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Events at the University of Illinois from May 6 through May 23

4/29/2010 | News Bureau | 217-333-1085;

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6 Thursday
“Short-Term Plasticity and the Regulation of Neural Circuits and Behavior.” Thomas Fisher, Wayne State University. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Molecular and Integrative Physiology.
2010 Florian Znaniecki Lecture. Elijah Anderson, Yale University. 2 p.m. 126 Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences. Sociology.
“Post-Transcriptional Regulation by the CSR System.” Tony Romeo, University of Florida. 2 p.m. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Microbiology.
“Overview of Computational Chemistry at the SCS Computer Center.” Taras Pogorelov, UI. 4 p.m. 112 Chemistry Annex. Inorganic Chemistry.
Linguistics Seminar: SLATE Graduate Student Symposium. 4 p.m. Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. Linguistics.
“The Fable That Morphed: Retelling ‘The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse’ in Children’s Books, 1651-1918.” Andrea Immel, Princeton University. 7 p.m. 126 Library & Information Science. Center for Children’s Books.

7 Friday
“Structural Studies of Influenza Polymerase.” Stephen Cusack, The European Molecular Biology Laboratory Grenoble. Noon. B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory. Biochemistry.

10 Monday
“Surface Water Hydrology.” Laura Keefer, Illinois State Water Survey. 11 a.m. 100 Natural Resources Building. Illinois State Geological Survey.

14 Friday
Medium Energy Physics Seminar. Peter Fierlinger, University of Munich. 1:30 p.m. 464 Loomis Laboratory. Physics.

17 Monday
Illinois State Geological Survey Seminar. Joanne Manaster, UI. 11 a.m. 101 Natural Resources Building. Illinois State Geological Survey.

18 Tuesday
Institute for Genomic Biology Seminar. Eric E. Schadt, Pacific Biosciences. Noon. 612 Institute for Genomic Biology. Institute for Genomic Biology.


7 Friday
Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival. 8 a.m. Continues Saturday. Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center. Continues Saturday. For schedule and more information, visit Outreach and Public Engagement in Music.

9 Sunday
Aduro Brass Quintet. Jeremy McBain and Sidney Shuler, trumpet; Jamie Campbell, horn; Yu-Jen Hsu, trombone; Colby Fahrenbacher, tuba. 5 p.m. McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., Champaign. School of Music.
Faculty Recital. Dana Robinson, organ, with guest artist Paul Tegels. 7:30 p.m. Chapel of St. John the Divine, 1011 S. Wright St., Champaign. School of Music.

11 Tuesday
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Timothy Spelbring, organ. 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. Seventh St., Springfield, Ill. School of Music.
Master of Music Recital. Gunnhildur Dadadottir, violin. 7:30 p.m. McKinley Presbyterian Church, 809 S. Fifth St., Champaign. School of Music.
Doctor of Musical Arts Recital. Joel Faires, jazz double bass. 8 p.m. The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St., Urbana. School of Music.


21 Friday
Dance for Parkinson’s Disease. Mark Morris Dance Group; Marianne Jarvi and Kate Kuper, instructors; Beverly Hillmer, accompanist. 10 a.m. Elements of modern dance, ballet, tap, jazz, social dancing and the company’s original works combine into a method for patients to use touch, sight, sound, thought and imagination to control their movements. 10 a.m. Dance rehearsal room, Krannert Center. Unity Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Carle Clinic, Dance at Illinois.


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12 Wednesday
Softball. UI vs. Purdue. 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Eichelberger Field. Admission charge.

14 Friday
Softball. UI vs. Minnesota. 6 p.m. Eichelberger Field. Admission charge.
Baseball. UI vs. Purdue. 6:05 p.m. Illinois Field. Admission charge.

15 Saturday
Softball. UI vs. Minnesota. 1 p.m. Eichelberger Field. Admission charge.
Baseball. UI vs. Purdue. 6:05 p.m. Illinois Field. Admission charge.

16 Sunday
Baseball. UI vs. Purdue. 1:05 p.m. Illinois Field. Admission charge.

18 Tuesday
Baseball. UI vs. Western Michigan. 4:05 p.m. Illinois Field. Admission charge.

et cetera

7 Friday
Spring Luncheon and Lecture: “State of the Market(s): An Overview of the Art World in 2010.” Steven Zick, Christie’s. Noon. Champaign Country Club, 1211 S. Prospect Ave. Reservations required. For information, call 244-0516. Krannert Art Museum Council.

8 Saturday
Junior Academy of Science. Exhibition open to the public noon-3 p.m. Ceremony begins at 3:15 p.m. Assembly Hall. For more information, visit, uofiassemblyhall.

15 Saturday
Commencement Weekend. Continues Sunday. For schedule of ceremonies, visit
River Discovery Program. Visit the new Illinois Natural History Survey Traveling Science Center exhibit dedicated to biodiversity with a focus on rivers. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Register for a free aquatic insects hands-on workshop offered by Edward Dewalt, UI, at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Parking area, Middle Fork River Bridge, Kickapoo State Park, Danville. To register, e-mail Illinois Natural History Survey.
Middle East Story Time. Stories, music and cultural activities. 2-3 p.m. Meagan’s Room, Urbana Free Library. Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

17 Monday
First day of instruction Summer Session 2010.

19 Wednesday
Biennial Conference for Women 2010. 8:30 a.m. Krannert Center. Continues Thursday. Registration required. For more information, e-mail or call 333-8342. Center for Training and Professional Development.

20 Thursday
2010 Science Olympiad National Tournament. Science competition for P-16 students. Through Saturday. For schedule and more information, visit

22 Saturday
Geological Science Field Trip: Mississippi Palisades State Park and the Savanna Area. Join Illinois State Geological Survey scientists on a public field trip designed to acquaint you with the geology, landscape, mineral resources and biodiversity of a different part of the state. $10 per person; children 12 and younger free. Registration required. Contact or call 244-2415. Illinois State Geological Survey.

23 Sunday
Conference: “Establishing Identity: LGBT Studies and Music Education.” Louis Bergonzi, coordinator. 3 p.m. Smith Memorial Hall. Through Wednesday. For more information and schedule, visit School of Music.


“In Search of Proust Translations”
Examples of the library’s collection of translations of Proust masterpiece, “A la Recherche du Temps Perdu,” as well as of Proust’s own foray into translation.
Through May 15
Fourth floor exhibit cases, UI Library

Rare Book & Manuscript Library Book Collecting Contest Winners Exhibit
Through May 31
Marshall Gallery, first floor, UI Library

“Mark Twain: Mysterious Stranger”
Rare volumes, photos, ephemera and a couple of Twain’s inventions in an exhibit commemorating the centenary of Twain’s death.
Through June 29
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

“Art for Empowerment: Healing Through Art”
Transformative works by adult and adolescent survivors of abuse and trauma.
Illini Union Art Gallery
April 9 through May 3
Illini Union Art Gallery

“Nature Sketches by Gladys and Ruth Dudley”
Through June 1
Illinois Natural History Survey, Forbes Natural History Building west hallway, 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign

School of Art + Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Opening reception May 8. 5-7 p.m.
May 8 through May 16
“Tracing Proust”
“William Kentridge: Ambivalent Affinities”
Through May 23
“Effacement: Huang Yan’s China in the 21st Century”
 “Imag(in)ing Life: Nature in Her Genius Had Imitated Art”
Through July 3
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission; $3 donation suggested. The museum will be closed from May 24 through August 23, 2010, for building renovations.

“On the Road With the Women’s Air Force Band”
Through June 15
“Beyond the Home: Women Redefining American Musical Life.”
Through July 9
“Helen May Butler and Her Ladies: The New American Brass Band.” A special exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center. Through July 9
“Lady in White: The Virginia Root Story”
“Roslyn Rensch: Harp Carvings and Irish Crosses”
Through Aug. 15
Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, 263 Harding Band Building, 1103 S. Sixth St. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.-Noon, 1-5 p.m. Guided tours of the center’s archives and museum collections by appointment. For more information, visit

“Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World”
Through July 11
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. Free admission, $3 donation suggested.


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Editor's note: This calendar is excerpted from the May 6 issue of Inside Illinois, the faculty-staff newspaper at the UI.

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