blog posts75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust?Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am151482 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern GermanyIllinois validates saliva-based test for COVID-19Aug 19, 2020 2:30 pm84456 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.Making a homemade COVID mask? Study explains best fabric choicesMay 1, 2020 9:45 am35511 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.Western media's stereotypes of Indian cultureSep 1, 2010 9:00 am29336 views A Minute With™... Rini B. Mehta, a professor of comparative and world literatureClass of 2023 sets records for enrollment, diversity, excellenceSep 12, 2019 11:00 am27133 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 am22632 views A Minute With...™ Peter Fritzsche, expert on Nazi GermanyWhen a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents?Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am17416 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerIs it safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?Apr 1, 2020 8:00 am17390 views Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the risks of air travel during the pandemic and what preventive measures airports and passengers can take.Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am16926 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher. Germany transformed under Nazis in 100 days. Do we understand why?Aug 20, 2019 10:00 am16906 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.Spring semester graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees namedAug 13, 2021 8:00 am15259 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2021 spring semester. Carle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of studentsJul 3, 2018 10:00 am14564 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 am14189 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.Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now?Oct 3, 2017 8:30 am13217 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.Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 22, 2019 9:00 am12559 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 am10901 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.How former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil WarFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am10810 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studiesEleven Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 29, 2018 10:15 am10753 views Eleven faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list.Superfluidity: what is it and why does it matter?Dec 20, 2018 8:45 am10255 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.Can Biden pass comprehensive immigration reform?Feb 15, 2021 8:00 am9638 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.Media alert: News conference to discuss university's plan to correct upward trend of positive COVID-19 casesSep 2, 2020 1:00 pm9506 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 am9305 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.Li selected as dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 30, 2016 9:00 am8314 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. The movie 'Selma': Historically correct, if not historically accurateJan 14, 2015 9:00 am7812 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.Do politics or protests have a place in sports?Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm7321 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 am7127 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.Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 18, 2016 9:15 am6809 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 do Russians hope to gain from U.S. elections interference?Mar 12, 2020 10:15 am6807 views Russia is trying to sow disruption and division around the U.S. presidential election in order to promote its own geopolitical interests.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.The ethical dilemmas inherent in school social workJul 6, 2010 9:00 am6278 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerSix Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career AwardJul 3, 2019 1:15 pm6105 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. What are the guiding principles of 'environmental sustainability'?Apr 14, 2008 9:00 am6042 views A Minute With™... William C. Sullivan, a professor of landscape architectureScott R. White, pioneer of self-healing materials, has diedMay 31, 2018 10:45 am5511 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.How has Twitter changed news coverage?Oct 22, 2015 11:30 am5499 views A Minute With...™ Alecia Swasy, professor of business journalismCarle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural facultyMay 3, 2017 9:15 am5459 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members.Nick Holonyak Jr., pioneer of LED lighting, awarded Queen Elizabeth PrizeFeb 2, 2021 8:00 am5322 views Nick Holonyak Jr., a renowned innovator of illumination, has been awarded the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering “for the creation and development of LED lighting, which forms the basis of all solid-state lighting technology.” 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.How does parents' methamphetamine use affect their children?Aug 7, 2006 9:00 am5300 views A Minute With™... Wendy Haight, a professor of social workSix Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 25, 2020 4:30 pm5007 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Six professors at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Evolution, ecology and behavior professor Alison Bell; plant biology professor Carl Bernacchi; bioengineering professor Rohit Bhargava; materials science and engineering professor Paul Braun; chemistry professor Prashant Jain; and materials science and engineering professor Nancy Sottos are among the 489 scientists to be awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow this year.U of I students, alumni awarded Fulbright grantsJun 18, 2019 8:30 am4930 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.Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditationOct 16, 2017 12:00 am4843 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. Homecoming 2019 brings new events, parade routeOct 7, 2019 12:30 pm4666 views Illinois Homecoming takes place Oct. 13-19 with new events, a new parade route and former University of Illinois President Stanley O. Ikenberry serving as the parade grand marshal.Eight Illinois faculty members elected AAAS FellowsNov 26, 2019 10:00 am4550 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eight professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been elected 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Eleven U. of I. students, recent alumni offered Fulbright grantsJun 25, 2018 1:30 pm4440 views Fulbright grants providing opportunities for international educational, research and teaching experiences are available to 11 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni this coming year.What is the coronavirus spreading across the globe?Jan 23, 2020 10:30 am4430 views The first case of a novel strain of coronavirus has been confirmed in the United States. Virologist Leyi Wang, a professor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, discussed the outbreak of the new strain with News Bureau biomedical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg Touchstone.Two Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 12, 2020 9:00 am4391 views Two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign scientists are among 126 recipients of the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This honor is one of the most competitive and prestigious awards available to early career researchers. Five Urbana-Champaign faculty members honored as University ScholarsDec 10, 2020 1:15 pm4340 views Five University of Illinois professors at the Urbana-Champaign campus have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.How are drones changing warfare, threatening security?Apr 30, 2018 9:45 am4284 views A U. of I. professor discusses drones and the implications of their use in terrorism and warfare.What does a 1960s epidemic tell us about Zika?Aug 18, 2016 10:30 am4283 views With its easy-to-miss symptoms and link to birth defects, the Zika virus is very similar to German measles (rubella), according to history professor Leslie ReaganJFK's inaugural speech still stirring, memorable at 50Jan 18, 2011 9:00 am4224 views A Minute With™... John Murphy, a professor of communicationWhat are the novel coronavirus health risks?Feb 28, 2020 9:45 am4082 views The novel coronavirus that first broke out in Wuhan, China in late 2019 has now spread to 111 countries. As the first case of possible community spread has been reported in the United States, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discusses how the virus spreads and what makes it a public health concern.