Tag Archives: education

Civic Labors . . . is intended to prompt further discussion about engaged scholarship and teaching. The essays will help readers to think further about the theory and practices of engagement and scholar-activism, asking what publics ought to be addressed … Continue reading

Teachers affect all our lives. I mean, that you can even read that sentence is because of a teacher. Whether the word teacher conjures up images of a fearsome nun or a Miss Othmar-esque crush, we owe them a lot for putting up … Continue reading

Some might say it is just a drop in a very deep and very full bucket but lawmakers in Illinois state government have taken at least one measure to amend a cycle of political malpractice among elected officials. On Friday, … Continue reading

Dirty Words: The Rhetoric of Public Sex Education, 1870-1924 by Robin E. Jensen has been awarded the 2015 NCA Health Communication Distinguished Book Award. In the book, Jensen details the approaches and outcomes of sex-education initiatives in the Progressive Era. The … Continue reading

Chad Berry, Phillip Obermiller, and Shaunna L. Scott are the editors of the collection Studying Appalachian Studies. The editors collaborated to answer some questions about the book, which takes a global approach to the perspectives of Appalachian Studies. Q: In the … Continue reading

The UIP book Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading by Kimberly Chabot Davis has won the 2014 Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize, sponsored by the New England American Studies Association (NEASA). The book focuses on how white engagement with … Continue reading

In the 1950s, thriving commerce , strong leadership, and geographical good fortune made Illinois one of the most envied states in the nation. The authors of Fixing Illinois: Politics and Policy in the Prairie State have four decades of experience working inside … Continue reading

To promote Ruth Nicole Brown’s forthcoming book Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood, the UIP staff decided to get creative ourselves.  The result is our first-ever self produced book trailer “music video.” The book examines how the radical … Continue reading

Christopher Smith, author of The Creolization of American Culture gave a TED talk at Lubbock called “The Homeland of the Mind,” focusing on how people learn. Smith is an associate professor and chair of musicology/ethnomusicology and the director of the … Continue reading