Two openings are available for visiting assistant professors in art history. One position is for a scholar with expertise in the late 19th century through the 21st century. The other is for a scholar focused on any period before 1600. Each is a full-time, nine-month visiting position that begins August 16, 2014. Candidates must have a PhD in art history at the time of appointment. Candidates with a record of successful teaching and whose research and teaching demonstrate interdisciplinary, transcultural approaches are preferred. The application deadline is March 31, 2014.
March 6, 2014
Melissa Merli of Champaign-Urbana’s News-Gazette had a wide-ranging conversation with Dean Edward Feser about the current state of student recruitment, career success for our recent graduates, plans to improve Krannert Art Museum, and preparations for Krannert Center’s 50th anniversary.
February 24, 2014
Nathan Gunn, opera superstar and Lyric Theatre @ Illinois general director, will appear on Chicago Tonight at 7 p.m. on February 5. The WTTW program in Chicago hosts Gunn for a conversation about his role as Figaro in The Barber of Seville with the Lyric Opera. The program will be available for viewing online on February 6. Jeffrey Magee, director of the School of Music, was on hand for an interview about Gunn and the new program for musical theatre and opera at Illinois.
February 5, 2014
March 6, 2014
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March 7, 2014
Join employers from across the country representing the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning as they showcase their firms, build relationships with the university, and interview potential candidates for both summer and full-time employment. This is a great opportunity for students to ask questions about the environmental arts and meet company representatives. Career XPO is hosted by the Illinois School of Architecture and organized through the Undergraduate Office.
February 4, 2014
Lost Lake, a new work by playwright David Auburn, will have its first fully realized production by Illinois Theatre in February. Auburn, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Proof, began the work at a 2013 residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. This initial presentation of The Sullivan Project—established to provide preeminent playwrights with an environment to develop and introduce new works—will be directed by its artistic leader, Daniel Sullivan. A Swanlund endowed chair and a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame, Sullivan earned a Tony Award for Proof and has numerous Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. This new comedy/drama focuses on Veronica, a New Yorker who wants to escape the city life, and Hogan, who rents her a decrepit cabin. Playing Veronica will be Opal Alladin, who appeared as CeeCee Lyles in the Oscar-nominated film United 93, was on Broadway in Hedda Gabler and On Golden Pond, and has had numerous television roles. Jake Weber, best known for his work as Michael in the 2004 film Dawn of the Dead and Joe DuBois on the television show Medium, is cast as Hogan. Lost Lake will have seven performances at Krannert Center from February 5 to February 9.
January 7, 2014