blog postsEveryday words and phrases that have racist connotationsJul 7, 2020 11:00 am0 views CNN (July 6) Illinois professor of linguistics, anthropology Krystal Smalls says the word 'uppity' suggests a Black person is 'too big for their britches or demonstrates a sense of dignity or autonomy they are not supposed to possess.'Explosive growth of U of I's online MBA - without ever having been rankedJul 1, 2020 2:45 pm0 views Poets & Quants (June 30) Dean Jeffrey Brown says Gies Business participation in 3rd party rankings not in program's best interestEnormous dust cloud arrives in U.S., blanketing the southJun 30, 2020 11:00 am2 views Great Courses Daily (June 30) It has traveled 5,000 miles from North Africa. The cloud’s origin in drought and poor farming practices is reminiscent of that of the 1920s Dust Bowl in the U.S., says atmospheric sciences professor Eric Snodgrass.Job seekers get more options, competition as working from home becomes permanentJun 29, 2020 4:45 pm1 views Chicago Tribune (June 26) Young workers, those switching careers could face hurdles, though, if employers worry it will be hard to train someone they can’t see face-to-face, says Illinois professor of labor and employment relations Eliza Forsythe.Scientists discover the remnant of a supernova explosionJun 26, 2020 2:45 pm2 views The New York Times (June 24): Scientists have discovered the heaviest known neutron star, or maybe the lightest known black hole.How to use COVID-19 tracking apps and still protect your privacyJun 22, 2020 11:15 am1 views Forbes (June 22): Researchers at the U. of I. have published a scientific paper that raises privacy concerns about many of the COVID-19 contact-tracing apps being developed.Rebranding Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix to remove the racist stereotypesJun 18, 2020 12:45 pm9 views The Washington Post (June 18) U of I professor Jason Chambers says the current climate made it impossible for brands to do nothing. 'You could be left with a brand that is smoldering on the heap. This moment is that big.'Hunger expected to explode throughout America because of COVID-19Jun 12, 2020 1:45 pm11 views YourSun.com (June 11) 'It took 10 years for food insecurity rates to recover to pre-(2009) recession numbers, but by the end of 2020, we will have wiped out any gains in hunger we made,' U of I professor Craig Gunderson said.How will we know if – or when – a second COVID-19 wave is occurring in Illinois?Jun 9, 2020 10:45 am5 views Chicago Tribune (June 9) 'Now that we’re in phase three, it’s anybody’s guess what’s going to happen to the way people are doing social distancing,' says Nigel Goldenfeld, a U. of I. professor who is working to develop COVID-19 case forecasts.Ways small businesses cope with COVID could impact which survive, how they operate.Jun 8, 2020 12:00 pm0 views CNN Business (June 7) 'We will undoubtedly lose many in-person businesses, (but) we may have a more robust on- and off-line landscape of experiences and businesses available after the pandemic,” says Illinois professor Jane Desmond.How two storm complexes kissed over Kansas City on Wednesday nightJun 5, 2020 10:00 am14 views The Washington Post (June 4) – Storms barreled in from the west collided with an atypical complex of thunderstorms from the east. “This is something that happens quite commonly in South America,” says U of I professor Steve Nesbitt. Respiratory viruses detected in 30 minutes with the help of a smartphoneJun 3, 2020 1:45 pm8 views Chemistry World (June 2) – U of I researchers designed a portable 30-minute test that can detect live equine respiratory viruses from nasal swabs using a system that integrates with a smartphone. It could be adapted for COVID-19.U of I team integrates spinal cord, muscle cells to make moving bio-botsJun 2, 2020 12:15 pm1 views Physics World (June 2) The integration of muscle and spinal cord gives the bio-bots’ movement a natural walking rhythm. U of I researchers: State could lose 550,000 jobs this year due to pandemicJun 1, 2020 12:15 pm0 views WGEM-TV (May 29) Researchers at the Institute for Government and Public Affairs say 40% of the direct losses will be concentrated in trade, transportation, business, and the leisure and hospitality sectors. What’s the recovery rate for COVID-19 in Illinois? It’s complicatedMay 28, 2020 11:15 am1587 views Chicago Tribune (May 27) Six weeks ago, the people being tested were very sick people due to the low availability of testing, says U. of I. professor Nigel Goldenfeld. With more testing, the calculated recovery rate should increase. America’s small businesses are in crisis. Their survival is key to reviving economyMay 26, 2020 9:15 am4 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.Estimated 100,000 U.S. small businesses shut down since pandemic declaredMay 21, 2020 12:00 pm8 views The Guardian (May 21) Illinois, Harvard, University of Chicago researchers say many of the small businesses they surveyed were already 'financially fragile.'Why design thinking is essential when the world turns upside downMay 19, 2020 2:45 pm2 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. 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.Fed 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. Tech company Belkin to build U of I's RapdiVent emergency ventilatorsMay 13, 2020 10:30 am7 views USA Today (May 12) Illinois' Grainger College of Engineering had the design, and Belkin also consulted with Carle Health of Urbana, Illinois, for what's being called the FlexVent. Illinois coronavirus deaths peak - but it’s more like a plateauMay 12, 2020 10:00 am4 views Chicago Sun-Times (May 11) The death range will remain between 50 and 150 a day into June according to models from both the University of Chicago and the U. of I. Illinois real estate experts are cautiously watching the housing marketMay 6, 2020 12:00 pm9 views Chicago Tribune (May 5) The March data showing a 4.7% increase in home sales statewide, is 'probably the last to reflect the pre-pandemic impact of the economy,' says U of I's Geoffrey Hewings.Recent U of I grad using business degree to support front-line, restaurant workersMay 4, 2020 2:45 pm1 views WGN-TV (May 3) Rachel Jacoby teamed up with two other Chicago-area Fulbright scholars to found Feed the Front Line – Chicago, which donates meals to essential employees. COVID-19 rapidly exposing food system’s susceptibilities, disconnectsMay 1, 2020 2:00 pm0 views Crain's Chicago (April 30) Could the pandemic catalyze a rethinking and transformation of the current centralized model? U of I President Emeritus Robert Easter, coauthors consider decentralizing the supply chainTiny walking bio-bots get a spinal-cord pep in their stepApr 30, 2020 1:15 pm0 views New Atlas (April 29) A U. of I. research team led by Martha Gillette, a professor of cell and developmental biology, has added a segment of lumbar spinal cord tissue to the bio-bot mix. People who get COVID-19 news from conservative, social media less informedApr 28, 2020 11:30 am6 views MinnPost (April 28) The study, study co-written by U. of I. professor Dolores Albarracin, also found those who rely on conservative media and social media were more likely to believe conspiracy theories about the virus.Portable microfluidic platform developed for detecting coronavirus using smartphoneApr 27, 2020 2:15 pm3 views Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (April 24) Researchers led by a team at Illinois have developed an inexpensive, sensitive smartphone-based device that can detect pathogens in about 30 minutes.Stuck on ‘pause,’ housing market braces for virus’s impactApr 24, 2020 2:00 pm493 views Chicago Sun-Times (April 23) 'It depends on how long the lockdown lasts and the effect it will have on people.' When, asks Illinois' Geoffrey Hewings, '...are people going to feel comfortable going out looking at homes?' Second wave of coronavirus infections could hit campuses hardApr 21, 2020 9:15 am395 views Wisconsin State Journal (April 18) The first wave of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has most severely impacted large, densely populated cities. Midwestern university towns are poised to be epicenters for the second wave.