blog posts Carle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of students Jul 3, 2018 10:00 am14950 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school, welcomed its first class of 32 students July 2. A partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Carle Health System, the college aims to create a cohort of physician-innovators who exemplify the qualities of compassion, competence, curiosity and creativity. The students will receive full four-year tuition scholarships, privately funded, valued at more than $200,000 each. How former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil War Feb 12, 2007 9:00 am13998 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studies Siblings play formative, influential role as 'agents of socialization' Jan 15, 2010 9:00 am11262 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What we learn from our siblings when we grow up has - for better or for worse - a considerable influence on our social and emotional development as adults, according to an expert in sibling, parent-child and peer relationships at the University of Illinois. Key to willpower lies in believing you have it in abundance Jan 18, 2018 2:00 pm10236 views Americans believe they have less stamina for strenuous mental activity than their European counterparts -- an indication that people in the U.S. perceive their willpower or self-control as being in limited supply, suggests a new study led by a researcher at the University of Illinois. Illinois physics professor named national Professor of the Year Nov 19, 2015 8:30 am8884 views Mats Selen, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Adding technology to geometry class improves opportunities to learn Dec 15, 2009 9:00 am8668 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study co-written by a University of Illinois expert in math education suggests that incorporating technology in high school-level geometry classes not only makes the teaching of concepts such as congruency easier, it also empowers students to discover other geometric relationships they wouldn't ordinarily uncover when more traditional methods of instruction were used. On-campus child care needed for increasing number of student-parents Feb 22, 2010 9:00 am6680 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The lack of affordable, high-quality on-campus day care programs that cater to undergraduate students who double as parents is a stealth issue that has the potential to harm both the student-parent and the child, says a University of Illinois expert in early childhood education. First-semester GPA a better predictor of college success than ACT score Feb 2, 2016 12:00 pm6625 views Underrepresented students’ first-semester GPA may be a better predictor of whether they’ll graduate college than their ACT score or their family’s socioeconomic status, a new study found. Six Illinois researchers named AAAS fellows Nov 23, 2015 10:00 am6541 views Six researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Social skills, extracurricular activities in high school pay off later in life Mar 25, 2009 9:00 am6156 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It turns out that being voted "Most likely to succeed" in high school might actually be a good predictor of one's financial and educational success later in life. Electronic health record system increases clinicians' cognitive workload, study finds Mar 22, 2021 10:15 am4988 views Adopting a new electronic health records system doubled the amount of cognitive effort clinicians at two urgent care clinics expended during the first six months after implementation, researchers found in a recent study. Computer app whets children’s appetites for eco-friendly meals May 19, 2016 9:00 am4356 views A new educational software application under development at the University of Illinois is introducing middle school students to the topic of climate change and showing them how their dietary choices affect the planet. Parents' reactions while helping with math shape young children's achievement Apr 25, 2022 10:30 am4253 views Cultivating a love of math – and inspiring the next generation of numbers-oriented professionals – may start with activities that promote enjoyable parent-child experiences, say U. of I. researchers. New website rates local restaurants on accessibility for people with disabilities Oct 29, 2019 9:15 am4175 views Access Urbana-Champaign, a new website created by a University of Illinois professor of special education and her students, rates local restaurants on their accessibility to people with disabilities. Study links responsible behavior in high school to life success 50 years later Feb 26, 2018 8:15 am4125 views A new study links doing one’s homework, being interested and behaving responsibly in high school to better academic and career success as many as 50 years later. This effect, reported in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, holds true even after accounting for parental income, IQ and other factors known to influence achievement, researchers report. What challenges are professors and college students facing with the migration of classes online? Mar 26, 2020 8:00 am4021 views School of Information Sciences instructor Melissa Wong offers suggestions for how professors and college students can adapt to online learning. Tim Nugent a pioneer in changing life for people with disabilities Nov 12, 2015 1:15 pm3934 views Tim Nugent, who died Wednesday at the age of 92 in Urbana, Illinois, was a visionary who changed the world for people with disabilities. Starting with a small program