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NEWS INDEX 2007

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December

Geography students map origin of their own clothes in research project

Ant invaders eat the natives, then move down the food chain

Bush's public remarks have led to 'post-rhetorical presidency,' scholars say

Baseball's record book could be next victim of steroid report, expert says

Scholarships available to students who excel at academics and athletics

Smoking ban has stirred strong passions, but will soon fade, expert says

New technique could dramatically lower costs of DNA sequencing

Researchers build new model of bio-exploration in central Asia

Translation of book about gay life in Europe goes into second printing

Two win free tution in drawing to benefit U. of I. parents groups

New model revises estimates of terrestrial carbon dioxide uptake

U. of I. law professor receives honorary doctorate in Switzerland

Ten at U. of I. awarded Fulbright Scholar Grants

Environmentalist lawyer seeks common ground in property-rights debate

U. of I. historian invited to Paris conference on Lafayette's legacy

U. of I. guide book offers tips on buying books to give to children

First online-only undergraduate courses coming to U. of I.'s Urbana campus

U. of I. senior named Marshall Scholar

Two new I space exhibitions explore world of poster art, colors

Artist's future forest anything but a tranquil woods

NOVEMBER

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 6 through Jan. 20

U. of I. a recipient of grant funds to upgrade rural health network

Astronomers find stellar cradle where planets form

Researchers develop better membranes for water treatment, drug delivery

Small RNA plays parallel roles in bacterial metabolism

Exercise may play role in reducing inflammation in damaged skin tissue

Catalyst-free chemistry makes self-healing materials more practical

Expert: Cutting-edge gains not always death knell for old-guard firms

American Music Month wrapping up at U. of I. with two concerts

Expert compares high cost of health care to goods consumers can relate to

U. of I. seeking information on missing historical markers

Christmas spirit lives in family tree-trimming rituals, U. of I. expert says

The key to unlocking the secret of highly specific DNAzyme catalysis

Researchers successfully simulate photosynthesis and design a better leaf

Measurements link magma melting rate to tectonic plate subduction rate

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 15 through Dec. 9

Baseball novel explores role of the game in American Indian life

Labor expert: writers strike involves new issues and old problem – money

Benefits of online interaction for teens outweigh danger, professor says

Legal expert says laws often follow when public's fears exceed reality

Dads Association elects 2007-08 executive board

U. of I. entomology department swarms to 'Bee Movie'

Dads Association honors four with Certificate of Merit Awards

Dads Association at Illinois honors high-achieving sophomores

Former U. of I. political economist, adviser to four U.S. presidents, dies at 90

Illinois professor to receive Presidential Early Career Award

OCTOBER

Scientists discover new way to make water

U. of I. scholar: Illinois could weather recession better than nation

Conference at Illinois to explore African films, filmmaking

New school at Illinois focuses on literatures, cultures and linguistics

Odd protein interaction guides development of olfactory system

Study looking at lighter, cooler equipment to reduce firefighter injuries, deaths

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

Cline Center for Democracy dedication takes place Monday

Eleven professors at Illinois elected as 2007 AAAS Fellows

Researchers posit new ideas about human migration from Asia to Americas

Parasites a key to the decline of red colobus monkeys in forest fragments

Home computers to help researchers better understand universe

Grant to ease transfer of community college students to U. of I.

Symposium to focus on 60th anniversary of India's independence

Uranium isotope ratios are not invariant, researchers show

New book to offer straightforward legal advice for medical professionals

U. of I. professor calls on Congress to close private equity tax loophole

Autism 'Red Flags' and intervention the subject of Nov. 1 talk at U. of I.

