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Pulitzer Prize-winning author to deliver Mortenson Distinguished Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen will talk about war, forced migration and refugees when he gives the 27th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture at the University of Illinois.

Chancellor's Scholars named to Campus Honors Program

One hundred forty freshmen and sophomores have been designated Chancellor’s Scholars, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential.

 

Finalists named for vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost position

Chancellor Robert Jones named the four finalists for the role of vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. Each will make a presentation on campus in the coming weeks.

Art exhibition encourages discussions about revolution during Russian Revolution centennial

An exhibition at Krannert Art Museum uses the centennial of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and contemporary artworks to spark conversations about the broader concept of revolution.

Illinois campus explores legacy of the Russian Revolution in its centennial year

The Russian Revolution marks its centennial this year and the University of Illinois, a leading center of Slavic studies, is exploring the revolution’s legacy through a series of fall events.

Exhibition on Swahili arts will feature objects shown in the U.S. for first time

The first major traveling exhibition in the U.S. on the arts of the Swahili coast of Africa will premiere at Krannert Art Museum this fall. “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” will include objects loaned from the National Museums of Kenya and the Bait Al Zubair Museum in Oman that will be exhibited for the first time in the U.S.

Japan House festival shares Japanese culture

Japan House at the University of Illinois is preparing for its third Matsuri Festival on Aug. 27. It has become the organization's biggest event.

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.

Altgeld Chimes celebrated in video while chimes concerts on hiatus

A new video celebrates the history of the Altgeld Chimes and the chimes players.

Illinois alumnus and former faculty member named Social Work dean

Steven Anderson, the director of the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, was named the dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Sept. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

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