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NEWS INDEX 2008

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December

Honey bees on cocaine dance more, a finding that sheds light on bee language

I space exhibition to explore potential of multi-dimensional typography

Labor nominee an advocate for workplace balance, U. of I. expert says

Eleven professors at Illinois elected as 2008 AAAS Fellows

Education secretary pick a pragmatic reformer, liked by teachers unions

With increasing obesity, fuel consumption becomes weighty matter

Scientists fool bacteria into killing themselves to survive

God or science? A belief in one weakens positive feelings for the other

Answers to huge wind-farm problems are blowin' in the wind

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

Strategic video game improves critical cognitive skills in older adults

Boy-girl bullying in middle grades more common than previously thought

U. of I. experts on Blagojevich indictment

Carols and carolers just a phone call away at the University of Illinois

New polymer coatings prevent corrosion, even when scratched

Legal expert says Ryan commutation would send wrong message

Mix of taiji, cognitive therapy and support groups benefits those with dementia

Vitamin E shows possible promise in easing chronic inflammation

Expert: Long-term care health coverage a hidden casualty of economic slide

Replacing corn with perennial grasses improves carbon footprint of biofuels

NOVEMBER

E-Learning can have positive effect on classroom learning, scholar says

Former Bush adviser lauds Obama's economic team

Changes in White House documents raise concern about rewriting history

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-champaign from Dec. 4 through Jan. 18

Expert says economy will worsen if layoffs used to curb company losses

U. of I. children's books guide offers help to holiday book shoppers

2009-2010 Avery Brundage Scholarships available

Pacifica Quartet, in residence at U. of I., honored as 'Ensemble of the Year'

Dads Association at Illinois elects 2008-2009 executive board

Dads Association at Illinois honors high-achieveing sophomores

Works by single artist operating as two individuals on display at I space

Illinois researchers help Hollywood get the science right

Democratic Party control could ban mandatory arbitration, expert says

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 20 through Dec. 7

Female embryonic sexual development driven by universal factor

Parents' role key in child becoming accomplished musician, scholar says

Holiday magic show reveals the science behind the 'magic' of chemistry

Quality, quantity lacking in children's educational TV, study says

Intervention project helps foster children affected by parents' meth issues

Liquid or solid? Charged nanoparticles in lipid membrane decide

Illinois institute named "Deal of Distinction" by tech-transfer group

Illinois launches I-STEM Initiative

Ethanol will curb farm income until economy rebounds, economist says

Job losses higher and quicker than feared, U. of I. economist says

Social interactions can alter gene expression in the brain, and vice versa

Vice provost named dean of U. of I. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

'No Child' law gets an 'F' from education professor at Illinois

New U. of I. dancer-choreographer focusing on environmental works

Irwin C. Gunsalus, renowned biochemist, dies at 96

Economics students to compete in College Fed Challenge

A second round of tax rebates likely, U. of I. economist says

Dancer-choreographer's photos to be on display in exhibition at Illinois

Flossmoor father crowned King Dad at University of Illinois

OCTOBER

University of Illinois Dads Association honors Certificate of Merit recipients

Personality shapes perception of romance, but doesn't tell the whole story

American Music Month to feature Lincoln-themed concerts, exhibits

U. of I. series brings authors, scholars together to talk about recent books

News flash: Candidates' ads actually match deeds in Congress

'Digital Dark Age' may doom some data

Flawed 401(k) laws putting retirement at risk, expert says

Washington Post's Ben Bradlee receives lifetime achievement award

NSF funds research at Illinois on sustainable biofuels infrastructure

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

University of Massachusetts public safety director named U. of I. police chief

Education debate tonight at Columbia a due of 'fundamental opposites'

U. of I., Singapore establishing information technology center

Study: Immigrants close earning gap more slowly than previously thought

Landscape architects, students, faculty to examine future of Windsor Road

Genes hold secret to survival of Antarctic 'antifreeze fish'

