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


8/31/2006

lectures
8 Friday
“Global Warming: Are We Reaching a (Political) ‘Tipping Point’?” Robert Cox, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

10 Sunday
“Signs of Power: Medieval Heraldry Between East and West.” Robert Ousterhour, UI. 3 p.m. 62 Krannert Art Museum. Classics; Ancient Technologies Archaeological Materials; Anthropology; and Archaeological Institute of America.

11 Monday
“How Our Genes Shape the Way We Respond to Our Environment.” Avshalom Caspi, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 8 p.m. Beckman Institute auditorium. Psychology and MillerComm.

12 Tuesday
“Real-Life Lessons for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs.” Doris Christopher, The Pampered Chef. 4:15 p.m. 141 Wohlers Hall. V. Dale Cozad Lecture in Entrepreneurship/College of Business.

13 Wednesday
“Inside the Odyssey Project.” Danielle Allen, University of Chicago. 4 p.m. Spurlock Museum auditorium. For more info: www.iprh.uiuc.edu or 244-3344. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

14 Thursday
“Analogy as the Core of Cognition.” Douglas Hofstadter, Indiana University. 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Hall Theater. History and Molecular & Integrative Physiology.

15 Friday
“Update on UIUC Energy Sustainability.” Bill Sullivan, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

20 Wednesday
“The History of Israeli Cinema.” Amnon Lord, Israeli journalist and author. 7:30 p.m. 101 Armory Building. Jewish Culture and Society.

22 Friday
“Whose Nature? Whose Rights?” Zsuzsa Gille, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.
Alan M. Hallene Lecture Series. Susan Bostrom, Cisco Systems. 3 p.m. Alice Campbell Alumni Center. College of Business. 23 Saturday
“Corked Bats and Rising Fastballs: Using Physics to Debunk Some Myths of Baseball.” Alan Nathan, UI. 10:15 a.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Physics.

colloquia
7 Thursday
“Allegories of Race: Casta Paintings and Models for Theorizing Race.” Oscar Vazquez, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
“Semantic-Based Learning of Syntax in an Autonomous Robot.” Matthew McClain, UI. 2 p.m. 1003 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute.
“Structure and Dynamics of the Cytolethal Distending Toxin Subunit B: Implications for Subunit Disassembly, Nuclear Localization and Cellular Toxicity.” Lawrence Dreyfus, University of Missouri, Kansas City. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.
“Bioexploration in Central Asia and Beyond.” Mary Ann Lila, UI. 4 p.m. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center.

8 Friday
“Structural Approaches Towards Understanding and Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance.” Satish Nair, UI. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Auditorium. Biochemistry.

11 Monday
“Entrance, Voice and Loyalty: Social Dynamics in Online Game Communities.” Dmitri Williams, UI. 4 p.m. 1404 Siebel Center for Computer Science. Computer Science.
“Introduction to Japanese Culture.” David Goodman, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. East Asian and Pacific Studies.

12 Tuesday
“Globalization, Forest Trends and Received Ideas: Rethinking Development and Conservation in the 21st Century.” Susanna Bettina Hecht, University of California, Los Angeles. 4 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. Global Studies and Center for Advanced Studies.

13 Wednesday
“The Possession of History: Spirit Possession, Performance Practice and Historical Consciousness:
Among the Ndau in Zimbabwe.” Tony Perman, UI.
1 p.m. 101 International Studies Building. African Studies.

14 Thursday
“Resurgent Current and High-Frequency Firing in Cerebellar Purkinje Neurons.” Indira Raman, Northwestern University. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Molecular and Integrative Physiology.
“Vaccinia Virus Early Gene Transcription Termination.” Edward G. Niles, State University of New York, Buffalo. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Microbiology.
“Against the Professional Secret. Social Economies, Ecological Economics, and Mining in the Americas During the 19th Century.” José R. Deustua, Eastern Illinois University. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
“Producing and Consuming New Media: Using the Web for Teaching/Researching Asia.” Alwyn Spies, University of British Columbia. 5:30 p.m. Lucy Ellis, Lounge Foreign Languages Building. East Asian and Pacific Studies.

15 Friday
“Genetic Code Development and Connection to Disease.” Paul Schimmel, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab Auditorium. Biochemistry.
“From Celebrating Girls to Creating Pedophiles: Lolikon Readings of Miyazaki Hayao’s ‘Howl’s Moving Castle.’ ” Alwyn Spies, University of British Columbia. Noon. 131 Graduate School of Library and Information Science. East Asian and Pacific Studies.

