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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 17 through May 4

4/9/2008

lectures

22 Tuesday
“White Possession: The Legacy of Cook’s Choice.” Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Queensland University of Technology. 4:30 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. Native American House.
“Gender Roles and Use of Time: The Subtle Parenting Revolution in American Family Life.” Suzanne Bianchi, University of Maryland. 7 p.m. Spurlock Museum. Pampered Chef Family Resiliency Program/Human and Community Development.
“Understanding Human Emotion: Brain Circuits and Reflex Reactions.” Peter J. Lang, University of Florida.
8 p.m. Beckman Institute auditorium. Lanier Lecture/Psychology.

23 Wednesday
“Authentication and Usability.” Paul C. Van Oorschot, Carleton University. 4 p.m. 2405 Siebel Center. Information Trust Institute.

24 Thursday
“Protecting the Prophet: Understanding Muslim Reactions to the Danish Cartoon Controversy.” Lawrence Rosen, Princeton University. 4 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. MillerComm.

28 Monday
“Mami Wata and Santa Marta: Traveling Images and Ideas in African and the African Atlantic.” Henry Drewal, University of Wisconsin. 5:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum auditorium. Jerrold Ziff Distinguished Lecture/Krannert Art Museum.
“After 60 Years of Human Rights: Is There Cause for Celebration?” Julian Burger, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland. 7:30 p.m. Ballroom, Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Lecture/Social Work.

29 Tuesday
“Successful Aging and the Brain.” Art Kramer and Laura Payne, UI. 4 p.m. Studio, Doris Kelley Christopher Hall. Family Resiliency Center.
“Energy, Environment, Security: Can We Have It All?” Steven E. Koonin, BP Group, London. 4 p.m. Beckman Institute auditorium. Beckman Lecture/Energy Biosciences Institute, Genomic Biology and Center for Advanced Study.

colloquia

17 Thursday
“Chemistry in Living Systems: Shedding Light on Glycans.” Carolyn R. Bertozzi, University of California, Berkeley. 11:30 a.m. 112 Chem Annex. Chemical Biology.

“Settling the Urban Sertao: Notes on the History of Brazil’s Informal Cities.” Brodwyn Fisher, Northwestern University. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
“Pseudo-likelihood Estimation in Log Linear by Linear Association Models.” Zhushan (Mandy) Li, UI. Noon. 42A Education Building. Educational Psychology.
“Atomistic NanoElectronic Modeling (NEMO and OMEN).” Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue University. 1 p.m. Auditorium, NCSA Building. Supercomputing Applications.
Inaugural Ralph Simmons Lecture: “Helium, the Physicist’s Sandbox.” William F. Brinkman, Princeton University. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory of Physics. Physics.
“Cell Cycle Control, Cell Differentiation in Bacteria; Bacterial Adhesion.” Yves Brun, Indiana University.
4 p.m. B102, Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory, 601 South Goodwin Avenue. Microbiology.
“Terayama Shuji and the Dramatization of Revolution.” Steven Clark Ridgely, University of Wisconsin. 4 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building.  East Asian Languages and Cultures.
“Stronger Than Spiderman? Development of Adhesion and Biofilm Formation in Caulobacter.” Yves Brun, Indiana University. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.
“Obedience and Its Discontents: The Satisfactions of Affect in the ‘Wife’s Lament.’ ” Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe, Notre Dame University. 4:30 p.m. 4090B Foreign Languages Building. Medieval Studies, English and Criticism and Interpretive Theory.
“Contemporary Painting: Inside and Outside of the Ivory Tower.” Roz Schwartz, UI. 6 p.m. Krannert Art Museum auditorium. Krannert Art Museum Council.
“Automated Oligosaccharide Synthesis as Platform to Elucidate the Molecular Mechanism of Malaria Infection.” Peter Seeberger, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. 8 p.m. 112 Chem Annex. Organic Chemistry.

