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  • Illinois students explore VR classrooms

    WTVO-TV (Sept. 26) Students and professors experienced what classrooms might be like in virtual reality. VR technology is already being used in some U. of I. classrooms.

  • Examining climate change, land loss on Louisiana’s Houma tribe

    Social work professor Shanondora Billiot interviewed 160 members of the United Houma Nation about the effects of climate change and land loss on their families.

  • Celebrating women in architecture

    Archinect (Sept. 24) The School of Architecture is paying homage to previous female graduates who earned a degree in architecture from Illinois.

  • Illinois scientists find ways to improve cassava

    Illinois researchers have identified opportunities to improve cassava yields.

  • Illinois to host Indiana State in fall exhibition Saturday

    The Illinois baseball team will take on Indiana State at Illinois Field on Saturday in its first of two home exhibition games of the fall.

  • Personalized promotion a potential 'win-win' for retailers and consumers

    “Personalized promotion” is a potentially lucrative opportunity for retailers that also pays the additional dividend of enhancing customer satisfaction, says new Illinois research.

  • Economics of waste reduction

    Don Fullerton of Gies Business received a $1.3 million grant to develop ways to encourage businesses and consumers to work together to reduce waste.

  • Alumnus launches bionic hand

    Millions of hand amputees around the world are now closer to receiving a life changing prosthetic device.

  • What’s at stake in auto workers strike?

    Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations, explains the strike of more than 47,000 auto workers.

  • Measuring the unseen life of a river

    Illinois researchers can learn about the life of a river without seeing the animals that live there.

  • Anonymous $2 million gift adds to Ubben renovation project

    The Ubben Basketball Complex will undergo a facelift that will more than double the square footage of the building.

  • How are Illinois birds faring?

    Scientists estimate the continent has lost close to 3 billion birds. Senior wildlife ecologist Thomas J. Benson of the Illinois Natural History Survey discusses the status of birds in Illinois.

  • Lutein and nutrition

    Washington Post (Sept. 23) John Erdman of food science and human nutrition helps explain what you need to know about this nutrient.

  • Meet the 2019 Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame class

    Some of the greatest names in Illini sports history comprise the class, including coaches and record-holders from 11 different sports.

  • Ebert Symposium to feature film director Gregory Nava

    Filmmaker Gregory Nava, who broke ground with the Latino film “El Norte” and TV series “American Family,” will be part of this year’s Ebert Symposium.

  • Solar Farm expansion to increase campus renewable energy

    The new Solar Farm expansion will generate the equivalent electricity use of more than 2,000 average American homes.

  • School of Architecture showcases women in the profession

    The School of Architecture is celebrating the contributions of female architecture graduates.

  • Study tracks age and narcissism

    U.S. News and World Report (Sept. 18) "With time, it seems most people turn away from their earlier narcissistic tendencies," said Illinois professor Brent Roberts.

  • Lessons in leisure

    Every spring, a class of Illini embark on a tour filled with more than twenty excursions in less than two weeks’ time.

  • Motorola Solutions opens innovation center at Illinois

    'Partnering with the University of Illinois provides access to a depth of talent across a number of disciplines, encouraging research in areas that are critical to Motorola Solutions’ future.'

  • University invests $24 million into Investment for Growth Proposals

    The university is generating new sources of revenue while continuing to invest in education, research and public engagement.

  • Illinois professor studies correlation between education and video games

    WICS-TV (Sept. 17) Illinois associate professor Chad Lane is studying ways to use technology to promote science, especially to middle school students. 

  • How colleges are ramping up creativity and technology

    U.S. News & World Report (Sept. 16) Illinois is ramping up its efforts to equip students with the ideal combination of strong technology acumen and solid creative and interpersonal skills.

  • Illinois study examines high-frequency hearing

    Illinois researchers examine why people struggle to hear others in noisy environments as they age.

  • Free student tickets for Illinois vs. Nebraska

    Illinois students can receive free tickets for the Fighting Illini football game vs. Nebraska.

  • Illinois researchers build microscopic biohybrid robots

    Illinois researchers are bringing the field of mechanical engineering one step closer to autonomous biobots.

  • Illinois selected for AAU's PhD Education Initiative

    Illinois will be one of eight universities to participate in a new initiative to change the culture surrounding doctoral education and career pathways.

  • Urbana's Trelease Woods offers old-growth lessons

    Partly because of its close proximity to the University of Illinois, which owns it, and partly because it’s so old and rare, the 60-some acres of woodland is one of the most-researched tracts of forest in the world.

