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ACE department head highlights engagement and collaboration in research on global stage

Last week, scientists from around the world congregated at the 14th World Congress of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) in Kecskemét, Hungary, where a new journal Global Challenges and Regional Science

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Two ACES faculty win Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign each year presents Campus Awards for Excellence in Instruction to exceptional faculty and staff members, graduate teaching assistants and advisers campuswide. This year’s recipients, two of which are from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), are being honored at a ceremony. 

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Illinois study identifies atmospheric and economic drivers of global air pollution

Carbon monoxide emissions from industrial production have serious consequences for human health and are a strong indicator of overall air pollution levels. Many countries aim to reduce their emissions, but they cannot control air flows originating in other regions.

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Curbside collection improves organic waste composting, reduces methane emissions

Most organic household waste ends up in landfills where it generates methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Composting food and garden waste instead of sending it to landfills can significantly reduce methane emissions and help mitigate global warming.

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Consumers across political spectrum share food pricing frustrations

In his State of the Union address last week, President Biden touched on a topic close to the hearts of U.S. consumers: food prices. In this election year, we can expect high food costs to come up repeatedly, with candidates from both parties invoking price gouging, shrinkflation, and corporate greed. But who do consumers blame? And how do political leanings shift those opinions?

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Renowned international economist Chris Barrett visits Illinois for lecture and discussions

Emphasizing the need for interdisciplinary teams to provide “bundles” of services to solve major development challenges around the world, international economist Chris Barrett spoke to several groups at the University of Illinois as part of his visit to the Center for Advanced Study MillerComm lecture series, hosted by the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) and co-sponsored by over 30 units on campus including t

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Women, Money & Power online course open to public

A course at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign designed to empower women both financially and in the workforce is now being offered to the public.

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Despite uncertainties, cellulosic biofuels still a win for ground transportation

Despite the fervor around electric vehicles and their potential to reduce the transportation sector’s carbon footprint, 2023 projections suggest EVs won’t edge out gas-powered vehicles for decades to come.

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