blog posts BAM! WAP! KA-POW! Library prof bops doc who K.O.'d comic book industry Feb 11, 2013 9:00 am2937 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Behavioral problems among teenagers and preteens can be blamed on the violence, sex and gore portrayed in the media marketed to them - that was the topic of televised public hearings held by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency in 1954 to address the scourge of comic books. The hearings, which resulted in the decimation of what was an enormous comic book industry, had been inspired in large part by the book "Seduction of the Innocent," by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, based on his own case studies. Banned Books Week: A 'teachable moment' on intellectual freedom Sep 28, 2010 9:00 am160 views A Minute With™... Christine Jenkins, a professor of library and information science Baseball novel explores role of the game in American Indian life Nov 8, 2007 9:00 am953 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The World Series may be over, but the echo of baseball's deep past is very much in the air in LeAnne Howe's new novel, "Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story" (Aunt Lute Books). Baseball's 2011 All-Star game will be played in Arizona. Will Latino players boycott? Jul 9, 2010 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... history professor Adrian Burgos Jr. Before you buy that new device, think about e-waste issues Oct 11, 2011 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... Willie Cade, an adjunct professor in industrial design Beschloss Family Media Design Center to be dedicated Sept. 22 Aug 31, 2000 9:00 am15674 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The new Beschloss Family Media Design Center at the University of Illinois College of Communications will be dedicated Sept. 22. Best-selling authors will hold public discussions of work, craft Jan 30, 2008 9:00 am20 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 misconceptions Dec 23, 2003 9:00 am3231 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 exhibit Dec 17, 2002 9:00 am19 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 chronicles history of gender-neutral pronouns, from Shakespeare to email Jan 22, 2020 12:00 pm2090 views Dennis Baron (he/him/his), a University of Illinois professor emeritus of English, writes about the history of pronoun use and how we adapt the language to fit our circumstances. Book Corner: Collection of plays focuses on Korean diasporic experience Nov 15, 2012 9:00 am16 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 design May 2, 2013 9:00 am489 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 page Nov 17, 2011 9:00 am9 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 Media Aug 19, 2010 9:00 am30 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 examined Sep 6, 2012 9:00 am105 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 examines dangers of reading for young men in late 19th-century France Feb 11, 2020 9:00 am1469 views Excessive reading by young men was seen as a cause of declining virility and of the perceived national decline in fin-de-siècle France. Book examines development of Hinduism, literary and social culture in Nepal Jun 14, 2018 10:00 am934 views University of Illinois religion professor Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz writes about Nepal’s best-known Hindu narrative in her new book and what it tells us about the country’s culture and the history of Hinduism there. Book examines history of Mexico City's public square, evolution of Mexican spatial identities Mar 9, 2022 1:45 pm522 views Benjamin Bross used the public square and historic events that took place there to explain the emergence and evolution of Mexican identities over time. Book examines pope’s environmental encyclical, how religion can address climate change Feb 3, 2020 12:45 pm611 views Robert McKim, a professor emeritus of religion, edited a book of essays examining the issues raised by Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical calling for protection of Earth and its environment. Book, exhibition explore how English language came into print Jun 17, 2008 9:00 am7 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 media Apr 23, 2008 9:00 am205 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 Twain Mar 15, 2007 9:00 am230 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 how landscape design helps solve water issues Dec 20, 2019 1:15 pm1321 views Landscape design research can help solve environmental problems related to water systems. Book looks at views of those challenging reading material in schools, libraries Feb 13, 2015 9:00 am243 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 faiths Sep 5, 2017 9:15 am835 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 activist Jun 8, 2015 9:00 am2062 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. Book recounts pillaging of rare illustrations from university libraries Jun 18, 2018 9:45 am3311 views An expert on rare-book crimes tells the story of a thief who plundered libraries across the country, cutting irreplaceable antique illustrations from rare books. Book tells story of integrated Illinois town founded by former slave Oct 18, 2018 8:45 am2046 views A new book by Illinois information sciences professors Gerald McWorter and Kate Williams-McWorter tells how a former slave founded an integrated town in western Illinois that became a station on the Underground Railroad. 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 am14 views A Minute With™... journalism and advertising professor Steven Helle Box office opening for 2017 Ebert Film Festival passes Oct 31, 2016 10:15 am637 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 Illinois Jul 29, 2016 3:45 pm997 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 book Sep 28, 2015 11:15 am2847 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 Fellowship Apr 15, 2005 9:00 am122 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 says May 10, 2004 9:00 am113 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 say Dec 17, 2007 9:00 am98 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 forces Apr 25, 2011 9:00 am42 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 disasters Apr 25, 2006 9:00 am20 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 cursive Jun 19, 2014 9:00 am178 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. Canadian historian, writer Michael Ignatieff to speak Nov. 18 as part of EU Day at Illinois Nov 11, 2021 8:00 am150 views The 20th annual EU Day at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will feature an online talk by former Canadian political leader turned academic Michael Ignatieff about threats to intellectual freedom in Europe. Can exercise reduce your risk of contracting the H1N1 virus? Sep 14, 2009 9:00 am22 views A Minute With™... Jeff Woods, a professor of kinesiology and integrative immunology and behavior Can historical racism in medicine help explain current racial differences in medical care? Mar 22, 2022 8:00 am792 views Acquiring new medical knowledge and assessing health are not as objective as people think, said history professor Rana Hogarth, who is the adviser for a new series of podcasts by the Science History Institute in Philadelphia to explore issues of racism in science and medicine. Career of Judge Harlington Wood Jr. is focus of U. of I. Library exhibit May 2, 2005 9:00 am92 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 genres Feb 8, 2006 9:00 am17 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 poets Jan 29, 2013 9:00 am41 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 Advanced Study initiative looks at 'infodemic,' how to combat misinformation Sep 22, 2021 8:30 am651 views The CAS initiative will bring together experts to discuss misinformation, disinformation, “fake news” and conspiracy theories. Center for Children's Books announces 2008 Gryphon winners Feb 6, 2008 9:00 am8 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 examines Newbery Medal's history, legacy Oct 8, 2021 9:15 am661 views A book of scholarly essays and a symposium consider what Newbery books reveal about attitudes toward children’s literature. Center for Children's Books names Gryphon winner, three 'honor books' Feb 5, 2007 9:00 am25 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 Illinois Jun 19, 2007 9:00 am20 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 history Jun 23, 2017 9:15 am1403 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.