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Events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Feb. 21 through March 9

2/14/2008

lectures

22 Friday
“Creating Opportunity Through Technology.” Kathleen Robbins, K. Robbins and Associates. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

25 Monday
“Recent Research at Pixar.” Tony DeRose, Pixar Entertainment. 4 p.m. 1404 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

26
Tuesday
“Building International Communities Locally.” Cheryl Hinkel, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Know Your University.

27
Wednesday
“From Higher Aims to Hired Guns: Has the Modern Business Really Lost Its Way?” David Ikenberry, UI. Noon. IGPA Conference Room, 1007 W. Nevada, Urbana. Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

28
Thursday
“Hellenistic Architecture and Architectural Hellenization in Rome.” John Senseney, UI. 5:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum auditorium. Archaeological Institute of America, Classics and Krannert Art Museum.

29
Friday
“Revisiting the Iraq Question: A Mother’s Perspective.” Peggy Kovacic. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

1 Saturday
4th Annual Gryphon Lecture: “Why Reading Teens Don’t Use Libraries.” Lynne McKechnie, University of Washington and University of Western Ontario. 6:30 p.m. Graduate School of Library and Information Science,
501 E. Daniel St., Champaign. Library and Information Science.

4
Tuesday
“Going Green in Champaign County.” Cassie Carroll and Aaron Pollack, Students for Environmental Concerns. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Know Your University.

“Totebags, Teeshirts, and Tableware: The Domestication of Hokusais ‘Great Wave.’ ”
Christine Guth, Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 5 p.m. Krannert Art Museum auditorium. Krannert Art Museum and MillerComm.

5
Wednesday
“Making Sense of Others’ Actions: Psychological Reasoning in Infancy.” Renee Baillargeon, UI. 7:30 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. Fifth Chancellor’s Center for Advanced Study Special Lecture.

“Jewish Life in Small-Town America.”
Lee Shai Weissbach, University of Louisville. 7:30 pm Reading Room, Levis Faculty Center. Jewish Culture and Society.

6
Thursday
“Nations of Immigrants.” Donna Gabaccia, University of Minnesota. 4 p.m. Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. Center for Advanced Study.

7
Friday
“Official English: From White House to the Schoolhouse.” Dennis Baron, UI. Noon. Latzer Hall, University YMCA. Friday Forum.

colloquia
21 Thursday
“Indian Higher Education: Negotiating Challenges of Globalization and Knowledge Economy.” Fazal Rizvi, UI. Noon. 242 Education. Bureau of Education Research.

“Freedom, Slavery, and the Law: The Case of the Maria Luz and the Question of Emancipation in Early Meiji Japan.” Daniel Botsman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 4 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. East Asian Languages and Cultures, History, College of Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and East Asian and Pacific Studies.

“The Evolution of Contact Mechanics.”
Leon M. Keer, Northwestern University. 4 p.m. 1025 Beckman Institute. Mechanical Science and Engineering.

“Information Processing in Living Cells: Beyond First Approximations.”
Ido Golding, UI. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Novel Vaccine Against Infections by the Opportunistic Pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”
Joanna Goldberg, University of Virginia. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

“Olefin Cross Metathesis.”
Pulin Wang, UI. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Organic Chemistry.

22
Friday
“Graphical Models for Video Analysis.” Aleksandar Ivanovic, UI. 1:30 p.m. 1215 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute.

“Policies and Procedures of Academic Integrity.”
Mary Ramsbottom, UI. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.

“Microfluidics: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Small.”
Frank Gomez, California State University. 4 p.m. 116 Roger Adams Lab. Analytical Chemistry.

25
Monday
“Andropogoeae C4 Grasses as a Versatile Biological System for Fuelstock Genetics.” Stephen Moose, UI, and “Cell Wall Composition in Maize – Its Genetic Basis and Impact on Biofuel Production.” Martin Bohn, UI.
4 p.m. Monsanto Room, ACES Library. Center for Advanced Bioenergy Research.

“Current Issues in Quarkonia.”
Jonathan Rosner, Enrico Fermi Institute. 4 p.m. 144 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“National? Comparative? Global? Literary Methodology Today (II).”
Ericka Beckman, Wail Hassan, Marcus Keller, Harriet Murav and Jed Esty, UI.
8 p.m. Levis Faculty Center. Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

26
Tuesday
“Animal Farms, or How Socialist Pigs Overthrew an Empire.” Jenny Smith, Yale University. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Russian, East European and Eurasian Center.

“Landscape@Lunch: Opportunities at the Intersection of Education and Practice.”
Gary Kesler, UI. Noon. 18 Temple Buell Hall. Landscape Architecture.

“Using Multimedia Resources in Moodle.”
Jinhee Choo, Tony Hursh and Doe-Hyung Kim, UI. Noon. 210A Education. Educational Psychology.

“Representing the Self: Early Local Photography in Palestine.”
Issam Nassar, Illinois State University. Noon. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

“Research-Based Pharmaceutics: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities.”
Sarah E. Kelly, Pfizer Global Research and Development. 4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex. Chemistry.

“MRI Approach to Identifying Biomarkers for Stuttering.”
Torrey Loucks and Nicoline Ambrose, UI. 4 p.m. 1005 Beckman Institute. Neuroscience Program.

27
Wednesday
“Notch Signaling and the Hes/Hey ‘Code’: Developmental and Genetic Studies of Mammalian Sensory Hair Cell Progenitors.” Angelika Doetzelhofer, House Ear Institute. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Cell and Developmental Biology.

Sustainability Seminar Series. “Research on Composting of UI Organic Waste.”
Leslie Copperband, UI. Noon. Stephen J. Warner Conference Room, Waste Management and Research Center, 1 E. Hazelwood Drive, Champaign. Waste Management and Research Center.

“Characterization and Modeling of Trabecular Bone.”
Iwona M. Jasiuk, UI. 4 p.m. 103 Mumford Hall. Nutritional Sciences.

“Effective Field Theory.”
Christian Bauer, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. 4 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

28
Thursday
“Visualization for Information Awareness and Analysis.” John Staski, Georgia Tech University. 11 a.m. 3401 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

“Social Class Influences on Academic Achievement: A Longitudinal Examination.”
Sarah Lubienski, UI. Noon. 242 Education. Bureau of Educational Research.

“Commerce, Culture and Colonial Social Order in the Plaza: The Marketplace in Mexico City, 1765-1829.”
Anita Bravo, UI. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“The Allen Telescope Array: A Wide-angle, Panchromatic Radio Camera.”
Jill Cornell Tarter, SETI, Mountain View, Calif. 4 p.m. 141 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“New Techniques for Bacterial Genetics and Biotechnology.”
George Georgiou, University of Texas, Austin. 4 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Microbiology.

29
Friday
“Social Networks and Intelligent Systems: Using Relationships for Information Access.” Jennifer Golbeck, University of Maryland. 11 a.m. 3401 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

“Mechanisms of Excitonic Energy Transfer Within Photosynthetic Antenna Complexes.”
Greg Engel, University of Chicago. 2 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

3
Monday
“Genetics and Transmissible Spongiform Enceophalopathies.” William Laegreid, UI. Noon. 80 Small Animal Clinic. Veterinary Medicine.

4
Tuesday
“From Mexico to the Midwest: The Structure of Meaning in the Fair Trade Coffee System.” Molly Doane, UI. Noon. 201 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Anthropology.

“Innovativeness and Brain Evolution.”
Louis Lefebvre, McGill University. 4 p.m. 1005 Beckman Institute. Neuroscience Program.

“In Search of Law in China.”
Stanley Lubman, University of California, Berkeley. 4 p.m. College of Law Building, Room D. East Asian Languages and Cultures and Law.

“Le genre des Memoires au XXe siecle: Vies majuscules et ecriture du memorable chez de Gaulle et Beauvoir.”
Jean-Louis Jeannelle, Universite de Paris IV-La Sorbonne. 4 p.m. G-17 Foreign Languages Building. French.

5
Wednesday
“Emancipated for the Purpose of Emigrating: Gender Conventions and the Global Dimensions of Manumission in the Chesapeake and Liberia.” Jessica Millward, UI. Noon. 911 S. Sixth St. Gender and Women’s Studies Program.

“Mitosis in Transition: Molecular Mechanisms for Mitotic Entry, Progression and Exit.”
Guowei Fang, Stanford University. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab. Cell and Developmental Biology.

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.

“Relationship of Circulating Total Homocysteine and C-reactive Protein to Trabecular Bone in Postmenopausal Women.”
D. Lee Alekel, Iowa State University. 4 p.m. 103 Mumford Hall. Nutritional Sciences.

