blog posts'Carp cowboys' round up invasive Asian carp as officials debate how to protect Lake MichiganDec 6, 2018 2:30 pm23 views Chicago Tribune (Dec. 6) Since fall 2017, the U. of I. has turned more than 50,000 pounds of Illinois-caught Asian carp into silverfin fillets and fish cakes for its dining hallsThe U of I's Augusta National-inspired practice facility is outrageousFeb 15, 2019 12:00 pm22 views Golf Magazine (Feb. 14) TheLauritsen/Wohlers Outdoor Golf Facility is a 24-acre, fully irrigated, 360-degree practice center open exclusively to Illini golf student-athletes.Take a look inside a tornado created by supercomputerMar 16, 2017 10:15 am22 views Gizmodo (March 14) - A team from University of Wisconsin-Madison used Illinois supercomputer Blue Waters to visualize the inner workings of tornadoes and the supercells that produce them. Alumnus and Yelp co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman makes the list of America’s Top CEOsAug 16, 2016 12:15 pm22 views MSN Money (Aug. 15) Stoppelman is known for his management style: Instead of an office, he sits at a desk among his employees.Alumna Tatyana McFadden's fifth win in the Chicago Marathon women’s wheelchair raceOct 12, 2015 10:30 am21 views TeamUSA.org (Oct. 11) - Now she has a chance to prove she's the world’s top wheelchair marathoner at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Paralympic Games. The Old Farmer’s Almanac and Farmer’s Almanac have different predictions for this winterAug 19, 2016 2:45 pm20 views CBS Chicago (Aug. 18) Meteorologists say the Farmer’s Almanac is less than 50 percent accurate. Illinois Professor John Walsh says the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s is roughly 52 percent accurate. Alumna tests her skill on Jeopardy!Sep 23, 2016 10:00 am20 views Illinois alumna Elena Stuewe, a resident physician at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, is testing her smarts and skill on "Jeopardy!"A cold St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin featured the Marching IlliniMar 19, 2018 12:30 pm19 views Irish Times (March 17) Cheerleaders from the U. of I.’s Marching Illini huddled together for warmth. “It should be okay when we’re moving,” says Caitlin GrantA hacker's best friend is that little USB stick you plug into your computerMay 2, 2016 11:45 am19 views Tech Insider (April 30) - A recent Illinois study found that nearly 50 percent of people will pick up a random USB stick and run through all the steps required to have their computer compromised.U of I researchers created a high-res map to show how foods travel from farm to tableOct 31, 2019 11:30 am19 views Yahoo! Lifestyle (Oct. 30) 'People love maps!' says Professor Megan Konar. 'Now that we have a map of our national food supply chain, we can visualize and appreciate it.'Newly discovered ‘magic methyl’ reaction could turbocharge potency of some drugsMar 17, 2020 4:00 pm18 views Science (March 16) The new catalyst, created by a team led by U of I organic chemist M. Christina White, is a huge improvement on previous multistep methods that were expensive and time-consuming.You’ve conquered the escape room, but can you escape the lab?May 6, 2019 11:00 am17 views New York Times (May 4) Paul Kwiat, a professor of physics at Illinois, is the creator of a laboratory escape room filled with puzzles that are based on science.Do humans really mark the pinnacle of evolution, or do viruses?Oct 19, 2015 2:00 pm17 views Cosmos Magazine (Oct. 19) - Illinois professor Gustavo Caetano-Anolles pioneered a new way to map the microbial family tree. Viruses did not evolve first, they found.Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough uses gold to turn CO2 into liquid fuelMay 23, 2019 4:00 pm16 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.DNA in tobacco pipes, artifacts could connect people to enslaved ancestorsMar 14, 2019 12:30 pm15 views Capital Gazette (March 13) The items were sent to Illinois for analysis. 