blog postsHumanitiesACDIS asks you to answer the question: Will mankind survive the Millennium?Jan 13, 2000 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Will mankind survive the millennium?HumanitiesLibrary features 'The Young and the Restless' soap scriptsFeb 10, 2000 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Showcases that typically display rare and priceless Bibles now are featuring scriptures of another kind - the scripture according to daytime television.HumanitiesConference explores "The Visual" across epochs and culturesMar 3, 2000 9:00 am3 views 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.HumanitiesNewseum director to give lecture in distinguished speaker seriesMar 20, 2000 9:00 am2 views 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.HumanitiesLibrary school to offer clinic on electronic commerceMar 24, 2000 9:00 am1 views 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.HumanitiesRoger Ebert returns to the UI with second 'Overlooked Film Fest'Apr 5, 2000 9:00 am11 views 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.HumanitiesFive hundred years of books that changed the course of chemistry on viewApr 7, 2000 9:00 am10 views 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.HumanitiesUI Classics Library receives NEH grant to microfilm worksApr 17, 2000 9:00 am11 views 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.HumanitiesTwo promising German scholars win fellowships to study at UIMay 16, 2000 9:00 am3 views 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.HumanitiesFriendly folks sought to host visiting Japanese studentsJun 8, 2000 9:00 am0 views 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.HumanitiesCholdin wins prestigious Pushkin MedalAug 25, 2000 9:00 am16 views 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.HumanitiesEnglish professor wins Hubbel Award for lifetime achievements in American literatureAug 29, 2000 9:00 am5 views 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.HumanitiesBeschloss Family Media Design Center to be dedicated Sept. 22Aug 31, 2000 9:00 am375 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The new Beschloss Family Media Design Center at the University of Illinois College of Communications will be dedicated Sept. 22.HumanitiesFirst Computer Fear Film Festival aims to dispel terror of technologyAug 31, 2000 9:00 am0 views 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."Campus LifeHumanitiesIPRH to focus on 'cities' during yearSep 5, 2000 9:00 am1 views 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.HumanitiesAdvertising historians gather for Sandage SymposiumSep 6, 2000 9:00 am8 views 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.HumanitiesJournalism department receives $1.5 million grant to fund investigative chairSep 25, 2000 9:00 am8 views 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.HumanitiesThe dean of Asian-American journalists to speak Oct. 23Oct 5, 2000 9:00 am7 views 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.HumanitiesSymposium to look at impact of electronic publishingOct 10, 2000 9:00 am0 views 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.HumanitiesJames Jones exhibit to be on view through Dec. 31Oct 23, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- An exhibit in honor of an old soldier and literary giant opens Saturday at the University of Illinois.HumanitiesHistory professor wins prestigious award for contributions to Slavic studiesNov 20, 2000 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois history professor Keith Hitchins has won a prestigious award for his distinguished contributions to Slavic studies.Campus LifeHumanitiesAuthor to share story of little-known haven for Hitler's refugeesNov 22, 2000 9:00 am1 views 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.HumanitiesIllinois establishes MFA in creative writingMar 12, 2001 9:00 am11 views 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, anotherHumanitiesPulitzer Prize-winning writer to discuss globalization and its impactMar 12, 2001 9:00 am8 views 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.Humanities'Producing Cities/Consuming Cities' to be topic of third annual humanities conferenceMar 23, 2001 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A Classical Greek poet once mused that the city is "the teacher of man."HumanitiesTemira Pachmuss to receive medal of honor from Republic of EstoniaMar 27, 2001 9:00 am27 views 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.HumanitiesVeteran journalist Shana Alexander to give UI her papersApr 6, 2001 9:00 am14 views 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.HumanitiesHost families sought for Japanese summer visitorsApr 25, 2001 9:00 am0 views 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.HumanitiesRussian librarians, government officials visit counterparts in IllinoisMay 15, 2001 9:00 am0 views 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.HumanitiesScholars and dignitaries to explore many facets of Colombia Aug. 1-4Jul 27, 2001 9:00 am6 views 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."HumanitiesFirst Computer Fear Film Festival aims to dispel terror of technologyAug 31, 2001 9:00 am3 views 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."HumanitiesCampus LifeArchitects to discuss Sept. 11 attack and the built environmentOct 12, 2001 9:00 am2 views 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.HumanitiesTolkien scholars to discuss 'Lord of the Rings'Dec 5, 2001 9:00 am15 views 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.Campus LifeHumanitiesNew biography on H.G. Wells focuses on late-life lovesDec 20, 2001 9:00 am108 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. That H.G. Wells' intelligence was rivaled only by his appetite for women has never been a secret.Campus LifeHumanitiesSemesterlong 'Exploring the Human Experience' culminates with Maya Angelou's commencement talkJan 22, 2002 9:00 am7 views 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.HumanitiesLibrary School sponsors week of communications talks, including storytellersJan 25, 2002 9:00 am0 views 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.HumanitiesPresident-elect of American Library Association to speak SaturdayFeb 25, 2002 9:00 am0 views 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).HumanitiesCline symposium speaker to address legacy of Sept. 11Mar 27, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The impact of external threats on the United States is the topic of an April 4 symposium at the University of Illinois.Campus LifeHumanitiesForum to look at Latina/o experience 10 years after protestApr 19, 2002 9:00 am42 views 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.HumanitiesPrize-winning poet to read from his works April 30Apr 23, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Prize-winning poet Michael S. Harper will read from his works during a free public event at the University of Illinois.Campus LifeHumanitiesSocial SciencesJournalism students reveal most probable 'Deep Throat' identitiesJun 14, 2002 9:00 am7 views 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.HumanitiesHosts sought to share American culture with visitorsJun 18, 2002 9:00 am0 views 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.HumanitiesSept. 11 hasn't changed public's attentiveness to news, study revealsSep 9, 2002 9:00 am0 views 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.Humanities'French Means Business' forum to be held Oct. 10Oct 3, 2002 9:00 am7 views 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."Campus LifeHumanitiesSpurlock Museum opens: Visitors learn about world history and culturesOct 3, 2002 9:00 am22 views 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.HumanitiesTwo professors to receive distinguished French awardOct 3, 2002 9:00 am3 views 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.HumanitiesCholdin to deliver Mortenson LectureOct 15, 2002 9:00 am1 views 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.HumanitiesFaculty authors featured during UI press weekOct 15, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Seven local authors - and their most recent books - will be featured Oct. 21-24 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.HumanitiesInterplay between arts, humanities, sciences, technology kicks off Nov. 7Oct 23, 2002 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. An innovative initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will officially kick off Nov. 7 (Thursday) with a panel discussion.HumanitiesPrize-winning professor to speak about writing in Chicago, on campusOct 25, 2002 9:00 am4 views 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.