“Heavy Ion Collision Dynamics.”
Barbara Jacak, State University of New York, Stony Brook. 4 p.m. 464 Loomis Lab. Physics.

“Internet-Scale Overlay Hosting.”
Jonathan Turner, Washington University, St. Louis. 4 p.m. 2405 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

“Novel NMR and MRI: From Nanometers to Meters in Chemistry, Materials and Biomedicine.”
Alexander Pines, University of California, Berkeley. 4 p.m.
112 Chemistry Annex. Physical Chemistry.

6
Thursday
“Tools for Design Thinking: Enlightened Trial and Error.” Scott Klemmer, Stanford University. 11 a.m. 3401 Siebel Center. Computer Science.

“Profiles of the Professoriate: Characteristics, Values and Beliefs of Faculty Members in Educational Leadership Programs.”
Donald Hackmann, UI. Noon. 242 Education. Bureau of Educational Research.

“Gestion Cultural en Los Andes. Literatura Quechua Hoy.”
Ulises Zevallos Aguilar, Ohio State University. Noon. 101 International Studies Building. Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

“Bifurcations, Equivocations and Invocations: Redefining Indigenous Citizenship in the Dying Days of Empire.”
Makere Stewart-Harawira, University of Alberta. 4:30 p.m. Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave. Urbana. American Indian Studies.

7
Friday
“Optical Pulse Shaping for Nonlinear Imaging Techniques.” Joe Geddes, UI. Noon. 1005 Beckman Institute. Beckman Institute Director’s Seminar.

“On the Emotive Discourse of Secret Service.”
Andreas Glaesser, University of Chicago. 3 p.m. 336 Lincoln Hall. Sociology.

theater

28 Thursday
“Henry IV, Part I.” Norma Saldivar, guest director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Shakespeare’s history of King Henry Bolingbroke, his son Hal, rival Hotspur and the amoral John Falstaff is explored from a female perspective by a cast of young women warriors. Admission charge.

29
Friday
“Henry IV, Part I.” Norma Saldivar, guest director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

1
Saturday
International Festival. Noon-4 p.m. Krannert Center. A cultural festival full of food, dance, theater, displays and more. Krannert Center Student Association.

“Henry IV, Part I.”
Norma Saldivar, guest director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge. Dessert and Conversation: 6:30 p.m. Krannert Room. Admission charge.

2
Sunday
Reading: “The Shakespeare Stealer.” Gary Blackwood, children’s author. 3 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center.

3
Monday
“Directing Shakespeare in the 21st Century.” Charles Ney, Texas State University, San Marcos. 1:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. An overview of interviews with leading American directors of Shakespeare.

“Directors Discuss Shakespeare.”
Henson Keys and Robert Anderson, UI. 3 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center.

4
Tuesday
“Lighting Shakespeare’s Plays.” Robert Graves, UI. 1:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. The effect of available lighting technology on production of Shakespeare’s plays.

“The Play’s the Thing: Shakespeare’s Contemporaries on the Art and Business of Writing Plays.”
Valerie Hotchkiss, UI. 3 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center.

6
Thursday
“Henry IV, Part I.” Norma Saldivar, guest director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

7
Friday
“Henry IV, Part I.” Norma Saldivar, guest director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

8
Saturday
“Henry IV, Part I.” Norma Saldivar, guest director. 7:30 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

9
Sunday
“Henry IV, Part I.” Norma Saldivar, guest director. 3 p.m. Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center. Admission charge. Dessert and Conversation: 2 p.m. Krannert Room. Admission charge.

music

21 Thursday
2 Foot Yard. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. This boundary shattering band pushes the limits between art song and pop song by merging the visceral power of rock with the intimacy and warmth of chamber music. Admission charge.

Faculty Recital. Sherban Lupu, violin. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. With Ian Hobson, piano. Admission charge. School of Music.

22
Friday
Art in Conversation With 2 Foot Yard. Stephen Taylor, host. 5 p.m. Stage 5, Krannert Center.

2 Foot Yard.
7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

UI Chamber Orchestra.
Donald Schleicher, conductor, and Julia Jamieson, harp. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Works include Gabrieli: “A Set of Brass Music”; Rodrigo: “Concierto de Aranjuez”; Tsai yun Huang: “World Premiere”; and Poulenc: “The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant.” Admission charge. School of Music.

