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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 19 through Feb. 5


1/12/2006

lectures
24 Tuesday
“Whispering Black: Code Talk for Whites.” Molly Secours, author and filmmaker. 7 p.m. Foellinger Auditorium. Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society.

25 Wednesday
“Un-Common Sense: Recipe for a Cyber Planet.” Arden Bement, National Science Foundation. 7 p.m. Auditorium, NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St. This talk follows the 4 p.m. ribbon cutting and reception to dedicate the new building. Supercomputing Applications.

26 Thursday
“Civic Engagement in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Disaster and Recovery Efforts in New Orleans.” Marc Morial, National Urban League. 7 p.m. Smith Music Hall. Chancellor’s Office.

28 Saturday
“Going Out In a Blaze of Glory: Black Holes, Neutron Stars and Gravitational Radiation.” Joshua Faber, UI. 10:45 a.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory. Physics, Astronomy and Supercomputing Applications.

colloquia
23 Monday
“Skeletal Tissue Regeneration With Stem Cells.” Brian Johnstone, Oregon Health and Science University. Noon. 100 Large Animal Clinic auditorium. Translational Biomedical Research/Veterinary Medicine.
“Advances in the Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Complex Natural Products.” James S. Panek, Boston University. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Laboratory. Organic Chemistry.

24 Tuesday
“Evolution of Chemical Communication in the Longhorned Beetles: Integrating Imaging Technology, Chemical Ecology and Natural History.” Annie Ray, UI. Noon. 3269 Beckman. Imaging Technology Group/Beckman Institute.
“Ivan Mestrovic: Sculpting a Yugoslav ‘Heimat.’ “ Fedja Buric, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.
“Biologically Inspired Self-Assembly in Organic Solvents.” Liang-Shi Li, Northwestern University. 4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex. Materials Chemistry.
“Magnetars and Their Environments.” Bryan Gaensler, Harvard University. 4 p.m. 134 Astronomy. Astronomy.

25 Wednesday
“The Chemical and Physical Nature of a Cold Dark Cloud: Setting the Initial Conditions of Star and Planet Formation.” Edwin Bergin, University of Michigan. 4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex. Astrochemistry.

26 Thursday
“Sublime Heroes and Interested Individuals: Virtue and Commerce in Marti’s Ideal Republic.” Ericka Beckman. Noon. 101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
“Metal-Ligand Interactions in Solution Probed with Ultrafast Spectroscopies.” Munira Khalil, University of California, Berkeley. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Physical Chemistry.
“The Melancholy of the Metropolis: Toward a History of the ‘Modern Social Mood’ in Russia, 1905-1917.” Mark Steinberg, UI. 4 p.m. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

27 Friday
“Islamic Pluralism and Abdolkarim’s Doctrine of ‘Silent Sharia.’ ” Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, UI. Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building. Program for the Study of Religion.
“Cellular and Molecular Interactions Regulate by Protein Glycosylation: Roles in Disease Pathogenesis.” Richard Cummings, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Building. Biochemistry.

30 Monday
“Expressionist and Visionary Architecture.” Marcel Franciscono, UI. Noon. Trees Gallery, Krannert Art Museum,. Krannert Art Museum Council.
“A Molecular Arms Race Between Pathogenic Bacteria and Mammalian Host: The Story of a Bacteria Iron-Acquisition System.” Hening Lin, Harvard Medical School. Noon. 229 Natural History Building. Chemical Biology and Organic Chemistry.
“Segregated Structures Through Directed Assembly.” Dhandapani Venkataraman, University of Massachusetts. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.
“An Overview of the Singularity Project.” James R. Larus, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Wash. 4 p.m. 1404 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

2 Thursday
“Political Participation in “Undemocratic Venezuela”: Chavista Mobilization and Political Culture.” Cristobal Valencia. Noon. 101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
“Direct Observation of a Novel Cellular Transport Mechanism With Single-particle Fluorescence Microscopy.” Christine K. Payne, Harvard University.
4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex. Physical Chemistry.
“Polarity Reversal Catalysis: New Strategies and Applications.” Jeffrey S. Johnson, University of North Carolina. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.

