blog posts Five things to know about protein May 26, 2023 10:30 am Washington Post (May 24) - “Most Americans are eating close to 1.0 to 1.2 grams per kilogram of their body weight” in protein most days, says Nicholas Burd, the director of the Nutrition and Exercise Performance Research Group at Illinois. How love, health, and neighborhood intersect for Black Americans May 12, 2023 12:45 pm People living in better-quality neighborhoods showed lower negative, higher positive affects 10 years later. 'This really speaks to the powerful effect of the community you're in and the amount of stress or support that you get from your neighborhood.' Illinois researchers develop a new framework for super-resolution ultrasound May 25, 2023 10:45 am Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology hope that speeding up the higher-resolution technology will make it a useful option for clinicians. Registration open for I-Ready, an online camp for college-bound students with autism May 25, 2023 10:15 am Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors at Illinois high schools and new graduates with autism are encouraged to apply. Interested in Illinois? Come visit us! May 25, 2023 9:15 am Visit and find out for yourself what it's like to be an Illini. Making the transition from high school to college May 24, 2023 11:15 am Illinois students have access to many different support resources, all of which are here to help you live your best college life. Football student season ticket holders to get priority access to men’s basketball tickets May 24, 2023 11:15 am Illinois students who purchase Fighting Illini football season tickets will receive priority access to men's basketball season tickets. Jackie Joyner-Kersee gives advice to Illinois graduates May 23, 2023 1:15 pm Inc. (May 19) - In her speech to graduates, the athlete shared her story to success. Viral videos about private moments may affect offline relationships May 18, 2023 2:30 pm Posting videos about intimate relationships to social media platforms may affect offline relationships, according to a case study of the viral 'couch guy' TikTok video by Emily Mendelson, a graduate student at the U of I. Illinois ranked No. 4 in agricultural and biological engineering May 23, 2023 10:15 am The graduate program is ranked No. 4 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, moving up three spots. CI MED students partner with Champaign Unit 4 schools to host "Doctor for a Day" May 22, 2023 3:30 pm Students from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine are creating new opportunities to expose high school students to careers in health care. Duong and Heuser set for NCAA doubles tournament May 22, 2023 3:00 pm The Illinois tandem is one of 32 doubles teams competing from the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. BTN COVID-19 documentary showcases Illinois innovation May 22, 2023 11:15 am “The New Normal” documentary highlights the development of a coronavirus test at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Poor soils lose carbon regardless of crop residue and nitrogen inputs May 15, 2023 11:45 am Many farmers think if they add plenty of nitrogen fertilizer, that nitrogen and carbon will be stored in the soil as organic matter when microbes decompose crop residue. New U of I research suggests those efforts might not work for poor soils. Sports medicine is beginning to prioritize gender equality May 19, 2023 11:45 am STAT News (May 19) 'There’s long been a misconception that (menstrual) cycles don’t matter, and it’s important that we’re starting to understand that they do,' says U. of I. anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy. U of I hosts PBS NewsHour, experts weigh in on feeding a heating planet May 19, 2023 10:15 am Livestreamed from the Quad: Emmy-award-winning science journalist Miles O’Brien will interview industry leaders alongside experts from the U of I’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Watch: Tech giants discuss 75 years of the transistor May 10, 2023 4:00 pm 75 years ago, Grainger Engineer John Bardeen invented the transistor, spring boarding the exponential growth in technology that we see today. Leaders from IBM, Intel and NVIDIA talk about what’s next. 'Strange metals' could hold fundamental answers for quantum scientists May 18, 2023 1:45 pm HPC Wire (May 17) 'You’d think, in 2023, we would understand metals,' says U of I professor Peter Abbamonte. 