blog posts2020 University-wide Commencement GuideFeb 10, 2020 11:30 am0 views Whether you’re earning your degree or supporting a graduate’s success, commencement is a celebration to be remembered. Bumblebees are dying across North America, Europe as the climate warmsFeb 10, 2020 11:15 am0 views Washington Post (Feb. 7) '...bumblebees are exquisitely adapted to cold climate...(but) it’s a challenge for them to adjust behaviorally or physiologically to warming temperatures,' says entomologist May Berenbaum.Researchers discover compound to stop a pervasive parasitic flatwormFeb 10, 2020 8:45 am0 views The discovery of the compound, known as Schistosome Paralysis Factor, could be critical for producing a treatment against schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease whose impact the CDC has called “second only to malaria.”Survey measures student experiences of sexual misconduct, university's responseFeb 10, 2020 8:30 am0 views U of I has released its third survey of student experiences of sexual misconduct, and the university’s response to those incidents. Holešínská’s hot shooting sends Illini to victory in State CollegeFeb 10, 2020 8:15 am1 views Behind a game-high 28 points from redshirt-junior Petra Holešínská, the Illinois women's basketball team toughed out a 70-66 win over Penn State in Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday.Sottos elected to National Academy of EngineeringFeb 10, 2020 8:15 am0 views 'This is one of the very most prestigious honors an engineer can earn, and we are thrilled that Nancy’s distinguished reputation among her peers is being recognized,' said Dean Rashid Bashir of The Grainger College of Engineering. Paper: Historical roots of birthright citizenship traced to demand for workersFeb 6, 2020 11:15 am0 views Birthright citizenship has served pragmatic economic purposes by giving the U.S. a competitive labor advantage, says Michael LeRoy, an Illinois expert on labor and immigration law.Illini will wear 70s white throwback uniforms for Maryland game FridayFeb 6, 2020 11:00 am3 views Friday night's first-place showdown between the No. 20 Fighting Illini and No. 9 Maryland will be Throwback Night at State Farm Center.'Insects run the planet, something most people don't know'Feb 5, 2020 1:00 pm0 views Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Feb. 4) Illinois professor May Berenbaum will deliver the keynote address, 'How humans affect insect evolution without even realizing it,' at a celebration of the life, works of Charles Darwin. Hybrid microscope could bring digital biopsy to the clinicFeb 5, 2020 11:15 am6 views Pairing infrared measurements with high-res images and machine learning algorithms, researchers created digital biopsies that closely correlated with traditional pathology techniques and outperformed infrared microscopes. German diplomat recently posted in Ukraine to give EU Day keynote addressFeb 5, 2020 9:30 am1 views Wolfgang Moessinger, consul general of Germany in the U.S. Midwest, will give the EU Day keynote address on the topic of democracy versus authoritarianism.Focus on context diminishes memory of negative events, researchers reportFeb 5, 2020 9:30 am2 views The researchers found that focusing on the neutral details of a disturbing scene can weaken a person’s later memories – and negative impressions – of that scene.Check in at Football Signing Day CentralFeb 5, 2020 8:00 am8 views Meet the latest Fighting Illini signees here.Impeachment trial of Trump something of a ratings bustFeb 4, 2020 8:45 am2 views Voice of America (Jan. 31) 'People have entered a state of avoidance,' says professor Nikki Usher. The predictable outcome didn’t help, either. 'It’s like tuning in to watch a movie when you know what the ending is.'Book examines Pope’s environmental encyclical, how religion can address climate changeFeb 3, 2020 12:00 pm0 views Robert McKim, a professor emeritus of religion, edited a book looking at how religion might respond to climate change. “Laudato Si’ and the Environment” is a response to Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical of 2015.Allegretti becomes 32nd Illini Super Bowl championFeb 3, 2020 10:15 am6 views Kansas City Chief and former Fighting Illini offensive lineman Nick Allegretti finished off his rookie NFL season as a Super Bowl Champion, helping the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV Sunday in Miami. NYT Book Review of Dennis Baron's 'What's Your Pronoun'Jan 31, 2020 3:00 pm4 views New York Times (Jan. 22) 'Pronouns are suddenly sexy,' Dennis Baron declares at the start of 'What’s Your Pronoun?' And by 'sexy,' he means 'thorny.'U of I's highest honors: Stephen Long invested as a Stanley O. Ikenberry ChairJan 31, 2020 10:00 am0 views 'Steve has led the world in advancing our knowledge of the mechanisms of photosynthesis... especially towards the goal of increasing the efficiency of photosynthesis to help feed the world's burgeoning population.'Chancellor Jones' State of the University AddressJan 31, 2020 9:45 am6 views Read or watch Chancellor Robert Jones’ January 24, 2020, remarks about our current challenges and ambitious plans for the future of Illinois.Defense, Dre, lead the way in Illinois' seventh-straight winJan 31, 2020 8:45 am0 views Andres Feliz scored 17 points while Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn added 13 each as No. 19 Illinois held on to beat Minnesota 59-51 on Thursday night.Are there alternatives to declining, disappearing newspapers?Jan 30, 2020 3:00 pm1 views Nonprofit newsrooms are providing a significant new source for news as many newspapers face cuts and closures, says journalism professor Brant Houston, who co-founded of the Institute for Nonprofit News.Jill Ellis, coach with most wins in U.S. soccer history, named 2020 commencement speakerJan 30, 2020 8:45 am0 views Jill Ellis, who won back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cups as coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, will deliver the U of I's commencement address on Saturday, May 16 in Memorial Stadium.Illini look to stay hot vs. Minnesota tonightJan 30, 2020 8:30 am0 views Carrying the Big Ten's longest active winning streak at six games – No. 19 Illinois returns to State Farm Center on Thursday night, hosting Minnesota (6:30 pm).Tasting no-calorie sweetener may affect insulin response on glucose tolerance testJan 29, 2020 1:30 pm0 views 'The most important take-home message is that sweet taste in itself may have an impact on carbohydrate metabolism and glucose control,' researcher Yanina Pepino said.Update on coronavirus for the campus communityJan 29, 2020 11:30 am316 views The provost shares an update here on precautions, plans and decisions based on what we know of the coronavirus situation today (Wednesday, Jan. 29).Reducing air pollution saved the US $24 billion on elderly health benefitsJan 29, 2020 10:30 am0 views 'One of the main ways...we differ from previous studies of air pollution is that we rigorously estimate the counterfactual life expectancy of individuals killed by acute pollution exposure,” says Illinois's Tatyana DeryuginaTeam creates game-based virtual archaeology field schoolJan 29, 2020 10:15 am1 views 'This class makes it possible for many more students to get an education or explore a career in archaeology,' says Professor Laura Shackelford - more affordable than traditional field school, and accessible to everyone.Honors rolling in for red hot IlliniJan 29, 2020 8:45 am4 views Coming off a week with two road victories at Purdue and Michigan, and riding a six-game winning streak, the college basketball world is taking notice of the first-place Fighting Illini. NSA and University of Illinois: Partnering to Secure Networks and Cyber SystemsJan 28, 2020 9:15 am2 views U of I is one of the first universities to partner with NSA on researching the science of security and has been working on cybersecurity problems with NSA for more than 19 years.Reading history in the soilJan 28, 2020 8:45 am0 views Archaeologists are often asked, 'What is the most interesting thing you’ve ever found?' My answer...is not as much about the objects I find as it is about the stories I learn from them.