American Music Month at Illinois to show how artists bridge borders

U. of I. Homecoming celebration offers week of activities

'Black Monday' anniversary a reminder of stock market's inherent risks

Symposium marks 30th anniversary of discovery of third domain of life

Forum to focus on political bias in the classroom

Pottery from fictional company and therapist's paintings in two new shows

Professor: Commmunication system at critical juncture, time for action is now

Passes for 10th Ebert film fest, no longer 'overlooked,' go on sale Nov. 1

Sol-gel inks produce complex shapes with nanoscale features

New force-fluorescence device measures motion previously undetectable

Hunter College scholar to give Provost's Lecture on Gender Equity

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 18 through Nov. 4

Featured open house talk at U. of I.'s Japan House will focus on Edo culture

Mike Wallace of CBS to receive lifetime achievement award in journalism

Illinois casino expansion would drain state's economy, U. of I. professor says

Multimedia exhibition explores concept of appearance

New U. of I. study program seeks to match workers, technology

Speaker series, reading group focus on indigeneity issues

Writers to read from and talk about their work

New messaging system among campus strategies for emergencies

Physics conference to celebrate 50 years of superconductivity theory

New book says lawsuits cutting voters out of public policy decisions

Wanted: Citizen scientists to help track wild bees in Illinois

Physics building designated site of historic significance by APS

Census of protein architectures offers new view of history of life

SEPTEMBER

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

Wasp genetics study suggests altruism evolved from maternal behavior

High school footballers wearing special helmets to monitor brain injuries

Award-winning French author to lecture about Proust's mother

Nanowire generates power by harvesting energy from the environment

Four named to Swanlund Chairs, university's premier endowed recognition

List of international leaders with U. of I. ties continues to grow

Rare "Hear It Now" recordings lend insight on Murrow and news history

Film looks at librarians as seen through Hollywood's sometimes unfair eyes

Researchers set new record for brightness of quantum dots

Cystic fibrosis patients may breathe easier, thanks to bioengineered antimicrobials

Fledgling traders should lean on experts for investing tips, study shows

With booming economy in China comes unexpected offshoot: beauty pageants

Scientists decipher mechanism behind antimicrobial 'hole punchers'

Scientist honored by French university for research on Earth's mantle

Oh, my goth - dark, cultural phenomenon thriving, scholars say

Illinois professor to receive NIH New Innovator Award

C-Span 2's Book TV Bus to visit U. of I.; book show also taking place

University of Illinois law professor to receive honorary doctorate

Princeton professor to deliver David Kinley Lecture in Economics

High-tech reliability a key for workers who do business outside the office

Study shows parenting styles have similar effects in China and U.S.

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 20 through Oct. 7

Foellinger Auditorium to celebrate 100th birthday Sept. 29

Lighter gas reduces damage to optics in extreme ultraviolet lithography

Skyscrapers – past, present, future – documented in new book

New U. of I. professor to lead nation's premier anthropologists' group

Improved e-jet printing provides higher resolution and more versatility

Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program

Contemporary works on paper by 10 artists to be featured at I space

U. of I. campus begins 12-month study of athletics program for NCAA

U. of I. Music school to offer Sept. 11 memorial program

Asian American open house Sept. 7 to feature Filipino-American artist

AUGUST

How drones find queens: Odorant receptor for queen pheromone identified

Microfluidic chambers advance the science of growing neurons

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 6 to 23

'Archaeological Heritage of Illinois' showcases 10,000 years of native life

Fall lectures at Illinois to cover topics from Plato to nuclear weapons

U. of I. libraries extending hours as result of new funds from student fee

Study explores link between cannabis use on vacation and daily life

Restless legs syndrome affects nearly 2 percent of U.S./U.K. children

Library school to lead team that will preserve virtual worlds

Do higher corn prices mean less adherence to ecological principles?

Team tracks antibiotic resistance from swine farms to groundwater

Silicon nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells

Frigid Enceladus: an unlikely harbor for life

Scholars look to Plato's masterpiece for direction in 21st century

Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine

Aspiring lawyers to get information at Law School Day

Bully-prevention options for schools too narrow and untested

Ultrafast laser spectrometer measures heat flow through molecules

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 16 to Sept. 9

Simulated relationships offer insight into real ones

Quantum analog of Ulam's conjecture can guide molecules, reactions

Lillian Hoddeson named to History of Science Chair at Illinois

U. of I. library blog offers free access to complete works of history

Aging adults have choices when confronting perceived mental declines

Restoring, preserving home movies a key goal of 'Home Movie Day'

New oxidation methods streamline synthesis of important compounds

University library announces two changes

JULY

Study finds Americans rely on friends, neighbors for investment advice

Hepatitis C helicase unwinds DNA in a spring-loaded, 3-step process

New protein synthesis not essential to memory formation

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

More than 120 local educators to attend Chancellor's Academy at U. of I.

