campus members bring hope to many during the holidays
Hundreds of people may feel like Santa Claus received their letters
this Christmas, thanks to the generosity of UI faculty and staff
on Titan, one of Saturn's moons, resemble those on earth
Recent evidence from the Huygens Probe of the Cassini Mission
suggests that Titan, the largest moon orbiting Saturn, is a world
where rivers of liquid methane sculpt channels in continents of
genes may provide insights into human diseases, researchers say
Could vital information about many human diseases be deciphered
from genes inside freshwater flatworms?
about pregnant women and substance abuse questioned
In Wisconsin, an expectant woman can be taken into custody if
police believe her abuse of alcohol may harm her unborn child.
In South Dakota, pregnant alcohol and drug users can be committed
to treatment centers for up to nine months.
Affairs will continue to manage Assembly Hall
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs will retain
administrative control of Assembly Hall, but the Division of Intercollegiate
Athletics will oversee plans to renovate the facility and raising
the funds to make those refurbishments happen.
allows feedback on proposed department merger
Faculty members and students – including several dozen
chanting protesters on the lawn – braved frigid temperatures
Dec. 7 to voice their opinions about College of Engineering
interim dean Ilesanmi Adesida’s proposed plan to merge
the department of mechanical and industrial engineering with
the department of theoretical and applied mechanics.
Committee to further evaluate campus climate and the Chief
The Committee on the Educational Effect of Chief Illiniwek has
outlined a proposed plan for conducting an empirical study of
how the UI’s athletic symbol affects the educational climate
on campus, O. Vernon Burton, chair of the Senate Executive Committee,
told the Urbana-Champaign Senate at its meeting Dec. 5.
baseball volumes returned to UI Library
The UI Library got the scholarly equivalent of a grand slam late
links computing and humanities, arts and social science
from an array of disciplines converged at the National Center
for Supercomputing Applications on Dec. 9 to discuss how advanced
digital tools used by scientists might be applied to research
and teaching in the humanities, arts and social sciences.
book explore icons of 20th century American art
You won’t need a Ph.D in art history to appreciate a new
documentary and companion book on 20th-century American art by
Jonathan Fineberg and John Carlin. The only prerequisite required
of those tuning in or turning the pages of “Imagining America:
Icons of 20th Century American Art” is a genuine interest
in the American experience.
Among the many newcomers to campus are 113 tenure/tenure-track
faculty members whose appointments began this summer or fall.
One thing they have in common – their combined expertise
will enhance the research and teaching at Illinois. Inside Illinois
will feature two new colleagues in each fall issue.
book a must-have for leading U.S. design houses
proceedings aren’t typically regarded as must-read page-turners.
But “IMPACT,” a limited-edition, illustrated book
documenting an industrial design conference held last spring at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is reportedly
turning heads in the design world.
Personal treasures await
in limbo in lost and found
A blood-test kit for diabetics. A violin bow. What do these objects
have in common? They all wound up lost – and found –
somewhere on the Urbana campus.
celebrates new journal, new scholars, new honors
literary history is being made at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign – literally, figuratively and frequently.
Former foster kids share
experiences with policymakers
Clay called it “serendipity.” The former foster child
from Belleville, majoring in rhetoric and creative writing at
the UI, walked into Mark Testa’s office in January almost
three years ago. She knew Testa from her previous experience advocating
for foster-care legislation and was stopping by to say “hello.”
She didn’t know that Testa had been working on an idea.
A report on honors,
awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty
and staff members.
sought for staff award
Exhibition focuses on inmates' inventions
Seminar on Shared Governance is Jan. 23
gift guide now available online … Holiday
open skate times announced
||On the Job: Donna
Zimmerman is a staff clerk in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Her co-workers affectionately call her Radar O'Reilly for her ability
to come up with creative solutions. More
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J. Auth, 78,
died Dec. 8 at ManorCare Health Services of Champaign. Auth worked
at the UI for 26 years, retiring in 1989 as a police officer with
the Division of Operation and Maintenance. Memorials: American
Charles John Birkeland,
89, died Nov. 28 at Meadowbrook Health Center, Urbana. Birkeland
began working at the UI in 1947 as an assistant professor of horticulture.
He retired in 1976, having served as head of the horticulture
department since 1950.
Helen B. Frump, 95,
died Nov. 22 at Centralia Manor, Centralia. Frump retired as a
food service administrator for the Housing Division in 1975 after
12 years of service. Memorials: Illinois Promise Fund 340946,
UI Foundation, P.O. Box 3429, Champaign 61826.
William E. Gudgel Jr., 80,
died Dec. 2 at his Champaign home. Gudgel served as a fire station
attendant for Facilities and Services from 1947 until 1956.
Marie Love, 74,
died Dec. 1 at Heritage Nursing Center, Champaign. Love worked
in food service at the Illini Union.
K. Virginia Seidel,
89, died Dec. 8 at Catonsville Commons Rehabilitation Center,
Catonsville, Md. Seidel was a home furnishing specialist with
UI Extension. She worked at the UI for 48 years, retiring in 1998
as associate professor emerita. Memorials: K. Virginia Seidel
Scholarship Fund at the UI College of Agricultural, Consumer and
Environmental Sciences or Seidel Family Scholarship fund at Kaskaskia
Margaret E. Smith, 88,
died Dec. 4 at her rural Champaign home. Smith was a food production
supervisor for the Illini Union from 1970 until 1980. Memorials:
Tolono Presbyterian Church or American Friends Service Committee.