blog postsReport: 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 am2 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 pm0 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 pm2 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 pm952 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 am1 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 am6 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 am1 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.'Watch: Business Dean Emeritus Larry DeBrock talks economic impact of COVID-19Apr 1, 2020 1:30 pm19 views In this recording of a recent webinar, Gies College of Business Dean Emeritus Larry DeBrock talks about the still-evolving, unprecedented economic impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak.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 am3 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 pm2 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 am2 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.