blog postsBest-selling authors will hold public discussions of work, craftJan 30, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two best-selling writers will discuss their work and their craft as guests of the University of Illinois Library.Biography of Queen Victoria refutes longstanding misconceptionsDec 23, 2003 9:00 am1709 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - On the eve of the 103rd anniversary of her death on Jan. 22, the woman whose name defined an age - arguably the most famous woman of modern times - comes to life in a new and myth-shattering biography.Book censorship is focus of library exhibitDec 17, 2002 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What do Madonna and the Bible have in common? What about the French poet Charles Baudelaire and the boxing legend Muhammad Ali?Book Corner: Collection of plays focuses on Korean diasporic experienceNov 15, 2012 9:00 am4 views Korean diasporic theater takes center stage in a new collection of plays compiled by Esther Kim Lee, a professor of theater and of Asian American studies at the UI.Book Corner: Exploring the future of cities: Tall buildings and urban designMay 2, 2013 9:00 am139 views Five years ago, with a Fulbright Fellowship funding his summer study in Malta, U. of I. architecture professor Mir Ali agreed to assist the Malta Environmental and Planning Authority and the University of Malta in determining whether more skyscrapers should be built in the tiny island nation. As one of the most densely populated countries in the world, Malta consists of a group of islands, the largest of which is the "rock" just off the toe of Italy. The Republic of Malta's government had received close to 50 proposals from developers wanting to build high-rise office buildings, hotels and condominiums.Book Corner: Exploring the history of the written pageNov 17, 2011 9:00 am0 views Within the past two decades, technological advances have changed the way readers consume text, from online blogs to e-readers. Some critics and scholars have suggested that we were embarking on a radically new age of information.Book Corner: Latinos and the MediaAug 19, 2010 9:00 am7 views The U.S. media features Latina stars such as Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria, but that same media often reinforces the image of Latinos as eternal foreigners, always having to prove they belong.Book Corner: Parallels between individual and collective memory examinedSep 6, 2012 9:00 am10 views Memories are essential to our personal identities, and to understanding life and our surroundings. The book, "Individual and Collective Memory Consolidation" (MIT Press), co-written by a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the UI, explores the process by which we organize and retain memories.Book, exhibition explore how English language came into printJun 17, 2008 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - This summer, a new book co-written by a University of Illinois librarian and faculty member is the foundation for an exhibition that explores the early history of the English language and the role that printing played in its development.Book focuses on how people of color, women use internet, digital mediaApr 23, 2008 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scholars who study visual culture on the Internet always see more than meets the eye, but one professor has widened her scope even more, trying to adjust the ways the rest of us look at race and gender on the Web - and off.Book is first to examine how information age affected Mark TwainMar 15, 2007 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As many Americans know, Sam Clemens led a rich and complex life - sometimes as Mark Twain, sometimes not. He usually is remembered as a journalist, stand-up comic, world traveler, philosopher, and literary giant.Book looks at views of those challenging reading material in schools, librariesFeb 13, 2015 9:00 am222 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While it may be tempting to dismiss as a censor anyone who wants to restrict access to a book, such individuals understand that books are powerful and have the potential to change lives, said Emily Knox, who recently wrote about the people who raise challenges to reading material.Book of essays considers how religions view other faithsSep 5, 2017 9:15 am499 views University of Illinois religion professor Robert McKim edited a new book, “Religious Perspectives on Religious Diversity,” that explores how members of various religions view those outside of their faiths.Book on anti-imperialism in Japan includes first English translation of work by Japanese activistJun 8, 2015 9:00 am309 views Japan entered a period of colonial expansion in the late 19th century, starting with its annexation of Taiwan in 1895. Within just a few years of this colonial conquest, an anti-imperialism movement began in Japan. One of the key figures in the movement was Kōtoku Shūsui, a journalist and anarchist who wrote a book opposing imperialism and who was executed by the Japanese government in 1911.Both houses of Illinois' legislature have passed a Freedom of Information Act reform bill. Will the changes illuminate Illinois' state and local governments?Jun 17, 2009 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... journalism and advertising professor Steven HelleBox office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passesOct 31, 2016 10:15 am607 views Passes for the 19th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," coming April 19-23, 2017, will go on sale Nov. 1. The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.Brazilian studies