blog posts75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust?Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am79923 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern GermanyMaking a homemade COVID mask? Study explains best fabric choicesMay 1, 2020 9:45 am27484 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.Illinois Commitment will help students from middle-income families attend IllinoisAug 27, 2018 8:30 am21686 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.Graduates for August and December 2019, Dean's List honorees namedApr 3, 2020 12:30 pm20617 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.Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staffMar 12, 2020 9:30 am20161 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.Graduates, Dean's List, Bronze Tablet honorees named for May 2019Aug 23, 2019 8:00 am20116 views The University of Illinois announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2019 spring semester. Class of 2023 sets records for enrollment, diversity, excellenceSep 12, 2019 11:00 am19893 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 am18573 views A Minute With™... Rini B. Mehta, a professor of comparative and world literature'Race': A historian looks at Jesse Owens' impact on Germany and the U.S.Feb 17, 2016 8:15 am18296 views A Minute With...™ Peter Fritzsche, expert on Nazi GermanyIs it safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?Apr 1, 2020 8:00 am16763 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 am15326 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. Library offers Rosetta Stone service free to campus membersMar 10, 2016 9:00 am14009 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.Carle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of studentsJul 3, 2018 10:00 am13621 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.When a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents?Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am12546 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerEight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 22, 2019 9:00 am12091 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.Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am11837 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher. $25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for DesignOct 4, 2016 10:00 am11497 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 influentialNov 29, 2018 10:15 am10616 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 pm9957 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 pm9508 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.How is Illinois contributing to the Event Horizon Telescope Project?Apr 10, 2019 8:15 am9243 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.Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now?Oct 3, 2017 8:30 am9186 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.U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Larry Gies to deliver commencement addressMar 4, 2019 10:00 am8997 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 am8785 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 am8202 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. Garrick selected campus's first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusionJun 11, 2019 10:00 am7284 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.Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 18, 2016 9:15 am6788 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."Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 28, 2018 8:00 am6574 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. Six Illinois researchers named AAAS fellowsNov 23, 2015 10:00 am6523 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 am6447 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.Tests optional for fall 2021 freshman applicantsJun 23, 2020 8:00 am6433 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.Entrepreneur, UI grad Max Levchin to deliver commencement addressMar 12, 2018 10:00 am6431 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. How former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil WarFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am6051 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studiesSix Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career AwardJul 3, 2019 1:15 pm6020 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. New U. of I. license plate availableMar 26, 2019 8:15 am5980 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.Do politics or protests have a place in sports?Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm5871 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 protestWhat protections do no-show workers have during a pandemic?Mar 26, 2020 6:45 am5624 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.Jill Ellis, coach with most wins in U.S. soccer history, named 2020 commencement speakerJan 30, 2020 10:00 am5593 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.Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural facultyMay 3, 2017 9:15 am5444 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members.Superfluidity: what is it and why does it matter?Dec 20, 2018 8:45 am5421 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.U. of I. alumnus Jeff Huber, Grail CEO and ex-Google exec, is 2016 commencement speakerMar 31, 2016 8:15 am5400 views Illinois alumnus Jeff Huber, whose company is developing a revolutionary blood test to detect early stage cancer, will be the U. of I.'s commencement speaker on Saturday, May 14. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Stadium.Hittite class offers glimpse of Bronze Age language, technologyDec 9, 2019 9:00 am5063 views Illinois students in a Hittite class learn to write the ancient language in clay using cuneiform symbols.New center to accelerate quantum information science and engineeringOct 29, 2018 10:00 am4978 views The Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center is the centerpiece of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s $15 million investment in the emerging area of quantum information science and engineering.Campus Instructional Facility Project incorporates green design, public-private partnershipApr 10, 2019 8:30 am4947 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.Scott R. White, pioneer of self-healing materials, has diedMay 31, 2018 10:45 am4922 views University of Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White, an innovator of self-healing and self-regulating materials, died Monday of cancer at age 55.Five Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 17, 2017 8:00 am4901 views Five faculty members have been named to the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list (previously known as the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list). The list recognizes “leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world."Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditationOct 16, 2017 12:00 am4785 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based medical school, has received preliminary acreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is recruiting students for its first class. The ethical dilemmas inherent in school social workJul 6, 2010 9:00 am4769 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerU of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grantsJun 18, 2019 8:30 am4706 views Thirteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni accepted Fulbright grants for the upcoming academic year, providing opportunities for international educational, research and teaching experiences.Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors ProgramAug 27, 2019 11:45 am4613 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign names 161 freshmen and sophomores Chancellor’s Scholars in the Campus Honors Program this fall, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential.