Sterling Plumpp, professor of African American studies and English, participated in a poetry session at the Richard Daley Library on Valentine's Day entitled "Loving Blues and Jazzing Throughout Life."
Bette Bottoms, professor of psychology and dean of the Honors College, and Christina Pugh, associate professor of English and director of undergraduate studies, were both selected as 2012 Graduate Mentoring Award winners by the UIC Graduate College.
In a blog on The Huffington Post's religion page, Rachel Havrelock, associate professor of English and Jewish studies, wrote about the intersection of religious tourism and Middle Eastern water scarcity as it relates to the Jordan River today.
The Naperville READS program for 2012 focuses on storytelling and features local author and nonfiction Pulitzer-prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea, a distinguished professor in the UIC English department.
An article in Business Week discussed the need for authors submitting papers to the American Economic Association to disclose any potential conflicts of interest, an idea supported by UIC LAS Distinguished Professor of English, Economics and History Diedre McCloskey.
Professor of English Gerald Graff co-authored an article for Inside Higher Ed defending the value of a humanities education in an age when higher education is increasingly only about moving students through a curriculum streamlined for job preparation.