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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 6 through 23

2/28/2008

lectures

6 Thursday
“The Republic of Ecuador, its Social and Economic Reform Agenda, and the Relations With the United States.” Luis Benigno Gallegos Chiriboga, Ambassador of Ecuador. 3:15 p.m. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Nations of Immigrants.” Donna Gabaccia, University of Minnesota. 4 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. Center for Advanced Study.

7
Friday
“Official English: From White House to the Schoolhouse.” Dennis Baron, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

10
Monday
“Good Ideas for Books and Articles That You Wouldn’t Have Time to Write Even If You Lived to Be 100.” Daniel F. Littlefield Jr., Sequoyah Research Center, Little Rock, Ark. 3:30 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. American Indian Studies.

11
Tuesday
Krannert Center Presents “Diavolo.” Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Know Your University.

“The Freedman Issue and Selective History.”
Daniel F. Littlefield Jr., Sequoyah Research Center, Little Rock, Ark. 1 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. American Indian Studies.

Family Wellness Series: “The Benefits of Volunteerism.”
Beth Welbus, UI, and Lynn Peisker, United Way of Champaign County. 4 p.m. Studio, Doris Kelley Christopher Hall. Family Resiliency Center.

12
Wednesday
Lincoln Bicentennial Lecture: “Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief.” 3:30 p.m. Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Lincoln Bicentennial Committee/History.

“The New Argonauts: Remaking Global Geographies.”
AnnaLee Saxenian, University of California, Berkeley. 4 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. Center for Advanced Study Initiative.

“Library Research and Its Infrastructure in the Twentieth Century.”
Andrew Abbott, University of Chicago. 4 p.m. 126 Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Windsor Lecture/Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

“Circumcision and Circumstance.”
Nick Wyatt, University of Edinburgh. 4 p.m. G-17 Foreign Languages Building. Religion and Classics.

colloquia

6 Thursday
“Tools for Design Thinking: Enlightened Trial and Error.” Scott Klemmer, Stanford University. 11 a.m. 3401 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

“Profiles of the Professoriate: Characteristics, Values and Beliefs of Faculty Members in Educational Leadership Programs.” Donald Hackmann, UI. Noon. 242 Education. Bureau of Educational Research.

“Gestion Cultural en Los Andes. Literatura Quechua Hoy.”
Ulises Zevallos Aguilar, Ohio State University. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“What Do HIV, Silk and Hydrogels Have in Common?”
Luisel Rodriguez, UI. Noon. 217 Noyes Laboratory. Chemical Biology.

“Exploring Nature’s First Liquid: How the Quark Gluon Plasma Works.”
Barbara Jacak, State University of New York, Stony Brook. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“CaCO3 Biomineralization: Biotic Survival in Hot Springs and Coral Reefs.”
Bruce Fouke, UI. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

“Catalytic Cleavage of Carbon-Carbon Sigma Bonds by Transition Metals.”
Carolyn Wei, UI. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.

“Bifurcations, Equivocations and Invocations: Redefining Indigenous Citizenship in the Dying Days of Empire.”
Makere Stewart-Harawira, University of Alberta. 4:30 p.m. Alice Campbell Alumni Center. American Indian Studies.

“That All Children Should Be Free: Beauvoir, Rousseau and Childhood.”
Sally Scholz, Villanova University. 6-7:30 p.m. 213 Gregory Hall. Philosophy.

7
Friday
“Optical Pulse Shaping for Nonlinear Imaging Techniques.” Joe Geddes, UI, and “Studying Attention Outside the Confines of the Laboratory.” Mark Neider, UI. Noon. 1005 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar.

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

“Single-Molecule Biophysics With a Protein Nanopore.”
Liviu Movileanu, Syracuse University. 2 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Biological Physics.

“On the Emotive Discourse of Secret Service.”
Andreas Glaesser, University of Chicago. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.

“Deceit in War and Trade.”
William I. Miller, University of Michigan. 3-5 p.m. 223 Gregory Hall. Philosophy.

10 Monday
“Understanding Host Availability in Distributed Systems.” James Mickens, University of Michigan. 10 a.m. 2405 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

“Viral Mechanisms for Controlling Inflammatory Processes: Potential Uses as Therapeutics?”
Joanna Shisler, UI. Noon. 80 Small Animal Clinic. Veterinary Medicine.

