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Work of UI 'Leonardo' to be highlighted in Chicago exhibition

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     UI researchers: Computer animations used in court colored by bias
                                                                             U n i v e r s i t y               o f     I l l i n o i s        a t     U r b a n a - C h a m p a i g n
                                                                                                                                                                                            April 20, 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                            Vol. 25, No. 19

By Jim Barlow                            to hand out harsh penalties.”                       Participants were told in ad-

News Bureau Staff Writer                     Roese and colleagues suggest                vance that they would see cases
            courtroom jury views a       that by viewing a computer-ani-                 in which accidents may have oc-
            computer animation of a      mated re-creation of an event, a                curred. Some participants viewed
            vehicle accident or hei-     person’s confidence is heightened               the entire re-creations with the
            nous crime. Does it help     – but not necessarily accurately.               accidents shown, whereas others
bring a conviction or acquittal?         An animation, they say, provides                saw depictions that were stopped
With no clear standards for anima-       movement as reconstructed by a                  before the accidents occurred.
tions that re-create incidents, the      prosecution, plaintiff or defense                   Participants seeing the out-
verdict is still out, and, for now, it   witness to reconfirm or heighten                come then were told to disregard
may depend on which side created         a jurist’s hindsight feeling that “I            their knowledge of it and put
the simulation, researchers say.         knew it all along.”                             themselves in the shoes of those
    In a study of 117 undergraduate          In the study, some students                 who had watched clips that did not
students, psychologists discovered       viewed computer animations of                   show results. All participants esti-
that movements in a sequence of          highway incidents prepared for                  mated the likelihoods of the vari-
events, as well as the duration por-     real court cases by Eleventh Hour               ous outcomes, from no accident
trayed, in animations such as re-        Animation of Skokie, Ill. The idea              at all to the serious accidents that,
creations of a crime can double an       was to compare judgments made                   in fact, did occur. The hindsight,
already troubling hindsight bias.        in foresight, where an outcome is               widely observed in past research,
    Hindsight bias has been linked       not known, with hindsight, where                was found again.
to the traditional use of text and       the outcome is known. A control                     “Participants who see how
diagrams to re-create crimes, and        group viewed text-plus-diagram                  an accident happens have a very
is known to interfere with the abil-     re-creations.                                   difficult time disregarding this
ity to make fair decisions because           One animation, 19 seconds                   knowledge and cannot place
it often leads jurists to exaggerate     long, showed a car following an                 themselves in the shoes of naïve
the predictability of past events.       18-wheeler on a two-lane high-                  observers who did not see the ac-
    “Many lawyers assume that            way. The car attempted to pass but              cident,” Roese said. “This hind-
computer video animations help           collided with a truck coming from               sight bias occurred regardless of                                                                              UI photo
clarify the evidence, and, there-        the opposite direction. An 11-                  whether participants watched the        Help or hindrance? Research by Neal J. Roese, a professor of
fore, help jury decisions to be          second depiction showed a semi-                 scenes in computer animations, or       psychology, indicates that in a courtroom a “computer animation
fairer and more closely grounded         trailer avoiding a slow-moving ve-              if they read text descriptions of the   introduces its own additional bias, making (jurors) more punitive
in the facts,” said Neal J. Roese, a     hicle that was turning into its path            events.”                                and more likely to hand out harsh penalties.”
UI professor of psychology. “Our         on a two-lane highway; the truck                    The findings suggest that when
findings indicate instead that a         collided with a bus coming from                 it comes to issues of liability or      rather than what came later, the      admissible, many do not,” Roese
computer animation introduces its        the opposite direction. Both films              negligence, judgments that hinge        use of computer animations might      said. “Supposedly an animation
own additional bias, making peo-         showed the events from bird’s-eye               on assessing what defendants            be an especially big problem.         is based directly on the available
ple more punitive and more likely        views.                                          know at the time of their actions,         “Some courts rule them as in-      SEE ANIMATION, PAGE 11

                                                                                                  Work of UI ‘Leonardo’ to be
                                                                                               highlighted in Chicago exhibition
                                                                                         By Melissa Mitchell                     exhibition showcases the ways in      and music.
                                                                                         News Bureau Staff Writer                which his talent extended beyond         Cox’s part of the show will
                                                                                             Scientific visualization artist-    purely artistic endeavors into the    consist of a kiosk with a large dis-
                                                                                         wizard Donna Cox is among a se-         fields of science and engineering.    play screen featuring a 13-15 min-
                                                                                         lect, eclectic group of visionaries     It also emphasizes how that ge-       ute audio-video loop that stitches
                                                                                         from a range of disciplines whose       nius lives on today through “mod-     together several examples of the
                                                                                         work will be spotlighted in a ma-       ern-day Leonardos,” whose own         visualization work created during
                                                                                         jor new exhibition that opened          work inspires new generations of      the past 14 years by Cox and other
                                                                                         last week at Chicago’s Museum of        dreamers, creators and inventors.     members of NCSA’s “Renaissance
                                                                                         Science and Industry.                       Cox is among the “modern-         Team.”
                                                                                             Cox, a UI professor of art and      day Leonardos” identified by the         Team members include Alex
                                                                                         design and senior research scien-       museum and invited to contribute      Betts, Jeff Carpenter, Matthew
                                                                                         tist at the university’s National       models, prototypes, illustrations     Hall, Lorne Leonard, Stuart Levy
                                                                                         Center for Supercomputing Ap-           and other concept materials to        and Robert Patterson. The muse-
                                                                                         plications, was invited by the mu-      serve as a sampler of the work be-    um presentation is edited by Car-
                                                                                         seum to contribute to “Leonardo         ing explored by some of the most      penter, with music produced by
                                                                                         da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius.”       inventive, creative minds of our      Patterson.
                                                                                         The exhibition will be on view          time. Members of the group hail          The content of the piece “is all
                                                                                         through Sept. 4.                        from fields as diverse as architec-   data-driven, scientific visualiza-
                                                                                             Designed to reveal the depth        ture, art, music, computer science,   tions, aesthetically created,” said
                                                                                         of Leonardo’s inventive spirit, the     engineering and physics, medicine     Cox, who added that her primary
                                                                                                                                                                       contribution to the team’s work is
                                                                                         da Vinci encoded Scientific visualization artist Donna Cox,                   to determine color and the style or
                                                                                         a professor of art and design and senior research scientist at the            visual treatment of the rendering
                                                                                         National Center for Supercomputing Applications, is among the                 of the data.
                                                                                         “modern-day Leonardos” invited to showcase work in the exhibit                   Ever since she “crossed over”
                                                                                         “Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius” at Chicago’s Museum                from the world of studio art to su-
                                                                                         of Science and Industry. The exhibition emphasizes how da Vinci’s             percomputers in the mid-1980s,
                                                                                         genius lives on today, inspiring new generations of dreamers,                 trading paint and canvas for a
                                                                                         creators and inventors.                                                       SEE LEONARDO, PAGE 11
                                                            photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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         UI Board of Trustees approves tuition and fee increases                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Five UI faculty members awarded
                                                 be phased in over four years, with all new          petual source of almost $40,000 in scholar-             ulty members who will begin work this fall,                On the Job Linda Swett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Guggenheim Fellowships
By Sharita Forrest
Assistant Editor                                 full-time students paying the fee this fall.        ship money annually. By the 20th year, the              a $761,500 contract to upgrade fire alarms
    The UI needs $60.5 million to fund its       In FY08, students who have been enrolled            endowment will approach $15 million and                 and high-rise sprinklers at Trelease Hall by
highest priority goals during fiscal year ‘07,   more than four years will begin paying              could award more than $1 million in schol-              August, and contracts totaling more than                                                                                                                By Andrea Lynn                                       ploring and developing new systems
and during its April 11 meeting in Urbana,       the fee, and all students will be paying by         arships annually.                                       $42 million for constructing the College of                                                                                                             News Bureau Staff Writer                             for gene expression as well as deliv-
the UI Board of Trustees approved tuition        FY2010.                                                 White and Richard Herman, Sylvia Man-               Business Instructional Building, for which                                                                                                                  Five faculty members at the UI’s Urbana-         ery of plant-based vaccines, including
and fee increases – and a special fee – to            “I think the News-Gazette over the             ning and Richard Ringeisen, the chancellors             work will begin in May 2006 with comple-                                                                                                                Champaign campus have been awarded                   branching out to other human diseases
help the university attain those goals.          weekend said it well: This is a terrible idea,”     of the Urbana, Chicago and Springfield cam-             tion by May 2008.                                                                                                                                       Guggenheim Fellowships for 2006.                     for the purpose of developing vaccines
    Next year, per-semester tuition for new      said President B. Joseph White. “But it’s           puses, respectively, presented overviews of                 Gene Robinson, professor of entomolo-                                                                                                                   It is the sixth time in 40 years that Illi-      in plants, “essentially using plants as
students who are Illinois residents will in-     better than the idea of allowing continued          the strategic plans for the university and the          gy, and Tim Kerestes, director of operations                                                                                                            nois has won five Guggenheims in a single            production and delivery vehicles for
crease by $333 to $3,854 at Urbana, by           deterioration of the massive investment that        three campuses.                                         and facilities for the Institute of Genomic                                                                                                             year. In this year’s competition, the 82nd           vaccines.” His work will be conducted
$293 to $3,390 at Chicago, and by $503 to        the people of Illinois give the University of           Herman asked for the board’s guidance               Biology, updated the board on the construc-                                                                                                             annual John Simon Guggenheim Memorial                at Illinois and in various other institu-
$2,790 at Springfield, under the guaranteed      Illinois. And in order to put the entire fund-      but said that increasing enrollment and class           tion of the IGB, a 186,000-square-foot fa-                                                                                                              Foundation’s U.S. and Canadian competi-              tions, beginning with Catholic Univer-
tuition plan. Non-guaranteed tuition for in-     ing plan together, this is an action that we        sizes could jeopardize graduation rates and             cility that should be substantially completed                                                                                                           tion, only New York University with seven            sity of Leuven in Belgium.
state undergraduates also will increase each     must take. … I think as responsible stew-           quality. “The truth is we’ve always turned              by the end of July. The facility has attracted                                                                                                          recipients surpasses Illinois in number of         n Harriet Murav, “Music on a Speeding
semester, to $3,551 at Urbana, $3,123 at         ards we must get on top of a problem that           away people. To be pre-eminent carries with             $11.11 million in new funding and $3 mil-                                                                                                               recipients from a single campus. The Uni-            Train: Soviet-Yiddish and Russian-
Chicago and $2,479 at Springfield. Manda-        could go beyond the point of no return, and         it the cost of selectivity,” Herman said.               lion in private foundation support.                                                                                                                     versity of Michigan also had five award              Jewish Literature of the 20th Century.”
tory fees will increase by about 4 percent       I think we have to do it within a decade.”              Eppley and Trustee Robert Sperling sup-                 The board approved resolutions honor-                                                                                                               winners from its Ann Arbor campus. UI’s              The story of Russian-Jewish and Sovi-
each semester at all three campuses.                 Even with the AFMA, the university will         ported Herman’s view, and Trustee David                 ing former President James J. Stukel and                                                                                                                Chicago campus had two award winners.                et-Yiddish literature in the 20th century
    The tuition increases are expected to        need to borrow $100 million over the next           Dorris said: “The voices that want to restrict          awarding him the university’s Distinguished                                                                                                                 Guggenheim Fellows are appointed “on             “remains largely untold,” Murav said,
yield about $36 million that will help the       10 years to repair and renovate facilities.         to in-state students fail to realize that genius        Service Medallion; the late Thomas A. Mur-                                                                                                              the basis of distinguished achievement in            and “an entire literature remains un-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        photo by L. Brian Stauffer
university hire faculty members to reduce            At the suggestion of board chair Law-           and greatness comes from all corners of the             phy, former member of the UI Foundation                                                                                                                 the past and exceptional promise for future          known to the English-speaking reader.”
class sizes and provide a competitive salary     rence Eppley, the trustees agreed to form a         state and all over the earth. We should re-             Board of Directors; and the Orange Krush                                                                                                                accomplishment,” the foundation said. The            Her research will focus on such key au-
increase program to retain faculty and staff     task force to investigate energy consump-           strict students only by talent, excellence and          student organization at Urbana, which has                 Linda Swett, administrative aide for the department of veterinary                             2006 winners include 187 artists, scholars           thors as Isaac Babel, David Bergelson,
members, increase financial aid, pay for fuel    tion and conservation measures for its              desire to learn.”                                       raised $1 million for charity during the past             biosciences, has worked at the UI for 29 years. Swett handles all aspects                     and scientists selected from nearly 3,000            Ilya Ehrenburg, Asar Eppel, Fridrikh
and electricity increases and operate and        buildings in consultation with UIC’s En-                The trustees unanimously approved a de-             seven years.                                              of human resources for the department and coordinates the graduate                            applicants for awards totaling $7.5 mil-             Gorenshteyn, Vasilii Grossman, Dina
maintain new facilities.                         ergy Resource Center.                               sign proposal from Ratio Architects, Cham-                  Eppley acknowledged Trustee Niranjan                  student program. She says she works in a “homey environment” and                              lion.                                                Kalinovskaia, Emmanuel Kazakev-
    An Academic Facilities Maintenance               Also in FY07, students at Urbana will           paign, for a 38,000-square-foot conference              Shah, a 2006 Ellis Island Medal of Honor                  enjoys the personal interaction with people that her job provides.                                Illinois’ winners are Brigit Pegeen Kel-         ich, Leyb Kvitko, Der Nister, Perets
Fund Assessment also will be implemented         begin paying a $15 per semester fee to es-          center to be built south of Assembly Hall.              recipient, an award honoring outstanding                  Tell me about your job.                                                                       ly, professor of English; Diane Koenker,             Markish, Alexandr Melikhov and Dina
to help the university address its $617 mil-     tablish an endowed Legacy of Service and            Herman said the city of Champaign will                  Americans who have distinguished them-                    My job (requires me to be an) ‘all-around person.’ My primary job is                          professor of history; Schuyler S. Korban,            Rubina. Other artistic work, written in
lion backlog in deferred maintenance needs.      Learning Scholarship, a new and permanent           give $3 million toward the $11 million proj-            selves as U.S. citizens; and Herman, who                  human resources for our department. I help with anything from the                             professor of molecular genetics, of biotech-         Russian, will provide a basis for com-
The AFMA – $250 per semester at Chi-             source of need/merit-based assistance. The          ect. The trustees also awarded a $556,100               was named to the Presidential Council of                  search process to the hiring of individuals. In addition to that, I help with                 nology and of natural resources and envi-            parison, and she also will examine jour-
cago and Urbana and $8.33 per credit hour        fund, which was approved by the students in         contract to renovate a laboratory complex at            Advisors on Science and Technology. u                     promotion and tenure papers, vacation, sick leave and mail. I also do                         ronmental sciences; Harriet Murav, profes-           nalistic, critical and memoir literature.
at Springfield for full-time students – will     a referendum March 7-8, will create a per-          Roger Adams Laboratory for two new fac-                                                                           some financial things.                                                                        sor of comparative and world literature and          Murav will conduct her research at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     professor and head of Slavic languages and           Slavic Library at Illinois. Also, working

