blog postsGermany transformed under Nazis in 100 days. Do we understand why?Aug 20, 2019 11:45 am0 views With Sept. 1 marking the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Europe, a University of Illinois historian describes how Germans came to embrace Nazi rule.How can educators, coaches support student-athletes’ academic success?Aug 9, 2019 8:00 am0 views A new Illinois study finds young athletes need the help of educators and coaches to perceive themselves as scholars and develop realistic educational and career goals.Can a state copyright its own laws – and prevent citizens from republishing them?Jul 15, 2019 10:45 am2 views Sara Benson, expert on copyright law, talks about a pending U.S. Supreme Court case that will determine the legality of a state copyrighting its own laws – potentially making it illegal to republish them.How might 'Medicare for All' reshape health care in the U.S.?Jul 2, 2019 10:30 am0 views A single-payer health care system such as Medicare for All could expand access to care at equivalent costs – or less – to most consumers, according to health policy expert Thomas O’Rourke.Citizenship and the census: What happens now?Jul 1, 2019 8:45 am0 views Professor Julie Dowliing says not having a citizenship question will improve response rates, but more than a year of news coverage about this topic will have an impact.Will there be any constraints now on partisan gerrymandering?Jun 28, 2019 2:00 pm0 views Last year, Justice Kagan summarized the concern: the 2010 redistricting cycle 'produced some of the worst partisan gerrymanders on record,' predicting 'technology will only get better, so the 2020 cycle will only get worse.'Will legalizing marijuana be a boon to the state of Illinois?Jun 20, 2019 9:45 am0 views The financial impact of legal marijuana could boost the Illinois economy significantly, says Robert Bruno, a professor of Labor and Employment Relations.Does more rain mean more risk of mosquito-borne diseases in Illinois?Jun 18, 2019 9:15 am0 views The risk of some mosquito-borne diseases can go up with increased rainfall, says Brian Allan, an Illinois professor of entomology.What happened at Stonewall 50 years ago? And why did it matter?Jun 11, 2019 9:45 am3 views Historians debate how much the Stonewall riots were a watershed moment for the gay rights movement, but for those involved, 'everything seemed to change overnight.'Does the Supreme Court need to care about public opinion?May 29, 2019 8:30 am0 views The Supreme Court has to consider public opinion and its popularity in deciding politically divisive cases, says political scientist Alicia Uribe-McGuire.What changes should be made to modernize consumer bankruptcy law?May 8, 2019 9:45 am6 views The primary reason why current bankruptcy law doesn’t work well is that it dates back to 1978, before the explosion of consumer credit, says Robert Lawless, an expert on consumer credit and bankruptcyHow does sexual harassment affect young women in physics?Apr 23, 2019 11:15 am3 views Nearly 75% of undergraduate women in physics who responded to a survey reported having experienced at least one type of sexual harassment – mostly gender harassment – in their field. What was lost in the Notre Dame Cathedral fire?Apr 17, 2019 11:00 am0 views Notre Dame Cathedral, severely damaged by fire this week, holds historical and symbolic significance for both France and the world, say two University of Illinois historians.How is Illinois contributing to the Event Horizon Telescope Project?Apr 10, 2019 8:00 am3 views Q + A with Illinois physics and astronomy professor Charles Gammie, who heads up the theory working group for the multi-institutional collaboration.'Brexit' is coming – or maybe not. Why is this happening?Mar 26, 2019 10:00 am1 views Illinois political science professor Kostas Kourtikakis explains some of the forces behind 'Brexit' and why it’s so difficult to achieve.Listen: Men’s wheelchair basketball coach Matt BuchiMar 26, 2019 9:00 am5 views Illinois men's wheelchair basketball coach Matt Buchi interviewed following the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on the Illinois campus.Why do so few community college grads transfer to elite colleges?Mar 18, 2019 2:30 pm3 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 am3 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 pm2 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 am2 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.'