blog posts Professor's new book explores racism in Russia over the past 150 years May 10, 2022 9:30 am White militarism has flourished in Russia under Putin’s rule, making it one of the most dangerous places in the world for racial violence, writes professor Eugene Avrutin in 'Racism in Modern Russia: From the Romanovs to Putin.' Older Latinos redefine family to include friends, neighbors, community members Apr 29, 2022 9:15 am Latinos view the support of friends, neighbors and other community members as so vital to their well-being in later life that they redefine these relationships as family, according to new research from U of I social work professor Lissette Piedra. Explore the 22nd annual Ebertfest Apr 22, 2022 10:45 am Roger Ebert’s Film Festival is held every April and is organized in conjunction with the College of Media. Professor's novel: A mysterious disappearance, whales trying to save the planet Apr 19, 2022 9:45 am The themes of Jewish identity and loss in the debut novel of Professor Brett Ashley Kaplan echo her academic research interests. 'Rare Stuff' also is a work of eco-fiction and magical realism. Theatre department premiering reimagined 'Peter Pan' centered on Indigenous identity Apr 7, 2022 11:30 am 'The Neverland,' by playwright Madeline Sayet, takes the original escapist journey told from a colonial viewpoint and makes it a work of Indigenous futurism about building a world where all people and cultures are valued. Directors del Toro, Zwigoff join 'Ebertfest' slate Mar 8, 2022 9:15 am Roger Ebert’s Film Festival announced that director Guillermo del Toro and screenwriter Kim Morgan will attend with a black-and-white version of their movie 'Nightmare Alley.' Director Terry Zwigoff will attend with cult classic 'Ghost World.' Art by the formerly incarcerated emphasizes shared humanity, art's power to connect Feb 14, 2022 8:00 am An exhibition at Krannert Art Museum, 'Reckless Law, Shameless Order: An Intimate Experience of Incarceration,' explores their shared experiences of detention and how art helped them maintain their humanity. Adaptation of classic play examines issues of politics, greed, public trust Feb 11, 2022 9:15 am Illinois theatre students adapted Henrik Ibsen’s classic, 'An Enemy of the People.' The story from 1882 has many parallels to today as it considers how the truth gets told (or not told) during a public health crisis. Exhibition of Pueblo pots reveals connections to ancestral land, community Jan 28, 2022 9:45 am 'To Know the Fire: Pueblo Women Potters and the Shaping of History' at Krannert Art Museum features earthenware vessels made by women from renowned pottery lineages in Pueblo communities in the Southwest.