20, No. 10, Nov. 16, 2000
A sampling of UI names
in the news
David Bullock, agriculture, was
cited in an Oct. 24 Associated Press dispatch on the handling of grain
and whether current technology can keep GMO corn separate from non-GMO
Business Wire (Oct. 31) carried a dispatch that mentioned a new program,
"BrandZOO," designed specifically to help companies develop
new product and service offerings; one of the founders is Peter
Davis, a theater and communications professor at the UI.
The Nov. 6 issue of People magazine contains an article that mentions
Brenda Eheart, sociology, and her
involvement in Hope for the Children, the Rantoul foster-childrens
The Gazette (Colorado Spring, Colo.) and Knight Ridder/Tribune News
Service carried a story Oct. 31 about bullying that cited a UI study
on the prevalence of bullying in school and the frequency with which
children of different ages are bullied. The research was done by
Dorothy Espelage, educational psychology.
Martha Gillette, cell and structural
biology, was quoted in an article distributed Oct. 29 by The Associated
Press that focused on her research on the bodys internal clock.
A new musical instrument created by Lippold
Haken, engineering, was featured in an Oct. 22 Associated
Press dispatch. Haken also was interviewed by a reporter with "Performance
Today," a program broadcast nationally on National Public Radio.
John Kindt, business administration,
was quoted in an Associated Press dispatch (Oct. 24) on what effect
he thinks gambling could have on a community in West Virginia.
Michael LeRoy, labor and industrial
relations, was cited in the Oct. 24 Wall Street Journal in an article
about the decline in long, traditional strikes and the increase in temporary
walkouts and "sickouts."
Alan Nathan, physics, who has done
research on baseball, was quoted in a United Press International dispatch
of Oct. 30 on how tightly to grip the bat while swinging at a pitched
Julian Rappaport, psychology, was
mentioned in an Oct. 23 article in the Irish Times about his attendance
in Cork at the annual conference of Grow, described as "the largest
mutual support organization in the mental health arena."
Kenneth Robertson, natural resources
and environmental sciences, was cited in an Oct. 31 story in the Christian
Science Monitor on prairies because he has established a Web site listing
prairies in Illinois.
The very popular "The Why Files?" science Web site (Oct. 26)
carried a long feature on the work of Mark
Rood, environmental engineering, on the use of a new type
of filter that could be used in spray-painting operations.
Nancy Sottos and David Payne, both
engineering, were cited in the Oct. 23 edition of Electronic Engineering
Times in an article about the shrinking of smart thin films, such as
The Idaho Falls Post Register (Oct. 24) quoted a "fun" list
of pumpkin facts, all supplied by UI Extension.