          New transportation/pedestrian study approved by trustees                                                                                                                                                     What are your daily activities at work?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Most days involve working with human resources like entering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       information into NESSIE or setting up an appointment in Banner. I go
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     literatures; Robert Yelle, postdoctoral fel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     low in the Illinois Program for Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in the Humanities and professor in the Pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          with Illinois’ Russian, East European,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Eurasian Center and its Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          in Jewish Studies, she will be hosting a
By Sharita Forrest                               Chalmers streets Sept. 29. UI officials later       which was last revised in 2001.                             The MTD is considering periodically                   through the whole process so that somebody can be paid on time. If we                         gram for the Study of Religion.                      Title VIII-funded training workshop in
Assistant Editor                                 suspended plans to build a parking structure            At the April 4 “Know Your University”               changing the audible signals that alert pe-               were hiring somebody new, I initiate a letter of offer and set them up in                         “On behalf of the institution, I am enor-        Russian-Jewish Studies on the Illinois
   An architectural/engineering firm from        at that corner because of concerns that it          forum at the University YMCA, Bruce                     destrians that buses are about to make right              NESSIE. Once they’ve completed that paperwork, I forward information                          mously pleased at this recognition and               campus in June.
Raleigh, N.C., is being employed by the UI       would increase traffic congestion and de-           Knight, planning director for the city of               turns so people don’t become accustomed                   on an appointment checklist to the campus level and enter information                         proud of these scholars,” said Richard Her-        n Yelle, “Disenchantment of Language:
to assess pedestrian, mass transit, motor ve-    crease pedestrian safety.                           Champaign, spoke about campus safety                    to the sounds and ignore them.                            in Banner. Biweekly, I collect time sheets for the student and hourly                         man, the chancellor of the Urbana cam-               Protestant Literalism and the Discourse
hicle and bicycle traffic systems on campus          “We’re looking specifically at determin-        and said the city plans redesigns for almost                A cross-campus committee that is revis-               employees in our department and it gets entered into the payroll system.                      pus. “For many years now, the awarding               of Modernity From England to India.”
and recommend how they could be config-          ing what we want our campus environ-                all core streets in the University District as          ing safety-awareness training for student                                                                                                               of a Guggenheim has been one of the true             Yelle said he “will scrutinize the secu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       How did you start working for the UI and your department?
ured to create a safer, pedestrian-friendly      ment to be like,” said Pam Voitik, director         recommended in the second-phase CATS                    orientation is planning a comprehensive                                                                                                                 marks of excellence – a sign of a distin-            larization or, as Max Weber termed it,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I started as a secretary III in the Office of Continuing Education for health
and healthy campus environment. The UI           of campus services. “We want to make it a           report. “We will, over time, completely                 video that will address all aspects of per-                                                                                                             guished career and a promise of much more            ‘disenchantment,’ of modern society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       professionals. We sponsored workshops for health professionals in the
Board of Trustees authorized employing the       safe and pedestrian-friendly environment,           rebuild all those streets in those configu-             sonal safety, including pedestrian safety,                                                                                                              to come.”                                            through a new lens: the history of lan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       community. I really enjoyed that job. Unfortunately, it was on federal
firm of Martin/Alexiou/Bryson for $150,000       and we want to identify where we need to            rations but it’s expensive and it’ll have to            and could become required viewing for                                                                                                                       The winners’ project titles and summa-           guage and linguistics. Drawing on an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       funding and the funding ran out. One of the people in my office, who was
plus expenses of $5,000 when the board met       spend the effort to do that.”                       be programmed over time,” Knight said.                  students during their first few days on                                                                                                                 ries:                                                array of British and colonial Indian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       married to the dean of the veterinary college, told me about the position
April 11 at Urbana.                                  During the study, which will probably           “What we’re looking to do in the meantime               campus, beginning this fall. In a survey of                                                                                                               n Kelly, a book of poetry, no further in-          sources from the 16th to the 19th cen-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in the department of veterinary biosciences. I contacted the department
   Urbana Chancellor Richard Herman re-          take a year, the firm will review previous          is to have interim solutions like we did with           400 randomly selected students conducted                                                                                                                      formation available.                           turies, I plan to describe how modern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       head and the rest is history.
quested that a consulting firm be engaged to     traffic-safety studies, such as reports from        Green Street west of Fourth Street, where               in March, equal numbers of respondents                                                                                                                    n Koenker, “Proletarian Tourism and                theories and practices of language re-
develop strategies for reducing congestion       the first and second phases of the Campus           we striped it as a three-lane configuration             indicated that it would be effective to get               What do you like about your job?                                                                    Vacations in the U.S.S.R.”                     flect the influence of the Protestant
and improving safety after a UI freshman         Area Transportation Study, a multi-jurisdic-        even though we didn’t rebuild it.”                      safety training during orientations and to                I think the UI has an attractive campus. I think that when people come                              In exploring the practice of tourism           Reformation. Ironically religion itself,
was killed at the intersection of Sixth and      tional coalition that includes officials from           Voitik, Gale Jamison, an assistant city             get repeated safety reminders over time,                  and visit, they get a good impression of the UI and would want to                                   and vacations over time, beginning             or rather, a particular interpretation of
                                                 the cities of Champaign and Urbana, the UI                                                                  “so we’ll probably do both,” said Rhonda
                                                                                                     engineer with the city of Urbana, and Bill                                                                        come here. I think the people are friendly here, too. It makes people                               with the Stalin period and continuing          Christianity, facilitated the evacuation
                                                 and the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit               Volk, managing director of the Champaign-               Kirts, associate dean of students.                        feel welcomed and wanted. I like the interaction with the people in my                              to the eras of Khrushchev and Brezh-           of religion from many areas of culture
                                                 District. The firm also will review the com-        Urbana Mass Transit District, also spoke at                 The preliminary results of the student                department, the college and the campus. I enjoy the day-to-day contact                              nev, Koenker’s study also will investi-        and language. These historical develop-
Elnora G. Jackson, 91, died April 4 at Car-      prehensive analysis of campus crosswalks            the forum.                                              survey indicate that while motorists may                  with faculty, staff and students. They ask me questions and I enjoy                                 gate the existence and reinforcement of        ments had repercussions as far away as
le Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Jackson          that is being conducted by Rahim Beneko-                If it can come up with the money, the               avoid congested areas, pedestrians won’t,                 hearing about their lives. I also work with our graduate students to make                           social distinctions expressed through          India, where colonial projects for the
worked at McKinley Health Center and as          hal, a professor of engineering and member          city of Champaign plans to narrow the driv-             and changing pedestrian behavior will be                  sure they’re on track in their graduate programs and help them get all the                          individuals’ choices of leisure travel.        codification of law, religion and other
a cook.                                          of the CATS Technical Advisory Commit-              ing lanes on Fourth Street and install raised           challenging, Voitik said. “That doesn’t                   paperwork together to get their theses deposited. I feel that everyone has                          Koenker will spend about two months            cultural genres disrupted traditional
Glenn James Meredith, 77, died March 24          tee.                                                medians to make it safer for pedestrians to             mean you can’t modify it, but it’s going                  a respect for our department and myself as well.                                                    in Russia in the fall, primarily in Mos-       understandings of language and redrew
at Village Creek Nursing Home in Lumber-             Benekohal, who conducted online sur-            cross.                                                  to take a real concerted effort with safety                                                                                                                   cow and Sochi, conducting research in          the boundary between religion and the
ton, Texas. Meredith worked at the UI for        veys of members of the campus community                 This summer, Urbana will narrow Lin-                training at orientations, upgrading cross-                What are some challenges that you face with your job?                                               archives and libraries.                        secular.”
17 years, retiring in 1983 as a stagehand for    last fall and had hoped to get at least 2,500       coln Avenue to three lanes with a bi-direc-             ings and intersections, and working with                  In August, five faculty members, including our department head, are                             n Korban, “Studies of Plant-based Vac-             Yelle plans to make short trips to India
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.         responses, wound up getting 7,500 respons-          tional left turn lane between Illinois and              the MTD.”                                                 retiring. We’re doing some searches for new faculty members and                                     cines.”                                        and England to conduct archival re-
Memorials: American Heart Association.           es from pedestrians and 6,600 from motor-           Pennsylvania avenues, upgrade street light-                 At the April 11 trustees’ meeting, Her-               beginning the search for a new department head. It’ll be a challenge                                He will be expanding on his current            search. u
Donald O’Brien Sr., 65, died April 9 at Car-     ists, Voitik said. Benekohal will report his        ing to improve visibility at crosswalks, and            man said that the MTD had denied the uni-                 getting that new department head appointed and helping them through                                 work on plant-based vaccines, ex-
le Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He worked        findings by the end of June.                        install signals at the Pennsylvania Avenue              versity’s request for a seat on the MTD’s                 the learning process of how and why we do things they way we do here.
at the Chemistry Glass Shop, retiring after
35 years. Memorials: American Lung Asso-
ciation or American Cancer Society.
                                                     UI officials will share the results of the
                                                 intermodal transportation study with local
                                                 elected officials and the CATS Technical
                                                                                                     and Nevada Street intersections.
                                                                                                         MTD officials are studying several bus
                                                                                                     stops, including stops near the Illini Union
                                                                                                                                                             board of trustees on the grounds that the
                                                                                                                                                             Champaign County Board statutes disal-
                                                                                                                                                             lowed it. The UI trustees urged Herman to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       What are some interesting things that have happened to you at work?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       My best friend ended up working in my department for about a year and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     WILL general manager named
Luther “Lou” W. Ricketts, 82, died Jan.          Advisory Committee as they collaborate on           on Green Street and on Gregory Drive near               press the issue. “We are their premier cus-               a half. I had some reservations because we had been friends for a long                            Mark Leonard, general manager for Cen-        such qualities,”
6 at The Towne House Health Center, Fort         developing traffic, transportation and park-        the Library, where pedestrians tend to cross            tomer. There are many millions of dollars                 time and I didn’t want our relationship to change just because I was now                      tral Washington of KCTS-TV in Seattle,            Yates said.
Wayne, Ind. Ricketts was an instructor in        ing plans for the campus area, including            in front of stopped buses and risk being                that we afford to MTD, and we should have                 her boss. But it worked out fine. It was a challenge for both of us. I think                  has been named the new general manager                As      gen-
the electrical engineering department from       updating the Campus Parking Master Plan,            struck by passing vehicles, Volk said.                  a larger say,” Herman said. u                             it’s probably unusual to be the boss of someone that you’re friends with.                     of WILL AM-FM-TV-Online and director              eral manager
1955 to 1959. Memorials: Covenant United                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of broadcasting for the College of Commu-         for      Central
Methodist Church, Fort Wayne.                      InsideIllinois                                                                                                                                                      What do you do outside of work?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I enjoy reading, going to movies, going to antique stores, flea markets and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     nications at the UI. The UI Board of Trust-       Wa s h i n g t o n
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Struggles of ‘temporary migrants’ documented by UI researchers                                                                                                                                                 Part-time MBA program offered for those working full-time
By Melissa Mitchell                                                                                                                                                 number of Mexican Americans in         By Sharita Forrest
News Bureau Staff Writer                                                                                                                                            Chicago alone, she said, has in-       Assistant Editor
    Across the United States, hun-                                                                                                                                  creased by 89.8 percent in the past       Megan Puzey, a research specialist in the
dreds of thousands of newly em-                                                                                                                                     10 years.                              National Soybean Research Lab, wanted
powered Latino immigrants have                                                                                                                                          Research results yielded poi-      to get a master of business administration
been stepping out of the shadows,                                                                                                                                   gnant snapshots of hard-working        degree but was concerned that a traditional
taking to the streets and moving                                                                                                                                    people who remain focused on           MBA program would conflict with her job
into the public-policy spotlight in                                                                                                                                 their goals, despite overwhelming      and the international travel it occasionally
recent weeks with their vocal op-                                                                                                                                   odds – from a 44-year-old fac-         demands.
position to proposed legislation                                                                                                                                    tory worker separated from her            So when the Urbana campus founded its
aimed at cracking down on illegal                                                                                                                                   children for 10 years to a laborer     Part-time Evening MBA for Working Pro-
immigration.                                                                                                                                                        who walks six miles each week to       fessionals last year, Puzey was delighted.
    Meanwhile, at the UI, Monika                                                                                                                                    a phone booth in rural Illinois to        “I could continue working at my job
Stodolska and Carla Santos, pro-                                                                                                                                    call his family.                       – which I enjoy – and be here on campus to
fessors of recreation, sport and                                                                                                                                        “Our research is designed to       do the program without any extra travel. It
tourism, have been studying a                                                                                                                                       give a voice to these people and       worked out well. This program was perfect
swelling subset of that increasing-                                                                                                                                 to show a human face of immigra-       for me,” Puzey said.
ly audible and visible population:                                                                                                                                  tion – something that is often lost       The class schedule for the program is
Mexican “temporary migrants.”                                                                                                                                       in the debates of economic im-         designed for people who already are jug-
The researchers define temporary                                                                                                                                    pacts and legal issues,” Stodolska     gling the demands of jobs and families, but
migrants as people who come to                                                                                                                                      said.                                  want to prepare themselves for advance-
the United States from Mexico,                                                                                                                                          The researchers’ findings sug-     ment – and don’t have the time to commit
most often undocumented, in-                                                                                                                                        gest that the leisure activities and   themselves to a regular, full-time MBA pro-
tending to live briefly in the U.S.                                                                                                                                 patterns of this population – or       gram.
Temporary migrants share a com-                                                                                                        photo by L. Brian Stauffer   lack thereof – are shaped by four         The program comprises 18 courses, or
mon plan: to earn enough money           The mexican American dream Monika Stodolska, left, and Carla Santos, professors of recreation,                             main factors: family status; unique    modules, that are four credit hours each,
while working in the U.S. to build       sport and tourism, studied the lifestyles of Mexican “temporary migrants” who come to the U.S. from                        work arrangements; economic,           for a total of 72 credit hours. Each module
homes, fund small businesses and         Mexico hoping to earn enough money to support their families or fund their dreams of home or business                      social and cultural networks; and      lasts 10 weeks, and classes meet two nights
support family members back              ownership but find themselves working long hours for low wages with the constant fear of deportation.                      unique legal status.                   a week for three hours each session. The
home.                                                                                                                                                                   Because they are often sepa-       curriculum is similar to the full-time MBA
    “The goals of many of these mi-      jobs, don’t learn to speak English      metropolitan center (Chicago)        which the effects of transnation-             rated from spouses, children and       curriculum and helps students develop                                                                                                                                             photo by L. Brian Stauffer
grants, at least initially, are not to   or develop other new skills, live       and a smaller Illinois community     alism on leisure behavior can be              other family members, many of          knowledge and skills in a range of manage-         Business as usual Megan Puzey, a research specialist with the National Soybean Research Center, is preparing herself for
settle down in the U.S., but instead     in substandard housing and limit        (Champaign-Urbana).                  investigated,” Stodolska said. An-            the migrants in the study reported     ment fields, such as finance, marketing and        promotion to managerial positions by attaining a master of business administration degree through the UI’s Part-time Evening
to suspend their ‘normal’ lives for      their social and leisure activities        The researchers’ findings will    other important reason for focus-             feelings of loneliness and depres-     information technology.                            MBA for Working Professionals program. “It’s a great way to get your MBA and still be able to continue working,” Puzey said.
a limited period of time, to make        for fear of attracting attention that   be published in an article titled    ing on this particular population,            sion. For younger male migrants,          Students begin the program in January
as much money as possible, and           could lead to their deportation.        “Transnationalism and Leisure:       she added, was because Mexican                the disconnection from family          and complete their final class in June – 2             “It’s challenging,” Puzey said. “It’s a lot   part-time program is that you can pursue           gram, conducted the survey and said that
to return to their home country,”           To better understand how             Mexican Temporary Migrants in        migrants represent the largest mi-            caused them to seek companion-         1/2 years later – with every July and Au-         of information crammed into three hours            your education while you are still fully           many human-resource managers indicated
Stodolska said. In reality, she said,    Mexican temporary migrants’             the U.S.” in the upcoming edi-       gratory workforce temporarily re-             ship from “substitutes.” These         gust off so they can vacation and spend time      of each lecture, but the best part about           employed and furthering your career,” said         that they have difficulty recruiting people
many never do return to Mexico,          transnational status – that is, their   tion of the Journal of Leisure Re-   siding in this country. Stodolska             ad-hoc family associations ranged      with their families or just rejuvenate before     it is you’ve got a small enough class that         Avijit Ghosh, dean of the College of Busi-         and retaining them, and they hoped that the
yet they cling to that idea, while       attachments to dual countries and       search.                              cited 2004 U.S. Census Bureau                 from acquaintances made while          continuing the program.                           you get to know everybody. There are such          ness. “And you can link what you’re learn-         program might be an incentive for prospec-
struggling to get by in this country     cultures – affects their leisure           “Due to the strong ties that      data, published online, project-              standing around in parking lots           Puzey and 29 other students, part of           diverse backgrounds among the students,            ing in the classroom to the work that you’re       tive employees.
for years, and sometimes decades.        behavior, Stodolska and Santos          they maintain with their country     ing the number of first-generation            waiting to be hired for day-labor      the inaugural class, began course work in         people working at different managerial lev-        doing with the organization.”                         The university’s Executive MBA pro-
Most never fully assimilate; in-         conducted in-depth interviews           of origin, they (Mexican migrants)   Mexican immigrants in the Unit-               positions to less savory relation-     January. The class profile includes bankers,      els, in different industries. There are people        Puzey graduated from the UI’s College of        gram was moved from the Urbana campus
stead, they remain in low-paying         with 21 migrants living in a large      constitute an ideal population on    ed States to be 10.6 million; the             SEE MIGRANTS, PAGE 5                   engineers and computer scientists, among          who’ve been on the job for 27 years, and           Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental           to Chicago two years ago, leaving a void in
                                                                                                                                                                                                           other professions, who work at the UI, Am-        people that are a bit newer to it. It’s a great    Sciences in 2001 with a degree in agricul-         Central Illinois for people wanting to get
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Docs, State Farm and other area business-         mix of people.”                                    tural economics and has worked at the Soy-         an education in business and further their
                                                                                                                                                                                                           es. To be considered for admission to the             And that mix really enhances the learn-        bean Research Lab since then. In addition to       careers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           program, candidates must have at least two        ing experience, enabling students to learn         the six hours of classes, Puzey estimated that        Companies “overwhelmingly indicated
                                                                                                                                                                                                           years’ full-time, professional work experi-       from each other during discussions and             she spends at least 12 hours in group meet-        that they were looking for a general MBA
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ence. However, many of the people in the          group projects.                                    ings and reading, plus several more hours          program that would prepare their employees
                                                                                                                                                                                                           class have substantially more.                        “I think that the real advantage of the        studying each week. Prospective students           for middle- and upper-level management,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                are advised to allot at least 15-20 hours per      Miller said. “They have people who have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                week for classroom work, computer and re-          no business background but are working
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                search, and course assignments.                    in a business environment, and in order to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                To fInd ouT morE …                                                                                 In addition to full-time work experience,       get promoted they need that broad, general
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The College of Business will host an information session on the                                 prospective students also need to have an          knowledge of business.”

                        Ad removed                                                                                        Ad removed                                                                            Part-time Evening MBA for Working Professionals at 10 a.m. on                                   undergraduate degree in any field and have            The College of Business and the Office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                taken the Graduate Management Admis-               of the Provost are sponsoring two scholar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                April 29 in Room 241 Wohlers Hall.                                                              sion test within five years of applying to the     ships for university employees for the next
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                program.                                           class, which will begin in January 2007.

                         for online                                                                                        for online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                You’ll be able to meet representatives from the program, obtain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The College of Business launched the               For more information, visit the pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                information on admissions and the curriculum, and get answers                                   part-time MBA program after doing exten-           gram’s Web site, which is accessible from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                to questions about the program.                                                                 sive surveys with UI alumni and businesses         the College of Business home page, www.

