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                                                                                                                                                                                       Vol. 24, No. 1

                                       Deer dilemma
                Increase in deer population causes concern at Allerton
By Sharita Forrest                                                                                                                                                    While the quantity and qual-
                                                                                                                                                                   ity of natural areas that provide

Assistant Editor
          very year, thousands of                                                                                                                                  the deer with shelter and food
          visitors travel to Monti-                                                                                                                                has diminished in North America
          cello to enjoy the pasto-                                                                                                                                since European settlement, biolo-
          ral splendor of the gar-                                                                                                                                 gists believe that farming, con-
dens, meadow and forest of Rob-                                                                                                                                    versely, has helped deer prolifer-
ert Allerton Park.                                                                                                                                                 ate in some settings. Crops such as
    However,      high     numbers                                                                                                                                 soybeans, alfalfa and corn in the
of another type of guest – the                                                                                                                                     fields surrounding Allerton pro-
white-tailed deer – are becom-                                                                                                                                     vide the deer with an abundant,
ing increasingly problematic in                                                                                                                                    preternatural food supply that
the park and adjacent 4-H camp.                                                                                                                                    they use to supplement their diet
Like elsewhere in Illinois and in                                                                                                                                  of natural vegetation. Even in the
other states such as Wisconsin, the                                                                                                                                winter months, the deer are able
population of white-tailed deer at                                                                                                                                 to sustain themselves by browsing
Allerton has grown dramatically,                                                                                                                                   on waste grain left behind in the
raising concerns about the impact                                                                                                                                  fields during the harvest.
the deer herd may be having on the                                                                                                                                    Multiple births – sets of twins
parkʼs natural areas and the herdʼs                                                                                                                                and even triplets – are not uncom-
potential for transmitting diseases                                                                                                                                mon, as does in the Allerton area
to humans and domestic animals.                                                                                                                                    tend to be in prime physical condi-
    Since 1981, UI biologists have                                                                                                                                 tion and reproduce at steady rates
conducted annual counts of deer                                                                                                                                    until they die. Mild winters and
in and around Allerton, which they                                                                                                         photo by Bill Wiegand   low natural mortality from preda-
perform by helicopter during the       Tasty treat? A 10-foot fence, which was constructed in 1987 around the meadows, conference center                           tors and disease are helping the
winter months when snow cover          and formal gardens, has done little to deter deer from eating and damaging cultivated areas at Robert                       deer herds flourish at Allerton and
and the absence of foliage provide     Allerton Park, Monticello. More worrisome to biologists is the adverse impact the herd is having on the                     elsewhere in the region.
an ideal backdrop for spotting deer.   natural areas by consuming native vegetation and eradicating habitats for other animals, birds and                             According to some estimates, a
During this yearʼs count, which        insects.                                                                                                                    deer herd can double in size every
was conducted in February under           Over the course of 2004, biolo-     lerton has an estimated 163 deer       Warner, a professor of natural                six to nine years if it has sufficient
conditions deemed nearly ideal,        gists estimate that the areaʼs deer    per square mile browsing its gar-      resources and environmental sci-              food, low natural mortality and is
biologists estimated that there        population will likely swell by an-    dens, forest and meadow.               ences and one of the UI biologists            not susceptible to hunters.
were more than 730 deer in the         other 350 deer as does give birth.         Deer herds throughout the Unit-    studying the issue. Restrictions on              “In part, whatʼs driving the
park and the 5,700 acres around it,       While biologists believe that       ed States have increased exponen-      hunting and programs for trapping             herdʼs growth is how well the
a significant increase from the 550     the optimal deer population in a       tially in recent decades, although     and relocating deer helped the deer           fawns survive,” Warner said.
deer they estimated were in the        natural area such as Allerton is 20    around 1900, deer were “function-      population rebound beginning in               “Thereʼs not much mortality pres-
area during the 2003 count.            or fewer deer per square mile, Al-     ally gone from Illinois,” said Dick    the 1920s.                                    SEE ALLERTON DEER, PAGE 2

Printable silicon for ultrahigh performance flexible electronic systems
By James E. Kloeppel                             where we need them on large, low-cost sub-       Nuzzo, a professor of chemistry and director       cation techniques favor flat chips, printing-
News Bureau Staff Writer                         strates such as flexible plastics.”               of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research          based methods remove that constraint.
    By carving specks of single crystal sili-       This approach has important advantages        Laboratory on the UI campus. “In the other            “Another aspect of low-cost electronic
con from a bulk wafer and casting them onto      compared with paths for similar devices          approach, the objects were dispersed in a          printing is embedding information tech-
sheets of plastic, UI scientists have demon-     that use organic molecules for the semi-         solvent and then cast using solution-based         nology into places where it didnʼt exist be-
strated a route to ultrahigh                                      conductor.       Single-crys-   printing techniques.”                              fore,” Nuzzo said. “By inserting electronic
performance, mechanically
flexible thin-film transis-       research                          tal silicon has extremely
                                                                  good electrical properties
                                                                                                     Both approaches can be implemented in
                                                                                                  a manufacturing environment, and would
                                                                                                                                                     intelligence into everyday items, we could
                                                                                                                                                     exchange information and communicate in
tors. The process could
enable new applications
in consumer electronics
                                  news                            (roughly 1,000 times better
                                                                  than known organics) and
                                                                  its reliability and materials
                                                                                                  scale nicely to large-area formats, Nuzzo
                                                                                                  said. Separating the processing of the sili-
                                                                                                  con from the fabrication of other transistor
                                                                                                                                                     exciting new ways.”
                                                                                                                                                        An example, he said, would be low-
                                                                                                                                                     cost radio frequency identification tags that
– such as inexpensive wall-to-wall displays      properties are well known from decades of        components enables the devices to be inte-         could take the place of ordinary product bar
and intelligent but disposable radio fre-        research in silicon microelectronics.            grated with a wide range of material types,        codes. Such tags could ease congestion in
quency identification tags – and could even          To demonstrate the technique, Rogers          including low-cost plastics.                       supermarket checkout lines and help busy
be used in applications that require signifi-     and his colleagues fabricated single-crystal,       Fabricating circuits by continuous, high-       homemakers maintain shopping lists.
cant computing power.                            microstructured silicon objects from wafers      speed printing techniques could offer dif-            “You can let your imagination run wild,”
    “Conventional silicon devices are lim-       using conventional lithographic patterning       ferent capabilities than can be achieved           Nuzzo said. “The functionality of an elec-
ited by the size of the silicon wafer, which     and etching processes. The processing se-        with existing silicon technologies, Rogers         tronic circuit doesnʼt have to be wired to a
is typically less than 12 inches in diameter,”   quence generated objects of various shapes       said. “We can think in terms of unconven-          chip – it can be integrated into the architec-
said John Rogers, a professor of materials       as small as 50 nanometers on a side. The         tional electronics – putting devices in places     ture itself.”
science and engineering and co-author of a       researchers then used two approaches for         where standard silicon chips canʼt go due to          Other co-authors of the paper were visit-
paper that appeared in the June 28 issue of      transferring the objects to substrates to cre-   expense or geometry.”                              ing scholar Etienne Menard, postdoctoral
the journal Applied Physics Letters. “Instead    ate high performance, thin-film transistors.         Not only could huge, wall-sized displays        researcher Dahl-Young Khang and graduate
of making the wafer bigger and costlier, we         “In one approach, we used procedures          be built at far less cost, components could        student Keon-Jae Lee. The Defense Advanced
want to slice up the wafer and disperse it in    that exploit high-resolution rubber stamps       be printed on the insides of windshields and       Research Projects Agency and the U.S. De-
such a way that we can then place pieces         for transfer printing,” said co-author Ralph     other non-flat surfaces. While current fabri-       partment of Energy funded the work. ◆

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               achievements                                            A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members

agricultural, consumer and environmental         engineering                                         states inducted as fellows this year.                   Functions and the Future of Medieval The-
sciences                                             Benjamin W. Wah, the Franklin W.                   Planners who have been certified by                   ater,” which was published in Speculum.
    Hans Blaschek, professor of microbiol-       Woeltge Endowed Professor in the depart-            AICP can use the designation AICP after                 The award was presented April 2 during the
ogy in the department of food science and        ment of electrical and computer engineer-           their names; while Fellows are designated               academyʼs annual meeting in Seattle.
human nutrition, was one of the presenters       ing, and research professor in the Coordi-          by FAICP. Currently, more than 14,000
at a symposium on food safety and security       nated Science Laboratory, along with com-           practicing urban and rural planners in North            university library
held by the French Senate in Paris during        puter science graduate students Yixin Chen          America and elsewhere have earned AICP                      Diane C. Schmidt, biology librarian
April. The only American presenter at the        and Chih-Wei Hsu, won two prizes at the             certification. Of those, fewer than 310 have             and associate professor of library adminis-
conference, Blaschek was invited to report       Fourth International Conference on Auto-            attained the status of fellow.                          tration, has been honored with the Special
on measures the United States has under-         mated Planning and Scheduling. SGPlan,                                                                      Libraries Association Biomedical and Life
taken to ensure food safety and security         an integrated planner that the team devel-          liberal arts and sciences                               Sciences Distinguished Member Award
since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The con-   oped, won first prize in the suboptimal                  Daniel J. O’Keefe, professor of speech              2004. The award recognizes Schmidtʼs sig-
ference also covered topics such as the glo-     temporal metric track and second prize in           communication, was honored with the Best                nificant contributions to the division and the
balization of the food industry, genetically     the suboptimal propositional track. It was          Article Award by the International Com-                 profession of librarianship, which include
modified foods and foodborne disease.             the only integrated planner to win in both          munication Association at its 54th annual               teaching continuing education courses, pre-
                                                 tracks. (SGPlan did not participate in the          conference, “Communication in the Pub-                  sentations in the biological sciences and
civil service scholarships                       third track.)                                       lic Interest,” May 27-31 in New Orleans.                publication of second and third editions of
    Recipients of the 2004-05 Civil Service          The biannual international planning             OʼKeefe was recognized for his article                  her book “Using the Biological Literature:
Employees and Dependents Scholarships            competition is a siginificant event in the           “Message Properties, Mediating States and               A Practical Guide.”
were recognized June 8 at a reception. Three     artificial intelligence research community           Manipulation Checks: Claims, Evidence,
employees and four dependents of employ-         that promotes advancement in planning, a            and Data Analysis in Experimental Per-                  veterinary medicine
ees were selected to receive the awards.         core area of artificial intelligence. Teams          suasive Message Effects Research,” which                   Paul S. Cooke, professor of veterinary
    Employees honored: Angella Ander-            from more than 20 universities participated         appeared in the August 2003 issue of Com-               biosciences, has been selected to hold the
son, staff secretary, Division of Rehabilita-    in this yearʼs competition.                         munication Theory. The International Com-               new Field Chair in Reproductive Biology,
tion Education Services; Talisa E. Webber,                                                           munication Association is a 54-year-old                 the first endowed chair at the College of Vet-
secretary IV, College of Law Library; Mary       fine and applied arts                                organization based in Washington, D.C.,                 erinary Medicine. Cooke, an internationally
Yeazel, program administrative assistant,           Clyde Forrest, professor emeritus of             which promotes the study of communica-                  recognized expert in his field, examines is-
College of Engineering Career Services.          urban and regional planning, has been in-           tion theories, processes and skills and pro-            sues such as the role played by steroid hor-
    Dependent recipients: Clint D. Harper,       ducted into the American Institute of Certi-        vides a forum for scholars to share research            mones in the development and function of
son of Terri Palumbo, administrative as-         fied Plannersʼ College of Fellows. AICP is           findings and promote a greater understand-               reproductive organs, the impact of toxins
sistant II, Office of Business and Financial      the professional institute of the American          ing of the human communication process.                 on reproduction and estrogen regulation of
Services; Lisa A. Henry, daughter of Nancy       Planning Association.                                   Carol Symes, professor of history, has              adipose tissue.
M. Henry, secretary IV, department of ani-          Forrest was recognized at a ceremony             been awarded the 2004 Van Courtlandt El-                   The endowed chair is part of an estate gift
mal sciences; Wesley Logan, son of Debo-         April 24 during the associationʼs National          liott Prize for an outstanding first article             from Thanis “Billie” Alexander Field, a 1929
rah Logan, account technician III, Univer-       Planning Conference, in Washington, D.C.            in the field of medieval studies. The prize,             graduate of the UIʼs Urbana campus and ani-
sity Payables; Kelly A. OʼConnor, daughter       Forrest, who was recognized for his service         awarded by the Medieval Academy of                      mal lover who was interested in supporting
of Joann K. O’Connor, service secretary II,      to APA and his leadership on its Divisions          America, was for Symesʼ article “The Ap-                research that would address the problem of
UI Exension, Champaign Unit.                     Council, was one of 46 planners from 25             pearance of Early Vernacular Plays: Forms,              companion animal overpopulation. ◆

sure on them. Weʼre finding out that ʻlet         student interns had laboriously planted one         that the deer are not easily deterred.                  species propagate rapidly and are dramati-
nature take its courseʼ is impractical now       day – leaving behind only empty flowerpots               The herdʼs travels throughout the park              cally changing the composition of the for-
because we have so many things out of            and hoof prints.                                    and the adjacent 4-H camp also are damag-               estʼs understory vegetation, although staff
whack.”                                             Deer also find the trees and shrubs rather        ing the turf and hiking trails, creating “game          routinely remove invasive plants by hand
    Deer also are highly adaptable, Warner       tasty and have grazed on yews up to 6 feet          trails” that dissolve into mud wallows when             and with controlled burns. The intrusive
said, “and able to learn and adjust their hab-   from the ground. Hardwood seedlings, it             it rains, said Jim Gortner, interim director of         plant species also are proliferating because
its more than biologists ever anticipated,”      seems, are highly appetizing to the hooved          operations and conference center manager.               limited resources hamper staffʼs contain-
changing their behavioral patterns to find        diners, and during the past 30 years, only              Aside from the costs associated with re-            ment efforts.
shelter and food and raise their young de-       one oak seedling in the forestʼs study plots        placing plants, trees and soil damaged by                   The teeming deer population in and
spite changes in their habitats.                 has managed to elude the deersʼ voracious           the deer, there also are growing concerns               around the park also is a concern because
    At Allerton, the burgeoning herd is a        browsing. In addition, memorial redbuds,            that the burgeoning herd may pose a threat              diseases are prone to spread rapidly among
growing concern because of the extensive         oaks and other trees near the conference            to the parkʼs ecosystem. The herdʼs feed-               high-density deer herds. Deer can foster
damage the deer do to the gardens and the        center had to be replaced because the deer          ing habits are diminishing the diversity of             Lyme Disease, a tick-borne disease that
forest.                                          destroyed them by rubbing on them.                  plant species throughout the forest – which             can be transmitted to humans. Based upon
    Staff members report that every year            In 1987 an electrified fence was construct-       ultimately may eradicate food sources and               inspections of deer taken by hunters in the
deer consume nearly all of the annual and        ed around the parkʼs core – the meadow, the         habitats for other fauna. Deer consume na-              Piatt County area in recent years, there is
perennial plants around the conference cen-      conference center and the formal gardens            tive wildflowers and saplings, which en-                 evidence that deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis),
ter and nearby buildings. Last year, the deer    – in an attempt to exclude the deer from the        ables invasive, often non-native species of             the primary vector for Lyme Disease, are on
consumed a substantial amount of ornamen-        cultivated areas. However, the deer quickly         plants such as garlic mustard, bush honey-              the increase in the area.
tal vegetation around the conference center      learned how to circumvent the fence, which          suckle and multiflora rose, which deer find                   David Schejbal, associate vice chancel-
alone, and overnight ate all the flowers that     today serves as little more than a reminder         unpalatable, to thrive. The non-native plant            lor and director of continuing education,

                                                      job market
                                                                                                                                                             said that UI officials are exploring various

