blog posts 1970s program attempted to diversify Illinois library school May 11, 2017 9:00 am1004 views University of Illinois library professor Nicole Cooke wrote about the history of the Carnegie Scholars program -- an early 1970s effort to increase the diversity of Illinois' graduate library school. $1 million Mellon grant to help humanities scholars explore digital publishing options Oct 1, 2015 2:15 pm1999 views A four-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help University of Illinois humanities scholars identify digital publishing options and produce new publications that will best disseminate their research. 200 years of American Indian persistence turned U.S. into 'Indian Country' Oct 22, 2012 9:00 am194 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Frederick Hoxie starts each of his courses asking students to list three American Indians, and their answers are almost always the same: Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and Geronimo. 20th Century French Studies Colloquium to begin Thursday Mar 25, 2003 9:00 am113 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 200 scholars from Europe and North America will meet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to take part in the 2003 $2 million Mellon grant to fund three new humanities research groups Jan 9, 2015 9:00 am185 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. $4 million for one thirty second Super Bowl ad: Money well spent? Jan 29, 2014 9:00 am64 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, an advertising professor and the dean of the College of Media Access to big data is crucial for credibility of computational research findings, says U. of I. library and information science professor Jul 10, 2015 9:00 am271 views Think of a scientist at work, and you might picture someone at a lab bench, doing a physical experiment involving beakers or petri dishes and recording his or her findings, which will eventually form the basis for a scientific paper. Acclaimed University of Texas writer to open reading series at Illinois Aug 30, 2011 9:00 am14 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 asks you to answer the question: Will mankind survive the Millennium? Jan 13, 2000 9:00 am69 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Will mankind survive the millennium? A cricket player's take on Disney's "Million Dollar Arm" May 14, 2014 9:00 am52 views A Minute With™... Safdar Khan, an expert batsman and bowler for the Cricket Club of Illinois Acting dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences to be named permanent dean Jan 13, 2006 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, the acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named dean of the college, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its Jan. 19 meeting in Chicago. A director to the stars and a professor to UI students Jun 5, 2006 9:00 am143 views A Minute With™... UI theater professor Daniel Sullivan Advertising and its methods put 'on trial' in the 1930s, author says Jun 26, 2006 9:00 am650 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the current world of product placement, cross-promotion, pop-up ads, and ad-driven politics, it's hard to imagine there was ever a time when advertising as an institution was severely challenged. Advertising historians gather for Sandage Symposium Sep 6, 2000 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Competition may be inherent in the field of advertising, but for one small group of men and women, the name of the game will be collaboration. Advertising's next big event: the Olympics Feb 10, 2010 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... advertising professor Michael Giardina A linguist's analysis of the State of the Union Jan 25, 2012 9:00 am42 views A Minute With™... English and linguistics professor Dennis Baron Alston selected for ACE Fellows Program May 6, 2003 9:00 am13 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. American Music Month at Illinois to show how artists bridge borders Oct 17, 2007 9:00 am68 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Music Without Borders" is the theme of the 2007 American Music Month at the University of Illinois. American Music Month wrapping up at U. of I. with two concerts Nov 21, 2007 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Close your eyes and you might think John Philip Sousa himself is in the concert hall, conducting his quintessential American band and its lead cornetist, the "Godfather of cornet," Herbert L. Clarke. American music to be celebrated throughout November at Illinois Oct 31, 2005 9:00 am42 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When Scott Schwartz was looking for an image to represent the upcoming celebration of American music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he wasn't sure what he wanted. Analyst Kevin Phillips to speak at Cline Symposium March 17-18 Mar 11, 2003 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kevin Phillips, a well-known political and economic analyst, media commentator and author, will be the special guest at the 2003 Cline Symposium March 17 and 18 (Monday and Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Anderson to discuss 14th Amendment, citizenship, national identity in CAS Annual Lecture Oct 11, 2018 8:00 am556 views Illinois education scholar and dean James Anderson will deliver the Center for Advanced Study Annual Lecture on the 14th Amendment and citizenship, immigration and national identity. An informatics approach helps better identify chemical combinations in consumer products Dec 12, 2016 9:15 am332 views An informatics approach can help prioritize chemical combinations for further testing by determining the prevalence of individual ingredients and their most likely combinations in consumer products. Annual annotated guide recommends best books for children Nov 4, 2003 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two chatty critters and one very verbal vehicle - that is, a wolf who cried "boy," a worm who kept a diary and a garbage truck who talked and talked and talked - are among the protagonists, probable and less so, who made it into this year's "Guide Book to Gift Books," an annual annotated list of recommended books for children. Annual humanities conference to focus on violence Mar 17, 2004 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The sixth annual Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) spring conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off on April 1 (Thursday) with a keynote address by Dominick La Capra. Anthology traces life of poet who inspired Harlem renaissance writers Jun 16, 2004 9:00 am571 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Despite his roving bohemian soul, his penchant for abandoning people and places, and his radical politics, which kept him one step ahead of intelligence agents, Claude McKay could not outrun one thing: fame. App Authors gives elementary students programming experience Feb 28, 2017 9:30 am379 views A program designed by researchers at the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences gives students experience in coding and in using technology to solve problems through building their own phone apps. 