blog postsWhy do so few community college grads transfer to elite colleges?Mar 18, 2019 2:30 pm0 views Community college transfer students are underrepresented at selective four-year institutions, even though they complete degrees at equal or higher rates than their peers, says researcher Eboni Zamani-GallaherThe Midwest has a new national park. How did that happen?Mar 8, 2019 10:00 am1 views The newly designated Indiana Dunes National Park has beaches, but it also has the Great Marsh, a variety of habitats and amazing biodiversity, says Illinois professor Robert Pahre.Will there ever be a cure for potholes?Feb 27, 2019 2:45 pm0 views Industrial and enterprise systems engineering professor Henrique Reis proposes a solution.Are global warming, recent Midwest cold snap related?Feb 17, 2019 10:30 pm0 views Last month, the Midwest experienced record-breaking cold. If the climate is experiencing unprecedented warming, how can we still have such frigid cold? Atmospheric sciences professor Don Wuebbles explainsWhat do we really know about e-cigarettes and vaping?Feb 11, 2019 10:45 am0 views E-cigarettes are relatively untested products with a lot of variability in the kinds of chemicals they contain. So right now, there isn’t a clear picture of the long-term health impacts, says Illinois' Cabral BigmanWhat might come of Venezuela’s political crisis?Feb 5, 2019 1:30 pm0 views Illinois political scientist Damarys Canache discusses the history and politics behind the crisis of two presidents in VenezuelaFuture Environments: How drones, AI can help farmers grow more foodJan 31, 2019 10:30 am0 views Naira Hovakimyan, a professor of mechanical science and engineering, discusses how technology will help farmers feed a growing populationWhat can we learn from JFK about presidential speechmaking?Jan 24, 2019 9:00 am0 views John F. Kennedy was known for his eloquence as a public speaker, perhaps more than any modern president. But what made him so effective?Kindt: Justice Department reversal on online gambling 'correct decision'Jan 17, 2019 12:00 pm1 views Internet gambling won’t be legal for much longer after the Department of Justice reversed a controversial 2011 ruling, says professor John W. Kindt, a leading national gambling critic Superfluidity: What is it and why does it matter?Dec 20, 2018 9:30 am0 views Illinois physics professor and 2003 Nobel Prize winner Anthony Leggett talks about the landmark physics discovery of superfluidity on its 80th anniversaryFive minutes with ... Pasquale BottalicoDec 19, 2018 4:15 pm0 views The professor of Speech and Hearing Science talks about his study of the effects of ambient noise in restaurants and its relationship to customers' willingness to spend time in themShould the tech industry end mandatory arbitration for workers?Dec 19, 2018 10:30 am0 views There are few benefits to be gained from tech industry employers ending mandatory arbitration beyond an increased perception of procedural justice, says labor professor Ryan LamareWhat’s it take to get asylum? And what’s driving those seeking it?Dec 13, 2018 1:00 pm0 views An Illinois professor who has aided in asylum cases talks about the criteria, changes in the process and why Central Americans are seeking this protectionBrexit clouded by uncertainty, says Gies professorDec 11, 2018 11:45 am0 views With the scheduled Brexit vote cancelled for Dec. 11, Gies College of Business professor Candace Martinez says, 'Uncertainties are everywhere. This is uncharted waters, to be sure.'Illinois presidents: What made them agents of change?Dec 6, 2018 10:00 am1 views As the state celebrates its bicentennial, history professor Marsha Barrett makes the case that all four men who've been president – Lincoln, Grant, Reagan and Obama – changed the nation in some wayGlobal carbon emissions at a record high in 2018, What's on the horizon?Dec 5, 2018 12:15 pm0 views Illinois atmospheric sciences professor Atul Jain, a contributor, discusses findings of the new Global Carbon Budget reportCan we talk about the Illinois climate?Dec 3, 2018 8:00 am0 views Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel, who is retiring in December, discusses his career, climate change and the recently released National Climate AssessmentCan birthright citizenship be taken away?Nov 9, 2018 2:00 pm0 views Professor Michael LeRoy, an expert on immigration and employment law, discusses the implications of President Trump’s bid to end birthright citizenshipWhat does Brazil’s recent election mean for its future?Oct 31, 2018 5:15 am0 views Brazil has elected a far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, as its new president. This has many of his opponents concerned about the future of Brazil’s democracy, just three decades old100 years after influenza pandemic, why should I get a flu shot?Oct 30, 2018 11:15 am0 views 100 years after the world's worst influenza pandemic, an expert on the flu virus and how it adapts discusses the severity of influenza today and how the flu shot worksPolling and the election: What to believe?Oct 31, 2018 10:15 am0 views With a much-anticipated midterm just a week away, what should we expect from polls and what assumptions should we question?How does racial discrimination impact users of online dating websites?Oct 26, 2018 3:45 pm0 views In the digital landscape – people write these racist things on their profiles, and you might not experience that upfront if you encountered them in a bar, for exampleHow worried should we be about the 2020 census?Oct 18, 2018 3:15 pm5 views Demographer, sociology professor Cynthia Buckely says preparations are underfunded and behind schedule, even as the political fight continues regarding adding a citizenship questionMonster hurricanes: Why have recent storms been so huge?Oct 15, 2018 11:45 am0 views Atmospheric sciences professor Deanna Hence discusses how some hurricanes become so large, the paths they take and how global climate change may affect these factorsWhat effect will Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony have on the #MeToo movement?Oct 5, 2018 1:30 pm0 views Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee will likely empower more sexual assault victims to come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, says law professor Lesley WexlerHurricane victims face long, uncertain road to recoverySep 27, 2018 3:30 pm0 views Tatyana Deryugina, an Illinois expert on the financial impact of natural disasters says families displaced by Hurricane Florence will face 'months and months' of financial hardshipHow has the #MeToo movement impacted the Kavanaugh nomination?Sep 24, 2018 2:45 pm2 views Without the #MeToo movement, would the allegations leveled against Brett Kavanaugh even come to light? No, says Illinois law professor Lesley WexlerShould the age for required minimum distributions be raised?Sep 7, 2018 1:15 pm0 views Changes to the age for required minimum distributions from retirement accounts could be made after the 2018 mid-term elections, said Richard L. KaplanHow is higher education making college degrees more attainable?Sep 2, 2018 9:30 am0 views Professor Eboni Zamani-Gallaher on the University of Chicago’s decision to no longer require applicants to take the ACT or SAT, reverse transfer degree programs and Facebook’s partnership with community collegesWhat should we make of the ‘68 Chicago Democratic Convention 50 years later?Aug 17, 2018 11:00 am0 views The clash in the streets gets many of the historical headlines, but what was significant about the political battles within the convention?