                          version                                                                                           version                                                                             To register:                                          with 500 or more employees within a 75-   (click on “programs” at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mile radius of Champaign-Urbana. Mary              the top of the page, then “master’s” in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Miller, associate dean of the MBA pro-             drop-down menu). u

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                                                                                                                                                                                                           ships formed by joining street gangs.             building homes and businesses back home.           beyond “safety zones” – such as parks in           U.S.-Mexican border and the branding of
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Many subjects in the study also reported          “Migrants remarked that they tried to          close proximity to their residences – when         illegal aliens as felons – is proving to be a
                                                                                                                                                                                                           limited or no time for leisure, as a result       save almost everything they made in the            taking part in recreational activities.            wake-up call to many in Congress, and to
                                                                                                                                                                                                           of physical exhaustion from working long          U.S. in order to better their lives in Mexi-           For Santos, the most significant finding       the nation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           hours.                                            co,” Stodolska and Santos wrote in the jour-       of the research was that those interviewed             “It is unlikely that most Americans who
                                                                                                                                                                                                               “Regardless of the way in which Mexi-         nal article. “As such, their tight budgets had     were willing to persevere despite difficult        come into contact with transnational mi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           can migrants obtained their jobs, their work      a profound effect on their leisure engage-         circumstances.                                     grants, who employ them, and who take
                                                                                                                                                                                                           was extremely tiring and physically de-           ments. Most avoided going to movies, bars              “While conditions are bad, quality of          sides in the ‘immigration debate’ realize or
                                                                                                                                                                                                           manding,” Stodolska and Santos noted in           and any leisure places that required paying        life is poor and, for many, the end is never       consider the sacrifices these people make to
                                                                                                                                                                                                           the study. “A majority of those interviewed       a fee. Not only were expensive leisure ac-         really in sight – or at least, it is a moving      support their loved ones in their home coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           worked 70-80 hours a week, and … after a          tivities out of reach, but they also tried to      target – they are still willing to risk it all     try, the tough lives they live in the U.S. and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           full day of work were too exhausted to do         limit all unnecessary expenses, including          to be here,” she said. “No matter how bad          the contributions they make to the econo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           anything besides watching TV.”                    spending money on items such as alcohol,           things may be here, clearly in their minds         my,” she said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Furthermore, many reported working            cigarettes or soda.”                               it is worth it. Their ability to rationalize all       “It is true that many of the migrants
                                                                                                                                                                                                           at jobs that don’t have set hours, which                A 21-year-old construction worker            that goes on is what keeps them sane; and          whom we interviewed came to this coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           made it difficult, if not impossible, to plan     probably summed up the situation best by           that rationalization comes from knowing            try illegally and were breaking the laws of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           leisure activities. As a result, “their leisure   reporting: “Beer is like a tile on my floor.”      that there is something more, something            this country, but in our research we are not
                                                                                                                                                                                                           was found to be low-cost, unstructured, and           Yet another factor limiting participation      better in the future. When that future will        trying to pass moral judgment on them, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                           spontaneous in nature” – pickup games of          in leisure activities is the legal status of       materialize, they don’t know.”                     to examine the quality of life of representa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           soccer and basketball, or swimming.               many of the migrants interviewed. Stodol-              Stodolska said that the recent wave of         tives of almost 11 million first-generation
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Another strong influence on leisure be-       ska said there was a strong sense among un-        organized rallies taking place across the          immigrants from Mexico who are residents
                                                                                                                                                                                                           havior indicated in the study was the need to     documented migrants that the wrong move            nation – in which large numbers of Latino          of this country, regardless of the legality of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           make financial remittances to family mem-         could result in being identified, arrested and     immigrants have turned out to protest plans        their status.” u
                                                                                                                                                                                                           bers, or to sock away money earmarked for         deported. For that reason, they rarely strayed     to construct a 700-mile fence between the
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 ‘Illinois Promise’ helps students from needy families attend UI                                                                                                                                                     achievements                                         A	report	on	honors,	awards,	appointments	and	other	outstanding	achievements	of	faculty	and	staff	members

By Craig Chamberlain                             families with incomes at or below the fed-                                                                                                            agricultural, consumer and environmental       communications for the Division of Campus                                                        Ben McCall, professor of chemistry,
News Bureau Staff Writer                         eral poverty level, and with no contribution
                                                                                                        “Illinois Promise will help ensure that the brightest                                          sciences                                       Recreation, received two National Intramu-      fine and applied arts                         received a 2005 National Science Foun-
    One of the students is a farm kid from       expected from the family toward educa-                 students from across Illinois – regardless of their                                               Robert Easter, dean of the College of       ral-Recreational Sports Association Cre-           Jonathan Fineberg, Gutgsell Profes-        dation CAREER Award. The award is the
southern Illinois studying animal sciences.      tional expenses – as determined through                                                                                                               Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental       ative Excellence Awards in the categories       sor of Art History in the School of Art and   most prestigious NSF award in support of
One is from Chicago, majoring in hospital-       the university’s financial aid application
                                                                                                      ability to pay – will be able to prepare themselves for                                          Sciences, was among four experts appoint-      of Special Event Publication and Graphic        Design, delivered the annual Lucy Daniels     the early career-development activities of
ity management and on a hip-hop                                process.                              roles as leaders of the state, the nation and the world.”                                         ed by President George W. Bush to serve        Communications for a Programming Pub-           Lectures on Art and Psychoanalysis Feb.       teacher-scholars.
dance team. Another is from the                                    Only incoming freshmen                                                                                                              as a member of the Board for International     lication. The awards were announced at the      4-6 in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. The lectures         Christina White, professor of chemistry,
Chicago suburbs and studying for                                    were eligible for the cur-
                                                                                                                                                 –Richard Herman                                       Food and Agricultural Development. The         annual conference in Louisville, Ky.            were delivered at the North Carolina Mu-      was awarded a 2006 NSF CAREER Award.
a career in special education.                                         rent school year, but                                                                                                           primary role of the board is to advise the                                                     seum of Art, the Lucy Daniels Foundation      White will use fundamental principles of
   They are three of                                                   sophomores, juniors         found in the number who get loans to cover        to pursue in growing up with a younger            U.S. Agency for International Development      engineering                                     and the University of North Carolina at       organotransition metal chemistry to devise
129 freshmen going to                                                 and seniors will be          transportation and miscellaneous expenses,        brother with Down syndrome.                       on agricultural development priorities and         Predrag S. Hrnjak, research professor       Chapel Hill.                                  strategies to solve problems in organic syn-
school this year with                                                phased in successive-         Mann said. Sixty-two of the 129 students,             Cost was a big concern, however, even         issues.                                        of mechanical and industrial engineering,                                                     thesis.
help from “The Illinois                                              ly over the next three        or almost half, still find it necessary to take   though his parents told him not to worry                                                         is a member of the Communication-Elec-          liberal arts and sciences
Promise,” a privately financed                                       years.                        out loans averaging $2,150, he said.              about it. O’Neal had contemplated the pos-        applied life studies                           tronics Research Development and Engi-              Scott Denmark, professor of chemistry,    student affairs
program at the UI, created by                                       For Hannah Rothe, from            Kandace Roberson, from the west side           sibility of taking time off between semes-            Weimo Zhu, professor of kinesiology,       neering Center’s CO2 Development Team,          received the 2005 AstraZeneca Excellence          Patricia E. Askew, retired vice chancel-
Chancellor Richard Herman more                                   Brighton, about 35 miles          of Chicago, near Oak Park, had also always        ters to earn money for school. “I was going       was appointed to the President’s Council on    a research team that has been selected for      in Chemistry Distinguished Lectureship        lor for student affairs, and William L. Riley,
than a year ago.                                                north of St. Louis, Illinois was   had her eye on Illinois for college – in part,    to get a degree from a four-year university       Physical Fitness and Sports’ science board.    the U.S. Army’s 2004-05 Environmental           Award.                                        interim vice chancellor for student affairs,
   “Across the nation, states are                             “always where I wanted to go,”       she said, because “I’ve always been in love       – it was just a matter of when,” he said.         Zhu was selected to serve on the board         Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition             Martin Gruebele, professor of chemis-     were presented the Pillar of the Profession
funding less and less of the cost of high-                    and the only school to which she     with the basketball team.” As her career in-          Finding out about Illinois Promise made       because of his significant contributions to    Award. The award is the Army’s highest          try, was awarded a 2005 Friedrich Wilhelm     Awards from the Foundation Board of Di-
er education,” Herman said. “And the net                    applied. But paying the bill was a     terests kept changing, before and into high       the difference, O’Neal said. He already had       the research and science of physical activ-    honor for outstanding environmental stew-       Bessel Research Award. The Alexander von      rectors of NASPA (Student Affairs Admin-
effect is that fewer and fewer students from            concern, especially with three sib-        school at North Side College Prep, she kept       received a special state tuition waiver for       ity, fitness and health. The board provides    ardship during the acquisition of weapon        Humboldt Foundation grants about 20 of        istrators in Higher Education). The awards,
the neediest families are able to afford to      lings. During her senior year in high school,     checking to make sure Illinois offered the        students planning to major in special educa-      recommendations in the areas of program        systems that will support the nation’s mili-    these awards annually to young, top-flight    the highest honor given by the association,
attend college, and those who do are less        “it seems like I spent all my time applying       academic program she was interested in.           tion, which could be used at other Illinois       development and evaluation.                    tary objectives. The research team collabo-     scientists and scholars from outside Germa-   were presented at the foundation’s annual
likely to complete their education. Illinois     for scholarships,” she said. “I knew I was        When she settled on hospitality as the field      schools. But once he and his mother found                                                        rated to design, fabricate and test an inno-    ny who have been recognized as outstand-      reception March 13 in Washington, D.C.
Promise will help ensure that the brightest      going to have to help my parents out.”            she wanted to pursue, she found a hands-on        out about his eligibility for Illinois Promise,   business                                       vative, high-performance and environmen-        ing researchers in their fields.              Askew was recognized for her service to
students from across Illinois – regardless of        When Rothe received her financial aid         hospitality program at Illinois that she re-      “I think we both knew I would be coming              Martha Green, administrative secretary,     tally responsible cooling system on one of          Paul Hergenrother, professor of chem-     students and higher education throughout
their ability to pay – will be able to prepare   award letter last spring, “it was just amaz-      ally liked.                                       here,” he said. “It was something I earned        received the 2006 College of Business Out-     the most critical tactical wheeled vehicles     istry, was named a top innovator under        her career. Riley was acknowledged for his
themselves for roles as leaders of the state,    ing” to see that everything was paid for, she        But even with a family promising “to do        and something I felt I owed to my family to       standing Staff Award. Green is described as    in the Army inventory, the M1114 Up-Ar-         age 35 for 2005 by Technology Reviews.        deep commitment to the total education of
the nation and the world.”                       said. “It was really great to find out I would    whatever it takes” to fund her schooling, and     come to an elite four-year school.”               the resident expert on Banner HR who has a     mored HMMWV.                                    The magazine publishes a list of research-    undergraduate students as well as his work
   The program, which began with the cur-        be eligible for something that would cover        her own attitude that “where there’s a will,           “As we implement our plan to become          strong customer-service orientation and an         Paul Selvin, professor of physics and of    ers under age 35 from all disciplines, from   in alcohol behavior and education.
rent school year, is designed to ensure that     my entire education.”                             there’s a way,” Roberson said finances were       the indisputable leader among public re-          open communication style.                      biophysics, won the 2006 Sackler Interna-       universities, corporations or startups that       Three Student Affairs staff members will
in-state students from low-income families           According to Mann, $231,000 in Illinois       a big concern. “It would have been much           search universities, Illinois Promise is a re-       Lois Meerdink, assistant dean for busi-     tional Prize in Biophysics for single mol-      they consider the top technology innova-      receive the 2006 Student Affairs Outstand-
will be able to attend Illinois. Students who    Promise funds have been awarded during            harder” without Illinois Promise, she said.       flection of our promise to Illinoisans that we    ness career services, received the 2006 Col-   ecule biophysics with emphasis on appli-        tors. Hergenrother also received a Gunsa-     ing Staff Award at a reception on May 4.
meet the program’s criteria are promised         this school year, with the award per student         “It’s priceless, and I think it’s something    will continue to provide access to the most-      lege of Business Academic Professional         cation of new technologies that are widely      lus Scholar Award from the LAS Executive      They will be recognized for their significant
the financial aid necessary to cover the es-     averaging $2,340. Students in the program         that’s going to drive me to work even hard-       talented students in the state, serving as a      Award. Meerdink is noted for her support       applicable to a variety of biological physics   Committee.                                    contributions to the lives of students and to
timated cost of all tuition, fees, books, and    receive the federal, state and institutional      er,” Roberson said.                               gateway for their success,” Herman said.          of students and for fostering a strong atmo-   problems. The award recognizes Selvin’s             Neil Kelleher, professor of chemistry,    the campus community. They are:
room and board.                                  grants and scholarships for which they               Jack O’Neal, from the Chicago suburb               More than $1 million has been raised to       sphere of teamwork in her department.          work in revealing the dynamics of molecu-       won the 2006 Arthur F. Findeis Award for          L. Marc Goldman, assistant director for
   “These are all good students or else they     qualify. They also are expected to partici-       of Palatine, had looked at several options        fund Illinois Promise, including significant         Both were nominated by their peers and      lar motors, which play major roles in our       Achievements by a Young Analytical Sci-       academic programs, University Housing.
wouldn’t have been admitted here,” says          pate in about 10 hours per week of on-cam-        for school, including a start in commu-           donations from Betsy Hendrick, Lou Mer-           selected by college committees and will be     understanding of cellular biology. Selvin,      entist. The award is given to recognize and       Curtis B. McKay, director, LGBT Con-
Dan Mann, financial aid director at Illinois.    pus work through the federal work-study           nity college. But with one uncle an Illinois      vis and State Farm Insurance.                     presented with their awards at the college’s   who also is a John Bardeen Faculty Schol-       encourage outstanding contributions to the    cerns, Office of the Dean of Students.
“But most of these students would not be         program. The Illinois Promise funds, all          alumnus, and four cousins on the campus,              For more about Illinois Promise, visit        awards ceremony in late April.                 ar, shares the prize with Harvey McMahon        fields of analytical chemistry.                   Sara E. Thompson, program director,
able to be here without this money,” he          raised from private donations, are there to       “there was some family bias to come here,”                                                              of the Medical Research Council of Cam-             Todd Martinez, professor of chemistry,    Illinois Leadership Center, Office of the
said.                                            bridge the gap.                                   he said. Illinois also had a program in spe-          To contribute to the program, visit www.      campus recreation                              bridge University. It will be awarded at a      was named a fellow of the American Physi-     Vice Chancellor. u
   To be eligible, students must come from           Evidence of the students’ need can be         cial education, the field he was influenced u                                   Eunmi Moon, assistant director of print     ceremony at Tel Aviv University May 23.         cal Society.

