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  • Posted: October 30, 2019
    The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities announced they have been awarded a $2,000,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support Interseminars, an initiative designed to build communities of inquiry among graduate students and faculty at the University of Illinois around emerging research directions in the interdisciplinary...
  • Posted: October 23, 2019
    The Graduate College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 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 Research Live! on Tuesday, October 22 at the Krannert...
  • Posted: October 13, 2019
    The Graduate College is pleased to announce Lissette Piedra as the Graduate Faculty Fellow for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Dr. Piedra is associate professor of Social Work and a faculty affiliate of the Latina/Latino Studies Program and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives. As the Graduate Faculty Fellow, she will assist with the...
  • Posted: October 10, 2019
    blog postsCHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Momentary increases in mothers’ sensitivity to their toddlers’ cues and emotional needs may boost young children’s focused attention on tasks and positive engagement with their mother while lowering the children’s expressions of negative emotions, a new study found. These links between mothers’ and children’s momentary...
  • Posted: October 10, 2019
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light – bringing mechanical engineering one step closer to developing autonomous biobots. In 2014, research teams led by mechanical science and engineering professor Taher Saif and bioengineering professor Rashid Bashir...

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