gets broad attention at IllinoisJul 29, 2016 3:45 pm908 views Think Brazil and you might think beaches, rain forest, the 2016 Olympics – all far removed from central Illinois. Yet the University of Illinois is perhaps the most comprehensive center of Brazilian studies in the U.S.British Empire was a world of trouble, says historian in a new bookSep 28, 2015 11:15 am1181 views The British Empire was not the model of peace and stability, the “Pax Britannica,” as it’s often portrayed. Dissent and disruption were the rule, not the exception, according to Antoinette Burton, in her new book "The Trouble With Empire."Bruce Rhoads, U. of I. geography professor, wins Guggenheim FellowshipApr 15, 2005 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bruce Rhoads, a professor of geography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has received a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship.Bush administration has used 27 rationales for war in Iraq, study saysMay 10, 2004 9:00 am28 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.Bush's public remarks have led to 'post-rhetorical presidency,' scholars sayDec 17, 2007 9:00 am38 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As a cautionary tale, the latest issue of Presidential Studies Quarterly could not make better reading for the '08 presidential candidates, blue and red.Business law expert: Legal education must respond to market forcesApr 25, 2011 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dire predictions of impending doom for the future of legal education should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism, says a University of Illinois business law expert.Business owners should go 'green' in rebuilding after disastersApr 25, 2006 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters unleash their furies on communities, the losses can be especially devastating for small-business owners with limited budgets and flimsy safety nets. But when the skies clear, and the cleanup and rebuilding begins, savvy owners may actually find a silver - or "green" - lining beneath the rubble and ruin.Camp teaches children to write in the lost art of cursiveJun 19, 2014 9:00 am53 views The Rare Book and Manuscript Library recently hosted 13 children ages 8 to 11 for a daylong camp that ended with a cursing contest. These were Elizabethan curses ("Thou craven, milk-livered flax-wench" was the winner), judged primarily on penmanship. It was part of Valerie Hotchkiss' campaign to save the art of cursive writing and, equally important, the ability to read cursive writing.Can exercise reduce your risk of contracting the H1N1 virus?Sep 14, 2009 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... Jeff Woods, a professor of kinesiology and integrative immunology and behaviorCareer of Judge Harlington Wood Jr. is focus of U. of I. Library exhibitMay 2, 2005 9:00 am45 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An exhibit chronicling the "long and extraordinary" career of federal judge Harlington Wood Jr., a high-ranking public servant who, among other critical roles, served as chief negotiator for the U.S. Department of Justice at Wounded Knee, is running at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his alma mater.Carr Authors Series to feature honored writers across genresFeb 8, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five prize-winning writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry will read from their works this semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Carr visiting author series to showcase two acclaimed poetsJan 29, 2013 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kathleen Graber - a former high school English teacher who was inspired to write poetry after taking students on a field trip - will read from her critically acclaimed collections at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 (Wednesday) at the Illini Union Bookstore.Center for Children's Books announces 2008 Gryphon winnersFeb 6, 2008 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Billy Tartle in Say Cheese!" has won the 2008 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature. The book for readers ages 4 to 8 was written and illustrated by Michael Townsend, and is his debut as a children's author.Center for Children's Books names Gryphon winner, three 'honor books'Feb 5, 2007 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "The True Story of Stellina," written and illustrated by Matteo Pericoli, has won the 2007 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature.Center for Translation Studies to be established at IllinoisJun 19, 2007 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois is gearing up to build hundreds of new bridges to other countries and cultures - but it won't be using any of the traditional materials of construction.Chancellor’s Medallion awarded to three who have preserved University of Illinois historyJun 23, 2017 9:15 am1126 views The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will award the Chancellor’s Medallion -- the highest campus honor -- to three men who have dedicated their professional lives to preserving the history of the university.Charles Yerkes, telescope benefactor, a stellar scoundrel, author saysJul 25, 2006 9:00 am888 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Robber barons apparently didn't come by their titles easily. Just how hard they had to work - on both sides of the law - to hold on to their empires is revealed in a new book about one particularly ingenious and controversial tycoon.Chicago's Olympic bid projects a cost of $4.8 billion. Is it really worth it?Feb 27, 2009 