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December

New book on Mozart focuses on composer's piano music

Protein that kills cells also important for memory

Researchers discover new species of fish in Antarctic

Exercise appears to improve brain function among younger people

U. of I. student teams to get chance to turn ideas into start-up businesses

College of Business gets $1 million grant for markets information lab

Scientists propose alternate model for plume on Enceladus

Study finds gender differences releated to eating and body image

Study takes rare look at how materialism develops in the young

Fishbone deforestation pattern affecting environment, research shows

Researchers study role of natural organic matter in environment

New instrumentation helps scientists better predict space weather

World's fastest transistor approaches goal of terahertz device

'Encyclopedia of Stars' aimed at anyone who enjoys astronomy

Strindberg frustrated by 19th-century gender conventions, scholar says

U. of I. guide offers help in choosing gift books for the young

Role of workers in national emergencies should be clarified, scholar says

U. of I. Flash Index up sharply, sign of growing state economy

Induced abortion doesn't increase risk of developing cancer, study shows

Publisher specializing in translations moving to University of Illinois

NOVEMBER

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 7 through Jan 21, 2007

Sanctions imposed on fraternity and sorority

Complex order parameter in ruthenate superconductors confirmed

Cloning techniques produce FDA-approved antibiotic

Ten professors at Illinois elected as 2006 Fellows

U. of I. Dads Association honors outstanding faculty, staff, students

Dads Asociation at Illinois honors high-achieving sophomores

Exercise shown to reverse brain deterioration brought on by aging

U. of I.'s Richard Powers wins National Book Award for 'The Echo Maker'

Tax-exempt groups skirt campaign-finance rules, play key roles in elections

Dads Association at Illinois elects officers, directors

National Science Foundation grant to fund ethics education program

U. of I. opera program director to lead Bogotá Philharmonic

Scientists design simple dipstick test for cocaine, other drugs

Assets of recent Mexican immigrants to Chicago detailed in study

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 16 through Dec. 10

Son of renowned guitarist to perform and talk about father's work

Ultrasound generates intense mechanoluminescence, researchers report

Three new exhibitions open at I space, U. of I.'s Chicago art gallery

Cultural landscapes 'created from nature, shaped by humans'

U. of I. historian to be honored by king of Morocco

Scholarships available to students who excel at academics and athletics

Quantum coherence possible in incommensurate electronic systems

U. of I. poetry professor Tyehimba Jess wins Whiting Writers' Award

Flash Index of Illinois economy fell slightly, indicating slowing of growth

U. of I., USC students collaborating on unique archaeology project

Architecture course lets students hear first-hand from experts

Federal government needs to take closer look at assisted living facilities

U. of I. conference to examine 'departmentalization' of former colonies

U. of I. Symphony to play in Orchestra Hall, home of Chicago Symphony

OCTOBER

Black women and civil rights the focus of talks and film at U. of I.

Scientists discover two-component lantibiotic with therapeutic potential

Credit cards' insidious effects may pose product liability issue

Secrets revealed in sequencing of honey bee genome

Honey bee chemoreceptors found for smell and taste

Out of Africa: Scientists uncover history of honey bee

Scientists identify 36 genes, 100 neuropeptides in honey bee brains

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 2 through 19

Bankruptcy reforms aimed at curbing filings may wind up increasing them

Weight gain of U.S. drivers had increased nation's fuel consumption

Honeybee genome holds clues to social behavior

U. of I. chemistry professor wins Packard Fellowship

Passes for Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1

Program aims to make reading easier, more fun, for children in China

New theory explains enhanced superconductivity in nanowires

Conceptual art on auction site calls attention to culture of consumption

U. of I.'s top-ranked library school wins distance-learning award

Oct. 27-28 conference celebrates Cary Nelson, U. of I. literary scholar

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 19 through Nov. 5

Polarized particles join toolbox for building unique structures

Ex-envoy to take part in U. of I. panel on North Korean nuclear issue

Multicultural youth conference to offer students guidance for college

Famed Stradivari instruments coming to U. of I. for display and performances

U. of I. to offer free video conferencing with soldiers in Iraq in December

Bankruptcy filings expected to rebound in wake of reform, scholar says

The spotlight's on architecture in three new exhibitions at I space

Aggravated assaults, batteries down; robberies up, U. of I. crime data show

Finnish envoy to speak at Illinois as part of European Union Day events

Supernova radioisotopes show sun was born in star cluster, scientists say

Remains of St. Louis founder's home believed to have been located

Flash Index of Illinois economy unchanged, indicating strong growth

Porous carbon sponges prepared by aerosol technique

SEPTEMBER

Course offers chance to learn and earn college credits for free

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 5 through 22

Explosive growth of file-sharing groups not sure sign of success, scholar says

Storytelling, other activities to be offered in Spanish in outreach program

Osher Institute at the U. of I. to provide a center for lifelong learning

U. of I.'s annual Law School Day to take place Oct. 17

Environmental effects of biofuels crops must be weighed, researchers say

One protein, two channels: Scientists explain mechanism in aquaporins

Homecoming at Illinois: 'Now and Forever'