    deaths                                        Academic Human Resources • Suite 420, 807 S. Wright St., MC-310 • 333-6747
                                                                                                                                                             options for managing the deer herd at Al-
                                                                                                                                                             lerton and will be developing a plan in the
                                                                                                                                                             near future.
  Marjorie C. Stevenson, 92, died June            Listings of academic professional and faculty member positions can be reviewed during
  19 in Huntsville, Texas. Stevenson                                                                                                                             However, even when deer populations
                                                  regular business hours or online.
  worked at the UI for 10 years, retiring in                                                                                                                 are brought under control in a region, it can
                                                  For faculty/teaching positions:
  1968 as a library clerk III. Memorials:                                                                                                                    take a decade or longer before the vegeta-
                                                  For acpro employment opportunites:
  University Place Christian Church, 403                                                                                                                     tion begins to show recovery from the dam-
  S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820.             Current UI employees and students can receive e-mail notification of open positions by
                                                                                                                                                             age the herds have wrought, Warner said.
  Dorothy Sullivan, 90, died June 18 at           subscribing to the academic jobs listserve:                                            “Weʼre at a point now that if we want to
  the Carle Arbours, Savoy. Sullivan was                                                                                                                     protect Allerton Parkʼs natural vegetation,
                                                  Personnel Services Office • 52 E. Gregory Drive, MC-562 • 333-3101                                          we have to do something about the deer.
  a secretary in the department of physical       Information about staff employment online at Paper employment
  education for men for 12 years, retiring        applications or paper civil service exam requests are no longer accepted by PSO. To
                                                                                                                                                             While deer are a valued and important part
  in 1974, and previously had worked as           complete an online employment application and to submit an exam request, visit the online                  of the ecosystem, a hands off approach at
  a clerk in the purcha sing department           Employment Center:                          this point is unacceptable,” Warner said. ◆
  for two years. Memorials: Holy Cross
  Church, 405 W. Clark, Champaign, IL
  61820.                                           InsideIllinois
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                                                                                                                          book corner
   On the Job Brooke Reifsteck                                                                        Movies elevate, rather than denigrate,
                                                                                                            journalism and reporters
                                                                                                  Are movies to blame for the publicʼs about what can go wrong when we lose
                                                                                               low opinion of reporters and journalism? sight of those ideals or myths.”
                                                                                               Has the Hollywood portrayal of the news                Journalism movies, Ehrlich said, almost
                                                                                               business grown harsher in recent decades? always underscore the notion that “jour-
                                                                                                  Some in the news media think so, says nalism is important, journalism has a cen-
                                                                                               former reporter Matthew Ehrlich, now a UI tral place in American life and in democ-
                                                                                               journalism professor and                                           racy, that journalism can and
                                                                                               the author of an engaging                                          should be performed well.
                                                                                               new book on the subject.                                           And if journalism somehow
                                                                                                  Some critics among                                              has lost its way – because of
                                                                                               journalists think movies                                           money pressures, sensational-
                                                                                               too frequently portray them                                        ism, television, sleaze – then
                                                                                               in an unflattering light                                            one way or another it can find
                                                                                               – as hard-drinking, foul-                                          its way again, and journal-
                                                                                               mouthed,       scandal-seek-                                       ists can do the right thing and
                                                                                               ing or lacking conscience,                                         make a difference.”
                                                                                               among other things. And                                                To write the book, Eh-
                                                                                               they believe that portrayal                                        rlich turned a critical eye on
                                                                                               has colored the publicʼs                                           what he calls the journalism
                                                                                               view of real-life journal-                                         movie genre: movies that
                                                                                               ism.                                                               focus on reporters and the
                                                                       photo by Bill Wiegand
                                                                                                  But Ehrlich went to the                                         news business. His list in-
                                                                                                                                 “Journalism in the Movies,” by
                                                                                               source – the movies – and           Matthew Ehrlich (UI Press)     cluded such notable films as
    Work is child’s play for Brooke Reifsteck, a child development supervisor                  argues for a very different                                        “The Front Page,” “His Girl
    at the Expanded Child Development Lab. Along with two full-time                            view in “Journalism in the Movies” (UI Friday,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,”
    colleagues and a steady flow of student teachers, Reifsteck cares for 17                    Press), being published in August.                  “Citizen Kane,” “All the Presidentʼs Men,”
    3-year-olds enrolled in the full-day child-care program. Reifsteck joined                     “I started off, as a lot of journalists do, “Network,” “Broadcast News” and “The In-
    the university’s staff in January 2003 right after she graduated from                      thinking that movies primarily are very sider.”
    Eastern Illinois University in December with a degree in early childhood                   highly critical of the press, and derogatory,          A common theme among these movies
    education.                                                                                 and tell stories that kind of undermine the is their dual message about the world of
                                                                                               pressʼs place in American life. But Iʼve journalism, Ehrlich wrote. “They have ex-
    Tell me a little about what you do every day.
                                                                                               come around to the notion that, on the alted professional virtue by telling tales of
    I work from 7 to 3:30 in full-day child care for children of students, faculty,
                                                                                               whole, they do the opposite.”                       ethical practitioners versus amoral hacks;
    staff and families in the community. We’re responsible for daily care for
                                                                                                  Movies in general, and journalism mov- at the same time, they have broadly hinted
    the kids, making sure they’re safe and healthy.
                                                                                               ies in particular, are almost always rein- at how much fun amoral hacks can be.”
    We also plan and implement age-appropriate activities for them, to keep                    forcing ideals or mythic notions about de-             One reason for that dual message is that
    them stimulated and excited about learning. We have an emergent                            mocracy and the role of the press, Ehrlich so many of the scripts were written by for-
    curriculum: We look at the types of things they’re interested in, and then                 found. When movies tell negative stories mer journalists with their own mixed feel-
    we plan activities and experiences around those things. For example,                       about the press, or portray reporters as ings about the press – and often a sense of
    they’ve been interested in knowing what time it is lately. So we took                      misfits or villains, their stories are almost what sells in a screenplay, Ehrlich wrote.
    the clock off the wall and traced it and we listened to it. Today they                     always “morality tales, or cautionary tales,               – Craig Chamberlain, News Bureau
    were drawing their own clocks – which also helps them work on writing
    numbers and adds to their knowledge of how things work – how life works
    – because it’s all time-scheduled.
    How many kids do you have typically?

                                                                                                         DARPA funds new
    There are 10 to 20 in a room. Three moved away, so now we have 17.
    There are two other teachers who work with me on a full-time basis. The
    school day for the kids is 7:30 to 5:30.
    Why did you choose this field of work?
    My original major was math and I was planning to be a high-school math                            photonic research center
    teacher. I still love math, but after having a few experiences in high-school
    practicums, I decided that high-school teaching wasn’t the place for me.                       By James E. Kloeppel                          delivery in next-generation communi-
    I kind of experimented around a little bit and found out that I really love                    News Bureau Staff Writer                      cations systems.”
    working with 3- to 4-year-olds.                                                                    The UI has received a grant from the         A primary focus of the center is im-
                                                                                                   Defense Advanced Research Projects            provement in laser technology that is
    What’s your favorite part of your job?
                                                                                                   Agency to create a photonic research          now feasible due to the ultra-fast light-
    Definitely working with the kids and the families. Every day is a new day.
                                                                                                   center to develop ultra-fast light sourc-     emitting transistor, recently discovered
    Nothing’s ever boring. It’s great to hear the stories the kids come in with
                                                                                                   es for high-speed signal processing           by center researchers Milton Feng and
    every day. It’s amazing how much they know in only three years of life.
                                                                                                   and optical communications systems.           Nick Holonyak Jr. The light-emitting
    What’s the most challenging part of what you do?                                               The grant will provide $6.2 million in        transistor can modulate both electri-
    Keeping things consistent for the kids. We get student teachers and                            funding over four years.                      cal and optical signals simultaneously,
    workers, and it seems like there are different faces in our room all the                           The Hyper-Uniform Nanophotonic            and could extend the modulation band-
    time. Sometimes it’s a challenge in consistency for us as teachers to                          Technology Center is directed by Nor-         width of a semiconductor light source
    make sure what’s going on in the room is really working for the staff that’s                   man K.Y. Cheng, a professor of electri-       from 20 gigahertz to more than 100
    present at that time. We really have to work hard to make sure that the                        cal and computer engineering and a re-        gigahertz. Faster signal processing and
    kids are seeing the same things all the time.                                                  searcher at the universityʼs Micro and        information transfer would result.
    One of the things that makes this place great is that the kids are from all                    Nanotechnology Laboratory. Illinois is           The development of long-wave-
    different backgrounds. It does make things challenging every once in a                         the lead university for the center. Part-     length quantum-dot microcavity laser
    while, but it keeps everything interesting for us. And the kids don’t know                     ner institutions are Columbia Universi-       technologies would facilitate large-
    any different; they love each other the same.                                                  ty, the Georgia Institute of Technology       capacity seamless communications,
    What kinds of things do you like to do when you’re not working?                                and Harvard University.                       Cheng said. Researchers at the cen-
    I just started grad school, and I’m working on my master’s in special                              “The HUNT Centerʼs mission is to          ter will explore ways to improve the
    education.                                                                                     develop critical technologies – includ-       size, distribution and optical quality
                                                                                                   ing hyper-uniform nanophotonic fab-           of quantum dots that could be incor-
    I coach the dance team for Villa Grove High School, which is where I went
                                                                                                   rication methods, high-performance            porated into the active region of light-
    to high school. I’m really involved with that, especially throughout the
                                                                                                   quantum dot arrays and ultra-fast             emitting-transistor-based lasers and
    winter. It’s a competition team, and we compete in the Illinois Drill Team
                                                                                                   lasers – for optoelectronic intercon-         long-wavelength quantum-dot lasers.
    Association. The team went to the state competition this year, which was
                                                                                                   nects,” Cheng said. “The center will          Proposed techniques include nanoscale
    held at the Assembly Hall on March 27, and won fourth place. They did a
                                                                                                   address the high-performance optical          semiconductor growth and character-
    hip-hop routine and a pom routine, and the pom routine was the one they
                                                                                                   switching and data routing technolo-          ization, nanopatterning, and nanostruc-
    got fourth place in.
                                                                                                   gies needed for flexible connections-          ture device design and fabrication. ◆
    Were you on the dance team when you were in high school?                                       on-demand and efficient bandwidth
    Yes, and my little sister graduated this year, so she was on it this year
    when I taught it. Family is really huge for me; I spend a lot of time with my
    family, especially my nephew who just turned 2.
                                  Interview by Sharita Forrest, Assistant Editor
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   Understanding nutrition labels can lead to healthier eating
By Debra Levey Larson                                            Next, they do some simple math problems in order to learn
ACES Media Communications Specialist                             how the information relates to their own daily calorie and
    The nutrition label on packaged foods provides a lot         nutrient intake. “In the third component, each participant
of helpful information, but consumers donʼt always un-           ʻtaughtʼ the rest of the class by sharing nutritional informa-
derstand what it means for them. UI researchers are us-          tion about her product, including whether it was a good or
ing a tool they call “See it, do it, teach it” to help people    excellent source of calcium,” Chapman-Novakofski said.
learn how to interpret and calculate nutrition information          Participants in the study were asked how much calcium
on food labels and apply the knowledge to their own daily        they consume in their diet before and after the completing
requirements.                                                    the activity. “The post-test revealed that the participants
    “One of the goals of the project was to                                        significantly increased their calcium intake
particularly help teenaged girls and meno-                                         to 821 mg per day, up from 372 mg per
pausal women understand how they can get
the daily requirement for calcium into their     research                          day,” Chapman-Novakofski said. “Thatʼs
                                                                                   a lot closer to the daily requirements of
diet in order to help prevent osteoporosis,”
said Karen Chapman-Novakofski, profes-
sor of food science and human nutrition.
                                                   news                            1,200 mg per day for men and women over
                                                                                   50, 1,000 mg for men and women aged 19
                                                                                   through 50 and 1,300 mg per day for teen-
    Chapman-Novakofski and registered                                              agers, 9-13 years.”
dietician Lisa Tussing developed an activ-                                             Of course, being able to read and un-
ity to help people have more confidence in understanding          derstand the nutrition labels doesnʼt guarantee that a per-
and being able to apply information on nutrition labels.         son will suddenly start eating right, but at least they can
Chapman-Novakofski said food labels can be thought of            become aware of what nutrients they are getting from a
in two parts: what you should limit (total fat, saturated fat,   certain food. “Many people were surprised to find out that
cholesterol, sodium, and perhaps total carbohydrates) and        thereʼs calcium in cake mixes, frozen dinners, dry oatmeal,
what you should try to get enough of in your diet (vitamin       and soups,” Chapman-Novakofski said. “And questions
A, vitamin C, calcium and iron). “Much more attention has        about calcium in food servings led to other questions about
been paid to what people should limit rather than the nutri-     the fat content of foods, how portion sizes are determined,
ents needed. The average consumer doesnʼt know, for in-          and the difference between weight and volume of food por-
                                                                                                                                                                              photo by David Riecks/ACES ITCS
stance, how much vitamin A 10 percent of the Daily Value         tions.” She said that the post-evaluation demonstrated that
is, or how much calcium 25 percent of the Daily Value is,”       participants intended to use food labels more often when            Nutrition sense Participants in a study by UI
she said.                                                        making shopping decisions. ◆                                        researchers Karen Chapman-Novakofski, professor
    The activity that was developed involves three learning                                                                          of food science and human nutrition, and registered
components. First, participants choose from an assortment                                                                            dietician Lisa Tussing significantly increased their
of packaged foods and are taught how to read the nutrition            The USDA guide used in the activity is available at:           daily calcium consumption after being taught how to
label on it using the USDAʼs “Guidance on How to Under-                                 decipher nutritional information on food labels and
stand and Use the Nutrition Facts Panel on Food Labels.”                                                                             apply it to their own diets.

