Anderson, Ton, and Wilson Receive a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Bethany Anderson, Mary Ton, and Kristen Wilson received a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the development of a portal of women in science. Anderson, Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist at the University of Illinois Archives, serves as the project director alongside co-project directors Mary Ton, Digital Humanities Librarian, and Kristen Wilson, Illinois Distributed Museum Coordinator. Their project, “No Longer at the Margins: A Digital Project to Amplify Access to the Archives of Women in Science,” received one of thirty-three Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants awarded nationwide. The grant supports institutions’ preservation and accessibility efforts of collections essential to scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. “No Longer at the Margins” was also selected to receive funding from the NEH’s special initiative, American Tapestry: Weaving Together Past, Present, and Future, which is awarded for humanities projects that address “contemporary social challenges, including strengthening our democracy, advancing equity for all, and addressing our changing climate.”

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Fall 2023 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students Recognizes Revell, Song, and Teper

Students have the opportunity to assess instruction and course quality through the Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) questionnaire forms at the end of each academic term. These forms are maintained by Measurement and Evaluation, Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning. From this evaluation process, three University Library faculty were recognized on Fall 2023’s List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students! These individuals and their courses are acknowledged below.

  • Zoe Revell, Organizational Development & Training Specialist, has been ranked as Outstanding for her course Administration and Management of Libraries and Information Centers (IS544).
  • Yoo-Seong Song, Associate Professor and Labor, Economics, & Korean Studies Librarian for the University Library, has been recognized for his courses Applied Business Research (IS514) and Information Consulting (IS534).
  • Jennifer Hain Teper, Professor and Preservation Services Head at the University Library, has been ranked as Outstanding for her course Preserving Info Resources (IS523).

For the full list of Fall 2023 Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, please visit the following link:

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Thomas a Hugo Award Finalist

Lynne M. Thomas, head of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, is once again a finalist for a Hugo Award—science fiction’s most prestigious award. She is a nominee for the Best Semiprozine award for her work in Uncanny Magazine. Thomas serves as the co-editor-in-chief and co-publisher alongside her husband, Michael Damian Thomas. The nomination includes Managing Editor Monte Lin; Nonfiction Editor Meg Elison; and Podcast Producers Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky. Lynne M. Thomas and Michael D. Thomas are also finalists for the Best Editor Short Form Hugo Award!

One Man’s Treasure” by Sarah Pinsker and “The Year Without Sunshine” by Naomi Kritzer are finalists for the Best Novelette Hugo Award. “How to Raise a Kraken in Your Bathtub” by P. Djèlí Clark and “The Mausoleum’s Children” by Aliette de Bodard are finalists for the Best Short Story Hugo Award. 

The awards will be announced on Sunday, August 11, at Glasgow Worldcon, the 82nd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, Scotland. The Hugo Award was first presented in 1953 and then awarded every year since 1955 by members of the World Science Fiction Society at the World Science Fiction Convention. It is considered the most prestigious literary award in science fiction.

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