blog posts 75 years later, why did Germans follow the Nazis into Holocaust? Aug 26, 2014 9:00 am219027 views A Minute With™... Peter Fritzsche, a historian of modern Germany Electric cooker an easy, efficient way to sanitize N95 masks, study finds Aug 6, 2020 9:30 am147049 views Owners of electric multicookers may be able to add another use to its list of functions, a new study suggests: sanitization of N95 respirator masks. The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign study found that 50 minutes of dry heat in an electric cooker, such as a rice cooker or Instant Pot, decontaminated N95 respirators inside and out while maintaining their filtration and fit. This could enable wearers to safely reuse limited supplies of the respirators, originally intended to be one-time-use items. Illinois validates saliva-based test for COVID-19 Aug 19, 2020 2:30 pm85457 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. Question of race not simple for Mexican Americans, author says Mar 5, 2014 9:00 am72547 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." Study links mobile device addiction to depression and anxiety Mar 2, 2016 9:30 am54340 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. Journalists’ Twitter use shows them talking within smaller bubbles Aug 5, 2020 9:30 am47583 views Washington, D.C., journalists are clustering not in one “Beltway bubble” but in a collection of “microbubbles,” based on a recent study of their Twitter postings. It means they “may be even more insular than previously thought,” say Illinois journalism professors Nikki Usher and Yee Man Margaret Ng. Researchers track the secret lives of feral and free-roaming house cats May 26, 2011 9:00 am43295 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. Avocados change belly fat distribution in women, controlled study finds Sep 3, 2021 9:00 am41355 views An avocado a day could help redistribute belly fat in women toward a healthier profile, according to a new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and collaborators. One hundred and five adults with overweight and obesity participated in a randomized controlled trial that provided one meal a day for 12 weeks. Women who consumed avocado as part of their daily meal had a reduction in deeper visceral abdominal fat. Research suggests sexual appeals in ads don’t sell brands, products Jun 22, 2017 10:30 am40785 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. U. of I. scholars collecting, analyzing constitutions from around world Feb 12, 2007 9:00 am40463 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. Western media's stereotypes of Indian culture Sep 1, 2010 9:00 am40396 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 am35995 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. Study adds to evidence that viruses are alive Sep 25, 2015 1:00 pm33832 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. Team finds first wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois since 1984 Nov 13, 2017 8:15 am30483 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. Study: Countering stereotypes about teens can change their behavior Feb 27, 2019 11:00 am30139 views In many societies, teenagers are repeatedly told – by adults, peers and popular media – that teens are more likely than younger children to take risks, ignore their parents, skip schoolwork and succumb to bad influences. But stereotypes are not destiny, a new study of Chinese middle school students suggests. Can people take a livestock drug to treat a deadly virus? Sep 2, 2021 10:00 am29278 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. Class of 2023 sets records for enrollment, diversity, excellence Sep 12, 2019 11:00 am28959 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 am28063 views A Minute With...™ Peter Fritzsche, expert on Nazi Germany New approach eradicates breast cancer in mice Jul 21, 2021 1:00 pm25518 views A new approach to treating breast cancer kills 95-100% of cancer cells in mouse models of human estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancers and their metastases in bone, brain, liver and lungs. The newly developed drug, called ErSO, quickly shrinks even large tumors to undetectable levels. Decoy receptor neutralizes coronavirus in cell cultures Aug 4, 2020 9:00 am25377 views As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, scientists and health care providers are seeking ways to keep the coronavirus from infecting tissues once they’re exposed. A new study suggests luring the virus with a decoy – an engineered, free-floating receptor protein – that binds the virus and blocks infection. August and December graduates, Dean's List honorees named Mar 15, 2022 8:00 am24225 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. Bacterial protein fragment kills lung cells in pulmonary fibrosis, study finds Mar 24, 2020 6:00 am24096 views A bacterial protein fragment instigates lung tissue death in pulmonary fibrosis, a mysterious disease affecting millions of people worldwide, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mie University in Japan. When a minor becomes pregnant, must schools notify the parents? Jun 28, 2010 9:00 am22827 views A Minute With™... Sandra Kopels, a lawyer and social worker Online interactions have positive effects for real-life communities Apr 5, 2010 9:00 am22711 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. Asian tiger mosquito gains ground in Illinois Jun 4, 2020 8:15 am22562 views Researchers report that the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has become more abundant across Illinois in the past three decades. Its spread is problematic, as the mosquito can transmit diseases – like chikungunya or dengue fever – to humans. Illinois Commitment will help students from middle-income families attend Illinois Aug 27, 2018 8:30 am22090 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 generation Feb 8, 2016 10:45 am20515 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. Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staff Mar 12, 2020 9:30 am20505 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. Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War? Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am20230 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher. 'Fettuccine' may be most obvious sign of life on Mars, researchers report May 29, 2019 8:00 am20095 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. Spring semester graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named Sep 1, 2022 1:15 pm20004 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign announces graduates, Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees for the 2022 spring semester. University working to contain predicted increase in on-campus COVID-19 cases Aug 21, 2020 10:15 am19358 views The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will employ detailed plans to address the expected initial increase in COVID-19 positive cases through the next several weeks. Modified in-person instruction begins Monday. Data models developed by Illinois faculty members forecast that new cases will decline after the first few weeks of the semester and the daily positivity rate will remain low throughout. Study links prenatal phthalate exposure to altered information processing in infants Apr 6, 2021 7:30 am19322 views Researchers have found evidence linking pregnant women’s exposure to phthalates to altered cognitive outcomes in their infants. Germany transformed under Nazis in 100 days. Do we understand why? Aug 20, 2019 10:00 am19169 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. Class of 2025 sets enrollment records Sep 8, 2021 10:15 am17455 views The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign freshman enrollment of 8,303 for the 2021-22 academic year is a record. The new class brings total student enrollment to 56,299, the largest in university history. Is it safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic? Apr 1, 2020 8:00 am17415 views Sheldon H. Jacobson discusses the risks of air travel during the pandemic and what preventive measures airports and passengers can take. Beschloss Family Media Design Center to be dedicated Sept. 22 Aug 31, 2000 9:00 am17393 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The new Beschloss Family Media Design Center at the University of Illinois College of Communications will be dedicated Sept. 22. Genetic study shakes up the elephant family tree Jun 6, 2017 3:00 am17177 views New research reveals that a species of giant elephant that lived 1.5 million to 100,000 years ago – ranging across Eurasia before it went extinct – is more closely related to today’s African forest elephant than the forest elephant is to its nearest living relative, the African savanna elephant. Class of 2022 sets records for enrollment, diversity, first-generation students Sep 12, 2018 9:00 am16863 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. Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now? Oct 3, 2017 8:30 am16701 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. Shutdown of circulation pattern could be disastrous, researchers say Dec 13, 2004 9:00 am16486 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If global warming shuts down the thermohaline circulation in the North Atlantic Ocean, the result could be catastrophic climate change. The environmental effects, models indicate, depend upon whether the shutdown is reversible or irreversible. Fresh look at burials, mass graves, tells a new story of Cahokia Aug 4, 2016 10:30 am16449 views A new study challenges earlier interpretations of an important burial mound at Cahokia, a pre-Columbian city in Illinois near present-day St. Louis. The study reveals that a central feature of the mound, a plot known as the “beaded burial,” is not a monument to male power, as was previously thought, but includes both males and females of high status. Counties with more trees and shrubs spend less on Medicare, study finds Apr 1, 2019 8:00 am16011 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. How former slaves established schools and educated their population after the Civil War Feb 12, 2007 9:00 am15780 views A Minute With™... Christopher Span, a professor of educational policy studies Six Illinois scientists rank among world's most influential Nov 16, 2021 7:45 am15607 views Six faculty members at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have been named to the 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. Nick Holonyak Jr., pioneer of LED lighting, dies Sep 18, 2022 3:00 pm15476 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. Scientists find world’s oldest fossil mushroom Jun 7, 2017 1:00 pm15353 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. Carle Illinois College of Medicine welcomes first class of students Jul 3, 2018 10:00 am15072 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 am14688 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. Urbana campus consolidates to single logo Aug 14, 2017 1:30 pm14472 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.