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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 4 through 21

8/28/2008

lectures

4 Thursday
SmithGroup Lecture: “More Than Pretty Pictures, The Visual Expression of Science.” Felice Frankel, Harvard University. 4 p.m. Beckman Institute.

“Why Do Advanced Learners Sound Non-Native Like? A Cognitive Linguistic Explanation on the Use of Phrasal Verbs.” Susanne Rott, UI. 5:15 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building . Germanic Languages and Literatures.

9
Tuesday
“Searching for Unconventional Superconductors: A Quantum Map-Quest.” Dale J. Van Harlingen, UI. 7:30 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. Center for Advanced Study.

14
Sunday
“De Arte Gladiatoria: Recovering Gladiatorial Tactics From Artistic Sources.” Stephen Tuck, Miami University. 3 p.m. 62 Krannert Art Museum. Archaeological Institute of American and Classics.

17
Wednesday
“Libraries Advocating for Access to Knowledge: Our Role In the Global A2K Movement.” Teresa Hackett, Electronic Information for Libraries. 4 p.m. 126 Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Mortenson Distinguished Lecture/Library.

“The World According to the Hubble Space Telescope.”
Mario Livio, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore. 7 p.m. Foellinger Auditorium. Icko Iben Jr. Distinguished Lectureship/Astronomy.


colloquia
4
Thursday
“Nominalization in Q’anjob’al.” Pedro Mateo, University of Kansas. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Biology of Cellular Protein-Protein and Lipid-Protein Interactions.”
Wonhwa Cho, UI. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Molecular and Integrative Physiology.

“Nanoscale Self Assembly and Its Applications in Lifesciences and Microsystems.”
Shubhra Gangopadhyay, University of Missouri. 4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex. Materials Chemistry.

“Lessons From LPS: Why Gram-negative Bacteria Cause the Diseases They Do.”
Robert Munford, UT Southwestern Medical Center. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

“The Remarkable Power of General Relativity.”
Gary Horowitz, University of California, Santa Barbara. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Physics.

5 Friday
“On the Complexity of Game and Market Equilibria.” Shang-Hua Teng, Boston University. 10 a.m. 2405 Siebel
Center. Computer Science.

“Islam and Muslim Scholars in Nineteenth Century Zanzibar.”
Valerie Hoffman, UI. Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Religion.

8
Monday
“Multi-Channel Wireless Networks: Theory to Practice.” Nitin Vaidya, UI. 4 p.m. 1404 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

9
Tuesday
“Memorial Parks in Lucknow, India.” Amita Sinha, UI. Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

“Recruiting, Interviewing and a Career in Industry – A Personal Perspective.”
Kevin Howard, Dow Chemical Co. 4 p.m. 112 Chem Annex. Chemistry.

10
Wednesday
“Molecular Chaperone-Mediated Protein Dynamics.” Brian Freeman, UI. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Cell and Developmental Biology.

“Are You What You Eat? Ask Your Immune System.”
Christina L. Sherry, UI. 4 p.m. 150 Animal Sciences Lab. Nutritional Sciences.

“Iran Under Ahmadinejad.”
Ali Ansari, St. Andrew’s University. 4 p.m. Levis Faculty Center. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

“Chandra and XMM-Newton Views of the X-ray Emission From Planetary Nebulae and Their Central Stars.”
Martin Guerrero, Ins. de Astrofisica de And. 4 p.m. 134 Astronomy. Astronomy.

11
Thursday
“Politicizing the Manteo Community: Identity (Re)Production in Late Prehispanic Coastal Ecuador.” Sarah Rowe, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Regulation of Bacterial Membrane Lipid Biosynthesis.”
Charles Rock, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

12
Friday
“Learning Models for Multi-viewpoint Object Detection.” Akash Kushal, UI. 9 a.m. 3269 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute.

“Regulation of Blood Coagulation by Anticoagulant Proteins of the Serpin Superfamily.”
Steven T. Olson, UI. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Auditorium. Biochemistry.

“The Peculiar Logic of Value.”
Ray Jackendoff, Tufts University. 2 p.m. 100 Noyes Lab. Linguistics Student Organization.

15
Monday
“An Expanding Genetic Code.” Peter Schultz, Scripps Research Institute. 4 p.m. 100 Noyes Lab. Organic Chemistry.

16
Tuesday
“Islamic Sites in Cairo and Damascus: A Visitor’s Observations.” Muhammad al-Faruque, UI. Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

“Complexity in Rhythmic Chemical Systems.”
John Hudson, University of Virginia. 3 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

“Dark Energy, Hopes and Expectations.”
Mario Livio, Space Telescope Science Institute. 4 p.m. 134 Astronomy. Astronomy Department.

17
Wednesday
“Enugu Water Project.” Engineers Without Borders/College of Engineering. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. African Studies.