18 Friday
“Contrast Agents and Microstructured Hydrogels.” Stephanie Rinne, UI, and “I Know What You Saw Last Summer: Decoding Brain Activity Associated With Natural Scenes.” Dirk Walther, UI. Noon. 1005 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar.
“Recent Results From CLEO-c.” Daniel Cronin-Hennessy, University of Minnesota. Noon. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.
“Molecular Analyses of Aggressive Behavior in Paper Wasps.” and “mGluR-Mediated Plasticity in the Neocortex of Fragile X Mice.” S. Hollis Woodard and Brian Wilson, UI. 1 p.m. 2269 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute.
“Quasi-One-Dimensional Frustrated Magnets.” Leon Balents, University of California, Santa Barbara. 1 p.m. 190 Environmental Sciences Building. Physics.
“Assembly and Disassembly of Individual RecA Nucleoprotein Filaments.” Roberto Galletto, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. 2 p.m.
464 Loomis Lab. Physics.
“Latino Before the World: Panethnicity and the Transnational Diffusion of Identity.” Wendy Roth, University of British Columbia. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.
“Analytical Gradient Focusing Separation Techniques.” Milton Lee, Brigham Young University. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Analytical Chemistry.

19 Saturday
Gallery Conversation: “Connecting Art and Literature: An Exploration of Death and Dying in the Visual Arts and in Tolstoy.” Anne Sautman, UI. 10 a.m. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

21 Monday
“Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus: Evasion Strategies From the Host Defense.” Dongwan Yoo, UI. Noon. 80 Small Animal Clinic. Veterinary Medicine.
“From Balkan to Global Conflict: The Spread of the First World War, 1914-1918.” David Stevenson, London School of Economics and Political Science. 4 p.m.
134 Temple Buell Hall. Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security.
“Algorithmic Notions of Dimension.” Anupam Gupta, Carnegie Mellon University. 4 p.m. 1404 Siebel Center. Computer Science.
“Whither STS?” Joseph C. Pitt, Virginia Tech University. 4 p.m. 2405 Siebel Center. Computer Science.
“Kaon Golden Decay.” Yau Wah, University of Chicago. 4 p.m. 144 Loomis Lab. Physics.

22 Tuesday
“Re-dimensioning the Boundaries of Nationality: ‘Albanians of Kosovo’ vs. ‘Kosovars.’ ” Lina Steiner, University of Chicago. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.
“Understanding Human Emotion: Brain Circuits and Reflex Reactions.” Peter J. Lang, University of Florida. 8 p.m. Beckman Auditorium. Psychology.

23 Wednesday
“Deciphering the Multiple Connections of Focal Adhesion Kinase to Tumor Progression.” David Schlaepfer, University of California, San Diego. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Cell and Developmental Biology.
“Adventures With Optical Trapping.” Peyman Ahmadi, Georgia Institute of Technology. Noon. 280 Materials Research Lab. Physics.
“Better Living Through Biosensors.” Kevin Plaxco, University of California, Santa Barbara. 4 p.m. 112 Chem Annex. Physical Chemistry.
“Regulation of Energy Metabolism by Fructose in the Liver.” Hyun-Young Koo, UI. 4 p.m. 103 Mumford Hall. Nutritional Sciences.

24 Thursday
“Linguistic Structures of Q’anjob’al, a Mayan language of Guatemala.” Ryan Shosted, UI. Noon.
101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies .
“Dissecting the Viral Life Cycle One Molecule at a Time.” Rob Phillips, California Institute of Technology.
4 p.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Physics.
“How Do Cells Cope With Drug Induced DNA-Protein Crosslinks.” Ken Dreuzer, Duke University Medical Center. 4 p.m. B102, Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

25 Friday
Railroad Engineering Seminar. Yung-Cheng Lai, UI. 11:45 a.m. 233 Grainger Engineering Library Commons Room. William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar/Civil and Environmental Engineering.
“Fast Track Transcription.” Irina Artsimovitch, Ohio State University. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Auditorium. Biochemistry.
“Differential Sensitivity to Cocaine as a Predictor of Cognitive Behavior and Stereotypy Induced by Repeated Amphetamine Exposure” and “Recognizing Speech in Background Noise.” Jessica Stanis and Leslie Knapp, UI. 1 p.m. 2269 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute.
“Transcriptional Regulation and Biological Action at a Distance.” Rob Phillips, California Institute of Technology. 2 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.
“Love and Nonexistence: A Case for Anti-Realism About Value.” J. David Velleman, New York University. 3 p.m. 223 Gregory Hall. Philosophy.

28 Monday
“Ethanol Production Today.” Vijay Singh and Kent Rausch, UI. 4 p.m. Monsanto Room, ACES Library. Center for Advanced Bioenergy Research.
“A Muon to Electron Conversion Experiment at Fermilab.” Eric Prebys, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. 4 p.m. 144 Loomis Lab. Physics.

