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Digital Equity in Champaign County

Jan 20, 2021
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Presenter: David Northern, CEO, Champaign County, Housing Authority of Champaign County Join David Northern, Sr., MPA, CEO of the Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC), to discuss his organizing efforts towards HACC technology goals and measure current levels of broadband access, adoption, and use. This session will include a discussion of equity, individual and community strategies for success, and showcase his community’s broadband vision and plan for progress toward improved broadband access for underserved residents within his jurisdiction of Champaign County. The session will conclude with a Q and A, as participants are encouraged to come with questions on equity work, digital inclusion, community broadband development, public service, career success, community organizing, and much more. For additional information or to request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact esarey@illinois.edu.

Information Session: Arts CO+RE: A Program to Amplify Arts + Research Partnerships

Jan 21, 2021
12:00 pm
Zoom

During this information session, Dr. Cynthia Oliver, Associate VCRI – HARF, will provide an overview of the pilot Arts CO+RE program and answer questions about the application process. Arts CO+RE encourages projects that engage a range of approaches to the arts and creative practice and is dedicated to “community and university engaged research and creative practice – designed to invest locally and model globally.” Arts CO+RE invites applications from arts researchers and practitioners across a range of fields: Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts, Design, and Performance Art. Cross-disciplinary project teams are strongly encouraged and will be given priority. Please RSVP to Kelley Frazier for the Zoom link.

HGMS International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan 27, 2021
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Zoom

Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?) The Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies is honored to host three incredible speakers and one incredible film on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27th January, 2021, 2-4pm Central US Time, over Zoom. From 2-3 we will screen the film Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?) which traces the story of the amazing Yiddish poet Avraham Sutzkever. From 3-4 we will first hear from Sutzkever’s granddaughter Hadas Kalderon, then filmmaker Christa P. Whitney, and then Sutzkever scholar Justin Cammy. After these speakers, we will open up to Q & A from the audience.

Gallery Conversation with Bea Nettles | Krannert Art Museum

Jan 28, 2021
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Join exhibiting artist Bea Nettles and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy L. Powell for a virtual gallery conversation covering fifty years of Nettles’s experimental photographic techniques and formats. This event will be in English and take place via Zoom. Registration is required. Accessibility: Krannert Art Museum endeavors to be accessible to all. This virtual event will be closed captioned via Zoom. If you have questions or would like to request an accessibility accommodation, please email kam-accessibility@illinois.edu.

A Conversation with Lou Turner on the Hal Baron Project

Jan 29, 2021
12:00 pm

Join us for a presentation and Q&A with Professor Lou Turner (Urban and Regional Planning) on the Hal Baron Project and what Baron's work can teach us about the current moment. Register to attend.   This project engages the work of Harold (“Hal”) M. Baron (1930-2017), former Director of Research for the Chicago Urban League (1962-1968) and, later, public policy architect of the historic mayoral campaign of Harold Washington, followed by a tenure as the Chief Policy Advisor for the Washington administration. Harold Baron initiated and influenced key struggles against institutional racism and economic inequality. At the core of this project are two unpublished manuscripts, and the development of website and digital content platforms to serve as a portal to Hal Baron’s legacy.

An Evening with Anya Johanna DeNiro

Jan 29, 2021
7:00 pm

This event is part of the Becoming a Trans Inclusive Library Project. Join us for a reading and conversation with Anya Johanna DeNiro, a fantasy and science fiction writer based in Minnesota. She is the author of the novella City of A Thousand Feelings by publisher Aqueduct Press (2020). She aims to tell stories in which trans people can see their authentic selves reflected in the prose. Follow Anya on Twitter @adeniro. Registration is required; all are welcome.

Research Cluster Event—Just Infrastructures Speakers Series: “What is Media Manipulation?”

Feb 03, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Just Infrastructures announces its inaugural Speaker Series with Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University, presenting “What is Media Manipulation?” on Feb. 3, 2021. The event is on Zoom from 12-1p.m. central time. Find more information and register for the event at just-infras.illinois.edu.   Co-hosted by the Community Research Cooperative Research Cluster

Out of Isolation Series: "Infectious Detention: Migrants, COVID-19, and the Racial Politics of Health"

Feb 03, 2021
4:00 pm

This talk focuses on detention care and its deadly consequences in the United States. Between October 2003 and November 2020, there were at least 216 deaths in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, many the result of grossly inadequate medical practices. Focusing on deaths from COVID-19, this talk argues that, rather than being beneficiaries of care, noncitizens in detention are routinely victims of uncare—of a dearth or absence of both affective (concern about) and practical (providing for) care. The consequence of this uncare is that migrant lives are imperiled to the point of death. Presented by Professor Jonathan Inda, Department of Latina/Latino Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Register to attend.   HRI's Out of Isolation Series examines the intersection of COVID-19 with research on race and ethnicity, class and gender, labor and poverty, access and public education, climate change and other “preconditions."  