18 Monday
“The Effects of Parents’ Control in the U.S. and China: Universality Without Uniformity.” Qian Wang, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. East Asian and Pacific Studies.
“The Wonderful World of Operations Research.” Sheldon H. Jacobson, UI. 4 p.m. 1404 Siebel Center for Computer Science. Computer Science.

19 Tuesday
“ ‘We Have Never Been German,’ or ‘What Kaliningrad Can Teach Us about Historical Memory and Identity.’ ” Olga Sezneva, University of Chicago. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.
“Covering Deprivation: Farm Suicides in India’s Brave New World.” P. Sainath, Indian journalist. Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Language Building. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Global Studies and Global Studies Initiative.
“Engineering Approaches to Studying ‘Difficult to Express’ Proteins.” Anne Robinson, University of Delaware. 3 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

20 Wednesday
“Why Do Teachers Behave the Way They Do? One Researcher’s Experience in Navigating the Murky Terrain of Doing Research in South African’s Transforming Schools.” Bongani Batwini, UI. 1 p.m. 101 International Studies Building. African Studies.
“Coherent Nonlinear Spectroscopies of Surfaces and Interfaces.” Alexander Benderskil, Wayne State University. 4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex. Physical Chemistry.

21 Thursday
“Role of Oxygen and Light in the Regulation of Gene Expression in Rhodobacter sphaeroides: The Nature of Genome Complexity in Microorganisms.” Samuel Kaplan, University of Texas, Houston. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

22 Friday
“Images of the Aging Mind.” Denise Park, UI. Noon. 1005 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute.
“Idiosyncratic Tuning of tRNAs in Translation.” Olke Uhlenbeck, Northwestern University. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences auditorium. Biochemistry.

theater
21 Thursday
“Jesus Christ Superstar.” 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. The first collaboration of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber dates from 1971. Admission charge.

music
9 Saturday
Opening Night Party: “Tiempo Libre.” 6:30 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. Mix, mingle and move to the rhythms of this Miami-based Cuban group. Food and beverage sales begin at 6:30 p.m., live music starts at 7:30 p.m., building tours start at 7 and 8 p.m. Admission charge. KCPA.

10 Sunday
Faculty Recital. William Heiles, piano. 3 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

12 Tuesday
Faculty Recital. Rudolph Haken, viola. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. With guest artist Istvan Szabo, viola. Admission charge. School of Music.

19 Tuesday
Sonny Rollins. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Enjoy this jazz artist’s distinctive style. Admission charge.

22 Friday
Pygmalion Festival: Danielson. With opening guest David Bazan. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. On tour with their newest album and in the wake of a feature-length documentary that spans a five-year history of the family’s music-making, Danielson kicks off this year’s festival of alt/rock/indie bands. Admission charge.
Senior Recital. Chris Van Rybroek, saxophone. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

23 Saturday
Music in Nature Concert: Jazz. 5-9 p.m. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. Desafinado plays jazz standards, Brazilian bossa nova, followed by Prairie Dogs playing bluegrass. Food will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.
Sinfonia da Camera. Ian Hobson, music director and conductor. With Graeme Jennings, violin, and Masumi Rostad, viola. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Sinfonia premieres a new work by composer Keeril Makan a long with a celebratory evening of works by Mozart, Schumann, and Shostakovich. Admission charge.

24 Sunday
UI Wind Symphony and UI Symphonic Band I. James Keene and Kenneth Steinsultz, conductors. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

dance
23 Saturday
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange: “Ferocious Beauty: Genome.” 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. A performance and a national dialogue that communicates complex ideas of science, ethics, religion and more through the simple movements of the human form. Admission charge. Concert Prep: 6:45 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater.

sports
(to confirm times, go to www.fightingillini.com)
8 Friday
Women’s Soccer. UI vs. Syracuse University. 7:30 p.m. Illinois Soccer Stadium. Admission charge.

12 Tuesday
Women’s Volleyball. UI vs. University of Dayton. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

15 Friday
Women’s Cross Country. Illini Challenge. 5 p.m. Illinois Track Stadium. Admission charge.
Men’s Cross Country. Illini Challenge. 5:30 p.m. Illinois Track Stadium. Admission charge.

