blog posts75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust?Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am116067 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern GermanyIllinois validates saliva-based test for COVID-19Aug 19, 2020 2:30 pm82641 views The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is now performing its new rapid, saliva-based COVID-19 test on all students, faculty members and staff.Graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named for spring semesterAug 12, 2020 11:30 am37040 views The University of Illinois announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2020 spring semester. Making a homemade COVID mask? Study explains best fabric choicesMay 1, 2020 9:45 am34514 views Health authorities believe COVID-19 spreads by the transmission of respiratory droplets, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends homemade cloth face coverings for use in public spaces. Starting today, Illinois joins many other states in requiring people to wear masks while out. However, initial uncertainty regarding the masks’ effectiveness in reducing exhaled droplets leaves some people unsure or skeptical of their usefulness during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Mechanical science and engineering professor Taher Saif spoke with News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian about a study that he and his graduate students, Onur Aydin and Bashar Emon, performed on the effectiveness of common household fabrics for use in homemade masks.Class of 2023 sets records for enrollment, diversity, excellenceSep 12, 2019 11:00 am24688 views The new freshman class at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the largest, most academically talented and most diverse in the history of the university.Western media's stereotypes of Indian cultureSep 1, 2010 9:00 am23392 views A Minute With™... Rini B. Mehta, a professor of comparative and world literatureGraduates for August and December 2019, Dean's List honorees namedApr 3, 2020 12:30 pm23070 views The University of Illinois lists the 7,441 students named to the Dean’s list in December, as well as the 3,187 December graduates and 1,507 August graduates.Illinois Commitment will help students from middle-income families attend IllinoisAug 27, 2018 8:30 am21818 views Through a combination of institutional, federal and state aid, including Pell Grants and Monetary Award Program grants, Illinois Commitment will provide financial awards to cover the tuition and campus fees for in-state students whose family income is less than $61,000, the current median family income in Illinois.Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staffMar 12, 2020 9:30 am20306 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign communicated Wednesday evening with students, faculty members and staff on measures the university is taking to protect the campus community in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. The message discusses course delivery, travel, and university-sponsored events and meetings.'Race': A historian looks at Jesse Owens' impact on Germany and the U.S.Feb 17, 2016 8:15 am20207 views A Minute With...™ Peter Fritzsche, expert on Nazi GermanyUniversity working to contain predicted increase in on-campus COVID-19 casesAug 21, 2020 10:15 am19258 views The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will employ detailed plans to address the expected initial increase in COVID-19 positive cases through the next several weeks. Modified in-person instruction begins Monday. Data models developed by Illinois faculty members forecast that new cases will decline after the first few weeks of the semester and the daily positivity rate will remain low throughout.Is it safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?Apr 1, 2020 8:00 am17275 views Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the risks of air travel during the pandemic and what preventive measures airports and passengers can take.Class of 2022 sets records for enrollment, diversity, first-generation studentsSep 12, 2018 9:00 am15677 views Among the Top 10 in numbers in the U.S., the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s freshman class sets new high marks for students from underrepresented backgrounds and first-generation college students, as well as a 10-year high of Illinois residents. Germany transformed under Nazis in 100 days. Do we understand why?Aug 20, 2019 10:00 am14758 views With world leaders gathering Sept. 1 to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Europe, U. of I. history professor Peter Fritzsche describes how Germans came to embrace Nazi rule, especially in Hitler’s first 100 days.When a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents?Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am14401 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerCarle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of studentsJul 3, 2018 10:00 am14174 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.Library offers Rosetta Stone service free to campus membersMar 10, 2016 9:00 am14089 views The only things one needs to learn Mandarin Chinese or nearly 30 other languages is a computer with a microphone, a University of Illinois NetID and plenty of phonetic practice.Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am13968 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher. Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 22, 2019 9:00 am12402 views Eight faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list, a global listing of scientists who produced the past decade’s most influential papers.Urbana campus to open for fall instruction with COVID-19 safety precautionsJun 18, 2020 3:15 pm11835 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will open the fall semester with as much in-person instruction and residential occupancy as COVID-19 precautions allow.Tests optional for fall 2021 freshman applicantsJun 23, 2020 8:00 am11835 views Students applying for fall 2021 freshman admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will not be required to submit SAT or ACT test results due to the COVID-19 pandemic limiting students’ opportunities to take the exams.$25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for DesignOct 4, 2016 10:00 am11538 views The 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will cultivate interdisciplinary design thinking and will foster innovation in undergraduate and graduate curricula in multiple colleges.Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now?Oct 3, 2017 8:30 am11047 views Rates of antibiotic-resistant infections in companion animals are rising at an alarming rate. An Illinois veterinarian discusses what can be done about it.Eleven Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 29, 2018 10:15 am10687 views Eleven faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list.Coronavirus message sent today to faculty members, staff, studentsMar 2, 2020 1:15 pm10109 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today updated its faculty members, staff and students on the university's policies related to the coronavirus situation, including the immediate return of all people in Italy and the Daegu region of South Korea; restrictions of travel to those and other countries; and the offer to all study abroad participants to end their program early.Actor and U. of I. alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speakerApr 25, 2017 3:30 pm9637 views Illinois alumnus and actor, humorist, author and woodworker Nick Offerman, best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC hit comedy series "Parks and Recreation," will be the U. of I.’s commencement speaker Saturday, May 13.Media alert: News conference to discuss university's plan to correct upward trend of positive COVID-19 casesSep 2, 2020 1:00 