blog posts 75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust? Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am205487 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern Germany Illinois validates saliva-based test for COVID-19 Aug 19, 2020 2:30 pm85392 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. Western media's stereotypes of Indian culture Sep 1, 2010 9:00 am38025 views A Minute With™... Rini B. Mehta, a professor of comparative and world literature Making a homemade COVID mask? Study explains best fabric choices May 1, 2020 9:45 am35954 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, excellence Sep 12, 2019 11:00 am28725 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. 'Race': A historian looks at Jesse Owens' impact on Germany and the U.S. Feb 17, 2016 8:15 am26663 views A Minute With...™ Peter Fritzsche, expert on Nazi Germany Can people take a livestock drug to treat a deadly virus? Sep 2, 2021 10:00 am25542 views Taking large or multiple doses of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can cause a toxic overdose, and humans should not take forms intended for animal use, says Illinois veterinary medicine expert Dr. Jim Lowe. August and December graduates, Dean's List honorees named Mar 15, 2022 8:00 am23605 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign lists the 9,614 students named to the Dean’s List in December, as well as the 3,572 December graduates and 1,736 August graduates. Illinois Commitment will help students from middle-income families attend Illinois Aug 27, 2018 8:30 am22051 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. When a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents? Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am21715 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social worker Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staff Mar 12, 2020 9:30 am20475 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. Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War? Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am19643 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher. University working to contain predicted increase in on-campus COVID-19 cases Aug 21, 2020 10:15 am19354 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. Germany transformed under Nazis in 100 days. Do we understand why? Aug 20, 2019 10:00 am18857 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. Is it safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic? Apr 1, 2020 8:00 am17408 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 students Sep 12, 2018 9:00 am16685 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. Class of 2025 sets enrollment records Sep 8, 2021 10:15 am16147 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign freshman enrollment of 8,303 for the 2021-22 academic year is a record. The new class brings total student enrollment to 56,299, the largest in university history. Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now? Oct 3, 2017 8:30 am16081 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. Spring semester graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named Sep 1, 2022 1:15 pm15858 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2022 spring semester. Six Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 16, 2021 7:45 am15448 views Six faculty members at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. Carle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of students Jul 3, 2018 10:00 am14990 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 members Mar 10, 2016 9:00 am14600 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. How former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil War Feb 12, 2007 9:00 am14438 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studies Nick Holonyak Jr., pioneer of LED lighting, dies Sep 18, 2022 3:00 pm13682 views Nick Holonyak Jr., a renowned innovator of illumination, has died. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professor was 93 years old. Holonyak (pronounced huh-LON-yak) is credited with the development of the first practical visible-spectrum LED, now commonly used in light bulbs, device displays and lasers worldwide. Tests optional for fall 2021 freshman applicants Jun 23, 2020 8:00 am13566 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. Superfluidity: what is it and why does it matter? Dec 20, 2018 8:45 am13428 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. Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000 Sep 9, 2020 10:00 am13313 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. Illinois announces changes to spring academic calendar Oct 20, 2020 10:00 am12968 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. Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influential Nov 22, 2019 9:00 am12817 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. Can employers legally require employees to vaccinate against COVID-19? Dec 7, 2020 8:30 am12702 views In most cases, an employer could require an employee to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. While that might seem like a violation of an employee’s personal freedom, “No one has a legally enforceable right to a specific job,” says Michael LeRoy, an expert in labor law and labor relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Urbana campus to open for fall instruction with COVID-19 safety precautions Jun 18, 2020 3:15 pm12375 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. $25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for Design Oct 4, 2016 10:00 am11669 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. Eleven Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influential Nov 29, 2018 10:15 am10793 views Eleven faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. Can Biden pass comprehensive immigration reform? Feb 15, 2021 8:00 am10536 views One of the Biden administration’s first acts was to send Congress the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, a long-promised immigration reform bill. But any legislative action on comprehensive immigration reform will face significant headwinds in the Senate, says Lauren R. Aronson, an associate clinical professor of law and the director of the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Law. Coronavirus message sent today to faculty members, staff, students Mar 2, 2020 1:15 pm10156 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 speaker Apr 25, 2017 3:30 pm10088 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. U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Larry Gies to deliver commencement address Mar 4, 2019 10:00 am9601 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. The movie 'Selma': Historically correct, if not historically accurate Jan 14, 2015 9:00 am9586 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. Media alert: News conference to discuss university's plan to correct upward trend of positive COVID-19 cases Sep 2, 2020 1:00 pm9532 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. Are President Biden's vaccine mandates lawful? Sep 20, 2021 9:00 am9353 views The expansive new set of vaccination requirements issued by the Biden administration affecting the federal workforce will likely be upheld by the courts, but the mandate emanating from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is on shakier legal ground, says Michael LeRoy, an expert in labor law and labor relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. How is Illinois contributing to the Event Horizon Telescope Project? Apr 10, 2019 8:15 am9329 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. Illinois physics professor named national Professor of the Year Nov 19, 2015 8:30 am8892 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. Garrick selected campus's first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion Jun 11, 2019 10:00 am8580 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. Why is the use of hypersonic missiles in the Russia-Ukraine conflict significant? Mar 22, 2022 8:15 am8563 views The U.S. recently confirmed that the Russian Ministry of Defence fired a hypersonic ballistic missile to destroy an underground arms depot in western Ukraine. This event marks Russia’s first use of the Kinzhal ballistic missile in this war and the first known use of a hypersonic missile in combat. Mechanical science and engineering professor Kelly Stephani spoke with News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian about the significance of this technology. Li selected as dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of Medicine Aug 30, 2016 9:00 am8364 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. University outlines fall plans including remote instruction after fall break Aug 3, 2020 9:00 am8193 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. What are the guiding principles of 'environmental sustainability'? Apr 14, 2008 9:00 am8172 views A Minute With™... William C. Sullivan, a professor of landscape architecture Do politics or protests have a place in sports? Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm8152 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 protest How does parents' methamphetamine use affect their children? Aug 7, 2006 9:00 am8044 views A Minute With™... Wendy Haight, a professor of social work Campus Instructional Facility Project incorporates green design, public-private partnership Apr 10, 2019 8:30 am7924 views The Campus Instructional Facility Project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an example of a new public-private partnership model that allows for tax-exempt financing. The $75 million project also incorporates design elements that will conserve energy and reduce costs in the long term.