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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 7 through 24

1/31/2008

lectures

7 Thursday
“Geschlecht und Kanon: Auswirkungen der Kategorie Geschlecht auf die Produktion, Rezeption und Bewertung von Literatur vom 18.21. Jahrhundert.” (lecture to be presented in German) Birgit Dahlke, Humboldt University and UI. 5:15 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Germanic Languages and Literatures.

8 Friday
“Wal-Mart: The General Motors of the Early 21st Century?” Joe Berry, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

11
Monday
Art + Design Visitor’s Series. “Inka Light.” Adam Herring, Southern Methodist University. 5:30 p.m. Room 62, Krannert Art Museum. Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Art and Design.

12
Tuesday
“Leadership in the 21st Century.” Sara Thompson, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Know Your University.

13
Wednesday
W.E.B. DuBois Lecture. “Global Africa: Whence Its Past? Whither Its Future?” Michael A. Gomez, New York University. 4 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. African American Studies and Research Program, African Studies and MillerComm.

14
Thursday
“Biofuels and the World Food Situation.” Joachim von Braun, International Food Policy Research Institute. 4 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. ACES Global Connect/Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences and MillerComm.

“The World and Everything On It: The Creation of a Native Universe.”
Noenoe K. Silva, University of Hawaii. 4:30 p.m. Levis Faculty Center. Anthropology, English, Gender and Women’s Studies, History, Communications Research, Political Science, Social Work and Sociology.

15
Friday
“Unraveling Spin: Is There Hope for Uncle Sam?” Jan Nederveen-Pieterse, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

18
Monday
Art + Design Visitor’s Series. “On Mutaphobia.” Adam Zaretsky, bio-artist. 5:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum auditorium. Krannert Art Museum and Art and Design.

19 Tuesday
“Student Veterans’ Call for Peace.” Jason Wallace, Iraq Veterans Against the War. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Know Your University.

Designmatters. “The New Maker Culture.” Mark Frauenfelder, editor of Make magazine. 5 p.m. 1404 Siebel Center. Krannert Art Museum.

20
Wednesday
“Computer System Security.” William H. Sanders, UI. 4 p.m. 2405 Siebel Center. Global Studies and Engineering and Technology Studies.

22
Friday
“Creating Opportunity Through Technology.” Kathleen Robbins, K. Robbins and Associates. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

colloquia

7 Thursday
Distinguished Senior Scholar Presentation. Fazal Rizvi, UI. Noon. 242 Education. Bureau of Educational Research.

“ ‘Adventure Time’ in San Salvador: Care and Temporality in Millennial Crime Stories.” Ellen Moodie, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Candida glabratta adhesins.”
Brendan Cormack, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

“Unraveling the Mysterious of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking at the Energy Frontier.”
Mark Neubauer, UI. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Pd-Catalyzed C-H Activation Reactions: Diastereoselectivity and Enantioselectivity.”
Jin-Quan Yu, Scripps Research Institute. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.

“Vitamins and Virulence Gene Regulation in the Yeast Pathogen Candida.”
Brendan Cormack, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

8
Friday
Sustainability Seminar Series. “Megadisasters: Science, Policy and Human Behavior.” Susan Kieffer, UI. Noon. Stephen J. Warner Conference Room, Waste Management and Research Center, 1 E. Hazelwood Drive, Champaign. Waste Management and Research Center.

“Classroom Journals: Encouraging Reflective and Connective Learning.”
Sharon S. Lee, UI. Noon. 428 Armory Building. Center for Teaching Excellence.

“Chemotaxis at Illinois 1973-2008: Some Surprises Along the Way.”
George Ordal, UI. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Auditorium. Biochemistry.
“Tunneling and Momentum-Resolved Tunneling Into Sharp Quantum Hall Edges.” Matthew Grayson, Northwestern University. 1 p.m. 190 Environmental Sciences Building, 1101 West Springfield, Urbana. Physics.

“Hell Revisited: A Performative Response to Israeli and U.S. Aggression.”
Laila Fara, DePaul University. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.

“Metal Activated C-Peptide: Challenging the Concept of Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes.”
Dana Spence, Michigan State University. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Analytical Chemistry.

11
Monday
“UCSC MASC Group Thermal and Processor Pruning Work.” Jose Renau, University of California, Santa Cruz. 4 p.m. 1404 Siebel Center. Computer Science

“Synthetic Studies Toward Oroidin Alkaloids.”
Daniel Romo, Texas A&M University. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Laboratory. Organic Chemistry.

