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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Dec. 7 through Jan 21, 2007


Released 11/30/2006
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lectures
7 Thursday
“Herta Müller’s Scissor Script: Collage, Advertising and the Practices of the Avant-Garde.” Bettina Brandt, Montclair State University. 5:15 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Germanic Languages and Literatures.

“Improving the Odds for Youth: A Call for Community Leadership.” Karen Pittman, Impact Strategies Inc. , Washington, D.C. 7 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. Pampered Chef Family Resiliency Program/Human and Community Development.

8 Friday
“Turning Advanced Science into Advanced Teaching.” Klaus Schulten, UI. Noon. 1005 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute.

colloquia
7 Thursday
Age of Networks Lecture Series: “Rooted Networks: Equity Holding Structure of Chaebol Business Groups, 1997-2003.” Dukjin Chang, Seoul National University. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology and Supercomputing Applications.

“The Role of Amino Acids in Enantiomeric Enrichment: Picturing the Evolution of Biomolecular Homochirality.” Sonny Man, UI. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.

8 Friday
“Structural Basis for the Substrate and Product Specificity of a Histone H4 Lys20 Methyltransferase.” Raymond Trievel, University of Michigan. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab Auditorium. Biochemistry.

“Islam’s Engagement With Neo-liberal Market Economy.” Yildiz Atasoy, Simon Fraser University. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology, Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Global Studies, and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program.

12 Tuesday
“Controlling the Cell Microenvironment.” Lonnie Shea, Northwestern University. 3 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Laboratory. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

13 Wednesday
“The Cheetah Paradigm: Helicobacter, Gastritis, Genetics and Stress.” Karen Terio, UI. Noon. 2506 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building. Pathobiology/Veterinary Medicine.

music
7 Thursday
Thursdays at Twelve-Twenty. James Pugh, jazz trombone, and Jeffrey Grubbs, jazz bass. 12:20 p.m. Beckman Institute Atrium. Beckman Institute and School of Music.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. Steven Larsen, music director and conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Music of the season performed by symphony orchestra, chorus and soloists. Admission charge.

Concert Jazz Band. Chip McNeill, leader. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Classical jazz charts balanced by some of the world’s newest jazz ideas. Admission charge. School of Music.

Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Hyunjung Choi, violin. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Trumpet Studio Music Education Recital. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

8 Friday
Jazz Forum. Jazz Trombone Ensemble. Noon. 25 Smith Hall.
Master of Music Recital. Emily Hsu, piano. 3:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Sandi Patty, “Yuletide Joy.” 7:30 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

UI Symphony Orchestra. Donald Schleicher and Kenneth Steinsultz, conductors, and Michael Holmes, saxophone. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The program also includes “Voyage,” by John Corigliano, and Dvorak’s famous Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“From the New World”). Admission charge. School of Music.

Brass Quintet. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium. Kyle Rhoades and Kevin Ellis, trumpet; Rosy Amiran, horn; Mark McArthur, trombone; and Colby Fahrenbacher, tuba.

9 Saturday
UI Philharmonia and Symphonic Band I. Louis Bergonzi and Kenneth Steinsultz, conductors. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

GAC Country Christmas Tour. 7:30 p.m. Assembly Hall. Join five country music favorites as they sing in the holidays with Christmas classics and their own hits. A portion of the proceeds will benefit World Vision Storehouse Project, a community store that helps meet basic needs for children and families. Admission charge.

10 Sunday
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. Mark Moore, director. 2 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

German Choir: Christmas Concert. 3:30 p.m. University Lutheran Church Center, 604 E. Chalmers Street, Champaign.

The Little Brasscals Brass Quintet. 4:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium. Allen Chen, trumpet; Jared Daum, trumpet; Nick Wolny, horn; Kyle Newgard, trombone; and Everett James, tuba.

Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Reed Gallo, trumpet. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

14 Thursday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Gabriel Sean Darby, percussion. 1 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

17 Sunday
A Baroque Christmas. 7:30 p.m. Holy Cross Catholic Church, 405 W. Clark St., Champaign. Charpentier’s “Midnight Mass” and French and German carols with audience participation. Admission charge. Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana.

Jan 19 Friday
Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic. Lorin Maazel, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The Toscanini Philharmonic replicates the program presented in April 1950 in Carnegie Hall, the inaugural event of the transcontinental U.S. tour of the NBC Symphony Orchestra with Arturo Toscanini conducting: the Overture to “L’Italiana in Algeri” by Rossini, Beethoven’s “Eroica Symphony,” “Don Juan” by Richard Strauss, and Debussy’s “La Mer.” Admission charge.

21 Sunday
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra: “See the World Through Your Ears!” 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Musical “postcards” from varied and beautiful places are just the thing to warm up a cold January afternoon. The family concert begins with an instrument petting zoo at 1:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 8-12. Admission charge.

dance
9 Saturday
“The Nutcracker.” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. With its blend of colorful costumes and sets, beautiful dancing, and Tchaikovsky’s famous music performed live by Sinfonia da Camera, the magic of Christmas is presented by this well-known story. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Admission charge.

10 Sunday
“The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. With its blend of colorful costumes and sets, beautiful dancing, and Tchaikovsky’s famous music performed live by Sinfonia da Camera, the magic of Christmas is presented by this well-known story. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Admission charge.

Jan 17 Wednesday
Moscow Festival Ballet: “Cinderella.” Sergei Radchenko, artistic director. 7 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission charge.

18 Thursday
Moscow Festival Ballet: “Cinderella.” Sergei Radchenko, artistic director. 7 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission charge.