29 Tuesday
“The Effects of Context on ‘Good Enough’ Language Processing and Interpretation.” Kiel Christianson and Steven Luke, UI. Noon. 210A Education Building. Educational Psychology.
“ ‘That’s Why I Sent You to Carlisle’: Indian Student Poets and the Stakes of Making Americans at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” Cristina Stanciu, UI. Noon. American Indian Studies Conference Room, 1204 W. Nevada St., Urbana. Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society and American Indian Studies.
“Pluralism in Contemporary Islamic Thought.” Patrice Brodeur, University of Montreal. 3 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Program for the Study of Religion and Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

30 Wednesday
“Let’s Keep It Together: Sister Chromatid Pairing and Chromosome Segregation.” Robert Skibbens, Lehigh University. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Cell and Developmental Biology.
“Multiscale/Stabilized Finite Element Methods and Large Scale Computing for the Simulation and Analysis of Clot Formation and Dissolution in Flowing Blood.” Arif Masud, UI. Noon. 1104 NCSA Building. Supercomputing Applications.
“Lycopene, Selenium, Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer.” Brian L. Lindshield, UI. 4 p.m. 103 Mumford Hall. Nutritional Sciences.

1 Thursday
“Social Inclusion as a Dimension of Successful Societies.” Michele Lamont, Harvard University. 3 p.m. Location: TBA. Sociology.

theater

23 Wednesday
“Evita.” 7:30 p.m. Assembly Hall. This show brings to life the larger-than-life persona of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator, Juan Peron. Admission charge.

music

17 Thursday
Workshop. Mbira performance. 10 a.m.-noon. 1180 Music Building.
Junior Recital. Jacquelyn Kress, mezzo-soprano. 11 a.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Senior Recital. Yun Me Park, piano. 3:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
British Brass Band and UI Trombone Choir. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall and Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.
Illini Women and University Chorus. Andrea Solya and Jean-Sebastien Vallee, conductors. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Junior Recital. Melissa Morrow, oboe. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

18 Friday
Symposium. “Canons in Musical Scholarship and Performance.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 25 Smith Hall. Presentations by Christina Bashford, Bruno Nettl, Gabriel Solis, Thomas Turino and Philip Yampolsky, UI. Continues Saturday. Robert E. Brown Center for World Music/School of Music.
Traffic Jam: Folklore Urbano. 5 p.m. Stage 5, Krannert Center. This 12-member group is comprised mainly of Colombian musicians based in New York City and includes a line-up of vocals, horns, percussion, bass and keyboards.
UI Philharmonia. Louis Bergonzi, conductor, and Sherban Lupu, violin. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The evenings selections will include Sibelius’ Finlandia, Op. 26 and 27, and Wienlawski’s Legende, Op. 17. Admission charge.

19 Saturday
Master of Music Recital. Shawn McNamara, trombone.
2 p.m. Music Building auditorium.
Undergraduate Recital. Colby Cooman and Katrina Kral, trumpet. 4:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.
UI Varsity Men’s Glee Club. Barrington Coleman, director. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.
UI Balinese Gamelans and East-West Ensemble. Asnawa, director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

20 Sunday
Junior Recital. Nick Wolny, horn. 2 p.m. Music Building auditorium.
Concert Choir. Chester Alwes, conductor. 4 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Undergraduate Recital. Allen Chen, trumpet. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

21 Monday
Doctor of Musical Arts Project Recital. Jane Boxall, marimba. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. John Alexander McHattie, double bass. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

22 Tuesday
UI Concert Bands IIA and IIB. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. An evening of band lover’s favorites. Admission charge. School of Music.
UI Jazz Combos. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Small jazz ensembles coached by artist faculty of the UI Jazz Division. Admission charge. School of Music.
Master of Music Recital. Mark Eichenberger, percussion. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Discovery Class Voice Recital. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall. Students of Barrington Coleman.

23 Wednesday
Pacifica Quartet. Simin Ganatra and Sibbi Bernhardsson, violin; Masumi Per Rostad, viola; and Brandon Vamos, cello. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The resident quartet of the UI School of Music. Admission charge. School of Music.