12
Tuesday
“Cordoba and the Great Mosque: The Flow of Water From Landscape to Monument.” D. Fairchild Ruggles, UI. Noon. 325 Temple Buell Hall. Landscape Architecture and South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

“Gender and Transition: Responses to Economic Change in Siberia.”
Elizabeth Sweet, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

“Toward Millisecond-Scale Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Proteins.”
David E. Shaw, Columbia University. 3 p.m. 2269 Beckman Institute. Theoretical and Computational Biophysics.

“From Megaparsecs to Milliparsecs: Modeling a Disk Galaxy With Cosmological Simulations.”
Robyn Levine, University of Colorado. 4 p.m. 134 Astronomy. Astronomy.

“ ‘Frogs Are Cool!’ Reversible Modification of Neural Activity to Investigate Central Correlates of Acoustic Communication” and “Neural Basis for Speech Perception.”
Dave Gooler and Fatima Husain, UI. 4 p.m. Room 1005 Beckman Institute. Neuroscience Program.

13
Wednesday
“Kiowa Humanity and the Invasion of the State.” Jacki Rand, University of Iowa. 4 p.m. 100 Gregory Hall. American Indian Studies.

“Is Healthy Eating an Option? Observations From African-American and Latino Food Stores in Chicago.”
Diana S. Grigsby-Toussaint, UI. 4 p.m. 103 Mumford Hall. Nutritional Sciences.

“Simple Atoms, Exotic Nuclei: Laser Spectroscopy of He-6 and He-8.”
Peter Mueller, Argonne National Laboratory. 4 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

14
Thursday
“Conservation in the Central Brazilian Amazon: Views From a Gringa Biologist Based in Manaus.” Catherine Bechtoldt, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“In Honor of Charlie Slichter.”
David G. Cory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Nuclear Science and Engineering.

“Balkan Anti-Semitism: The Cases of Bulgaria and Romania Before the Holocaust.”
William Brustein, UI. 4 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

“Thiamine Synthesis as a Model System to Understand Metabolic Integration.”
Diana Downs, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Microbiology.

15 Friday
“Directions in European Immigration: EU Actions and Member State Responses.” Benjamin Bricker, UI. Noon. The Bread Company, 706 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. European Union Center.

“The Wilsonian Moment.”
Erez Manela, Harvard University. Noon. 300 Lincoln Hall. History.

“Intergenerational Closure and Educational Outcomes: Assessing the Impact of Bridging vs. Bonding Social Capital in Educational Outcomes.”
Jennifer Glanville, University of Iowa. 1:30 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.

“Women’s Movements in the Middle East and North Africa.”
Val Maghadam, Purdue University. 3:15 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.

“A Pox on Your Narrative: Writing Disease Control Into Postwar International History.”
Erez Manela, Harvard University. 4 p.m. 215 Greg Hall. History.

18
Monday
“Wide Area Consensus.” Keith Marzullo, University of California, San Diego. 4 p.m. 1404 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

“Biosynthesis of Human Pharmacophores by Bacteria.”
Brian Bachmann, Vanderbilt University. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Laboratory. Organic Chemistry.

“How To Grow and Produce It.”
Eric Rund, farmer and owner of International Activities. 4 p.m. Monsanto Room, ACES Library. Advanced Bioenergy Research.

“Subaltern Studies and Indigenous Critical Theory.”
Faculty/grad student reading group. 8 p.m. IPRH Building, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

19
Tuesday
“Learning to Segment Images Into Material and Object Classes.” Kenton McHenry, UI. 10 a.m. 2269 Beckman Institute. Artificial Intelligence/Beckman Institute.

Sustainability Seminar Series. “Caterpillar’s Sustainability Efforts Worldwide.”
John Disharoon, Caterpillar Inc. Noon. Stephen J. Warner Conference Room, Waste Management and Research Center, 1 E. Hazelwood Drive, Champaign. Waste Management and Research Center.

“PAHs and Star Formation.”
Alexander Tielens, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. 4 p.m. 134 Astronomy. Astronomy.

“Design and Synthesis of Chemical Sensors with Tunable Switch for Molecular Imaging.”
Kazuya Kikuchi, Osaka University. 4 p.m. 112 Chem Annex. Inorganic Chemistry.

“Neural Basis of Language Processing” and “Causal Factors in Childhood Speech-Language Disabilities.”
Chris Grindrod and Laura DeThorne, UI. 4 p.m.
1005 Beckman Institute. Neuroscience Program.

20
Wednesday
“The Flexibility Window in Materials.” Michael F. Thorpe, Arizona State University. 8:30 a.m. 1000 Micro and Nanotechnology Lab. Nanoscale Science and Technology.

“Cultural Context of Adolescent Social Competence.”
Doran French, Illinois Wesleyan University. Noon. 210A Education Building. Educational Psychology.