16 Saturday
Football. UI vs. Syracuse University. 11 a.m. Memorial Stadium. Admission charge.

17 Sunday
Women’s Soccer. UI vs. University of Utah. 1 p.m. Illinois Soccer Field. Admission charge.

22 Friday
Women’s Volleyball. UI vs. University of Wisconsin. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

23 Saturday
Women’s Volleyball. UI vs. University of Minnesota. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.
Football. UI vs. University of Iowa. Time: TBA. Memorial Stadium. Admission charge.

et cetera
7 Thursday
“Infectious Disease Informatics Workshop.” 8:30 a.m. NCSA Building. To register: http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Conferences/IDI/register.html. Carle Foundation Hospital, College of Medicine, Illinois Homeland Security Research Center, Veterinary Medicine, Center for Zoonoses Research and Supercomputing Applications.
Latina/Latino Studies Program Open House. 4-6 p.m. Latina/Latino Studies Program, 510 E Chalmers St., Champaign. For more info: http://www.lls.uiuc.edu. Latina/Latino Studies.
School of Art and Design Visiting Artists Series. “Curators and Art Historians: Who Shapes Perceptions of Latin American Art?” Jacqueline Barnitz, University of Texas. 5:30 p.m. Auditorium, Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

8 Friday
Asian American Cultural Center and Asian American Studies Program Open House. 2-4 p.m. 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana. Asian American Cultural Center and Asian American Studies.

9 Saturday
Costume Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. KCPA.

12 Tuesday
Panel Discussion: “Cultural Discontents.” Susan Hegeman, University of Florida, and Matti Bunzl, UI. Noon. 109a Davenport Hall. Anthropology and Criticism and Interpretive Theory.
“Keep the Connection – Long Distance Relationships.” 7 p.m. 406 Illini Union. Counseling Center Paraprofessionals.

14 Thursday
Open Class. 7 p.m. CANVAS: Electronic Gallery, Krannert Art Museum. CANVAS is a collaborative project with the Integrated Systems Laboratory at the Beckman Institute and the School of Art + Design.

15 Friday
“Using the National Microbial Pathogen Data Resource.” 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Room 1030, NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana. Registration required at http://nmpdr.ncsa.uiuc.edu/content/workshop.php. National Microbial Pathogen Data Resources, Supercomputing Applications.
School of Art + Design Visiting Artists Series. Nao Bustamante, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 7:30 p.m. Armory Free Theatre. Krannert Art Museum.

16 Saturday
Greek Auction and Mediterranean Buffet. 6:30 p.m. Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Fund raiser for educational programs. Call 359-4270 or 351-5197 for information. Admission charge. Spurlock Museum Guild.
An Evening With the Stars at Allerton. 7-9:30 p.m. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. Learn about telescopes in a discussion, slide show and hands-on viewing of the skies. Telescopes provided; bring binoculars. For more info, call 244-1035 or visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

20 Wednesday
Nature ABCs and 123s. “D is for Dragonfly.” 10 a.m. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. For ages 2-5; program includes stories, songs, hands-on exploration. For more info, call 244-1035 or visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

21 Thursday
AASRP Open House. 4-6 p.m. 1201 W. Nevada, Urbana. African American Studies and Research Program.
Gallery Conversation. “Cosmic Consciousness: The Work of Robert Bannister.” Glen Davies. 5:30 p.m.. Krannert Art Museum.

23 Saturday
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Curtain Call Discussion with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. 10 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. Krannert Center.

exhibits
“Forget What You Thought Was Beautiful”
An exhibition by New Catalogue
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Opening reception Sept. 14, 7-9 p.m.
On view through Oct. 27.

“Siti’s Diary”
Watercolors by Siti Mariah Jackson.
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St. Urbana. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Through Jan. 5.

“Where Animals Dance”
On view Sept. 14.
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.

The School of Art and Design Faculty Art Exhibition.
Through Sept. 24.
“Cosmic Consciousness: The Work of Robert Bannister”
Through Oct. 15.
“David Svensson/SpaceLight”
Through Oct. 22.
“Surrealist Interventions: Selections From Krannert Art Museum and the University of Illinois Library”
Through Dec. 31.
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission; $3donation suggested.

“Dante at Illinois”
346 Main Library.
On view Sept. 13.

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

This calendar is excerpted from the Sept. 7 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.