blog posts The John Deere strike: A bad look for a state trying to attract new factories Oct 22, 2021 11:15 am0 views Crain’s Chicago Business (Oct. 22) 'When 90% of workers vote down a contract, that tells you something,' says Bob Bruno, the director of the labor education program at Illinois. Bees know a lot about honey. People have a lot of catching up to do Oct 21, 2021 10:30 am0 views Knowable Magazine (Oct. 20) 'Even beekeepers, and certainly bee scientists, considered it nothing more than sugar water,' says entomologist May Berenbaum, but it's a 'functional food' that has health benefits beyond basic nutrition. John Deere production on hold as union workers strike Oct 18, 2021 11:30 am1 views Iowa Public Radio (Oct. 15) 'Unions are relevant again,' says a U of I labor expert. 'It’s a reverse dynamic of what happened in the 80s, where the power dynamic rapidly shifted against unions and workers. Now, it is rapidly shifting in their favor.' Despite 'poor precedent,' top neuroscientist found not guilty of scientific fraud Oct 14, 2021 11:00 am6 views Nature (Oct. 13) University of Chile neuroscientist Claudio Hetz's behavior resulted in untrustworthy work, even after an intervention. U of I scientific ethics expert C.K. Gunsalus says the case reflects 'a reckless disregard for scientific integrity.' NYT's Ezra Klein interviews Nick Offerman Oct 13, 2021 10:00 am24 views The New York Times (Oct. 11) Offerman talks about his career, including his years as a U of I theater student. 'My sensei, who taught me Kabuki theater…this Zen master, told me, always maintain the attitude of a student,' Offerman says. African swine fever killed half the pigs in China. Now it’s in the Caribbean Oct 12, 2021 11:15 am6 views Wired (Oct. 12) U of I's Dr. Raymond Rowland says ASF is on America's doorstep. 'You can easily think of a scenario where someone (vacations in the Caribbean), brings in a contaminated product, discards it...and feral pigs come along and pick it up.' U of I alumna Tatyana McFadden wins 9th Chicago Marathon Oct 11, 2021 10:30 am16 views Chicago Tribune (Oct. 10) People came from all around the world to watch the 2021 Chicago Marathon. From Lakeview to Chinatown, many spectators said they were there to cheer on friends and family running the race. U of I artist's latest offering: Social network Minus limits users to 100 posts for life Oct 8, 2021 11:00 am0 views Gizmodo (Oct. 7) Professor Ben Grosser describes it as 'no likes, no follows, no feed algorithms, no accumulating metrics at all – only a single dwindling count of how many posts each user has remaining.' U of I administrators visit southern Illinois to stress cooperation Oct 7, 2021 10:15 am2 views The Southern Illinoisan (Oct. 5) 'Part of what we are doing is working with the other 12 university systems in the state...to help students stay in state – not just at Urbana-Champaign or Chicago, but all of the universities,' U of I President Tim Killeen said. ‘A very special donkey’ stirs hope for rare breed that dates to Middle Ages Oct 4, 2021 12:15 pm4 views The Boston Globe (Oct. 1) Hamilton, thought to be the first Baudet du Poitou donkey bred with artificial insemination in the U.S., was conceived at U of I's College of Veterinary Medicine. Demand for packaged foods, tight labor market give food industry workers bargaining power Sep 30, 2021 10:30 am7 views Crain’s Chicago Business (Sept. 30) 'We’re at a tipping point,' says U of I labor expert Michael LeRoy. 'People are walking off of their job, and they have no concern that the employer’s going to hire a replacement for them.' Parasitic fungus could be a natural weapon against non-native crustaceans Sep 28, 2021 11:00 am2 views National Geographic (Sept. 27) About seven years ago, U. of I. ecologist Eric Larson began noticing a decline in the number of invasive crayfish in a northern Wisconsin lake. What he found could be a rare, effective tool in fighting the tricky invaders. U.S. farm belt revival prompts mad dash for ‘dirt and iron’ Sep 27, 2021 11:45 am4 views The Wall Street Journal (Sept. 26) 'It’s like the Wild West out there right now,' says U of I ag economist Scott Irwin, as higher corn and soybean prices send farmers searching for additional land to cultivate. Ilini football player, music major who became Broadway's Li'l Abner has passed Sep 23, 2021 1:15 pm0 views Deadline (Sept. 22) Peter Palmer, who majored in music while playing football at the U. of I. in the early 1950s and routinely performed the national anthem at games, was cast as Broadway’s naïve, muscle-bound hero of Dogpatch. The people who never could work from home during the pandemic Sep 22, 2021 12:00 pm0 views The New York Times (Sept. 22) U of I economist Eliza Forsythe: 'All of these types of jobs where you’re not sitting at a computer – that’s what’s really been the backbone for allowing the