Vol. 21, No.12, Jan. 17, 2002
Market | Deaths |
||State funds fall
short; campus units prepare to cut budgets
Midway through the fiscal year, administrative and service units
on the UIs Urbana campus have been asked to cut their budgets
by 2.5 percent and academic units to trim their expenditures by
1.25 percent. Full
peapods have tunable electronic properties, scientists
First came fullerenes, those cage-like molecules of 60 carbon atoms
bound in a ball. Then came long, thin soda straws of carbon atoms
called nanotubes. Now there are fullerenes nested within nanotubes,
like so many peas in a pod. Full
writer reveals secret life of H.G. Wells in first book
H.G. Wells intelligence and imagination may have been surpassed
only by his appetite for women, an aspect of the prolific authors
life that had been kept secret until now.
seeks more accessible Web tools, software for disabled
Companies that develop and distribute browsers, multimedia players
and other Web-based software have become more savvy in recent years
when it comes to understanding the needs of people with disabilities.
finds best way to measure soil fertility is in a Mason jar
In a world of technological advancements, a simple wide-mouthed,
one-pint Mason jar is the foundation of a diagnostic tool that may
revolutionize how farmers determine the nitrogen needs of their
cornfields. Full story
||Reaching out: Volunteer
mentors give time, support to young people
Shirley Todd, an annual giving specialist at the UI Foundation,
and other adult volunteers mentor young people by just spending
one hour per week with a teen or youth.Local educators say the programs
work. Full story
mentoring program for members
Young people arent the only ones who need a guiding hand and
confidant. Workplace mentoring relationships are one means members
of the Secretariat, the fellowship organization for secretaries
on the Urbana campus, employ for personal and professional growth.
biotech company sold to Abbott Labs for $7 million
The UI has sold a UI-licensed virtual biotechnology company to Abbott
Laboratories for $7 million. The company, BioDisplay Technologies
Inc., was founded to commercialize technology that dramatically
shortens the time it takes to discover various drugs that can be
tested for their potential therapeutic application.
|UI Library and
Kanazawa Institute of Japan offer reciprocal access to library users
The UI Library and the Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) are
offering reciprocal access to their journal collections. Through
a resource-sharing agreement signed Nov. 21, library users at both
institutions can use the others print holdings at no charge.
standard issue for UI teachers-in-training
The past decade brought a rush of technology to education. Many
teachers, however, still lack the know-how to use the new tools
With $3.2 million in funding over the next three years, the UI College
of Education is revamping its program to address the need. Full
|Partners for a
Not only did the Campus Charitable Fund Drive meet the 2001 goal
of $950,000, it exceeded it and raised $1,148,000.
by Bill Wiegand
Debbie Steiner, mailing equipment operator expediter, looks over
a bin of toys at the mailing center prior to delivery to the Salvation
Army on Dec. 20. Campus Stores, Mail and Receiving employees donated
$460 in toys and cash for the Salvation Army to distribute to needy
children at Christmas. "When the need is there, weve
got a good group of people, and they really try to help out the
less fortunate," said Clancy Bradley, mailing center manager.
||On the Job
Jonathan Sivier has been a research programmer for the aviation
research laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science
and Technology for 14 years. Full story
NIH chief to lecture Jan. 31
Grainger offers extended hours
Free seminars on survey research
Eighth annual faculty retreat
Parenting workshops offered
Art exhibition opening is Jan. 26
Studio Spectrum classes
Parent/child class offered
Art for High
Applications now being accepted
More 'Sound Advice' in 2002
'Science Posters' to be featured
'Alien Arthropods' featured
UI's Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Symposium
is Jan. 21-25 More
report of honors, awards, offices and other outstanding achievements
of faculty and staff members
Human Resources maintains listings for academic
positions. Prospective employees also may subscribe to the academic
jobs listserve (look under Career Information) and receive
e-mail notification of open positions.
Personnel Services maintains listings for staff
26, died Jan. 8 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Bates was a
storekeeper in the School of Chemical Sciences at the UI. He began
working at the UI in October 1993.
Marie "Dee" Courson,
54, died Dec. 6 at Carle Foundation Hospital. Courson was a secretary
for the UI College of Medicine and had worked there since July 1997.
Memorials: Courson Family Memorial Fund, Busey Bank in Mahomet.
Doyal Ray Edmison, 68, died Jan. 3 at his Champaign home.
Edmison retired in 1994 as a pipefitter. He worked at the UI for 12
years. Memorials: American Heart Association or the American Cancer
William J. Goodman Jr., 58, died Dec. 8 at Provena Covenant
Medical Center, Urbana. Goodman was a computer-assisted instructional
specialist for the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services.
He worked at the UI for more than 23 years. Memorials: Champaign Church
Jack D. Ludwig, 70, died Dec.
25 at his St. Joseph home. Ludwig retired from the UI in 1994 after
36 years of service. He worked at McKinley Health Services most of
that time. Memorials: Restoration Urban Ministries, 1207 N. Mattis
Ave., Champaign, or to Carle Hospice.
Clifford George Luesse, 72, died
Dec. 8 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Luesse worked at
the UI for 29 years, including as an instrument maker in the departments
of nuclear engineering and physics, the School of Chemical Sciences
and the Materials Research Lab.
Jane Mautz, 71, died Dec. 3 at
Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Mautz was an assistant bookstore
manager at the Illini Union Bookstore when she retired in 1987. She
worked at the UI for 25 years.
Connie M. Stull, 63, died Dec.
14 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Stull was a secretary
for the UI Alumni Association. She worked at the UI for 12 years,
retiring in 1997. Memorials: Crisis Nursery.
Noland L. VanDemark, 82, died
Dec. 16 at Croasdaile Village, Durham, N.C. VanDemark was a professor
of dairy science and was a faculty member at the UI from 1948 through
1964. Memorials: Alzheimers Association, Eastern Northern Carolina
Chapter, 400 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605-1351.
Ben Chie Yen, 66, died Dec. 23
at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. Yen was a professor of civil
engineering at the UI. He joined the faculty in 1966 as an assistant
professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1970 and professor
in 1976. Memorials: Ben Chie Yen Scholarship Fund, c/o UI Foundation,
Harker Hall, MC-386.