U. of I. scholars collecting, analyzing constitutions from around world Feb 12, 2007 9:00 am42269 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thomas Jefferson believed that a country's constitution should be rewritten every 19 years. Instead, the U.S. Constitution, which Jefferson did not help to write (he was in Paris serving as U.S. minister to France when the Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia), has prevailed since 1789. Research suggests sexual appeals in ads don’t sell brands, products Jun 22, 2017 10:30 am41279 views Sexy ads stick in the memory more but don’t sell the brand or product, according to research that analyzed nearly 80 advertising studies published over three decades. Paper: Homeownership a ‘dream deferred’ for millennial generation Feb 8, 2016 10:45 am20575 views Millennials face significant hurdles in their quest for homeownership, said Yilan Xu, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois and co-author of a new paper examining homeownership trends among those born between 1980-2000. TSA could save money by waiving PreCheck fees for frequent travelers, study finds Dec 5, 2016 8:45 am10107 views There could be an easy way to reduce lines at the airport, increase security, and save the Transportation Security Administration money, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers: waive the $85 fee for frequent fliers to enroll in the TSA PreCheck program, which allows pre-screened, verified travelers to go through expedited security at airports. Laws about pregnant women and substance abuse questioned Nov 8, 2005 9:00 am8320 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In Wisconsin, an expectant woman can be taken into custody if police believe her abuse of alcohol may harm her unborn child. In South Dakota, pregnant alcohol and drug users can be committed to treatment centers for up to nine months. Research: Poor math skills affect legal decision-making Apr 3, 2013 9:00 am7078 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The stereotype of lawyers being bad with numbers may persist, but new research by two University of Illinois legal scholars suggests that law students are surprisingly good at math, although those with low levels of numeracy analyze some legal questions differently. What explains the continuing appeal of Super Bowl advertisements? Feb 11, 2022 10:00 am5910 views The Super Bowl remains one of the few programs where people aren’t skipping the ads, says a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign business professor and consumer marketing expert. Economists: Pros, cons to raising the gas tax in Illinois Apr 20, 2015 9:00 am4797 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After the precipitous drop in crude oil prices over the past nine months, some policymakers in Illinois have advocated raising the state's excise tax on gasoline, which has remained unchanged at 19 cents per gallon since 1990. Parental liability laws misguided and simplistic, legal scholar says Dec 12, 2005 9:00 am4571 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Durwood Pickle was shocked to find that the Recording Industry Association of America had sued him because his grandchildren had used his computer to illegally download music during visits to his Texas home. Paper: Email incivility has a ripple effect on households Jul 16, 2018 9:00 am4434 views The negative repercussions of email incivility extend beyond the workplace, and can even negatively affect a domestic partner’s attitude toward their own work, says a new paper from YoungAh Park, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois. Why not have one national primary election for presidential nominees? Feb 16, 2016 10:45 am4044 views A Minute With...™ Mattias Polborn, professor of economics and political science Beyond the big ads: teaching kids ad literacy and nutrition in grade school classrooms Feb 4, 2016 1:45 pm4017 views The Super Bowl will feature car ads, beer ads, food ads – but probably none for carrots. Most food ads, game time or anytime, are pitching less-healthy fare. Kids are often the target. Do they understand what an ad is? Who made it and why? Advertising professor Michelle Nelson worked with an Illinois school district to develop an advertising literacy curriculum that also promotes healthy eating. Expert: Legal sports gambling will have a destabilizing effect on economy, sports May 15, 2018 12:00 pm3964 views The decision in Murphy v. NCAA will likely usher in an era of unregulated, readily available sports gambling on smartphones, said John W. Kindt, a professor emeritus of business administration at the University of Illinois and a leading national gambling critic. Why are familiar brands with Black images getting a rethink? Jun 29, 2020 8:00 am3932 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. Human trials of cancer drug PAC-1 continue with new investment May 24, 2016 1:45 pm3903 views Clinical trials of the anti-cancer agent PAC-1 are continuing to expand, thanks to a $7 million angel investment from an anonymous contributor who originally invested $4 million to help get the compound this far in the drug-approval pipeline. What explains 'quiet quitting' in the workplace? Sep 15, 2022 8:00 am3902 views “Quiet quitting” means forgoing the extra mile at work but is different than work withdrawal or employee disengagement, says University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign labor expert YoungAh Park, who studies work stress and recovery. Scientists: Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions Oct 23, 2017 9:45 am3863 views Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current global carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 5.6 percent, researchers report in the journal Nature Climate Change. New online master’s degree in strategic brand communication to prepare future brand leaders Jan 5, 2017 9:00 