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                     Wikis help teachers and students connect online                                                                                                                                          Hidden structure revealed in characteristics of transistor laser
                                                                                                                                                                                                            By James E. Kloeppel                                                                                                                                                   with     conventional       transistor
                                                                                                                                                                                                            News Bureau Staff Writer                                                                                                                                               charge analysis to determine some
By Sharita Forrest                                                                                                                                                                                              The transistor laser, invented                                                                                                                                     of the dynamic properties of the
Assistant Editor                                                                                                                                                                                            by UI scientists, has been full of                                                                                                                                     transistor laser.
    While public speaking is said to be most                                                                                                                                                                surprises. Researchers recently                                                                                                                                            “This transistor laser is letting
people’s number one fear, writing, at least                                                                                                                                                                 coaxed the device to reveal funda-                                                                                                                                     us see the properties and mechan-
for some people, can be equally disconcert-                                                                                                                                                                 mental properties of the transistor,                                                                                                                                   ics of how fast the electrons and
ing.                                                                                                                                                                                                        and of the transistor laser, moving                                                                                                                                    holes generate photons, and we
    Joe Grohens, a lecturer in the depart-                                                                                                                                                                  it a step closer to commercializa-                                                                                                                                     can turn laser photon generation
ment of English, said that many of the en-                                                                                                                                                                  tion.                                                                                                                                                                  on and off,” said Feng, the Hol-
gineering, business and computer science                                                                                                                                                                        As reported in the April 3 is-                                                                                                                                     onyak Chair Professor of Electri-
students who take his business and techni-                                                                                                                                                                  sue of the journal Applied Physics                                                                                                                                     cal and Computer Engineering at
cal writing class are comfortable crunching                                                                                                                                                                 Letters, Nick Holonyak Jr., Milton                                                                                                                                     Illinois. “This allows us to alter
numbers, but find stringing words together                                                                                                                                                                  Feng, and colleagues at the UI                                                                                                                                         the processes and see how the
to be daunting.                                                                                                                                                                                             explored the current-voltage rela-                                                                                                                                     speed and time factors are chang-
    “These students all have huge writing                                                                                                                                                                   tionship in a transistor laser. Dur-                                                                                                                                   ing. This is the first time we could
apprehension,” Grohens said. “They’ve                                                                                                                                                                       ing stimulated emission, the laser                                                                                                                                     directly determine the lifetime, the
been told they can’t write. They’re good                                                                                                                                                                    light allowed the scientists to see                                                                                                                                    speed of stimulated recombina-
at math, but they don’t have many writing                                                                                                                                                                   into the device and study its elu-                                                                                                                                     tion. The transistor has now made
assignments. I want them to start feeling                                                                                                                                                                   sive electronic structure.                                                                                                                                             certain laser measurements easier
more confident in their writing.”                                                                                                                                                                               “We were able to look at the                                                                                                                                       or more convenient.”
    And Grohens has found a way to en-                                                                                                                                                                      transistor’s operating characteris-                                                                                                                                        This capability opens the door
courage students to write – and write well                                                                                                                                                                  tics, look inside of the transistor,                                                                                                                                   to developing transistor lasers that
– by using a wiki (rhymes with “tricky”). A                                                                                                                                                                 and see features and behaviors that                                                                                                                                    operate at different speeds for a
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Hawaiian word for “quick,” wiki is defined                                                                                                                                                                  we couldn’t see before,” said Hol-     Laser detectives Milton Feng, left, the Holonyak Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer                                     variety of commercial applica-
as a Web site that permits visitors to edit                                                                                                                                                                 onyak, a John Bardeen Chair Pro-       Engineering, and Nick Holonyak Jr., a John Bardeen Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer                                   tions, Feng said.
the pages and that encourages collaborative                                                                                                                                                                 fessor of Electrical and Computer      Engineering and Physics, were able to measure the voltage characteristics of their transistor laser,                                 “Until now, we had missed
writing and editing.                                                                                                                                                                                        Engineering and Physics. “The          raising the possibility of developing transistor lasers that operate at different speeds for a variety of                       something important and funda-
    Grohens said he primarily uses the class                                                                                                                                                                current-voltage      characteristics   commercial applications.                                                                                                        mental about the boundaries of
wiki as a course-management system, to                                                                                                                                                                      were clearly distorted under stim-                                                                                                                                     what the photon can do, of what
publish assignments and for students to                                                                                                                                                                     ulated recombination, compared         and when it was functioning as           trical measurements of quantum-         the hole, and we change their                  the electron and hole can do, and
post their work. Students like the wiki be-                                                                                                                                                                 to ordinary 58-year-old-transistor     a transistor laser, something that       well properties,” Holonyak said.        behavior in an electrical sense,”              of what the semiconductor can
cause it’s easy to revise their work and be-                                                                                                                                                                spontaneous recombination.”            was never before possible.                   The transistor laser combines       Holonyak said. “When we let the                do,” Holonyak said. “We found
cause they can work on their assignments                                                                                                                                                                        The transistor laser employs a         “We found significant structure      the functionality of both a transis-    device operate as a transistor laser,          those boundaries to be much fur-
                                                                                                                                                                               photo by L. Brian Stauffer
anywhere they have a computer and Web                                                                                                                                                                       quantum well and a resonator in        in the current-voltage characteris-      tor and a laser by converting elec-     however, the photons streaming                 ther out than we had ever imag-
                                                Wik-ed Norma Scagnoli, a visiting project coordinator in educational psychology, is studying creative uses of wikis, Web pages that                         the base to control electron-hole      tics of the transistor laser, that can   trical input signals into two output    out let us look inside and see more            ined, which now makes our prog-
                                                allow readers to add and edit content, as course-management and instructional tools. Scagnoli has used wikis for class discussions
     “The wiki enables me to give them lots                                                                                                                                                                 recombination and electrical gain.     be mapped in detail and related to       signals, one electrical and one op-     of the mechanics that goes on. We              nosis for the transistor laser much
                                                and to create two Spanish-language books on blended learning with workshop participants living in Argentina and Costa Rica.
of assignments and for them to write fre-                                                                                                                                                                   By blocking the laser resonator        the quantum-well carrier recombi-        tical. Photons for the optical signal   see features of the transistor never           more optimistic.”
quently, making it kind of a regular habit,”                                                                                                                                                                with white paste, the research-        nation,” said Holonyak, who also         are generated when electrons and        revealed before.”                                  Co-authors of the paper with
Grohens said. “The students feel like, ‘Oh,     and Argentina – collaboratively wrote two           Grohens has found the wiki to be a time-      different versions of a project side by side.             ers converted the device into an       is a professor in the university’s       holes recombine in the base, an in-        The change in gain and la-                  Feng and Holonyak are postdoc-
I can get started with something small and      books in Spanish on blended learning for         saver. He previously taught the technical           One of the primary reservations instruc-               ordinary transistor. Because the       Center for Advanced Study, one           trinsic feature of transistors.         ser wavelength corresponding                   toral research associates Richard
it’s not too painful, and I can come back to    kindergarten through 12th grade students.        writing course, with similar assignments,        tors have about wikis is accountability:                  process is reversible, the research-   of the highest forms of campus               “When we weaken the strength        to stimulated recombination on                 Chan and Gabriel Walter, and
it later.’ ”                                        “Next year, I teach the same workshop        using Blackboard to post assignments and         How do they know that a student – and not                 ers could compare collector char-      recognition.                             of the photon generation process,       quantum-well transitions can be                graduate student Adam James. The
    Grohens believes that the quality of stu-   to students in Argentina, and they can work      for students to submit their work, which he      someone else – actually wrote the material?               acteristics when the device was            “We were also able to correlate      we change the nature of the pro-        compared to operation in spon-                 Defense Advanced Research Proj-
dents’ writing improves as a result of using    on the same wiki as my students in Mexico,       then downloaded to review. By the end of         But that’s also a problem with any writing                functioning as a normal transistor     optical measurements with elec-          cess connecting the electron and        taneous recombination and used                 ects Agency funded the work.u
the wiki because drafting and revision is so    although they were not in the course at the      the semester Grohens’ computer was glut-         assignment done outside of class, Scagnoli
easy, and because they know that someone        same time. Students can contribute to what       ted with files.                                  said.
besides the instructors – their classmates      students created during a previous semester.        Grohens said he also spent a lot of class        Some wikis have people who monitor
– will be reading and critiquing nearly ev-     That’s what makes it so rich: working with       time teaching students the basic principles      them and alert the monitor to changes. If
ery assignment.                                 people who are geographically and tempo-         of HTML but now they can create their own        the wiki is on a public-access server, pla-
    Grohens recently co-taught a brown-         rally dispersed,” Scagnoli said.                 Web pages easily using the wiki.                 giarism and incorrect information may be
bag seminar about using wikis with Norma            Some instructors, like Scagnoli, use wi-        Grohens’ students create Web pages,           uncovered by people surfing the Web. In
Scagnoli, a visiting project coordinator in     kis for class discussions, posting topic head-   post an introduction about themselves and        any event, the wiki assignments should
educational psychology who uses wikis in a      ings on pages and having students write on       then link their pages to the class page. The     be only one method of assessing students’
course she co-teaches with faculty member       the topics of their choice.                      students create, edit and finalize their as-     learning, Scagnoli said.
Tom Anderson as part of the department of           One of the instructors Scagnoli studied      signments on their pages, which Grohens             Wikis also can be protected to prevent
educational psychology’s online master’s        uses a wiki to collaboratively develop the       said, “is much easier (for me) than retriev-     people from editing them, which Grohens
program. Scagnoli also is studying creative
uses of wikis.
    As part of an online workshop, Scag-
                                                course syllabus with his students, to sched-
                                                ule students to bring in treats for the class
                                                and to host book exchanges, in addition to
                                                                                                 ing a file.”
                                                                                                    Wikis track changes made to the page,
                                                                                                 allowing the instructor to see each student’s
                                                                                                                                                  began doing to the home page of his class
                                                                                                                                                  wiki after spammers vandalized it several
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        Absentee balloting fraught with risks, legal scholar says
By Mark Reutter                                 may be only a short time before the public       low voter turnout rates in America and the       election by requiring states to replace faulty
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News Bureau Staff Writer                        spotlight shifts from the remnants of the in-    belief that absentee voting was a good way       punch-card systems. The federal Election
   The rising popularity of absentee voting,    famous butterfly ballot debacle of the 2000      to increase turnout.                             Assistance Commission was set up to estab-
especially the use of “no-excuse” absentee      presidential election to the increasingly            Among elderly voters, the problem of         lish best practices for state and local voting
ballots, poses a risk of vote tampering and     critical issue of absentee voter fraud,” she     campaign workers interfering with voting,        systems.
election fraud, a UI legal scholar argues.      wrote in the Elder Law Journal, published        especially in retirement and nursing homes,          The Illinois scholar calls on Congress to
   In the name of offering voters flexibility   by the UI College of Law.                        has been documented in a number of juris-        direct EAC to focus attention on absentee-
and saving the government money, more               In many states with large numbers of         dictions. Several states require election of-    voting procedures, with a goal of “establish-
than 25 states, including California, Florida   seniors, including Illinois, allegations of      ficials to oversee balloting if a certain num-   ing the foundation of a more uniform and ef-
and Ohio, have enacted laws letting regis-      absentee-ballot fraud have been reported.        ber of absentee ballots are requested at a       fective system of absentee voting.”
tered voters cast a ballot before Election      In Chicago, for example, a man reportedly        retirement or nursing home, but most states          For example, the 2002 law requires that
Day without providing a reason.                 helped 35 seniors apply for absentee ballots     have no laws tailored to curb absentee-voter     each state implement a “single, uniform,
   In addition, 20 states permit early vot-     at a senior housing center during the 2002       abuse.                                           official, centralized, interactive computer-
ing by mail, and about 15 states offer voters   primary, then returned several weeks later           Especially under the system of no-ex-        ized statewide voter registration list” that
permanent absentee status, which lets them      to illegally punch their signed ballots.         cuse absentee voting, the possibilities of       contains the name and registration informa-
register to vote absentee for an indefinite         Traditionally, according to Fay, absen-      coercion or other irregularities are numer-      tion of every legally registered voter in the
period.                                         tee voting was permitted only for limited        ous. “Once an elector has qualified to vote      state.
   Jessica A. Fay writes that voting outside    groups of people, including soldiers and         in absentia, or is permitted to do so based          By utilizing these databases, states could
of the polling place on Election Day carries    other U.S. citizens stationed abroad, and for    on a state enacted no-excuse absentee vot-       maintain accurate lists of absentee voters,
with it the danger that absentee ballots can    voters with disabilities that restricted their   ing provision, he or she receives a ballot in    thereby flagging irregularities in ballot
be collected and turned in by partisans. Or     ability to come to polling stations. “Over       the mail, makes his or her balloting choices,    submissions, such as unusual surges in the
that voters can be pressured by campaign        the last 30 years, there has been a signifi-     and returns the ballot to the proper authori-    number of ballots cast in a particular juris-
workers or others in ways that are not pos-     cant movement away from the traditional          ties. But what happens while the ballot is in    diction.
sible when ballots are cast in secret at a      polling place, instead embracing the con-        the hands of the voter is unknown to elec-           Her article is titled, “Elderly Electors Go
polling booth.                                  cept of ‘convenience voting,’ ” she wrote.       tion officials,” Fay wrote.                      Postal: Ensuring Absentee Ballot Integrity
   “With a growing elderly population and           Several factors have triggered this              In 2002, Congress responded to the           for Older Voters.” u
insufficient absentee-ballot regulation, it     change, most notably a concern about the         widespread flaws in the 2000 presidential
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          ‘Road trip’ celebrates interstate highway system                                                                                                        WILL,                                                    Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund seeks donations
By Melissa Mitchell                                                                                                                                               CONTINUED FROM PAGE 
News Bureau Staff Writer                                                                                                                                          radio, television and new            “People helping people” is how the letter      “Donations received during last year’s          the family or a house fire. Anyone apply-           roll deduction cards will be sent by campus
    An Airstream travel trailer fea-                                                                                                                              media. “It’s an opportunity      to UI employees sums up the Faculty/Staff       fund drive have been spent helping employ-         ing for assistance is screened through the          mail to each employee this month. Addi-
turing an interactive installation                                                                                                                                to innovate with new mod-        Emergency Fund. And that’s what it’s been       ees in need,” said Donna Jessee, co-chair          Faculty/Staff Assistance Program and then           tional information is available from Donna
created by a design team from the                                                                                                                                 els of service for public        about since it was established in 1992.         of the volunteer employee emergency fund           reviewed for approval by a separate confi-          Jessee, 244-3618, or from Kathy Seybert,
UI will hit the road in June as part                                                                                                                              media,” he said.                     The fund provides confidential assistance   committee. “This is our special chance to          dential committee.                                  265-0985, co-chairs of the grassroots com-
of a celebration of the 50th anni-                                                                                                                                    WILL is a station with a     to UI employees on the Urbana campus and        help our Urbana campus colleagues who                 Donations are accepted through payroll           mittee and also of this year’s fund drive.
versary of the Eisenhower Inter-                                                                                                                                  long history and great tra-      their families during times of financial cri-   may experience a financial crisis at one time      deduction; employees who donated last                  Eligible faculty and staff members may
state System.                                                                                                                                                     dition that has already built    sis. It is funded by donations from faculty     or another,” Jessee said. “It could happen to      year and wish to continue donating in this          apply for emergency assistance at any time.
    The 28-foot trailer is similar to                                                                                                                             a solid history of service       and staff members to help colleagues in         any of us.”                                        manner need to renew their pledge for this          All contacts are confidential and assess-
the original Airstreams that were                                                                                                                                 to its local communities,        need.                                              Since its inception, the fund has provided      year. Cash and donations by check also are          ments are free. If you or someone you know
popular on interstate highways                                                                                                                                    Leonard said. His experi-            And it’s time to replenish the fund. Vol-   small grants to more than 400 employees.           welcome. Checks should be made payable              might be eligible for assistance from the
among vacationers beginning                                                                                                                                       ence at other stations has re-   unteers are encouraging donations during        The fund has assisted employees with a rent        to UIF/UIUC Faculty/Staff Emergency                 fund, call 244-5312 or write to Faculty/Staff
around the time the system was                                                                                                                                    inforced his understanding       the program’s annual fund drive with 100        or mortgage payment, utilities, medicine or        Fund and mailed to the UI Foundation, 400           Assistance Program, 1011 West University
launched. The UI trailer – which                                                                                                                                  that localism is an essen-       percent of donations going directly to the      medical bills, and food or clothing during         Harker Hall, MC-386.                                Avenue, MC-255. u
originally was featured on Donald                                                                                                                                 tial value of public broad-      fund.                                           times of crisis such as a serious illness in          A brochure about the program and pay-
Trump’s television show, “The                                                                                                                                     casting, he said. “With the
Apprentice” – is parked on the                                                                                                                                    overall consolidation of                                                         LEONARDO, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
south side of the Krannert Art                                                                                                                                    commercial media, local-          ANIMATION, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1               mouse and virtual-reality goggles, Cox has         ing galaxies and their merger in intergalac-        research institutions, national labs and cli-
Museum, where it is expected to                                                                                                                                   ism is an increasingly rare       evidence and the laws of physics, and          picked up numerous awards for her work,            tic space, the birth and death of a first star in   ent networks.
remain until the interior installa-                                                                                                                               but important asset. As a         when animations are allowed, it is under       which is intended primarily to help scien-         the universe and its transition into a super-           “This image has become an icon for the
tion is completed.                                                                                                                                                result, public broadcasting       the assumption that the video accurately       tists visualize – and more easily interpret        nova, and a fast-paced segment simulating           Internet,” Cox said. Although it was created
    The trailer will join a convoy                                                                                                                                has a unique opportunity          illustrates the event. But the truth is that   – complex data. She also has created visu-         flight to the center of the Milky Way and           back in 1991, “it still gets about two hits
of other vehicles passing through                                                                                                    photo by L. Brian Stauffer   to build and expand upon          all reconstructions of evidence contain        alizations for the IMAX film “Cosmic Voy-          into a black hole.                                  a week on the NCSA Web site and is con-
Illinois on I-80 – enroute from            Conversation piece An Airstream travel trailer outfitted with a recording studio, an array                             local strengths,” said Leon-      inherent imprecision.”                         age,” which was nominated for an Acade-                Another segment illustrates for museum          stantly requested for print publications.”
San Francisco to Washington,               of flat-panel screens and a 3-D virtual environment will join a convoy of other vehicles traveling                     ard, who worked briefly in            Animated reconstructions, the au-          my Award; for documentaries broadcast on           visitors just how the team of artists and sci-          Some of the other Modern-day Leonar-
D.C. – on June 24. The convoy,             through Illinois on June 24 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the federal law that                        television production for         thors argue, illustrate far more informa-      the Discovery Channel and on PBS, as part          entists work together and actually do what          dos featured in the exhibition also have UI
organized by the American As-              established the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System. Individuals may contribute to the history                        WILL-TV in 1982.                  tion about an accident for after-accident      of its “NOVA” series; and for planetarium          they do.                                            connections, including former faculty mem-
sociation of State Highway and             about traveling U.S. highways through the project’s Web site at                             Leonard is a past presi-      observers to consider than the involved        dome shows.                                            It includes footage and narration featur-       ber Stephen Wolfram, developer of Math-
Transportation Officials, will stop                                                                                                                               dent of the Washington            drivers ever had when their situation was          Cox’s most recent work includes serv-          ing Cox, Patterson, Stuart and their avatars        ematica software and author of “A New
in Chicago for an anniversary cel-      During his presidency, he signed       the UI’s department of civil en-        project images and interviews by           State Public Broadcasters         still unfolding.                               ing as NCSA producer and art director for          (animated characters that represent team            Kind of Science; aerospace engineer James
ebration on June 26 before pro-         the legislation that funded the sys-   gineering, Krannert Art Museum          ordinary people recounting their           Association, where he suc-            Co-authors with Roese were psychol-        “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity,”         members in the UI’s virtual-reality space           DeLaurier, known for his research and de-
ceeding to the nation’s capital.        tem on June 29, 1956.                  and School of Art and Design.           travel experiences on the interstate       cessfully reversed declin-        ogy doctoral students Florian Fessel and       a planetarium show that opened in Febru-           known as the CAVE), and “shows us flying            velopment of the ornithopter, an aircraft
    The symbolic route across the          The exhibit to be housed in the         “There was one team of two          highways. Also part of the installa-       ing state support for public      Amy Summerville; Justin Kruger, a for-         ary at the Denver Museum of Nature & Sci-          around as avatars and sharing flight paths in       with bird-like, mechanical flapping wings;
United States is similar to the         UI trailer was designed by art and     (Marshack and Valentin), and            tion will be a 3-D virtual environ-        television. He is a graduate      mer UI psychology professor now with           ence, and will travel to other venues around       virtual reality,” Cox said.                         and Zack Kaplan and Keith Schact, found-
one Dwight D. Eisenhower took           design instructor Steve Kostell;       Kostell worked by himself, and          ment that allows visitors to use a         of the State University of        the Leonard Stern School of Management         the world. The show was produced in as-                “The Leonardo theme is a lot about              ers of Inventables, a company that provides
in 1919 as a young soldier trav-        Rose Marshack, visiting art and        we chose both entries as our win-       game pad to navigate a simulation          New York at Plattsburgh,          at New York University; and Michael            sociation with a “NOVA” series about black         flight,” Cox said, explaining her rationale         a subscription service of new technologies
eling in a cross-country military       technology specialist at Krannert      ner because we felt they strongly       of the interstate highways under           and participated in the           Dilich of FORESIGHT Reconstruction             holes, “Monster of the Milky Way,” sched-          for choosing to incorporate these particular        to Fortune 500 companies.
convoy. Eisenhower’s memory of          Art Museum; and Rick Valentin, a       complemented each other,” said          construction, and to “fly over” the        Executive      Development        Inc., a research and consulting firm in        uled for broadcast this fall on PBS stations.      visualizations.                                         “I was impressed with the other con-
that long, arduous trek was the         graduate student in the School of      David Weightman, director of the        highways to hear random, pre-re-           Program at the William E.         Northbrook, Ill., which specializes in ve-         “It’s my passion to bring this esoteric sci-       To advance the metaphor in a slightly           tributors,” Cox said. “Danny Hillis (inven-
stimulus for his later advocacy of      Art and Design.                        art and design school and a mem-        corded travelers’ stories.                 Simon Graduate School             hicle-accident investigation, reconstruc-      ence to large audiences in meaningful and          different direction, Cox also incorporated          tor, engineer and computer scientist) … I’ve
a national interstate highway sys-         The trio submitted the winning      ber of the judging panel.                  A project Web site has been set         of Business Administra-           tion, analysis and safety research. u          beautiful ways,” Cox said. “It’s a pleasure        a classic 3-D model representing the emer-          known he’s brilliant for a long time. So to
tem that could transport military       designs in a campuswide competi-           The traveling exhibit will in-      up at www.roadsideconversations.           tion at the University of                                                        working with other artists and scientists.”        gence of the Internet in 1990-92, with net-         be there with people like him, Wolfram and
vehicles and people across the          tion sponsored by the Illinois De-     clude a recording studio and an         org. Audio or text stories may be          Rochester. u                                                                         The video sampler in the “Leonardo”            work “flight paths” criss-crossing a map of         (multimedia artist) Laurie Anderson, it’s an
country with ease and expedience.       partment of Transportation, and        array of large, flat-panel screens to   submitted as part of the project. u                                                                                         show features visualizations of two collid-        the United States to indicate connections at        honor.” u

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     nine honored with Chancellor’s distinguished Staff Award
      By Abby Cañeda                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               simply being here.”                                 Miller’s duties include sample prepara-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Merkle spends time at four facilities: the

