Campus Highlights

Campus Highlights

  • 12/11/2012
    Several psychology studies have shown that time off and vacations have positive effects on workers performance, so, theoretically, football teams could have an edge over their opponents after a bye week, said Scott Tainsky, a professor of recreation, sport and tourism in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois.
  • 12/3/2012
    Several faculty members from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are part of a multi-institutional team that has been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) for an award of up to $120 million over five years to establish a new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub. Argonne National Lab, the project lead, will work together with five universities and four private firms to advance next generation battery and energy storage technologies for electric and hybrid cars and the electricity grid. The goals of the project are to reduce reliance on foreign oil and to reduce energy costs for consumers in the U.S.
  • 11/16/2012
    Miniature bio-bots developed at the University of Illinois are made of hydrogel and heart cells, but can walk on their own.
  • 11/14/2012
    A new genomic analysis reveals some new, unexpected and potentially beneficial similarities between pigs and humans, along with a few distinct differences. The International Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium led by researchers at the University of Illinois, Wageningen University in the Netherlands and the University of Edinburgh conducted the analysis. Theirs is the most thorough genomic study yet conducted of the domestic pig and its wild boar counterparts.
  • 11/6/2012
    Scientists have identified a group of small molecules that interfere with the activity of a compound that initiates multiple steps in blood clotting, including those that lead to the obstruction of veins or arteries, a condition called thrombosis. Blocking the activity of this compound, polyphosphate, could treat thrombosis with fewer bleeding side effects than the drugs that are currently on the market.
  • 10/29/2012
    University of Illinois chemistry professor Douglas Mitchell has been named a Packard Fellow in science and engineering. He is among 16 early career researchers honored by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation in 2012 for outstanding creative research.
  • 10/18/2012
    In The Young Professional's Survival Guide: From Cab Fares to Moral Snares, C.K. Gunsalus, a professor emerita of business administration and a nationally recognized expert on professional ethics, shows young working professionals how to steer clear of all the traps, trouble and temptations that come with transitioning into a working adult and how to work through them should they become unavoidable.
  • 10/11/2012
    NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, honored over decades for both her explanatory reporting and major stories on the U.S. Supreme Court and its nominees, will be the 2012 recipient of the Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.
  • 10/4/2012
    Bruno Nettl, a professor emeritus of music and of anthropology at the University of Illinois, has been awarded the Charles Homer Haskins Prize, presented annually to a distinguished humanist by the American Council of Learned Societies. This honor includes a cash award and asks the recipient to deliver the Haskins Prize Lecture reflecting on a lifetime of work as a scholar and an institution builder at the Council of Learned Societies annual meeting in May 2014.
  • 10/4/2012
    Federal law ought to play a stronger role in regulating social networking sites by allowing users to determine what happens to their digital afterlives, says a recently published paper by a University of Illinois expert in intellectual property law.
  • 10/4/2012
    A little-publicized amendment to the Illinois Constitution on this Novembers ballot could have a big impact on the pensions and health care of state workers if Illinois voters approve it, a University of Illinois expert in legal policy says.
  • 9/19/2012
    A new study of the sense of smell lends support to a controversial theory of olfaction: Our noses can distinguish both the shape and the vibrational characteristics of odorant molecules.
  • 9/17/2012
    The deep reds, crisp oranges and golden yellows that usually punctuate the fall landscape may not be so spectacular this year after a summer of statewide heat and drought.
  • 9/17/2012
    Two Engineering at Illinois faculty membersSua Myong and John A. Rogersare among 81 researchers receiving awards to pursue visionary science that exhibits the potential to transform scientific fields and speed the translation of research into improved health, under the High Risk High Reward program supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund.
  • 9/11/2012
    Attorney and philanthropist John Simmons recently donated a 170-acre island, appraised at $250,000, to the Lewis and Clark Community College Foundation to be utilized by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC).
  • 9/7/2012
    As young as third grade, children are attuned to issues of popularity, social preference and social vulnerability and strategize to enhance or demonstrate their social status using prosocial or aggressive behaviors, or both, the research indicated. This model of social competence was previously thought to apply to adolescents but researchers were less certain of its pertinence to younger children.
  • 9/4/2012
    Illinois junior Tatyana McFadden won gold in the 400 meters Monday (9/03) in the London games.On Wednesday (9/05) she won the 800m race.
  • 8/21/2012
    Two chemistry professors at the University of Illinois Ryan C. Bailey and Prashant K. Jain have been chosen as two of the worlds top young innovators by Technology Review, the worlds oldest technology magazine.
  • 8/6/2012
    While much of the state of Illinois' landscape is defined by miles and miles of corn and soybeans, Ron Revord and Kevin Wolz-the University of Illinois students collaborating on this project-seek to develop a system of agriculture that would return the Illinois landscape to trees, shrubs and grasses, while still accomplishing the task of producing enough food to feed the world.
  • 7/19/2012
    A simple new improvement to an essential microscope component could greatly improve imaging for researchers who study the very small, from cells to computer chips.