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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.

Hopis have made their mark in the world of running, author says

An American Indian studies professor tells a story of Hopi runners who ran with and often beat the world’s best.

Archives exhibit documents role of Albert Lee, early advocate for African-American students

An exhibit at the University of Illinois Archives commemorates the contributions of Albert Lee, who is considered the unofficial first dean for African-American students.

Our brains process irony in emojis, words in the same way

The brain processes ironic or sarcastic emojis in the same way it does ironic or sarcastic words.

What should we make of the ‘68 Chicago Democratic Convention now?

A U. of I. political historian looks back 50 years at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

Latinos on TV: Where are they? And when should we laugh?

Professor Isabel Molina-Guzman’s new book examines the role of Latinos in TV sitcoms, as well as the changing form of the genre in a “post-racial” television era.