blog postsIllinois now second largest producer of computer science graduates in the U.S.Nov 17, 2017 2:45 pm0 views ChicagoInno (Nov. 12) Tech employers have plenty of fresh talent to choose from, as the number of local STEM graduates, and computer science grads specifically, is skyrocketingExperts: GOP tax bill gives big benefits to business owners, the rich – much less for regular JoesNov 17, 2017 10:00 am0 views Christian Science Monitor (Nov. 15) 'This is really tiny tinkering for individuals, (while) on the business side this is a major reduction of business taxes,' says Illinois tax policy expert Richard KaplanThe 'toxic soup' in which firefighters work has become the centerpiece of intensive researchNov 16, 2017 11:15 am0 views WMAQ-TV (Nov. 15) 'Smoke is made of a whole lot of different things,” says Illinois research scientist Gavin Horn 'And the smoke depends a whole lot on what’s burning.'First wild alligator snapping turtle found in Illinois in 30 years discoveredNov 15, 2017 3:00 pm0 views USA Today (Nov. 14) Illinois grad student Ethan Kessler, a co-author of the study, says the female could long be the last wild alligator snapping turtle in the stateGOP overhaul proposals target state and local tax deductionNov 14, 2017 1:15 pm0 views Omaha World-Herald (Nov. 11) Illinois' Richard Kaplan says eliminating the deduction jibes with the Republican goal (not wanting high-tax locales subsidized) and helps the proposal’s bottom lineIllinois' Plato: The greatest computer network you’ve never heard ofNov 13, 2017 1:45 pm3 views Motherboard (Nov. 13) Some of the most popular software ever made, including Lotus Notes and Microsoft Flight Simulator, share a direct lineage with early apps built by students at IllinoisFeds tightened oversight of surgical robot industry after lawsuits filed about older modelsNov 9, 2017 10:00 am0 views Journal News (Nob. 1) 'You can’t afford for these devices to fail or be wrong or just to stop working,' says Ravishankar Iyer, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at IllinoisFed Chair Janet Yellen receives Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in GovernmentNov 8, 2017 4:15 pm1 views United Press International (Nov. 7) Yellen and her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, received the award from the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of IllinoisIllinois postharvest loss initiative making a difference around the worldNov 7, 2017 1:00 pm1 views World Grain (Nov. 6) some of the loss is in discarded prepared food, but more than half is lost in the supply chair between production, transportation and storageIllinois' review of Sears’ $15 million in tax breaks drags, company struggles to stay afloatNov 6, 2017 2:15 pm0 views Chicago Tribune (Nov. 3) If states are promising tax incentives, they need to set measurable benchmarks for what the state expects in return, says U of I's David MerrimanThis Illinois technology may revolutionize water desalinationOct 31, 2017 3:00 pm2 views BTN (Oct. 30) Illinois researchers outline a desalination model based on modern battery technology that could slash the energy consumption, costs of treating low-salinity brackish waterGov. Rauner, U of I President Killeen left Sunday for a trade and research mission to IsraelOct 30, 2017 2:15 pm0 views State Journal-Register (Oct. 30) Killeen hopes the trip 'will build bridges for research collaborations that lead the way to progress, and exchange programs that prepare students to succeed...'Biggest donation in U of I history: Alumni give $150 million to its business schoolOct 26, 2017 2:15 pm8 views Crain's Chicago Business (Oct. 26) Madison Industries founder, CEO Larry Gies and his wife, Beth Gies, both graduated from Illinois. Why are Canada geese overwintering in Chicago? That's where the hunters aren'tOct 25, 2017 12:30 pm1 views Newsweek (Oct. 24) Illinois researchers found that Canada geese in Chicago had a better chance of surviving if they stayed in the city for the winter - despite the relative lack of foodRebooting the mathematics behind gerrymanderingOct 24, 2017 4:45 pm0 views San Francisco Chronicle (Oct. 23) Mathematicians, political scientists and computing experts at Duke and Illinois are harnessing technology to address the redistricting problem100 degrees forecast for World Series game one: How does that effect pitching?Oct 23, 2017 10:00 am2 views The research of Illinois professor emeritus Alan Nathan indicates that a batted ball may be expected to travel an additional 3.3 feet for every 10 degrees of added temperatureStudy: Despite more coverage, mass killings not occurring more oftenOct 20, 2017 12:00 pm0 views WTTW-TV (Oct. 19) 'Because of the perception due to media, one would think there’s a growing number of these events. The conclusions do not support that statement.'White working class isn’t what you think, but does pose challenges to racial harmonyOct 19, 2017 3:30 pm3 views The News Tribune (Oct. 18) Illinois researcher Stacy Harwood, co-authors argue that the white working class is far more diverse in its views than its stereotype.First class of students at Illinois’ new medical school will get free tuitionOct 17, 2017 10:45 am4 views State Journal-Register (Oct. 16) Carle Illinois College of Medicine has begun recruiting its first class of 32 students for fall 2018. Each will receive full four-year scholarships funded by donorsColleges are using sober dorms to combat alcohol and drug addictionOct 16, 2017 12:30 pm1 views Chicago Tribune (Oct. 13) The associate director of Illinois’ Counseling Center, says there are plans to set up a comprehensive recovery program in the next year or twoNutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of MedicineOct 16, 2017 9:30 am0 views Induction into NAM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to servicePlayers may sue if NFL punishes them for not standing during anthemOct 11, 2017 3:00 pm2 views New York Times (Oct. 10) 'There’s a basic fairness issue when you change a rule during the season, especially when you are getting browbeaten by the president,” says Illinois prof Michael LeRoyReconstructing Puerto Rico will be far more complicated than the recovery from KatrinaOct 10, 2017 12:15 pm2 views Illinois Professor of Finance Tatyana Deryugina: 'With Puerto Rico, I would expect many of those who leave will want to return. Whether they will depends a lot on how much is rebuilt.'Tatyana McFadden wins eighth Chicago Marathon, breaking her own course recordOct 9, 2017 2:15 pm1 views The victory this year was special for the Illinois alumna after missing the London Marathon and finishing fourth at Boston. She had been undefeated since 2013.Amid the state budget stalemate, labor costs of Chicago's Metra trains rose 32 percentOct 5, 2017 12:00 pm0 views Chicago Tribune (Oct. 5) It's a result of underfunding infrastructure, says Illinois professor Robert Bruno. 'These public agencies are getting by with chewing gum and masking tape and a little wire'Social media is full of concerns that 'margarine is one molecule away from plastic'Oct 3, 2017 12:30 pm3 views The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Oct. 3) – This margarine myth is not backed up by science, says University of Illinois Extension educator Jenna SmithChicago Marathon brought $282m to Chicago's economy in 2016Sep 29, 2017 4:00 pm13 views WMAQ-TV (Sept. 27) A study conducted by the Regional Economics Applications Lab considered the direct, indirect economic impact of the marathonIllinois alumnus Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, died WednesdaySep 28, 2017 10:45 am12 views Chicago Tribune (Sept. 28) At Illinois, Hefner doubled up on classes and graduated in two and a half years with a bachelor of science degree in psychologySen. Dick Durbin has reintroduced a bill that would make college textbooks freeSep 27, 2017 11:00 am1 views The Daily Northwestern (Sept. 27) At Illinois and the University of Minnesota, professors have already published free online textbooks that would have cost students roughly $150 at a bookstore. New report: Large numbers of older Americans are at risk of hunger, malnourishment.Sep 26, 2017 11:45 am1 views Deseret News (Sept. 25) The report was co-written by Illinois professor Craig Gundersen for the nonprofits Feeding America and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.