blog postsACDIS 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.Passes for 2015 Roger Ebert's Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1Oct 13, 2014 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Film fans who want the whole experience of the 17th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," can purchase festival passes starting Nov. 1.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.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.Book Corner: Images capture vernacular architecture and its inhabitantsFeb 5, 2009 9:00 am4 views Architecture professor and world traveler extraordinaire James Warfield returned briefly to the Illinois campus in January following the opening of his “Roads Less Traveled” photography exhibition in Shanghai. He stuck around long enough to unpack his suitcase, do laundry and re-pack before embarking on his next journey: a return trip to Rajasthan, India.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.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.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.Arturo Sandoval concert moves to Krannert Center tonightApr 13, 2011 9:00 am4 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 am4 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.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.Theater professor first staged Pulitizer Prize-winning play for second year in a rowApr 19, 2001 9:00 am4 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 am4 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 am4 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.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.World premiere among highlights of summer harp events at IllinoisJun 1, 2009 9:00 am4 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.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.Jupiter Quartet to debut at U. of I. at Allerton Music Barn FestivalJul 5, 2012 9:00 am4 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.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. 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.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.Acclaimed University of Texas writer to open reading series at IllinoisAug 30, 2011 9:00 am4 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.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).Passes for 13th Ebert Film Fest go on sale Nov. 1Oct 18, 2010 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Festival passes will go on sale Nov. 1 for the 13th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," to be held April 27 to May 1 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Exhibition at U. of I. Chicago art gallery focuses on inmates' inventionsDec 8, 2005 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After an extensive tour throughout Europe and the United States, the exhibition "Prisoners' Inventions" will return to Chicago for a homecoming show Dec. 9 through Jan. 28 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Design center to open doors to public Dec. 16 in UrbanaDec 11, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students and faculty in architecture, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are taking their knowledge of good urban design to the streets - or more precisely, to 112 W. Main St. in downtown Urbana. That's the new home of Civitas: the University of Illinois Community Design Center, an innovative town-gown enterprise that opens its doors to the public from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 16).Architectural work featured in new exhibitions at U. of I. gallery in ChicagoJan 26, 2005 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Work by architects and architecture students will be featured in three exhibitions Feb. 4-26 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Two new I space exhibitions focus on architectureJan 28, 2004 9:00 am5 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:Heavenly concert on tap for Sinfonia da Camera at Krannert CenterJan 30, 2013 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sinfonia da Camera's next concert will feature some special guests - an assortment of telescopes aimed at the night sky, and the "meteorite that ate Detroit," on loan from the Staerkel Planetarium. These attractions will help set the mood for a program that Sinfonia music director Ian Hobson has titled "The Solar System."Distinguished lecturers to appear for annual MillerComm seriesJan 31, 2013 9:00 am5 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.New Web site focuses on activities of Robert E. Brown Center for World MusicFeb 10, 2010 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new Web site created by The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music at the University of Illinois will keep lovers of international music attuned to performances and other opportunities for indulging their passion. Along with news and information about the center's programs, activities and artist-teachers, the Web site offers an online events calendar that announces performances and other world-music events in East Central Illinois and the surrounding area.Early Spring Literary Festival to feature Illinois Poet LaureateMar 3, 2011 9:00 am5 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.International conference, other events focus on BeethovenMar 28, 2003 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Throughout April and early May, scholars and musicians from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and elsewhere will assemble at various venues on campus to compare and share notes by and about composer Ludwig van Beethoven.Diplomat to be featured speaker at U. of I.'s Japan House eventMar 28, 2007 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kenji Shinoda, the consul general of Japan in Chicago, will be the featured speaker at the annual spring open house on April 14 at Japan House at the University of Illinois.Additional film, guests and discussions announced for EbertfestApr 4, 2011 9:00 am5 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.Dance professor Tere O'Connor one of 20 named a Doris Duke ArtistApr 30, 2013 9:00 am5 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.Two new I space exhibitions focus on architectureJun 1, 2009 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Architecture - real and imagined - is the theme of two new exhibitions on view June 5-27 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:Summer workshop for teachers to boost knowledge of world religionsJun 13, 2002 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. For the first time, the University of Illinois atSymposium celebrates new doctoral program in landscape historyAug 13, 2002 9:00 am5 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.Novelist's 'Luminarium' lighting up the literary atmosphereAug 22, 2011 9:00 am5 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).MillerComm lecture series to bring an array of speakers to campusAug 25, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two Pulitzer Prize-winners are among the speakers scheduled to participate in this fall's Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series at the University of Illinois.UI project goal: increase physical activity for older AmericansAug 27, 2001 9:00 am5 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.Faculty art displayed through Oct. 3Sep 2, 2004 9:00 am5 views The Krannert Art Museum opened its fall season with a back-to-school special this year: the School of Art and Design’s annual Faculty Art Exhibition.