Centennial Events Calendar

Tue, Apr 24 1:00 PM 2018
Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post at The Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post, the authors of Curious Encounters with the Natural World: From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers, will give a presentation and book signing at the Chicago Botanic Garden. 

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Tue, May 1 7:30 PM 2018
Suspiria by Dario Argento, Art Theater, Champaign, IL
Event type: Film Screening
The University of Illinois Press presents the 4K Restoration of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA for a special one-night engagement. Andrew Cooper, author of  Dario Argento from the Contemporary Film Directors series, will be holding a post-show Skype Q&A to discuss both SUSPIRIA and the director’s incredible body of work. University of Illinois Press will be on site with a special pop-up bookshop with books available for purchase.

Celebrating 40 Years as one of the genre’s most terrifying – and breathtakingly beautiful – classics, Argento’s 1977 chiller stars Jessica Harper as Suzy, an American dancer who travels to Germany to attend ballet school. When she arrives late on a stormy night, she is shocked to find herself knocking on the door without an answer, seeming to suggest the school is empty – except for the terrified-looking student she sees fleeing from the school and into the rainy dark. Returning the next day (after the audience is treated to one of cinema’s most famously-constructed murders), Suzy is admitted to her new school, a gorgeous but menacing house of horrors filled with strange noises, stranger teachers, a terrifying history, and a rapidly increasing body count… (1977, Dario Argento, Italy, English, R, DCP)

Presented in in its original 98 minute runtime, rescanned from the original uncut, uncensored Italian 35mm camera negative in 4K resolution at Technicolor Rome in Italy, with the supervision of Argento’s director of photography Lucian Tovoli. The soundtrack is restored to the original booming quadraphonic mix.

 

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Tue, May 15 2:00 PM 2018
Dissertation to Book
Event type: Reception/Open House
Every graduate student hears many times “the dissertation is not the book,” but what does that really mean? Dawn Durante, a senior acquisitions editor at the University of Illinois Press, will discuss the differences between the dissertation and the book and give helpful advice on how to approach revisions in order to transform a successful dissertation into a successful book manuscript. 

 

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Wed, May 23 6:00 PM 2018
Frank Cicero at the Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Event type: Lecture
Frank Cicero Jr., the author of Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870 will engage in a discussion about the book with D. Bradford Hunt, the Newberry’s Vice President for Research and Academic Programs. After the conversation, Mr. Cicero will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase.

 

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Wed, Jun 20 6:00 PM 2018
Frank Cicero Jr. at the Evanston History Center, Evanston, IL
Event type: Other
Frank Cicero Jr., author of Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870 will sign books at the Evanston History Center.

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Sat, Jul 7 12:00 AM 2018
UIP at the Market at the Square
Event type: Social/Informal Event
Press representatives will staff a booth at the Urbana Market at the Square every Saturday in July 2018. The Market brings together community members from Urbana-Champaign and surrounding communities for access to local foods and artisans. It also provides a unique community gathering place for community education and outreach. Our staff will interact with Market-goers through book giveaways and distribution of our centennial calendar as well as coloring pages from Orange, Blue, and U for kids and students.
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Sat, Jul 14 12:00 AM 2018
UIP at the Market at the Square
Event type: Social/Informal Event
Press representatives will staff a booth at the Urbana Market at the Square every Saturday in July 2018. The Market brings together community members from Urbana-Champaign and surrounding communities for access to local foods and artisans. It also provides a unique community gathering place for community education and outreach. Our staff will interact with Market-goers through book giveaways and distribution of our centennial calendar as well as coloring pages from Orange, Blue, and U for kids and students.
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Sat, Jul 21 12:00 AM 2018
UIP at the Market at the Square
Event type: Social/Informal Event
Press representatives will staff a booth at the Urbana Market at the Square every Saturday in July 2018. The Market brings together community members from Urbana-Champaign and surrounding communities for access to local foods and artisans. It also provides a unique community gathering place for community education and outreach. Our staff will interact with Market-goers through book giveaways and distribution of our centennial calendar as well as coloring pages from Orange, Blue, and U for kids and students.
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Sat, Jul 28 12:00 AM 2018
UIP at the Market at the Square
Event type: Social/Informal Event
Press representatives will staff a booth at the Urbana Market at the Square every Saturday in July 2018. The Market brings together community members from Urbana-Champaign and surrounding communities for access to local foods and artisans. It also provides a unique community gathering place for community education and outreach. Our staff will interact with Market-goers through book giveaways and distribution of our centennial calendar as well as coloring pages from Orange, Blue, and U for kids and students.
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Mon, Oct 1 12:00 AM 2018
University of Illinois Press Public History Exhibit
Event type: Exhibition
The University of Illinois Press public history exhibit will move to the Circle Reading Room at the Daley Library in October 2018. This quiet study space welcomes UIC students throughout the year and contains a wall of glass cases that will feature our exhibit beautifully throughout October and November.
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