world laud UI Nobel laureates
Lightning struck the campus early on Oct. 6, then struck again
the following day.Two UI professors are named Nobel laureates
on two successive days.
Two Illinois professors
win Nobel Prize
C. Lauterbur, a pioneer in the development of magnetic resonance
imaging, has been awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in physiology
or medicine. Full
J. Leggett, a world leader in the theory of low-temperature
physics, has been awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in physics. Full
releases $82 million in capital projects
plays important role in state economic development
Remarking that the university environment also can serve as an
economic engine, Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced Oct. 10 that he
will release $82 million in state capital dollars to fund a laboratory
addition at the UI’s Urbana-Champaign campus and construction
of a lab at the Chicago campus.
sought for modernization of Orchard Downs
The UI is seeking proposals from consultants with experience in
private-public partnerships to conduct an analysis of how to modernize
family and graduate housing at the Orchard Downs housing complex
to be recognized for service, retirement
The 26th annual Service Recognition Banquet on Oct. 20 will
honor long-service and retiring UI support staff employees.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with dinner and the program in the
Mary Martin loves flowers. Martin retired last November
from her job as staff secretary in Career Services in the
College of Business.Full story
Krueger retired last December as deputy director to the
associate vice president for administration and human resources.Full
“Jane” Gammon, conservation assistant in the
conservation and preservation laboratory at the UI Library,
is being honored this year as the university’s first
50-year employee. Full story
complete listing of those staff members retiring or being
recognized for service, go to www.pso.uiuc.edu/service.
funds new nanoscale research center at Illinois
The UI’s Urbana-Champaign campus has received a grant from
the National Science Foundation to create a nanoscale science
and engineering center with an emphasis on nanomanufacturing.
The grant will provide $12.5 million in funding over five years,
with the possibility of a five-year renewal.
for the library revealed in 10 millionth volume
A national treasure is adding
another gem to its collection. The UI Library – the largest
public university library in the world – has acquired its
10 millionth volume.
‘After Whiteness’ explores issues of racial identity
Cellofest honors world-renowned
will feature a mix of musical tricks and treats for students and
fans of cello music attending the UI School of Music’s Cellofest,
Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.
activities Oct. 19-26
The UI will mark its 93rd annual Homecoming with a weeklong celebration
Oct. 19 through 26.
professor wins Packard Fellowship
Scott K. Silverman, a UI professor of chemistry, is among 16 U.S.
researchers named 2003 Packard Fellows in natural sciences.
on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements
of faculty and staff members.
FY03: UI and
UI Foundation receive $168 million in private gifts
Gifts to the UI and the UI Foundation for the fiscal year that
ended June 30, totaled $168 million, according to Stephen K. Rugg,
UI chief financial officer and treasurer of the UI Foundation.
Of the $168 million received, $44.5 million was given directly
to the UI and $123.5 million was contributed through the foundation,
the private gift arm of the university.Full
of more than $15 million to benefit Urbana-Champaign, Springfield
fund drive to support University Library
campaign to raise at least $30 million in private gifts for the
University Library was announced Oct. 10 during the UI Foundation’s
68th annual meeting on the Urbana-Champaign campus and during
a dedication ceremony at the library to mark its 10 millionth
Tax Workbook," by staff members of the UI Tax School Program
and UI Printing Department. More
& Fire-eaters: Newspapers and the Coming of the Civil War,"
by Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter Jr. More
Press week is Oct. 17-22
Vacation/sick leave balances noted
Harlem Globetrotters CEO to speak
to be discussed
studies scholar to speak
Library hosts annual book sale
Scholar/activist to speak Oct. 24
is Oct. 17-18
to seak at meeting
Veterinary hospital exhibit open Oct.
Vet college symposium, dedication are Nov. 1
celebration of William Warfield
Staff Employee Expo is
Fall film series announced
leader to speak Oct. 24 ... NASA scientist to talk Nov. 5 ...
Brown Bag presents financial strategies
||On the Job: Joe
Dilts is a building service worker foreman at Orchard Downs Family
and Graduate Apartment Housing.. More
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66, died Sept. 23 at Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, Calif. Baum
was a student adviser in the political science department. Memorials:
Alice Baum AIDS Orphanage, The Smith/Walker Fund, c/o Don Burnes,
34532 Camino Capistrano, Capistrano Beach, CA 92624.
Robert A. Beddini, 55, died
Oct. 9 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Beddini had been
an associate professor of aerospace engineering at the UI since
1985. Memorials: American Cancer Society.
Darlene Evans Burr, 71, died
Oct. 5 at her home in Mahomet. Burr was an administrative assistant
II in the UI Graduate College, retiring in 1995. She worked at
the college for 32 years. During her time at the college, she
was an assistant to seven deans. Memorials: Champaign County Humane
Society, the Area Masonic Scholarship Fund, the Illinois Masonic
Foundation or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
Sara U. Douglas, 64, died
Oct. 4 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Douglas retired in
July from the UI as an associate professor of textiles and apparel.
She had taught at the UI since 1975, starting as a lecturer, and
becoming an assistant professor in 1983. She was promoted to associate
professor in 1990. Memorials: Planned Parenthood of Central Illinois.
Maxine R. Ebeling, 69, died
Sept. 28 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Ebeling worked
in the ticket office at the UI Assembly Hall as extra help for
14 years. Memorials: American Cancer Society, Carle Hospice or
the Carle Guest House.
Charles “Chuck” Flynn,
91, died Oct. 11. Flynn began teaching journalism at the UI in
1937. In 1944, he became director of athletic publicity at the
UI. By 1956, he was the director of public information for the
university. He left the UI in 1975 to work for the News-Gazette.
Dale Kimpton, 76, died Oct.
8 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. Kimpton became a professor
of music education and director of continuing education in music
at the UI in 1969. He retired in 1985. Memorials: Dale Kimpton
Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Jeff Kimpton, P.O. Box 199, Interlochen,
Leona Alexander Loftus, 93,
died Oct. 5 at her home in Puyallup, Wash. Loftus was a UI secretary
for 37 years, including 10 years working for the head of the department
of physical education.
Doris Mae Richards, 85, died
Oct. 7 at Meadowbrook Healthcare Center, Clark-Lindsey Village,
Urbana. Richards was an administrative clerk at the UI College
of Veterinary Medicine from 1957 to 1985. Memorials: American
Kidney Foundation, American Diabetes Association or an organization
of the donor’s choice.
Hilda Marie White, 78, died
Oct. 10 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. White was
a secretary at the UI until 1957. Memorials: Champaign Public