blog posts 100 years of architecture student design work to be preserved, archived Nov 4, 2019 8:00 am1662 views A project led by architecture professor Marci Uihlein will archive and make accessible 100 years of student design work, representing a history of architecture education. $1 million grant to establish weatherization training center Jun 23, 2010 9:00 am97 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A program that helps low-income residents save money and fuel by improving their homes' energy efficiency is being expanded. 2020 Ebert Symposium to explore changing times in film, media Oct 1, 2020 8:45 am590 views Films and the media industry in changing times will be the subject of this year’s online Ebert Symposium, on Oct. 8 and two later dates, with filmmakers, media professionals and academics part of the discussion. Participants will explore the effects of the pandemic, the racial justice movement and other factors on the media industry, documentary filmmaking and media representation. 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceled Mar 12, 2020 5:00 pm1624 views This year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been canceled due to concerns related to the coronavirus. 2021 Roger Ebert's Film Festival moved to September Aug 10, 2020 1:45 pm1623 views The 2021 edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” has been moved to early September due to uncertainties related to COVID-19. $2 million Mellon grant to fund three new humanities research groups Jan 9, 2015 9:00 am189 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has been awarded a $2,050,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create research groups in three emerging areas in the humanities. 30th anniversary of Afro-American Studies and Research Program set for April 7, 8 Mar 31, 2000 9:00 am39 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Past accomplishments, present projects and future prospects will be the focus of a series of panel discussions planned April 7 and 8 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Afro-American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois. 32nd Marching Band Festival set for Oct. 19 Oct 7, 2002 9:00 am58 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fifty-six high school bands from across Illinois will compete in the 32nd annual Illini Marching Band Festival on Saturday (Oct. 19) at the University of Illinois. 600-year-old tradition of Japanese Noh theater to be performed at U. of I. Mar 17, 2011 9:00 am522 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Champaign-Urbana audiences will have the rare opportunity to experience the 600-year-old Japanese theater art called Noh when the Kashu-juku Noh Theater troupe from Kyoto, Japan, performs March 29 (Tuesday) at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. Academy executive featured in Ebert Symposium on media representation Oct 29, 2020 9:30 am483 views The chief operating officer for the academy that awards the Oscars will be a featured guest for a discussion of inclusion and equity in the media, part of this year’s online Ebert Symposium. Acclaimed pianist Ian Hobson to pay tribute to Liszt in three concerts Feb 9, 2011 9:00 am104 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the world of music, the bicentennial of Franz Liszt is a cause for celebration. The New York Times, for example, recently referred to Liszt as a "chick magnet" and "19th-century rock star" who garnered groupies because of his piano technique, described as "jaw-dropping." The Liszt Society of the United Kingdom describes him as a pianist who achieved "fame of altogether greater proportion than the world of art music has seen before or since." Wikipedia refers to him simply as "perhaps the greatest pianist of all time." Acclaimed University of Texas writer to open reading series at Illinois Aug 30, 2011 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - An author described by The New York Times Book Review as "a writer for all readers" will open the annual Carr Reading Series. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith - who earned his doctorate at the U. of I. in 1969 and is the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas in Austin - is best known for "Klail City Death Trip," which tells the stories of the residents of a fictional Lower Rio Grande Valley county in a series that so far numbers 15 volumes. ACDIS celebrates 25th anniversary with forum on future of conflict Sep 18, 2003 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a forum on Oct. 4 to consider the future of international conflict. Actor and U. of I. alumnus Nick Offerman 2017 commencement speaker Apr 25, 2017 3:30 pm9963 views Illinois alumnus and actor, humorist, author and woodworker Nick Offerman, best known for his role as Ron Swanson on the NBC hit comedy series "Parks and Recreation," will be the U. of I.’s commencement speaker Saturday, May 13. Adaptation of classic play examines issues of politics, greed, public trust Feb 10, 2022 3:00 pm615 views Illinois theatre students’ adaptation of “An Enemy of the People” considers how the truth gets told (or not told) during a public health crisis. Adaptation of ‘The Turn of the Screw’ premieres at Krannert Center following artistic residency Sep 11, 2018 12:30 pm358 views The New York-based Builders Association theater company will premiere “STRANGE WINDOW: The Turn of the