blog postsEducation'Color-blind' 14th amendment not color-blind at all, professor saysMay 31, 2007 9:00 am76 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It is the central argument in many recent desegregation and affirmative action lawsuits, including school cases now before the U.S. Supreme Court: The 14th Amendment was written to make the Constitution color-blind and race-neutral.Education'Lawrence of Arabia' and Buster Keaton masterpiece headline 'Ebertfest'Mar 15, 2004 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Lawrence of Arabia" in 70mm will be the big-screen opening act for the sixth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 21-25 to Champaign-Urbana.EducationBusiness'Social capital' key to workers' success on the job, study saysApr 9, 2013 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The quality of the social relationships that newly hired people develop with other employees in their work groups is critical to newcomers' job satisfaction, learning their responsibilities and their ability to fit in to the workplace culture, a new study suggests.Education'The Game Changer' documentary on accessibility pioneer Tim Nugent premieres Sept. 22 on BTNSep 13, 2016 2:00 pm1167 views A new 30-minute documentary tells the story of Tim Nugent, known by many as the “Father of Accessibility,” who founded the first comprehensive program for college students with physical disabilities at the University of Illinois. Prior to the start of that program, people with disabilities were not expected to go to school, find employment or play sports.Education10,000th enrollee in UI Motorcycle Rider program to be recognizedJun 9, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Motorcycle Rider Program, now in its 24th year, will recognize its 10,000th enrollee Saturday.EducationCampus400 youth to compete in statewide 4-H Robotics ChallengeApr 27, 2015 12:00 pm18 views Nearly 400 youth from across Illinois will be on the University of Illinois campus Saturday (May 2) to compete in the seventh annual Illinois 4-H Robotics Challenge.Expert ViewpointsEducation60th anniversary of Brown v Board and recent affirmative action rulingsMay 21, 2014 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... U. of I. educational historian James D. AndersonExpert ViewpointsEducationA close look at Hillary Clinton's New College Compact proposalAug 27, 2015 11:45 am856 views A Minute With...™ Jennifer Delaney, expert on higher education financeEducationAdding technology to geometry class improves opportunities to learnDec 15, 2009 9:00 am886 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study co-written by a University of Illinois expert in math education suggests that incorporating technology in high school-level geometry classes not only makes the teaching of concepts such as congruency easier, it also empowers students to discover other geometric relationships they wouldn't ordinarily uncover when more traditional methods of instruction were used.HealthEducationAdults with disabilities on Medicaid wait list most likely to have unmet service needsOct 6, 2016 1:30 pm907 views Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Illinois’ Medicaid wait list who are minorities, in poor health or unable to speak are more likely to have unmet service needs, a new study by University of Illinois researchers found.EducationAdvocacy program giving Illinois youths real-life civics lessonsMay 18, 2016 9:30 am279 views A curriculum that has involved hundreds of Illinois youths in advocating for policy changes in their communities also could help schools fulfill a new state mandate that makes civics education a requirement for high school graduation.EducationAging adults have choices when confronting perceived mental declinesAug 2, 2007 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Aging adults may joke about memory lapses and "early Alzheimer's." They may worry when they can't understand a drug plan or lose track of the characters in a novel.EducationAll work and no play makes for troubling trend in early educationJan 26, 2009 9:00 am133 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Parents and educators who favor traditional classroom-style learning over free, unstructured playtime in preschool and kindergarten may actually be stunting a child's development instead of enhancing it, according to a University of Illinois professor who studies childhood learning and literacy development.EducationAmong continuing education offerings is a trip to ItalyJan 28, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Members of the community can explore topics as diverse as opera, terrorism, flower gardens and the detective novel in programs to be offered this spring and summer by the Office of Continuing Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. One opera program features a 10-day trip in July to Verona, Italy, for an opera festival.EducationAnalytic method uncovers pranksters who tamper with surveysJun 11, 2014 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Self-administered surveys are a vital tool for researchers who gather sensitive information about adolescents. But young people who provide untruthful answers on questionnaires as pranks have the potential to throw researchers' findings way off track, particularly studies that involve minority groups.EducationCampusAnderson named College of Education interim deanAug 10, 2016 10:30 am1095 views James D. Anderson, the head of the department of education policy, organization and leadership and the executive associate dean for the College of Education, will become the interim dean of the College of Education effective Aug. 16.EducationAnimation can be outlet for victimized children, a tool for researchJul 17, 2006 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Animation is a proven vehicle for biting comedy, a la "The Simpsons" and "South Park."AnnouncementsEducationAnnual new teacher induction, mentoring conference to be Feb. 21-22Feb 13, 2017 9:45 am165 views Helping early career teachers improve their instructional practices while fostering skills and relationships