blog postsUniversity students' research projects explore their own universityFeb 3, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Undergraduate students have been conducting research at U.S. universities for years, but what happens when they are encouraged to do research on universities, particularly on their own?Volume collects lost stories of underground railroadFeb 13, 2004 9:00 am323 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Long-lost stories about one of the most complex, secretive, dangerous and successful collaborations among black freemen, slaves and white abolitionists are told in a new book, "Fleeing for Freedom: Stories of the Underground Railroad" (Ivan R. Dee).'Culture Talk' trio to discuss psychology, culture and politicsFeb 17, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The annual "Culture Talk" at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will feature Illinois' chancellor and its dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and one of the country's leading authorities on language and mind.Grant to provide for assessment of seven university libraries in AfricaFeb 17, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - International library experts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded a grant that will allow them to work with seven African university libraries.Three-day film festival signals start of Asian American Awareness MonthFeb 26, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 2004 Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off today (Feb. 26) with a three-day film festival titled "Reel to Real: Asian American Voices."Seminars examine issues involving immigration and globalizationMar 3, 2004 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Immigration law. Haitians. Guantánamo Bay. Hispanic voters. Mexico. Temporary work permits. Cuba. Nafta. Sept. 11. The Patriot Act.University Press celebration begins with look at U. of I.'s historic maps projectMar 5, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The local 2004 Year of the University Press (YUP) celebration kicks off at noon on March 9 (Tuesday) with a behind-the-scenes look at a digital historic maps project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Panel to discuss Iraq War on first anniversary of conflictMar 10, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A panel discussion about the war in Iraq on the first anniversary of its launching will begin at 4 p.m. on March 18 (Thursday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Festival opens with documentary about relationship between two womenMar 11, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The third annual "Reel Queer Film Festival" at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off April 1 (Thursday) with "Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House," a documentary film about love and friendship - and the price two Jewish women paid for it.Study looks at employment rates of U. of I. graduates with severe disabilitiesMar 15, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has long been known for its pioneering programs and services for students with disabilities. And judging by results of recent studies of employment outcomes for university graduates with severe disabilities, those programs are continuing to make their mark.Annual humanities conference to focus on violenceMar 17, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The sixth annual Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) spring conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off on April 1 (Thursday) with a keynote address by Dominick La Capra.Parents need to listen to their teens before the teens will listen to themMar 18, 2004 9:00 am163 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Those public service ads that advise parents to "just talk to their teenagers about drugs - they'll listen" should come with a warning label, says the author of a new and path-breaking study.Author-illustrator wins first Gryphon Award for children's literatureMar 19, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The first winner of the new Gryphon Award for Children's Literature is Douglas Florian, for his collection of poetry, "bow wow meow meow: it's rhyming cats and dogs" (Harcourt, 2003).Historian Ira Berlin named Mellon Distinguished Fellow at IllinoisMar 19, 2004 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Ira Berlin, a historian and the Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, has been named a Mellon Distinguished Senior Fellow for the spring semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.History students on last leg of journey to the Middle AgesApr 6, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - At a time of year when people are firming up their summer plans, students in a college history course are wrapping up a three-month journey.New Sousa archivist revitalizing collection, planning monthlong musicfestApr 13, 2004 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The John Philip Sousa collection at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is marching to the beat of a different drummer, and by all appearances, it is a quick march.Conference to focus on 15th century history, literature, art, musicApr 14, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For a few days in May, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be rocked by scandal, religious unrest and war.Writing program at Illinois publishes inaugural issue of literary magazineApr 21, 2004 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the trade, they're often called "little" literary magazines.Schools failing to accommodate teens who are pregnant or new mothersApr 23, 2004 9:00 am225 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Title IX legislation of 1972 has been celebrated for the dramatic benefits it brought to girls in school sports.Roger Ebert to donate papers to library at IllinoisApr 29, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, will give his papers to his alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.New book focuses on 'remarkable people' who shaped the University of IllinoisMay 4, 2004 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Perhaps any large public research university could tell the same basic story, but it is unlikely that any other telling would be richer or deeper.Bush administration has used 27 rationales for war in Iraq, study saysMay 10, 2004 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If it seems that there have been quite a few rationales for going to war in Iraq, that's because there have been quite a few - 27, in fact, all floated between Sept. 12, 2001, and Oct. 11, 2002, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All but four of the rationales originated with the administration of President George W. Bush.Anthology traces life of poet who inspired Harlem renaissance writersJun 16, 2004 9:00 am146 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Despite his roving bohemian soul, his penchant for abandoning people and places, and his radical politics, which kept him one step ahead of intelligence agents, Claude McKay could not outrun one thing: fame.Humanities Research Program at Illinois names fellowship award-winnersJun 16, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced its Fellowship Awards for 2004-2005.Movies elevate, rather than denigrate, journalism and reporters, author saysJun 16, 2004 9:00 am66 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Are movies to blame for the public's low opinion of reporters and journalism? Has the Hollywood portrayal of the news business grown harsher in recent decades?Hosts sought for Japanese students coming to university in AugustJun 25, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japanese college students coming to Champaign-Urbana in August to spend a month brushing up on their conversational English are hoping to find friendly local hosts to share their American experience with.Archaeologists unearthing life of early integrated town in IllinoisJul 1, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Independence