blog postsCampus LifePhysical SciencesSocial SciencesObesity researcher to give public lecture March 30Mar 9, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Internationally known obesity researcher Richard Lee Atkinson will discuss the prospects for effective treatment in a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at the University of Illinois. The lecture is free and will be in Room 150 of the Animal Sciences Laboratory, 1207 W. Gregory, Urbana.Campus LifeHumanitiesSocial SciencesJournalism students reveal most probable 'Deep Throat' identitiesJun 14, 2002 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. After six semesters of digging and analysis, a journalism class at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has produced a list of seven candidates for "Deep Throat," the anonymous source who helped two Washington Post reporters expose the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s.Social SciencesCampus LifeHumanitiesClinic provides needed services while fulfilling researchNov 7, 2002 9:00 am3 views One of the advantages of living in a community that’s home to a major research university is access to resources that would otherwise likely be available only in a large, urban area. The Audiology and Speech Clinic, operated by the UI’s department of speech and hearing science, is just such a resource for residents of Central Illinois.Campus LifeHumanitiesSocial SciencesJournalism professor, students identify 'Deep Throat'Apr 22, 2003 9:00 am54 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The identity of "Deep Throat" is no longer a mystery, at least not for one investigative journalism class at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.BusinessSocial SciencesProfessor’s research leads to new state law on child supportSep 18, 2003 9:00 am5 views A 12-year educational effort by a UI professor of family economics paid off earlier this summer when a bill containing new guidelines for child support in Illinois was signed into law. The law increases the percentage a non-custodial parent pays for support of the second child in a two-child family.Social SciencesClothing industry led the way in seeing kids as consumers, scholar saysNov 25, 2003 9:00 am57 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "It takes a village to raise a child" may be a popular ideal. "It takes a marketplace to raise a child" may be closer to today's reality, says Dan Cook, the author of an upcoming book on the history of the clothing industry and the rise of the "child consumer."Social SciencesMaltreated children more likely to engage in delinquent behaviorJan 13, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Children who have experienced maltreatment are significantly more likely to engage in delinquent behavior, according to a unique new study matching child welfare and juvenile court records from Chicago and its Cook County suburbs.Social SciencesLow-income parents often prefer license-exempt child care, study indicatesFeb 9, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - All low-income working parents in Illinois can get subsidized child care, under one of the most comprehensive programs in the nation, but more than half the parents get that subsidized care from providers exempted from state licensing.Campus LifeSocial SciencesScholars to discuss how media have shaped attitudes toward American IndiansFeb 19, 2004 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A panel of professors, including the grandson of author Dee Brown, will hold a symposium in his honor March 4 examining how the media have helped craft attitudes about American Indians. Brown played an influential role in reshaping perceptions about American Indians and westward expansion with his 1970 book "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." For more than two decades leading up to its publication, Brown, who died in 2002, was a librarian and professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.HealthSocial SciencesHigh cost of assistive technologies keeping some people from work, study saysMar 15, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Access to assistive technologies (AT) may be a critical factor in the employment success of persons with spinal cord injury or disease (SCID), according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.HumanitiesSocial SciencesSchools failing to accommodate teens who are pregnant or new mothersApr 23, 2004 9:00 am71 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Title IX legislation of 1972 has been celebrated for the dramatic benefits it brought to girls in school sports.HealthSocial SciencesStudy finds no link between marijuana use and oral cancerJun 8, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Oral cancer probably hasn't been high on the average pot smoker's list of concerns - despite the fact that marijuana smoke contains known carcinogens. It may be even less of a concern now in light of new research that found no link between marijuana use and risk of developing oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC).Social SciencesHumanitiesPresidential vote expert gives Democrats 'distinct electoral advantage'Jul 23, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - History has some good news for the Democrats on the eve of their convention next week in Boston.Social SciencesFinancial education programs would benefit low-income people, scholars sayOct 11, 2004 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Personal finance education is a growing trend in schools and workplaces, but it misses many of those who need it most, say social work professors Steve Anderson and Min Zhan.HumanitiesEducationSocial SciencesWhat's left unsaid about sexuality and schools can be harmful, author saysOct 25, 2004 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sexuality is not an easy topic for discussion as it relates to schools, but what is left unsaid can cause a lot of harm, says Cris Mayo, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of a new book.Social SciencesChild-welfare web site gives caseworkers first-time access to dataNov 17, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Child-welfare caseworkers tend to focus on daily crises.BusinessSocial SciencesPro sports stadiums don't bolster local economies, scholars sayNov 17, 2004 9:00 am722 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If you build it, they will come ... with wallets bulging, eager to exchange greenbacks for peanuts, popcorn, hot dogs and beer, and T-shirts and ball caps with team logos.Campus LifeSocial SciencesForum Feb. 1 to explore world response to tsunami disasterJan 19, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How the world has responded to the Dec. 26 tsunami will be the topic of a 90-minute forum beginning at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Social SciencesMethamphetamine's ruinous effects on children documented in midwest studyFeb 2, 2005 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In its destructive effect on rural families and their children, methamphetamine may be in a class of its own, based on the first study from an ongoing research project in seven Central Illinois counties, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.EducationSocial SciencesOnline master's degree gives teachers the tools to think globallyApr 4, 2005 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - All education is global. At least that's the perspective of a new online master's degree program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Social SciencesNew program aims to keep seniors mentally active and thrivingApr 18, 2005 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Puzzles, brain-teasers, games and creative problem-solving. For many, they're a fun diversion, but could they also help keep seniors mentally vibrant as they age?Social SciencesLife SciencesStudents sleep in professor's class with their pillows and his blessingApr 21, 2005 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With final exams just around the corner, stress levels are rising for college students everywhere. But at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, students in kinesiology professor Weimo Zhu's class are riding out the tension in the "horse position" - a meditative posture characterized by slightly bent knees and outstretched arms.HumanitiesSocial SciencesExperts should be thinking -- now -- beyond Katrina rescue effortSep 2, 2005 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While post-Katrina rescue and evacuation operations continue to be the priority in New Orleans, urban planning expert Rob Olshansky says now also is the time to be staging the next phase of the city's disaster-recovery plans.Social SciencesCreativity, flexibility important when setting fitness goalsJan 4, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Throughout the land, glossy new calendars adorn kitchen walls and office desktops. And for many people, the new year prompts thoughts of an old tradition: making - and, in many cases, ultimately breaking - New Year's resolutions.Life SciencesSocial SciencesBeckman researchers study communication part of languageJan 19, 2006 9:00 am1 views Researchers can get their inspiration from a mentor, or colleague, or perhaps even a lecture that strikes a chord. Psychology researcher Kara Federmeier got hers from her younger brother when she was still in high school.Campus LifePhysical SciencesSocial SciencesForum to look at earthquakes, including potential in central U.S.Feb 1, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Should the October earthquake in Pakistan, and the widespread devastation it caused, raise concerns in the central United States?Social SciencesChild-welfare study shows recovery coaches can help reunite familiesMar 10, 2006 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - On any given day, as many as 70 percent of the Illinois children in foster care are in that situation, at least in part, because their parents abuse drugs or alcohol. Only a small percentage will ever be reunited with their parents.HumanitiesSocial SciencesBusiness owners should go 'green' in rebuilding after disastersApr 25, 2006 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters unleash their furies on communities, the losses can be especially devastating for small-business owners with limited budgets and flimsy safety nets. But when the skies clear, and the cleanup and rebuilding begins, savvy owners may actually find a silver - or "green" - lining beneath the rubble and ruin.Expert ViewpointsEducationSocial SciencesHow can graduating seniors best prepare for the job market?May 8, 2006 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... Brandon J. Bute, assistant director of the campus Career CenterSocial SciencesStudy elicits 'child's eye' view of methamphetamine abuse and its effectsJun 12, 2006 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The children's stories are distressing: They had been left alone and hungry for days, were physically abused, forced to get high, told to steal from loved ones and to lie to authorities, and they had seen their parents "hyper" and delusional.HumanitiesSocial SciencesAdvertising and its methods put 'on trial' in the 1930s, author saysJun 26, 2006 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the current world of product placement, cross-promotion, pop-up ads, and ad-driven politics, it's hard to imagine there was ever a time when advertising as an institution was severely challenged.Physical SciencesSocial SciencesAnxious adults judge facial cues faster, but less accuratelyJul 7, 2006 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Adults who are highly anxious can perceive changes in facial expressions more quickly than adults who are less anxious, a new study shows. By jumping to emotional conclusions, however, highly anxious adults may make more errors in judgment and perpetuate a cycle of conflict and misunderstanding in their relationships.Expert ViewpointsSocial SciencesHow do you know when your children are ready to stay home alone?Aug 1, 2006 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... Dottie Squire, the Resource Development Coordinator at the Child Care Resource ServiceSocial SciencesHealthHow mothers respond to baby’s distress mattersAug 17, 2006 9:00 am4 views A mother’s attentiveness to her baby’s distress, especially in the first year, is more important to his secure attachment than positive feedback when he’s happy and content, concludes a UI study published in the June issue of the Journal of Family Psychology.Expert ViewpointsHumanitiesSocial SciencesWhat happens to U.S.