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Five events to watch for in January

With winter sweeping in and a new semester imminent, January follows the slowdown of the holiday season with lectures, performances, and new...

A new link between fear, imitation, and antisocial behavior in children

Why do some children have more difficulties understanding others’ emotions or feeling sorry after misbehaving? Why do some act out in certain...

New intervention for ‘aging out’ youth from foster care

A new treatment manual by Johanna Greeson, a leading child welfare scholar at Penn,provides child welfare professionals and organizations with the vision and...

Surprise to some parents, adolescent brains ARE wired for self-control

The human brain is organized into circuits that develop from childhood through adulthood to support executive function—critical behaviors like self-control, decision making,...

Padilla rings in New Year with Ivy ovation

Kayla Padilla and the women’s basketball team travelled to Hawaii for the New Year and returned to the mainland with their ninth and 10th wins...

The religious battle over birth control and the unpleasant motivation that fueled it

Concerns around sex and gender have divided American religious groups for more than a century, but sociologist Melissa Wilde wanted to understand which hot-button...

Self-awareness is the key to more effective team discussions

When we’re unsure of an answer to a question or need help solving a problem, we often turn to our coworkers for...

When automotive assembly plants close, deaths from opioid overdoses rise

Closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to increases in deaths from opioid overdose, according to a study led by researchers...

Coral reef resilience

Mass coral-bleaching events, which occur when high ocean temperatures cause coral to expel the algae that dwell inside them, are a relatively...

How rituals shape our world

From graduations to wedding ceremonies, baby showers to retirement parties, our lives are ordered by a series of rituals. But how do...

Understanding how information flows into and out of Gitmo

The United States detention center at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base has a library for detainees that includes thousands of books. Noam Chomsky’s...

Equal health care for all: A philosopher’s answer to a political question

Should access to health care, especially in life-threatening situations, depend on whether you can afford it? Absolutely not, says Robert C. Hughes, Wharton...

Anouncement

Krannert Center COVID-19 Operations Update and Performance Cancellations

Urbana, IL—On March 11, the University of Illinois communicated new guidelines for university operations, enacted to safeguard health during current COVID-19 conditions.

Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staff

The message below was distributed Wednesday evening to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff.Dear Members of the University...

Urbana Park District cancels programs, events and rentals and closes buildings through April 12

The Urbana Park District has been closely following the Center for Disease Control guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented several...

[Illinois] 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceled

The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert, announced today that the 2020 event has been...