Illinois Natural History Survey insect behaviorist Joseph Spencer, left, former crop sciences professor Manfredo Seufferheld, entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh and their colleagues found that different Western corn rootworm populations respond differently to RNAi technology.
Researchers say they now know what allows some Western corn rootworms to survive crop rotation, a farming practice that once effectively managed the rootworm pests. The answer to the decades-long mystery of rotation-resistant rootworms lies – in large part – in the rootworm gut, the team reports.
A new book by Walter Feinberg and Richard A. Layton examines the academic merits and complexities of teaching religion curricula in public schools. Feinberg is professor emeritus in the College of Education. Layton is a professor of religion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
More than 40 years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down sponsored prayer and scripture readings in the nation’s public schools, the role of religion in education remains a sharply divisive topic in many communities.
Infant mortality rates for black women are unlikely to decline sharply enough to achieve the federal governments targeted rate in 2020, according to a new study by alumnus Shondra Loggins, right, and Flavia Cristina Drumond Andrade, a professor of kinesiology and community health.
The infant mortality rate set forth as a national goal in the federal government’s Healthy People 2020 initiative is likely to be attained by only one demographic group – highly educated white mothers, the authors of a new study say.
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When Mexican Americans say they are white on the U.S. Census, its often not for the reasons many assume, says Julie A. Dowling, a professor of Latina and Latino studies and author of a new book.
About half of Latinos check “white” in response to the question about race on the U.S. Census. About half check “other race.”They identify they are Latino in response to a previous question just for that purpose. Their choice of “white” or “other race” may have little to do with their skin color, their use of English or Spanish, or their comfort within the larger culture, contrary to common assumptions, says Julia A. Dowling, a University of Illinois professor of Latina and Latino studies.