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E-cigarette use rising dramatically among Illinois teens, survey finds

The use of electronic cigarettes has increased by 65 percent among sophomores and by 45 percent among seniors in Illinois high schools over the past two years, according to this year's Illinois Youth Survey.

Communities with less variety in housing types have higher foreclosure rates, say Illinois researchers

Illinois researchers find that less variety in housing types leads to less stability and higher rates of foreclosures.

Study: Culture strongly influences coping behaviors after natural disasters

Demographic and cultural differences strongly influence young people's coping styles after a natural disaster, and these disparities should be taken into account when providing services to help them recover, a new study found.

EU ambassador to speak Nov. 9 as part of EU Day at Illinois

The EU’s ambassador to the U.S. will discuss the U.K. Brexit process and transatlantic relations as part of EU Day on Nov. 9.

What does Brazil’s recent election mean for its future?

Brazilian expert Jerry Davila analyzes the country’s election of a far-right president and what it might mean for the future.

Polling and the election: What to believe?

With a much-anticipated midterm just a week away, political scientist Brian Gaines suggests we check some common assumptions about polling.

How does racial discrimination impact users of online dating websites?

University of Illinois social work professor Ryan Wade explores the prevalence and impact of racialized sexual discrimination on sexual networking websites used by gay or bisexual men of color.

How worried should we be about the 2020 census?

An accurate census is essential for public and private planning, but the 2020 effort is underfunded and behind schedule, an Illinois expert says.

Book tells story of integrated Illinois town founded by former slave

A new book by Illinois information sciences professors Gerald McWorter and Kate Williams-McWorter tells how a former slave founded an integrated town in western Illinois that became a station on the Underground Railroad.

Honey bee researcher Gene Robinson elected to National Academy of Medicine

Entomology professor Gene Robinson, an international leader in honey bee research, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine “for pioneering contributions to understanding the roles of genes in social behavior.” Robinson directs the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.