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The Dumbells, Third Canadian Divisional Concert Party, rehearsing in a field in France in 1917.

Symposium looks at music and the Great War

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:March 2, 2015

A two-day symposium hosted by the University of Illinois School of Music will look at creative responses to World War I, starting with the musical interpretations of the iconic poem “In Flanders Fields.”

Published Date: March 2, 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.

Published Date: February 27, 2015


Book challengers who seek to restrict access to books in public schools and libraries share many common ideas about how they understand reading and its effect on young people, says library and information science professor Emily Knox.

Book looks at views of those challenging reading material in schools, libraries

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 13, 2015

While it may be tempting to dismiss as a censor anyone who wants to restrict access to a book, such individuals understand that books are powerful and have the potential to change lives, said Emily Knox, who recently wrote about the people who raise challenges to reading material.

Published Date: February 13, 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


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