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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


Christos Tsitsaros, a University of Illinois professor of piano pedagogy, was named 2014 Distinguished Composer of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association.

Professor of piano pedagogy wins national composition award

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 2, 2015

Christos Tsitsaros, a professor of piano pedagogy at the University of Illinois School of Music, has been named the 2014 Distinguished Composer of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association.

Published Date: February 2, 2015


In the Bauhaus, by William Wegman. 1999 Color Polaroid.

New takes on modern design, Wegman's art are highlights at Krannert Art Museum

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 14, 2015

Modernism has ignited a new passion among designers and collectors, who value the movement’s objects as historical icons. It also has inspired artists who are using modernist design objects in their own work to comment on the movement’s cultural significance. That artwork forms the exhibition “MetaModern,” opening at Krannert Art Museum on Jan. 29.

Published Date: January 14, 2015