blog posts Discovering a wonderland Jan 3, 2019 4:30 pm English professor explores the history of expeditions to Antarctica Dark Energy Survey data processed by NCSA now available to all scientists Jan 10, 2018 2:15 pm DES announced first major release of data: Information on more than 400 million astronomical objects, from distant galaxies to stars in the Milky Way Program for parents aims to help youths with autism successfully transition to adulthood Jan 16, 2020 1:30 pm A new U of I program trains parents of young adults with autism on community services and empowers them to advocate for their child to help them successfully transition to adulthood. Free, online, discipline-spanning conference. 2/28 – 3/2 Jan 19, 2018 9:45 am Join this cutting-edge, 100% online discussion of new advancements, practices and challenges inherent to eHealth and communication Considering Illinois? Get on our mailing list Jan 22, 2017 8:45 am Want to receive personalized communications from us and manage your admissions process in one place? We have one word for you: myIllini. Krannert Art Museum to host artist Autumn Knight for performances, art exhibition Jan 23, 2017 12:00 pm Performance artist Autumn Knight experiments with elements in the gallery installation for her solo exhibition “In Rehearsal” at Krannert Art Museum. Knight will perform Jan. 26 at the opening night for the museum’s spring season Register now: Online conference March 1-3 Jan 24, 2017 11:15 am Health Communication Barriers, Breakthroughs, and Best Practices conference will showcase research on the relationships between technology, electronic communication and healthcare. February Dance to reflect recent crisis responses Jan 26, 2018 9:45 am February Dance will include performances that explore responses to crisis, look at protest in an airport setting and celebrate the music of Tom Petty A space of their own at KAM: ‘Homemade, with Love’ exhibition Feb 3, 2021 10:30 am This exhibition at Krannert Art Museum examines what it means to create space for Black girls and women to celebrate their creative lives, while transforming a gallery into a cozy furnished 'homemade' room. Immersive photojournalist shares stories, work with campus Feb 4, 2019 9:00 am Journalism invited Chris Capozziello to teach a class this spring, 'Photojournalism and Society'. Several public events in February will give everyone a chance to see his work, hear his stories Precision Conservation Management program receives multi-million dollar investment Feb 15, 2016 10:45 am When making decisions about conservation practices, farmers must weigh financial risks, consider labor availability and cost, and more. The Precision Conservation Management program will help farmers make those decisions. A new, more effective way to assess teachers’ competency Feb 15, 2023 2:45 pm Nancy Latham, director of the Council on Teacher Education at Illinois, coauthored a book that makes the credentialing system for teachers simpler and more trustworthy for those hiring them. As a bonus, it can be used in other industries, too. 10 ways the U of I is helping kids and families across the state Feb 19, 2020 12:00 pm From providing free trainings for teachers, to assisting military familes with children to regulating neglect and abuse cases, Illinois ensures the safety and wellbeing of kids across the state. Grounded in experience, Bowman leads Extension's ag technology education Feb 24, 2022 10:45 am Ag has always been a complicated business, a mix of biology, geology, weather, economics, and politics. 'Ag has always looked forward to the next technology... We want to ensure it serves the people who rely on it daily,' says U of I's Dennis Bowman. Illinois library, disability services part of project to improve availability of accessible materials Feb 28, 2019 1:45 pm 'Providing materials for education and research is the core mission of an academic library, and that mission isn’t limited to those who can read without assistance.' 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 Protecting genomic privacy through phone apps Mar 1, 2023 11:15 am Police are increasingly using genomic databases in their investigations. U of I faculty offer possible technological solutions, such as phone applications, that will ensure Fourth Amendment protections of consumer’s genomic data. Author makes case for politics to those who've lost faith Mar 4, 2020 11:15 am Communication professor Ned O’Gorman says politics is a necessity, not an option. But in a new book, he holds out hope that we know from everyday experience how to do politics that aren’t fundamentally 'us versus them.' Mobile app helps young adults talk with friends about risky drug, alcohol use Mar 4, 2021 8:45 am Designed for people ages 18-29, the Harbor app teaches young adults how they can 'act as first responders for their close friends who demonstrate risky substance use behaviors,' according to the app’s lead developer, professor Douglas C. Smith. 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. 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. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of 'the bard' Mar 15, 2016 1:45 pm There are over 500 works in which Shakespeare appears as a character that have been curated them and chosen an eclectic group of works, in which Shakespeare appears in many guises. 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. Science at Illinois feeds the world, furthers health, protects the planet Apr 16, 2017 9:00 am 'As a nation and as global citizens, we cannot thrive without continuing support for the kind of science going on here at Illinois and at our university peers across the U.S.' I-Rural: Helping communities meet increased demand for rural tourism May 2, 2022 10:45 am 'Many people traveled to rural destinations with low population densities during the pandemic, allowing (Illinois) communities to reimagine their potential for tourism development,' says recreation, sport and tourism professor Sharon Zou. . Green roofs are worth the cost for urban residents May 5, 2022 1:00 pm Countries around the world are investing resources to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff. 