blog postsThrough 3D drawing and CAD, program exposes East African youth to STEM careersDec 7, 2016 12:00 pm0 views The goal of Young Engineers Initiative is to expose students to engineering and start to teach them skills that will make them highly employable as adults.Illinois veterinarians bring relief to New Mexico dogJan 4, 2017 9:15 am0 views when Toby's owners suspected he had breathing issues, they were fortunate their veterinarian knew where to turn: Illinois' Dr. Brendan McKiernan is an internationally renowned expert in respiratory diseases in dogs.Critter Cam from Vet Med: A Sharp-Shinned HawkJan 5, 2017 9:45 am3 views The Wildlife Medical Clinic often cares for the sharp-shinned hawk’s larger (almost identical) cousin, the Cooper’s hawk, but sharpies are a rare visitor to the clinic.Considering Illinois? Get on our mailing listJan 22, 2017 8:45 am0 views Want to receive personalized communications from us and manage your admissions process in one place? We have one word for you: myIllini.Krannert Art Museum to host artist Autumn Knight for performances, art exhibitionJan 23, 2017 12:00 pm0 views Performance artist Autumn Knight experiments with elements in the gallery installation for her solo exhibition “In Rehearsal” at Krannert Art Museum. Knight will perform Jan. 26 at the opening night for the museum’s spring seasonRegister now: Online conference March 1-3Jan 24, 2017 11:15 am0 views Health Communication Barriers, Breakthroughs, and Best Practices conference will showcase research on the relationships between technology, electronic communication and healthcare.What does a Trump administration mean for science?Jan 27, 2017 3:45 pm1 views Panel discussion anticipating changes to national science policy during the new presidential administration. Friday, January 27, 4 pm, Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory B102New MRI opens door to innovative veterinary research and careFeb 2, 2017 12:45 pm0 views Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine is now one of a few veterinary research and clinical care schools in the U.S. with a state-of-the-art 3-Tesla MRI facility.LIS professor writes textbook on diversity issues for librariansFeb 3, 2017 8:00 am1 views Professor Nicole Cooke's new book textbook helps librarians understand the importance of serving diverse groups of people. It examines the political, social, economic and technological divides among library patrons.No joke: Rat virus illustrates need for unified health approachFeb 7, 2017 1:15 pm0 views The CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health have been investigating at least 10 human cases in Wisconsin and Illinois of exposure to Seoul virus, which is transmitted by ratsChanging methods for road salt application may ease environmental effectsFeb 10, 2017 4:00 pm0 views Road salt dissolves and flushes away into surface water, so high salt concentrations are often found in rivers and streams after a significant amount of snow has melted. But les could be used with proper training.Lyric Theatre’s “Viva Verdi!” to showcase highlights of Verdi’s operasFeb 22, 2017 2:45 pm0 views The production of “Viva Verdi!” by the Lyric Theatre, opening Thursday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, is kind of a greatest hits show of the Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi.Corn rootworm keeps evolving ways to resist pesticides that protect $50 billion corn industryMar 2, 2017 1:00 pm4 views Scientific American (Feb. 14) Illinois entomologist Joseph Spencer worries that technology to defeat the corn rootworm will work only briefly against an inventive foe. Team explores path toward endless supply of clean energy with controlled nuclear fusionMar 3, 2017 1:00 pm0 views R&D Magazine (Rockaway, N.J., March 2) – Controlled nuclear fusion has been a Holy Grail for physicists who seek an endless supply of clean energy. Scientists at Rice University, Illinois and the University of Chile offer a glimpse into a possible new path toward that goal.Chicago waterways – still flowing after more than 100 yearsMar 8, 2017 3:15 pm1 views Chicago’s intricate waterway system, which included reversing Chicago and Calumet river flows, has protected the Lake Michigan water supply for over 100 years, but faces new challengesU of I Library launches open-access digital publishing networkMar 13, 2017 11:45 am13 views The Illinois Open Publishing Network has launched. Its first work: A new English translation of a memoir of Claude Monet.Isabelle Huppert, Norman Lear coming to ‘Ebertfest’Mar 17, 2017 5:45 am1 views Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert and TV legend Norman Lear are coming to this year’s “Ebertfest,” along with two films, the first announced in this year’s lineup.Choose from more than 300 coursesMar 20, 2017 2:45 pm0 views The promise of Illinois Online and the U of I is to provide a positive, rewarding and successful online learning experience.‘Hair,’ 'Hysteria' and other films, guests announced for EbertfestMar 23, 2017 3:45 pm2 views The 1979 film “Hair,” based on the Broadway musical of the same name, will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, April 19-23 in ChampaignHistory class organizes to fight hungerApr 4, 2017 9:00 am0 views It started as Leslie Reagan taught her United States history class about the Great Depression and the New Deal. “A third of the country was out of work, and people were starving.”Medical maggots? Old-school wound care still usedApr 11, 2017 12:45 pm1 views Maggot therapy is often used to debride—or clean out—wounds. “The maggots feed only on dead and dying tissue. They have no interest in the healthy flesh..."Science at Illinois feeds the world, furthers health, protects the planetApr 16, 2017 9:00 am0 views 'As a nation and as global citizens, we cannot thrive without continuing support for the kind of science going on here at Illinois and at our university peers across the U.S.' Herbicide considerations for replanted cornMay 16, 2017 2:00 pm0 views University of Illinois weed scientist Aaron Hager says farmers should keep weed control/herbicide issues in mind when replanting waterlogged cornThe World of Genomics at Chicago's Field MuseumMay 18, 2017 7:00 am0 views A special two-day 'World of Genomics' exhibit includes hands-on activities to discover the world of genomic science and its impact on our lives.Illinois music ensemble part of Vienna’s music scene this springMay 18, 2017 11:30 am0 views The University of Illinois Chamber Singers is performing in Europe this spring during a 12-day exchange trip with the University of Vienna choir.Campus meeting Thursday night for missing scholar supportJun 21, 2017 1:00 pm2 views Campus police and other officials will meet with members of the campus and community at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, to discuss campus support for the search for Yingying Zhang.Illinois counts down to the total solar eclipseJul 11, 2017 10:45 am1 views Professor Leslie Looney: "It’s the darkness, it’s the drama, it’s this beautiful thing, and you say, ‘I get this. I see why people spend thousands to travel and see eclipses.’"How do dads fit into early intervention services for children?Aug 1, 2017 4:30 pm0 views Professor Brent McBride hopes his study will inform service providers to better target or include fathers in intervention plans that positively affect children’s developmentIllinois first in the U.S. to offer new brachycephalic syndrome procedureSep 6, 2017 11:30 am0 views A new surgical procedure that addresses one of these pets’ anatomical problems was performed for the first time in the U.S. at the Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.Beautiful musk (and the furious farmer)Sep 12, 2017 9:00 am1 views The low afternoon light cast a beautiful glow, and I was struck by a lone thistle growing amidst the wheat.