“Next Generation of Bioenergy Crops: Implications for Land Use, Greenhouse Gases and Policy.”
Madhu Khanna, UI. 4 p.m. Monsanto Room, ACES Library. Center for Advanced Bioenergy Research.

“A Wireless Sensor Network for Traffic Surveillance.”
Pravin Varaiya, University of California, Berkeley. 4 p.m. 1404 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

“Transition Metal Mediated Nitrene C-H Insertion.”
Grant Rice, UI. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.

“The Political Legacies of Antigone.”
Tina Changer, DePaul University. 8 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. Philosophy and Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

11
Tuesday
“MOSAIC: Unified Platform for Dynamic Overlay Selection and Composition.” Yun Mao, University of Pennsylvania. 10 a.m. 2405 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

“Cultural Contestation in the Caucasus.”
Natasha Kipp, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

“Cross-language Transfer of Insight Into the Structure of Compound Words.”
Jie Zhang and Richard Anderson, UI. Noon. 210A Education Building. Educational Psychology.

“Luminescent Metal-Based Molecular Materials – From Fundamentals to Functions.”
Vivian Wing-Wah Yam, University of Hong Kong. 4 p.m. 112 Chem Annex. Inorganic Chemistry.

“How to Handle Extremely Lacunose Texts.”
Nick Wyatt, University of Edinburgh. 5-6:30 p.m. 3092C Foreign Languages Building. Religion and Classics.

12
Wednesday
“Diasporic Geographic: Dialogues of a Trans-State Ivoirian Nation in Crisis.” Karen Morris, Art Institute of Chicago. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. African Studies.

“Physical Activity, Aging and Quality of Life.”
Edward McAuley, UI. Noon. 210A Education Building. Counseling/Child Development.

“It’s Not My Blackness That Is Important: Gender, Race and Image In Nursing.”
Karen C. Flynn, UI. Noon. 911 S. Sixth Street. Gender and Women’s Studies.

“The Health Care Reforms of the 1990s: Failure or Triumph?”
Robert F. Rich, UI. Noon. IGPA Conference Room, 1007 W. Nevada St., Urbana. Government and Public Affairs.

“FAK and FIP200-Mediated Signal Transduction in Cancer and Development.”
Jun-lin Guan, University of Michigan. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Cell and Developmental Biology.

“Transcription Kinetics in E. coli: What Does It Mean for a Gene to be ‘On’?”
Ido Golding, UI. Noon. 2506 VMBSB. Pathobiology Seminar Series/Veterinary Medicine.

Sustainability Seminar Series. “Assessing Opportunities for Municipal Wastewater Reuse in the Metropolitan Chicago Area.”
Paul Anderson, Illinois Institute of Technology. Noon. Stephen J. Warner Conference Room, Waste Management and Research Center, 1 E. Hazelwood Drive, Champaign. Waste Management and Research Center.

“Shaping a Curriculum in Community Informatics: Contributions in Archive Preservation and Youth Media.”
Anke Voss and Carol Tilley, UI. 2 p.m. 109 Library and Information Science Building. Community Informatics Initiative.

“Development of a Nutritionally and Organoleptically Optimized Papaya Pulp Nectar Using a Combination of Mild Heat and Irradiation.”
Tory L. Parker, UI. 4 p.m. 103 Mumford Hall. Nutritional Sciences.

“Majorana Experiment.”
John Wilkerson, University of Washington. 4 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

13
Thursday
“Stabilizing Internet Routing: Or, A Story of Heterogeneity.” Brighten Godfrey, University of California, Berkeley. 10 a.m. 2405 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

“Many Eyes: Democratizing Visualization.”
Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg, IBM. 11 a.m. 3401 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

“Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Capoeira Songs.”
Luciano Tosta, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“School-based Reflection: Building Teachers’ Capacity to Think Evaluatively.”
Maurice Samuels, UI. Noon. 42A Education Building. Educational Psychology.

“An Ad Omnia Approach to Defining and Achieving Private Data Analysis.”
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research. 4 p.m. B02 Coordinated Science Lab. Information Trust Institute.

