Kathleen Graber -- a former high school English teacher who was inspired to write poetry after taking students on a field trip -- will read from her critically acclaimed collections at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 (Wednesday) at the Illini Union Bookstore.
In an apparently unpublished and previously unknown poem, Carl Sandburg addressed the topic of guns. Titled A Revolver, the short piece was discovered last week among Sandburgs archives, housed in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Holiday shoppers hoping to please the youngsters on their gift lists can turn to the Guide Book to Gift Books published by the Center for Childrens Books at the University of Illinois.
Zong-qi Cai, a professor of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Illinois, has created a unique scholarly journal in partnership with Peking University in Beijing and Duke University Press.
England, Greece, heaven, hell, Portugal, Poland, purgatory and Russia all these locales will be on the itinerary Tuesday (Oct. 23) when the Italian studies program at the University of Illinois hosts a Dante marathon. Beginning at 9 a.m., Dantes Divine Comedy will be read aloud, in its entirety, following a tradition that dates back to the first circulation of the 14th-century text in Florence, Italy. In a gesture meant to engage the broader campus community, the reading will involve speakers of more than a dozen languages, ranging from the texts original Italian to Arabic, Catalan, Czech, English, French, Galician, German, modern Greek, Hungarian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.