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Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017

Upcoming Events

Latina/Latino Studies
Urbana-Champaign
Latina/Latino Studies Sesquicentennial Lecture Series: "An Unthinkable History: Afro-Cuban Revolutionary Politics in New York, 1886-1957" by Nancy Raquel Mirabal Wednesday 18 October 2017

Employing Michel Rolph Trouillot's notion of an "unthinkable history," this talk both examines the early history of Afro-Cuban political and revolutionary activity, and explores why such histories are rarely part of a larger historical narrative...

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Nancy Raquel Mirabal, University of Maryland, College Park
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research
Urbana
Enduring Legacy of Sol Spiegelman Saturday 21 October 2017

In honor of University of Illinois microbiologist Sol Spiegelman and his work with recombinant DNA technology, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology is hosting the symposium “The Enduring Legacy of Sol Spiegelman.” We are featuring a...

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Enduring Legacy of Sol Spiegelman
Department of Asian American Studies
Urbana-Champaign
20 Years of Asian American Studies at Illinois Fall Lecture Series: Feminist Refugee Epistemology: Reading Displacement in Vietnamese and Syrian Refugee Art Monday 23 October 2017

Speaker: Dr. Yến Lê Espiritu 
Distinguished Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies 
UC San Diego

Joining the fields of transnational feminist studies with critical refugee studies, this talk introduces the concept...

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Dr. Yến Lê Espiritu, Distinguished Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Earth, Society and Environment, School of Integrative Biology
Urbana-Champaign
Homecoming Open House at the Natural History Building Saturday 28 October 2017

The complete renovation of Natural History Building on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is now complete! During the past three years, the building was completely gutted and rebuilt inside.

From 2-4:30 p....

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Natural History Building
Department of Mathematics
Urbana-Champaign
Four Color Theorem Festival Thursday 02 November 2017 The Department of Mathematics will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the proof of the Four Color Theorem with a multi-day event November 2-4, 2017 celebrating the mathematical, historical and cultural significance of Appel and Haken’s achievement.... more
Four Color Theorem Festival
Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)
Urbana-Champaign
Speculative Futures - Creative Writers Tech Talk Friday 03 November 2017

Part of the Speculative Futures event series. Artists Lynnée Denise, John Jennings, Stacey Robinson and Alex Shakar talk about the role of technology and the creative imagination. They combine presentations of their work with personal...

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Creative Writers Tech Talk
Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)
Urbana-Champaign
Speculative Futures - Inside NCSA: Reception + Interactive Demonstrations Friday 03 November 2017

This event opens the doors of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) to share some of the audio-visual rich transdisciplinary research supported by the center. Experience NCSA’s digital scholarship differently with this...

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Inside NCSA: Reception + Interactive Demonstrations
Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)
Urbana-Champaign
Speculative Futures - Creating for the Future Workshop Saturday 04 November 2017

Interested in writing science fiction or creating sci-fi art? Meet the pros at this free event for students in grades 6–12 and learn what drew them to speculative fiction, how they made it in their industry, and how they go about their creative...

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Creating for the Future Workshop
Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)
Urbana-Champaign
Speculative Futures - Imagining Futures Saturday 04 November 2017

English undergraduates, inspired by their engineering counterparts, share their speculative futures concepts in fast-paced Pecha Kucha style presentations that will spark an interactive discussion with our creative guests and the audience. ...

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Imagining Futures
Urbana-Champaign
Speculative Futures - Worlds Colliding Saturday 04 November 2017

Part of the Speculative Futures event series. 

This panel features invited writers and artists talking about all the technological wonders they have seen at Illinois and answering questions from the audience about how they imagine...

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Speculative Futures - Worlds Colliding
Department of Asian American Studies
Urbana-Champaign
20 Years of Asian American Studies at Illinois Fall Lecture Series: Archives, History, Undocumented Knowledge Wednesday 08 November 2017

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Lowe 
Professor of English and Humanities 
Director, Center for Humanities 
Tufts University

This paper reflects on the possibilities, limits, and alternatives to the archives that authorize...

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Dr. Lisa Lowe, Professor of English and Humanities, Director Center for Humanities, Tufts University
College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Music
Urbana-Champaign
Gathering: A Sesquicentennial Musical Celebration Sunday 11 February 2018

To mark a historical milestone in our university’s history, a special Sesquicentennial tour will visit Chicago, New York, and Champaign-Urbana in the spring of 2018. The concerts will be performed by two of the school’s flagship ensembles. The...

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Composer Dominick DiOrio (left) with soloists Todd Payne, Nathan Gunn, and Yvonne Redman
College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Music
Urbana-Champaign
Gathering: A Sesquicentennial Musical Celebration Saturday 14 April 2018

To mark a historical milestone in our university’s history, a special Sesquicentennial tour will visit Chicago, New York, and Champaign-Urbana in the spring of 2018. The concerts will be performed by two of the school’s flagship ensembles. The...

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Composer Dominick DiOrio (left) with soloists Todd Payne, Nathan Gunn, and Yvonne Redman
College of Fine and Applied Arts, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, School of Music
Urbana-Champaign
Gathering: A Sesquicentennial Musical Celebration Saturday 21 April 2018

To mark a historical milestone in our university’s history, a special Sesquicentennial tour will visit Chicago, New York, and Champaign-Urbana in the spring of 2018. The concerts will be performed by two of the school’s flagship ensembles. The...

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Composer Dominick DiOrio (left) with soloists Todd Payne, Nathan Gunn, and Yvonne Redman
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign
Final Sesquicentennial Event: Commencement Saturday 12 May 2018

The Final Sesquicentennial event will end with the graduating class of 2018. 150 years ago, the first class of the University of Illinois graduated.


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State Farm Center
Allerton Park & Retreat Center
Urbana-Champaign
Allerton Garden Party Sunday 20 May 2018

Allerton's annual Garden Party Fundraiser features an afternoon stroll through the lovely Allerton Gardens, followed by dinner and a live auction in the Mansion. This year’s sesquicentennial event will be reminiscent of the "installation party"...

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Allerton Garden Party