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  • 11/12/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    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.
  • 10/19/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    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.
  • 9/13/2012Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern writer Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern by Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern published by Madeline Ley, News Bureau intern
    Overcoming the disparity of the "digital divide" -- the gap between people who have access to modern technology and those who do not -- is the subject of a lecture series sponsored by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois.
  • 9/13/2012Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor writer Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor published by Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
    This fall's Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lectures will look back to the poetry of Yeats and forward to the future of Chinese fiction and the role of engineers and scientists in international security.
  • 9/12/2012Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor writer Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor published by Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor
    The war and military necessity are what prompted Lincoln to issue his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago, says historian Bruce Levine, but the Civil War itself was by then already working to dismantle slavery and upend the southern society built around it.