by communications@education.illinois.edu (Communications Office) / Apr 14, 2021, 6:00 AM

Sarah Isaacs, librarian and project coordinator at the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse, is the Student Affairs/Women's Resource Center 2021 recipient of the Strive Awards Advocate Award. She holds a master’s degree in library and information science and has worked with children and families in a variety of libraries for 20 years. Since arriving at the EI Clearinghouse in 2012, she has worked hard to expand the resources available and raise awareness of this outstanding state resource.

by communications@education.illinois.edu (Communications Office) / Apr 14, 2021, 4:00 AM

The Graduate College just announced the graduate student 2021 Research Live! Winners. First prize ($300) went to Sherry Yi in Educational Psychology for "Using Videogames to Spark Interest for Learning." Research Live! is a fun, fast-paced competition where Illinois graduate students share their remarkable research in 3-minutes or less.

by ccb-asst@illinois.edu (Center for Children's Books) / Apr 12, 2021, 5:30 AM

Please join us virtually at the CCB on Thursday, April 15, at noon for Professor Matthew Grenby's 2021 Gryphon Lecture, "Going Global: Transnational Networks and the Spread of Early Modern Children’s Books." Professor Grenby's talk will examine the international networks through which children's books circulated the globe during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, evolving in form as they intersected with new cultural contexts. 

M.O. Grenby is the Dean of Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University and Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies. His books include The Anti-Jacobin Novel (2001) and The Child Reader (2011); he is co-editor of the Companion to Children's Literature (2010) and Popular Children's Literature in Britain (2008). 

The Gryphon Lecture is an endowed talk given annually at the Center for Children’s Books. It features a leading scholar in the fields of youth literature, media, and culture.