Ceramic microreactors developed for on-site hydrogen production

Evolutionary software to be released free of charge

Master calligrapher will demonstrate his art during Japan House event

U. of I. scholar's documentary on American Indians to reach broad audience

Four-day Katrina 'Summit' at U. of I., elsewhere, strives for positive change

U. of I. cinema expert offers commentary on new release of 'Seven Samurai'

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign frm Sept. 21 through Oct. 8

U. of I. linguistics scholar to receive Presidential Award in India

Near-infrared imaging helps doctors detect, treat breast cancer

New catalyst removes harmful perchlorate from groundwater

Grant will fund institute to improve rural high school science skills

Solar energy viable in Illinois under right conditions, data indicate

Musical commemorative planned for Sept. 11

Flash Index of Illinois Economy rose moderately in August

Researchers dispute study pointing to college basketball point shaving

AUGUST

Traffic, parking and other guidelines for the U. of I. football season

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 7 through 24

Asian American Open House to feature paintings by Siti Mariah Jackson

Russian politics and business to be focus of U. of I. conference in Chicago

Disaster, biology, oil and art among topics of fall lectures at Illinois

Synthetic molecule causes cancer cells to self-destruct

Art exhibition examines political violence, war

College of Business Award winners named

Professor sees inequity, little change, in post-Katrina school reform

Rapid-fire jaws propel ants to safety

Natural-disaster recovery expert hopeful about New Orleans plan

139 Freshmen, sophomores at Illinois named Chancellor's Scholars

Some online video games found to promote 'sociability,' researchers say

Mathematician uses topology to study abstract spaces, solve problems

Digital imagery leaves artists without legal protection

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 17 through Sept. 10

Recombination dynamics observed with single monomer resolution

Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge

Study: Demographic shifts require fresh approach to city planning

Scientists identify gene involved in stem cell self-renewal in planaria

Lake shape a major factor in outbreaks of epidemics among plankton

Flash Index of Illinois economy indicates growth, albeit at slower pace

Money spent on web-site design an investment in winning buyers' trust

U. of I. Library online users can access booksellers to buy books

Trees appear to respond slower to climate change than previously thought

JULY

Former Chicago Tribune artists' work featured at I space

Three Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Teachers, principals to take part in Chancellor's Academy at U. of I.

Preserving home movies as history is subject of U. of I., national events

Transmission congestion threatens to clog nation's power grid

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 3 through 20

Charles Yerkes, telescope benefactor, a stellar scoundrel, author says

Constant din of barking causes stress, behavior changes in dogs in shelters

U. of I. regional studies programs named National Resource Centers

Music school gift includes instruments, books, art, artifacts, property

Animation can be outlet for victimized children, a tool for research

Anxious adults judge facial cues faster, but less accurately

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 20 through Aug. 6

Anxious adults judge facial cues faster, but less accurately

Software tools detect bugs by inferring programmer's intentions

Watching rocks grow: Theory explains landscape of geothermal springs

Flash Index of Illinois economy expanding, albeit at slower pace

JUNE

U. of I. alumni produce eclectic exhibition at I space

Food-crop yields in future greenhouse-gas conditions lower than expected

Research reinforces findings that Chinese exercises benefit older adults

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 7 through 23

Advertising and its methods put 'on trial' in the 1930s, author says

Harshness of bankruptcy law will discourage entrepreneurs, scholar says

School of Architecture honors 101 students

Researchers discover which organs in Antarctic fish produce antifreeze

Grant will improve access to U. of I. Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Aggravated assaults declined on U. of I. campus, latest report shows

Recent bankruptcy reform measure a bust, legal expert at Illinois says

Three U. of I. students win Goldwater Scholarships

Host families sought for Japanese students studying this summer at Illinois

U. of I. scholar awarded research grant by South Korean film council

University of Illinois to host 'See Your Soldier' event

Chinese librarians coming to U. of I. to study 'library futures'