Day has taken on new layers of meaning for a team of archaeologists who've been digging in western Illinois this summer.Grant will save pages of railroad journals in U. of I. libraryJul 14, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As most librarians know, time has a way of destroying history. Age can yellow and stain the paper history is written on; it can dry it out and embrittle it; it can tear it, and ultimately reduce it to powder.Library at Illinois working to preserve 125 years of agricultural historyJul 19, 2004 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Page by page, America's rich agricultural history is being ravaged, not by boll weevils, not by locusts, not by critters of any kind, but by time.Spanish Civil War journalist's papers featured in new library exhibitJul 22, 2004 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Spanish Civil War explodes to life again - in all its heroics and horror - in a new acquisition and exhibit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Presidential vote expert gives Democrats 'distinct electoral advantage'Jul 23, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - History has some good news for the Democrats on the eve of their convention next week in Boston.Poetry anthology celebrates work of social critic Aaron KramerAug 23, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Although frequently ignored by the literary establishment during his lifetime, a self-described "peoples' poet" and outspoken-but-loyal critic of the United States is celebrated posthumously in a new anthology of his work.People's concept of 'land ethic' linked to attitudes of use vs. conservationAug 23, 2004 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bill Stewart believes that everybody - from the trail-mix-munching hiking enthusiast to the SUV-driving mall-shopper - has what he calls a "land ethic, whether they know it or not."Journal of Women's History finds new home at University of IllinoisAug 30, 2004 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the new editorial home of the prestigious Journal of Women's History (JWH).Authors advocate more and better women's restrooms in public facilitiesAug 30, 2004 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Women have made significant strides in their fight for equal rights, but they're being kept in line by inadequate restroom facilities.Two new books examine history, meaning of roadside signs, parking lotsSep 1, 2004 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Professor John Jakle continues to be a fearless Roads Scholar.Polls, not Bush Administration, helped shape Americans' bias against SaddamSep 9, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Why were so many Americans, as early as the first anniversary of Sept. 11, convinced that Saddam Hussein was behind the terrorist attacks in the United States? Did their mistaken belief that the Iraqi dictator was responsible for the attacks result from the Bush administration's information campaign to convince the public to go to war in Iraq, or was something else at work?New York artist's installation at Illinois will be accessible by computerOct 1, 2004 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -"Being Here," Adam Pendleton's upcoming four-day conceptual art installation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will, in a sense, be everywhere.U. of I. to play lead role in project to preserve digital informationOct 1, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been chosen as one of the lead institutions in a massive new Library of Congress project to save at-risk digital materials nationwide.Experts in the humanities to discuss future of their disciplineOct 6, 2004 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three distinguished speakers whose works have influenced the direction of humanities scholarship in the United States will participate in a free public discussion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Illinois to host monthlong music celebration in honor of John Philip SousaOct 13, 2004 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In tribute to his soul-stirring fanfares for and about the United States of America, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is throwing a monthlong music festival for John Philip Sousa.Chicago Tribune, New York Times columnists to discuss challenges to democracyOct 18, 2004 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Clarence Page and David Brooks, editorial columnists for the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times, respectively, will offer their opposing perspectives on current challenges to American democracy during free public talks at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Forum to show students who speak French what business opportunities awaitOct 18, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 2004 French Means Business Forum will be held Oct. 28 (Thursday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.If you thought Florida was bad -- wait till there's a tie in the Electoral CollegeOct 25, 2004 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While national preference polls are shedding little light on the outcome of the 2004 presidential race, state-level polls and electoral history can yield important insights, including "some unsettling possible outcomes in next month's election."Mellon grant to fund project to develop data-mining software for librariesOct 25, 2004 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Using cutting edge "tools of discovery" and a diamond-sharp new process called data-mining, information scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are beginning work that eventually will help scholars carve out new literary knowledge in the works of writers across languages, cultures and time.What's left unsaid about sexuality and schools can be harmful, author saysOct 25, 2004 9:00 am40 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sexuality is not an easy topic for discussion as it relates to schools, but what is left unsaid can cause a lot of harm, says Cris Mayo, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of a new book.Europeans view U.S. missile defense system with interest, skepticism, expert saysOct 27, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With the Bush administration poised to announce activation of its missile-defense system by the end of this year, the European community is eyeing the program with equal doses of interest and skepticism, according to Julian Palmore, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor who specializes in international security issues.Voter turnout in Tuesday's election unlikely to have been higher than in 1992Nov 3, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Despite the widespread assumption that voter turnout was substantially higher in the 2004 presidential election than it was in the 2000 election, "the numbers suggest a different story," says Scott Althaus, a professor of speech communication and political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who conducts research on the effects of presidential campaigns.Host families sought for Japanese students who will be studying at IllinoisNov 19, 2004 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A dozen undergraduate students from Senshu University in Tokyo will be arriving at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign early next spring to spend a month improving their English-speaking skills. They hope to find families in the community who will not only share some time with them, but also provide a welcoming home.Five undergraduates named first Civic Leadership Fellows at Urbana campusDec 6, 2004 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three juniors and two seniors have been named the first Civic Leadership Fellows at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Civic Leadership Program is a new initiative of the department of political science and is being run in conjunction with its new Center for the Study of Democratic Governance.