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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 20 through Dec. 7


11/12/2003

lectures
6 Saturday
“Saturday Physics: The Elusive Neutrino: Why Something That Does So Little Matters So Much.” Mats Selen, UI. 10:15-11:30 a.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory. Saturday Physics Honors Program.

colloquia
20 Thursday
“After the ‘Testimonial Boom:’ What Happens When a Genre of Margins Goes Mainstream.” Kimberly Nance, Illinois State University. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
“Accommodating Increasingly Complex Technology in Future Processor Design: A View From IBM Research.” Kevin Warren, IBM. 4 p.m. 151 Everitt Lab. Electrical and Computer Engineering.

1 Monday
“Locating Artists, Politics and Publics During War: Magazines in Spain From 1936-1939.” Jordana Mendelson, UI. 8 p.m. Levis Faculty Center. Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

2 Tuesday
“1950s Architecture and Modernization in Baghdad.” Panayiota Pyla, UI. Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Anthropology; International Programs and Studies and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.
“Financial Climate in Russia and Eastern Europe.” Ronald Spahr and Nancy Scannell, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Russian and East European Center.

3 Wednesday
“A Woman in the Mix: The Impact of Christine de Pizan’s Works in Late Medieval Manuscript Anthologies.” Karen Fresco, UI. Noon. Gender and Women’s Studies Program, 911 S. Sixth St., Champaign. Gender and Women’s Studies.
“Olfaction Targeted.” Peter Mombaerts, Rockefeller University, New York. Noon-1:15 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Cell and Structural Biology.
“Universities and African Modernity: A Conceptual Critique.” Chika Sehoole, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. African Studies.
Faculty Art Exhibition: “Paintings.” Kevin Hamilton, UI. Noon. Krannert Art Museum.
Title: TBA. Dean Della Penna, Michigan State University. 4 p.m. 150 Animal Sciences Lab. Nutritional Sciences.
“Fin-de-Siecle St. Petersburg: Modernity and Its Discontents.” Mark Steinberg, UI. 5:30 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building. Russian and East European Center.

4 Thursday
Title: TBA. Allison Ryan, UI. Noon. 242 Education Building, 1310 S. Sixth St., Champaign. Bureau of Educational Research.
“Vision is a Chicken-Egg Problem.” Yiannis Aloimonos, University of Maryland. 4 p.m. 151 Everitt Lab. Electrical and Computer Engineering.

theater
1 Monday
“Cats.” 7:30 p.m. Assembly Hall. Featuring twenty of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s melodies, including the song, “Memory.” Admission charge. News-Gazette Broadway Series.

music
20 Thursday
Junior Recital. Fu-Ju Song, piano. 11 a.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Twelve Twenty Concert Series. Jing-I Jang, harp. 12:20-12:50 p.m. Beckman Institute. Music and Beckman Institute.
Alan Jackson concert. 7:30 p.m. Assembly Hall. With special guest Joe Nichols. Admission charge.
The Enescu Ensemble. Sherban Lupu, soloist and leader. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Works for violin by the 19th-century composers Lipinski and Mayseder. Admission charge.
Senior Music Education Choral Conducting Recital. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

30 Sunday
Graduate Recital. Cristina Lixandru, violin. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

2 Tuesday
UI Jazz Band III. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Performed by students of the UI Division of Jazz. Admission charge. School of Music.
Student Chamber Music Recital. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium. Ensembles coached by Timothy McGovern.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Daren Wilkes, trumpet. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

3 Wednesday
Turtle Island String Quartet: “Solstice Celebration.” 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. This group blends classical style with creative improvisation and a passion for all kinds of music. Its newest program takes listeners on an exploration of the Festival of Lights music of Chanukah and India’s Dewali, to old English carols and Scottish reels, to American classics like Vince Guaraldi's beloved music to “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Admission charge.
UI Percussion Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center. This program features exciting compositions from the cutting-edge of live percussion music. Admission charge. School of Music.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Jie Tao, violin. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

4 Thursday
Twelve Twenty Concert Series. UI Trombone Ensemble. Elliot Chasanov, conductor. 12:20-12:50 p.m. Beckman Institute. Music and Beckman Institute.
UI Jazz Band II. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Music ranging from the Swing Era to today’s contemporary bands. Admission charge. School of Music.

