blog postsFan appreciation, open practice, movie night set for Aug. 10Jul 23, 2019 9:00 am0 views On Saturday, Aug. 10, Illini football invites you to an open practice., followed by photos and autographs with the team, capped with Movie Night at 7 p.m. And it's all free.For anemonefish, male-to-female sex change happens first in the brainJul 23, 2019 9:30 am0 views The findings, reported in the journal Hormones and Behavior, describe the first known example of an animal undergoing a sex change in the brain before it occurs in the sex organs, the researchers said.Cesar Pelli, alumnus and designer of Petronas Twin Towers, diesJul 22, 2019 1:45 pm0 views New York Times (July 20) Pelli, 92, an Illinois alumnus whose towers altered the silhouettes of the skylines around the world, died Friday at his home in New Haven, Connecticut.Search for new semiconductors heats up with gallium oxideJul 22, 2019 11:15 am1 views University of Illinois electrical engineers have cleared another hurdle in high-power semiconductor fabrication by adding the field’s hottest material – beta-gallium oxide – to their arsenal. Tracking an invisible worldJul 22, 2019 9:30 am0 views Successful experiments are worth the sleepless nights I spend dissecting the processes in living things that are essentially invisible to us.Illinois will host inaugural NCAA Basketball AcademyJul 19, 2019 10:30 am2 views Games played at State Farm Center July 22 - 28 will be free and open to the public. There will be our games each on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and two games apiece on Thursday and Sunday. Tornadoes, windstorms pave way for lasting plant invasionsJul 18, 2019 11:30 am0 views High-speed wind storms can cut through massive swaths of forest, destroying trees and wildlife habitat, and opening up opportunities for invasive species to gain ground.Raising the minimum wage is good for older workersJul 18, 2019 11:15 am0 views The St. Louis American (July 17) U of I study finds raising the minimum wage doesn't cost people jobs, helps raise wages of older workers - contrary to the notion that higher minimum wages force earlier retirements.Study: Even in competitive markets, shareholders bear burden of corruptionJul 18, 2019 9:15 am0 views While the U.S. traditionally ranks low on worldwide corruption indices, domestic political corruption still imposes substantial costs on U.S. shareholders.Historian: Responses to terrorism require reasoning, not outrageJul 17, 2019 9:00 am0 views It's possible to respond to terrrorism without playing into terrorists’ hands, but it requires a better understanding of their goals and strategies, of how terrorism works, of psychological warfare.Athletics announces plans for Hall of Fame weekend in SeptemberJul 17, 2019 9:45 am0 views A star-studded Fighting Illini Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend is planned for Sept. 20-21 when the Class of 2019, including athletes and coaches from 11 different sports, will be inducted.Mark Dressman: Teaching on the Navajo NationJul 17, 2019 9:30 am0 views 'Living on the Nation was like a foreign country to the (College of Education students). People spoke differently, dressed differently. I loved seeing the looks on their faces as they were discovering things.'George Huff: Transitioning the Illini into a respected powerJul 17, 2019 8:00 am0 views Part two of three: The story of George Huff and his influence on U of I history. He grew from a strapping farm boy into a dominating athlete, then into a strategically talented coach annd visionary administrator.Extracting history from a cornfieldJul 17, 2019 8:45 am0 views The scientists and students have access only to the foundations of the 800-year-old village, as plows have erased everything else. Looters, too, have damaged the site.Partisan gerrymandering is nothing new, but technology has made it much more preciseJul 16, 2019 2:30 pm0 views WCBU-FM (July 16) U of I's Chris Mooney says drawing congressional districts used to involve guesswork. "But now, it’s super high-tech, they really can identify where people are given the data we’ve got.” Illini Soccer announces 2019 scheduleJul 16, 2019 10:00 am0 views The Illini will take on six 2018 NCAA Tournament teams in 2019, welcoming four of those opponents to Champaign. They'll kick off the season on Thursday, August 22, welcoming the Loyola Ramblers.Perinatal depression screenings may not detect women having suicidal thoughts, study findsJul 16, 2019 9:00 am0 views Perinatal depression screenings may overlook a significant proportion of women who are having suicidal thoughts, according to a new study led by social work professor Karen M. Tabb.Recreating a lost masterpieceJul 16, 2019 9:00 am0 views Jane Bergman hopes that her artistic rendition of a former glass dome in Altgeld Hall helps bring it backWisconsin: An election battleground state for petroleum and biofuels industriesJul 15, 2019 10:00 am1 views Wisconsin State Journal (July 15) "There’s (a) civil war within the Republican Party...pitting two significant Republican constituencies...and neither one is in a position to issue any kinds of compromises.'Can a state copyright its own laws – and prevent citizens from republishing them?Jul 15, 2019 10:45 am2 views Sara Benson, expert on copyright law, talks about a pending U.S. Supreme Court case that will determine the legality of a state copyrighting its own laws – potentially making it illegal to republish them.College of ACES partners with Jackie Joyner-Kersee FoundationJul 12, 2019 2:15 pm1 views 'This partnership with ACES helps what we’re doing with the youth, not only introducing them to the agriculture space, but also exposing our kids to U of I,' says Joyner-Kersee, six-time Olympic medalist Computer modeling, satellite images could help spot signs of potential bridge failureJul 12, 2019 10:45 am3 views NBC News (July 12) Illinois engineering professor Bassem Andrawes says the method holds promise as a useful complement to visual inspections. But, he says, there is 'room for improvement.'Santos named iSchool deanJul 12, 2019 8:45 am2 views Eunice Santos will become the dean of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 16, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.Are discoveries of small animals in produce really that rare?Jul 11, 2019 11:00 am0 views In 40 media stories (2003 to 2018), frogs, lizards, snakes, mice, birds, and even a bat, were found in salad greens, green beans, or mixed vegetables. Ten of these were alive.A new idea for maintaining communication satellite megaconstellationsJul 11, 2019 10:15 am1 views 'When satellites break, providing a spare quickly is important... In our solution, another orbit that is lower than the actual orbit, which we call the parking orbit; becomes an intermediate warehouse of (spare) satellites.'Scientists transform tobacco into factory for high-value proteinsJul 10, 2019 10:00 am0 views 'This research shows the potential to (produce) medicinal and industrial proteins at costs that are orders of magnitude cheaper than current production methods,' says IGB researcher Justin McGrath.New Illini Athletics hype video: Join the FightJul 10, 2019 9:45 am1 views This new Illini Productions video captures the excitement of approaching new athletic seasons. It's time to Join the Fight, Illini Nation! Study: Minimum wage 'an effective tool' for increasing incomes of older workersJul 10, 2019 8:00 am0 views In an era of rising inequality and aging populations, the effect of the minimum wage on the labor market for older workers is increasingly important, says economics professor Mark Borgschulte.Pentagon's supply and demand problem: Shortage of tech talent, oversupply of jobsJul 9, 2019 12:15 pm1 views Roll Call (July 9) 'It’s hard to beat the pay' of the private sector, says Illinois computer science professor Sibin Mohan, whose latest graduates earned an average starting salary of $99,741.Govindjee's photosynthesis museumJul 9, 2019 8:00 am0 views Plant biology professor emeritus Govindjee, who has made key contributions to the scientific understanding of photosynthesis, is also an archivist and historian of photosynthesis research.