again last month to 105.1 from its 105.9 reading in March.Social Security not in peril as President Bush suggests, expert saysMay 13, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Social Security is not "in crisis," "unsustainable," or even "bankrupt" - words that President George W. Bush has used to rally support behind his campaign to alter the retirement and insurance program - according to an article by a law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Shifting makeup of population in Illinois certain to affect policy choicesMay 17, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A look at the state's changing demographics offers some clues as to how Illinois lawmakers may handle public policy choices in the future, according to researchers at the University of Illinois.Seriously ill people cheated by ban on unapproved treatmentsMay 25, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's time for Congress to re-examine the ban on experimental or alternative medicine that is not approved by federal regulators, especially drugs and devices aimed at seniors who suffer from life-threatening diseases, a legal scholar says.Flash Index of Illinois economy rebounds, ending three-month slideJun 1, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index ended its three-month slide, increasing to 106.2 from its 105.1 level in April.Governors' pact on electricity transmission a sensible step, expert saysJul 28, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An agreement by Midwest governors to coordinate policies for electric transmission lines is a positive move to improve the reliability of the electric supply system, a University of Illinois energy expert says.Flash Index's falter mirrors state, national economiesAug 2, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After steady increases for much of the last year, the University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell to 100.0 in July from a 100.3 level in June.Princeton economist to lecture about global labor marketAug 25, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Orley C. Ashenfelter, a professor of economics at Princeton University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9 (Friday) at 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 E. Loredo Taft Drive, Champaign.Princeton professor to deliver David Kinley Lecture in EconomicsSep 17, 2007 9:00 am0 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.University of Illinois law professor to receive honorary doctorateSep 18, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois law professor Thomas G. Ulen will receive an honorary doctoral degree Oct. 5 from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, honoring his longtime work in law and economics.Why is the Social Security Administration planning no cost of living increase for the first time in more than 30 years?Oct 1, 2009 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanBankruptcy reforms aimed at curbing filings may wind up increasing themOct 24, 2006 9:00 am0 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.Federal government needs to take closer look at assisted living facilitiesNov 1, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Over the last 20 years, a housing industry has sprung up to handle elderly citizens who cannot live independently but do not require around-the-clock nursing.Nation's foremost African-American labor leader to speak WednesdayNov 18, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Reg Weaver, the president of the National Education Association and the nation's foremost African-American labor leader, will speak Wednesday night (Nov. 20) at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Given the stagnant economy, why is the number of bankruptcies falling?Jan 3, 2012 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... law professor Robert M. LawlessImporting medicines from abroad carries risks, legal scholar saysJan 16, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Importing prescription drugs from overseas, a plan advocated by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and many senior citizen groups, may lower the price of drugs, but poses serious safety risks, according to a University of Illinois scholar.U.S. economy teetering, but could still avert recession, U. of I. experts sayJan 29, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The U.S. economy is sputtering amid a lingering housing slump and growing jitters on Wall Street, but whether a recession lies ahead is still anyone's guess, a trio of University of Illinois economic experts say.Study: Web sites influence users, even when they don't communicate directlyFeb 7, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Web surfers may get more than just the music, videos and news updates they were looking for when they log onto trendy next-generation sites such as Last.fm, YouTube and Digg, according to new research by a University of Illinois business professor.U. of I. professor nominated as trustee for social security, medicare programsFeb 12, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown will be nominated by President Bush to serve on the board of trustees for the nation's Social Security and Medicare programs, the White House announced Tuesday.U.S. must clarify workers' responsibilities in national emergenciesFeb 23, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How far can the government go in forcing civilians to perform potentially life-threatening jobs during a national emergency?Medicaid is choking demand for private insurance, study indicatesMar 17, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The nation's flawed-but-free Medicaid program discourages most Americans from buying long-term health insurance that could provide better care and spare their life savings, a new study co-written by a University of Illinois professor says.Will the Supreme Court rule the federal health care mandate unconstitutional?Mar 22, 2012 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Kurt T. Lash, the Alumni Distinguished Professor of LawIs the Defense of Marriage Act constitutional?Mar 23, 2011 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Sara R. Benson, an expert on sexual orientation and the lawPaul Krugman, New York Times columnist, to speak at U. of I. on health careMar 24, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Paul Krugman, a columnist for The New York Times and a professor at Princeton University, will talk about the future of health care April 3 (Monday) during a lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Stanford university professor to deliver Kinley Lecture in economics April 8Mar 29, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Paul M. Romer, a professor of economics at Stanford University and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 4:30 p.m. April 8 (Thursday) in 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Taft Drive, Champaign.New U. of I. president to deliver lecture on leadership April 11Mar 30, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - B. Joseph White, the president of the University of Illinois, will deliver the 2005 Leighton Lecture at 4:30 p.m. April 11 (Monday) in 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.What's the legal landscape for indicted ex-governor Rod Blagojevich?Apr 3, 2009 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... law professor Andrew LeipoldDeath, injury benefits a casualty of new war strategy, study saysApr 8, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A hole in public policy is shortchanging U.S. soldiers and civilian workers who become casualties of a new-age war strategy that leans heavily on private contractors, a new University of Illinois study says.Will the congressional 'super-committee" agree to spending cuts by its deadline?Apr 14, 2011 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanCitizens United case unlikely to end corporate speech debateApr 17, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The debate over the constitutionality of regulating corporate speech took a significant turn in the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, but it's an issue that almost certainly won't die down in the aftermath of that highly publicized case, says a University of Illinois business law expert.Type of company pension determines security of payout to retireesApr 26, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What a difference a word can make to the security of a person's golden years.Tax cut has complicated estate planning for wealthy familiesMay 5, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The old saw about death and taxes has taken on new meaning as state governments grapple with the confusion spawned by the 2001 federal tax cut.Federal courts should enforce gay students' rights to equal protectionMay 27, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Educators will take the issue of gay harassment in public schools more seriously if federal courts start enforcing a gay student's right to equal protection under the 14th Amendment, an article in the University of Illinois Law Review argues.House adjourns with no action: What's next for pension reform in Illinois?Jun 5, 2012 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™...Will the congressional 'super-committee" agree to spending cuts by its deadline?Jul 20, 2011 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanMoney spent on Web-site design an investment in winning buyers' trustAug 1, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With consumers growing wary of buying online, how can a company best win over customers and clinch sales on the Web?Why is the Social Security Administration planning no cost of living increase for the first time in more than 30 years?Aug 27, 2009 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... elder law expert Richard L. KaplanBankruptcy filings expected to rebound in wake of reform, scholar saysOct 9, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bankruptcy filings by American households are likely to return to the levels they were at before Congress passed a law last year aimed at curbing "abusive" filings, a statistical study by a University of Illinois expert indicates.Grand opening set for new, 'green' Business Instructional FacilityOct 9, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new, $60-million-plus Business Instructional Facility, the first "green" building on the University of Illinois campus, will be officially dedicated during a grand opening on Oct. 17.