“Association of an Outbreak of Clinical Salmonellosis.”
Yvette Johnson, UI. Noon. 2506 VMBSB. Pathobiology Seminar Series/Veterinary Medicine.

“Your Low Back Pain: When Nutrition and Genetics Fail, Low Tech and High Tech Options.”
James J. Harms, UI. 4 p.m. 103 Mumford Hall. Nutritional Sciences.

“Duality/12 GeV Physics.”
Rolf Ent, Jefferson Laboratory. 4 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

21 Thursday
“Indian Higher Education: Negotiating Challenges of Globalization and Knowledge Economy.” Fazal Rizvi, UI. Noon. 242 Education. Bureau of Education Research.

“The Evolution of Contact Mechanics.”
Leon M. Keer, Northwestern University. 4 p.m. 1025 Beckman Institute. Mechanical Science and Engineering.

“Information Processing in Living Cells: Beyond First Approximations.”
Ido Golding, UI. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Novel Vaccine Against Infections by the Opportunistic Pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”
Joanna Goldberg, University of Virginia. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

22
Friday
“Graphical Models for Video Analysis.” Aleksandar Ivanovic, UI. 1:30 p.m. 1215 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute.

“Microfluidics: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Small.”
Frank Gomez, California State University. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Analytical Chemistry.

theater

7 Thursday
“Shakespeare’s R&J.” Henson Keys, director. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Joe Calarco’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” as performed by students in a strict boarding school. Admission charge.

8 Friday
“Shakespeare’s R&J.” Henson Keys, director. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Joe Calarco’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” as performed by students in a strict boarding school. Admission charge.

9
Saturday
“Shakespeare’s R&J.” Henson Keys, director. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Joe Calarco’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” as performed by students in a strict boarding school. Admission charge.

13
Wednesday
“Shakespeare’s R&J.” Henson Keys, director. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Joe Calarco’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” as performed by students in a strict boarding school. Admission charge.

14
Thursday
“Shakespeare’s R&J.” Henson Keys, director. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Joe Calarco’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” as performed by students in a strict boarding school. Admission charge.

15
Friday
“Shakespeare’s R&J.” Henson Keys, director. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Joe Calarco’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” as performed by students in a strict boarding school. Admission charge.

16
Saturday
“Shakespeare’s R&J.” Henson Keys, director. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Joe Calarco’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” as performed by students in a strict boarding school. Admission charge.

17
Sunday
“Shakespeare’s R&J.” Henson Keys, director. 3 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Joe Calarco’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” as performed by students in a strict boarding school. Admission charge.

music

7 Thursday
Guarneri String Quartet and Johannes String Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. These two group will premiere a Music Accord commission in which Krannert Center participated – an octet by William Bolcom, recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Admission charge. Prelude: 6:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater foyer.

8 Friday
Faculty Recital. Ian Hobson, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Rachmaninoff’s 13 Preludes, Op. 32. Admission charge. School of Music.

9
Saturday
Faculty Recital. Chip McNeill, jazz saxophone. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Original compositions from McNeill’s new CD along with guest artists Joel Spencer, drums; Joan Hickey, piano; Chip Stephens, piano; and Jeff Helgesen, trumpet. Admission charge. School of Music.

10
Sunday
Illinois Brass Quintet. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Michael Ewald and Ronald Romm, trumpet; Kazimierz Machala, horn; Elliot Chasanov, trombone; and Mark Moore, tuba. Admission charge. School of Music.

11
Monday
Guest Artist Recital. Chul He Yoon, piano. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

12
Tuesday
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band I. James Keene and Kenneth Steinsultz, conductors. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. This concert honors UI School of Music alumnus John James Haynie. Admission charge. School of Music.

Guest Artist Recital.
Joung Hoon Song, viola, with Rudolf Haken, viola pomposa. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

13
Wednesday
Faculty Recital. Elliot Chasanov, trombone. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

Guest Artist Recital.
Bartosz Koziak, cello. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

14
Thursday
Valentine’s Day Concert. Tania Coambs, soprano, and Alvan Bregman, guitar. 3 p.m. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 246 Library. Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

New Music Ensemble.
7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

Doctor of Musical Arts Recital.
Unkyoung Kim, piano. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

15
Friday
Traffic Jam: UI Latin Jazz Band. Tito Carillo and Ricardo Flores. 5 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. A dash of salsa, a hint of sizzling samba, and just enough bossa nova to bring you to your feet.

16
Saturday
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. Steven Larsen, music director and conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. With John Dee, oboe. Admission charge.

