blog postsCampus LifeArtsBalkan relief benefit concert set for Feb. 22Feb 7, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For centuries, ethnic, religious and political differences have divided the various groups of people who inhabit the Balkans, yet many of the Balkan people remain linked by shared aspects of musical heritage. That heritage will be celebrated during the Balkan Relief Benefit Concert Feb. 22 at the University of Illinois.Campus LifeArtsTwo new exhibitions to go on view at I space March 3Feb 25, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two new exhibitions will be on view March 3 through April 8 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Campus LifeArtsOpen house for Japan House set for April 8Mar 17, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The art of obimusubi - otherwise known as Japanese sash tying - will be among the highlights of the spring open house April 8 at the University of Illinois' Japan House.ArtsMFA student to assemble 2,000 people into flag formation on Quad April 2Mar 22, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By her own admission, University of Illinois graduate student Sarah Daniel has always colored outside the lines. So it came as no surprise to those who know the energetic, quirky and self-determined young British art and design student that her master's thesis project would likely take on grand proportions.ArtsAuthority on fellow Swiss artist Paul Klee named director of Krannert Art MuseumMar 30, 2000 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An internationally known authority on the work of Swiss artist Paul Klee has been named director of the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, pending approval of the UI Board of Trustees at its April 12-13 meeting in Chicago.Arts30th anniversary of Afro-American Studies and Research Program set for April 7, 8Mar 31, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Past accomplishments, present projects and future prospects will be the focus of a series of panel discussions planned April 7 and 8 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Afro-American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois.ArtsI Space presents graphic design work of UI studentsApr 5, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois seniors in graphic design will have a one-week window of opportunity to show off their work at I space, UIUC's Chicago gallery.Campus LifeArtsAnti-discrimination exhibit, 'Boxes and Walls,' comes to UIApr 5, 2000 9:00 am47 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After former University of Illinois student Benjamin Smith went on a hate-filled killing spree last July through Illinois and Indiana, UI students and staff members wanted to counter the negative message that Smith sent.ArtsMom from Sterling to "reign" over Moms Weekend festivitiesApr 7, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois students Natalie and Alex Marks believe their mother qualifies for any number of titles - from Wonder Woman to creator of the world's best chicken noodle soup.ArtsWork of dance student to be performed at national galaApr 7, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois dance student Darrin Wright is among a select group of choreographers whose dances will be performed at the National College Dance Festival Gala May 19-21 at the University of Maryland at College Park.ArtsTwo professors given campus's highest honorApr 14, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois professors have been recommended by Chancellor Michael Aiken for appointment as professors in the Center for Advanced Study - the highest form of recognition the campus bestows on faculty members for outstanding scholarship.ArtsWorks of contemporary artists on view at I space through May 27Apr 21, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two new exhibitions by contemporary artists will be on view April 28 through May 27 at I space, UIUC's Chicago gallery.ArtsBlack women in Africa and African diaspora topic of conferenceApr 28, 2000 9:00 am34 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An upcoming conference at the University of Illinois will focus on a variety of topics pertaining to black women in Africa and the African diaspora.ArtsFifteen students travel to China for new four-week programMay 4, 2000 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- For many Americans, learning to manipulate a pair of chopsticks at the local Chinese restaurant is often their first and last lesson in Chinese culture.ArtsThree graduate students in Fine Arts win Kate Neal Kinley FellowshipsMay 9, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Three graduate students in the fine arts, including two from the University of Illinois, have won the 69th annual Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship competition.ArtsSix student leaders receive scholarships to support studiesMay 12, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Six University of Illinois student leaders have received scholarships to support their studies during the 2000-01 academic year.ArtsSeveral students recognized for leadershipMay 12, 2000 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Several University of Illinois students have been recognized for outstanding leadership during the 1999-2000 academic year.ArtsSummer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe reconvenes on UI campusJun 6, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A world-class Slavic and East European Library, a film series and symposium on gender and cinema, and the opportunity to compare notes with colleagues are just a few of the draws that will bring scholars to the annual Summer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe June 12-Aug. 4 at the University of Illinois.ArtsBronze Tablet will honor 195 graduatesJun 14, 2000 9:00 am105 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- One hundred ninety-five names will appear on the newest Bronze Tablet being placed in the University of Illinois Library this fall.ArtsSchool of Architecture honors 97 students for excellenceJun 14, 2000 9:00 am96 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Ninety-seven undergraduate and graduate students in the University of Illinois School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2000 spring semester.ArtsArchitecture students honored for excellenceJun 27, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Eighteen graduate and undergraduate students in the University of Illinois School of Architecture were honored for scholastic excellence during the 2000 spring semester. A total of $3,150 in fellowships, scholarships and prizes was presented.HonorsArtsTwenty students awarded scholarships for study at the UIJul 10, 2000 9:00 am19 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Twenty Illinois students have been awarded scholarships for study at the University of Illinois for the 2000-01 academic year.ArtsCitizen's Police Academy is looking for applicantsJul 24, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- If you've ever wondered what it's like to cruise the streets in a police patrol car or see the inside of the Champaign County jail, you can do both by enrolling in the next session of the Champaign County Citizen Police Academy.ArtsArchitecture students take top honors in competitionAug 18, 2000 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Architecture students from the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois took top honors in the "Keys to the Future Design Competition" sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago.ArtsMillerComm lecture series to bring an array of speakers to campusAug 25, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two Pulitzer Prize-winners are among the speakers scheduled to participate in this