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BASETRACK Live tells the story of Marines stationed in Afghanistan and the impact of their deployment and return home on them and their families. The multimedia theatrical production comes to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on March 18.

Multimedia show coming to Krannert Center tells story of impact of war on Marines, families

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 12, 2015

A multimedia production tells the story of U.S. Marines stationed in Afghanistan – not just the stresses they face from fighting a war, but also the emotional toll on their families and the struggles to readjust when veterans return home. “BASETRACK Live,” a documentary theater piece about the impact of war on veterans and their families, will come to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. March 18.

Published Date: March 12, 2015


Artist William Wegman, a University of Illinois alumnus, works in his studio. Wegmans work includes painting, drawing, photography and video. Hell visit the U. of I. campus on March 5, when hell speak at Krannert Art Museum.

Artist, alumnus William Wegman returns to KAM

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 27, 2015

Artist William Wegman is best known for his photographs of his Weimaraners, but his work also includes painting, drawing and video. Wegman received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois in 1967, and he’ll return to campus next week to speak at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, at 5:30 p.m. March 5. William Wegman In The Bauhaus “In the Bauhaus,” by William Wegman. 1999 Color Polaroid. Courtesy of © William Wegman. | Photo courtesy of William Wegman

Published Date: February 27, 2015


Female entomologists are themselves a source of horror in this years Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois.

New source of horror at the Insect Fear Festival: female entomologists

Author: Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor

Published Date:February 19, 2015

Whether pursuing eternal youth or manipulating insects in the lab, female entomologists are themselves a source of horror in many science fiction movies and TV shows. Their roles have shifted over the decades, however, making them a worthy focus of the 2015 Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: February 19, 2015


University of Illinois architecture professor Lynne Dearborn is leading a team of researchers considering how aspects of design can lead to a less stressful environment for the occupants of a building. The U. of I. School of Architecture is a charter member of a new research consortium of the American Institute of Architects, looking at issues of design and health.

U. of I. architecture school joins new consortium on design and health research

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 11, 2015

The University of Illinois School of Architecture is a charter member of a new research consortium of the American Institute of Architects, focusing on issues of design and health.

Published Date: February 11, 2015


Architecture professor Erik Hemingway rehabilitated his Urbana home, built by the late architect John Replinger. The home has an interior courtyard and a wall of windows along the back, providing a feeling of openness. Hemingways work on the home is documented in a new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum.

KAM architecture exhibition highlights modernist homes, process of fabrication

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 3, 2015

Erik Hemingway says his Urbana home, designed by the late architect John Replinger, is a well-kept secret. With its floor-to-ceiling windows across the back looking onto a golf course, a feeling of openness and spaciousness inside, and an interior courtyard, it’s an example of midcentury modern architectural style.

Published Date: February 3, 2015