blog postsWhat role do judges play in employment harassment cases?Nov 28, 2017 9:00 am9 views Judges can unilaterally dismiss sexual or racial harassment cases through summary judgment, a legal maneuver that ends up favoring employers over employees, says Law professor Suja ThomasWhat changes should be made to modernize consumer bankruptcy law?May 8, 2019 9:45 am6 views The primary reason why current bankruptcy law doesn’t work well is that it dates back to 1978, before the explosion of consumer credit, says Robert Lawless, an expert on consumer credit and bankruptcyListen: Men’s wheelchair basketball coach Matt BuchiMar 26, 2019 9:00 am5 views Illinois men's wheelchair basketball coach Matt Buchi interviewed following the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on the Illinois campus.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.How worried should we be about the 2020 census?Oct 18, 2018 3:15 pm5 views Demographer, sociology professor Cynthia Buckely says preparations are underfunded and behind schedule, even as the political fight continues regarding adding a citizenship questionFive minutes with ... Pasquale BottalicoDec 19, 2018 4:15 pm5 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 themThe Midwest has a new national park. How did that happen?Mar 8, 2019 10:00 am3 views The newly designated Indiana Dunes National Park has beaches, but it also has the Great Marsh, a variety of habitats and amazing biodiversity, says Illinois professor Robert Pahre.Why do so few community college grads transfer to elite colleges?Mar 18, 2019 2:30 pm3 views Community college transfer students are underrepresented at selective four-year institutions, even though they complete degrees at equal or higher rates than their peers, says researcher Eboni Zamani-GallaherHow is Illinois contributing to the Event Horizon Telescope Project?Apr 10, 2019 8:00 am3 views Q + A with Illinois physics and astronomy professor Charles Gammie, who heads up the theory working group for the multi-institutional collaboration.How does sexual harassment affect young women in physics?Apr 23, 2019 11:15 am3 views Nearly 75% of undergraduate women in physics who responded to a survey reported having experienced at least one type of sexual harassment – mostly gender harassment – in their field. What happened at Stonewall 50 years ago? And why did it matter?Jun 11, 2019 9:45 am3 views Historians debate how much the Stonewall riots were a watershed moment for the gay rights movement, but for those involved, 'everything seemed to change overnight.'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.'Is autism a disorder, an identity or both?Apr 22, 2018 8:30 am2 views Speech and hearing science professor Laura DeThorne on the need to broaden public perceptions of autism to take into account individuals’ unique experiences, skills and strengthsOn the 50th anniversary of RFK's assassination, how should we remember him?Jun 5, 2018 5:00 am2 views June 5 marks a half-century since Robert Kennedy’s assassination, in the midst of his presidential campaign and a tumultuous 1968 that also claimed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.Can a state copyright its own laws – and prevent citizens from republishing them?Jul 15, 2019 10:45 am2 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.How has the #MeToo movement impacted the Kavanaugh nomination?Sep 24, 2018 2:45 pm2 views Without the #MeToo movement, would the allegations leveled against Brett Kavanaugh even come to light? No, says Illinois law professor Lesley WexlerBrexit 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.'Kindt: Justice Department reversal on online gambling 'correct decision'Jan 17, 2019 12:00 pm1 views Internet gambling won’t be legal for much longer after the Department of Justice reversed a controversial 2011 ruling, says professor John W. Kindt, a leading national gambling critic '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.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 committeeHow might teaching inclusive history affect the educational climate in Illinois' public schools?Jun 26, 2018 10:00 am1 views A bill under consideration in the Illinois Legislature could have a transformative effect on history curricula – and kids – in public schools, according to the U of I's Leslie K. MorrowHow might 'Medicare for All' reshape health care in the U.S.?Jul 2, 2019 10:30 am1 views A single-payer health care system such as Medicare for All could expand access to care at equivalent costs – or less – to most consumers, according to health policy expert Thomas O’Rourke.What is a neutrino and why do they matter?Jul 18, 2018 9:30 am1 views Illinois physics professor Liang Yang discusses the significance of the recent neutrino detection in Antarctica and what it means for the future of observational astronomyIllinois presidents: What made them agents of change?Dec 6, 2018 10:00 am1 views As the state celebrates its bicentennial, history professor Marsha Barrett makes the case that all four men who've been president – Lincoln, Grant, Reagan and Obama – changed the nation in some wayWhat can we learn from JFK about presidential speechmaking?Jan 24, 2019 9:00 am0 views John F. Kennedy was known for his eloquence as a public speaker, perhaps more than any modern president. But what made him so effective?Future 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 populationWhat might come of Venezuela’s political crisis?Feb 5, 2019 1:30 pm0 views Illinois political scientist Damarys Canache discusses the history and politics behind the crisis of two presidents in VenezuelaWhat do we really know about e-cigarettes and vaping?Feb 11, 2019 10:45 am0 views E-cigarettes are relatively untested products with a lot of variability in the kinds of chemicals they contain. So right now, there isn’t a clear picture of the long-term health impacts, says Illinois' Cabral BigmanAre 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 explainsWill there ever be a cure for potholes?Feb 27, 2019 2:45 pm0 views Industrial and enterprise systems engineering professor Henrique Reis proposes a solution.