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University of Illinois alumna to head Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Lynne M. Thomas, who earned her master’s degree in library and information sciences at the University of Illinois, has been selected as the new head of the U. of I. Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Illinois information sciences professor edits book about trigger warnings

Emily Knox, a professor in the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences, is the editor of a book that looks at the controversial topic of the use of trigger warnings in the classroom.



University of Illinois hosting inaugural human-animal studies institute

The University of Illinois is hosting a Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute—the first of its kind in the emerging interdisciplinary field.

Chancellor’s Medallion awarded to three who have preserved University of Illinois history

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will award the Chancellor’s Medallion -- the highest campus honor -- to three men who have dedicated their professional lives to preserving the history of the university.

Illinois Library celebrates poet Gwendolyn Brooks’ birth centennial with interactive website

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library has created an interactive website featuring memories of Brooks and items from her papers housed at the U. of I.

Historian wants readers to experience the Russian Revolution

This year marks a century since the Russian Revolution that “shook the world,” and a U. of I. history professor’s new book aims to chronicle the experience of living through it.

Illinois religion professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

University of Illinois professor of religion Jonathan Ebel has been awarded a 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Sharing the Wealth of Knowledge: 50 Years of NEH Engagement at Illinois