blog postsConference at Illinois to explore African films, filmmakingOct 29, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - African films and filmmaking, including Nollywood, the burgeoning film industry in Nigeria, will be the focus of an international conference at the University of Illinois Nov. 8-10.Conference, campus walk to showcase health benefits of walkingSep 28, 2005 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Hands down, walking is the easiest, most efficient and inexpensive form of physical activity known to promote human health, according to Weimo Zhu, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Yet a large proportion of the U.S. population does not walk regularly and lives a sedentary lifestyle, he said.Conference explores "The Visual" across epochs and culturesMar 3, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A unique gathering of cutting-edge artists, videographers and producers, cultural theorists, museum curators, scholars and other students of the visual media culminates Tuesday (March 7) at the University of Illinois with a series of unusual presentations aimed at exploring the phenomenon of "the visual" across epochs and cultures.Conference to explore art 'Beyond East and West'Jan 28, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will explore current artistic practices, paying special attention to artists who move among Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and the United States.Conference to explore colorful facets of life in 15th-century EnglandApr 30, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scholars will gather at the University of Illinois for a conference that will explore some of the spicier aspects of 15th-century England, including saints, sexualities, sieges and sins.Conference to explore future of budget-challenged UI LibrarySep 18, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A conference to explore the future directions of the budget-challenged Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held Oct. 30-31 at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.Conference to explore links between sports, democracyFeb 17, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A conference exploring the links between sports and democracy in America will be held Feb. 28 to March 2 (Friday through Sunday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.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.Conference to focus on path-breaking Chinese filmmakersSep 26, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A conference focusing on the Shaw Brothers Studio, a path-breaking filmmaking enterprise that was founded in Shanghai, and later based in Singapore and Hong Kong, runs Oct. 2-4 (Thursday through Saturday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Controversial Catholic theologian to talk about roles of churchMar 6, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A controversial Catholic theologian and priest will deliver the 2007 Thulin Lecture at the University of Illinois.Couple's book on H.G. Wells' cartoons to be celebrated May 25May 24, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a celebration for a new book conceived and born right under its roof.Course offers chance to learn and earn college credits for freeSep 29, 2006 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In a small public library not far from the University of Illinois campus, talking is encouraged, and animated discussions not only are tolerated, they are provoked.Cross-disciplinary initiative to conclude with roundtable discussionDec 4, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The one-year, 16-project Silicon, Carbon, Culture Initiative (SCCI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will formally conclude with a roundtable discussion Tuesday (Dec. 9).C-Span 2's Book TV Bus to visit U. of I.; book show also taking placeSep 18, 2007 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Press is hosting a book show and a book TV bus this month.'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.Dalkey Archive Press honored by National Book Critics CircleJan 24, 2011 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A nonprofit publishing enterprise once described by its founder as "a hopelessly quixotic venture" has been named recipient of the National Book Critics Circle's Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.'Dean of Asian American journalism' to speak at anniversary eventFeb 22, 2007 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Illinois is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a conference that will explore its history and its future.Decade of Urbana Daily Courier to be available onlineJul 25, 2007 9:00 am38 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Library has digitally opened yet another window to the past.‘Deep Throat’ unmasked: UI journalism professor, students identify key Watergate sourceMay 1, 2003 9:00 am26 views The identity of "Deep Throat" is no longer a mystery, at least not for one investigative journalism class at the UI.Deluge of scientific data needs to be curated for long-term useFeb 24, 2010 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With the world awash in information, curating all the scientifically relevant bits and bytes is an important task, especially given digital data's increasing importance as the raw materials for new scientific discoveries, an expert in information science at the University of Illinois says.Devouring books a literal possibility at April U. of I. festivalMar 13, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An upcoming event at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gives a whole new meaning to the notion of "devouring" a book.Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am3192 views News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher. 'Digital Dark Age' may doom some dataOct 27, 2008 9:00 am76 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What stands a better chance of surviving 50 years from now, a framed photograph or a 10-megabyte digital photo file on your computer's hard drive?Digital humanities experts from around the world to meet at U. of I.May 30, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An international who's who of pioneers and practitioners in the field of digital humanities will gather at the University of Illinois for a major conference.Digitization project yielding searchable texts, preserving original booksAug 8, 2011 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A large-scale project designed to bring old and often obscure books into the digital age has yielded a surprising bonus at the University of Illinois: Not only will the text of the books become fully searchable online, but the original versions - the old-fashioned kind a reader can hold - are being rescued from the library stacks, repaired and preserved.'Discrete moments of religious violence' focus of colloquium April 20Apr 12, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Discrete moments of religious violence" in American history will be one of the topics ethicists, rhetoricians, legal and religious scholars take up during a half-day colloquium at the University of Illinois.Doctors played a role in ideas about racial