-born children when their parents are deported?Aug 17, 2006 9:00 am46 views A Minute With™... Noreen M. Sugrue, coordinator of Health Policy InitiativesExpert ViewpointsHumanitiesSocial SciencesWhy is the number of fatal motorcycle crashes increasing?Sep 1, 2006 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... John Sudlow, project coordinator for the free Motorcycle Rider Program at IllinoisSocial SciencesCampus LifeFour-day Katrina 'Summit' at U. of I., elsewhere, strives for positive changeSep 14, 2006 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A year after hurricane Katrina's devastation of the Louisiana and Mississippi gulf coasts, rebuilding efforts are finally moving forward. But it's the remaining, deeper tears in the region's social fabric that will be the main focus of a unique series of dialogues and events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign designed to build community, connect diverse local and national audiences and ignite real and long-lasting positive change.Expert ViewpointsHumanitiesSocial SciencesFacebook, 'soft surveillance,' and the Millennial GenerationOct 2, 2006 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... Noshir Contractor, a professor of speech communication and of psychologySocial SciencesParent’s conversational style contributes to child’s securityOct 5, 2006 9:00 am0 views Parents who use a particular conversational style with their children – drawing them out to elicit detailed memories about past shared events and to talk about emotions – contribute to the child’s secure attachment, sense of self-worth, and eventual social competence, says a UI study published last month in a special edition of Attachment and Human Development. Expert ViewpointsHumanitiesSocial SciencesRamifications of North Korea's nuke testOct 9, 2006 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Julian Palmore, the director of the UI's Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International SecurityExpert ViewpointsHumanitiesSocial SciencesWhat does 'fair' mean when it comes to redistricting?Oct 30, 2006 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Brian J. Gaines, a professor of political scienceExpert ViewpointsSocial SciencesLooking ahead after congressional, state electionsNov 9, 2006 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... James D. Nowlan, a senior fellow at the Institute of Government and Public AffairsSocial SciencesHumanitiesInvestigative reporting back in style, with bright future, professor saysMar 12, 2007 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The news business may be in constant turmoil these days, but investigative reporting is alive and well, says a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner who is writing his second textbook on the subject, due out in June.Social SciencesBusinessCampus LifeStudents become micro-lenders, assisting entrepreneurs around worldApr 24, 2007 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois students who enrolled in Bruce Wicks' recreation, sport and tourism course on entrepreneurism this semester did so thinking they would be learning how to create a business plan and finance, begin and market a small business.Social SciencesHumanitiesLeisure time with colleagues may be beneficial on the job, researchers sayJun 4, 2007 9:00 am10 views If the 1961 Broadway hit "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" were updated to reflect today's workplace realities, the remake might feature the corporate-ladder climbing character "Finch" bowling, returning tennis serves or simply tossing back beers with his colleagues after work.Expert ViewpointsHumanitiesSocial SciencesWill US plans for a missile defense system in Europe lead to a new arms race?Jun 11, 2007 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Julian Palmore, a professor of mathematics and expert on international security issuesSocial SciencesResearch suggests fitness may reduce inflammationJul 5, 2007 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Although a number of studies have suggested that regular exercise reduces inflammation - a condition that is predictive of cardiovascular and other diseases, such as diabetes - it's still not clear whether there is a definitive link. And if such a link exists, the nature of the relationship is by no means fully understood.HumanitiesSocial SciencesRare "Hear It Now" recordings lend insight on Murrow and news historySep 26, 2007 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 1950s program "See It Now," hosted by Edward R. Murrow, has earned a place in the early history of television news. Most recently it was the setting for the 2005 movie "Good Night and Good Luck," in which Murrow famously clashed with U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy.HumanitiesSocial SciencesProfessor: Communication system at critical juncture, time for action is nowOct 15, 2007 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Our communication system is rapidly transforming before our eyes. But we don't have to just watch, University of Illinois professor Bob McChesney says in a new book. In fact, we shouldn't.Expert ViewpointsHumanitiesSocial SciencesAs Medvedev assumes Russia's presidency, are great changes imminent?Oct 24, 2007 9:00 am0 views What's going on in Russia and what does its president, Vladimir Putin, have in mind for the nation and for himself? Richard Tempest, a professor of Slavic literature and the head of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center who was in Russia in June, is an expert on Putin and Putin's Russia. In an interview with News Bureau writer Andrea Lynn, Tempest offered his assessments of the nation and its leader.