blog postsU of I, Carle Health demonstrate prototype of ventilator for COVID-19 responseMar 27, 2020 1:45 pm69 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.Veterinary infectious disease expert weighs in on coronavirus threatMar 9, 2020 8:00 am0 views Influenza, SARS and COVID-19 are all readily transmitted from animals to humans. 'Most of what we think are the major human pathogens probably started in animals,' says a U of I expert in zoonotic diseases.Ebert Film Fest will get creepy with 'Hereditary' and HitchcockMar 5, 2020 12:15 pm0 views The horror genre will get its due at the 22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, with at least two films from the genre – one recent and one classic. 'Ebertfest' runs April 15-18 at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.Veterinarians: Dogs, too, can experience hearing lossMar 5, 2020 9:00 am0 views Dog owners and K-9 handlers ought to keep this in mind when adopting or caring for dogs, and when bringing them into noisy environments.Author makes case for politics to those who've lost faithMar 4, 2020 11:15 am0 views Communication professor Ned O’Gorman says politics is a necessity, not an option. But in a new book, he holds out hope that we know from everyday experience how to do politics that aren’t fundamentally 'us versus them.'10 ways the U of I is helping kids and families across the stateFeb 19, 2020 12:00 pm0 views From providing free trainings for teachers, to assisting military familes with children to regulating neglect and abuse cases, Illinois ensures the safety and wellbeing of kids across the state. Buying a home in Illinois? You'll need the Prairie Research Institute for thatFeb 17, 2020 8:45 am1 views For every home sold in Illinois, PRI provides data needed for banks, title companies, insurance companies, and consumers to make informed decisions about home ownership. Program for parents aims to help youths with autism successfully transition to adulthoodJan 16, 2020 1:30 pm0 views A new U of I program trains parents of young adults with autism on community services and empowers them to advocate for their child to help them successfully transition to adulthood.U of I urban greening expert to speak at World Economic ForumJan 16, 2020 2:00 pm1 views Ming Kuo will speak to global leaders next week at the 50th World Economic Forum to make the case that investments in urban greening could improve mental and physical health.U of I's Lyric Theatre helps create opera addressing disability, technologyDec 6, 2019 3:30 pm2 views A new opera exploring questions of disability, technology and communication is being created with the help of the Lyric Theatre program at Illinois. 'Sensorium Ex' is in the early stages of development.Education Justice Project earns 2019 Downs Intellectual Freedom AwardNov 13, 2019 2:30 pm1 views 'Education Justice Project has demonstrated its commitment to ensuring that the incarcerated individuals it serves have the fullest access possible to materials that will afford them new opportunities,' wrote nominators.Passes for 22nd 'Ebertfest' on sale Nov. 1Oct 22, 2019 11:30 am0 views Festival passes cover all screenings during the festival (April 15-18 at the Virginia Theatre), with related talks and panel discussions at other local venues.Theatre department opens season with plays addressing injustice, revengeOct 16, 2019 9:45 am1 views The season opens with two plays at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. 'Gem of the Ocean' will run Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-27. 'Titus Andronicus' will run Oct. 24-26 and Oct. 29-Nov. 3.Artists consider nuclear industry's legacy in Krannert Art Museum exhibitionOct 10, 2019 4:00 pm1 views An exhibition opening at Krannert Art Museum this month seeks to make visible the long-term impact of the nuclear industry, particularly issues surrounding radioactive waste.Illinois professor studies correlation between education and video gamesSep 18, 2019 1:30 pm0 views WICS-TV (Sept. 17) Illinois associate professor Chad Lane is studying ways to use technology to promote science, especially to middle school students. Endangered animals project looks at tigers, habitat loss, climate changeSep 10, 2019 9:45 am0 views Illinois artist Deke Weaver uses stories to reflect wider global concerns. His 'TIGER' performance will incorporate stories of migration due to climate change.Ebert Symposium to focus on inclusion in movies and mediaSep 9, 2019 2:00 pm0 views The topic grew out of Roger Ebert’s vision of movies as a tool for generating empathy among those of different genders, races, ages, classes. etc. Fostering empathy 'is the most noble thing that good movies can do,' he said.Watch: Life Without IllinoisSep 4, 2019 2:00 pm49 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2019 PSA. A glimpse into a terrifying world Without Illinois... Special thanks to the Champaign County Humane SocietyKAM's new installation: Art Since 1948Sep 4, 2019 9:45 am0 views Slideshow of some of the objects made since 1948 that are featured in Krannert Art Museum's latest installation.Matsuri Festival at Japan House, September 8Aug 28, 2019 10:45 am23 views Japan House’s Matsuri Festival – an annual festival celebrating Japanese culture – will expand this year to include a recognition of Indian culture.Free e-book highlights profound effects of nature on learningAug 27, 2019 12:00 pm0 views The many ways putting children back in contact with nature could make them more successful in school and in life.Flatlands Dance Film Festival to screen documentary on flamenco dancer, short filmsAug 23, 2019 12:00 pm1 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival will screen the documentary “La Chana” about a Spanish flamenco dancer on its opening night, Aug. 30. Dog down: Effort helps emergency medical staff treat police K-9sAug 19, 2019 9:30 am0 views New protocols will help emergency medical personnel stabilize, treat and transport law enforcement K-9s injured on the job.NCSA helps NGA create world’s most powerful geospatial systemAug 2, 2019 8:00 am2 views Illinois parterns with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to produce digital elevation models (DEM) of the entire Earth, among other geospatial research projects, using the Blue Waters supercomputer.Artificial intelligence could help air travelers save a bundleAug 1, 2019 8:45 am0 views Researchers are using artificial intelligence to help airlines price services such as checked bags, seat reservations in a way to benefit customers’ budget and privacy, airline industry’s bottom line.Researchers call for urban greening to improve mental healthJul 30, 2019 3:45 pm1 views Experts on nature’s effects on human health and well-being describes nature’s ability to improve mental health in much the same way that it improves water quality, sequesters carbon dioxide, and prevents floods. Carle, U of I to purchase 7 Tesla MRI for research, patient careJul 25, 2019 3:15 pm7 views New machine provides the highest magnetic field imaging strength commercially available in the nation approved by the FDA for brain and knee scans of patients greater than 66 lbs.Carle Illinois' new clinic will help patients and studentsJul 24, 2019 9:30 am1 views Medical students, guided by experienced Carle physicians, will care for patients’ primary care needs at Carle Illinois Clinic.Historian: Responses to terrorism require reasoning, not outrageJul 17, 2019 9:00 am1 views It's possible to respond to terrrorism without playing into terrorists’ hands, but it requires a better understanding of their goals and strategies, of how terrorism works, of psychological warfare.Mark Dressman: Teaching on the Navajo NationJul 17, 2019 9:30 am0 views 'Living on the Nation was like a foreign country to the (College of Education students). People spoke differently, dressed differently. I loved seeing the looks on their faces as they were discovering things.'