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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from March 1 through 18


Released 2/22/2007

lectures
1 Thursday
“Can the Law Protect the Rights of Indigenous People?” Robert Williams, University of Arizona. 4 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. MillerComm.

“Creating Jewish Esthetic Space in the Plastic Arts: 1908-1925.” Seth Wolitz, University of Texas. 7:30 p.m. Levis Faculty Center. Program in Jewish Culture and Society.

2 Friday
“Sparta and the New Jerusalem: Religion, Violence and American Redemption.” Jonathan Ebel, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

Gryphon Lecture. Roger Sutton, editor-in-chief of Horn Book. 6:30 p.m. 126 Library and Information Science Building. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

3 Saturday
“Floating Images and Ideas: Arts for Mami Wata and Other Water Spirits in Africa and the Atlantic World.” Henry Drewel, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 3 p.m. Krannert Art Museum Auditorium. Jerrold Ziff Distinguished Lecture on Modern Art/Krannert Art Museum.

5 Monday
“When Altruism Isn’t Enough: The Worsening Organ Shortage, What It Means for Seniors and What To Do About It.” Sally L. Satel, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C. 12:30 p.m. Max Rowe Auditorium, Law Building. Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law Lecture/Law.

6 Tuesday
“Views of Taj: Figure in the Landscape.” Amita Sinha, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Know Your University.

“Visions of Time in Early Modern Europe.” Anthony Grafton, Princeton University. 4 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. MillerComm.

7 Wednesday
Art + Design Visitors Series. “Visions of Time in Early Modern Europe.” Anthony Grafton, Princeton University. 4 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. MillerComm, Art and Design and Krannert Art Museum.

9 Friday
“Inter- and Intra-Faith Conflict and Cooperation; Dilemma of Faith in Building a Culture of Peace.” Chuck Cowger, University of Missouri. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

“Cover Up: French Gender Equality and Islamic Headscarves.” Joan Wallace Scott, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. 4 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. MillerComm.

13 Tuesday
“INNER VOICES: Social Issues Theater.” Ensemble cast with J.W. Morrissette, assistant director. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Know Your University.

14 Wednesday
“Contemporary Music in Indonesia: Between Local Traditions, National Obligations and International Influences.” Dieter Mack, Musikhochschule Luebeck. 4:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium. Lorado Taft Lecture/School of Music.

colloquia
1 Thursday
“Reprogramming Bacteria With Small Molecules and RNA.” Justin Gallivan, Emory University. Noon. 192 Lincoln Hall. Chemical Biology.

“Asymmetric Hydrogenation Routes to Deoxypolyketides.” Kevin Burgess, Texas A&M University. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Laboratory. Organic Chemistry.

“The Onion Has Many Layers: On Gunter Grass’s Memoir, Beim Hauten der Zwiebel.” Richard Schade, University of Cincinnati. 5:15 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Germanic Languages and Literatures.

Gallery Conversation. “Branded and On Display” co-curator Judith Hoos Fox. 5:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

2 Friday
“A Network of Influential Conversations Among Physicians in a Primary Care Practice.” Peter Marsden, Harvard University. 10 a.m. 130 Wohlers Hall. Sociology.

“Synthesis and Study of Biomimetic Ion Channels: (1) Toward the Development of a Cyclic Peptide-Based Redox-Gated Channel and (2) Investigations Into the Effect of Pore Size on the Ion Selectivity of an Aminocyclodextrin Channel.” Emily G. Schmidt, UI. 10 a.m. 433 Roger Adams Laboratory. Organic Chemistry.

“Biochemical Mechanism of Amyloid Fibril Formation: Deep UV Raman Spectroscopic Study.” Igor Lednev, University of Albany. 3 p.m. A414 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Chemical Biology and Biophysics.

“Ideology, Uncertainty and the Fate of Russian Democracy.” Stephen Hanson, University of Washington. 4 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

5 Monday
“A Study of Knowledge Sharing in a Corporate Knowledge Network in China and the United States.” Wei Li, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. East Asian and Pacific Studies.

“Our Dysfunctional Immigration System at a Breaking Point.” Jorge Chapa, UI. Noon. 210 Illini Union. Women and Gender in Global Perspectives and Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society.

