blog posts75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust?Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am53483 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern Germany'Race': A historian looks at Jesse Owens' impact on Germany and the U.S.Feb 17, 2016 8:15 am15829 views A Minute With...™ Peter Fritzsche, expert on Nazi GermanyWestern media's stereotypes of Indian cultureSep 1, 2010 9:00 am14514 views A Minute With™... Rini B. Mehta, a professor of comparative and world literatureWhen a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents?Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am10490 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerDid news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am10146 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher. How is Illinois contributing to the Event Horizon Telescope Project?Apr 10, 2019 8:15 am9178 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 am7783 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.Do politics or protests have a place in sports?Sep 28, 2017 12:30 pm5280 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 protestHow former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil WarFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am4580 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studiesThe ethical dilemmas inherent in school social workJul 6, 2010 9:00 am4193 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerHow has Twitter changed news coverage?Oct 22, 2015 11:30 am4132 views A Minute With...™ Alecia Swasy, professor of business journalismWhat does a 1960s epidemic tell us about Zika?Aug 18, 2016 10:30 am4092 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 ReaganSuperfluidity: what is it and why does it matter?Dec 20, 2018 8:45 am3673 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.What does the tax reform bill mean for the middle class?Dec 20, 2017 10:45 am3529 views The current tax bill fits with a 30-year trend that doesn’t favor income from work, says sociologist Kevin LeichtIs Academia Waking Up to the Problem of Sexual Harassment?Sep 19, 2016 2:15 pm3433 views U. of I. anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy supports a federal legislative effort that would require universities to report – and federal funding agencies to consider – findings that any university professor engaged in discrimination on the basis of sex. Is there a cure for potholes?Feb 27, 2019 2:00 pm3214 views Temperatures may be on the rise, but many motorists and pedestrians remain focused on the ground as they attempt to navigate safely around the many potholes that develop this time of year. Industrial and enterprise systems engineering professor Henrique M. Reis spoke with Illinois News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian about how potholes form and if there are any potential solutions.The edTPA assessment and licensing of student teachersApr 25, 2016 9:30 am3174 views A Minute With...™ Illinois Professor Chris Roegge, executive director of the Council on Teacher Education Are global warming, recent Midwest cold snap related?Feb 12, 2019 8:15 am3109 views Last month, the Midwest experienced record-breaking cold temperatures and many are wondering how, when the climate is experiencing an unprecedented warming trend, we can still experience such frigid cold. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian asked University of Illinois atmospheric sciences professor Don Wuebbles to explain.How does parents' methamphetamine use affect their children?Aug 7, 2006 9:00 am2712 views A Minute With™... Wendy Haight, a professor of social workWhy not have one national primary election for presidential nominees?Feb 16, 2016 10:45 am2696 views A Minute With...™ Mattias Polborn, professor of economics and political scienceHow are drones changing warfare, threatening security?Apr 30, 2018 9:45 am2676 views A U. of I. professor discusses drones and the implications of their use in terrorism and warfare.Can birthright citizenship be taken away?Nov 1, 2018 12:45 pm2665 views In adopting the 14th Amendment, Congress unambiguously intended that the children of immigrant workers would have birthright citizenship in the U.S., said University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy, an expert on immigration and employment law.Will Illinois’ new education law fix the state’s teacher shortage?May 4, 2018 1:00 pm2620 views Chris Roegge, the executive director of the Council on Teacher Education at the University of Illinois, discusses whether new legislation in Illinois will remedy the state's shortage of teachers.Vietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am2518 views A historian looks at the Vietnam War herbicide Agent Orange and how it changed ideas about war wounds and the cause of birth defects.100-year-old trans fat pioneer celebrates news of an FDA banJun 4, 2015 1:00 pm2338 views A Minute With™... Fred Kummerow, trans fat expertGermany transformed under Nazis in 100 days. Do we understand why?Aug 20, 2019 10:00 am2318 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.What is the coronavirus spreading across the globe?Jan 23, 2020 10:30 am2311 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.Is the Every Student Succeeds Act an improvement over No Child Left Behind?Dec 10, 2015 11:00 am2238 views A Minute With...™ Lizanne DeStefano, professor emerita of educational psychologyHow are Illinois birds faring?Sep 24, 2019 8:00 am2191 views According to a new study reported in the journal Science, bird populations in North America have experienced a troubling decline in the past five decades. The scientists estimate the continent has lost close to 3 billion birds, roughly 29% of their total numbers in 1970. Senior wildlife ecologist Thomas J. Benson of the Illinois Natural History Survey discusses the status of birds in Illinois with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates. Benson leads the Critical Trends Assessment Program, which monitors the biological condition of the state’s forests, wetlands and grasslands, and collects data on plants, birds and arthropods.Is affirmative action in college admissions under threat?Aug 23, 2017 9:00 am2185 views An Illinois expert on affirmative action in higher education talks about the Justice Department’s plans to investigate possible racial discrimination in college and university admissions policiesWhy has Putin's Napoleonic 'cold charisma' made him so popular in Russia?Oct 9, 2015 11:30 am2181 views A Minute With...