blog postsIllinois researchers analyze data to challenge assumptions about how we learnSep 22, 2016 9:15 am739 views Can online classes disrupt hundreds of years of traditional teaching? Researchers at Illinois’ Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) analyzed data from participants enrolled in U. of I. Coursera courses to try to answer that question and challenge assumptions about how we learn.By targeting gene expression in parasites, Vet Med researcher aims to end childhood diseaseNov 28, 2016 1:30 pm495 views As a young veterinarian in Zambia, Dr. William Witola wanted to know why the baby cows he saw were dying from a parasite resisting all treatment. Decades later, the University of Illinois Veterinary Medicine researcher is designing small molecules to silence that same parasite’s gene expression, find potential drug targets and help end a disease afflicting children around the world.Is the Every Student Succeeds Act an improvement over No Child Left Behind?Dec 14, 2015 11:00 am454 views A Minute With...™ Lizanne DeStefano, professor emerita of educational psychology'Star Wars' and the coming of age of special effectsDec 15, 2015 7:15 pm219 views A Minute With...™ Julie Turnock, a professor of media and cinema studiesDoes climate change result in civil unrest?Nov 18, 2015 8:30 am172 views A Minute With...™ Peter Nardulli, political scientistWhat the true story of the Essex - the inspiration for 'Moby-Dick' - teaches us todayDec 10, 2015 9:30 am166 views A Minute With...™ Jamie Jones, who is writing a book on the literature, art and culture surrounding the whaling industryResearch at Illinois: Life-saving chemical detection becoming a possibilityApr 27, 2017 9:45 am155 views Postdoctoral researcher Mohammad Amdad Ali says directed molecular transport could be the answer to both finding low-levels of chemical warfare agents and detecting early-stage diseases.Is fusion energy around the corner?Dec 31, 2015 2:00 pm142 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. nuclear engineer Daniel AndruczykWhy has Putin's Napoleonic 'cold charisma' made him so popular in Russia?Oct 12, 2015 5:45 pm65 views A Minute With...™ Richard Tempest, professor of Slavic languages and literaturesMolecule-making machine simplifies complex chemistryMar 20, 2015 9:15 am63 views A machine in University of Illinois chemistry professor Martin Burke's lab assembles complex small molecules out of simple chemical building blocks, like a 3-D printer on the molecular level. Read more here.Geologists unlock mysteries of Earth's inner coreMar 12, 2015 6:15 am38 views Thanks to a novel application of earthquake-reading technology, a research team at the University of Illinois and colleagues at Nanjing University in China have found that the Earth’s inner core has an inner core of its own, which has surprising properties that could reveal information about our planet. Read more here.Study: Green view through classroom window can improve students’ performanceJan 22, 2016 11:45 am29 views Doctoral student Dongying Li and Professsor William Sullivan the landscape architecture department, found that classrooms providing a view of green space significantly improve high school students’ performance.Study: Mobile device addiction linked to depression, anxietyMar 2, 2016 10:30 am22 views Is cellphone use detrimental to mental health? A new study from the University of Illinois finds that addiction to, and not simply use of, mobile technology is linked to anxiety and depression in college-age students.Physicists excited by discovery of new form of matter, excitoniumNov 10, 2017 2:45 pm19 views Researchers have proven the existence of a new form of matter, excitonium, which has perplexed scientists since it was first theorized almost 50 years agoGraybar opens innovation lab at U of I Research ParkMay 1, 2017 12:00 pm16 views 'The Graybar Innovation Lab will accelerate our digital transformation by combining leading-edge technology with fresh ideas from the University of Illinois’ students and faculty.'Six Illinois professors elected to National Academy of SciencesApr 28, 2015 4:30 pm15 views Renée Baillargeon, Gary Dell, Steve Granick, Taekjip Ha, Catherine Murphy and John A. Rogers are among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates announced by the Academy on April 28. Study shows broccoli may offer protection against liver cancerMar 4, 2016 10:45 am14 views New study shows that including broccoli in the diet may protect against liver cancer, as well as aid in countering the development of NAFLD.Study: Year-round distribution of Earned Income Tax Credit has significant benefitsJan 7, 2016 12:15 pm12 views Spacing it out Earned Income Tax Credit payments over the course of the year can result in significantly lower borrowing, more stable finances and less financial stress for low- and moderate-income families.Augmented reality app enables intelligent shopping experienceFeb 1, 2016 3:45 pm12 views Researchers have developed an app that uses a phone’s camera and location-tool to automatically detect nearby businesses and pull up reviews from multiple sources on the same screen. ISAS geophysical survey reveals 13th century village in central IllinoisJun 2, 2016 11:30 am12 views Video: ISAS archaeologists and researchers knew about the site for past 30 years but were unable to determine exactly how large and intact this very important site was. Report: People buy most of their junk food at the supermarketAug 9, 2016 11:45 am12 views Access to healthy foods in a supermarket doesn't hinder Americans’ consumption of empty calories. The study found U.S. adults buy the bulk of their sugar-sweetened beverages and nutrient-poor foods at grocery stores.Brown armorated stink bugs are on the move in Illinois this fallSep 30, 2016 2:00 pm11 views An invasive stink bug species has been found in five newly invaded Illinois counties this year, according to Kelly Estes, Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey coordinator in the Prairie Research Institute.Researchers Develop Powerful Fashion-Optimized Image Search ToolJan 6, 2016 1:45 pm10 views Researchers at the Advanced Digital Sciences Center have commercialized FashionMatch, a fashion-optimized tool that analyzes apparel in an image to instantly find visually similar items and where to purchase them. Making the invisible visible: Color-changing indicators highlight microscopic damageJan 13, 2016 10:00 am10 views Illinois professor Nancy Sottos and postdoctoral researcher Wenle Li led a team that developed color-changing indicators to highlight microscopic cracks in structural materials.Endangered venomous mammal predates dinosaurs’ extinction, study confirmsMay 5, 2016 4:00 pm10 views The University of Illinois and University of Puerto Rico have confirmed that Hispaniolan solenodon, a venomous mammal, diverged from all other living mammals 78 million years ago, long before an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs.How can a family function better? Get outside togetherJun 15, 2016 9:15 am10 views “When your attention is restored, you’re able to pick up on social cues more easily, you feel less irritable, and you have more self-control. All of these are variables that can help you get along better with others.”Massive study: Birth order has no meaningful effect on personality or IQJul 16, 2015 1:15 pm9 views While first-borns do have higher IQs and consistently different personality traits than those born later, researchers say the differences between first-borns and 'later-borns' are so small that they have no practical relevance to people’s lives.Illinois to lead NSF Midwest Big Data HubNov 3, 2015 3:15 pm9 views To accelerate advancements in the rapidly emerging field of big data analysis, the National Science Foundation is establishing four regional Big Data Hubs. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will lead the Midwest Hub.Battery technology could charge up water desalinationFeb 1, 2016 11:30 am8 views Electricity running through a salt water-filled battery draws the salt ions out of the water.Technology from Professor Martin Burke behind $25M medical startupFeb 4, 2015 2:45 pm8 views Illinois chemistry professor Marty Burke explains how his research group breaks down complex chemicals into simple 'building blocks.' His group recently discovered that thousands of molecules that could be very useful as medicines can be built with only 12 different building blocks, which could dramatically speed up drug development. Hear his full story here.