“Where Are We? New Work in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies: “Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery and the Philosophy of History.” Jed Esty, Tara Lyons and Manuel Rota, UI. 8 p.m. IPRH,
805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

6 Tuesday
“Mughal and Rajput Palaces: Swapping Forms, Shifting Identities.” D.F.R. Ruggles, UI. Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

7 Wednesday
“Lateral Alignment in Complex Systems: Towards a Theory of Multi-Stakeholder Alignment in the Operation and Transformation of Complex, Engineered Systems.” Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, UI. Noon. Call
333-2595 for location. Engineering and Technology Studies.

“Transcending Boundaries: Wangechi Mutu’s Collaged Women.” Joyce Kuechler, UI. Noon. 911 S. Sixth St., Champaign. Gender and Women’s Studies.

“Alternative Splicing in Drosophila and miRNAs in Planarians.” Brenton Graveley, University of Connecticut. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Building. Cell & Developmental Biology.

“2005 Dietary Guidelines: Translating the Guidelines Into Actionable Behaviors.” Eric J. Hentges, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Alexandria, Va. 3:30 p.m. 150 Animal Sciences Laboratory. Nutritional Sciences.

“Globalization and the Changing Face of the Scientific Enterprise: Is the World Really Flat?” Madeleine Jacobs, American Chemical Society. 4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex. Chemistry.

8 Thursday
“The Changing Face of Islam in South and Southeast Asia: State and Regional Security Implications.” Baladas Ghoshal, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. Noon. 356 Armory Building. Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Global Studies.

“Las Guadalupanas de Queretaro: Embodied Devotion, Political Economy, and the Production of Sacred Space.” Elaine Pena, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Poxvirus Immune Evasion Is Linked to Host Tropism.” Grant McFadden, University of Florida College of Medicine. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Microbiology.

“The Rise of China and India and the Future Balance of Power in Asia.” Baladas Ghoshal, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. 4 p.m. 319 Gregory Hall. Global Studies, European Union Center, Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security and LAS Global Studies Initiative.

Gallery Conversation. Conrad Bakker and Laurie Hogin, UI. “Branded and On Display” exhibiting artists. 5:30 pm Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

9 Friday
William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar. Larry Milhon, BNSF Railway. 11:45 a.m. 233 Grainger Engineering Library Commons Room. Railroad Engineering/Civil and Environmental Engineering.

“Mexico and Global Connections.” Angela Wiley, UI. Noon. Christopher Hall Studio, 904 W Nevada. Human and Community Development.

“Local First, But What Next?: Knowledge, Sustainability and the Localist Movement.” David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, and Global Studies.

“Ecritures du reel.” Dominique Viart, Universite Charles de Gaulle. 3 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. French.

10 Saturday
Art in Conversation. Susan Marshall, choreographer. 5 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. Krannert Center.

12 Monday
“Sensible Stimulation for the Developing Childs Mind.” Megan Faure, author. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Doris Kelley Christopher Hall, 904 W. Nevada, Urbana. Family Resiliency Center, Human and Community Development.

“Canine Osteosarcoma.” Tim Fan, UI. Noon. 80 Small Animal Clinic. Translational Biomedical Research Seminar/Veterinary Medicine.

“Latin American Art in MoMA’s Permanent Collection Galleries: Alfred H. Barr’s Installations 1943-1955.” Miriam Basilio, New York University. 5:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum Auditorium. Art and Design Visitor’s Series/Krannert Art Museum.

“Interfaces of Identity: Telematic Profiling and Cultural Difference in Digital Visual Media.” Lisa Nakamura, UI. 8 p.m. 160 English. Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

13 Tuesday
“Rethinking Linguistic Power and Solidarity: Covert Language Attitudes in Morocco.” Brahim Chakrani, UI. Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

“Contested Sovereignties: The Russian Empire and Indigenous Siberian Political Culture in the 17th Century.” Alexandra Haugh, Northwestern University. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center.

“Power Within Regions: Moving Toward a Conceptualization and Measurement of Regional Power Structures.” Derrick Frazier, UI. 3:30 p.m. 356 Armory Building. Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security.

“Integrative Role for the Brainstem in the Control of Food Intake.” Gary Schwartz, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 4 p.m. 1005 Beckman. Neuroscience Program.

“Experiences With Countering Internet Attacks.” Vern Paxson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 4 p.m. B02 Coordinated Science Laboratory. Information Trust Institute.

14 Wednesday
“Perspectives From Agricultural and Consumer Economics.” Alex Winter-Nelson, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. African Studies.

“The Crime of Survival: Fraud Prosecutions, Community Surveillance and the Original Welfare Queen.” Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, UI. Noon. 911 S. Sixth St. (Corner of Sixth & Chalmers). Gender and Women’s Studies.

