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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 17 through Feb. 10


1/10/2002

lectures
22 Tuesday
"The Invention of an Infrastructure for Black Political Participation in 20th Century America." Dianne Pinderhughes, UI. Noon. Music Room, 2nd Floor, Levis Faculty Center. Center for Advanced Study.

24 Thursday
"In Whose Aid is Aid? International Cooperation for African Development." Thelma Awori, Columbia University. 4 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. The Fifth Annual W.E.B. Dubois Lecture/Center for Advanced Study, Afro-American Studies and Research, and African Studies.
"Black Chicago Lawyers: Four Generations in the Struggle to Integrate the Corporate ‘Hemisphere’ of the Bar." David B. Wilkins, Harvard Law School. 4 p.m. Max L. Rowe Auditorium, College of Law. Paul M. Van Arsdell Jr. Memorial Lecture/College of Law.

25 Friday
"Carnal Knowledge: Photography, Memory, Touch." Geoffrey Batchen, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Noon. 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

31 Thursday
"Searching for a Cure for Sickle Cell Disease." William A. Eaton, National Institutes of Health. 4 p.m. Beckman Institute auditorium. Physics, Chemical Sciences, Biochemistry and College of Medicine.

5 Tuesday
"Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream." Lerone Bennett Jr., Ebony Magazine, Chicago. 4 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. Center for Advanced Study and Afro-American Studies and Research.
CultureTalk. Susan Sontag, American commentator on modern culture, and Jonathan Miller, British author, television producer and theater director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission is free but a ticket is required; call 333-6280. Center for Advanced Study, Krannert Center and Fine and Applied Arts.|

colloquia
24 Thursday
"The Development of Conceptions of the Nature of Scientific Knowledge and Knowing in the Middle and High School Years: A Cross-Sectional Study." Fouad Abd El-Khalick UI. Noon. 242 Education Building. Educational Research.
"What’s New in Content-Based Image Retrieval?" Xiang Sean Zhou, UI. Noon. 3269 Beckman Institute. Imaging Technology Group/Beckman Institute.

1 Friday
"Understanding Molecular Processes in Biology." William A. Eaton, National Institutes of Health. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences auditorium. Physics, Chemical Sciences, Biochemistry and College of Medicine.

4 Monday
"Properties of School Chinese." Richard Anderson and Xi Chen, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. East Asian and Pacific Studies.

8 Friday
"The Horoscope of the Emperor Hadrian." Stephan Heilen, University of Munster, Germany. 2 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Oldfather Lecture Series/Classics
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theater
25 Friday
Spalding Gray: "It’s a Slippery Slope." 8 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. This storyteller regales the audience with the latest chapter in his life – namely parenthood. Contains adult themes. Admission charge.

26 Saturday
Spalding Gray: "Morning, Noon, and Night." 8 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Gray presents a day in the life of his family of five. Contains adult themes. Admission charge.

4 Monday
"Ragtime." 7:30 p.m. Assembly Hall. A turn of the 20th century portrait of three families: one upper-middle class white, one socialist immigrant Jewish and one Harlem black, who discover an era where everything was new and anything was possible as their lives become intertwined with each other and with real-life historical characters. Admission charge. News-Gazette Broadway Series.

7 Thursday
"Virtual Devotion." Henson Keys, director. 8 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. In his satire of the Internet, telemarketing, politics, organized religion and corporate greed, Eric Coble writes an eloquent plea for compassion and personal connection. Adult themes. Admission charge.

8 Friday
"Virtual Devotion." Henson Keys, director. 8 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. In his satire of the Internet, telemarketing, politics, organized religion and corporate greed, Eric Coble writes an eloquent plea for compassion and personal connection. Adult themes. Admission charge.

9 Saturday
"Virtual Devotion." Henson Keys, director. 8 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. In his satire of the Internet, telemarketing, politics, organized religion and corporate greed, Eric Coble writes an eloquent plea for compassion and personal connection. Adult themes. Admission charge.

music
19 Saturday
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. "From Symphonies to the Summit." Steven Larsen, music director and conductor. 8 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. With Lori Sims, piano, who will play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Symphonies by Felix Mendelssohn and Andrezej Panufnik also will be performed. Admission charge.

24 Thursday
Faculty Recital. William Heiles, piano. 8 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. An all-Schumann piano recital, including Kinderszenen, Op. 15; Humoreske, Op. 20; and Carnaval, Op. 9. Admission charge. School of Music.

25 Friday
UI Chorale. Leonard Ratzlaff, University of Alberta, guest conductor. 8 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The concert includes works of Harry Somers, James Rolfe, Peter Cornelius, Healey Willan, Claudio Monteverdi, Derek Holman and Veljo Tormis. Admission charge. School of Music.

26 Saturday
UI Symphony Orchestra. Gregory Cunningham, guest conductor. 8 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Winners of the UI School of Music Student Concerto Competitions will be presented. Admission charge. School of Music.

30 Wednesday
Robert Pinsky and the Takács Quartet: "All the World for Love." 8 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky and the Takács Quartet explore love in all its colors. Poems by John Donne, Emily Dickinson, Virgil, Yeats and Robert Frost, among others, are presented along with Janácek’s String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"; Barber’s "Adagio"; and Britten’s String Quartet No. 3, based on Mann’s "Death in Venice." Admission charge.

31 Thursday
Concert Prep: BBC Concert Orchestra of London. Ed Hafer and Robin Kearton, presenters. 7 p.m. Krannert Room, Krannert Center. Background information on the English symphonic tradition and the composers whose music will be presented by the BBC Concert Orchestra during its February concerts at Krannert Center.
Faculty Recital. Gustavo Romero, piano. 8 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. After performing concerts and recitals in this country and abroad, Romero returns to campus for his first concert of the new year. Admission charge. School of Music.