that promote professional development are the foci of the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative’s upcoming Induction and Mentoring Conference.EducationCampusAnnual STEM conference for new teachers expands to include the artsJul 21, 2015 11:15 am53 views An annual statewide conference that focuses on helping new teachers prepare students to compete in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the global economy is expanding this year to include the arts.The STEM Beginning Teacher Conference, July 28-29 in Champaign, will be the third such event organized by the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative – but the first time that the agenda will include sessions focusing on instructional strategies for the arts. Campus LifeEducationAnnual teacher placement day Thursday to draw fewer recruitersApr 15, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Even as many schools face tightening budgets, their recruiters will be out in force Thursday (April 17) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for the annual Teacher Placement Day.EducationApplied baccalaureate degrees at two-year colleges play critical rolesApr 30, 2009 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Applied baccalaureate degree programs at community colleges not only offer a path for non-traditional students to earn a bachelor's degree, but they also help state and local governments address shortages in the workforce, according to a University of Illinois expert who studies how first-generation college students use community colleges as a bridge to higher education.Expert ViewpointsEducationLife SciencesAre black bears and other large predators returning to Illinois?Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am103 views A Minute With™... Peggy Doty, who provides educational programs about coexisting with large predators for the University of Illinois Extension.EducationAspiring lawyers to get information at Law School DayAug 13, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois college students preparing to apply to law school are invited to attend Law School Day at the University of Illinois on Sept. 19.EducationAssociate Chancellor changes to take place later this springJan 19, 2000 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Several staff changes will be taking place later this spring in the Office of the Chancellor on the University of Illinois campus.EducationAustralian scholar named dean of College of Education at IllinoisMay 3, 2006 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mary Kalantzis, a professor of education and former dean at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, has been named the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its May 11 meeting in Chicago.EducationAuthor Naomi Klein to speak Oct. 29 at the University of IllinoisOct 13, 2008 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Author and syndicated columnist Naomi Klein will speak Oct. 29 on the University of Illinois campus, on the topic "Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism in Latin America."EducationAuthority on African-American families to speak Nov. 12Nov 5, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Robert B. Hill, a nationally known authority on African-American families, will speak on "Understanding Black Families: Strengths and Challenges" in a lecture Nov. 12 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.EducationAutism 'Red Flags' and intervention the subject of Nov. 1 talk at U. of I.Oct 18, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - How to spot the early signs of autism and intervene will be the subject of a pubic talk Nov. 1 on the University of Illinois campus.EducationHealthAutism signs can be identified earlier than formerly thought, study suggestsMar 17, 2014 9:00 am140 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Many characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders can be identified by the age of 2 and are predictive of which children will be diagnosed with these disorders when they're older, a new study suggests.EducationBenefits of online interaction for teens outweigh danger, professor saysNov 6, 2007 9:00 am503 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Is there such a thing as being too safe on the Internet? One University of Illinois education researcher believes there is, at least when teenagers are concerned.EducationBetter alignment needed between high schools, community collegesJul 15, 2010 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - High schools need to work with community colleges to align their curricula better and to reduce the number of students who need to enroll in remedial courses, according to a University of Illinois expert who studies community college education policy.EducationBusinessHealthSocial SciencesBeyond the big ads: teaching kids ad literacy and nutrition in grade school classroomsFeb 4, 2016 1:45 pm1153 views The Super Bowl will feature car ads, beer ads, food ads – but probably none for carrots. Most food ads, game time or anytime, are pitching less-healthy fare. Kids are often the target. Do they understand what an ad is? Who made it and why? Advertising professor Michelle Nelson worked with an Illinois school district to develop an advertising literacy curriculum that also promotes healthy eating. EducationBisexual teens at highest risk of bullying, truancy, suicideOct 13, 2011 9:00 am1096 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth are at greater risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, bullying by their peers and truancy, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois. EducationBlack women and civil rights the focus of talks and film at U. of I.Oct 30, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The role of black women in civil rights and in 20th-century black history will be the focus of three presentations on Nov. 8 and 9 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Campus LifeEducationBook Corner: How to achieve balance in your lifeOct 21, 2010 9:00 am1 views Juggling the demands