      News Bureau Student Intern                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tion, training, scheduling, advertising, bill-
                  ine staff employees were hon-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Intramural-Physical Education Building,         ing and maintenance. She also repairs com-
                  ored with the Chancellor’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Campus Recreation Center East Building,         puters, learns and teaches new software and
                  Distinguished Staff Award at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Ice Arena and the Outdoor Center. He        deals with clients. She is the only person
                  a banquet April 17. The award                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    checks to see what needs to be done at these    on campus who does biological prepara-
      recognizes exceptional performance; each                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     facilities after his daily chores have been     tion, imbedding and staining for transmis-
      recipient receives $2,000 and a plaque. Re-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  completed. He helps load and unload trucks,     sion electron microscopy. She schedules
      cipients’ names are inscribed on a plaque                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    assists with putting up outdoor equipment       the many users of the confocal microscope
      displayed in the Personnel Services Office.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and assists the wheelchair basketball team      and also serves as an adviser and trainer to
      Past winners are listed on the office’s Hall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in early morning practices.                     researchers and students on the use of the
      of Fame Web site at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Merkle also acts as a tour guide and         microscope.
      cdsa/cdsahall.html                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           recruiter when parents bring potential stu-         Miller created a Web site for the center
         Permanent staff employees with at least                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   dents to the UI and staff members from          that provides information about services,
      two years of service or retired employees                                                                                                                                                                      Darwin L. Miller                                                                                              other programs visit. He is a key member of     procedures and charges. She has automated
      in status appointments during the calen-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the staff when planning events that include     the center’s billing system and has devel-
      dar year can be nominated for the award                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      groups or individuals from outside the UI,      oped a Web-based sign-up system that al-
      by faculty or staff members or students. A                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   including the Black Homecoming Dance,           lows users to reserve equipment easily.
      committee appointed by the chancellor rec-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Malaysian Games, late night activities,         Miller also has been part of several major
      ommends finalists. The chancellor gives the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  summer camps and the Urbana Intervarsity        discoveries. Her skill with immuno-electron
      final approval.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Christian conferences.                          microscopy aided in a discovery that has
                                                                                                                                         Shirley E. Barnhart                                                                                                                                                                          “His unwavering dedication to the uni-       resulted in a large collaborative grant and
                        vvv                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Harold Merkle
                                                                                    Barbara C. Balbach                                                                                                                                                                                                                             versity, this department and most impor-        a National Institutes of Health submission
      Barbara C. Balbach, accountant IV                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tantly to the students is immeasurable,” said   that will investigate the role of this receptor
      in the School of Chemical Sciences, has                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Robyn M. Deterding, associate director of       in male reproduction. Miller also aided in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  photo courtesy Janis Blout
      worked at the UI for 20 years. As head of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Campus Recreation, in a letter of support.      another discovery that is the core focus of
      the accounting section, Balbach oversees                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “Harold is a very motivated individual and      a grant recently awarded on the UI campus
      financial transactions and records in one of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 he performs in a manner that shows confi-       to explore a possible method to speed blood
      the most financially complex units at the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dence, enthusiasm and humor.”                   clotting that could be a therapy for heart dis-
      UI. “Her operation supports 280 faculty                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ease and stroke.
      and staff members, 350 graduate students                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “All who have worked with her recog-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stacey Ballmes
      and 1,200 undergraduate majors and sev-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      darwin L. miller, communications spe-           nize her skills and dedication to quality,”
      eral thousand non-majors,” said Thomas B.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cialist III for the Technology Services         said Edwin Hahn, associate dean for re-
      Rauchfuss, director of the school, in nomi-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Group, is responsible for more than 500         search and advanced studies at the College
      nating Balbach.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              computer systems running the Windows op-        of Veterinary Medicine. “She commands
          Balbach is answerable to 55 faculty                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      erating system in the department of comput-     100 percent respect and admiration from all
      members for their research and endow-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        er science. His duties include installation,    who depend on her service. She has taken
      ment accounts. “With the recent decline in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   maintenance, testing, troubleshooting and       added responsibility in stride and improved
      state support, our unit is increasingly reli-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                operational support of the systems. Miller      efficiency to make up for growing numbers
      ant on new revenue streams,” Rauchfuss                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       is responsible for the development, instal-     of clients and reductions in staff.”
      said, “and the two most important ones are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   lation and maintenance of the department’s
      federal grants and endowment income. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Windows server infrastructure. He super-
      school’s major success in these two sectors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vises two part-time student system admin-       Sherry L. miller has been an administra-
      is significantly attributable to Barb’s man-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 istrators who assist him and also is involved   tive secretary in the Office of Facility Man-
      agement skills.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Janis K. Blout                                    with the department’s building automation       agement and Scheduling since 2002. Before
          Effective management of endowments                                                                                                     David W. Foley                                                                                                                                                                    system at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for       that, she played a key role in the operations
                                                                                            Lou Ann Miller
      requires coordination with the foundation,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Computer Science.                               of the School of Integrative Biology.
      fund recipients, regulators and development                                                                                                                                                                       Sherry L. Miller                                                                                               Miller is usually the technical person          Miller’s responsibilities include sched-
      staff members. Balbach regularly examines                                                              Photography by L. Brian Stauffer                                                                                                                                                                                      that works with new employees to help           uling 400 general purpose classrooms,
      the funds to ensure that the specific inten-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 them get started in the department. “Darwin     amounting to about 15,000 record changes
      tions of the donors are being honored. Her          Ballmes performs, supervises, advises         mended course materials in proper quanti-        and while she accomplishes all of what she      of projects on display. Blout worked to get      crane hooks and scaffolding.                                             is a motivator and keeps you on your toes,”     per semester; interacting with more than 120
      team also monitors all grant submissions.       on and directs all work involved in the pro-      ties on a timely basis, to satisfy the needs     does with a relatively small staff of four,     extra volunteer help to make the event more          Foley also serves as a great resource as                             said Rich Myers, a former staff member for      departmental schedulers to allocate instruc-
          In addition to fund management, Bal-        duction of the journal, including assistance      of both students and staff for courses at the    she is the consummate team player.”             efficient, increasing the number of volun-       researchers from across campus, and indus-                               the Technology Services Group. “He is very      tional space; and training all campus and
      bach also supervises staff members that         to the general editor. She is responsible for     UI,” said Willard Bredfield, bookstore di-                                                       teers from about 40 to 75.                       trial customers approach Foley to construct                              knowledgeable and possesses both techni-        departmental schedulers in the use of the
      assist faculty members with the organiza-       maintaining the journal’s budget with the         rector. According to Bredfield’s nomination,                                                         “Janis is an outstanding Extension pro-      and repair their strain-gaged load cells. His                            cal and practical skills that many who work     Banner system. She provides data to cam-
      tion of research proposals, sub-awards and      college’s business office, finding and main-      Barnhart makes the decisions about each          Janis K. Blout started working for the          fessional who has effectively demonstrated       expertise in this method makes this resource                             with him also learn. Many of the skills I’ve    pus administrators on classroom use and
      many other contractual agreements.              taining funding sources, organizing confer-       item stocked, physical arrangement of the        UI as a secretary for Fulton County Exten-      her ability to coordinate the local 4-H pro-     available to the university. He fabricated                               learned from him I use every day.”              enrollments and prepares the operations cal-
          Balbach is a valuable resource whose        ences and ensuring that all program func-         sales floor to accommodate ease of sales,        sion and advanced to community worker in        gram and to network with community lead-         and helped design a calibrated strain-gaged                                  Miller works to keep the Windows ma-        endar for production of the courses catalog
      expertise is routinely sought. For example,     tions adhere to the UI and state of Illinois      inventory management, management of per-         1993. Blout is responsible for the overall      ers, Extension colleagues, and local agen-       load cell that enables faculty members to                                chines as patched and up-to-date as pos-        and class schedule. She also is the primary
      the Office of Sponsored Programs and Re-        guidelines. She also helps coordinate and         sonnel and delivery of service. And, while       management of the Fulton County 4-H Pro-        cies and organizations,” said Rhonda J.          maintain critical force-measuring traceabil-                             sible. This has prevented many lost hours       trainer for all processes related to creating
      search Administration asked her to help im-     implement unit policies and acts as a con-        most large universities stock 3,000-3,500        gram.                                           Ferree, Extension unit leader, in a letter of    ity to the National Institute of Standards and                           of research and class preparation. He tests     the class schedule and provides initial train-
      plement a new sponsored-project tracking        tact person for all questions regarding the       different textbook titles a semester, the UI         Her responsibilities include planning       support.                                         Technology.                                                              beta-versions of new security tools and ap-     ing for all new departmental schedulers.
      system and she also led the implementation      program. Occasionally, she provides techni-       stocks 5,000-5,500 titles each semester.         workshops, camps and other events, in-                                                               Foley interacts with UI students at all                              plications to deploy software. His automa-          The conversion to the Banner system at
      of the BA3 reporting platform in conjunc-       cal assistance to other units within the col-          Barnhart also has been responsive to        cluding 4-H shows; processing entries                                                            levels and assists faculty members every se-                             tion efforts have made it possible for his      the UI was both a software change and an
      tion with engineering units.                    lege when requested.                              bookstore changes that benefit customers.        for county and state fairs; recruiting and      david W. foley joined the department of          mester in department courses. He instructs                               staff to effectively manage a large number      entire academic shift of basic course infor-
          “What may be most impressive about              In addition to Ballmes’ position as man-      These changes include a Web site on which        screening new 4-H volunteers; 4-H leader        theoretical and applied mechanics as a labo-     students giving them practical working                                   of machines.                                    mation. Miller contributed to the change of
      Barb is her ability to remain calm and take     aging editor, she also is an assistant for four   students can order their textbooks called        training and support; and many other 4-H        ratory mechanic trainee and now works as         knowledge of techniques and applications                                     “Darwin is conscious about looking          7,200 catalog records to new numbers and
      things in stride, said David C. Shoemaker,      faculty members. Ballmes prepares legal           the “Lowest Textbook Price Guarantee Pro-        program duties. Fulton County is one of the     an instrument maker. Foley makes, fits and       to real-world engineering problems. In ad-                               ahead for changes down the road,” said          subjects. Because there was no automatic
      associate director of budget and resource       arbitrations, legal briefs, books, articles and   gram,” the Textbook Reservation Service,         largest in the state for State Fair livestock   assembles components of laboratory equip-        dition, he draws hundreds of spectators                                  Chuck Thompson, manager of systems ser-         procedure to integrate old and new data,
      planning, in a letter in support of her nomi-   manuscripts. She also obtains copyright           and the latest – a pilot program in which        entries, and Blout makes sure they are com-     ment. He also tests, operates and supervises     during the annual engineering open house                                 vices for computer science. “He looks for       Miller motivated and supervised a staff of
      nation. “She’s always able to find a solu-      permission for course materials, prepares         the bookstore provides textbooks for the li-     plete and accurate before submission.           their use. An instrument maker “uses basic       by using the large testing machine to crush                              problems before they happen and tries to        six Extra Help employees over a period of
      tion to even the most vexing issues and she     and administers exams and serves as a con-        brary without the library having to purchase         Blout has taken an active role in promot-   and advanced machining tools and methods         concrete cylinders.                                                      prevent disasters before they occur. Darwin     three semesters to manually enter 50,000
      invariably does so in a quiet and relaxed       tact for students.                                books and place them in their permanent          ing 4-H to the community. Attendance at 4-      to fabricate parts and specimens of difficult                                                                             has had a significant impact on quality in      course and section records into the Banner
      manner.”                                            Matthew Finkin, professor of law, said in     collection.                                      H leader training meetings has grown 160        geometry with exceedingly tight toleranc-                                                                                 our organization.”                              system. Also, until the campus implemented
                                                      his letter of support: “Stacey is invaluable.         Students and parents appreciate the          percent since 1996. The 4-H Foodstand,          es” and “is capable of working with unusu-       Harold merkle, building service worker                                       Miller completed all the course work        a new “bolt-on” scheduler, Miller scheduled
                                                      She performs consistently, above and well         textbook reservation program. In the fall        which Blout oversees, has nearly doubled        al and new materials, such as high-strength      for the Division of Campus Recreation, has                               to be Andover Controls Certified and has        each and every general classroom by hand
      Stacey Ballmes, staff secretary, started        beyond the call of duty, only in superlatives.    semester of 1995, Barnhart processed and         its profits during the past 10 years. New       metals and composite materials,” according       worked at the UI for 22 years. On his own                                passed the Windows professional and the         for three terms.
      working for the UI College of Law as an         It is unimaginable that the Comparative La-       held seven orders of students after phone re-    events have been created, including Per-        to James Phillips, professor and associate       initiative, Merkle has assumed many roles.                               Windows server exams. He is studying for            “Through her careful guidance and atten-
      Extra Help employee in 2002 and was per-        bor Law & Policy Journal, or the recently         quests from their parents. Now, the program      forming Arts Night, 4-H In the Great Out-       head of theoretical and applied mechanics.       He checks for maintenance and repairs on                                 his networking exam and is working on his       tion, all of this activity from 117 different
      manently hired in the same year.                instituted Program in Comparative Labor           processes more than 6,000 reservations an-       doors and 4-H Federation outings. Blout         Foley also works with shop customers to          basketball hoops, nets, protective pads and                              Microsoft Certified System Engineer certi-      academic departments comes together and
          “Stacey raises the bar when it comes to     and Employment Law & Policy, could func-          nually.                                          coordinates these events along with Farm        clarify and optimize proposed designs and        other equipment and cleans the backboards                                fication.                                       is posted in the online class schedule by
      work performance,” said Heidi Hurd, dean        tion without her. She is singularly respon-           The bookstore’s Web site provider has        Safety Day Camp, 4-H Super Sunday and           methods and trains and supervises other          on a regular basis. He orders all supplies and                                                                           the sixth week of every term,” said Carol
      of the College of Law, in a nomination let-     sible for the esteem the College of Law is        awarded the Illini Union Bookstore the           4-H Fun Outings to Concerts and Theme           employees.                                       equipment for the needs of the building ser-                                                                             Malmgren, interim registrar for the Office
      ter. “She readily accepts additional respon-    now held in labor law circles worldwide.”         largest college store Web sales award for        Parks.                                             Foley supports and enhances the efforts       vice workers and makes arrangements for                                  Lou Ann miller, electron microscope             of Admissions and Records. “It’s one thing
      sibilities and performs her job competently                                                       four years in a row.                                 According to the UI Extension Contact       of faculty members and students to fabri-        any repairs or maintenance. He also assists                              technologist IV, has been working for the UI    to do one’s own work well and to be suc-
      and professionally with little or no supervi-                                                         “Shirley is a self-motivated manager who     Reports, 9,617 youth were reached during        cate equipment for their scientific investiga-   student employees with opening facilities.                               College of Veterinary Medicine for almost       cessful on a defined team project, but in
      sion.”                                          Shirley E. Barnhart, assistant manager            loves what she does and consistently goes        the 2004-2005 4-H program year. Of those,       tions. He also assists the department as the         “Our student staff loves him,” said Craig                            18 years. Miller single-handedly runs the       our decentralized university community, it
          Ballmes has been promoted twice in          and textbook manager at the Illini Union          those extra miles it takes to keep her stake-    4,308 were reached directly by Blout. The       principal machine operator of its large me-      Stinson, associate director of Campus Rec-                               Center for Microscopic Imaging that sup-        takes a special skill to inspire others, impart
      three years and is the managing editor of       Bookstore, started working at the UI in           holders happy,” said Ed Slaznik, director of     number of 4-H participants in Fulton Coun-      chanical testing machine, a UI resource that     reation, in his nomination of Merkle. “…                                 ports more than 25 faculty members across       knowledge and integrate efforts across dis-
      the Comparative Labor Law & Policy Jour-        1965.                                             the Illini Union, in a letter of support. “She   ty is the highest it has been in 10 years.      serves industry in Illinois and throughout       His sense of humor and genuine caring                                    campus and provides diagnostic microsco-        parate units. Again and again, Sherry rises
      nal, now the world’s leading English-lan-          “It is Shirley’s job to provide the campus     is amazingly dependable … anticipates the            The Fulton County 4-H General show          the Midwest by applying calibrated loads to      make him a favorite of everyone he works                                 py for the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Carle     to this challenge.” u
      guage labor law journal.                        community with all required and recom-            needs of many of her regular customers,          is a large event every year with hundreds       such engineering components as wire rope,        with. He makes all of our days better by                                 Hospital and users at other institutions.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                   performers in the world. The series will be broadcast on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sics, East Asian languages and cultures, French, Germanic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   languages and literatures, linguistics, Slavic languages and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the College of Communications.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        More information about the conference mandate, pro-
                                                                                                                                  present “Another Notch in the Bible Belt? The Fight Over         WILL-FM (90.9/101.1 in Champaign-Urbana) at 7:06 p.m.           literatures, and Spanish, Italian and Portuguese; the pro-       gram and registration can be found at the conference Web
Interactive educational event
                                                                                                                                  Bible Curricula in Odessa, Texas.”                               May 1-4 and will be repeated Sundays at 11 a.m. May 7-          grams in Comparative and World Literature and for the            site:
‘Petstravaganza’ is April 29                                                                                                          Eric C. Owens of the Center on Religion and Democracy        28. WILL FM’s Vic Di Geronimo picked selections from            Study of Religion; the Division of English as an Interna-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Improving Boneyard Creek
   “Petstravaganza,” an event that gives children an oppor-                                                                       at the University of Virginia will present “Good Citizens        among Vivaldi’s some 500 concertos and 90 sonatas. Di           tional Language; and the unit for cinema studies.
tunity to learn about their pets and other animals, will be                                                                       and the Good Book: Should the Bible Be Taught in Ameri-          Geronimo spent more than three years creating the mix of            For those wanting to make public comments during the         Motorists should watch for volunteers
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 at the UI Stock Pavilion.                                                                          ca’s Public Schools?”                                            full-length concertos, sonatas, overtures and some selected     hearing, preference will be given to representatives of a rec-       On April 22 (Earth Day), hundreds of volunteers from
   Exhibits will include pet first aid, dog-bite prevention,                                                                          Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, visiting scholar at the Ameri-   movements.                                                      ognized organization and individuals who have requested          Champaign, Urbana and the UI will be clad in orange T-
animal-behavior modification, careers with animals, pet                                                                           can Bar Foundation and senior fellow at the Martin Marty            “This is not an academic treatment or a documentary,”        to speak in advance. Time limits for these speakers will be      shirts and deployed from Scott Park in Champaign to ini-
overpopulation, horse rescue, and humane education re-                                                                            Center of the University of Chicago Divinity School, will        Di Geronimo said. “It’s an excuse to enjoy four hours of        five minutes for the representative of an organization and       tiate the restoration and clean-up of the Boneyard Creek.
sources for teachers.                                                                                                             present “Litigating the Bible: Remembering the Cincinnati        Vivaldi’s music. I am sharing stories and tidbits of informa-   three minutes for an individual. Following these speakers,       The event, called “Boneyard Creek Community Day,” will
   “Petstravaganza will feature interactive exhibits that ap-                                                                     Bible Wars.”                                                     tion, but in a fun way.”                                        the floor will be open to others, with a two-minute time         offer a variety of volunteer opportunities. Motorists are
peal to kids aged 7 to 11, although there will be something                                                                           The new Illinois Forum on Religion in America, a sub-           The series includes a tribute to Vivaldi’s composition       limit per individual.                                            cautioned to watch for volunteers who may be in the streets
for all ages,” said Amy Fischer, UI Extension companion                                                                           unit of Illinois’ Program for the Study of Religion, is a sym-   of great melodies; Vivaldi the dramatist; Vivaldi’s music           Those who wish to speak at the hearing should contact        around the Boneyard.
animal biology and humane education specialist.                                                                                   posium sponsor. The forum is sponsoring a series of free         as highlights from the career of an all-time “champion”         Ann Mester at by 5 p.m. April 28. Those               Volunteer groups will help remove invasive, non-native
   The event is free and open to the public. Since some of                                                                        public conversations in addition to the symposium. The           among composers, including a play-by-play of the Autumn         who wish to send confidential comments for review by the         plants from sections of the stream’s corridor and replace
the exhibits will feature live animals, visitors should not                                                                       next conversation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 20 in        Concerto; and Vivaldi concertos, sinfonias and sonatas.         Educational Policy Committee should forward them to the          them with native plants. Other groups will be cleaning up
bring pets. For additional information, visit                                                                     Room 4080 of the Foreign Languages Building. It will cen-           All of the music in the series is performed by early music   hearing chairperson, Abbas Aminmansour, aamin@uiuc.              streamside trash and marking storm drains with medallions or contact Fisch-                                                                        ter on such questions as: What are the primary obstacles to      groups on period instruments. A playlist for the series will    edu. If you want your comments to remain confidential            that say “Dump No Waste – Drains to Creek,” informing
er at 333-6462.                                                                                                                   good teaching of the Bible and what would be required to         be available at after the programs are broad-     and/or anonymous you should indicate so.                         Champaign-Urbana residents that all trash, soil, and yard
                                                                                                                                  overcome them?                                                   cast.                                                               Copies of the document “Creation of the School of            waste that enters the storm drains does not get treated, but
Staff Advisory Council
                                                                                                                                      Several units are co-sponsoring Illinois Forum events,                                                                       Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics” may be obtained at        runs directly to Boneyard Creek.
Nominations sought for representatives                                                                                                                                                             University YMCA
                                                                                                                                  including the College of Education, the Foreign Languages                                                               or by contacting the Office of the Senate           A variety of organizers, including the UI, Champaign-
   The Staff Advisory Council is seeking nominations for                                                                          Building Fund and the Illinois Program for Research in the       Instructors needed for community classes                        or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.                     Urbana-area Rotary clubs, staff members from the cities of
one representative each from the Skilled Crafts/Trades                                                                            Humanities.                                                         The University YMCA’s Communiversity program seeks                                                                            Champaign and Urbana, and their respective park districts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
Group and the Service/Maintenance Group to serve a four-                                                                                                                                           instructors for its classes. The program offers a variety of                                                                     have joined for the event with organizational assistance
                                                                                                                                  Society for French Historical Studies                                                                                            Delegates to gather May -6
year term beginning July 1. The council acts in an advisory          ‘doodle for Wildlife’ benefit is April 29                                                                                     classes to the local community, ranging from martial arts to                                                                     from the Prairie Rivers Network.
role and meets regularly with the assistant vice president                                                                        Scholars of France to gather April 20-22                         ballroom dancing and car repair, and relies upon local resi-       The UI campus will be the site May 3-6 for the Sec-               Anyone wishing to volunteer for the event should be at
                                                                     The fifth annual “Doodle for Wildlife” benefit will
for human resources on the Urbana campus.                                                                                             The 52nd annual meeting of the Society for French His-       dents to design and teach all the courses. Some instructors     ond International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, with the      Scott Park at 9 a.m. April 22.
                                                                     be from 6 to 10 p.m. April 29 in the South Lounge
   To be considered for the positions, prospective candi-                                                                         torical Studies will be April 20-22 at the UI. The event re-     have worked with the YMCA for the life of the program –         theme of “Ethics, Politics and Human Subject Research.”
                                                                     and Rooms A, B and C of the Illini Union. The event                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sculptor and magazine editor featured
dates must pick up petitions in Room 141 of the Personnel                                                                         quires registration and will be held primarily in the Illini      more than 20 years – but the YMCA is always interested in         More than 850 delegates from about 50 nations attended
                                                                     will combine celebrity drawings, local music and                                                                                                                                                                                                               Art and Design lecture series continues
Services Office beginning April 21. Deadline for returning                                                                        Union.                                                           new class topics that community members develop.                the first congress last May, also on the UI campus. Norman
                                                                     a dinner to benefit the non-profit Wildlife Medical
petitions is April 28. Ballots will be mailed to eligible staff                                                                       “The society is the largest professional organization of        An application and more information can be found at          Denzin, a professor in the Institute of Communications Re-           Two talks remain in this semester’s School of Art
                                                                     Clinic, which cares for nearly 2,000 sick or injured
members by May 12 and winners will be announced May                                                                               French historians in the English-speaking world and the Applications are         search, served as the congress director.                         and Design lecture series, which take place in Room 62,
                                                                     animals every year. The clinic also helps train
25. For more information, contact Jaclyn Slater at 333-                                                                           largest non-French organization of its kind,” said Mark Mi-      due May 19. For questions, contact Paul or Becca at 337-           The congress was organized, Denzin said, prior to last        Krannert Art Museum.
                                                                     veterinary students and educates the public about
3105 or                                                                                                   cale, professor of history and co-organizer of the event with    1514.                                                           year’s meeting, in opposition to the trend by many govern-           • “Joe Scanlon: Critical Practices,” 5 p.m., April 20.
                                                                     Illinois wildlife.
                                                                                                                                  UI historian Clare Crowston.                                                                                                     ments toward enforcing a quantitative, “evidence-based,”         Scanlon is a sculptor who has exhibited his work through-
WILL-TV and Staerkel Planetarium                                     Signed, original drawings by Jay Leno, Jackie                                                                                 Public hearing
                                                                                                                                      The society’s annual meeting “allows practitioners of the                                                                    biomedical model of research, to the detriment of funding        out the United States, Germany and Australia. His artistic
Families invited to ‘Zoom Into Space’                                Chan, Jim Carrey, Phil Collins, Neil Young,                  craft to share ideas and scholarship, and younger scholars       Possible new school to be discussed                             and support for qualitative research.                            motivations include the exploration of relationships among
   WILL-TV and the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at                Matthew McConaughey, Martina McBride, the late               the chance to debut their scholarly work,” he said.                 The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Com-           Delegates at last year’s meeting approved the found-          art, design and commerce.
Parkland College present “Zoom Into Space With Zula”                 Richard Pryor (pictured above), and many more                    The society “was attracted to us because of our outstand-    mittee on Educational Policy has organized a public hear-       ing of the International Association of Qualitative Inquiry,         • Sina Najafi: Critical Practices,” 5 p.m., April 27. Najafi
from 6 to 8 p.m. April 27 at the planetarium, 2400 W. Brad-          will be auctioned. Special adventure packages,               ing group of French historians and by the world-class repu-      ing to discuss the formation of the School of Literatures,      the first international association for qualitative research-    is editor-in chief of Cabinet magazine, a quarterly nonprofit
ley Ave., Champaign. The event offers family activities to           including behind-the-scenes tours of animal attrac-          tation of the university,” Crowston said.                        Cultures and Linguistics from 3 to 5 p.m. May 1 in Room         ers. The new association, as well as the new International       publication that reflects a diverse range of subject matter of
learn about the solar system, stars, planets, weather patterns       tions and a trip to Paris, also will be up for bid.              Illinois has seven historians of France: Crowston, early     196 of Lincoln Hall.                                            Center for Qualitative Inquiry, are both led by Denzin and       interest to contemporary artists. u
and more.                                                            For a list of auction items and other details, visit         modern period; John Lynn, military history; Tamara Mathe-           The new school would comprise the departments of clas-       based in the Institute of Communications Research, within
   The event is based on “The Zula Patrol,” a PBS Kids se-                                        son, post-1945; Micale, science and medicine; David Pro-
ries about a group of aliens who travel the galaxies helping         Reservations are suggested by April 21. To make              chaska, French colonialism in North Africa; Charles Stew-
others and saving the universe from intergalactic danger.            reservations, call 333-2762.                                 art, French equatorial Africa; and Carol Symes, medieval
The series teaches kids about space science while reinforc-                                                                       period.
ing themes of non-violence and tolerance.                                                                                             Nearly 150 papers will be presented on a range of top-
   Planetarium director Dave Leake will present an interac-       ized. The workshop will cover the various types of scams        ics, including immigrants and slums; new perspectives on
tive, child-centered planetarium show. Some activities also       commonly used to steal personal information and teach           France in World War II; war and gender; disasters and ruins
include learning to spin like planets with the Space Dance,       participants how to determine when requests for personal        in modern France; the occult; and France’s contribution to
testing knowledge with Zula Bingo and meeting WILL me-            information are legitimate and when they may be potential       the Allied victory in 1918. It is the first time the univer-
teorologist Ed Kieser.                                            scams.                                                          sity is hosting the meeting, which is expected to attract 200
   For more information, contact WILL-TV’s Molly Del-                To register for the seminar, call 278-7721.                  scholars of France, many from abroad. Several of the events
aney at 333-1070 or For directions, go                                                                         are free and open to the public, including an art exhibition,

