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Kobe Bryant: Basketball’s genius, who had his controversies, was solving life after sport

It's instinct and it's obvious. It's the natural part of being a natural. It's the second act that brings...

Would modifying payment of the earned income tax credit help struggling families?

What were the focal points of your study? Our group – which included faculty members Flavia Cristina Andrade, Andrew Greenlee and Ruby Mendenhall and...

CNN: The one thing about Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatness everyone keeps missing

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was barreling toward the climax of his greatest speech when he made a split-second decision that...

NPR: Tattoo Removal Programs Help Former Inmates Wipe The Slate Clean

Shane MacLeod spent 14 years in federal prison for armed robbery and he's covered from head-to-toe in tattoos. The only things not...

NPR: Liang Jun, China’s Iconic Female Tractor Driver, Dies At 90

People across China are remembering the life of Liang Jun, who is celebrated as the first Chinese woman to work as a...

Unstoppable

Billy Dec owns restaurants, acts and produces movies, does podcasts with NBA stars, prepares meals on "The Today Show," hangs with David...

Parisa Tabriz, ’05 ENG, MS ’07 ENG, is Google’s Browser Boss

As a senior engineering director overseeing Google Chrome, Parisa Tabriz helps keep your computer safe against assaults by bedroom hackers, hostile...

The first to rank the best

Here’s a question for Illinois sports fans: Who at the University of Illinois changed the face of college football in the 1920s?...

The US used a drone to kill an Iranian general. What might be the consequences?

On Jan. 3, the U.S. used an airborne drone to kill Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, one of the most powerful men in...

BBC: The entrepreneur stopping food waste

For many people, leaving the stability of a well-paid job to join a start-up might seem daunting. For Danish entrepreneur Mette Lykke,...

VOA: First Deaf and Blind Harvard Law Graduate Says Accessibility Isn’t Charity

Haben Girma, a lawyer born deaf and blind, has advocated for accessibility from her hometown of Oakland, California, all the way...

BBC: ‘Fashion industry’s pollution made me cry’

The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Yael Aflalo, chief...

Anouncement

Ebert Film Fest to feature remastered ‘Cotton Club,’ Farrelly brothers comedy

Francis Ford Coppola’s drama set in Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club during the 1930s – remastered, restored and with added scenes and...

Insect Fear Film Festival examines insects’ close relatives: crustaceans

Lobsters, shrimp and crayfish look like marine versions of insects, with their antennae and segmented bodies. The resemblance is not by chance....

[Illinois] U of I student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been diagnosed with a case of bacterial meningitis, as...

Historic Latinx murals return to campus Feb. 21

Murals removed for restoration from the former home of the department of Latina/Latino studies and La Casa Cultural Latina at the...