24 Thursday
Junior Recital. Katherine Werbiansky, soprano. 11 a.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Master of Music Recital. Heyoung Yoon, harpsichord. 12:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
Anne Hampton Callaway. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Singer, pianist, songwriter, actress and a star of the New York cabaret scene, Callaway has also written more than 250 songs for television, Broadway and film. Admission charge.
UI Symphonic Band II and UI Concert Band I. Peter Griffin and Daniel Neuenschwander, conductors. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Jooeun Cho, violin, and Kawai Yu, cello. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
Senior Recital. Kevin Huckshold, composition. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

25 Friday
Anne Hampton Callaway. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

26 Saturday
Senior Recital. Travis Knapp, percussion. 2 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Junior Recital. Jaime Murphy, flute. 2 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
Graduate Recital. Rebekka Kaupat and Will Fisher, trumpet. 3 p.m. Twin City Bible Church.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Sun Sing Kim, piano.
5 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Sinfonia da Camera. “Virtuosity.” Ian Hobson, music director, conductor and pianist. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.
Anne Hampton Callaway. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. I-Chun Cho, piano.
7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Undergraduate Recital. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium. Featuring solo performances by Music Education and Composition majors from the UI Trombone Studio.
Master of Music Recital. Kristen Moon, cello. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
Global Transfer Afterglow: Sonic Liberation Front.
10 p.m. Stage 5, Krannert Center. This Philadelphia-based band mingles free jazz with Afro-Cuban percussion.

27 Sunday
Junior Recital. Wilson Wong, bass trombone. 9:30 a.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
Senior Recital. Edward Lonergan, viola. 11 a.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Sara Giovanelli, horn. Noon. Music Building auditorium.
Master of Music Recital. Angelica D’Costa, violin. 1 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Undergraduate Recital. Emma Burrows, Jennifer Johnson and Rebecca Melendez, flute. 1:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
Krannert Center Debut Artist: Yu-Chi Tai, piano.
3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The program includes Haydn’s Sonata in E flat major, Hob. XVI:52; Bartok’s Dance Suite, SZ. 77; Ravel’s “Sonatine;” Rachmaninoff’s Preludes Op. 23, No. 2-5; and Liszt’s Paganini Etude VI in A minor. Admission charge.
UI Jazz Trombone, Jazz Saxophone and Jazz Guitar Ensembles. Jim Pugh, Glenn Wilson, Matt Warnock, conductors. 3 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Classic jazz and newly written works. Admission charge. School of Music.
Undergraduate Recital. Katherine Denier and Molly McKenzie, harp. 5 p.m. Music Building auditorium.
Junior Recital. Sophia Hsu, violin. 5:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
Graduate Recital. Ozgul Gok Pekcan, violin. 5:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
UI Latin Jazz Ensemble. Tito Carrillo, director. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Trent Jacobs, bassoon. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Brass Chamber Music. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

28 Monday
Master of Music Recital. E. Faye Ballard, piano.
7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

29 Tuesday
UI Jazz Combos. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Small Jazz ensembles coached by artist faculty of the UI Jazz Division. Admission charge.
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band I. James F. Keene and Kenneth Steinsultz, conductors. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Gustavo Flores, tenor. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Faculty Recital. Stefan Milenkovich, violin, with Rohan De Silva, piano. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
30 Wednesday
Studio Recital. 5 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall. Voice students of Sylvia Stone.
Zakir Hussain Presents: Masters of Percussion.
7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Indian tabla star Zakir Hussain and an all-star ensemble of percussion masters offer both melodic (raga) and rhythmic (tala) development over the course of an evening that also includes the dancing drummers of Manipur. Admission charge. Curtain call discussion: 10 p.m. Stage 5, Krannert Center.
UI Symphony Orchestra. Donald Schleicher, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

1 Thursday
UI Concert Jazz Band. Chip McNeill, leader. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.
Senior Recital. Joanna Grosshans, violin. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
AO Brass Quintet Recital. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium. Kelly Carlson and Nicholas Delvillano, trumpet; Natalie Douglass, horn; Elisa Adkison, trombone; and Jon Carney, tuba.
Doctor of Musical Arts Project Recital. Brent Shires, horn. 7:30 p.m. 25 Smith Hall.

