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Viennese pianist to perform
Twenty-one-year-old Viennese pianist Gottlieb Wallisch, who won the
Stravinsky Awards grand prize at age 16, will perform for WILL-FMs
March 11 Second Sunday Concert.
The free concert begins at 2 p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead
Pavilion, and will be broadcast live on WILL-FM (90.9/101.1 in Champaign/Urbana).
Wallisch, noted for his musicianship and highly polished technique,
will perform three Scarlatti sonatas; Beethovens "Eroica
Variations," Op. 35, and Sonata in A major, Op. 101; and
Brahms "Three Intermezzi," Op. 117.
Wallisch recently made his concerto debut with the Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. His father is
a violinist in the Vienna Philharmonic and his mother a piano teacher.
A student at the University of Music in Vienna, Wallisch has performed
extensively since the age of 14.
to focus on transgender issues
Ally Network to host meeting
The Ally Network will hold a meeting March 2 to discuss "Transgender
Issues" in a series titled "Increasing Understanding on Issues
of Sexual Orientation Within the University Community." The meeting
will begin at noon in Room 210 Illini Union, and will run until 2 p.m.,
with a break at 12:55 p.m. for those who need to leave early. The group
plans to continue the series with meetings on the first Friday of each
month. For more information, contact the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Office at 244-3277.
Department of speech and hearing science
Whats your favorite
The department of speech and hearing science is conducting research
on how mothers language influences their childrens language
African-American mothers and their 4-, 5-, 6- and 7-year-old children
are needed to participate in a storytelling study. Participation involves
three visits totaling approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. Visits one
and three will take place at the UI Childrens Research Center
while the second visit will take place at the participants homes.
For participating in this study, the child will get a book per visit,
and the parent will get a transportation reimbursement of $5 for visits
one and three. For more information, call Terrilynn Jenkins at 244-7125.
American College Dance Festival
Dance festival to be March
The UI department of dance, in conjunction with the College of Fine
and Applied Arts, will host the American College Dance Festival Association
Great Lakes Regional Festival on March 9-12 at Krannert Center for the
Performing Arts. About 650 dance majors and faculty members will meet
to share their work and participate in more than 75 festival events.
A highlight of the festival that is open to the public is the opening
concert by Doug Varone and Dancers at 8 p.m. March 9 in the Tryon Festival
Adjudicators for the festival include Donald McKayle, Elizabeth Streb
and Doug Varone. The closing gala concert on March 12 features works
from participating institutions throughout the Midwest, selected through
the adjudication process. Tickets for this concert may be available;
contact the Krannert Center ticket office for more information.
For more information about the ACDFA, visit the festival Web site, www.dance.uiuc.edu/dance.
Free Community Medical School
Classes teach medicine, science
Area residents can enhance their knowledge of medicine and science by
attending the Community Medical School, a new program of the UI College
of Medicine. The free, four-evening course begins March 20 at the Carle
Forum, located one block north of Carle Foundation Hospital, 611 W.
Park St., Urbana, and continues each Tuesday through April 10. Medical
experts will conduct the sessions.
Participants will receive free class materials and free parking. The
Carle Development Foundation and Pfizer Inc. are funding the program.
Each session will feature lectures and demonstrations, beginning with
basic scientific principles and advancing to material more clinical
in nature. The weekly topics:
- March 20, 6:30-9 p.m. "It's Got a Good Beat, But Can
You Dance to It?" Dr. Abraham Kocheril, a cardiologist with the
Carle Heart Center, will discuss the human heart, including the benefits
of wine. An optional social hour with wine tasting and music will
- March 27,
7-9 p.m. "Food or Pharmacy?" Dr. Terry Hatch, a
pediatrician with the Carle Clinic Association, and a panel of experts
tackle the nuances of nutrition including the food pyramid,
fad diets, nutraceuticals and herbal supplements. Following the
program, a sampling of nutraceuticals and healthy snacks will be
- April 3, 7-9
p.m. "When Good Cells Go Bad." Dr. Bradford Schwartz,
a physician and also a professor of biochemistry and medicine at
the UI, will discuss cancer on a cellular level and provide an overview
of current treatments and promising therapies of the future. An
array of antioxidant-rich refreshments will be served at a reception
after the session.
- April 10, 7-9
p.m. "The Robot Will See You Now." New technologies
looming on the horizon of medicine, including robotic surgery, virtual
reality and nanotechnology, will be discussed by Dr. Rick Satava,
a professor of surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine.
Call 383-6087 to
enroll or for additional information.
Illini Center in Chicago
International lecture series
A new luncheon-lecture
series is being launched at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.
The Distinguished Faculty International Lecture Series, sponsored by the
university's Office of Continuing Education and the UI Alumni Association,
features presentations by UI faculty members whose research and teaching
focus on international topics.
A different program is offered each month. Sign-in, seating and opening
remarks begin at 11:30 a.m. in the centers Orange and Blue Room;
lunch will be served at 11:45 p.m. Lectures begin at 12:15 p.m., followed
by a question-and-answer session at 1:10 p.m. The cost per session is
Upcoming programs include:
- March 21, "The Wild, Wild East: Contract Enforcement in Transition
Economies," Hamish Gow, professor of international agribusiness
- April 25, "Nicholas II and the Death of the Monarchy in
Russia," Mark Steinberg, professor of history.