“Sensing and Responding to Cell Death.”
Kenneth Rock, University of Massachusetts. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

“The Metal Chemistry of the Carbaporphyrins: Organometallics at the Equator.”
Christopher J. Ziegler, University of Akron. 4 p.m. 112 Chem Annex. Materials Chemistry.

14
Friday
“How Cells Count.” Christopher Rao, UI. 2 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Social Structure and Personality During the Transformation of Urban China.”
Melvin Kohn, Johns Hopkins University. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.

theater
6
Thursday
“Henry IV, Part I.” Norma Saldivar, guest director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Shakespeare’s history of King Henry Bolingbroke, his son Hal, rival Hotspur and the amoral John Falstaff is explored from a female perspective by a cast of young women warriors. Admission charge.

7
Friday
“Henry IV, Part I.” Norma Saldivar, guest director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

8
Saturday
“Henry IV, Part I.” Norma Saldivar, guest director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

9
Sunday
“Henry IV, Part I.” Norma Saldivar, guest director. 3 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge. Dessert and Conversation: 2 p.m. Krannert Room. Admission charge.

music
6 Thursday
Thursdays at 12:20. Darden Purcell Quartet. Ryan Leatherman, coordinator. 12:20 p.m. Beckman Atrium. School of Music and Beckman.

Doctor of Musical Arts Project Recital. Rochelle Sennet, piano. 3:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Orion String Quartet.
David Krakauer, clarinet. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Featuring Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 9. Admission charge. Prelude: Orion String Quartet. 6:30 p.m. Foyer, Tryon Festival Theater.

Guest Artist Recital.
Dennis Miller, composer; Scott Miller, coordinator. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

7
Friday
Guest Artist Master Class. David Krakauer, clarinet. 11 a.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

8
Saturday
Junior Recital. Phil Pierick, saxophone. 2 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

Junior Recital.
Christina Lohrberg, oboe. 5 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

Sinfonia da Camera.
Ian Hobson, music director and conductor, and Fred Stoltzfus, guest conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The “To Everything a Season” concert celebrates the work of Antonio Vivaldi. Admission charge.

Faculty Recital.
Jerold Siena, tenor, and Julie Gunn, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall. The program will consist of songs of Reynaldo Hahn and a group of folk songs from around the world. School of Music.

9
Sunday
Undergraduate Recital. Leslie Goldberg, flute and soprano, and Jill Paruszkiewisz, flute and saxophone. 2 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

Sunday Salon.
Zsolt Bognar, piano. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Bognar has performed at News York’s 92nd Street Y, Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. Admission charge.

Undergraduate Recital.
Emily Sprague, piano, and Ryan Ash, cello. 4:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

Senior Recital.
Keturah Bixby, harp. 5 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Brass Chamber Music.
Elliot Chasanov, coordinator. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium. School of Music.

10
Monday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Christine Bock, viola. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

11
Tuesday
New Music Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. New works by UI composers Juri Seo and Zach Browning. Admission charge. School of Music.

12
Wednesday
“Blue Smoke: Two Great American Art Forms, Jazz and Barbecue.” The Kenny Barron Trio and the Russell Malone Quartet. 6 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

Faculty Recital.
Jean Geoffroy, marimba. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

13
Thursday
Thursdays @ 12:20. Bardeen String Quartet. 12:20 pm Beckman Institute Atrium. School of Music and Beckman Institute.

UI Symphony Orchestra.
Donald Schleicher, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. With the Oratorio Society and UI Chamber Singers. Admission charge. School of Music.

Master of Music Recital.
Ingrid Kammin, soprano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

16
Sunday
Senior Recital. Kirby Dennis, violin. 5 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

22
Saturday
Junior Recital. Emily Nash, violin. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

dance
6
Thursday
Studiodance I. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Master of Fine Arts candidates Kimber Andrews, Esteban Donoso and Chun Chen Chang show off their work. Admission charge.

7
Friday
Studiodance I. 7 and 9 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Master of Fine Arts candidates Kimber Andrews, Esteban Donoso and Chun Chen Chang show off their work. Admission charge.

8
Saturday
Studiodance I. 7 and 9 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Master of Fine Arts candidates Kimber Andrews, Esteban Donoso and Chun Chen Chang show off their work. Admission charge.

