blog postsHow colleges are ramping up creativity and technologySep 17, 2019 10:45 am0 views U.S. News & World Report (Sept. 16) Illinois is ramping up its efforts to equip students with the ideal combination of strong technology acumen and solid creative and interpersonal skills.Gies iMBA program continues to soarSep 16, 2019 12:45 pm0 views Poets & Quants (Sept. 15) Applications continue to rise in the Gies College of Business iMBA program. Printing flatter polymers improves conductivity, optical propertiesSep 13, 2019 10:00 am0 views Design News (Sept. 13) Illinois researchers report the development of a new method to stretch and flatten the molecules in conductive polymers so they can conduct electricity better.Illinois ROTC students commemorate 9/11Sep 12, 2019 12:45 pm2 views WICS/WCCU (Sept. 11) Illinois ROTC students, police and firefighters climbed 1,980 steps at Memorial Stadium to honor first responders.Study finds honey bees process positive, negative experiences in distinct regions of the brainSep 11, 2019 1:00 pm0 views Newsweek (Sept. 10) 'This discovery is striking given how small their brains are,' says Gene Robinson, study author and director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at Illinois.Is Illinois' nursing shortage due to poor working conditions?Sep 9, 2019 2:30 pm1 views The Southern Illinoisian (Sept. 7) UI labor expert Robert Bruno says the shortages are organic: 'They’re almost always constructed due to some policy decisions, some choices that are being made...'UI discovers a solution to possible drop in Chinese students: InsuranceSep 9, 2019 10:15 am9 views CNBC (Sept. 6) The trade war 'has given every school a bit of a wake-up call that the flow of students from China is not something we should take for granted or should count on,' says Gies College of Business Dean Jeffrey BrownMinecraft-based programs inspire young minds to take on environmental challengesSep 4, 2019 3:45 pm0 views Big Ten Network (Sept. 3) Illinois Professor H. Chad Lane and his team are using the landmark open-world video game to captivate the scientists of tomorrow.$14.5 billion in relief payments help farmers weather Trump’s trade war with ChinaSep 3, 2019 1:30 pm0 views WGLT-FM (Sept. 3) 'To the average person, that strikes them as a lot of money, and it is,' says Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin. 'But it’s not making farmers wealthy right now.'Cargill opens UI Research Park facility to evaluate, address grain industry challengesAug 30, 2019 1:30 pm0 views Feed Navigator (Aug. 30) Cargill will employ Illinois students to address challenges facing global agriculture and food systems, including areas like feed monitoring and grain shipment tracking.U of I study: pregnant women twice as likely to consider suicideAug 29, 2019 12:30 pm1 views WJBC-AM (Aug. 28) 'We found that nearly five percent of the women whom we sampled reported thoughts of death or thoughts of harm,' says Karen Tabb, a professor of social work at Illinois.Study: Combining broccoli, broccoli sprouts may double anti-cancer benefitsAug 26, 2019 2:15 pm0 views The Epoch Times (Aug. 26) Illinois food science and human nutrition professor Elizabeth Jeffery says three to five servings of broccoli per week provides cancer-prevention benefits.How scattering light could power a microchip revolutionAug 21, 2019 11:30 am1 views Popular Mechanics (Aug. 20) 'Brillouin scattering of light helps us measure material properties; transform how light and sound move through materials; ...and even transport optical information,' says Illinois' Gaurav BahlEarth's inner core is doing something weirdAug 20, 2019 11:45 am13 views National Geographic (Aug. 19) Earth's inner core of iron floating in molten metal is free to turn independently. Illinois' Xiaodong Song says it’s possible the rate of inner core rotation varies over time. Who goes bankrupt in America? Increasingly, the elderlyAug 19, 2019 12:30 pm1 views OZY (Aug. 18) In 1991, those 65 and older made up only 2% of bankruptcy filers, but by 2016 that had risen to more than 12%, says Illinois bankruptcy specialist Robert Lawless.Invasive ‘jumping worms’ find their way to Illinois, wreaking havoc on soilAug 15, 2019 11:45 am7 views WGN-TV (Aug. 14) There are so many in the Chicago area that scientists are calling it an invasion. “They’re exotic. Not natural. Invasive species and widespread in that region of Illinois,” says Illinois' Chris Evans.How Wyoming plans to turn coal country Into coding countryAug 13, 2019 11:30 am1 views New York Times (Aug. 12) Illinois' Andrew Weaver, says there are few success stories. 