blog postsU of I's Lyric Theatre helps create opera addressing disability, technologyDec 6, 2019 3:30 pm0 views A new opera exploring questions of disability, technology and communication is being created with the help of the Lyric Theatre program at Illinois. 'Sensorium Ex' is in the early stages of development.Education Justice Project earns 2019 Downs Intellectual Freedom AwardNov 13, 2019 2:30 pm1 views 'Education Justice Project has demonstrated its commitment to ensuring that the incarcerated individuals it serves have the fullest access possible to materials that will afford them new opportunities,' wrote nominators.Passes for 22nd 'Ebertfest' on sale Nov. 1Oct 22, 2019 11:30 am0 views Festival passes cover all screenings during the festival (April 15-18 at the Virginia Theatre), with related talks and panel discussions at other local venues.Theatre department opens season with plays addressing injustice, revengeOct 16, 2019 9:45 am1 views The season opens with two plays at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. 'Gem of the Ocean' will run Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-27. 'Titus Andronicus' will run Oct. 24-26 and Oct. 29-Nov. 3.Artists consider nuclear industry's legacy in Krannert Art Museum exhibitionOct 10, 2019 4:00 pm1 views An exhibition opening at Krannert Art Museum this month seeks to make visible the long-term impact of the nuclear industry, particularly issues surrounding radioactive waste.Illinois professor studies correlation between education and video gamesSep 18, 2019 1:30 pm0 views WICS-TV (Sept. 17) Illinois associate professor Chad Lane is studying ways to use technology to promote science, especially to middle school students. Endangered animals project looks at tigers, habitat loss, climate changeSep 10, 2019 9:45 am0 views Illinois artist Deke Weaver uses stories to reflect wider global concerns. His 'TIGER' performance will incorporate stories of migration due to climate change.Ebert Symposium to focus on inclusion in movies and mediaSep 9, 2019 2:00 pm0 views The topic grew out of Roger Ebert’s vision of movies as a tool for generating empathy among those of different genders, races, ages, classes. etc. Fostering empathy 'is the most noble thing that good movies can do,' he said.Watch: Life Without IllinoisSep 4, 2019 2:00 pm47 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2019 PSA. A glimpse into a terrifying world Without Illinois... Special thanks to the Champaign County Humane SocietyKAM's new installation: Art Since 1948Sep 4, 2019 9:45 am0 views Slideshow of some of the objects made since 1948 that are featured in Krannert Art Museum's latest installation.Matsuri Festival at Japan House, September 8Aug 28, 2019 10:45 am19 views Japan House’s Matsuri Festival – an annual festival celebrating Japanese culture – will expand this year to include a recognition of Indian culture.Free e-book highlights profound effects of nature on learningAug 27, 2019 12:00 pm0 views The many ways putting children back in contact with nature could make them more successful in school and in life.Flatlands Dance Film Festival to screen documentary on flamenco dancer, short filmsAug 23, 2019 12:00 pm1 views The Flatlands Dance Film Festival will screen the documentary “La Chana” about a Spanish flamenco dancer on its opening night, Aug. 30. Dog down: Effort helps emergency medical staff treat police K-9sAug 19, 2019 9:30 am0 views New protocols will help emergency medical personnel stabilize, treat and transport law enforcement K-9s injured on the job.NCSA helps NGA create world’s most powerful geospatial systemAug 2, 2019 8:00 am1 views Illinois parterns with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to produce digital elevation models (DEM) of the entire Earth, among other geospatial research projects, using the Blue Waters supercomputer.Artificial intelligence could help air travelers save a bundleAug 1, 2019 8:45 am0 views Researchers are using artificial intelligence to help airlines price services such as checked bags, seat reservations in a way to benefit customers’ budget and privacy, airline industry’s bottom line.Researchers call for urban greening to improve mental healthJul 30, 2019 3:45 pm1 views Experts on nature’s effects on human health and well-being describes nature’s ability to improve mental health in much the same way that it improves water quality, sequesters carbon dioxide, and prevents floods. Carle, U of I to purchase 7 Tesla MRI for research, patient careJul 25, 2019 3:15 pm5 views New machine provides the highest magnetic field imaging strength commercially available in the nation approved by the FDA for brain and knee scans of patients greater than 66 lbs.Carle Illinois' new clinic will help patients and studentsJul 24, 2019 9:30 am1 views Medical students, guided by experienced Carle physicians, will care for patients’ primary care needs at Carle Illinois Clinic.Historian: Responses to terrorism require reasoning, not outrageJul 17, 2019 9:00 am1 views It's possible to respond to terrrorism without playing into terrorists’ hands, but it requires a better understanding of their goals and strategies, of how terrorism works, of psychological warfare.Mark Dressman: Teaching on the Navajo NationJul 17, 2019 9:30 am0 views 'Living on the Nation was like a foreign country to the (College of Education students). People spoke differently, dressed differently. I loved seeing the looks on their faces as they were discovering things.'Storm sewers need to expand to handle more frequent, heavy rainsMay 3, 2019 8:30 am0 views As heavy rainstorms become more frequent and stronger than in the past, municipal drainage systems designed from outdated standards often fail, resulting in flooding and financial losses.Key to restoring Chicago's Bronzeville? Asking the kids out to playApr 15, 2019 11:15 am1 views About 20 Illinois students spent the summer trying to get kids in Chicago’s struggling Bronzeville neighborhood to get outdoors and socialize, an effort led by the Department of African American Studies.University Library’s Small Press Fest celebrates small press, DIY publicationsApr 5, 2019 10:45 am3 views The Library's Sarah Christensen hopes the festival will develop a community of zine makers, comics artists and other self-published authors. 'Anyone can be an author and write about anything they want.''Quantum Rhapsodies' performance explores role of quantum physics in our universeApr 4, 2019 10:00 am8 views A new performance that explores the world of quantum physics will feature the music of the Jupiter String Quartet, a fire juggler and a fantastical 'Alice in Quantumland' scene.NCSA visualization team co-produces 'Birth of Planet Earth'Mar 29, 2019 9:45 am6 views Birth of Planet Earth, a new 24-minute giant screen science documentary for digital fulldome cinemas, had its global premiere at the Zeiss-Großplanetarium in Berlin this month.Youth Literature Festival celebrates diverse voices in literatureMar 29, 2019 9:00 am1 views Seventeen award-winning authors, illustrators, and storytellers are in central Illinois to share their love of books, literacy, and more during Illinois' biennial Youth Literature Festival this weekend.U of I researchers to implement, study a STEM program for middle, high school studentsMar 26, 2019 10:15 am1 views A $1.2 million NSF grant will be used to implement a program in partnership with middle schools and high schools across the state of Illinois and study its effectiveness.Performance artist Autumn Knight launches book tour at Krannert Art MuseumMar 26, 2019 9:15 am1 views Krannert Art Museum has produced a book about performance artist Autumn Knight, who gave her first solo exhibition here in 2017. Knight will return to campus in April for a performance, book conversation.Great Lakes region faces growing climate change-related threatsMar 22, 2019 10:45 am2 views Climate scientists led by Illinois' Don Wuebbles issued a report that foresees a growing trend of wetter winters and springs: more flooding in urban areas, and unpredictable cycles of heat and rainfall could undermine agriculture.