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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Jan. 17 through Feb. 10

1/10/2008

lectures

23 Wednesday
“Information Technology and the Dream of Democratic Renewal.” Langdon Winner, UI and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 4 p.m. Knight Auditorium. Science and Technology Studies and MillerComm.

25 Friday
“School Accountability and Performance in the Era of No Child Left Behind.” Lizanne DeStefano, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

29
Tuesday
“The Universal Language of Music.” Sinfonia da Camera. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Know Your University.

1
Friday
“Rethinking Diplomacy: A Nonviolent Approach to Relations With Iran.” Mark Johnson, Fellowship of Reconciliation. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

6
Wednesday
“Mr. Death’s Ephemeral Pageant: The Work of Audrey Niffenegger.” Audrey Niffenegger, author and storyteller. 4 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. MillerComm.

8
Friday
“WalMart: The General Motors of the Early 21st Century?” Joe Berry, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.


colloquia

17 Thursday
“Distinguished Scholar Presentation.” Christopher Lubienski, UI. Noon. 242 Education. Educational Research.

“Collaborative to Innovate: Testing a Method for Developing Adaptive Understanding of Statistics Concepts.” David Sears, Purdue University. Noon.
322 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Molecular Beacon: Gene Detection in Living Cells.”
Ting Shi, UI. Noon. 217 Noyes Lab. Chemical Biology.

“Other Planetary Systems: Observables and Physics.”
Geoffrey Marcy, University of California, Berkeley. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Genetic and Molecular Studies of Host-Microbe Interactions: Vibbrio cholerae and Campylobacter jejuni.”
Victor DiRita, University of Michigan. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

18 Friday
“Mutant Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases as Causative Agents in Major Neurological Disease.” Xiang-Lei Yang, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Biochemistry.

“Crystal Growth, Neutron Scattering and Spin Correlations: A Tale of Two Complex Oxides.”
Martin Greven, Stanford University. 1 p.m. 190 Engineering Sciences Building, 1101 W. Springfield, Urbana. Physics.

“Exploring the Mechanisms of Replication and Repair Proteins Through Single-molecule Analysis; Human Rad52 and Archaeal MCM.”
Eli Rothenberg, UI. 2 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“The Social Organization of Community Water Infrastructure Management in Palestine.”
Stephen Gasteyer, UI. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.

“Ingredients: Metal Nanowires and Viruses: A Recipe for a Universal Biosensor.”
Reginald M. Penner, University of California, Irvine.  4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Analytical Chemistry.

22
Tuesday
“A Tribalography: Exploring Anishinaabeg Conceptions of Identity in the 1910s.” Jill Doerfler, UI. Noon. American Indian Studies Conference Room,
1204 W. Nevada St. American Indian Studies.

“One Laptop Per Child: Technology and the Developing World.”
Langdon Winner, UI and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 4 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

“Electronic Voting: Danger and Opportunity.”
Edward W. Felten, Princeton University. 4 p.m. Beckman Institute auditorium. Information Trust Institute.

“Manipulating MOFs: Postsynthetic Modification of Microporous Materials.”
Seth M. Cohen, University of California, San Diego. 4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex. Inorganic Chemistry.

“Translation Quality Evaluation: An Empirical Test of a Functionalist Tool.”
Sonia Colina, University of Arizona. 4:30 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

23
Wednesday
“The Translation Center: A Comprehensive Vision.” Sonia Colina, University of Arizona. 3 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics.

“Dynamical Coupled Channel Approach to Omega-Meson Production.”
Mark Paris, Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, Va. 4 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Embedded Configuration Interaction Theory for Solids: Application to Strongly Correlated Adsorbates on Metal Surfaces.”
Patrick Huang, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex. Physical Chemistry.

24 Thursday
“Media, Power and Mobilization: The Zapatista Movement, 1994-2008.” Markus Schultz, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“The Soviet Gulag.”
David Satter, UI. 4 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

“From Here to Eternity: Global Warming in Geologic Time.”
David Archer, University of Chicago. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Interaction of Bacterial and Viral Pathogens With Host Cell G-Protein Signaling Networks.”
William Miller, University of Cincinnati. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

25
Friday
“When the Substrate Becomes the Catalyst: How Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases Create the Essential Precursors of Protein Synthesis.” Christopher Francklyn, University of Vermont. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Biochemistry.