rest of the economy to go remote.' Things to look for in college career services Sep 16, 2021 9:15 am0 views U.S. News & World Report (Sept. 14) At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the Life + Career Design Lab encourages students to develop professional goals and find internships. Beyond CA Gov's recall vote: Case for legislative reform instead of judicial intervention Sep 10, 2021 12:15 pm11 views Verdict (Sept. 10) 'It is pretty clear that courts aren’t going to insert themselves...into the California gubernatorial recall process. But that doesn’t mean the process shouldn’t be reformed,' writes College of Law Dean Vikram Amar. TV's scariest setting right now? The wellness retreat Sep 9, 2021 11:45 am2 views Yahoo (Sept. 8) 'In horror, there is always a safe space that one is trying to get to – like a cabin in the woods or a small town,' says U of I horror-genre expert Jim Hansen. 'Then, it’s always revealed as the most unsafe space.' Three colleges explain how they raised enrollments of low-income students Sep 8, 2021 11:30 am4 views Chronicle of Higher Education (Sept. 8) Informing students there’s financial support to enroll can make a big difference. U. of I. does that with its Illinois Commitment: “Four Years. Free Tuition” to in-state students when family income is under $67,000. How to make the most of online courses to boost your career Sep 7, 2021 1:45 pm6 views Wired (Sept. 7) 'The pandemic has helped popularize...online education globally,' says U of I Professor Aric Rindfleisch. His Coursera course, Marketing in a Digital World, has enrolled more than 500,000 people from 170 countries. Texas abortion ban opens up 'Wild West' of enforcement, critics say Sep 2, 2021 11:30 am2 views Reuters (Sept. 2) A risky way to challenge the law is to continue to provide abortions after six weeks, thereby inviting a lawsuit, and then argue that the law is unconstitutional, says Vikram Amar, the dean of the U. of I. College of Law. For students and professors, an unusual return to campus Aug 30, 2021 12:45 pm2 views WBEZ-FM (Aug. 28) Nancy Latham's lecture, 'Freshman year is not grade 13,' helps students understand that the ways they succeeded in high school may not work in college. But adapting to college this year may be more challenging. Minus is the anti-Twitter that grants you 100 posts for life Aug 26, 2021 11:15 am4 views Input (Aug. 25) 'How disorienting will it be to try and use a social media platform that doesn’t try and induce endless engagement from your every waking second?' asks professor Ben Grosser. 'What will you say...when freed from infinite demand?' U of I student's wood alternative made from kombucha brewing waste Aug 25, 2021 12:30 pm8 views Fast Company (Aug. 25) A material called Pyrus is the winner of this year’s national James Dyson Award. Sustainable Design student Gabe Tavas's goal was to design products that would have a minimal impact on the planet. Gov. Pritzker praises U of I for quick COVID innovation Aug 24, 2021 11:15 am0 views Chicago Tribune (Aug. 23) 'During what may be the greatest crisis of our time, leaders at the U of I accomplished miracles - a demonstration of excellence, ingenuity and of how this university shines a light on the greatness of our state.' U of I's COVID testing program was a success; officials still wary of delta variant Aug 23, 2021 10:45 am2 views The New York Times (Aug. 22) 'We’re still taking some of the same precautions, just to be on the safe side,' Chancellor Robert Jones said. 'If the data and if the science says something different, we will turn on a dime. Absolutely.' Fight for fair election maps may be delayed but remains alive Aug 19, 2021 12:00 pm6 views Daily Herald (Aug. 18) U of I professors Sheldon Jacobson and Douglas M. King used computational redistricting to produce many congressional maps. Each one features less potential for selfish interference than Illinois’ current system. Should parents stock up on at-home COVID tests? Aug 18, 2021 10:00 am4 views Slate (Aug. 17) U of I virologist Christopher Brooke says the OTC tests should be repeated. 'If someone takes two or three tests in the week after an exposure and remains negative, that is more convincing than if that person just takes a single test.' When it comes to innovation, this researcher is all ears Aug 16, 2021 9:30 am0 views NIH Newsroom (Aug. 13) Stephen Boppart's quest to develop better ways to diagnose, treat, and monitor middle ear infections is built on finding ways to detect and eradicate biofilms. Drifting smoke from megafires hurts economies far beyond their flames Aug 13, 2021 11:45 am2 views CBS News (Aug. 12) 'The fact that we find (wildfire smoke) effects on employment suggests that (those effects) are triggering people to leave their jobs or get fired. That’s a big deal,. says U of I economics professor Mark Borgschulte.