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  • 3/31/2014Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    One state’s citizens are collectively more agreeable and another’s are more conscientious. Could that influence how each state is governed?
  • 3/19/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Economics professors Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn have published a paper on a theory of candidate competition that accounts for the influence of both economic and cultural issues on individual voting behavior.
  • 3/5/2014Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    About half of Latinos check “white” in response to the question about race on the U.S. Census. About half check “other race.” They identify they are Latino in response to a previous question just for that purpose. Their choice of “white” or “other race” may have little to do with their skin color, their use of English or Spanish, or their comfort within the larger culture, contrary to common assumptions, says Julie A. Dowling, a University of Illinois professor of Latina and Latino studies.
  • 2/27/2014Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author Hedrick Smith will speak on “Who Stole the American Dream” in a talk at 7:30 p.m. March 11 on the third floor of Levis Center, 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana.
  • 11/22/2013Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor