University of Illinois

UI report looks at nontenure-track faculty

URBANA — Nontenure track. Contingent faculty. Other academics. Specialized faculty.

Whatever you want to call them, the ranks of nontenure-track faculty such as lecturers and instructors have grown over the last decade while the numbers of tenure-track faculty at the University of Illinois have shrunk.

UI professor was one of the 'Monuments Men'

"Monuments Men," George Clooney's new movie about art rescued from the Nazis in World War II, is about the real-life adventures of a University of Illinois art history professor and hundreds of others.

You can be among the few to see Edwin Carter Rae's photographs taken during the rescue, and read his account, which is now preserved in the University of Illinois Archives.

Richard J. Leskosky: Pesticides play leading role in Insect Fear Film Fest lineup

This year, the 31st annual Insect Fear Film Festival, sponsored by the Entomology Graduate Students Association at the University of Illinois, offers a couple of groundbreaking surprises.

Ask 'Mimi' Feb. 16, 2014

Are there any tickets left for the Vince Gill-Amy Grant concert March 14 at the Virginia Theatre? Is the husband-wife team touring together?

As of Thursday morning, just a few tickets remained in the 1,463-seat theater for the country-pop-gospel duo, according to theater director Steven Bentz.

Melissa Merli: There's an app for that dance

The University of Illinois dance department's dances tend to be hyper-conceptual. But that wasn't the case last week.

February Dance, presented over three nights at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, featured solid movement without the usual postmodern twists.

And the dance majors — there are more young men than usual — were solid.

Environmental Almanac: Pesticides should be small tool in management plan

In anticipation of the 31st Insect Fear Film Festival, which is Saturday at the University of Illinois, this week's column is written by two members of the Entomology Graduate Student Association: Michelle Duennes and Todd Johnson:

Family donation will mean renaming of drive at State Farm Center

URBANA — On Valentine's Day last year, an artist friend of John and Mary Ellen Penicook's gave them a giant card with a drawing of the couple sitting atop the building then known as the Assembly Hall.

African-American sorority at UI marks centennial

URBANA — One hundred years ago this week, a group of African-American women at the University of Illinois joined together to form what would be the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's first chapter at a predominantly white public university.

At the time, African-American students were not allowed to live in university housing.

Student show at Union on hiatus

URBANA — If you planned to take in Esteban Gast's Illini Showcase talk show today at the Illini Union, hold your horses.

The live show in late-night talk-show format is on hiatus.

"It's been postponed until further notice," said Juan Acevedo, programming coordinator at the Illini Union, adding that he was not speaking on behalf of the university.

UIC faculty union sets strike date for next week

CHICAGO — Faculty at the University of Illinois' Chicago campus are preparing for a strike next week.

The faculty union, 18 months into negotiations with the university, filed its notice to strike last week and has set Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb. 19 as walk-out days. Professors and lecturers in recent days have been notifying students about canceled classes on those days.

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