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English scholar to lead organization of 45,000 professorsApr 28, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Cary Nelson, a professor of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been elected president of the American Association of University Professors.Excusing military elite in Abu Ghraib scandal part of 'shameful pattern'May 2, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A scholar working on a book about the war in Iraq agrees with a recent Human Rights Watch report that described Abu Ghraib as only the "tip of the iceberg" in terms of U.S. involvement in prisoner abuse.Alston selected for ACE Fellows ProgramMay 6, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kal Alston, the director of the women's studies program and professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected for the 2003-04 American Council on Education Fellows Program.U. of I. intends to play key role in nationwide digital humanities effortMay 9, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois, home to one of the world's biggest libraries, the nation's top-ranked library and information school, a nascent Center for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, a supercomputing center and key scholars, is poised to become a leader in the effort to "digitize the humanities."Summer language academy is new option for 4- to 8-year-oldsMay 9, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Many parents enroll their young children in piano lessons, ballet class, gymnastics or martial arts, figuring that getting a jump-start on these skills will serve their children later in life.Hosts needed for Japanese college students coming to U. of I.May 20, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - About 40 Japanese college students are coming to Champaign-Urbana in late July to spend up to a month brushing up on their conversational English. Missile proposal signals start of defensive arms race, scholar saysJun 14, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - On the eve of the Group of 8 summit that took place in Germany earlier this month, the world watched anxiously as the U.S. and Russian presidents engaged in a rhetorical sparring match over plans by the United States to roll out a third missile defense system, this time in Europe.Humanities Research Program at Illinois names fellowship award-winnersJun 16, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced its Fellowship Awards for 2004-2005.Hosts sought for Japanese students coming to university in AugustJun 25, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japanese college students coming to Champaign-Urbana in August to spend a month brushing up on their conversational English are hoping to find friendly local hosts to share their American experience with.Trip aims to discover how Russia deals with information-access issuesJul 12, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - On Friday (July 15) a dozen or so Americans are going to Russia, openly in search of "Soviet secrets and Russian revelations."University library announces two changesAug 1, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Library is making two changes in its services - one temporary, the other permanent.What can parents of pre-school students do to ease the transition from home to school?Aug 18, 2009 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Brent McBride, a professor of human developmentU. of I. libraries extending hours as result of new funds from student feeAug 27, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new library fee is opening doors like never before for University of Illinois students.First Computer Fear Film Festival aims to dispel terror of technologyAug 31, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The fictional birthplace of the world's first diabolical computer and the home of one of the world's top computer science programs is holding its first "Computer Fear Film Festival."IPRH launches fall film series on filmsSep 9, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Disciplinarity - Films on Film" is the theme for the fall film series sponsored by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.Writers to read from their works in free, public events at IllinoisSep 20, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Writers, both nationally acclaimed and aspiring, are giving a series of free public readings at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall, all organized by the English department's MFA Creative Writing Program.U. of I. to host festival of award-winning French films Oct. 7-13Sep 28, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected to host the prestigious Tournées French Film Festival. Only 50 college and university campuses are annually chosen to host the tour, after a competitive grant process.Three original Freedom Riders to speak Oct. 18Oct 2, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In May 1961, a group of six blacks and seven whites boarded buses in Washington, D.C., for the original Freedom Ride, designed to test the legality of "separate but equal" facilities in interstate public travel in the South. The riders would never reach New Orleans, their intended destination, as they would be stopped along the way by angry mobs, severe beatings and the firebombing of one bus.NASA pioneer's gift to be celebrated ThursdayOct 3, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University Library is celebrating the gift of the collection of pioneering NASA scientist John C. Houbolt with a dedication ceremony and panel discussion Thursday (Oct. 9) at the Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana.Choldin to deliver Mortenson LectureOct 15, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Marianna Tax Choldin, the Mortenson Distinguished Professor and director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the 2002 Mortenson Distinguished Lecture.Oct. 27-28 conference celebrates Cary Nelson, U. of I. literary scholarOct 16, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scholars from across the country, including former students of the guest of honor, will gather at the end of the month to fete one of the University of Illinois' most distinguished literary scholars who also is one of the nation's most public critics of higher education.James Jones exhibit to be on view through Dec. 31Oct 23, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An exhibit in honor of an old soldier and literary giant opens Saturday at the University of Illinois.U. of I. conference to examine 'departmentalization' of former coloniesNov 1, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - On the 60th anniversary of the "departmentalization" of four of France's overseas colonies, scholars from across the United States and from abroad are coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to explore the consequences of this rare form of colonialization.Voter turnout in Tuesday's election unlikely to have been higher than in 1992Nov 3, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Despite the widespread assumption that voter turnout was substantially higher in the 2004 presidential election than it was in the 2000 election, "the numbers suggest a different story," says Scott Althaus, a professor of speech communication and political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who conducts research on the effects of presidential campaigns.Book Corner: Exploring the history of the written pageNov 17, 2011 9:00 am1 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.Author to share story of little-known haven for Hitler's refugeesNov 22, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Historian and author Michael Luick-Thrams will visit the University of Illinois and surrounding communities Nov. 28-Dec. 3 to share his knowledge of a little-known, Midwestern safe haven for refugees of Hitler's Nazi regime.How do you use the holidays to reinforce values other than materialismDec 3, 2007 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... marketing professor Lan ChaplinU. of I. historian invited to Paris conference on Lafayette's legacyDec 5, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - John Lynn, a professor of French history and of military history at the University of Illinois, is one of six U.S. professors invited to take part in a three-day analysis and celebration of Franco-American friendship in Paris.U. of I. guide recommends best children's booksDec 14, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Creatures ugly, endearing and dangerously curious, including a monster named "Bobo," a legendary "She" sea spirit and a "Traction Man," are among hundreds of protagonists book experts are recommending kids get to know this year, and they all appear in the 2005 edition of the "Guide Book to Gift Books."NSF award to fund data-curation research and educationDec 17, 2009 9:00 am1 views The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship in the UI's Graduate School of Library and Information Science will receive about $2.9 million dollars as a partner in the Data Conservancy project, a $20 million initiative led by the Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries. The five-year award, one of the first two in the National Science Foundation's DataNet program, will build infrastructure for the management of the ever-increasing amounts of digital-research data.Freeman Foundation renews grant funding Asian Educational Media ServiceJan 30, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a grant of $525,000 to support its academic outreach services to schools and colleges over the next three years.University students' research projects explore their own universityFeb 3, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Undergraduate students have been conducting research at U.S. universities for years, but what happens when they are encouraged to do research on universities, particularly on their own?Grant, gifts enable U. of I. Library to preserve endangered materialsFeb 20, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thousands of endangered materials spanning at least seven centuries will be rescued at the Library of the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign.On the prospects for improved relations between Iran and the U.S.Feb 23, 2009 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, a professor of history and of sociologySnapshot of the New Orleans recovery effortsMar 7, 2006 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Rob Olshansky, a professor and the associate head of the department of urban and regional planning.Panel to discuss Iraq War on first anniversary of conflictMar 10, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A panel discussion about the war in Iraq on the first anniversary of its launching will begin at 4 p.m. on March 18 (Thursday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Festival opens with documentary about relationship between two womenMar 11, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The third annual "Reel Queer Film Festival" at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off April 1 (Thursday) with "Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House," a documentary film about love and friendship - and the price two Jewish women paid for it.University of Virginia scholar named dean of library schoolMar 13, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - John M. Unsworth has been named the new dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His appointment was approved today by the Board of Trustees at its meeting in Rockford, Ill.Journalists from Europe and Asia to visit U. of I. campus April 19-24Apr 2, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fourteen journalists from Eastern Europe and Central Asia will visit the University of Illinois campus April 19-24 as part of an initiative by the U.S. Department of State.'Reading the World Festival' features writers from around the worldApr 5, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Distinguished authors from around the world - and the campus - will take part in the first annual "Reading the World Festival" April 18 to 20 (Tuesday through Thursday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.What can be discovered by mining 'big data'Apr 10, 2012 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Carole Palmer, who directs the library school's Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship'Discrete moments of religious violence' focus of colloquium April 20Apr 12, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Discrete moments of religious violence" in American history will be one of the topics ethicists, rhetoricians, legal and religious scholars take up during a half-day colloquium at the University of Illinois.As Medvedev assumes Russia's presidency, are great changes imminent?Apr 24, 2008 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Richard Tempest, the director of Illinois' Russian, East European, and Eurasian CenterConference to explore colorful facets of life in 15th-century EnglandApr 30, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scholars will gather at the University of Illinois for a conference that will explore some of the spicier aspects of 15th-century England, including saints, sexualities, sieges and sins.Writer Andrei Codrescu donates literary works to U. of I. LibraryMay 2, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If it's possible to know a person by the books he reads, patrons of one of the world's largest libraries soon could be on a first-name basis with an award-winning author, commentator and observer-provocateur.I.T. offshoring is driving the next global job shiftMay 16, 2007 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Gale Summerfield is the director of the U. of I.'s Women and Gender in Global Perspectives ProgramDigital humanities experts from around the world to meet at U. of I.May 30, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An international who's who of pioneers and practitioners in the field of digital humanities will gather at the University of Illinois for a major conference.Friendly folks sought to host visiting Japanese studentsJun 8, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Intensive English Institute is looking for friendly people to host visiting Japanese college students in Champaign-Urbana this summer.U. of I. scholar awarded research grant by South Korean film councilJun 14, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Frances Gateward, a professor in the African American Studies and Research Program, the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, and the Unit for Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded an overseas research grant from the Korean Film Council in Seoul, South Korea.Book, exhibition explore how English language came into printJun 17, 2008 9:00 am2 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.