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NEWS INDEX 2004

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December

Holiday season brings joy to Illinois community focused on foster children

Settlement of church abuse cases imperils security of clergy and laity pensions

Bob Reid, influential journalism professor at Illinois, dies at age 64

Feminism has suffered because of its views on beauty and fashion, author says

Portable sampling cart monitors emissions from wood-burning cookstoves

Shutdown of circulation pattern could be disastrous, researchers say

Selective coatings create biological sensors from carbon nanotubes

Student-designed wheelchair makes it easier for athletes to maneuver

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 16 through Jan. 23, 2005

Dads Association at Illinois honors high-achieving sophomores

Dads Association at Illinois honors outstanding faculty and staff members

Dads Association at Illinois elects officers, directors

Literary magazine offers a kaleidoscope of ideas, images and innovations

Gift-book guide focuses on best books for those 18 years of age and younger

Richard Herman unveils 'Illinois Promise,' program to aid low-income students

Five undergraduates named first Civic Leadership Fellows at Urbana campus

Flash Index of Illinois Economy registers slight dip in November

NOVEMBER

Memorial to World War II veterans to be dedicated Dec. 4 in Springfield, Illinois

Chicago architectural firm's work to be featured in I space exhibition

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 2 through 19

Host families sought for Japanese students who will be studying at Illinois

Pro sports stadiums don't bolster local economies, scholars say

Child-welfare web site gives caseworkers first-time access to data

Abundance of protein in infected swine may result in reduced muscle mass

New transistor laser could lead to faster signal processing

Vegetable lovers should be viewed as different from fruit aficionados

Molecular technique shows promise in destroying drug resistance in bacteria

Study shows hands-free cell phones dangerously distracted drivers' attention

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Nov. 18 through Dec. 5

Scholarships available to students who excel at academics and athletics

Voter turnout in Tuesday's election unlikely to have been higher than in 1992

Harvard sociologist to talk about Americans' conception of freedom

Six at University of Illinois receive Fulbright Scholar grants

Distinguished German astrophysicist to present public talk

Comparative literature student runnerup for national prize

David L. Swanson, associate provost at Illinois, dies at age 60

Rise in U. of I. Flash Index of Illinois Economy suggests stagnation at end

Head of cell and structural biology department at Illinois is honored

OCTOBER

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

Symposium at Illinois to focus on global water-management issues

Five at U. of I. named Fellows of American Association for Advancement of Science

Europeans view U.S. missile defense system with interest, skepticism, expert says

Munching microbes could cleanse arsenic-contaminated groundwater

If you thought Florida was bad -- wait till there's a tie in the Electoral College

What's left unsaid about sexuality and schools can be harmful, author says

Mellon grant to fund project to develop data-mining software for libraries

Anti-business movies reflect makers' dislike of bosses who control films

Homecoming at Illinois Oct. 24-31 will be 'Undeniably Illini'

Chicago Tribune, New York Times columnists to discuss challenges to democracy

Physically fit children appear to do better in classroom, researchers say

Forum to show students who speak French what business opportunities await

Thai philosopher-activist to discuss Buddhism and the law

Passes for Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival go on sale Nov. 1

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 21 through Nov. 7

Thom H. Dunning Jr. to lead National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Illinois professor to share Leo Szilard Lectureship Award

Low-cost climate-change insurance could help ensure better future

Illinois to host monthlong music celebration in honor of John Philip Sousa

Guidelines governing human-subject research deterring scholars, expert say

Financial education programs would benefit low-income people, scholars say

Works by two Central Illinois-based artists to be featured at I space

Groundbreaking for Asian American Center at Illinois to take place Oct. 13

Japan House to host annual fall open house on Oct. 23

Late fall lectures announced for Center for Advanced Studies series

Experts in the humanities to discuss future of their discipline

Flash Index of Illinois economy rises to highest level in nearly four years

Colombian finance minister to lecture on Latin American economic policy

New York artist's installation at Illinois will be accessible by computer

U. of I. to play lead role in project to preserve digital information

Gift from Nicor Gas to support inaugural fellowship program in civic leadership

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 7 through 24

SEPTEMBER

Symposia at Illinois will examine issues of gender

Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative

Robberies, criminal sexual assaults increase, U. of I. police report

Home-based care to be offered for mildly ill children of eligible U. of I. employees

