blog postsMobile app helps young adults talk with friends about risky drug, alcohol useMar 4, 2021 8:45 am0 views Designed for people ages 18-29, the Harbor app teaches young adults how they can 'act as first responders for their close friends who demonstrate risky substance use behaviors,' according to the app’s lead developer, professor Douglas C. Smith. The lessons of deep space discoveryMar 1, 2021 9:45 am0 views Emeritus professor Laird Thompson's new book reflects on cosmic voids and the journey to have his findings acceptedNew history of photography focuses on presidentsFeb 9, 2021 4:45 pm2 views From the advent of photography to the age of social media, U.S. presidents have been among the most common subjects for the camera. What better way to tell a story of the medium’s evolution than through those historical figures.A space of their own at KAM: ‘Homemade, with Love’ exhibitionFeb 3, 2021 10:30 am0 views This exhibition at Krannert Art Museum examines what it means to create space for Black girls and women to celebrate their creative lives, while transforming a gallery into a cozy furnished 'homemade' room.Center for Children's Books announces 2020 Blue Ribbon winnersJan 13, 2021 10:30 am0 views 'Whether for Zoom sharing or private escapism, books matter intensely right now, and it's stirring to see how many stellar titles appeared this year despite the obstacles,' said Editor Deborah Stevenson.Projects explore role of social-emotional learning in healing racial woundsJan 5, 2021 1:15 pm0 views Illinois' School of Social Work is working with Mahomet-Seymour Community Unit School District No. 3 on activities that explore the role of social and emotional learning in racial healing.Technology loan program helps families receive early childhood services onlineDec 17, 2020 4:15 pm2 views A technology loan program provided by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse at U of I helps many families obtain the equipment they need to participate in live video – or telehealth – visits with their children’s therapists.Marching Illini director provides guidance on band safety protocolsNov 6, 2020 3:15 pm0 views Marching Illini director Barry Houser designed masks and helped develop state public health guidelines for music classes and rehearsals.Decadeslong effort revives ancient oak woodlandOct 29, 2020 11:15 am1 views Thanks to a dedicated team that focused on rooting up invasive plants and periodically burning, seeding native plants and culling deer, the forest again resembles its ancient self, researchers report in the journal PLOS ONE.Rare Book and Manuscript Library event explores history of witchcraftOct 27, 2020 10:15 am6 views The webinar will include discussions of the many materials related to European witchcraft in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s collection, including an account of the 1612 Lancashire witch trials in England.U of I receives funding for mental health resource network for farmersOct 9, 2020 12:00 pm5 views Researchers at the University of Illinois and Illinois Extension are working to ensure producers and their families have the resources and access to services to manage their stress and mental health.Young or old, you'll love Vet Med's Virtual Open HouseOct 5, 2020 11:45 am6 views More than 50 videos and dozens of interactive presentations! If you know a young person who would like to become a veterinarian - or anyone who loves animals - this is the (virtual) place to be!2020 Ebert Symposium to explore changing times in film, mediaOct 1, 2020 9:45 am2 views The third annual Ebert Symposium, exploring film and the media industry, will be online this year on three different dates, starting Oct. 8. Filmmakers, media professionals and academics will be part of the discussion.Report: UI Extension generates value 10 times its budgetSep 14, 2020 8:45 am1 views Extension provided nearly 50,000 educational program sessions in 2019, an average of 960 sessions per week, and made 1.3 million educational contacts at 3,800 locations throughout Illinois.U of I awarded $4.5 million to develop commercial carbon credit toolsSep 9, 2020 12:30 pm0 views The funding will be used to calculate farm-scale carbon credits, allowing individual farmers to understand the value of their land and practices towards carbon trading markets.New community map locates food assistance sitesSep 3, 2020 1:00 pm0 views To help Illinois families meet their basic food needs, U of I Extension is launching a new Illinois community food map that allows individuals to search by Illinois zip code for all food resources in that area.Contextual engineering adds deeper perspective to local projectsAug 17, 2020 11:45 am11 views 'It gets really dicey when you are saying, "all we have to do is educate people," because it's an engineering predisposition to assume that people just don't know,' says research scientist Ann-Perry Witmer. 'Well, a lot of times they know a lot.'Building bridges with the Maya communityAug 11, 2020 3:00 pm1 views The Illinois Maya Initiative will develop a collaborative hub connecting researchers, social service professionals, and a growing community of Mayan immigrants and refugees in East Central Illinois, who probably number in the hundreds.CHIME puts students to work on COVID-related data science projectsAug 4, 2020 9:15 am2 views A new international public health initiative at Illinois is bringing students together to work on data-information projects that will help public health agencies with COVID-19-related data analysis.Measuring the power of private land stewardship to address urban vacancyJul 14, 2020 2:30 pm2 views Transferring city-owned vacant lands to local residents by selling them for a dollar can be a successful strategy for cities seeking to reduce blight and strengthen neighborhoods. Now there's a tool to measure that impact.U of I receives $2.6 million NSF grant to improve high school physics coursesJul 13, 2020 3:30 pm5 views The Illinois Physics and Secondary Schools (IPaSS) program will provide students across the state with the highest quality high school physics experience, and prepare them to succeed in STEM fields in college.Community Engaged Scholars group launches to meet community needs during COVID-19Jul 9, 2020 12:45 pm976 views We CU Community Engaged Scholars—a 10-week summer scholars program matching Illinois students with community-based projects—is meeting the needs of the community and providing learning opportunities.Carbon capture collaborations lead clean energy drive in IllinoisJul 2, 2020 9:45 am2 views U of I's Prairie Research Institute is collaborating with three Illinois power plants to implement sophisticated technologies that remove carbon from air emissions (carbon capture).CyberGIS Center produces platform to track and help prevent COVID-19Jun 24, 2020 11:15 am3 views The CyberGIS Center at U. of I. has teamed with the state of Illinois to produce a system of interactive maps, charts, and animations to better help understand and prevent the spread of COVID-19.Archaeological predictive model helps Illinoisans balance growth with preservationMay 26, 2020 11:45 am0 views The Illinois State Archaeological Survey offers a GIS-based tool that draws on more than a century of data to predict the probability of encountering an archaeological site in any 2-acre section of Illinois. U of I, Carle Health, state join in effort to increase COVID testingApr 20, 2020 2:15 pm109 views Professor Chris Brooke recruited colleagues to help, sparking a campuswide effort now underway to dramatically increase COVID-19 testing in the local community and the state of Illinois.IGPA reports on potential impact of COVID-19 on state financesApr 9, 2020 4:15 pm2 views Hit to revenues expected to be worse than the Great RecessionIllinois RapidVent: Prototype of an emergency ventilatorApr 8, 2020 1:45 pm81 views The Illinois RapidVent emergency ventilator was developed in less than a week and has performed as well as commercial devices in focused testing; additional tests ongoing.Illinois veterinary experts help ID coronavirus in Bronx Zoo tigerApr 6, 2020 11:15 am11 views Vet Med faculty helped in the rapid identification of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans, as the cause of a respiratory illness affecting big cats at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.How to foster children’s learning while sheltering at homeApr 6, 2020 8:45 am2 views 'A big challenge for families in sheltering at home is that their established routines no longer exist. So, one of the first things for families is to create new routines.'