“Straightening the Crooked E: Egalitarianism, Equity and Retribution After the Global Scandal at Enron.”
Clarence Lo, University of Missouri. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.

Musicology Colloquium. “A Habit of Self-Critique: On the History of a Tradition in Ethnomusicology.”
Bruno Nettl, UI. 3 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. School of Music.

28
Monday
“An Introduction to CABER.” Hans Blaschek, UI, and “Bioenergy Lifecycle and Sustainability.” Jürgen Scheffran, UI. 4 p.m. Monsanto Room, ACES Library. Advanced BioEnergy Research.

“An Ultimate Type System.”
Greg Morrisett, Harvard University. 4 p.m. 1404 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

29
Tuesday
“Azerbaijan: A Country in Political, Social, and Educational Transition.” Mohammad Babadoost, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

“A Constellation of Fires Around One Fire: Relation and Multiethnic Imagination From the Indian Territory Outwards.”
Tol Foster, UI. Noon. American Indian Studies Conference Room, 1204 W. Nevada St. American Indian Studies.

30
Wednesday
Sustainability Seminar Series. “Land Use Evolution Impact Assessment Model Lab (LEAM) and Green Design Projects.” Brian Deal, UI. Noon. Stephen J. Warner Conference Room, Waste Management and Research Center, 1 E. Hazelwood Drive, Champaign. Waste Management and Research Center.

“Software as Governance.”
Jay P. Kesan, UI. 4 p.m. 2405 Siebel Center. Global Studies, Engineering and Technology Studies at Illinois.

“Hadronic Interactions From Lattice QCD.”
Martin Savage, University of Washington. 4 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

31
Thursday
“Interpreting Conquest and Colonialism: Native Allies, Rights and Rhetoric.” Jovita Baber, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Probing Fractional Statistics in Quantum Hall Systems: Anyone There?”
Smitha Vishveshwara, UI. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Insecticidal Toxins of the Enterobacteriaceae.”
Carleen Collins, University of Washington, Seattle. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

1
Friday
“Computer-Aided Design of MEMS and NEMS: State-of-the-Art and Future Challenges.” Andreas Cangellaris, UI. Noon. 1005 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar.

“Early China Warfare and the Rise of Confucian-Legalist State.”
Dingxiin Zhao, University of Chicago. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.

4
Monday
“National? Comparative? Global? Literary Methodology Today.” 8 p.m. Levis Faculty Center. Matthew Hart, Adlai Murdoch, Eleonora Stoppino and Gary Xu, UI. Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

6
Wednesday
“Kristina Wong – Third Wave Feminism.” Cassidy C. Browning. Noon. 911 S. Sixth St. Gender and Women’s Studies Program.

“Examining Evidence for Exotic Mesons.”
Adam Szczepaniak, Indiana University. 4 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

7
Thursday
Distinguished Senior Scholar Presentation. Fazal Rizvi, UI. Noon. 242 Education. Bureau of Educational Research.

“ ‘Adventure Time’ in San Salvador: Care and Temporality in Millennial Crime Stories.”
Ellen Moodie, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Candida glabratta adhesins.”
Brendan Cormack, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

8
Friday
Sustainability Seminar Series. “Megadisasters: Science, Policy and Human Behavior.” Susan Kieffer, UI. Noon. Stephen J. Warner Conference Room, Waste Management and Research Center, 1 E. Hazelwood Drive, Champaign. Waste Management and Research Center.

“Hell Revisited: A Performative Response to Israeli and U.S. Aggression.”
Laila Fara, DePaul University. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.


theater

7 Thursday
“Shakespeare’s R&J.” Henson Keys, director. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Joe Calarco’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” as performed by students in a strict boarding school. Admission charge.

8 Friday
“Shakespeare’s R&J.” Henson Keys, director. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Joe Calarco’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” as performed by students in a strict boarding school. Admission charge.

9
Saturday
“Shakespeare’s R&J.” Henson Keys, director. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Joe Calarco’s adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” as performed by students in a strict boarding school. Admission charge.


music

17 Thursday
Doctor of Musical Arts Project Recital. Yu-Li Tsai, piano. 12:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

21st Century Piano Commission Concert. John Ritz, composer; Pei-I Wang, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

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

18
Friday
Faculty Recital. Mark Moore, tuba. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

Afterglow: Nathaniel and Friends.
Nathaniel Banks, trumpet. 10 p.m. Lobby, Krannert Center. Featuring Barrington Coleman, piano, and Ron Bridgewater, saxophone.