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                                                                  ‘The Bible, Public Schools and American Identity’
to or call 351-2568.                                                                          lectures and film.
                                                                  Bible education controversies discussed                             Meeting sponsors include the College of Liberal Arts
UI Employees Credit Union
                                                                     A symposium on “The Bible, Public Schools and Ameri-         and Sciences, the Office of the Chancellor and several other
Identity theft seminar is April 27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for online                                                                                       for online
                                                                  can Identity” will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 24 in the Reading   organizations and universities. For more information on the
   The UI Employees Credit Union will host a seminar              Room of the Levis Faculty Center. It will explore “some of      conference or for a schedule, visit www.conferences.uiuc.
to help members of the UI community avoid becoming                the many issues – implied and explicit, legal, practical and    edu/french2006/ or contact
victims of identify theft. The seminar will begin at 7 p.m.       philosophical – swirling around current public Bible educa-
April 27 in the credit union’s main office, 2201 S. First St.,
   Participants will take an assessment to determine their
                                                                  tion controversies,” said Jonathan Ebel, professor of reli-
                                                                  gious studies and organizer of the symposium.
                                                                     Three scholars of religion will make presentations at the
                                                                                                                                  Four-part series explores Vivaldi
                                                                                                                                     A new four-part locally produced series, “Vivaldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            version                                                                                          version
potential vulnerability to identity theft, learn how to mini-     symposium.                                                      for All Seasons,” will feature some of the finest Vivaldi
mize their risks and what to do if they have been victim-            Mark A. Chancey of Southern Methodist University will        SEE BRIEFS, PAGE 21

