blog postsZoning restrictions also a key factor in foreclosure crisis, scholar saysMar 28, 2013 9:00 am62 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The causes of the foreclosure crisis seem obvious: Buyers purchased homes they couldn't afford, lured in part by lenders pushing subprime mortgages. Real estate values escalated, and when the bubble burst, buyers were left owing more than their homes were worth.Zimmerman Foundation's gift to benefit music school, Krannert CenterNov 11, 2003 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Music education and performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will receive a significant boost from a $2.65 million gift to the School of Music and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts from the Vernon K. and Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Foundation.Youth music camps offer diverse learning, performance opportunitiesJun 19, 2009 9:00 am17 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Like the swallows that migrate annually to a certain mission in California, flocks of budding young music-makers are once again congregating on the University of Illinois campus.Writer focused on U. of I. musicologists as he developed playMar 14, 2007 9:00 am48 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - She studies Wagner and opera. He studies mostly Mozart and Beethoven. Together, husband-and-wife musicologists Katherine Syer and William Kinderman have themselves been the subject of much prodding and research - by internationally acclaimed playwright and director Moisés Kaufman.WPA artwork, light sculpture and art related to the U of I land-grant mission featured at Krannert Art MuseumJan 19, 2017 2:00 pm334 views Krannert Art Museum will open several spring exhibitions on Jan. 26, including artwork created through the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project, objects related to the history of land-grant universities and light sculpture.World premiere among highlights of summer harp events at IllinoisJun 1, 2009 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The heavenly sounds of harp music will be wafting through the air June 11-13, when the 2009 Summer Harp Class is in session at the University of Illinois.World music, trumpet camps new for Illinois Summer Youth MusicMar 2, 2010 9:00 am39 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois Summer Youth Music is tuning up for its 61st year of camps for budding musicians, thespians and vocalists, and this summer's students will have even more opportunities for courting their muses.World Music Center at Illinois to celebrate grand openingApr 7, 2008 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An eclectic mix of live music, a lecture-demonstration on Indian dance, and an academic symposium will signal the official grand opening of the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music at the University of Illinois April 18-20.Works of five contemporary female artists focus of new I space exhibitionFeb 4, 2008 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -The work of a cosmopolitan collection of artists will be featured in a new exhibition on view Feb. 8 through March 22 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Works of contemporary artists on view at I space through May 27Apr 21, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two new exhibitions by contemporary artists will be on view April 28 through May 27 at I space, UIUC's Chicago gallery.Workshops to focus on improving energy efficiency in buildingsOct 6, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center, administered through the University of Illinois School of Architecture, will present seven workshops around the state to teach facilities managers, construction contractors and consultants how to achieve energy efficiency in new construction or existing buildings.Workshop looks at the Indian roots of a high-tech agribusiness cropMar 20, 2012 9:00 am62 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 7,000 years ago, indigenous peoples in Mexico domesticated corn. What was once a commodity for barter among indigenous tribes and empires is now one of the most important crops in the world. On March 27 (Tuesday), the Center for Advanced Study will host Corn and Indigenous Communities in the Americas, a daylong workshop examining the ancient relationship between indigenous cultures and maize, as well as the modern challenges of GMO cultivation, NAFTA and global price pressures now facing indigenous farming communities.Works by two Central Illinois-based artists to be featured at I spaceOct 11, 2004 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Central Illinois-based artists Roger Blakley and Harold Boyd will exhibit their latest work in two new shows on view Oct. 15 through Nov. 20 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Works by student artists featured at U. of I.'s downtown Champaign exhibition spaceDec 7, 2010 2:30 pm16 views Two shows – a solo exhibition of drawings and paintings by emerging artist Maria Lux and a collection of lifestyle products designed by University of Illinois art students as a study in community-based entrepreneurship – will open Dec. 10 at Figure One, the School of Art + Design’s exhibition space in downtown Champaign.Works by six artists displayed in I space exhibitionOct 28, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The most brilliant display of fall color to be found this season may be indoors - at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Krannert Art Museum.Works by single artist operating as two individuals on display at I spaceNov 19, 2008 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The boundaries of human duality are expanded and examined in an exhibition on view Nov. 21 through Dec. 20 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:Works by self-taught artists featured in Krannert Art Museum exhibitionOct 21, 2004 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new exhibition originating at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Krannert Art Museum seeks to reintroduce the public to the work of self-taught African-American artists Bill Traylor and William Edmondson by emancipating them from their "outsider" status and placing their art back in the context in which it was first discovered and acknowledged more than a half century ago.Works by MFA graduates on view at Krannert Art MuseumApr 12, 2011 9:00 am18 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A tiny nest made of fingernail clippings. A necklace made of sugar. A molded polyethylene baby crib designed to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. These are some of the works of art that will be on display when the Master of Fine Arts Exhibition opens Saturday (April 16) at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.Works by MFA graduates on view at I space beginning FridayJul 14, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Recent work by six graduates of the master of fine arts program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on view Friday (July 18) through Aug. 13 at I space, the university's Chicago gallery.Works by four students selected for juried ceramics exhibitionJan 29, 2002 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Artwork by four ceramics students in the University of Illinois School of Art and Design has been selected for inclusion in a juried exhibition.Works by Bourgeois among four new Krannert Art Museum exhibitionsApr 11, 2002 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. This country's most comprehensive museum exhibition of early works by Louise Bourgeois is among four new shows opening at the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum in the coming weeks.Work of U. of I. 'Leonardo' to be highlighted in Chicago Da Vinci exhibitionApr 13, 2006 9:00 am116 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientific visualization artist-wizard Donna Cox is among a select, eclectic group of visionaries from a broad range of disciplines whose work will be spotlighted in a major new exhibition opening this week at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.Work of major glass artist, U. of I. alumnus to be part of Petals & Paintings fundraiserMar 16, 2016 12:15 pm898 views A two-piece glass sculpture by Marvin Lipofsky, a significant glass artist and University of Illinois alumnus, will be part of Krannert Art Museum’s Petals & Paintings event during U. of I. Moms Weekend in April.Work of dance student to be performed at national galaApr 7, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois dance student Darrin Wright is among a select group of choreographers whose dances will be performed at the National College Dance Festival Gala May 19-21 at the University of Maryland at College Park.Work by young Champaign-Urbana artists to be featured in exhibitionDec 6, 2010 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The work of young artists in the Champaign-Urbana area will be showcased during an exhibition hosted by Krannert Art Museum and the School of Art + Design, a unit in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois.Work by five artists featured in I space exhibition on artisitic processApr 25, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The artistic process - that mysterious zone between creative thinking and doing - will be explored in a new exhibition on view April 25 through May 31 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Work by art and design graduate students featured in I space exhibitionJul 11, 2007 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Work by University of Illinois art and design graduate students is on view July 13 through Aug. 11 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Woodstock, vampires, animation and politics all part of 2009 'Ebertfest'Mar 27, 2009 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The films will run from the strikingly visual to hard luck reality at the 11th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, April 22-26 in Champaign-Urbana.WILL radio host makes music with different groupsApr 19, 2012 9:00 am4 views Kevin Kelly has four jobs, and they're all about making noise. He hosts "Live and Local" on WILL-FM (90.9), and directs three distinctly different musical groups - the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra, the choir at Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church and The Prairie Ensemble - a small orchestra known for its quirky programming and unstuffy presentation.What gives 'The Nutcracker' its timeless appeal, and is it still popular in its native Russia?Dec 2, 2008 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... professor Donna Buchanan, who specializes in Russian and Balkan musicWhat can fans of 'Doctor Who' expect with a woman in the lead role?Jul 31, 2017 6:00 am664 views Lynne M. Thomas, the incoming head of the Illinois' Rare Book and Manuscript Library, says one thing has been consistent about 'Doctor Who' – it keeps changing with the timesVideo game features music by honored U. of I. composition professorDec 16, 2013 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Like most musicians, Erin Gee - a composition professor at the University of Illinois - experiments incessantly with her instrument, trying to coax it into delivering an increasingly wider range of intriguing sounds. In Gee's case, her instrument is simply her mouth, but what she does with it defies conventional categorization. It's not singing, or scatting, or even beat-boxing. Instead, she has created her own musical toolbox - a collection of clicks, hums, pops, sighs, trills, whispers and whistles that composer Martin Brody has described as "new vocal molecules created by recombining the atomic elements of speech."Versatile University of Houston writers to lead off Carr Reading SeriesSep 11, 2012 