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PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 21, No. 17, April 4, 2002

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Campustown Reconstruction
New three-way stop established
All traffic approaching the intersection of Sixth and John streets is required to stop before proceeding. Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution when entering the intersection because not all motorists may be aware of the change.

The three-way stop will remain in effect until the completion of the Campustown Infrastructure Reconstruction and Streetscape project, scheduled for Aug. 23.

A traffic signal will be installed to replace the three-way stop after construction is complete.

For more information and updates on the project, see www.vcadmin.uiuc.edu/Reconstruction.html.

Department of political science
Symposium to address terrorism
The impact of external threats on the United States is the topic of an April 4 symposium at the UI.

The 2002 Richard G. and Carole J. Cline symposium, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Beckman Institute with a forum on "Terrorism and Public Life: The Legacies of the Sept. 11 Attacks."

The symposium and forum’s special guest is Theda Skocpol, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology and director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University.

Skocpol also will deliver the symposium’s keynote lecture at 7:30 p.m. the same day and in the same location. Her topic will be "War and Civic Democracy in America: From the Civil War to the Struggle Against Global Terror."

The following day, Skocpol and distinguished alumni of the department will take part in discussions with students in the semesterlong Cline Seminar on Civic Engagement.

Forum discussants, who will address a variety of topics, including the impacts of the attacks on American foreign policy and the media and the war, are UI professors of political science Scott Althaus, Ira Carmen, Paul Diehl and Brian Gaines. Peter Nardulli, head of the department of political science, will moderate the forum.

The Cline Symposium is an annual event sponsored by the UI department of political science and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Levis Faculty Center
Spring Luau is April 9
Faculty and staff members can celebrate spring’s arrival at a luau from 5 to 7 p.m. April 9 on the fourth floor of Levis Faculty Center. Hawaiian-style hors d’oeuvres prepared by Classic Events will be served for $4. Beverage and cocktail service also will be available. The event is sponsored by the Levis Faculty Center Sponsors Inc.

Sexual orientation and gender identity
Ally Network to meet April 5
The Ally Network will host a training session for new members from noon to 3:30 p.m. April 5 in Room 209 Illini Union.

The Ally Network is a group of faculty and staff members who work to help all students understand issues of sexual orientation and to improve the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students on campus.

The April 5 training is open to any faculty or staff member. Current members are encouraged to attend.

Those attending should bring their own lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided.

The Network is sponsored and administered jointly by the Sexual Orientation and Diversity Allies Committee of the Counseling Center and the Student Affairs Office for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns.

Illinois Science Olympiad
State finals to be held April 6
The state finals of the Illinois Science Olympiad will be April 6 at the UI. The event, which begins at 9 a.m., is part of a national competition in which middle- and high-school students compete in 24 events involving science concepts and engineering skills. The public is invited to attend.

About 1,100 of the top technical students from around the state are expected to participate in the event, said Chad Stevens, facility manager for the School of Chemical Sciences and site coordinator for the Olympiad.

Local schools that qualified for the competition are Edison Middle School and St. Matthew School, Champaign; Tuscola High School; Urbana High School; and Urbana Middle School.

A schedule will be available in 161 Noyes Lab.

New this year, an information fair for science majors will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Huff Hall. Representatives from many UI science departments and student organizations will be available.

Charles F. "Chip" Zukoski, professor and head of the department of chemical engineering at the UI, will be the featured speaker during the awards ceremony, which will be held at 5 p.m. in Huff Hall.

Campus rec memberships on sale
Campus Recreation is selling mid-semester memberships for $52. Memberships will be valid through June 9.

Campus Recreation memberships are sold in Member Services, 140 IMPE, during facility hours. For more information, call 333-3806, or see www.campusrec.uiuc.edu.

‘Petals and Painting’ benefit

KAM benefit to run April 12-14

The UI Krannert Art Museum Council will host the 10th annual "Petals and Paintings" benefit April 12-14 in support of the upcoming spring exhibition, "Louise Bourgeois: The Early Work," and related programming.

Champaign florist Rick Orr is guest curator of the exhibition, which will feature floral arrangements created by regional floral designers in response to works of art selected by Orr from the museum’s permanent collection.

The gala opening reception takes place at Krannert Art Museum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 12. The event will feature floral displays and hors d’ oeuvres, wine and music.

