blog posts Youth Literature Festival celebrates diverse voices in literature Mar 29, 2019 9:00 am Seventeen award-winning authors, illustrators, and storytellers are in central Illinois to share their love of books, literacy, and more during Illinois' biennial Youth Literature Festival this weekend. Young or old, you'll love Vet Med's Virtual Open House Oct 5, 2020 11:45 am More than 50 videos and dozens of interactive presentations! If you know a young person who would like to become a veterinarian - or anyone who loves animals - this is the (virtual) place to be! Wrongful conviction course now required for all police recruits in Illinois Feb 1, 2023 8:45 am U. of I. Police Training Institute director Michael Schlosser worked with colleagues at the Illinois Innocence Project to develop a Wrongful Conviction Awareness and Avoidance course that is now required training for police recruits across Illinois. When trauma touches the classroom: Workshops train teachers to offer hope Feb 13, 2018 4:00 pm Eighty percent of children receive no mental health services, and among those who do, most receive the services at school What does a Trump administration mean for science? Jan 27, 2017 3:45 pm Panel discussion anticipating changes to national science policy during the new presidential administration. Friday, January 27, 4 pm, Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory B102 Watch: Life Without Illinois Sep 4, 2019 2:00 pm University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2019 PSA. A glimpse into a terrifying world Without Illinois... Special thanks to the Champaign County Humane Society Watch: Business Dean Emeritus Larry DeBrock talks economic impact of COVID-19 Apr 1, 2020 1:30 pm In this recording of a recent webinar, Gies College of Business Dean Emeritus Larry DeBrock talks about the still-evolving, unprecedented economic impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Vet Med Open House, October 2 Sep 14, 2016 10:00 am 300 veterinary students host the annual College of Veterinary Medicine Open House. More than 40 exhibits and demos, and lots of animals to see. This event is free and open to the public. Vet Med Open House, Oct. 2: The Adventure Awaits! Sep 23, 2022 2:15 pm On Sunday, October 2, more than 300 veterinary students will host a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s only veterinary college. Aspiring veterinarians, animal lovers of any age, there’s something for you at Vet Med Open House. Veterinary infectious disease expert weighs in on coronavirus threat Mar 9, 2020 8:00 am Influenza, SARS and COVID-19 are all readily transmitted from animals to humans. 'Most of what we think are the major human pathogens probably started in animals,' says a U of I expert in zoonotic diseases. Veterinarians: Dogs, too, can experience hearing loss Mar 5, 2020 9:00 am Dog owners and K-9 handlers ought to keep this in mind when adopting or caring for dogs, and when bringing them into noisy environments. U of I urban greening expert to speak at World Economic Forum Jan 16, 2020 2:00 pm Ming Kuo will speak to global leaders next week at the 50th World Economic Forum to make the case that investments in urban greening could improve mental and physical health. U of I to co-lead $15M Great Lakes Innovation Hub Aug 26, 2021 11:00 am Illinois is co-leading the new Great Lakes Innovation Corps Hub. I-Corps trains scientists and engineers to carry their promising ideas and technologies beyond the university and into the marketplace to benefit society. U of I teams to participate in national program to advocate undergrad research Oct 17, 2022 8:00 am Four teams of Illinois faculty, staff, and undergraduate researchers were selected to take part in a new program to build national awareness of the benefits of undergraduate research as a high-impact educational practice. U of I's Lyric Theatre helps create opera addressing disability, technology Dec 6, 2019 3:30 pm A new opera exploring questions of disability, technology and communication is being created with the help of the Lyric Theatre program at Illinois. 