blog postsIllinois Summit on Diversity in Psychological ScienceFeb 12, 2018 9:45 am5 views The goal of this Summit is to set a new agenda for research in psychological science that will transform the way we think about diversity, its context in the academy, societyCorn rootworm keeps evolving ways to resist pesticides that protect $50 billion corn industryMar 2, 2017 1:00 pm5 views Scientific American (Feb. 14) Illinois entomologist Joseph Spencer worries that technology to defeat the corn rootworm will work only briefly against an inventive foe. Medical maggots? Old-school wound care still usedApr 11, 2017 12:45 pm5 views Maggot therapy is often used to debride—or clean out—wounds. “The maggots feed only on dead and dying tissue. They have no interest in the healthy flesh..."U of I receives funding for mental health resource network for farmersOct 9, 2020 12:00 pm5 views Researchers at the University of Illinois and Illinois Extension are working to ensure producers and their families have the resources and access to services to manage their stress and mental health.Education Justice Project receives Community Impact AwardSep 19, 2017 1:15 pm4 views EJP is a comprehensive college-in-prison program that demonstrates the positive impacts of higher education on incarcerated people, their families, and their home communitiesIllinois, French partners digitizing Proust's lettersDec 6, 2018 2:15 pm4 views Illinois researchers have created a website to make thousands of letters written by Marcel Proust available to the publicBuying a home in Illinois? You'll need the Prairie Research Institute for thatFeb 17, 2020 8:45 am3 views For every home sold in Illinois, PRI provides data needed for banks, title companies, insurance companies, and consumers to make informed decisions about home ownership. ‘Hair,’ 'Hysteria' and other films, guests announced for EbertfestMar 23, 2017 3:45 pm3 views The 1979 film “Hair,” based on the Broadway musical of the same name, will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, April 19-23 in ChampaignPerformance artist Autumn Knight launches book tour at Krannert Art MuseumMar 26, 2019 9:15 am3 views Krannert Art Museum has produced a book about performance artist Autumn Knight, who gave her first solo exhibition here in 2017. Knight will return to campus in April for a performance, book conversation.University Library’s Small Press Fest celebrates small press, DIY publicationsApr 5, 2019 10:45 am3 views The Library's Sarah Christensen hopes the festival will develop a community of zine makers, comics artists and other self-published authors. 'Anyone can be an author and write about anything they want.'The World of Genomics at Chicago's Field MuseumMay 18, 2017 7:00 am3 views A special two-day 'World of Genomics' exhibit includes hands-on activities to discover the world of genomic science and its impact on our lives.U of I receives $2.6 million NSF grant to improve high school physics coursesJul 13, 2020 3:30 pm3 views The Illinois Physics and Secondary Schools (IPaSS) program will provide students across the state with the highest quality high school physics experience, and prepare them to succeed in STEM fields in college.Professor collaborates on documentary to expose the effects of violenceAug 31, 2016 9:00 am3 views “What’s Left Behind” will consist of interviews with black mothers from Chicago who have experienced loss at the hands of violence.Rare Book and Manuscript Library event explores history of witchcraftOct 27, 2020 10:15 am3 views The webinar will include discussions of the many materials related to European witchcraft in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s collection, including an account of the 1612 Lancashire witch trials in England.U of I urban greening expert to speak at World Economic ForumJan 16, 2020 2:00 pm2 views Ming Kuo will speak to global leaders next week at the 50th World Economic Forum to make the case that investments in urban greening could improve mental and physical health.Troubled waters: The dangers facing the world's major riversJan 18, 2019 4:45 pm2 views 'Prioritizing the fate of the world’s great river corridors on an international political stage is imperative,' writes geology professor Jim Best35th Insect Fear Film Festival: TicksFeb 6, 2018 10:15 am2 views The 35th Insect Fear Film Festival will focus on a creature that is important for humans to understand but that is not actually an insect at allWhen trauma touches the classroom: Workshops train teachers to offer hopeFeb 13, 2018 4:00 pm2 views Eighty percent of children receive no mental health services, and among those who do, most receive the services at schoolTermites on the big screen at Insect Fear Film FestFeb 19, 2019 11:15 am2 views The 2019 Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois features termites – a threat to all things wooden but also a valuable part of the ecosystem.Ebert Film Fest will get creepy with 'Hereditary' and HitchcockMar 5, 2020 12:15 pm2 views The horror genre will get its due at the 22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, with at least two films from the genre – one recent and one classic. 'Ebertfest' runs April 15-18 at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.Chicago waterways – still flowing after more than 100 yearsMar 8, 2017 3:15 pm2 views Chicago’s intricate waterway system, which included reversing Chicago and Calumet river flows, has protected the Lake Michigan water supply for over 100 years, but faces new challengesIsabelle Huppert, Norman Lear coming to ‘Ebertfest’Mar 17, 2017 5:45 am2 views Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert and TV legend Norman Lear are coming to this year’s “Ebertfest,” along with two films, the first announced in this year’s lineup.Great Lakes region faces growing climate change-related threatsMar 22, 2019 10:45 am2 views Climate scientists led by Illinois' Don Wuebbles issued a report that foresees a growing trend of wetter winters and springs: more flooding in urban areas, and unpredictable cycles of heat and rainfall could undermine agriculture.Full schedule and additional guests announced for 2016 ‘Ebertfest’Mar 23, 2016 12:30 pm2 views The remaining films have been announced, along with the schedule and additional guests, for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as “Ebertfest,” coming April 13-17.U of I researchers to implement, study a STEM program for middle, high school studentsMar 26, 2019 10:15 am2 views A $1.2 million NSF grant will be used to implement a program in partnership with middle schools and high schools across the state of Illinois and study its effectiveness.Artists at Krannert Art Museum want you to use your ears as well as your eyesApr 3, 2018 4:45 am2 views Artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme will talk about the importance of sound in their work, including an exhibition currently at Krannert Art MuseumCheck out the many planned eventsApr 5, 2016 1:00 pm2 views International Week seeks to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources available to the Illinois campus and local community.How to foster children’s learning while sheltering at homeApr 6, 2020 8:45 am2 views 'A big challenge for families in sheltering at home is that their established routines no longer exist. So, one of the first things for families is to create new routines.'IGPA reports on potential impact of COVID-19 on state financesApr 9, 2020 4:15 pm2 views Hit to revenues expected to be worse than the Great RecessionStorm sewers need to expand to handle more frequent, heavy rainsMay 3, 2019 8:30 am2 views As heavy rainstorms become more frequent and stronger than in the past, municipal drainage systems designed from outdated standards often fail, resulting in flooding and financial losses.