Mike Bohlmann

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Pitch of Voice Linked to Perception of Status

New research finds that when a person’s voice goes down in pitch early on in an interaction they were more likely to be seen as dominant and …

Nontenured faculty at University of Illinois begin two-day strike

Members of the union that represents University of Illinois faculty who are not on a tenure track plan to strike for two days starting Tuesday.<p>Officials with the Nontenure-Track Faculty Coalition Local 6546 hope the strike and picketing give school administrators at the Urbana-Champaign campus …

Herbicide resistance in waterhemp continues to grow - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

URBANA, Ill. – Twenty-five years ago, waterhemp was virtually unknown to Illinois farmers. Today, the broadleaf weed blankets corn and soybean fields …

University of Illinois planning staff layoffs due to state budget stalemate

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is preparing for layoffs in the fall if lawmakers haven't solved the state's budget impasse by then.<p>An email sent to the university's deans, directors and department heads lays out a coordinated plan for laying off civil service employees. Managers …

Civil Service

Oculus vet explains how virtual reality came out of the CAVE

Virtual reality is cool again.<p>Steve LaValle, former chief scientist of Oculus and a professor at the University of Illinois, is a bit of a VR hipster. Thursday morning at the second Chicago Venture Summit, he said he first got excited about the technology in the 1990s.<p>"Back when I was in graduate …

Virtual Reality

Researchers hit 30Mbps wireless transmission through meat

How would you like to be described as “a big bag of salt water, with some bones and some other tissues?”<p>That’s the human body according to Andrew …

University of Illinois

UI athlete seeks continuance in disorderly conduct case

<b>Photo by: The News-Gazette</b><p>From left, University of Illinois athletes Stephanie Abello, Jaylon Tate, Kendrick Nunn and Ruby Fernandez-Rivera.<p>URBANA — …

Yearning For a Silly, Normal Mascot

As the debate over the Chief seems to continue to rage on at the University of Illinois, it's time to take our eyes off the mascots -- yes, even the …

Build a Solar Powered ESP8266

In this Instructable we are showing how to build a solar powered ESP8266We connect up an ESP8266 to the SunAirPlus Solar Power …

Grassland harvest could conserve resources, benefit farmers, and curb government spending

The USDA's Farm Service Agency established the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 30 years ago in an effort to improve water quality, reduce soil …

MakerLab Develops Online 3-D Printing Courses with Coursera and Ultimaker

The College of Business MakerLab has partnered with Coursera and Ultimaker, a 3-D printer manufacturer, to offer a series of online 3-D printing …

3D

Putting the Public Back in Public Education

David Mathews, president of the Kettering Foundation, once wrote a book with the evocative title, "Is There a Public for Public Schools?"<p>In my blog conversation with Deborah Meier on <i>Education Week</i>, Meier's question last week, "what defines a public school?" reminds me of the book.<p>Not only what is a …

Congress showed it's willing to fight the FBI on encryption. Finally

Members of Congress did something almost unheard of at Tuesday’s hearing on the brewing battle over encryption between Apple and the FBI: their job. Both Democrats and Republicans grilled FBI director Jim Comey about his agency’s unprecedented demand that Apple weaken the iPhone’s security …

Privacy

An extra glass of water can burn calories

<b>Drinking a glass of water can burn over 200 calories every day</b><p>Increasing the daily intake of water by 1% can help in burning calories and reducing …

Why Culture Is More Important Than You Think!

Your company culture is the unique collection of values that defines for your organization, what is and is not tolerated, accepted, and lauded. If corporate transformation sounds difficult, that's because it is. According to research done by The Boston Consulting Group, PwC, and my own research, …

Illinois colleges are running out of cash amid state budget battle

Illinois' public colleges are taking drastic measures to stay afloat.<p>Thirty teachers at Western Illinois University were laid off. Hiring is on hold at Kishwaukee Community College and faculty were asked not to travel. Chicago State University says it won't be able to pay the bills after March …

University of Illinois trustees freeze tuition

The University of Illinois board of trustees approved a tuition freeze for new in-state undergraduates Thursday, ensuring for the second straight year that base tuition rates will remain the same at all three campuses.<p>With the freeze, students entering in fall 2016 will pay the same tuition as …

The Surprising Link Between Compassion And Success

So-called “givers” are overrepresented at both the bottom and the top of the success ladder. How come?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 10 Best Business Lessons of 2016. Click here to read the full list.</i><p>To many people, the idea of compassionate leadership is too touchy-feely at best and …

Journalism is not terrorism. Criticism of the government is not violence

In a huge win for press freedom, a UK court of appeal ruled that the detention of journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda, under the Terrorism Act violated his human rights as a journalist. Perhaps more importantly, though, the court rebuked the government’s unprecedented and dangerous …

Surveillance

Illinois renews athletic contract with Nike for 10 years

The athletic department at the University of Illinois has agreed to a 10-year extension of its footwear and apparel contract with Nike worth $44.5 million.<p>The school said Tuesday that the extension of the already two-decade-old relationship starts July 1. Nike will continue providing equipment for …

University of Illinois

South Carolina Lawmaker Wants to Register Journalists With the Government

A South Carolina lawmaker on Tuesday introduced a bill that would require journalists in the state to be listed in a registry and vetted before they …

Illinois Budget Deadlock Hits College Enrollments

More than 1,000 low-income students fail to return for second semester as grant funds freeze<p>The budget impasse in Illinois is beginning to depress enrollments at the state’s colleges and universities, as state money earmarked for low-income students remains tied up in a political stalemate that …

Higher Education

Do Americans Care About Privacy? It Depends, Because Privacy Is Personal…

There have been plenty of premature obituaries for privacy falling from the lips of tech company CEOs in recent years. Yet the idea that people have a sub-set of personal information they wish to keep outside the public sphere persists — despite all the incentives and encouragements for the …

This Silicon Chip Will Monitor Your Brain and Dissolve in Your Body

Well folks, we’ve finally arrived at the long-anticipated future of brain-implantable chips. How many hundreds of science fiction novels have led us …

Five from the University of Illinois Selected as Forbes 30 Under 30

Five with University of Illinois ties, including four from the College of Engineering, are among those named to <i>Forbes</i> list of 30 Under 30, which …

U. of I. bans hoverboards in dorms, may go further

The University of Illinois' flagship campus is telling students not to bring hoverboards to school when they return from the holiday break.<p>Urbana-Champaign campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler said the two-wheeled scooters so far are banned in university housing and may eventually become contraband all …

SoundDuino 2 Arduino Sound Card (video)

Arduino enthusiasts that are looking to add sound to projects they may be working on or constructing really interested in a new generation of Arduino …

Arduino

Report slams Illinois' unsound budgeting practices | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois has bent or broken every sound budgeting practice and should adopt reforms to help dig its way out of a huge pile of debt, according to a report released by the University of Illinois on Monday.<p>The skyline of Chicago is seen with the steam fog coming off Lake Michigan …

Speech Recognition With Arduino and BitVoicer Server

Introduction: Speech Recognition With Arduino and BitVoicer Server<p>In this Instructable I am going to show how to use an Arduino board and BitVoicer …

How to be a Leader Who Motivates

Leadership sets the tone of an office or work environment. In fact, 66% of employees with a ‘bad’ boss, feel a negative energy in the workplace while …