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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 4 through 21

Released 9/28/2007

lectures

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.

8 Monday
“Pirates and Romans: Roman Cities of the Rough Cilicia Coast.” Michael Hoff, University of Nebraska. 5:30 p.m. 302 Architecture. Archaeological Institute of America, Classics and Krannert Art Museum.

9
Tuesday
“China: Beyond the Great Wall.” Nancy Benson, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Know Your University.

“Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz.”
Jan Gross, UI and Princeton University. 7:30 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. Center for Advanced Study.

10
Wednesday
“Persistence of Peoplehood: Regenerating Indigeneity During the Forced Federalism Era.” Jeff Corntassel, University of Victoria, British Columbia. 4 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. American Indian Studies.

“Our Law: Aboriginal Knowledge, Technology and the Problem of the ‘Traditional’ in Contemporary Australia.”
Gabriel Solis, UI. 7 p.m. Humanities Lecture Hall, IPRH Building, 805 West Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

11
Thursday
“Understanding America’s Immigration “Crisis.’ ” Douglas Massey, Princeton University. 4 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. Center for Advanced Study.

"Health and Well-being Around the World: Evidence From the Gallup World Poll." Angus Deaton, Princeton University. 4:30 p.m. Temple Hoyne Buell Hall auditorium. Kinley Lecture/Economics.

“Lessons From Superconductivity.”
Steven Weinberg, University of Texas, Austin. 7:30 p.m. Ballroom, Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. MillerComm.

12
Friday
“The Responsibility to Protect Doctrine.” Evan Freund, Citizens for Solutions, Chicago. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

13
Saturday
“Fire or Ice? The Fate of the Universe.” Jon Thaler, UI. 10:15-11:30 a.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Saturday Physics Honors Program.

16
Tuesday
“The New Sanctuary Movement.” The Rev. Mike Mulberry, Community United Church of Christ. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Know Your University.

“The First Indian Lawyer and the Birth of Federal Indian Law.”
Frederick Hoxie, UI. 7:30 p.m. Ballroom, Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. Office of the Chancellor and Center for Advanced Study.

18
Thursday
“Jewish Studies and the American Jewish Community.” Gary Porton, UI. 6:30 p.m. Beth Emet The Free Synagogue. Jewish Culture and Society.

19
Friday
17th Annual Mortenson Distinguished Lecture. “The Enchanted Libraries of Chile: A Story of Transformation.” Clara Budnik, Foundation for Democracy and Development in Santiago, Chile. 11 a.m. 126 Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Mortenson Center for International Library Programs.

“Immigration and Human Security.”
Gale Summerfield, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum

colloquia

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. 126 Graduate and Information Science 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, UI. 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 Co. Noon. Grainger Engineering Library Commons Room. William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar.

“Commercialization of American Higher Educations: Implications and Prospects.”
Art Padilla, North Carolina State University. Noon. 242 Education. Educational Organization and Leadership.

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

8
Monday
“Clinical Applications of Veterinary Regenerative Medicine.” Corey Orava, Vet Stems. Noon. 80 Small Animal Clinic. Translational Biomedical Research Seminar Series/Veterinary Medicine.

 “Grounding Knowledge in the Brain’s Modal Systems.”
Lawrence W. Barsalou, Emory University. 4 p.m. 5602 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute.

“LDA-Mediated Fries-Snieckus (Frieckus) Rearrangement: A Strange Tale of Mixed Aggregation Effects and Autocatalysis.”
David Collum, Cornell University. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Laboratory. Abbott Lecture/Organic Chemistry.

9
Tuesday
“Does Positive Self-Regard Lead to a Better Academic Performance?” Young-Hoon Kim and Chi-Yue Chiu, UI. Noon. 210A Education Building. CSTL Division/Education.

“Hip-Hop, Migration and the Racialization of Class Identities in Post-Orange Revolution Ukraine.”
Adriana Helbig, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center.

“The United Nations and Iraq.”
Paul Diehl, UI. 3:30 p.m. 356 Armory. Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security.

“Stephen A. Forbes and the Establishment of the Illinois Natural History Survey.”
Bill Kemp, McLean County Museum of History. 3:30 p.m. I-Building, Room 1005 (conference room) 1816 S. Oak St. Champaign. Illinois Natural History Survey.

