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All are invited to hear Associate Professor David Parisi Tuesday, May 1, 4 p.m. Gregory Hall 215 The new wave of interest in haptic human-computer interfaces, fueled by a resurgent interest in virtual reality, has prompted speculation that we are finally witnessing the long-anticipated incorporation of touch into the mediated sensorium. Such predictions mobilize an account of mediatic modernity that frames touch as a sense left behind and marginalized by the development of technical media for...
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The 4th Annual Illinifest Student Film Festival will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Greg Hall Theater from 11am-8pm, admission is FREE to all. The 2018 festival received 130 submissions of short films. Of those 31 from 11 countries and campus were selected to screen in three categories: Documentaries, Midwest Student, and World. These films will be up for 17 awards including: Grand Jury, a Best Picture Award for Midwest Student and World categories, as well as Best Director, Best...
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Ben Holden, teaching assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, has received the Teaching Excellence Award from Illinois Student Government. The award is the highest honor that the student body has for educators at Illinois. Students nominate educators who have had a significant impact on their academic experience. The Teaching Excellence Awards are open to any TA, instructor, professor, or lecturer. The Academic Affairs committee votes on the nominations. Holden’s nomination came...
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By Jessica Bursztynsky Bill Nack, legendary sports journalist and 1966 University of Illinois alumnus, died April 13 at his home in Washington, D.C., due to complications from cancer. He was 77 years old. Nack is most known for his book-turned-film Secretariat about the 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. Growing up in Skokie, Illinois, Nack spent his time cleaning horse stalls. It was the 1955 Kentucky Derby that introduced Nacks to his first favorite horse, Swaps. In a Sports Illustrated...
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Student bullying on the internet could be headed for a showdown with a 50-year-old U.S. Supreme Court case that granted expansive First Amendment rights to kids in public school. When it does, University of Illinois journalism professor Benjamin Holden, through a two-part legal study, is ready to make the case for challenging the offenders. Read the full story here.

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