1 Friday
Turtle Island String Quartet. 8 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. This group fuses improvisation with traditional compositions and classical style with American pop music. They are joined by composer Paquito D’Rivera, who presents a newly commissioned work. Admission charge.
Afterglow: Jeff Helgesen Quartet. 10 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. After-hours jazz with Jeff Helgesen, trumpet; Joan Hickey, piano; Gary Peyton, drums; and Armand Beaudoin, bass.

2 Saturday
Sinfonia da Camera. Ian Hobson, music director and conductor. 8 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. With Andrés Cárdenes, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, violin. The concert includes music by Mendelssohn and Schoenberg. Admission charge. Student Performance Project: 7:20 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. Young Artists’ Studio, Terrine Gomez, director.

3 Sunday
Naumburg Competition Winner: Liwei Qin, cello. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. This young cellist presents music by Boccherini, Ligeti, Beethoven, Kodály and Schumann. Admission charge.

6 Wednesday
BBC Concert Orchestra of London. Barry Wordsworth, music director and conductor. 8 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Celebrating its 50th anniversary with an international broadcast event direct from Krannert Center, the orchestra presents two special programs highlighting the English symphonic tradition. This concert features Elgar’s "Cockaigne Overture" and "Enigma Variations"; Coates’ "London Suite"; and Vaughan Williams’ "The Lark Ascending." Admission charge.

7 Thursday
BBC Concert Orchestra of London. Barry Wordsworth, music director and conductor. 8 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Celebrating its 50th anniversary with an international broadcast event direct from Krannert Center, the orchestra presents two special programs highlighting the English symphonic tradition. This concert features Vaughan Williams’ "The Wasps Overture" and Symphony No. 5; Holst’s Suite from "The Perfect Fool"; and Arnold’s "English Dances." Admission charge.

9 Saturday
UI Wind Symphony and UI Symphonic Band I. James F. Keene and Thomas E. Caneva, conductors. 8 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. A program of interesting and challenging works, both contemporary and traditional. Admission charge. School of Music.

10 Sunday
Sinfonia da Camera. Ian Hobson, music director and conductor. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. A family concert, the young and the young at heart will enjoy Prokofiev’s "Peter and the Wolf" along with "Paddington Bear’s First Concert" by Chappell. Admission charge.
UI Symphonic Band II and UI Concert Band I. Peter J. Griffin and Kenneth Steinsultz, conductors. 7 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. An evening of music from the symphonic and concert band repertoires. Admission charge. School of Music.

dance
17 Thursday
Grigorovich Ballet Company: "Raymonda." Yuri
Grigorovich, artistic director. 8 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. In this medieval legend, Raymonda finds the virtuous Jean de Brienne struggling against the wicked Saracen knight Abderakhman for her love and hand in marriage. Admission charge.

31 Thursday
Festival 2002. 8 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. The department of dance restages Twyla Tharp’s rhythmic work "The Fugue," which takes its inspirations from Bach’s "A Musical Offering," as well as Rebecca Nettl-Fiol’s "Dark Blue Circumstance" and Ronald K. Brown’s "Strange Fruit." The program also presents premieres by Linda Lehovec, Cynthia Oliver and Renée Wadleigh. Admission charge.

1 Friday
Festival 2002. 8 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge. Talkback: following the performance.

2 Saturday
Festival 2002. 8 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge. Concert Conversation: 7 p.m. Krannert Room, Krannert Center.

8 Friday
Companía Espaola de Antonio Márquez. Antonio Márquez, artistic director. 8 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Dance, music and color mingle in this folklore celebration, a contrast of rhythmic vitality, highly stylized movement and unrestrained enthusiasm. Admission charge.

sports
23 Wednesday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Wisconsin. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

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

31 Thursday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Minnesota.
7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

3 Sunday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Michigan State University. Noon. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

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

9 Saturday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Purdue University. 4 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

et cetera.
26 Saturday
Children’s Book Reading: "Mouse." 10 a.m. Authors corner, second floor, Illini Union Bookstore. For children of all ages. For more information, call 333-2050. Illini Union Bookstore.

30 Wednesday
Women’s Health Fair. 5-7 p.m. IMPE Building, 201 E. Peabody St., Champaign. This event is designed to educate women on how to improve their overall wellness. For more information, call 333-3510, or send e-mail to campusrec@illinois.edu. Campus Recreation.

exhibits
"Mexican Artisans"
Latin American and Caribbean Library.
"Architecture Design Thesis 2001: Preparation Results"
Main hall cases, Library.
"This Was Their Land: Native American Indians in the U.S."
Map and Geography Library.
"2001 Nobel Prize in Literature: V.S. Naipaul"
Modern Languages and Linguistics Library.
"The Origins of the Star Spangled Banner"
Mueller case, east foyer, Library.
"ACES Library"
Rare Book and Special Collections Library.
"Welcome Back Bears: The UI–Bears Connection, 1920-2001"
University Archives.
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"Anasazi Architecture and Sacred Images"
"Chicago Architectural Club: Members Exhibition"
Through Feb. 16.
I space, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
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Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the museum is free; a donation of $3 is suggested.
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@art gallery. Online exhibit of the UI School of Art and Design. www.art.uiuc.edu/@art.
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World Heritage Museum. Closed. Will reopen as the new Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at a new location in 2002. www.spurlock.uiuc.edu

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