23
Saturday
2 Foot Yard. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge.

24
Sunday
Faculty Recital. Karl Kramer, tuba. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

25
Monday
Faculty Recital. Ollie Watts Davis, soprano, and John Wustman, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

26
Tuesday
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Big band arrangements of traditional New Orleans jazz, blues, swing and spirituals. Admission charge.

27
Wednesday
Symphonic Band II and Concert Band I. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

28
Thursday
State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico. Enrique Bátiz, conductor, and Leonel Morales, piano. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The program includes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Admission charge. Concert Prep: Ed Rath, host. 6:45 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center.

Graduate Recital.
Philip Coleman, euphonium. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

1
Saturday
Master of Music Recital. Jon Carney, tuba. 5 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. “Spring Pops: Time for Three.”
Steven Larsen, music director and conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. With Zach DePue, violin; Nick Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass. Admission charge.

Master of Music Recital.
Laura Theby, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Junior Recital.
Diane Kessel, flute. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

2
Sunday
UI Philharmonia. Louis Bergonzi, conductor. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

Doctor of Musical Arts Project Recital.
Elizabeth Ducey Moss. 5 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Brass Chamber Music.
Elliot Chasanov, coordinator. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

3 Monday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Chee Hyeon Choi, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

4
Tuesday
Doctor of Musical Arts Project Recital. Tzu-shan Lin, violin. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

5
Wednesday
Faculty Recital. “Forgotten Treasures: Harpsichord Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries.” Charlotte Mattax, harpsichord. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

Doctor of Musical Arts Recital.
Chin-I Chen, violin. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

6
Thursday
Thursdays at 12:20. Darden Purcell Quartet. Ryan Leatherman, coordinator. 12:20 p.m. Beckman Atrium. School of Music and Beckman.

Doctor of Musical Arts Project Recital.
Rochelle Sennet, piano. 3:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Orion String Quartet.
David Krakauer, clarinet. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Featuring Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 9. Admission charge. Prelude: Orion String Quartet. 6:30 p.m. Foyer, Tryon Festival Theater.

Guest Artist Recital.
Dennis Miller, composer; Scott Miller, coordinator. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

7
Friday
Guest Artist Master Class. David Krakauer, clarinet. 11 a.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

8
Saturday
Junior Recital. Phil Pierick, saxophone. 2 p.m. Music Building auditorium.

Junior Recital.
Christina Lohrberg, oboe. 5 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

Sinfonia da Camera.
Ian Hobson, music director and conductor, and Fred Stoltzfus, guest conductor. 7:30 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. The “To Everything a Season” concert celebrates the work of Antonio Vivaldi. Admission charge.

Faculty Recital. Jerold Siena, tenor, and Julie Gunn, piano. 7:30 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall. The program will consist of songs of Reynaldo Hahn and a group of folk songs from around the world. School of Music.

9
Sunday
Undergraduate Recital. Leslie Goldberg, flute and soprano, and Jill Paruszkiewisz, flute and saxophone. 2 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

Sunday Salon.
Zsolt Bognar, piano. 3 p.m. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Bognar has performed at News York’s 92nd Street Y, Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. Admission charge.

Undergraduate Recital.
Emily Sprague, piano, and Ryan Ash, cello. 4:30 p.m. Memorial Room, Smith Hall.

Senior Recital.
Keturah Bixby, harp. 5 p.m. Recital Hall, Smith Hall.

Brass Chamber Music.
Elliot Chasanov, coordinator. 7:30 p.m. Music Building auditorium. School of Music.

dance

6 Thursday
Studiodance I. 7:30 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Master of Fine Arts candidates Kimber Andrews, Esteban Donoso and Chun Chen Chang show off their work. Admission charge.

7 Friday
Studiodance I. 7 and 9 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Master of Fine Arts candidates Kimber Andrews, Esteban Donoso and Chun Chen Chang show off their work. Admission charge.

8
Saturday
Studiodance I. 7 and 9 p.m. Studio Theater, Krannert Center. Master of Fine Arts candidates Kimber Andrews, Esteban Donoso and Chun Chen Chang show off their work. Admission charge.

Diavolo.
7:30 p.m. Jacques Heim, artistic director. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. This company’s members are athletes who are dancers, gymnasts, actors and teammates. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Admission charge.

opera

21 Thursday
“Cosi fan tutte.”  Kathleen Conlin, director, and Eduardo Diazmunoz, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. A confirmed bachelor wagers with two young men that their girlfriends can’t remain faithful for even a day if the lads are gone. Aided by the clever maid, Despina, and her many disguises, he wins the bet, although more complications ensue in the arias and arrangements that show Mozart’s music at its finest. Admission charge. School of Music.

