Urrea Guests on Moyers and Company

The legendary broadcast journalist Bill Moyers interviewed Luis Alberto Urrea, professor of English and LAS Distinguished professor, on an edition of "Moyers and Company" on PBS.

Plumpp Gives Valentine's Day Poetry Reading

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."

Bottoms and Pugh Receive Graduate Mentoring Awards

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.

Christian Pilgramages and Middle Eastern Water Scarcity

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.

Urrea's Work Featured in 2012 Naperville READS Program

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.

McCloskey Supports AEA Conflict of Interest Disclosure

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.

Urrea Discusses New Novel

WGN-TV's "Adelante Chicago" featured an interview with LAS Distinguished Professor of English Luis Alberto Urrea. They discussed his new book Queen of America.

Graff Writes Essay Defending Value of Humanities

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.