blog postsHumanities$1 million Mellon grant to help humanities scholars explore digital publishing optionsOct 1, 2015 2:15 pm1593 views A four-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help University of Illinois humanities scholars identify digital publishing options and produce new publications that will best disseminate their research.ArtsHealthHumanities$2 million Mellon grant to fund three new humanities research groupsJan 9, 2015 9:00 am74 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities has been awarded a $2,050,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create research groups in three emerging areas in the humanities.Expert ViewpointsHumanities$4 million for one thirty second Super Bowl ad: Money well spent?Jan 29, 2014 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... Jan Slater, an advertising professor and the dean of the College of MediaHumanities'Archaeological Heritage of Illinois' showcases 10,000 years of native lifeAug 29, 2007 9:00 am6 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Spectacular items of material culture - some going back more than 10,000 years and all of them made by the Native Peoples who lived on the land that became Illinois - will be on display in an exhibition at the University of Illinois.Humanities'Culture Talk' trio to discuss psychology, culture and politicsFeb 17, 2004 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The annual "Culture Talk" at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will feature Illinois' chancellor and its dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and one of the country's leading authorities on language and mind.Humanities'Dean of Asian American journalism' to speak at anniversary eventFeb 22, 2007 9:00 am7 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Illinois is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a conference that will explore its history and its future.Humanities'Digital Dark Age' may doom some dataOct 27, 2008 9:00 am29 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What stands a better chance of surviving 50 years from now, a framed photograph or a 10-megabyte digital photo file on your computer's hard drive?Humanities'Discrete moments of religious violence' focus of colloquium April 20Apr 12, 2007 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Discrete moments of religious violence" in American history will be one of the topics ethicists, rhetoricians, legal and religious scholars take up during a half-day colloquium at the University of Illinois.ArtsHumanities'Ebertfest' lineup includes film about David Foster Wallace, with Jason Segel as guestMar 25, 2015 9:00 am109 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "The End of the Tour," a new film about a journalist's five insightful days with "Infinite Jest" author David Foster Wallace, will be among the featured films at this year's Roger Ebert's Film Festival, running April 15-19 in Champaign-Urbana.Humanities'French Means Business' forum to be held Oct. 10Oct 3, 2002 9:00 am5 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."Expert ViewpointsHumanities'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' a window into modern SwedenDec 14, 2011 9:00 am29 views A Minute With™... Professor Anna Westerstahl StenportHumanities'Little Rat Rides' wins 2005 Gryphon Award for children's literatureFeb 4, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The winner of the 2005 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature is Monika Bang-Campbell, for her easy-to-read book, "Little Rat Rides" (Harcourt, 2004). Molly Bang illustrated the book.Campus LifeHumanities'Magnificent' gift enhances family resiliency programNov 14, 2002 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Chancellor Nancy Cantor has announced a $11.5 million gift from Doris and Jay Christopher and The Pampered Chef Ltd. to support the Family Resiliency Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Campus LifeHumanities'Overlooked Film Festival' passes now on saleDec 4, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Festival passes now are on sale for the sixth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, to be held April 21-25 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Humanities'Producing Cities/Consuming Cities' to be topic of third annual humanities conferenceMar 23, 2001 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. A Classical Greek poet once mused that the city is "the teacher of man."Humanities'Reading the World Festival' features writers from around the worldApr 5, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Distinguished authors from around the world - and the campus - will take part in the first annual "Reading the World Festival" April 18 to 20 (Tuesday through Thursday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Expert ViewpointsHumanitiesSocial Sciences'Red Tails': Why the story of the Tuskegee Airmen is still importantFeb 1, 2012 9:00 am90 views A Minute With™... Sundiata Cha-Jua, a professor of history and of African American StudiesHumanities'Sex and the City' to be catalyst for study of Caribbean culture, literatureDec 4, 2003 9:00 am23 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - First there was "Sex and the City," the television show - a hit and hip cable comedy celebrating women's sexuality and the urban experience.Humanities'Special Collections Month' to highlight U. of I. library hidden treasuresFeb 6, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - February has a new moniker at the University of Illinois.Humanities'Stinky Stern Forever' wins 2006 Gryphon Award for children's literatureJan 20, 2006 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The winner of the 2006 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature is Michelle Edwards for her easy-to-read book, "Stinky Stern Forever." Edwards also illustrated the book, published last year by Harcourt.Humanities'Terror and Torture: Ethics and Law in Extremis' to be annual philosophy lecture April 4Mar 26, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Michael S. Moore, professor of law and of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give the 2002-2003 Annual Philosophy Public Lecture at 4 p.m. April 4 (Friday) in 141 Loomis Laboratory of Physics, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana.Humanities'Up and coming star' librarian to catalog Westminster Abbey booksJun 12, 2007 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Although he's not yet 25 and has only just entered the profession, Christopher Cook already is regarded as an expert in his trade.Humanities200 years of American Indian persistence turned U.S. into 'Indian Country'Oct 22, 2012 9:00 am48 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Frederick Hoxie starts each of his courses asking students to list three American Indians, and their answers are almost always the same: Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and Geronimo.Humanities20th Century French Studies Colloquium to begin ThursdayMar 25, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 200 scholars from Europe and North America will meet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to take part in the 2003Expert ViewpointsHumanitiesA cricket player's take on Disney's "Million Dollar Arm"May 14, 2014 9:00 am13 views A Minute With™... Safdar Khan, an expert batsman and bowler for the Cricket Club of IllinoisExpert ViewpointsCampusHumanitiesA director to the stars and a professor to UI studentsJun 5, 2006 9:00 am8 views A Minute With™... UI theater professor Daniel SullivanExpert ViewpointsHumanitiesA linguist's analysis of the State of the UnionJan 25, 2012 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... English and linguistics professor Dennis BaronHumanitiesPhysical SciencesAccess to big data is crucial for credibility of computational research findings, says U. of I. library and information science professorJul 10, 2015 9:00 am152 views Think of a scientist at work, and you might picture someone at a lab bench, doing a physical experiment involving beakers or petri dishes and recording his or her findings, which will eventually form the basis for a scientific paper.ArtsHumanitiesAcclaimed University of Texas writer to open reading series at IllinoisAug 30, 2011 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - An author described by The New York Times Book Review as "a writer for all readers" will open the annual Carr Reading Series. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith - who earned his doctorate at the U. of I. in 1969 and is the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas in Austin - is best known for "Klail City Death Trip," which tells the stories of the residents of a fictional Lower Rio Grande Valley county in a series that so far numbers 15 volumes.HumanitiesACDIS asks you to answer the question: Will mankind survive the Millennium?Jan 13, 2000 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Will mankind survive the millennium?HumanitiesActing dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences to be named permanent deanJan 13, 2006 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, the acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named dean of the college, pending approval of the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its Jan. 19 meeting in Chicago.HumanitiesSocial SciencesAdvertising and its methods put 'on trial' in the 1930s, author saysJun 26, 2006 9:00 am35 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In the current world of product placement, cross-promotion, pop-up ads, and ad-driven politics, it's hard to imagine there was ever a time when advertising as an institution was severely challenged.HumanitiesAdvertising historians gather for Sandage SymposiumSep 6, 2000 9:00 am3 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.Expert ViewpointsHumanitiesSocial SciencesAdvertising's next big event: the OlympicsFeb 10, 2010 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... advertising professor Michael GiardinaHonorsHumanitiesAlston selected for ACE Fellows ProgramMay 6, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kal Alston, the director of the women's studies program and professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected for the 2003-04 American Council on Education Fellows Program.HumanitiesAmerican Music Month at Illinois to show how artists bridge bordersOct 17, 2007 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Music Without Borders" is the theme of the 2007 American Music Month at the University of Illinois.HumanitiesAmerican Music Month wrapping up at U. of I. with two concertsNov 21, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Close your eyes and you might think John Philip Sousa himself is in the concert hall, conducting his quintessential American band and its lead cornetist, the "Godfather of cornet," Herbert L. Clarke.HumanitiesAmerican music to be celebrated throughout November at IllinoisOct 31, 2005 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When Scott Schwartz was looking for an image to represent the upcoming celebration of American music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he wasn't sure what he wanted.HumanitiesLife SciencesAn informatics approach helps better identify chemical combinations in consumer productsDec 12, 2016 9:15 am264 views An informatics approach can help prioritize chemical combinations for further testing by determining the prevalence of individual ingredients and their most likely combinations in consumer products.HumanitiesAnalyst Kevin Phillips to speak at Cline Symposium March 17-18Mar 11, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kevin Phillips, a well-known political and economic analyst, media commentator and author, will be the special guest at the 2003 Cline Symposium March 17 and 18 (Monday and Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.HumanitiesAnnual annotated guide recommends best books for childrenNov 4, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two chatty critters and one very verbal vehicle - that is, a wolf who cried "boy," a worm who kept a diary and a garbage truck who talked and talked and talked - are among the protagonists, probable and less so, who made it into this year's "Guide Book to Gift Books," an annual annotated list of recommended books for children.HumanitiesAnnual humanities conference to focus on violenceMar 17, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The sixth annual Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) spring conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off on April 1 (Thursday) with a keynote address by Dominick La Capra.HumanitiesAnthology traces life of poet who inspired Harlem renaissance writersJun 16, 2004 9:00 am30 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Despite his roving bohemian soul, his penchant for abandoning people and places, and his radical politics, which kept him one step ahead of intelligence agents, Claude McKay could not outrun one thing: fame.HumanitiesApp Authors gives elementary students programming experienceFeb 28, 2017 9:30 am272 views A program designed by researchers at the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences gives students experience in coding and in using technology to solve problems through building their own phone apps. HumanitiesArchaeologist's new mystery novel dug out of real-life workJul 7, 2005 9:00 am9 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Little did the ancient Egyptians know that the afterlife they were preparing one mummy for would be as a key character in a new mystery novel.HumanitiesArchaeologists unearthing life of early integrated town in IllinoisJul 1, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Independence Day has taken on new layers of meaning for a team of archaeologists who've been digging in western Illinois this summer.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.HumanitiesArchitecture and art librarian to be honored by Belgian governmentMar 4, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jane Block, the head of the Ricker Library of Architecture and Art at the University of Illinois, will be honored by the Belgian government for her scholarship on the art and culture of Belgium.Expert ViewpointsHumanitiesAre large numbers of Turkish troops likely to enter northern Iraq?Oct 30, 2007 9:00 am0 views A Minute With™... Mahir Saul, a professor of anthropologyArtsHumanitiesArtist, alumnus William Wegman returns to KAMFeb 27, 2015 9:00 am57 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Artist William Wegman is best known for his photographs of his Weimaraners, but his work also includes painting, drawing and video. Wegman received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois in 1967, and he'll return to campus next week to speak at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, at 5:30 p.m. March 5.