University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: News

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: News

  • Eboni Zamani-Gallaher is the editor of the new book, The Obama Administration and Educational Reform (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.). Zamani-Gallaher is a professor of higher education and faculty affiliate in the Office of Community College Research and Leadership.
    12/19/2014Sharita 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
    Obama’s accomplishments as the country’s 44th president have been numerous, as have the challenges posed by societal forces that both catalyzed change and attempted to thwart it, said “The Obama Administration and Educational Reform" editor, Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher, a professor of higher education and faculty affiliate in the Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois.
  • image of professor brian ogolsky
    12/16/2014
    'Positive illusions' in romantic relationships
  • Professor Tandy Warnow developed a new statistical method that sorts genetic data to construct better species trees detailing genetic lineage.
    12/11/2014Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor writer Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor published by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor
    Where did the songbird get its song? What branch of the bird family tree is closer to the flamingo – the heron or the sparrow? These questions seem simple, but are actually difficult for geneticists to answer. A new, sophisticated statistical technique developed by researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Texas at Austin can help researchers construct more accurate species trees detailing the lineage of genes and the relationships between species.
  • Researchers have worked out the evolutionary relationships of dozens of bird species. The findings add to the evidence that some traits such as vocal learning or foot-propelled underwater diving evolved independently among different groups of birds.
    12/11/2014Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor writer Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor published by Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor
    An international effort involving more than 100 researchers, nine supercomputers and about 400 years of CPU time has yielded the most reliable avian tree of life yet produced, researchers report in the journal Science. The tree reflects the evolutionary relationships of 48 species of birds.
  • image of professor don fullerton
    12/11/2014
    The economic effects of falling crude oil prices
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