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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


South Asian Studies librarian Mara Thacker holds some of the comics from the Undergraduate Librarys collection of Indian comic books.

U. of I. library system has unique collection of Indian comic books

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 28, 2015

The artwork in the comic books would look familiar to any comic book fan. A well-muscled, green-skinned man and a Wonder Woman-type character square off against several figures with the faces of humans and bodies of snakes. The comic book – written in Hindi and published by Raj Comics – is one of about 1,000 Indian comic books in the University of Illinois library system. South Asian Studies librarian Mara Thacker began collecting the comics for the University of Illinois in 2012, and its libraries now have what she believes is the largest collection of Indian comics in North America.

Published Date: January 28, 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


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $2 million to the IPRH to create three new research groups. Dianne Harris, director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, said the groups will study issues related to the humanities and medicine, the environment and law.

$2 million Mellon grant to fund three new humanities research groups

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 9, 2015

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) has been awarded a $2,050,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create research groups in three emerging areas in the humanities.

Published Date: January 9, 2015