Leading scholars and public intellectuals reflect on the social and political forces in contemporary culture that advocate severing ties with Israeli universities in a new volume of essays titled “The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel.”
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois has received a grant of nearly a half million dollars to catalog rare Italian books and make them accessible to scholars.
Obama’s accomplishments as the country’s 44th president have been numerous, as have the challenges posed by societal forces that both catalyzed change and attempted to thwart it, said “The Obama Administration and Educational Reform" editor, Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher, a professor of higher education and faculty affiliate in the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois.
Where did the songbird get its song? What branch of the bird family tree is closer to the flamingo – the heron or the sparrow?
These questions seem simple, but are actually difficult for geneticists to answer. A new, sophisticated statistical technique developed by researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Texas at Austin can help researchers construct more accurate species trees detailing the lineage of genes and the relationships between species.
An international effort involving more than 100 researchers, nine supercomputers and about 400 years of CPU time has yielded the most reliable avian tree of life yet produced, researchers report in the journal Science. The tree reflects the evolutionary relationships of 48 species of birds.
When a large protein unfolds in transit through a cell, it slows down and can get stuck in traffic. Using a specialized microscope - a sort of cellular traffic camera - University of Illinois chemists now can watch the way the unfolded protein diffuses.