at the University of Illinois a few years after World War II – but for years with little support, and often outright opposition – Nugent sought to change both the opportunities for people with disabilities and public attitudes about them. Children's book by U of I students teaches third graders about automotive engineering Jun 7, 2021 10:45 am3868 views A new book written and illustrated by two recent alumnae of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign introduces third graders to the nuts and bolts of automotive mechanics and engineering. Could the social distancing of COVID-19 revolutionize online learning and higher education? Mar 25, 2020 9:00 am3811 views Professors Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope, who teach only online courses and develop learning technologies, discuss the potential impact of social distancing on postsecondary distance learning. Fear of Germany's destruction drove Nazism's appeal, scholar says Jun 17, 2008 9:00 am3808 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Seventy-five years after the Nazis rose to power, historians still struggle to explain how the Nazis could take such effective hold of Germany and bring it to such murderous extremes in war and in the Holocaust. Are science laboratories truly inclusive if not accessible to service-dog handlers? Feb 16, 2021 8:15 am3804 views According to a new commentary in Disability and Health Journal, people with disabilities who rely on service dogs often are prohibited from bringing their working dogs into teaching and research laboratories. This one barrier can stop them from pursuing careers in science, says Joey Ramp, a researcher in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and lead author of the commentary. Ramp spoke about the issue with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates. The edTPA assessment and licensing of student teachers Apr 25, 2016 9:30 am3688 views A Minute With...™ Illinois Professor Chris Roegge, executive director of the Council on Teacher Education Beyond the big ads: teaching kids ad literacy and nutrition in grade school classrooms Feb 4, 2016 1:45 pm3398 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. Quality, quantity lacking in children's educational TV, study says Nov 12, 2008 9:00 am3298 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Commercial broadcasters are doing the "bare minimum and not much more" for children's educational programming, according to University of Illinois communication professor Barbara Wilson, one of two lead researchers on a study released today (Nov. 12) by the organization Children Now. Is the Every Student Succeeds Act an improvement over No Child Left Behind? Dec 10, 2015 11:00 am3226 views A Minute With...™ Lizanne DeStefano, professor emerita of educational psychology Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers say Oct 18, 2004 9:00 am3146 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The health benefits of exercise - across the lifespan - have been well documented. More recently, scientists have begun to demonstrate that exercise also may improve cognitive functioning in older adults. Why schools should move from traditional to 'balanced' calendars Jun 22, 2006 9:00 am3142 views A Minute With™... Carolyn Shields, the head of the department of educational organization and leadership Are black bears and other large predators returning to Illinois? Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am3049 views A Minute With™... Peggy Doty, who provides educational programs about coexisting with large predators for the University of Illinois Extension. Program for parents aims to help youths with autism successfully transition to adulthood Jan 16, 2020 10:30 am3016 views A 12-week training program will be offered in Naperville, Illinois, for parents of youths and young adults with autism so they can help their children successfully transition to adulthood. Sexual harassment common among middle school children, study finds Dec 9, 2016 9:00 am2950 views Sexual harassment is a prevalent form of victimization that most antibullying programs ignore and teachers and school officials often fail to recognize, according to a new five-year study by researchers at the University of Illinois. Study explores the down side of being dubbed ‘class clown’ May 1, 2018 12:45 pm2880 views By the time boys who are dubbed class clowns reach third grade, they plummet to the bottom of the social circle -- and view themselves as social failures -- as classmates’ disapproval of their behavior grows, a new study found. Boy-girl bullying in middle grades more common than previously thought Dec 9, 2008 9:00 am2865 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Much more cross-gender bullying - specifically, unpopular boys harassing popular girls - occurs in later elementary school grades than previously thought, meaning educators should take reports of harassment from popular girls seriously, according to new research by a University of Illinois professor who studies child development. Lessons in nature boost classroom engagement afterward, researchers report Jan 17, 2018 10:30 am2810 views Third-graders who spend a class session in a natural outdoor setting are more engaged and less distracted in their regular classroom afterward than when they remain indoors, scientists found in a new study. Four Illinois faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Apr 23, 2021 8:30 am2800 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Education Dean James Anderson, physics professor Nadya Mason, chemistry professor Nancy Makri and materials science and engineering professor Kenneth Schweizer have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation. Will Illinois’ new education law fix the state’s teacher shortage? May 4, 2018 1:00 pm2784 views Chris Roegge, the executive director of the Council on Teacher Education at the University of Illinois, discusses whether new legislation in Illinois will remedy the state's shortage of teachers. 