blog postsEarly season caterpillars, slugs are feasting on late-planted corn and soybean fieldsJun 14, 2019 1:15 pm0 views Ohio's Country Journal (June 14) 'In general, the later the planting, the younger the plant is when they feed on it, and younger plants are less able to overcome that stress," said Illinois Extension entomologist Nick Seiter.MLB teams called, but Garrett Acton staying at IllinoisJun 14, 2019 8:00 am0 views Acton balanced the pros and cons before making up his mind. 'At the end of the day, I take so much pride in being a student-athlete at Illinois that it was a relatively easy decision to make.'Health officials warn against kissing, snuggling hedgehogs amid salmonella outbreakJun 13, 2019 1:15 pm0 views Physician’s Weekly (June 12) Hedgehogs are rather messy and often run through their feces, says Illinois professor Krista Keller. She advises clients to wash their hands immediately after handling a hedgehog.Study: Irritable bowel syndrome may be underdiagnosed in athletesJun 13, 2019 1:00 pm0 views About half of the 430 endurance athletes surveyed reported some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, with some athletes having symptoms severe enough to disrupt their training and competition.Illini Softball to tour Europe in AugustJun 13, 2019 8:30 am0 views The Illinois softball team will take an 11-day European tour in the fall, traveling to the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England from August 6-16.The real access-to-justice problem and how we might solve itJun 12, 2019 11:15 am0 views Legal Talk Network (June 12) Rebecca Sandefur, an Illinois professor of sociology and law, on why people rarely turn to lawyers, courts for help.Meet a spring grad who's already helping people at the U.S.-Mexico borderJun 12, 2019 9:30 am0 views I was a psychology major when I first enrolled but my I-Promise mentor suggested that I look into Human Development and Family Studies because it seemed like a better fit, and it was!Men's Basketball signs Benjamin Bosmans-VerdonkJun 12, 2019 9:00 am3 views Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward from Lommel, Belgium.Rare Book Library exhibit: Typewriters used by Hefner, Ebert, SandburgJun 12, 2019 8:45 am0 views 'We wanted to do an exhibit where the emphasis was the objects. We have more than books and papers in the collection,' said Ruthann Miller, the exhibit’s curator.Campus honored for fundraising excellenceJun 12, 2019 8:30 am620 views Illinois has been named a recipient of the 2019 Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).Finding the right messages to stop HIVJun 11, 2019 1:45 pm0 views Almost $7 million in grants helps Dolores Albarracin research how Big Data and social media can fight a deadly epidemic.Garrick selected first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusionJun 11, 2019 10:00 am4 views Sean C. Garrick, currently the associate vice provost in the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota, will be the first person to hold this new senior-level position at Illinois.What happened at Stonewall 50 years ago? And why did it matter?Jun 11, 2019 9:45 am1 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.'Uranium, plutonium salvaged from used nuclear fuel can be reused to generate more energyJun 10, 2019 1:30 pm0 views 'Ninety-five percent of original energy is in the unused fuel,' says Kathryn Huff, a professor of nuclear engineering at Illinois.Devin Quinn: The fastest man in Big Ten historyJun 10, 2019 10:30 am1 views Move over Jesse Owens, Willie Williams and Andrew Riley. Make room for a new guy in your exclusive neighborhood of all-time fastest runners in Big Ten history.Fighting global climate change with a carbon tax is almost universally embraced by economistsJun 7, 2019 3:00 pm0 views Washington Post (June 6) Carbon taxes motivate entrepreneurs, investors to develop new green technologies. 'Pollution pricing policies bring out great American ingenuity,' says Illinois economist Don Fullerton.Chancellor's Commission Report on Native Imagery releasedJun 7, 2019 9:00 am1 views A final report has been released by Chancellor Robert Jones's commission to comprehensively examine the various issues related to the use of Native American imagery on campus.Farmers plagued by years of low prices, trade war with China, now kept out of fields by rainsJun 6, 2019 12:00 pm0 views USA Today (June 6) 'This is more than a cyclical thing. It’s a series of events that we’ve never seen come together. ... It’s going to be a blow to everyone’s financial position.' Gary Schnitkey, Illinois ag economistMen's Basketball will host Miami in B1G/ACC ChallengeJun 6, 2019 10:15 am8 views The Illini have a home game this season after playing back-to-back Big Ten/ACC Challenge games on the road. The Fighting Illini will host Miami at State Farm Center on Monday, Dec. 2. Chez Center funds research projects aimed at veterans' quality of lifeJun 6, 2019 9:15 am2 views Grants from the Chez Veterans Center were awarded to campus research projects that could impact the well-being and quality of life during and after military service for service members, veterans, their families.Researchers develop fast, efficient way to build amino acid chainsJun 6, 2019 8:45 am2 views Illinois researchers developed a new method that streamlines the construction of amino acid building blocks that can be used in a multitude of industrial and pharmaceutical applications. How the U of I is bracing for a drop in Chinese studentsJun 5, 2019 1:00 pm1 views The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 4) Illinois has already taken steps to cushion the financial blow as restrictions on U.S. visas cause applications from China to drop. Gies Business Dean Jeff Brown is interviewed.Massey becomes highest drafted infielder in Illini historyJun 5, 2019 11:15 am0 views Second baseman Michael Massey was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the fourth round of the MLB Draft, announced Tuesday. The slot value of the pick is $533,000.Illinois grads who care for Brookfield Zoo's menagerieJun 5, 2019 10:15 am0 views The work of Drs. Michael Adkesson and Jennifer Langan helps keep the more than 3,000 animals at Brookfield Zoo healthy and helps ensure the survival of their cousins in the wild.Illinois Curiosities: AudioJun 5, 2019 10:00 am0 views Illinois' curiosities are displayed in museums and glass cabinets, tucked safely in boxes and drawers This audio edition of curiosities explores not only what we can see but also what we can hear.Huge battle awaits over Gov. Pritzker's plan to change state's income tax structureJun 4, 2019 11:30 am0 views Chicago Sun Times (June 3) 'The key for his budget plans remains persuading the public to give Springfield a blank check...on the promise that whatever statute the Democrats pass will be semipermanent,' says Professor Brian Gains.Strong ties endure between Grainger Engineering, Illinois ROTCJun 4, 2019 9:45 am0 views Amid technological advances in both engineering and the U.S. Military, a new generation of young leaders at Illinois combines these programs to meet evolving demands in the Digital Age.Illini Football greats Rice, Gardner on CFB Hall Of Fame ballotJun 4, 2019 9:30 am0 views The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame has announced the names on the 2020 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, including two former Fighting Illini.'Citizen scientists' help track foxes, coyotes in urban areasJun 4, 2019 9:15 am2 views More foxes and coyotes are adapting to urban landscapes, so scientists are enlisting 'citizen scientists' to report sightings of the canids in their own neighborhoods and parks.Interested in Illinois? Stop by to visit us this summer!Jun 3, 2019 11:45 am0 views There are options available for prospective Illini who want to visit the campus. While you're here, you can also visit a class or take a Housing tour.