When World War I began in 1914 the United States proclaimed that it would follow a policy of strict neutrality âin thought and deed,â and President Wilson firmly believed that peace was the only course of action needed to resolve the European conflict. Â Many Americans felt the same way, but as the warâs atrocities, both fictional and real, were publicized, some politicians and military leaders began to voice their support for military intervention. Â After the United States declared war against Germany on April 6, 1917 the country witnessed a dramatic mobilization of industry and financial resources to produce trained soldiers, food, munitions, and equipment which were in short supply at the start of Americaâs involvement. Â The federal government set up hundreds of temporary agencies with over a million new employees to help redirect the nationâs economy. Â Americaâs sheet music industry joined forces with the U.S. Committee on Public Information to help sell the ideals of patriotism, sacrifice, and volunteerism to the American public as the only way to win this war. Â This special exhibition from the Smithsonian Institutionâs National Museum of American History depicts the diverse portrayals of soldiersâ lives, recruitment of African-American soldiers, womenâs support for the war effort, and the countryâs financial and personal sacrifice through the melodies, lyrics and graphic illustrations of sheet music that were produced between 1917 and 1919.Visit http://archives.library.illinois.edu/sousaÂ for more information.
An officer in the US Army National Guard, pianist Ian Gindes regularly performs in honor of members of the armed services, their families, and victims of terrorism and war. This afternoon concert of patriotic music and works by American composers features George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."
This full day event, aims to introduce participants to recruitment at Illinois, interaction with key international student groups and culminating a 3 hour career fair. Junior, senior and graduate students are especially encouraged to attend.
The University of Illinois Research Park (UIRP) would like to invite you to Big Data Summit 2014. The Big Data Summit will bring together thought leaders from the UIRP, industry, and academia for a highly interactive event to address topics surrounding big data. Just as new information technologies and the Internet itself fundamentally transformed business and industrial competitiveness over the past 25 years, big data is posed to bring the next wave of innovation, productivity, and growth. The coupling of big data and advanced analytics has the potential to raise the efficiency and create value in almost all business sectors. Exploiting big data and advanced analytics enables companies to create new products and services, enhance existing ones, and invent entirely new business, models.
Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 5:00pm.
For a draft agenda and other details please see the Conference Website at: http://researchpark.illinois.edu/bigdatasummit
Together with the Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments, the Research Park will host a networking event to showcase opportunities for tech jobs in Champaign-Urbana. Show off what tech projects are being done at your amazing company. We ask that companies arrive at 4:00pm. Food and Beverages will be served.
Space is limited with only 20 spots available.
Further Details and Registration at go.illinois.edu/CUShowcase
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