blog posts1970s program attempted to diversify Illinois library schoolMay 11, 2017 9:00 am756 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 optionsOct 1, 2015 2:15 pm1738 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 am59 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 ThursdayMar 25, 2003 9:00 am5 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 groupsJan 9, 2015 9:00 am122 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 am24 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, an advertising professor and the dean of the College of MediaAccess to big data is crucial for credibility of computational research findings, says U. of I. library and information science professorJul 10, 2015 9:00 am209 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 IllinoisAug 30, 2011 9:00 am2 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 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Will mankind survive the millennium?A cricket player's take on Disney's "Million Dollar Arm"May 14, 2014 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... Safdar Khan, an expert batsman and bowler for the Cricket Club of IllinoisActing dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences to be named permanent deanJan 13, 2006 9:00 am5 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 studentsJun 5, 2006 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... UI theater professor Daniel SullivanAdvertising and its methods put 'on trial' in the 1930s, author saysJun 26, 2006 9:00 am44 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 SymposiumSep 6, 2000 9:00 am9 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 OlympicsFeb 10, 2010 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... advertising professor Michael GiardinaA linguist's analysis of the State of the UnionJan 25, 2012 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... English and linguistics professor Dennis BaronAlston 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.American Music Month at Illinois to show how artists bridge bordersOct 17, 2007 9:00 am23 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 concertsNov 21, 2007 9:00 am4 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 IllinoisOct 31, 2005 9:00 am14 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 17-18Mar 11, 2003 9:00 am4 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.An informatics approach helps better identify chemical combinations in consumer productsDec 12, 2016 9:15 am289 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 childrenNov 4, 2003 9:00 am0 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 violenceMar 17, 2004 9:00 am3 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 writersJun 16, 2004 9:00 am61 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 experienceFeb 28, 2017 9:30 am326 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 lifeAug 29, 2007 9:00 am19 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 workJul 7, 2005 9:00 am16 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 IllinoisJul 1, 2004 9:00 am2 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 environmentOct 12, 2001 9:00 am3 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 governmentMar 4, 2008 9:00 am2 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.Are large numbers of Turkish troops likely to enter northern Iraq?Oct 30, 2007 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... Mahir Saul, a professor of anthropologyArtist, alumnus William Wegman returns to KAMFeb 27, 2015 9:00 am74 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 WednesdayFeb 25, 2003 9:00 am0 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 IllinoisSep 2, 2008 9:00 am25 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 am2 views A Minute With™... Richard Tempest, the director of Illinois' Russian, East European, and Eurasian CenterAs 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.Assets of recent Mexican immigrants to Chicago detailed in studyNov 9, 2006 9:00 am40 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 am3 views A Minute With™... political scientist Paul DiehlAuthor 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.Author-illustrator wins first Gryphon Award for children's literatureMar 19, 2004 9:00 am4 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).Authors advocate more and better women's restrooms in public facilitiesAug 30, 2004 9:00 am13 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 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.Award-winning French author to lecture about Proust's motherSep 27, 2007 9:00 am0 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 industryFeb 11, 2013 9:00 am1405 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.Banned Books Week: A 'teachable moment' on intellectual freedomSep 28, 2010 9:00 am44 views A Minute With™... Christine Jenkins, a professor of library and information scienceBaseball novel explores role of the game in American Indian lifeNov 8, 2007 9:00 am487 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The World Series may be over, but the echo of baseball's deep past is very much in the air in LeAnne Howe's new novel, "Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story" (Aunt Lute Books).Baseball's 2011 All-Star game will be played in Arizona. Will Latino players boycott?Jul 9, 2010 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... history professor Adrian Burgos Jr.Before you buy that new device, think about e-waste issuesOct 11, 2011 9:00 am5 views A Minute With™... Willie Cade, an adjunct professor in industrial designBeschloss Family Media Design Center to be dedicated Sept. 22Aug 31, 2000 9:00 am1120 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The new Beschloss Family Media Design Center at the University of Illinois College of Communications will be dedicated Sept. 22.