2 Friday
Senior Recital. Kristina Bachrach, soprano. 5:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
Master of Music Recital. Nicole Branz, soprano.
7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
String Chamber Music Recital. Veeshal Modi, viola.
7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

3 Saturday
Senior Recital. Evan Dorner, trombone. 2 p.m. Music Building auditorium.
Master of Music Recital. Reo Sakiyama, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Undergraduate Recital. Aaron Kaplan and Leah Miller, cello. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

4 Sunday
Senior Recital. Matthew Lemke, bass trombone. 2 p.m. Music Building auditorium.
Trumpet Ensemble. 5 p.m. Music Building auditorium.
Master of Music Recital. Yoo Jin Shim, soprano. 5 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Brass Chamber Music. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Yeon Kyeong Go, violin. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Undergraduate Recital. Alfred Au, jazz piano. 7:30 p.m. 25 Smith Hall.
Studio Recital. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall. Voice students of Jerold Siena.

opera

24 Thursday
“Armide.” Charlotte Mattax, conductor; James Zager, stage producer, and Philip Johnston, choreographer.
7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. This lyric tragedy tells the story of a sorceress – the warrior princess Armide – torn between hatred and attraction for the Christian knight Renaud. Sung in French with English supertitles. Admission charge.

25 Friday
“Armide.” Charlotte Mattax, conductor; James Zager, stage producer, and Philip Johnston, choreographer.
7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Sung in French with English supertitles. Admission charge.

26 Saturday
“Armide.” Charlotte Mattax, conductor; James Zager, stage producer, and Philip Johnston, choreographer.
7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Sung in French with English supertitles. Admission charge. Libretto: 6:30 p.m. Krannert Room. Admission charge.

27 Sunday
“Armide.” Charlotte Mattax, conductor; James Zager, stage producer, and Philip Johnston, choreographer. 3 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Sung in French with English supertitles. Admission charge. Libretto:
2 p.m. Krannert Room. Admission charge.

dance

17 Thursday
Studiodance II. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Dances made for and by students. Admission charge.

18 Friday
Studiodance II. 7 and 9 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Dances made for and by students. Admission charge.

19 Saturday
Lecture/Demonstration with Aniruddha Knight and Douglas Knight. 1 p.m. 25 Smith Hall. An inside look at the Indian dance style of bharata natyam.
Studiodance II. 7 and 9 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Dances made for and by students. Admission charge.

20 Sunday
Aniruddha Knight and Ensemble: “From the Heart of a Tradition.” 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Knight and an ensemble of vocal and instrumental musicians perform a fresh interpretation of South Indian classical music and dance that springs from inside a nine-generation family artistic practice. Admission charge.

films

17 Thursday
Czech film: “Dark Blue World.” A film by Jan Sverak, 2001. 7 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building. Czech Studies/Slavic Languages and Literatures.

23 Wednesday
Ebertfest. The 10th Annual Roger Ebert Film Festival. Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign. For more information and a complete schedule, visit ebertfest.com. Continues through Sunday. Admission charge. College of Media.

24 Thursday
Panel Discussion: “What Does the Future Hold for Independent Film?” Nate Kohn, University of Georgia. 9:30-11 a.m. Pine Lounge, Illini Union. Ebertfest/College of Media.
“The Graduate.” Mike Nichols, director. 5:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.
European Movie Night: “Kebab Connection.” Anno Saul, director. 6 p.m. G46 Foreign Languages Building. European Union Center.

25 Friday
Panel Discussion: “Today’s Writer/Director – It’s Not Just Business, It’s Personal.” Eric Pierson, University of San Diego. 9-10:15 a.m. Pine Lounge, Illini Union. Ebertfest/College of Media.

26 Saturday
Book Signing. Hadjii, writer-director of the film “Somebodies.” 9-10:30 a.m. General Lounge, Illini Union. Ebertfest/College of Media.

sports

18 Friday
Softball. UI vs. University of Minnesota. 6 p.m. Eichelberger Field. Admission charge.

19 Saturday
Softball. UI vs. University of Minnesota. Noon. Eichelberger Field. Admission charge.

22 Tuesday
Baseball. UI vs. Illinois State University. 6:05 p.m. Illinois Field. Admission charge.

25 Friday
Baseball. UI vs. Pennsylvania State University. 6:05 p.m. Illinois Field. Admission charge.
26 Saturday

Baseball. UI vs. Pennsylvania State University. 3:05 and 6:05 p.m. Illinois Field. Admission charge.

