blog postsWill companies reduce salaries as working remotely becomes more common?May 7, 2021 11:15 am0 views Marketplace (May 6) Cutting an employee’s compensation would be difficult to do without alienating your employees, says Professor Elizabeth Carla Forsythe. 'Employers have been asking a lot of their employees.'Almost half of working mothers in Illinois have lost jobs, hours during COVIDMay 6, 2021 10:00 am0 views WFLD-TV (May 5) 'While working women – especially working mothers – already faced labor force participation and pay gaps relative to men before COVID-19, survey data makes clear that the pandemic has almost certainly worsened those disparities.'Book feeds climate doubters, but scientists say its outdated conclusions misleadMay 5, 2021 10:45 am2 views Inside Climate News (May 4) '(Author Steven Koonin) just takes potshots. He pulls one figure out of context and then makes a whole chapter on it,' says Don Wuebbles, a world renowned atmospheric scientist at the U. of I. SpaceX Crew-1 NASA astronauts splash down in the Gulf of MexicoMay 3, 2021 12:15 pm4 views The Washington Post (May 2) The four astronauts returned to Earth after a six-month stay on the International Space Station. First out was Mike Hopkins, a U. of I. alumnus and the commander of the mission. He waved his arms, like doing a little dance.U of I plans to end COVID testing requirements for vaccinated studentsApr 30, 2021 10:15 am264 views Chicago Tribune (April 29) Those who share proof of vaccination will be exempt from the testing requirement to gain access to campus buildings. 'We are simply following science and CDC guidance,' says spokeswoman Robin Kaler.People of color breathe more hazardous air. The sources are everywhere.Apr 29, 2021 2:45 pm8 views The New York Times (April 28) 'We expected to find just a couple of different sources were important for the disparate exposure among racial ethnic groups. But what we found was that almost all source types that we looked at contributed.'Academic libraries led universities into socially distant era. Now they’re planning what’s nextApr 28, 2021 10:15 am8 views The Chronicle of Higher Education (April 27) 'Will we go back to analog first, digital second, or will we remain digitally first with the analog in a complementary...role? I see the potential for this shift to digital-first to be permanent,' says Professor Lisa Hinchliffe.Illinois universities plan in-person commencements — and 2020 grads are invited, tooApr 27, 2021 1:30 pm668 views Chicago Sun-Times (April 27) Annie Czerwinski will travel to Urbana from her home in Homer Glen 'with my parents and sisters and my boyfriend, and they will watch me walk across the stage. Even if it is just for 15 minutes, I am really excited.'People report unexpected side effects after COVID vaccination. It's normalApr 23, 2021 11:45 am431 views Time (April 22) Scientists have not confirmed the vaccines can cause menstrual changes, but stories collected by Professor Kathryn Clancy show that vaccination side effects can be more varied than what’s often discussed.Affordable, adaptable houses for first-time homeownersApr 22, 2021 10:30 am4 views Forbes (April 21) The U. of I.’s Solar Decathlon 2020 entry focused on a growing market of young professional homeowners seeking an affordable home that can adapt to their growing needs. It's called the ADAPTHAUS.Agriculture, human health, ecosystems at risk as Illinois’ climate quickly changesApr 21, 2021 12:15 pm2 views Chicago Tribune (April 20) 'There’s a big message there that we need to be doing everything we can to prevent future climate change by mitigating our use of fossil fuels, particularly,' says atmospheric sciences expert Donald Wuebbles.U of I professor investigates abnormal menstrual periods after COVID vaccineApr 20, 2021 10:30 am415 views Chicago Tribune (April 20) Kate Clancy experienced abnormal menstruation following her inoculation and wanted to document experiences of others. They expected 500 respondents; so far, more than 25,000 people have responded. Newsrooms confront the 'police say' problemApr 19, 2021 3:30 pm4 views CNN (April 16) 'There are ways that journalists are taught to do a story – and to be objective requires marshaling the judgment of other experts,' including police. 'You "have" to quote the authority because they both make and verify the news.'How the largest animals that could ever fly supported giraffe-like necksApr 16, 2021 11:15 am18 views New York Times (April 14) Illinois Ph.D. student Cariad Williams used a CT scan to analyze a specimen’s neck. 