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... Scott TainskyChicago Tribune, New York Times columnists to discuss challenges to democracyOct 18, 2004 9:00 am2 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.Children's Book Center annual sale takes place Feb. 21-23 at IllinoisFeb 4, 2005 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Center for Children's Books' fourth annual Book Sale will run from Feb. 21 to 23 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.China's aggressive film industry tied to nation's rise to powerApr 9, 2007 9:00 am45 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Just so there's no confusion: Current Chinese cinema is no crouching tiger, no hidden dragon.Chinese librarians coming to U. of I. to study 'library futures'Jun 13, 2006 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - There still are many realms where communications between the United States and China are strained or non-existent, but the realm that includes libraries, librarians and librarianship is not among them.Choldin to deliver Mortenson LectureOct 15, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Marianna Tax Choldin, the Mortenson Distinguished Professor and director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the 2002 Mortenson Distinguished Lecture.Choldin wins prestigious Pushkin MedalAug 25, 2000 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Marianna Tax Choldin, the C. Walter and Gerda B. Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois Library, has won Russia's prestigious Pushkin Medal.Chronicle of Higher Education now free online to U. of I. campusJan 11, 2007 9:00 am54 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lapsed or pricey subscriptions and lost passwords are problems of the past. Now students and faculty and staff members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have free access to the online edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education.Cline symposium speaker to address legacy of Sept. 11Mar 27, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The impact of external threats on the United States is the topic of an April 4 symposium at the University of Illinois.Clinical-community psychology doctoral program honoredSep 2, 2003 9:00 am73 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The doctoral program in clinical-community psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been honored for its record of creating and sustaining effective programs for recruiting, retaining and training ethnic minority students.Clinic provides needed services while fulfilling researchNov 7, 2002 9:00 am6 views One of the advantages of living in a community that’s home to a major research university is access to resources that would otherwise likely be available only in a large, urban area. The Audiology and Speech Clinic, operated by the UI’s department of speech and hearing science, is just such a resource for residents of Central Illinois.Collaborative center to make it easier to access knowledge on computersMay 16, 2011 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - A new research center created by the University of Illinois and Indiana University, along with HathiTrust Digital Repository, will develop software to foster computer access to the growing digital record of knowledge.Collaborative journal to be first focused on pre-modern Chinese cultureNov 12, 2012 9:00 am28 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Zong-qi Cai, a professor of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Illinois, has created a unique scholarly journal in partnership with Peking University in Beijing and Duke University Press. Titled the Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture, this biannual publication will be funded by Peking University during its first five years. It's the only journal wholly dedicated to the study of pre-modern Chinese culture, and the first instance of a Chinese university becoming directly involved with English-language scholarship outside of China, Cai said.Collection edited by U. of I. scholar focuses on poetry by American IndiansFeb 28, 2011 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A few years ago, Robert Dale Parker was in a basement library reading microfilm he had ordered from the Library of Congress when he found a trove of poems written by an Ojibwe Indian. The fact that the poems were literate and lyrical pleased Parker, a literary critic, but the fact that they were from 1815 made him ecstatic.Combat helmet that could relay injury data is goal of U. of I. projectMar 6, 2008 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -University of Illinois researchers are pooling their knowledge of health sciences and engineering on a project that ultimately could benefit combat soldiers who've received serious - but often immediately undetectable - blast-related brain injuries.Conduct your own investigation into candidates' funding sourcesOct 21, 2014 9:00 am37 views A Minute With™... journalism professor Brant Houston, who holds the Knight chair in investigative and enterprise reporting at IllinoisConference April 3-5 to explore 'The South'Mar 17, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The fifth annual conference of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will explore "The South" as it is multifariously defined by seven special invited speakers and two dozen other scholars from Illinois and across the country. In some cases the South will mean the American South, in others, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, the South Side of Chicago and even the work of artist Diego Rivera.