Screw,” a new take on Henry James’ novella, at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The company developed the production during a residency at Krannert Center. Additional film, guests and discussions announced for Ebertfest Apr 4, 2011 9:00 am12 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. Additional guests and film discussions announced for 'Ebertfest' Apr 3, 2013 9:00 am98 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. African art gets new home in renovated gallery at Krannert Art Museum Oct 8, 2012 9:00 am329 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Krannert Art Museum will display African art in a new light - literally and figuratively - beginning Thursday (Oct. 11), with an opening reception for the installation of about 70 artworks from the museum's holdings, including four new contemporary acquisitions, in the museum's freshly renovated gallery. The installation will include loans from the Smithsonian Institution, the art museums of the University of Iowa and the University of Wyoming, and the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois. African dance expert uses dance technique to tell the stories of African-American men Jul 1, 2015 9:00 am143 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The men and women dancing on the stage wore earth-colored clothing covered with leaves, and their bodies and faces were painted with roots and branches. Their arms swayed gracefully like tree branches in a breeze. At other times, they exploded with energy, or movement swept across the large cast en masse. 'After Whiteness: Race and the Visual Arts' symposium set for Oct. 11 Oct 3, 2003 9:00 am78 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Artist Suk Ja Kang Engles initially began to ponder issues of race and identity as a teenager growing up in a small town in Korea. A green view through a classroom window can improve students’ performance, study finds Jan 22, 2016 10:15 am7915 views High school students perform better on tests if they are in a classroom with a view of a green landscape, rather than a windowless room or a room with a view of built space, according to research from the University of Illinois Department of Landscape Architecture. Allerton Barn Festival a buffet of music, dance, nature and food Aug 26, 2009 9:00 am42 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tickets are still available for the University of Illinois School of Music's third annual Allerton Music Barn Festival Sept. 3 through 7. Allerton Music Barn Festival this fall to offer wide variety of music, musicians and styles Jun 19, 2014 9:00 am50 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Andrew Megill, Ollie Watts Davis, the Jupiter String Quartet and Chip McNeill are among the musicians scheduled to perform at the eighth annual Allerton Music Barn Festival. Allerton Music Barn Festival to feature music of Dizzy Gillespie, contemporary Broadway show Sep 26, 2017 8:00 am469 views This fall’s Allerton Barn Music Festival will feature a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and a production of the contemporary Broadway musical “[title of show].” Allerton Park kicks off its concert series May 6 May 4, 2016 12:45 pm368 views Allerton Park and Retreat Center will kick off its concert series on Friday, May 6. Alma Mater sculpture restoration more extensive than originally thought Mar 4, 2013 9:00 am472 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Because deterioration to the Alma Mater sculpture is more extensive than an initial inspection of the exterior indicated, the restoration of the 5-ton bronze statue is going to cost more and take longer. Ambassador of France to present the second annual address on the state of the European Union Oct 10, 2000 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Francois Bujon de l'Estang, the ambassador of France to the United States, will visit the University of Illinois Oct. 27 to present the campus's second annual address on the state of the European Union. American Liszt Society to meet at Illinois March 4-6 Feb 12, 2004 9:00 am11 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. American premiere of Enescu opera to take place at Illinois Sep 28, 2005 9:00 am163 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Fifty years after the death of Romanian composer and musician George Enescu, his opera "Oedipe" - based on the Oedipus myth - will have its American premiere, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. AmpliMy project to give a voice to those who have trouble being heard Sep 15, 2015 9:45 am2105 views Alexis Wernsing, a University of Illinois student majoring in art history, has cerebral palsy, and her voice is not powerful. She is working with industrial design professor Deana McDonagh and Skot Wiedmann, a graduate of the School of Art and Design and a technician in electrical and computer engineering, who will design and build a voice amplifier called AmpliMy. Ancient and modern intersect in 'Hive' exhibition at Krannert Art Museum Jan 21, 2020 9:00 am2206 views “Hive” – a combination of 18-foot-tall inflatable sculptures and an immersive sound installation – is on view for the coming year at Krannert Art Musem. Annual fall open house at Japan House Oct 3, 2002 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The annual fall open house at Japan House, an educational and cultural