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University of Illinois students Christine Kausal, a junior majoring in global studies and communication, and Tom McCormick, a sophomore majoring in architecture, with some of the donated items for sale at the Japan House Pop-Up Holiday Bazaar. Kausal and McCormick are interns at the Japan House. The bazaar benefits the internship program.

Japan House selling gifts items at Holiday Bazaar

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 5, 2014

Holiday shoppers can find many Asian-themed items at the Japan House Pop-Up Holiday Bazaar. The bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, through Monday, Dec. 15.

Published Date: December 5, 2014


Deborah Stevenson, left, editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books and director of the Center, and Kate Quealy-Gainer, assistant editor of the Bulletin, with some of the books featured in the 2014 Guide Book to Gift Books. The guide offers suggestions of books to give to children.

U. of I. guide helps holiday shoppers choose gift books for children

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 1, 2014

The 2014 Guide Book to Gift Books, published by the Center for Children’s Books at the University of Illinois, offers suggestions for books in a wide range of styles, genres and subject matter, “whether you’re looking for a cheerful picture book, an absorbing nonfiction title or a pulse-pounding novel.” It is available for download from the Center’s website.

Published Date: December 1, 2014


A new book explores the artistic and educational legacies of American sculptor and U. of I. alumnus Lorado Taft.

New book explores the legacies of sculptor Lorado Taft

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:November 17, 2014

When art historian Allen Stuart Weller died in 1997, he left behind a rough manuscript for a biography of Lorado Taft, the Illinois sculptor who helped the city of Chicago carve its reputation as a place of beauty and grandeur. When historian Stephen Thomas and art historian Robert G. La France came across the unfinished manuscript among Weller’s papers in the University of Illinois Archives, they found Weller’s story on Taft’s rise to prominence so compelling that they couldn’t let it go untold.

Published Date: November 17, 2014


Passes for 2015 Roger Ebert's Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:October 13, 2014

Film fans who want the whole experience of the 17th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” can purchase festival passes starting Nov. 1.

Published Date: October 13, 2014


The Jupiter String Quartet will open a chamber music concert series at Krannert Art Museum. The members of the quartet are, from left, Liz Freivogel, Nelson Lee, Daniel McDonough, and Megan Freivogel.

Chamber music series to blend visual arts, music at Krannert Art Museum

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education and Social Work Editor

Published Date:October 10, 2014

Works by Mozart and Mendelssohn as well as arrangements by jazz pianist Chick Corea and Stephen Sondheim will be performed this fall as part of a new chamber music series at Krannert Art Museum.

Published Date: October 10, 2014