Veterinary radiologists in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the UI recently obtained what are believed to be the first 3-D internal renderings of dogs' larynxes by using a restraint device they created that allows clinicians to perform CT scans on awake small animals without chemical restraint.
The state of Illinois needs to get serious and create a fiscally sustainable pension-reform plan, a former government economic adviser warns.
While welfare-to-work programs mandate employment and push recipients into the labor market, many low-income single mothers have unstable and low-paying jobs that leave families vulnerable to hunger, inadequate housing, unmet health care needs and other hardships, according to recent studies by two researchers at the UI.
The ShamWow. The Snuggie. Big-Mouth Billy Bass. And the latest fad, Pajama Jeans. Are these products winners or worthless? For consumers who plunk down their hard-earned dollars on products of questionable utility, it's all in the eye of the beholder, says a UI marketing expert.
Researchers have built a computer model of the crowded interior of a bacterial cell that – in a test of its response to sugar in its environment – accurately simulates the behavior of living cells.
The American Civil War not only was a series of monumental struggles on the battlefields, it also was a revolution behind the lines – a profound upending of the social order that played out in the South through the four years of the war, says UI historian Bruce Levine.
Cardiologists may soon be able to place sensitive electronics inside their patients' hearts with minimal invasiveness, enabling more sophisticated and efficient diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias.
The effects of climate change and population growth on agricultural land area vary from region to region, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers.
Older adults may put themselves at risk by talking on cell phones while crossing the street, researchers report in a new study.
Illinois researchers have documented the first observations of some unusual physics when two prominent electric materials are connected: superconductors and graphene.
The turbulence surrounding the closing of the UI Institute of Aviation diminshed April 4 as members of the Academic Senate’s Educational Policy Committee voted to shut down most of the institute’s functions. The vote was announced at the meeting of the Senate Executive Council.
The issues of state funding, tuition rates, employee compensation and institutional quality all found a common link during discussions at the UI Board of Trustees meeting March 23 at UIS.
The UI Board of Trustees covered a lot of ground during its March 23 meeting in Springfield. The board approved several action items and heard reports on upcoming issues likely to affect university operations.
The UI Academic Senate on March 28 called for a “wider university discussion” of institutional governance, inviting university administrators and members of the UI Board of Trustees to meet with faculty leaders in a summit.
New details are already arising from last week’s CT scan of the Spurlock Museum’s nearly 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy, according to museum director Wayne Pitard.
Six academic professionals received 2011 Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence awards at a reception April 1 at the I Hotel and Conference Center.
UI entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum will receive the 2011 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, an international award that recognizes "those individuals who have contributed in an outstanding manner to scientific knowledge and public leadership to preserve and enhance the environment of the world."
“The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today,” a documentary produced by UI journalism professor Jay Rosenstein, in partnership with WILL-TV, was one of the winners of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards, announced last week.
Stephanie Maldonado, a junior at the University of Illinois, has won a $30,000 Truman Scholarship. She is one of about 60 students chosen from 602 students nominated by U.S. colleges and universities.
Terri Weissman’s first book has generated considerable buzz for the undervalued photographer it profiles. “The Realisms of Berenice Abbott: Documentary Photography and Political Action” was published in January as the winner of the 2010 Phillips Book Prize. It has been excerpted in Scope, the new magazine started by former Gravitas editor Ian Garrick Mason, and also in Berfrois, a scholarly news aggregation website.