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What can police trainers learn from the current crisis?

Editor’s note: Police reform is on the national agenda in response to the choking death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police...

BBC: Jean Kennedy Smith: Last JFK sibling and US envoy dies aged 92

Jean Kennedy Smith, a US envoy who played a key role in Northern Ireland peace process, has died aged 92.

Is it possible to overcome our biases in the face of conflict?

The images in the media have been strong and often disturbing in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of...

NPR: Christo, Famous For His Monumental Works Of Art, Dies At 84

Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, who was known for creating monumental works of art that played off of their environment in cities around...

Will movie theaters survive COVID-19?

The season of blockbusters is upon us, but theaters have been empty for months – and it’s unclear what they’ll show, or...

BBC: A tiny ‘country’ between France and Switzerland

In the Saugeais valley, there’s a tiny micronation with its own flag. It’s not recognised by the French state, but that hasn’t...

CNN: Former White House butler who served 11 presidents dies after contracting coronavirus

Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, a former White House butler who worked under 11 US Presidents, has died after contracting coronavirus. He was...

What effect will COVID-19 have on end-of-life and retirement issues?

Editor’s note: Richard L. Kaplan is the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kaplan spoke with News Bureau...

Will live broadcasts of oral arguments be a permanent fixture at the Supreme Court?

Editor’s note: Jason Mazzone is the Albert E. Jenner Jr. Professor of Law and the director of the Program in Constitutional Theory, History, and...

Making a homemade COVID mask? Study explains best fabric choices

Editor’s note: Health authorities believe COVID-19 spreads by the transmission of respiratory droplets, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends homemade...

Could Legionnaires’ bacteria lurk in idled buildings?

Editor’s note: Many businesses are closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and some building managers have shut off water and...

NPR: Tony Allen, Afrobeat’s Foundational Drummer, Has Died At Age 79

Drummer Tony Allen has died at age 79. He is widely hailed as one of the founders of Afrobeat alongside his longtime...

Anouncement

Illinois Community Pledge provides common focus on COVID-19 safety

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff are invited to sign a voluntary pledge that reinforces the need for...

[Illinois] Eight projects awarded funding for AI research to mitigate COVID-19

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eight University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign projects are among 26 to receive the first C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute awards for artificial...

Research Park Offers FREE Technology Training Program, Application Now Open

CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois Research Park is launching a free technology training program to increase skills in programming and data...

[Illinois] Tests optional for fall 2021 freshman applicants

Students applying for fall 2021 freshman admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will not be required to submit SAT or...