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Richard Powers wins Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for 'The Overstory'

Author Richard Powers, a professor emeritus of English at the University of Illinois, has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his novel “The Overstory.”

The heartland always a place of global connection, not isolation, author says

An Illinois historian dug into the history of the Midwest and found it’s never been the insular place of heartland myth, but full of global connections.

University Library’s Small Press Fest celebrates small press and DIY publications

The University of Illinois Library is sponsoring a Small Press Fest to celebrate small press publications and self-published media.

Illinois history professor awarded ACLS Fellowship

University of Illinois history professor Marsha Barrett has been awarded a prestigious ACLS Fellowship.

Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquires celebrated 18th-century Mount Vesuvius book

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library has acquired a significant scientific treatise known for its beautiful illustrations of Mount Vesuvius.

Illinois library, disability services part of project to improve availability of accessible materials

The University of Illinois is part of a project that will establish a network of repositories of accessible books for people with print disabilities.

Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibit tells of the making of a gentleman

“Making Mr. Darcy,” an exhibit at the Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library, looks at the environment in which Jane Austen created her literary gentlemen.

University librarian recognized for achievements in library automation

University of Illinois Librarian and Dean of Libraries John Wilkin is being honored for his innovation in library technology, including online publishing and providing access to digital content.

Germanic languages and literatures professor receives Humboldt Foundation research prize

University of Illinois professor Mara Wade has been awarded an international research prize for her work on emblems and the culture of Nuremberg, Germany.

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.