In 2012, ILLINOIS history professor Carol Symes translated The Play of Adam, the oldest medieval play, from Old French. In 2016, it was staged at The Met Cloisters in New York City, directed by ILLINOIS graduate student Kyle A. Thomas and starring ILLINOIS acting students and Symes herself. This recording is from the later staging in Champaign-Urbana, at the Chapel of St. John the Divine.
University of Illinois plant biology and crop sciences professor Stephen Long talks about his lifelong interest in plants and recent work to boost crop yield by improving photosynthetic efficiency.
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Reacting to the Past, a role-play, game-centered History class appropriate for all levels, fulfills the Historical and Philosophical Perspectives General Education requirement. For more information, visit history.illinois.edu
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Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, professor of voice and the director of the UI Black Chorus, provides a welcome and history of the Black Chorus at Illinois. The chorus was formed in 1968 and features students and community members. Dr. Davis and the chorus performs an original composition “Feel the Warmth” to celebrate the University’s Sesquicentennial.
Skot Wiedmann, an electronics technician and art instructor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, talks about the Hyve Synthesizer he built. Wiedmann wants to inspire interdisciplinary work between engineers and musicians, and allow people to explore music and music theory in a creative and fun way.
Suzanne Ekblad, an alumna of the College of Business, took followers through a tour of the Trunk Club office in Chicago where Ekblad works as a product manager.
Judy Hsu, award-winning television anchor for ABC 7 Chicago and College of Media alumna, took over the account the Monday before Homecoming week began. Starting early in the morning, Hsu showed followers the NBC studio in Chicago and interviewed several fellow Illini who also work in broadcast journalism.
In the weeks leading up to and after #ILLINOIShomecoming, Illinois alumni took over the official Snapchat account to show prospective and current students what life is like after Illinois. Our first alumni takeover featured political science alumna Nisha Chittal (LAS '09). Chittal, a social media strategist for NBC News and MSNBC, gave Snapchat followers a behind-the-scenes look at what it was lik...
For the past few years, students at Illinois have made no secret of how they felt about the doors at the Undergraduate Library (UGL). Especially on Twitter. Thanks to Lori Mestre, Jessica LeCrone, Bernita Brownlee, Gregg Homerding, Eric Kurt and Susan Avery for reading!
Illinois professor Victoria Stodden talks about the importance and challenges of sharing data and code with research results.
Researchers report that they have successfully modified photosynthesis in a way that boosts plant growth. This work is a proof-of-concept that photosynthesis can be made more efficient, and that doing so can increase crop yield. The work was done in tobacco, a plant that is easy to transform. Because the targeted process is universal in plants, the researchers believe the same approach can be succ...
LaVontae Brooks, 2015 College of ACES alumnus and member of the DC Illini alumni club, took followers around DC during #ILLINOIShomecoming week while working as a staff assistant for the Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).