Relational uncertainty sparks negativity in marital conversations

Decade of Urbana Daily Courier to be available online

New particle explains odd behavior in cuprate superconductors

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 19 to Aug. 5

Semiconductor membrane mimics biological behavior of ion channels

Researchers use new approach to predict protein function

Work by art and design graduate students featured in I space exhibition

Latino ballplayers played key role in overcoming game's racial barriers

Research suggests fitness may reduce inflammation

JUNE

Inaugural U. of I. summer festival to feature diverse blend of music

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 5 to 22

Researchers find gene that spurs development of the epididymis

U. of I. architecture graduate named Luce Scholar

College of Business Award Winners named

U. of I. provost Linda Katehi named to national committee by President Bush

Job picture in Illinois not as bright as elsewhere, report indicates

Seven U. of I. students win Boren Scholarships for study abroad

Center for Translation Studies to be established at Illinois

Nine languages to be offered during summer African language institute

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 21 through July 8

Missile proposal signals start of defensive arms race, scholar says

Cytokine resistance contributes to pathology of type 2 diabetes

Crime down in U. of I. reporting district in most recent reporting period

'Up and coming star' librarian to catalog Westminster Abbey books

Now, self-healing materials can mimic human skin, healing again and again

Illinois educators to gain skills at U. of I. to improve chemistry education

U. of I. architecture professor's work featured in I space exhibition

Simulations unravel outer membrane transport mechanism

Aluminum foil lamps outshine incandescent lights

Leisure time with colleagues may be beneficil on the job, researchers say

MAY

'Color-blind' 14th amendment not color-blind at all, professor says

Wife of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to deliver keynote at U. of I. Summer Lab

School of Architecture honors 121 students

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

Digital humanities experts from around the world to meet at U. of I.

Brain activity reflects differences in types of anxiety

Seriously ill people cheated by ban of unapproved treatments

Focus of TV news on black lawbreakers creates stereotypes for viewers

In new statistical approach, data decide model

Engineered protein effective against Staphylococcus aureus toxin

Inverse woodpile structure has extremely large photonic band gap

Video gaming magazines' depictions of male strength influences boys

Study of protein folds offers insight into metabolic evolution

Soy estrogens and breast cancer: Researcher offers overview

Avery Brundage scholarships granted to 20 U. of I. students

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

Four Urbana campus graduate students win FMC Fellowships

New chief information officer at Illinois held similar job at Arizona

U. of I. names prominent journalist to fill chair in investigative reporting

Filmmaking in spotlight in new exhibitions at I space gallery

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 17 through June 10

U. of I. intends to play key role in nationwide digital humanities effort

Researchers at Illinois explore queen bee longevity

Scholars develop protocol for 'LBS,' new wireless internet technology

Mechanoluminescence event yields novel emissions, reactions

New technique will produce a better chromosome map

Team USA goes for gold in Prague Quadrennial

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

Culture sculpts neural response to visual stimuli, new research indicates

Electricity markets and transmission course to be offered in Chicago

APRIL

Psychology professor elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Conference to explore colorful facets of life in 15th-century England

Commencement ceremonies take place May 13 at Illinois

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

Artistic challenge: Keeping count of this professor's projects

Learning outcomes in higher education the topic of May 4 talk at U. of I.

Hot flashes: Studies explore the role of genes, obesity and alcohol

Students become micro-lenders, assisting entrepreneurs around world

New model describes avalanche behavior of superfluid helium

Research group gets $7 million to pursue new antibiotic agents

Study finds school environment can moderate student aggression

Theory predicts aging process in DVDs, plexiglas, other polymer glasses

Illinois professor to chair Council for Chemical Research

Study of planarians offers insight into germ cell development

Exhibit, conference showcase Victorian amusements

History professor named Guggenheim Fellow

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 19 through May 6

Expert calls proposed gross receipts tax textbook case of 'inefficient tax'

Intersection of humanities and technology focus of conference

'Discrete moments of religious violence' focus of colloquium April 20

Medical scholars co-sponsor conference in Chicago to make connections

Study finds textbooks lacking in how they teach conceptions of science

China's aggressive film industry tied to nation's rise to power

U. of I. to host state finals of Science Olympiad April 21

U. of I. alumna to speak about local civil liberties fight in the 1950s

'The Core' to be featured at first Earth Fear Film Festival

Scholar's plan addresses 'spousal refusal,' nursing-home cost burden

Examination of radiation left from birth of universe could alter theories

Journalists from Europe and Asia to visit U. of I. campus April 19-24

Panel discussion, filmmaking seminar part of 2007 'Ebertfest'

MARCH

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

Technique creates metal memory and could lead to vanishing dents

Science fiction, foreign films, satire and music all part of 2007 'Ebertfest'

Miniature chain-mail fabric holds promise for smart textiles

Diplomat to be featured speaker at U. of I.'s Japan House event

Nobel Laureate Paul C. Lauterbur, developer of MRI, dies at age 77

YouTube co-founder to be commencement speaker at Illinois

Google's chief internet evangelist to speak April 10 at the U. of I.

