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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Aug. 16 to Sept. 9

Released 8/9/2007

lectures
5 Wednesday
“Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of the Religious Law of Islam.” Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Emory University. 4 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. Program for the Study of Religion; South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; and Millercomm.

colloquia
23 Thursday
“Mechanisms of Chromosomal Fragility and Rearrangements Triggered by Human Unstable Repeats.” Kirill Lobachev, Georgia Institute of Technology. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Microbiology.

24 Friday
“Assembly and Destruction of von Willebrand Factor, a Mobile Adhesive Protein.” J. Evan Sadler, Washington University, St. Louis. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences auditorium. Biochemistry.

27 Monday
“The Archaeal Cell Cycle.” Rolf Bernander, University of Uppsala, Sweden. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Microbiology.

“Lewis Base Activation of Lewis Acids. Catalytic, Enantioselective Addition of Glycolate Derived Silyl Ketene Acetals to Aldehydes.” Won-jin Chung, UI. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Laboratory. Organic Chemistry.

28 Tuesday
“Phone Confusion Analysis and Its Applications.” Sandeep Phatak, UI. 2 p.m. 2269 Beckman Institute. Artificial Intelligence/Beckman Institute.

“The Milky Way Galaxy: A Beginner’s Guide.” Robert Benjamin, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. 4 p.m. 134 Astronomy. Astronomy.

30 Thursday
“The Rise and Fall of Classic Maya Rulers.” Lisa Lucero, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Covalent Assembly of Molecular Ladders.” Christina Thompson and Erin Elliott, UI. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Laboratory. Organic Chemistry.

“Protein Transport Across Archaeal Cytoplasmic Membranes.” Mechthild Pohlschroder, University of Pennsylvania. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Microbiology.

31 Friday
“Advancing Neuropeptide Research by a Multi-faceted Mass Spectral Platform.” Lingjun Li, University of Wisconsin. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Analytical Chemistry.

5 Wednesday
“Engineering Career Services.” Sarah Zehr, UI. 5 p.m. 151 Everitt Laboratory. Electrical and Computer Engineering.

6 Thursday
“Archaeal Viruses.” Mark Young, Montana State University. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Microbiology.

7 Friday
“Looking Backward, Looking Forward: One Hundred Years of Sociology at the University of Illinois.” Jeffrey Alexander, Yale University, and Giovanni Arrighi, Johns Hopkins University. 1 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building. Sociology.

“How a Monostable Gene Circuit Controls Switching Between Two Cell-fates in HIV.” Leor Weinberger, Princeton University. 2 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

music
17 Friday
OUTSIDE: The Greencards. 7:30 p.m. Research Park Bowl, 1816 Oak St., Champaign. This acoustic trio mixes bluegrass, English folksongs and melancholy ballads. UI Research Park and Krannert Center.

25 Saturday
Junior Recital. Asami Hagiwara, piano. 5 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

26 Sunday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Yanghee Park, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

27 Monday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Waejane Chen, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

29 Wednesday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Jung-Hyun Kim, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

31 Friday
Allerton Music Barn Festival. Performers include Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, Allerton Festival Chamber Orchestra, Balinese Wayan Kulit Gamelan Musicians and Puppetry, and Big Grove Zydeco. For a complete schedule and ticket information, visit www.allertonmusicbarn.com. Continues through Monday. Admission charge. School of Music.

6 Thursday
Wall-to-Wall Guitar Festival: “World on a String.” Phil Kline, composer. 3:30 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. Installation artist Kline will be the first to actually play Krannert Center with the world premiere of “World on a String,” which turns Krannert’s vast lobby into a meta-instrument, one humongous guitar.

Back-to-School Concert! 8-11:30 p.m. The Link Gallery, between Krannert Art Museum and the School of Art + Design. Featuring Poster Children, Headlights and Oh Astro. Palette Café will be open until 9 p.m. for this event. Krannert Art Museum and the School of Art + Design.

8 Saturday
Sinfonia da Camera. Ian Hobson, music director and conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. An evening of symphonic works will feature Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543; Schubert’s Symphony No. 6 in C major, ‘Little C Major’; and Prokoviev’s Classical Symphony, Op. 25, Symphony No. 1. Admission charge.

et cetera
18 Saturday
Nature ABCs and 123s. “B is for Bee.” 9-9:30 a.m., ages 1 1/2-3; 10-11 a.m., ages 4-5. Education Center. Allerton Park. Stories, songs and hands-on exploration. For more info, visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Conference Center.

19 Sunday
Allerton Brunch. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Retreat Center, Allerton Park. Reservations required; call 333-3287 or 762-7011. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Conference Center.

Allerton Mansion Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Retreat Center, Allerton Park. For more info, visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Conference Center.

26 Sunday
“Dog Days of Summer.” Noon-6 p.m. Allerton Park. An afternoon of dog-related fun and information. For more info, call 244-1035 or visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Allerton Park and Animal Hospital of Monticello.

6 Thursday
“Global Infotech: Pathways to the Future With Global Partnerships.” 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. B02 Coordinate Science Lab. More info at http://www.csl.uiuc.edu/events/futurepath.asp. Coordinated Science Laboratory.

Gallery Conversation. Ryan Griffis and Deke Weaver, exhibiting artists. 5 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

A Taste of Art: “Installation Art.” Judi Ross, UI. 6 p.m. Auditorium, Krannert Art Museum. The Krannert Art Museum Council.

exhibits
“Celebrating Access to Government Information: 1907-2007”
Main hallway, Library.
Through Sept. 30.
“Miniature Artists’ Books”
Through Aug. 31.
“100 Years of Sociology at the University of Illinois”
Marshall Gallery, Library.
On view Sept. 1.

“Why Knot”
Campbell Gallery.
Through Aug. 26.
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.

School of Art and Design Faculty Art Exhibition
Berni Searle: “Approach”
“Illini Country? Native Americans in Illinois”
On view Aug. 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; $3 donation suggested.

I space, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

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

•This calendar is excerpted from the Aug. 16 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.