Thursday, February 21, 2019
The Museum is pleased to open a new exhibit exploring themes from the The Namesake (by Jhumpa Lahiri, 2003), the cornerstone of our National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in 2019. With Guest Community Curator Dr. Koeli Goel, this exhibit features objects and photographs loaned by members of campus and Champaign-Urbana South Asian and South Asian-American communities.
Visitors are invited to engage anew with European and American art in this special exhibition on view in the Rosann Gelvin Noel Gallery.
By highlighting KAM’s strong holdings of work from artists practicing in Chicago during the 1930s through the 1980s, this exhibition considers the problematic nature of art historical categories and explores what other stories are missed by perpetuating a single narrative.
Blue and White explores the technological advances, trade networks, and shared aesthetics that sustain a global appetite for blue-and-white ceramics.
Come learn how theories of motivation can help you design authentic activities that give students the opportunity to become self-motivated learners in your classroom.
Join us in a discussion of our community's Big Read: "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri. Each weekly discussion sponsored by the International and Area Studies Library will feature a different discussion leader from our local community who will bring their unique perspective to the conversation.
Looking for a convenient weight management program during the noon hour? Weight Watchers has a weekly meeting on campus. Anyone on campus can attend.
Join us for the opening of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library's spring exhibition, curated by Lynne M. “Making Mr. Darcy: Cultural Context for the Regency Gentleman” explores how Regency gentlemen contemporary to Jane Austen were educated, dressed, occupied themselves with their leisure time, estates, and politics, and conducted interpersonal relationships.
Interested in learning how to create an Amazon Alexa skill? Attend this interactive workshop to learn how to create a simple Alexa skill and launch it on a device. Make sure to bring a laptop.
During Edmund Janes James's 16 years as president, he set the University on a trajectory to become a world-class institution, developing one of the great academic libraries, hiring a first-rate faculty, and launching a campus-wide building program that resulted in the construction of many iconic structures, including Lincoln Hall and Foellinger Auditorium.
Join us for an evening of jazz with the Joan Hickey Trio, featuring UI Jazz Studies faculty members.
Please join us for the "Can you judge an Asian by it's cover? art exhibit reception on Thrusday, February 21. 5:30pm at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada, Urbana.
Ever doodled before in your spare time? Want to learn? Come enjoy this relaxing, fun and creative class. We will practice a form of ‘Zen’ drawing using patterns in a relaxed focused state of mind. You do not have to be an artist to take this class!! This meditative method of drawing is like ‘mindfulness’ for your brain.
How do novels like The Namesake allow us to learn to walk in someone else’s shoes? Scholars will discuss scenes from the novel that give us insight into some of the intangibles in the relationships between characters as a way of understanding our relationship with this novel and the value of reading more generally.
A lecture by Emma Dench (Classics, History and Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University). "Race, Ethnicity and Beyond in Classical Antiquity." Part of a workshop on “Race Work in the Classics” on February 22, 2019.
The Meditation Student Organization (MSO) is a peer-led group offering students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois an open and non-judgmental space to practice meditation.
In Benjamin Britten’s 1946 chamber opera set in ancient Rome, a woman is a pawn in a power struggle between men and pays the ultimate price. Department of Theatre Head Kirsten Pullen and Lyric Theatre Co-Director Julie Gunn lead a female production team to explore how sexual violence resonates across the centuries.