blog postsIllinois in the NewsWhat would Emmett Till's mother say? The painting of Till’s mutilated remains at the Whitney BiennialMar 29, 2017 9:15 am0 views New York Times (March 28) Illinois journalism professor Christopher Benson speculates on the 'missing voice' of Mamie Till-Mobley on the controverial painting, 'Open Casket' by Dana SchutzIllinois in the NewsInjured police dogs in Champaign area to get ambulance ridesMar 27, 2017 1:45 pm0 views U.S. News & World Report (March 26) Police dogs hurt on the job in the Champaign area will soon be able to get an ambulance ride to a hospital along with emergency care on the way there.Illinois in the NewsRusty patched bumblebee, once common pollinator, added to endangered listMar 24, 2017 11:15 am0 views CBS News (March 22) Illinois entomologist Sydney Cameron: “A lot of our food is dependent upon these bees. If that’s not important, I don’t know what is.”Illinois in the NewsGetting moving might be the answer to rising health care costsMar 22, 2017 11:30 am0 views Men's Health (March 21) People who exercise regularly incur lower inpatient, emergency room, home health care and prescription medicine costs, Illinois research found.Illinois in the NewsThis University of Illinois startup is bringing WiFi to the deep oceanMar 21, 2017 11:30 am1 views OceanComm’s modem not only dramatically brings down that cost, but can communicate data with faster speeds and more efficiency than ever seen before.Illinois in the NewsThe state budget impasse spurs tensions between Gov. Rauner and Comptroller MendozaMar 20, 2017 2:30 pm0 views Chicago Tribune (March 20) A comptroller's work usually goes unnoticed, says U of I's Chris Mooney. “In this case, the comptroller really is at the heart of the financial crisis we are facing, which is how to dole out the money in a reasonable way.”Illinois in the NewsNutrition and Health Journal review credited meal delivery programs with improving dietary quality, nutrition, for seniorsMar 17, 2017 11:30 am0 views Bloomberg (March 17) “The benefit of the Meals on Wheels program is far beyond its intended impact," says Illinois community health professor Ruopeng AnIllinois in the NewsTake a look inside a tornado created by supercomputerMar 16, 2017 10:15 am0 views Gizmodo (March 14) - A team from University of Wisconsin-Madison used Illinois supercomputer Blue Waters to visualize the inner workings of tornadoes and the supercells that produce them. Illinois in the NewsIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he presented a balanced budget in his annual budget addressMar 10, 2017 2:30 pm0 views PolitiaFact (March 9) “The word ‘balanced’ seems to have become a politically malleable term. And not just with Rauner,” says Chris Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at U of I.Illinois in the NewsNationwide, 297 tornado touchdowns so far this year. That's 201 percent of normalMar 9, 2017 11:15 am0 views WXEF-FM (March 9) – “2017, due to a lot of reasons, has an elevated risk of severe weather,” atmospheric sciences professor Eric Snodgrass says. “I’m seeing a continuation of the very active weather pattern in coming weeks.” Illinois in the NewsTen highlights every farmer should know about land in 2017Mar 7, 2017 12:30 pm1 views Agriculture.com (March 7) First, land prices are down, but they're not crashing, says Illinois professor of farmland economics Bruce SherrickIllinois in the NewsOutreachTeam explores path toward endless supply of clean energy with controlled nuclear fusionMar 3, 2017 1:00 pm0 views R&D Magazine (Rockaway, N.J., March 2) – Controlled nuclear fusion has been a Holy Grail for physicists who seek an endless supply of clean energy. Scientists at Rice University, Illinois and the University of Chile offer a glimpse into a possible new path toward that goal.Illinois in the NewsOutreachCorn rootworm keeps evolving ways to resist pesticides that protect $50 billion corn industryMar 2, 2017 1:00 pm0 views Scientific American (Feb. 14) Illinois entomologist Joseph Spencer worries that technology to defeat the corn rootworm will work only briefly against an inventive foe. Illinois in the NewsResearchers want to sequence 'all life on Earth' through the Earth BioGenome ProjectFeb 27, 2017 10:30 am2 views Science Magazine (Feb. 24) These lower-resolution genomes could be improved as needed by comparing them with the family references, says EBP co-organizer, Illinois professor Gene RobinsonIllinois in the NewsTruth behind the lynching of Emmett Till in Mississippi still unfolding today, 60 years laterFeb 24, 2017 10:00 am1 views WTTW-TV (Feb. 23) Illinois professor Chris Benson worked directly with