Study elicits 'child's eye' view of methamphetamine abuse and its effects

Web-cast lecture series to focus on museum studies

Researchers build an ultrasound version of the laser

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 15 through July 9

New contrast agents may be on horizon for better medical imaging

I space exhibition examines evolution of diverse Chicago neighborhoods

Post-employment costs will darken Illinois retiree system outlook

Flash Index of Illinois economy rebounds, ending three-month slide

Public has a stake in what religious schools teach, professor says

MAY

Exhibition on child art inaugurates U. of I., Phillips collaboration

Colorful, rare-patterned male guppies have survival advantage in the wild

H.G. Wells' cartoons, a window on his second marriage, focus of new book

Illinois researchers produce two most important scientific papers

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 1 through 18

Couple's book on H.G. Wells' cartoons to be celebrated May 25

U. of I. course explores using technology to encourage people to walk

U. of I. microbiologist Carl Woese elected to Royal Society

Northern Iowa administrator named head of U. of I. student affairs

Shifting makeup of population in Illinois certain to affect policy choices

Thirteen students at Urbana campus win Avery Brundage Scholarships

U. of I. student awarded graduate scholarship for study of aging

Four Urbana campus graduate students win FMC Fellowships

White House rhetoric runs counter to policy realities, speech experts say

Federal testing for mad cow disease a failure, Law Review editor says

Math teacher at U. of I.'s 'Uni High' wins national honor for her work

Ring-like formations in drying DNA drops could affect hybridization studies

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 18 through June 4

Four U. of I. students awarded study-abroad scholarships

Illinois professor to address global warming at book launching

CARMA telescope facility dedication set for May 5

Tax cut has complicated estate planning for wealthy families

New exhibitions at U. of I. Chicago gallery focus on art by scholars, alumni

Unique soybean lines hold promise for producing allergy-free soybeans

Australian scholar named dean of College of Education at Illinois

Ilesanmi Adesida named dean of College of Engineering at Illinois

U. of I. Economic Index indicates economy growing, but at slower pace

APRIL

U. of I. English scholar to lead organization of 45,000 professors

U. of I. poet's new collection fetes islands' artists, musicians, shamans

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 4 through 21

Software allows neighbors to improve internet access at no extra cost

Commencement ceremonies take place May 14 at Illinois

Art by U. of I. veteran provides narrative of Iraq and Kuwait wars

Two Illinois researchers elected to National Academy of Sciences

Business owners should go 'green' in rebuilding after disasters

U. of I. researcher named Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

New video-conferencing method cheaper, more sophisticated, developers say

Twenty-one at Illinois to be honored for excellence in teaching and advising

$1.5 billion needed to ensure 12-month stockpile of pediatric vaccines

U. of I. Men's Glee Club to host choral conference

Events at the U. of I. from April 20 through May 7

Five U. of I. faculty members awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Work of U. of I. 'Leonardo' to be highlighted in Chicago Da Vinci exhibition

Absentee ballotting fraught with risks, legal scholar says

U. of I. to host state finals of Science Olympiad April 29

U. of I. symposium to focus on issues tied to public education and the Bible

French historians to gather at Illinois April 20-22 for annual meeting

Panel discussions, other events, set for Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival

Computer animations used in court colored by bias, researchers say

Struggles of 'temporary migrants' documented by U. of I. researchers

Latest mystery novel by archaeologist draws from experiences in Israel

Monkey-dung study offers clues about land-use, wildlife ecology

Hidden structure revealed in characteristics of transistor laser

'Reading the World Festival' features writers from around the world

U. of I. group seeking ideas to improve energy efficiency on campus

April lectures at Illinois focus on ethics, and on legacy of pesticides

Conference to look at all benefits of diversity at Illinois and beyond

Farm study raises doubts about new approach to swine-disease control

Flash Index of Illinois economy falls for second straight month

Ill veterans who had radiation exposure now caught in bureaucratic web

U. of I. course teaching students to 'harness powers of video and writing'

New U. of I. video writing class draws diverse group of students

MARCH

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 6 through 23

Four win University of Illinois International Achievement Awards

Egyptian author visiting U. of I. community to talk about Muslim world

UC-Berkeley biochemist to lecture on realizing promise of research

Deloitte & Touche USA chairman to lecture on leadership and integrity

Light-sensitive particles change chemistry at the flick of a switch

High court decision a setback for older workers, U. of I. law professor says

Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist, to speak at U. of I. on health care

First movement of unfinished Beethoven trio reconstructed by scholar

U. of I.'s Japan House to hold free annual open house April 8

'My Fair Lady,' a Cape Town Carmen and Valentino headline 'Ebertfest'

