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PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 25, No. 14, Feb. 2, 2006
Research | Campus | Briefs | On the Job | Calendar | Lost & Found | Job Market | Deaths| PDF Format

International security
UI 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.

Public 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.
Multi-wavelength 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.
Parental 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.
Turbulence 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.
Protein 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.
Flatworm genes may provide insights into human diseases, researchers say
Could vital information about many human diseases be deciphered from genes inside freshwater flatworms?
DNA-wrapped 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.
Fitness 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.
Researchers 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
Historic 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.
UI 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
Trustees 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.
UI 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 fall semester.
CITES 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 initiatives.
Robberies 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 Safety.

2005 was warm, dry year
“Preliminary 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,

Live 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 is familiar?
Ten UI students last spring sought to find out, enrolling in professor Nancy Benson’s Journalism 480 course on international reporting.
Moving picture show
Art 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.
Pattern language
A 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 April 9.

brief notes Trio to perform at Second Sunday … President White discusses first year during WILL-TV special … Dance and lecture program is Feb. 2-4 …CDs and DVDs available for check out Republican gubernatorial forum is Feb. 10 … Annual faculty retreat to be Feb. 10 … Spice Box offers international cuisine …Design contest to showcase interstate Concert, workshop are Feb. 11 … How to use library catalog and RefWorks … Winter music festival begins Feb. 11 …Care-package program needs volunteers 'Prairie Fire' season begins Feb. 2 … Free Saturday lectures offered … Forum to look at earthquakes …Creative architectural projects featured at I space 'Dark side of global migration' examined Lecture series topics announced More

On the Job: Thomas Korder
Thomas Korder is Krannert’s technical director and a professor in the department of theater since 1989. He is in charge of the scenery for shows produced by UI units. More
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Wilma “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, Champaign.

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 61820.

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