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  • Posted: October 31, 2018
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Cassandra Osei and Billy Keniston, doctoral students in the Department of History at of Illinois, each applied for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship knowing that the chances they would win the competitive fellowship were extremely slim. After months of waiting, however, they were surprised to...
  • Posted: October 31, 2018
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new paper co-written by a University of Illinois scholar who studies social psychology identifies four factors that lead to the retransmission of social media messages from expert accounts, creating data-driven recommendations for online public health messaging. Fear-related language; longer messages; the lack of outbound links...
  • Posted: October 31, 2018
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Kidney dialysis patients who engage in technology-based positive psychology exercises during their treatments may significantly improve their depressive symptoms and quality of life, a new study found. Patients with depression who used tablet computers to complete brief positive psychology exercises online several times a week...
  • Posted: October 23, 2018
      (The 2018 Research Live! finalists.) The Graduate College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Research Live! competition. Research LIve! is a fun, fast-paced competiton that celebrates the research of graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Thirteen finalists competed in the public round of...
  • Posted: September 27, 2018
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — In Greek mythology, Zeus punishes the trickster Prometheus by chaining him to a rock and sending an eagle to eat a portion of his liver every day, in perpetuity. It was the right organ to target – the liver has the ability to regenerate itself, though not overnight nor for eternity. New research conducted by biochemists at the...

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