blog postsAbout 30% of adults don't enough sleep for optimal health. Optimistimism could help.Aug 9, 2019 4:15 pm8 views Illinois professor Rosalba Hernandez finds that optimists tend to sleep better, building on previous studies that suggested optimists have better cardiovascular health.Printing flattens polymers, improving electrical and optical propertiesAug 9, 2019 11:30 am0 views Researchers have found a way to use polymer printing to stretch and flatten twisted molecules so that they conduct electricity better.Water pollution may be keeping silver carp out of Great LakesAug 9, 2019 9:15 am1 views For the past decade, the invading front of silver carp hasn’t moved past Kankakee. A new study, led by scientists at Illinois, suggests Chicago’s water pollution may be a contributing to this lack of upstream movement.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.Couldn't get to Illini Fest? Check out the videoAug 8, 2019 9:00 am0 views We painted Chicago orange and blue, with drinks, live music, notable Illini, and more! Enjoy watching a celebration of Illini pride in downtown Chicago at Illini Fest!Remember the 47% who pay no income taxes? They aren't who you thinkAug 7, 2019 1:45 pm2 views Forbes (Aug. 6) The Tax Policy Center estimated a decade ago that 47% of Americans pay no federal income tax. Illinois professor Don Fullerton takes a deeper dive into the numbers.Optimistic people sleep better, longer, study findsAug 7, 2019 8:30 am2 views 'Optimists are more likely to engage in active problem-focused coping and to interpret stressful events in more positive ways, reducing worry and ruminative thoughts when they’re falling asleep...'Gene and the honey beeAug 6, 2019 2:30 pm0 views Gene Robinson, who now directs the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, got his start with the honey bee well before 'genomics' existed as a field.Illinois’ TailGREAT returns Sept. 21 after 30-year hiatusAug 6, 2019 8:30 am13 views TailGREAT, the popular 1980s tradition of competitive tailgating, returns Saturday, Sept. 21 when the Illini take on Nebraska. Fans will compete for the Best BBQ and Most Creative Tailgate.Researchers embrace imperfection to improve biomolecule transportAug 5, 2019 12:45 pm0 views This technology could ultimately lead to devices that can quickly sequence DNA, RNA or proteins for personalized medicine.Hutcherson joins Illinois Men's Basketball programAug 5, 2019 9:30 am5 views Austin Hutcherson will joining Illini Basketball as a transfer from Weslyan University (CT). He'll sit out the upcoming season and have two years of eligibility remaining, beginning in 2020-21. Champaign, the Champagne Problem, and the mathematician behind a beerAug 2, 2019 9:45 am3 views 'Champagne Problem' beer's label features the likeness of Bruce Reznick’s, the Illinois math professor who was able to create a formula that partially solves the famous mathematical conundrum.Fighting Illini Football training camp centralAug 2, 2019 9:30 am4 views Training camp is underway at the Campus Recreation Fields, just blocks from Memorial Stadium. Training camp practices from Aug. 2-17 will be open to the public and free.NCSA helps NGA create world’s most powerful geospatial systemAug 2, 2019 8:00 am0 views Illinois parterns with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to produce digital elevation models (DEM) of the entire Earth, among other geospatial research projects, using the Blue Waters supercomputer.Babies want leaders to intercede when they see someone being treated unfairlyAug 1, 2019 11:15 am0 views Scientific American (July 31) 'When these transgressions occur, babies evaluate parents and other leaders and say, "Well, you saw this transgression....Are you going to do something about it?"'Fan information for Illini Football training campAug 1, 2019 9:00 am1 views Training camp opens Friday, Aug. 2, at the Campus Recreation Fields, just blocks from Memorial Stadium. Training camp practices from Aug. 2-17 will be open to the public and free.Artificial intelligence could help air travelers save a bundleAug 1, 2019 8:45 am0 views Researchers are using artificial intelligence to help airlines price services such as checked bags, seat reservations in a way to benefit customers’ budget and privacy, airline industry’s bottom line.Itinerary finalized for Illini Basketball Italy tourJul 31, 2019 2:00 pm17 views The Fighting Illini depart on Sunday for three nights in Milan, two nights in Florence and four nights in Rome before returning to Chicago and then the U of I campus on Wednesday, Aug. 14.Illinois professor analyzes Trump’s use of rhetorical device 'synecdoche'Jul 31, 2019 2:45 pm0 views The Conversation (July 30) Synecdoche is when a person substitutes a part for the whole, using one part to represent the whole. John Murphy says Trump wants to make 'The Squad' represent all Democrats.Bringing yesterday's plants to digital lifeJul 31, 2019 1:00 pm0 views This imaging process is part of Endless Forms, an NSFdigitization project. Our part is to digitize specimens from across the country in three groups: succulent plants, carnivorous plants and epiphytes.Researchers call for urban greening to improve mental healthJul 30, 2019 3:45 pm1 views Experts on nature’s effects on human health and well-being describes nature’s ability to improve mental health in much the same way that it improves water quality, sequesters carbon dioxide, and prevents floods. How often do people find wild animals in their salads? More often than you want to knowJul 30, 2019 1:00 pm0 views You might think finding a frog in your greens is more likely when buying organic. Illinois researchers found 72.5% of the time they were in conventionally grown and packaged veggies.Infants expect leaders to right wrongs, study findsJul 29, 2019 3:00 pm0 views Infants 17 months of age expect leaders – but not others – to intervene when one member of their group transgresses against another, a new study reveals.Robert Schrieffer, shared the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physics, dies at 88Jul 29, 2019 12:45 pm3 views PhysicsWorld (July 29) At the U. of I. in the late 1950s, Schrieffer, together with colleagues John Bardeen and Leon Cooper, developed the theory of superconductivity.Study: Black students receive fewer warnings from teachers about misbehaviorJul 29, 2019 10:15 am0 views Study finds that black middle school students receive fewer warnings from teachers about misbehavior, giving them fewer opportunities to correct their behavior before the consequences escalate.Jonathan Wells places third in high jump at U.S. Outdoor ChampionshipsJul 29, 2019 9:30 am2 views The place-finish is a new personal-best for reshirt senior Jonathan Wells at the U.S. Championships meet. He earned a bronze medal with a height of 7'4.25". Social work prof named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy FellowJul 29, 2019 9:15 am0 views Liliane Windsor will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working with members of Congress and the executive branch on health-related legislative and regulatory issues.Scare tactics: Scary first proposal increases chance less extreme version is acceptedJul 26, 2019 11:00 am0 views 'Presenting a fear appeal more than doubles the probability of change relative to not presenting anything or presenting a low-fear appeal,' says Illinois professor Dolores AlbarracinCarle, U of I to purchase 7 Tesla MRI for research, patient careJul 25, 2019 3:15 pm2 views New machine provides the highest magnetic field imaging strength commercially available in the nation approved by the FDA for brain and knee scans of patients greater than 66 lbs.U of I researchers overcome significant hurdle to making high-power semiconductorsJul 25, 2019 12:15 pm1 views Edgy (July 25) University of Illinois researchers have unveiled a new technique that allows making high-power semiconductors based on gallium oxide.