21, No. 8, Oct. 18, 2001
attack and impact on the built environment
forum is Oct. 18
Students in the UI
School of Architecture are organizing a forum Oct. 18 to discuss the World
Trade Center attack and its impact on the built environment.
"Town Hall Meeting: Rebuilding a Way of Life in the Face of Disaster"
will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the atrium of Temple Buell Hall.
"September 11 is already being viewed as significant as the Great
Chicago Fire, the San Francisco Earthquake and Hurricane Camille as to
its impact on how we will plan and build our cities," said Michael
Andrejasich, interim director of the architecture school.
"Architects have been charged with securing the health, safety and
welfare of the public, and in the attacks that occurred and the loss of
life that resulted, this principle was shaken," said UI architecture
student Zachary Borders, national chair-elect of the American Institute
of Architecture Students Forum and the events moderator. "We
cannot, nor should we, forget the countless lives that have been affected.
However, we, as future architects and designers, have the capacity to
look at these tragic events and to take from them lessons that can restore
faith and security to the profession and, especially, the public."
Guest commentators who will participate in the meeting:
- Frances Halsband, New York, an architect and 2001 Plym Professor
at the UI. A spokesperson for the American Institute of Architects,
Halsband will discuss the design of the World Trade Center.
- Carol Ross Barney, Chicago, architect for the new Oklahoma City
Federal Building. Barney is a past Plym Fellow and UI alumna.
- Mir Ali, UI professor of architecture and president of the Tall
Buldings Council. Alis book, "The Art of the Skyscraper:
the Genius of Fazlur Khan," recently was published by Rizzoli,
The town hall meeting is being organized by the Student Advisory Council
and the American Institute of Architecture Students Forum.
State Universities Annuitants Association
meeting is Oct. 21
The fall meeting of the UI Chapter of the State Universities Annuitants
Association will be at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21. at the Park Inn, 2408 N. Cunningham
Ave., Urbana. The featured speakers will be Richard Wilson, associate
chancellor for development, and Kathleen Pecknold, associate provost.
They will focus on the continuing role retirees play in the life of the
UI. There will be a half-hour social gathering beginning at 1:30 p.m.
followed by a brief business meeting. The speakers will begin their presentation
at 2:30 p.m.
All annuitants, retirees, spouses and surviving spouses are invited to
the meeting. Current faculty and staff members who are eligible to retire
also are welcome.
Phi Beta Kappa banquet
Court justice to speak
Rita Garman, a Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, will speak about
mentors at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Peabody Avenue private dining room. Her
presentation will be the highlight of the fall banquet of the UI chapter
of Phi Beta Kappa. The banquet, which is open to the public, begins at
6:30 p.m, with Garmans talk beginning about 8 p.m. Tickets are $35
per person and may be purchased through Oct. 25 by calling Janet Finch
at 244-3097 or at 414 Wohlers Hall.
Going to be parents soon?
couples needed for study
The "Beginning a Family Project" is looking for couples who
are expecting their first child to participate in a study of the transition
to parenthood. Couples will be interviewed and observed in their homes
once during the third trimester of pregnancy and once approximately three
months after the baby is born. Couples should be married or cohabiting
for at least two years. They will receive small gifts for participation.
If interested in participating, call 244-0716 or e-mail email@example.com.
More information also is available at www.psych.uiuc.edu/~sschoppe.
The project is being conducted through the UI psychology department.
Open House is Oct. 20
Guest artist Isao Takahashi will exhibit the art of hanga wood
block printmaking at the annual fall open house from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. Oct. 20 at UIs Japan House. The event is free and open to
Takahashi, who is from Osaka, Japan, will give printmaking demonstrations
at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. His work also will be on view throughout the day.
Tea ceremony demonstrations will be conducted throughout the day by the
Japan House Urasenke Tea Study Group and members of the Urasenke Chicago
Chapter. Also, students enrolled in an ikebana (flower-arranging) course
offered by the UI School of Art and Design will display their floral arrangements
at the open house.
More information about the open house and other Japan House events and
activities is available on the Web at
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
professor to present lecture
An advocate of women in engineering will give the fifth Yunchuan Aisinjioro-Soo
Distinguished Lecture of the department of mechanical and industrial engineering
Mildred Spiewak Dresselhaus, Institute Professor and professor of electrical
engineering and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
will present "Personal Perspectives on Opportunities in Nanoscience
and Nanotechnology" at 4 p.m. in 141 Loomis Laboratory. A reception
in the Loomis Laboratory Foyer will begin at 3:30 p.m.
