blog postsWebsite promotes global democracy education with insights from prominent peace activistsJan 25, 2016 11:15 am749 views The Egyptian protesters of the Arab Spring had numbers, excitement and social media, but they could not make democracy happen. Linda Herrera thinks one reason is that they did not know how. She’s hoping to help change that with a new educational website in five languages, featuring two prominent peace activists: Mohamed ElBaradei and Rajmohan Gandhi.Web-cast lecture series to focus on museum studiesJun 12, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Emerging developments in elite museum studies are now only a click away for the faculty, staff and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Washington University expert on religion, politics to give Thulin Lecture in ReligionApr 5, 2018 8:15 am306 views R. Marie Griffith, the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis, will talk about political and religious disagreements surrounding sex when she delivers the annual Majorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois.Washington Post's Ben Bradlee receives lifetime achievement awardOct 27, 2008 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Benjamin Bradlee, executive editor of the Washington Post through more than two decades, during which the paper broke the Watergate scandal and won 18 Pulitzer Prizes, has been awarded the Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.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.Volume collects lost stories of underground railroadFeb 13, 2004 9:00 am315 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Long-lost stories about one of the most complex, secretive, dangerous and successful collaborations among black freemen, slaves and white abolitionists are told in a new book, "Fleeing for Freedom: Stories of the Underground Railroad" (Ivan R. Dee).Visual cultures expert to discuss how arts are influencing globalizationOct 7, 2009 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Irit Rogoff, a professor of visual cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, will discuss how the arts are influencing globalization and are producing unexpected cultural phenomena and new knowledge during a lecture Thursday (Oct. 8) at Levis Faculty Center at the University of Illinois.Violence, exile to be topics of literature conferences at IllinoisSep 29, 2005 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting two literature conferences in mid-October, one focused on violence, the other on exile.Vietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange?Sep 5, 2017 11:30 am1131 views A historian looks at the Vietnam War herbicide Agent Orange and how it changed ideas about war wounds and the cause of birth defects.Video gaming magazines' depictions of male strength influences boysMay 17, 2007 9:00 am22 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Researchers have found a surprising cultural influence on some boys' drive for muscularity.Veteran journalist Shana Alexander to give UI her papersApr 6, 2001 9:00 am32 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Of the thousands of documents, photos and artifacts that veteran journalist Shana Alexander has just given the University of Illinois Library, perhaps none telegraphs her career better than her collection of press passes.Veracruzana University librarian to give Mortenson Distinguished LectureSep 9, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jesus Lau, a prolific author and internationally recognized library and information science scholar, will give the Mortenson Distinguished Lecture for 2003 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.U.S. prison camps demonstrate the fragile nature of rights, says authorMay 24, 2016 10:00 am602 views The U.S. has been a leading voice for human rights. It’s also run prison camps, now and in the past, that denied people those rights. A. Naomi Paik wanted to explore that contradiction – finding out why these camps were organized, how they were justified, how prisoners have been treated and their response to that treatment. The result is her book “Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II,” published in April.U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to visit campusApr 19, 2016 9:00 am713 views Juan Felipe Herrera, the U.S. poet laureate and the first Latino to receive the country’s highest honor in poetry, will speak at the University of Illinois on April 28.Using science as evidence in setting government policiesNov 14, 2012 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Thomas Schwandt, a professor of educational psychologyUsing an electronic device counteracts benefits of taking a break in nature, researchers findJul 18, 2018 8:45 am1824 views Using a laptop negates the benefits that nature offers in recovering from mental fatigue, according to research from the University of Illinois.USDA awards $5.5 million to tackle childhood hungerJan 20, 2011 9:00 am25 views The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $5.5 million to fund research that will help alleviate childhood hunger in the United States. Craig Gundersen, a UI professor of nutritional sciences in the department of agricultural and consumer economics, and James Ziliak, of the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, will coordinate a research program on childhood hunger.Urbana campus faculty members named University ScholarsSep 28, 2015 8:00 am1645 views Seven Urbana campus faculty members have been named University Scholars and will be honored at a campus reception Sept. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the ballroom of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana.'Up and coming star' librarian to catalog Westminster Abbey booksJun 12, 2007 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Although he's not yet 25 and has only just entered the profession, Christopher Cook already is regarded as an expert in his trade.U. of I., USC students collaborating on unique archaeology projectNov 1, 2006 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill.- Six students at the University of Illinois are wearing white gloves in class this semester. They're learning to handle issues of age and fragility with aplomb and to make excellent first impressions.U. of I. to play lead role in project to preserve digital informationOct 1, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been chosen as one of the lead institutions in a massive new Library of Congress project to save at-risk digital materials nationwide.