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Student art exhibit breaks down Asian stereotypes

Student art exhibit breaks down Asian stereotypes

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 20, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

An art exhibition hosted by the Asian American Cultural Center is challenging its audience to answer the question, “Can you judge an Asian by its cover?” The exhibition is demonstrating a series of photographs by Tiffany Mei, senior in Media and creator of the art exhibit. Mei said in an ema...

Photojournalist Christopher Capozziello discusses inclusion, representation in photography

Photojournalist Christopher Capozziello discusses inclusion, representation in photography

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 19, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Award-winning photojournalist Christopher Capozziello is teaching an eight-week course and presenting his work in a series of events through the George A. Miller Visiting Professors and Scholars Program at the University. Capozziello's visit invites students and faculty to experience his work through...

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant News Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

As part of a bigger project to improve mobility in the Champaign-Urbana community, 42 trees from Wright Street and Armory Avenue are marked with large, pink “X”s and are scheduled to be removed. Brent Lewis, University landscape architect, said the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project is working ...

Professors advocate limits on harassment

Professors advocate limits on harassment

By Clare Budin, Senior Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, State, Top Stories

Members of the University’s Senate have responded to the online and in-person harassment of an outspoken professor with steps to prevent contentious in-class confrontations. However, there is still disagreement over whether these steps are strong enough. Jay Rosenstein, professor in Media, has long...

Spurlock Museum hosts Native American workshop

Spurlock Museum hosts Native American workshop

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 15, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

The Spurlock Museum is hosting an ‘Integrating Tribal Sovereignty and American Indian History into the Classroom’ workshop Saturday. The workshop is to be led by Dylan Jennings, who will be focusing on the incorporation of Native American values into our everyday lives and education in a resp...

UI staff file racial harassment lawsuit

UI staff file racial harassment lawsuit

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News

University employees filed a lawsuit on Jan. 28 in federal court, containing allegations of racial harassment of black employees and claims the office tasked with investigating discrimination is itself guilty of racial harassment. The plaintiffs allege in the class action complaint filed with the co...

Germanic languages professor wins research award

Germanic languages professor wins research award

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 14, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

University Germanic languages professor, Mara Wade was recently awarded the Reimar Lüst Award for International Cultural Exchange for research in cultural relations between Germany and other countries. The Reimar Lüst Award is given to two people each year by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation a...

World War II spy, Holocaust survivor shares her story of going ‘Behind Enemy Lines’

World War II spy, Holocaust survivor shares her story of going ‘Behind Enemy Lines’

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 13, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News

Marthe Cohn, a 98-year-old Holocaust survivor and World War II spy, spoke at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts to discuss her experiences during the war Wednesday night.  With co-author Wendy Holden, Cohn wrote “Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany,”...

DPI holds workshops to engage UI System campuses in research, development

DPI holds workshops to engage UI System campuses in research, development

By Manuel Román-Basora, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, State, Top Stories

The University of Illinois Discovery Partners Institute held the first workshop of the year at the iHotel & Conference Center on Monday. The event was opened by Tim Killeen, president of the UI System, who shared encouraging words for community building within the DPI. Conceived in 2017, th...

C-U issues emergency orders for Unofficial 2019

C-U issues emergency orders for Unofficial 2019

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

The cities of Urbana and Champaign have issued emergency orders in regards to Unofficial 2019, which will take place on March 1.  Diane Marlin, mayor of Urbana; and Deborah Feinen, mayor of Champaign issued the emergency orders that covers the weekend of March 1 to March 3. Urbana’s emergency orde...

Krannert displays famous painting

Krannert displays famous painting

By David Ruvinskiy, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News

After watching a Madonna concert named “Blonde Ambition” in 1990, University alumna Louise Fishman felt compelled to recreate the connection she felt with the artist through a painting of the same name, which will be on display starting Feb. 28 at the Krannert Art Museum. Fishman’s painting will be the centerpiece...

Gestures help language acquisition

Gestures help language acquisition

By Zihan Wang, Staff writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

University researchers found teachers can use gestures to help students learning a foreign language, even if the gestures are not directly related to the words themselves. Kiel Christianson, educational psychology professor and leading author, and Xiaoyi “Kellie” Huang, alumna of the University ...

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