In the classic fairy tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” Hans Christian Andersen uses the eyes of a child to challenge conventional wisdom and help others to see more clearly. In similar fashion, researchers at the University of Illinois have now revealed the naked truth about a classic bell-shaped curve used to describe the motion of a liquid as it diffuses through another material.
Another fiscal stimulus package would be premature and could be counterproductive if the U.S. economy rebounds next year, as many analysts expect, a UI economist says.
Swinging their arms helped participants in a new study solve a problem whose solution involved swinging strings, researchers report, demonstrating that the brain can use bodily cues to help understand and solve complex problems.
Popular culture may have an uncharitable attitude toward community colleges, but a UI expert in education says they are an underfunded community asset and an invaluable resource for first-generation college students, low-skilled adult workers and immigrants aspiring to enter college, and downsized workers and mid-career changers transitioning to a recession-proof career.
UI Board of Trustees Chairman Niranjan Shah announced his resignation from the board on Aug. 3, becoming the second trustee to resign from the board in the midst of a state investigation into admissions practices at Illinois. Shah’s resignation came less than a week after trustee and former chair Lawrence Eppley submitted his letter of resignation to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and called upon the eight other trustees to do the same.
Chancellors of the three UI campuses presented their initial plans for the future of the university’s online degree programs – including more intercampus collaboration and blended learning – at the July 23 UI Board of Trustees meeting at UIC.
An interim policy will enable the university to institute unpaid furlough days for faculty members and academic professionals if significant budget shortfalls occur. A second policy addition allows the university to shorten the appointment period for employees whose salaries are paid from grant and contract funds, if funding is lost.
Instead of spending the waning days of summer vacation honing their dribbling and passing, or their backstrokes, some young people who come to the UI campus will be developing skills that could one day save their lives.
our faculty members of the University of Illinois are among the first class of fellows to be honored by the American Chemical Society: Scott E. Denmark, Deborah E. Leckband, Thomas B. Rauchfuss and Steven C. Zimmerman.
Klara Nahrstedt, the Ralph M. and Catherine V. Fisher Professor in computer science at the UI, has been selected to receive the Humboldt Research Award.