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PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 20, No. 4, Aug. 17, 2000

Brief Notes | On the Job |Job Market | Deaths | PDF format

Simple and inexpensive, artificial nose senses smell by seeing colors
Imagine a small slip of paper that can sniff out odors such as sour milk, illegal drugs, environmental pollutants or deadly toxins simply by changing color. As reported in the Aug. 17 issue of the journal Nature, chemists Kenneth Suslick and Neal Rakow at the UI have developed an artificial nose that is simple, fast and inexpensive -- and works by visualizing odors. more …

Cut cable curtails communication
Hundreds of UI faculty and staff members may never take their telephones for granted again. All phones are operating now, but on Aug. 3, a large telecommunications cable was cut during a construction project that silenced the phones for a week. more …

On the job: Stephen Menke
Stephen Menke is an enology specialist in the food science department and the state enologist for the Illinois Grape and Wine Resource Council. Enology is the study of wines and winemaking. He came to the UI last September from a job in the wine industry in Arizona. He and his wife, Sandra, live in Champaign. more …

Photo by Bill Wiegand
Peak teak Gabe Davis, of Davis Floor Sanding and Refinishing, sands the teak parquet of Krannert Ccenter for the Performing Arts during the first refinishing of the 28,000-square-foot floor since it was laid in 1969. He and other workers have put in long shifts to complete the project in three weeks. The project also required replacing 2,000 square feet of the teak tiles, according to Jean Huddleston, Krannert Center business manager.

brief notes Campus Rec memberships on sale …Library book sale is Aug. 22 … Consider Wednesday as Monday … Road race for animals is Sept. 10 … Notification of Appointment on Web … New program explores jazz … New copy service promotes efficiency more …



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Samuel Kenneth Brownfield, 78, died Aug. 4 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Brownfield worked for the UI's Housing Division for 37 years, retiring as a housing administrator III in 1994. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Thomas Ray Guiltner, 68, died July 20 at Vail Medical Center, Vail, Colo. Guiltner worked as a properties technician at the UI's Police Training Institute, retiring in 1996 with seven years of service.

Mary Adeline Hussey, 93, died Aug. 3 at the Care Centre of Urbana. Hussey became a teaching assistant in the English department in the fall of 1943. In 1947, she assisted in establishing and also was acting director of English for Foreign Students, later the Division of English as an International Language. After retiring in 1975 from the UI, she tutored graduate students and visiting professors and researchers from abroad. Memorials: Champaign County Humane Society.

Velma Kitchell Wilson, 97, died July 28 in Sarasota, Fla. In 1928, Wilson began teaching music at the UI and at University High School, where she was the director of the Women's Chorus. In 1941, she became a full-time faculty member at the UI School of Music and later was named chairman of the Music Education Division. Memorials: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 7950 Tamiami Trail South, Sarasota, FL 34231 or to the Kitchell Memorial Library, Morrisonville, FL 62546.


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