blog postsInterested in Illinois? Stop by to visit us this summer!Jun 3, 2019 11:45 am0 views There are options available for prospective Illini who want to visit the campus. While you're here, you can also visit a class or take a Housing tour.Study shows gut microbes are related to moodJun 3, 2019 10:15 am0 views Having a crummy day at work or feeling overwhelmed at home? Your gut microbes may be related to those negative emotions.Chicago Illini of the Year Awards to Rich Sieracki, Jill Wine-BanksJun 3, 2019 10:15 am10 views Chicago Illini of the Year Awards recognize outstanding alumni who live and work in the Chicago metropolitan area. NSF funds study of tropical water cycles, impact of climate changeJun 3, 2019 9:45 am0 views Earth is experiencing climate change. How it will affect rainfall remains unknown. 'We don’t truly understand how long term, mean patterns of precipitation and evaporation are going to change,' says Professor Jessica ConroyTop 100 Chicago Bears of all time packed with IlliniJun 3, 2019 9:00 am1 views Starting with the 'Big Four' Bears/Illini legends: Dick Butkus, Red Grange, George Halas, and J.C. Caroline. And including many more great Illini.Study: Teens at greater risk of violence, injury during sexual assaults than previously thoughtMay 30, 2019 10:45 am0 views A recent study of the forensic evidence in 563 sexual assault cases in Massachusetts found 'striking similarities' in the types of injuries and violence experienced by adult and adolescent victims.Construction starting on new Feed Technology Center at IllinoisMay 31, 2019 1:45 pm1 views 'The Feed Technology Center...will elevate our ability to conduct innovative research while training the next generation of experts in feed science and animal nutrition,' said Dean Kim Kidwell.The Nigerien Connection: Top diplomats between the U.S., Niger are IlliniMay 31, 2019 12:00 pm0 views Eric Whitaker and Hassana Alidou took very different paths to reach their similar posts - but both paths led through Illinois and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.Is climate change the cause of the recent surge of tornadoes? The jury is still out.May 31, 2019 10:00 am0 views The Daily Beast (May 30) But, 'projections for climate change in general suggest more days of conditions that can support severe thunderstorms,' says Jeff Trapp, atmospheric sciences professor at Illinois.Aleks Kovacevic earns ITA All-American statusMay 31, 2019 9:15 am1 views Junior Aleks Kovacevic adds 2019 ITA All-America singles honors to his growing list of accomplishments. In Illini Women's Tennis, sophomore Asuka Kawai was also named an ITA All-America recipient.Discovering treasures in Library’s storage vaultsMay 30, 2019 9:45 am0 views 'I’m guiding a group tour through the Oak Street Library Facility and we’ve reached my favorite part – the big moment of reveal.'Illinois Baseball begins the road to Omaha Friday vs ClemsonMay 30, 2019 9:30 am5 views The Illinois baseball team will make its 12th NCAA Tournament appearance this weekend at the Oxford Regional, starting Friday against Clemson at 3 p.m. CT.Facebook's 'Secret Crush' is going to be huge. It's got history on its sideMay 29, 2019 11:30 am0 views Inverse (May 28) Illinois professor of communcation John Caughlin says people who want to disclose something sensitive, like a crush, sometimes participate in 'incremental disclosure.'Bing Singhsumalee on a historic season for Women's GolfMay 29, 2019 10:30 am1 views 'This season and team holds a very special place in my heart, not only because of all of the records we broke, but because of the bond we shared with each other. I am so proud of this team.''Fettuccine' formations may be a first sign of life on MarsMay 29, 2019 8:45 am4 views The bacterium that controls the formation of pasta-like rocks on Earth thrives in harsh environments that are similar to conditions on Mars, said geology professor Bruce Fouke, who led a new, NASA-funded study.Does 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.Six ways to enjoy summer on campusMay 29, 2019 3:30 pm2321 views Spending your summer break on campus? Here are some ways to make it the best one yet.New tariff relief for farmers could increase backup of unsellable soyMay 28, 2019 1:30 pm0 views UPI (May 24) Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey says the problem with encouraging more soybean acres is that, if China still is not buying beans come harvest time, many will remain stored on farms – unsold.Gies Business announces strategic shift to iMBAMay 28, 2019 11:15 am0 views 'The iMBA is the right format for the times – providing a powerful learning experience with anytime/anywhere accessibility at an affordable cost,' said Dean Jeffrey Brown.Digital publishing projects examine Jay-Z's music, Edward P. Jones' fictionMay 28, 2019 10:30 am1 views 'We want to develop model projects illustrating how to use multimedia content (to study black culture) that will attract larger audiences to use them.'Study: New mutations for herbicide resistance rarer than expectedMay 28, 2019 10:30 am0 views After exposing more than 70 million grain amaranth seeds to a soil-based herbicide, researchers were not able to find a single herbicide-resistant mutant.Illini selected for NCAA Baseball TournamentMay 28, 2019 10:15 am0 views Illinois is a No. 2 seed and will travel to Oxford, Mississippi, to face No. 3-seed Clemson in the tournament's first round Friday at 3 p.m. CT.Trump wants the EPA to lift summertime restrictions on the sale of E15 fuel blendsMay 24, 2019 1:15 pm0 views Agri News (May 23) Currently, a 10% ethanol blend is the maximum allowed during summer. Illinois ag economist Scott Irwin says the expanded access to E15 ethanol blends won’t lift corn prices out of the doldrums.Kawai wraps up historic run at NCAA Singles ChampionshipsMay 24, 2019 9:15 am0 views 'To beat 11 ranked opponents, earn unanimous All-Big Ten selection, achieve All-American honors, and reach the Elite Eight in the NCAA Singles Tournament (is) as one of the best, if not the best individual season in program history.'Eliminated from B1G Tournament, Illini Baseball awaits NCAA bidMay 23, 2019 4:15 pm0 views Despite the early exit from Big Ten tourney competition, Illinois is confident it will be an at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament, which would be its first NCAA appearance since 2015.Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough uses gold to turn CO2 into liquid fuelMay 23, 2019 4:00 pm8 views Science Alert (May 23) 'The goal here is to produce complex, liquefiable hydrocarbons from excess CO2 and other sustainable resources such as sunlight,' says Illinois chemist Prashant Jain.Wet weather and Trump's trade war put farmers in a quandaryMay 22, 2019 3:30 pm0 views Bloomberg (May21) The decision to switch corn acres to soybeans may hinge on the fed's plan to help farmers hurt by the trade war with China, which could incentivize bean production despite an existing oversupply of beans, says ag economist Scott Irwin.Artificial photosynthesis transforms carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuelsMay 22, 2019 3:15 pm1 views Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis.Using Big Data to survey the night skyMay 22, 2019 10:00 am1 views 'Researchers will be able to search through the LSST data and look for individual products. If they want to look at a specific part of the sky over 10 years, we’ll be able to do that.' That's not possible today.Four Illini Baseball team members elected to All-Big Ten First TeamMay 22, 2019 10:30 am4 views Garrett Acton, Andy Fisher, Michael Massey and Zac Taylor were all honored as first-team selections, tied for the fourth-most Illini on the first team since the All-Big Ten teams began in 1949.