“An Integrative Perspective on Human Brain Evolution.”
Steven Leigh, UI. 4 p.m. 5602 Beckman Institute. Neuroscience Program.

“The Dynamics of Star–Forming Regions.”
Mark Heyer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 4 p.m. 134 Astronomy. Astronomy.

10
Wednesday
“Facilitating Teaching and Learning in the Global Campus.” Iris Stovall and Michael Lindeman, UI. Noon. 23 Illini Hall. Educational Technologies/CITES.

“Discovery and Expression Profiling of microRNAs by Deep Sequencing.”
Eugene Berezikov, Hubrecht Institute. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Building. Cell and Developmental Biology.

“Global Energy Trends: The Supply/Demand, the Technology and the Policy Dimensions.”
George Gross, UI. 3:30 p.m. 160 English Building. Global Studies and Engineering and Technology Studies.

“Playing Extreme Sports With Single Biological Molecules.”
Taekjip Ha, UI. 4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex. Physical Chemistry.

11
Thursday
“Queer Socialism: How the Political and Cultural Acceptance of Homosexuality Is “Re-educating” the Cuban Revolution.” Ryan Jones, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“BCS@50: Celebrating the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer Theory of Superconductivity.”
4 p.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory. Physics.

“Shape-Adaptive Chemical Architectures: Cooperative Mechanical Coupling Schemes for Assembly, Transport and Sensing.”
Dongwhan Lee, Indiana University. 4 p.m. 112 Chem Annex. Materials Chemistry.

“Biochemical Studies of Bacterial Peroxiredoxins: Potent Peroxide Reductases With Novel Activities and Mechanisms.”
Leslie Poole, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Microbiology.

12
Friday
“Forgiveness, (Non)violence and the Atonement: A Mennonite Perspective.” J. Denny Weaver, Bluffton College. Noon. 2090B Foreign Languages Building. Program for the Study of Religion.

“RNA Catalysis: From Folding Through Function in Living Cells.”
Martha Fedor, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Auditorium. Biochemistry.

“Revising ‘Authenticity’ in Staging Ancient Mediterranean Drama.”
Mary-Kay Gamel, University of California, Santa Cruz. 2 p.m. 4080 Foreign Languages Building. Classics.

“Reversible Photomechanical Switching of Individual Engineered Molecules at a Metal Surface.”
Matt Comstock, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
2 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Practicing Memory and Nostalgia.”
Olga Sezneva, University of Chicago. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology, Global Studies, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives and Geography.

15
Monday
“On Improving Gender Equity at the University.” Virginia Valian, Hunter College. Noon. Beckman Institute auditorium. Office of the Provost and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives.

“Exploring the Therapeutic Potential of Vessel-derived Stem Cells.”
Suzanne Berry, UI. Noon. 80 Small Animal Clinic. Translational Biomedical Research Seminar Series/Veterinary Medicine.

 “C-H Bond Functionalization in Organic Synthesis.”
Melanie S. Sanford, University of Michigan. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.

“Architecture-Aware Analysis of Concurrent Software.”
Rajeev Alur, University of Pennsylvania. 4 p.m. 1404 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

“High p_T Top Quarks at the LHC.”
Ben Lillie, University of Chicago. 4 p.m. 144 Loomis Laboratory. Physics.

“Shame, Fear and the Politics of Affect.”
8 p.m. IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

16
Tuesday
“Students’ and Science Teachers’ Conceptions of the Nature of Science: A National Study of Grade 10 in Turkey” Fouad Abd-El-Khalick, UI. Noon. 210A Education Building. CSTL division/Education.

“Sacred Jabal Amil: Genealogy, Time and Shiite Politics in Lebanon Since 1970.”
Roschanack Shaery-Eisenlohr, University of Chicago. Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

“The Security Risks of Climate Change.”
Jurgen Scheffran, UI. 3:30 p.m. 356 Armory Building. Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security.

“Gene Therapy Approaches for Parkinson’s Disease.”
Martha Bohn, Northwestern University. 4 p.m. 1005 Beckman Institute. Neuroscience Program.