20 Saturday
Moscow Festival Ballet: “Don Quixote.” Sergei Radchenko, artistic director. 7 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission charge.

sports
(to confirm times, go to www.fightingillini.com)
9 Saturday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Rhode Island. 10:30 a.m. United Center, Chicago, IL. Admission charge.

Wrestling. UI vs. Findlay/Central Missouri State. Noon. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Illinois-Chicago. 1 p.m. United Center. Admission charge.

17 Sunday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. IP-Fort Wayne. Noon. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Belmont University. 4 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

21 Thursday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Idaho State University. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

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

Jan 6 Saturday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Ohio State University. 1 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

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

10 Wednesday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Iowa. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

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

19 Friday
Harlem Globetrotters. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. The original Harlem Globetrotters have entertained more than 121 million fans in 117 countries. Admission charge.

Wrestling. UI vs. Northwestern University. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

20 Saturday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Wisconsin. 1 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

et cetera
7 Thursday
“Early Research.” Hongling Sun, UI. Noon. 140 Education Building. QUERIES division/Educational Psychology.

8 Friday
Workshop: “Hallyu (Korean Wave): A Stepping Stone Towards an East Asian Cultural Sphere.” Jung-Bong Choi, New York University. 12:30-3 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. East Asian and Pacific Studies.

“Storytelling Under the Stars.” 7-8 p.m. Staerkel Planetarium, Parkland College. Kim Petzing, Allerton Park; Kim Sheahan, UI; and Dave Leake, Parkland College. Geared for grades 4 and above. For more info, call
351-2446. Admission charge.

9 Saturday
Nature ABCs and 123s. “B is for Bobcat.” 10-11 a.m. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. Ages 2-5. Children and their parents are invited to come and play while learning about nature at Allerton. Register at www.allerton.uiuc.edu or call 244-1035. Admission charge. Allerton Park.

13 Wednesday
Nature ABCs and 123s. “B is for Bobcat.” 10-11 a.m. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. Ages 2-5. Children and their parents are invited to come and play while learning about nature at Allerton. Register at www.allerton.uiuc.edu or call 244-1035. Admission charge. Allerton Park.

16 Saturday
Winter Solstice Celebration. Kim Petzing, UI. 6-8 p.m. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. Learn about holiday customs from around the world. Origami ornaments, dreidel games, holiday stories, warm campfire, roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate included. For more info visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu or call 244-1035. Allerton Park and Conference Center.

29 Friday
“School’s Out! – Dinosaurs.” 9 a.m.-noon. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. For K-2nd grade. Travel back in time, make dinosaur fossils, take part in a dig, and more. Make take-home projects. Dress for mess! Visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu or call 244-1035 for more information. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Conference Center.

“School’s Out! – Dinosaurs.” 1-4 p.m. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. For 3rd-5th grade. Travel back in time, make dinosaur fossils, take part in a dig, and more. Make take-home projects. Dress for mess! Visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu or call 244-1035 for more information. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Conference Center.

Jan 13 Saturday
Nature ABCs and 123s. “A is for Armadillo.” 9-11 a.m. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. Ages 2-5. Children and their parents are invited to come and play while learning about nature at Allerton. Register at www.allerton.uiuc.edu or call 244-1035. Admission charge. Allerton Park.

“Nature Nuts: Wandering Through Winter.” 1-2:30 p.m. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. Program of outdoor exploration, theme-related crafts, games and snack. For more info: visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu or call
244-1035. Admission charge. Allerton Park.

“Owl Prowl.” Steve Bailey, UI. 3-6 p.m. Allerton Park Barn, Monticello. Allerton is home to a variety of owl species. Begin by searching for barred, long-eared and saw-whet owls during the last light of the day; return to the barn for a slideshow; then venture out one more time to search for great-horned and screech owls. Be sure to dress warmly. For more info: visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu or call 244-1035. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Conference Center.

14 Sunday
Allerton House Retreat Center Open House. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Allerton Park Retreat Center. Tours begin every 20 minutes and last one hour. Admission charge. Allerton Park.

15 Monday
“School’s Out! – Mad Scientist Laboratory.” 9 a.m.-noon. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. For K-2nd grade. A fun day of experiments. Make take-home projects. Dress for mess! Visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu or call 244-1035 for more information. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Conference Center.

“School’s Out! – Mad Scientist Laboratory.” 1-4 p.m. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. For 3rd-5th grade. A fun day of experiments. Make take-home projects. Dress for mess! Visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu or call 244-1035 for more information. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Conference Center.

17 Wednesday
Nature ABCs and 123s. “A is for Armadillo.” 9-11 a.m. Visitor Center, Allerton Park. Ages 2-5. Children and their parents are invited to come and play while learning about nature at Allerton. Register at www.allerton.uiuc.edu or call 244-1035. Admission charge. Allerton Park.

exhibits
“Conversations About Something”
An art exhibition by Andy Ducett, UI.
IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Through Dec. 8.

“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”
Through March 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.

“Surrealist Interventions: Selections From Krannert Art Museum and the University of Illinois Library”
“When We Were Young: New Perspectives on the Art of the Child”
“A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal”
Through Dec. 31.
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, until 9 p.m. Thursday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission; $3donation suggested.

“Dante at Illinois”
346 Main Library.
Through Dec. 14.
“Pride of the Illini: The Illinois Band 1890-1929”
Marshall Gallery, Library.
Through Dec. 31.

“Hideous Beast: Mini Movie Fest”
“Fabula”
David Svensson: “LightSpace”
I space, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Through Dec. 23.

@art gallery. Online exhibit of the UI School of Art and Design. www.art.uiuc.edu/@art.

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