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Antonya Nelson and Robert Boswell, who have 11 novels, nine short-story collections, a fiction-writing guide and a mantel full of awards between them - will open the Fall 2012 Carr Reading Series on Sept. 19 (Wednesday) at Author's Corner in the Illini Union Bookstore. Nelson and Boswell, who are married, share the Cullen Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Houston.Versatile bathtub among U. of I. student designs honored in competitionMar 5, 2010 9:00 am66 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Students in the School of Art+Design at the University of Illinois took three of the top six prizes at the 17th Annual Student Design Competition sponsored by the International Housewares Association, based in Rosemont, Ill. A fourth Illinois student also earned honorable mention.Variety of works on view in three exhibitions at I spaceFeb 28, 2006 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Collaborative paintings, photographs, drawings and installation are part of the rich mix of work on view in three exhibitions March 3 through April 1 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:U. of I., USC students collaborating on unique archaeology projectNov 2, 2006 9:00 am11 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. Symphony to play in Orchestra Hall, home of Chicago SymphonyOct 30, 2006 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When University of Illinois School of Music director Karl Kramer learned that the National Association of Schools of Music was holding its annual meeting in Chicago this fall, it was music to his ears.U. of I. Symphony Orchestra concert to celebrate Mozart’s birthdayJan 18, 2018 9:45 am666 views The University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra will perform some of Mozart’s best-loved works and less familiar pieces in celebration of the composer’s Jan. 27 birthday.U. of I. student takes first in regional Metropolitan Opera competitionNov 9, 2010 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A voice student in the School of Music at the University of Illinois won first place in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Central Region finals in Evanston, Ill., on Sunday (Nov. 7).U. of I. students' works selected for inclusion in international art fairApr 27, 2010 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five students from the University of Illinois are among the artists who have been selected to exhibit their work at Art Chicago 2010, an annual international fair of contemporary and modern art.U. of I. students work on project to revitalize downtown through riverfront developmentDec 2, 2015 10:45 am1124 views Several dozen University of Illinois students of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning are working with Danville, Illinois, city officials to look at how the city could develop the riverfront as a public space connected to its downtown.U. of I. students propose designs to rehab Chicago industrial areaDec 13, 2017 8:00 am1015 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. students developing creative ways to re-use electronic wasteFeb 11, 2009 9:00 am61 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What's in your closets, basement, garage or attic?U. of I. student-designed interactive thrill ride is among Disney finalistsMay 11, 2010 9:00 am38 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A team of four undergraduate students from the University of Illinois has designed a concept for an interactive thrill ride that has been named a finalist in Walt Disney Imagineering's 19th ImagiNations design competition. The students will travel to Glendale, Calif., June 8-16 to present their completed project to a judging panel of 25 Walt Disney Imagineering executives.U. of I. staff, students play key roles in new historical musicalJun 16, 2011 9:00 am36 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The creators of the new musical "1787: We the People" don't mind if audiences compare this homegrown original to "1776," a 1969 Broadway hit. In fact, executive co-producer Lucinda Lawrence hopes the new show, about the Constitutional Convention, will be thought of as the sequel to the show that inspired it - the musical version of the drafting and ratification of the Declaration of Independence.U. of I.'s Japan House to hold free annual open house April 8Mar 22, 2006 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japan House, an educational and cultural facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, invites the community to its annual spring open house on April 8. The event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public.U. of I.'s Japan House to commemorate Children's Day on May 7Apr 28, 2011 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japan House will observe Children's Day with crafts and a puppet show on May 7 (Saturday).U. of I. School of Music's quartet in residence wins Grammy AwardFeb 9, 2009 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -The Pacifica Quartet has added a Grammy Award to its growing collection of musical achievements.U. of I. scholar's new book focuses on American music master Irving BerlinSep 7, 2012 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jeffrey Magee, a music and theater professor at the University of Illinois, will talk about his latest book, "Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater," at the 92nd Street Y Tribeca in New York City on Thursday (Sept. 13). The book draws on materials Berlin's daughters donated to the Library of Congress, and reveals the theatrical context of many of Berlin's most popular songs.U. of I. resident string quartet will perform in 9/11 commemorationAug 30, 2012 9:00 am52 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The events of Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered again this year in a brief observance on the campus of the University of Illinois.