New recipe for self-healing plastic includes dash of food additive

Another bailout? Government pension insurer could be next, expert says

Exhibition turns spotlight on minority comics artists

Japan House celebrates 10th anniversary

Author Naomi Klein to speak Oct. 29 at the University of Illinois

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 16 through Nov. 9

French ambasador to keynote European Union Center celebration Oct. 20-23

Distinguished poets' visit, Dante marathon, all part of U. of I. conference

Expert: Flawed corporate watchdog methods helped fuel economic crisis

Grand opening set for new, 'green' Business Instructional Facility

Passes for 11th Ebert Film Fest go on sale Nov. 1

Pending federal legislation would benefit foster children, save millions

Intersection of design, technology, business, society is subject of lectures

Bailout will avert long, deep economic downturn, U. of I. economist says

Founder Professor wins physics prize

Under pressure at the nanoscale, polymers play by different rules

Lectures at Illinois to focus on bridging 'digital divide'

Presidential economic adviser, SEC accountant to speak at U. of I.

SEPTEMBER

No bailout is a risk too big to take, U. of I. economist says

New book explores the science of happiness

Walking forum report shows need to expand physical activity in schools

U. of I. Homecoming celebration offers week of activities

Gallery offers first comprehensive U.S. look at Japanese architect's work

Government should lift shroud over bailout plan, expert says

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

Step right up, let the computer look at your face and tell you your age

Ban on betting would boost ailing economy, gambling critic says

The dietary supplement genistein can undermine breast cancer treatment

NSF funds new 'Center for the Physics of Living Cells' at Illinois

Photonic crystal biosensors detect protein-DNA interactions

Only time will tell whether bailout plan can succeed, U. of I. expert says

The Road to the White House: Expert sources at the U. of I. on issues relating to the 2008 elections

Youth Literature Fest coming to U. of I., area schools, community Oct. 2-4

Depression-era failings behind recent Wall Street bailouts, expert says

Law School Day to take place Oct. 8 at the U. of I.

Expert says gas prices should level off after refineries survived Ike

Simulations help explain fast water transport in nanotubes

Giant grass offers clues to growing corn in cooler climes, researchers report

New study says high grain prices are likely here to stay

Feminist Scholarship Colloquia Series speakers announced

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 18 through Oct. 5

Obama's success not a sign U.S. has overcome race issue, historian says

Gap junction protein vital to successful pregnancy, researchers find

IPRH launches fall film series on films

Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae bailout only a stopgap, U. of I. expert says

Performance examines issues affecting African-American women, others

New guide explores making the most of social security

Action as a goal may be too broad, new research suggests

Neutral HIV presentations more likely to be considered inviting, study finds

Space telescope astrophysicist to present public talk

Researchers work to improve technology as athletes head to paralympics

Fall lectures at Illinois to range from comics to economics to immigration

Asian Educational Media Service expands outreach to 118 libraries in east central Illinois

AUGUST

Diversity among parasitic wasps is even greater than suspected

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

Parks and recreation play key role in promoting healthy living, study finds

Memorial event marks anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

Illinois professor to receive National Medal of Science

Exhibitions at I space focus on Japanese architecture, human existence

Climate change could be impetus for wars, other conflicts, expert says

New business facility at Illinois blends instruction, sustainability

Blind U. of I. staff member creates Braille diploma for recent graduate

Two Illinois researchers among world's top young innovators

Molecular sleuths track evolution through the ribosome

Study: Starting kindergarten later gives students only a fleeting edge

Improved technique determines structure in membrane proteins

Genes and nutrition influence caste in unusual species of harvester ant

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 21 through Sept. 7

Study reveals surprising details of the evolution of protein translation

Stretchable silicon camera next step to artificial retina

Water is 'designer fluid' that helps proteins change shape, scientists say

New business course seeks to instill professional responsibility

New survey ranks U. of I. 'iSchool' No. 1 in U.S., Canada

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

Chronic exposure to estradiol impairs some cognitive functions

JULY

Miscanthus can meet U.S. biofuels goal using less land than corn or switchgrass

Killer pulses help characterize special surfaces

Limits on futures trading could boost gas prices, expert says

Confidence a key to recent economic initiatives, U. of I. expert says

Local teachers to attend Chancellor's Academy at U. of I. starting July 31

Geological survey chief to lead Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability

Region hit hard by 1993 floods showed economic resiliency, study indicates

Study predicts crop-production costs will jump dramatically in 2009

Ultrasonic frogs can tune their ears to different frequencies

Negative perception of blacks rises with more news watching, studies say

Master's graduates' works to be featured in new I space exhibition

Y chromosome study sheds light on Athapaskan migration to southwest U.S.

U. of I. student one of 35 national winners of graduate scholarship

Non-parental care of infants tied to unfavorable feeding practices

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

Researchers catch ion channels in their opening act

U.S. firms a role model for fair hiring standards, study says

Birds migrate together at night in dispersed flocks, new study indicates

Illinois state scientific surveys become part of U. of I.

Personal information in e-mail marketing can backfire, study indicates

JUNE

Researchers are first to simulate the binding of molecules to a protein

U. of I. professor James Anderson named to National Academy of Education

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

Study: News media bias can net mistakes at the ballot box

Silicon photonic crystals key to optical cloaking, researchers say

Language expert's blog gaining notoriety popularity as 'go-to site'

Illinoisans unimpressed with quality of state's colleges and universities

Book, exhibition explore how English language came into print

Deere & Company investing $1 million to create innovation center at U. of I.

Record number of students at Illinois awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Fear of Germany's destruction drove Nazism's appeal, scholar says

Team finds key mechanism of DDT resistance in malarial mosquitoes

Team discovers new inhibitors of estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells

Attack on corporate crime has thrown justice out of whack, legal expert says

Illinois insect enthusiasts celebrate National Pollinator Week

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 19 through July 6

U. of I. expert to testify about Supreme Court's impact on consumer debt

Deke Weaver's performance work reflects diverse artistic background

California same-sex marriage ruling will fuel nationwide push, expert says

Farmers who plant - or replant - after June 20 may see yields shrink by half

U. of I. students to study abroad as recipients of Boren Honors

Four graduate students awarded fellowships from FMC Technologies Inc.

Two graduate students receive grants to pursue gerontology research

Five students at Urbana campus win Avery Brundage Scholarships

Researchers observe spontaneous 'ratcheting' of single ribosome molecules

College of Business honors students at annual banquet

Study: Women make management strides when firms downsize, restructure

Obama faces stiff challenges, even if Democrats unite, U. of I. expert says

Piano Institute at Illinois offers master instruction and public concerts

Energy-efficiency expert offers ideas for a greener future

U. of I. Music Barn Festival adding two concerts; music to be wide-ranging

Multiple job duties yield multiple benefits for workers, U. of I. expert says

MAY

Following Wall Street's lead can taint corporate reputations, study shows

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

Big changes loom if high gas prices hold, U. of I. expert says

Two University of Illinois researchers named HHMI investigators

Public schools as good as private schools in raising math scores, study says

Novel toxin receptor discovered for ulcer-causing stomach pathogen

Students' architecture projects to be focus of I space gallery exhibition

Jazz Festival at U. of I. pays tribute to trumpet great Maynard Ferguson

Plant flavonoid found to reduce inflammatory response in the brain

Proposed law could drive up health-insurance costs, U. of I. expert says

Cutting energy usage 'right thing to do,' Urbana chancellor says

Reality TV provides an education for self-help citizenship, author says

Research shines spotlight on a key player in the dance of chromosomes

Scholars examine forces strengthening, threatening democracies

Female concave-eared frogs draw mates with ultrasonic calls

Justice in the brain: equity and efficiency are encoded differently

U.S. no longer superpower, now a besieged global power, scholars say

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 15 through June 8

Iron 'snow' helps maintain Mercury's magnetic field, scientists say

Study shows 'snowballing futility' for workers in arbitration cases

Exhibition highlights students' design efforts to address disability issues

Lost Illinois town offers lessons for race relations in America, expert says

U. of I., Illinois chamber starting certification program for HR managers

Two U. of I. undergraduates named Goldwater scholarship winners

U. of I. senior awarded grant for study in England

APRIL

Fed juggling inflation, economy as it considers rate cut, U. of I. expert says

Twenty-four at U. of I. to be honored for excellence in teaching, advising

Chancellor, chemist elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Copper nanowires grown by new process create long-lasting displays