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                                                                                                           Note: $	indicates	Admission Charge         April 20 to may 7                                        CALENDAR, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Recital Hall, Smith Hall.         Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Center. An evening of tradition-    Doctor of Musical Arts Re-          4	Thursday	                       conductor; and Rebecca Net-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Junior Recital. Nathan New-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 al music. $ School of Music.        cital. Nathan Birkholz, piano.                                        tl-Fiol, choreographer. With      22	Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                               man, trombone. 1 p.m. Music                                                                               UI Symphony Orchestra.                                              Men’s Tennis. UI vs. Univer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 UI Jazz Combos. 7:30 p.m.           7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith       Donald Schleicher, conduc-        the UI New Music Ensemble.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Building auditorium.
lectures                          “Advances in Technologies
                                  for In Vivo Molecular Imag-
                                                                    nerability and the New Mo-
                                                                    bility of Unwanted Activity.”
                                                                                                      and Computer Engineering.
                                                                                                      “On the Evolution of Old             LoST& found                                                         Senior Recital. Adelaide          Tryon      Festival     Theater,    Hall.                               tor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great   7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Krannert Center. Composers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sity of Minnesota. Noon. At-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             kins Tennis Center. $
20	Thursday	                      ing.” Simon R. Cherry, Uni-       Patrick Keenan, UI. 3:30 p.m.     Norse-Icelandic Color Terms.”                                                                            Muir, soprano. 1:30 p.m. Re-      Krannert Center. Student com-       30	Sunday                           Hall, Krannert Center. Simnin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ganatra, violin, and Brandon      Kurt Weill and Igor Stravinsky    Baseball. UI vs. University
“Ibsen Transcreations in Iran     versity of California, Davis.     ACDIS Conference Room, In-        Kirsten Wolf, University of
                                                                                                                                           In an effort to provide information in a more timely manner, the    cital Hall, Smith Hall.           bos coached by faculty art-         Doctor of Musical Arts Recit-                                                                           of Iowa. 3 and 6 p.m. Illinois
                                                                                                                                           Lost&Found listing is being maintained online. If you’ve lost or                                      ists present an evening of jazz                                         Vamos, cello join in this all-    challenged public perceptions
and India.” Shelley Wright,       Noon. 1005 Beckman Insti-         ternational Studies Building.     Wisconsin, Madison. 6 p.m.                                                                               Krannert Center Debut Art-                                            al. Jane Boxall, percussion. 10                                       of opera and ballet with the
                                  tute. Department of Bioengi-      Global Studies.                                                        found something on campus, send a description of the item,                                            standards and newer works for                                           Brahms concert. $ School of                                         Field. $
UI. 7:30 p.m. General Lounge,                                                                         Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 For-                                                                             ists. Pianists Bomi Lim and                                           a.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.                                        creation of Stravinsky’s bal-
                                  neering.                                                                                                 where and when it was found or lost and an e-mail address and                                         small jazz ensemble. $ School                                           Music.
Illini Union. Celebration hon-                                      “Stellar Abundances, Heavy        eign Languages Building. Pro-
                                                                                                                                           phone number to E-mail addresses will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rochelle Sennet, debut artist     of Music.                           Senior Recital. Jenna Daum,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Studio Recital. 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           let “The Soldier’s Tale” and      23	Sunday
oring Wright on her retirement    “Updating the Illinois Natural    Element Formation and the         gram in Medieval Studies.                                                                                award winners. 3 p.m. Foel-                                           flute. 2 p.m. Memorial Room,                                          Weill’s opera “Mahagonny          Men’s Tennis. UI vs. Univer-
at 8:30 p.m. Colonial Room,       Areas Inventory.” Fran Harty,     Chemical Evolution and Age        “Coolie, Middleman, Semi-Pe-         posted. To see if someone else has found your lost item, consult    linger Great Hall, Krannert       Senior Recital. JungSoo Jo-         Smith Hall.                         Memorial Room, Smith Hall.        Songspiel.” Narrated and sung     sity of Iowa. Noon. Atkins
Illini Union. Germanic Lan-       Nature Conservancy. 3:30 p.m.     of the Galaxy.” John Cowan,       riphery: Metaphors of Asian          our online listings:                                                Center. Ticket price includes     seph Choi, violin. 7:30 p.m.                                            Voice students of Ollie Watts     in English. $ Libretto: “At       Tennis Center. $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Memorial Room, Smith Hall.          Master of Music Recital.            Davis.
guages and Literatures, Cin-      I-Building Seminar Room,          Oklahoma University. 4 p.m.       Labor.” Lisa Lowe, Univer-                            light refreshments served at                                          Jeanne Hanley, piano. 2 p.m.                                          the Crossroads.” 6:30 p.m.        Baseball. UI vs. University of
ema Studies, Jewish Culture       1816 S. Oak St. Illinois Natu-    134 Astronomy Building. As-       sity of California, San Diego.                                                                           2:15 p.m. $                       27	Thursday	                        Recital Hall, Smith Hall.           5	Friday                          Krannert Room.                    Iowa. 1 p.m. Illinois Field. $
and Society, Comparative and      ral History Survey.               tronomy.                          8 p.m. Law School auditorium.                                         ning of classic band literature.   Doctor of Musical Arts Re-        Junior Recital. Michael Hick-       Senior Recital. Catherine           Senior Recital. Jonathan          30	Sunday
World Literature, and Illinois    “Surface and Image: Ryukyu        “Chelo     Silva   and    the     Asian American Studies.           23	Sunday                           $ School of Music.                 cital. Elizabeth Ducey Moss,      ey, tenor. 11:30 a.m. Recital       Starks, flute. 5 p.m. Memorial      Schildt, piano. 7:30 p.m. Re-                                       26	Wednesday
Program for Research in the       Between Early Modern China        Soundtracks of Chicana/La-                                                                              Doctor of Musical Arts Re-         soprano. 5 p.m. Recital Hall,                                                                                                               “At the Crossroads – Bargain-     Softball. UI vs. Eastern Illi-
Humanities.                                                                                           2	Tuesday	                        Ringling Bros. and Barnum &                                                                              Hall, Smith Hall.                   Room, Smith Hall.                   cital Hall, Smith Hall.           ing with the Devil and Arguing
                                  and Japan.” Watanabe Miki,        tina Feminist Movements.”                                           Bailey Circus. 2 p.m. Assembly      cital. Suh Young Park, piano.      Smith Hall.                                                                                                                                                                   nois University. 4 and 6 p.m.
                                                                                                      “Hubble Space Telescope                                                                                                                    Flute, Viola, Harp Trio. Jenni-     Doctor of Musical Arts Recit-       Doctor of Musical Arts Recit-     with God.” Michael Scholar,       Eichelberger Field. $
21	Friday	                        Tokyo University. 4 p.m.          Yolanda     Broyles-González,                                       Hall. $ For ticket information,     7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith      Freshman Brass Quintet. 5                                                                                 al. Hanna Yu, violin. 7:30 p.m.
                                  2090B Foreign Languages           University of Arizona. 5 p.m.     Observations of Young Su-                                                                                                                  fer Nelson, flute; Allison Liska,   al. Milica Vukmanovic, piano.                                         director; Eduardo Diazmunoz,
                                                                                                                                                                            Hall.                              p.m. Music Building audito-
“Ethics and the Collapse of
                                  Building. East Asian Languag-     Room 2, Education Building.       pernova Remnants.” Robert         call 333-5000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               rium. Jared Daum and Allen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 viola; Keturah Bixby, harp.         7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith       Memorial Room, Smith Hall.        conductor; and Rebecca Net-       27	Thursday
Civilization.” Jonathan Lear,                                                                         Fesen, Dartmouth University.                                          An Evening of Arias and                                              12:15 p.m. Atrium, Beckman          Hall.                                                                 tl-Fiol, choreographer. With      Women’s Tennis. Big 10
University of Chicago. 4 p.m.     es and Culture.                   Latina/Latino Studies Pro-
                                                                                                      4 p.m. 134 Astronomy Build-
                                                                                                                                        27	Thursday                         Songs. 7:30 p.m. Memorial          Chen, trumpet; Nick Wolny,        Institute.                          Brass Studies Division: Brass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         6	Saturday                        the UI New Music Ensemble.        Championships. Atkins Ten-
100 Gregory Hall. Miller-         “Calling Capital to Account:      gram.                                                               “On the Rocks.” 9 p.m. Am-          Room, Smith Hall. Students of      horn; Kyle Newgard, trom-                                                                                 Senior Recital. Rebecca Rock,
                                                                                                      ing. Astronomy.                                                                                                                            Master of Music Recital. Mi-        Chamber Recital. 7:30 p.m.                                            3 p.m. Colwell Playhouse,         nis Center. Continues through
Comm and Philosophy.              Corporate Gender Responsi-        “Solving Environmental Prob-                                        phitheater, Krannert Center.        Jerold Siena.                      bone; and Everett James, tuba.                                                                            soprano. Noon. Memorial           Krannert Center. Composers        Sunday. $
                                  bility in the Global Era.” Ruth   lems Through the Science          “Hexanuclear Cluster Com-                                                                                                                  chael Favreau, jazz saxophone.      Music Building auditorium.          Room, Smith Hall.
                                                                                                                                        Annual evening of one-act           Undergraduate Recital. Colby       Doctor of Musical Arts Re-        7:30 p.m. 25 Smith Hall.                                                                                  Kurt Weill and Igor Stravinsky
23	Sunday                         Pearson, University of Leeds.     and Engineering of Nature’s       plexes: Development of Syn-       plays written and acted by UI       Fahrenbacher, tuba, and Sarah      cital. Hyunjung Choi, violin.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Master of Music Recital.            James Scholar Recital. Re-        challenged public perceptions     2	Tuesday
                                                                                                      thetic Methodologies.” Lisa                                                                                                                                                    Casey Fitzpatrick, tenor saxo-
“The Site in the Sand: A Ro-      4 p.m. Levis Faculty Center.      Effervescence.” Joseph M.
                                                                                                      Szczepura, Illinois State Uni-
                                                                                                                                        students and produced by the        Younker, horn. 7:30 p.m. Mu-       5:30 p.m. Memorial Room,          28	Friday	                          phone. 7:30 p.m. 25 Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         becca Matayoshi, viola. 7:30      of opera and ballet with the      Baseball. UI vs. Robert Mor-
man Port in Black Cilicia.”       Sociology, Geography, Urban       DeSimone, University of                                             Krannert Center Student As-         sic Building auditorium.           Smith Hall.                       Doctor of Musical Arts Re-                                              p.m. Memorial Room, Smith         creation of Stravinsky’s ballet   ris College. 6 p.m. Illinois
Jennifer Tobin, UI. 3 p.m. 62     and Regional Planning, and        North Carolina. 8 p.m. Nelson     versity. 4 p.m. 112 Chemistry     sociation. $                                                                                                                                 Hall.
                                                                                                      Annex. Inorganic Chemistry.                                                                              UI Latin Jazz Ensemble. Chip      cital. Andrew Buchanan, per-                                            Hall.                             “The Soldier’s Tale” and Wei-     Field. $
Krannert Art Museum. Clas-        Global Studies.                   J. Leonard Distinguished Lec-                                                                           22	Saturday	                       McNeill and Ricardo Flores,       cussion. 11 a.m. Recital Hall,      1	Monday                            Doctor of Music Arts Recital.     ll’s opera “Mahagonny Song-
sics, Ancient Technologies and    “Coulomb Blockade in Tun-         tures/Organic Chemistry.          3	Wednesday	                      28	Friday                           Master of Music Recital.           conductors. 7:30 p.m. Krannert    Smith Hall.                         Graduate Recital. Carly Mc-         Brian Gaona, cello. 7:30 p.m.     spiel.” Narrated and sung in      5	Friday
Archaeological Materials, An-     able-Gate Si Nano-transis-                                                                            “Deep Azure.” Lisa Gaye Dix-        Matthew Cameron, trombone.                                                                                                                                                                                       Baseball. UI vs. University
                                                                    25	Tuesday	                       “Verbal Protocols, Latent         on, director, and Bakesta King,                                        Center, Studio Theatre. A mix     Doctor of Musical Arts Re-          Ilvaine-Hall, soprano. 5 p.m.       Music Building auditorium.        English. $ Libretto: “At the
thropology and Archaeologi-       tors.” Neil Zimmerman, NIST.                                                                                                              2 p.m. Music Building audito-                                                                                                                                                                                    of Michigan. 6 p.m. Illinois
                                                                    “The Molding Technologies of      Semantic Analysis, and                                                                                   of jazz and Latin music. $        cital. Thomas Kronholz, piano.      Recital Hall, Smith Hall.                                             Crossroads.” 2 p.m. Krannert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Field. $
cal Institute of America.         4 p.m. 151 Everitt Laboratory.
                                                                    Millennia Ago Applied to the      Reading Assessment.” Keith
                                                                                                                                        dramaturg. 7:30 p.m. Studio         rium.                              School of Music.                  2:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith       Doctor of Musical Arts Recit-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         7	Sunday                          Room.
                                  Electrical and Computer Engi-                                                                         Theater, Krannert Center. UI        Doctor of Musical Arts Re-                                                                                                                   Master of Music Recital.
25	Tuesday	                       neering.                          Nanotechnologies of Tomor-        Millis, Northern Illinois Uni-    students will participate in de-    cital. Haeyoung Yoon, piano.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               UI Chamber Singers. Fred          Hall.                               al. Petra Music, flute. 7:30 p.m.   Katherine Winson, soprano.                                          6	Saturday
“Toxic Drift: The Legacy of                                         row.” Joseph M. Desimone,         versity. 3:30 p.m. Room 3269      veloping a new play and help                                           Stoltzfus, conductor. 7:30        Senior Recital. Amanda Ger-         Recital Hall, Smith Hall.                                             dance                             Baseball. UI vs. University of
                                  “Discovery of Saxagliptin                                           Beckman Institute. Education-                                         3 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith                                                                                                                   5:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith
Post-World War II Pesticide                                         University of North Caro-                                                                                                                  p.m. Foellinger Great Hall,       fin, oboe. 5:15 p.m. Recital                                                                                                                Michigan. 1 and 4 p.m. Illinois
Use.” Pete Daniel, Smith-         (BMS-477118): A Long-Act-         lina. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams      al Psychology.
                                                                                                                                        create its characters.              Hall.                              Krannert Center. With the         Hall, Smith Hall.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Undergraduate Music Educa-          Hall.                             20	Thursday	                      Field. $
                                  ing Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV                                                                           “On the Rocks.” 9 p.m. Am-                                                                                                                   tion Trumpet Studio Recital.                                          Studiodance II. 7:30 p.m. Stu-
sonian National Museum of                                           Lab. Nelson J. Leonard Dis-                                                                             Junior Recital. Talitha Ortiz,     Pacifica Quartet and Illinois     Sinfonia da Camera. Ian Hob-
American History. 7:30 p.m.       Inhibitor for the Treatment       tinguished Lectures/Organic
                                                                                                      4	Thursday	                       phitheater, Krannert Center.        oboe. 5 p.m. Memorial Room,        Brass Quintet, and Sherezade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     7:30 p.m. Music Building au-        opera                             dio Theater, Krannert Center.     7	Sunday
                                  of Type II Diabetes.” Law-                                          “A Brief History of Seven         Annual evening of one-act                                                                                son, music director, conductor      ditorium. Students of Michael                                         The final event of the depart-
Spurlock Museum. Center on                                          Chemistry.                                                          plays written and acted by UI
                                                                                                                                                                            Smith Hall.                        Panthaki, soprano. $ School       and pianist. 7:30 p.m. Foel-        Ewald and Ronald Romm.              27	Thursday                                                         Baseball. UI vs. University
                                  rence Hamann, Bristol-Myers                                         Transmembrane Receptors.”                                                                                of Music.                                                                                                                                   ment of dance season offers       of Michigan. 1 p.m. Illinois
Democracy in a Multiracial                                                                                                              students and produced by the        Senior Recital. Laura Theby,                                         linger Great Hall, Krannert         Chamber Music Recital. 7:30         “At the Crossroads – Bargain-
Society, History, Art and De-     Squibb. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Ad-      26	Wednesday	                     Robert J. Lefkowitz, Duke
                                                                                                                                                                            piano. 5 p.m. Recital Hall,        Master of Music Recital. Re-      Center. An evening celebrating                                          ing with the Devil and Arguing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           student choreography selected     Field. $
                                  ams Lab. Organic Chemistry.       “Researching Rural Women          University Medical Center.        Krannert Center Student As-                                                                                                                  p.m. Memorial Room, Smith                                             through auditions. $
sign, Speech Communication,
                                                                                                      2 p.m. 274 Medical Sciences       sociation. $                        Smith Hall.                        becca Hinkle, soprano. 7:30       music and dance. $                  Hall. Kelsey Schmidt and Kate       with God.” Michael Scholar,
Collaborative for Cultural        “New Catalysts for Practical      in Senegal: Some Lessons                                                                                Joshua Redman Quartet.             p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.                                                                            director; Eduardo Diazmunoz,      21	Friday	                        et cetera
                                                                    From the Field.” Maimouna         Building. Biochemistry.                                                                                                                    UI Concert Jazz Band. Chip          Kulzick, violin; Rebecca Ma-
Heritage and Museum Prac-         Solutions to Difficult Prob-
                                                                    Barro, UI. Noon. 101 Interna-     “Quantum Effects in Liquid
                                                                                                                                        29	Saturday                         With Reuben Rogers and Eric        Doctor of Musical Arts Proj-      McNeill, leader. 7:30 p.m. Try-     tayoshi, viola; Forrest Aubel,      conductor; and Rebecca Net-       Studiodance II. 7 and 9 p.m.      20	Thursday
tices, and African-American       lems in Chemical Synthesis.”                                                                          “On the Rocks.” 9 p.m. Am-          Harland. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Fes-                                                                                                                tl-Fiol, choreographer. With      Studio Theater, Krannert Cen-
                                  Amir Hoveyda, Boston Col-         tional Studies Building. Center   Dynamics.” David Manolo-                                                                                 ect Recital. Timothy Phil-        on Festival Theater, Krannert       cello; and Casey Dierlam,                                                                               Roundtable:        “Globalizing
Cultural Program.                                                                                                                       phitheater, Krannert Center.        tival Theater, Krannert Center.    lips, clarinet. 7:30 p.m. Music   Center. This ensemble was fea-      piano.                              the UI New Music Ensemble.        ter. The final event of the de-
                                  lege. 8 p.m. 116 Roger Adams      for African Studies.              poulos, University of Oxford.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Abu Ghraib.” 4 p.m. Humani-
                                                                                                                                        Annual evening of one-act           With impeccable musical in-        Building auditorium.              tured at the International Asso-                                        7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse,      partment of dance season of-
26	Wednesday                      Lab. Organic Chemistry.           “The Re-Emergence of Poxvi-       4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex.       plays written and acted by UI       stincts and fearless improvi-                                        ciation of Jazz Education con-      2	Tuesday                           Krannert Center. Composers        fers student choreography se-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ties Lecture Hall, IPRH Build-
“A Crack in the Edge of the                                                                           Physical Chemistry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ing, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave.,
World.” Simon Winchester,         21	Friday	                        ruses.” Paul Kitching, Nation-                                      students and produced by the        sational skills, this tenor sax    24	Monday                         ference. $ School of Music.         Discovery Class Recital. 3          Kurt Weill and Igor Stravinsky    lected through auditions. $       Urbana. Illinois Program for
                                                                    al Centre for Foreign Animal      “High-Performance Collabo-        Krannert Center Student As-         player constantly expands the      Senior Recital. Alicia Zei-                                           p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.      challenged public perceptions
author and journalist. 7 p.m.     “Conformational      Induced                                        ration: The Jump to Light                                                                                                                  Master of Music Recital. Jen-                                                                             22	Saturday	                      Research in the Humanities.
                                  Changes in Electron Trans-
                                                                    Disease, Canadian Food In-                                          sociation. $                        language and textures of his       lenga, organ. 7:30 p.m. Recital   nifer Klauda, saxophone. 7:30       Students of Ronald Hedlund.         of opera and ballet with the
Illini Union Ballroom. Illinois                                     spection Agency. Noon. 2506       Speed.” Larry Smarr, Califor-                                         swing and bebop roots. $                                                                                                                     creation of Stravinsky’s bal-     Studiodance II. 7 and 9 p.m.      Coffee hour: Lebanon. 7:30
State Geological Survey.          fer Reactions in Complex II.”                                                                                                                                                Hall, Smith Hall.                 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith           Collegium Musicum. Sonia                                                                                p.m. Cosmopolitan Club, 307
                                                                    Veterinary Medicine Basic Sci-    nia Institute for Telecommuni-    music                                                                                                                                                                            let “The Soldier’s Tale” and      Studio Theater, Krannert Cen-
                                  Gary Cecchini, Veterans Ad-                                         cations and Information Tech-                                         UI Varsity Men’s Glee Club.        Doctor of Musical Arts Re-        Hall.                               Lee, director. 4 p.m. Memorial                                                                          E. John St., Champaign. Cos-
                                                                    ences Building. CVM Pathobi-                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Weill’s opera “Mahagonny          ter. The final event of the de-
28	Friday	                        ministration Medical Center,      ology Seminar Series.             nology. 7 p.m. NCSA Build-        20	Thursday	                        Barrington Coleman, conduc-        cital. Kai-Hsuan Wang, flute.                                         Room, Smith Hall.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           partment of dance season of-      mopolitan Club.
“Executive Functions, Memo-       San Francisco. Noon. B102                                           ing. NCSA 20th Anniversary        Junior Recital. Marc Day, ten-      tor, and Almeda Berkey, guest      7:30 p.m. Memorial Room,          29	Saturday	                        Senior Recital. Dewayne             Songspiel.” Narrated and sung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fers student choreography se-
ry and Language Processing        Chemical and Life Sciences        “Speculations Concerning Ac-                                                                            conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger    Smith Hall.                       Junior     Recital.    Matthew      Pinkney, bassoon. 7:30 p.m.         in English. $                                                       21	Friday	
                                                                    tive Control of Quantum Dy-       Distinguished Lecture Series/     or. 11 a.m. Recital Hall, Smith
                                                                                                                                                                            Great Hall, Krannert Center.                                         Lemke, bass trombone. 2 p.m.                                                                              lected through auditions. $
After Traumatic Brain Injury:     Lab. Biochemistry.                                                  Supercomputing Applications.      Hall.                                                                  Undergraduate Recital. Allen                                          Memorial Room, Smith Hall.          28	Friday                                                           “Documenting the Differ-
The Juncture for Speech Lan-                                        namics in Solution.” Stuart A.                                                                          The culminating event of the                                         Music Building auditorium.                                                                                                                  ences Racial and Ethnic Di-
                                  “Use of Stable Carbon Iso-        Rice, University of Chicago.                                        Junior Recital. Jisoo Park,                                            Chen and Jared Daum, trum-                                            Student String Chamber Mu-          “At the Crossroads – Bargain-     films
guage Pathology.” Mary R.T.       tope Analysis to Identify.”       4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex.
                                                                                                      5	Friday	                         piano. 11:30 a.m. Recital Hall,
                                                                                                                                                                            Men’s Glee Club Conference,        pet. 7:30 p.m. Music Building     Senior Recital. Ann Aderman,        sic. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall,        ing with the Devil and Arguing                                      versity Makes: Uncovering,
Kennedy, University of Min-       Barbara      Sherwood-Lollar,                                       “Conformational Dynamics                                              this concert features the U. of    auditorium.                       violin. 2 p.m. Memorial Room,       Smith Hall.                                                           20	Thursday	                      Discussing, and Transform-
                                                                    Flygare Memorial Lecture/                                           Smith Hall.                         I. ensemble as well as those                                                                                                                 with God.” Michael Scholar,
nesota. 1 p.m. 66 Library. John   University of Toronto. 4 p.m.                                       of Beta 2 Adrenoceptor Ac-                                                                                                                 Smith Hall.                                                             director; Eduardo Diazmunoz,      Social Justice Film Festival:     ing the University.” 8 a.m. Le-
J. O’Neill Lecture/Speech and                                       Physical Chemistry.               tivation: The Effect of Ligand    The Chris Reyman Jazz Trio.         from Purdue, Notre Dame,           25	Tuesday	                                                           3	Wednesday                                                                                             vis Faculty Center. For more
                                  229 Natural History Building.                                                                                                                                                                                  Studio Recital. 4:30 p.m.                                               conductor; and Rebecca Net-       “Breaker Morant.” Richard
Hearing Science.                  Geology.                          “Bioenergy and Bioengineer-       Structure on Receptor Struc-      Chris Reyman, piano; Chris          Northern Iowa, and the profes-     Voice Division Recital. 11 a.m.   Memorial Room, Smith Hall.          Junior Recital. John Russell,                                         McAdams, speaker. 6:30 p.m.       information and to register:
                                                                    ing.” Hans P. Blaschek, UI.                                         Nolte, bass; and Chris Baker,       sional Naperville Men’s Glee                                                                                                                 tl-Fiol, choreographer. With
“Ten Years Teaching Greek                                                                             ture.” Bryan Kobilka, Stanford                                                                           Recital Hall, Smith Hall.         Clarinet students of Katrina        trumpet. 2 p.m. Recital Hall,       the UI New Music Ensemble.        Room B, Law Building. Col-        http://www.conferences.uiuc.
                                  “Micro- and Nanofabricated        4 p.m. 370 Armory Building.                                         drums. 12:15 p.m. Atrium,           Club. $ School of Music.                                                                                                                                                                                         edu/diversity/. Ford Founda-
Tragedy in the Massachu-          Devices for Chemical Analy-                                         University. Noon. 274 Mate-                                                                              UI Jazz Band II. Glenn Wilson,    Phillips, Timothy Phillips and      Smith Hall.                         7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse,      lege of Law.
setts State Penitentiary.”                                          Arms Control, Disarmament         rials Sciences Building. Bio-     Beckman Institute.                  Master of Music Recital.           leader. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festi-    Useon Choi.                         Student Showcase from the                                                                               tion and Center on Democracy
                                  sis.” Stephen Jacobson, In-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Krannert Center. Composers
Charles Rowan Beye, City          diana University. 4 p.m. 116
                                                                    and International Security.       chemistry.                        UI Symphonic Band II and            Caroline Stuart, soprano. 7:30     val Theater, Krannert Center.     Master of Music Recital. Rob-       Studio of Sylvia Stone. 5:15        Kurt Weill and Igor Stravinsky    25	Tuesday	                       in a Multiracial Society.
University of New York.                                                                                                                 Concert Band I. Peter Griffin       p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.     Lush melodies, close harmo-                                           p.m. Memorial Room, Smith                                             “Skaz Pro Fedota-streltsa.”       “Theory and Medieval Stud-
2 p.m. Music Room, Levis
                                  Roger Adams Lab. Analytical       27	Thursday	                      theater                           and Kenneth Steinsultz, con-                                           nies and driving rhythms. $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ert Hopkins, violin. 5 p.m. Mu-                                         challenged public perceptions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Alexei Ovcharov, director.        ies: A Symposium.” Ethan
                                  Chemistry.                        “An 18th-Century Visual Rep-                                                                            Senior Recital. Nicole Zak,                                          sic Building auditorium.            Hall.                               of opera and ballet with the
Faculty Center. Classics.                                                                                                               ductors. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger       clarinet. 7:30 p.m. Memorial       School of Music.                                                                                          creation of Stravinsky’s bal-     7:30 p.m. G13 Foreign Lan-        Knapp, Ohio State University,
                                                                    resentation of Trujillo del       21	Friday	                                                                                                                                 UI Philharmonia. Louis Ber-         Doctor of Musical Arts Recit-
                                  24	Monday	                                                                                            Great Hall, Krannert Center. $      Room, Smith Hall.                  Illini Strings. Sergei Pavlov,                                        al. Jennifer Gartley, flute. 7:30   let “The Soldier’s Tale” and      guages Building. Slavic Lan-      and Bruce Holsinger, Univer-
                                                                    Peru: The Body as a Retrieval     Ringling Bros. and Barnum &       School of Music.                                                                                         gonzi, conductor. 7:30 p.m.                                                                               guages and Literatures.
colloquia                         “Empathy, Simulations and         Device.” Mariselle Melendez,                                                                            Undergraduate Recital. Tara        conductor. 7:30 p.m. Recital      Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert     p.m. Memorial Room, Smith           Weill’s opera “Mahagonny                                            sity of Virginia. 3 p.m. IPRH
                                  Synthetic Worlds: New Di-                                           Bailey Circus. 7 p.m. Assem-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Building, 805 W. Pennsylvania
                                                                    UI. Noon. 101 International                                         21	Friday	                          Blocki and Cody Halberstadt,       Hall, Smith Hall.                                                     Hall.                               Songspiel.” Narrated and sung
20	Thursday	                      rections for Research.” Sha-                                        bly Hall. $ For ticket informa-
                                                                                                                                                                            saxophone. 7:30 p.m. Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Center. The Philharmonia per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in English. $                     sports                            Ave., Urbana. Medieval Stud-
“Bridging the Local and the                                         Studies Building. Latin Ameri-    tion, call 333-5000.              UI Concert Bands IIA and IIB.                                          Master of Music Recital. Mat-     forms Prokofiev’s Suite No.         Senior Recital. Marco Na-
                                  ron Tettegah, UI. Noon. 3269      can and Caribbean Studies.                                                                              Building auditorium.                                                                                                                                                              To confirm times, go to        ies, and Criticism and Inter-
National: Rethinking Politi-                                                                                                            Timothy Anderson and George                                            thew Ward, oboe. 7:30 p.m.        2 from “Romeo and Juliet,”          varrete, oboe. 7:30 p.m. Recital    29	Saturday                                                         pretive Theory.
                                  Beckman Institute. Imaging                                          22	Saturday                                                                                              Memorial Room, Smith Hall.        “In the Moment’s Light,” by         Hall, Smith Hall.                                                        www
cal Mobilization in Late 19th-    Technology Group/Beckman          “High Performance Intercon-                                         Boulden, conductors. 7:30 p.m.      23	Sunday	                                                                                                                                   “At the Crossroads – Bargain-
                                                                    nect and Packaging.” C.K.         Ringling Bros. and Barnum &                                                                                                                Paul Seitz and Three Dances                                                                                                                 Fifth Annual Live and Silent
Century Peru.” Nils Jacobsen,                                                                                                           Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert                                                                                                              Senior Recital.          Charles                                      21	Friday
UI. Noon. 101 International
                                                                    Cheng, University of Cali-        Bailey Circus. 11 a.m., 2 and     Center. This ensemble, made
                                                                                                                                                                            Senior Recital. Adam Mor-          26	Wednesday	                     from “The Bartered Bride,” by       Macko, double bass. 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ing with the Devil and Arguing                                      Auction. 6 p.m. University
                                  “Is Selective Globalization                                         7 p.m. Assembly Hall. $ For                                           molstein, percussion. 11 a.m.      UI British Brass Band. Peter                                                                              with God.” Michael Scholar,       Baseball. UI vs. University of    YMCA. All proceeds benefit
Studies Building. Latin Ameri-                                      fornia, San Diego. 4 p.m. 151                                       up of both music majors and                                                                              Smetana as arranged by Ries-        Music Building auditorium.          director; Eduardo Diazmunoz,
                                  Possible? Communities, Vul-       Everitt Laboratory. Electrical    ticket information, call 333-                                         SEE CALENDAR, PAGE 2              Griffin, conductor. 7:30 p.m.     enfeld. $ School of Music.                                                                                Iowa. 6 p.m. Illinois Field. $    SEE CALENDAR, PAGE 24
can and Caribbean Studies.                                                                                                              non-majors, presents an eve-

