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U.of I. Press Week Oct. 17-22 to feature six authors

Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The second annual University of Illinois Press Week will be held Oct. 17 to 22 (Friday-Wednesday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Six authors will discuss their recently published U. of I. Press books during the weeklong celebration, which, with one exception, will be held in the Author’s Corner of the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign. All events are free and open to the public.

Dates and times, authors and book titles:

• Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., Joy Williamson, professor of education at Stanford University and U. of I. alumna, “Black Power on Campus: The University of Illinois, 1965-75.”

• Oct. 20, noon, Leon Dash, U. of I. professor of journalism and Pulitzer Prize-winner, “When Children Want Children.”

4 p.m., William Kinderman, U. of I. professor of music, “Artaria 195.”

• Oct. 21, noon, Sarah Wisseman, U. of I. director of Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials, “Virtual Mummy.”

• Oct. 22, noon, Room 177, Medical Sciences Building, 506 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, Neil Ruzic, scientist, writer, inventor and publisher who lives in Beverly Shores, Ind., “Racing to a Cure.”

4 p.m., Nicholas Temperley, U. of I. professor emeritus of music, “Bound for America: Three British Composers.”

For more information, contact Danielle Wilberg at 217-244-4689.