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).
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
Please direct questions to Dana Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Christmas Eve 1914, amidst the ravages of World War Iâs Western Front, soldiers from Allied and German forces laid down arms and stepped into No Manâs Land to gather fallen comrades, break bread, and share a moment of humanity. In this 100th anniversary year, the nine-member, all-male, a cappella powerhouse Cantus joins forces with a trio of actors from Theater LattÃ© Da, the Minneapolis-based company, combining music and story to illuminate the breadth and depth of the human experience. They call upon patriotic tunes, trench songs, holiday carols, and a narrative woven from letters and war documents to conjure a dramatic rendering of this extraordinary night.