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                                                                                                              job market
the 12 student programs of the     p.m. 134 Temple Hoyne Buell        236 Harding Band Building,
Y. For more info, call 337-1514    Hall. Geared to youth lead-        1103 S. Sixth St., Champaign.
or visit www.universityymca.       ers, teachers, librarians, youth
                                   educators, community lead-                         n
org. $                                                                “Rain Forest Visions”
                                   ers and advocates for youth.                                           Academic Human Resources • Suite 420, 807 S. Wright St., MC-310 • 333-6747
22	Saturday                        Reservations or information:       Through July 30.
                                                                      Five galleries featuring the        Listings of academic professional and faculty member positions can be reviewed during
Seminar on Liturgy and Ver-        http://www.conferences.uiuc.                                           regular business hours or online.
nacular Writing in Premod-         edu/youth or phone 333-2880.       cultures of the world.
ern England. Ethan Knapp,          Library and Information Sci-       Spurlock Museum, 600 S.             For faculty/teaching positions:
Ohio State University, and         ence, UI Extension, Academy        Gregory St., Urbana. Noon-5
                                                                      p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.         For acpro employment opportunites:
Bruce Holsinger, University of     for Entrepreneurial Leader-                                  
Virginia. 10 a.m. IPRH Build-      ship.                              Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4
ing, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave.,                                        p.m. Saturday; Noon-4 p.m.          Current UI employees and students can receive e-mail notification of open positions by
                                   Family Festival. 10 a.m.-noon.     Sunday.
Urbana. Medieval Studies and       Krannert Art Museum. An an-                                            subscribing to the academic jobs listserve (under Career Info) :
Criticism and Interpretive         nual event to discover or re-                      n
Theory.                                                               School of Art and Design            Personnel Services Office • 52 E. Gregory Drive, MC-562 • 333-3101
                                   discover your art museum.
“Seeing Stars.” 8-10 p.m.          Krannert Art Museum.                   Master of Fine Arts Exhi-       Information about staff employment online at Paper employment
Visitor’s Center, Allerton Park.                                          bition.                         applications or paper civil service exam requests are no longer accepted by PSO. To
                                   Garden & Sculpture Hike.
Telescopes provided or bring                                          Through April 30.                   complete an online employment application and to submit an exam request, visit the online
                                   3:30 p.m. Allerton Park Visitor
binoculars. Weather dependent.                                        “Project 66: An Exploration         Employment Center:
                                   Center. For more info: www.
For more info: www.allerton.                                              of Utopia”
                          $ Allerton $ Allerton Park and      Park and Conference Center.        “Pour la Victoire: French
Conference Center.                                                        Posters and Photographs
                                   “Doodle for Wildlife.” Fifth           of the Great War”
24	Monday	                         Annual Benefit Auction for                                           Building, 402 S. Lincoln Ave.,                                        UIUC Falun Dafa Practice
                                                                      Through July 30.                                                     until 30 minutes after perfor-
Symposium: “The Bible and          the Wildlife Medical Clinic. 6                                       Urbana. Weekly on Thursdays.                                          group
                                   p.m. Illini Rooms A, B and C,      “Designing Experiences: How                                          mances.
Public Schools.” Erik Owens,                                              Graphic and Industrial De-    Faculty/Staff Assistance           Ticket Office: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.      4:10-6:10 p.m. each Sunday.
University of Virginia. 6:30       Illini Union. Wildlife Medical                                                                                                             405 Illini Union. For more in-
                                   Clinic.                                sign Shape Daily Life”        Program                            daily, and 10 a.m. through first
p.m. Reading Room, Levis                                              On view April 28.                 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 1011 W. Univer-      intermission on performance        formation call, 244-2571.
Faculty Center. Program for        30	Sunday	                                                           sity Ave., Urbana. Phone 244-      days.                              French Department: Pause
the Study of Religion.                                                “School of Art and Design
                                   Allerton Park Annual Plant             Bachelor of Fine Arts         5312.                              Tours: 3 p.m. daily; meet in       Café
                                   Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Allerton                                         Ice Arena                          main lobby.                        5-6 p.m. Thursdays, Espres-
25	Tuesday	                        Park Visitor Center. Plant sale
                                                                          Graduate Exhibition.
                                                                                                                                                                              so Royale, 1117 W. Oregon,
Panel Discussion. “Power                                              On view May 6.                    Open skate: 11:20 a.m.-12:40       Law Café
and Solidarity: Women of           featuring perennials, native                                         p.m. Monday-Friday (while          504 E. Pennsylvania Ave.           Urbana.
                                                                      “Sacra Imago: Devotional Art
Color and 20th-Century So-         plants (from Grand Prairie             of the Middle Ages”           university is in session); 7-9     8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thurs-        Illini Folk Dance Society
cial Movements.” 2 p.m. Hu-        Friends), Daylilies (from New-                                       p.m. Wednesday and Friday;         day; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.         8-10 p.m. Tu & Sa, Illini Union.
                                   bury Daylilies of Monticello),     “Canvas: An Electronic Gal-       1:30-4 p.m. Sunday.                Serving full breakfast, hot and    Beginners welcome, 398-6686.
manities Lecture Hall, IPRH                                               lery”
Building, 805 W. Pennsyl-          unusual plants, orchids and                                          Cheap Skates: 7-9 p.m. First       cold lunch entrees, salads and     Italian Table
                                   more. Bring your gardening         Ongoing.                          Wednesday of each month.           desserts, and Starbucks coffee.
vania Ave., Urbana. Illinois                                          Krannert Art Museum and                                                                                 Italian conversation Mondays
Program for Research in the        questions to “Ask the Expert”                                        Adult Rat Hockey: Fridays,         Call 244-6017 for more infor-      at noon, Intermezzo Cafe,
                                   all day. For more info: www.       Kinkead Pavilion. 9 a.m.-5        3:15-4:45 p.m. (must be over       mation.
Humanities.                                                           p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Satur-                                                                           KCPA.
                          Admission                                         18).                               Library Tours
“The Grand Finale: Finals          charge. Allerton Park and          day; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday;     See Web site for complete                                             Lifetime Fitness Program
Preparation.”        Counseling                                       2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to                                        Self-guided of main and un-        6-8:50 a.m. M-F. Kinesiology,
                                   Conference Center.                                                   schedule.                          dergraduate libraries: go to In-
Center       Paraprofessionals.                                       the museum is free; a donation                                                                          244-3983.
                                                                                                        Illini Union Ballroom              formation Desk (second floor,
7 p.m. 209 Illini Union. Coun-     5	Friday	                          of $3 is suggested.
                                                                                                        11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. M-F.          main library) or Media Center      Normal Person’s Book
seling Center/Student Affairs.     Workshop: Ally Network                             n                                                                                       Discussion Group
                                                                                                        Second floor, NE corner. For       (undergrad library).
“The What, Why, and How of         Wrap-up. Noon. 323 Illini          @art gallery. Online exhibit of   reservations, 333-0690; walk-                                         7 p.m. 317 Illini Union. Read
Conducting Classroom Re-           Union. Office of LGBT Con-                                                                              Meat Salesroom                     “Remains of the Day,” by Ka-
                                                                      the UI School of Art and De-      ins welcome.
search.” Cheryl Bullock, UI.       cerns & Sexual Orientation Di-                                                                          102 Meat Sciences Lab.             zuo Ishiguro for May 4. More
4 p.m. 428 Armory Bldg. To         versity Ally Committee, Coun-                                        Japan House                        1-5:30 p.m. Tu & Th; 8 a.m.-       info: 355-3167 or www.uiuc.
register, e-mail cdbulloc@uiuc.    seling Center.                                     n                 For a group tour, 244-9934.        1 p.m. F. For price list & spe-    edu/~beuoy.
edu. Center for Teaching Ex-                                                                            Tea Ceremony: 2nd and 4th          cials, 333-3404.
                                   Krannert Art Museum Lun-           ongoing                           Thursday of the month. $5/                                            PC User Group
cellence.                          cheon/Lecture. “Opera: A To-                                                                            Robert Allerton Park               For schedule, call Mark
                                                                                                        person.                            Open 8 a.m. to dusk daily.
                                   tal Art Form.” Eduardo Diaz-       Altgeld Chime-Tower Tours                                                                               Zinzow, 244-1289, or David
27	Thursday                        munoz, UI. Noon. Champaign         12:30-1 p.m. M-F. Enter           Krannert Art Museum and            “Allerton Legacy” exhibit at       Harley, 244-1843.
Coffee hour: Haiti. 7:30 p.m.      Country Club, 1211 Prospect        through 323 Altgeld Hall. To      Kinkead Pavilion                   Visitors Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cosmopolitan Club, 307 E.                                                                                                                  daily; 244-1035. Garden tours,     Scandinavian Coffee Hour
                                   Ave., Champaign. For reserva-      arrange a concert or Bell Tow-    Tours: By appointment, please                                         4-6 p.m. W. The Bread Com-
John St., Champaign. Cosmo-        tions, call 355-6608. Krannert     er visit, e-mail chimes@uiuc.     call 333-8218. Hours: 9 a.m.-5     333-2127.
politan Club.                                                                                                                                                                 pany, 706 S. Goodwin Ave.,
                                   Art Museum.                        edu or call 333-6068              p.m. Tu-Sa, until 9 p.m. Th., 2-                                      Urbana.
                                                                                                        5 p.m. Sunday.                      organizations
28	Friday	                         exhibits
                                                                      Arboretum Tours
                                                                                                        The Fred and Donna Giertz          Association of Academic            Secretariat
Workshop: “War-like His-                                              To arrange a tour, 333-7579.
                                                                                                        Education Center: 10 a.m.-         Professionals                      11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. third Wednes-
tory or Diplomatic History?                                           Beckman Institute Cafe                                                                                  day monthly. Illini Union. 333-
Historical Contentions and         “Dust Memories”                                                      noon and 1-5 p.m. Tu-F, until      Happy hour, third Friday each
                                                                      Open to the public. 8 a.m.-3                                                                            1374, or
Regional Order in East Asia.”      Art works by Aaron Hughes.                                           7 p.m. Th., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat-    month. 5 p.m. Bread Company,
                                                                      p.m. M-F. Lunch served 11                                                                     
Jai-Jung Suh, Cornell Univer-      IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania                                            urday.                             706 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.
                                   Ave., Urbana. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.     a.m.-2 p.m. For monthly menu,     Palette Cafe: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
sity. 1 p.m. 101 International                              é/.                                                                             The Deutsche
Studies Building. East Asian       Monday-Friday.                                                       M-Sa.                              Book Collectors’ Club – The        Konversationsgruppe
                                   Through May 5.                     Bevier Cafe                       Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.                                        1-3 p.m. W. The Bread Com-
and Pacific Studies.                                                                                                                       No. 44 Society
                                                                      8:30-11 a.m. coffee, juice and    M-F                                                                   pany, 706 S. Goodwin Ave.,
                                                   n                                                                                       4 p.m. First Wednesday of
                                                                      baked goods; and 11:30 a.m. to
29	Saturday	                       “Celebrating the 60th Anni-        1 p.m. lunch.                     Krannert Center for the            each month. Rare Book and          Urbana.
Allerton Park Annual Plant            versary of the School of                                          Performing Arts                    Manuscript Library, 346 Main       VOICE
Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Allerton          Social Work”                    Campus Recreation                 Interlude: Open one hour be-       Library. Call 333-3777 or visit    Poetry and fiction reading. 7:45
Park Visitor Center. Plant sale    Main hallway, Library.             IMPE, 201 E. Peabody Drive,       fore until after events on per-          p.m. Second Thursday of each
featuring perennials, native       Through April 30.                  Champaign                         formance nights.                   no44.htm for more informa-         month. The Bread Company,
plants (from Grand Prairie                                            CRCE, 1102 W. Gregory,            Krannert Uncorked: Wine            tion.                              706 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana.
                                                   n                  Urbana
Friends), Daylilies (from New-     “Would the Real Chief Illini-                                        tastings at 5 p.m. most Thurs-     Council of Academic
bury Daylilies of Monticello),                                        See        days.                                                                 Women’s Club
                                      wek Please Stand Up?”                                                                                Professionals Meeting              Open to male and female fac-
unusual plants, orchids and                                           for complete schedule.            Intermezzo Cafe: Open 7:30
                                   Through May 19.                                                                                         1:30 p.m. First Thursday           ulty and staff members and
more. Bring your gardening                                            Kenney Gym and pool will be       a.m.-3:30 p.m. on non-per-
                                   “Portraying American Femi-                                                                              monthly. or       spouses. 398-5967, kmarshak@
questions to “Ask the Expert”                                         open to all faculty/staff at no   formance weekdays; 7:30
                                      ninity Through Melody                                                                              or http://wc-uiuc.
all day. More info: www.aller-                                        charge during scheduled hours     a.m. through weekday per-
                                      and Art”                        with valid ID card.                                                  Classified Employees      April 26: Spring $ Allerton Park         “The Long Good-Bye”                                               formances; weekends from           Association
and Conference Center.                                                English as a Second               90 minutes before until after                                         Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. Urbana
                                   Ongoing.                                                                                                11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. first Thurs-     Country      Club.     “Fashions
Youth Social Entrepreneur-                                            Language Course                   performances.
                                   Sousa Archives and Center for                                                                           day monthly. 244-2466 or           Through the Decades.” u
ship Symposium. 9 a.m.-5           American Music,                    7-8:30 p.m. LDS Institute         Promenade gift shop: 10 a.m.-
                                                                                                        6 p.m. M-Sa; one hour before

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