blog postsA supercomputing solution to gerrymanderingSep 28, 2016 3:15 pm2 views Researchers create 800 million maps to help courts crack an age-old political problemBeautiful musk (and the furious farmer)Sep 12, 2017 9:00 am0 views The low afternoon light cast a beautiful glow, and I was struck by a lone thistle growing amidst the wheat.Blog: A guide to the Japan House gardensMay 31, 2016 2:00 pm1 views Your guide, Jim Bier, designed and built the gardens at Japan House and has maintained the gardens for 19 years.Brown armorated stink bugs are on the move in Illinois this fallSep 30, 2016 2:00 pm11 views An invasive stink bug species has been found in five newly invaded Illinois counties this year, according to Kelly Estes, Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey coordinator in the Prairie Research Institute.Campus meeting Thursday night for missing scholar supportJun 21, 2017 1:00 pm2 views Campus police and other officials will meet with members of the campus and community at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, to discuss campus support for the search for Yingying Zhang.Can my pet get Zika?Jul 6, 2016 11:00 am1 views And is it possible for animals to serve as a “reservoir host” for the Zika virus or transmit the virus to people?Changing methods for road salt application may ease environmental effectsFeb 10, 2017 4:00 pm0 views Road salt dissolves and flushes away into surface water, so high salt concentrations are often found in rivers and streams after a significant amount of snow has melted. But les could be used with proper training.Check out the many planned eventsApr 5, 2016 1:00 pm2 views International Week seeks to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources available to the Illinois campus and local community.Chicago waterways – still flowing after more than 100 yearsMar 8, 2017 3:15 pm1 views Chicago’s intricate waterway system, which included reversing Chicago and Calumet river flows, has protected the Lake Michigan water supply for over 100 years, but faces new challengesChoose from more than 300 coursesMar 20, 2017 2:45 pm0 views The promise of Illinois Online and the U of I is to provide a positive, rewarding and successful online learning experience.Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of 'the bard'Mar 15, 2016 1:45 pm0 views There are over 500 works in which Shakespeare appears as a character that have been curated them and chosen an eclectic group of works, in which Shakespeare appears in many guises.Considering Illinois? Get on our mailing listJan 22, 2017 8:45 am0 views Want to receive personalized communications from us and manage your admissions process in one place? We have one word for you: myIllini.Corn rootworm keeps evolving ways to resist pesticides that protect $50 billion corn industryMar 2, 2017 1:00 pm4 views Scientific American (Feb. 14) Illinois entomologist Joseph Spencer worries that technology to defeat the corn rootworm will work only briefly against an inventive foe. Critter Cam from Vet Med: A Sharp-Shinned HawkJan 5, 2017 9:45 am3 views The Wildlife Medical Clinic often cares for the sharp-shinned hawk’s larger (almost identical) cousin, the Cooper’s hawk, but sharpies are a rare visitor to the clinic.Education Justice Project receives $1 million grant from Mellon FoundationOct 18, 2017 3:30 pm0 views 'The generous support of the Mellon Foundation promises to allow EJP, which has already served almost 250 individual students at the prison, to impact the lives of many more individuals.'Education Justice Project receives Community Impact AwardSep 19, 2017 1:15 pm0 views EJP is a comprehensive college-in-prison program that demonstrates the positive impacts of higher education on incarcerated people, their families, and their home communitiesEducation Policy professor talks about black girls and school disciplineJun 16, 2016 2:45 pm0 views Federal data show black girls are suspended from school at a rate that is six times higher than that of their white female peers.Few hunters know how their duck stamp dollars are spentOct 9, 2017 4:30 pm1 views Illinois hunters each pay $25 for an annual federal duck stamp to legally shoot waterfowl, yet few know how their money is used, according to a University of Illinois study.Full schedule and additional guests announced for 2016 ‘Ebertfest’Mar 23, 2016 12:30 pm2 views The remaining films have been announced, along with the schedule and additional guests, for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as “Ebertfest,” coming April 13-17.Getting Fido from fat to fitMay 17, 2016 2:00 pm0 views As in people, extra weight in pets contributes to numerous health problems. Ignoring a pet’s round shape is not a responsible option.‘Hair,’ 'Hysteria' and other films, guests announced for EbertfestMar 23, 2017 3:45 pm2 views The 1979 film “Hair,” based on the Broadway musical of the same name, will open this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, April 19-23 in ChampaignHerbicide considerations for replanted cornMay 16, 2017 2:00 pm0 views University of Illinois weed scientist Aaron Hager says farmers should keep weed control/herbicide issues in mind when replanting waterlogged cornHere's what heat stroke can do to your dogJul 20, 2016 2:15 pm0 views “Heat stroke can cause severe damage to an animal’s organs, especially the bone marrow and liver,” says Dr. Maureen McMichael. “It can lead to death, even with treatment.” History class organizes to fight hungerApr 4, 2017 9:00 am0 views It started as Leslie Reagan taught her United States history class about the Great Depression and the New Deal. “A third of the country was out of work, and people were starving.”How do dads fit into early intervention services for children?Aug 1, 2017 4:30 pm0 views Professor Brent McBride hopes his study will inform service providers to better target or include fathers in intervention plans that positively affect children’s developmentIllinois 4-H celebrates alumni during National 4-H WeekOct 5, 2016 10:30 am0 views In honor of National 4-H Week, U of I Extension invites 4-H alums on campus to share their story and receive a 4-H alumni t-shirt to celebrate your 4-H heritage.Illinois counts down to the total solar eclipseJul 11, 2017 10:45 am1 views Professor Leslie Looney: "It’s the darkness, it’s the drama, it’s this beautiful thing, and you say, ‘I get this. I see why people spend thousands to travel and see eclipses.’"Illinois first in the U.S. to offer new brachycephalic syndrome procedureSep 6, 2017 11:30 am0 views A new surgical procedure that addresses one of these pets’ anatomical problems was performed for the first time in the U.S. at the Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.Illinois leads veterinary emergency response trainingMay 13, 2016 11:15 am0 views A semi-trailer hauling 156 hogs crashes on the interstate highway. Who you gonna call?Illinois music ensemble part of Vienna’s music scene this springMay 18, 2017 11:30 am0 views The University of Illinois Chamber Singers is performing in Europe this spring during a 12-day exchange trip with the University of Vienna choir.