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PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 25, No. 2, July 21, 2005
Campus | Research | Books  | Briefs | Calendar | Job Market | Deaths|

Trustees discuss new hotel/restaurant and Memorial Stadium renovations         Full story

University extends Coach Weber’s contract  Full story
Options for Levis Faculty Center being explored
University staff members are exploring ways to revitalize Levis Faculty Center while honoring the wishes of the donors who made its construction possible.
Campus moves toward supplementing power with wind turbines
Once ubiquitous on the prairie, windmills all but disappeared from the Midwestern landscape during the past century, rendered obsolete by public utilities. However, the South Farms may soon be sprouting a crop of wind-powered turbines to help meet the energy needs of the UI’s Urbana campus.

Scholars of emblems to gather at Illinois
Experts from across the globe will gather at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in late July to share their latest research on some very old books.

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UI law library acquires prized Blackstone legal commentaries
After five years of looking, the UI College of Law has acquired the first American edition of Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Law, completing its collection of original Blackstone editions.

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Student composer writes tribute to cycling champ Lance Armstrong
As Lance Armstrong pedals on in pursuit of his seventh consecutive Tour de France championship title, Wes Alexander is cheering on the celebrated cyclist/cancer survivor with a title of his own: a song title, that is.
Microreactor efficiently regenerates cofactors for biocatalysis
A team of researchers from the UI and the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France, has developed a microreactor that efficiently regenerates cofactors through enzyme-catalyzed reactions.
NCSA visualizations to be shown at SIGGRAPH, DomeFest
High-resolution, data-driven visualizations showing the evolution of the universe and the development of a destructive supertwister that were created at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications will be viewed by thousands of people this summer at SIGGRAPH 2005 and DomeFest 2005.

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  • “Bound for Eternity: A Lisa Donahue Mystery,” by Sarah Wisseman. More

brief notes Works by recent art-school grads featured at I space … More retirement seminars scheduled this month … Assembly Hall announces 2005-2006 Broadway Series …More

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Sheryl A. Benson, 61, died July 17 at her home in Sadorus. Benson was a professor in the UI College of Education. Memorials: Carle Clinic Cancer Center, 602 W. University Ave., Urbana, IL 61801; or the Champaign County Humane Society, 1911 E. Main St., Urbana, IL 61802.

Mary Ella Capes, 75, died July 13 at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville, Ind. Capes worked at the UI for 24 years, retiring in 2000 as chief library clerk. Memorials: The Martha Circle of St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 600 N. Washington St., Danville, IN 46122, or Faith of Brownsburg Youth, 690 E. U.S. Highway 136, Brownsburg, IN 46112.

Robert Eugene Duvall, 78, died July 13 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Duvall worked at the UI for 34 years, retiring in 1982 as a natural science laboratory assistant III in the department of chemistry. Memorials: American Cancer Society, in memory of Eloise Duvall, 2509 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820.

Ann Funkhouser, 59, died July 15 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Funkhouser worked at the UI for more than 28 years, retiring in 2000 as program administrative assistant in the parking department. Memorials: American Cancer Society or the Polycystic Kidney Foundation.

Alfred Olaf Hanson, 90, died July 2 at Meadowbrook Health Center, Urbana. Hanson, a UI professor emeritus of physics, was a UI faculty member for more than 36 years, retiring in 1982. At the UI, Hanson investigated the structure and size of atomic nuclei through the use of a betatron.

Donald George Jedele,
80, died July 7 at his Urbana home. Jedele, a professor emeritus of agricultural engineering, was a professor at the UI for more than 32 years, retiring in 1988. Memorials: Trinity Luthern Church Building Fund, Urbana; American Society of Agricultural Engineers Foundation or Carle Hospice.

Virginia A. “Ginny” McCullough, 76, died July 15 at the Carle Arbours, Savoy. McCullough worked at the UI for 31 years, retiring in 1992 as the assistant to the head of library human resources.

James E. Osborn,
87, died July 14 in Prescott, Ariz. Osborn worked at the UI for 30 years. Memorials: The Margaret T. Morris Center, 878 Sunset Ave., Prescott, AZ 86305.

John D. Steele, 57, died July 11 at his Champaign home. Steele was a chemist at the Illinois State Geological Survey for 32 years and recently was awarded emeritus status. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 2509 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820, or to Carle Auxiliary, 602 W. University Ave., Urbana, IL 61801.

Pauline M. Todd, 78, died July 9 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Todd worked at the UI for nearly 20 years, retiring in 1988 as secretary IV in the School of Art and Design. Memorials: Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Eugene C. Wicks, 73, died July 12 at his Champaign home. Wicks was a professor of art and design at the UI for 35 years, retiring in 1994. He also served as associate head, acting head and head of the art and design department, as well as director of the School of Art and Design from 1981 to 1989. Memorials: Swann Special Care Center of Champaign or Developmental Services Center, Champaign.

Catherine Kerley Zech, 32, died July 5 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Zech was manager of external relations at the UI Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. She had worked at Beckman since June 2000.

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