20
Sunday
Master of Music Recital. Ryan Leatherman, saxophone. 2 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

Doctor of Musical Arts Project Recital.
Yu-Li Tsai, piano. 4:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

23
Wednesday
Tito Carrillo, jazz trumpet. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. A night of original music and arrangements in the Latin jazz style. Admission charge. School of Music.

25
Friday
Jerry Hadley Memorial Concert. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The concert will feature artists and friends of Hadley, including Frederica von Stade, Richard Leech, Thomas Hampson and Samuel Ramey. Conceived and directed by Jerold Siena, UI, the evening will include songs and arias, ranging from musical theater to Verdi. The evening will end with a joint performance by the UI Chamber Choir, Oratorio Choir and Concert Choir, directed by Fred Stoltzfus; the UI Symphony Orchestra; and special guest artists in a grand finale presentation of “Let Our Garden Grow” from Bernstein’s “Candide.” Free; tickets required. School of Music and Krannert Center.

26
Saturday
Natalie MacMaster. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Mixing Nova Scotia fiddle, Scottish Highland fling, Irish air and American bluegrass yields foot-stomping reels and eye-popping step dancing. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Admission charge.

27
Sunday
Master of Music Recital. Pamela Shuler, clarinet. 11:30 a.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra.
Steven Larsen, music director and conductor. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The C-U Symphony examines the life of Sue, the world’s most famous Tyrannosaurus rex, whose fossil is on display at the Field Museum in Chicago. An instrument petting zoo begins at 1:30 p.m. Admission charge.

28
Monday
Guest Artist Recital. Phil Windsor, composer. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

29
Tuesday
Freshman-Sophomore Honors Piano Recital. 11 a.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

30
Wednesday
Interval: UI Black Chorus. Ollie Watts Davis, conductor. Noon. Lobby, Krannert Center.

Guest Artist Recital.
Mariana Sadowska, Ukrainian folk singer. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

31
Thursday
Christopher Taylor, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Taylor will play a rare double-manual Steinway piano restored especially for this performance. Art in Conversation With Christopher Taylor. 5 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall stage, Krannert Center. Krannert Center.

2
Saturday
Sinfonia da Camera. Ian Hobson, music director and conductor. With Xu Zhong, guest conductor and piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

Doctor of Musical Arts Recital.
Therese Fassnacht, choral conductor. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Graduate Recital.
Erin Sullivan, bassoon. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

5
Tuesday
Faculty Recital. William Heiles, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Works by J.S. Bach and Frederic Chopin. Admission charge. School of Music.

6
Wednesday
Doctor of Musical Arts Project Recital. Ji-Eun Yun, piano. 11 a.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the Band of the Coldstream Guards
. 7 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The Coldstream Regiment, one of the oldest in the world, was formed in 1650. Admission charge.

7
Thursday
Guarneri String Quartet and Johannes String Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. These two group will premiere a Music Accord commission in which Krannert Center participated – an octet by William Bolcom, recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Admission charge. Prelude: 6:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater foyer.

8
Friday
Faculty Recital. Ian Hobson, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Rachmaninoff’s 13 Preludes, Op. 32. Admission charge. School of Music.

9
Saturday
Faculty Recital. Chip McNeill, jazz saxophone. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Original compositions from McNeill’s new CD along with guest artists Joel Spencer, drums; Joan Hickey, piano; Chip Stephens, piano; and Jeff Helgesen, trumpet. Admission charge. School of Music.

10
Sunday
Illinois Brass Quintet. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Michael Ewald and Ronald Romm, trumpet; Kazimierz Machala, horn; Elliot Chasanov, trombone; and Mark Moore, tuba. Admission charge. School of Music.


dance

18 Friday
St. Petersburg Ballet: “Carmen.” Yuri Petukhov, artistic director. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission charge.

19 Saturday
St. Petersburg Ballet: “Swan Lake.” Yuri Petukhov, artistic director. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission charge.

31
Thursday
Festival Dance 2008. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. This concert will feature dance makers Bill T. Jones, Tere O’Connor, Renee Wadleigh and Linda Lehovec. Several related events will take place through Saturday. Admission charge.

1 Friday
Lecture: “Allegories on Passing.” Randy Martin, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. 5:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Krannert Center.

films

23 Wednesday
“China Blue.” 7 p.m. 386 Armory. In Mandarin, Cantonese and English with English subtitles. Asian Educational Media Services.