17 Sunday
Amedeo Modigliani Quartet. Young Concert Artists Winner. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The program includes Haydn’s Quartet in B flat major, Op. 76, No.4, “Sunrise;” and Debussy’s Quartet in G minor, Op. 10. Admission charge.

18
Monday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Soojin Bae, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

20
Wednesday
Interval: Tonic Sol-fa. Noon. Lobby, Krannert Center. This group features tight, innovative arrangements from modern pop hits to classic oldies.

Pacifica Quartet.
7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The resident quartet of the UI School of Music shares its artistry and enthusiasm for music with UI students and the community. Admission charge. School of Music.

21
Thursday
2 Foot Yard. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. This boundary shattering band pushes the limits between art song and pop song by merging the visceral power of rock with the intimacy and warmth of chamber music. Admission charge.

Faculty Recital.
Sherban Lupu, violin. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. With Ian Hobson, piano. Admission charge. School of Music.

22
Friday
Art in Conversation With 2 Foot Yard. Stephen Taylor, host. 5 p.m. Stage 5, Krannert Center.

2 Foot Yard.
7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

UI Chamber Orchestra.
Donald Schleicher, conductor, and Julia Jamieson, harp. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Works include Gabrieli: “A Set of Brass Music;” Rodrigo: “Concierto de Aranjuez;” Tsai yun Huang: “World Premiere;” and Poulenc: “The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant.” Admission charge. School of Music.

23
Saturday
2 Foot Yard. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

24
Sunday
Faculty Recital. Karl Kramer, tuba. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

opera

21 Thursday
“Cosi fan tutte.”  Kathleen Conlin, director, and Eduardo Diazmunoz, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. A confirmed bachelor wagers with two young men that their girlfriends can’t remain faithful for even a day if the lads are gone. Aided by the clever maid, Despina, and her many disguises, he wins the bet, although more complications ensue in the arias and arrangements that show Mozart’s music at its finest. Admission charge. School of Music.

22 Friday
“Cosi fan tutte.”  Kathleen Conlin, director, and Eduardo Diazmunoz, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

23
Saturday
“Cosi fan tutte.”  Kathleen Conlin, director, and Eduardo Diazmunoz, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music. Libretto: 6:30 p.m. Krannert Room.

24
Sunday
“Cosi fan tutte.”  Kathleen Conlin, director, and Eduardo Diazmunoz, conductor. 3 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music. Libretto: 2 p.m. Krannert Room.

films

14 Thursday
Polish film: “A Short Film About Love.” 7 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building. Polish Studies Program/Slavic Languages and Literatures.

19 Tuesday
“The Blood of Yingzhou District.” 7 p.m. 431 Armory. In Chinese with English subtitles. Asian Educational Media Service.

21
Thursday
Czech film: “Late Night Talks With My Mother.” 7 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building. Czech Studies/Slavic Languages and Literatures.

sports

7 Thursday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Indiana University. 8 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

8 Friday
Wrestling. UI vs. University of  Wisconsin. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

10
Sunday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Indiana University. 1 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

16
Saturday
Women’s Gymnastics. UI vs. Michigan State University. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

Men’s Gymnastics.
UI vs. Pennsylvania State University. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

20
Wednesday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Wisconsin. 8 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

21
Thursday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Pennsylvania State University. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

22
Friday
Wrestling. UI vs. Purdue University. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

24
Sunday
Wrestling. UI vs. University of Iowa. 1 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

Women’s Basketball.
UI vs. University of Michigan. 5 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

et cetera

7 Thursday
“Education for Citizenship: Examining Civic Engagement and Purposeful Civic Learning.” Valeri Werpetinski, UI. 9-11 a.m. 428 Armory Building. To register, visit https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/OrganizationSecure?id=5308037. Center for Teaching Excellence.

Talk with Audrey Niffenegger, author. 9 a.m. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 346 Library. Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Public Affairs Workshop: “Project Management Methodology.”
Michele Raupp, UI. Noon. 223 Gregory Hall. Public Affairs.

IPRH/KAM Exhibition Tour, Film Screening and Panel Discussion.
4:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Gallery tour by Judith Hoos Fox, followed by a screening of “Blowup,” Michelangelo Antonioni, director. Panel discussion “Rupture in Film” by UI faculty members. Krannert Art Museum and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

8
Friday
“It’s Fun to Hang Out With Jay Ryan, Sometimes: Monotonous Lecture and Confusing Printing Demonstration.” Jay Ryan, artist. 10 a.m.-noon. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

“Monticello Covered in Chocolate.”
Allerton Retreat Center and various locations in Monticello. The event will feature a blending of local businesses and organizations with classes, food and drink, vendors, contests and children’s activities all centering on chocolate, the food of the gods. Come for the day, or stay for the weekend. Overnight lodging is available at Allerton Park and Retreat Center and in Monticello at the Best Western. Continues through Sunday. For more info, visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

9
Saturday
“The Spirit Survives: The Boarding School Experience, Then and Now.” Dovie Thomason, storyteller. 2 p.m. Spurlock Museum. Admission charge. Spurlock Museum.