There will be a silent auction of gift items and a raffle of an original watercolor created and donated by Billy Morrow Jackson, professor emeritus of art.

Tickets for the benefit event cost $55, $45 of which is tax deductible. For information, reservations or tickets, call 333-1861. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

The "Petals and Paintings" exhibition may be viewed during regular museum hours.

International Programs and Studies
Prince of Jordan to speak
His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan will discuss the future of the Middle East in a public forum at the UI on April 10.

El Hassan, the brother of the late King Hussein of Jordan, will frame his presentation around the question, "Is There a New Opportunity for Peace in the Middle East?" The talk, part of the UI’s Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm2002 lecture series, is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. in the Tryon Festival Theater at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

The prince, who is visiting the UI at the invitation of his friend, UI physics professor Munir Nayfeh, is regarded as an intellectual, author, science and technology policymaker, and politician with intimate knowledge of the cultural, religious and political issues of the Middle East and the world beyond.

El Hassan’s visit to the UI is sponsored by International Programs and Studies and the Office of the Associate Provost for International Affairs in conjunction with the department of physics; Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security; and Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Additional biographical information about the prince is available at www.princehassan.gov.jo/main/biography.htm.

Ada Doisy lectures
Biochemistry lectures are April 11-12
Two award-winning scientists, including a recent Nobel Prize winner, will deliver the 2002 Ada Doisy Lectures in Biochemistry April 11 and 12 in the Medical Sciences Building Auditorium. Both researchers are known for their research on proteins.

Janos K. Lanyi, professor and chair of the department of physiology and biophysics at the University of California at Irvine, will speak on "Crystallographic Structures of the Intermediate States in the Proton Transport Cycle of Bacteriorhodopsin" at 4 p.m. April 11. His research has earned him the Alexander von Humboldt Prize, the Athalie Clark Research Award and the Lauds & Laurel Award for Distinguished Research.

Sir John E. Walker, who shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in chemistry, will discuss the "Power of Biology" at noon April 12. Walker is director of the Medical Research Council’s Dunn Human Nutrition Unit in Cambridge, England. His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms by which ATP, the universal currency of biological energy, is synthesized.

The Doisy Lectures were established by Edward A. Doisy to honor his mother, Ada. Edward Doisy was awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine in 1943 for isolating and synthesizing vitamin K.

Secretary of State
Economic interest forms due April 15
UI employees who are required to file Statements of Economic Interests under the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act must submit completed forms to the UI Ethics Officer, Richard O. Traver, by April 15. Traver will forward them to the Office of the Secretary of State by the May 1 deadline. Forms can be sent to Richard O. Traver, University Ethics Officer, 505 E. Green St., Suite 206, MC-498.

Employees with questions about criteria for filing should call Gloria Ring at 333-0901, or consult the UI Office of Human Resources Web page at http://hrnet.uihr.uillinois.edu/policy/economic.html or the Office of University Audits Web page at http://ethics.uillinois.edu/.

Concert to feature cellist
Cellist Barbara Hedlund will be the featured performer for the WILL-FM Second Sunday Concert April 14, with a program titled "Sung With Strings Attached: Violoncello Bel Canto." The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be at 2 p.m. in the West Gallery of the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion and will be broadcast live on WILL-FM (90.9/101.1 in Champaign-Urbana) with host Roger Cooper.

WILL-FM Second Sunday Concerts are a joint venture of WILL-FM, the UI School of Music and the Krannert Art Museum.

Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Chinese pop culture examined
When Americans think about China, Kenneth Klinkner believes their mental images may be fairly dated.

In an attempt to fast-forward to the present and provide a "refreshing look" at 21st century Chinese life, Klinkner, a visiting professor of political science in the UI’s Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, and music professor Isabel Wong, who directs the East Asian Exchange Program, organized the China Pop Culture Conference, set for April 19-20 at the UI. Four sessions will cover the mainstays of current culture: popular literature, mass communications, pop music and popular film.

The conference, at the UI’s Levis Faculty Center, kicks off at 8 p.m. April 19 with an opening address on trends, tastes and tempers of China today by University of Colorado professor Howard Goldblatt.

At the conference, Klinkner will present a talk on Feng Xiaogang, a director who lately has been courted by Hollywood. A screening of Feng’s film "The Dream Factory" is also on the program.

