blog postsStudy links mobile device addiction to depression and anxietyMar 2, 2016 9:30 am46710 views Is cellphone use detrimental to mental health? A new study from the University of Illinois finds that high engagement with mobile technology is linked to anxiety and depression in college-age students.75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust?Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am45407 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern GermanyResearch suggests sexual appeals in ads don’t sell brands, productsJun 22, 2017 10:30 am37710 views Sexy ads stick in the memory more but don’t sell the brand or product, according to research that analyzed nearly 80 advertising studies published over three decades.Researchers track the secret lives of feral and free-roaming house catsMay 26, 2011 9:00 am24274 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - Researchers (and some cat-owners) wanted to know: What do feral and free-roaming house cats do when they're out of sight? A two-year study offers a first look at the daily lives of these feline paupers and princes, whose territories overlap on the urban, suburban, rural and agricultural edges of many towns.Illinois Commitment will help students from middle-income families attend IllinoisAug 27, 2018 8:30 am21219 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.Paper: Homeownership a ‘dream deferred’ for millennial generationFeb 8, 2016 10:45 am20383 views Millennials face significant hurdles in their quest for homeownership, said Yilan Xu, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois and co-author of a new paper examining homeownership trends among those born between 1980-2000.'Fettuccine' may be most obvious sign of life on Mars, researchers reportMay 29, 2019 8:00 am19811 views A rover scanning the surface of Mars for evidence of life might want to check for rocks that look like pasta, researchers report in the journal Astrobiology. The bacterium that controls the formation of such rocks on Earth is ancient and thrives in harsh environments that are similar to conditions on Mars, said University of Illinois geology professor Bruce Fouke, who led the new, NASA-funded study.Study adds to evidence that viruses are aliveSep 25, 2015 1:00 pm18570 views A new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells, researchers report. The study offers the first reliable method for tracing viral evolution back to a time when neither viruses nor cells existed in the forms recognized today, the researchers say. Question of race not simple for Mexican Americans, author saysMar 5, 2014 9:00 am17902 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - About half of Latinos check "white" in response to the question about race on the U.S. Census. About half check "other race."Team finds first wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984Nov 13, 2017 8:15 am17758 views Researchers report the first sighting in 30 years of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois. The discovery may be a sign of hope for this state-endangered species, or the animal could be the last of its kind to have survived in Illinois without human intervention, the researchers say.U. of I. scholars collecting, analyzing constitutions from around worldFeb 12, 2007 9:00 am17369 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thomas Jefferson believed that a country's constitution should be rewritten every 19 years. Instead, the U.S. Constitution, which Jefferson did not help to write (he was in Paris serving as U.S. minister to France when the Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia), has prevailed since 1789.August and December 2018 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 21, 2019 10:30 am17206 views The University of Illinois lists the 7,690 students named to the Dean's List in December, as well as the 2,909 December graduates and 1,385 August graduates.Counties with more trees and shrubs spend less on Medicare, study findsApr 1, 2019 8:00 am15088 views A new study finds that Medicare costs tend to be lower in counties with more forests and shrublands than in counties dominated by other types of land cover. The relationship persists even when accounting for economic, geographic or other factors that might independently influence health care costs, researchers report.'Race': A historian looks at Jesse Owens' impact on Germany and the U.S.Feb 17, 2016 8:15 am14332 views A Minute With...™ Peter Fritzsche, expert on Nazi GermanyOnline interactions have positive effects for real-life communitiesApr 5, 2010 9:00 am13821 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If you think Facebook, Twitter and other Web sites that foster online communication and interaction are merely vapid echo chambers of self-promotion, think again, say two University of Illinois professors who study computer-mediated communication and the Internet.Library offers Rosetta Stone service free to campus membersMar 10, 2016 9:00 am13727 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.Class of 2022 sets records for enrollment, diversity, first-generation studentsSep 12, 2018 9:00 am13637 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. Western media's stereotypes of Indian cultureSep 1, 2010 9:00 am13209 views A Minute With™... Rini B. Mehta, a professor of comparative and world literatureCarle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of studentsJul 3, 2018 10:00 am12252 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.Graduates, Dean's List, Bronze Tablet honorees named for May 2019Aug 23, 2019 8:00 am11896 views The University of Illinois announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2019 spring semester. Urbana campus consolidates to single logoAug 14, 2017 1:30 pm11539 views Academic and administrative units at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will go back to the familiar orange block “I” logo, retiring the column “I” they have used since 1997.$25M gift from tech entrepreneur and UI alumnus Thomas Siebel will fund construction of Siebel Center for DesignOct 4, 2016 10:00 am11421 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.Potato as effective as carbohydrate gels for boosting athletic performance, study findsOct 18, 2019 11:45 am11033 views Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, scientists report.Class of 2023 sets records for enrollment, diversity, excellenceSep 12, 2019 11:00 am10740 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.Eleven Illinois researchers rank among world’s most influentialNov 29, 2018 10:15 am10308 views Eleven faculty members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list.Youth dating violence shaped by parents’ conflict-handling views, study findsNov 16, 2018 10:15 am10278 views Parents who talk to their children about nonviolent conflict resolution reduce children’s likelihood of abusing their dating partners – even if parents give contradictory messages advocating violence in some situations.Key to willpower lies in believing you have it in abundanceJan 18, 2018 2:00 pm10039 views Americans believe they have less stamina for strenuous mental activity than their European counterparts -- an indication that people in the U.S. perceive their willpower or self-control as being in limited supply, suggests a new study led by a researcher at the University of Illinois.Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am9647 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher. Small in size, big on power: New microbatteries a boost for electronicsApr 16, 2013 9:00 am9622 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Though they be but little, they are fierce. The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by these batteries to jump-start a dead car battery - and then recharge the phone in the blink of an eye.Scientists find world’s oldest fossil mushroomJun 7, 2017 1:00 pm9392 views Roughly 115 million years ago, when the ancient supercontinent Gondwana was breaking apart, a mushroom fell into a river and began an improbable journey. Its ultimate fate as a mineralized fossil preserved in limestone in northeast Brazil makes it a scientific wonder, scientists report in the journal PLOS ONE.When a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents?Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am9375 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social workerPaper tubes make stiff origami structuresSep 7, 2015 2:00 pm9358 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – From shipping and construction to outer space, origami could put a folded twist on structural engineering.Actor and U. of I. alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speakerApr 25, 2017 3:30 pm9335 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 am9130 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.Bashir named College of Engineering deanOct 10, 2018 9:30 am9013 views Rashid Bashir, the executive associate dean and chief diversity officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, will become the next dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Nov. 1.Three Illinois professors named Sloan Research FellowsFeb 15, 2018 9:00 am8897 views Three Illinois scientists are among 126 recipients of the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. According to the foundation, the awards “honor early career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the very best scientific minds working today.” Winners receive a two-year $65,000 fellowship to further their research.Brief diversions vastly improve focus, researchers findFeb 8, 2011 9:00 am8753 views CHAMPAIGN, lll. - A new study in the journal Cognition overturns a decades-old theory about the nature of attention and demonstrates that even brief diversions from a task can dramatically improve one's ability to focus on that task for prolonged periods.Illinois physics professor named national Professor of the YearNov 19, 2015 8:30 am8720 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.U. of I. alumnus, philanthropist Larry Gies to deliver commencement addressMar 4, 2019 10:00 am8699 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. Exercise changes gut microbial composition independent of diet, team reportsDec 4, 2017 11:15 am8615 views Two studies – one in mice and the other in human subjects – offer the first definitive evidence that exercise alone can change the composition of microbes in the gut. The studies were designed to isolate exercise-induced changes from other factors – such as diet or antibiotic use – that might alter the intestinal microbiota.Study shows diminished but ‘robust’ link between union decline, rise of inequalityAug 21, 2018 9:45 am8553 views A new study shows a diminished but “robust” link between the decline of unions and the rise in wage inequality.Seven Illinois researchers rank among the world’s most influentialDec 21, 2015 9:15 am8470 views Seven University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list for 2015. The list includes “some of the world’s most influential scientific minds,” according to a statement from Thomson Reuters.Siblings play formative, influential role as 'agents of socialization'Jan 15, 2010 9:00 am8457 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What we learn from our siblings when we grow up has - for better or for worse - a considerable influence on our social and emotional development as adults, according to an expert in sibling, parent-child and peer relationships at the University of Illinois.Nanopores could take the salt out of seawaterNov 10, 2015 1:45 pm8191 views University of Illinois engineers have found an energy-efficient material for removing salt from seawater that could provide a rebuttal to poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s lament, “Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink.”Ringing in ears keeps brain more at attention, less at rest, study findsAug 24, 2017 11:15 am8103 views Tinnitus, a chronic ringing or buzzing in the ears, has eluded medical treatment and scientific understanding. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that chronic tinnitus is associated with changes in certain networks in the brain, and furthermore, those changes cause the brain to stay more at attention and less at rest.Pollinator habitat program spreads bad seeds with the goodDec 7, 2016 8:30 am8097 views Weed scientists in at least two Midwestern states have been reporting for years that a conservation program meant to provide habitat for pollinating insects is sowing bad seeds – including seeds of the potentially devastating agricultural weed Palmer amaranth – along with the good. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois have traced the weed seeds to at least one source: pollinator habitat seed sold by a company in the Midwest.Li selected as dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of MedicineAug 30, 2016 9:00 am8075 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. August and December 2016 graduates, Dean's List honorees namedMar 9, 2017 8:30 am7261 views The University of Illinois announced Dean’s List honorees – all 6,643 of them – and graduates from August and December 2016.Whole eggs better for muscle building and repair than egg whites, researchers findDec 20, 2017 8:30 am7067 views People who consume 18 grams of protein from whole eggs or from egg whites after engaging in resistance exercise differ dramatically in how their muscles build protein, a process called protein synthesis, during the post-workout period, researchers report in a new study. Specifically, the post-workout muscle-building response in those eating whole eggs is 40 percent greater than in those consuming an equivalent amount of protein from egg whites, the team found.Role of religious faith in World War I examined in new bookApr 21, 2010 9:00 am6952 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Although World War I has faded from cultural memory, overshadowed by more dramatic and unambiguous conflicts that both preceded and followed it, the Great War continues to shape Americans' interpretations of their nation, its war-craft and its soldiers today.