blog posts 75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust? Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am211793 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern Germany Illinois validates saliva-based test for COVID-19 Aug 19, 2020 2:30 pm85433 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 am39415 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 am35970 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 am28855 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 am27349 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 am27136 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 am23793 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. When a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents? Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am22294 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social worker Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War? Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am20003 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 am19028 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 am17412 views Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the risks of air travel during the pandemic and what preventive measures airports and passengers can take. Spring semester graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named Sep 1, 2022 1:15 pm17305 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2022 spring semester. Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now? Oct 3, 2017 8:30 am16421 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. Six Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 16, 2021 7:45 am15547 views Six faculty members at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. How former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil War Feb 12, 2007 9:00 am15343 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 pm15066 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. Carle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of students Jul 3, 2018 10:00 am15033 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 am14648 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. Superfluidity: what is it and why does it matter? Dec 20, 2018 8:45 am13797 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. Eight Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influential Nov 22, 2019 9:00 am12868 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 am12754 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. Eleven Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influential Nov 29, 2018 10:15 am10798 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 am10556 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. The movie 'Selma': Historically correct, if not historically accurate Jan 14, 2015 9:00 am9694 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 pm9536 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 am9359 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 am9331 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. Why is the use of hypersonic missiles in the Russia-Ukraine conflict significant? Mar 22, 2022 8:15 am9198 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. How does parents' methamphetamine use affect their children? Aug 7, 2006 9:00 am8428 views A Minute With™... Wendy Haight, a professor of social work Li selected as dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of Medicine Aug 30, 2016 9:00 am8375 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. What are the guiding principles of 'environmental sustainability'? Apr 14, 2008 9:00 am8335 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 pm8272 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 The ethical dilemmas inherent in school social work Jul 6, 2010 9:00 am8108 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social worker What do Russians hope to gain from U.S. elections interference? Mar 12, 2020 10:15 am7864 views Russia is trying to sow disruption and division around the U.S. presidential election in order to promote its own geopolitical interests. What protections do no-show workers have during a pandemic? Mar 26, 2020 6:45 am7372 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 influential Nov 18, 2016 9:15 am6824 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." How do July 4 celebrations affect wildlife? Jun 30, 2021 8:00 am6819 views Celebrating the nation’s Independence Day with fireworks is an enduring tradition, but fireworks can be a source of distress and danger to wildlife. Dr. Sam Sander, a clinical professor of zoo and wildlife medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, spoke with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about how fireworks affect wildlife and the environment, and how to minimize the risks. Alumnus Jack Welch, former General Electric CEO and chairman, dies at 84 Mar 2, 2020 1:45 pm6707 views John Francis “Jack” Welch Jr., 84, the former CEO and chairman of General Electric Co., has died. He was a chemical engineer who earned a Ph.D. in 1960 in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Six Illinois researchers named AAAS fellows Nov 23, 2015 10:00 am6552 views Six researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Six Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career Award Jul 3, 2019 1:15 pm6170 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. Scott R. White, pioneer of self-healing materials, has died May 31, 2018 10:45 am6140 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 am6135 views A Minute With...™ Alecia Swasy, professor of business journalism Nick Holonyak Jr., pioneer of LED lighting, awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize Feb 2, 2021 8:00 am6019 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. JFK's inaugural speech still stirring, memorable at 50 Jan 18, 2011 9:00 am5858 views A Minute With™... John Murphy, a professor of communication Carle Illinois College of Medicine announces inaugural faculty May 3, 2017 9:15 am5464 views The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members. How are anthropological studies of witchcraft relevant today? Oct 27, 2008 9:00 am5447 views A Minute With™... anthropology professor Alma Gottlieb How effective have economic sanctions been against Russia? Apr 20, 2022 8:00 am5288 views Sanctions imposed against Russia and Belarus may only have meaningful consequences in the longer term, says Taisa Markus, an expert in securities law. Six Illinois faculty members elected AAAS Fellows Nov 25, 2020 4:30 pm5140 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. Nine Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 15, 2022 8:00 am5074 views Nine U. of I. researchers have been named to the 2022 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. The list recognizes research scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated exceptional influence – reflected through their publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade. This year’s list includes 6,938 individuals from around the world whose papers rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science.