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/13/0517educationjusticeproject_RebeccaGinsburg.html Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor Art General http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/74388 Fri, 17 May 2013 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Students in the University of Illinois Education Justice Project have received the Arcus Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. The students project, Language Partners, was one of three entries honored last week from among 188 submitted by organizations in 23 nations. The $30,000 award will be split with two other social justice organizations. http://news.illinois.edu/news/13/0517reproduction_immunity_KathrynClancy.html Chelsey B. Coombs, News Bureau Intern General http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/74386 Fri, 17 May 2013 08:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Illinois anthropology professor Kathryn Clancy and her research team at the Laboratory for Evolutionary Endocrinology showed that a womans reproductive function may be tied to her immune systems status. http://news.illinois.edu/news/13/0515English_language_TedUnderwood.html Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor General http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/74346 Wed, 15 May 2013 13:15:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research University of Illinois English professor Ted Underwood recently wrapped up a research project involving more than 4,200 books. Since that work revealed dramatic shifts in the English language between the 18th and 19th centuries, hes now expanding his research to include more than 470,000 books almost every English language book written during that era and preserved in a university library. http://news.illinois.edu/news/13/0513emotional_strategy_NicoleLLewellyn_FlorinDolcos.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/74274 Mon, 13 May 2013 09:45:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research When trouble approaches, what do you do? Run for the hills? Hide? Pretend it isnt there? Or do you focus on the promise of rain in those looming dark clouds? New research suggests that the way you regulate your emotions, in bad times and in good, can influence whether or how much you suffer from anxiety. http://www.news.illinois.edu/news/13/0510lotus_genome_RayMing.html Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/74251 Fri, 10 May 2013 15:30:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research The sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is a symbol of spiritual purity and longevity. Its seeds can survive up to 1,300 years, its petals and leaves repel grime and water, and its flowers generate heat to attract pollinators. http://news.illinois.edu/news/13/0509pensions-gambling_JohnKindt.html Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor Business http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/74220 Thu, 09 May 2013 14:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Budget and pension woes in the state of Illinois are inextricably linked to giveaways to Big Gambling, says emeritus professor John Kindt, a leading national gambling critic. http://news.illinois.edu/news/13/0508alma_app.html Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor Campus Science http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/74177 Wed, 08 May 2013 14:00:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Commencement is a time rich in both tradition and anticipation for the future. Although a vital icon of tradition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Alma Mater sculpture, is absent in body, she is present in spirit and in pixel. http://news.illinois.edu/news/13/0506child_abuse_SaijunZhang_TamaraFuller_MartinNieto.html Sharita Forrest, News Editor General http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/74079 Mon, 06 May 2013 13:30:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research The shorter the intervals between previous child maltreatment incidents, the greater the likelihood that the child will experience abuse or neglect in the future, suggests a new study by a social work professor at the University of Illinois. http://news.illinois.edu/news/13/0506fighting_DorothyEspelage.html Sharita Forrest, Education Editor General http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/74075 Mon, 06 May 2013 13:15:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Middle school children who completed a social-emotional skills learning program at school were 42 percent less likely to engage in physical fighting a year later, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The study, which is ongoing, involves more than 3,600 children at 36 middle schools across Illinois and Kansas, the largest sample to date used to investigate the impact of a social-emotional skills learning program on the behavior of middle school students. http://news.illinois.edu/news/13/0506martial_arts_CarlaSantos_ScottTainsky.html Sharita Forrest, News Editor General http://illinois.edu/lb/article/19/74072 Mon, 06 May 2013 12:30:00 CDT Illinois News Bureau: Research Once derided as barbaric and tantamount to human cockfighting by many lawmakers, the mixed martial arts industry was on the fringe of the sports landscape during its early years in the U.S. and was banned in 36 states. Over the past decade, however, MMA and its foremost promotional vehicle, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, have made a dramatic turnaround, winning mainstream acceptance and legalization in all but two states Connecticut and New York.