differencesFeb 6, 2018 9:45 am736 views Physicians played a key role in defining racial differences in the age of slavery, planting ideas that have carried to the present day, says a U. of I. historian in a new book.Documentaries were 'hot' in Spain in 1930s, author saysNov 29, 2005 9:00 am51 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Today, the term "documentary" usually brings to mind video exposés of corporate or political wrong-doing. Or perhaps the exploits of a near-extinct indigenous species struggling to survive in some remote locale. And while such films may have mass appeal, they more typically are relegated to the margins of popular culture.Does Hollywood have a bias against capitalism?Sep 16, 2010 9:00 am20 views A Minute With™...Does the U.S. need 'potty parity' legislation?Jul 16, 2010 9:00 am34 views A Minute With™... Kathryn Anthony, a professor in the School of ArchitectureDon't forget portion control when filling MyPlateMar 23, 2009 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Karen Chapman-Novakofski, a professor of food science and human nutritionDon't forget portion control when filling MyPlateJun 14, 2011 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... nutrition professor Karen Chapman-NovakofskiDo voters ever learn anything from campaign commercials, or are the ads all just so much mudslinging?Sep 26, 2008 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... Scott Althaus, a professor of political science and of communication Early Spring Literary Festival to feature Illinois Poet LaureateMar 3, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein will be among the writers featured at the Early Spring Literary Festival at the University of Illinois March 13-16.'Ebertfest' lineup includes film about David Foster Wallace, with Jason Segel as guestMar 25, 2015 9:00 am155 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "The End of the Tour," a new film about a journalist's five insightful days with "Infinite Jest" author David Foster Wallace, will be among the featured films at this year's Roger Ebert's Film Festival, running April 15-19 in Champaign-Urbana.Educational challenges for Illinois' growing Latino populationOct 13, 2006 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Jorge Chapa, the director of the UI's Center on Democracy in a Multiracial SocietyEducation Justice Project wins prize for innovative prison ESL classMay 17, 2013 9:00 am123 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students in the University of Illinois Education Justice Project have received the Arcus Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. The students' project, Language Partners, was one of three entries honored last week from among 188 submitted by organizations in 23 nations. The $30,000 award will be split with two other social justice organizations.Egypt historical study shows 'traditional' marriage more modern than we thinkJun 15, 2015 9:00 am340 views Mention traditional marriage and family and it’s easy to think you’re talking about age-old customs. Those “traditional” ideals and practices, however, are more likely a product of the last two centuries, says a University of Illinois history professor.Egyptian author visiting U. of I. community to talk about Muslim worldMar 29, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sahar Mohammed Hassan Tawfiq, an Egyptian author and translator, is spending a month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign talking to university and public groups about the Muslim world.ELLNORA Guitar Festival to showcase diverse styles of guitar musicApr 20, 2015 9:00 am73 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The spectrum of music at ELLNORA: The Guitar Festival this fall will range from traditional Mexican guitar to southern rock, and from jazz to classical guitar. And the diversity is not just in the style of music, but the instruments as well. The guitar festival also features banjo, sarod, Hawaiian slack key guitar and pipa, a four-stringed Chinese lute.Emancipated blacks often targeted for relocation to the tropicsFeb 19, 2018 10:45 am368 views Every significant emancipation of black enslaved people in North America came with plans to relocate them to tropical areas, says a U. of I. historian.Emancipation Proclamation only one piece in ending slavery, historian saysSep 12, 2012 11:15 am37 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Abraham Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago this month, making the end of slavery a Union goal in the Civil War, then a year and a half old.English faculty's book output leads department head to blog about itOct 13, 2009 9:00 am55 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's harvest time in Illinois. But at the University of Illinois, members of the English faculty have been hard at work in their own field - cultivating words and growing the department's reputation - all year long. English professor wins Hubbel Award for lifetime achievements in American literatureAug 29, 2000 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois English professor Nina Baym has won the 2000 Hubbell Award, given annually by the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association of America.European modernism and information society focus of U. of I. conferenceApr 18, 2005 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scholars representing disciplines as diverse as architecture, urban planning, science, technology, cultural studies and library and information science - will gather May 6-8 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a conference on "European Modernism and the Information Society: Informing the Present, Understanding the Past."Europeans view U.S. missile defense system with interest, skepticism, expert saysOct 27, 2004 9:00 am1 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.Events explore how technology, creativity interact to imagine the futureOct 25, 2017 8:45 am640 views A series of events at the University of Illinois called Speculative Futures will bring artists together with technology innovators with the goal of sparking new creative projects at the intersection of computer science and science fiction.Events to examine use of films to develop, justify nuclear weaponsFeb 14, 2011 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Marilyn Monroe is poolside in a lawn chair, wearing a bathing suit and sipping a cocktail. She sets her drink down, turns toward the camera, and says, "I always hated careless men." Thus ends an obscure Air Force training film, one of several that conclude with the actress encouraging military recruits to keep working, and to keep their work under wraps.Excusing military elite in Abu Ghraib scandal part of 'shameful pattern'May 2, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A scholar working on a book about the war in Iraq agrees with a recent Human Rights Watch report that described Abu Ghraib as only the "tip of the iceberg" in terms of U.S. involvement in prisoner abuse.Exercise adds years to life and improves quality, researchers sayNov 10, 2005 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Exercise is a lot like spinach ... everybody knows it's good for you; yet many people still avoid it, forgoing its potential health benefits.