blog postsYou mean people still try to ban books they don't like?!Sep 22, 2006 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Christine Jenkins teaches in the areas of youth services librarianship, children's and young adult literature and literacy studiesWriting program at Illinois publishes inaugural issue of literary magazineApr 21, 2004 9:00 am24 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the trade, they're often called "little" literary magazines.Writers to read from their works in free, public events at IllinoisSep 20, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Writers, both nationally acclaimed and aspiring, are giving a series of free public readings at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this fall, all organized by the English department's MFA Creative Writing Program.Writers to read from and talk about their workOct 4, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Three award-winning fiction writers - Susan Power, Roy Kesey and Katharine Min - will visit the University of Illinois on Oct. 15, Nov. 5 and Nov. 7, respectively, to read from and talk about their work.Writer Andrei Codrescu donates literary works to U. of I. LibraryMay 2, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If it's possible to know a person by the books he reads, patrons of one of the world's largest libraries soon could be on a first-name basis with an award-winning author, commentator and observer-provocateur.Would a Google/Verizon deal doom net neutrality?Aug 25, 2010 9:00 am9 views A Minute With™... Chip Bruce, a professor of library and information scienceWorkshop looks at the Indian roots of a high-tech agribusiness cropMar 20, 2012 9:00 am64 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.Women's and Gender History symposium to focus this year on 'mobility'Feb 23, 2006 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The seventh annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History will take place March 9-11 (Thursday to Saturday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Women have played major role in history -- from the start, authors assertFeb 5, 2007 9:00 am337 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Hold on to your bearskin hats and your macramé snoods, readers: You are in for a wild verbal ride through your deep, deep past.Women and Gender History symposium to run March 13-15Mar 12, 2003 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The fourth annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History begins Thursday (March 13) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It will run through Saturday (March 15).With booming economy in China comes unexpected offshoot: beauty pageantsSep 20, 2007 9:00 am168 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - There she is ... Miss China?Will US plans for a missile defense system in Europe lead to a new arms race?Jun 11, 2007 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Julian Palmore, a professor of mathematics and expert on international security issuesWill the hobbling of McColo Corp. put a dent in worldwide spam traffic?Nov 14, 2008 9:00 am6 views A Minute With™... Mike Corn, the chief privacy and security officerWill profit-driven media conglomerates snuff out investigative journalism?Apr 14, 2007 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... Bill Gaines, the Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise ReportingWill new limits on campaign donations clean up Illinois politics?Dec 22, 2009 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... political science professor Brian GainesWhy the time is right to allow women in combatJan 25, 2013 9:00 am34 views A Minute With™... John Lynn, an emeritus professor of historyWhy is the number of fatal motorcycle crashes increasing?Sep 1, 2006 9:00 am15 views A Minute With™... John Sudlow, project coordinator for the free Motorcycle Rider Program at IllinoisWhy hunger, proverty would deepen if Ivory Coast collapses into civil warMar 31, 2011 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... geography professor Thomas BassettWhy has the Vatican invited Anglicans to join the Catholic Church, and what does that imply?Nov 11, 2009 9:00 am26 views A Minute With™... anthropology professor Andrew OrtaWhy has the bloody race riot in Springfield 100 years ago been largely forgotten?Aug 14, 2008 9:00 am29 views A Minute With™... Clarence Lang, a professor of history and of African-American studiesWhy did St. Patrick's Day become such a big deal in America?Mar 15, 2010 9:00 am170 views A Minute With™... historian James BarrettWhy are scholars interested in the 'Mad Men' television show?Aug 3, 2010 9:00 am26 views A Minute With™... Lauren Goodlad, the director of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive TheoryWhite House rhetoric runs counter to policy realities, speech experts sayMay 15, 2006 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - President George W. Bush frequently has been criticized for being verbally challenged, but a new rhetorical analysis of the Bush White House, based on the public record, argues that the president and his colleagues have demonstrated an impressive facility with the language.Where is the line between journalism and crime in the British phone-hacking scandal?Jul 18, 2011 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... investigative