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The founding of the university in 1867 created a unique community in what had been a prairie. Within a few years, this creative mix of teachers and scholars produced innovations in agriculture, engineering and the arts that challenged old ideas and stimulated dynamic new industries. Projects ranging from the Mosaic web browser to the discovery of Archaea and pioneering triumphs in women's education and wheelchair accessibility have helped shape the university's mission into a double helix of innovation and real-world change. These essays explore the university's celebrated accomplishments and historic legacy, candidly assessing both its successes and its setbacks. Experts and students tell the eye-opening stories of campus legends and overlooked game-changers, of astonishing technical and social invention, of incubators of progress as diverse as the Beckman Institute and Ebertfest. Contributors: James R. Barrett, George O. Batzli, Claire Benjamin, Jeffrey D. Brawn, Jimena Canales, Stephanie A. Dick, Poshek Fu, Marcelo H. Garcia, Lillian Hoddeson, Harry Liebersohn, Claudia Lutz, Kathleen Mapes, Vicki McKinney, Elisa Miller, Robert Michael Morrissey, Bryan E. Norwood, Elizabeth H. Pleck, Leslie J. Reagan, Susan M. Rigdon, David Rosenboom, Katherine Skwarczek, Winton U. Solberg, Carol Spindel, William F. Tracy, and Joy Ann Williamson-Lott.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Preface: Changing the World from a Very Small Place
  2. Frederick E. Hoxie
  3. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: A University for Learning and Labor
  2. Frederick E. Hoxie
  3. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part One. Singular People: Remarkable Individuals Who Triggered Innovation at the University
  1. Isabel Bevier: Bringing Science into the Home
  2. Elisa Miller
  3. pp. 11-18
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  1. Arthur Palmer: The Chemistry of Safe Water
  2. Kelsey Reinker
  3. p. 19
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  1. Austin Harding: Inventor of the School Band
  2. Tim Brown
  3. p. 20
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  1. Victor E. Shelford: Environmental Pioneer
  2. George O. Batzli and Jeffrey D. Brawn
  3. pp. 21-28
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  1. Katharine Sharp: Shattering the Glass Ceiling of Library Leadership
  2. Nicholas Hopkins
  3. pp. 29-30
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  1. Ven Te Chow: Hydrologist, Educator, and Rainmaker
  2. Marcelo H. Garcia
  3. pp. 31-39
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  1. Stuart Pratt Sherman: Literary Criticism Comes to the University
  2. Kelsey Reinker
  3. p. 40
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  1. Ruth Maslow and Oscar Lewis: Giving Voice to the Voiceless
  2. Susan M. Rigdon
  3. pp. 41-48
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  1. Thomas K. Cureton: The Father of Physical Fitness
  2. Rafal Ciolcosz
  3. p. 49
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  1. Tim Nugent: “Wheelchair Students” and the Creation of the Most Accessible Campus in the World
  2. Leslie J. Reagan
  3. pp. 50-59
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  1. Renée and Henry Kahane: Exploring Language’s History and Structure
  2. Kelsey Reinker
  3. pp. 60-61
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  1. Alta Gwinn Saunders: The Invention of Business English
  2. Carol Spindel
  3. pp. 62-67
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  1. Shozo Sato: Reinventing Kabuki Theater
  2. Nicholas Hopkins
  3. p. 68
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  1. John Bardeen: Citizen of Science
  2. Vicki McKinney and Lillian Hoddeson
  3. pp. 69-74
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  1. Carl Woese: Discovery of a Third Form of Life
  2. Steven Lenz and Nicholas Hopkins
  3. pp. 75-76
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  1. Clarence Shelley: The Campaign to Diversify the University
  2. Joy Ann Williamson-Lott
  3. pp. 77-84
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  1. Part Two. World-Changing Inventions: Created and Nurtured on the University of Illinois Campus
  1. Affordable Higher Education
  2. James R. Barrett
  3. pp. 87-92
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  1. Inventing Professional Architecture
  2. Bryan E. Norwood
  3. pp. 93-100
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  1. The Hillel Foundation: The Invention of University Diversity
  2. Nicholas Hopkins
  3. pp. 101-102
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  1. Clarence W. Alvord: The Illinois Historical Survey and the Invention of Local History
  2. Robert Michael Morrissey
  3. pp. 103-109
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  1. Beyond Women’s Studies
  2. Kristen Allen
  3. pp. 110-113
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  1. John Laughnan: Sweet Corn Revolution
  2. William F. Tracy
  3. pp. 114-118
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  1. Remarkable Animals: Illini Nellie and Big Al
  2. Nicholas Hopkins
  3. pp. 119-120
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  1. “2 + 2 = green”: Innovation in Experimental Music at the University of Illinois
  2. David Rosenboom
  3. pp. 121-150
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  1. The Beginning of Public Broadcasting
  2. Kristen Allen
  3. p. 151
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  1. Joseph McVicker Hunt: Invention of Early Childhood Education
  2. Elizabeth H. Pleck
  3. pp. 152-157
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  1. Samuel Kirk: Birth of Special Education
  2. Nicholas Hopkins
  3. pp. 158-159
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  1. The Invention of MRI
  2. Katherine Skwarczek
  3. pp. 160-166
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  1. Nick Holonyak Jr.: Development of LED Lights
  2. Steven Lenz
  3. p. 167
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  1. Mosaic: The First Point-and-Click Internet Browser
  2. Jimena Canales
  3. pp. 168-174
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  1. Superfluidity
  2. Tim Brown
  3. p. 175
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  1. Bottled Sunshine: Discovering and Harnessing the Power of Photosynthesis
  2. Claire Benjamin and Claudia Lutz
  3. pp. 176-183
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  1. Interdisciplinary Scholarship at the College of Law
  2. Michael Hughes
  3. pp. 184-186
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  1. Part Three. Places of Innovation: Where Ideas and People Meet to Produce Innovation
  1. The Morrow Plots
  2. Kathleen Mapes
  3. pp. 189-194
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  1. Bringing Innovation to the Farm through the Farmers’ Institutes
  2. Kristen Allen
  3. p. 195
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  1. The Story of the University of Illinois Library
  2. Winton U. Solberg
  3. pp. 196-201
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  1. Improvising an Innovation: Stadium Terrace Housing and the Arrival of “Nontraditional Students”
  2. Lauren Tokarewich
  3. p. 202
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  1. Across the Pacific: The University of Illinois and China
  2. Poshek Fu
  3. pp. 203-212
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  1. The ILLIAC Computers: Product and Source of Innovation (and Controversy)
  2. Rafal Ciolcosz
  3. pp. 213-214
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  1. The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
  2. Harry Liebersohn
  3. pp. 215-222
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  1. Ebertfest: Where Hollywood Comes to the Prairie
  2. Tim Brown
  3. p. 223
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  1. Innovation across Disciplines: The Institute for Genomic Biology
  2. Nicholas Hopkins
  3. pp. 224-225
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  1. The Business Instructional Facility Designed for Innovation
  2. Jonathan Binkley and Kelsey Reinker
  3. pp. 226-227
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  1. The Beckman Institute: Imagining Interdisciplinarity
  2. Stephanie A. Dick
  3. pp. 228-234
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  1. Nevada Street: A Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
  2. Frederick E. Hoxie and Michael Hughes
  3. pp. 235-240
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  1. Timeline
  2. pp. 241-258
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 259-260
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 261-262
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 263-268
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252099328
Related ISBN
9780252040825
MARC Record
OCLC
973196132
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2017-03-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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