There’s no disputing that Joseph Lieb, a 26-year UI employee, has the most spacious office on campus. His workspace is the 1,000-acre South Farms area, where he has served as an assistant agriculture research technician (they call themselves farmhands) for the animal sciences department for the past five years.
About every two years, a small class of UI journalism students under the supervision of professor Nancy Benson reports from a different part of the world, taking a two-week turn as foreign correspondents.
The issue of employee benefits has taken center stage on the UI campus this spring and it likely won’t be going away anytime soon.
The Urbana Faculty Senate on April 30 accepted the final report of its enrollment management task force, which endorsed the formation of a three-campus policy council to better coordinate enrollment-related practices.
The 141st commencement of the UI's Urbana campus will be held in two ceremonies May 13 (Sunday) at Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.
Excessive Internet usage has been linked to an array of problems, from structural changes in the brain to depression, poor social skills, violent outbursts and sexual promiscuity. In China, concerns about Internet overuse have spawned hundreds of treatment programs that claim to cure addicted young people using a variety of techniques, ranging from therapy and medication to rigorous physical training in military boot camp environments.
Through a combination of atomic-scale materials design and ultrafast measurements, researchers at the UI have revealed new insights about how heat flows across an interface between two materials.
Does hearing that you are a member of an elite group – of chess players, say, or scholars – enhance your performance on tasks related to your alleged area of expertise? Not necessarily, say researchers who tested how sweeping pronouncements about the skills or likely success of social groups can influence children’s performance.
As biofuel production has increased – particularly ethanol derived from corn – a hotly contested competition for feedstock supplies has emerged between the agricultural grain markets and biofuel refineries. This competition has sparked concern for the more fundamental issue of allocating limited farmland resources, which has far-reaching implications for food security, energy security and environmental sustainability.
Real-time, 3-D microscopic tissue imaging could be a revolution for medical fields such as cancer diagnosis, minimally invasive surgery and ophthalmology. UI researchers have developed a technique to computationally correct for aberrations in optical tomography, bringing the future of medical imaging into focus.
Twelve faculty members, four academic professionals and five graduate teaching assistants at the University of Illinois were honored (Tuesday) April 24 for excellence in teaching and advising. The group was recognized during a reception at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.