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Professor Michael D. Kennedy will lecture on three different approaches to the scope of imagination, principles of design, and visions of consequence in the articulation of transformative knowledge cultures.
Stefan Schlüter is undertaking a two-week speaking tour of 11 cities in the southeastern and midwestern regions of the United States. The goal of this project is to engage communities in smaller U.S. cities to examine German-Jewish themes, to openly discuss Germany today in the context of its history, and to provide opportunities to learn about contemporary Germany.
Beth D. Benedix, professor of world literature, religious studies, and community engagement at DePauw University, is the author of Ghost Writer: A Story About Telling a Holocaust Story.
A captivating entertainment for all ages, The Great Duel between Orlando and Rinaldo for the Beautiful Angelica’s Sake by the Italian theatre company Associazione Figli d’Arte Cuticchio. This is a rare opportunity to see a performance of the Sicilian Opera dei Pupi, led by master puppeteer Mimmo Cuticchio, one of the last heirs of this theater form, outside of Italy.
Kick off your Halloween festivities with some treats at the International and Area Studies Library most spooktacular event of the season! Grab some free candy, sit back and learn about manga horror master Junji Ito with a special guest lecture by Billy Tringali, browse horror comics, and enter our costume contest!
The Research Spotlight Series explores the research process of scholars across disciplines by highlighting their scholarly works. Dr. Antoinette Burton, professor in the Department of History, will talk about her research process in writing her latest book, "An ABC of Queen Victoria's Empire: Or a Primer of Conquest, Dissent and Disruption."
The Slavic Reference Service will host Yukhym Melamed, an expert on Ukrainian archives to discuss research and access. This event is intended to assist scholars of Ukrainian and Jewish studies in navigating research in these archives.
We are delighted that we will be welcoming His Excellency David O’Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, back to the University of Illinois campus to deliver our annual “State of the European Union” address.
Globalizing Knowledge Series: Global and History Presented by Carol Symes, Dede Fairchild Ruggles, James Brennan, Roderick Wilson
Achieving food security continues to be a daunting challenge for the African continent. But, while the challenge is enormous, so are the opportunities. With the right investments, strategies, policies, and the launch of programs and initiatives that take into consideration Africa’s smallholder farmer’s knowledge and wisdom while incorporating recent science-based and other