For more information,
or to register to attend, contact Allison Walter at 333-1993; or send
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mid-semester rates now available
Get fit for less at Campus
Beginning March 10, Campus Recreation memberships, valid through June
11, will be available at a mid-semester rate of $50 for faculty and
staff members as well as spouses and partners. Childrens memberships
are available for $25 with some restrictions.
To purchase a membership, visit Member Services, 140 IMPE. For more
information or to download a membership form, go to
UI College of Law
Myths of Social Security,
Mark Weisbrot will be the featured speaker at the annual Elder Law Journal
Lecture at 1 p.m. March 1 in the Max Rowe Auditorium of the UI College
of Law. The title of his lecture is "Demographic Tidal Waves and
Other Myths: Social Security and Medicare."
Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
in Washington, D.C., and a co-author of "Social Security: The Phony
Crisis" (1999). He writes a syndicated column for Knight-Ridder/Tribune
Media Services. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Partnership Illinois seed grants available
Grant-writing workshop is
Grants of up to $15,000 each are available on a competitive basis to
faculty members and other academic staff members from a Partnership
Illinois seed-grant pool of $100,000. The grants are to stimulate new
strategic partnerships that use the knowledge base of the university
to meet the critical needs of external partners.
Full proposals are due April 9. A one-page letter of inquiry may be
submitted by March 14 to receive feedback prior to preparing a full
Anyone interested in submitting a proposal is encouraged to attend a
pre-grant workshop at 1:30 p.m. March 8 on the third floor of the Levis
Faculty Center. The coordinators of the committees reviewing the proposals
will provide information and guidance on the preparation of proposals.
Advanced registration is encouraged, but not required. If you plan to
attend, call Ellen Foran at 333-6394 or e-mail email@example.com.
Application guidelines are available from the Office of the Chancellor
at 333-6394 or on the Web at www.oc.uiuc.edu/oc/pi.
Partnership Illinois is a campuswide strategic initiative to promote,
renew and expand the public service mission of the Urbana campus.
Civil Service Employees and Dependent Scholarship
Scholarship deadline is April
Applications for Civil Service Employees and Dependent Scholarship are
available electronically on the Web at www.pso.uiuc.edu/. Hard copies
are available at the Personnel Services Office, Operation and Maintenance
Division, and the Benefits Center. They also may be obtained from Civil
Service representatives Gary Fry, Bernard Hettinger, Bob Schweighart
or Tim Wood.
Application deadline is April 9. Typically eight recipients are selected
the second week in May with an award ceremony held in mid-June.
WILL-AM (580) radio series
Teacher shortages examined
In a series of reports during March and April, WILL-AM 580s Dave
Dickey will take an in-depth look at issues surrounding teacher and
administrator shortages in Illinois.
Each Thursday at 7:20 a.m. on "Morning Edition," with repeats
at 9:20 a.m. and at 2:40 p.m. on "The Afternoon Magazine,"
Dickey will deal with a different aspect of the personnel shortages
Programs for the series include:
March 1: One downstate districts
recent attempts to hire teachers.
March 8: Why Illinois suddenly finds itself
facing a teacher shortage that state superintendent Glenn McGee calls
"a potential impending crisis."
March 15: A new state plan to retain first-
and second-year teachers.
March 22: How difficult is it to find administrators?
March 29: How do some teachers view the
process of developing plans to retain teaching certificates?
April 5: Some potential solutions under
discussion by state and local school officials to deal with the shortages
Society of Women Engineers
Youth invited to campus April
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) invites students to learn more
about science-based and engineering careers available at UI by participating
in this years "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" April
Participants who need not be related to a UI employee, but should
have an interest in math and science can join members of the
SWE for part of the day. Tour and lab demonstrations are scheduled between
1 and 4 p.m. to educate and generate discussion. Planned activities
are targeted for participants between the ages of 7 to 12.
Registration is due by March 19 and is available on the Web at www.uiuc.edu/ro/swe/todtwd.html.
Adults are welcome to attend. Children 10 years old and younger must
be accompanied by an adult. SWE also will be selling T-shirts that can
be ordered when registering. Questions about the event should be directed
to the SWE office at 244-8867 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Continuing Education
Noncredit courses offered
Vietnam movies, Russian museums
and seafood, architecture, opera,
writing, Lincoln and the Amish.
These are among the subjects being explored this spring semester through
personal and professional enrichment programs offered by the Office
of Continuing Education.
The programs, open to the general public in Champaign-Urbana and the
surrounding community, are offered in three categories: general noncredit
courses, open to all adults ages 18 and over; and Elderhostel and Senior
Scholars programs, intended for those over 55.
All of the courses and programs are presented in a noncompetitive, informal
atmosphere, with no exams or grades. Instructors are selected primarily
from the university faculty. Classes meet at locations on the UI campus
or in the Central Illinois area.
Prospective students are encouraged to enroll at the earliest opportunity
since some classes may fill quickly. Fees range between $35 and $150.
For more information, or to sign up for a course or program, contact
the Continuing Education office, either by phone, at 333-7369, or e-mail,
at email@example.com. Additional
information on general noncredit programs can be found on the Web at
Information on Elderhostel and Senior Scholars programs can be found
on the Web at www.conted.uiuc.edu/50plus/index.html.