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Staged reading of Beebo Brinker Comes to Town article thumbnailStaged reading of Beebo Brinker Comes to Town. A staged reading of the play Beebo Brinker Comes to Town will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the Center for the Visual Arts, room 151. Admission is free. [Read the rest]
Sondheim and the American musical theatre focus of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lectureship March 24 article thumbnailSondheim and the American musical theatre focus of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lectureship March 24. Professor of English Robert McLaughlin will present "So Many Possibilities: Stephen Sondheim and the American Musical Theater" for the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lectureship at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center. [Read the rest]
GGGEO lecture on films of Patricio Guzmán article thumbnailGGGEO lecture on films of Patricio Guzmán. Rebecca Saunders will present Mobilizing Memory: Geographies of (De)memorialization in the Films of Patricio Guzmán at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Schroder Hall, room 238 as part of the Geography/Geology/Geohydrology Explorations and Observations (GGGEO) series.  [Read the rest]
@Salon: An afternoon of art, music, poetry  and performance article thumbnail@Salon: An afternoon of art, music, poetry and performance. The event known as @Salon will feature renowned local and regional artists, beginning at noon Saturday, March 21, at the McLean County Arts Center in downtown Bloomington.  [Read the rest]
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Sondheim and the American musical theatre focus of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lectureship March 24 article thumbnailSondheim and the American musical theatre focus of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lectureship March 24. Professor of English Robert McLaughlin will present "So Many Possibilities: Stephen Sondheim and the American Musical Theater" for the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lectureship at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center. [Read the rest]
Digital desserts make history article thumbnailDigital desserts make history. English class publishes The Redbird’s Word: Sweets and Tweets, a review of desserts at local eateries. The book is entirely digital and interactive with Twitter.  [Read the rest]
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Lois Lenski Lecture - “The Elephants in the Room: The Challenges of Diversity in Youth Literature”
Location: Stevenson 101
Start Time: 3/30/2015 7:00 PM
End Time: 3/30/2015 8:15 PM
Description:
   This year's Lois Lenski Lecture will be of special interest to people concerned about diversity in publishing for youth markets.
  Marking the 50th anniversary of Nancy Larrick's silence-breaking article “The All-White World of Children's Books,” Deborah Stevenson, director of the Center for Children’s Books at UIUC and editor of the trade review journal, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, will present “The Elephants in the Room:  The Challenges of Diversity in Youth Literature” on Monday, March 30, in STV 101. She will explore the reasons behind the lack of progress in diversifying young people's literature since the 1960s.
Publications Unit Professional Speaker Series: Vanessa Rusch
Location: Publications Unit, Williams Hall Annex
Start Time: 4/1/2015 11:00 AM
End Time: 4/1/2015 12:30 PM
Description: Vanessa Rusch, managing editor at the University of Alabama Press, will visit the Publications Unit via Skype to discuss her work and have a Q&A with interested students and faculty. Light refreshments will be served.
Oral Defense deadline for May graduates with MA/MS
Start Time: 4/2/2015 7:00 PM
End Time: 4/3/2015 6:59 PM
Description:
Final Deposit Filling deadline for May graduates with MA/MS
Start Time: 4/5/2015 7:00 PM
End Time: 4/6/2015 6:59 PM
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