Work by five artists featured in I space exhibition on artisitic process

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

First draft of transgenic papaya genome yields many fruits

Book focuses on how people of color, women use internet, digital media

Ugandan monkeys harbor evidence of infection with unknown poxvirus

U. of I. to host state finals of Science Olympiad April 26

Airfares could rise if Delta-Northwest deal spawns more mergers, expert says

U. of I. Moms Association announces 2008 Spirit Award winners

U. of I. Moms Association announces 2008 Humanitarian Award recipients

Alejandro Lleras receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

New technique yields more detailed picture of chromatin structure

Poll: Most still undecided about constitutional convention for Illinois

Conference to focus on issues affecting claims to heritage items

BP's chief scientist to give Beckman Lecture April 29 at the U. of I.

How local issues escalate into significant battles is focus of new project

Wisconsin mother honored as Mom of the Year at Illinois

Infectious disease conference covers birds, buffalo, otters … and people

Star status among financial analysts overrated, new study says

Free brain sharpening this weekend at Lincoln Square in Urbana

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 17 through May 4

Dance scholars turn editors for new book on dance training practices

Researchers 'see' structure of open nicotinic acetylcholine ion channels

Slovenian ambassador to give keynote during European Union event

World Music Center at Illinois to celebrate grand opening

U.of I. experts say overhaul proposals could worsen credit crisis

Round-the-clock casinos bad for society, U. of I. gambling expert says

Additional guests and events announced for 2008 'Ebertfest'

U. of I. to host international marketing symposium

U.N. expert's lecture to highlight day honoring award recipients

New online textbooks target students raised in the computer age

MARCH

Japanese art of incense to be demonstrated at Japan House spring event

Scholar of Native American writing to lead American Indian Studies Program

Harvard divinity scholar to give 2008 Thulin Lecture

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

Oscar-winning alumnus Ang Lee, 'Sopranos' Stars to be guests at 10th 'Eberfest'

Health, aging and disability center to hold inaugural symposium

Gloomy reports on social security rooted in myth, U. of I. expert says

Commencement ceremonies to take place May 11 at Illinois

Foldable and stretchable, silicon circuits conform to many shapes

Femtogram-level chemical measurements now possible, U. of I. team reports

James C. Schroeder named vice chancellor for institutional advancement

Obama campaign will change election strategy, U. of I. political expert says

Military action to influence oil-producing nations ineffective, expert says

Research fails to support current rapid growth of charter schools

Insects take a bigger bite out of plants in a higher CO2 atmosphere

'Superdense' coding gets denser

U. of I. recognized as CFA Program Partner institution

Veterinarians' guide to hedgehogs, chinchillas and chelonians.....oh, my!