Neoliberal policies of the '90s have worsened Rust Belt's black ghettos

Linear arrays of nanotubes offer path to high-performance electronics

Internet opens new avenues for con artists seeking to bilk the elderly

Anthropologist to speak during Phi Beta Kappa centennial celebration

Mechanics meets chemistry in new ways to manipulate matter

Program helping poor in India become better informed buyers, sellers

Book is first to examine how information age affected Mark Twain

Mothers Association to honor professor emerita Geneva Belford

Writer focused on U. of I. musicologists as he developed play

Exhibition of Spanish Civil War-era print culture is first of its kind

U. of I. humanities research program honors 14 with fellowship awards

Guest lecturer to speak on the physics of superheroes

Investigative reporting back in style, with bright future, professor says

Prefrontal cortex loses neurons during adolescence, researchers find

Super small nanoelectrodes can probe microscale environments

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 15 through April 8

Regardless of global warming, rising CO2 levels threaten marine life

Robert B. Graves named dean of U. of I. College of Fine and Applied Arts

Controversial Catholic theologian to talk about roles of church

New study rewrites evolutionary history of vespid wasps

New I space exhibitions showcase work by Chicago-based artists

Insights into osteosarcoma in cats and dogs may improve palliative care

FEBRUARY

Asian American Awareness Month's activities span March-April

Seven decades later, Tennessee Williams' play to get re-staging in St. Louis

U. of I. students named among 'most promising' by advertising federation

Schools come to U. of I. in search of new teachers at educators' job fair

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

E. coli bacteria migrating between humans, chimps in Ugandan park

'Dean of Asian American journalism' to speak at anniversary event

David H. Baker to be honored for work in animal and nutritional science

Biologically inspired sensors can augment sonar, vision system in submarines

New stamping process creates metallic interconnects, nanostructures

U. of I. joins group creating digital book archive accessible to public

New Illinois teachers are focus of statewide conference in Springfield

Project aims to serve returning GIs suffering from traumatic brain injury

Global partnership aims to train 'exceptional' professionals

Disposable sensor uses DNA to detect hazardous uranium ions

U. of I. planning institute kicks off with pedestrian safety workshop

U. of I. scholars collecting, analyzing constitutions from around world

Inaugural U.S. law and poetry conference to take place at Illinois

Two elected to membership in National Academy of Engineering

Illinois professor to be inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 15 through March 4

Scientists use seismic waves to locate missing rock under Tibet

Mothra of all heroes stars in Japanese-themed Insect Fear Film Festival

Women have played major role in history – from the start, authors assert

Center for Children's Books names Gryphon winner, three 'honor books'

Scientists identify molecular cause for one form of deafness

Architecture students honored for academic excellence

Initiative will put Illinois at forefront of farm bioenergy production

Local program to feature video oral histories of black history-makers

JANUARY

Honorary degree recipients chosen for commencement ceremonies May 13

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

Number of reported crimes on U. of I. campus dropped in fall semester

Poverty in local community the subject of Feb. 10 education forum

Law scholar travels to Thailand as nation ponders 18th constitution

Two symposia at Illinois to consider religion and violence

Estrogen interferes with immune surveillance in breast cancer

Research grant will help assessment of prairie seed banks

Four prize-winning authors taking part in U. of I. series that begins Feb. 8

Immigration, environment and civil rights among lecture topics at U. of I.

Novel computed imaging technique uses blurry images to enhance view

Architectural sketches, mixed media in spotlight in I space gallery

New book pays homage to long-neglected American Indian author

Exhibition focuses on Japanese artists' depictions of foreigners

Water theory is watertight, researchers say

Multi-artist exhibition explores culture of consumption

Importing medicines from abroad carries risks, legal scholar says

Campus forum to look at public universities' role in educational equity

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 18 through Feb. 4

Soil nutrients shape tropical forests, large-scale study indicates

Chronicle of Higher Education now free online to U. of I. campus

Superbubble of supernova remnants caught in act of forming

Quasar light variability linked to black hole mass

Movies, community events among highlights of MLK events

Studies of free-ranging cats aim for insights on endemic diseases