'It’s not like they’re a new phase of material. But we can’t even begin to explain strange metals, and that’s very frustrating to a physicist.' Illini Baseball set for regular season finale vs. UT Martin May 18, 2023 9:45 am Illini baseball (23-24, 12-12) returns to Champaign for the final series of the season against UT Martin (21-31, 14-10) in the first-ever meeting between the two programs. 6:00 p.m. first pitch on Thursday and Friday, 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. PBS NewsHour live from U of I: 'Tipping Point: Agriculture on the Brink' May 17, 2023 11:30 am PBS (May 16) – U. of I. professor of crop sciences Andrew Margenot joins a PBS NewsHour panel discussion called 'Tipping Point: Agriculture on the Brink' on Wednesday, May 24. Illini hold steady through 36 holes at NCAA Bath Regional May 17, 2023 10:45 am Illini men's golf maintained second place with a 6-under 278 during Round 2 of the NCAA Bath Regional at Eagle Eye Golf Club on Wednesday, minus-18 after 36-holes and 10 shots behind Georgia in the race for the team title. Can ChatGPT write malware? Answers from a U of I researcher - and from ChatGPT itself May 10, 2023 10:30 am Cybercriminals are already using ChatGPT to create malware and facilitate fraud. While that is concerning, it does beg the question, just how easy would it be for anyone to create malware with ChatGPT? What’s the transformative potential of artificial intelligence? May 17, 2023 9:00 am Anxiety about artificial intelligence has been driven by its rapid development as well as knowledge worker concerns about potentially being replaced by it, says Robert Brunner, chief disruption officer at the Gies College of Business. Can local colleges please just work together? May 16, 2023 10:45 am The Philadelphia Citizen (May 16) Should universities, local colleges cooperate on recruitment and advising? The U of I understood that real stature was achieved by creative, effective service to students - especially first generation students. The college-going gap between Black and white Americans is getting worse May 15, 2023 12:00 pm When Patrick Ben III finally made it to U of I, the shortcomings of his high school were laid bare. Other students 'were sitting there in class talking about how they’ve already done this stuff, where I’m thinking, all of this is new to me.' Book examines the effects of volatility in state funding for higher education May 8, 2023 9:00 am 'Currently, higher education is still benefitting from COVID-19 relief funding, and when that dries up, many states will face a financial cliff for higher education,' says education professor Jennifer Delaney. Makira Cook named finalist for USA Women’s AmeriCup team May 15, 2023 8:30 am Illinois women's basketball rising senior Makira Cook has been named a finalist for the 2023 USA Women's AmeriCup Team, USA Basketball announced Sunday night. Commencement! May 10, 2023 4:45 pm The university-wide Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Stadium. It will be livestreamed at https://go.illinois.edu/live. U of I to lead National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute focused on STEM learning May 5, 2023 10:45 am The National Science Foundation announced today it is awarding $20 million over five years to establish the Inclusive and Intelligent Technologies for Education (INVITE) Institute, based in the College of Education at the Urbana campus. Why grads aren’t hot on accounting careers: Low starting pay, onerous testing May 12, 2023 12:45 pm The Wall Street Journal (May 12) – Michael Donohoe, the head of accounting at Illinois, blames stagnant salaries. 'Over the last eight to 10 years, starting salaries have not kept pace with these really cool emerging fields, like data science.' Illini Baseball set for final Big Ten series at Rutgers May 12, 2023 10:45 am Fighting Illini baseball hits the road for their final Big Ten series of the season against Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. Friday's and Saturday's games are both scheduled for a 5:00 p.m. CT first pitch, and both will be streamed on B1G+. Illinois Athletics announces 2023 Hall of Fame inductees May 9, 2023 11:45 am The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics named 12 new members to the UI Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2023, including athletes and coaches from nine different teams. Preserving the sound of the Altgeld Chimes May 12, 2023 10:45 am With the imminent closure of the bell tower at Altgeld Hall for major renovation work, chimes players are hoping a recording of their music will carry on the Illini tradition of the chimes until the building restoration is finished. (Includes video!) Lough named School of Social Work dean May 11, 2023 11:00 am Benjamin J. Lough will be the next dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. MSG