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New book explores housewives, food and consumer protests in 20th-century America

The rising cost of meat and the power of housewives to agitate for a more equitable standard of living is the focus of a new book by U. of I. labor and employment relations professor Emily E. LB. Twarog.

Events explore how technology, creativity interact to imagine the future

A series of events at the University of Illinois called Speculative Futures will bring artists together with technology innovators with the goal of sparking new creative projects at the intersection of computer science and science fiction.

Research looks at white working-class views on identity, race and immigration

A new research study presents a perspective on the social and political views of white working-class communities.

Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquires papers of poet Haki Madhubuti and Third World Press

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois has acquired a collection of papers from poet Haki Madhubuti and from the Third World Press/Third World Press Foundation in Chicago – the oldest independent black-owned publisher in the U.S.

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.

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.