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Study: Idea sharing increases online learner engagement

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Sharing ideas in an online learning environment has a distinct advantage over sharing personal details in driving learner engagement...

New book contends that local newspapers bear brunt of news media’s increasing elitism

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new book by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign journalism professor Nikki Usher examines the market failure of local newspapers in the context of...

University of Illinois receives APLU award for COVID-19 testing program

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has received the inaugural Research Response to Community Crisis Award from the Association of Public...

Frequent COVID-19 testing key to efficient, early detection, study finds

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The chance of detecting the virus that causes COVID-19 increases with more frequent testing, no matter the type of...

After Blast, Hendrick House Re-Occupancy Possible In “A Few Days”

This is a developing story. It will be updated as we learn new details. URBANA – Emergency crews were...

Light-harvesting nanoparticle catalysts show promise in quest for renewable carbon-based fuels

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers report that small quantities of useful molecules such as hydrocarbons are produced when carbon dioxide and water react...

DNAzymes could outperform protein enzymes for genetic engineering

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Move over, gene-editing proteins – there’s a smaller, cheaper, more specific genetic engineering tool on the block: DNAzymes –...

Cancer survivors’ tongues less sensitive to tastes than those of healthy peers

Most survivors of squamous cell head and neck cancers report that their sense of taste is dulled, changed or lost during radiation...

Illinois Bill Requiring Asian American History Education to Address Hate, Discrimination

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois could become the first state to require public schools to teach the history of Asian Americans, a community that...

Combining three techniques boosts brain-imaging precision

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers report that they have developed a method to combine three brain-imaging techniques to more precisely capture the timing...

In pursuit of Indiana bats

YELLOWWOOD STATE FOREST, Ind. – An hour before the sun goes down, my colleagues and I arrive at our site: a human-made...

U Of I Police Department Hiring Social Workers To Handle Mental Health Crisis Calls

URBANA – The University of Illinois Police Department is planning to increase the number of mental health professionals on staff to help...

Anouncement

Chicago In Tune music festival is Aug. 19 – Sept. 19

Make plans to experience Chicago In Tune, a new citywide festival (Aug. 19 – Sept. 19) that celebrates music in the key...

[Champaign] Immigrant Back-to-School Resource Fair

Local immigrant-serving organizations hosting back-to-school resource fair with free food, school supplies, and COVID-19 vaccination clinic CHAMPAIGN, IL --...

[Champaign] Campustown Pub Tour

Thursday, July 22 at 5:30 PM at Murphy's Pub Grab some friends and explore Campustown pubs on the 13...

[Urbana] Run the Power of Parks 5k during July

Run a 5k race at your own pace during the month of July at the Urbana Park District Power of Parks 5k.