of being a faculty member, as well as trying to find time for yourself and family and friends can seem overwhelming. "The Joyful Professor" (Henschel Haus, 2010), by Barbara Minsker, a professor of environmental and water resources systems engineering, provides tips for balancing the many roles of researcher, teacher, coach and mentor, while maintaining a healthy personal life.Campus LifeEducationBook Corner: Korean American students at U.S. collegesSep 16, 2010 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -Among the UI campus's largest non-white ethnicities, Korean American students arrive at college hoping to realize the liberal ideals of the modern American university, in which individuals can exit their comfort zones to realize their full potential regardless of race, nation or religion. In her new book "The Intimate University: Korean American Students and the Problems of Segregation" (Duke University Press, 2009), Nancy Abelmann, a professor of anthropology and of East Asian languages and cultures, explores the tensions between these liberal ideals and the particularities of race, family and community in the contemporary university.EducationBook explores educational value of religion in public schoolsMar 10, 2014 9:00 am77 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 40 years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down sponsored prayer and scripture readings in the nation's public schools, the role of religion in education remains a sharply divisive topic in many communities.EducationBook: private schools not as effective as some advocates suggestNov 11, 2013 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new book challenges popular assumptions about the superiority of private-school education and raises questions about the political imperatives behind current school-reform and policy initiatives that are based on market theory.EducationBoy-girl bullying in middle grades more common than previously thoughtDec 9, 2008 9:00 am288 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Much more cross-gender bullying - specifically, unpopular boys harassing popular girls - occurs in later elementary school grades than previously thought, meaning educators should take reports of harassment from popular girls seriously, according to new research by a University of Illinois professor who studies child development.EducationBoys who bully peers more likely to engage in sexual harassmentOct 29, 2014 9:00 am108 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Adolescent boys who bully peers and engage in homophobic teasing are more likely to perpetrate sexual harassment later on, suggests a new study of middle-school students conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.EducationBully-prevention options for schools too narrow and untestedAug 10, 2007 9:00 am40 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the battle against drugs in the 1980s and '90s, schools overwhelmingly embraced the DARE program before research came to seriously question its effectiveness.EducationBullying more violent in school with gangs nearby, study findsApr 18, 2013 9:00 am293 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The presence of gangs in the vicinity of schools creates a pervasive climate of fear and victimization among students, teachers and administrators that escalates the level of aggression in bullying incidents and paralyzes prevention efforts, suggests a new study in the journal Psychology of Violence.EducationCampus forum to look at public universities' role in educational equityJan 16, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Are public research universities still serving the public interest? Are low-income and minority students losing access? What are the consequences as these schools become more selective and competitive?Expert ViewpointsEducationCan a voucher system like Indiana's improve educational outcomes?Sep 13, 2011 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... Chris Lubienski, a professor of education policy, organization and leadershipExpert ViewpointsEducationCan a voucher system like Indiana's improve educational outcomes?Nov 8, 2007 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Christopher Lubienski, a professor of educational organization and leadershipEducationCenter for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series opensJan 21, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Afghanistan, Africa, anti-Semitism and animal rights - as well as an evening with a novelist, and a look at how culture shapes personal choices.EducationCampusCeremony to mark establishment of Confucius Institute at IllinoisNov 13, 2013 9:00 am50 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Officials from Jiangxi Normal University in Nanching, China, and the University of Illinois will sign an agreement establishing a Confucius Institute at the Urbana campus during an event Nov. 21 (Thursday).EducationCertified teachers+modern instruction=better public-school math scoresFeb 25, 2009 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In another "Freakonomics"-style study that turns conventional wisdom about public- versus private-school education on its head, a team of University of Illinois education professors has found that public-school students outperform their private-school classmates on standardized math tests, thanks to two key factors: certified math teachers, and a modern, reform-oriented math curriculum.Expert ViewpointsEducationSocial SciencesChanges in the Middle East, driven by a Facebook generationFeb 25, 2011 9:00 am22 views A Minute With™... sociologist Asef Bayat and education professor Linda HerreraEducationChanges to student financial aid policy created “flawed,” debt-based systemMay 31, 2016 9:15 am817 views A series of modifications to federal student financial aid policy have eroded perceptions of higher education as a public good in the U.S., creating a “flawed” financial aid system that promotes both personal debt and tuition increases, suggests a new study by University of Illinois scholars Daniel A. Collier and Richard Herman.