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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Sept. 20 through Oct. 7

Released 9/13/2007

lectures

21 Friday
“Trafficking in the Balkans: Screening Imaginary and Real Trauma.” Yana Hashamova, Ohio State University. Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Cinema Studies; Slavic Languages and Literatures; Comparative and World Literature; Women in a Global Society; Gender and Women’s Studies; and Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

 “What Higher Education Can Do in a Conflict-torn Region.” Louis Sell, author. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

Bruno and Wanda Nettl Lecture in Ethnomusicology.
Deborah Wong, guest lecturer. 4:30 p.m. 25 Smith Hall. School of Music.

25
Tuesday
“Solar Decathlon House.” Ty Newell and Michael McCulley, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Know Your University.

“Researching the Earth: Living it, Loving it, and Sharing it.”
Susan W. Kieffer, UI. 7:30 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. Center for Advanced Study.

26
Wednesday
“Using the Future to Create the Present.” Betty Sue Flowers, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Noon. 126 LIS Building, 501 E. Daniel St., Champaign. For more information, visit http://www.lis.uiuc.edu. Windsor Lecture/Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

27
Thursday
“Rwandan Refugee Crisis.” Tom Casadevall, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver. 7:30 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. MillerComm.

28
Friday
“The Alien in Judeo-Christian Understandings and Practice.” William Urbrock, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

29
Saturday
“The Liquid Crystalline State of Matter: From the Laboratory to the Shopping Mall.” Paul Goldbart, UI. 10:15-11:30 a.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Saturday Physics Honors Program.

2
Tuesday
“Millenial Students.” Renee Romano, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Know Your University.

3
Wednesday
“Recent Works in Interactive Movement-Based Performance.” John Toenjes, UI. 7 p.m. Humanities Lecture Hall, IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

5
Friday
“From Superpower to Besieged Global Power: Restoring Global Order After the Bush Doctrine’s Failure.” Ed Kolodziej, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

colloquia

20 Thursday
“Deforestation and Environmental Changes in the Amazon Basin.” Emilio Moran, Indiana University. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Fundamental Limits on the Suppression of Randomness in Biology.” Johan Paulsson, Harvard University Medical School. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory of Physics. Department of Physics.

“Poxvirus Control of Apoptosis: Near Death Experiences.”
Michele Barry, University of Alberta, Canada. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Microbiology.

“Cruciform Pi-Systems: Two-Dimensionally Conjugated Fluorophores.”
Aaron Finke, UI. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.

“Keeping Culture in Mind: Therapeutic Integration in a First Nation Treatment Center.”
Joseph P. Gone, University of Michigan. 5 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. American Indian Studies.

21
Friday
“Estrogen Receptors Alpha and Beta: Mechanisms and Actions and Importance in Environmental Toxicology.” Benita Katzenellenbogen, UI. Noon. 2271C VMBSB. Veterinary Medicine.

“Image-aided DEM Modeling for Railroad Ballast.”
Hai Huang, UI. Noon. Grainger Engineering Library Commons Room. William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar.

“Nano-to-Micro: Spanning the Levels of Biological Organization Using Zebra Finch Vocal Communication Circuits as a Model.”
David Clayton, UI. Noon.
1005 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar.

“Experiments on Transport and Disorder in the Bose-Hubbard Model.”
Brian DeMarco, UI. 1 p.m. 151 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Local First...But What Next?”
David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology, Global Studies and Geography.

“Highways, Roadblocks and Empires.”
Robert Hayden, University of Pittsburgh. 4 p.m. 126 Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

“X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy: A Unique Tool for Determining in situ Adsorbate Binding Site/Coverage and Particle Morphologies of Supported Pt Electrodes.”
David Ramaker, George Washington University. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Analytical Chemistry.

24
Monday
“Classroom Under the Acacia Tree: Learning From Africa’s Animals.” Jeanne Grade, Ghent University. Noon. 80 Small Animal Clinic. Translational Biomedical Research Seminar Series/College of Veterinary Medicine.

