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  • ACDIS asks you to answer the question: Will mankind survive the Millennium?

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Will mankind survive the millennium?

  • Library features 'The Young and the Restless' soap scripts

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Showcases that typically display rare and priceless Bibles now are featuring scriptures of another kind - the scripture according to daytime television.

  • Conference explores "The Visual" across epochs and cultures

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A unique gathering of cutting-edge artists, videographers and producers, cultural theorists, museum curators, scholars and other students of the visual media culminates Tuesday (March 7) at the University of Illinois with a series of unusual presentations aimed at exploring the phenomenon of "the visual" across epochs and cultures.

  • Newseum director to give lecture in distinguished speaker series

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Joseph Urschel, the executive director and senior vice president of The Newseum in Washington, D.C., will visit the University of Illinois in late March.

  • Library school to offer clinic on electronic commerce

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The top ranked library/information science school in the nation - the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) - is offering a free clinic to any UIUC student, faculty or staff member on one of today's hottest topics: electronic commerce.

  • Roger Ebert returns to the UI with second 'Overlooked Film Fest'

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Later this month, parts of the University of Illinois campus and community will resemble a mini-Cannes -- without the mountains and Mediterranean, to be sure -- but jumping nevertheless with film screenings, stars, filmmakers, producers and directors, and of course, Mr. Two-Thumbs-Up himself, film critic Roger Ebert.

  • Five hundred years of books that changed the course of chemistry on view

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Five hundred years of books that changed the course of chemistry -- or made it more interesting -- are now on display at the University of Illinois.

  • UI Classics Library receives NEH grant to microfilm works

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A collection of rare, priceless and perishable 19th century European dissertations and other short scholarly works on Latin and Greek literature, history and civilization, will get a new life - and a wider readership - thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to the University of Illinois Classics Library.

  • Two promising German scholars win fellowships to study at UI

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two promising young German scholars have won prestigious fellowships from a German foundation to work at the University of Illinois on the correspondence of two of the most brilliant German humanists of the 19th century.

  • Friendly folks sought to host visiting Japanese students

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Intensive English Institute is looking for friendly people to host visiting Japanese college students in Champaign-Urbana this summer.

  • Choldin wins prestigious Pushkin Medal

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Marianna Tax Choldin, the C. Walter and Gerda B. Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois Library, has won Russia's prestigious Pushkin Medal.

  • English professor wins Hubbel Award for lifetime achievements in American literature

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois English professor Nina Baym has won the 2000 Hubbell Award, given annually by the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association of America.

  • Beschloss Family Media Design Center to be dedicated Sept. 22

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The new Beschloss Family Media Design Center at the University of Illinois College of Communications will be dedicated Sept. 22.

  • First Computer Fear Film Festival aims to dispel terror of technology

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The fictional birthplace of the world's first diabolical computer and the home of one of the world's top computer science programs is holding its first "Computer Fear Film Festival."

  • IPRH to focus on 'cities' during year

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- One of the greatest -- but also most overlooked --actors of all time will get many moments in the spotlight during a University of Illinois film series.

  • Advertising historians gather for Sandage Symposium

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Competition may be inherent in the field of advertising, but for one small group of men and women, the name of the game will be collaboration.

  • Journalism department receives $1.5 million grant to fund investigative chair

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The University of Illinois Department of Journalism, which has added two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists to its faculty in the past two years, has received a $1.5 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support a new tenured chair in investigative reporting.

  • The dean of Asian-American journalists to speak Oct. 23

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Kyung Won (K.W.) Lee, a columnist for the Korea Times who has been called the dean of Asian-American journalists, will return to his alma mater, the University of Illinois, to talk about his personal odyssey in the United States and in journalism.

  • Symposium to look at impact of electronic publishing

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The simultaneous development of the Internet and electronic publishing has resulted in a "relentless" flow of new technologies and models of information delivery.

  • James Jones exhibit to be on view through Dec. 31

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An exhibit in honor of an old soldier and literary giant opens Saturday at the University of Illinois.

  • History professor wins prestigious award for contributions to Slavic studies

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois history professor Keith Hitchins has won a prestigious award for his distinguished contributions to Slavic studies.

  • Author to share story of little-known haven for Hitler's refugees

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Historian and author Michael Luick-Thrams will visit the University of Illinois and surrounding communities Nov. 28-Dec. 3 to share his knowledge of a little-known, Midwestern safe haven for refugees of Hitler's Nazi regime.

  • Illinois establishes MFA in creative writing

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An advanced creative writing program has been established in the American heartland. Rooted in the rich prairie soil as is Iowas famed writers workshop, the new University of Illinois program will offer, its planners say, another

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning writer to discuss globalization and its impact

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Thomas Friedman, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, will discuss globalization and its impact during a lecture at the University of Illinois.

  • 'Producing Cities/Consuming Cities' to be topic of third annual humanities conference

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A Classical Greek poet once mused that the city is "the teacher of man."

  • Temira Pachmuss to receive medal of honor from Republic of Estonia

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Illinois has won a medal of honor from the Republic of Estonia for her meritorious contributions to that nation.