am3629 views The online master’s degree in strategic brand communication, a unique joint program between the College of Business and College of Media, aims to prepare the strategic leaders of tomorrow in an ever-changing global digital-media environment. Study: Outsourcing hurts consumers by softening competition among firms Jan 10, 2011 9:00 am3628 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Firms that outsource aspects of their business to a foreign country may profit by saving money, but the practice tends to soften the competition among industry rivals, exacting a hidden cost on consumers, says new research co-written by a University of Illinois business administration professor. Skills gap for U.S. manufacturing workers mostly a myth, paper says Aug 15, 2016 10:15 am3626 views Despite the outcry from employers over the dearth of job-ready workers, three-quarters of U.S. manufacturing plants show no sign of hiring difficulties for job vacancies, says new research from Andrew Weaver, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois. Study: Political representativeness affects trade union membership, influence Nov 16, 2020 8:30 am3523 views A country’s political system can positively or negatively affect trade union membership and influence, says a new paper co-written by J. Ryan Lamare, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois. Good boss? Bad boss? Study says workers leave both Jan 27, 2016 10:15 am3451 views Workers leave both good bosses and bad bosses, a finding that companies can use to their strategic advantage, according to research from Ravi S. Gajendran, a professor of business administration at Illinois. Artificial intelligence could help air travelers save a bundle Aug 1, 2019 8:00 am3381 views Researchers are using artificial intelligence to help airlines price ancillary services such as checked bags and seat reservations in a way that is beneficial to customers’ budget and privacy, as well as to the airline industry’s bottom line. Adoption of mobile payment shifts consumer spending patterns, habits Nov 29, 2018 9:00 am3173 views Paying for goods with a smartphone not only increases the overall transaction amount and frequency of purchases by consumers, it also effectively replaces the actual, physical credit cards in their wallets, said Yuqian Xu, a professor of business administration at the Gies College of Business at Illinois. Airline overbooking policy well known and so, too, should be its creator Aug 3, 2009 9:00 am2862 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thirty years ago, U.S. airlines stopped arbitrarily grounding passengers on overbooked flights, instead offering rewards if travelers give up seats to make room for hurried fliers who need to touch down on time. Study: Online retail contributes to decline in product quality Jul 9, 2012 9:00 am2834 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Consumers may revel in the convenience of online shopping, but the low prices on the Internet are often accompanied by even lower product quality, warns new research co-written by a University of Illinois business professor. Research: Men respond negatively to depictions of 'ideal masculinity' in ads Aug 1, 2012 9:00 am2766 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The male response to depictions of ideal masculinity in advertising is typically negative, which has implications for advertisers and marketers targeting the increasingly fragmented consumer demographic, according to research from a University of Illinois marketing expert. Climate adaptation increases vulnerability of cocoa farmers, study shows Jan 13, 2022 1:00 pm2592 views Sean Kennedy, a professor of urban and regional planning, found that strategies to keep cocoa farmers in place transferred climate-related risks from chocolate manufacturers to the farmers. Paper: Women bear 'status-leveling burden' in male-dominated occupations Jan 12, 2022 8:00 am2569 views New research co-written by labor professor M. Teresa Cardador examines the “status-leveling burden” women in male-dominated occupations face in cross-occupational collaboration with other women. Food displays, food colors affect how much people eat, researcher concludes May 10, 2004 9:00 am2512 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Variety may be the spice of life - and a key contributor to an expanding waistline. Increased number of female engineers in managerial roles brings unintended consequences Jun 5, 2017 12:45 pm2414 views Increased female representation in the managerial ranks of engineering organizations may add another layer of sex segregation on top of the one it’s intended to mitigate, says a new paper from U. of I. labor professor M. Teresa Cardador. Paper: Underemployment pervasive for part-time workers in Illinois Jan 14, 2021 8:00 am2371 views As many as 61% of hourly workers in Illinois are underemployed, underscoring the need for the state to adopt a fair-workweek law, says Alison Dickson, a senior instructor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Research: Chicago public school teachers log long hours Apr 9, 2012 11:30 am2326 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The claim that Chicago public school teachers aren’t working enough hours during the school day is unwarranted at best and intellectually dishonest at worst, according to research from a University of Illinois labor expert. ‘Sleeper effect’ accounts for durability of weak messages from credible sources Sep 13, 2016 8:45 am2290 views The least convincing arguments can reverberate in the public consciousness over time – provided they’re delivered by a credible source, says new research from U. of I. psychology professor Dolores Albarracin. Study: Hurricanes with female names more deadly than male-named storms Jun 2, 2014 9:00 am2239 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the coming Atlantic hurricane season, watch out