“Endeavors in Total Synthesis I. A Menu of Highlights.”
K.C. Nicolaou, Scripps Research Institute. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.

“Other People’s Words.”
Jordan Stump, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 4 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Department of French.

“Measurement of CP Asymmetry in Semileptonic B Decays at CDF.”
Chris Marino, UI. 4 p.m. 144 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Design Matters.”
Dan Heath, business educator, consultant, and co-author. 5:30 p.m. Art + Design and Krannert Art Museum.

“Affect and Cognition.”
8 p.m. IPRH Building, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

25
Tuesday
“Picturing Identity: Indian Art After Independence.” Pradeep Dhillon, UI. Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. 

“The Revolutionary Implications of Russian Alcohol Prohibition, 1914-1925: New Insights From the Archives.”
Mark Schrad, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center.

“Corps of Discovery.”
Mike Jeffords, UI. 3:30 p.m. I-Building, Room 1005 (Conference Room) 1816 S. Oak St. Champaign. Illinois Natural History Survey.

“Cortical Plasticity as a Mechanism for Recovery From Stroke.”
Jeffrey Kleim, University of Florida College of Medicine. 4 p.m. 1005 Beckman Institute. Neuroscience Program.

“A Supernova Origin in the Radionuclides in Meterorites: The Sun Grew Up in a Rough Neighborhood.”
Steve Desch, Arizona State University. 4 p.m. 134 Astronomy. Astronomy.

26
Wednesday
“Notes on Vampire Stories and Globality in the Central Highlands of Ethiopia.” Tesfaye Wolde-Medhin, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. African Studies.

Brownbag.
Glenn Roisman, UI.  Noon. 210A Education Building. Child Development/Counseling Divisions.

“Direct Estimation of Quantum Dynamical Processes.”
Masoud Mohseni, Harvard University. Noon. 280 Materials Research Lab. Physics.

“Community Interventions in High-Risk Children and Adults in Mexico.”
Francisco Javier Posadas Robledo, Office of the Minister of Health, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. 4 p.m. ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center, Monsanto Room. International Forum on the Diabetes Epidemic.

“An Artist’s View of the Rise of ‘Creative Work.’ ”
Kevin Hamilton, UI. 4 p.m. 2405 Siebel Center. Engineering and Technology Studies.

“Endeavors in Total Synthesis II. The Last 12 Months.”
K.C. Nicolaou, Scripps Research Institute. 8 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.

27
Thursday
“Lost Bullets: Fetishes of Urban Violence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” Ben Penglase, Loyola University. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Structure and Transcriptional Activity of the E. coli Chromosome.”
Arkady Khodursky, University of Minnesota. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Microbiology.

“What Banged at the Big Bang? Resolving the Cosmic Singularity.”
Neil Turok, University of Cambridge. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory. Physics.

Gallery Conversation. “Berni Searle: The Body in Place.”
Leora Maltz, Harvard University. 5:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

“Reading Chemical ‘Fine Print’: The Key to Exploiting Nature’s Isotopic Complexity.”
Alan G. Marshall, Florida State University. 8 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. G.F. Smith Memorial Lecture/Analytical Chemistry.

28
Friday
Interdisciplinary Environmental Tox Seminar. Thomas Zoeller, University of Massachusetts. Noon. 2271C Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building. Veterinary Medicine.

“Energetic Cooperativity and Conformational Flexibility in Protein-Protein Interactions.”
Eric J. Sundberg, Boston Biomedical Research Center, Watertown, Mass. Noon. B102 CLSL Auditorium. Biochemistry.

“Dynamics of Globalization and Its Impact on Society in the 21st Century.”
Berch Berberoglu, University of Nevada, Reno. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology, Global Studies and Geography

“Petroleomics: Chemistry of the Underworld.”
Alan G. Marshall, Florida State University. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. G.F. Smith Memorial Seminar/Analytical Chemistry.

1
Monday
Art + Design Visitors Series. “Art Practice as Research: Research as Art Practice.” Graeme Sullivan, Columbia University. 5:30 p.m. Art + Design and Krannert Art Museum.

2
Tuesday
“The Dumbledore Hypothesis of Cognitive Aging” Liz Stine-Morrow, UI. Noon. 210A Education Building. Cognitive Science of Teaching and Learning/Education.

“A New U.S. Nuclear Posture.”
Jeremiah Sullivan, UI. 3:30 p.m. 356 Armory Building. Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security.

“The Nation and the Left.”
Halil Berktay, Sabanci University, Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi and Emanuel Rota, UI. Chair: Matti Bunzl, UI. 4 p.m. IPRH Lecture Hall,  805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center.

“Regulation of the Blood Brain Barrier During Ischemic Stroke Implications for the Use of Thrombolytic Therapy.”
Daniel Lawrence, University of Michigan Health System. 4 p.m. 1005 Beckman Institute. Neuroscience Program.

“A Molecular Chemistry of Renewable Energy.”
4 p.m. 112 Chem Annex. Daniel G. Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Inorganic Chemistry.

3
Wednesday
“South Africa, British, Literature, Poco Theory and Feminism.” Melissa Free, UI. Noon. 911 S. Sixth St., Champaign. Gender and Women’s Studies Program.

Brownbag.
Sarah Lubienski, UI. Noon. 210A Education Building. Child Development/Counseling Divisions.

“Integrating SNP and Microarray Data to Understand Complex Traits.”
Daniel Pomp, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 4 p.m. 103 Mumford Hall. Nutritional Sciences.

4
Thursday
“Preparing to Plan: Collaborative Planning in Monteverde, Costa Rica.” Stacy Harwood, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“The AdS/CFT Correspondence and Novel Effects in QCD.”
Stanley Brodsky, Stanford University. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory. Physics.

“Thoughts on the Fabrication and Escalation of a New Nationalism and Vigilantism in Turkey.”
Halil Berktay, Sabanci University, Istanbul. 4 p.m. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

“Chemical Vocabulary of a Microbial Conversation.”
Roberto Kolter, Harvard Medical School. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Microbiology.

“DeBUGging the Nature (or How Magnetotactic Bacteria Help Solving Problems in Nano-science and Physics).”
Ruslan Prozorov, Iowa State University.
4 p.m. 112 Chem Annex. Materials Chemistry.

Gallery Conversation.
“Vedic Geometry and Tactile Mathematics.” Robert G. LaFrance, associate curator of pre-modern art. 5:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

Gallery Conversation.
Stewart Dickson, UI. 7 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

5
Friday
“Audio-Visual Biometrics: Person, Gender, Age, and Emotion Recognition.” Tom Huang, UI. Noon. 1005 Beckman Institute Room. Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar.

“Environmental Responsibility and Safety Protocols for Field Investigation of a New Railroad Line.”
William Garfield, Bechtel SAIC Company. Noon. Grainger Engineering Library Commons Room. William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar.

“Coexistence of Superconductivity and Ferromagnetism: Old Problem, New Data.”
Ruslan Prozorov, Iowa State University. 1 p.m. 151 Loomis Lab. Physics.

theater

20 Thursday
“Gypsy.” 7:30 p.m. Assembly Hall Star Theater. The glitzy showbiz rise of two daughters, fueled by an overbearing, ambitious stage mother.  Admission charge.

4 Thursday
“Approaching Africa: I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda.” Peter Davis, director. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. In contemporary London, Juliette, a Rwandan refugee, looks to the worn-down poet Simon for help in telling the painful story of her family’s destruction in her homeland. Contains adult themes. Admission charge.

5
Friday
“Approaching Africa: The Syringa Tree.” 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Pamela Glen tells her own story of growing up white in apartheid-era South Africa. Admission charge.

6
Saturday
“Approaching Africa: In the Continumum.” 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. The story of two women, both with AIDS, who are struggling with the men in their lives, the health-care system and their own sense of identity. Admission charge.

“Bunraku: National Puppet Theater of Japan.”

7:30 p.m. Krannert Center. A rare glimpse of one of the most important forms of Japanese classical theater, this performance involves large, intricately carved puppets moving to the sounds of chanting and the music of the shamisen. Krannert Center.

7
Sunday
“Approaching Africa: I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda.” Peter Davis, director. 3 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. In contemporary London, Juliette, a Rwandan refugee, looks to the worn-down poet Simon for help in telling the painful story of her family’s destruction in her homeland. Contains adult themes. Admission charge.

music

20 Thursday
Pacifica Quartet. Paul Katz, cello. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The UI’s quartet-in-residence has invited Katz to join them for Schubert’s Quintet in C major, D956. Admission charge. Prelude: 6:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater Foyer.

21
Friday
Ben Smith MusiVerse Project. 5-7 p.m. Stage 5, Krannert Center. Multiperson online gaming technology creates a new universe of music performance and artwork.

UI Symphony Orchestra.
Donald Schleicher, director. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Works by Wagner and Prokofiev. Admission charge. School of Music.

Pygmalion Festival: Andrew Bird.
With opening act Dianaogah. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Violinist and vocalist Bird mixes his classical training with a blend of guitar, glockenspiel and whistling to serve up a layered, one-man pop orchestra. Admission charge.

Afterglow.
Denison Witmer and Marla Hansen. 10 p.m. Stage 5, Krannert Center.

22
Saturday
Junior Recital. Travis Knapp, percussion. 3 p.m. 25 Smith Hall.

Doctor of Musical Arts Recital in Vocal Coaching and Accompanying.
Casey Robards, piano; and Robert Stafford, bass-baritone. 5 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Cyro Baptista’s Beat the Donkey.
7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. The group’s name comes from the Brazilian expression “pau na mula” meaning “let’s go…let’s do it!” Admission charge.

Afterglow.
Screaming Salsa. 10 p.m. Stage 5, Krannert Center.

29
Saturday
Foellinger Centennial Celebration. 7 p.m. Foellinger Auditorium. Free concert featuring The Other Guys and the UI Symphony Orchestra.

30
Sunday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Gabriel Sean Darby, percussion. 1 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

2
Tuesday
Cherryholmes. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. This family band was named Entertainer of the Year at the 2005 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. Admission charge.

4
Thursday
Sinfonia da Camera. “Fiestas and Fandangos.” Ian Hobson, music director and conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. With James Carter, saxophone. Admission charge.

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals.
7:30 p.m. Foellinger Auditorium. Admission charge. StarCourse.

5
Friday
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band I. James Keene and Kenneth Steinsultz, conductors. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

6
Saturday
UI Varsity Men’s Glee Club. Barrington Coleman, director. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

Global Transfer Afterglow: Brian Tairaku Ritchie Shakuhachi Club Milwaukee.
10 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. This group’s repertoire includes jazz, rock, blues and Japanese and American folk melodies, interwoven with rich improvisation.

7
Sunday
Symphonic Band II and Concert Band I. Peter Griffin, conductor. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.


dance

25 Tuesday
Tango Buenos Aires. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. An authentic performance of the dance that grew from the streets to the salons of Buenos Aires and beyond. Admission charge.

films

28 Friday
Tournées French Film Festival. Boardman’s Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., Champaign. The Tournees Festival is an annual grant program designed to support the screening of contemporary French cinema on American university and college campuses. For movie titles and times, visit: http://www.boardmansarttheatre.com/index.cfm. Continues through Oct. 5. French American Cultural Exchange (FACE), Department of French and France@Illinois.

4 Thursday
“Truly Madly Deeply.” 5:30 p.m. 62 Krannert Art Museum. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

5
Friday
“The Hollywood Librarian.” 7:30 p.m. 126 LIS Building, 501 E. Daniel St., Champaign. For background on the film, visit http://www.hollywoodlibrarian.com/index.html. Admission charge. Library and Information Science.

sports

29 Saturday
Football. Foundation Day. UI vs. Pennsylvania State University. Time: TBA. Memorial Stadium. Admission charge.

5 Friday
Volleyball. UI vs. Indiana University. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

Soccer.
UI vs. University of Minnesota. 7 p.m. Illinois Soccer Stadium. Admission charge.

6
Saturday
Football. Dad’s Day/Salute to Agriculture. UI vs. University of Wisconsin. Time: TBA. Memorial Stadium. Admission charge.

7 Sunday
Soccer. UI vs. University of Iowa. 1 p.m. Illinois Soccer Stadium. Admission charge.

et cetera

20 Thursday
Speak Theater Arts: “The Asian American Experience.” 2:30 p.m. Asian American Cultural Center. Informal discussion about the experiences of Asian Americans from throughout the country. Krannert Center.

Book Discussion. Arley McNeney, UI Women’s Wheelchair Basketball. 4:30 p.m. Author’s Corner, 2nd Floor, Illini Union Bookstore. Illini Union Bookstore.

21
Friday
“Building the Balkans Anew: From Metaphor to Market.” Keynote Address: Robert Hayden, University of Pittsburgh. 4 p.m. 126 Graduate School of Library and Information Science. See http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/events/directions.html. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center; Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security; European Union Center.

Fundraiser: “Oskee Bow Wow.”
6-8 p.m. Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The celebration includes behind-the-scenes tours, food, music and a brief program honoring the leaders of the CARE PetLoss Helpline throughout its 10-year history. For more information and to register, visit http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/CARE/. Office of Advancement.

22
Saturday
Big Tree Workshop. 8:15 a.m. Allerton Park Music Barn. Call 244-1035 for more information. Participants will be certified as citizen Big Tree Inspectors and will be trained to help verify the influx of new Big Tree nominations in addition to remeasuring and recertifying champion trees. Allerton Park.

“Building the Balkans Anew: From Metaphor to Market.”
Closing Address: Louis Sell, American University in Kosovo Foundation. See  http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/events/directions.html. 9 a.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center; Arms Control,Disarmament, and International Security; European Union Center.

Canoe/Kayak Day Trip.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $20 for Campus Rec members and $30 for nonmembers. Register at the Outdoor Center; call 333-9780. Campus Recreation.

24
Monday
International Forum on the Diabetes Epidemic: “Cultural, Educational and Medical Perspectives on Building Synergies for Mexican and U.S. Populations.” For registration and program details, see http://www.ifde.uiuc.edu/. Continues through Sept. 26. College of Medicine, College of ACES, Human and Community Development and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives.

25
Tuesday
ICES Online: “Introduction to Web-Based Student Ratings of Instruction at UIUC.” 1:30 p.m. 428 Armory Building. To register, visit https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/Secure?id=7243189. Center for Teaching Excellence.

Workshop. The Teaching Philosophy Statement.
5-6:30 p.m. 428 Armory Building. To register, visit https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/OrganizationSecure?id=5564759. Center for Teaching Excellence.

“Far Apart but Close at Heart – Long Distance Relationships.”
7 p.m. 403 Illini Union. Counseling Center Paraprofessionals.

26
Wednesday
Lunch and Learn Series. Noon. Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. A weekly lunch series to discuss topics relative to the African American community on a local, national or international level. African American Cultural Center.

Lunch With Independent Film Maker Jay Rosenstein.
Noon. Auditorium in Old Architecture Building. FAA Career Services Office.

Inline Skate Clinic.
5:30-7 p.m. Cost is $10 for Campus Rec members and $20 for nonmembers. Register at the Outdoor Center, 333-9780. Campus Recreation.

International Careers Workshop I: UI Resources for International Careers.
6:30-8:30 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. For more information and to register, visit http://www.ciber.uiuc.edu/ICareers/Sep2007.asp. Latin American and Caribbean Studies, African Studies, East Asian and Pacific Studies, and Global Studies.

