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Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?

News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher.

 

Vietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange?

A historian looks at the Vietnam War herbicide Agent Orange and how it changed ideas about war wounds and the cause of birth defects.

Book of essays considers how religions view other faiths

University of Illinois religion professor Robert McKim edited a new book, “Religious Perspectives on Religious Diversity,” that explores how members of various religions view those outside of their faiths.

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.

Researchers look at lessons learned from disaster recovery around the world

A new book by Robert Olshansky, the head of the University of Illinois department of urban and regional planning and an expert in post-disaster recovery, details the lessons learned from disaster recovery all over the world that can guide governments in better responding to a large disaster.

 

University of Illinois alumna to head Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Lynne M. Thomas, who earned her master’s degree in library and information sciences at the University of Illinois, has been selected as the new head of the U. of I. Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Illinois information sciences professor edits book about trigger warnings

Emily Knox, a professor in the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences, is the editor of a book that looks at the controversial topic of the use of trigger warnings in the classroom.

 

 

University of Illinois hosting inaugural human-animal studies institute

The University of Illinois is hosting a Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute—the first of its kind in the emerging interdisciplinary field.

Chancellor’s Medallion awarded to three who have preserved University of Illinois history

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will award the Chancellor’s Medallion -- the highest campus honor -- to three men who have dedicated their professional lives to preserving the history of the university.

Illinois Library celebrates poet Gwendolyn Brooks’ birth centennial with interactive website

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library has created an interactive website featuring memories of Brooks and items from her papers housed at the U. of I.

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