'Green roofs are part of the solution because they capture some of the rain that would otherwise end up in sewage systems,' says Prof. Amy Ando. Herbicide considerations for replanted corn May 16, 2017 2:00 pm University of Illinois weed scientist Aaron Hager says farmers should keep weed control/herbicide issues in mind when replanting waterlogged corn Miss the premiere? Watch it now May 17, 2016 12:45 pm A new documentary tells the story of Latinos in American baseball, much of it through the research of Illinois history professor Adrian Burgos. CI MED students partner with Champaign Unit 4 schools to host "Doctor for a Day" May 22, 2023 3:30 pm Students from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine are creating new opportunities to expose high school students to careers in health care. 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. 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. U of I researchers work with Native Americans to curate to oral histories Jun 12, 2023 9:00 am Researchers at Illinois are working with Native American tribes across the country to digitize oral histories and ethnographic materials collected from tribal members and to make them accessible online. Go green with eco-friendly lawn care Jun 13, 2023 10:15 am Rather that dumping great amounts of water, fertilizer and pesticides on your lawn, there are a few simple steps that landowners can take to make more environmentally sound choices when it comes to lawn care. Do food pantry environments encourage healthy food choices? New tool can assess Jun 23, 2018 1:30 pm Could improving the consumer nutrition environment of food pantries—placement of items, food choices, freshness, availability of nutritional information, etc.— help people make healthier choices? Here's what heat stroke can do to your dog Jul 20, 2016 2:15 pm “Heat stroke can cause severe damage to an animal’s organs, especially the bone marrow and liver,” says Dr. Maureen McMichael. “It can lead to death, even with treatment.” How do dads fit into early intervention services for children? Aug 1, 2017 4:30 pm Professor Brent McBride hopes his study will inform service providers to better target or include fathers in intervention plans that positively affect children’s development Dog down: Effort helps emergency medical staff treat police K-9s Aug 19, 2019 9:30 am New protocols will help emergency medical personnel stabilize, treat and transport law enforcement K-9s injured on the job. ResearcHStart wraps up, students present projects to community Aug 21, 2023 3:00 pm In June, six high school students from Central Illinois and a group of their peers from Chicago walked into research labs on the U of I campus. Two months later, they’re walking away with hands-on laboratory experience and a network of mentors Free e-book highlights profound effects of nature on learning Aug 27, 2019 12:00 pm The many ways putting children back in contact with nature could make them more successful in school and in life. Future Environments: What contaminants are in your home? Sep 1, 2018 1:30 pm Professor Susan Schantz warns how common chemicals around the house can impact human development, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family New community map locates food assistance sites Sep 3, 2020 1:00 pm To help Illinois families meet their basic food needs, U of I Extension is launching a new Illinois community food map that allows individuals to search by Illinois zip code for all food resources in that area. KAM's new installation: Art Since 1948 Sep 4, 2019 9:45 am Slideshow of some of the objects made since 1948 that are featured in Krannert Art Museum's latest installation. Chancellor Jones to address the City Club of Chicago Sep 7, 2021 10:45 am The Chancellor talks about the university's COVID-19 response and some highlights for Fall, including the continuing development of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, new Campus Instructional Facility, Siebel Center for Design. Ebert Symposium to focus on inclusion in movies and media Sep 9, 2019 2:00 pm The topic grew out of Roger Ebert’s vision of movies as a tool for generating empathy among those of different genders, races, ages, classes. etc. Fostering empathy 'is the most noble thing that good movies can do,' he said. 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. 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. Report spotted lanternflies in Illinois: Help slow the spread of invasive pest Sep 28, 2023 10:45 am Spotted lanternfly is a leafhopper native to eastern Asia that damages a wide range of fruit, ornamental, and woody trees by feeding on the sap. Reports of sightings from the public will help researchers continue to monitor for populations. Passes for 22nd 'Ebertfest' on sale Nov. 1 Oct 22, 2019 11:30 am Festival passes cover all screenings during the festival (April 15-18 at the Virginia Theatre), with related talks and panel discussions at other local venues. Passes for revamped Roger Ebert’s Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1 Oct 30, 2018 11:30 am The film festival founded by Roger Ebert will return in April for its 21st year, screening the same number of films, but on a shorter schedule Marching Illini director provides guidance on band safety protocols Nov 6, 2020 3:15 pm Marching Illini director Barry Houser designed masks and helped develop state public health guidelines for music classes and rehearsals.