The 131st commencement of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
will be held in two ceremonies May 12 at the Assembly Hall. The
speaker at both ceremonies will be Maya Angelou, an acclaimed poet,
novelist, educator, civil rights activist and recipient of the National
Medal of Arts. Full
software stems students' use of 'paper mills'
Plagiarism isn't just a problem for publishers and best-selling
historians. It's also a pain for professors, whose students can
buy essays over the Internet, rather than write them. Full
||Decade of divorce
set stage for message of teen horror films
"Jason X" is now in theaters, film number 10 in the "Friday
the 13th" series. And yet another "Halloween," number
eight, is due in July. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it wasnt
just screams and blood that made the "teen slasher" movie
popular, says Pat Gill, an Illinois professor of media studies.
surveys may help explain dark energy in the universe
The universe appears to be permeated with an invisible force
dark energy that is pushing it apart faster and faster. By
conducting redshift surveys of galaxy clusters, astronomers hope
to learn more about this mysterious force, and about the structure
and geometry of the universe. Full
in postmenopausal years, linked to other health risks
Its no secret that women begin to lose bone mass and density
as they exit their childbearing years, but other changes in body
composition associated with menopause may trigger additional health
problems, says Illinois kinesiology professor Ellen Evans. Full
Campustown continues on schedule
Street reconstruction in campustown is a little ahead of schedule
although much remains to be done, Champaign city officials reported
at an April 24 progress meeting. Full
senate on budget
Deans and department heads may have to plan for larger reductions
in their base budgets than previously thought, Chancellor Nancy
Cantor told the Urbana-Champaign Senate at its final meeting for
the academic year, April 29. Full story
||The sword play's
If Robin McFarquhar were to chart his life on a timeline, "The
Three Musketeers" would make a dramatic appearance
once, not twice, but thrice. Full story
announces its 2002-2003 Marquee Season
As Krannert Center for the Performing Arts announces its 2002-2003
Marquee season, it also invites audiences to "come as you are"
and "leave different" after a unique performing arts experience.
Lance Cooper, professor of physics, leads a session in the Materials
Research Lab for children visiting the UI campus April 25 as part
of "Take our Daughters to Work Day." Coopers "Fun
With Light" workshop was one of eight labs conducted for the
children of faculty and staff members. More than 100 children toured
labs and participated in interactive demonstrations during the event,
which was hosted by the Society of Women Engineers.
award-winners to be honored
of Illinois faculty members, four academic professionals and five
teaching assistants were honored for excellence in teaching and
advising undergraduate students April 29 at the annual UI Instructional
Awards Banquet. Full story
by police officer of the year honors
Aaron Frederick was honored as University of Illinois police officer
of the year during an April 24 reception hosted by the Division
of Public Safety at the Levis Faculty Center in Urbana. Full
|Two students win
Two students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have
won Harry S. Truman Scholarships. Full
several million dollars to benefit UI
Gifts totaling several millions of dollars earmarked for UI programs
at Chicago and Urbana-Champaign were announced April 19 at the spring
meeting of the UI Foundations Presidents Council in Chicagos
Four Seasons Hotel. Full story
the Job: Terry Jobin
Terry Jobin is the director of the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program.
A licensed clinical social worker and a certified employee assistance
professional, Jobin worked in various inpatient and outpatient mental
health settings before joining the UI in 1995. Full
retrieval colloquium is May 2
Changes planned for online
Documentary focuses on Japanese
to meet May 3
Workshop is May 17
Children's Day is
Campus Holidays announced
Summer workshops open
Summerfest begins June 14
Exhibitions open May 10
Concert to feature clarinetist
Benefit Choice period runs through May 31
Benefit Choice will take place May 1-31 this year. During this
time, all benefit-eligible employees may make changes to their
benefit plans and coverage levels. Benefit Choice changes may
be made online with the self-service application NESSIE. More
report on honors, awards, offices and other outstanding achievements
of faculty and staff members.
Human Resources maintains listings for academic
faculty 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
84, died April 21 at his daughters home in Mahomet. He had
worked as a plumber for the Division of Operation and Maintenance
and retired in 1977 with 30 years of service. Memorials: Carle
Hospice program, United Methodist Church of Mahomet or an organization
of the donors choice.
Donald Robert Cox, 73, died
April 21 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. He worked
at Illinois from 1947 until he retired in 1984 with 37 years of
service. For most of that time, he was a sound technician with
the Division of Operation and Maintenance.
Merton L. "Jack" Johnson,
75, died April 24 at the Carle Arbours, Savoy. He worked as a
project coordinator for the College of Fine and Applied Arts from
1987 until he retired in 1991.
Arthur Kelly Jr., 76, died
April 24 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. He was a
building service worker with the Division of Operation and Maintenance
from 1970 until 1972.
Joseph Patton, 88, died April
23 at his Villa Grove home. He was a building service worker for
the Division of Operation and Maintenance from 1973 until 1976.
Shirley Jean Peters, died
April 20 at the Carle Arbours, Savoy. She had been a secretary
in the French department, the Illini Union and UI Extension. She
left in 1997.
Ruth M. Siewart, 100, died
April 19 at Country Health Nursing Home, Gifford. She worked as
a cook from 1947 until she retired in 1964. She worked at the
Illini Union and McKinley Hospital. Memorials: St. Patricks
or Country Health Auxiliary of Gifford.
Richard James Trippy, 83,
died April 14 at Community Hospitals of Williams County, Bryan,
Ohio. He had been a professor of physics. Memorials: Bryan GALA
or the Senior Center Building Fund.