'Archaeological Heritage of Illinois' showcases 10,000 years of native life Aug 29, 2007 9:00 am180 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Spectacular items of material culture - some going back more than 10,000 years and all of them made by the Native Peoples who lived on the land that became Illinois - will be on display in an exhibition at the University of Illinois. Archaeologist's new mystery novel dug out of real-life work Jul 7, 2005 9:00 am71 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Little did the ancient Egyptians know that the afterlife they were preparing one mummy for would be as a key character in a new mystery novel. Archaeologists unearthing life of early integrated town in Illinois Jul 1, 2004 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Independence Day has taken on new layers of meaning for a team of archaeologists who've been digging in western Illinois this summer. Architects to discuss Sept. 11 attack and the built environment Oct 12, 2001 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Students in the University of Illinois School of Architecture are organizing a forum on Oct. 18 to discuss the World Trade Center attack and its impact on the built environment. Architecture and art librarian to be honored by Belgian government Mar 4, 2008 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jane Block, the head of the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art at the University of Illinois, will be honored by the Belgian government for her scholarship on the art and culture of Belgium. Archives exhibit documents role of Albert Lee, early advocate for African-American students Sep 6, 2018 11:00 am934 views An exhibit at the University of Illinois Archives commemorates the contributions of Albert Lee, who is considered the unofficial first dean for African-American students. Are large numbers of Turkish troops likely to enter northern Iraq? Oct 30, 2007 9:00 am17 views A Minute With™... Mahir Saul, a professor of anthropology Are there alternatives to declining, disappearing newspapers? Jan 30, 2020 2:00 pm1658 views As many newspapers decline and disappear – highlighted by two Chicago Tribune reporters recently sounding the alarm about a perceived threat to the Trib – a journalism professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign touts the growth and viability of nonprofits and other alternatives. Artist, alumnus William Wegman returns to KAM Feb 27, 2015 9:00 am140 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Artist William Wegman is best known for his photographs of his Weimaraners, but his work also includes painting, drawing and video. Wegman received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois in 1967, and he'll return to campus next week to speak at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, at 5:30 p.m. March 5. Asian American Awareness Month kicks off Wednesday Feb 25, 2003 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off Wednesday (Feb. 26) with a film and presentation by Nisha Ganatra, the Indian American director-actress of the award-winning film "Chutney Popcorn." The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. Asian Educational Media Service expands outreach to 118 libraries in East Central Illinois Sep 2, 2008 9:00 am37 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One of the University of Illinois' many hidden gems, the Asian Educational Media Service, recently became much more visible - and accessible to people based in East Central Illinois. As Medvedev assumes Russia's presidency, are great changes imminent? Apr 24, 2008 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... Richard Tempest, the director of Illinois' Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center As Medvedev assumes Russia's presidency, are great changes imminent? Oct 24, 2007 9:00 am19 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. Assets of recent Mexican immigrants to Chicago detailed in study Nov 9, 2006 9:00 am58 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study finds that recent Mexican immigrants in Chicago possess a wealth of artistic, cultural, and networking assets and that those assets contribute to the social, cultural and economic well being of many Chicagoland neighborhoods, organizations and institutions. As U.S. troops withdraw, what's next for Afghanistan? Jul 5, 2011 9:00 am75 views A Minute With™... political scientist Paul Diehl Author Andrei Codrescu to visit U. of I., celebrate gift to campus library Feb 24, 2006 9:00 am8 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. Author-illustrator wins first Gryphon Award for children's literature Mar 19, 2004 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The first winner of the new Gryphon Award for Children's Literature is Douglas Florian, for his collection of poetry, "bow wow meow meow: it's rhyming cats and dogs" (Harcourt, 2003). Author looks at portrayals of slavery beyond questions of freedom Mar 2, 2021 9:30 am499 views Scholars should look at the complexity of slaves’ relationships and the meaning they created through artistic expression, rather than just their acts of political resistance. Author makes case for politics to those who've lost faith Mar 4, 2020 9:45 am723 views It may seem incredible in an age of polarized division, but Ned O’Gorman is making a positive case for politics for those who’ve lost faith. The communication professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign argues in “Politics for Everybody” that politics is a necessity, not an option – and we know from everyday experience how to do it better, in ways not fundamentally “us versus them.” Authors advocate more and better women's restrooms in public facilities Aug 30, 2004 9:00 am59 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Women have made significant strides in their fight for equal rights, but they're being kept in line by inadequate restroom facilities. Author to share story of little-known haven for Hitler's refugees Nov 22, 2000 9:00 am14 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. Award-winning French author to lecture about Proust's mother Sep 27, 2007 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Evelyne Bloch-Dano, the author of "Madame Proust: A Biography," will give a lecture about her new book Oct. 15 on the U. of I. campus. BAM! WAP! KA-POW! Library prof bops doc who K.O.'d comic book industry Feb 11, 2013 9:00 am2824 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Behavioral problems among teenagers and preteens can be blamed on the violence, sex and gore portrayed in the media marketed to them - that was the topic of televised public hearings held by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency in 1954 to address the scourge of comic books. The hearings, which resulted in the decimation of what was an enormous comic book industry, had been inspired in large part by the book "Seduction of the Innocent," by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, based on his own case studies.