22 Friday
“Cosi fan tutte.”  Kathleen Conlin, director, and Eduardo Diazmunoz, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music.

23
Saturday
“Cosi fan tutte.”  Kathleen Conlin, director, and Eduardo Diazmunoz, conductor. 7:30 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music. Libretto: 6:30 p.m. Krannert Room.

24
Sunday
“Cosi fan tutte.”  Kathleen Conlin, director, and Eduardo Diazmunoz, conductor. 3 p.m. Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center. Admission charge. School of Music. Libretto: 2 p.m. Krannert Room.


films

21 Thursday
Czech film: “Late Night Talks With My Mother.” 7 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building. Czech Studies/Slavic Languages and Literatures.

22
Friday
African Film Festival. 7 p.m. Beverly 18 Carmike Cinemas, 910 Meijer Drive, Champaign. More information and a complete schedule can be found at www.afrst.uiuc.edu. Continues through Thursday. Admission charge. African Studies.

23
Saturday
25th Annual Insect Fear Film Festival. “Animated Social Insects.” 6 p.m. Foellinger Auditorium. Keynote speaker: Simon Smith, director, “Bee Movie.” More info: www.life.uiuc.edu/entomology/egsa/ifff.html. Entomology Graduate Student Association.

26
Tuesday
European Movie Night: “Remember Me My Love.” 6 p.m. G36 Foreign Languages Building. European Union Center.

6
Thursday
“Sullivan’s Travels.” 5:30 p.m. 62 Krannert Art Museum, Room. Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

sports

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

22
Friday
Wrestling. UI vs. Purdue University. 7 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

24
Sunday
Wrestling. UI vs. University of Iowa. 1 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

Women’s Basketball.
UI vs. University of Michigan. 5 p.m. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

2
Sunday
Women’s Basketball. UI vs. Purdue University. Time: TBA. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

8
Saturday
Men’s Basketball. UI vs. University of Minnesota. Noon. Assembly Hall. Admission charge.

Women’s Gymnastics.
UI vs. University of Missouri. 2 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

Men’s Gymnastics.
UI vs. University of Michigan. 2 p.m. Huff Hall. Admission charge.

et cetera

21 Thursday
Discussion. “ICES Online: Web-Based Student Ratings of Instruction at UIUC.” Chris Migotsky, UI. 1:30 p.m. 428 Armory Building. To register, go to https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/Secure?id=8965514. Center for Teaching Excellence.

22 Friday
Workshop. “Quick and Simple Classroom Assessment Techniques.” Sandy Finley, UI. 1:30-3 p.m. 428 Armory. To register, visit https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/OrganizationSecure?id=6401435. Center for Teaching Excellence.

23
Saturday
Kids@Krannert. 10 a.m.-noon. Krannert Art Museum. An event for the entire family with demonstrations, hands-on art projects, dance, music and storytelling. Krannert Art Museum.

25
Sunday
A Taste of Art. “All’s Fair in Love and Art? Predominant Purpose, Transformation and the Triumphant Return of Satire.” Michael Murray.
6:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum Auditorium. Krannert Art Museum Council.

26
Tuesday
Virtual Seminar. Andrew Wyatt and Vernon Hewitt, University of Bristol. 11 a.m. G-58 Foreign Languages Building. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Reading and Talk on French Contemporary Literature.
Dominique Fabre, novelist. 4:30 pm Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. French.

One Book One Campus Author Visit.
Gregory Maguire, author of “Wicked.” 7 p.m. Foellinger Auditorium. Illini Union Bookstore.

International Careers Workshop in Business. 7-9 p.m. Third floor, Levis Faculty Center. For more information and to register, visit http://www.ciber.uiuc.edu/Icareers/Feb2008.asp. African Studies, East Asian and Pacific Studies, Global Studies, International Business Education and Research, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and the European Union Center.

27
Wednesday
“Using the Government Documents Library to Enhance Service-Learning Courses.” Karen Hogenboom and Valeri Werpetinski, UI. 9-11 a.m. 428 Armory Building. To register, go to https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/OrganizationSecure?id=2266413. Center for Teaching Excellence.