theater
22 Sunday
Michael Cooper: “Masked Marvels and Wondertales.” 3 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. A visual artist and virtuoso mime, Cooper uses fantastical masks and theatrical magic to tell gentle, uplifting stories that spark the imagination. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Admission charge.

music
19 Thursday
Faculty Recital. Mark Moore, tuba. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

20 Friday
Faculty Recital. Kenneth Steinsultz, euphonium. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

22 Sunday
St. Lawrence String Quartet. With David Finckel, cello, and Wu Han, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. An evening of Schumann and Schubert in duo and quintet combinations. Admission charge.

25 Wednesday
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. This British institution celebrates Mozart’s anniversary year with American violinist Joan Kwuon taking the solo spotlight for the Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218. Matthias Bamert also leads the orchestra in the Karelia Suite and Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique Symphony.” Admission charge.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. So-Hee Hur, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

26 Thursday
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: “A Gershwin Gala.” 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Pianist/composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch leads an evening of Gershwin classics, including “An American in Paris,” “Rhapsody in Blue,” selections from “Porgy and Bess,” and orchestral arrangements of tunes from the Gershwin songbook. Admission charge.

27 Friday
UI Symphony Orchestra. Donald Schleicher, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. With William Heiles and Timothy Ehlen, piano. A Mozart birthday concert. Admission charge.

28 Saturday
Master of Music Recital. Asli Gultekin, viola. 5:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
Faculty Recital. Elliot Chasanov, trombone, and Eunjun Lee, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.
Graduate Recital. Chin-Fei Chan, flute, and Jing-I Jang, harp. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

29 Sunday
Guest Artist Recital. Pamela Hinchman, soprano, with Ronald Hedlund, baritone. 2 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.
Kuss String Quartet. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The Kuss performs music of Bach, Mozart, Berg and Mendelssohn. Ticket prices include light refreshments served at 2:15 p.m; balcony seating does not include refreshments. Admission charge.
Faculty Recital. Dana Hall, jazz drums. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. With Terell Stafford, trumpet and flugelhorn; Tim Warfield, Jr., tenor and alto saxophones; Ron Perillo, keyboard; and Ed Howard, bass. Admission charge.

1 Wednesday
Interval: UI Steel Band. Noon. Lobby, Krannert Center. Ricardo Flores, directs this group which specializes in calypso, soca and island music of the Caribbean.
Master of Music Recital. Bomi Lim, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

2 Thursday
Pacifica Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The UI’s resident quartet features performances of Mozart’s Quartet in C major, K. 465 (“Dissonance”); Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 100; and Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132. Admission charge. School of Music.

3 Friday
U.S. Marine Brass Quintet. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

4 Saturday
Sinfonia da Camera. Ian Hobson, director and conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. In celebration of Mozart’s 250th birthday, the program features the UI Chamber singers, Fred Stoltzfus, conductor; and Carles Riera and Albert Gumi, basset horns. Admission charge.

5 Sunday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital in Vocal Coaching and Accompanying. Daniel Fry, piano. 2 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.
UI Music Club. 3:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall. Members of Music Teachers National Association.

dance
19 Thursday
Russian National Ballet: “The Sleeping Beauty.” 7 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Wicked and benevolent fairies cast their magic upon Princess Aurora, whose prince awakens her from 100 years of sleep. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission charge.

20 Friday
Russian National Ballet: “Swan Lake.” 7 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. The tragic love story of Prince Siegfried and Odette, the Swan Queen, who has been bewitched by the evil sorcerer Von Rotbart. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission charge.

2 Thursday
Festival Dance 2006. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. New and experimental works by faculty artists Linda Lehovec, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Cynthia Oliver and Renée Wadleigh pay tribute to dance master Merce Cunningham. Admission charge. Department of Dance.