'Sensorium Ex' is in the early stages of development. U of I scientist to serve on White House task force on carbon capture, storage Apr 6, 2023 8:15 am Task force members will provide recommendations on federal permits of carbon dioxide pipelines. The capture of manmade CO2 can potentially reduce pollution and make further progress on the goal of a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. U of I's Center for Children's Books announces Blue Ribbon Winners Jan 5, 2023 10:15 am 'Readers will find a healthy variety of subjects and genres, and we even have a bonus of short story collections, a format we are always thrilled to see thrive,' says editor Kate Quealy-Gainer. U of I's Agronomy Day growing to include pop-up events and more May 25, 2022 11:45 am In its 65th year, Illinois’ 'Agronomy Day' is a day no more. Instead, College of ACES will host a series of events all season long, including traditional field days as well as new pop-up tailgate events and shade tree talks. U of I researchers to implement, study a STEM program for middle, high school students Mar 26, 2019 10:15 am A $1.2 million NSF grant will be used to implement a program in partnership with middle schools and high schools across the state of Illinois and study its effectiveness. U of I receives funding for mental health resource network for farmers Oct 9, 2020 12:00 pm Researchers at the University of Illinois and Illinois Extension are working to ensure producers and their families have the resources and access to services to manage their stress and mental health. U of I receives $2.6 million NSF grant to improve high school physics courses Jul 13, 2020 3:30 pm The Illinois Physics and Secondary Schools (IPaSS) program will provide students across the state with the highest quality high school physics experience, and prepare them to succeed in STEM fields in college. U. of I. program to help provide mental health services to high-need areas in Illinois Nov 10, 2017 9:30 am A new campus program is expanding the number of behavioral health providers available to medically underserved and rural communities throughout Illinois U of I Library launches open-access digital publishing network Mar 13, 2017 11:45 am The Illinois Open Publishing Network has launched. Its first work: A new English translation of a memoir of Claude Monet. U of I librarian to help Puerto Rican libraries with disaster recovery Dec 21, 2017 4:15 pm Collections care coordinator Miriam Centeno will spend two weeks in January in Puerto Rico helping librarians assess and repair damage to their collections from Hurricane Maria U of I hosts PBS NewsHour, experts weigh in on feeding a heating planet May 19, 2023 10:15 am Livestreamed from the Quad: Emmy-award-winning science journalist Miles O’Brien will interview industry leaders alongside experts from the U of I’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. U of I, Carle Health, state join in effort to increase COVID testing Apr 20, 2020 2:15 pm Professor Chris Brooke recruited colleagues to help, sparking a campuswide effort now underway to dramatically increase COVID-19 testing in the local community and the state of Illinois. U of I awarded $4.5 million to develop commercial carbon credit tools Sep 9, 2020 12:30 pm The funding will be used to calculate farm-scale carbon credits, allowing individual farmers to understand the value of their land and practices towards carbon trading markets. University Library’s Small Press Fest celebrates small press, DIY publications Apr 5, 2019 10:45 am The Library's Sarah Christensen hopes the festival will develop a community of zine makers, comics artists and other self-published authors. 'Anyone can be an author and write about anything they want.' University, area businesses invest $300,000 to fight local crime Jul 11, 2022 11:30 am 'Businesses and organizations have a responsibility...to lift up and advance the communities in which they live and work,' Chancellor Robert Jones said. 'We are coming together to do our part by supporting with words, actions and financial support.' Universal podium design helps keep the focus on a speaker’s message Jun 3, 2016 10:45 am “The podium design may enable or interfere with communications. At worst, poor podium design may prove so distracting that it can undermine the speaker’s message altogether,” wrote designer Kathryn Anthony. Uniting through writing May 13, 2021 3:45 pm A project at U. of I. teaches Illinois residents to reconnect through journals Troubled waters: The dangers facing the world's major rivers Jan 18, 2019 4:45 pm 'Prioritizing the fate of the world’s great river corridors on an international political stage is imperative,' writes geology professor Jim Best Transformation is the theme of “BEAR,” part of a lifelong project on endangered animals Jul 26, 2016 9:30 am “BEAR,” a performance presented over three seasons of the year, will be a reflection on time, the