27 Sunday
Baseball. UI vs. Pennsylvania State University. 12:05 p.m. Illinois Field. Admission charge.

29 Tuesday
Baseball. UI vs. Southern Illinois University. 6:05 p.m. Illinois Field. Admission charge.

2 Friday
Baseball. UI vs. Northwestern University. 6:05 p.m. Illinois Field. Admission charge.

3 Saturday
Baseball. UI vs. Northwestern University.
3:05 and 6:05 p.m. Illinois Field. Admission charge.

4 Sunday
Baseball. UI vs. Northwestern University. 1:05 p.m. Illinois Field. Admission charge.

et cetera

17 Thursday
Launch of the Digital DI. 3 p.m. Illini Media Building, 512 E. Green St., Champaign. Daily Illini.
Panel Discussion. “Landscapes and Identity in Latina/Latino Arts.” 4 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.
Discussion Group: “Some Varieties of Religious Inclusivism.” Robert McKim, UI. 4:30 p.m.
242 Education Building. Program for the Study of Religion and Educational Policy Studies.
Eleventh Annual Conference on New and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases. Opening Speaker: David A. Jessup, California Department of Fish and Game. Includes remarks on “Biodefense Policy” by Kavita Berger, Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 6:15 p.m. College of Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Clinic. For more information and registration, go to http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/ope/idc/details.html. Center for Zoonoses Research/Veterinary Medicine and Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security.

18 Friday
Conference: “Auerbach and the Future of Criticism.” 9 a.m.-noon, 3:30-7 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Continues Saturday. Italian, Spanish and Portuguese; Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics; Medieval Studies; Germanic Languages and Literatures; Criticism and Interpretive Theory; and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.
CWS Research-In-Progress Brownbag Lunch Series. Spencer Schaffner, UI. Noon. 107A English Building. Center for Writing Studies.
Horseback Riding Clinic. 1-3 p.m. Register at Outdoor Center; call 333-8747 for fee information. Campus Rec.

19 Saturday
Kayak Clinic. 10-11:30 a.m. Register at Outdoor Center; call 333-8747 for fee information. Campus Rec.
Weaving Demonstration. Magda Sotz Mux, guest artist. 10 a.m.-noon. Spurlock Museum. Spurlock Museum and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Kaqchikel Maya Weaving Lecture/Demonstration. Magda Sotz Mux, guest artist, and Peter Rohloff, guest curator. 2 p.m. Spurlock Museum. Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Spurlock Museum.
Doodle for Wildlife. 6-10 p.m. Round Barn Banquet Center. Dinner, entertainment and auction event to benefit the Wildlife Medical Clinic. Veterinary Medicine.

21 Monday
Cline Symposium. Roundtable discussion and public forum: “News Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election.” 3 p.m. 314 Illini Union. Cline Center for Democracy, Boeschenstein Political Economy Fund, Charles J. and Ethel S. Merriam Fund and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
CWS Research-In-Progress Brownbag Lunch Series. Amy Herb and Melissa Tombro, UI. 4 p.m. 126 GSLIS. Center for Writing Studies.
Cline Symposium. Keynote address: “Journalism, Elections and Governing: Have Our Worst Fears Become Reality?” Tom Rosenstiel, Project for Excellence in Journalism. 7:30 p.m. Beckman Institute. Cline Center for Democracy, Boeschenstein Political Econmy Fund, Charles J. and Ethel S. Merriam Fund and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

22 Tuesday
Landscape @ Lunch. Cathy Marshall, Louisiana State University. Noon. 18 Temple Buell Hall. Landscape Architecture.
 “Beyond College ... What’s Next? Planning for Graduate School.” 7 p.m. 406 Illini Union. Counseling Center .

23 Wednesday
Environmental Horizons Sustainability Summit 2008. 8:30 a.m. Illini Room A, Illini Union. Keynote address: “The Built Environment is Health Policy: The World We Shape Shapes Our Health.” Richard J. Jackson, University of Michigan. 7 p.m. Continues Thursday. For more information, go to http://www.environ.uiuc.edu/. Environmental Council.
Lunch and Learn Series. Noon. Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. A weekly lunch series to discuss topics relative to the African American community on a local, national or international level. African American Cultural Center.
“How and Why of Dying: A Discussion on the Medical Aspects of Tolstoy’s ‘The Death of Ivan Ilyich.’ ” 5 p.m. Medical Sciences Building auditorium. Panelists include: Carmen Zych, Parkland College, and Sari Gilman Aronson, Michael Finke and Curtis J. Krock, UI. Slavic Languages and Literatures, Russian, East European and Eurasian Center and College of Medicine.
Community Stewardship Fair. “Nab the Aquatic Invaders.” 5-6:45 p.m. South Lounge, Illini Union. Visit with NRES students and local youth who will display their action-oriented projects. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Center for Teaching Excellence and Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.

