University of Illinois Vignettes
The making of an outstanding University - biographies of legendary contributions by the University of Illinois faculty.
Like any great university, the University of Illinois owes its prominence to the excellence of its faculty. In Lillian Hoddeson's No Boundaries, twenty-three scholars provide easily accessible vignettes about University of Illinois faculty who have made major contributions to their fields, to knowledge, and to the world.
Here are many of the most inspiring--and often most amusing--people whose work elevated the University of Illinois into a world leader in a variety of areas. Their lives demonstrate again and again that the work of the University takes place as much away from campus as on it: Oscar Lewis's pioneering studies of poverty in Mexico, for example, Ralph Grim's geological work in Africa, and Nathan Newmark's architectural work in Mexico City. Here also are insights into the remarkable careers of classicist William Oldfather, chemist Roger Adams, the amazing double Nobel Prize-winning physicist John Bardeen, and accounts of Katharine Sharp's work that made the University of Illinois Library into a national treasure. Also included are the legendary contributions of the University of Illinois to computer science, biochemistry, history, literary study, and electronic music.
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Betty Carlson Kay
Engine of Innovation
Edited by Frederick E. Hoxie
Building the University of Illinois Campus
Lex Tate and John Franch
The Shaping of the University
Winton U. Solberg
Sex, Conspiracy, and Academic Freedom in the Age of JFK
Matthew C. Ehrlich
Teaching and Research on the Prairie
Edited by Mary-Ann Winkelmes and Antoinette Burton with Kyle Mays
A University of Illinois Coloring Book
University of Illinois Press
Edited by Pradeep Dhillon
Edited by Kern Alexander