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Indigenous Languages: Preserving a part of culture

November 8, 2015

By Mark SniderStaff writerNearly 40 percent of the world’s languages are endangered, according to Jenny L. Davis, assistant professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology.“New generations are...

Keeping the memories alive: The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Keeping the memories alive: The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
April 21, 2015

They found her in the middle of the Syrian Desert. She was 2 years old, lying abandoned on the side of the road, when a group of French nuns first approached her. They were there to save other stranded...

Of the same cloth

Photographer Jeffrey Jay Foxx’s captured pictures of the Maya of Mexico and Guatemala for over 40 years. His work is now on featured in Spurlock Museum’s exhibit “Artists of the Loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala.”
December 2, 2014

The Spurlock Museum’s “Artists of the Loom: Maya Weavers of Guatemala” exhibit, running until Jan. 25, displays the backstories of some members of the Mayan community. Three main people and communities...

Sugar by Sarah aims to satisfy sweet tooths

Sarah Heller, Champaign-Urbana native, makes and sells a variety of baked goods at her business, Sugar by Sarah.
December 1, 2014

Chocolate peppermint crunch, salted caramel, chocolate ganache and lemon ginger. These are only a handful of the flavors of French macarons that Sarah Heller, Champaign-Urbana native, makes and sells at...

Lit Fest adds bigger names for year two

Lit Fest adds bigger names for year two
September 25, 2014

While Pygmalion Festival goers watch the music performances at the price of a ticket, book fans can enjoy the literary part of the festival for free. Now in its second year, the Literature Festival grew...

The Great War Opening Event kicks off semester-long centennial initiative

September 4, 2014

Exactly 100 years ago in the late summer of 1914, World War I had just begun. Countries either banded together or were against each other, creating innovations in industry, warfare, propaganda and entertainment,...

Gwendolyn Brooks “spices up” University’s Library collection

The University will hold a party to welcome Gwendolyn Brooks’s collection of work into the Rare Book & Manuscript Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Lincoln Hall. The work of the famous African-American poet and writer was received by the University in October 2013.
April 24, 2014

An evening of poetry, song and celebration will spice up Lincoln Hall Theater on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. to honor the papers of poet and writer Gwendolyn Brooks which are now residing in the University Rare...

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