Humanities Without Walls Grant Strategy Workshop I: Charting Pathways to Intellectual Leadership

Feb 05, 2021
12:00 pm

Humanities Without Walls Grant Strategy Workshops In February 2021, HRI will be hosting a series of grant development workshops with Professor Bill Hart-Davidson from Michigan State University. These sessions will aid applicants to the Humanities Without Walls Seed Grant and Grand Research Challenge in shaping ideas, pitching, project management, and more. Attendees are highly encouraged to attend these workshops with their potential team members. Register for one or all of the sessions.   I. Charting Pathways to Intellectual Leadership: 2/5/21, 12-1pm CT This is a goal-setting workshop for students, fixed-term and tenure-stream faculty, and staff. It offers a hands-on way to set goals, establish a workable horizon, and make concrete plans. Answers the question: When is the right time to go after grant funding?   Bill Hart-Davidson is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University. He is also a Senior Researcher in the Writing, Information, and Digital Experience Lab.

Virtual Visit Challenge

Feb 07, 2021
12:00 am

The Champaign County Museum Network, along with the Spurlock, Krannert Art Museum, and other area museums, will host a trivia contest January 12 through February 7! This family-friendly contest challenges community members to experience local museums, science centers, nature centers, and archives virtually in order to answer some fun and engaging trivia questions. It's family-friendly and there will be prizes for high scores! Visit https://www.champaigncountymuseums.org/to join in.

Info Session: HWW Summer Bridge Experience

Feb 10, 2021
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Humanities Without Walls (HWW) has designed an internship program in which UIUC humanities PhD students can make an impact in their community while learning new skills and exploring new career paths. Led by Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development in the Graduate College, Derek Attig, this information session for potential applicants to the HWW Summer Bridge Experience will explain the application process. Students selected to participate in the HWW Summer Bridge Experience will spend eight weeks contributing to a community organization in the Champaign-Urbana area. After selection, with support from HWW and We CU, participants will connect with an organization, identify an area of need, and design a project to address that need. Students will also have access to mentoring and guidance on using this experience for career exploration, as well as how to communicate their summer experience in resumes and other application documents. View the HWW Summer Bridge Experience application form. Register to attend this info session.

Humanities Without Walls Grant Strategy Workshop II: Creating an Idea that Others Can Invest In

Feb 12, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Humanities Without Walls Grant Strategy Workshops In February 2021, HRI will be hosting a series of grant development workshops with Professor Bill Hart-Davidson from Michigan State University. These sessions will aid applicants to the Humanities Without Walls Seed Grant and Grand Research Challenge in shaping ideas, pitching, project management, and more. Attendees are highly encouraged to attend these workshops with their potential team members. Register for one or all of the sessions.   II. Creating an Idea that Others Can Invest In: 2/12/21, 12-1pm CT This is a new way to look at grant seeking, with an emphasis on resources. It invites Humanities and Arts folks to pair their scholarly goals with a rationale and sources of funding. Answers the question: What kinds of projects need grant support and what kind of projects get funded?   Bill Hart-Davidson is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University. He is also a Senior Researcher in the Writing, Information, and Digital Experience Lab.

International Dissertation Research During the Pandemic: A Forum

Feb 18, 2021
12:00 pm

What pressures have graduate students faced while trying to conduct their international research in the past year? How can universities respond, and what lessons can we save for the future? Join us as graduate students and faculty reflect on these important questions, based on their experiences in the past year. Speakers:Elizabeth Abosch (PhD Candidate, Dept. of History, Illinois)Sanghoon Kim (PhD Candidate, Dept. of Political Science, Illinois)Professor Alison K. Smith (Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Toronto)Moderator: John Randolph (Director, REEEC)Join us for short presentations followed by a discussion. Register to attend

Humanities Without Walls Grant Strategy Workshop III: Building a Collaborative Team

Feb 19, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Humanities Without Walls Grant Strategy Workshops In February 2021, HRI will be hosting a series of grant development workshops with Professor Bill Hart-Davidson from Michigan State University. These sessions will aid applicants to the Humanities Without Walls Seed Grant and Grand Research Challenge in shaping ideas, pitching, project management, and more. Attendees are highly encouraged to attend these workshops with their potential team members. Register for one or all of the sessions.   III. Building a Collaborative Team: 2/19/21, 12-1pm CT What every proposal needs to succeed is a team that can make the project a success. This session helps Humanities and Arts folks think about building a team to the benefit of all involved. Answers the question: How can I build a track record of success with a team that will make funders confident in our ability to be good stewards of resources?   Bill Hart-Davidson is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University. He is also a Senior Researcher in the Writing, Information, and Digital Experience Lab.

