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PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 25, No. 5, Sept. 1, 2005
Research | Campus | Honors | Briefs | On the Job | Calendar | Lost & Found | Job Market | Deaths| PDF Format
Earth's core rotates faster than its crust, scientists say
Scientists have ended a 9-year-old debate by proving that Earth’s core rotates faster than its surface, by about 0.3 to 0.5 degree per year.
Battered women who kill in non-beating situation have self-defense right
Answering critics of the “battered woman syndrome,” a UI expert argues that the claims made by victims of domestic violence are a legitimate extension of the longstanding rules of self-defense.
Rise of unincorporated businesses linked to regulatory, ethical issues
The rapid expansion of non-incorporated businesses, such as limited liability companies (LLCs) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs), raises questions ranging from government regulation to professional ethics, according to the latest issue of the UI Law Review.
Campus does homework preparing for new strategic plan
“If The New York Times published an article about our campus 10 years from now, what would you want it to say?” That’s the kind of question that UI officials hope will guide them in formulating a strategic plan for the campus and its colleges, departments and other units and be a guiding force in the years to come.

New faculty and staff members learn the ropes
While thousands of new students were strolling the Quad behind the Illini Union enjoying the hubbub of Quad Day, inside the Union, new faculty members – and new academic professional staff members – were getting information to help them adjust to campus.
Can you hear me now?
ABC comes to town to cover research by Beckman's Human Perception and Performance Group on driver impairment and cell phone usage.

Library changes enhance access to resources

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Fine arts scholars join computer scientists to explore cultural creativity
Green Street as imaginary border between the arts and the sciences is fast becoming obsolete as faculty members and students from both sides of the street are forming alliances, sharing tools, learning each others’ languages, combining methodologies and forging new paradigms.

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Statewide initiative aims for support for all new Illinois teachers
New teachers in Illinois will get help where they need it, and access to mentoring from veteran and National Board Certified teachers. Administrators will get advice on supporting new teachers during their first crucial years in the classroom.

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Seven UI professors join Center for Advanced Study
Seven UI professors begin their appointments this fall as professors in the Center for Advanced Study – one of the highest forms of recognition the campus bestows on faculty members for outstanding scholarship.

brief notes Sexual harassment awareness training offered … Allied agency employees: last chance to update directory info … Economics lecture will be Sept. 9 …New library service allows users to import references from online sources Some textbooks now available at library … Course teaches design and construction of Japanese gardens … Friday Forum series kicks off Sept. 16 …Pacifica Quartet performs Sept. 11 at 'Second Sunday' Krannert Center celebrates opening night Sept. 10 … Faculty Art Exhibition is Sept. 9-Oct. 2 … Illini athletics tribute is Sept. 10 …International conference on language is Sept. 1-5 UI hosts expert on immigration issues More

Sinfonia adds 'touch of dance' to 2005-06 season More

Welfare, war, marriage among topics of fall lecture series More

On the Job: Darlene Schweighart
Darlene Schweighart is a building service worker in the Housing Division. More
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W. Leighton “Late” Collins, 99, died Aug. 10. Collins was an emeritus professor of theoretical and applied mechanics at the UI. He worked at the UI for 35 years, retiring in 1965. Memorials: W. Leighton “Late” Collins Fund, UI Foundation, Harker Hall, MC-386.

Morris Scheinman, 92, died Aug. 22 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Scheinman, an emeritus professor of general engineering, joined the UI faculty in 1962. He retired in 1983 but continued on a part-time basis until 1990. Memorials: Jewish Federation, 503 E. John St., Champaign, IL 61820.

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