http://illinois.edu/lb/imageList/19 These are the top research articles at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1222Israel_CaryNelson.html Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89536 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Leading scholars and public intellectuals reflect on the social and political forces in contemporary culture that advocate severing ties with Israeli universities in a new volume of essays titled â€œThe Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel.â€ http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1222rarebook_catalog_grant_Italian.html Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor Art Campus Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89524 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois has received a grant of nearly a half million dollars to catalog rare Italian books and make them accessible to scholars. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1219Obama_policies_EboniZamaniGallaher.html Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor Education http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89486 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Obamaâ€™s accomplishments as the countryâ€™s 44th president have been numerous, as have the challenges posed by societal forces that both catalyzed change and attempted to thwart it, said â€œThe 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. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1211statistical_binning_TandyWarnow.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89374 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:15:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Where did the songbird get its song? What branch of the bird family tree is closer to the flamingo â€“ 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. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1211BirdTree_TandyWarnow.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89373 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research 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. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1209protein_unfolding_MarstinGruebele.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89314 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:45:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research When a large protein unfolds in transit through a cell, it slows down and can get stuck in traffic. Using a specialized microscope - a sort of cellular traffic camera - University of Illinois chemists now can watch the way the unfolded protein diffuses. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1209NEH_fellowships.html Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor Campus http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89309 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:45:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Five University of Illinois scholars have received National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2015. The U. of I. is the only institution to be awarded more than three of the fellowships for the coming year. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1208walkability_RosalbaHernandez.html Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89284 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research Older Latinos living in the U.S. who perceive their neighborhoods as safer and more walkable are less likely to develop severe depressive symptoms, and the effect may be long term, a new study suggests. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1208blackdeath_journal_CarolSymes.html Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor Social Sciences http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89279 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:15:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research A new publication, â€œPandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death,â€ looks at new research into the plague and its historical significance. The publication is the inaugural issue of a new journal, â€œThe Medieval Globe,â€ sponsored by the University of Illinois Program in Medieval Studies. http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1208house_rules_GiselaSin.html Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor Political http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/89277 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:00:00 CST Illinois News Bureau: Research When the U.S. House of Representatives convenes in January, adopting rules of procedure will be among the first orders of business. Pretty mundane stuff, it would seem. Pay attention, though, says Gisela Sin, the author of a new book that analyzes over a century of House procedural rule-making, up through 2013. Those rules, written by the majority party, will have a huge impact on what follows in Washington over the next two years.