Illinois Authors Publication Panel: Cris Mazza and Christina Pugh

Feb 20, 2021
1:30 pm

Join the event at: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/92466661734?pwd=SkZ2WXlmMTlCYmorQXM2cHlISXNRZz09 Meeting ID: 924 6666 1734 Password: YOCW Cris Mazza is the author of over a dozen books. Her most recent fiction titles include Trickle-Down Timeline and Waterbaby. Her other fiction titles include the critically notable Is It Sexual Harassment Yet?, and the PEN Nelson Algren Award winning How to Leave a Country. She also has a collection of personal essays, Indigenous: Growing Up Californian. A native of Southern California, Mazza grew up in San Diego County. She currently lives 50 miles west of Chicago and is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Christina Pugh is a poet and critic. Her fifth book of poems, Stardust Media, was awarded the Juniper Prize for Poetry and is forthcoming in 2020 from University of Massachusetts Press. Her other books of poetry include Perception; Grains of the Voice; Restoration; and Rotary, which was awarded the Word Press First Book Prize. She is also the author of the chapbook Gardening at Dusk. Pugh’s work has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in poetry, the Poetry Society of America’s Lucille Medwick Memorial Award (for poetry treating a humanitarian theme), the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from Poetry magazine, an individual artist fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council, the Grolier Poetry Prize, and the Associated Writing Programs’ Intro Journals Award. She is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a consulting editor for Poetry magazine.

Illinois Authors Reading: Cris Mazza and Christina Pugh

Feb 20, 2021
5:00 pm

Join the event at: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/92350869604?pwd=WVE0TFZuaWpPTXRMaDl5VTdyWVd6UT09 Meeting ID: 923 5086 9604 Password: YOCW Cris Mazza is the author of over a dozen books. Her most recent fiction titles include Trickle-Down Timeline and Waterbaby. Her other fiction titles include the critically notable Is It Sexual Harassment Yet?, and the PEN Nelson Algren Award winning How to Leave a Country. She also has a collection of personal essays, Indigenous: Growing Up Californian. A native of Southern California, Mazza grew up in San Diego County. She currently lives 50 miles west of Chicago and is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Christina Pugh is a poet and critic. Her fifth book of poems, Stardust Media, was awarded the Juniper Prize for Poetry and is forthcoming in 2020 from University of Massachusetts Press. Her other books of poetry include Perception; Grains of the Voice; Restoration; and Rotary, which was awarded the Word Press First Book Prize. She is also the author of the chapbook Gardening at Dusk. Pugh’s work has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in poetry, the Poetry Society of America’s Lucille Medwick Memorial Award (for poetry treating a humanitarian theme), the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from Poetry magazine, an individual artist fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council, the Grolier Poetry Prize, and the Associated Writing Programs’ Intro Journals Award. She is a professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a consulting editor for Poetry magazine.

Yoga at KAM: Virtual Edition

Feb 26, 2021
12:00 pm

Enjoy a free weekly yoga practice, presented online by Krannert Art Museum and taught by Jodi Adams, certified yoga instructor and Ayurveda specialist. During the 2020-2021 academic year, KAM will publish a hatha yoga video each week at our regular yoga time. You can follow along from wherever you are. Yoga at KAM gives us time each week to breathe and reflect and connect with one another, even during a time when we need to be distant.

Humanities Without Walls Grant Strategy Workshop IV: Building a Funding Strategy

Feb 26, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Humanities Without Walls Grant Strategy Workshops In February 2021, HRI will be hosting a series of grant development workshops with Professor Bill Hart-Davidson from Michigan State University. These sessions will aid applicants to the Humanities Without Walls Seed Grant and Grand Research Challenge in shaping ideas, pitching, project management, and more. Attendees are highly encouraged to attend these workshops with their potential team members. Register for one or all of the sessions.   IV. Building a Funding Strategy: 2/26/21, 12-1pm CT We should never chase dollars. We should always have our scholarly goals driving fundraising efforts. In this session, we explore funding pathways and how to cultivate a range of options for supporting an initiative through a project lifecycle. Answers the question: How can I attract support for my work without selling out my goals and values?   Bill Hart-Davidson is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University. He is also a Senior Researcher in the Writing, Information, and Digital Experience Lab.

Out of Isolation Series: “How to Have History in a Syndemic: Lessons from HIV/AIDS and COVID-19”

Mar 04, 2021
4:00 pm

2021 will mark the first anniversary of COVID-19 in the United States and the 40th anniversary of HIV/AIDS. Yet both pandemics continue to affect our well-being and health. How might history help us move beyond oversimplified comparisons between the two, while showing us that health is always more than the absence of disease? Jennifer Brier (History, University of Illinois at Chicago) will share work from I’m Still Surviving: A Living Women’s History of HIV/AIDS and 27 Questions for Writers & Journalists to Consider when Writing about COVID-19 & HIV/AIDS (http://hivdoula.work/27-questions). Registration coming soon.    HRI's Out of Isolation Series examines the intersection of COVID-19 with research on race and ethnicity, class and gender, labor and poverty, access and public education, climate change and other “preconditions."

The Newbery Medal's First Century

Nov 05, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm