Faculty retreat focuses on collaboration,
Innovative research applications and interdisciplinary collaborations
were the focus of discussions at a Feb. 27 faculty retreat at Levis
Faculty Center. Full
New resource guide deals with
violence prevention from birth to 18
Bullies, video carnage, uncaring parents, access to guns. All
have been pegged as a major cause even the only cause
of violence among children and youth. Full
|Are there medical
implications of geomicrobiology?
If microbial life is found on Mars, will it be native to the planet
or something carried there from Earth? Either way, will it be safe
to return samples of such organisms to Earth? Astrobiology, the
search for life elsewhere, says a UI microbiologist, is making us
look a lot closer at microbial life on Earth how it adapts
and its relationship to emerging infectious diseases. Full
||New theory says
cooperation, not competition, drives primate behavior
One of the most basic assumptions about primates is under attack.
Two American primatologists are challenging the current and dominant
theory that competition mainly over access to food and sexual
partners is the driving force of social behavior in primates,
both human and non-human. Full
bills would allow Enron-type off-book deals
One way to test Congress resolve in resisting the blandishments
of special interest money is to see how a conference committee handles
the bankruptcy bills now before it, a UI expert says. Full
reviews universitys economic development activities
Although the university is entering the second phase of construction
of the South Research Park, the university is lagging behind some
of its Big Ten peers in economic development activities, UI officials
said at a Feb. 26 town meeting. Full
budget address confirms lean year
Since last month, university administrators have predicted a decrease
in state funding for next year. That forecast became more likely
after Gov. George Ryan unveiled his proposed budget in his State
of the State address Feb. 20. Full
||UI designer had
hand in opening ceremonies of Winter Olympics
A designer from the UIs Urbana campus, Benny Gomes, helped
light up the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Full
provides unique hands-on learning opportunities
The UIs Fred and Donna Giertz Education Center at Krannert
Art Museum is a portal to the world for many Central Illinois students
and educators. Full
hands-on experience designing unique tours
For students enrolled in UI professor Bruce Wicks leisure
studies seminars, just learning about tourism can be an adventure.
The UI Asian Library added to its collection with a gift of more
than 1,200 Chinese language books from the Taipei Economic and Cultural
Office in Chicago. Full
KAM exhibition runs through April 7
UI students will exhibit new works in the annual Master of Fine
Arts Exhibition at the UIs Krannert Art Museum March 9-April
A 22-year employee of the UI, Artice James is a subforeman in the
sheet metal shop in the Operation and Maintenance Division. James
also is the president of the Champaign chapter of the National Council
of African-American Men. Full
report on honors, awards, offices and other outstanding achievements
of faculty and staff members.
David Kinley Lecture is March 7
Social to be held March 12
Scholarship applications due April 8
'Take Our Daughters
to Work Day'
New center offers consulting
will be April 1, 2
Brass Quintet will perform March 10
Health conference to be May 12-14
UI Press director to speak
'Green' conference to be March 26
to be held April 4 -7
Art displayed through March 15
Screenwriting seminar is March 9
Concerts continue at Beckman
Applications sought for fellows
|ACES Open House
is March 8 and 9
Come to the Open House and send a plant to jail. Thats what
creators of an entertaining and educational exhibit hope children
do when they identify invasive plant species at the exhibit, part
of the ACES Open House at the UIs Urbana-Champaign campus.
Bill Nye the Science Guy among
guests at Engineering Open House March 8 & 9
Wild and wacky Rube Goldberg machines, robots fighting for possession
of a bowling ball, lively talks by Bill Nye the Science Guy, and
more than 150 fun-filled exhibits are among the attractions awaiting
visitors to the 82nd annual Engineering Open House at the UI.
Human Resources maintains listings for academic
professional and faculty positions. Prospective employees also
may subscribe to the academic
jobs listserve (look under Career Information) and receive
e-mail notification of open positions.
Personnel Services maintains listings for staff
80, died March 1 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Bialesckhi
worked as a painter for the Division of Operation and Maintenance
from 1960 until he retired in 1984. Memorials: Carle Hospice or Grace
Baptist Church, Urbana.
Phyllis Danner, 57, died Feb.
25 at Provena Covenant Medical Center. She was the librarian of the
Sousa Archives for Band Research and an associate professor of library
administration. She began working at the UI in 1984. She also was
a flute soloist for a concert performance by the UI Wind Ensemble.
Memorials: Mark Christopher Danner education fund.
Bruce E. Miller, 49, died Feb.
20 at his Tolono home. Miller had been a painter for the Division
of Operation and Maintenance since 1989. Memorials: to the family.
Earl James Smith, 92, died Feb.
11 in Minneapolis. He was a furniture repairman for the Division of
Operation and Maintenance from 1963 until his retirement in 1976.
Memorials: Alzheimers Foundation or the American Heart Association.
Betty J. Kendrick Stevenson, 78,
died Feb. 16 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. She worked
as a typing clerk III for the Division of Operation and Maintenance
and the Institute of Aviation from 1965 to 1967. Memorials: American