                   UI offers agricultural safety emphasis to students
By Leanne Lucas                                  to understand the safety issues associated       more than a dozen other courses offered              cial grant focusing on agriculture. This
Agricultural Engineering                         with the equipment they use, the processes       from a variety of colleges in the university         grant is administered through the UIʼs
    With agriculture consistently ranked as      they employ, the animals they handle and         that will support the study of agricultural          School of Public Health in Chicago.
one of the most hazardous occupations in         the facilities they use. The focus here is to    safety. These are 100-, 200- or 300-level                In addition to the agriculture program
America, itʼs fitting that the UI department      understand how to guard, or redesign, a          courses and include such topics as industri-         at the UI in Urbana, NIOSH funds similar
of agricultural and biological engineering is    hazard to eliminate or minimize the risk in-     al safety, behavioral psychology and com-            programs for students in Chicago in indus-
offering students a new option in their edu-     volved with it.”                                 munity health.                                       trial hygiene, occupational medicine and
cation - an emphasis in the area of agricul-         A third element is environmental. For            For a graduate student with a real inter-        occupational nursing. Trainees in Urbana
tural safety and health. Whatʼs more, some       example, how do people deal with working         est in agricultural safety, who is willing to        travel to Chicago several times a year to
students selected for the new ag safety and      in the heat, working at night or working un-     commit to four or more courses in this area,         interact with the trainees there.
health program will receive a stipend and/or     der adverse weather conditions?                  and preferably focus their thesis topic on an            For Aherin, the next step is to establish
tuition assistance.                                  To teach students how to evaluate all of     agricultural safety issue, Aherin can offer a        a special emphasis certification in agri-
    “In order to be effective in bringing down   these elements, Aherin and his colleagues        traineeship with a stipend of approximately          cultural safety and health at the univer-
the high illness, injury and death rate farm     have put together what is called an empha-       $800 per month and $2,200 to assist with             sity. This should be available by the fall
people experience, ag professionals need to      sis area in agricultural safety and health. At   tuition and fees each year.                          of 2004, and will be a helpful tool when
have a better appreciation of where the risk     the core of this program are three 300-level         Undergraduates willing to complete at            graduates are seeking employment.
is and how you evaluate it to make changes       courses that can be taken by upper level un-     least two of the three core agricultural safe-           Aherin noted, “A random sample of
that reduce the risk,” said Bob Aherin, a        dergraduates or graduate students.               ty classes, as well as a special project or a        298 agricultural and rural health employ-
professor of agricultural engineering and an         The first course focuses on agricultural      related course, may receive $500 toward tu-          ers were surveyed to assess the types of ag
agricultural safety specialist at the UI.        injuries, the second on agricultural illnesses   ition and fee reimbursement for each course          safety and health knowledge they would
    Many people believe that common sense        and diseases and the third teaches agricul-      they take. Depending on the number of                like to see students acquire. Of the 119
is all thatʼs required to prevent accidents,     tural safety systems analysis.                   courses taken, Aherinʼs funding can support          employers who responded, 84 percent in-
but thatʼs not really true, Aherin said. Agri-       “The third course goes a little deeper       anywhere from seven to nine students.                dicated that some academic training in ag
cultural safety is a complicated area.           for students,” said Aherin, “teaching them           Because funding is limited, Aherin must          safety and health would be desirable in fu-
    “There are several key elements in-          how to evaluate safety from a systems            select students who have an agricultural             ture employees.
volved in an agricultural incident,” Aherin      standpoint, whether itʼs analysis of human       background, are planning a career in agri-               “Students who are going to work pro-
said. “The first is the human element. What       behavior, a machine or an environment.”          culture or a related field such as rural health       fessionally in the agricultural industry
is a personʼs perception of the risk at hand     At least one of the other courses, on injury     care and will have an impact in the area of          need some technical background,” Aherin
and what are they willing to do to minimize      or illness, is a prerequisite to the systems     agricultural safety and health.                      said. “They need to understand safety and
or eliminate that risk?”                         analysis course.                                     The National Institute for Occupational          health issues because we know theyʼll
    A second element is what Aherin terms            Students also may complete an individu-      Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides much              have opportunities in their careers to make
“agents” that cause injuries. “Workers need      alized special projects course, and there are    of the funding for this work through a spe-          a difference in reducing injury risk.” ◆

                           To improve nursing home care, limit lawsuits, jury awards
By Mark Reutter                                                                                   nursing home care is due to chronic govern-
                                                 try, while providing questionable benefits to                                                         that a nursing home was negligent. While a
News Bureau Staff Writer                                                                          ment underfunding, especially compared
                                                 patient care,” Bedell wrote. Nursing home                                                            nursing home could be considered liable in
    Placing limits on lawsuits and jury          malpractice costs have risen sharply both        with the public funding of acute care in            the past if it failed to meet federal standards,
awards against nursing homes would im-           because of the number of lawsuits filed and       hospitals. By default, Medicaid has become          the new law required a plaintiff to show that
prove the quality of care to elderly residents   the size of the damages awarded by juries.       a primary means for funding long-term care          the failure to meet the regulations resulted
by reducing the skyrocketing cost of liabil-         “Nursing homes are a new target of the       services.                                           directly in injury or death.
ity insurance, an article in the Elder Law       litigation system,” and lawsuits have driven        These state-administered programs,                   A 2002 measure passed by the Ohio Leg-
Journal argues.                                  costs to crisis levels, causing insurance pre-   which subsidize the medical bills of the poor       islature not only limited punitive damages,
    In the wake of state laws that opened        miums to rise to as much as $7,000 a bed in      and elderly, are among the fastest growing          but allowed a jury to consider the impact
the door to lawsuits against poor care in the    Florida in 2001.                                 expenditures in state budgets. “Given the           that any payout on the ability of the nursing
1980s, nursing homes have been beset by              Partly as a result of escalating costs, a    statesʼ financial contribution to long-term          home to provide services for its patients.
litigation that threatens to sap the financial    growing minority of nursing homes has            care funding, it is in the interests of states to       “Tort reform should be encouraged to
strength of the industry, according to R.        stopped buying insurance. “Without liabil-       address the costs that tort litigation imposes      make litigation a more efficient means of
Patrick Bedell, articles editor for the jour-    ity insurance, a nursing home is exposed to      on nursing homes,” Bedell wrote.                    providing a right of action for nursing home
nal, published by the UI College of Law.         bankruptcy if a large monetary judgment is          The Florida Legislature, faced with the          abuse or negligence,” the Illinois scholar
    “Tort reform in nursing home litigation      rendered against it, leaving patients without    bankruptcy of many nursing homes, capped            wrote.
is desirable because the current tort regime     care,” Bedell noted.                             in 2002 the award of attorneysʼ fees and                To make this happen, Congress should
imposes costs on the long-term care indus-           Much of the historic problem of poor         made it more difficult for a plaintiff to prove      SEE AGRICULTURAL SAFETY, PAGE 5
July 1, 2004                                                                      InsideIllinois                                                                                       PAGE 5

