blog postsPoetry, fiction, global security among topics on MillerComm docketSep 13, 2012 9:00 am2 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.Japan House to hold annual fall open house Oct. 22Oct 10, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japan House, a University of Illinois educational and cultural center focusing on Japanese tradition and art, will welcome visitors to its annual fall open house on Oct. 22 (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The open house is free and the public is invited to tour the house and gardens at 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.Passes for 2015 Roger Ebert's Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1Oct 13, 2014 9:00 am2 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.Musicians evoke Kyoto train station in telematic concertDec 5, 2011 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bass clarinetist Gene Coleman and Ensemble N_JP will perform Coleman's composition "Kyoto_Naigai" with a film directed by Coleman Thursday (Dec. 8) at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The performance, which is free and open to the public, can be viewed live in Krannert's dance rehearsal space at 8 p.m., or online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with "Gene Coleman" in the subject line and your name and contact information in the body of the message.Design center to open doors to public Dec. 16 in UrbanaDec 11, 2003 9:00 am2 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).New ideas in architecture to be featured at I spaceDec 20, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Architects will have the floor in January at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Distinguished lecturers to appear for annual MillerComm seriesJan 31, 2013 9:00 am3 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.Book Corner: Images capture vernacular architecture and its inhabitantsFeb 5, 2009 9:00 am3 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.Krannert Art Museum exhibition celebrates 'Black Girlhood'Feb 11, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An exhibition of artwork, poetry and photography by local artists that celebrates black girlhood will be on display at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois Feb. 17-27. "Reflections of Black Girlhood: Necessary Truths" will feature works created by black women and girls involved in the Saving Our Lives Hearing Our Truths outreach program and SOLHOT/Sisterhood, a collaboration between SOLHOT and Urbana Middle School.Student artist's thought etcher on display at Figure One exhibition spaceFeb 11, 2011 9:00 am3 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.Symposium at Illinois to focus on issue of electronic wasteMar 7, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - People who get a new smart phone, tablet computer, e-book reader or mp3 player rarely focus on the outdated devices they replace. But those discarded products represent a significant waste of energy and materials, and, if improperly disposed of, serious environmental risks.Architecture featured in I space exhibitions March 14-April 5Mar 11, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Architecture - both historic and futuristic - will be featured in three new exhibitions opening this month at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Tea ceremony at U. of I.'s Japan House to focus on disaster in JapanMar 16, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japan House will hold a public tea ceremony dedication at 1 p.m. Saturday (March 19) for the victims of the disaster in Japan.Diplomat to be featured speaker at U. of I.'s Japan House eventMar 28, 2007 9:00 am3 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.U. of I. anthropologist's latest whodunits include facts from the fieldMar 30, 2010 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In Sarah Wisseman's third and fourth installments of her Lisa Donahue mystery series, the archaeologist and amateur sleuth becomes embroiled in two very different types of whodunits.Additional guests and film discussions announced for 'Ebertfest'Apr 3, 2013 9:00 am3 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 am3 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.I Space presents graphic design work of UI studentsApr 5, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois seniors in graphic design will have a one-week window of opportunity to show off their work at I space, UIUC's Chicago gallery.Work of dance student to be performed at national galaApr 7, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois dance student Darrin Wright is among a select group of choreographers whose dances will be performed at the National College Dance Festival Gala May 19-21 at the University of Maryland at College Park.Film 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.Works by Bourgeois among four new Krannert Art Museum exhibitionsApr 11, 2002 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. This country's most comprehensive museum exhibition of early works by Louise Bourgeois is among four new shows opening at the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum in the coming weeks.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.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.Six student leaders receive scholarships to support studiesMay 12, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Six University of Illinois student leaders have received scholarships to support their studies during the 2000-01 academic year.U. of I. course explores using technology to encourage people to walkMay 22, 2006 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - These days, when people walk down the street "alone," chances are they're actually doing so in the company of remote others - connected by a cell phone. Or the tell-tale iPod cord extending from an ear means they're otherwise focused, marching to the beat of their own personal soundtrack.Two new I space exhibitions focus on architectureJun 1, 2009 9:00 am3 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: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.Works by MFA graduates on view at I space beginning FridayJul 14, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Recent work by six graduates of the master of fine arts program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on view Friday (July 18) through Aug. 13 at I space, the university's Chicago gallery.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.Novelist's 'Luminarium' lighting up the literary atmosphereAug 22, 2011 9:00 am3 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 am3 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.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."Master calligrapher will demonstrate his art during Japan House eventSep 18, 2006 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Master calligrapher Suizan Mochizuki will be the featured artist at the annual fall open house on Oct. 7 at Japan House.'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.On 20th anniversary, WID takes new name to better reflect purposeOct 4, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The former Office of Women in Development at the University of Illinois is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a three-day symposium Oct. 20-22 -- and a name change.'Defining Values for Research and Technology' to be topic of yearlong analysisOct 10, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The image of the university as an ivory tower is rapidly dissolving as increased government and private funding is contributing to a new reality: the university as an engine for growth in a rapidly evolving, knowledge-based world economy.Theater professor juggles directing, teaching and actingDec 5, 2013 9:00 am3 views Less than 48 hours after the curtain went up Nov. 7 on “Clybourne Park,” director Lisa Gaye Dixon was off to New York, leaving the cast of U. of I. theater students to carry on through the end of the show’s 10-day run.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.