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PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 26, No. 21, June 7, 2007
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thumb nail of Richard Herman and Thomas Siebel. Click to go to fundraising story

University’s fundraising campaign seeks to raise $2.25 billion
The UI launched the public phase of the largest fundraising campaign in its history on June 1 with a dinner and reception at Chicago’s Navy Pier. The event kicked off the public phase of the UI’s capital campaign, “Brilliant Futures: The Campaign for the University of Illinois." Full story

Gifts to benefit Urbana campus

Aluminum foil lamps outshine incandescent lights
Researchers at the UI are developing panels of microcavity plasma lamps that may soon brighten people’s lives. The thin, lightweight panels could be used for residential and commercial lighting, and for certain types of biomedical applications. Full story
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Leisure time with colleagues may be beneficial on the job, researchers say
If the 1961 Broadway hit “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” were updated to reflect today’s workplace realities, the remake might feature the corporate-ladder climbing character “Finch” bowling, returning tennis serves or simply tossing back beers with his colleagues after work. At least, that’s the script researchers at the UI might write, based on results of a study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Leisure Research. Full story

Photo of Gustavo Caetano-Anolles, click for story Study of protein folds offers insight into metabolic evolution
Researchers at the UI have constructed the first global family tree of metabolic protein architecture. Their approach offers a new window on the evolutionary history of metabolism. Full story
Click for story about Travis Dixon Focus of TV news on black lawbreakers creates stereotypes for viewers
A new double study of TV viewers’ perceptions of race and crime following exposure to “racialized crime news” provides more evidence of the negative long-term effects of news viewing that over-represents black lawbreakers. Full story
  Trustees approve tuition increase; discuss budget concerns
Tuition rates will increase for students entering the UI during the summer and fall semesters 2007, but some members of the UI Board of Trustees said the increases will not be adequate to maintain the quality of education expected at the university. The increase was approved during the trustees’ May 17 meeting in Chicago.
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Photo of Sally Jackson, cllick to go to story New chief information officer at Illinois held similar job at Arizona
Sally Jackson, the chief information officer at the University of Arizona and an alumna of the University of Illinois, has been named the new chief information officer of the Urbana campus. Full story
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School of Social Work ranked high for scholarly productivity
The UI School of Social Work was ranked number one in a study published last month on scholarly productivity in six prominent social work research journals.
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achievements A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.  More

brief notes Pianists featured in summer performances … Summer play schedule announced … New acqisitions featured through July 29 at KAM …UI Library, UI Press invite you to Printers Row Computer music pioneer featured … Summer art program offered … WIfe of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn to speak …More

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Lester Burnell Applegate, 93, died May 26 at his Champaign home. He taught at the Institute of Aviation for 26 years, retiring in 1975. Memorials: L.B. Applegate Award Fund for students in the Institute of Aviation.

John L. “Jack” Davis, 76, died May 24 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Davis was a lead operating engineer at the power plant, retiring in 1986 after 28 years. Memorials: American Heart Association.

Joan Freeman, 67, died May 20 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He retired from the UI Extension Office. Memorials: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 Charleston Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938.

Mathias J. Propst, 64, died May 27 at ManorCare Health Services of Champaign. Propst retired from the Housing Division in 2006. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Norman Shreeves, 71, died May 12 at his home in Clovis, Calif. He worked as a painter at the UI for 15 years, retiring in 2000.

Mary Trenchard Timmons, 100, died May 5. Timmons served as assistant dean of women at the UI. Memorials: UI Foundation, 1305 West Green St., Harker Hall, MC-386; or Kirby Hospital, 1111 North State St., Monticello, IL 61856.

Lun-Shin Wei, 78, died May 15 at his Urbana home. Wei was a professor emeritus of food sciences and human nutrition, retiring in 1996 after a 37-year teaching career at the UI. Memorials: College of ACES Office of Advancement, 166 Bevier Hall, 905 S. Goodwin Ave., MC-180.

Glenna Wilsky, 54, died May 19 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Wilsky worked for the UI for 22 years as a secretary. Memorials: Champaign County Humane Society.

Memorial Services
Memorial services for Robert P. Link will be at 10 a.m. June 9 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Urbana. Link, 87, died May 29 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. He was a faculty member in the School of Architecture for more than 40 years and served as associate dean. Memorials: St. Patrick’s Church Education Fund, Urbana; Springfield College, Springfield; or St. Patrick’s Catholic School, Springfield.

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