Counseling Brownbag. Kim Collins, UI. Noon. 242 Education Building. Counseling Division.

“Research Integrity.” Melanie J. Loots, UI. 4 p.m. 103 Mumford Hall. Nutritional Sciences.

“Technology That Drives New Science: Automated 2D IR Spectroscopy and Applications to Membrane Peptides.” Martin Zanni, University of Wisconsin. 4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex. Physical Chemistry.

15 Thursday
“The Novel After Terrorism: Testimony From El Salvador.” William Castro, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Interfacing Chemistry With Biology for the 21st Century.” Kim Janda, Scripps Research Institute. Noon. 192 Lincoln Hall. Chemical Biology.

“Generations and Generationing in Families, Labour Markets and Welfare States: Ageing Policy in Canada, France and Britain.” Susan McDaniel, University of Windsor. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.

“Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanotubes Interfaced With Silicon Surfaces.” Peter M. Albrecht, UI. 3 p.m. 2269 Beckman. Nanoelectronics and Biophotonics.

“The Uncanny Physics of Superhero Comic Books.” James Kakalios, University of Minnesota. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“European Union Trade Policy and the Fate of the GATS Trade Negotiations.” Robert Thompson, UI. 4 p.m. 319 Gregory Hall. Global Studies, European Union Center, Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security and LAS Global Studies Initiative.

theater
1 Thursday
“A Chorus Line.” Henson Keys, director; James Zager, musical staging; and Angela Fleddermann Miller, choreographer. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. The storyline focuses on the lives of Broadway dancers and speaks directly to the dreams and experiences of audience members all over the world. Contains adult themes. Admission charge.

2 Friday
“A Chorus Line.” Henson Keys, director; James Zager, musical staging; and Angela Fleddermann Miller, choreographer. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Contains adult themes. Admission charge.

“The Skriker.” 7:30 p.m. 160 Armory. The Armory Free Theatre.

3 Saturday
“A Chorus Line.” Henson Keys, director; James Zager, musical staging; and Angela Fleddermann Miller, choreographer. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Contains adult themes. Admission charge. Dessert and Conversation: 6:30 p.m. Krannert Room, Krannert Center.

“The Skriker.” 7:30 p.m. 160 Armory. The Armory Free Theatre.

8 Thursday
“Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy.” 7:30 p.m. Assembly Hall Star Theatre. An international cast of graceful aerialists, spine bending contortionists, vine swinging characters, strong men and balancers bring this jungle dream to life. Admission charge.

“A Chorus Line.” Henson Keys, director; James Zager, musical staging; and Angela Fleddermann Miller, choreographer. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Contains adult themes. Admission charge.

9 Friday
“A Chorus Line.” Henson Keys, director; James Zager, musical staging; and Angela Fleddermann Miller, choreographer. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Contains adult themes. Admission charge.

10 Saturday
“A Chorus Line.” Henson Keys, director; James Zager, musical staging; and Angela Fleddermann Miller, choreographer. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Contains adult themes. Admission charge.

11 Sunday
“A Chorus Line.” Henson Keys, director; James Zager, musical staging; and Angela Fleddermann Miller, choreographer. 3 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Contains adult themes. Admission charge.

music
1 Thursday
Thursdays at Twelve Twenty Concert. Graduate Saxophone Quartet. 12:20 p.m. Beckman Institute atrium. School of Music.

Graduate Recital. Sonia Lee, harpsichord. 12:30 p.m.
Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

Faculty Recital. Esther Lamneck, clarinet. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Works by Zach Browning, John Melby and Robert Rowe. Admission charge. School of Music.

2 Friday
Jazz Forum. Concert Jazz Band, with special guest Ellen Winters, vocalist. Noon. 25 Smith Hall.

Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Eun-Jung Auh, soprano. 5 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Alfred Brendel, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Brendel presents sonatas by Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart, as well as “Impromptus,” by Schubert. Admission charge.

3 Saturday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Julia Jamieson, harp. 5:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

Senior Recital. Jenna Lake, saxophone. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. Steven Larsen, music director and conductor, and Buddy Wachter, banjo. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

Global Transfer Afterglow: Fula Flute Ensemble. 10 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. The haunting Fulani flute, or tambin, of the Fouta Djalon highlands of Guinea gives this African music ensemble its name. Founded in New York in 1999, the ensemble features Bailo Bah and Sylvain Leroux on tambin, Yacouba Sissoko on kora, Famoro Dioubate on balafon, and Malian singer Abdoulaye Diabate who appeared in Krannert Center’s Wall to Wall Guitar Festival.

