blog posts100 years after influenza pandemic, why should I get a flu shot?Oct 30, 2018 11:15 am0 views 100 years after the world's worst influenza pandemic, an expert on the flu virus and how it adapts discusses the severity of influenza today and how the flu shot worksAre droughts becoming more extreme and severe?Aug 11, 2017 10:00 am0 views "Because future climate projections exhibit 'more extreme extremes,' drought recovery times will be critical for assessing ecosystem resilience."Are global warming, recent Midwest cold snap related?Feb 17, 2019 10:30 pm0 views Last month, the Midwest experienced record-breaking cold. If the climate is experiencing unprecedented warming, how can we still have such frigid cold? Atmospheric sciences professor Don Wuebbles explainsAre law enforcement agencies abusing civil asset forfeiture?Apr 19, 2017 9:00 am0 views The controversial practice of civil asset forfeiture gets a well-deserved bad rap, says U. of I. law professor and criminal law expert Kenworthey Bilz.Are you ready for the solar eclipse?Aug 15, 2017 9:45 am3 views Astronomy professor Leslie Looney on what will it look like on – and off – the 'path of totality.'Brexit clouded by uncertainty, says Gies professorDec 11, 2018 11:45 am2 views With the scheduled Brexit vote cancelled for Dec. 11, Gies College of Business professor Candace Martinez says, 'Uncertainties are everywhere. This is uncharted waters, to be sure.''Brexit' is coming – or maybe not. Why is this happening?Mar 26, 2019 10:00 am1 views Illinois political science professor Kostas Kourtikakis explains some of the forces behind 'Brexit' and why it’s so difficult to achieve.Can a state copyright its own laws – and prevent citizens from republishing them?Jul 15, 2019 10:45 am3 views Sara Benson, expert on copyright law, talks about a pending U.S. Supreme Court case that will determine the legality of a state copyrighting its own laws – potentially making it illegal to republish them.Can birthright citizenship be taken away?Nov 9, 2018 2:00 pm0 views Professor Michael LeRoy, an expert on immigration and employment law, discusses the implications of President Trump’s bid to end birthright citizenshipCan President Trump pardon himself?Jul 31, 2017 8:30 am0 views No provision of the Constitution prohibits it, but the threat of impeachment should function as a check on the president's clemency powers, said law professor Jason MazzoneCan we talk about the Illinois climate?Dec 3, 2018 8:00 am0 views Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel, who is retiring in December, discusses his career, climate change and the recently released National Climate AssessmentCitizenship and the census: What happens now?Jul 1, 2019 8:45 am0 views Professor Julie Dowliing says not having a citizenship question will improve response rates, but more than a year of news coverage about this topic will have an impact.Could a citizenship question alter the 2020 census results?Apr 4, 2018 4:30 am1 views A citizenship question on the 2020 census could add to existing undercounts, says an Illinois professor who serves on a Census Bureau advisory committeeCould cannabis be a pain relief alternative to opioids?Oct 25, 2019 1:45 pm8 views Julie Bobitt, director of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program at Illinois, talks about the state's Opioid Alternative program and the feasibility of cannabis as a pain management alternative.Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?Sep 12, 2017 3:30 pm5 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher.Does more rain mean more risk of mosquito-borne diseases in Illinois?Jun 18, 2019 9:15 am0 views The risk of some mosquito-borne diseases can go up with increased rainfall, says Brian Allan, an Illinois professor of entomology.Does President Trump’s tax reform plan add up?Sep 28, 2017 5:15 pm0 views President Trump’s much-hyped tax overhaul plan is tantamount to a 'tax-reform wish list,' said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policyDoes the Supreme Court need to care about public opinion?May 29, 2019 8:30 am0 views The Supreme Court has to consider public opinion and its popularity in deciding politically divisive cases, says political scientist Alicia Uribe-McGuire.Do summer jobs provide lifelong benefits for teens?Jun 11, 2018 9:00 am1 views Employers want employees with communication skills and good work ethics. Teens can get practice those in summer jobs, where the consequences are lower than in a professional job later in lifeExamining Trump's First 100 Days in OfficeApr 17, 2017 5:45 pm0 views In this symposium, 31 experts analyze the administration’s achievements—as well as its shortcomings and missteps—across a wide range of areasExpanding our understanding of justiceMar 20, 2018 11:30 am0 views What is justice? When is it achieved? And how is the study of philosophy affecting how we prepare for earthquakes? Colleen Murphy brings light to some of our most complex issuesExpert: Legal sports gambling will have a destabilizing effect on economy, sportsMay 18, 2018 9:00 am0 views The Supreme Court's decision in Murphy v. NCAA will likely usher in an era of unregulated, readily available sports gambling on smartphones, says Emeritus Professor John W. KindtFive minutes with ... Pasquale BottalicoDec 19, 2018 4:15 pm8 views The professor of Speech and Hearing Science talks about his study of the effects of ambient noise in restaurants and its relationship to customers' willingness to spend time in themFuture Environments: How drones, AI can help farmers grow more foodJan 31, 2019 10:30 am0 views Naira Hovakimyan, a professor of mechanical science and engineering, discusses how technology will help farmers feed a growing populationFuture Environments with Rohit Bhargava: New tools in cancer microenvironmentsJul 31, 2018 1:45 pm0 views Rohit Bhargava, a professor of bioengineering, explains how chemical imaging, machine learning, and 3D printing are changing how we think about and fight cancerGermany transformed under Nazis in 100 days. Do we understand why?Aug 20, 2019 11:45 am0 views With Sept. 1 marking the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Europe, a University of Illinois historian describes how Germans came to embrace Nazi rule.Global carbon emissions at a record high in 2018, What's on the horizon?Dec 5, 2018 12:15 pm0 views Illinois atmospheric sciences professor Atul Jain, a contributor, discusses findings of the new Global Carbon Budget reportHow are drones changing warfare, threatening security?Apr 30, 2018 10:30 am0 views Political science professor Nicholas Grossman’s new book looks at the state of drone technology and how it’s changing the nature of warfare and terrorismHow are Illinois birds faring?Sep 24, 2019 8:30 am0 views Scientists estimate the continent has lost close to 3 billion birds. Senior wildlife ecologist Thomas J. Benson of the Illinois Natural History Survey discusses the status of birds in Illinois.How can educators, coaches support student-athletes’ academic success?Aug 9, 2019 8:00 am0 views A new Illinois study finds young athletes need the help of educators and coaches to perceive themselves as scholars and develop realistic educational and career goals.