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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

The co-authors of a report on racism in the classroom at the University of Illinois are, from left, Ruby Mendenhall, a professor of African American studies; Margaret Browne Huntt, a research development specialist, Interdisciplinary Health Wellness Initiative; Stacy Harwood, a professor of urban and regional planning; Moises Orozco, associate director, recruitment and admissions, College of LAS; and Shinwoo Choi, a doctoral student in the School of Social Work.

Report details episodes of racial stereotyping, offers recommendations

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:May 4, 2015

Students of color at the University of Illinois say they hear racist remarks, are subjected to stereotypes, feel excluded in group projects or receive other negative messages based on race, according to a new report on race relations.

Published Date: May 4, 2015

The murals inside the former site of the U. of I.'s Department of Latina/Latino Studies and the La Casa Cultural Latina, a converted house at 510 E. Chalmers St., Champaign, reflect themes of heritage, social justice and strength. Created in 1974 by alumnus and artist Oscar Martinez and fellow students, the murals will be conserved before the building is razed.

U. of I. campus to support La Casa mural restoration

Author: Mike Helenthal, News Editor

Published Date:May 4, 2015

The effort to save a group of historic campus murals received a boost last week after officials agreed to help fund the project.

Published Date: May 4, 2015