“New Vistas in Astronomy Above 1 TeV (1.6 erg) per Particle.”
John Beacom, Ohio State University. 4 p.m. 134 Astronomy. Astronomy.

17
Wednesday
“Deuteron Compton Scattering.” Harold Griesshammer, George Washington University. 4 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Influence of Berry Compound Interaction on Biological Activity.”
Tristan F. Kraft, UI. 4 p.m. 103 Mumford Hall. Nutritional Sciences.

“Accessing Unusual Oxidation States of Late Transition Metals: New Organometallic Reactivity and Applications in Catalysis.” Melanie S. Sanford, University of Michigan. 8 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.

18
Thursday
“U.S.-Latin American Relations: Can the Damage be Repaired?” Michael Shifter, vice-president, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C. 8:30 a.m.
101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Mechanism and Versatility of Fe(II)/alpha-ketoglutarate Dependent Dioxygenases.”
Robert P. Hausinger, Michigan State University. Noon. 217 Noyes Laboratory. Chemical Biology.

“Studies of Campylobacter Infection Using a Natural Host Infection Model.”
Victor DiRita, University of Michigan Medical School. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

“Shape Instabilities in the Real World: Icicles, Dirt Roads and Dribbling Syrup.”
Stephen Morris, University of Toronto. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory. Physics.

19
Friday
“Protein Synthesis Using Tandemly Activated Transfer RNAs.” Sidney Hecht, University of Virginia. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Biochemistry.

“Automation of an Archaic Railroad Crossing: Brighton Park Project in Chicago.”
Chuck Allen, Norfolk Southern. Noon. Grainger Engineering Library Commons Room. William W. Hay Railroad Engineering Seminar.

“Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1: A Newly Recognized Mediator of Estrogen Action in the Uterine Endometrium.”
Robert Koos, University of Maryland. Noon. 2271C VMBSB. Interdisciplinary Environmental Tox Seminar/Veterinary Medicine.

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

“How Liberty Leads to Equality.”
James Sterba, University of Notre Dame. 3 p.m. 213 Gregory Hall. Philosophy.

theater

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. Contains adult themes. Admission charge.

8
Monday
“Annie.” 7:30 p.m. Assembly Hall Star Theater. A theatrical experience for the whole family. Admission charge.

10
Wednesday
“Approaching Africa: The Syringa Tree.” 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

11
Thursday
AandBC Theatre Company: “The Tempest.” 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece of transformation and forgiveness. Admission charge.

“Approaching Africa: In the Continumum.”
7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

12
Friday
“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. Contains adult themes. Admission charge.

13
Saturday
“Approaching Africa: The Syringa Tree.” 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

Curtain Call Discussion.
Lori Humphrey Newcomb, UI, moderator. After the evening performance. Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

14
Sunday
“Approaching Africa: In the Continumum.” 3 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

18
Thursday
“Metamorphoses.” Rene Moreno, guest director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Classical myths from Ovid cut to the heart of the human folly of greed, gluttony, vanity and recklessness, as well as the beauty of love and longing. Admission charge.

19
Friday
“Metamorphoses.” Rene Moreno, guest director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

20
Saturday
“Metamorphoses.” Rene Moreno, guest director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

21
Sunday
“Metamorphoses.” Rene Moreno, guest director. 3 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge. Dessert and Conversation: 2 p.m. Krannert Room, Krannert Center.

music

4 Thursday
Thursdays @ 12:20 Concert Series. The David Phy Jazz Standard. 12:15 p.m. Beckman Institute Atrium. Beckman Institute.

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.

8
Monday
Filarmonica della Scala. Riccardo Chailly, conductor. With Ben Heppner, tenor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Wagner’s “Die Wesendonk” leider and selections from “Die Walkure” are on the program. Admission charge.

9
Tuesday
Faculty Recital. Timothy McGovern, bassoon. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. A program of wind chamber music. Admission charge. School of Music.

12
Friday
UI Symphony Orchestra. Donald Schleicher, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43; and the Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98, are on the program. Admission charge. School of Music.

13
Saturday
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. “Breaking the Ice.” Steven Larsen, conductor, with Tim Fain, violin. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

14
Sunday
2006 Naumburg Winner: David Carpenter, viola. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Carpenter is a political science major at Princeton University. Admission charge.

