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'Star Wars' and the coming of age of special effects

Turnock

The original “Star Wars” was when special effects got “real,” at least for a certain generation of movie fans. They could believe they were there, “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” from the opening shot on. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” No. 7 in the series, opens Dec. 18, and film scholar Julie Turnock will be watching with an eye on those effects.

03 Dec
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Family and friends start scholarship fund

To honor the life and memory of College of Media journalism student Brett Lerner, his parents, Richard and Susan Pomerantz, wish to initiate the Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship Fund in the College of Media. The fund will provide scholarships to journalism students at the University of Illinois. To make a gift online to the Brett Lerner Memorial Fund, visit our giving page

11 Nov
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2015 Emmy Awards

Illinois was well-represented at regional Emmy Award celebrations this year. Alumni received the following awards:

Mid-America Chapter (St. Louis and Kansas City area)

  • Alison Davis Wood ’91 BS, ’11 MS
    UI Public affairs, writer, a documentary about Carlos Montezuma
  • Laura Hettiger ’09 BS, ’10 MS
    KMOV-TV, St. Louis reporter, general assignment reporter, covering the Ferguson story
  • Jim Kirchherr ’74 BS
    ​KETC-TV St. Louis, Health and Science programs and Environment program

 

10 Nov
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