Diavolo.
7:30 p.m. Jacques Heim, artistic director. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. This company’s members are athletes who are dancers, gymnasts, actors and teammates. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Admission charge.

films
6
Thursday
“Sullivan’s Travels.” 5:30 p.m. 62 Krannert Art Museum, Room. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

10
Monday
European Movie Night: “After the Wedding.” Susanne Bier, director. 6 p.m. G36 Foreign Languages Building. European Union Center.

13
Thursday
“The Big Animal.” 7 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Polish Studies Program/Slavic Languages and Literatures.

sports
8
Saturday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Minnesota. Noon. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

Women’s Gymnastics.
UI vs. University of Missouri. 2 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

Men’s Gymnastics.
UI vs. University of Michigan. 2 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

22
Saturday
Women’s Gymnastics. State of Illinois Classic. 2 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

et cetera
6
Thursday
Graduate Symposium on Women’s and Gender History. Keynote speaker: Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University. 8 a.m. Levis Faculty Center. Continues through Saturday. African American Studies, Asian American Studies, African Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Democracy in a Multiracial Society, History, and Gender and Women’s Studies.

Language Labs Open House.
Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Linguistics.

Open Lab Hours.
1-4 p.m. G-90 and G-73 Foreign Languages Building. Linguistics.

7
Friday
Illinois State Geological Survey 2008 Open House. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Natural Resources Building, 615 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. For more information, visit http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/about-isgs/openhouse/openhouse-2008.shtml. Geological Survey.

Engineering Open House 2008.
 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Engineering Campus. For more information, visit http://eoh.ec.uiuc.edu/. College of Engineering.

ExplorACES.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Madigan Labs. For more information, visit http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/ExplorACES/. Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

8 Saturday
Engineering Open House 2008.  9 a.m.-3 p.m. Engineering Campus. For more information, visit http://eoh.ec.uiuc.edu/. College of Engineering.

ExplorACES.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Madigan Labs. For more information, visit http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/ExplorACES/. Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Illinois State Geological Survey 2008 Open House.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Natural Resources Building, 615 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. For more information, visit http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/about-isgs/openhouse/openhouse-2008.shtml. Geological Survey.

Nature ABCs and 123s. “S is for Salamander.”
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. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

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

9
Sunday
25th Annual International Dinner and Performance Night. 6 p.m. University YMCA. A sampling of food and music from all over the world. Tickets available at the University YMCA. Admission charge. University YMCA, Cosmopolitan Club and International Student and Scholar Services.

11
Tuesday
“Achieving Tenure and Promotion – Policies and Procedures on the UIUC Campus.” Linda Katehi, Gary Porton, Billie Jean Theide and Cary Nelson, UI. 2:30 p.m. 314B Illini Union. UIUC Chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

DesignMatters.
Henry Petroski, Duke University. 5 p.m. 62 Krannert Art Museum. Art and Design.

Panel Discussion. “Bolivarian Revolution: The Unification of Latin America.” Werner Baer, Nils Jacobsen and Cristobal Valencia, UI. 7 p.m. 223 Gregory Hall. Central and South American Student Association and
La Casa Cultural Latina.

12 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. “S is for Salamander.”

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. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

13 Thursday
“Locate Your Compass: Making Choices for Health, Wealth and Wisdom.” Charles V. Evans, James E. Painter, Kathy Sweedler and Mary Ellen O’Shaughnessy, UI. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Illini Rooms, Illini Union. Faculty/Staff Seminar Series.

15
Saturday
Third Biennial Conference: “Late Antiquity in Illinois.” 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Levis Faculty Center. Medieval Studies.

17
Monday
“Schools Out! Nighttime Creatures.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Allerton Education Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. For kindergarten through 4th grade. Learn about animals that go bump in the night. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

19
Wednesday
Around the World Wednesdays. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Spurlock Museum. Crafts and activities from around the world. $2 donation. Spurlock Museum.

exhibits

“Indigenous Population of Mexico”
Latin American and Caribbean Library.

Asian American Women Art Show: “Reflections of Who I Am”
Through April 30.
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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.

“Que Bola?: Cuban Hip Hop in Movement”
Marc D. Perry, UI.
Through May 9.
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, 2008.
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.

“We Construct the Chorus”
Through March 22.
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 March 6 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.