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PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 23, No. 8, Oct. 16, 2003
Campus | Honors | Development| Books | Briefs | On the Job | Calendar | Job Market | Deaths| PDF Format
The Nobel Effect
Campus, 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

  • Paul C. Lauterbur, a pioneer in the development of magnetic resonance imaging, has been awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Full story
  • Anthony J. Leggett, a world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics, has been awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in physics. Full story

Governor releases $82 million in capital projects
University 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.
Proposals 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 in Urbana.

Staff members 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 Illini Rooms.
  • Retiree Mary Martin loves flowers. Martin retired last November from her job as staff secretary in Career Services in the College of Business.Full story
  • Karen Krueger retired last December as deputy director to the associate vice president for administration and human resources.Full story
  • Carolyn “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

For a complete listing of those staff members retiring or being recognized for service, go to www.pso.uiuc.edu/service.

NSF 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.
Love 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.
Exhibition, ‘After Whiteness’ explores issues of racial identity

Cellofest honors world-renowned cellists
Halloween weekend 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.

Full story

Illinois Homecoming activities Oct. 19-26
The UI will mark its 93rd annual Homecoming with a weeklong celebration Oct. 19 through 26.

Full story

Committee rosters available online
The annual summary of committee members on the Urbana-Champaign campus can be viewed online at:

Illinois 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.
achievements A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.  More

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 story

Gifts of more than $15 million to benefit Urbana-Champaign, Springfield campuses   Full story

UI launches fund drive to support University Library
A 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 volume.

Full story


book corner

  • "UI Tax Workbook," by staff members of the UI Tax School Program and UI Printing Department. More
  • "Fanatics & Fire-eaters: Newspapers and the Coming of the Civil War," by Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter Jr. More

brief notes UI Press week is Oct. 17-22 … Vacation/sick leave balances noted … Harlem Globetrotters CEO to speak …Same-sex marriage to be discussed Religious studies scholar to speak … Library hosts annual book sale … Scholar/activist to speak Oct. 24 …Asian symposium is Oct. 17-18 Legislators to seak at meeting … Veterinary hospital exhibit open Oct. 23 … Vet college symposium, dedication are Nov. 1…Campus map available A celebration of William Warfield … Staff Employee Expo is Oct. 21… Fall film series announced …Former majority leader to speak Oct. 24 ... NASA scientist to talk Nov. 5 ... Brown Bag presents financial strategies More

On the Job: Joe Dilts
Joe Dilts is a building service worker foreman at Orchard Downs Family and Graduate Apartment Housing.. More
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Alice S. Baum, 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, MI 49643.

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 Library.

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