    Study promotes small-town life and opportunities to teens
Phyllis Picklesimer                              who directs YouthWorks, a part of the Illi-
Media Communications Specialist/ACES ITCS        nois Rural Families Program, led by faculty               Hitting the streets
   In two rural Illinois communities this        members in the UI College of Agricultural,                      This summer, teens
summer, sixteen of next fallʼs high-school       Consumer and Environmental Sciences,                           participating in the
juniors and seniors will take to the streets     with assistance from UI Extension educa-              YouthMappers program will
as YouthMappers, intent on getting to know       tors in those counties.                                 be canvassing leaders and
their communities better.                            “We know from interviewing rural fresh-            businesspeople in two rural
   In past summers, teens in Knoxville and       men and juniors in the College of ACES              Illinois towns and developing
Pittsfield may have biked these familiar          that many of them choose not to go back to              directories of services and
streets so often that their home towns are       small-town living. They believe, rightly or           resources available to teens.
forever imprinted in their minds and hearts.     wrongly, that thereʼs little economic oppor-      The program, which is headed
Chances are theyʼve never canvassed busi-        tunity or intellectual stimulation there, even   by YouthWorks director Laurie
ness owners and community leaders to find         though they may have a sentimental attach-          Kramer, is part of the Illinois
out what sorts of opportunities there are for    ment to that place and see a small town as a     Rural Families Program led by
possible internships or if there are jobs that   good place to raise a family,” she said.          faculty members in the College
need to be filled or created. Thatʼs the kind         YouthMapping offers teens on the cusp        of Agricultural, Consumer and
of map theyʼll be making this summer.            of adulthood the chance to think about what         Environmental Sciences with
   “Weʼre concerned about the vitality of        roles they might play as adults in their com-       assistance from UI Extension
rural communities,” said Laurie Kramer,          munities. The teens will inventory the jobs,          educators. Facilitators hope
                                                 resources, and opportunities that are avail-              the program will foster a
                                                 able to youth in their towns and identify              greater appreciation in the
                                                 needs that are going unmet there as well.        teen for their hometowns while
  AGRICULTURAL SAFETY,                               “Weʼd really like YouthMappers to be              encouraging businesspeople
  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4                          able to identify chances they might have to              to create internships and
  create incentives through increases in         succeed in their town, whether itʼs operat-            volunteer opportunities for
  Medicaid funding to states that pass           ing a skate park or a movie theater. Or may-       juniors and seniors who want
  tort reform laws promoting quality             be theyʼll identify services that are needed                     work experience.
  patient care.                                  in the community, such as child care or a
     “For instance, if Congress condi-           mental health clinic,” said Kathleen Gary,                                                                                     photo by Bill Wiegand

  tioned increased Medicaid funding              YouthWorks project coordinator.
  on some tort-reform plan, and did not              The teens will be trained in interview-      leadership experience and valuable resume         “We hope that teenagers will learn to ap-
  insist upon particular tort reform strat-      ing skills, taught how to contact leaders and    material,” Kramer said. “And, in the fall,     preciate the towns theyʼre living in and that
  egies, states could decide for them-           businesspeople in their community, given         we hope that community leaders will join       adults in those towns will learn to value the
  selves the elements of tort reform. This       T-shirts that identify them as youths in-        the Youth Engagement Task Force to ad-         teenagersʼ contributions,” she said.
  discretion respects state autonomy,            volved in the project, and sent out to get to    dress one of the issues the YouthMappers          “But, beyond that, we hope business-
  and state voters would be able to hold         know their towns better. They will use their     have identified.”                               men and women will make a place for
  state government accountable for the           experiences to create a directory of area           Later in the project, parents in the com-   these teens by providing internships or vol-
  particular tort reform plan it chooses         services and resources for teens. And, this      munity will be taught how to support their     unteer opportunities, especially for juniors
  to adopt,” the article concluded.              fall, theyʼll be invited to serve on a Youth     teenagersʼ personal and professional devel-    and seniors who will soon be graduating
     Bedellʼs article is titled, “The Next       Engagement Task Force charged with using         opment.                                        and looking for work experience. We hope
  Frontier in Tort Reform: Promoting             the information they gathered to develop            Kramer said she hopes bonding will          theyʼll see ways to create opportunities for
  the Financial Solvency of Nursing              ways to better meet teenagersʼ needs.            occur between adults and teenagers as the      youth by making them partners in commu-
  Homes.” ◆                                          “YouthMapping will give these teens          mapping project goes forward.                  nity development.” ◆

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              brief notes
Allerton Park and Conference Center
                                                                                                                                  century; weather conditions and air masses; and climate is-
Volunteers needed to spruce up park                             Office of Publications and Marketing
                                                                                                                                  sues, such as global warming and El Nino.
   Volunteers can help restore and maintain the natural ar-     Update Student/Staff Directory online                                The Climate Atlas of Illinois is available from the ISWS
eas, formal gardens and sculptures at Robert Allerton Park         Retirees and people working for UI-affiliated agencies          for $20 plus $7 for shipping and handling. Credit card or-
and Conference Center, Monticello, during volunteer work        who want to be included in the 2004-05 Student/Staff Di-          ders also will be accepted. For more information or to order
days in July. Snacks and social times are provided as part      rectory as well as people who want to suppress their home         a copy, call (217) 333-8888. More information also is avail-
of the day. In the event of rain, work days will be held in-    addresses and/or phone numbers from publication are be-           able online,
doors.                                                          ing asked to submit their requests online. Those who want
                                                                                                                                  Intensive English Institute
 ■ July 7, 9-11 a.m.: Garden Work Day. Help maintain            to suppress their directory information must complete and
     the formal gardens surrounding the visitor center and      submit online forms, even if they have submitted suppres-         Host families needed for visiting students
     conference center by helping with a special project or     sion requests in the past. Past requests are no longer viable         Japanese college students coming to Champaign-Urbana
     assisting with watering, weeding, and cutting back or      because of the conversion to the Banner software system.          in August to spend a month brushing up on their conver-
     deadheading flowers.                                           Paper forms can no longer be accepted. People without          sational English are hoping to find friendly local hosts to
 ■ July 10, 9 a.m.-noon: Natural Areas Restoration /Al-         Internet access are asked to visit their local public libraries   share their American experience with.
     lerton Allies. Help care for Allerton Parkʼs “wild side”   to submit their information online.                                   Female students from Dokkyo University in Tokyo need
     by removing honeysuckle or garlic mustard, clearing           Forms are available at (click on student/         hosts who will meet with them two or three times a week
     and marking trails or other maintenance of natural ar-     staff directory forms under the announcements header).            while they are living in a campus residence hall from July
     eas. All materials and equipment will be provided, but     Deadline for submissions is Sept. 17. For more informa-           31 to Aug. 13, and then will provide a home stay for them,
     volunteers should bring work gloves.                       tion, contact the Office of Publications and Marketing at          including room and board, from Aug. 14 to 26. Male stu-
 ■ July 14, 9 a.m.-noon: Sculpture Conservation Work            333-9200 or by e-mail at                            dents from Konan University in Kobe will need home-stay
     Day. Assist with maintaining and cleaning the more                                                                           host families from July 31 to Aug. 28.
                                                                Allerton Park and Conference Center
     than 100 outdoor sculptures and garden ornaments                                                                                 Individuals, families and couples, including “empty-
     found throughout the park. May require working on          Children’s programs are July 5 and 17                             nesters,” are welcome to apply as hosts. Hosts spend a few
     scaffolding.                                                  Children ages 2-5 and their parents can enjoy stories,         hours a week with the students in typical household activi-
                                                                songs and activities with nature themes from 10-11 a.m.           ties and outings – from meals, ball games and movies, to
Facilities & Services
                                                                July 5 and July 17 during the “ ʻNʼ is for Night” program         picnics, concerts and county fairs; home-stay hosts put the
Mainframe printing services to relocate                         at Robert Allerton Park and Conference Center, Monticello.        students up in their homes and provide meals for them, as
   Effective July 1, printing of reports and documents on       The program is part of the “Nature ABCs and 123s” se-             well as spend time in activities or outings, said Dawn Ma-
the high-speed printers in 54 Henry Administration Build-       ries. Fee is $3 per child. Register three days in advance         cLellan, host coordinator of the Intensive English Institute.
ing will be moved to the Facilities & Services Printing         by calling 217-762-2721 or 244-1035 or by e-mailing                   Home-stay hosts receive a stipend to help defray the
Departmentʼs main location at 54 E. Gregory Drive. The                                            costs of room and board. Host and home-stay families for
relocation should have no impact on most customers since                                                                          Korean students who are attending institute classes in July
                                                                Illinois State Water Survey
documents will continue to be printed and delivered to the                                                                        have already been found.
appropriate department addresses.                               Cllimate Atlas of Illinois now available                              The new home-stay room and board option began a cou-
   However, beginning July 1, customers who have been               “With the release of the 310-page Climate Atlas of Il-        ple of years ago and has proven extremely satisfying for
retrieving documents from the secure bins in Henry will         linois by the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), more data       students and hosts alike, MacLellan said.
have their documents delivered to their preferred campus        and information are available about the climate of Illinois           In past years, students stayed in residence halls the entire
addresses by the Printing Department. Questions about           than any other area in the world, and much of the material is     duration of their intensive English courses, but participated
document delivery should be directed to Barbara Childers        available nowhere else,” says Stan Changnon, Illinois State       with host families in activities in and outside the home.
at 244-9486 or                               Water Survey Chief Emeritus and adjunct professor of ge-              That arrangement was a bit disruptive, MacLellan said,
   Customers who use preprinted, multi-part forms will          ography and of atmospheric sciences.                              since the late summer IEI programs overlapped with the
need to make arrangements to convert the preprinted forms           The atlas by Changnon and survey co-authors Jim An-           beginning of the fall semester at Illinois, meaning the inter-
to digital templates. Contact John Zuckerman, Office of          gel, Ken Kunkel and Chris Lehmann focuses on the 20th             national students had to move out of their university rooms
Administrative Information Technology Services, at 312-         century and presents both spatial patterns and temporal           and into local hotels during their last week of their pro-
996-8903 or                                    distributions of climate conditions in Illinois. Special field     grams to allow incoming UI students to move in.
   Contact Childers at 244-9486 with any questions.             projects and studies since 1947 have provided in-depth in-            There was another motivation for the new option: Japa-
                                                                formation about all aspects of Illinoisʼ climate, including       nese universities desired home stays for their students.
Spurlock Museum
                                                                precipitation, severe storms, droughts and floods, air qual-           “Since the students are here for such a short period of
Exhibit highlights state’s biological diversity                 ity, and the effects of urban areas (Chicago and St. Louis)       time, having a home stay really offers them a lot more op-
    Spurlock Museum will mark the opening of the exhibit        and Lake Michigan.                                                portunities to interact with hosts and experience daily life
“Illinois: An Epic Landscape” with a celebration from 10             “The general public will find answers to questions            with members of the community,” MacLellan said.
a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10. The exhibit created by the Illinois     about all aspects of climate, including records of the warm-          “Hosts, whose primary language is English, and who
Natural History Survey will highlight the stunning array of     est and wettest Illinois locations, and how much snow their       have extra room for an adult student, give students the
biological diversity found in Illinois, with a focus on the     hometown annually receives. Others who will find the atlas         chance to experience daily life in the United States.
cypress swamps of southern Illinois.                            useful are scientists and students interested in assessing the        “At the same time, it is also a wonderful opportunity that
    At the opening celebration, visitors can enjoy hands-on     climate and its effects on people, places, the environment,       gives hosts a greater understanding of other countries, cul-
activities in the Rowe Learning Center and nature films in       and economic activities. Those involved in design/planning        tures and customs,” MacLellan said, noting that reference
the Knight Auditorium. Beginning on the half hour, the          of weather-sensitive towers and buildings, crops, and ac-         and background checks are required of selected host and
INHS Mobile Science Center will present an interactive,         tivities also will find the atlas to be a valuable resource,”      home-stay families.
hands-on display, “Arthropods Across Illinois,” in the mu-      Changnon said.                                                        A host-orientation meeting provides hosts information
seumʼs parking lot.                                                 Individual chapters address what controls our climate         about their students. After the students arrive, a picnic or
    Admission to the museum and science center are free;        and historical climate periods; temperatures and precipita-       reception allows hosts and students to meet and get to know
tickets are required for science center visits. To reserve      tion, including snowfall; the statewide energy budget and         each other.
tickets or for further information, stop by the museumʼs        wind conditions; special climate conditions caused by Lake            A host application may be downloaded at www.iei.uiuc.
information desk or call 333-2360. The exhibit will be on       Michigan, the southern hills, large cities, and human activi-     edu/host/. The site has an FAQ link. More information is
display July 10-Aug. 28. Museum hours: Tuesday, noon to         ties; atmospheric quality, including acid rain; climate ex-       available by contacting IEI at or
5 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;      tremes, such as droughts, cold winters, and various kinds of      calling 217-333-6598. ◆
and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                 storms; outstanding weather and climate events of the 20th

