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policy and procedures discussed
All faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend sexual harassment
awareness training, which will be conducted by the Office of Equal Opportunity
and Access during September and October.
The training sessions will include discussion about the laws regarding
sexual harassment, university policy and resources available to people
in the campus community who are affected by it.
“It’s with an interest in arming faculty and staff (members)
with information regarding the university’s sexual harassment
prevention policy and procedures that we hope to continue in our efforts
to ensure that the academic and work environment is free from sexual
harassment,” said Larine Cowan, assistant chancellor and director
Narmen Hunter of FENNOY Consulting Group Inc. will lead the sessions
that will be in the second flour lounge of the Illini Union. Each session
will be 90 minutes.
Pre-registration is required; call 333-0885 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, contact Pamela Pirtle, assistant director,
or Jason Wagoner, outreach coordinator, at 333-0885.
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20 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
21 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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agency employees: last chance
Employees of agencies officially affiliated or allied with the UI who
want to be included in the 2005-2006 Student/Staff Directory are encouraged
to complete the allied/affiliated agency employee form online.
Changes must be made by Sept. 15 to appear in this year’s directory.
For more information, contact the Office of Publications and Marketing
at 333-9200 or email@example.com.
David Kinley Lecture
lecture will be Sept. 9
Orley C. Ashenfelter, a professor of economics at Princeton University,
will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3:30 p.m. Sept.
9 at 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall.
His lecture, “Evolution of the Global Labor Market: Continuity
vs. Change,” will examine the subjects of inequality, gender and
trade unions and encompass both worldwide trends and domestic issues.
Ashenfelter was awarded the 2005 Society of Labor Economists’
Jacob Mincer prize for his research. A former director of the industrial
relations section at Princeton, he is co-editor of the American Journal
of Law and Economics
The Kinley Lecture, sponsored by the UI department of economics, is
free and open to the public.
New library service
references from online sources
The UI Library now offers a Web-based service that allows faculty members
and students to create their own working databases by importing references
from online resources. They can then use these references in writing
papers and preparing other documents, formatting the content and bibliography
in the preferred citation style in seconds.
RefWorks organizes reference material as it is imported, eliminating
the need for separate note cards and paper files. It creates author,
descriptor and periodical name indexes for quick and easy information
retrieval. It also provides both Quick Search and Advanced Search functions.
Offering features similar to EndNote, RefWorks is easy to use and easy
to learn. Since it is a Web-based product, RefWorks requires no lengthy
download or installation procedures. It is available from any location
to faculty members and students who use various Web browsers and computer
RefWorks is available
through collaboration with Campus Information Technologies and Educational
Library and Illini Union Bookstore
textbooks now available at library
To better serve students, the UI Library has partnered with the Illini
Union Bookstore to provide copies of textbooks required for core undergraduate
courses. A broad list of books is now available through the course reserve
service in the Undergraduate Library, allowing students to share resources
and reduce expenses. This pilot program is available on a trial basis
during the fall semester.
“The costs of textbooks have risen 35 percent since 1998, and
a typical student is likely to spend over $1,000 a year to buy required
texts for courses,” said Karen Schmidt, associate university librarian
for collections. “Our goal is to creatively address rising prices
and relieve some of the cost burden experienced by students.”
The textbook reserve program, which offers a large subset of books from
across the spectrum of required core courses, was supported with matching
funds from the Office of the Provost.
During the trial period, the Library and IUB will collect data on the
effectiveness of the program to determine if it should be continued.
For more information, call 333-2667 or visit www.library.uiuc.edu/ugl/mrc.
teaches design and construction
Japan House will host a four-part non-credit course on residential design
of Japanese gardens. “Introduction to Japanese Gardens: Design
and Construction” will be targeted toward individuals interested
in developing their own garden. James Bier, designer and builder of
the Japan House garden, will teach the course on four consecutive Saturdays
beginning Sept. 17. Instruction runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one-hour
The course will review several types of gardens, their histories, elements
used, principles of Japanese design, construction methods and maintenance.
Participants will spend time designing their garden and producing a
Cost for the course is $140 ($120 for Tomonokai members or Friends of
Japan House) and space is limited to 15 participants. Registration deadline
is Sept. 9. For more information, call 344-2269.
Forum series kicks off Sept. 16
The fall Friday Forum lecture series will begin at noon Sept. 16 at
University YMCA with “Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to
Pekin Prison.” Kathy Kelly, author, activist and co-founder of
Voices in the Wilderness kicks off the fall series by discussing her
work as a peaceful activist and the impact she has had through 30 years
of teaching nonviolent direct action.
The theme for Friday Forum this semester is “Conscience in Action.”
The series runs every Friday through Nov. 11 and has run continuously
at the University YMCA since 1927.
Lectures run 12:15 to 12:55 with a question-and-answer period from 1
to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is available through the Y Thai Eatery. Individual
meals may be reserved in advance through noon the day before the lecture
by calling 337-1500.
To receive a copy of the semester’s schedule, e-mail Becca
WILL-FM ‘Second Sunday’
Quartet performs Sept. 11
The Pacifica Quartet inaugurates the new season of WILL-FM “Second
Sunday” concerts with a performance at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 in the
galleries of Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. The Pacifica
Quartet, UI’s faculty quartet-in-residence at the School of Music,
is an ardent advocate of contemporary music, commissioning and performing
as many as eight new works a year.
This year’s schedule contains several groups that have never performed
in the “Second Sunday” series, including the Four Hornsmen
of the Apocalypse (Jan. 8), a group from Mississippi that enjoys thrilling
and exciting audiences with slapstick comedy and overpowering musicianship
and technique. They are dedicated to bringing music, knowledge and humor
to children of all ages.
Other artists featured this season are Ian Hobson and musicians from
Sinfonia da Camera, Oct. 9; Illinois Quartet (UI woodwind faculty members),
Nov. 13; Trio Du Soleil with violinist Danwen Jiang, Feb. 12; percussionist
William Moersch, April 9; and pianist Susan Teicher and Friends, May
14. No concert is scheduled for December or March.
New this season, the concert will be broadcast on WILL-FM (101.1 in
Champaign-Urbana) at 7 p.m. on the first Sunday of the following month.
The “Prairie Performances” broadcast series, of which “Second
Sunday Concerts” are a part, also moves to 7 p.m. Sundays.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Night Party is Sept. 10
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will fill its lobby Sept. 10
with friends, food, beverages and the funky, rhythm-and-blues sounds
of Breakestra to celebrate the opening of its 2005-2006 season. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m. with music from Breakestra and DJ Rasul Mowatt from
7:30 – 10 p.m. Also featured: “living statues” art
from Just Carter, Krannert Center tours at 7 and 8 p.m., face painting,
and opportunities to win prizes throughout the evening. Admission is
School of Art and Design
Art Exhibition is Sept. 9-Oct. 2
The School of Art and Design’s annual Faculty Art Exhibition runs
from Sept. 9 through Oct. 2, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m.
on Sept. 8.
The exhibition provides the campus and local communities with an opportunity
to view recent works by the school’s faculty members, many of
whom have earned national and international reputations for their art
This year’s show will feature – for the first time –
a more thorough representation of work by faculty members who do not
typically exhibit their work in a gallery setting.
“We wanted to create some opportunities for people who don’t
make studio art to participate so people could get a better sense of
the work that’s done in the art and design school,” said
its director, David Weightman.
New additions to the show will include books, portfolios, design drawings
and other examples of work produced by the school’s researchers
Art and design professor Timothy van Laar will host a guided tour of
the exhibition at 1 p.m. on Sept. 11. Also planned is a series of gallery
talks by faculty members – at noon on Wednesdays throughout September.
Featured speakers are Luke Batten, photography, Sept. 14; Rosalyn Schwartz,
painting, Sept. 21; and Billie Theide, metals, Sept. 28.
Also continuing on view at the museum through Oct. 2:
to Wall Photographs: Current Works by Andy Summers,” featuring
20 large black-and-white photographs by the artist, better known as
the guitarist with the band The Police. Summers shot the candid images
of people and street scenes with a Leica camera while “wandering
around foreign cities after dark” while on international tours
with his band. He’ll give a gallery talk at 5 p.m. on Oct. 2.
The “Design Excellence Collection” exhibition, curated
by industrial design professor Deana McDonagh, features a selection
of well-designed everyday products – ranging from chairs to
water kettles – from the School of Art and Design’s new,
permanent collection. McDonagh will lead a guided tour of the exhibition
at noon on Sept. 7.
of Christian Athletes
athletics tribute is Sept. 10
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host a tribute to Illini athletics
during its FCA Game Day on Sept. 10 at Huff Hall.
FCA will host a pre-game rally for Illini fans to celebrate last year’s
successes with “A Tribute to Illini Athletics.” The celebration
will honor six Illini teams that won Big Ten Championships last year:
baseball, men’s basketball, men’s gymnastics, men’s
tennis, women’s track and field, and wrestling. Former Illini
basketball player Roger Powell Jr. will speak. The rally, which begins
at 11 a.m., also will include the Illini drumline and cheerleaders plus
comments by current UI student athletes.
Faculty and staff members and students can come to the rally for free.
Tickets for the UI football game (kickoff is at 1 p.m.) are $15 and
T-shirts from the FCA event will cost $15. Those wanting to attend the
rally and game and receive a T-shirt, pay $22 in advance.
For more information contact Amy Marino at 378-4518.
History of language studies
conference on language
Scholars from more than 20 countries will meet at the UI Sept. 1-5 for
the 10th International Conference on the History of Language Sciences.
Linguists hail from Brazil, China, Finland, France, Japan and Poland.
Participants will consider a wide range of topics, including linguistic
politics in France during the German Occupation, linguistics and the
struggle for Irish sovereignty, the controversy surrounding the ancient
Japanese vowel system – were their eight vowels in ancient Japan
or only five? – and linguistics at the Chicago World’s Fair.
UI has made “a strong contribution” both to the history
of linguistics and to the history of the history of linguistics, said
Douglas A. Kibbee, the conference organizer and a professor of French
and of linguistics at Illinois.
From 1910 to 1920, for example, the UI had Leonard Bloomfield, “one
of the greatest linguists of all time,” on its faculty, Kibbee
Illinois also was among the first universities to offer courses in the
history of linguistics, beginning in the mid-1960s.
According to Kibbee, linguists study the history of linguistics to get
at a variety of key questions such as how the study the history of linguistics
is structured, what the relationship is between the study of language
and other disciplines, and how historical forces have changed the balance
of approaches in the field.
The conference is sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Consultat
général de France in Chicago and by many UI units, including
the French department, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and
the Office of International Programs and Studies.
For the conference schedule and registration details, go to the conference
Web site, or contact
Kibbee at 333-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former faculty member to visit
hosts expert on immigration issues
Rita J. Simon, a sociologist, professor and prolific author whose interests
include immigration policies and public opinion, will spend several
days at the UI this month as a visiting scholar for the Program in Jewish
Culture & Society and other units.
Simon, a University Professor in the Washington College of Law and in
the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Washington,
D.C., will give a free public lecture on “Immigration the World
Over” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Levis Center. Copies of Simon’s
books will be available for purchase and a public reception will follow
Other free public events include:
a.m., Sept. 13, “Immigration Issues” on “Focus 580,”
broadcast on WILL-AM (580).
Sept. 14, brown bag lunch hosted by the Gender and Women’s Studies
Program and by the School of Social Work; “Women in Crime,”
911 S. Sixth St., Champaign.
4:30 p.m., Sept 14, Jewish Culture & Society Workshop; “Jewish
Immigration,” 232 English Building.
is the founder and president of the Women’s Freedom Network, and
the author or editor of 50 books on topics ranging from women’s
issues and women in the criminal justice system, to immigration and
Simon is the recipient of Guggenheim and Ford Foundation fellowships.
A former editor of American Sociological Review and Justice Quarterly,
she now is editor of Gender Issues. She teaches courses on justice and
public policy, and on law and society, and also a pro-seminar on justice,
law and society.
Simon served as dean of the School of Justice at the American University
from 1985 to 1988. She has been a University Professor since 1988.
Prior to going to Washington, Simon taught at Illinois. She also has
taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Yale University and the
University of Chicago.
Sponsors for Simon’s visit include the Program in Jewish Culture
& Society, the Center for Advanced Study, the departments of anthropology,
history and sociology, Program for the Study of Religion, School of
Social Work, Gender and Women’s Studies Program, Illinois Program
for Research in the Humanities, Institute of Communications Research,
Migration Studies Group, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory,
the University Library and the UI Foundation.
For more information, contact the Program
in Jewish Culture & Society at 217-333-7978, email@example.com.