When art historian Allen Stuart Weller died in 1997, he left behind a rough manuscript for a biography of Lorado Taft, the Illinois sculptor who helped the city of Chicago carve its reputation as a place of beauty and grandeur.
When historian Stephen Thomas and art historian Robert G. La France came across the unfinished manuscript among Weller’s papers in the University of Illinois Archives, they found Weller’s story on Taft’s rise to prominence so compelling that they couldn’t let it go untold.
The history, challenges and controversies surrounding two-year colleges are explored in a new book co-edited by two faculty members at the University of Illinois.
A social computer game designed by researchers in computer science and educational psychology at the University of Illinois can identify bullies in elementary school classrooms and help scholars better understand peer aggression, whether it occurs face to face or online.
A common perception, especially outside the university classroom, is that teaching and research are two separate domains, with little overlap.
That’s not the reality, however, for many University of Illinois faculty – including those whose 18 essays appear in “An Illinois Sampler: Teaching and Research on the Prairie,” recently published by the University of Illinois Press.
Boys who engage in homophobic teasing are prone to perpetrating sexual harassment two years later, according to a new study led by Dorothy Espelage, the Gutgsell Endowed Professor of child development in the College of Education at the University of Illinois.