™ Richard Tempest, professor of Slavic languages and literaturesMonster hurricanes: Why have recent storms been so huge?Oct 15, 2018 10:45 am2181 views Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as the first Category 4 storm in recorded history to reach shore in the northeast Gulf Coast. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with Illinois atmospheric sciences professor Deanna Hence about the storm’s size, strength and path, and the impact of global climate change on future hurricanes. What was lost in the Notre Dame Cathedral fire?Apr 17, 2019 12:00 pm2156 views Notre Dame Cathedral, severely damaged by fire this week, is widely understood as “the beating heart of France,” with global significance beyond that, says one University of Illinois historian in a Q&A. Another notes how a key aspect of music as we know it today was invented for the cathedral’s unique resonant space, a soundscape lost in the fire.What are the guiding principles of 'environmental sustainability'?Apr 14, 2008 9:00 am2140 views A Minute With™... William C. Sullivan, a professor of landscape architectureHow has the definition of ‘effective leadership’ changed?Nov 2, 2016 3:30 pm2056 views David Rosch, a professor of agriculture education and an expert on leadership, spoke recently about popular perceptions of good leadership and how those standards have changed.How does sexual harassment affect young women in physics?Apr 23, 2019 10:30 am2019 views In a study reported in the journal Physical Review Physics Education Research, nearly 75% of 471 undergraduate women in physics who responded to a survey offered during a professional conference reported having experienced at least one type of sexual harassment – mostly gender harassment – in their field. U. of I. anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy, a co-author of the report, talked to News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about the study, which also examined the respondents’ feelings of belonging and legitimacy as scientists and scholars.Can data analytics help you fill out a March Madness bracket?Mar 7, 2017 9:30 am1915 views Fill in your March Madness bracket from the center out, says bracketologist Sheldon H. Jacobson.Four years later, what effect has expanded video gambling had on Illinois?Oct 24, 2016 9:30 am1890 views Giveaways to gambling interests in Illinois have robbed state coffers of billions of dollars, says John W. Kindt, an emeritus professor of business and legal policy at the University of Illinois.Transgender bathrooms: An architectural perspectiveMay 26, 2016 11:00 am1862 views A Minute With...™ Kathryn Anthony, an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor of architectureJFK's inaugural speech still stirring, memorable at 50Jan 18, 2011 9:00 am1836 views A Minute With™... John Murphy, a professor of communicationThe Midwest has a new national park. How did that happen?Mar 8, 2019 9:45 am1765 views The Midwest has a new national park at Indiana Dunes, and a University of Illinois professor explains how it happened and why the park is valuable.Should we worry about ticks this summer?Jun 27, 2018 9:30 am1760 views Editor’s note: The number of tick-borne illnesses diagnosed annually in the United States doubled between 2004 and 2016, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Summer is prime tick season, and people spending time outdoors should be vigilant, says University of Illinois entomology professor Brian F. Allan. An expert in the spread of insect- and tick-borne diseases, Allan discussed ticks in Illinois, how to prevent bites and when to seek medical attention in an interview with News Bureau biomedical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg Touchstone.Would changes to capital gains taxes spur the economy?Sep 4, 2019 9:00 am1718 views Indexing capital gains to inflation could be a simple fix to stimulate a teetering economy, but several significant implementation hurdles remain, said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy and the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at Illinois.What is a neutrino and why do they matter?Jul 18, 2018 9:30 am1643 views Scientists recently announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that made its way to Earth from an event that occurred 3.7 billion light-years away. Sensors buried within Antarctic ice detected the ghostly cosmic particle, called a neutrino, and traced its origin to a rapidly spinning galactic nucleus known as a blazar. Physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with physics professor Liang Yang about the significance of the discovery.Are black bears and other large predators returning to Illinois?Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am1617 views A Minute With™... Peggy Doty, who provides educational programs about coexisting with large predators for the University of Illinois Extension.What quality of education are schools required to provide to students with disabilities?Jan 25, 2017 8:30 am1614 views Special education professor James Shriner on a case recently heard by the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the educational benefits that public schools are required to provide to students with disabilities.How does 'Mad Men' help us understand '60s culture?Apr 21, 2015 1:00 pm1594 views Robert Rushing, an Illinois professor of comparative and world literatureWould replacing food stamps with food boxes reduce hunger?Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am1590 views Swapping food stamps for food boxes would mean scrapping 'the most successful government program we have going today,' said U. of I. professor Craig GundersenHow do employers combat a resurgent white supremacy movement?Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am1538 views Labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy discusses his research about confronting a resurgent white supremacy movement.100 years after influenza pandemic, why should I get a flu shot?Oct 31, 2018 10:45 am1520 views Influenza has no cure, but vaccines and anti-viral treatments could help thwart another deadly outbreak, says microbiology professor Christopher Brooke.