hibernation cycle and transformation. Top Stories for 2017: Blue Waters' billion dollar return to Illinois' economy Dec 28, 2017 9:45 am In May, NCSA released a study detailing the current and projected economic impact of its Blue Waters project on Illinois' economy Through 3D drawing and CAD, program exposes East African youth to STEM careers Dec 7, 2016 12:00 pm The goal of Young Engineers Initiative is to expose students to engineering and start to teach them skills that will make them highly employable as adults. This week on Critter Cam: Coyote pup Jul 13, 2016 11:15 am The college of Veterinary Medicine's live cam features a new patient each week. This young coyote pup was admitted to the Wildlife Medical Clinic on Sunday, July 10. Third bird with lead poisoning arrives at Wildlife Clinic Feb 8, 2018 4:15 pm 'It is very unusual to have received a third lead-positive bald eagle in just over two weeks—and the second one to have extremely high lead levels.' Neither of the others survived The World of Genomics at Chicago's Field Museum May 18, 2017 7:00 am A special two-day 'World of Genomics' exhibit includes hands-on activities to discover the world of genomic science and its impact on our lives. The statewide educational outreach of Engineering's Joe Muskin Jul 5, 2016 9:30 pm Muskin conducts engineering outreach for students from kindergarten through high school. “I kind of have the best job because with a lot of these activities...it’s the coolest thing they’ve done all year." The lessons of deep space discovery Mar 1, 2021 9:45 am Emeritus professor Laird Thompson's new book reflects on cosmic voids and the journey to have his findings accepted Theatre department opens season with plays addressing injustice, revenge Oct 16, 2019 9:45 am The season opens with two plays at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. 'Gem of the Ocean' will run Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-27. 'Titus Andronicus' will run Oct. 24-26 and Oct. 29-Nov. 3. Termites on the big screen at Insect Fear Film Fest Feb 19, 2019 11:15 am The 2019 Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois features termites – a threat to all things wooden but also a valuable part of the ecosystem. Technology loan program helps families receive early childhood services online Dec 17, 2020 4:15 pm A technology loan program provided by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse at U of I helps many families obtain the equipment they need to participate in live video – or telehealth – visits with their children’s therapists. Team explores path toward endless supply of clean energy with controlled nuclear fusion Mar 3, 2017 1:00 pm R&D Magazine (Rockaway, N.J., March 2) – Controlled nuclear fusion has been a Holy Grail for physicists who seek an endless supply of clean energy. Scientists at Rice University, Illinois and the University of Chile offer a glimpse into a possible new path toward that goal. Task force calls for changes in juvenile detention policies for children ages 10-12 Nov 3, 2021 8:45 am A report by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, based on data from the U of I's Juvenile Monitoring Information System, was 'an eye-opener for us,' and served as a catalyst for change, says Peoria County Juvenile Detention head Brian Brown. Take two minutes to think about social media privacy Apr 6, 2016 11:45 am This two minute video from Technology Services at Illinois explains how companies and others are using your data Surgery will give bald eagle a shot at flying again, but it's pricey May 4, 2016 11:00 am At Illinois' Wildlife Medical Clinic, a CT scan of the eagle revealed that her humerus—the bone connecting the shoulder and elbow—had been fractured by a gunshot. Summer humanities program builds bridge between communities Jun 8, 2022 11:00 am The program invites humanities students to work collaboratively with organizations in the Champaign-Urbana area, using their humanities knowledge to make an impact in the community. Study shows U of I's strong ROI for state and students Sep 27, 2018 3:15 pm Every taxpayer dollar invested in the U of I System nets $2.40, or a 6.4 percent annual return over the course of students’ lifetimes, according to the study Storm sewers need to expand to handle more frequent, heavy rains May 3, 2019 8:30 am As heavy rainstorms become more frequent and stronger than in the past, municipal drainage systems designed from outdated standards often fail, resulting in flooding and financial losses.