Beckman Institute expert wins Science magazine contest for best visualization

At molecular scale, vibrational couplings define heat conduction

U. of I. Community Design Center to host grand opening Oct. 1 in Urbana

Strano named one of the world's top young innovators by Technology Review

Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior

Pro hockey commissioner's position essentially a restraint of trade, expert says

Byproduct of water-disinfection process found to be highly toxic

Illinois part of new center bringing engineering into high schools

Law School Day to take place Sept. 22 at University of Illinois

Bomb-sniffing dog newest member of U. of I. Public Safety Department

Events at the Universityof Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 16 through Oct. 10

Polls, not Bush Administration, helped shape Americans' bias against Saddam

Illinois biologist among 57 Presidential Early Career Award winners

Serotonin metabolites in mollusks suggest pathways for human therapies

Federal policy has failed to prepare nation for possibility of bioterrorism

Two exhibitions at I Space showcase sculpture, painting and photography

U. of I. receives $200,000 grant for marketing, air services at Willard Airport

Two new books examine history, meaning of roadside signs, parking lots

Flash Index of Illinois economy up sharply in August

AUGUST

Anti-cancer compound found to block late-stage breast-cancer cell growth

Self-assembly generates more versatile scaffolds for crystal growth

Media policy to be focus of new initiative at Illinois

Traffic, parking and other guidelines for the upcoming U. of I. football season

Journal of Women's History finds new home at University of Illinois

Molecular motor Myosin VI moves 'hand over hand,' researchers say

Authors advocate more and better women's restrooms in public facilities

Study suggests stress of task determines if estrogen helps cognition

Children with ADHD benefit from time outdoors enjoying nature

Concert choir to perform in 9/11 observance on U. of I. campus

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 2 through 19

Illinois professor to receive award from Materials Research Society

Colloidal adsorbent removes natural organic matter from water supply

Early fall lectures in Center for Advanced Study series announced

Low-cost fibers remove trace atrazine from drinking water

Poetry anthology celebrates work of social critic Aaron Kramer

People's concept of 'land ethic' linked to attitudes of use vs. conservation

Enzyme activation appears key in helping internal clock tell night from day

Bronze Tablet honorees represent top 3 percent of each college

Campus Honors Program identifies 2004 Chancellor's Scholars

New comprehensive textbook on companion animals fills need

Sarah Mangelsdorf named acting dean of College of Liberal Arts and Science

U.S. corporations should stop being complicit in China's cyber censorship

University to decommission research reactor

Asteroid named for U. of I. astronomy professor

Science more creative and less "true" than many believe, educator says

Flash Index's falter mirrors state, national economies

JULY

Isolated soy protein shown to benefit type 2 diabetics, study indicates

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug 5 through Sept. 5

Asymmetric feature shows puzzling face for superconductivity

Scientists build on case connecting inflammatory disease and depression

Misfiring proteins tied to inflammation and sick feeling of type 2 diabetics

Use of cameras to monitor nursing-home care is subject of controversy

Negative self-image of adolescents fosters increasingly damaging behaviors

Presidential vote expert gives Democrats 'distinct electoral advantage'