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                                                                                                               Note: $ indicates Admission Charge                  July 1 to Aug 8
colloquia                           10 Saturday                        Krannert Center. $                 Recital Hall, Smith Hall.          Bookstore building.                Music in Nature Concert:
                                    “The Glass Menagerie.” Mat-                                           Junior Symphonic Band. Bill                                           “Noisy Gators.” 7-9 p.m. Visi-
6 Tuesday                           thew Reeder, director. 8 p.m.      25 Sunday                          Gilmer, conductor. 2:45 p.m.       2 Friday                           torʼs Center, Allerton Park. Ca-
“New Age Healing in the Rus-        Studio Theater, Krannert Cen-      “Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds,      Foellinger Hall, Krannert Cen-     Canoe Clinic. 1-3 p.m. Loca-       jun, Zydeco and old-time mu-
sian North Today.” Sibelan          ter. $                             director. 7 p.m. Studio Theater,   ter.                               tion: TBA. For ages 8-14. Ad-      sic. Admission charge. Allerton
Forrester, Swarthmore Col-                                             Krannert Center. $                                                    mission charge. Campus Rec-        Park and Conference Center.
                                                                                                          Trombone Camp. Elliot Cha-
lege. Noon. 101 International       11 Sunday                                                             sanov, headmaster. 4 p.m. Foel-
Studies Building. Russian,          “Guilty Conscience.” William       27 Tuesday                                                                                               18 Sunday
East European and Eurasian          Martin, director. 7 p.m. Studio    “The Glass Menagerie.” Mat-        linger Hall, Krannert Center.      5 Monday                           “Pastepaper      Preparation
Center.                             Theater, Krannert Center. $        thew Reeder, director. 7:30                                           Nature ABCs and 123s: “N is        and Decoration Workshop.”
                                                                       p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert      28 Wednesday                       for Night.” 10-11 a.m. Visitorʼs   9 a.m.-4 p.m. 131 GSLIS
8 Thursday                                                                                                UI Summer Jazz Band. Chip
                                    13 Tuesday                         Center. $
                                                                                                          McNeill, leader. 7:30 p.m. Try-
                                                                                                                                             Center, Allerton Park. Ages        building. Graduate School of
“Funding for Graduate Stu-          “Guilty Conscience.” William                                                                             2-5. Call 244-1035 for more        Library and Information Sci-
dents.” Danielle Davis and                                             28 Wednesday                       on Festival Theater, Krannert      information and fees. Allerton
                                    Martin, director. 7:30 p.m. Stu-                                      Center. $ School of Music.                                            ence.
Leanne Kallemeyn, UI. Noon.         dio Theater, Krannert Center.      “Guilty Conscience.” William                                          Park and Conference Center.
242 Education Building. Bu-         $                                  Martin, director. 7:30 p.m. Stu-
                                                                                                          31 Saturday                                                           19 Monday
reau of Educational Research.                                          dio Theater, Krannert Center.
                                                                                                          Junior Piano Camp. Reid Al-
                                                                                                                                             6 Tuesday                          Adventurers Camp. 8 a.m.-5
                                    14 Wednesday                       $                                  exander, headmaster. 10:30
                                                                                                                                             Junior Artists Camp. 9 a.m.-3      p.m. Visitorʼs Center, Allerton
15 Thursday                         “Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds,                                                                            p.m. Visitorʼs Center, Allerton    Park. For children entering 9th
“Foundation and Private                                                29 Thursday                        a.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.     Park. For children entering 2nd
                                    director. 7:30 p.m. Studio The-                                                                                                             through 12th grade. Continues
Funding.” Joan Tousey and           ater, Krannert Center. $           “Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds,      Jazz Camp. Chip McNeil, co-        through 4th grade. Continues       through July 22. Call 244-1035
Lizanne DeStefano, UI. Noon.                                           director. 7:30 p.m. Studio The-    ordinator. 11 a.m. Tryon Festi-    through July 8. Call 244-1035      for more information and fees.
242 Education Building. Bu-         15 Thursday                        ater, Krannert Center. $           val Theater, Krannert Center.      for more information and fees.     Allerton Park and Conference
reau of Educational Research.       “The Glass Menagerie.” Mat-                                           Junior Chorus. Joy Wade, con-      Allerton Park and Conference       Center.
                                    thew Reeder, director. 7:30        30 Friday                          ductor. 11:30 a.m. Foellinger      Center.
29 Thursday                         p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert      “The Glass Menagerie.” Mat-        Hall, Krannert Center.                                                24 Saturday
“Federal Funding.” Lizanne          Center. $                          thew Reeder, director. 7:30
                                                                                                          Jazz Camp. Chip McNeil, co-        10 Saturday                        “Bookbinding: East Meets
DeStefano, Beth Grosshandler                                           p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert                                         “Mobile Science Center at          West, A Hands-On Work-
and Kathy Young, UI. Noon.          16 Friday                          Center. $                          ordinator. 1:15 p.m. Tryon Fes-
                                                                                                          tival Theater, Krannert Center.    the Spurlock Museum.” 10           shop.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 104 GS-
242 Education Building. Bu-         “Guilty Conscience.” William                                                                             a.m.-4 p.m. 600 S. Gregory         LIS building. Graduate School
reau of Educational Research.       Martin, director. 7:30 p.m. Stu-   31 Saturday                        Intermediate Flute Camp.           St., Urbana. Spurlock Museum.      of Library and Information Sci-
                                    dio Theater, Krannert Center.      “The Younger Generation:           Mary Leathers Chapman,             Activities for the family both
                                                                       Summerfest Apprentice/In-          headmaster. 1:30 p.m. Music                                           ence.
theater                             $                                                                                                        inside and outside. For more       Canoe/Kayak/Hike/Swim
                                                                       tern Presentation.” 2 p.m. Stu-    Building auditorium.               information, call 333-2360.
1 Thursday                          17 Saturday                        dio Theater, Krannert Center.      Junior Concert Band. Susan         Spurlock Museum.
                                                                                                                                                                                Day Trip. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet
“The Glass Menagerie.” Mat-         “Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds,      Summerfest apprentices and         Ozsvath, conductor. 2 p.m.                                            at Outdoor Center. For ages
thew Reeder, director. 7:30         director. 8 p.m. Studio Theater,   interns present short scenes and   Foellinger Hall, Krannert          12 Monday                          8-14. Call 333-8747 for more
p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert       Krannert Center. $                 monologues as a culminating        Center.                            Artists Camp. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.        information and fees. Campus
Center. Tennessee Williamsʼ                                            presentation of their five weeks                                       Visitorʼs Center, Allerton         Recreation.
story of family relationships       18 Sunday                          of classes.                        Junior Symphonic Band.
                                                                                                                                             Park. For children entering 5th    “Firefly Foray.” 7:30-8:30 p.m.
                                    “The Glass Menagerie.” Mat-                                           Valerie Page, conductor. 3:15
and the conflict between re-                                            “Guilty Conscience.” William       p.m. Foellinger Hall, Krannert     through 8th grade. Continues       Visitorʼs Center, Allerton Park.
sponsibilities to oneʼs family      thew Reeder, director. 7 p.m.      Martin, director. 8 p.m. Studio                                       through July 15. Call 244-1035     Call 244-1035 for more infor-
                                    Studio Theater, Krannert Cen-                                         Center.
and oneʼs self. $                                                      Theater, Krannert Center. $                                           for more information and fees.     mation and fees. Allerton Park
                                    ter. $                                                                1 Sunday                           Allerton Park and Conference       and Conference Center.
2 Friday                                                               1 Sunday                           Master of Music Recital. Ji-       Center.
“Guilty Conscience.” Wil-           20 Tuesday                         “Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds,                                                                            25 Sunday
                                    “The Glass Menagerie.” Mat-                                           Hye Kim, piano. 7:30 p.m. Re-
liam Martin, director. 7:30
                                    thew Reeder, director. 7:30
                                                                       director. 7 p.m. Studio Theater,   cital Hall, Smith Hall.            13 Tuesday                         “Bookbinding: East Meets
p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert                                          Krannert Center. $                                                    Scuba Clinic. 6-8 p.m. IMPE        West, A Hands-On Work-
Center. Richard Levinson and        p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert                                                                            Indoor Pool, 201 E. Peabody,       shop.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 104 GS-
William Link, scriptwriters for     Center. $                                                             films                                                                  LIS building. Graduate School
                                                                       music                                                                 Champaign. Continues every
TV detective shows, spin a tale                                                                           7 Wednesday                        Tuesday and Thursday for three     of Library and Information Sci-
guaranteed to keep you in sus-      21 Wednesday                       11 Sunday                                                             weeks. Call 333-8747 for more      ence.
                                    A Marvelous Party: The Sum-                                           “Vovochka.” 7:30 p.m. Illini
pense. $                                                               Faculty Recital. Elliot Cha-       Tower cafeteria. Russian, East     information and fees. Campus       Trail Trekkers, Schroth Trail.
                                    merfest Apprentice/Intern          sanov, alto and tenor trombone.
                                    Benefit. James Berton Har-                                             European and Eurasian Center       Recreation.                        1-3 p.m. Environmental Learn-
3 Saturday                                                             7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great         2004 Summer Film Series.                                              ing Field Station, Allerton
“Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds,       ris, producing director. 7:30      Hall, Krannert Center. With                                           14 Wednesday
                                    p.m. Krannert Center Lobby.                                                                                                                 Park. Call 244-1035 for more
director. 8 p.m. Studio The-
                                    Celebrating the 105th anniver-
                                                                       Eunjin Lee, piano. $ School        8 Thursday                         Summer Kids Kayak Clinic. 1-       information and fees. Allerton
ater, Krannert Center. Miklos                                          of Music.                          Quad Cinema. “Catch Me If          3 p.m. Kaufman Lake, Cham-         Park and Conference Center.
Laszloʼs original script of the     sary of the birth of playwright/                                      You Can.” 9 p.m. South end of      paign. Ages 8-14. Call 398-
Hungarian comedy – complete         songwriter Noel Coward. The        14 Wednesday                       the Quad. Illini Union Board.      2550 for more information and      5 Thursday
with love letters and mistaken      benefit includes excerpts from      UI Summer Jazz Band. Chip                                             fees. Campus Recreation.           Chancellor’s Council of Aca-
identities – that inspired sever-   Cowardʼs comedy “Private           McNeill, leader. 7:30 p.m. Try-    12 Monday                                                             demic Professionals Meet-
                                    Lives,” followed by a cabaret                                                                            Summer Kids Horseback
al films, including “The Shop                                           on Festival Theater, Krannert      “Ararat.” Atom Egoyan, direc-      Riding Clinic. 1-3 p.m. Stable     ing. 1:30 p.m. 514 Illini Union
Around the Corner,” and “In         of his songs. $                    Center. $ School of Music.         tor. 7:30 p.m. Illini Tower caf-                                      Bookstore building.
                                                                                                                                             near Lodge, Ill. Ages 8-14. Call
the Good Old Summertime.”                                                                                 eteria. Russian, East European
$                                   22 Thursday                        15 Thursday                        and Eurasian Center 2004
                                                                                                                                             398-2550 for more information
                                                                                                                                                                                7 Saturday
                                    “Guilty Conscience.” William       Summer Band. Peter Griffin,                                            and fees. Campus Recreation.
                                                                                                          Summer Film Series.                                                   “Seeing Stars.” 8-10 p.m.
6 Tuesday                           Martin, director. 7:30 p.m. Stu-   conductor. 7 p.m. UI Quad-
                                    dio Theater, Krannert Center.                                                                            15 Thursday                        Visitorʼs Center, Allerton Park.
“Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds,                                          rangle.                            14 Wednesday                       Summer Kids Aquatic Ad-            Call 244-1035 for more infor-
director. 7:30 p.m. Studio The-     $                                                                     “Ivan Vasilevich Changes Pro-      venture Clinic. 1-3 p.m. IMPE      mation and fees. Allerton Park
ater, Krannert Center. $                                               17 Saturday                        fession.” Leonid Gaidai, direc-                                       and Conference Center.
                                    23 Friday                          Advanced Percussion Camp.          tor. 7:30 p.m. Illini Tower caf-
                                                                                                                                             Indoor Pool. Ages 8-14. Call
7 Wednesday                         A Marvelous Party: The Sum-        William Moersch and Ricardo                                           398-2550 for more information
                                                                                                          eteria. Russian, East European     and fees. Campus Recreation.       exhibits
“The Glass Menagerie.” Mat-         merfest Apprentice/Intern          Flores, co-headmasters. 11 a.m.    and Eurasian Center 2004
thew Reeder, director. 7:30         Benefit. James Berton Har-          Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert       ris, producing director. 7:30
                                                                                                          Summer Film Series.                17 Saturday                        “Using Government Informa-
                                                                       Junior Strings. Kelly Sikorski,                                       “Decorated Papers Work-               tion: What Can It Do For
Center. $                           p.m. Krannert Center Lobby.        conductor. 11 a.m. Foellinger      22 Thursday                                                              You?
                                    Celebrating the 105th anniver-                                                                           shop.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 131 GS-
                                                                       Hall, Krannert Center.             Quad Cinema. “Armaged-             LIS building. Graduate School      Government documents, main
8 Thursday                          sary of the birth of playwright/
                                                                       Junior Orchestra. Frank Lesti-     don.” 9 p.m. South end of the      of Library and Information         hall wall display cases. Li-
“Guilty Conscience.” William        songwriter Noel Coward. The                                           Quad. Illini Union Board.                                             brary.
                                    benefit includes excerpts from      na, conductor. 12:15 p.m. Foel-                                       Science.
Martin, director. 7:30 p.m.                                            linger Hall, Krannert Center.
Studio Theater, Krannert Cen-       Cowardʼs comedy “Private                                                                                 Nature ABCs and 123s: “N is        “Tourism in Latin America
                                                                       Junior Concert Band. Steven        et cetera                                                                and the Caribbean”
ter. $                              Lives,” followed by a cabaret                                                                            for Night.” 10-11 a.m. Visitorʼs
                                    of his songs. $                    Scherer, conductor. 1:30 p.m.      1 Thursday                         Center, Allerton Park. Ages        Latin American and Caribbean
9 Friday                                                               Foellinger Hall, Krannert Cen-     Chancellor’s Council of Aca-       2-5. Call 244-1035 for more        Library.
“Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds,       24 Saturday                        ter.                               demic Professionals Meet-          information and fees. Allerton     “Paris et la Litterature: une
director. 7:30 p.m. Studio The-     “Parfumerie.” Peter Reynolds,      Piano Camp. Christos Tsit-         ing. 1:30 p.m. 514 Illini Union    Park and Conference Center.
ater, Krannert Center. $            director. 8 p.m. Studio Theater,   saros, headmaster. 1:30 p.m.                                                                             SEE CALENDAR, PAGE 8

