blog postsFilm chronicles backlash to Indian law designed to help womenApr 8, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - Rini Bhattacharya Mehta's first effort at filmmaking was inspired by the "moment of shock" she felt when she stumbled upon the backlash against the Indian law designed to help women.Japanese cuisine expert to take part in Japan House Open House April 18Apr 10, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The art of Japanese dining will be on the menu of activities at this year's spring open house April 18 (Saturday) at Japan House.Arturo Sandoval concert moves to Krannert Center tonightApr 13, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Arturo Sandoval concert scheduled for Friday night has been moved from the Allerton Music Barn in Monticello to the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana because of hot weather.Two professors given campus's highest honorApr 14, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois professors have been recommended by Chancellor Michael Aiken for appointment as professors in the Center for Advanced Study - the highest form of recognition the campus bestows on faculty members for outstanding scholarship.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."Theater professor first staged Pulitizer Prize-winning play for second year in a rowApr 19, 2001 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. For the second year in a row, the Pulitzer Prize for drama has been awarded to a new American play first staged by University of Illinois theater professor Daniel Sullivan.Former varsity athletes in adapted sports to be honoredApr 26, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 80 athletes who participated in adapted varsity sports at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign between 1948 and 1976 will finally receive varsity letters this spring.U. of I. students' works selected for inclusion in international art fairApr 27, 2010 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five students from the University of Illinois are among the artists who have been selected to exhibit their work at Art Chicago 2010, an annual international fair of contemporary and modern art.World premiere among highlights of summer harp events at IllinoisJun 1, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The heavenly sounds of harp music will be wafting through the air June 11-13, when the 2009 Summer Harp Class is in session at the University of Illinois.Trumpet virtuoso, Pacifica Quartet among performers at music festivalJun 13, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Four-time Grammy-winner Arturo Sandoval has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, the Boston Pops, the London Symphony, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake. On Sept. 2, he'll be playing in an old hay barn.Jupiter Quartet to debut at U. of I. at Allerton Music Barn FestivalJul 5, 2012 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The sixth annual Allerton Music Barn Festival will feature the Jupiter String Quartet making its performance debut as University of Illinois faculty members. Also during the festival, the jazz faculty will pay tribute to "The Blues and the Abstract Truth," several faculty members of the School of Music will perform "Pirates of Penzance," and at each performance there will be some welcome but non-musical guests - air-cooling units.UI Computer Fear Film Festival to be held Sept. 8Aug 22, 2001 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. This years Computer Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois not only promises to be bigger than last years inaugural event, its guaranteed, thanks to the marquee lineup.Acclaimed University of Texas writer to open reading series at IllinoisAug 30, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - An author described by The New York Times Book Review as "a writer for all readers" will open the annual Carr Reading Series. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith - who earned his doctorate at the U. of I. in 1969 and is the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas in Austin - is best known for "Klail City Death Trip," which tells the stories of the residents of a fictional Lower Rio Grande Valley county in a series that so far numbers 15 volumes.Contemporary works on paper by 10 artists to be featured at I spaceSep 5, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A diverse selection of works on paper by 10 artists will be on view Sept. 7 through Oct. 13 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:Artists, critics, curators converge in fall lecture seriesSep 12, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eight innovative artists, critics and curators whose work defies categorization will visit the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall as participants in a lecture series titled "REAL LIFE: Expanding Economies of Cultural Production."Poetry, fiction, global security among topics on MillerComm docketSep 13, 2012 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - This fall's Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lectures will look back to the poetry of Yeats and forward to the future of Chinese fiction and the role of engineers and scientists in international security. The annual series, begun in 1973, is supported by the George A. Miller Endowment along with several University of Illinois units.ACDIS celebrates 25th anniversary with forum on future of conflictSep 18, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a forum on Oct. 4 to consider the future of international conflict.'Parks and Recreation' star to co-host Japan House fundraiserSep 19, 2013 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Nick Offerman, best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the hit NBC comedy series "Parks and Recreation," will bring his "American Ham Tour" to the University of Illinois Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 26 (Saturday) as a benefit for Japan House. He also will co-host an "East Meets Midwest" fundraising dinner at Prairie Fruits Farm in Champaign on Oct. 27 (Sunday) with Shozo Sato and his wife, Alice. Shozo Sato is the founder of Japan House and a professor emeritus of art and design.Garden talks among highlights at Japan House open houseOct 2, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Garden talks by James A. Bier will be among the highlights of the annual fall open house at the University of Illinois' Japan House on Oct. 14.Work by young Champaign-Urbana artists to be featured in exhibitionDec 6, 2010 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The work of young artists in the Champaign-Urbana area will be showcased during an exhibition hosted by Krannert Art Museum and the School of Art + Design, a unit in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois.Ensemble uses multimedia technologies in performances at I spaceJan 7, 2008 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A University of Illinois ensemble that uses diverse multimedia technologies - including wii controllers functioning as instruments - to create hybrid works that combine elements of dance, music, film and visual art will perform Jan. 19 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Curators hope visitors to exhibition at Krannert Art Museum have a blastJan 10, 2008 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Borrowing a phrase from the popular 1970s television program "Good Times," a new exhibition opening Jan. 25 at the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum could be described as "dyn-o-mite!"Student's exhibition both playful and filled with deeper meaningJan 19, 2012 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Unlike most art exhibition receptions, the one kicking off the spring semester at Figure One - the University of Illinois' art exhibition space in downtown Champaign - won't involve wine and little cheese cubes speared on colorful toothpicks. Instead, patrons will nosh on milk and cookies, then skip over a bridge and watch TV in a fort.Two new I space exhibitions focus on architectureJan 28, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two new exhibitions focusing on architecture are on view Feb. 6 through 28 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:Former Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice to talk about working with the masterJan 29, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A former apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright will