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UIC MUSE alumna Mariam Usmani wins graduate student fellowship at UCLA

Festive congratulations to UIC Museum and Exhibition Studies Program alumna and UCLA Classics graduate student Mariam Usmani, who has won a UCLA Graduate Council Diversity Fellowship for 2020-2021 academic year. https://www.facebook.com/uclaclassics/photos/a.2013950362255108/2588152684834870/?type=3&theater

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Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday to remove one of the country’s most iconic monuments to the Confederacy, a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee…

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus

The United States has seen escalating protests over the past week, following the death of George Floyd while in custody of the Minneapolis police. Educators everywhere are asking how can we help students…

Donate for Bail Funds/Legal Help by City

See the up-to-date list HERE Atlanta – https://actionnetwork.org/groups/atlanta-solidarity-fund http://atlsolidarity.org/ Austin – https://reparation.atlas.thrinacia.com/campaign/24/400-1-bail-fund Baltimore https://www.baltimoreactionlegal.org/community-bail-fund Bay Area (San Fran, Oakland, San Jose, Vallejo, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Oakley) https://rally.org/ARCbailfund https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/ncrbailfund Birmingham & Hoover, AL Venmo @ Starrobb CashApp…

It’s Not Too Late to Get a Virtual Internship

Ms. Peterson sent out almost 80 query letters and applications, offering employers specific ways that she could help them. Within two weeks, she had heard back from 15 and now has patched together…

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Taking Lessons From a Bloody Masterpiece

These last two months I’ve grown obsessed with one American painting: a bloody masterpiece of pain and healing, made in Philadelphia nearly a century and a half ago. Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) was still…

Why It’s Important to Write a Proposal for an Academic Book

A good proposal has eight basic elements. After you’ve determined that the press publishes in your area, your book proposal is pretty straightforward. Naomi Schneider, executive editor of the University of California Press, described…

Humanities as Essential Services

One of the ways that humanities scholars can contribute to the current pandemic: by engaging in long-term, big-picture research that brings humanities questions to bear on public health. This kind of work provides…

We Need Tuition-Free College. For Adults.

We need a national, federally funded program that will enable any adult without a degree to return to college or earn a comparable credential without paying tuition. Much as the G.I. Bill served…

The Pandemic Is the Time to Resurrect the Public University

For decades, a handful of boutique colleges and powerhouse universities have served as emblems of our system of higher education. If they are not the focus of discussion, they are the subtext, shaping…

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The ‘Public’ in Public College Could Be Endangered

One possible solution would be for Congress to give states immediate financial relief in exchange for strengthening their long-term financial commitment to public higher education. James Kvaal, president of the nonprofit Institute for…

Public Service Graduate Internship Award

Providing graduate students with a public service opportunity during a period of crisis. Overview The Graduate College at the University of Illinois has created a new award in order to fund graduate students…

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NYT: The Nude Selfie Is Now High Art

The nude human form as a subject of art dates back tens of thousands of years to explicit cave carvings and a woolly mammoth tusk-ivory sculpture: Though headless and small enough to wear…

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Quarantine hommage to Courbet

Courtesy of our UIC affiliates in the V21 Collective. courbet, l'origine du mondeh/t N. Beckton/ L. McCarthy pic.twitter.com/lYBKgPytcc — V21 Collective (@V21collective) April 23, 2020

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Nicoletta Rousseva selected as a Dean's Scholar Fellow.

The Dean’s Scholar Fellowship is a one-year, non-renewable award presented by the Dean of the Graduate College in recognition of a student’s scholarly achievement. The award is intended to provide the most distinguished,…

U & I Care Emergency Fund

The U and I Care Emergency Fund is made possible through the partnership between the Office of the Dean of Students & Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. The U and I…