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     promenade sous la pluie”       @art gallery. Online exhibit of
Modern Languages and Lin-           the UI School of Art and De-
guistics Library.                   sign.
“The Media and the Politics of
     Modern Warfare: William        ongoing
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Rare Book and Special Collec-       Altgeld Chime-Tower Tours
tions Library.                      12:30-1 p.m. M-F. Enter                                             12,000 faculty and staff members and retirees, nearly 80 percent of whom live
Through July 31.                    through 323 Altgeld Hall. To                                        in Champaign County. It pays to advertise in Inside Illinois.
                                    arrange a concert or Bell Tow-
“Athens to Athens: Olympic          er visit, e-mail chimes@uiuc.
     Research Collections at        edu or call 333-6068.
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Main hall display cases, Li-        Arboretum Tours
brary.                              To arrange a tour, 333-7579.
Through Aug. 31.                    Beckman Institute Cafe
“Illinois: An Epic Landscape”       Open to the public. 8 a.m.-
On view July 10.                    3 p.m. M-F. Lunch served
Five galleries featuring the cul-   11 a.m.-2 p.m. For monthly
tures of the world.                 menu,      www.Beckman.uiuc.
                                    edu/outreach/café.html.           is in session); 7:30-9:30 p.m.    utes before until after perfor-    monthly. Illini Union. www.      or
Spurlock Museum, 600 S.                                               Friday; 1:30-4 p.m. Sun-          mances.                  
Gregory St., Urbana. Noon-5         Bevier Cafe                                                                                                                             PC User Group
                                                                      day. Cheap Skates: 7:30-9:30      Promenade gift shop: 10 a.m.-      Classified Employees As-          For schedule, call Mark
p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.         8:30-11 a.m. coffee, juice and    p.m. First Wednesday of each      6 p.m. M-Sa; one hour before
                                    baked goods; and 11:30 a.m. to                                                                         sociation                        Zinzow, 244-1289, or David
Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4                                           month.                            until 30 minutes after perfor-     11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. first Thurs-
p.m. Saturday.                      1 p.m. lunch.                                                                                                                           Harley, 333-5656.
                                                                      Illini Union Ballroom             mances.                            day monthly. 244-2466 or
                                    Campus Recreation                                                   Ticket Office: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.                                        Scandinavian Coffee Hour
               ■                                                      11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. M-F. Sec-                             
                                    IMPE Bldg.: 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.                                        daily, and 10 a.m. through first                                      4-6 p.m. W. The Bread Com-
Featured Works XVII: “From                                            ond floor, NE corner. For res-                                        Contra Dancing
                                    M-F, 11a.m.-9 p.m. Sa & Su;                                         intermission on performance                                         pany, 706 S. Goodwin Ave.,
    Hand to Lip: The Art and                                          ervations, 333-0690; walk-ins                               or
                                    IMPE Indoor Pool: 11 a.m.-1                                         days.                                                               Urbana.
    Technology of Making a                                            welcome.                                                   
                                    p.m. daily; CRCE: closed for                                        Tours: 3 p.m. daily; meet in                                        The Deutsche
    Greek Vase”                                                       Japan House                                                                                           Konversationsgruppe
“Jamming With the Man: Al-          renovations.                                                        main lobby.                        French Department: Pause
                                                                      For a group tour, 244-9934.                                          Café                             1-3 p.m. W. The Bread Com-
    len Stringfellow, A Retro-      Kenney Gym and pool will be                                         Library Tours
                                    open to all faculty/staff at no   Krannert Art Museum and                                              5-6 p.m. Thursdays, Espres-      pany, 706 S. Goodwin Ave.,
    spective”                                                         Kinkead Pavilion                  Self-guided of main and un-                                         Urbana.
Through Aug. 1.                     charge during scheduled hours                                                                          so Royale, 1117 W. Oregon,
                                                                      Tours: By appointment, call       dergraduate libraries: go to In-   Urbana.
“Changing Rooms: The Cre-           with valid ID card. For more                                        formation Desk (second floor,                                        Secretariat
                                    information, call 333-3806 or     244-6582                                                             Illini Folk Dance Society        11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. third Wednes-
    ation of Cinematic Space                                          The Fred and Donna Giertz         main library) or Media Center
    in the Works of Harry           visit     www.campusrec.uiuc.                                       (undergrad library).               8-10 p.m. Tu & Sa, Illini        day monthly. Illini Union. 333-
                                    edu.                              Education Center: 11 a.m.-                                           Union. Beginners welcome,        1374, or
    Horner”                                                           1 p.m. Tu-Th;                     Meat Salesroom
Through Sept. 19.                   Faculty/Staff Assistance                                                                               398-6686.              
                                                                      Palette Cafe: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.    102 Meat Sciences Lab.
Krannert Art Museum and             Program                                                             1-5:30 p.m. Tu & Th; 8 a.m.-       Italian Table                    VOICE
                                                                      Monday-Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m.
Kinkead Pavilion. 9 a.m.-5          8 a.m.-5 p.m. 1011 W. Univer-                                       1 p.m. F. For price list & spe-    Italian conversation Mondays     Poetry and fiction reading.
p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Satur-       sity Ave., Urbana. Phone 244-                                       cials, 333-3404.                   at noon, Intermezzo Cafe,        7:45 p.m. Second Thursday of
                                                                      Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
day; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday;       5312.                                                                                                  KCPA.                            each month. The Bread Com-
                                                                      Monday-Friday.                    Robert Allerton Park
2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to       Falun Dafa Practice Group                                                                              Lifetime Fitness Program         pany, 706 S. Goodwin Ave.,
                                                                      Krannert Center for the           Open 8 a.m. to dusk daily.
the museum is free; a donation      3:20-4:40 Sunday 404 or 407                                                                            6-8:50 a.m. M-F. Kinesiology,    Urbana.
                                                                      Performing Arts                   “Allerton Legacy” exhibit at
of $3 is suggested.                 Illini Union. 244-2571.           Interlude: Open one hour be-                                         244-3983.                        Women’s Club
                                                                                                        Visitors Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
               ■                    Huizenga Commons                  fore until after events on per-   daily; 244-1035. Garden tours,     Normal Person’s Book Dis-        Open to male and female
                                    Cafeteria                         formance nights. Wine tastings    333-2127.                          cussion Group                    faculty and staff members
“One Book, One City, One            Serving breakfast. 7:30-11 a.m.                                                                                                         and     spouses.      351-9930,
Show”                                                                 at 5 p.m. most Thursdays.                                            7 p.m. 317 Illini Union. Read
                                    and lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.       Intermezzo Cafe: Open 7:30        organizations                      “In the Time of Our Singing,” or http://
Humanities Lecture Hall, 805        M-F. East end of Law Bldg.                                                                                                     ◆
W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana.                                         a.m.-3:30 p.m. on non-perfor-                                        by Richard Powers for July 29;
                                    Ice Arena Open Skate              mance weekdays; 7:30 a.m.         Chancellor’s Council of Aca-       “Evening,” by Susan Minot for
Through Aug. 15.                                                                                        demic Professionals Meeting
                                    11:20 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Mon-        through weekday performan-                                           Aug. 26. More info: 355-3167
               ■                    day-Friday (while university      ces; weekends from 90 min-        1:30 p.m. First Thursday

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