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.U. of I. symposium to focus on issues tied to public education and the BibleApr 12, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A symposium on "The Bible, Public Schools and American Identity" will be held April 24 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.U. of I. students propose designs to rehab Chicago industrial areaDec 13, 2017 8:00 am1091 views University of Illinois students developed ideas to revitalize an industrial area in Chicago, as part of an interdisciplinary collaboration involving graduate students in architecture, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning.U. of I.'s top-ranked library school wins distance-learning awardOct 16, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois' top-rated library school has won another award for its excellence in online teaching and learning.U. of I.'s Richard Powers wins National Book Award for 'The Echo Maker'Nov 16, 2006 9:00 am74 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A University of Illinois novelist and writer-in-residence has won the 2006 National Book Award for fiction.U. of I. scholar's documentary on American Indians to reach broad audienceSep 14, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A professor of American Indian Studies and of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is taking her show on the road quite literally this fall, shifting her venue, if only temporarily, from the classroom to television and movie theaters.U. of I. scholar chosen to lead Chicago Humanities FestivalOct 5, 2010 9:00 am39 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Matti Bunzl, the director of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society, a unit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, has been appointed as the next artistic director of The Chicago Humanities Festival, the largest humanities festival in the U.S. The appointment will be effective at the conclusion of the 2010 festival, which will run Oct. 24-Nov. 14.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.U.of I. Press Week Oct. 17-22 to feature six authorsOct 9, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The second annual University of Illinois Press Week will be held Oct. 17 to 22 (Friday-Wednesday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.U. of I. poet's new collection fetes islands' artists, musicians, shamansApr 28, 2006 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In his new volume of poetry, Laurence Lieberman again beckons readers to explore the islands that have bewitched him for more than 40 years.U. of I. poetry professor Tyehimba Jess wins Whiting Writers' AwardNov 2, 2006 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill.- A young poet and professor of poetry at the University of Illinois has won a prestigious literary award.U. of I. names prominent journalist to fill chair in investigative reportingMay 11, 2007 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Brant Houston, the executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. (IRE), has been named to the Knight Chair for Investigative and Enterprise Reporting at the University of Illinois, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its May 17 meeting in Chicago.U. of I. magazine named 'Best New Literary Journal'Jan 25, 2006 9:00 am88 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The young and highly experimental literary magazine produced at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has won a prestigious literary award.U. of I. linguistics scholar to receive Presidential Award in IndiaSep 13, 2006 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A professor emerita of linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will receive the Presidential Award from the president of India.U. of I. library system has unique collection of Indian comic booksJan 28, 2015 9:00 am216 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The artwork in the comic books would look familiar to any comic book fan. A well-muscled, green-skinned man and a Wonder Woman-type character square off against several figures with the faces of humans and bodies of snakes. There are explosions, a superhero climbing up the outside of a building and another breathing what appears to be green fire.U. of I. Library's Project Unica preserves books so rare they exist in only one copyApr 29, 2014 9:15 am179 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Among librarians and booksellers, hymnals and children’s books are infamous for their low survival rate, as a result of overuse and abuse. So when the staff at the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library found an eight-page unbound copy of the ABCs and common prayers published in 1536 – more than 450 years ago – they immediately ran the title through several international databases to see if any other libraries had a copy. None did.U. of I. Library online users can access booksellers to buy booksAug 1, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has added a new service.U. of I. Library exhibition to showcase cataloger's extraordinary collection of crochet-related artsJun 26, 2014 11:15 am54 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — In 1989, when Gilbert Witte started working full-time at the University of Illinois Library, he discovered that his new job had a strange effect on his leisure time: After spending eight hours surrounded by books, the last thing he wanted to do at home was read. Consequently, Witte took up a hobby – he taught himself to crochet.U. of I. library creates one-stop shopping site online for health informationMar 4, 2008 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Hunting for health information on the Web isn't always good for your health.U. of I. library blog offers free access to complete works of historyAug 2, 2007 9:00 am46 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Blogged your way through the history of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair lately? How about the history of the Spanish American War in Cuba as seen through the eyes of an African-American physician from Illinois?U. 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.U. of I. librarian launches comprehensive Web database of field guidesJan 29, 2008 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Journeying to Johannesburg to survey bat colonies? To Kenya to count monkeys? To Tasmania to track devils Down Under? What about Roman ruins in Britain? Snowflakes in North America?U. of I. librarian, historian examines Puerto Rico’s route to becoming an Olympic nationMar 2, 2016 11:15 am560 views Puerto Rico fields a team of athletes for the Olympic Games, even though it is not a sovereign nation. Antonio Sotomayor, a professor and librarian for the University of Illinois International and Areas Studies Library, uses Puerto Rico's history of Olympic participation to study the Olympic Games and colonialism in his new book, “The Sovereign Colony: Olympic Sport, National Identity, and International Politics in Puerto Rico.” U. of I. joins group creating digital book archive accessible to publicFeb 20, 2007 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois has joined an alliance of educational institutions, Internet companies and other groups in the U.S. and abroad that is building a massive digital archive of public domain books for universal and free public access.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."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.U. of I. humanities research program announces fellowship awardsApr 13, 2015 9:00 am65 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Seven faculty members and seven graduate students are recipients of Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year. The fellowships support research and writing on topics chosen by the fellowship recipients.U. of I. historian to be honored by king of MoroccoNov 7, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A history professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will receive Morocco's oldest and most prestigious decoration.U. 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.