University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: News

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: News

  • Hotels in the U.S. that want to attract greater numbers of tourists from China may need to reevaluate their branding strategies, suggests a new study that was led by Joy Huang, a professor in the department of recreation, sport and tourism.
    9/19/2014Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor writer Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor by Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor published by Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor
    China’s rapidly growing middle class is expected to be a boon for the travel industry, in both China and the U.S. in coming years.
  • A new study from University of Illinois business professor Ravi S. Gajendran says telecommuting is positively associated with improvement in two important employee measures: task-based performance and organizational citizenship behavior.
    9/18/2014Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor writer Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor published by Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor
    Even in a hyperconnected world where laptops, phones, tablets and now even wristwatches are tethered to the Internet 24/7, employers are still wary about the performance and social costs imposed by employees who work remotely.
  • University of Illinois Beckman Institute postdoctoral researcher Agnieszka Burzynska and her colleagues found that physical activity and sedentary behavior are each associated with specific differences in brain white matter integrity.
    9/17/2014Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    Like everything else in the body, the white-matter fibers that allow communication between brain regions also decline with age. In a new study, researchers found a strong association between the structural integrity of these white-matter tracts and an older person’s level of daily activity – not just the degree to which he or she engaged in moderate or vigorous exercise, but also whether the person was sedentary the rest of the time.
  • Linda Herrera, a social anthropologist in the department of education policy, organization and leadership at Illinois, found there was much more going on behind the scenes and in online spaces than what initially appeared in Egypt's 'Facebook revolution' of 2011.
    9/17/2014Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    Egypt’s 2011 revolution, described at the time as a “Facebook revolution,” made Linda Herrera a big believer in the power of social media. A past resident of Cairo who had studied the online culture of Egyptian youth and followed events through their Facebook pages, the University of Illinois education professor became, for a moment in time, a “complete cyber-optimist.” She decided to document what had happened online in the lead up to the revolution and after. The result is “Revolution in the Age of Social Media: The Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet” (Verso), published in May.
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    9/11/2014
    Why legalizing gambling on professional sports is a bad idea
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