Around the World Wednesdays.
9:30 a.m.-noon. Spurlock Museum. Crafts and activities from around the world. $2 donation. Spurlock Museum.

“Public Policy and Social Mobility: The Gautreaux Assisted Housing Program and the Earned Income Tax Credit.”
Ruby Mendenhall, UI. Noon. 210A Education Building. Counseling/Child Development.

Workshop. “Sampling Rare Populations.”
Karen Foote Retzer, UI. Noon-1:30 p.m. 196 Lincoln Hall. Survey Research Laboratory.

28
Thursday
Fourth Annual Turkish Studies Symposium: “Islam, Secularism and Democracy in Turkey Today.” 2-5:45 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Russian, East European and Eurasian Center and European Union Center.

29 Friday
Workshop: “More Complex Classroom Assessment Techniques.” Sandy Finley, UI. 1:30-3 p.m. 428 Armory Building. To register, go to https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/OrganizationSecure?id=4215512. Center for Teaching Excellence.

2 Sunday
Volunteer Information Meeting. 2-3:30 p.m. Allerton Visitor Center, 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

3
Monday
Informal Discussion. Gary Blackwood, children’s author. 3-4 p.m. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 346 Library. Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

“Helping Undergraduates Read and Discuss Scientific Articles.”
Sandy Finley. 4 p.m. 428 Armory Building. To register, go to https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/OrganizationSecure?id=1713288. Center for Teaching Excellence.

Reading.
Mariko Nagai, poet and short-story author. 4:30 p.m. Author’s corner, Illini Union Bookstore. Carr Reading Series/English and Illini Union Bookstore.

Reading group: “Subaltern Studies and Indigenous Critical Theory.”
8 p.m. IPRH Building, 805 W. Pennsylvania, Urbana. Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

5 Wednesday
Around the World Wednesdays. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Spurlock Museum. Crafts and activities from around the world. $2 donation. Spurlock Museum.

Workshop. “Introduction to Questionnaire Design.”
Sowmya Anand, UI. Noon-1:30 p.m. 196 Lincoln Hall. Survey Research Laboratory.

Gallery Conversation and Book Discussion: “Longfellow’s Tattoos, Tourism, Collecting and Japan.”
Christine Guth, Lee Wonsik and Anne Burkus-Chasson. 5:30 p.m. Krannert Art Museum. Krannert Art Museum.

6
Thursday
Graduate Symposium on Women’s and Gender History. Keynote speaker: Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University. 8 a.m. Levis Faculty Center. Continues through Saturday. African American Studies, Asian American Studies, African Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Democracy in a Multiracial Society, History, and Gender and Women’s Studies.

7
Friday
Engineering Open House 2008.  9 a.m.-4 p.m. Engineering Campus. For more information, visit http://eoh.ec.uiuc.edu/. College of Engineering.

Workshop. “Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) about Learner Attitudes.”
Sandy Finley. 1:30-3 p.m. 428 Armory Building. To register, go to https://webtools.uiuc.edu/formBuilder/OrganizationSecure?id=8758664. Center for Teaching Excellence.

8
Saturday
Engineering Open House 2008.  9 a.m.-3 p.m. Engineering Campus. For more information, visit http://eoh.ec.uiuc.edu/. College of Engineering.

Nature ABCs and 123s. “S is for Salamander.”
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. Each program will include stories, songs, and hands-on exploration. Allerton Park and Retreat Center.

Spanish Storytime.
2 p.m. Children’s Department, The Urbana Free Library. Latin American and Caribbean Studies and The Urbana Free Library.

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Sunday
25th Annual International Dinner and Performance Night. 6 p.m. University YMCA. A sampling of food and music from all over the world. Tickets available after Feb. 25 at the University YMCA. Admission charge. University YMCA, Cosmopolitan Club and International Student and Scholar Services.

exhibits

“Women in Politics: Latin America and the Caribbean”
Latin American and Caribbean Library.
“A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste”
Afro-American Studies Library, main hallway, Library.
Through Feb. 29.

“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.
Through Feb. 29.
“Que Bola?: Cuban Hip Hop in Movement”
Marc D. Perry, UI.
On view March 5.
Humanities Lecture Hall, IPRH, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

“Blown Away”
“Children of Arcadia”
Through March 30.
“Jay Ryan: Animals and Objects In and Out of Water”
Through May 11.
“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.

“We Construct the Chorus”
Through March 22.
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.

This calendar is excerpted from the Feb. 21 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.