blog postsFeliz, Biondi receive Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship AwardMay 27, 2020 4:45 pm0 views The Big Ten announced on Wednesday that Illinois' Andres Feliz (basketball) and Nicole Biondi (gymnastics) were named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2019-20 academic year. Will movie theaters survive COVID-19?May 27, 2020 4:15 pm0 views 'Even when people feel safe in crowds again...moviegoers who do show up are more likely to forego their popcorn and other treats – which is another challenge, since theaters make most of their money on concessions.'Keys to academic & athletic success for black male high school studentsMay 27, 2020 12:00 pm0 views Adeoye Adeyemo had great success in sports (Illini Football), in the classroom, and now in his professional life. His research is helping shed light on how other black males can experience the same success.Champaign County businesses pledge to keep community safe, healthyMay 27, 2020 8:00 am0 views View the list of local businesses committed to safety, well-being of employees, customers. Thank you for signing the Champaign County Safe Pledge!What have we learned about intimate partner violence?May 26, 2020 2:30 pm1 views With stay-at-home orders in many states, police in some areas noticed more reports of domestic violence. Professors Jennifer Hardesty, Brian Ogolsky reviewed research to separate what we know from what remains unknown.Archaeological predictive model helps Illinoisans balance growth with preservationMay 26, 2020 11:45 am0 views The Illinois State Archaeological Survey offers a GIS-based tool that draws on more than a century of data to predict the probability of encountering an archaeological site in any 2-acre section of Illinois. Study: Benefits of workplace wellness programs underwhelmingMay 26, 2020 10:15 am0 views In a two-year study on the efficacy of workplace wellness programs, Illinois researchers found that such programs have little impact on employee health, health beliefs and medical utilization.America’s small businesses are in crisis. Their survival is key to reviving economyMay 26, 2020 9:15 am1 views Barron's (May 23) A team of economists led by U of I's Alexander Bartik found that, as of early April, 43% of small businesses were temporarily closed, and 38% said they were unlikely/somewhat likely to survive and reopen.Illinois Athletics plans for safe return of student-athletes to campusMay 26, 2020 9:00 am1 views The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is preparing to return groups of student-athletes to campus for voluntary summer training, with staggered arrivals beginning as early as June 3.How do we combat global food insecurity during pandemics?May 26, 2020 8:45 am1 views About 265 million worldwide are estimated to face food shortages because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Entomlogy professor Esther Ngumbi talks about what can be done to reduce the problem.Pinball WizardMay 21, 2020 11:30 am1 views Gies Business alum Zach Sharpe is one of pinball’s most celebrated players. He now lends his expertise to one of the world’s largest pinball manufacturers in the world, Chicago-based Stern Pinball.Illini students making masks for people with spinal cord injuriesMay 21, 2020 3:15 pm0 views People with spinal cord injuries have above-average risk in the COVID-19 pandemic due to the prevalence of comorbidities, and obtaining effective masks for people with SCI has proven challenging.Estimated 100,000 U.S. small businesses shut down since pandemic declaredMay 21, 2020 12:00 pm3 views The Guardian (May 21) Illinois, Harvard, University of Chicago researchers say many of the small businesses they surveyed were already 'financially fragile.'Three Illini named to Men's Tennis All Big Ten teamsMay 21, 2020 10:30 am0 views Senior Aleks Kovacevic, junior Alex Brown, and sophomore Siphosothando Montsi have been named to the Men's Tennis All-Big Ten teams.Environmental contaminants alter gut microbiome, healthMay 21, 2020 10:15 am0 views U of I scientists review the research linking dozens of environmental chemicals to changes in the gut microbiome and associated health challenges.Kawai, Rabinowitz named to All-Big Ten teamMay 20, 2020 3:45 pm0 views Illinois women's tennis juniors Asuka Kawai and Mia Rabinowitz were named to the 2020 All-Big Ten Team, as announced by the conference office Wednesday, May 20.Why design thinking is essential when the world turns upside downMay 19, 2020 2:45 pm0 views Medium (May 11) Rachel Switzky, director of Illinois' Siebel Center for Design, writes about the cross-disciplinary creativity that resulted in the RapidVent low-cost emergency ventilator. Meet some of U of I's most inspiring, innovative teachersMay 19, 2020 11:00 am0 views Faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants at Illinois this spring were honored for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising, collectively known as Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction.Sign up for summer online courses at IllinoisMay 18, 2020 11:15 am0 views Choose from more than 450 online course options in avariety of subjects with 4-, 8-, and 12-week optionsMultiscale crop modeling effort required to assess climate change adaptationMay 18, 2020 1:00 pm1 views Illinois faculty-led study calls for a better representation of the physiological responses of crops to climate and environmental stressors – like drought, extreme rainfall and ozone damage.Illinois, Mayo researchers develop techniques for super-resolution imagingMay 18, 2020 1:45 pm2 views Conventional ultrasound helps diagnose and monitor cancers, but has trouble imaging subtle, telltale vascular changes.Watch the Virtual Commencement Celebration now!May 16, 2020 9:15 am2 views With our in-person Commencement ceremonies postponed, we hope you will join us to celebrate the Class of 2020 in an online Commencement celebration on May 16 at noon.Researchers use supercomputers to predict COVID-19 spreadMay 18, 2020 11:00 am1 views The Register-Guard (May 15) 'Supercomputing is being used to gain insight into how diseases function and to identify possible therapies,, says Bill Gropp, director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at U of I.The stinging truth about murder hornetsMay 15, 2020 11:30 am1 views Entomologist Adam Dolezal discusses the threats posed by a new insect in the NorthwestFed warns of multiyear recession without more pandemic aidMay 15, 2020 11:00 am1 views Washington Post (May 13) Retail, food services particularly susceptible to permanent closure, says U of I economist Alex Bartik who tracks small business closures from the pandemic. Scientists text-mining social media for data on food-related topicsMay 15, 2020 10:30 am1 views Researchers are data mining social media to investigate foodborne illness outbreaks, monitor obesity rates and related diseases, and explore dietary patterns and the growing popularity of plant-based diets. Paradise, Edwards earn Big Ten Medals of HonorMay 15, 2020 9:00 am1 views The Big Ten Medal of Honor is awarded annually to one male and one female student-athlete from the graduating class of each institution for excellence on and off the field throughout their college career. Cahokia's rise parallels onset of corn agricultureMay 14, 2020 9:15 am91 views Corn cultivation began in the vicinity of the Cahokia between A.D. 900 and 1000, researchers report. Its arrival may have contributed to the abrupt rise of this ancient metropolis in and around present-day St. Louis.Virtual exhibitions highlight art and design graduatesMay 14, 2020 9:30 am0 views Students graduating from the School of Art and Design are exhibiting their work online this spring rather than in galleries at Krannert Art Museum.Quade, Dosunmu named Dike Eddleman Athletes of the YearMay 14, 2020 8:00 am0 views As Fighting Illini Athletes of the Year, Dosunmu and Quade become Illinois' nominees for Big Ten Athlete of the Year honors, which will be announced later this spring.