24 Thursday
Polish film: “Boys Don’t Cry.” 7 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building. Polish Studies Program/Slavic Languages and Literatures.

31
Thursday
Czech film: “Closely Watched Trains.” 7 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building. Czech Studies/Slavic Languages and Literatures.


sports

19 Saturday
Men’s Gymnastics. UI vs. University of Minnesota. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

Women’s Gymnastics. UI vs. Ohio State University. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

21
Monday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Iowa. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

24
Thursday
Women’s Basketball. UI. vs. Michigan State University. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

27
Sunday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Northwestern University. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

31
Thursday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Ohio State University. 7 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

2
Saturday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Purdue University. 2:30 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

Women’s Gymnastics.
UI vs. Denver. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

3
Sunday
Wrestling. UI vs. Pennsylvania State University. 1 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

7
Thursday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. Indiana University. 8 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

8
Friday
Wrestling. UI vs. University of  Wisconsin. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

10
Sunday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Indiana University. 1 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

et cetera

19 Saturday
UI Herb Day. 8:30 a.m. Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 1001 Killarney St., Urbana. A full lineup of herbal experts are scheduled to deliver educational sessions to inspire herb gardening. For more info, call 333-7738 or e-mail preston1@illinois.edu. Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Nature ABCs and 123s. “S is for Skink.” 10-11 a.m. Allerton Education Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. Children (ages 2 to 5) and their parents are invited to come and play while learning about nature at Allerton. A skink is a type of lizard. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

20
Sunday
Allerton House Retreat Center Open House. 1-4 p.m. Allerton Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

21
Monday
“Schools Out! Microscope Explorations.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Allerton Education Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. For students K through 4th grade. Explore the natural world through the microscope. Get a close-up view of common nature items and learn how the microscope was invented. Admission charge. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

31
Thursday
2008 Annual Faculty Retreat: “Using the Science of Instruction to Foster Learning.” Peter E. Doolittle, Virginia Tech University, keynote speaker. 8:30 a.m. Illini Union. To register, visit http://www.conferences.uiuc.edu/conferences/conference.asp?ID=221. Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

6
Wednesday
“Teaching Academic Subjects With Audio-Visual Effects.” Hadi Esfahani, UI. Noon. 23 Illini Hall. To register, visit http://edtech.cites.uiuc.edu/event/eachEvent.html?id=961. CITES Educational Technologies and Center for Teaching Excellence.

7
Thursday
“Education for Citizenship: Examining Civic Engagement and Purposeful Civic Learning.” Valeri Werpetinski, UI. 9-11 a.m. 428 Armory Building. To register, visit https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/OrganizationSecure?id=5308037. Center for Teaching Excellence.

Talk with Audrey Niffenegger, author.
9 a.m. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 346 Library. Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

IPRH/KAM Exhibition Tour, Film Screening and Panel Discussion.
4:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Gallery tour by Judith Hoos Fox, followed by a screening of “Blowup,” Michelangelo Antonioni, director. Panel discussion “Rupture in Film” by UI faculty members. Krannert Art Museum and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

8
Friday
“It’s Fun to Hang Out With Jay Ryan, Sometimes: Monotonous Lecture and Confusing Printing Demonstration.” Jay Ryan, artist. 10 a.m.-noon. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

“Monticello Covered in Chocolate.”
Allerton Retreat Center and various locations in Monticello. The event will feature a blending of local businesses and organizations with classes, food and drink, vendors, contests and children’s activities all centering around chocolate, the food of the gods. Come for the day, or stay for the weekend. Overnight lodging is available at Allerton Park and Retreat Center and in Monticello at the Best Western. Continues through Sunday. For more info, visit www.allerton.uiuc.edu. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.


exhibits

“Black Diaspora in Latin American and the Caribbean”
Latin American and Caribbean Library.
“Honoring Our Faculty Achievements: Promotion and Tenure Bookplating Event”
Main hallway, Library.
Through Jan. 31.

“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.

“Absent the Landscape of Journey”
Stephen Hudson, Parkland College.
On view Jan. 22.
Humanities Lecture Hall, IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

“Blown Away”
“Jay Ryan: Animals and Objects In and Out of Water”
“Children of Arcadia”
On view Jan. 25.
“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 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 Jan. 17 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.