“Chemical Approaches to Stem Cell Biology.”
Peter Schultz, Scripps Research Institute. 8 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Laboratory. Organic Chemistry.

18
Thursday
“A Marvelous Collection of People.” Sarah Stigberg, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Morphogenesis and Regeneration in the Inner Ear.”
Richard Kollmar, UI. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Molecular and Integrative Physiology.

“From the Flask to the Cell: Metal Coordination as a Novel and General Mechanism for Antioxidant Activity.”
Julia Brumaghim, Clemson University. 4 p.m. 112 Chem Annex. Inorganic Chemistry.

“Lessons From the Synthesis of Polyketide-Derived Hybrid Natural Products.”
Keisuke Suzuki, Tokyo Institute of Technology. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.

“Deciphering the Complex Molecular Dialogue Between Host and Bacterial Symbiont.”
Margaret McFall-Ngai, University of Wisconsin. 4 p.m. B102, Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

19
Friday
“Greek Today in Northeast Turkey: The Language and People That Time Forgot.” Pietro Bortone, UI. Noon. 160 English Building. European Union Center.

“From Ribosome to Riboswitch: Gene Regulation by RNA Structural Rearrangements.”
Tina M. Henkin, Ohio State University. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab Auditorium. Biochemistry.

theater
19 Friday
The Builders Association: “Continuous City.” Marianne Weems, director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

music
6
Saturday
Sinfonia da Camera Silver Anniversary Ball. Ian Hobson, music director and conductor. With the Ricardo Flores Jazz Quartet. 6 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. To celebrate 25 years of music making, this event features a four-course dinner with wine, music performances and dancing. Call 244-4350 for more details. Admission charge.

9 Tuesday
Guest Artist Recital. Athanasios Zervas, saxophone. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

18 Thursday
Pygmalion Music Festival. Murder By Death and Evangelicals. 6 p.m. Link Gallery, Art and Design Building. Krannert Art Museum.

Opening Night: Grupo Fantasma.
7 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. An unclassifiable orchestral fusion of global music with funk roots and Latin rhythms.

19
Friday
Pygmalion Music Festival. Thao with The Get Down Stay Down and Casados. 6 p.m. Link Gallery, Art and Design Building. Krannert Art Museum.

UI Symphony Orchestra.
Donald Schleicher, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

20
Saturday
Music in Nature Concert: Motherlode and Exorna. 5-9 p.m. Allerton Park Gate House Lawn, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

Doctor of Musical Arts Recital.
Kelly Corbin, jazz saxophone. 5 p.m. 25 Smith Hall.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra: Russian Legends and Rachel Lee.
Steven Larsen, music director and conductor, and Rachel Lee, violin. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. This evening of masterworks will explore the legends of Russia through the works of Stravinsky, Liadov and Balakirev. Admission charge.

Pygmalion Music Festival: Yo La Tengo.
7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Visit www.kcpa.uiuc.edu or www.pygmalionmusicfestival.com for more information and festival passes. Admission charge.

Pygmalion Music Festival Afterglow: Grampall Jookabox, PWRFL Power and High Places.
10 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center.

21
Sunday
Guest Artist Recital. Boyd Jones, harpsichord. 4 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Doctor of Musical Arts Recital.
Martha Eckey, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

films
9 Tuesday
“My Brother Is an Only Child.” 259 English Building. European Union Center.

11 Thursday
“8 ½.” Federico Fellini, director. 5:30 p.m. 62 Krannert Art Museum. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

16
Tuesday
Film Screening: “Golden Venture: A Journey Into America’s Immigration Nightmare.” Discussion led by Poshek Fu, UI. 7 p.m. Spurlock Museum. Asian Educational Media Service and Spurlock Museum.

sports
6 Saturday
Football. UI vs. Eastern Illinois University. 11 a.m.
Memorial Stadium. Admission charge.

 13 Saturday
Football. UI vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. 11 a.m. Memorial Stadium. Admission charge.

19
Friday
Soccer. UI vs. Colorado College. 7 p.m. Illinois Soccer Stadium. Admission charge.

Volleyball.
UI vs. Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

21
Sunday
Soccer. UI vs. Washington State University. 1 p.m. Illinois Soccer Stadium. Admission charge.


et cetera
4 Thursday
Workshop. “Clickers on Campus: Examples, Experiences and Principles for Good Practice.” Al Weiss, Dawn Bohn, and Laura Hahn, UI. 10-11 a.m. 106 Lincoln Hall. CITES Ed Tech and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

A Taste of Art: “Birds as Art.” Ernesto Scott, UI. 6 p.m. Auditorium,  Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum Council.

Coffee Hour.
Colombia. 7:30 p.m. Cosmopolitan Club,
307 E. John St., Champaign. Cosmopolitan Club.

6
Saturday
Kayak Clinic. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Outdoor Center, 51 E. Gregory St., Champaign. For more information and to register, call 333-8747. Admission charge. Campus Recreation.