5 Friday
Student Recital. 4 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall. Piano students of Waejane Chen.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Young Kim, piano. 5 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. Steven Larsen, music director and conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Margaret Carlson, vocals; Frank Mantooth, piano; The Chorale; and Parkland Chorus. Admission charge.
UI Concert Jazz Band. Chip McNeill, leader. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center. A concert packed with big-band jazz. Admission charge. School of Music.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Yanghee Park, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
An Evening of Songs and Arias. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall. Students of Jerold Siena.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Charles W. Lynch, harp. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

6 Saturday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Dennis Yeh, violin. 11 a.m. Music Building auditorium.
UIUC Saxophone Quartets. 2 p.m. Music Building auditorium. Coached by Debra Richtmeyer.
UI Trumpet Ensemble. Jared Gray and Tracy Parish, directors. 5 p.m. Music Building auditorium.
Harpsichord Studio Recital. 5:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall. Students of Sonia Lee.
Jazz Threads with Cecil Bridgewater. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center. Champaign native Bridgewater joins in a program featuring vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and the UI Concert Jazz Band. Admission charge.
Freshman Flute Studio Recital. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall. Flute students of Jonathan Keeble.
Graduate String Quartet. Cristina Lixandru, violin; Jan Matthews, violin; Rose Wollman, viola; and Diana Flesner, cello. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

7 Sunday
Senior Recital. Katherine Cameron, violin. 11 a.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
Music Education Senior Recital. Alexander Rivera, euphonium. 1 p.m. Music Building auditorium.
Master of Music Recital. Jennifer Wright, cello. 2 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Annual Carol Concert. Joe Grant, conductor. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Features short groups of seasonal pieces, interspersed with traditional carols and holiday songs. To be followed by the holiday tree lighting ceremony in the lobby of Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.
Music Education Senior Recital. Eric Weisseg, tuba. 3 p.m. Music Building auditorium.
Music Education Senior Recital. Suzanne Hermany, clarinet. 5:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
UI Jazz Combos. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Features talented students of the Division of Jazz, coached by Chip McNeill, Ron Bridgewater and graduate assistants. Admission charge. School of Music.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Sharon Hudson, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Student Showcase. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall. Voice students of Sylvia Stone.

dance
20 Thursday
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: “50 Years of Forward Motion.” 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. The celebration looks back to a pioneering 1965 work created with John Cage and forward to the 2002 creation “Loose Time.” Admission charge.

films
4 Thursday
“Bend It Like Beckham.” Gurinder Chadha, director. 5:30 p.m. 62 Krannert Art Museum. Gender and Women’s Studies.

5 Friday
“Black Orpheus (Brazil).” 7:47 p.m. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Reel World International Film Series.

sports
21 Friday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Wayne State University.
7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

22 Saturday
Football. UI vs. Northwestern. Time: TBA. Memorial Stadium. Admission charge.
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Western Illinois University. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

24 Monday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Louisiana Tech. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

26 Wednesday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Mercer. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

28 Friday
Volleyball. UI vs. University of Michigan. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

29 Saturday
Volleyball. UI vs. Michigan State University. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

6 Saturday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Arkansas. 11 a.m. United Center, Chicago. Admission charge.
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Illinois State University. Time: TBA. United Center, Chicago. Admission charge.

et cetera
28 Friday
Artists at Allerton. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Visitor’s Center, Allerton Park. Continues through Sunday. Allerton Park and Conference Center.
Holiday Showcase. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Allerton House, Allerton Park. Continues through Sunday. Allerton Park and Conference Center.

3 Wednesday
Artists@Krannert. Short films and discussion. Yu Hasegawa Johnson. 5:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

6 Saturday
Krannert Art Museum Family Festival. 10 a.m.-noon. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.
Dulcimer Playing Workshop. 1-3 p.m. Visitor’s Center, Allerton Park. An introductory course. For more information and to register, call 244-1035 or send e-mail to allertonpark@illinois.edu. Admission charge.
Holiday Dulcimer Concert. Mike Anderson, singer and storyteller. 7 p.m. Visitor’s Center, Allerton Park. Admission charge.
“The Japanese Kimono: History and Development Through the Ages.” John Marshall, fiber artist. 7 p.m. Knight auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana. Japan House.

7 Sunday
Workshop: Creating Your Own Design with Japanese Traditional Fabric Dye.” John Marshall, fiber artist. 1-5 p.m. Japan House1200 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. Japan House.

exhibits
“One Hundred Years of Altitude: From the Wright Brothers to the Federal Aviation Administration”
Government documents, wall cases, Library.
“Day of Dead”
Latin American and Caribbean Library.
“Comeback Alumni”
Main hall display cases, Library.
“W.G. Sebald (1944-2001) and Blaise Cendrars (1187-1961)”
Modern Languages and Linguistics Library.
“In the Reign of Elizabeth: English Books and Manuscripts, 1558-1603)”
Rare Book Room, Library.

“Luxurious Layers: Kimonos of the Heian Court”
Through Dec. 13.
“Korean Dolls: A Celebration of Life”
Through March 31.
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.

“The eShow”
Featured Works XIV. “Anna Pottery: Plagiarism as Art”
School of Art and Design Faculty Art Exhibition
Through Jan. 4.
“Whistler and Japonisme: Selections From the Permanent Collection”
Through March 28.
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday;
2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the museum is free; a donation of $3 is suggested.

“After Whiteness: Katherine Bartel, Suk Ja Kang Engles, Kojo Griffin, Tana Hargest, Laurie Hogin”
“Jim Shrosbree: (n) scale”
Through Nov. 29.
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 Nov. 20 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.