Spanish Storytime.
2 p.m. Children’s Department, Urbana Free Library. Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and The Urbana Free Library.

12
Tuesday
“Family, Friends, and Dating Too: Healthy Relationships Start With You!” 7 p.m. 406 Illini Union. Counseling Center.

13
Wednesday
Around the World Wednesdays. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Spurlock Museum. Crafts and activities from around the world. $2 donation. Spurlock Museum.

Nature ABCs and 123s. “M is for Mole.”
10-11 a.m. Allerton Education Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. Children (ages 2 to 5) and their parents are invited to come and play while learning about nature at Allerton. Each program will include stories, songs, and hands-on exploration. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

Workshop. “Using Informal Early Feedback.”
Alan Phillips, UI. 3:30-5 p.m. 428 Armory. To register, visit https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/OrganizationSecure?id=8250458. Center for Teaching Excellence.

Book reading.
Mark Costello, author. 4:30 p.m. Author’s corner, Illini Union Bookstore. Carr Reading Series/English.

14
Thursday
Panel Discussion. “Bioenergy: Strategies for Mitigating the Food Versus Fuel Controversy.” Joachim von Braun, Director, International Food Policy Research Institute. 9:30 a.m. 612 Institute for Genomic Biology, 1206 W. Gregory St., Urbana. ACES Global Connect/Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences.

Valentine’s Night Out.
7 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Follow up dinner with a stroll through the galleries while listening to the smooth vibrations of a live DJ, enjoy coffee and listen to the spoken word at SPEAK Cafe. Krannert Art Museum.

15 Friday
Ninth Letter Annual Reading and Reception. 6:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum auditorium. A night of readings and presentations. Ninth Letter.

16
Saturday
Nature ABCs and 123s. “M is for Mole.” 10-11 a.m. Allerton Education Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. Children (ages 2 to 5) and their parents are invited to come and play while learning about nature at Allerton. Each program will include stories, songs, and hands-on exploration. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

18
Monday
“Schools Out! Balloon Science.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Allerton Education Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. For students K through 4th grade. Admission charge. For more info, visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

19
Tuesday
“The Time is Now! Overcoming Procrastination.” 7 p.m. 406 Illini Union. Counseling Center.

20
Wednesday
Around the World Wednesdays. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Spurlock Museum. Crafts and activities from around the world. $2 donation. Spurlock Museum.

Brownbag. “Potpourri of Practical Pointers: From PowerPoint to Facebook.”
Marsha Woodbury, UI. Noon. 23 Illini Hall. To register, visit http://edtech.cites.uiuc.edu/event/eachEvent.html?id=962. Center for Teaching Excellence.

21
Thursday
Discussion. “ICES Online: Web-Based Student Ratings of Instruction at UIUC.” Chris Migotsky, UI. 1:30 p.m. 428 Armory Building. To register, go to https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/Secure?id=8965514. Center for Teaching Excellence.

22
Friday
Workshop. “Quick and Simple Classroom Assessment Techniques.” Sandy Finley, UI. 1:30-3 p.m. 428 Armory. To register, visit https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/OrganizationSecure?id=6401435. Center for Teaching Excellence.

23
Saturday
Kids@Krannert. 10 a.m.-noon. Krannert Art Museum. An event for the entire family with demonstrations, hands-on art projects, dance, music and storytelling. Krannert Art Museum.

exhibits

“Women in Politics: Latin America and the Caribbean”

Latin American and Caribbean Library.
“A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste”
Afro-American Studies Library, main hallway, Library.
Through Feb. 29.

“Ancient Egypt: The Origins”
Through Feb. 24.
Five galleries featuring the cultures of the world.
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

“Absent the Landscape of Journey”
Stephen Hudson, Parkland College.
Through Feb. 29.
Humanities Lecture Hall, IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

“Blown Away”
“Children of Arcadia”
Through March 30.
“Jay Ryan: Animals and Objects In and Out of Water”
Through May 11.
“The Archaeological Heritage of Illinois”
Through June 1.
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, until 9 p.m. Thursday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission; $3 donation suggested.

I space, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

@art gallery. Online exhibit of the UI School of Art and Design. www.art.uiuc.edu/@art.

 

•This calendar is excerpted from the Feb. 7 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.