blog postsYou won’t believe what could be growing in your tap waterApr 20, 2018 9:00 am0 views Readers Digest (April 18) U. of I. researchers found bacteria in tap water proliferate if a faucet has gone unused for a few daysEbertfest celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekApr 19, 2018 5:15 pm0 views Los Angeles Times (April 18) Roger Ebert's film festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this week at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign. The event is organized by the College of Media at Illinois.Over 20 years, Ebertfest brings fans together to celebrate greatnessApr 17, 2018 10:30 am1 views Chicago Sun Times (April 16) Roger Ebert's former TV partner Richard Roeper reflects on the film critic and his festival, which marks its 20th year when it kicks off tomorrowU.S. Supreme Court could decide the fate of online shoppers’ ability to pay no sales taxApr 16, 2018 12:45 pm0 views Chicago Tribune (April 15) “I think there’s a basic American notion of fairness...but when people put on their consumer hat, there’s going to be some uproar,” says Illinois' Richard KaplanIllinois' Dipanjan Pan and colleagues take different approach to creating artificial bloodApr 13, 2018 1:45 pm0 views KWMU-FM (April 13) The artificial “cells,” called ErthryoMer, have the same flattened disc-like shape as a red blood cell, but they’re about one-fiftieth the sizeResearchers' AI program capable of creating 'Flintstones' cartoons from text descriptionsApr 12, 2018 3:45 pm2 views The Next Web (April 11) Illinois researchers worked with colleagues at The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Washington to develop the AIJimmy Kimmel's joke about Melania Trump's accent hurts all immigrantsApr 11, 2018 3:30 pm0 views Chicago Tribune (April 10) Illinois professor Annie Abbot writes that the Kimmel/Hannity Twitter spat about Melania Trump reflects the wrong reasons for laughing at someone’s accentSeveral unions want employers to explain what they’re doing with the Trump tax cut moneyApr 10, 2018 1:00 pm0 views Vice (April 6) No one would turn down a bonus, but bonuses are not the same as real raises, says Kevin Leicht, an Illinois sociologist who studies inequality and class Deans' letter denounces Sinclair Broadcasting for forced reading of anti-media talking pointsApr 9, 2018 2:45 pm0 views San Francisco Chronicle (April 7) 'In making the leap to disparage news media generally — without specifics — Sinclair has diminished trust in the news media overall.'Why Ohio State University decided to go public about research misconductApr 6, 2018 12:45 pm1 views Science (April 5) Illinois research ethics expert Tina Gunsalus doesn't expect other institutions to be as proactive. 'If they can avoid releasing [investigation reports], they do.'The great American eclipse created a giant wave in Earth's atmosphereApr 5, 2018 3:45 pm0 views Newsweek (April 4) A team led by an Illinois researcher has confirmed a long-theorized atmospheric phenomenon: the solar eclipse triggered a giant atmospheric waveNew marketing materials will jointly promote ag colleges at four state universitiesApr 4, 2018 11:45 am0 views Herald & Review (April 4) The state's four ag colleges are now cooperating in their effort to attract the brightest future agriculture students to stay in Illinois for college and careerU of I, ISU, other state universities unite to keep students in Illinois for collegeApr 3, 2018 11:30 am0 views WXEF-FM (April 2) 'We face a common challenge – our students are being recruited away by agricultural colleges in neighboring states,' says ACES dean Kim KidwellIllinois art professor's Go Rando confuses Facebook by randomizing your reactions to postsApr 2, 2018 11:30 am0 views NewsBytes (March 31) the free tool will balance all your reactions - from 'haha' to 'sad' - so that Facebook’s artificial intelligence can’t make sense of your actual preferencesFive everyday items dirtier than a toilet seat, including that toy rubber duckyMar 29, 2018 3:15 pm0 views Newsweek (March 28) If not kept dry or cleaned, the insides of flexible bath toys can become filled with dense growths of bacteria and fungi, warned U of I researchers and their colleagues Finding magazine depictions of Asian cuisines cliched, Illinois student starts her ownMar 28, 2018 12:45 pm1 views New York Times (March 27) Shayne Chammavanijakul produced the first issue of Dill, packed with articles about noodle dishes, from Indonesian soto ayam to Filipino pancit pusoCryptocurrency privacy protection isn't a cloak of invisibilityMar 27, 2018 10:00 am0 views A group of researchers, including some from the U. of I., has found that Monero’s privacy protections aren’t the cloak of invisibility they might seem.The federally mandated addition of ethanol to gasoline, diesel faces a reckoningMar 26, 2018 2:00 pm0 views 'You are fooling yourself if you think this law was ever passed in the first place for its environmental benefits,” says Illinois ag economist Scott IrwinFacebook proves tough to quit despite controversy over improperly collecting users' dataMar 23, 2018 8:45 am0 views The Daily Herald (March 21) “Quitting is a fine option. I just don’t think it’s a realistic option for so many people,” says Illinois professor Ben GrosserCourt as class: Judge gets climate change lesson in oil suitMar 22, 2018 2:00 pm0 views ABC News (March21) Illinois professor Don Wuebbles was among experts teaching the basic science of global warming to a judge hearing lawsuits against big oil companies China Central Bank boss's old colleagues recount his years in the U.S.Mar 21, 2018 10:00 am8 views Bloomberg (March 20) At Illinois, Yi Gang was particularly interested in mathematical models to analyze and understand the economy, according to Professor George JudgeFacebook is experimenting on you. Here’s how you can run an experiment on it.Mar 21, 2018 8:00 am4 views Washington Post (March 19) Demetricator, created by Illinois professor Ben Grosser, removes metrics from Facebook and Twitter postsConstitutional and legal ethics scholar Ronald Rotunda dies at 73Mar 20, 2018 12:45 pm2 views American Bar Association Journal (March 20) A former Illinois professor, expert on constitutional law, Rotunda served as assistant majority counsel for the Senate Watergate CommitteeA cold St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin featured the Marching IlliniMar 19, 2018 12:30 pm14 views Irish Times (March 17) Cheerleaders from the U. of I.’s Marching Illini huddled together for warmth. “It should be okay when we’re moving,” says Caitlin GrantResearchers: Focus on contextual elements of a bad memory rather than resulting emotionsMar 16, 2018 1:15 pm0 views Medical News Today (March 15) Illinois researcher Florin Dolcos says that dwelling on how hurt, sad or embarrassed you felt during an adverse event can make you feel worseAs the planet warms, traditional crops won’t grow where they have in the pastMar 15, 2018 8:45 am0 views Futurism (March 13) Ability to engineer crops that grow in higher levels of carbon dioxide, ozone 'is definitely something that we need in our toolbox,' says Illinois' Stephen LongProfessor's formula predicts NCAA tourny upsets at double success rate of random picksMar 13, 2018 5:00 pm10 views The Telegram & Gazette (March 12) This year’s upset picks both come out of the South: No. 13 Buffalo over No. 4 Arizona and No. 14 Wright State over No. 3 TennesseeDownstate Illinois vote could be primary election key for both partiesMar 12, 2018 11:15 am0 views Chicago Tribune (March 10) Illinois political scientist says gubernatorial candidates take a risk if they fail to devote time, resources downstate in favor of Chicago and its suburbsIs an NCAA men’s ice hockey team feasible at Illinois? Study says yesMar 9, 2018 12:45 pm0 views Chicago Tribune (March 8) – Athletic director says implementing a varsity program would require raising 'north of $50 million.' Calls it probably one of the more ambitious projects'Twitter Demetricator will change how you think about, use social mediaMar 8, 2018 1:45 pm1 views Slate (March7) Illinois professor's app hides numbers of followers, retweets. 'People with Demetricator installed quickly realize that they were very competitive around these numbers'