'We just couldn’t believe the structure that we found inside,' she says.Do college campuses still need COVID-19 surveillance testing?Apr 14, 2021 1:15 pm4 views The Hill (April 13) Professor Sheldon Jacobson: 'Many college students will be vaccinated (by Fall), creating a critical public health layer of protection for everyone on campus. The question then becomes, is COVID-19 surveillance testing still needed?'Why was the ancient city of Cahokia abandoned? New clues rule out one theory.Apr 13, 2021 11:00 am225 views U. of I. archaeologist Caitlin Rankin has likely ruled out the hypothesis that flooding caused by timber overharvesting made the ancient city of Cahokia increasingly uninhabitable.Many of the world’s best wheelchair basketball players (still) come from the U. of I.Apr 8, 2021 2:30 pm2 views Team USA (April 7) Illinois has been at the forefront of the sport since its inception. The program’s founder, National Wheelchair Basketball Association pioneer and Hall of Famer Tim Nugent, passed away in 2015, but his legacy has never been stronger.Driven by weather rather than earthquakes, meteotsunamis pop up all over the worldApr 6, 2021 4:30 pm0 views Chicago Tribune (April 6) The waves can hit the shore after a storm has cleared, making them particularly dangerous, says David Kristovich, of the U of I. 'By the time the waves reach certain locations... people are coming back to the beaches.'Robin Fretwell Wilson explains the interpretation of Freedom of ReligionApr 5, 2021 10:15 am2 views WGN-AM (April 4) Robin Fretwell Wilson, the director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs for the University of Illinois, discusses what freedom of religion really means and related issues are that are coming before the courts.How changing the filibuster could impact bipartisanshipApr 2, 2021 9:45 am4 views WTTW-TV (March 31) 'Before the 1960s, the filibuster was a game of exhaustion,' says Illinois Professor Gisela Sin. 'Whoever could last longer won the game. The filibuster was really onerous on both sides of the aisle.'The secret to good health is no secret. So why is it so hard to achieve?Mar 31, 2021 2:00 pm2 views HealthDay News (March 31) – 'Most of these steps require a great deal of self-regulation and self-control,' says U of I professor Dolores Albarracín. 'It’s not...like going to get a vaccine, where you can do it and forget about it for a year.'Illinois college campuses make plans for in-class learning this fallMar 30, 2021 10:15 am100 views The Center Square (March 29) U. of I. has announced plans to restore in-person learning for the majority of classes. And a paper co-written by U. of I. business faculty shows that rapid bulk-testing for COVID-19 is a key to reopening campuses.Law Prof Suja Thomas discusses jury selection in the Derek Chauvin caseMar 29, 2021 11:45 am2 views Slate (March 29) What kind of juror views were too toxic, how was it possible to find people who have never seen the video of George Floyd’s death, and why we should believe in the jury system? Combining computer science and medicineMar 26, 2021 1:30 pm0 views U.S. News and World Report (Mar. 23) Many medical students have some computer science background when they arrive at Carle Illinois College of Medicine, which describes itself as the world's first engineering-based med school.Does the pandemic mark the end of the SAT requirement?Mar 25, 2021 11:30 am0 views WGN-AM (march 24) U of I's director of undergraduate admissions explains why the pandemic is causing students to flood applications for ACT- or SAT-optional schools, and whether those standardized tests could become a thing of the past.NCAA tournament players receive racist messages, death threats after lossMar 24, 2021 10:15 am10 views Washington Post (March 23) Illinois center Kofi Cockburn became the second college basketball player in recent days to call attention to racist and threatening messages he received after his team suffered an upset loss.Chicago real estate: ‘There’s just so few homes and so many buyers’Mar 23, 2021 11:15 am2 views Chicago Tribune (March 22) Why aren't homeowners putting houses on the market? Pandemic uncertainty. Many families who might ordinarily look to move are unsure if they will have a job in six months, says U of I's Geoffrey HewingsLatinx communities embracing COVID-19 vaccines, seasonal flu shotsMar 22, 2021 11:45 am0 views NPR (March 20) The 2019 flu season vaccination rate of Hispanic Americans was 38%, compared with 53% of white Americans. This flu season, 'Hispanics are actually vaccinating at a higher rate than are whites,' says U of I's Dolores Albarracin.Criminal defendants still cite a ‘gene for violence.’ It doesn’t exist.Mar 19, 2021 1:45 pm0 views Washington Post (March 18) Professor Gene Robinson, co-author write, '(The court) missed an important opportunity: It did not go nearly far enough in batting down the scientifically suspect claim that there is a gene for violence.'As Illinois cannabis industry booms, employees want better pay, protectionMar 18, 2021 12:15 pm2 views Illinois Times (March 18) U of I professor Robert Bruno says the cannabis industry is 'one where a labor union is actually well-situated to play an important role as a partner in making sure that rules and regulations are followed.'