for hurricanes with benign-sounding names like Dolly, Fay or Hanna. According to a new article from a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, hurricanes with feminine names are likely to cause significantly more deaths than hurricanes with masculine names, apparently because storms with feminine names are perceived as less threatening. New model predicts how ground shipping will affect future human health, environment Feb 11, 2019 10:00 am2207 views The trucks and trains that transport goods across the United States emit gases and particles that threaten human health and the environment. A University of Illinois-led project developed a new model that predicts through 2050 the impact of different environmental policies on human mortality rates and short- and long-term climate change caused by particulate and greenhouse gas emissions. Ill veterans who had radiation exposure now caught in bureaucratic web Apr 3, 2006 9:00 am2180 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Veterans suffering from cancers linked to exposure to radiation from atomic test explosions encounter a complex and error-ridden process that routinely denies them disability benefits, a University of Illinois scholar says. Merit-based employment practices contribute to gender pay gap, study says Aug 23, 2021 8:00 am2179 views Meritocratic employment practices such as performance bonuses often fail to reduce gender-based pay inequality and may actually exacerbate it by allowing the status quo to remain intact at firms, says new research co-written by Eunmi Mun, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois. Paper: Within-job gender pay gap persists Dec 14, 2022 8:00 am2178 views Despite great advances in gender equality, a pay gap persists for women working the same job as their male counterparts, says new research co-written by Eunmi Mun, a professor of employment and labor relations at Illinois. Study: Benefits of workplace wellness programs underwhelming May 26, 2020 10:00 am2109 views An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studied the efficacy of workplace wellness programs and found only a modest impact on employee health, health beliefs and medical utilization. Cultural sensitivity necessary for global business leaders, scholar says Jan 21, 2014 9:00 am2094 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Global business leaders must adapt their behavior to the country in which they are doing business or risk being perceived as ineffective and unable to handle complexity, change and ambiguity, says a paper co-written by a University of Illinois business professor. Paper: Strategic trade-offs in automobile design affect market-share value Aug 3, 2016 8:45 am2091 views Car companies can either “design for satisfaction” by investing in function and ergonomics or “design for delight” by investing in form, says new research from Raj Echambadi, a professor of business administration at Illinois. Targeted ads are coming to mainstream media. Should we care? Jan 27, 2020 10:30 am2070 views Targeted advertising is coming to mainstream media, says an Illinois professor of digital media, bringing concerns about equality, division and “total surveillance.” Professor’s history of Coca-Cola also tells larger story of globalization May 6, 2019 10:15 am2003 views Coca-Cola’s history is one of innovation in image-making, outsourcing and other now-common practices of global capitalism – and of adapting to challenges from activists and movements resisting its practices, says an Illinois professor in a new book. Should the workweek be shortened to four days? Feb 27, 2023 12:30 pm1980 views There’s nothing sacrosanct about the five-day workweek, which is long overdue for an overhaul, says Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois. Paper: School shootings affect school quality, housing value Sep 21, 2018 9:30 am1980 views Home prices within a school district affected by a school-based mass shooting episode declined by 7.8 percent over the course of at least three years after the incident, according to a new paper co-written by University of Illinois scholar Juan Sebastian Munoz. Control over work-life boundaries creates crucial buffer to manage after-hours work stress Jun 25, 2020 8:00 am1957 views Workers with greater boundary control over their work and personal lives were better at creating a stress buffer to prevent them from falling into a negative rumination trap, says a new study co-written by a trio of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign experts who study occupational stress and employee well-being. Study: Quebec ban on fast-food ads reduced consumption of junk food Jan 19, 2012 9:00 am1947 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With mounting concerns over childhood obesity and its associated health risks in the U.S., would a ban on junk-food advertising aimed at children be more effective than the current voluntary, industry-led ban? According to published research from a University of Illinois economist, advertising bans do work, but an outright ban covering the entire U.S. media market would be the most effective policy tool for reducing fast-food consumption in children. Are generous unemployment benefits to blame for worker shortages? Jun 23, 2021 8:00 am1908 views As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes and employers look to restart businesses at full capacity, workers have leverage that they’re using to temporarily stay out of the labor market in certain industries, says U. of I. labor expert Robert Bruno. New book chronicles personal, professional journey studying futures markets Apr 11, 2023 8:00 am1859 views Scott Irwin, the Laurence J. Norton Chair of Agricultural Marketing in the department of agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is the author of “Back to the Futures,” a book that’s part personal memoir and part explainer of the futures market.