blog postsPodcast addict? Subscribe to these podcasts by Illinois researchers, alumniDec 8, 2017 11:45 am1152 views If you’re a podcast fanatic and looking for something new to listen to, read about a few podcasts created by Illinois faculty members and researchers, produced by Illinois alumni or hosted by Illinois students and staff. Community Engaged Scholars group launches to meet community needs during COVID-19Jul 9, 2020 12:45 pm902 views We CU Community Engaged Scholars—a 10-week summer scholars program matching Illinois students with community-based projects—is meeting the needs of the community and providing learning opportunities.Illinois Open House Weekend, March 9 & 10Feb 21, 2018 3:30 pm664 views The University of Illinois welcomes thousands of students to campus for open house events in the College of Engineering, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, and several other campus units.U of I, Carle Health, state join in effort to increase COVID testingApr 20, 2020 2:15 pm109 views 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.Illinois RapidVent: Prototype of an emergency ventilatorApr 8, 2020 1:45 pm81 views The Illinois RapidVent emergency ventilator was developed in less than a week and has performed as well as commercial devices in focused testing; additional tests ongoing.Watch: Life Without IllinoisSep 4, 2019 2:00 pm49 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2019 PSA. A glimpse into a terrifying world Without Illinois... Special thanks to the Champaign County Humane SocietyU of I Library launches open-access digital publishing networkMar 13, 2017 11:45 am34 views The Illinois Open Publishing Network has launched. Its first work: A new English translation of a memoir of Claude Monet.This week on Critter Cam: Coyote pupJul 13, 2016 11:15 am24 views 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.Matsuri Festival at Japan House, September 8Aug 28, 2019 10:45 am23 views Japan House’s Matsuri Festival – an annual festival celebrating Japanese culture – will expand this year to include a recognition of Indian culture.Help a tick-tracking initiative combat tickborne disease this springMar 29, 2018 11:15 am21 views As the 2018 tick season gets under way, Illinois researchers are launching a surveillance program to learn more about where, when Illinoisans are encountering ticksKrannert Art Museum exhibition deals with themes of migration and bordersSep 6, 2016 11:30 am19 views A new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum looks at such issues as migration, refugees and human rights as they relate to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – the 'Northern Triangle.'Watch: Business Dean Emeritus Larry DeBrock talks economic impact of COVID-19Apr 1, 2020 1:30 pm16 views 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.Brown armorated stink bugs are on the move in Illinois this fallSep 30, 2016 2:00 pm16 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.American Legion to establish post at IllinoisFeb 8, 2019 10:00 am14 views The new post will honor of the late Shawna Morrison, the first female Illinois National Guard member killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and an Illinois student at the time of her deathStudy shows U of I's strong ROI for state and studentsSep 27, 2018 3:15 pm14 views 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 studyChicago's Large Lot Program sowing change in inner-city communitiesMar 19, 2019 2:00 pm12 views Chicago’s Large Lot Program allows existing property owners to buy up to two vacant residential lots on their blocks for $1 each.The statewide educational outreach of Engineering's Joe MuskinJul 5, 2016 9:30 pm12 views 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."No joke: Rat virus illustrates need for unified health approachFeb 7, 2017 1:15 pm11 views The CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health have been investigating at least 10 human cases in Wisconsin and Illinois of exposure to Seoul virus, which is transmitted by ratsCarle, U of I to purchase 7 Tesla MRI for research, patient careJul 25, 2019 3:15 pm10 views New machine provides the highest magnetic field imaging strength commercially available in the nation approved by the FDA for brain and knee scans of patients greater than 66 lbs.Illinois first in the U.S. to offer new brachycephalic syndrome procedureSep 6, 2017 11:30 am10 views A new surgical procedure that addresses one of these pets’ anatomical problems was performed for the first time in the U.S. at the Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.Illinois wins national awards for online educationMar 10, 2016 7:30 am9 views The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), which recognizes excellence in both individual and institutional achievements, has awarded two awards to the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. 'Quantum Rhapsodies' performance explores role of quantum physics in our universeApr 4, 2019 10:00 am9 views A new performance that explores the world of quantum physics will feature the music of the Jupiter String Quartet, a fire juggler and a fantastical 'Alice in Quantumland' scene.Beautiful musk (and the furious farmer)Sep 12, 2017 9:00 am9 views The low afternoon light cast a beautiful glow, and I was struck by a lone thistle growing amidst the wheat.New humanities MOOC: Modern American PoetryMay 3, 2016 12:30 pm7 views Prominent faculty members from across the United States present their analyses of ground-breaking modern American poets—from Whitman and Dickinson to today’s Hip Hop artists—in richly illustrated video lectures.NCSA visualization team co-produces 'Birth of Planet Earth'Mar 29, 2019 9:45 am6 views Birth of Planet Earth, a new 24-minute giant screen science documentary for digital fulldome cinemas, had its global premiere at the Zeiss-Großplanetarium in Berlin this month.Illinois veterinary experts help ID coronavirus in Bronx Zoo tigerApr 6, 2020 11:15 am6 views Vet Med faculty helped in the rapid identification of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans, as the cause of a respiratory illness affecting big cats at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.Surgery will give bald eagle a shot at flying again, but it's priceyMay 4, 2016 11:00 am6 views 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.Critter Cam from Vet Med: A Sharp-Shinned HawkJan 5, 2017 9:45 am5 views The Wildlife Medical Clinic often cares for the sharp-shinned hawk’s larger (almost identical) cousin, the Cooper’s hawk, but sharpies are a rare visitor to the clinic.Illinois Summit on Diversity in Psychological ScienceFeb 12, 2018 9:45 am5 views The goal of this Summit is to set a new agenda for research in psychological science that will transform the way we think about diversity, its context in the academy, societyMedical maggots? Old-school wound care still usedApr 11, 2017 12:45 pm5 views Maggot therapy is often used to debride—or clean out—wounds. “The maggots feed only on dead and dying tissue. They have no interest in the healthy flesh..."