24 Thursday
Conference. “Contested Cultural Heritage on the Landscape and in Museums: Religion and Nationalism in a Global World.” Spurlock Museum. For more information and to register, go to http://ilabs.inquiry.uiuc.edu/ilab/champ/5608. Keynote speaker: “Mayhem in Mesopotamia.” Donny George Youkhanna, UI. 7:30 p.m. Spurlock Museum. Collective for Cultural Heritage and Museum Practices,  and Spurlock Museum.
Environmental Horizons Sustainability Summit 2008. 9:15 a.m. Illini Room A, Illini Union. Keynote address: “Green the Ghetto: How, Why and What Happens if We Don’t.” Majora Carter, Sustainable South Bronx. 7 p.m. Continues Thursday. For more information, go to http://www.environ.uiuc.edu/. Environmental Council.

26 Saturday
“Petstravaganza! – A Day of Interactive Learning About Animals.” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. UI Stock Pavilion. Demonstrations and interactive educational exhibits about companion animals. Animal Sciences.
Phillips Collection Academic Symposium. “Issues of Pedagogy: Museums of Modern and Contemporary Art Today.” Jacques Ranciere, French philosopher; Howard Singerman, University of Virginia; and Adam Lerner, Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Krannert Art Museum auditorium. Krannert Art Museum.
Kids@Krannert. 10 a.m.-noon. Krannert Art Museum. Event for the entire family with demonstrations, hands-on art projects, dance, music and storytelling in conjunction with the School of Art and Design Saturday School Open House. Krannert Art Museum.
Canoe/Kayak Day Trip. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Register at Outdoor Center; call 333-8747 for fee information. Campus Rec.
Race Against Racism. 10 a.m.-noon. Crystal Lake Park, Urbana. For more information and to register, go to www.ywca.org/universityofillinois or send e-mail to info@ywcauofi.org. University YWCA.

28 Monday
Panel Discussion. “Balancing Family and an Academic Career.” Anne Baranger, Nancy Makri and Pat Shapley, UI. Noon. 433 Roger Adams Lab. Women in Chemistry Programs.
“Decolonizations II.” Readings by conference participants: Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Audra Simpson, Robert Warrior, Maria Josefina Saldana-Portillo, UI. 8 p.m. IPRH Building, 805 W. Pennsylvania, Urbana. Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

29 Tuesday
“The Final Lap: Finals Preparation.” 7 p.m. 406 Illini Union. Counseling Center.

30 Wednesday
Lunch and Learn Series. Noon. Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. A weekly lunch series to discuss topics relative to the African American community on a local, national or international level. African American Cultural Center.

1 Thursday
Conference. “Decolonizations: Subaltern Studies and Indigenous Critical Theory.” Keynote lectures by Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University, and Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, New York University. Levis Faculty Center. For more information, go to http://criticism.english.uiuc.edu. Continues Friday. Criticism and Interpretive Theory and American Indian Studies.

2 Friday
Conference. “A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Academic Symposium on Debt.” 9:30 a.m. College of Law. For more information and to register, go to http://www.abiworld.org/Debt08/index.htm. Continues Saturday. College of Law.

3 Saturday
WorldFest. 12:30-4 p.m. Spurlock Museum. Join the Museum staff for performances and crafts throughout the day. Illinois Arts Council and Spurlock Museum.

exhibits

“Indigenous Population of the Caribbean”
Latin American and Caribbean Library.
Through April 30.
“Audubon’s Birds of North America”
Through May 16.
Main corridor, 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.

“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.

“Qak’aslem, Qakem: Kaqchikel Maya Weavings”
Through June 8.
“Calypso Music in Postwar America: Photographs and Illustrations, 1945-1960”
Through Aug. 10.
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.

School of Art and Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
Through April 27.
School of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
On view May 3.
“Jay Ryan: Animals and Objects In and Out of Water”
Through May 11.
“The Archaeological Heritage of Illinois”
Through June 1.
“MusiVerse”
“Landscapes of Experience and Imagination: Explorations by Midwest Latina/Latino Artists”
Through July 27.
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.

This calendar is excerpted from the April 17 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.