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    The New Era of Grain Prices

    The New Era of Grain Prices

    Corn, soybean, and wheat prices are at a new plateau and unlikely to ever fall below that level, according to a report by Darrel Good and Scott Irwin, professors of Agriculture and Consumer Electronics at the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

    • 4 min
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    New global issue, new course: E-waste

    New global issue, new course: E-waste

    According to a report crafted by industrial design students at the University of Illinois, most people will keep their old electronics in closets, attics, garages, or other places – out of sight – until they are eventually dumped or passed on to others. Professor William Bullock is chair of the Illinois' industrial design program. He's leading a new electronic waste class this year to begin to address this emerging global issue: e-waste.

    • 3 min
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    March Madness seedings: meaningless in late rounds

    March Madness seedings: meaningless in late rounds

    Sheldon Jacobson, a professor of Computer Science at Illinois, talks about statistical findings that should inform every water-cooler "bracketologists" prognostications for NCAA tournament results.

    • 1 min
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    Access to nature is essential to human health

    Access to nature is essential to human health

    Frances Kuo, a professor of natural resources and environmental science and psychology at Illinois, reports her findings on how environmental factors, such as access to nature, may influence social, psychological and physical health.

    • 4 min
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    High school students' "soft skills" good predictor of success

    High school students' "soft skills" good predictor of success

    Christy Lleras, a professor of human and community development, says such skills as sociability, punctuality, and conscientiousness are better predictors of success than good grades.

    • 2 min
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    First Graduates Through Illinois Promise

    First Graduates Through Illinois Promise

    Four years ago the first students came to Illinois through the Illinois Promise program, which finds resources to bring some of the highest achieving students of lesser means to the Illinois campus. Today the first of those students are approaching graduation.

    • 5 min

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