blog posts'Stinky Stern Forever' wins 2006 Gryphon Award for children's literatureJan 20, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The winner of the 2006 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature is Michelle Edwards for her easy-to-read book, "Stinky Stern Forever." Edwards also illustrated the book, published last year by Harcourt.'Little Rat Rides' wins 2005 Gryphon Award for children's literatureFeb 4, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The winner of the 2005 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature is Monika Bang-Campbell, for her easy-to-read book, "Little Rat Rides" (Harcourt, 2004). Molly Bang illustrated the book.Conference to explore links between sports, democracyFeb 17, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A conference exploring the links between sports and democracy in America will be held Feb. 28 to March 2 (Friday through Sunday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.MacArthur Foundation funds three-year $1.35 million grant to ACDISFeb 18, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Reductions in the world's arsenals of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction are the ultimate goals of a new program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign funded by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.Author Andrei Codrescu to visit U. of I., celebrate gift to campus libraryFeb 24, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Andrei Codrescu, a social critic and radio commentator, is coming to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to open and celebrate the Andrei Codrescu Collection.President-elect of American Library Association to speak SaturdayFeb 25, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Maurice "Mitch" Freedman, the president-elect of the American Library Association (ALA), will speak at the University of Illinois on Saturday (March 2).Hit film adaptations for young audiences a 'mixed blessing' expert saysMar 2, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What's not to like about today's youth films, titles like "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?"Early Spring Literary Festival to feature Illinois Poet LaureateMar 3, 2011 9:00 am1 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.U. of I. humanities research program honors 14 with fellowship awardsMar 6, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Six faculty members and eight graduate students at the University of Illinois have won fellowship awards for 2007-2008 from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.Controversial Catholic theologian to talk about roles of churchMar 6, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A controversial Catholic theologian and priest will deliver the 2007 Thulin Lecture at the University of Illinois.Panel to discuss Iraq War on first anniversary of conflictMar 10, 2004 9:00 am1 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 am1 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.Panel discussion on geopolitics of Europe set for March 18Mar 12, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A panel discussion on the geopolitics of Europe, prompted by current world events, will be held March 18 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Devouring books a literal possibility at April U. of I. festivalMar 13, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An upcoming event at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gives a whole new meaning to the notion of "devouring" a book.Conference April 3-5 to explore 'The South'Mar 17, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The fifth annual conference of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will explore "The South" as it is multifariously defined by seven special invited speakers and two dozen other scholars from Illinois and across the country. In some cases the South will mean the American South, in others, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, the South Side of Chicago and even the work of artist Diego Rivera.Don't forget portion control when filling MyPlateMar 23, 2009 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Karen Chapman-Novakofski, a professor of food science and human nutritionLibrary school to offer clinic on electronic commerceMar 24, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The top ranked library/information science school in the nation - the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) - is offering a free clinic to any UIUC student, faculty or staff member on one of today's hottest topics: electronic commerce.Cline symposium speaker to address legacy of Sept. 11Mar 27, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The impact of external threats on the United States is the topic of an April 4 symposium at the University of Illinois.'Discrete moments of religious violence' focus of colloquium April 20Apr 12, 2007 9:00 am1 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.Writer Andrei Codrescu donates literary works to U. of I. LibraryMay 2, 2005 9:00 am1 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.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.White House rhetoric runs counter to policy realities, speech experts sayMay 15, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - President George W. Bush frequently has been criticized for being verbally challenged, but a new rhetorical analysis of the Bush White House, based on the public record, argues that the president and his colleagues have demonstrated an impressive facility with the language.I.T. offshoring is driving the next global job shiftMay 16, 2007 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Gale Summerfield is the director of the U. of I.'s Women and Gender in Global Perspectives ProgramMissile 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.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 developmentFirst 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."Polls, not Bush Administration, helped shape Americans' bias against SaddamSep 9, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Why were so many Americans, as early as the first anniversary of Sept. 11, convinced that Saddam Hussein was behind the terrorist attacks in the United States? Did their mistaken belief that the Iraqi dictator was responsible for the attacks result from the Bush administration's information campaign to convince the public to go to war in Iraq, or was something else at work?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.International conference to focus on translation and humanitiesSep 30, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - About 70 noted scholars and practitioners from around the world will convene at the University of Illinois Oct. 14-16 for an international conference about translation and its effect on the humanities.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.Richard Powers wins two more literary prizesOct 8, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Richard Powers, the prize-winning American novelist, MacArthur Foundation "genius award" recipient and English professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has won two more literary prizes.Ramifications of North Korea's nuke testOct 9, 2006 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Julian Palmore, the director of the UI's Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International SecurityCholdin 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.Faculty authors featured during UI press weekOct 15, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Seven local authors - and their most recent books - will be featured Oct. 21-24 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Novelist Yann Martel to read, speak Oct. 20-21Oct 15, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Canadian writer Yann Martel will read from and discuss his works at two events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.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.As Medvedev assumes Russia's presidency, are great changes imminent?Oct 24, 2007 9:00 am1 views What's going on in Russia and what does its president, Vladimir Putin, have in mind for the nation and for himself? Richard Tempest, a professor of Slavic literature and the head of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center who was in Russia in June, is an expert on Putin and Putin's Russia. In an interview with News Bureau writer Andrea Lynn, Tempest offered his assessments of the nation and its leader.Europeans view U.S. missile defense system with interest, skepticism, expert saysOct 27, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With the Bush administration poised to announce activation of its missile-defense system by the end of this year, the European community is eyeing the program with equal doses of interest and skepticism, according to Julian Palmore, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor who specializes in international security issues.Conference at Illinois to explore African films, filmmakingOct 29, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - African films and filmmaking, including Nollywood, the burgeoning film industry in Nigeria, will be the focus of an international conference at the University of Illinois Nov. 8-10.U. of I. historian to be honored by king of MoroccoNov 7, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A history professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will receive Morocco's oldest and most prestigious decoration.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.