Campus Highlights

Campus Highlights

  • image from inside the new electrical and computer engineering building
    10/16/2014
    This short video shows some of the historic achievements of the people in Electrical and Computer Engineering, leading up to the 2014 dedication of a state-of-the-art building.
  • 10/14/2014
    Hospitals and other health care agencies are at risk of doctors, nurses, janitors and other essential workers walking off the job during an infectious disease outbreak, says a University of Illinois expert in labor relations.
  • image of professor art kramer
    10/8/2014
    “Drivers were less likely to be involved in a collision when their remote partner could see what they were seeing,” graduate student John Gaspar said. “And this benefit seems to be driven by changes in the way partners talked to the driver.” Seeing the driver and watching what was going on in traffic during the conversation allowed the non-driving partner to stop speaking, for example, when something unexpected occurred on the road, or to point out a situation that might be dangerous
  • 10/6/2014
    The national advisory committee, on which Dowling will serve a three-year term, advises the Census Bureau on a wide range of variables that affect the cost, accuracy and implementation of its programs and surveys, including the once-a-decade census.
  • 10/1/2014
    Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine, researchers report.
  • 10/1/2014
    Scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which estrogen prepares cells to divide, grow and, in the case of estrogen-positive breast cancers, resist cancer drugs. The researchers say the work reveals new targets for breast cancer therapy and will help doctors predict which patients need the most aggressive treatment.
  • 9/19/2014
    A new analysis suggests the planet can produce much more land-plant biomass – the total material in leaves, stems, roots, fruits, grains and other terrestrial plant parts – than previously thought.
  • photo of the milk cow, illini nellie
    9/18/2014
    The life and times of Illini Nellie; the world-renowned cow that became a icon at the University of Illinois in the 1930s.
  • image of veterinarian drew sullivan
    9/2/2014
    “We’re the only clinic in the state that’s affiliated with the university. Not many veterinary schools can offer both experiences, and it gives us a presence in Chicago.”
  • 8/28/2014
    Seven University of Illinois graduate students have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowships from the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • image of professor paul braun and graduate student chunjie zhang
    8/28/2014
    Researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise that doctors and patients may be able to use it for automatic insulin dosing – something not possible using current point measurements like test strips.
  • 8/20/2014
    Researchers at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technique that can noninvasively image the pulse pressure and elasticity of the arteries of the brain, revealing correlations between arterial health and aging.
  • 8/19/2014
    A new study of 9- and 10-year-olds finds that those who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their peers who are less fit. “White matter” describes the bundles of axons that carry nerve signals from one brain region to another. More compact white matter is associated with faster and more efficient nerve activity.
  • 8/15/2014
    An exhibition of new works by the University of Illinois School of Art and Design faculty will open Aug. 28 (Thursday) at Krannert Art Museum, along with four exhibitions related to the centenary of World War I. A public reception, with cash bar, will be held 5-7 p.m., and the museum will remain open until 9 p.m.
  • 8/14/2014
    University of Illinois theatre professor Lisa Dixon prepares to address new students at Convocation on August 22. Her speech, Mix-tape 2018, will feature a variety of music.
  • 8/12/2014
    University Housing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has recently earned Green Shield Certification for its Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, which relies on common-sense pest prevention techniques to eliminate pest problems through least-toxic methods. It is the second university program in the nation to earn the certification after undergoing a rigorous on-site evaluation by the IPM Institute of North America, Inc.
  • 8/11/2014
    Peter Sheldon, lecturer in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, has received the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Distinguished Teaching Award in the Advertising Division. The award is intended to encourage and recognize individual excellence in undergraduate teaching over a sustained period of time.
  • image of professor leanne knobloch
    7/30/2014
    Many service members will arrive in the U.S. to happy reunions. But reunited couples and families will have work to do in the months that follow, says Leanne Knobloch, a University of Illinois communication professor who has studied the relationships of military families post-deployment for about five years.
  • image of bee with radio frequency i.d. chip
    7/22/2014
    Scientists attached radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to hundreds of individual honey bees and tracked them for several weeks. The effort yielded two discoveries: Some foraging bees are much busier than others; and if those busy bees disappear, others will take their place.
  • 7/18/2014
    Researchers have developed a faster and more accurate way to test for infection with Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, a fungus that is killing snakes in the Midwest and eastern United States. The test also allows scientists to monitor the progression of the infection in living snakes.