27
Thursday
“Academy on Capitalism and Limited Government Inaugural Conference.” Keynote speakers: Steven Forbes and Robert Novak. 1 p.m. Rooms A & B, Illini Union. UI Foundation.

ICES Dept Contact Training: “How to Order ICES Forms for Your Department.”
1:30 p.m. 428 Armory Building. To register, visit https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/Secure?id=9979231. Center for Teaching Excellence.

Carr Series Reading.
Natasha Trethewey, poet. 4:30 p.m. Author’s Corner, 2nd Floor, Illini Union Bookstore. Illini Union Bookstore and English.

28
Friday
Horseback Riding Clinic. 1-3 p.m. Cost is $20 for Campus Rec members and $30 for nonmembers. Register at the Outdoor Center, 333-9780. Campus Recreation.

Graduate Student Conference. “Thinking Affect: Memory, Language, and Cognition.”
3 p.m. 1215 Beckman Institute.For more information, visithttp://criticism.english.uiuc.edu/2007%20Fall%20Documents/ThinkingAffect.htm. Continues Saturday. Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

29
Saturday
Kids@Krannert. 10 a.m.-noon. Krannert Art Museum. For the entire family with demonstrations, hands-on art projects, dance, music and storytelling. Krannert Art Museum.

Family Bike/Camp Trip.
Time TBA. Cost is $25 per family. Register at the Outdoor Center, 333-9780. Continues Sept. 30. Campus Recreation.

1
Monday
Panel Discussion. “Paris Through the Global Lens.” 1 p.m. Humanities Lecture Hall, IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Panelists: Anustup Basu, Tamara Chaplin Matheson and Lawrence R. Schehr, UI; chair Andrea Goulet, UI. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

2
Tuesday
“Leadership: Go on and Take the Lead!” 7 p.m. 406 Illini Union. Counseling Center Paraprofessionals.

3
Wednesday
Lunch and Learn Series. Noon. Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. A weekly lunch series to discuss topics relative to the African American community on a local, national or international level. African American Cultural Center.

Panel Discussion: “Epilogue, The Last Word on the N Word.”
7 p.m. Tryon Festival Center,  Krannert Center. African American Studies Program.

4
Thursday
Annual PITA Colloquium. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Heritage Room, ACES Library. To register, visit https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/OrganizationSecure?id=1427911. Teaching Advancement Board and Center for Teaching Excellence.

Lecture and Book Signing. “Clouds of Witness: Religion, Ethics and Global Warming.”
Michael S. Northcott, School of Divinity, The University of Edinburgh. 4 p.m. Author’s corner, 2nd floor, Illini Union Bookstore. Program for the Study of Religion.

5
Friday
“The Genesis of Extinction.” Michael S. Northcott, School of Divinity, The University of Edinburgh. 4 p.m. Author’s corner, 2nd floor, Illini Union Bookstore. Program for the Study of Religion.

6
Saturday
“Bunraku Behind-the-Scenes.” 4 p.m. Spurlock Museum. This lecture and demonstration offers a rare glimpse of one of the most important forms of Japanese classical theater, a performance involving large, intricately carved puppets moving to the sounds of chanting and the music of the shamisen. Free admission, tickets required. Spurlock Museum and Japan House.

exhibits

“Celebrating Access to Government Information: 1907-2007”
Through Sept. 30.
“Illini Comeback Guests 2007: Celebrating Their Student Days at Illinois”
On view Oct. 1.
Main hallway, Library.
 “100 Years of Sociology at the University of Illinois”
Marshall Gallery, Library.
Through Sept. 30.

“Kut-Kut: Lost Art of Philippines” Mixed media by Fred DeAsis.
Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Through Nov. 7.

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
Through Sept. 30.
Berni Searle: “Approach”
Through Dec. 30.
“The Archaeological Heritage of Illinois”
Through June 1, 2008.
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 Tried To Tell You” Joel Ross, U of I.  
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Humanities Lecture Hall, IPRH, 805 West Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana.
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.
Through Oct. 12.

“Paper Now”
Through Oct. 13.
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 Sept. 20 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.