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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.

University Primary School to hold open house

University Primary School, the laboratory school of the College of Education, is hosting an open house for the community Thursday, Oct. 19. The school is located at the Children’s Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

To increase awareness of domestic violence and its consequences, the University of Illinois’ Women’s Resources Center and Courage Connection, along with other campus and community organizations, will host activities and events throughout October. 

One Book One Campus features graphic novel tackling religious intolerance, gender politics

The Illini Union will feature “Ms. Marvel #1: No Normal” by G. Willow Wilson as this year’s One Book One Campus selection. Wilson will speak at a free public lecture Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Illini Union Ballroom. An informal reception and book signing will follow.

Media advisory: Candlelight vigil Sunday to honor missing scholar Yingying Zhang

A candlelight vigil to honor missing scholar Yingying Zhang will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Illini Union. In the event of rain, the vigil will be held in the Union’s Courtyard Cafe.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Expert available on post-hurricane recovery efforts

University of Illinois urban and regional planning professor Robert Olshansky is available for interviews regarding post-disaster recovery in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

U. of I., Kenyan dignitaries introduce exhibition of Swahili arts

U. of I. Chancellor Robert J. Jones and Krannert Art Museum Director Kathleen Harleman welcomed visitors to “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” on the exhibition’s opening night at the museum Thursday, including Robinson Njeru Githae, the Kenyan ambassador to the United States, and Mzalendo Kibunjia, the director general of the National Museums of Kenya.

Center for Advanced Study seeks research project proposals

The Center for Advanced Study invites U. of I. faculty members to submit scholarly and creative proposals for consideration for its research appointments program.

 

Illinois history professor to speak following Sunday, Aug. 20, screening of ‘Dunkirk’ at Virginia Theatre

John A. Lynn II, a professor emeritus of history at Illinois, will give a talk and answer questions covering the events depicted in the film “Dunkirk” immediately following the 1 p.m. screening Aug. 20 at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign.

 

Bashir named executive associate dean of Carle Illinois College of Medicine

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has appointed a permanent executive associate dean: Rashid Bashir, a professor and the department head of bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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