Chemical Sciences Undergraduate Awards

Spanish Civil War journalist's papers featured in new library exhibit

Library at Illinois working to preserve 125 years of agricultural history

Silicon-based photodetector is sensistive to ultraviolet light

University reaches tentative agreement with Graduate Employees Organization

Production of high-fidelity entangled photons exceeds 1 million per second

Department heads, chairs approved by the U. of I. Board of Trustees

Grant will save pages of railroad journals in U. of I. library

Jesse G. Delia to become acting provost at Illinois

David M. Chasco named director of School of Architecture at Illinois

Chipmunks descended from ancestors that survived last ice age, scientists say

College of Business honors students

Flash Index of Illinois economy may indicate stagnation, economist suggests

Archaeologists unearthing life of early integrated town in Illinois

JUNE

Sarbanes-Oxley Act fails to address corporate accounting flaws, scholar says

Hosts sought for Japanese students coming to university in August

Phi Kappa Phi initiates recognized for scholarly distinction

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 1 through Aug. 8

Ronald E. Yates appointed dean of the College of Communications at Illinois

DARPA funds new photonic research center at Illinois

Improve care by limiting lawsuits, jury awards in cases against nursing homes

Printable silicon for ultrahigh performance flexible electronic systems

Movies elevate, rather than denigrate, journalism and reporters, author says

Anthology traces life of poet who inspired Harlem renaissance writers

Trustees to appoint Lynette Marshall to lead campus development efforts

Humanities Research Program at Illinois names fellowship award-winners

School of Architecture honors excellence

Robberies, sex offenses increased on U. of I. campus during academic year

Poster competition commemorates Brown v. Board of Education anniversary

Citizen Police Academy seeks to inform public about law enforcement

Art historian named director of Krannert Art Museum

Study finds no link between marijuana use and oral cancer

U. of I. program encouraging heightened awareness of environmental issues

Dislocation creates 'whirlpool' that pulls surface atoms into crystal

Nation remains vulnerable to power blackouts, thanks to political impasse

Illinois teachers to attend statewide institutes on technology and teaching

Cultural Studies Conference to draw participants from more than 45 nations

Flash Index of Illinois Economy remains steady

Fire College to draw more than 1,000 firefighters, emergency personnel

MAY

Federal courts should enforce gay students' rights to equal protection

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from June 3 through July 4

Student wins Fulbright grant, plans to study technology policy

Genomic Biology Institute's first grant to focus on soybeans and climate change

U. of I. trustee honored with Mothers Association Medallion

Authors hope book serves as primer for more humane built environment

Strong magnetic field converts nanotube from metal to semiconductor and back

Mothers Association honors freshmen excellence

Officers, directors elected by Mothers Association

Brundage Scholarships honor excellence in academics and athletics

Two graduate students win Doolen Scholarships for research on aging

FMC Fellowships support six graduate students universitywide

Five students at Illinois win Boren Scholarships for study abroad

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 20 through June 6

Scholar questions sanctioning of gambling on U.S. military bases

If you want to help your children with homework, take it easy, studies suggest

Turn on your neurons at the Children's Museum

Food displays, food colors affect how much people eat, researcher concludes

Bush administration has used 27 rationales for war in Iraq, study says

Latest findings on PCBs to be subject of June workshop at Illinois

Chemist, entomologist among new fellows of arts and sciences academy

Provost recommends changes to strengthen U. of I. Communications College

New book focuses on 'remarkable people' who shaped the University of Illinois

Illinois professor to receive presidential early career award

Study group questions effectiveness of proposed missile-defense system

Flash Index of Illinois Economy breaks 100 barrier for first time in three years

APRIL

Senior in music at U. of I. wins piano prize in national competition

Commencement ceremonies take place May 16 at Illinois

Roger Ebert to donate papers to library at Illinois

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 6 through June 6

Airport baggage screeners may need continuing education, study indicates

NCSA honors Boeing with 2004 Grand Challenge Award

Former varsity athletes in adapted sports to be honored

Type of company pension determines security of payout to retirees

Measurement clarifies role between protein structure and cell adhesion

Schools failing to accommodate teens who are pregnant or new mothers

Annual Instructional Awards banquet set for Monday

Three projects curated by Chicago arts consultant on view at I space gallery

Writing program at Illinois publishes inaugural issue of literary magazine

Institute for Genomic Biology announces five themes for research

Illinois professor to receive $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Course shows benefits of cooperative efforts among architects, planners

Joint agreement reached to end sit-in at administration building

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 22 through May 9

Like ozone hole, polar clouds take bite out of meteoric iron

CDC researcher to speak on violence as a public health issue

Conference to focus on 15th century history, literature, art, music

New Sousa archivist revitalizing collection, planning monthlong musicfest

Book on Christo and Jeanne-Claude focuses on new 'Gates' project

Irish diplomat to be guest speaker on European Union Day at Illinois

Focus on health care in two upcoming talks at Illinois

Panel discussions set for Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival

Philosophers' new book reflects on Wagner's 'Ring' cycle

History students on last leg of journey to the Middle Ages

Gene that plays key role in replicating viruses also halts inflammation

Chicago schools CEO among guests at teacher placement day

Professor's new book outlines citizens' case for media reform

Measurement technique can image how heat moves through material

Fatty acid pathway, glucose produce triacetic acid lactone

Flash Index of Illinois economy on upward trend

Electricity-transmission grid, power markets among conference topics

MARCH

Changes in corporate legal structures to be topic of Chicago conference

Health-care crisis looming for aging boomers unless problems addressed

Agricultural biotechnology to be focus of two-day conference at Illinois

Stanford university professor to deliver Kinley Lecture in economics April 8

Symposium, workshop to focus on mixing of African, American musical forms

Annual spring open house at Japan House set for April 17

New technique uses household humidifier to create nanocomposite materials

CARMA groundbreaking set for March 27

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 1 through 25

New polyelectrolyte inks create fine-scale structures through direct writing

U. of I. junior honored as finalist in Metropolitan Opera auditions

NAACP Chairman Julian Bond to deliver keynote at three-day U. of I. conference

Senior at Illinois wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Author-illustrator wins first Gryphon Award for children's literature