is finally getting its revenge. It could be the secret to eating less salt May 11, 2023 10:45 am The Atlantic (May 11) – MSG may amplify saltiness by increasing salivation, letting sodium molecules wash over the tongue more freely, says Aubrey Dunteman, a graduate student in food scientist at the U. of I. Davis grand slam powers Illini to upset over Wisconsin at B1G tournament May 11, 2023 9:30 am With the win,  Illinois Softball advances to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament, with the Illini set to take on  Nebraska at Eichelberger Field on Thursday night at 7 p.m. U of I's talking robot heads like gossip and could help us understand hearing better May 10, 2023 4:15 pm ZME Science (May 10) Researchers at U of I's Augmented Listening Laboratory unveiled a collection of bizarre 3D-printed talking robots, which are used to study how our ears receive sound when multiple conversations happen simultaneously. Chemistry professor Nancy Makri elected to National Academy of Sciences May 8, 2023 4:15 pm Election to the National Academy of Sciences is one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive. It recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Softball: Four earn Big Ten All-Conference honors May 10, 2023 10:30 am Kailee Powell and Kelly Ryono were named to the Second Team All-Big Ten. Delaney Rummell earned an All-Defensive Team nod and Miranda Gallardo was the Fighting Illini's Sportsmanship Award honoree. Illinois leads nation in tornadoes this year, nearly twice above state average May 9, 2023 2:00 pm WGN-TV (Chicago, May 8) – A study from Illinois suggests that twisters are most frequent in the state between April and June from 3-7 p.m. Westcott named Big Ten Player of the Week May 9, 2023 11:00 am Drake Westcott put on an incredible power display at the plate during the Illini's sweep of Michigan State, going 8-for-15 (.533) with eight runs, five home runs and 10 RBI. Brain circuits for locomotion evolved long before appendages, skeletons Apr 26, 2023 3:30 pm A new study finds parallels between the brain architecture that drives locomotion in sea slugs and that of more complex segmented creatures with jointed skeletons and appendages. How diet quality affects the gut microbiota to promote health May 8, 2023 11:45 am 'Currently, there is no definition of a "healthy" microbiome. Understanding how diet may influence the structure of the gut microbiota is important so we can make recommendations on dietary approaches,' says doctoral student Alexis Baldeon. How AI can be used to aid learning and teaching May 3, 2023 10:15 am AI is rapidly advancing, with no signs of slowing down. It is impacting our lives in every facet—including education, where the field has evolved from the raw mining of mountains of data to pinpointing what is relevant and useful in that data. Illini crush six home runs to complete sweep of Michigan State May 8, 2023 8:30 am Fighting Illini Baseball will be back in action on Friday when they begin their final Big Ten series of the season at Rutgers. First pitch for the series opener is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. CT. Smart surgical implant coatings provide early failure warning, prevent infection May 5, 2023 12:45 pm New “smart” coatings for surgical orthopedic implants, developed at Illinois, can monitor strain on the devices to provide early warning of implant failures while killing infection-causing bacteria. Four honored with 2023 Campus Award for Excellence in Faculty Leadership May 5, 2023 12:15 pm These awards are presented in three categories – faculty mentoring, distinguished executive officer and outstanding faculty leadership – to distinguished faculty who enrich the intellectual vitality of campus and the broader community. Royal Fever: Will the brand play on for King Charles? May 3, 2023 10:00 am Professor Cele Otnes says the British Royal Family brand consists of at least five types of brands - all likely to be on display during coronation weekend: Family, Global, Heritage, Human, and Luxury. Each aspect offers challenges to the new King. How does climate change affect global bird reproduction? May 1, 2023 2:45 pm A new study assessed changes in the reproductive output of 104 bird species between 1970 and 2019. U of I avian ecologist Jeff Hoover, a co-author of the paper, talks about how climate change is altering bird ecology and health. Makira Cook to participate at 2023 USA Women’s AmeriCup Team Trials May 5, 2023 9:30 am On the line will be a spot on Team USA as the team travels to Leon, Mexico, for the 2023 FIBA Women's AmeriCup, from July 1-9.