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Nora, a documentary following Zimbabwean dancer Nora Chipaumire as she returns to South Africa and rekindles memories of her youth, is one of the 12 films being screened in the Dance Film Festival, presented by the University of Illinois dance department and the Art Theater Co-Op.

Illinois department of dance partners with Art Theater Co-Op to present Dance Film Fest

Author: Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 20, 2014

The University of Illinois department of dance has joined with the Art Theater Co-Op and Dance Partners to present a Dance Film Festival that they predict will become an annual event. The lineup includes a dozen films – some features, some shorts – that will be presented over three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Art, 126 W. Church St., Champaign.

Published Date: August 20, 2014


Michael Rothberg (left) and Marcus Keller, professors and department heads in English and French, respectively, are co-coordinators of The Great War, a cross-campus initiative at the University of Illinois commemorating the centenary of the start of World War I.

Illinois campus commemorates the centenary of WWI with community events

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor; Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 19, 2014

The University of Illinois will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I with a cross-campus initiative that includes theater productions, a film series, concerts, lectures, symposiums, an art exhibition and a general education course. “The Great War: Experiences, Representations, Effects” is designed for Illinois students and the local community to gain a new understanding about the first industrialized conflict carried out on a global scale.

Published Date: August 19, 2014


May 2014 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named

Author: Steve Witmer, News Bureau

Published Date:July 10, 2014

Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the spring 2014 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.

Published Date: July 10, 2014


Avery Brundage Scholarships awarded to 16 at U. of I.

Author: Tim Gilles

Published Date:July 2, 2014

Sixteen University of Illinois students from the Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign campuses have been awarded Avery Brundage Scholarships for excellence in academics and athletics. Each winner will receive a $2,500 award for the 2014-2015 academic year. The nine recipients from the Urbana-Champaign campus, with their sports and field of study, are below. (EDITORS: See list.) There were four recipients from UIC and three from UIS.

Published Date: July 2, 2014


FMC Technologies Inc. Fellowships awarded to U. of I. graduate students

Author: Tim Gilles

Published Date:July 2, 2014

Six University of Illinois Ph.D. students will receive a $20,000 FMC Technologies, Inc., Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year, and three Master’s students will each receive $12,000.

Published Date: July 2, 2014