As a leader in promoting opportunities for women in science and engineering,
Dresselhaus was the first woman tenured in the School of Engineering at
MIT and the first to be honored as an institute professor. Dresselhaus
is a fellow of the American Carbon Society, which recently awarded her
the Medal of Achievement in Carbon Science and Technology.
WILL-AM and WILL-TV
stories of domestic violence
WILL-TV and WILL-AM (580) are teaming with people on the front lines of
domestic violence in Central Illinois to present a firsthand look at issues,
experiences and resources available to survivors.
"Breaking the Silence: Local Stories" will air live on WILL-TV
and WILL-AM (580) at 8:55 p.m. Oct. 24, following an 8 p.m. national program
on WILL-TV about domestic violence titled "Breaking the Silence:
Journeys of Hope."
The local program, which also can be heard live on WILLs Web site
at www.will.uiuc.edu, will feature a studio audience made up of shelter
providers, health-care workers, counselors, survivors, police and legal
professionals. Amy Gajda, UI College of Law faculty member and WILL-AM
legal affairs commentator, will moderate the discussion with the studio
audience and take phone calls from viewers and listeners.
The 8 p.m. national program explores innovative programs that are helping
women find their own solutions to domestic violence.
Hitchcock, Women and Terror
to feature Tippi Hedren
The College of Communications will present a panel discussion titled "Hitchcock,
Women and Terror" that will feature Tippi Hedren, star of "The
Birds" and "Marnie." The discussion, free and open to the
public, will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Levis Faculty
Members of the panel include Andrea Press and Pat Gill, Institute of Communications
Research; Robert Carringer and Ramona Curry, cinema studies; Kal Alston,
womens studies; and James Hurt, department of English.
A reception will follow the discussion.
Office of Printing Services
campus map available
Updated versions of the campus map found in the Student/Staff Directory
are available from the Printing Division of the Office of Printing Services.
Maps have keys and are available in 8.5-by-11-inch sheets or 11-by-17-inch
sheets. Call 333-0428 for more information.
Institute of Government and Public Affairs
conference is Nov. 6
The "Illinois Child Care: Making Connections" conference will
be held Nov. 6 at the Hilton Springfield Hotel. The conference will bring
together concerned members of the child-care community, experts and policymakers
to discuss the challenges of child care today and identify promising approaches
to meeting these challenges.
The conference will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Marcia Meyers
of the University of Washington is the events kick-off speaker.
She will discuss "Helping Working Parents: What Can Government Do
Now?" First Lady Lura Lynn Ryan will unveil the new Illinois Early
Learning Web site during the luncheon.
A reception will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be held at
6 p.m., featuring keynote speaker Bridget Lamont, director of policy and
development for Gov. George Ryan.
The conference was organized by the UIs Institute of Government
and Public Affairs, the Illinois Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation
and the Illinois Conference of Women Legislators. Funding and other support
has been provided by the MacArthur Foundation, Partnership Illinois and
the National Conference of State Legislators.
For a brochure, registration form and the latest information on the program,
visit the IGPA Web site at www.igpa.uillinois.edu.
Those interested in attending the conference, may contact Susan Hartter
at 244-4223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrations received before Oct. 24 receive a discount price.
University Primary School
Preschool open house is Oct. 25
University Primary School, which includes preschool, kindergarten and
first grade, will host an open house Oct. 25 at the Childrens Research
Center, 51 Gerty Drive. Visitors can observe the preschool from 8:30 a.m.
to noon and can observe the combined kindergarten/first-grade class from
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Applications for the 2002-03 school year will be
available in January. For more information, contact director Nancy Hertzog
at 333-3996 or email@example.com.
Thursdays at Twelve Twenty
at Beckman Institute
The School of Music and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and
Technology are co-sponsoring a weekly concert series titled "Thursdays
at Twelve Twenty." Concerts are held from 12:20 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
in the Beckman Institute atrium.
Cristina Lixandru, violin, will perform Oct. 18. Piano students of Professor
William Heiles will perform Oct. 25. Chih-Hsien Chien and Theresa OHare
will perform flute solos and duets with piano Nov. 1. The School of Music
provides programming and performers, and the Beckman Institute provides
financial and logistical support.