'Whiteness' undermines efforts to address systemic racism in public education Mar 9, 2021 3:15 pm2670 views Few educational leaders emerge from college and professional development programs fully prepared to address the systemic racism they encounter in public education, according to a study by U. of I. scholar Nathan Tanner. How has the definition of ‘effective leadership’ changed? Nov 2, 2016 3:30 pm2635 views David Rosch, a professor of agriculture education and an expert on leadership, spoke recently about popular perceptions of good leadership and how those standards have changed. Color-blind racial ideology linked to racism, both online and offline Apr 21, 2010 9:00 am2623 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Images from racial theme parties that are posted on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace not only elicit different reactions from different people based on their race and their attitudes toward diversity, they also represent an indirect way to express racist views about minorities, according to published research by a University of Illinois professor who studies the convergence of race and the Internet. Bisexual teens at highest risk of bullying, truancy, suicide Oct 13, 2011 9:00 am2621 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth are at greater risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, bullying by their peers and truancy, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois. E-Learning can have positive effect on classroom learning, scholar says Nov 26, 2008 9:00 am2567 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Traditional classroom teaching in higher education could learn a thing or two from online teaching, otherwise known as e-learning, according to a University of Illinois professor who studies computer-mediated communication, information exchange and the Internet. Parental involvement in children's schooling consistently beneficial, study finds Jun 20, 2019 9:45 am2508 views In a new study of more than 480,800 families, psychologists at the University of Illinois found that the more involved parents were in their children’s schooling, the better the children’s adjustment. Distracted learning a big problem, golden opportunity for educators, students Oct 13, 2020 11:00 am2443 views Experts say media multitasking negatively impacts learning, but many students believe they're immune to these effects because they're good multitaskers, according to a review paper by U. of I. professor Shelly J. Schmidt. Study examines how pandemic-related changes affect college students’ motivation May 25, 2021 8:00 am2364 views Some at-risk college students' motivation increased while living at home and learning remotely during the pandemic, despite concerns many would be negatively affected, researchers at the U. of I. found in a new study. Core curriculum committee formed for Carle Illinois College of Medicine Dec 10, 2015 9:00 am2364 views Dr. Robert Good and professor Rashid Bashir have been named co-chairs of the 18-member group that will lead the effort to build the engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s core curriculum. Professor makes legal case for schools to challenge cyberbullies Apr 3, 2018 10:00 am2359 views Schools have a limited ability to challenge cyberbullies, but an Illinois professor has made a legal study on how to change that. Is affirmative action in college admissions under threat? Aug 23, 2017 9:00 am2271 views An Illinois expert on affirmative action in higher education talks about the Justice Department’s plans to investigate possible racial discrimination in college and university admissions policies Computerized testing pioneer Hua-Hua Chang to receive achievement award Apr 24, 2017 2:00 pm2245 views College of education faculty member Hua-Hua Chang will receive 2017 E.F. Lindquist Award from the American Educational Research Association and the American College Testing Program at the AERA Awards Luncheon on April 29. The luncheon will take place during the AERA’s annual meeting, April 27-May 1 in San Antonio. Gender differences in vocational interests decrease with age, study finds Mar 27, 2018 12:30 pm2238 views Gender differences in vocational interests increase drastically during puberty but tend to decrease across the lifespan, researchers at the University of Illinois found in a new study. Project embeds computer science lessons in math instruction for K-5 students Feb 2, 2016 12:15 pm2212 views A two-year project funded by the National Science Foundation is laying the groundwork for meeting society’s growing demand for citizens literate in computer science by integrating computing with elementary school mathematics – an approach that holds promise for democratizing access to computer science education and promoting diversity within the U.S. technology workforce. Study: Black students receive fewer warnings from teachers about misbehavior Jul 29, 2019 9:15 am2192 views A new study of racial and ethnic disparities in school discipline found that black middle school students were significantly less likely than their white peers to receive warnings from teachers about misbehavior.