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Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies established at Illinois

On Nov. 14, the International and Area Studies Library at Illinois hosted a ceremony to celebrate a new Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies. The center was established through a memorandum of understanding between Illinois and the National Central Library of Taiwan

School of Music faculty performing Disaster Relief Concert

Several faculty musicians from the School of Music will perform a concert this weekend with donations going to help victims of natural disasters in Mexico and Puerto Rico. The concert is 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, 309 W. Green St., Urbana.

Spurlock Museum hosts ‘Music at Illinois,’ a lecture by Joe Rank

Spurlock Museum of World Cultures and the Illinois Alumni Association will present “Music at Illinois,” a special program on popular music written especially for or about the university. The free program will be presented by retired Alumni Association Vice President Joe Rank at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory Drive, Urbana.

 

University of Illinois Press to celebrate its centennial in 2018

In 2018, the University of Illinois Press will mark its 100th anniversary with numerous events in Champaign-Urbana, Chicago and Springfield. A founding member of the Association of American University Presses in 1937, the UIP has published more than 4,500 books in its first century.

University of Illinois System launches fundraising campaigns with $3.1 billion goal

The University of Illinois System has officially launched its largest, and most ambitious, comprehensive fundraising initiative that aims to raise $3.1 billion over the next five years to support students, faculty and academic and research programs and facilities. This initiative is built on individual campaigns for each of the System’s universities in Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign that were officially launched during campus-based kickoff events in October.

Facebook research manager to speak at School of Information Sciences Research Showcase

A Facebook user experience researcher will be the keynote speaker Nov. 8 at the School of Information Sciences Research Showcase. Funda Kivran-Swaine is a research manager at Facebook who has worked in user experience design and whose research focuses on computer-mediated communication. She will give the keynote address at 1 p.m. Nov. 8 in Illini Union Rooms A and B.

Lecture, open houses planned to celebrate Child Development Lab’s 75th anniversary

A lecture by educational psychologist Kathleen Gallagher is among the events planned to celebrate the Child Development Laboratory's 75th anniversary.

Estonian ambassador to address the state of the EU

The Estonian ambassador to the U.S. will address the state of the European Union as part of EU Day on Oct. 20.

Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based medical school, has received preliminary acreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is recruiting students for its first class.

 

Expert on pre-language communication to give annual Goldstick Lecture

Nancy C. Brady, an expert on pre-language communication and language development in young children, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders at the University of Illinois.

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