4 Sunday
UI Philharmonia. Louis Bergonzi, conductor, and Ani Aznavoorian, cello. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Works by Tchaikovsky are featured in this program. Admission charge.

Undergraduate Recital. Lara Driscoll, jazz piano. 3 p.m. 25 Smith Hall.
Master of Music Recital. Chen-Yu Huang, harp. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Brass Chamber Music Recital. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Ozgul Gok Pekcan, violin. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

5 Monday
NEXT Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

6 Tuesday
The Vivaldi Project. Joel Smirnoff, conductor, and Joan Kwuon, violin. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Get to know Vivaldi through conversation, demonstration and performance. Admission charge.

7 Wednesday
Faculty Recital. Sherban Lupu, violin. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

Guest Artist Recital. Amy Dissanayake, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Guest Artist Master Class. Thomas Robertello, flute. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

8 Thursday
Guest Artist Master Class. Amy Dissanayake, piano. 9 a.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

9 Friday
Jazz Forum. Bill Carruthers, jazz piano. Noon. 25 Smith Hall.

Guest Artist Master Class. Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff, duo-piano. 3 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Master of Music Recital. Jonathan Wegge, jazz double bass. 7:30 p.m. 25 Smith Hall.

Guest Artist Recital. David Korevaar, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

10 Saturday
Graduate Recital. Shawn McNamara, trombone. 5 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

Sinfonia da Camera. Ian Hobson, music director and conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. With the UI Chamber Singers; Oratorio Society, Fred Stoltzfus, guest conductor. An evening of music for chorus and orchestra including the Poulenc “Gloria” and Fauré “Requiem,” Op. 48. Admission charge.

Undergraduate Recital. Rhiannon Jerch, flute. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

11 Sunday
Master of Music Recital. Laura Carner, oboe. 2 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Guest Artist Master Class. David Korevaar, piano. 2 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

Jupiter String Quartet. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Mozart, Britten and Beethoven make up the program for this award-winning string quartet. Admission charge.

Doctor of Musical Arts Project Recital in Vocal Coaching and Accompanying. Teresa Crane, piano. 3 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

Junior Recital. Phillip Bloomer, tuba. 5 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

Senior Recital. Chris Van Rybroek, saxophone. 5:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

Guest Artist Recital. Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff, duo-piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

12 Monday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Joonhee Kim, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Music of the Russian Federation. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium. Yulia Kovyrshina, Evgenia Ratzen, Nadezhda Utkina and Sayan Chambal.

13 Tuesday
Voice Division Recital. 11 a.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

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.

UI New Music Ensemble. Eduardo Diazmunoz, artistic director, and Desiree Hassler, soprano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Featuring works by Erik Lund, Zack Browning, Phillipp Blume, Reynold Tharp and Eduardo Diazmunoz. Admission charge.

Senior Recital. Kristen Richards, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

14 Wednesday
Doctor of Musical Arts Project Recital. Istvan Szabo, viola. 5 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

National Philharmonic of Russia. Vladimir Spivakov, artistic director and principal conductor. With Olga Kern, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Music of Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff. Admission charge.

Master of Music Recital. Josephine Chang, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

15 Thursday
Thursdays at Twelve Twenty Concert. Tito Carrillo Jazz Combo. 12:20 p.m. Beckman Institute atrium. School of Music.

UI Symphony Orchestra. Donald Schleicher, director, and Ian Hobson, guest conductor. With Jinah Lee, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

16 Friday
Jazz Forum. UI Stephens Combo and UI Jazz Trombone Ensemble. Noon. 25 Smith Hall.

Junior Recital. Lindsay Gomes, oboe. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

17 Saturday
Senior Music Education Recital. Ivy Thomas, cello. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

dance
8 Thursday
Studiodance I. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Showcasing the choreography of Master of Fine Arts candidates Janet Charleston, Paige Cunningham, Justin Jacobs and Renata Sheppard. Admission charge.

9 Friday
Studiodance I. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Showcasing the choreography of Master of Fine Arts candidates Janet Charleston, Paige Cunningham, Justin Jacobs and Renata Sheppard. Admission charge.

10 Saturday
Studiodance I. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Showcasing the choreography of Master of Fine Arts candidates Janet Charleston, Paige Cunningham, Justin Jacobs and Renata Sheppard. Admission charge.

