blog postsDoes President Trump’s tax reform plan add up?Sep 28, 2017 5:15 pm1 views President Trump’s much-hyped tax overhaul plan is tantamount to a 'tax-reform wish list,' said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policyDoes the Supreme Court need to care about public opinion?May 29, 2019 8:30 am0 views The Supreme Court has to consider public opinion and its popularity in deciding politically divisive cases, says political scientist Alicia Uribe-McGuire.Does the U.S. need to pursue transitional justice in the post-Trump era?Nov 18, 2020 10:30 am0 views To promote accountability in government, President-elect Biden ought to pursue 'transitional justice' in the aftermath of the Trump presidency.Do summer jobs provide lifelong benefits for teens?Jun 11, 2018 9:00 am1 views Employers want employees with communication skills and good work ethics. Teens can get practice those in summer jobs, where the consequences are lower than in a professional job later in lifeExamining Trump's First 100 Days in OfficeApr 17, 2017 5:45 pm0 views In this symposium, 31 experts analyze the administration’s achievements—as well as its shortcomings and missteps—across a wide range of areasExpanding our understanding of justiceMar 20, 2018 11:30 am1 views What is justice? When is it achieved? And how is the study of philosophy affecting how we prepare for earthquakes? Colleen Murphy brings light to some of our most complex issuesExpert: Legal sports gambling will have a destabilizing effect on economy, sportsMay 18, 2018 9:00 am0 views The Supreme Court's decision in Murphy v. NCAA will likely usher in an era of unregulated, readily available sports gambling on smartphones, says Emeritus Professor John W. KindtFive minutes with ... Pasquale BottalicoDec 19, 2018 4:15 pm9 views The professor of Speech and Hearing Science talks about his study of the effects of ambient noise in restaurants and its relationship to customers' willingness to spend time in themFuture Environments: How drones, AI can help farmers grow more foodJan 31, 2019 10:30 am0 views Naira Hovakimyan, a professor of mechanical science and engineering, discusses how technology will help farmers feed a growing populationFuture Environments with Rohit Bhargava: New tools in cancer microenvironmentsJul 31, 2018 1:45 pm2 views Rohit Bhargava, a professor of bioengineering, explains how chemical imaging, machine learning, and 3D printing are changing how we think about and fight cancerGermany transformed under Nazis in 100 days. Do we understand why?Aug 20, 2019 11:45 am0 views With Sept. 1 marking the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Europe, a University of Illinois historian describes how Germans came to embrace Nazi rule.Global carbon emissions at a record high in 2018, What's on the horizon?Dec 5, 2018 12:15 pm0 views Illinois atmospheric sciences professor Atul Jain, a contributor, discusses findings of the new Global Carbon Budget reportHave we gone too far trashing politics?Sep 8, 2020 11:15 am4 views Illinois communication professor Ned O’Gorman doesn’t want us to give up on politics. His book 'Politics for Everybody' argues for the necessity of politics, but 'authentic politics,' not winner-take-all.How are drones changing warfare, threatening security?Apr 30, 2018 10:30 am0 views Political science professor Nicholas Grossman’s new book looks at the state of drone technology and how it’s changing the nature of warfare and terrorismHow are Illinois birds faring?Sep 24, 2019 8:30 am0 views 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.How can educators, coaches support student-athletes’ academic success?Aug 9, 2019 8:00 am0 views A new Illinois study finds young athletes need the help of educators and coaches to perceive themselves as scholars and develop realistic educational and career goals.How can parents help children cope with COVID-19 disruptions?Mar 23, 2020 3:45 pm0 views Human development and family studies professor Kelly Tu: 'For some kids, having more information helps them to process and understand the changes and cope, whereas for other kids, less information is better.'How does a grand jury function in Russia probe?Aug 8, 2017 4:15 pm4 views Special counsel Robert Mueller has empaneled a federal grand jury in relation to his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. What does that mean?How does racial discrimination impact users of online dating websites?Oct 26, 2018 3:45 pm0 views In the digital landscape – people write these racist things on their profiles, and you might not experience that upfront if you encountered them in a bar, for exampleHow does sexual harassment affect young women in physics?Apr 23, 2019 11:15 am4 views Nearly 75% of undergraduate women in physics who responded to a survey reported having experienced at least one type of sexual harassment – mostly gender harassment – in their field. How do we combat global food insecurity during pandemics?May 26, 2020 8:45 am2 views About 265 million worldwide are estimated to face food shortages because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Entomlogy professor Esther Ngumbi talks about what can be done to reduce the problem.How has the #MeToo movement impacted the Kavanaugh nomination?Sep 24, 2018 2:45 pm2 views Without the #MeToo movement, would the allegations leveled against Brett Kavanaugh even come to light? No, says Illinois law professor Lesley WexlerHow is campus adjusting HVAC systems during the coronavirus pandemic?Sep 28, 2020 1:00 pm2 views The campus has addressed many indoor air-quality concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic by assuring that HVAC systems are operating properly and supplying fresh outdoor air to buildings.How is higher education making college degrees more attainable?Sep 2, 2018 9:30 am0 views Professor Eboni Zamani-Gallaher on the University of Chicago’s decision to no longer require applicants to take the ACT or SAT, reverse transfer degree programs and Facebook’s partnership with community collegesHow is Illinois contributing to the Event Horizon Telescope Project?Apr 10, 2019 8:00 am4 views Q + A with Illinois physics and astronomy professor Charles Gammie, who heads up the theory working group for the multi-institutional collaboration.How might 'Medicare for All' reshape health care in the U.S.?Jul 2, 2019 10:30 am3 views A single-payer health care system such as Medicare for All could expand access to care at equivalent costs – or less – to most consumers, according to health policy expert Thomas O’Rourke.How might President Trump’s proposed education budget affect college access?Apr 13, 2017 9:15 am1 views The proposed federal budget would continue to shift college access, affordability further beyond the reach of low-income, working-class students, says Professor Eboni Zamani-GallaherHow might teaching inclusive history affect the educational climate in Illinois' public schools?Jun 26, 2018 10:00 am3 views A bill under consideration in the Illinois Legislature could have a transformative effect on history curricula – and kids – in public schools, according to the U of I's Leslie K. MorrowHow should we talk about our relative risk for COVID-19?Apr 7, 2020 9:00 am0 views Communicating about risk in an epidemic can be tricky, especially when comparing the levels of risk between different social groups, says Illinois communication professor Cabral Bigman.How the George Floyd unrest can lead to changeJun 9, 2020 1:00 pm1 views History professor Kevin Mumford studies racial unrest in the U.S. in the 20th and 21st centuries. Protests like those seen today in the wake of the death of George Floyd are just the first steps necessary for long-lasting change, Mumford says.