Marching Illini in Concert.
Peter Griffin, conductor. 3 p.m. Assembly Hall. Classic Illini anthems and highlights from football half-time presentations. Admission charge.

18
Thursday
Thursdays @ 12:20 Concert Series. Graduate String Quartet. 12:15 p.m. Beckman Institute Atrium. Beckman Institute.

Murray Perahia, piano.
7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Perahia offers Bach’s Partita No. 4 in D major, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 “Pastoral,” 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118, by Brahms, and three Chopin selections. Admission charge.

19
Friday
Faculty Recital. William Moersch and Ricardo Flores, percussion. With Julie Jordan Gunn and Edward Rath, piano. Admission charge. School of Music.

20
Saturday
Faculty Recital. Timothy Ehlen, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Works by Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann. Admission charge. School of Music.

21
Sunday
UI Philharmonia. Louis Bergonzi, conductor. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

UI Chamber Singers.
Fred Stolzfus, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. This group comprises graduate and advanced undergraduate singers from the School of Music. Admission charge. School of Music.

Brass Chamber Music.
7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium. School of Music.

dance

9 Tuesday
Merce Cunningham Dance Company. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

films

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

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.

12
Friday
Soccer. UI vs. Northwestern University. 7 p.m. Illinois Soccer Stadium. Admission charge.

14
Sunday
Soccer. UI vs. University of Wisconsin. 1 p.m. Illinois Soccer Stadium. Admission charge.

18
Thursday
Volleyball. UI vs. Purdue University. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

19
Friday
Soccer. UI vs. Indiana University. 7 p.m. Illinois Soccer Stadium. Admission charge.

Volleyball.
UI vs. Pennsylvania State University. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

20
Saturday
Football. UI vs. University of Michigan. 7 p.m. Memorial Stadium. Admission charge.

21
Sunday
Volleyball. UI vs. Ohio State University. 2 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

et cetera

4 Thursday
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, second floor, Illini Union Bookstore. Program for the Study of Religion.

Healthy Living Through Qi-gong.
6:30-8:30 p.m. 310 Gym, Freer Hall, 906 Goodwin Ave., Urbana. Speakers/storytellers: Xiaohong Sun, Shanghai Institute of Physical Education and Weimo Zhu, UI. For more information, visit www.kch.uiuc.edu/qi-gong/default.htm. Kinesiology and Community Health.

5
Friday
“Discovering Innovative Breast Cancer Care Through Research Exploration.” 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The Forum at Carle, 611 W. Park St., Urbana. For more info, call 326-6224. Mills Breast Cancer Institute.

Discussion: “How Campus Works: An Encore Performance.”
Mary Ellen O’Shaughnessey. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 160 English Building. Register at www.uiuc.edu/goto/howcampusworks. Campus Communications Council.

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

6
Saturday
Family Kayak Clinic. 9-11 a.m. Register at the Outdoor Center, 333-8747. $25 per family. Campus Recreation.

Kayak Clinic.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Register at the Outdoor Center, 333-8747. $10/member; $20/nonmember. Campus Recreation.

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

8
Monday
“Schools Out! Gizmos and Gadgets.” 9 a.m.-noon, K-2nd grade; 1-4 p.m. grades 3-5. Allerton Education Center. For more info, visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Allerton Park.

Design Matters: “RAZR and Beyond.”
Jim Wicks, creator of the Motorola RAZR V3. 5:30 p.m. 62 Krannert Art Museum. Art and Design.

9
Tuesday
Lunch with gallery owners Carolyn Baxley and Jan Chandler. Noon. Auditorium, Architecture Building. FAA Career Services Office.

10
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.

Women in Chemistry Brown Bag Lunch Series.
Noon. 171 Roger Adams Lab. Women in Chemistry Programs.

11
Thursday
30th Annual Second Language Research Forum. 8:30 a.m. Illini Union. For more information and to register, go to http://www.slrf-2007.uiuc.edu/registration.html. Continues through Sunday. English as an International Language; French; Germanic Languages and Literatures; Linguistics; Spanish, Italian and Portuguese; School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics; Illinois Center for International Business Education and Research; Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education; and Curriculum and Instruction.

