blog postsCarle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of studentsJul 3, 2018 10:00 am14483 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 WarFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am10498 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studiesSiblings play formative, influential role as 'agents of socialization'Jan 15, 2010 9:00 am10369 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 abundanceJan 18, 2018 2:00 pm10184 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 YearNov 19, 2015 8:30 am8851 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 learnDec 15, 2009 9:00 am7859 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.Six Illinois researchers named AAAS fellowsNov 23, 2015 10:00 am6534 views Six researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.On-campus child care needed for increasing number of student-parentsFeb 22, 2010 9:00 am6410 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.Social skills, extracurricular activities in high school pay off later in lifeMar 25, 2009 9:00 am5803 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.First-semester GPA a better predictor of college success than ACT scoreFeb 2, 2016 12:00 pm5345 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.Electronic health record system increases clinicians' cognitive workload, study findsMar 22, 2021 10:15 am4767 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 mealsMay 19, 2016 9:00 am4339 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.New website rates local restaurants on accessibility for people with disabilitiesOct 29, 2019 9:15 am4122 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 laterFeb 26, 2018 8:15 am3904 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.Tim Nugent a pioneer in changing life for people with disabilitiesNov 12, 2015 1:15 pm3681 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.The edTPA assessment and licensing of student teachersApr 25, 2016 9:30 am3610 views A Minute With...™ Illinois Professor Chris Roegge, executive director of the Council on Teacher Education Children's book by U of I students teaches third graders about automotive engineeringJun 7, 2021 10:45 am3571 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.What challenges are professors and college students facing with the migration of classes online?Mar 26, 2020 8:00 am3518 views School of Information Sciences instructor Melissa Wong offers suggestions for how professors and college students can adapt to online learning.Could the social distancing of COVID-19 revolutionize online learning and higher education?Mar 25, 2020 9:00 am3180 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.Program for parents aims to help youths with autism successfully transition to adulthoodJan 16, 2020 10:30 am2955 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.Beyond the big ads: teaching kids ad literacy and nutrition in grade school classroomsFeb 4, 2016 1:45 pm2934 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. Sexual harassment common among middle school children, study findsDec 9, 2016 9:00 am2904 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.Quality, quantity lacking in children's educational TV, study saysNov 12, 2008 9:00 am2856 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.Are black bears and other large predators returning to Illinois?Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am2811 views A Minute With™... Peggy Doty, who provides educational programs about coexisting with large predators for the University of Illinois Extension.Will Illinois’ new education law fix the state’s teacher shortage?May 4, 2018 1:00 pm2774 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.Is the Every Student Succeeds Act an improvement over No Child Left Behind?Dec 10, 2015 11:00 am2694 views A Minute With...™ Lizanne DeStefano, professor emerita of educational psychologyLessons in nature boost classroom engagement afterward, researchers reportJan 17, 2018 10:30 am2686 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 SciencesApr 23, 2021 8:30 am2591 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.Study explores the down side of being dubbed ‘class clown’May 1, 2018 12:45 pm2502 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.E-Learning can have positive effect on classroom learning, scholar saysNov 26, 2008 9:00 am2500 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.Bisexual teens at highest risk of bullying, truancy, suicideOct 13, 2011 9:00 am2480 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. How has the definition of ‘effective leadership’ changed?Nov 2, 2016 3:30 pm2461 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.Fear of Germany's destruction drove Nazism's appeal, scholar saysJun 17, 2008 9:00 am2440 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.Core curriculum committee formed for Carle Illinois College of MedicineDec 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. Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers sayOct 18, 2004 9:00 am2304 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.Boy-girl bullying in middle grades more common than previously thoughtDec 9, 2008 9:00 am2282 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.Color-blind racial ideology linked to racism, both online and offlineApr 21, 2010 9:00 am2280 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.Are science laboratories truly inclusive if not accessible to service-dog handlers?Feb 16, 2021 8:15 am2279 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.Professor makes legal case for schools to challenge cyberbulliesApr 3, 2018 10:00 am2272 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 am2253 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 policiesComputerized testing pioneer Hua-Hua Chang to receive achievement awardApr 24, 2017 2:00 pm2229 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.Project embeds computer science lessons in math instruction for K-5 studentsFeb 2, 2016 12:15 pm2175 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 misbehaviorJul 29, 2019 9:15 am2163 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.'Whiteness' undermines efforts to address systemic racism in public educationMar 9, 2021 3:15 pm2138 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.Parental involvement in children's schooling consistently beneficial, study findsJun 20, 2019 9:45 am2042 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.Why schools should move from traditional to 'balanced' calendarsJun 22, 2006 9:00 am2005 views A Minute With™... Carolyn Shields, the head of the department of educational organization and leadershipGender differences in vocational interests decrease with age, study findsMar 27, 2018 12:30 pm1978 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.Anderson named College of Education deanJun 7, 2017 9:45 am1966 views James D. Anderson, the interim dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will become the dean effective Aug. 16.Distracted learning a big problem, golden opportunity for educators, studentsOct 13, 2020 11:00 am1963 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.Seventh-graders learn astrophysics through mixed-reality computer simulationMar 30, 2016 11:30 am1927 views Researchers at the University of Illinois hope to inspire greater numbers of young people to become astronomers – or at least to embrace learning science – with a new computer simulation that engages children’s bodies as well as their minds in learning about how objects move in space.