A group of female African Savannah Elephants take a dust bath in Tanzania
Linda Honigfort
June 16, 2015

The African Elephant Is Actually Two Separate Species - And In Danger

According to researchers the African elephant is actually two different species of elephant - a development with big implications for conservation. We talk with Alfred Roca, a researcher at the University of Illinois who specializes in genetics and wildlife conservation, about the differences in the elephant and what that means for its survival. 


A view of one of the control consoles at the training center of Exelon’s Clinton nuclear power station in DeWitt County. Exelon officials say their training center includes a mockup of the nuclear plant’s master control center that duplic
(Photo: Jim Meadows)
June 05, 2015

Legislative Nuclear Power Deal Still In The Dark

Exelon still has hopes for the legislation, once lawmakers are done dealing with the state budget. And whether or not it passes could have in impact on the price of electricity in Illinois, and the fate of its three nuclear plants in Clinton, Byron and Quad Cities, which are losing money.


Microbiologist Mary-Dell Chilton founded Syngenta's biotechnology research labs in the 1980s.
(Photo: Syngenta)
June 04, 2015

Meet The Woman Who Pioneered GMO Research

At 76 years old, U of I graduate Mary-Dell Chilton is still working. The genetically-modified corn, soybeans and other crops that her research helped develop now grow on more than 170 million acres of U.S. farmland. Earlier this month, Chilton’s groundbreaking discoveries earned her a place in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.


Children peer out of makeshift shelter in destroyed village of Paslang near the epicenter of Saturday's massive earthquake in the Gorkha District of Nepal, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Military operations continue Tuesday to reach the isolated areas
AP Photo/Wally Santana
May 12, 2015

UPDATE: Champaign-Urbana Nepali Community Organizes To Help Earthquake Victims

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal destroying buildings and infrastructure. Officials are reported over 8,000 dead and over 14,000 were injured. Now, a second earthquake hit Tuesday. This 7.3 magnitude earthquake caused further damage has killed at least 40 more and injured over 900 while further damaging to Nepal's infrastructure and ability to rebuild. [Update in process on May 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.]


Rohit Bhargava, the Coordinator of the Cancer Community @ Illinois, announces the C*STAR program at the Cancer Community @ Illinois Spring Reception
Abigail Bobrow of the Cancer Community @ Illinois
May 01, 2015

University Of Illinois Announces Graduate Cancer Program

Cancer Community @ Illinois in partnership with Carle Cancer Center will launch the Cancer Scholars for Translational and Applied Research (C*STAR) graduate educational program in the fall. The C*STAR program will give funding for six existing University of Illinois graduate students to work on a specific cancer research project for up to three years alongside a faculty member from the Cancer Community @ Illinois and a clinician mentor from Carle. 


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