blog postsTrump 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 pm0 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 am0 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 am0 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.Illinois croplands provide false sense of security to rabbits, study suggestsMay 21, 2019 3:15 pm1 views Cottontails relied on crop cover to protect them from their main predators – raptors. But, coyotes have been increasing in the Midwest, and crop cover doesn’t help cottontails when coyotes are in pursuit. Going all in: What it takes to get to the national championshipsMay 21, 2019 9:15 am3 views Seventy years after hosting the first national wheelchair basketball tournament for collegiate teams, Illinois once again played host in 2019 at the State Farm Center.Kawai advances to second round of NCAA Singles ChampionshipsMay 21, 2019 8:45 am0 views Women's Tennis sophomore Asuka Kawai moved into the second round of singles competition of the NCAA Championships after a three-set victory over Maria Mateas of Duke in Orlando, Fla.Recent abortion bans will impact poor, people of color mostMay 20, 2019 11:00 am4 views Vox (May 18) Illinois abortion law expert Leslie Reagan says the passage of abortion bans in the 1800s led to the interrogation and prosecution of abortion patients.Gies Business names Experiential Learning office for MagelliMay 20, 2019 9:15 am8 views At Gies Business, learning by doing is in our DNA, and it’s how we help students put their purpose into practice. For 25 years, there was no greater champion of that philosophy than Paul Magelli.Kawai set for NCAA Singles ChampionshipsMay 20, 2019 9:00 am1 views Sophomore Asuka Kawai set to compete in the NCAA Singles Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. on Monday. She's the fifth player in program history to earn a berth to the tournament.Illinois baseball keeps winning, beats Michigan State 8-4May 17, 2019 11:45 am2 views The No. 23 Illinois baseball team pounded six extra-base hits Thursday night, including homers from Zac Taylor and Kellen Sarver, to win at Michigan State, 8-4. Illinois took the opener of the three-game series and won for the 13th time in the last 16 games.A scholar debunks claims the Midwest is insulated and isolatedMay 17, 2019 11:45 am0 views In “The Heartland,” Kristin Hoganson, a professor of history at Illinois and the author, among other books, of “American Empire at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” debunks claims that the Midwest is insulated and isolated, stable and inward-looking.Polymers jump through hoops on pathway to sustainable materialsMay 17, 2019 11:30 am0 views Recyclable plastics that contain ring-shaped polymers may be a key to developing sustainable synthetic materials.Breakthrough helps farmers grow more food on less landMay 16, 2019 2:00 pm0 views An international team is using advanced tools to develop crops that give farmers more options for sustainably producing more food on less land.Researchers accurately predict Australian wheat yield months before harvestMay 16, 2019 1:00 pm0 views A new Illinois study published in "Agricultural and Forest Meteorology" shows machine-learning methods can accurately predict wheat yield for the country two months before the crop matures.Illini softball quartet earns NFCA all-region accoladesMay 16, 2019 12:00 pm1 views The accolades continued to roll in for the Illinois softball team with a quartet of Illini collecting National Fastpitch Coaches Assocation All-Midwest Region honors, the organization announced on Thursday (May 16).Illinois Innovation Network adds nine additional universitiesMay 16, 2019 10:00 am0 views Nine additional universities have signed up to host hubs that are part of the evolving Illinois Innovation Network, to be built around the Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago.Illinois football mini ticket plans are on saleMay 15, 2019 1:00 pm0 views Two- and three-game mini ticket plans for the 2019 Illinois football season are on sale through the Fighting Illini ticket office. Raycraft road trip sets sights on halls of fame, Woodstock, 9/11 memorialMay 15, 2019 12:45 pm2 views Recreation, sport and tourism professor Michael Raycraft is preparing to set off on a tour with students to some of the country’s most iconic sites.NASA funds research on hydrogen-powered aircraftMay 15, 2019 12:45 pm6 views U. of I. researchers are leading a newly funded project from NASA to develop a novel approach for all-electric aircraft.Illini, Dumont de Chassert lead at NCAA Myrtle Beach RegionalMay 14, 2019 10:45 am1 views Fighting Illini men's golf opened NCAA Regional play on Monday at TPC Myrtle Beach, using a 9-under par first round score to sit atop the tournament field. Freshman Adrien Dumont de Chassart is also atop the leaderboard as he posted six birdiesCarbon dioxide soars to record-breaking levels not seen in 800,000 yearsMay 14, 2019 10:30 am2 views There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been for 800,000 years – since before our species evolved.Khroma Quartet are silver medalists at Fischoff National Chamber Music CompetitionMay 13, 2019 2:30 pm0 views The Khroma Saxophone Quartet have won second place in the Senior Division-Winds/Brass at the 46th Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.What does momentum look like at Illinois? Watch this.May 9, 2019 9:45 am0 views It's been another record-breaking year on campus, so we're celebrating!Envisioning the library of the future: Town hall May 16May 13, 2019 11:00 am0 views The campus community is invited to hear about the Library’s building project on Thursday, May 16, from 3-4 p.m. in Room 66, Main Library.AHS students talk about their time at IllinoisMay 13, 2019 11:45 am1 views Six graduates from the College of Applied Health Sciences describe their life at Illinois.