blog postsRomanchuk wins Chicago Marathon as 3 Illini clinch Paralympic berthsOct 15, 2019 2:00 pm0 views TeamUSA.org (Oct. 13) Daniel Romanchuk joined top U.S. women’s finishers Tatyana McFadden, Susannah Scaroni in earning their Paralympic berths for Tokyo. All are members of the Illinois wheelchair racing team.Study questions recommendation to eat less red meat, says it's not backed by evidenceOct 15, 2019 10:15 am0 views Outisdie (Oct. 12) 'Large cohort studies can’t prove cause and effect, they can just generate hypotheses,' says Don Layman, a professor emeritus of nutrition at Illinois. Why so many hospital strikes lately? ‘I think nurses are just so frustrated.’Oct 11, 2019 3:45 pm0 views Chicago Tribune (Oct. 10) Hospitals have been increasingly merging and acquiring one another, which can create feelings of insecurity for workers, says Illinois professor Robert Bruno.The struggle at the heart of the Chicago Public Schools standoffOct 10, 2019 11:30 am0 views Crain's Chicago Business (Oct. 9) With other unions threatening to join the Chicago Teachers Union on the picket line, Mayor Lori Lightfoot faces the largest walkout in perhaps half a century, says Illinois professor Bob BrunoJuiced Balls? New mindset? Home run records are breaking — and fans are asking whyOct 7, 2019 12:30 pm0 views The Mercury News (Oct. 6) Illinois professor Alan Nathan: 'When we figured out drag was the culprit, we were quite happy. When we could not find the property of the ball that changed the drag, we were disappointed.' Donald Trump calls impeachment a coup. It's not.Oct 4, 2019 11:00 am0 views PolitiFact (Oct. 3) Trump’s usage is 'ill-informed,' says Illinois political science professor Peter Nardulli. 'What is going on today in the United States is a constitutionally sanctioned process...' California will appeal judge’s decision to block law requiring Trump’s tax returnsOct 2, 2019 3:30 pm3 views Los Angeles Times (Oct. 1) U of I law dean Vik Amar believes the ruling is flawed because it relies on previous cases involving qualifications to run for Congress, not president. IBHE approves U of I undergrad degree combining computer science, animal sciencesOct 1, 2019 10:00 am0 views Agri News (Sept. 30) 'The way the industry is moving, our students need experience handling large datasets, bioinformatics, genomic information and data from remote sensors,' says Illinois' David Miller.EPA again increases restrictions on the use of herbicide dicambaSep 30, 2019 2:30 pm6 views Journal Courier (Sept. 27) 'We have revised the label and revised it again. The problems have not gone away,' says Aaron Hager, a professor of weed science at Illinois.Illinois students explore VR classroomsSep 27, 2019 11:30 am2 views WTVO-TV (Sept. 26) Students and professors experienced what classrooms might be like in virtual reality. VR technology is already being used in some U. of I. classrooms.Celebrating women in architectureSep 26, 2019 3:00 pm3 views Archinect (Sept. 24) The School of Architecture is paying homage to previous female graduates who earned a degree in architecture from Illinois.Lutein and nutritionSep 23, 2019 11:45 am0 views Washington Post (Sept. 23) John Erdman of food science and human nutrition helps explain what you need to know about this nutrient.Study tracks age and narcissismSep 19, 2019 1:15 pm0 views U.S. News and World Report (Sept. 18) "With time, it seems most people turn away from their earlier narcissistic tendencies," said Illinois professor Brent Roberts.How colleges are ramping up creativity and technologySep 17, 2019 10:45 am0 views U.S. News & World Report (Sept. 16) Illinois is ramping up its efforts to equip students with the ideal combination of strong technology acumen and solid creative and interpersonal skills.Gies iMBA program continues to soarSep 16, 2019 12:45 pm2 views Poets & Quants (Sept. 15) Applications continue to rise in the Gies College of Business iMBA program. Printing flatter polymers improves conductivity, optical propertiesSep 13, 2019 10:00 am0 views Design News (Sept. 13) Illinois researchers report the development of a new method to stretch and flatten the molecules in conductive polymers so they can conduct electricity better.Illinois ROTC students commemorate 9/11Sep 12, 2019 12:45 pm2 views WICS/WCCU (Sept. 11) Illinois ROTC students, police and firefighters climbed 1,980 steps at Memorial Stadium to honor first responders.Study finds honey bees process positive, negative experiences in distinct regions of the brainSep 11, 2019 1:00 pm2 views Newsweek (Sept. 10) 'This discovery is striking given how small their brains are,' says Gene Robinson, study author and director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at Illinois.Is Illinois' nursing shortage due to poor working conditions?Sep 9, 2019 2:30 pm3 views The Southern Illinoisian (Sept. 7) UI labor expert Robert Bruno says the shortages are organic: 'They’re almost always constructed due to some policy decisions, some choices that are being made...'UI discovers a solution to possible drop in Chinese students: InsuranceSep 9, 2019 10:15 am9 views CNBC (Sept. 6) The trade war 'has given every school a bit of a wake-up call that the flow of students from China is not something we should take for granted or should count on,' says Gies College of Business Dean Jeffrey BrownMinecraft-based programs inspire young minds to take on environmental challengesSep 4, 2019 3:45 pm0 views Big Ten Network (Sept. 3) Illinois Professor H. Chad Lane and his team are using the landmark open-world video game to captivate the scientists of tomorrow.$14.5 billion in relief payments help farmers weather Trump’s trade war with ChinaSep 3, 2019 1:30 pm0 views WGLT-FM (Sept. 3) 'To the average person, that strikes them as a lot of money, and it is,' says Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin. 'But it’s not making farmers wealthy right now.'Cargill opens UI Research Park facility to evaluate, address grain industry challengesAug 30, 2019 1:30 pm2 views Feed Navigator (Aug. 30) Cargill will employ Illinois students to address challenges facing global agriculture and food systems, including areas like feed monitoring and grain shipment tracking.U of I study: pregnant women twice as likely to consider suicideAug 29, 2019 12:30 pm1 views WJBC-AM (Aug. 28) 'We found that nearly five percent of the women whom we sampled reported thoughts of death or thoughts of harm,' says Karen Tabb, a professor of social work at Illinois.Study: Combining broccoli, broccoli sprouts may double anti-cancer benefitsAug 26, 2019 2:15 pm0 views The Epoch Times (Aug. 26) Illinois food science and human nutrition professor Elizabeth Jeffery says three to five servings of broccoli per week provides cancer-prevention benefits.How scattering light could power a microchip revolutionAug 21, 2019 11:30 am1 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 BahlEarth's inner core is doing something weirdAug 20, 2019 11:45 am19 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. 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.Invasive ‘jumping worms’ find their way to Illinois, wreaking havoc on soilAug 15, 2019 11:45 am9 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.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.