Published Date:March 21, 2013
Beckman Institute director Arthur Kramer and his colleagues discovered that elite athletes tend to be faster than their nonathletic peers at a variety of cognitive tasks that are important in sport and in daily life.
March 21, 2013
Published Date:March 12, 2013
Fitness DVDs are a multimillion-dollar business, and those targeting adults over the age of 55 are a major part of the market. With names like Boomers on the Move, Stronger Seniors and Ageless Yoga, the programs promise much, but few have ever been rigorously tested.
March 12, 2013
Published Date:March 1, 2013
Advancements in the use of computed tomography (also known as CT) imaging by researchers at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital are enabling them to diagnose life-threatening conditions in dogs and cats faster, dramatically affecting the course, outcomes and costs of treatment.
March 1, 2013
Published Date:February 19, 2013
Watch senior Alina Weinstein's record breaking floor exercise performance on Feb. 16, 2013. Weinstein broke school records in both the all-around (39.600) and floor exercise (9.975) to help the 21st-ranked University of Illinois women's gymnastics team rally to egde the Iowa Hawkeyes, 195.975-195.875, in front of a Gym Jam record crowd of 2,316 fans at Huff Hall.
February 19, 2013
Published Date:February 13, 2013
Behavioral problems among teenagers and preteens can be blamed on the violence, sex and gore portrayed in the media marketed to them that was the topic of televised public hearings held by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency in 1954 to address the scourge of comic books. The hearings, which resulted in the decimation of what was an enormous comic book industry, had been inspired in large part by the book Seduction of the Innocent, by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, based on his own case studies.
Werthams personal archives, however, show that the doctor revised childrens ages, distorted their quotes, omitted other causal factors and in general played fast and loose with the data he gathered on comics, according to an article by Carol Tilley, published in a recent issue of Information and Culture: A Journal of History.
February 13, 2013
Published Date:February 13, 2013
Computer Science Professor William Gropp has been appointed the Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of only two such chairs in the United States. The chair is the result of a $2 million gift from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation.
February 13, 2013
Published Date:February 8, 2013
The European Union Center is pleased to announce the Twelfth Annual EU Day event on February 15th. Highlights of the event include the annual "State of the European Union" address, delivered by His Excellency Michael Collins, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States.
February 8, 2013
Published Date:February 7, 2013
Weng Cho Chew and Thomas J. Overbye, both professors of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
February 7, 2013
Published Date:February 5, 2013
Bullied teens often are assured that it gets better. And a new study suggests that bullying does, indeed, tend to decline as teens progress through high school and move toward adulthood.
February 5, 2013
Published Date:January 23, 2013
As the Asian carp population grows and the threat of the invasive species entering Lake Michigan through one of the Chicago canals is monitored, University of Illinois researcher Cory Suski has found that carbon dioxide is quick and effective in repelling fish from an area.
January 23, 2013
Published Date:January 22, 2013
A new study of 152 Vietnam veterans with combat-related brain injuries offers the first detailed map of the brain regions that contribute to emotional intelligence the ability to process emotional information and navigate the social world.
January 22, 2013
Published Date:January 17, 2013
Opens January 25 following a public reception on Jan. 24 (6 p.m. at the museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign). Blind Field will be on display at Krannert through March 31, and will then travel to Michigan State University where it will open at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on June 7.
January 17, 2013
Published Date:January 16, 2013
Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White has been given a Humboldt Research Award honoring his work in autonomous and self-healing materials.
January 16, 2013
Published Date:January 14, 2013
The Illini Chess Club will send a team to the final four in intercollegiate competition.
January 14, 2013
Published Date:December 21, 2012
Professor Isaac Cann has been chosen by the Governance Board of the Energy Biosciences Institute to be the next Deputy Director.
December 21, 2012
Published Date:December 17, 2012
University of Illinois researchers developed mats of metal oxide nanofibers that scrub sulfur from petroleum-based fuels much more effectively than traditional materials. Such efficiency could lower costs and improve performance for fuel-based catalysis, advanced energy applications and toxic gas removal.
December 17, 2012
Published Date:December 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.
December 11, 2012
Published Date:December 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.
December 3, 2012
Published Date:November 16, 2012
Miniature bio-bots developed at the University of Illinois are made of hydrogel and heart cells, but can walk on their own.
November 16, 2012
Published Date:November 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.
November 14, 2012