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  • 4/2/2015Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Americans see a lot of Abraham Lincoln – on our money, in advertising, in photos and films. It’s easy to think we know the guy. But what we see in Lincoln may say more about us and our times than about him, said University of Illinois communication professor Cara Finnegan.
  • 3/19/2015Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor by Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor
    Perinatal depression screenings will be available electronically to Champaign-Urbana Public Health clients through a collaborative project led by social work professor Karen M. Tabb Dina, center. Shown with Tabb Dina are co-authors Brandon Meline, director of maternal and child health management at Public Health; and graduate student Maria Pineros-Leano.
  • 3/10/2015Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor by Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Social Sciences Editor
    Nearly 290,000 older adults from the U.S. volunteered abroad during 2012 – an increase of more than 60 percent in less than a decade, a recent study found.
  • 2/24/2015Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor by Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor
    More than half of patients with symptoms of mental illness – and nearly one-third of those who also had diabetes – said their health care providers had never told them to exercise or reduce their intake of dietary fat, according to a new study published in Diabetes Educator.
  • 2/16/2015Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    A musical tribute to the First Amendment is coming to the University of Illinois campus March 3. The multimedia performance, titled “Freedom Sings: Speech, Civility and the University of Illinois,” will be at 8 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium at the Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. The event is free and open to the public.