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Victoria Stodden, a University of Illinois professor of library and information science, says access to data and computer code used in computational science research will provide credibility for the results and lead to better quality work.

Access to big data is crucial for credibility of computational research findings

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:July 10, 2015

Think of a scientist at work, and you might picture someone at a lab bench, doing a physical experiment involving beakers or petri dishes and recording his or her findings, which will eventually form the basis for a scientific paper.

Published Date: July 10, 2015

University of Illinois dance teacher Kemal Nance works with students in his African dance class.

African dance expert uses dance technique to tell the stories of African-American men

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:July 1, 2015

The dance piece choreographed by Kemal Nance, a lecturer in the University of Illinois Department of Dance, imagines a mythical scenario in which trees are dancing from communal joy. The work – “SHADE! (The Secret Dance of Trees)” – also serves as a metaphor of African-American culture.

Published Date: July 1, 2015

Modernizing Marriage was published in March by Syracuse University Press.

Egypt historical study shows 'traditional' marriage more modern than we think

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:June 15, 2015

Mention traditional marriage and family and it’s easy to think you’re talking about age-old customs. Those “traditional” ideals and practices, however, are more likely a product of the last two centuries, says a University of Illinois history professor.

Published Date: June 15, 2015

Monster of the Twentieth Century: Ktoku Shsui and Japans First Anti-Imperialist Movement, by Robert Tierney, a University of Illinois professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, includes the first English translation of a work by a Japanese journalist and anarchist who opposed Japans colonialism in the early 20th century.

Book on anti-imperialism in Japan includes first English translation of work by Japanese activist

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:June 8, 2015

Japan entered a period of colonial expansion in the late 19th century, starting with its annexation of Taiwan in 1895. Within just a few years of this colonial conquest, an anti-imperialism movement began in Japan. One of the key figures in the movement was Kōtoku Shūsui, a journalist and anarchist who wrote a book opposing imperialism and who was executed by the Japanese government in 1911.

Published Date: June 8, 2015

BFA Candidate in Photography Jayme Eng. Rose, 2015. Color photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

Krannert Art Museum to showcase student work

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 6, 2015

Krannert Art Museum and the School of Art and Design will display the work of graduating seniors in art and design. The School of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition opens May 9, with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on display in the East and Gelvin Noel galleries through May 17.

Published Date: May 6, 2015