University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Calendar

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Calendar

  • 10/10/2014
    World War I and the Making of Modern American Culture Organized by the Trowbridge Initiative in American Cultures"Economies of Motion: The World War I “Crippled Soldier Problem,” and Rationalized Images of Ability" Nathan Blake, Northeastern University"Star Testimonies: Speeches, Tours, and Trailers " Sue Collins, Michigan Technological University"Raising the Dead: The First World War and the Influenza Pandemic" Elizabeth Outka, University of Richmond"The Longest War: Southern Writers and the American Expeditionary Force" David A. Davis, Mercer University
  • 10/11/2014
    The Hispanic Heritage celebration has been done since 2010. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a bilingual program is presented at the Urbana Free Library. Program agenda: Presentation "Exploring Latin American & the Caribbean's Hispanic Heritage"; Lean a song in Quechua; Live traditional Latin American Music and traditional dances; Tri-lingual Storytelling (English/Spanish/Quechua) Book: " Maria Had a Little LLama/ Maria tenia una llamita", and Crafts.
  • 10/22/2014
    About: In the early twentieth century Chicago and New York were rivals for the title of Black Metropolis. That there ever was such a rivalry has been overshadowed by the emergence of the so-called Harlem Renaissance and the headquarters of leading civil rights institutions i. e. the NAACP and the Urban League. Yet the early recognition (1878) of what would eventually become the 8th Illinois made black Chicago the envy of its New York counterparts. New York would not recognize a black National Guard unit until 1916. Even more galling was the fact that the 8th was led by blacks from the top down. New York's 15th would be commanded by a white man, and only a small fraction of its officer cadre was black. Black New Yorkers realized that its black brethren in Chicago played the political game much better than they and the history of these military units revealed the problems in sharp relief. Yet, the war changed everything as circumstances beyond the control of the 370th led to its overshadowing by the upstart 369th, and with it the transcendence of New York as the center of black America.Bio: Jeffrey Sammons is a Professor of History at New York University. He is the author of Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality with John H. Morrow, Jr. (University Press of Kansas, 2014) and Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society (University of Illinois, 1988).
  • 11/5/2014
    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.
  • 11/11/2014
    Stay tuned for more details.