The long-debated question over the right to bear arms remains unsettled despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that extends Second Amendment guarantees to state and local gun-control laws, a UI legal expert says.
A worldwide survey of more than 136,000 people in 132 countries included questions about happiness and income, and the results reveal that while life satisfaction usually rises with income, positive feelings don’t necessarily follow, researchers report.
Firing off e-mails and cueing up videoconferences get work done fast, but not necessarily well, research by a University of Illinois business leadership expert found.
Researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in seven species of sharks and redfish captured in waters off Belize, Florida, Louisiana and Massachusetts. Most of these wild, free-swimming fish harbored several drug-resistant bacterial strains.
A group established to review administrative functions throughout the university has recommended changes that could save nearly $60 million in the next three years.
At first, it sounded like a disaster. The entire 1908 addition on the south side of the Natural History Building – all four floors of it – had to be evacuated.
A program that helps low-income residents save money and fuel by improving their homes’ energy efficiency is being expanded. The UI will receive a nearly $1 million grant to establish one of the state’s first weatherization training centers that could provide job training and employment to thousands of Illinois residents.
The UI and Mayo Clinic are forming a strategic alliance designed to promote a broad spectrum of collaborative research, the development of new technologies and clinical tools, and the design and implementation of novel education programs. Officials from the university and the clinic recently signed an agreement establishing the formal relationship.
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science has been awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services totaling $988,543.
Colleges and universities are under siege from an array of economic, political and cultural forces that are dramatically changing higher education as we know it – but not for the better, according to Cary Nelson, a professor emeritus of English at the UI.
Ten years before the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion – which likely will be a focus of Senate confirmation questions for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan next week – German measles probably played the biggest part in starting to shift public attitudes about the criminal abortion laws, UI historian Leslie J. Reagan says in a new book.