Top Latin American films to be showcased during April festival

Local school, U. of I. professor, part of anti-bully film debuting March 28

Unique web site puts early childhood programs on the map and online

Researchers discover how stealthy HIV protein gets into cells

Medicaid is choking demand for private insurance, study indicates

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 20 through April 6

Measurement technique probes surface structure of gold nanocrystals

Real and virtual pendulums swing as one in mixed reality state

Researchers confirm discovery of Earth's inner, innermost core

Ordinary heroes abound, expansive study of U.S. rescues shows

Researchers see history of life in the structure of transfer RNA

Jackson to be commencement speaker at U. of I. graduation

Chains that train new store owners help keep franchises afloat, study says

Two University of Illinois professors win 2008 Sloan Fellowships

Combat helmet that could relay injury data is goal of U. of I. project

Six faculty members recognized as University Scholars

U. of I. library creates one-stop shopping site online for health information

Architecture and art librarian to be honored by Belgian government

FEBRUARY

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

Campus ceremony will celebrate new stamp for physicist John Bardeen

Award honors U. of I. for efforts in campus internationalization

Role of exercise in mitigating effects of multiple sclerosis being studied

Group homes appear to double delinquency risk for foster kids, study says

U. of I. signs commitment to combat climate degradation

Psst, Boss: Co-workers most powerful influence in organizational change

Politics and biology to be subject of two-day conference at Illinois

University of Florida scholar to lead U. of I. Translation Studies Center

Expert: Hold on executions could continue after Supreme Court rules

Honey bee invaders exploit the genetic resources of their predecessors

Royals weren't only builders of Maya temples, archaeologist finds

Mechanism of blood clot elasticity revealed in high definition

Update: U. of I. senior died of non-contagious bacterial infection

Statewide conference to build on support for new teachers in Illinois

Illinois state scientific surveys slated to become part of U. of I.

University of Illinois develops free, easy-to-use web tool kit for archivists

U. of I. music student leads choral group of persons with disabilities

'Bee Movie' director to host screening at Insect Fear Film Festival

Researchers probe a DNA repair enzyme

U. of I. professors elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

Offender identified in NIU shootings

New approach may render disease-causing staph harmless

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 21 through March 9

Illinois professor to be inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Renowned Civil War historian to give talk on Lincoln at U. of I.

Illinois professor receives astronomy education prize

U. of I. professor nominated as trustee for social security, medicare programs

Deal ending writers strike would score rare victory for unions, expert says

Read Tolstoy, share excitement of literature…and pass it on

Study: Heavy market volume doesn't necessarily signal quick, easy trading

New book first to tell inside story of blacks in the advertising business

Study: Web sites influence users, even when they don't communicate directly

'Special Collections Month' to highlight U. of I. library hidden treasures

Center for Children's Books announces 2008 Gryphon winners

Illinois selected to compete in 2009 solar decathlon

Short-story author to lead off spring 2008 Carr Reading Series

Best recent African films to be shown during U. of I.-sponsored festival

Researchers suggest parks should adapt to better serve Latino trail users

Works of five contemporary female artists focus of new I space exhibition

JANUARY

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

Moms association to honor associate chancellor Robin Kaler

Best-selling authors will hold public discussions of work, craft

After more than 100 years apart, webworms devastate New Zealand parsnips

New process makes nanofibers in complex shapes and unlimited lengths

U. of I. librarian launches comprehensive Web database of field guides

U.S. economy teetering, but could still avert recession, U. of I. experts say

NIH funds new center for reproduction and infertility research at Illinois

New kind of transistor radios show capability of nanotube technology

Scientists propose test of string theory based on neutral hydrogen absorption

Ex-NFL player says Congress should regulate steroids in pro sports

Don't worry, be (moderately) happy, research suggests

Hot springs microbes hold key to dating sedimentary rocks, researchers say

Student athlete named 2007 Paralympian of the Year

Six Champaign County teams bound for Lego tournament state finals

Team finds an economical way to boost the vitamin A content of maize

Biofuels, computer tech, stargazing among topics of U. of I. spring lectures

Herons persist in Chicago wetlands despite exposure to banned chemicals

New buffer resists pH change, even as temperature drops

Illinois physics professor selected as a 2008 Standout Scholar

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 17 through Feb. 10

Curators hope visitors to exhibition at Krannert Art Museum have a blast

Three U. of I. researchers named to Scientific American's 'Top Fifty' list

Researchers bend light through waveguides in colloidal crystals

Ensemble uses multimedia technologies in performances at I space

Distinguished speakers to participate in MLK events

New book focuses on legacy, lineage of jazz legend Thelonious Monk