'If anything, the growth in computing over the past 30-plus years has led to more concentration of computer jobs' in a few regions.Iron raining down on Antarctica recently comes from explosions of massive starsAug 12, 2019 12:30 pm2 views Science News (Aug. 9) Illinois astrophysicist Brian Fields says the finding is profound. 'It’s telling us about the recent history of our whole neighborhood in the galaxy and about the lives and deaths of massive stars.'About 30% of adults don't enough sleep for optimal health. Optimistimism could help.Aug 9, 2019 4:15 pm8 views Illinois professor Rosalba Hernandez finds that optimists tend to sleep better, building on previous studies that suggested optimists have better cardiovascular health.Remember the 47% who pay no income taxes? They aren't who you thinkAug 7, 2019 1:45 pm2 views Forbes (Aug. 6) The Tax Policy Center estimated a decade ago that 47% of Americans pay no federal income tax. Illinois professor Don Fullerton takes a deeper dive into the numbers.Babies want leaders to intercede when they see someone being treated unfairlyAug 1, 2019 11:15 am0 views Scientific American (July 31) 'When these transgressions occur, babies evaluate parents and other leaders and say, "Well, you saw this transgression....Are you going to do something about it?"'Illinois professor analyzes Trump’s use of rhetorical device 'synecdoche'Jul 31, 2019 2:45 pm1 views The Conversation (July 30) Synecdoche is when a person substitutes a part for the whole, using one part to represent the whole. John Murphy says Trump wants to make 'The Squad' represent all Democrats.How often do people find wild animals in their salads? More often than you want to knowJul 30, 2019 1:00 pm1 views You might think finding a frog in your greens is more likely when buying organic. Illinois researchers found 72.5% of the time they were in conventionally grown and packaged veggies.Robert Schrieffer, shared the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physics, dies at 88Jul 29, 2019 12:45 pm3 views PhysicsWorld (July 29) At the U. of I. in the late 1950s, Schrieffer, together with colleagues John Bardeen and Leon Cooper, developed the theory of superconductivity.Scare tactics: Scary first proposal increases chance less extreme version is acceptedJul 26, 2019 11:00 am0 views 'Presenting a fear appeal more than doubles the probability of change relative to not presenting anything or presenting a low-fear appeal,' says Illinois professor Dolores AlbarracinU of I researchers overcome significant hurdle to making high-power semiconductorsJul 25, 2019 12:15 pm1 views Edgy (July 25) University of Illinois researchers have unveiled a new technique that allows making high-power semiconductors based on gallium oxide.Cesar Pelli, alumnus and designer of Petronas Twin Towers, diesJul 22, 2019 1:45 pm5 views New York Times (July 20) Pelli, 92, an Illinois alumnus whose towers altered the silhouettes of the skylines around the world, died Friday at his home in New Haven, Connecticut.Raising the minimum wage is good for older workersJul 18, 2019 11:15 am1 views The St. Louis American (July 17) U of I study finds raising the minimum wage doesn't cost people jobs, helps raise wages of older workers - contrary to the notion that higher minimum wages force earlier retirements.Partisan gerrymandering is nothing new, but technology has made it much more preciseJul 16, 2019 2:30 pm0 views WCBU-FM (July 16) U of I's Chris Mooney says drawing congressional districts used to involve guesswork. "But now, it’s super high-tech, they really can identify where people are given the data we’ve got.” Wisconsin: An election battleground state for petroleum and biofuels industriesJul 15, 2019 10:00 am1 views Wisconsin State Journal (July 15) "There’s (a) civil war within the Republican Party...pitting two significant Republican constituencies...and neither one is in a position to issue any kinds of compromises.'