Concert-goers may eat at the Beckman Café or order a box lunch
for $6.75 by calling 344-1792 by 2 p.m. the day before the concert.
Department of Economics
lecture is Oct. 26
Jeffery G. Williamson, an economist at Harvard University, will deliver
the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at 141 Wohlers
Hall. His lecture, "Globalization, World Inequality and Political
Backlash," is free and open to the public.
Williamson will explain how globalization has increased income inequity
among and within nations and led to different political reactions around
the world. He draws upon his extensive research over the past 25 years
and from his recent books "The Age of Mass Migration: Causes and
Economic Impact" and "Globalization History: The Evolution of
a Nineteenth Century Atlantic Economy."
As the chair of Harvards economics department, Williamson is directing
a project for the National Bureau of Economic Research on the history
of globalization. The Kinley Lecture is sponsored by the UI department
of economics and the College of Commerce and Business Administration.
A Campus Ministry
Illinois chaplain profiled
The life and work of Monsignor Edward J. Duncan, director of the Newman
Foundation at the UI, are detailed in a new book "A Campus Ministry,"
written by Patrick J. Daly Jr.
Duncan led the Newman Foundation for the greater part of the 20th century,
transforming a struggling student organization into a thriving campus
voice. He also served as chaplain for the UIs athletic teams.
There will be a book signing and reception from
2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in the foyer of the Festival Theater at the Krannert
Center for the Performing Arts. The event is open to the public.
"A Campus Ministry" will be for sale at the book signing and
after the event will be available at the Illini Union Bookstore and the
UI Office of Printing Services.
Personnel Services Office
now must be online
Effective Nov. 1, Personnel Services Office will no longer accept employment
applications or requests for civil service exams on paper. To complete
an employment application or to request a civil service exam as of that
date, visit the employment center Web site at www.uihr.uillinois.edu/jobs.
Four-part series on teaching begins Oct. 25
deadline is Oct. 23
Faculty members and instructors can learn how to effectively implement
cooperative learning groups in the classroom during a four-part seminar
series: "Successful Groups and Teams in the Classroom: A Four-Part
Series." The series will be presented by Distinguished Teacher/Scholar
Michael C. Loui, professor of electrical and computer engineering. Registration
is required. Participants should register no later than Oct. 23 by contacting
Lisa Ochoa at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The seminars are held weekly and begin Thursday, Oct. 25. All seminars
are held at the Illini Union from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch and seminar
materials will be provided.
For more information about the series, contact Loui at email@example.com
or 333-2595 or visit the Web site at http://wocket.csl.uiuc.edu/~loui/workshops.html.
sale is Oct. 30, 31
The UI Library book sale will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 and Oct.
31 in Marshall Gallery, east foyer of the main library building. Hardback
and paperback books as well as some prints will be sold. All proceeds
will be benefit the Librarys collections. For more information,
Illinois Heritage Association, UI Library
for old photos workshop
The workshop "Caring for Your Old Photographs" will be held
from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov.13 at the Intermodal Transportation Center, 45 E.
University Ave., Champaign.
Joy Matthiessen, director of the Des Plaines Historical Society, will
discuss proper storage and care of family photographs. The cost of the
workshop is $15. Participants are invited to bring old photos.
The workshop is sponsored by the Illinois Heritage Association in conjunction
with the UI Library and Archives, the Champaign County Archives and the
Urbana Free Library.
For more information, call 359-5600 or visit the Illinois Heritage Association
at 602 1/2 E. Green St., Champaign.
cappella group to present free concert
The award-winning a cappella group Naturally Seven will present a free
concert in the lobby of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at noon
Oct. 30. Naturally Sevens range of styles includes jazz, gospel
and R&B harmonies. The members of the ensemble, all from the New
York metropolitan area, include Roger Thomas, Warren Thomas, Garfield
Buckley, Jamal Reed, Dwight Stewart, Roderick Eldridge and Marcus Davis.
This is the first performance in Krannerts 2001-2002 Interval
Series of free lunchtime concerts. Patrons are encouraged to enjoy lunch
during Interval concerts. Intermezzo begins serving lunch at 11 a.m.
A special Interval lunch is sold in the Lobby for $5, including beverage;
order Interval lunches at least three days in advance by contacting
the ticket office, 333-6280. Patrons also are welcome to bring a brown