'Having the opportunity to recover (ancient) DNA from tobacco pipes a few hundred years old was a unique challenge,' says Professor Ripan MalhiBaseball has served as a means of assimilation for waves of U.S. immigrantsApr 13, 2016 12:30 pm15 views Jewish Journal (April 7) - Illinois' Adrian Bourgos says Latinos benefited from the rich baseball history in the Caribbean nations.How has interracial marriage evolved since Loving v. Virginia?May 25, 2017 10:15 am15 views WTTW-TV (Chicago, May 24) — How have issues surrounding interracial marriage evolved nearly 50 years since Loving v. Virginia was decided? Joining Chicago Tonight to offer their insights are Kevin Mumford, a history professor at Illinois; and Heather Dalmage, a sociology professor at Roosevelt University and the director of the school’s Mansfield Institute for Social Justice Transformation.NASA names six new flight directors to lead mission controlJul 20, 2018 4:45 pm15 views NASA (July 10) One of the new flight directors, Adi Boulos, holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from IllinoisThe first Muslim Students Association was launched in 1963 at IllinoisAug 15, 2016 11:30 am15 views PBS Newshour (Aug. 13) Its foundation coincided with the peak of the Civil Rights movement. In the early 1970s, the MSA conducted a survey to learn how it could better serve its membership.Chicago Marathon brought $282m to Chicago's economy in 2016Sep 29, 2017 4:00 pm15 views WMAQ-TV (Sept. 27) A study conducted by the Regional Economics Applications Lab considered the direct, indirect economic impact of the marathonPraying mantis sign of a healthy garden, says U. of I. ExtensionNov 11, 2016 10:45 am15 views WJBC-AM (Bloomington, Ill., Nov. 7) – Don’t swat that green or brown bug with the long legs – it’s a sign that your garden is healthy.Nitrate levels in the Illinois river - from farm fertilizer, treated wastewater - have fallenMay 24, 2016 11:45 am14 views AG Web (May 23) - Illinois researchers believe one likely factor, the use of newer, more robust varieties of corn, could make the drop a long-lasting one.Obama to urge rejection of 'authoritarian politics and policies' in speechAug 31, 2018 2:30 pm14 views The Hill (Aug. 30) Obama will receive the University of Illinois' Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government during a ceremony on Sept. 7University insured against tuition revenue drop from Chinese studentsNov 29, 2018 10:15 am14 views The U. of I. has paid $424,000 to insure itself against a significant drop in tuition revenue from Chinese students.Journalism alumnus Steve Osunsami nominated for a national Emmy awardJul 27, 2016 11:45 am13 views Osunsami is a correspondent for ABC News and is based in Atlanta. He contributes reports to a number of ABC News broadcasts and platforms.Illinois engineers discover precise way to create nanoscale-size e-devicesNov 14, 2018 11:00 am13 views New Electronics (Nov. 14) 'What we've discovered is a way to pattern complicated structures down to a molecular and atomic scale,' said Professor Arend van der ZandeDid Babe Ruth's legendary 1919 Tampa home run really go 587 feet?Apr 5, 2019 1:00 pm12 views KTVU-TV (April 4) Illinois 'physics of baseball' expert Alan Nathan says under optimal conditions, without wind, the farthest a big-league homer can go is just under 500 feet.U.S. team builds solar cell with 44.5% efficiencyJul 14, 2017 11:00 am12 views Compound Semiconductor (July 13) Scientist at Illinois, colleagues prototype for a new solar cell that can capture nearly all energy in the solar spectrum, resulting in a 44.5 percent conversion efficiency.27,000-year-old fossil reveals what life was like for a giant ground slothFeb 28, 2019 12:00 pm11 views USA Today (Feb. 27) 'This supports the idea that the sloths had a diverse diet, (which) helps explain why they were so widespread and why they lasted so long. It's likely because they were highly adaptable,' says Professor Lisa LuceroStop joking that black people are immune to coronavirusMar 16, 2020 1:00 pm11 views CityLab (March 14) U of I professor Rana Hogarth bristles at memes suggesting black people are impervious to Covid-19. These racist beliefs hearken back to the 18th-century yellow fever disaster.