Historian Ira Berlin named Mellon Distinguished Fellow at Illinois

Parents need to listen to their teens before the teens will listen to them

Annual humanities conference to focus on violence

April conference at Illinois to focus on improvisation in music

Rare true blue flower - Himalyan Blue Poppy - to be on view March 20-21

'Lawrence of Arabia' and Buster Keaton masterpiece headline 'Ebertfest'

Conference to explore legacy of 1954 Brown v. Board decision

Study looks at employment rates of U. of I. graduates with severe disabilities

High cost of assistive technologies keeping some people from work, study says

Biotechnology 'investment visionary' to speak at Illinois

Festival opens with documentary about relationship between two women

High-performance, single-crystal plastic transistors reveal hidden behavior

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 18 through April 4

Panel to discuss Iraq War on first anniversary of conflict

University Press celebration begins with look at U. of I.'s historic maps project

Plantiff's daughters in famed Brown v. Board case to lecture at U. of I.

Center to focus on entrepreneurial education as academic discipline

Center for Advanced Study associates and fellows named

Issues affecting immigrants in Midwest to be topic of symposium

Seminars examine issues involving immigration and globalization

Symposium to focus on helping disabled enter work force

Flash Index indicates Illinois economy continues steady growth

Toxin combination common in fish appears capable of impairing motor skills

FEBRUARY

Landscapes take center stage in two new exhibitions at I space

Three-day film festival signals start of Asian American Awareness Month

Fourth annual ARUPLA open house showcases design work

Siebel Scholars named

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

Insights gained from molecular modeling may lead to better insecticides

Scholar to lecture on civil rights since Brown v. Board decision

Scholars to discuss how media have shaped attitudes toward American Indians

Medicare's clouded future to be topic of Elder Law Lecture

Black History Month events end with 'Black Enterprise' publisher

Keep U. of I. College of Communications intact, task force recommends

Spring Miller/Comm lectures explore variety of topics

'Culture Talk' trio to discuss psychology, culture and politics

Grant to provide for assessment of seven university libraries in Africa

Human evolution at the crossroads: Integrating genetics and paleontology

Exercise sharpens focus, decision-making among aging adults

Legal scholar to talk on lawyers as 'upholders of human dignity'

Planning Institute to focus on 'innovative community planning'

Colloquium to honor emeritus landscape architecture professor

Volume collects lost stories of underground railroad

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 19 through March 7

American Liszt Society to meet at Illinois March 4-6

Controlling material structure at nanoscale makes better thermal insulator

Hidden order found in cuprates may help explain superconductivity

Run for your popcorn: Mutant insects expected to take over Illinois campus

Out-of-balance ecosystems play role in demise of amphibian populations

Etching holes in vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers creates better beam

Engineering Open House highlights ingenuity

Low-income parents often prefer license-exempt child care, study indicates

Law, theater faculty teach budding lawyers how to interact with people

Six Urbana campus faculty members named University Scholars

University students' research projects explore their own university

Flash Index of Illinois economy on the upswing

Theatrical quilt sewn from seldom-seen Tennessee Williams works

Two-drug approach might shorten painful labor, reduce Caesarean sections

JANUARY

Former Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice to talk about working with the master

Molecular level discovery could play role in development of new antibiotics

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 5 through 22

Two new I space exhibitions focus on architecture

Conference to explore art 'Beyond East and West'

Puzzling height of polar clouds linked to solar radiation

New algorithm speeds simulations of complex fluids

Assaults decline, robberies increase in U. of I. reporting district

Faculty and staff appointments made by U. of I. trustees

Prison growth in America and link to education to be topic of conference

Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 22 through Feb. 8

Maltreated children more likely to engage in delinquent behavior

Sediment samples suggest how plants would fare in hotter, drier future

Keck Foundation to fund interdisciplinary research in brain disease, damage

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration to begin Jan. 16

Architecture students honored for excellence

Illinois Flash Economic Index at highest level in two years

New light-emitting transisitor could revolutionize electronics industry