3 Friday
Festival Dance 2006. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. New and experimental works by faculty artists Linda Lehovec, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Cynthia Oliver and Renée Wadleigh pay tribute to dance master Merce Cunningham. Admission charge. Department of Dance. Lorado Taft Lecture: “Merce Cunningham, ‘The Modernizing of Modern Dance.’ ” Roger Copeland, Oberlin College. 6:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater foyer.

4 Saturday
Festival Dance 2006. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. New and experimental works by faculty artists Linda Lehovec, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Cynthia Oliver and Renée Wadleigh pay tribute to dance master Merce Cunningham. Admission charge. Department of Dance.

films
19 Thursday
“The Tuskegee Airmen – They Fought Two Wars.” 7 p.m. Foellinger Auditorium. This presentation will also include the reading of a commissioned poem by Tyehimba Jess, UI. A question-and-answer session and reception follows. Part of the Martin Luther King week celebration. Sponsors include Democracy in a Multiracial Society, Gender and Women’s Studies, African American Studies and Research, and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

26 Thursday
“Paris is Burning.” Jennie Livingston, director. 5:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

2 Thursday
“Being John Malkovich.” Spike Jonze, director. 5:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

sports
(to confirm times, go to www.fightingillini.com)
20 Friday
Hockey. Illini vs. North Dakota State. 7 p.m. UI Ice Arena, 406 E. Armory, Champaign. Admission charge.

21 Saturday
Hockey. Illini vs. North Dakota State. 7 p.m. UI Ice Arena, 406 E. Armory, Champaign. Admission charge.

22 Sunday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Purdue University. 2 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

25 Wednesday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Minnesota. 8 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

27 Friday
Hockey. Illini vs. St. Louis University. 7 p.m. UI Ice Arena, 406 E. Armory, Champaign. Admission charge.

28 Saturday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Purdue University. 3:30 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.
Hockey. Illini vs. St. Louis University. 7 p.m. UI Ice Arena, 406 E. Armory, Champaign. Admission charge.

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

4 Saturday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Pennsylvania State University. 8 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

5 Sunday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Michigan State University. Noon. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

et cetera
21 Saturday
“A Single Garment of Destiny: Our Common Threads.” 2 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. Part of Martin Luther King celebration. Audience participation with a commissioned commemorative quilt by Deborah Fell; The Lion and Yo Yo Dancers; Jingle Dress Dancers; Capoeira Club; Desafinado, a local ensemble; Willie Summerville and the Canaan Academy Children’s Choir; and The Strong Medicine Band.

25 Wednesday
“Around the World Wednesdays.” 9:30 a.m.-noon. Rowe Learning Center, Spurlock Museum. For children and their parents. For more info: www.spurlock.uiuc.edu. Spurlock Museum.

27 Friday
CAS Forum on Critical Issues: “Immigration.” 4 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. Center for Advanced Study.

4 Saturday
Kids@Krannert. 10 a.m.-noon. Krannert Art Museum. Join Kate Kuper, teaching artist, for action “painting through movement.

exhibits
“Tales of a Traveler: Life on the Road With John Philip Sousa”
Through Jan. 20.
“Gabriel Come Blow Your Horn: Inventing the Modern Trumpet Valve”
Through Feb. 10.
“Fanfare for an Uncommon Man: Paul Martin Zonn”
Through April 14.
“Would the Real Chief Illiniwek Please Stand Up?”
Through May 19.
“Portraying American Femininity Through Melody and Art”
“The Long Good-Bye”
Ongoing.
Sousa Archives and Center for American Music,
236 Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St., Champaign.

“Visions of the Unseen: Picturing Balinese Ceremony and Myth”
Through Feb. 4.
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.

“Uninterrupted Flux: Hedda Sterne, A Retrospective”
“Pattern Language: Clothing as Communicator”
“Project 66: An Exploration of Utopia”
On view Jan. 21.
“Sacra Imago: Devotional Art of the Middle Ages”
“Canvas: An Electronic Gallery”
Ongoing.
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.

@art gallery. Online exhibit of the UI School of Art and Design.

•This calendar is excerpted from the Jan. 19 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.