22, No. 15, March 6, 2003
Do We Grow From Here?’
ACES Open House is March 14, 15
The UI College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
will host its 2003 Open
House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 and 15. The theme of this year’s
Open House is "Where Do We Grow From Here?"
Visitors can pick up a free brochure at any of the ACES Open House buildings:
Plant Sciences Laboratory, Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building,
the Stock Pavilion and the ACES Library. The brochure will include maps,
a complete listing of exhibits, the schedule of demonstrations, and
information on parking and concessions.
Visitors can park free March 14 in lot F-23 (corner of First Street
and St. Mary’s Road) and take the shuttle to the open house. On
March 15, visitors can park free on the street and in campus lots. Shuttles
will run continuously both days.
For more information, call 333-9355.
‘Create, Innovate, Fascinate’
House is March 14, 15
Wild and wacky Rube Goldberg machines, robots fighting for possession
of helium balloons, and more than 130 exhibits are among the attractions
awaiting visitors to the UI’s 83rd annual Engineering
Open House. This year’s theme – "Create, Innovate,
Fascinate" – emphasizes the process behind engineering.
The event, organized by students in the Engineering Council at Illinois,
will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March
15. The open house is one of the largest technological showcases of
its kind in the nation, attracting more than 10,000 visitors each year.
Visitor guides containing a campus map and descriptions of the activities
and exhibits will be available at the EOH headquarters booth in the
Kenney Gymnasium Annex. All events are free and open to the public.
March ALLY Meeting
Panel to explore LGBTs, religion
A panel of local religious leaders will help the ALLY Network explore
issues that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith must
confront within their religious traditions.
The ALLY meeting will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 12 in Room 405
Illini Union. Non-ALLY members are welcome.
The ALLY Network works to facilitate the development of all students
regarding issues of sexual orientation and to improve the experience
of LGBT students.
Illinois Active Aging Study
Free exercise program offered
Volunteers between the ages of 60 and 79 are needed to participate in
Illinois Active Aging II, a research study examining the effects of
physical activity and fitness on neurocognitive function. Participants
will be paid for testing and offered a free six-month exercise program.
The study is being conducted by members of the departments of kinesiology
and psychology and the Beckman Institute.
Interested individuals can call 265-5425 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
WILL-FM Second Sunday Concert
Three UI Ensembles to perform
Three UI School of Music ensembles – Ensemble Choragos, UI Chamber
Singers and Concerto Urbano – will perform a seven-movement work
focusing on the Passion of Christ for the March 9 WILL-FM Second Sunday
The performance will be at 2 p.m. in the West Gallery of the Krannert
Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. The concert will be broadcast live
on WILL-FM (90.9/101.1 in Champaign) with host Roger Cooper. The concert
is free and open to the public.
Fred Stoltzfus, head of the choral division, will conduct.
At 1 p.m., Krannert Art Museum curator Rachael DeLue will present a
gallery tour of the exhibit "The Idea of Landscape in the Western
Tradition: Works From the Permanent Collection."
Analyzing Gender and Income
Lecture will explore women’s
The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will
host a lecture about how women’s control of resources affects
agricultural productivity, nutrition and education in households in
Development Policy Through Gender Analysis: Recent Findings From IFPRI
Research" will be presented by Agnes Quisumbing, a senior research
fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. The lecture
will be at 2 p.m. March 20 in the Monsanto Multimedia room on the lower
level of the ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center.
Help exploring your career
The UI Graduate College will present a free symposium to help graduate
students and their mentors evaluate their career options. "Graduate
Study: Promises, Purposes, Potentials" will held from 1 to 5:30
p.m. March 19 in Illini Rooms B and C of the Illini Union.
Discussion groups – one for graduate students and one for faculty
and staff members – will explore ways to negotiate career paths
by using the qualifications and skills developed through graduate study.
Robert Weisbuch, president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and former
graduate dean at the University of Michigan, will deliver the keynote
address, "Toward a Responsive Ph.D."
Malaina Brown, assistant director of the University of Chicago’s
Career and Placement Services Office, will respond to Weisbuch’s
presentation. Insights also will come from three current doctoral students
and UI alumna Denise Roth Allen, epidemic intelligence service officer
at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Register by completing the form at www.grad.uiuc.edu/CareerAdvising/index.html.
Mid-semester rates available
Campus rec memberships on
The Division of Campus Recreation
will sell mid-semester memberships beginning March 16. The cost is $54
for UI faculty and staff members and their spouses or partners. These
memberships are valid through June 15.
Memberships may be purchased at Member Services, 140 IMPE. A valid I-card
is necessary. For more information, call 333-3806.
Council of Academic Professionals
Call for nominations
The Council of Academic Professionals seeks nominations for representatives
in Districts 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Those interested in running may download a nomination
form. The deadline for submitting nomination forms is April 4. Elections
will be held online the following week.
CAP provides leadership to the chancellor and the university community
on issues that involve academic professionals and the campus.
Work in the U.S. and Europe
Edward C. Prescott, professor of economics at the University of Minnesota,
will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3 p.m. March 14
at 141 Wohlers Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public
Prescott’s lecture, "Why Do Americans Work So Much and Europeans
So Little?" will discuss the differences in policy that account
for different working and living standards among industrialized nations.
A leading macroeconomist, his research has been concerned with the evolution
of international income distribution.
St. Louis curator to lecture
John Nunley, curator at the St. Louis Art Museum will present a lecture,
"Sailing Ships, Jumbo Jets and the Caribbean-African Diaspora."
The free lecture will begin at 4 p.m. March 13 in the Knight Auditorium
of Spurlock Museum.
For more information, contact Kim Sheahan, 244-3355.
Tornado safety seminar
Tornado basics, safety explored
WILL AM-FM-TV chief meteorologist
Ed Kieser will present a free tornado safety seminar at 7 p.m. March
19 at the Beckman Institute auditorium.
"We hope our program will impress upon people that tornadoes do
happen here and warnings need to be taken seriously," said Kieser.
He will explain how tornadoes form, their different types, how tornado
strength is measured, and what to do when a tornado strikes.
For more information, call 333-0850.
Recipes wanted for cookbook
The Culinary Club, a new registered student organization, is compiling
a cookbook with favorite recipes of students, faculty and staff members,
and alumni. People may submit up to four recipes by March 28.
E-mail recipes, along with your name and UI affiliation, to Brooke
College of Law
U.S.-Pakistani relations after
Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, the ambassador of Pakistan to the United States,
will speak at 4 p.m. March 6 at the College of Law auditorium. The focus
of his lecture will be American-Pakistani relations after the Sept.
11 terrorist attacks. The talk is free and open to the public.
Qazi became Pakistan’s U.S. ambassador last fall after serving
as high commissioner to India, ambassador to the People’s Republic
of China, ambassador to Russia and various other diplomatic posts.