Till’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, to complete her autobiography, “Death of Innocence.” Illinois in the NewsWinter doesn’t end for another month, but daffodils and tulips are already popping up.Feb 22, 2017 2:30 pm3 views Chicago Tribune (Feb. 22) University of Illinois Extension has advice for homeowners and gardeners on protecting their precious (prematurely popping) perennials.Illinois in the NewsTo make things easier for plant breeders, Illinois researchers turned to unmanned aerial vehiclesFeb 21, 2017 11:15 am0 views AZOrobotics (Feb. 21) “When drones became available, we asked ourselves how we could apply this new technology to breeding." U of I soybean breeder Brian DiersIllinois in the NewsCoyote numbers have rebounded. Some 2,000 are even in ChicagoFeb 20, 2017 2:30 pm0 views Chicgo Tribune (Feb. 20) Illinois Extension agrees that “coyote population reduction (removing some or all of the coyotes in an area) is usually unrealistic and always temporary.” Illinois in the NewsMusic composed by artificial intelligence? Not a new phenomenonFeb 17, 2017 11:00 am0 views MTV (Feb. 16) The Illiac Suite, a string-quartet piece that American composers Lejaren Hiller and Leonard Isaacson created in 1957 using an early computer at Illinois, is widely considered the first computer-assisted composition.Illinois in the NewsFungicides used to protect crops could be hurting honey beesFeb 16, 2017 11:00 am0 views NPR (Feb. 16) A study conducted by Illinois entomologist May Berenbaum and colleagues found that fungicides can harm bees by making it harder for them to metabolize their food.Illinois in the NewsIllinois entomologist, colleagues found fungicides make it harder for bees to metabolize foodFeb 15, 2017 11:15 am1 views KTCS-TV (Feb. 14) If bees can’t get energy from their food, they can’t fly. The study was published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Illinois in the NewsIlllinois is finally getting a medical school. The twist?Feb 13, 2017 12:30 pm0 views Chicago Business Journal (Feb. 13) The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is being conceived as an engineering-based school of medicine.Illinois in the NewsResearch shows children's sibling relationships produce both postive and negative feelingsFeb 10, 2017 12:45 pm0 views Chicago Tribune (Feb. 9) Illinois Professor Laurie Kramer says, 'Sibling relationships are very safe relationships for children to explore,' and help children learn how to interact with people and conflictIllinois in the NewsSome states considering bills requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returnsFeb 9, 2017 12:30 pm1 views Bloomberg BNA (Feb. 8) Vikram David Amar, dean of the College of Law at Illinois, says such bills would likely be challenged and states would have to take steps to defend their actions. Illinois in the NewsPeople who drink coffee, tea with milk or sugar more likely to eat junk food laterFeb 7, 2017 12:45 pm1 views Huffington Post (Feb. 2) Like Junk food, "These add-in items are often dense in energy and fat but low in nutritional value," acccording to Illinois researchers.Illinois in the NewsOne of the problems with bats, if you’re a robotics expert, is that they have so many joints.Feb 6, 2017 11:30 am0 views NPR (Feb. 3) That’s what robotics researchers at Illinois and the California Institute of Technology quickly learned when they set out to build a robot version of the flying mammal.Illinois in the NewsNCSA’s cybersecurity, data capabilities will help Illinois become nation’s premier 'Smart State'Feb 3, 2017 1:30 pm1 views HPCwire (Feb. 2) Illinois launched Smart State initiatives with the release of a white paper titled, “Introducing the Smart State: Illinois Leads the Way” in early 2016.Illinois in the NewsThe Holy Grail of aerial robotics: Replicating the flight of a batFeb 2, 2017 12:30 pm1 views The Verge (Feb. 2) A team of scientists from Illinois and the California Institute of Technology have created what they claim is the nearest bat biomimic yet. The Bat BotIllinois in the NewsMayor Rahm Emanuel, execs from Chicago tech companies, visit campus to recruit young techiesFeb 1, 2017 10:00 am1 views Crain's Chicago Business (Jan. 30) Their itinerary included a visit to the U of I Research Park, where researchers are working on everything from prosthetics to solar carsIllinois in the NewsIllinois A-G Lisa Madigan wants to stop state worker paychecks until there’s a state budget dealJan 30, 2017 12:00 pm0 views WIS-TV (Jan. 27) Labor Expert Robert Bruno says that action would not dampen enthusiam for a strike by AFSCME workers. 'It could only have the effect of further encouraging it.'