College of LAS « Illinois

Summer 2002

Stories

Book A Second Renaissance

Mara Wade is bringing new life to old books.

One never knows what will tickle the public's reading fancy. Today it is romance novels and self-improvement books. But a few centuries ago, during the Renaissance, it was a brainteaser-type of art form called emblem books.

group of people Collective Trauma

Class turns to real-life trauma to understand how nations form collective memories.

prehistoric figureUpscale Cavewoman

According to anthropologist Olga Soffer, a woman's passion for fashion is prehistoric.

alumniBeing There

Round-the-clock commitment keeps the mentally ill out of jail.

alumni Insider Secrets

Financial planner gives back to his alma mater by teaching students about investing.

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