For the Media

All news releases

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 14, 2012

UIC Hosts Conference Honoring Pioneering Civil Rights Leader

The life and impact of Bayard Rustin, a key figure from the American civil rights movement, will be the focus of a conference at the University of Illinois at Chicago, March 30 – 31.

March 14, 2012

UIC Police First Fully Accredited University Force in Ill.

The UIC Police became the first university police force in Illinois to receive full accreditation from the Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, a national credentialing authority for municipal, county and state agencies.

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.

March 13, 2012

Charcoal Studied for Landfill Methane Containment

Methane, often used for cooking and heating, is a potent greenhouse gas — more than 20 times more effective at trapping atmospheric heat than carbon dioxide. A major source of slow methane leaks is old, abandoned landfills and town dumps.

March 13, 2012

Rare transplant allows young woman to forgo 60 pills daily

Living-donor parathyroid gland transplant helps 22-year-old to forgo 60 calcium pills a day

March 12, 2012

Discovery of Hair-Cell Roots Suggests the Brain Modulates Sound Sensitivity

The hair cells of the inner ear have a previously unknown “root” extension that may allow them to communicate with nerve cells and the brain to regulate sensitivity to sound vibrations and head position, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have discovered.

March 8, 2012

Molecule’s Role in Cancer Suggests New Combination Therapy

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have found that a molecule found at elevated levels in cancer cells seems to protect them from the “cell-suicide” that is usually triggered by chemotherapy or radiation.

February 29, 2012

Noted Commentator to Talk on Obama and Religious Liberty

The University of Illinois at Chicago presents “The Fictitious War on Religious Liberty,” a talk by commentator and former U.S. Ambassador Douglas W. Kmiec.