blog postsWater helps kids focus, improves ability to multitask: studyNov 14, 2019 1:45 pm0 views New York Post (Nov. 13) A study co-written by Illinois professor Naiman Khan found that drinking water, staying hydrated increased children’s ability to multitask and improved their reaction times. Research explores impact of racial discrimination on dating websites for gay, bisexual menNov 14, 2019 1:30 pm0 views Because racialized sexual discrimination is a relatively new area of study, researchers currently don’t have a tool for measuring its impact on the well-being of men of color who use these websites.'It was a bad day for Peoria County about 450 million years ago.'Nov 14, 2019 12:00 pm0 views 'A meteorite bigger than the State Farm Center hit near the present-day Village of Glasford, a little ways southwest of Peoria. It created a 2.5-mile-wide crater that we now call the Glasford structure.'Simulation reveals how bacterial organelle converts sunlight to chemical energyNov 14, 2019 10:15 am0 views This is a major step toward understanding how some biological structures convert sunlight into chemical energy, a biological innovation that is essential to life.Women's Basketball: Illini top Austin Peay, 76-62Nov 14, 2019 8:30 am0 views Redshirt junior Petra Holešínská and freshman Jada Peebles led Illinois on Wednesday night, in a 76-62 victory over the Austin Peay Governors.2019 World Series contenders share Illinois connectionsNov 14, 2019 8:00 am0 views The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences was well-represented in the 2019 World Series.Board to consider extending AD Josh Whitman's contract through 2023-24Nov 13, 2019 2:30 pm0 views 'Under Josh’s leadership we have seen our athletic programs move steadily forward and upward,' said Chancellor Robert J. Jones. 'We want to ensure that this momentum continues for years to come.'Education Justice Project earns 2019 Downs Intellectual Freedom AwardNov 13, 2019 2:30 pm0 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.Graphene: The more you bend it, the softer it getsNov 13, 2019 11:00 am0 views Illinois researchers have determined how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene – a question that has long eluded scientists.Chancellor Jones named 2020 APLU ChairNov 13, 2019 10:45 am0 views 'Robert Jones is an exceptional leader with an extensive background advancing the work of public research universities. We’re thrilled he’s been selected as the next chair of the APLU Board of Directors.'AI to run chemical factories of the futureNov 13, 2019 10:00 am0 views Illinois researchers have combined a fully automated robotic platform with artificial intelligence to develop a new way to manufacture chemicals.Two minute video: Illinois' 'Quintessential Engineer' statueNov 12, 2019 11:00 am0 views Illinois Ph.D student Sakshi Srivastava proposed a statue to that would serve as a permanent figure for women of all generations. The statue, The Quintessential Engineer, now stands permanently on the Engineering QuadCockburn named Big Ten Freshman of the WeekNov 12, 2019 10:00 am0 views Illinois' Kofi Cockburn had an impressive debut with the Fighting Illini, averaging a double-double on the week while helping lead the team to a 2-1 record.Humanity and the modern worldNov 11, 2019 2:15 pm0 views 'There’s so much going on in the modern world right nowthat requires at least some knowledge of the sciences and some appreciation and awareness of how science is shaping our world and our lives.''Lovie Ball - Where the Magical Slowly Becomes the Norm'Nov 11, 2019 1:45 pm0 views Sports Illustrated (Nov. 10) Was Illinois' 37-34 comeback win at Michigan State where the crossroads of phenomenal and realistic happened? What if this version of Lovie Smith’s squad is the actual Illini team here to stay?Smartphone diagnostics kit for infectious diseasesNov 11, 2019 1:00 pm0 views Researchers at Illinois are developing a handheld instrument that can detect the presence of pathogens in less than 30 minutes using a single drop of blood - all with a $10 smartphone clip-on attachment.Lovie: 'We're going bowling!'Nov 11, 2019 8:45 am0 views Illinois' improbable come-from-behind 37-34 victory at Spartan Stadium against Michigan State gave Coach Lovie Smith's club its sixth win of the season, assuring itself of bowl eligibility for the first time in five years.Four faculty and staff recognized for dedication to diversity and inclusionNov 8, 2019 9:30 am304 views The four were reipients of the 2019 Larine Y. Cowan Make A Difference Awards for their exceptional dedication to and success in promoting diversity and inclusionMarshmallows or Elvis? What you see in the clouds might say something about you.Nov 7, 2019 4:45 pm6 views Washington Post (Nov. 6) The tendency to see familiar shapes in clouds is called pareidolia, says Illinois cognitive neuroscientist Kara Federmeier.Will anything ever change for the Kurds?Nov 7, 2019 1:45 pm0 views 'Despite decades of domestic conflict between Turks and Kurds, there is no centuries-old feud. ...The current conflict, including Turkish incursion into northern Syria, is largely a story about political power.'Watch 'William L. Everitt: An Optimist's Journey'Nov 7, 2019 1:45 pm6 views The man who helped transform the University of Illinois into one of the top engineering schools in the country is featured in a new 30-minute documentary airing this month on the Big Ten Network.Film mines Zuckerberg's speeches for growth obsessionNov 7, 2019 12:15 pm0 views 'The obsession with growth revealed in Zuckerberg’s speech over 15 years reminds us how we ended up with a platform that values growth over anything else,' said Professor Ben Grosser.Martinis named vice chancellor for research and innovationNov 7, 2019 10:00 am0 views Susan Martinis has been named the vice chancellor for research and innovation, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. Martinis had served in an interim role since September 2017.Harding named Nagurski National Player of the WeekNov 7, 2019 8:30 am0 views Linebacker Dele Harding was named the Bronko Nagurski Trophy National Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday by the Football Writers Association of America. He was also the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.Chimesmaster Wood honored in memorial concertNov 6, 2019 2:00 pm0 views Members of the Altgeld Ringers will perform a chimes memorial concert Sunday, Nov. 10, in honor of former Altgeld chimesmaster Sue Wood, who died Oct. 6.International Week at IllinoisNov 6, 2019 11:45 am0 views International Week aims to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources available in our community. International Week 2019 will take place from November 10-16.Illini Women run past Chicago State in season openerNov 6, 2019 8:45 am0 views In the 96-66 victory, redshirt junior Petra Holešínská led all scorers with a career-high 29 points, and freshman Kennedi Myles closed the contest with 17 points, 15 rebounds in her career debut. Alumni Interview: Temple GrandinNov 6, 2019 8:00 am1 views The animal-facilities designer and autism-community icon on why we should nurture people who think differently and abandon hope of a Disneyland for pigs.How does word prediction influence memory?Nov 5, 2019 10:15 am0 views 'There is an interesting loop of prediction and memory. If I make a prediction and it is confirmed, what happens to my memory? Does it get updated so that my predictions are better next time?'Illini open 115th season of Men's Basketball tonightNov 5, 2019 8:15 am2 views Illinois opens its 115th season of men's basketball on tonight at State Farm Center, hosting Nicholls State. The Fighting Illini have posted an all-time record of 100-14 in season openers.