  • Veteran journalist Shana Alexander to give UI her papers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Of the thousands of documents, photos and artifacts that veteran journalist Shana Alexander has just given the University of Illinois Library, perhaps none telegraphs her career better than her collection of press passes.

  • Host families sought for Japanese summer visitors

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The Intensive English Institute is hoping to recruit dozens of friendly people who are willing to host friendly visiting Japanese college students in Champaign-Urbana this summer.

  • Russian librarians, government officials visit counterparts in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Library directors and regional government officials from across Russia currently are meeting with their U.S. counterparts in several Illinois towns and cities. The groups two-week immersion in U.S. library and local government management, which began May 11, is a first step in a major Russian-American effort to begin expanding Russias book-oriented public libraries into active information centers.

  • Scholars and dignitaries to explore many facets of Colombia Aug. 1-4

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Scholars and dignitaries will explore wide-ranging topics dealing with Colombia from guerilla warfare and the war on drugs to Colombian identity and poetry Wednesday through Saturday (Aug. 1-4) at the University of Illinois. The conference is titled "La Colombia internacional."

  • First Computer Fear Film Festival aims to dispel terror of technology

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The fictional birthplace of the world's first diabolical computer and the home of one of the world's top computer science programs is holding its first "Computer Fear Film Festival."

  • Architects to discuss Sept. 11 attack and the built environment

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Students in the University of Illinois School of Architecture are organizing a forum on Oct. 18 to discuss the World Trade Center attack and its impact on the built environment.

  • Tolkien scholars to discuss 'Lord of the Rings'

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. In anticipation of the Dec. 19 release of the film version of J.R.R. Tolkiens classic, "The Lord of the Rings," local Tolkien scholars will gather on Friday (Dec. 7) to consider some of the more academic aspects of the work.

  • New biography on H.G. Wells focuses on late-life loves

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. That H.G. Wells' intelligence was rivaled only by his appetite for women has never been a secret.

  • Semesterlong 'Exploring the Human Experience' culminates with Maya Angelou's commencement talk

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Poetry, dance, theater and music will highlight a series of academic and cultural events during the spring semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The events are part of the "Exploring the Human Experience" initiative announced by Chancellor Nancy Cantor in connection with the commencement addresses May 12 by Maya Angelou.

  • Library School sponsors week of communications talks, including storytellers

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. During the week of Feb. 4, an expert on global information and communications issues will give two free public talks at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. On Saturday of that week, a group of storytellers will host an early Valentine's Day event and benefit.

  • President-elect of American Library Association to speak Saturday

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Maurice "Mitch" Freedman, the president-elect of the American Library Association (ALA), will speak at the University of Illinois on Saturday (March 2).

  • Cline symposium speaker to address legacy of Sept. 11

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The impact of external threats on the United States is the topic of an April 4 symposium at the University of Illinois.

  • Forum to look at Latina/o experience 10 years after protest

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Ten years after a Latino/a student demonstration on the University of Illinois campus called for reforms concerning students, faculty, staff, curriculum and campus climate, a forum on April 27 will take a look at the past experiences of Latinas/os on campus and toward the future.

  • Prize-winning poet to read from his works April 30

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Prize-winning poet Michael S. Harper will read from his works during a free public event at the University of Illinois.

  • Journalism students reveal most probable 'Deep Throat' identities

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. After six semesters of digging and analysis, a journalism class at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has produced a list of seven candidates for "Deep Throat," the anonymous source who helped two Washington Post reporters expose the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s.

  • Hosts sought to share American culture with visitors

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The Intensive English Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hoping to recruit dozens of friendly local residents who would like to host visiting Japanese and Korean college students in Champaign-Urbana this summer.

  • Sept. 11 hasn't changed public's attentiveness to news, study reveals

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Americans are no more attentive today to news of the world than they were before the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a study just released in the September issue of PS: Political Science & Politics. The study by Scott Althaus, a professor of speech communication and political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is part of a special issue of the journal devoted to civic engagement since the terrorist attacks on the United States nearly a year ago.

  • 'French Means Business' forum to be held Oct. 10

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The French department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites bilingual (English-French) job seekers, including students, to "find out how far their knowledge of French can take them in the world of business."

  • Spurlock Museum opens: Visitors learn about world history and cultures

    More than five years after the groundbreaking ceremony, the William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum opened Sept. 26 in its new location at 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, just east of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Two professors to receive distinguished French award

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two professors in the French department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are to receive one of France's oldest awards.

  • Choldin to deliver Mortenson Lecture

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Marianna Tax Choldin, the Mortenson Distinguished Professor and director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the 2002 Mortenson Distinguished Lecture.

  • Faculty authors featured during UI press week

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Seven local authors - and their most recent books - will be featured Oct. 21-24 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Interplay between arts, humanities, sciences, technology kicks off Nov. 7

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. An innovative initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will officially kick off Nov. 7 (Thursday) with a panel discussion.

  • Prize-winning professor to speak about writing in Chicago, on campus

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Richard Powers, a prize-winning fiction writer and professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver two humanities talks in November, one in Chicago, the other on the Urbana campus.