Other speakers – from the UI and from other U.S. and Chinese universities – will focus on such topics as "Schizoid News," anti-corruption fiction, female rockers and Tibetan-inspired New Age world beat music.

More information about the conference, sponsored by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, is available on the Web at www.eaps.uiuc.edu/Events.htm.

Council of Academic Professionals
CAP applications due April 5
Nomination forms and statements for serving on the Council of Academic Professionals (formerly known as the Professional Advisory Committee) are due April 5.

This year CAP is expanding its size from 10 to 20 members, who are elected from the academic professional staff for staggered three-year terms.

Districts 3, 4 and 7 are holding elections due to expiring terms. A second new representative will be elected from each of the 10 districts because of the expansion.

See the CAP Web site, www.cap.uiuc.edu, for special considerations governing eligibility for the new representatives and elections in districts with two open positions.

CAP is an advisory committee to the chancellor that is a communication channel between academic professionals and administrative officers.

More information is available at 333-4523, peggyc@staff.uiuc.edu, or www.cap.uiuc.edu.

'Your Weather' weeknights at 9:58
WILL-TV to offer local weather
Television viewers will be able to get an in-depth local weather forecast without sitting through the 10 p.m. news. Beginning April 8, public station WILL-TV will offer "Your Weather," a four-minute live weather report at 9:58 p.m. weeknights presented by meteorologist Ed Kieser or weather producer Mike Sola.

In addition, Kieser and Sola will provide increased weather coverage on WILL-AM, adding in-depth forecasts at 4:34 p.m. and 5:34 p.m. in addition to 5:35 a.m., 6:35 a.m., 7:35 a.m., 8:35 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 12:35 p.m.

Kieser and Sola will rotate their television and radio duties.

In addition to the 9:58 p.m. report, WILL-TV also will air one-minute live weather reports by Kieser or Sola at 7 p.m. and either 8 or 9 p.m. weeknights. Both WILL-TV’s and UI-7’s weather broadcasts will originate from the Richmond Journalism Teaching Studio adjacent to WILL’s Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication.

Free tornado safety show
WILL AM-FM-TV chief meteorologist Ed Kieser will give a free tornado safety seminar at 7 p.m. April 16 at Beckman Institute.

He will explain tornado formation, different tornado types, tornado strength and what to do when a tornado strikes.

For more information, call 333-0850, or see www.will.uiuc.edu.

Presentation of the seminar is made possible by the cooperation of the UI Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Dads Association
Nominations due April 22
Each year the Dads Association recognizes excellence in faculty, staff, students and student organizations by presenting awards to one outstanding member of each category.

Nomination forms, which are due April 22, are available at www.odos.uiuc.edu/parent/mom_dad.

Nominations require two letters of support. Return the forms with a cover letter to Nancy Rotzoll, executive director, Dads Association, 300 Student Services Building, MC-306, or respond through the Web page. If you have questions, call Rotzoll at 333-7063.

The recipients will be notified of their selection by the beginning of June. Award recipients and their nominator will be guests at an Oct. 12 awards banquet.

Illini Union Bookstore lectures
Michael Moore to visit campus
Michael Moore, political satirist, acclaimed director and best-selling author, will speak at 7 p.m. April 17 at Foellinger Auditorium. Following his lecture and a brief question-and-answer session, Moore will sign copies of his newest book, "Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation," as well as his previous works. Attendees can bring their own copies of his books or can purchase them at the signing.

Tickets, which are free, will be available April 9 at the Ticket Central office in the Illini Union and will be distributed two per I-Card. Tickets will be required for admission. Remaining tickets will be available at the door the night of the lecture.

Campus photography
Book signing is April 13
Don Hamerman will be signing copies of "Insight," a "coffee-table" photography book that features 110 photos of the UI, April 13. He will be at Folletts from 10 a.m. to noon and at the Illini Union Bookstore from 2 to 4 p.m.

Pictures in the book range from abstract details to sweeping vistas of campus.

Several UI staff members contributed to the production of the book. Anna M. Flanagan, director of external communications for the department of mechanical and industrial engineering, wrote and researched caption information.

L. Brian Stauffer, visiting media and communications specialist for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, wrote and researched caption information and provided photo production assistance.

Alexis Tate, interim executive director for University Public Affairs, researched and co-wrote a short essay about James Newton Mathews, the first student to attend UI.

For more information about the book, go to www.insightillinois.com.

College of Commerce and Business Administration
Symposium to celebrate economist
A symposium that acknowledges the wisdom and contributions to society of the late Julian Simon, an internationally renowned economist and longtime UI faculty member, will be April 24.

The Julian Simon Memorial Dedication Symposium will feature several respected speakers from across the nation, a luncheon and keynote address, and dedication ceremony and reception. The dedication also will acknowledge creation of the Julian Simon Memorial Faculty Scholar Endowment, which will support a junior faculty member in the College of Commerce and Business Administration.

The symposium, moderated by Simon’s widow, Rita James Simon, a former UI faculty member and current professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University, will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Monsanto Multi-Media Executive Studio in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Library, Information and Alumni Center.

The luncheon and keynote address at noon and dedication ceremony and reception at 3 p.m. will be in Room 370 Wohlers Hall.
For a full list of speakers, their topics and times, go to www.cba.uiuc.edu.

A professor of economics and senior fellow at the Cato Institute at the time of his death in 1998, Simon helped push a generation to rethink their views on population, resources and the environment by confronting doomsayers with facts that contradicted their positions.

The symposium and reception are free and open to the public. The luncheon is $20 per person and must be paid by April 17 at 15 Wohlers Hall. Space is limited for the luncheon, and reservations are required. For information, call 333-6434, fax 244-8808 or e-mail ddale@illinois.edu.

Spurlock Museum
Kenya show is April 6
"Kenya: Land of Contrast," a slide and sound presentation featuring the landscape and wildlife of Kenya, will be at 1 p.m. April 6 at the Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana. The show is free and open to the public.

A reception and sale of African merchandise will follow. The event will be run by Mike and Lynn Noel, who have been involved in travelogue photography and the collection of African art and craft pieces for 36 years.
The presentation is part of the Lecture and Performance Series in honor of the World Heritage Museum Guild and in conjunction with the Spurlock Museum.

Vet Med
Open House to be April 6

The 2002 student-run open house for the College of Veterinary Medicine, the state’s only veterinary school, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 at 2001 S. Lincoln Ave.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature more than 40 exhibits and demonstrations, including sheep shearing, horse shoeing and police dog work. The open house also will feature several hands-on activities, including cow and goat milking, a surgery-knot tying practice center and a petting zoo. In addition, visitors can meet and learn about the birds of prey that are permanent residents of the college’s Wildlife Medical Clinic. A reptile show, presented by the local herpetology society, will feature dozens of snakes and lizards as well as turtle races.

Free parking is available, and there is an on-site cafeteria. Large groups are welcome.

For a complete list of exhibits or driving directions, see www.cvm.uiuc.edu/openhouse/. For more information, call the College of
Veterinary Medicine at 333-2907.

Financial crisis
Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund seeks donations

Established in 1992, the Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund assists UI employees on the Urbana campus and their families during times of financial crisis. It is funded fully by donations from faculty and staff members to help colleagues in need. Volunteers are encouraging donations during the program’s annual fund drive that will start later this month.

"Donations received during last year’s fund drive have been spent helping employees in need, and each year we need to replenish the fund," said Kathy Seybert, one of the members of the grassroots employee emergency fund committee. "This is our chance to help colleagues who may experience a financial crisis at one time or another," Seybert said.

Since its inception, the fund has provided confidential financial assistance in small grants to more than 250 employees. The fund has assisted employees with a rent or mortgage payment, utilities, medicine or medical bills, and food or clothing during times of crisis such as a serious illness in the family or a house fire. Anyone applying for assistance is screened through the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program and reviewed for approval by a separate confidential committee.

Contributions of any amount are encouraged. Donations are accepted through payroll deduction, and employees who donated last year and wish to continue donating in this manner may need to renew their pledge for this year. Cash and donations by check also are welcome. Checks should be made payable to UIF/UIUC Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund and mailed to the UI Foundation, 400 Harker Hall, MC-386.

A brochure about the program and payroll deduction cards will be sent by campus mail to each employee later this month. Additional information is available from Donna Jessee, 244-3618, chair of the grassroots committee and also of this year’s fund drive.

Eligible faculty and staff members may apply for emergency assistance at any time. All contacts are confidential and assessments are free. If you or someone you know might be eligible for assistance from the fund, call 244-5312 or write to Faculty/Staff Assistance Program, 121 Observatory, 901 S. Mathews, MC-190.

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