blog postsSummer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe reconvenes on UI campusJun 6, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A world-class Slavic and East European Library, a film series and symposium on gender and cinema, and the opportunity to compare notes with colleagues are just a few of the draws that will bring scholars to the annual Summer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe June 12-Aug. 4 at the University of Illinois.Piano Institute canceled; faculty performances to take place as plannedJun 11, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The School of Music at the University of Illinois Friday announced that it has canceled its fourth annual Summer Piano Institute, which was to have been held next week (June 14-18).Inaugural U. of I. summer festival to feature diverse blend of musicJun 27, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tanglewood, Spoleto, Aspen ... Allerton.Former Chicago Tribune artist's work featured at I spaceJul 31, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An exhibition featuring paintings and sketches of a former Chicago Tribune art director/illustrator - will be on view Aug. 4 through 26 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Concert choir to perform in 9/11 observance on U. of I. campusAug 26, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Concert Choir will present a 9/11 observance performance, beginning promptly at 7:46 a.m. on that date, in Smith Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.Two exhibitions at I Space showcase sculpture, painting and photographySep 3, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two new exhibitions will be on view Sept. 10 through Oct. 9 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Exhibitions of mixed-media works on view at I space in ChicagoSep 5, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Myths, metaphors and invented narratives abound in the mixed-media works of Claire Wolf Krantz and Les Christensen, on view Sept. 6 through Oct. 12 in two new exhibitions at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Music to commemorate anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks in U.S.Sep 6, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be observed Sunday (Sept. 11) with a brief concert at Smith Hall on the University of Illinois campus. The U. of I.'s Black Chorus will perform, under the direction of voice professor Ollie Watts Davis.New exhibition at Figure One to focus on paper - the bad and the goodSep 8, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The title - "Pulp" - makes clear that the exhibition opening Tuesday (Sept. 13) at Figure One isn't going to be a standard art show featuring bucolic oil paintings. Instead, "Pulp" will tackle the not-so-pretty topic of the environmental impact of mass production of paper, as well as society's emotional connection to this omnipresent, practical product.The spotlight's on architecture in three new exhibitions at I spaceOct 6, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The emphasis will be on architecture in three new shows on view Oct. 13 through Nov. 11 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Workshops to focus on improving energy efficiency in buildingsOct 6, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center, administered through the University of Illinois School of Architecture, will present seven workshops around the state to teach facilities managers, construction contractors and consultants how to achieve energy efficiency in new construction or existing buildings.Passes for 2014 Roger Ebert's film festival go on sale Nov. 1Oct 14, 2013 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Those wanting to take in all of the 16th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," can purchase festival passes starting Nov. 1.Works by six artists displayed in I space exhibitionOct 28, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The most brilliant display of fall color to be found this season may be indoors - at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Krannert Art Museum.Book explores musical life in America in first 50 years after independenceNov 7, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Just as contemporary American-made music enjoys great popularity in Europe today, music by European composers and performers was all the rage in America during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. According to musicologist Nicholas Temperley, musicians with significant mastery of the British or European musical idiom were highly sought after in America.Chicago architectural firm's work to be featured in I space exhibitionNov 23, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The work of Chicago architectural firm Brininstool + Lynch will be featured in a new exhibition at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Guide makes it easier to find the right books to give childrenNov 27, 2012 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Holiday shoppers hoping to please the youngsters on their gift lists can turn to the "Guide Book to Gift Books" published by the Center for Children's Books at the University of Illinois. The annual guide, compiled by Deborah Stevenson, the editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books - a leading book review journal for school and public librarians - provides one-sentence descriptions of more than 350 of the best recently published volumes of youth literature, along with both traditional and e-book prices.Mother-son duo release new CD, 'Dialogues en Francais'Nov 29, 2012 9:00 am1 views Parents and their children often have special relationships that demonstrate a type of closeness unlike any other. UI French horn professor Bernhard Scully is quite familiar with that concept. He and his mother, pianist Joanne Minnetti, have formed a unique musical partnership over the years.Exhibition at U. of I. Chicago art gallery focuses on inmates' inventionsDec 8, 2005 9:00 am1 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.Lunch-hour lectures on international topic begin in Chicago Jan. 30Jan 17, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. "Europe in the 21st Century New Fears, New Alliances" is the theme of a lunch-hour lecture series the University of Illinois at Urbana is presenting in Chicago beginning Jan. 30.Exhibition highlights work of seven transnational artistsJan 22, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Throughout history, various cultures have been lumped together into the broad categories "East" and "West" in order to distinguish an "us" from a "them," according to art historian David O'Brien. This habit continues today, he says, "but at the expense of cross-cultural understanding, and despite the fact that the lives of many people now cross the East/West divide."'Inalterable Dreams': Architecture professor’s images speak to wide audienceFeb 6, 2003 9:00 am2 views Prior to the opening of James Warfield's photographic exhibition at the Deke Erh Art Center in Shanghai in January, the UI architecture professor exchanged several rounds of e-mail messages with two women who had been assigned the task of translating English captions into Chinese characters.American Liszt Society to meet at Illinois March 4-6Feb 12, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Opportunities for "listening to Liszt" will be many and varied next month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the School of Music plays host to the 2004 conference of the American Liszt Society March 4-6.Photography, architectural projects on view at I space in ChicagoFeb 14, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two new exhibitions will be on view Feb. 22 through March 30 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:Master of Fine Arts exhibition opens March 9Feb 21, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. University of Illinois students will exhibit new works in the annual Master of Fine Arts Exhibition at the UI's Krannert Art Museum March 9-April 7.Open house for Japan House set for April 8Mar 17, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The art of obimusubi - otherwise known as Japanese sash tying - will be among the highlights of the spring open house April 8 at the University of Illinois' Japan House.MFA student to assemble 2,000 people into flag formation on Quad April 2Mar 22, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By her own admission, University of Illinois graduate student Sarah Daniel has always colored outside the lines. So it came as no surprise to those who know the energetic, quirky and self-determined young British art and design student that her master's thesis project would likely take on grand proportions.Photographs, painting and sculpture on view in new I space exhibitionsMay 4, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two new exhibitions are on view through June 4 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Summer Research Lab to draw scholars from around the worldJun 1, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - As they have each summer since 1973, scholars soon will converge on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from all compass points to participate in the annual Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia.U. of I. Music Barn Festival adding two concerts; music to be wide-rangingJun 3, 2008 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The expansion has begun.U. of I. alumni produce eclectic exhibition at I spaceJun 30, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five recent graduates of the master of fine arts program in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a "Monster."Citizen's Police Academy is looking for applicantsJul 24, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- If you've ever wondered what it's like to cruise the streets in a police patrol car or see the inside of the Champaign County jail, you can do both by enrolling in the next session of the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy.I Space exhibitions examine nature-culture interplay, Wright home plansSep 2, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The complex interplay between nature and culture in Illinois and "unbuilt" Frank Lloyd Wright homes will be featured in two separate exhibitions Sept. 9 through Oct. 22 at I Space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.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.I space features three new showsOct 16, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Three new shows are on view through Nov. 18 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Alison Dalwood and Stephan Klimas: Location Matters" features billboard-format works that integrate digital printing, photography and traditional painting mediums.KAM Exhibition Challenges ConventionNov 3, 2000 9:00 am2 views University of Illinois art and design students are challenging convention - and having a bit of fun at the same time - in an exhibition on view Nov. 10 through Dec. 7 at the UI's Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion.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 email@example.com with "Gene Coleman" in the subject line and your name and contact information in the body of the message.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.Heavenly concert on tap for Sinfonia da Camera at Krannert CenterJan 30, 2013 9:00 am3 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."Researchers suggest parks should adapt to better serve Latino trail usersFeb 4, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By now, many people know that 30 minutes of daily exercise may go a long way toward extending their life expectancy. And among those who are taking the message to heart and actually becoming more physically active, the most commonly reported exercise of choice is walking.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.New source of horror at the Insect Fear Festival: female entomologistsFeb 19, 2015 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Whether pursuing eternal youth or manipulating insects in the lab, female entomologists are themselves a source of horror in many science fiction movies and TV shows. Their roles have shifted over the decades, however, making them a worthy focus of the 2015 Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois.Fourth annual ARUPLA open house showcases design workFeb 26, 2004 9:00 am3 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.Early Spring Literary Festival to feature Illinois Poet LaureateMar 3, 2011 9:00 am3 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.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.Expert on Islam to deliver annual Thulin lecture April 14Mar 29, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - John L. Esposito, the author of more than 30 books on the politics of Islam, will speak on "The Future of Islam and Muslim-West Relations" at the annual Marjorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion 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 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.