  • Gies iMBA program continues to soar

    Poets & Quants (Sept. 15) Applications continue to rise in the Gies College of Business iMBA program. 

  • Marching Illini makes strides in sustainability

    With improved technologies, the Marching Illini has transitioned to paperless.

  • Meet the Illini Hyperloop team

    Imagine traveling from Champaign to Chicago in 15 minutes at upwards of 700 mph in a pod running through a vacuum tube.

  • Printing flatter polymers improves conductivity, optical properties

    Design News (Sept. 13)  Illinois researchers report the development of a new method to stretch and flatten the molecules in conductive polymers so they can conduct electricity better.

  • Illini Soccer defeats Butler in Indianapolis

    Senior Kelly Maday netted Illinois' first goal of the night. Freshman Eileen Murphy converted a penalty kick to give the Orange and Blue a 5-1-0 early season record.

  • Meet the record-breaking freshman class

    The Illinois freshman class sets records for enrollment, diversity and excellence.

  • Illinois ROTC students commemorate 9/11

    WICS/WCCU (Sept. 11) Illinois ROTC students, police and firefighters climbed 1,980 steps at Memorial Stadium to honor first responders.

  • Five Illinois professors named University Scholars

    Five Illinois professors have been named University Scholars in recognition of their excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

  • Study finds honey bees process positive, negative experiences in distinct regions of the brain

    Newsweek (Sept. 10) 'This discovery is striking given how small their brains are,' says Gene Robinson, study author and director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at Illinois.

  • Football game week: Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan

    The Fighting Illini are looking to close out their non-conference season 3-0 when Eagles come to Memorial Stadium on Saturday (11 a.m. CT)

  • Research tracks narcissism from young adulthood to middle age

    Narcissism tends to wane as a person matures, a new study confirms. But not for everyone, and not to the same extent.

  • Researchers unveil new volcanic eruption forecasting technique

    Volcanic eruptions are especially hazardous when they show few to no signs of unrest beforehand. Geologists are now using a technique traditionally used in climate forecasting to develop new eruption forecasting models.

  • Illini Soccer to play first match at Demirjian Park on Sunday vs. Colorado College

    Illini Soccer's first match at Demirjian Park is Sunday at 1 p.m. Currently in the process of construction, Demirjian Park is located at 606 St. Mary's Road.  

  • Endangered animals project looks at tigers, habitat loss, climate change

    Illinois artist Deke Weaver uses stories to reflect wider global concerns. His 'TIGER' performance will incorporate stories of migration due to climate change.

  • Ebert Symposium to focus on inclusion in movies and media

    The topic grew out of Roger Ebert’s vision of movies as a tool for generating empathy among those of different genders, races, ages, classes. etc. Fostering empathy 'is the most noble thing that good movies can do,' he said.

  • Is Illinois' nursing shortage due to poor working conditions?

    The Southern Illinoisian (Sept. 7) UI labor expert Robert Bruno says the shortages are organic: 'They’re almost always constructed due to some policy decisions, some choices that are being made...'

  • New salt-based propellant proven compatible in dual-mode rocket engines

    'We have (shown) that salt propellants work in the high-acceleration combustion mode.  Now we know that this unique combination of salts will also work in the electric fuel-efficient mode.'

  • UI discovers a solution to possible drop in Chinese students: Insurance

    CNBC (Sept. 6) The trade war 'has given every school a bit of a wake-up call that the flow of students from China is not something we should take for granted or should count on,' says Gies College of Business Dean Jeffrey Brown

  • Rashard Mendenhall: Gridiron writer

    For Mendenhall, 'capturing a vision—a line or a scene' in the HBO show, Ballers, 'pulling inspiration out of the air and putting it on the TV screen, that’s as good as any touchdown.'

  • Study: Action-oriented goals produce higher probability of purchases under tight deadlines

    If you want sell a product or service quickly, it helps to try a busy consumer, says new research co-written by U. of I. psychology professor Dolores Albarracin.

  • Peters' four TDs push Fighting Illini past UConn, 31-23

    Brandon Peters threw four touchdown passes to help Illinois outpace the Huskies, 31-23 on Saturday afternoon.

  • Now Accepting Nominations for the Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award

    Consider nominating a person or organization that you feel has done an exceptional job in helping to make Illinois a more diverse and inclusive campus.