present an anecdotal account of his experiences working alongside the celebrated architect during a public talk Feb. 2 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Distinguished lecturers to appear for annual MillerComm seriesJan 31, 2013 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Royal residences, racial stereotypes, social activism and international terrorism are among the topics to be addressed by the spring 2013 Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lectures. The annual series, begun in 1973, is supported by the George A. Miller Endowment along with several University of Illinois units.International activities on U. of I. campus and in community to be focus of eventFeb 8, 2005 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A 10-day "celebration of all things international" is being planned Feb. 25 through March 6 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Student artist's thought etcher on display at Figure One exhibition spaceFeb 11, 2011 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Hold that thought - and Johann Rischau, a graduate student in industrial design at the University of Illinois, will etch it in wood. Rischau has come up with a way to capture brain waves, run them through a computer and into a CNC (computer numerical control) router that can engrave a graphic image of the waves onto a piece of wood. It's all part of his thesis on physical fabrication.Fourth annual ARUPLA open house showcases design workFeb 26, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A birdhouse design competition for local high school students has been added to the activities at the fourth annual Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture Open House at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Three educator-scholars from Russia's Hermitage Museum to visit campusMar 12, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Central Illinois residents will get a rare glimpse of the collections of Russia's Hermitage Museum this month, without having to travel halfway around the world to do so.'Tree of Life' demo, film workshop, discussions all part of 'Ebertfest' at U. of I.Mar 27, 2012 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Dramatic visuals for the Oscar-nominated film "The Tree of Life" were created at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and a demonstration of how they were produced is part of this year's Roger Ebert's Film Festival, coming April 25-29 to Champaign-Urbana.Annual spring open house at Japan House set for April 17Mar 29, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A variety of traditional Japanese arts will be demonstrated and displayed April 17 at the annual spring open house at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Japan House.Additional guests and film discussions announced for 'Ebertfest'Apr 3, 2013 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three additional guests and the schedule of film-related panel discussions have been announced for the 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, also known as "Ebertfest," taking place April 17-21 at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign and at the University of Illinois.Additional film, guests and discussions announced for EbertfestApr 4, 2011 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Roger Ebert's Film Festival, April 27 to May 1 in Champaign-Urbana, has added a 13th film, to be accompanied by its writer/director and one of its stars. Panel discussions and other festival events also have been finalized.U. of I. Concert Jazz Band named top big band at Texas Jazz FestivalApr 6, 2005 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band won top honors and the prestigious Gene Hall Award for best big band at this year's University of North Texas Jazz Festival last weekend in Addison, Texas.International Dance Day to be celebrated April 29Apr 19, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The art of dance will be spotlighted all around town on April 29 as UI students celebrate International Dance Day.Dance professor Tere O'Connor one of 20 named a Doris Duke ArtistApr 30, 2013 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tere O'Connor, a professor of dance at the University of Illinois, has been granted a Doris Duke Artist Award. The awards represent a deep investment in the potential of the 20 recipient artists, who each receive an unrestricted $225,000 grant, plus $25,000 to fund an audience-development project and another $25,000 to invest in a retirement account that will allow them to continue their creative work later in life.Study group questions effectiveness of proposed missile-defense systemMay 3, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As the U.S. Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency ramps up efforts to have the first phase of a multiyear, multibillion-dollar "layered" national defense system in place by September - as mandated by President Bush - the agency's fast-tracked plans have been hitting a few speed bumps.Three exhibitions open Friday at I space in ChicagoMay 7, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Paintings, pop-up books and installation work are among the artforms featured in three new exhibitions on view May 9 through June 7 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Six student leaders receive scholarships to support studiesMay 12, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Six University of Illinois student leaders have received scholarships to support their studies during the 2000-01 academic year.Energy-efficiency expert offers ideas for a greener futureJun 3, 2008 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bill Rose is no Johnny-come-lately to the green revolution. He's no Pollyanna either.I space opens two exhibitions FridayJun 4, 2002 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two new exhibitions open Friday (June 7) at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Israeli artists to take part in several public events at U. of I.Aug 9, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Acclaimed Israeli writers and filmmakers Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen will visit the Illinois campus Aug. 23-Sept. 3 and participate in several public events focusing on their work. Symposium celebrates new doctoral program in landscape historyAug 13, 2002 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The department of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is marking the establishment of a doctoral program in landscape history and theory with a two-day symposium, Oct. 4-5.Natural-disaster recovery expert hopeful about New Orleans planAug 18, 2006 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As an urban planning researcher who studies how cities rebuild following natural disasters, Rob Olshansky has kept his scholar's eye keenly focused on redevelopment plots and subplots surfacing this past year in post-Katrina New Orleans.Novelist's 'Luminarium' lighting up the literary atmosphereAug 22, 2011 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Luminarium" - a novel by University of Illinois creative writing professor Alex Shakar - already is garnering glowing reviews. It will be released Tuesday (Aug. 23).Harp quartet to perform in brief memorial to Sept. 11 attacksAug 25, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The School of Music at the University of Illinois will commemorate the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. with its annual memorial concert.UI project goal: increase physical activity for older AmericansAug 27, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois, in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine, has received a grant of $568,767 from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a project aimed at making older Americans more active and healthy.Initiative to explore perspectives on history, culture of Western HemisphereSep 8, 2011 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - The Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois will explore the impact of indigenous poetry on the expressive cultures of the Western Hemisphere with a poetry reading featuring Inés Hernández-Avila and Heid Erdrich on Tuesday (Sept. 13).Founding director to be guest of honor at Japan House eventSep 13, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Shozo Sato, the founding director of Japan House on the University of Illinois campus, will be the special guest at the Japan House's annual fall open house, on Oct. 2.