journalist Brant HoustonWhere is the line between journalism and crime in the British phone-hacking scandal?Jul 29, 2010 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... Brant Houston, the Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise ReportingWhere do you put 10 million books? Construction of library warehouse under wayOct 14, 2003 9:00 am20 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One would expect the library of the future to look moderately, perhaps even extremely, different from its current incarnation.When should you shop to find the best holiday bargains?Nov 24, 2008 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... U. of I. marketing expert Cele OtnesWhen did religion become a political weapon in America?Dec 21, 2007 9:00 am74 views A Minute With™... Kevin Coe, a doctoral student in speech communicationWhen – and why – did the Super Bowl become a showcase for advertising?Jan 29, 2008 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, the head of the department of advertisingWhat the true story of the Essex - the inspiration for 'Moby-Dick' - teaches us todayDec 9, 2015 9:30 am713 views A Minute With...™ Jamie Jones, who is writing a book on the literature, art and culture surrounding the whaling industryWhat's left unsaid about sexuality and schools can be harmful, author saysOct 25, 2004 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sexuality is not an easy topic for discussion as it relates to schools, but what is left unsaid can cause a lot of harm, says Cris Mayo, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of a new book.What should we make of Al Jazeera's arrival in America?Aug 17, 2013 9:00 am19 views A Minute With™... Illinois journalism professor Nancy BensonWhat happens to U.S.-born children when their parents are deported?Aug 17, 2006 9:00 am134 views A Minute With™... Noreen M. Sugrue, coordinator of Health Policy InitiativesWhat explains China's active and open response to the recent earthquake?May 16, 2008 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Poshek Fu, an Illinois professor of modern Chinese historyWhat does the sale of the Washington Post mean for the future of journalism?Aug 13, 2013 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... journalism professor Brant HoustonWhat does 'fair' mean when it comes to redistricting?Jun 1, 2011 9:00 am18 views A Minute With™... political scientist Brian GainesWhat does 'fair' mean when it comes to redistricting?Oct 30, 2006 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Brian J. Gaines, a professor of political scienceWhat does a 1960s epidemic tell us about Zika?Aug 18, 2016 10:30 am3991 views With its easy-to-miss symptoms and link to birth defects, the Zika virus is very similar to German measles (rubella), according to history professor Leslie ReaganWhat did President Obama accomplish with his speech in Cairo?Jun 4, 2009 9:00 am24 views A Minute With™... historian Kenneth CunoWhat can we learn from the earthquake in Nepal?May 5, 2015 12:15 pm423 views A Minute With™ Rob Olshansky, expert on post-disaster recovery planningWhat can parents of pre-school students do to ease the transition from home to school?Aug 18, 2009 9:00 am1 views A Minute With™... Brent McBride, a professor of human developmentWhat can be done about violence against women in India?Mar 29, 2013 9:00 am7 views A Minute With™... Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, a professor of comparative and world literature and of religionWhat can be discovered by mining 'big data'Apr 10, 2012 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Carole Palmer, who directs the library school's Center for Informatics Research in Science and ScholarshipWhat are the key recommendations in the U.S. government's first-ever comprehensive guidelines on physical activities?Oct 28, 2008 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... David Buchner, a Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor in Applied Health SciencesWhat are the guiding principles of 'environmental sustainability'?Apr 14, 2008 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... William C. Sullivan, a professor of landscape architectureWhat are the core issues in the health-care reform debate?Aug 24, 2009 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Robert F. Rich, the director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsWestern media's stereotypes of Indian cultureSep 1, 2010 9:00 am5604 views A Minute With™... Rini B. Mehta, a professor of comparative and world literatureWe have the Internet, so why should we be concerned about dying newspapers?Mar 30, 2009 9:00 am16 views A Minute With™... Robert McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor of communication at the University of IllinoisWeb site provides forum for discussion of Katrina aftemath, how to helpSep 9, 2005 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Acting out of a sense of both personal trauma and political distress at the scope of the Katrina Hurricane catastrophe and what he calls the "failure of the response," a professor who taught at Tulane University in New Orleans has set up a public online forum to address the disaster.Website promotes global democracy education with insights from prominent peace activistsJan 25, 2016 11:15 am747 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.