Scholar believes bird flu poses threat
In the past, when government leaders, policymakers and scholars
have turned their attention to peace and security issues, the
talk invariably has focused on war, arms control or anti-terrorism
strategies. But Julian Palmore believes it’s time to expand
the scope of the conversation.
schools equal or better in math than private or charter schools
Contrary to common wisdom, public schools score higher in math
than private ones, when differences in student backgrounds are
taken into account.
images help astronomers study star birth, death
Black and white reproductions of Vincent van Gogh’s “The
Starry Night” lack the beauty and depth of the original
oil painting. In a similar fashion, images of stars and galaxies
composed of a single wavelength band cannot convey the wealth
of information now accessible to astronomers.
liability laws misguided and simplistic, legal scholar says
Durwood Pickle was shocked to find that the Recording Industry
Association of America had sued him because his grandchildren
had used his computer to illegally download music during visits
to his Texas home.
yields secrets to 73-year-old experiment
A simple but groundbreaking experiment performed more than 70
years ago finally has been explained by UI scientists. The solution
sheds new light on fluid turbulence – the last major unsolved
problem in classical physics.
finding could lead to treatment for inflammatory diseases
A protein that undesirably shields a skin poxvirus from the
immune system may become the key ingredient in a new topical
treatment for inflammatory diseases, say UI medical researchers.
genes may provide insights into human diseases, researchers say
Could vital information about many human diseases be deciphered
from genes inside freshwater flatworms?
carbon nanotubes serve as sensors in living cells
Single walled carbon nanotubes wrapped with DNA can be placed
inside living cells and detect trace amounts of harmful contaminants
using near infrared light, report UI researchers.
counteracts cognitive decline from hormone-replacement therapy
Women pondering hormone-replacement therapy also should consider
regular exercise. A new study at the UI suggests that being physically
fit offsets cognitive declines attributed to long-term therapy.
demonstrate single molecule absorption spectroscopy
A powerful new tool for probing molecular structure on surfaces
has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign. Single molecule absorption spectroscopy
can enhance molecular analysis, surface manipulation and studies
of molecular energy and reactivity at the atomic level
first: UI Wind Symphony to play at Carnegie Hall
The 21st-century incarnation of the ensemble John Philip Sousa
once dubbed “the world’s greatest college band”
– the University of Illinois Wind Symphony – is tuning
up for its debut at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 17.
appeals NCAA policy regarding Chief Illiniwek
On Jan. 31,
the UI filed an appeal of a National Collegiate Athletic Association
policy that prohibits the Urbana-Champaign campus from hosting
post-season NCAA championship competition because of the 80-year-old
Chief Illiniwek traditi
discuss financing of capital projects
The UI is examining its financial status to see how much money
it can borrow during the next few years for several high-priority
capital projects, according to information presented at the UI
Board of Trustees meeting Jan. 19 in Chicago.
College of Communications opens doors to sophomores
Students no longer need to wait until their junior year to apply
for admission to the UI College of Communications. As of t Jan.
18, the college began accepting applications from any current
UI student who will be at least a sophomore by the start of the
projects to improve computer connection speeds
Two projects under way at Campus Information Technologies and
Educational Services will improve connection speeds for users
of the UI computer network and support bandwidth-intensive research
up, aggravated assaults down at end of 2005 on UI campus
Robberies increased by about 45 percent in the University of Illinois
reporting district between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31 last year, according
to statistics released this week by the UI Division of Public
2005 was warm, dry year
data for Illinois indicate 2005 was the 11th driest and 12th
warmest year since 1895,” said State Climatologist Jim
Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey,
from Peru, journalism students put class work into practice
Journalism students rarely leave the confines of campus to get
a story. Covering the city council is as far as many travel. But
how will they respond when called upon to get the story –
and get it right and get it fast – in a place where nothing
Ten UI students last spring sought to find out, enrolling in professor
Nancy Benson’s Journalism 480 course on international reporting.
and design professor Gerald Guthrie’s multiple-piece, computer-animated
work “What Remains to be Seen,” was commissioned for
permanent display in the new National Center for Supercomputing
Applications building on the UI’s north campus.
new exhibition at Krannert Art Museum explores the creative intersection
of art, fashion, and human needs and desires. “Pattern Language:
Clothing as Communicator” features 40 works by international
artists dating from 1960 to today and will be on view through
to perform at Second Sunday
President White discusses first
year during WILL-TV special
Dance and lecture program is
CDs and DVDs available for check out
forum is Feb. 10
Annual faculty retreat to be Feb. 10
Spice Box offers international cuisine
Design contest to
workshop are Feb. 11
How to use library catalog and RefWorks
Winter music festival begins Feb. 11
program needs volunteers
Fire' season begins Feb. 2
Free Saturday lectures offered
Forum to look at earthquakes
projects featured at I space
side of global migration' examined
series topics announced
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the department of theater since 1989. He is in charge of the scenery
for shows produced by UI units. More
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“Penny” Borchers, 79,
died Jan. 19 at The Harbor House, Kenosha, Wis. Borchers worked
at the UI for 23 years, retiring in 1993 as head cook at McKinley
Residence Hall. Memorials: Alzheimers Association, 307 W. University
Ave., Champaign, IL 61820.
Ilene Gadbury Gasser, 74,
died Jan. 26 at Champaign County Nursing Home. Gasser was a secretary
at the UI for 18 years, retiring in 1995. Memorials: St. John’s
Lutheran Church, Champaign.
Boyd Beadle Jackson, 87, died
Jan. 21 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Jackson was
associate professor emeritus in clinical counseling at the UI,
who worked at the UI for 34 years, retiring in 1981. At the time
of his retirement, he was clinical counselor, supervisor of reading,
assistant director of the Psychological and Counseling Center
and associate professor. Memorials: Champaign County Humane Society,
1911 E. Main St., Urbana, IL 61802.
Joseph B. Kelly, 87, died
Jan. 25 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Kelly was assistant
to the head in the UI department of agronomy. He retired in 1982
after 15 years.
Emmett Ellsworth Kirby, 91,
died Jan. 21 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Kirby worked
at the UI for 29 years, retiring in 1976 as a senior lab mechanic
for civil engineering. Memorials: Stratford Park Bible Chapel,
James E. Snellen, 64, died
Dec. 31 at his Champaign home. Snellen worked at the UI for 21
years. He started as a research associate in microbiology and
also worked in the School of Clinical Medicine and other units
in the College of Medicine. When he left the UI in 1998, he was
an adjunct assistant professor of higher and continuing education
in the College of Education. Memorials: Parkland College Foundation,
American Cancer Society or a greyhound rescue organization.
Mary Jane Vest, 92, died Jan.
26 at her Mahomet home. Vest worked at the UI Library for seven
years, retiring in 1975 as a library clerk II. Memorials: Provena
Covenant Hospice Program, 1400 W. Park St., Urbana, IL 61801,
or the American Cancer Society, 2509 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL