Humanities News | University of Illinois

NewsBureauillinois
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign logo

Humanities News

Elizabeth Lowe, the director of the U. of I.'s Center for Translation Studies, says the program will offer a new master's program for translators and interpreters.

New master's program at Illinois will train translators and interpreters

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:April 29, 2013

The demand for translators and interpreters is projected to increase by at least 20 percent by the year 2020, and a new program at the University of Illinois will offer a masters degree to equip graduates to fill those jobs. Elizabeth Lowe, the director of the U. of I.s Center for Translation Studies, says the program offers both on-campus and online options, and is accepting applications now for courses that will begin in the fall.

Published Date: April 29, 2013


Carol Tilley, a professor of library and information sciences, has found evidence that an anti-comics crusading psychiatrist in the 1950s 'played fast and loose with the data.'

BAM! WAP! KA-POW! Library prof bops doc who K.O.'d comic book industry

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:February 11, 2013

Behavioral problems among teenagers and preteens can be blamed on the violence, sex and gore portrayed in the media marketed to them that was the topic of televised public hearings held by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency in 1954 to address the scourge of comic books. The hearings, which resulted in the decimation of what was an enormous comic book industry, had been inspired in large part by the book Seduction of the Innocent, by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, based on his own case studies.

Published Date: February 11, 2013


Kathleen Graber -- a former high school English teacher who was inspired to write poetry after taking students on a field trip -- will read from her critically acclaimed collections at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 (Wednesday) at the Illini Union Bookstore.

Carr visiting author series to showcase two acclaimed poets

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 29, 2013

Kathleen Graber -- a former high school English teacher who was inspired to write poetry after taking students on a field trip -- will read from her critically acclaimed collections at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 (Wednesday) at the Illini Union Bookstore.

Published Date: January 29, 2013


An apparently unpublished and previously unknown poem by Carl Sandburg that addresses the topic of guns has been discovered at the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Previously unknown Sandburg poem focuses on power of the gun

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 18, 2013

In an apparently unpublished and previously unknown poem, Carl Sandburg addressed the topic of guns. Titled A Revolver, the short piece was discovered last week among Sandburgs archives, housed in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Published Date: January 18, 2013


Guide makes it easier to find the right books to give children

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:November 27, 2012

Holiday shoppers hoping to please the youngsters on their gift lists can turn to the Guide Book to Gift Books published by the Center for Childrens Books at the University of Illinois.

Published Date: November 27, 2012