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How to foster children’s learning while sheltering at home

Parents sheltering at home with their kids sometimes struggle to foster their children’s continued engagement with learning. Eva Pomerantz, a professor of psychology at the...

Paper: Timely preventative efforts better than mitigation during early stages of outbreak

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — During the early stages of an infectious disease outbreak, channeling resources toward the prevention of disease spread through testing,...

Is it safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?

What kinds of health screening measures, if any, have been put into place in U.S. airports? Given the long asymptomatic incubation time...

Physical force alone spurs gene expression, study reveals

Cells will ramp up gene expression in response to physical forces alone, a new study finds. Gene activation, the first step...

Survey of US academic libraries documents COVID-19 pandemic responses

When universities began closing their campuses and going to online classes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, academic librarians were faced...

What challenges are professors and college students facing with the migration of classes online?

What are some of the challenges of moving to online teaching in a very short time frame?

Crumpled graphene makes ultra-sensitive cancer DNA detector

Graphene-based biosensors could usher in an era of liquid biopsy, detecting DNA cancer markers circulating in a patient’s blood or serum. But...

Bacterial protein fragment kills lung cells in pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

A bacterial protein fragment instigates lung tissue death in pulmonary fibrosis, a mysterious disease affecting millions of people worldwide, according to...

Could the social distancing of COVID-19 revolutionize online learning and higher education?

blog posts Editor’s note: As the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus prompted residential colleges to suspend classroom instruction,...

How can parents help children cope with COVID-19 disruptions?

Editor’s note:  Kelly Tu, a professor of human development and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, spoke with News Bureau education editor...

Emotions play key role on social media during outbreaks, study suggests

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Heading off a disease outbreak like COVID-19 means motivating people to assess their risk and alter their behavior, and...

Smoking prevalent among pregnant women enrolled in Illinois WIC program, study finds

Despite public-awareness campaigns about the potential health risks of smoking while pregnant, more than 15% of low-income women in Illinois may...

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Hundreds Run Through Streets Of C-U In ‘Run To Remember’

CHAMPAIGN – Hundreds of runners and walkers turned out for the inaugural Run To Remember on Saturday morning in Champaign-Urbana. The 8K run and...

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY RELEASES IMMIGRANT WELCOMING PLAN

First-ever plan in Champaign County has recommendations for better integrating immigrants into the local community, economy, and workforce Champaign...

[Urbana] Enjoy jazz music at Meadowbrook Park on September 10

It’s the most original jazz event in town. Walk through Meadowbrook Park’s Wandell Sculpture Garden and listen to local jazz music on...

CHAMBANA WELCOME CREW

New to Champaign-Urbana? Get connected to community through the Chambana Welcome Crew., our new ambassador program designed to help you feel right...