“Black Women in the Age of Lincoln and Beyond.”
7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Original performance pieces address the Lincoln Bicentennial as it relates to black people throughout the United States.

7
Sunday
“Black Women in the Age of Lincoln and Beyond.” 2 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Original performance pieces address the Lincoln Bicentennial as it relates to black people throughout the United States.

8
Monday
CITES Security Orientation. 1-2:30 p.m. General Lounge, Illini Union. Campus Informational Technologies and Educational Services.

9
Tuesday
Graduate Student Day 2008. 1-6:30 p.m. Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. A resource fair for new and returning graduate students and their families. Graduate College.

IPRH Open House.
7-9 p.m. 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

“Secrets for Successful Dating: Dating 101.”
7 p.m. 211 Illini Union. Counseling Center.

10
Wednesday
CITES Security Laptop Clinic. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Room B, Illini Union. Campus Informational Technologies and Educational Services.

Kayak Clinic.
5:30-7 p.m. Outdoor Center, 51 E. Gregory St., Champaign. For more information and to register, call 333-8747. Admission charge. Campus Recreation.

11
Thursday
Workshop. “Constructing Effective Tests and Grading Fairly.” John Ory, UI. 3-4:30 p.m. 428 Armory. Registration required; call 333-3370. Center for Teaching Excellence.

CAS Initiative on Immigration: “History and Policy – Migration and National Development.”
Alejandro Portes, Princeton University. 4 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. Center for Advanced Study.

Coffee Hour.
Arab Countries. 7:30 p.m. Cosmopolitan Club, 307 E. John St., Champaign. Cosmopolitan Club.

13
Saturday
New Volunteer Information Meeting. 10-11:30 a.m. Allerton Park and Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. For more info, visit allerton.uiuc.edu. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

16
Tuesday
ICES Online: “Web-Based Student Ratings of Instruction at UIUC.” Chris Migotsky. 1:30-2:30 p.m. 428 Armory Bldg. Registration required; call 333-3490. Center for Teaching Excellence.

“Adjusting to U of I: Everything You Need to Know.”
7 p.m. 211 Illini Union. Counseling Center.

A Call to Arts: Open Critiques.
Kyoko Ibe and Kirstie Simson. 7 p.m. Krannert Art Museum Galleries. Krannert Art Museum.

17
Wednesday
Bike Repair. 5:30-7 p.m. Outdoor Center, 51 E. Gregory St., Champaign. For more information and to register, call 333-8747. Admission charge. Campus Recreation.

Canoe Clinic.
5:30-7 p.m. Outdoor Center, 51 E. Gregory St., Champaign. For more information and to register, call 333-8747. Admission charge. Campus Recreation.

18
Thursday
Workshop. “Lecturing for Learning.” Mary-Ann Winkelmes, UI. 3-4:30 p.m. 428 Armory. Registration required; call 333-3370. Center for Teaching Excellence.

Coffee Hour.
Trivia Night. 7:30 p.m. Cosmopolitan Club, 307 E. John St., Champaign. Cosmopolitan Club.

19
Friday
“TA-to-TA: Learning From Experienced TAs, Finding the Calm in the Storm: Dealing With Difficult Students.” Jeanne Koehler, UI. 3-4 p.m. 428 Armory Building. Registration required; call 333-3370. Center for Teaching Excellence.

20
Saturday
Omega Tau Sigma Road Race for Animals. 8 a.m. College of Veterinary Medicine. A 5K run/walk for animals. People can participate with or without a dog. For more info and registration, e-mail habrown2@illinois.edu. Omega Tau Sigma/Veterinary Medicine.

Canoe/Kayak Day Trip.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy a full day of canoeing and kayaking through Outdoor Adventures. Register at least 4 weeks prior to date. Admission charge. Campus Recreation.

Tour Volunteer Training.
10 a.m.-noon. Allerton Park and Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. For more info, visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

exhibits
“Learning to Speak Irish: There is no ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in the Irish language” Barbara Kendrick, UI.
Through Oct. 22.
IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

“Japan in America: The Turn of the Twentieth Century”
Through Sept. 30.
“Literature at the Heart of Our Lives”
Through Oct. 4.
Hallway, main Library.

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 Faculty Art Exhibition
Through Oct. 5.
“The World of Yugen: Japanese Paper Artworks by Kyoko Ibe”
“The Rise of Abstraction in Post-War Japan: Sosaku Hanga Woodblock Prints”
Through Jan. 4.
“Collecting East Asia: The Lee Wonsik Collection”
Through July 26.
“The Archaeological Heritage of Illinois”
Through May 31.
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission; $3 donation suggested.

“A Life’s Work Introducing Japanese Architecture: Botond Bognar”
“Chicago Verge”
Through Oct. 4.
I space, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

 

 

•This calendar is excerpted from the Sept. 4 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.