Panel Discussion: “Jews and Their Neighbors, Before, During and After WWII.”
4 p.m. Humanities Lecture Hall, IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

A Taste of Art.
Scott Murray, UI. 6 p.m. Krannert Art Museum Auditorium. The Krannert Art Museum Council.

12
Friday
Piatt County Barn Tour. Featuring rural businesses, barns, pioneer cemeteries and historic sites, Allerton Park and the Monticello Railway Museum. Tickets and maps will be sold at the Piatt County Museum on the days of the tours from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Sunday. Allerton Park and Piatt County Museum.

Pogo Recording Studio Owner Mark Ruebel.
Noon. Location: TBA. FAA Career Services Office.

13
Saturday
Canoe/Kayak Day Trip. 10 a.m.-4 p/m. $20/members and $30/nonmember. Register at the Outdoor Center, 333-8747. Campus Recreation.

The Thirteenth Annual Colloquium of PIGSTII (Philologists in Germanic Studies at Illinois and Indiana).
1:30-5 p.m. 209 Illini Union. Germanic Languages and Literatures, Medieval Studies and English.

Spanish Time at the Public Library.
2 p.m. The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St, Urbana. Stories, songs and crafts for children. Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and The Urbana Free Library.

Music in Nature Concert: “Ghost Stories.”
Dan Keding, Kim Sheahan and Kim Petzing, storytellers. 7-9:30 p.m. Allerton Music Barn. For more info, visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Admission charge. Allerton Park.

14
Sunday
“Pumpkinpalooza.” 11 am-5 p.m. Allerton Park Diversified Farm. Games, activities, craft vendors, hayrack rides, scarecrow-building contest, food and pumpkins and gourds for sale. For more info, visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Allerton Park.

17 Wednesday
UI Library’s Annual Book Sale. 9 a.m. Marshall Gallery, Main Library. Continues Thursday. Library Office of Collections.

Nature ABCs & 123s. “P is for Pumpkin.” 10-11 a.m. Allerton Park Education Center. Ages 2-5. Stories, songs and hands-on exploration. For more info and to register, visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Allerton Park.

Presentation on the Illinois Global Campus Initiative.
Charles Evans, UI. Noon. 2271C Veterinary Medicine Basic Science Building. Veterinary Medicine.

PBS TV’s Roadtrip Nation: Meet This Season’s Crew and Cast.
Noon. Allen Hall, main lounge. FAA Career Services.

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.

Backpacking Clinic.
5:30-7 p.m. Register at the Outdoor Center, 333-8747. $5/members; $10/nonmembers. Campus Recreation.

A Call to Arts: Open Critiques. Organized and moderated by Jenny Southlynn. 7 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

19 Friday
Conference: “Global Gangsters: Crime and International Cinema.” Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Continues Saturday. Cinema Studies.

Hike/Camp: Mammoth Cave.
Register at the Outdoor Center, 333-8747. Continues through Sunday. $50/members; $70 nonmembers. Campus Recreation.

20
Saturday
Japan House Fall Open House. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. Takuji Okuno, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan will present “Japan Cool: Edo Culture Revealed.” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Japan House.

Nature ABCs & 123s. “P is for Pumpkin.”
10-11 a.m. Allerton Park Education Center. Ages 2-5. Stories, songs and hands-on exploration. For more info and to register, visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Allerton Park.

Garden and Sculpture Tours.
1-2:30 p.m. Allerton Park Visitor Center. Learn the history of the park and the man behind it. Admission charge. Allerton Park.

21
Sunday
Garden and Sculpture Tours. 1-2:30 p.m. Allerton Park Visitor Center. Learn the history of the park and the man behind it. Admission charge. Allerton Park.

exhibits

“Illini Comeback Guests 2007: Celebrating Their Student Days at Illinois”
Main hallway, Library.

“Fire Safety in Illinois: Learning From the Past, Preparing for the Future”
Marshall Gallery, Library.
Through Oct. 31.

“Release the Stars: Plato’s ‘Timaeus’ in the Renaissance”

Through Nov. 9.
Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

“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.

“Ancient Egypt: The Origins”
Through Feb. 24.
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.

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.
Through Oct. 12.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Humanities Lecture Hall, IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana.
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

“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 Oct. 4 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.