Social Security still imperiled, says scholar who promoted Bush plan

New book explores gender, politics and allegory in Rubens' works

Forum to explore helping young people make transition to adulthood

U. of I. conference to explore legacy and significance of 'black power'

Rare Chinese frogs communicate by means of ultrasonic sound

Researchers simulate complete structure of virus–on computer

Rare volcanic plumes create uncommonly dangerous ash flows

Janus particles offer new physics, new technology

Devouring books a literal possibility at April U. of I. festival

Twelve win U. of I. fellowships from research program in the humanities

Child-welfare study shows recovery coaches can help reunite families

Creation of antibiotic in test tube holds promise for better antibiotics

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 16 through April 9

Community activist to speak at School of Social Work anniversary event

U. of I. Engineering Open House to take place March 10-11

Nanoparticles create biocompatible capsules

Hit film adaptations for young audiences a 'mixed blessing' expert says

U. of I. economic index fell in February, but economy still growing

FEBRUARY

U. of I. Chancellor Richard Herman named to White House panel

Activism to be focus of talk in Asian American Awareness Month event

Variety of works on view in three exhibitions at I space

Thomas M. Siebel to be speaker at University of Illinois commencement

Author Andrei Codrescu to visit U. of I., celebrate gift to campus library

Quality teachers the focus of statewide conference in Springfield

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 2 through 19

U.S. must clarify workers' responsibilities in national emergencies

Women's and Gender History symposium to focus this year on 'mobility'

Quantum computer solves problem, without running

Research on minority stars for Baseball Hall of Fame a revelatory process

Track record of anti-poverty 'Enterprize Zones' is mixed

Approach to school affects how girls compare with boys in math

Grant, gifts enable U. of I. Library to preserve endangered materials

Detection of DNA on nanotubes offers new sensing, sequencing technologies

Training benefits brains in older people, counters aging factors

‘'Practical Planning' to be focus of yearly institute program at Illinois

U. of I. students to build solar home for contest in Washington, D. C.

Scholar to lecture on African-American children's literature

Slavery, science, theater among topics in lecture series at Illinois

Six Urbana campus faculty members named University Scholars

Four chosen to receive honorary degrees at U. of I. May commencement

Early childhood education the subject at U. of I. public forum

Wrinkled membranes create novel drug-delivery system

Funding of public schools to be topic of U. of I. symposium in Chicago

Contemporary East Asian art curators to meet, discuss their discipline

Thin skin, slow-growing gills protect larval stage of Antarctic fish

Two elected to membership in National Academy of Engineering

Many new immigrants to U.S. change diet – and not for the better

Student project spotlights African-American architects from U. of I.

Carr Authors Series to feature honord writers across genres

Transistor laser functions as non-liner electronic switch, processor

Scholars to meet at Illinois to discuss criminal trafficking and slavery

Grant to benefit four Nigerian university libraries

Mantids – the good, the bad and the just plain wrong – on view at film fest

Campus computer network to increase speed tenfold with upgrade

New measurements prove myosin VI can act as molecular transporter

U. of I. Flash Economic Index now at highest level in eight years

Forum to look at earthquakes, including potential in central U.S.

Architecture students honored for academic excellence

JANUARY

Turbulence yields secrets to 73-year-old experiment

Robberies up, aggravated assaults down at end of 2005 on U. of I. campus

Creative architectural projects subject of two new I space exhibitions

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 2 through Feb. 19

DNA-wrapped carbon nanotubes serve as sensors in living cells

Historic first: U. of I. Wind Symphony to play at Carnegie Hall

U. of I. magazine named 'Best New Literary Journal'

Bird flu poses threat to international security, U. of I. scholar says

Fitness counteracts cognitive decline from hormone-replacement therapy

Public schools equal or better in math than private or charter schools

'Stinky Stern Forever' wins 2006 Gryphon Award for children's literature

New theory explains electronic and thermal behavior of nanotubes

U. of I. College of Communications opens doors to sophomores

U. of I. exhibition to spotlight prolific and often overlooked artist

Nations on travel-warning list may be open again to study-abroad students

U. of I. renames rare collection library, creates book-collectors' club

Absence of critical protein linked to infertility

Acting dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences to be named permanent dean

U. of I. pig to make history – as source of first complete swine genome

Public forum to look at 'No Child Left Behind' in Champaign-Urbana

U.S. immigration policy is the subject of university public forum

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 19 through Feb. 5

Protein finding could lead to treatment for inflammatory diseases

Multi-wavelength images help astronomers study star birth, death

Tuskegee Airmen, former New Orleans mayor to take part in MLK events

Scholarships available to students who excel at academics and athletics

Polymer aids in blood clotting, pointing way to new treatment

Creativity, flexibility important when setting fitness goals

Flash Index of Illinois economy up slightly in December, latest data show