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Travis Dixon found that Muslims and Latinos were significantly overrepresented, and African-Americans largely missing, in crime stories aired over five years on prominent network and cable breaking news programs.

Muslims and Latinos much more prominent in TV crime news than in real-life crime

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:January 7, 2015

If it seems as if most terrorists are Muslims and almost all immigrant lawbreakers are Latinos, it may be because you’re watching national TV news – not because those things are true. That’s one implication of a study of five years of network and cable crime news led by University of Illinois communication professor Travis Dixon.

Published Date: January 7, 2015


Music professor Heinrich Taubes Harmonia application could improve how music theory is taught. A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow him to test the program in a classroom in fall 2015.

NSF grant to help with application to teach music theory

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:January 5, 2015

A University of Illinois music professor who developed a computer application for teaching music theory has received a National Science Foundation grant to complete development of a prototype and test it in a classroom next fall.

Published Date: January 5, 2015


U. of I. has three of top 100 scholarly articles receiving the most attention online in 2014

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts & Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 22, 2014

In a review of the scholarly research that captured the most public attention online this year, three of the top 100 articles had authors from the University of Illinois.

Published Date: December 22, 2014


The title page and engraved portrait from a book from the Rare Book & Manuscript Librarys Cavagna Collection. The book, from 1750, is one of only two known copies. It describes a famous Italian medical malpractice case of the time.

Rare Book & Manuscript Library receives grant to catalog collection of rare Italian books

Author: The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois has received a grant of nearly a half million dollars to catalog rare Italian books and make them accessible to scholars.

Published Date:December 22, 2014

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois has received a grant of nearly a half million dollars to catalog rare Italian books and make them accessible to scholars.

Published Date: December 22, 2014


History professor Antoinette Burton is one of five Illinois professors awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2015.

Five Illinois scholars awarded NEH Fellowships

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 9, 2014

Five University of Illinois scholars have received National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2015. The U. of I. is the only institution to be awarded more than three of the fellowships for the coming year.

Published Date: December 9, 2014