fall's Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm lecture series at the University of Illinois.ArtsI space gallery features stone sculpturesSep 1, 2000 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Stone sculptures -- old and new -- are the focus of two exhibitions on view Sept. 8 through Oct. 7 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.ArtsTown meeting Sept. 26 to discuss national security challengesSep 11, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- "National Security Challenges for the 21st Century" will be the focus of a town meeting Sept. 26 at the University of Illinois.Campus LifeArtsGarden talks among highlights at Japan House open houseOct 2, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Garden talks by James A. Bier will be among the highlights of the annual fall open house at the University of Illinois' Japan House on Oct. 14.ArtsOn 20th anniversary, WID takes new name to better reflect purposeOct 4, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The former Office of Women in Development at the University of Illinois is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a three-day symposium Oct. 20-22 -- and a name change.ArtsAmbassador of France to present the second annual address on the state of the European UnionOct 10, 2000 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Francois Bujon de l'Estang, the ambassador of France to the United States, will visit the University of Illinois Oct. 27 to present the campus's second annual address on the state of the European Union.ArtsComposer George Enescu to be celebrated with symposium Oct. 20-22Oct 10, 2000 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Fifty years after Romanian composer George Enescu's last residency at the University of Illinois, the campus is celebrating the anniversary with a three-day symposium Oct. 20-22.Arts'Defining Values for Research and Technology' to be topic of yearlong analysisOct 10, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The image of the university as an ivory tower is rapidly dissolving as increased government and private funding is contributing to a new reality: the university as an engine for growth in a rapidly evolving, knowledge-based world economy.ArtsLAS honors alumniOct 12, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois announced today (Oct. 13) the recipients of its annual LAS Alumni Achievement, LAS Young Alumni, and LAS Humanitarian Awards.ArtsI space features three new showsOct 16, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Three new shows are on view through Nov. 18 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Alison Dalwood and Stephan Klimas: Location Matters" features billboard-format works that integrate digital printing, photography and traditional painting mediums.ArtsThree-day symposium takes in-depth look at Tennessee WilliamsOct 20, 2000 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois theater department is hosting a three-day symposium, "Tennessee Williams: the Apprentice Plays," Nov. 2-4 in conjunction with the 21st century premiere of a Williams' early play, "Stairs to the Roof."Campus LifeArtsKAM Exhibition Challenges ConventionNov 3, 2000 9:00 am1 views University of Illinois art and design students are challenging convention - and having a bit of fun at the same time - in an exhibition on view Nov. 10 through Dec. 7 at the UI's Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion.ArtsCampus LifeArchitecture to be featured in I space exhibitsNov 20, 2000 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The art of architecture takes center stage next month in two new exhibitions at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Campus LifeArtsSymbols, signs, icons and artifacts come together in new exhibition at I spaceJan 18, 2001 9:00 am38 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Symbols, signs and other icons and artifacts of popular culture are being combined and reconfigured in a new exhibition on view Jan. 26 through Feb. 24 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.ArtsLunch hour lectures with an international focus to be offered at Illini Center in ChicagoFeb 14, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- For a number of years, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has promoted thinking -- and acting -- globally in its strategic development of international programs and studies.ArtsRomanian Cultural Foundation honors violinist Sherban Lupu with lifetime achievement awardFeb 16, 2001 9:00 am26 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois music professor Sherban Lupu has received a lifetime achievement award from the Romanian Cultural Foundation for his efforts to promote Romanian culture and music internationally.ArtsPaintings by UI graduate students to be featured at I spaceMar 6, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The work of eight University of Illinois graduate-student painters will be featured in a show March 13-17 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the UI at Urbana-Champaign.ArtsThree educator-scholars from Russia's Hermitage Museum to visit campusMar 12, 2001 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Central Illinois residents will get a rare glimpse of the collections of Russia's Hermitage Museum this month, without having to travel halfway around the world to do so.ArtsThree faculty members awarded Fulbright Scholar grantsMar 12, 2001 9:00 am8 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Three University of Illinois faculty members have been awarded 2000-2001 Fulbright Scholar grants.ArtsMinor in international arts available come fallApr 16, 2001 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Beginning this fall, University of Illinois students may elect to pursue a minor concentration of studies in international arts.ArtsInternational Dance Day to be celebrated April 29Apr 19, 2001 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The art of dance will be spotlighted all around town on April 29 as UI students celebrate International Dance Day.ArtsTheater professor first staged Pulitizer Prize-winning play for second year in a rowApr 19, 2001 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. For the second year in a row, the Pulitzer Prize for drama has been awarded to a new American play first staged by University of Illinois theater professor Daniel Sullivan.ArtsLeading player in decoding human genome to speak April 24Apr 23, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. J. Craig Venter, one of the nation's leading players in the drama that led to decoding the human genome, will visit the University of Illinois Tuesday (April 24) to present the annual Arnold O. Beckman Lecture in Science and Innovation.HonorsArtsUI theater professor wins Tony Award for directingJun 5, 2001 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. University of Illinois theater professor Daniel Sullivan received the Tony Award for best director of a play for his work on David Auburns "Proof." The award was announced at ceremonies on June 3 at New York Citys Radio City Music Hall.ArtsCampus LifeHonorsSchool of Architecture honors 109 studentsJun 18, 2001 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois School of Architecture honored 109 undergraduate and graduate students for scholastic excellence during the 2001 spring semester. A total of $235,900 in prizes was awarded.ArtsUI students stick it to the competition with their award-winning thumbtackJul 11, 2001 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Stick this somewhere prominent on your bulletin board: Five University of Illinois industrial design students won a first-place award in a competition co-sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America and BusinessWeek magazine for their redesign of the thumbtack.