blog posts$10 million Jump Simulation Center coming to new College of MedicineJun 29, 2015 9:45 am2 views A $10 million gift will launch the Jump Simulation Center in Urbana and help train a new type of doctor uniquely equipped to transform healthcare. The center will be part of the new College of Medicine, a partnership of Carle Health System and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.1970s program attempted to diversify Illinois library schoolMay 11, 2017 9:45 am2 views The Carnegie Scholars was a group of 30 minority students admitted to the graduate library program in the early 1970s in an effort to increase the diversity of the program.$2M NSF grant to 'revolutionize bioengineering education'Jul 14, 2016 3:15 pm2 views Illinois' Department of Bioengineering will revolutionize its undergraduate curriculum, its students’ clinical and research experiences, and its faculty members’ approaches to teaching3-D cow app will help veterinary students learn anatomyNov 3, 2015 10:15 am5 views A veterinary medicine design team created an app that allows users to see a cow’s internal organs and systems in 3-D when a device is pointed at 'Dr. Moolittle.'3d-printed objects serve as sacrificial templates, mimicking physiological structuresFeb 21, 2017 8:45 am1 views 'The object can be cast in a hydrogel, then dissolved, leaving a 3D channel network, which can be designed to mimic physiological structures such as blood or lymphatic vessels and secretory ducts.'3-D printed sugar scaffolds: A sweet solution for tissue engineering, manufacturingMay 23, 2018 3:15 pm4 views The water-soluble, biodegradable glassy sugar structures have multiple applications in biomedical engineering, cancer research and device manufacturing$4.3 million awarded for center focusing on self-healing materialsNov 10, 2015 12:30 pm2 views The center will build upon research into autonomous materials conducted by the Autonomous Materials Systems Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.$45M to help feed a hungry worldSep 15, 2017 9:45 am1 views “RIPE has validated that photosynthesis can be engineered to be more efficient to help close the gap between the trajectory of yield increase and the trajectory of demand increase.”$5 million grant extends Crops in Silico projectMar 15, 2019 1:30 pm1 views The grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research will allow the project to continue building a computational platform that integrates multiple models to study a whole plant virtually.Absence of copyright has its own economic value, social benefitsApr 13, 2015 2:30 pm4 views A new study co-written by a University of Illinois expert in intellectual property law demonstrates that the value of creative works in the public domain can be estimated at least as precisely as the value of commercially available copyrighted works.Access to big data is crucial for credibility of computational research findingsJul 14, 2015 11:15 am3 views Science is being transformed so that massive computation is central to scientific experiments, with scientists using computer code to analyze huge amounts of data.ACES professor: The political history of the farm billDec 21, 2018 9:00 am0 views 'Because of the way the farm bill has been put together over time, it’s really a window into Congress and government. When you step back, you see, historically, how regional interests came into play' Adaptation of ‘The Turn of the Screw’ premieres at Krannert CenterSep 12, 2018 12:00 pm3 views The Builders Association, a New York theater company, developed “STRANGE WINDOW: The Turn of the Screw,” a new take on Henry James’ novella, during a residency at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Adding milk, meat to diet dramatically improves nutrition for poor in ZambiaAug 10, 2016 1:45 pm1 views Researchers at the U. of I. compared four diet scenarios to better understand differences among differing dietary approaches to help improve nutrition in developing countries such as Zambia.Adolescent sleep problems linked with being bulliedJan 11, 2019 11:30 am0 views Illinois researcher finds strong evidence that kids who have been victims of bullying from their peers are more likely to have increasing sleep problems—such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep—over timeAdoption of mobile payment shifts consumer spending patterns, habitsNov 29, 2018 12:30 pm1 views Paying for goods with a smartphone not only increases the overall transaction amount and frequency of purchases by consumers, it also effectively replaces the actual, physical credit cards in their walletsAdults with disabilities on Medicaid wait list most likely to have unmet service needsOct 6, 2016 2:15 pm0 views Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Illinois’ Medicaid wait list who are minorities, in poor health or unable to speak are more likely to have unmet service needs, a new study found.Advertising prof taps NCSA resources to imagine future of advertisingFeb 4, 2019 10:00 am0 views Joseph Yun has big ideas for changing the way we understand advertising, research, and consumer behavior in the era of big data and social mediaAfrican forest elephants: Conservationists could save many species by protecting this oneApr 27, 2018 11:00 am1 views 'Forest elephants are the heart of these ecosystems--without them, the system falls apart, and many other species are jeopardized,' said Illinois professor Alfred RocaAggressive, non-native wetland plants squelch species richness more than dominant natives doJun 19, 2019 9:15 am0 views Even when they dominate a wetland site, native plants, right, tend to coexist with a greater diversity of other native plants than when non-native plants, left, are dominant.Agricultural fungicide attracts honey bees, study findsJan 8, 2018 9:00 am0 views Reserachers found that honey bees have a slight preference for food laced with the fungicide chlorothalonil at certain concentrationsAgricultural robot may be ‘game changer’ for crop growers, breedersFeb 23, 2017 8:45 am1 views Robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields, transmitting real-time data about growth and development, information that can be used to identify genetic traits likely to produce the greatest yields.Ag robot speeds data collection, analyses of crops as they growMar 13, 2018 7:00 pm1 views A new lightweight, low-cost agricultural robot could transform data collection and field scouting for agronomists, seed companies and farmersAinsworth wins 2019 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture SciencesJan 23, 2019 3:45 pm0 views Professor Elizabeth Ainsworth will receive the 2019 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences for her research into how climate change will affect cropsAlaskan boreal forest fires release more carbon than the trees can absorbOct 19, 2015 10:45 am0 views So many forest fires are occurring in Alaska's Yukon Flats that the area has become a net exporter of carbon to the atmosphere.A method to locate power grid hackers using GPS signalsNov 20, 2017 10:45 am1 views CSL researchers developed a method to locate power grid hackers using GPS signals, earning them a Best Presentation Award at the 2017 ION GNSS+ conferenceAn artificial oxygenation simulator aims to train surgeons for life and death situationsJul 19, 2017 12:00 pm1 views Researcher Pramod Chembrammel: 'The simulator allows doctors to train for the surgery, which has never been possible before.'Ancient African herders had lasting ecological impact on grazed landsAug 29, 2018 11:00 am0 views Ancient herding sites increased ecological diversity on the African savanna. Sites where herders penned their animals became fertile hotspots that still nourish large communities of herbivoresAncient American goddesses on displayFeb 2, 2018 9:00 am0 views New exhibit at Illinois’ Spurlock Museum show artistic, spiritual legacy of people who built Cahokia, a great, thousand-year-old urban center on the Mississippi RiverAncient bones, teeth tell story of strife at CahokiaAug 6, 2016 12:00 pm1 views “You have these earlier sacrifices of women that are very organized, and this lasts for a number of generations. And then you get this situation where everything is obviously not right in the world because they are violently killing some people..."