“Cloudless.” Susan Marshall and Company. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. An evening-length collection of 18 solos, duets and small group pieces which revisit many of the concerns and structures that framed Marshall’s early work. Admission charge.

sports
(to confirm times, go to www.fightingillini.com)
7 Wednesday
Women’s Tennis. UI vs. Illinois State University. 5 p.m. Atkins Tennis Center. Admission charge.

11 Sunday
Men’s Tennis. UI vs. University of Wisconsin. Noon. Atkins Tennis Center. Admission charge.

et cetera
2 Friday
Conference/reception. Asian American Studies 10th Anniversary. Keynote speaker: K.W. Lee, journalist. 1 p.m. Spurlock Museum auditorium. For more information, visit www.aasp.uiuc.edu/10thAnniversaryWeb/index.html. Asian American Studies.

Forum. “Confronting the New Eurasia II: Multiregional Perspectives.” Stephen Hanson, University of Washington; Gardner Bovington, Indiana University; Mahir Saul, UI. 1:30-3:30 p.m. 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center.

3 Saturday
Family Resiliency Resource Center Family Fun Day. 8 a.m. Christopher Hall, 904 W. Nevada St., Urbana. Family Resiliency Resource Center Staff.

“Heirlooms, Artifacts and Family Treasures: A Preservation Emporium.” 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Spurlock Museum. Keynote Address 1 p.m.: “The History Underground: Preservation and Archaeology.” Robert Mazrim, UI. Spurlock Museum.

7 Wednesday
“Around the World Wednesdays.” 9:30 a.m. Spurlock Museum. Wednesdays, through March 14, the Learning Center opens its doors for children and their parents to create and learn together. For more info, visit www.spurlock.uiuc.edu. Spurlock Museum.

Roundtable discussion. “Why History Matters.” Anthony Grafton, Princeton University. 5 p.m. Plym auditorium, Temple Buell Hall. Architecture.

9 Friday
Engineering Open House 2007. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Engineering Campus. For more information, visit http://eoh.ec.uiuc.edu/index2.php. College of Engineering.

Midwest Asian American Students Union Spring Conference: “Embrace, Empower, Envision.” Visit http://sc.maasu.org/registration.html for information on times, location and registration. Midwest Asian American Students Union.

10 Saturday
Engineering Open House 2007. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Engineering Campus. For more information, visit http://eoh.ec.uiuc.edu/index2.php. College of Engineering.

Nature ABCs & 123s. “C is for Chipmunk.” 9-9:30, ages 1 1/2-3; 10-11 a.m., ages 4-5. Education Center, Allerton Park. To register, call 244-1035 or visit allerton.uiuc.edu. Admission charge. Allerton Park.

“Nature Nuts: Birds in Flight.” 1-2:30 p.m. Allerton Park Visitor Center. Ages 6-8. Education Center, Allerton Park. To register, call 244-1035 or visit allerton.uiuc.edu. Admission charge. Allerton Park.

Spanish Time at Public Libraries. 2 p.m. Children’s Department, The Urbana Free Library, 210 West Green St., Urbana. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

11 Sunday
24th Annual International Dinner. 6-8 p.m. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. International performances including dancing and singing. Tickets and more info available at University YMCA. Cosmopolitan Club, International Student Affairs and University YMCA.

14 Wednesday
Nature ABCs & 123s. “C is for Chipmunk.” 9-9:30, ages 1 1/2-3; 10-11 a.m., ages 4-5. Education Center, Allerton Park. To register, call 244-1035 or visit allerton.uiuc.edu. Admission charge. Allerton Park.

“Around the World Wednesdays.” 9:30 a.m. Spurlock Museum. Wednesdays, through March 14, the Learning Center opens its doors for children and their parents to create and learn together. For more info, visit www.spurlock.uiuc.edu. Spurlock Museum.

17 Saturday
Spanish Time at Public Libraries. 1 p.m. Douglass Meeting Room, Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., Champaign. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

exhibits
“Studying the History of Art and Visual Cultures”
Main hallway, Library.
“Miss and Mister Manners: Mid-Century Etiquette and Hygiene”
Marshall Gallery, Library.
Through March 31.

“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.

“Through Children’s Eyes”
Children’s Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign.
Through March 16.

“Journeys” by Umeeta Sadarangani.
Through March 16.
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana. 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday.

“Symagery”
On view March 14.
IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. 8:30 a.m.-
5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

“Branded and On Display”
Through April 1.
“Commerce and Consumption: Works From the Permanent Collection”
Through July 29.
“A History of New”
On view Feb. 8.
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.

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

This calendar is excerpted from the March 1 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.