blog postsFlatlands Dance Film Festival to screen documentary on flamenco dancer, short filmsAug 23, 2019 12:00 pm0 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival will screen the documentary “La Chana” about a Spanish flamenco dancer on its opening night, Aug. 30. Illini Soccer pushes past Ramblers for season-opening victoryAug 23, 2019 8:45 am0 views Fighting Illini soccer defeated Loyola University Chicago, 3-1, on Thursday to open the 2019 campaign in style. Welcome Days 2019Aug 19, 2019 3:45 pm0 views Whether it’s your first time on campus, or you feel like you’ve been here forever, you won’t want to miss one of the most exciting weeks on campus.Welcome home, Illini.Science on the insideAug 22, 2019 10:45 am0 views How neuroscience graduate students are bringing science education to youth behind bars.How scattering light could power a microchip revolutionAug 21, 2019 11:30 am0 views Popular Mechanics (Aug. 20) 'Brillouin scattering of light helps us measure material properties; transform how light and sound move through materials; ...and even transport optical information,' says Illinois' Gaurav BahlPeters named Illinois starting quarterbackAug 21, 2019 8:30 am1 views Brandon Peters, a graduate transfer from Michigan, will start the Fighting Illini's season opener Aug. 31 against Akron at Memorial Stadium. Researchers look at how opioids can increase pain sensitivityAug 20, 2019 12:00 pm7 views The chronic use of opioids can cause opioid-induced hyperalgesia, a condition where the patient receiving opioids for pain becomes more sensitive to certain kinds of pain. Earth's inner core is doing something weirdAug 20, 2019 11:45 am6 views National Geographic (Aug. 19) Earth's inner core of iron floating in molten metal is free to turn independently. Illinois' Xiaodong Song says it’s possible the rate of inner core rotation varies over time. Germany transformed under Nazis in 100 days. Do we understand why?Aug 20, 2019 11:45 am0 views With Sept. 1 marking the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Europe, a University of Illinois historian describes how Germans came to embrace Nazi rule.Campus to enforce total ban on tobacco products useAug 20, 2019 10:15 am0 views 'In light of the increasing weight of scientific evidence of the harm created by tobacco use, the campus shall be entirely tobacco and smoke free.'Indigenous scholars confront the power, limitations of genomicsAug 20, 2019 9:15 am0 views Participants learned how to amplify and sequence a fragment of their own DNA, and discussed the implications of genomics research involving their ancestors and communities.Student Success Initiative aims to further improve undergrad successAug 20, 2019 11:30 am242 views As part of ongoing efforts to ensure the university is providing world-class student experiences, Illinois has launched a new effort called the Student Success Initiative.Yingying’s Fund announced at press conferenceAug 19, 2019 12:00 pm0 views The family of Yingying Zhang announced the creation of Yingying’s Fund, an endowment to assist international students in crisis and their families.Yingying’s Fund announced at press conferenceAug 19, 2019 12:30 pm408 views At a press conference at 10 a.m. on Monday morning, the family of Yingying Zhang announced the creation of Yingying’s Fund, an endowment to honor the Illinois scholar.Who goes bankrupt in America? Increasingly, the elderlyAug 19, 2019 12:30 pm1 views OZY (Aug. 18) In 1991, those 65 and older made up only 2% of bankruptcy filers, but by 2016 that had risen to more than 12%, says Illinois bankruptcy specialist Robert Lawless.Dog down: Effort helps emergency medical staff treat police K-9sAug 19, 2019 9:30 am0 views New protocols will help emergency medical personnel stabilize, treat and transport law enforcement K-9s injured on the job.World-class Smith Football Center opens for student-athletesAug 19, 2019 9:15 am1 views The new Illini football facility includes expanded strength, conditioning and sports medicine space, coaches' offices, position meeting rooms, locker rooms, and other areas for recruiting and prospect hosting.Developing a biocompatible nanoparticle to visualize lymph nodesAug 15, 2019 11:45 am1 views Currently, doctors use a blue dye to identify where the tumors aggregate lymph nodes, but the dye can cause skin lesions. Illinois researchers are developing a biocompatible nanoparticle with no toxic side effects. Invasive ‘jumping worms’ find their way to Illinois, wreaking havoc on soilAug 15, 2019 11:45 am0 views WGN-TV (Aug. 14) There are so many in the Chicago area that scientists are calling it an invasion. “They’re exotic. Not natural. Invasive species and widespread in that region of Illinois,” says Illinois' Chris Evans.Men's Golf Coach Small wins third straight Illinois PGA pro titleAug 15, 2019 11:30 am1 views Mike Small won his third consecutive Illinois Senior PGA Professional title on Tuesday as he posted a 13-under par 36-hole tally at the Merit Club. In product design, imagining end user’s feelings leads to more original outcomesAug 15, 2019 11:30 am1 views When creating products, companies should focus on how the product makes the consumer feel rather than utility, says Profressor Ravi Mehta.Cross Country schedule and season previewAug 14, 2019 10:15 am4 views Cross Country starts the season by hosting the Illini Open at the UI Arboretum on Friday, August 30. The women's 5K is scheduled for 5 p.m., and the men's 8K will begin at 5:40 p.m. Alumni adviceAug 5, 2019 3:30 pm1601 views A new school year means new beginnings. We asked alumni to share their best advice for our Illini on LinkedIn.Get Ready: Welcome Days 2019Aug 14, 2019 10:45 am3908 views Whether it’s your first time on campus, or you feel like you’ve been here forever, you won’t want to miss one of the most exciting weeks on campus.How Wyoming plans to turn coal country Into coding countryAug 13, 2019 11:30 am1 views New York Times (Aug. 12) Illinois' Andrew Weaver, says there are few success stories. 'If anything, the growth in computing over the past 30-plus years has led to more concentration of computer jobs' in a few regions.Krannert Art Museum acquires alumnus Hal Fischer’s conceptual photographsAug 13, 2019 9:00 am0 views Pioneering photographer and University of Illinois alumnus Hal Fischer documented the gay community in San Francisco in the 1970s. Meet New Student Convocation Speaker Lynne M. ThomasAug 19, 2019 10:30 am366 views Illinois will officially welcome the newest class of students at New Student Convocation at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23 at State Farm Center.Women's Basketball in Australia: Exploring the Great Barrier ReefAug 13, 2019 9:30 am0 views Student-athletes, coaches and staff had the opportunity to snorkel along the Great Barrier Reef and check out what happens under the waves. See their photos.Iron raining down on Antarctica recently comes from explosions of massive starsAug 12, 2019 12:30 pm2 views Science News (Aug. 9) Illinois astrophysicist Brian Fields says the finding is profound. 'It’s telling us about the recent history of our whole neighborhood in the galaxy and about the lives and deaths of massive stars.'Researchers turn off backscattering, aim to improve optical data transmissionAug 12, 2019 9:00 am0 views Researchers confirmed that backscattered light waves can be suppressed to reduce data loss in optical communications systems.