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New book tells story of secret Hollywood studio that shaped the nuclear age

Two Illinois professors tell the story of a secret Hollywood studio at the heart of the Cold War and the early nuclear age.

Illinois, French partners digitizing Proust's letters

Illinois researchers and their French partners have created a website to make thousands of letters written by Marcel Proust available to the public.

Illinois presidents: What made them agents of change?

With the “Land of Lincoln” celebrating its bicentennial, a historian looks at the influence of four Illinois-connected presidents.

English professor's first book tells stories of contemporary lives of black Americans

Illinois author Nafissa Thompson-Spires has received national recognition for her first book, “Heads of the Colored People,” which uses humor and satire to tell the stories of black Americans.

Historian tells new story about England’s venerated ‘Domesday Book’

An Illinois historian tells a new story about England’s famous “Domesday Book” and what it tells us about the trauma of the Norman conquest.

Communities with less variety in housing types have higher foreclosure rates, say Illinois researchers

Illinois researchers find that less variety in housing types leads to less stability and higher rates of foreclosures.

Illinois slavery book author to speak Nov. 8 as part of bicentennial series

Slavery in Illinois and the move to freedom will be the subject of a Nov. 8 lecture at the U. of I., part of a series commemorating the state’s bicentennial.

What does Brazil’s recent election mean for its future?

Brazilian expert Jerry Davila analyzes the country’s election of a far-right president and what it might mean for the future.

Book tells story of integrated Illinois town founded by former slave

A new book by Illinois information sciences professors Gerald McWorter and Kate Williams-McWorter tells how a former slave founded an integrated town in western Illinois that became a station on the Underground Railroad.

Anderson to discuss 14th Amendment, citizenship, national identity in CAS Annual Lecture

Illinois education scholar and dean James Anderson will deliver the Center for Advanced Study Annual Lecture on the 14th Amendment and citizenship, immigration and national identity.