center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is planned for Oct. 19. Annual fall open house at Japan House on Oct. 20 Oct 5, 2001 9:00 am15 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Guest artist Isao Takahashi will exhibit the art of hanga woodblock print-making at the annual fall open house at the University of Illinois Japan House on Oct. 20. Annual spring open house at Japan House set for April 17 Mar 29, 2004 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A variety of traditional Japanese arts will be demonstrated and displayed April 17 at the annual spring open house at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Japan House. Annual summer music festival to feature piano, jazz, vocals May 10, 2010 9:00 am97 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A first-time performance by pianist Ian Hobson, and performances by jazz artist Jon Faddis, violinist Stefan Milenkovich and Grammy Award winners Nathan Gunn and the Pacifica Quartet will be among the highlights of the fourth annual Allerton Music Barn Festival, Sept. 2-6. Anti-discrimination exhibit, 'Boxes and Walls,' comes to UI Apr 5, 2000 9:00 am174 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After former University of Illinois student Benjamin Smith went on a hate-filled killing spree last July through Illinois and Indiana, UI students and staff members wanted to counter the negative message that Smith sent. Anti-racist framework created by Illinois art professor helps identify racialized design Apr 29, 2021 8:45 am1649 views The Racism Untaught framework is used in the classroom and in workshops for universities and corporations to identify design that perpetuates racism. Architectural designs on limited view at Figure One Feb 10, 2011 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new display of a very old assignment will open Friday Architectural sketches, mixed media in spotlight in I space gallery Jan 19, 2007 9:00 am170 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Free-hand architectural sketches and mixed media work will be featured in two new exhibitions on view Jan. 26 through Feb. 24 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Architectural work featured in new exhibitions at U. of I. gallery in Chicago Jan 26, 2005 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Work by architects and architecture students will be featured in three exhibitions Feb. 4-26 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Architecture course lets students hear first-hand from experts Nov 1, 2006 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill.- At the end of the semester, students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enrolled in a course coordinated by architecture professor Abbas Aminmansour take with them knowledge that can't be found in any textbook. Architecture featured in I space exhibitions March 14-April 5 Mar 11, 2003 9:00 am11 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. Architecture professor using four stories' worth of windows to display art Jan 26, 2005 9:00 am76 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - James Warfield is giving new meaning to the phrase "picture window." Architecture professor wins two international design competitions Sep 21, 2012 9:00 am413 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It started as a mess of paper towels pinned around a foam core frame and plopped onto the table in Kevin Erickson's office. Erickson, a professor of architecture at the University of Illinois, used scissors to cut a couple of holes in the towels and decided he liked this organic, gourd-shaped assemblage. With time and "development" - a word Erickson uses frequently - that paper towel model grew into a construction that claimed first prize in an international design competition in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Architecture students honored Feb 21, 2002 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Nine undergraduate students in the University of Illinois School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2001 fall semester. A total of $1,350 in fellowships, scholarships and prizes was presented. Architecture students honored for academic excellence Jan 28, 2005 9:00 am25 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eight undergraduate students in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2004 fall semester. A total of $1,050 in fellowships, scholarships and prizes was presented. Architecture students honored for excellence Jan 6, 2004 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eleven undergraduate students in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2003 fall semester. A total of $1,500 in fellowships, scholarships and prizes was presented. Architecture students honored for excellence Jun 27, 2000 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Eighteen graduate and undergraduate students in the University of Illinois School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2000 spring semester. A total of $3,150 in fellowships, scholarships and prizes was presented. Architecture students take top honors in competition Aug 18, 2000 9:00 am31 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Architecture students from the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois took top honors in the "Keys to the Future Design Competition" sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago.