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April 16, 2012

Summer Camp for Kids with ADHD Begins June 11

Camp STAR, for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other behavioral difficulties, begins its fifth season in June. The camp is a partnership of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Jewish Council for Youth Services.

April 10, 2012

UIC Engineer Tackles Nanoscale Computing Challenges

Wenjing Rao, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has won a five-year, $450,000 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career award she will use to explore new ways to test nanotransistors made from novel materials.

March 27, 2012

Computer Scientist Drives for Comprehensive Traffic Model

Jakob Eriksson, assistant professor of computer science, hopes he can gather data from unused sensors to create a dynamic regional traffic picture now that he has received a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Award.

March 23, 2012

Most Latino laborers use safety gear when available, study finds
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Latino day laborers in Chicago used PPE for safety in 94 percent of jobs

March 22, 2012

National Study Ranks City Governments’ Use of Social Media

More than six times as many big city governments reached citizens via Facebook in 2011 compared to 2009, while use of YouTube and Twitter grew fourfold and threefold respectively, a new study indicates.

March 22, 2012

Cell Protein Interactions Favor Fats

Researchers are learning how the fat molecules within the cell membrane help the cell’s signaling proteins to assemble and function.

March 20, 2012

What Does Delaying Childbearing Cost?

Freezing eggs or ovarian tissue for the sole purpose of delaying childbearing for social reasons may prove too costly for society, according to a recent analysis by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher.

March 19, 2012

Study Analyzes Twitter as News Source During Arab Spring

A new University of Illinois at Chicago study explores the uses of Twitter as a news reporting mechanism during last year’s Mideast uprisings known as Arab Spring.

March 15, 2012

Online Game Shows Why Ward Maps Raise Controversy

If you wonder why Chicago’s remapping of its 50 wards raised so much controversy and took so long, you can try remapping a few wards yourself, courtesy of urban planners at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

March 13, 2012

Free Agency for European Soccer Had Little Effect, Study Says

The effects of European soccer’s “Bosman ruling” appear to have been fairly minor, a new University of Illinois at Chicago study finds.

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