pm9423 views The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s new measures for undergraduate students in response to a recent upward trend in positive COVID-19 cases will be discussed at a Zoom news conference at 3:30 p.m. today. How is Illinois contributing to the Event Horizon Telescope Project?Apr 10, 2019 8:15 am9266 views The Event Horizon Telescope Project announced that it has captured the first image of a black hole. The feature is located at the center of Messier 87 – a giant elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with University of Illinois physics and astronomy professor Charles Gammie, who heads up the theory working group for the large, multi-institutional collaboration.U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Larry Gies to deliver commencement addressMar 4, 2019 10:00 am9163 views Illinois alumnus and philanthropist Larry Gies will serve as the May 11 campuswide commencement speaker. Gies is the founder and CEO of Madison Industries, an international manufacturing company that is one of the largest privately held companies in the world. Illinois physics professor named national Professor of the YearNov 19, 2015 8:30 am8828 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.Li selected as dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 30, 2016 9:00 am8258 views Dr. King Li, a renowned researcher, educator, inventor and clinician in molecular imaging and radiology, will become the inaugural dean and chief academic officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine effective Oct. 1. How former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil WarFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am8230 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studiesUniversity outlines fall plans including remote instruction after fall breakAug 3, 2020 9:00 am8019 views As part of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s COVID-19 precautions for the fall semester, all faculty members, staff and students who participate in on-campus activities will be required to be tested at on-campus sites twice a week.Garrick selected campus's first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusionJun 11, 2019 10:00 am7874 views The U. of I. selected Sean Garrick to the new senior-level position of vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.Superfluidity: what is it and why does it matter?Dec 20, 2018 8:45 am7803 views 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the landmark physics discovery of superfluidity. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian asked University of Illinois physics professor and 2003 Nobel Prize winner Anthony Leggett about the significance of the historic finding.Media advisory: On-campus COVID-19 testing available for faculty members, staff, studentsJul 6, 2020 2:00 pm7473 views News media interested in learning more about the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s COVID-19 testing are invited to a one-time media availability Tuesday, July 7 at 10 a.m. near the Alice Campbell Alumni Center 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 28, 2018 8:00 am6909 views The Campus Honors Program announces the names of 159 freshmen and sophomores at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars. Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 18, 2016 9:15 am6797 views Eight University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters / Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016. The list identifies scientists “whose research has had significant global impact within their respective fields of study."What protections do no-show workers have during a pandemic?Mar 26, 2020 6:45 am6769 views The U.S. government can take measures to ensure that essential workers such as health care workers report to their jobs, but forced labor isn’t allowed under the Constitution, says U. of I. labor expert Michael LeRoy.Do politics or protests have a place in sports?Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm6630 views A U. of I. professor who specializes in the history of sports says it’s not realistic to see sporting events as free of politics or protestIllinois announces changes to spring academic calendarOct 20, 2020 10:00 am6541 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is adjusting its 2021 spring calendar to help maintain instruction during the pandemic. Classes will start a week later than scheduled and while there will be no spring break, three days without classes will be added. Students planning to attend classes in person will be required to return early for COVID-19 on-campus testing.Six Illinois researchers named AAAS fellowsNov 23, 2015 10:00 am6531 views Six researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Campus sets new marks for undergraduate enrollment, diversitySep 13, 2017 10:30 am6466 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reached record levels of undergraduate and total enrollment this semester, and also set high marks for diversity and first-generation representation in the freshman class.Entrepreneur, UI grad Max Levchin to deliver commencement addressMar 12, 2018 10:00 am6452 views Max Levchin, a U. of I. alumnus, co-founder of PayPal, former chairman of Yelp and currently the CEO and founder of the consumer-financing platform Affirm, will serve as the commencement speaker Saturday, May 12. New U. of I. license plate availableMar 26, 2019 8:15 am6118 views A new version of the U. of I. license plate is available starting today. The updated version, with the "block I" logo, will be mailed to current plate-holders at no charge to them. A portion of the license plate fee goes toward scholarships for in-state students with demonstrated need.Six Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career AwardJul 3, 2019 1:15 pm6077 views Six researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000Sep 9, 2020 10:00 am6032 views Greater demand for online graduate programs pushed the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s 2020 enrollment to a record 52,331. In addition to delivering fall semester instruction as a mixture of face-to-face, hybrid and online courses, the university developed unique safety measures including a saliva-based COVID-19 test.What do Russians hope to gain from U.S. elections interference?Mar 12, 2020 10:15 am5721 views Russia is trying to sow disruption and division around the U.S. presidential election in order to promote its own geopolitical interests.Jill Ellis, coach with most wins in U.S. soccer history, named 2020 commencement speakerJan 30, 2020 10:00 am5711 views Jill Ellis, the head coach of the first women’s soccer team at Illinois who later won back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups as coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, will be the 2020 commencement speaker at Illinois.The movie 'Selma': Historically correct, if not historically accurateJan 14, 2015 9:00 am5690 views Just say the name "Selma," and anyone who knows the history of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s will know what you mean. It was on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in that Alabama city almost 50 years ago (March 7, 1965) that peaceful marchers were beaten back with billy clubs wielded by state and local lawmen. Captured on network television news, it would become known as "Bloody Sunday." The movie "Selma," which opened nationwide last Friday (Jan. 9), tells the story of that day and events before and after, which would prompt passage of the Voting Rights Act that summer. Sundiata Cha-Jua, a professor of history and of African-American studies at Illinois, teaches courses on both the civil rights movement and African-Americans in film. He talked about the film and the history with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain.