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  • Posted: October 23, 2017
    Some plants behave like the mythical monster Hydra: Cut off their heads and they grow back, bigger and better than before. A new study finds that these “overcompensators,” as they are called, also augment their defensive chemistry – think plant venom – when they are clipped.   Clipping removes the primary stem and...
  • Posted: October 20, 2017
    During a ceremony at the Survey Research Laboratory on the Urbana campus, three doctoral students were honored for the quality of their work utilizing survey research methodology. The two winners of the 2017 Robert Ferber and Seymour Sudman Dissertation Awards received $2000 awards and plaques commemorating their achievement. One other student...
  • Posted: October 19, 2017
    Arrianna Planey, a doctoral student in the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, has been selected as a Health Policy Research Scholar. This leadership development program, established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, connects a cohort of forty PhD students from around the United States who specialize in healthcare...
  • Posted: October 11, 2017
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers at the University of Illinois are working to turn a complex materials design problem into an intuitive concept, understandable to engineers from novice to advanced experience levels. The group developed guidelines to help understand materials engineered to become thicker when stretched. This highly useful...
  • Posted: October 5, 2017
    Two students from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign spent the summer studying Swahili in Arusha, Tanzania as awardees of the 2017 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship: Adam LoBue, doctoral student Jennifer Peruski, doctoral student For eight weeks, these students and 26 other American students from institutions across...

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