23, No. 8,Oct. 16, 2003
UI Press week is Oct. 17-22
second annual UI Press Week will be Oct. 17 to 22. Six authors will
discuss their recently published UI Press books during the weeklong
celebration, which, with one exception, will be held in the Author’s
Corner of the Illini Union Bookstore. All events are free and open to
Dates and times, authors and book titles:
- Oct. 17, 4:30
p.m., Joy Williamson, professor of education, Stanford University
and UI alumna, “Black Power on Campus: The University of Illinois,
- Oct. 20, noon,
Leon Dash, UI professor of journalism and Pulitzer Prize-winner, “When
Children Want Children.”
4 p.m., William Kinderman, UI professor of music, “Artaria 195.”
- Oct. 21, noon,
Sarah Wisseman, UI director of Ancient Technologies and Archaeological
Materials, “Virtual Mummy.”
- Oct. 22, noon,
Room 177, Medical Sciences Building, Neil Ruzic, scientist, writer,
inventor and publisher who lives in Beverly Shores, Ind., “Racing
to a Cure.”
4 p.m., Nicholas Temperley, UI professor emeritus of music, “Bound
for America: Three British Composers.”
information, contact Danielle Wilberg, 244-4689.
your earnings statement
Vacation/sick leave balances
Vacation/sick leave balances as of Aug. 20, 2003, will appear on the
Oct. 16 and Nov. 16 earnings statements of faculty members and academic
professionals. Any questions regarding those balances should be directed
to the employee’s home department or unit.
Harlem Globetrotters CEO to speak
Mannie Jackson stepped into the history books when he purchased the
Harlem Globetrotters in 1993, becoming the first African American to
own a major international sports and entertainment organization. Jackson’s
career, which has taken him from the basketball court to the boardroom,
will be recounted in a talk at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 27 in 114 David Kinley
“Repositioning to Win: You Gotta Believe” is this year’s
V. Dale Cozad Lecture. The public is invited to attend. Free parking
is available in the campus lots south of David Kinley Hall and west
of Wohlers Hall.
Jackson played for the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1960s prior to joining
Honeywell’s telecommunications unit where he worked for more than
26 years. When he retired, he was a corporate officer and senior vice
president. He is credited with reviving the Globetrotter organization,
tripling its revenue in three years, and rebuilding the fan base.
Jackson grew up in Edwardsville, Ill., and graduated from the UI, serving
as captain of the Illini basketball team.
Same-sex marriage to be discussed
The November Ally Meeting will host a discussion of legal issues surrounding
same-sex marriage. The meeting will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7
in 209 Illini Union.
Presenters will include Mike Jarecki, a graduate student in the UI College
of Law who was president of the Sexual Orientation and Legal Issues
Society and a former intern with the Human Rights Coalition in Washington,
For more information, contact Pat Morey, firstname.lastname@example.org
or 333-3137, or Anita Hund, email@example.com.
Refreshments will be served.
Religious studies scholar
Wayne Pitard, UI professor of religious studies, will speak at 7 p.m.
Oct. 28 at the Spurlock Museum. “Rediscovering the Bible’s
‘Bad Guys’: The Archaeology and Literature of the Ancient
Canaanites” will include discussion of the archaeological recovery
of the culture and literature of the ancient Canaanites, the predecessors
of biblical Israel, and the insight these discoveries have provided
on the origins of Israelite religion. A reception will follow the free
Annual book sale
is Oct. 23-24
University Library will host its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 23 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Marshall Gallery in
the east foyer of the Main Library building. Hard-cover books will sell
for $3; quality paperbacks for $2; mass-market paperbacks for $1, and
prints and cards for $1 and up. A selection of specially priced finer
edition books also will be available. Proceeds from the sale will benefit
the library’s collections. For more information, call 244-2070.
Brown v. Board of Education Jubilee Commemoration
Scholar/activist to speak
As part of a yearlong campus commemoration of the Brown
v. Board of Education decision, the UI Library will host a colloquium
lecture by E.J. Josey, professor emeritus of library and information
science at the University of Pittsburgh. The event will be at 1 p.m.
Oct. 24 in Gregory Hall.
Founder of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and
former ALA president, Josey is an outstanding scholar and activist in
the world of library and information science. During the early 1960s,
he participated in the Civil Rights struggle in Savannah, Ga., and in
1964 he advocated the desegregation of libraries and ALA chapters.
His presentation will address the impact of the monumental Brown decision
on libraries. The event is free and open to the public. For more information,
call Joyce Wright, 333-3489, or Nuala Koetter, 333-9048. The event is
sponsored by the Library Colloquium Committee.
‘Asia’s New Regionalism’
Asian symposium is Oct. 17-18
A major international symposium on issues confronting East and Southeast
Asia will be Oct. 17-18. The symposium will be in 407 Levis Faculty
Center and is free and open to the public. The meeting is organized
by the Center for East Asian and
Pacific Studies, with support from the College of Liberal Arts and
The symposium will examine the heightened interest and developments
in Asia’s new regionalism, exploring the economic, political and
security challenges to the Southeast Asia states, China, Korea and Japan
and to U.S. interests and role in Asia. In addition, the symposium also
will address questions relating to globalization and regionalism, bilateralism
and multilateralism and other issues concerning international cooperation
H.E. Ambassador Han Sung Joo, Republic of Korea, will be the symposium’s
keynote speaker. Han’s address is “North Korean Challenges:
Implications for Regional Security.”
The symposium is organized into five panels, with sessions held from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 18. For more
information, call 333-7273.
State Universities Annuitants Association
Legislators to speak at meeting Oct. 19
Four area legislators will speak at the State Universities Annuitants
Association general membership meeting Oct. 19 at the Park Inn, 2408
N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana. The meeting will begin with a short social
period at 1:30 p.m. with speakers following at 2 p.m. A brief business
meeting will be held afterward.
Forum speakers: Sen. Rick Winkel (52nd District), Rep. Naomi Jakobsson
(103rd District), Rep. Shane Cultra (105th District) and Rep. Chapin
Rose (110th District). Each legislator has committee assignments pertinent
to topics of concern to university retirees. Questions will be limited
to those topics, which include appropriations, education/higher education
or topics relative to retirement. Questions must be submitted in writing
in advance or during the registration period prior to the program. Kenneth
Andersen, professor emeritus of research and policy analysis, will moderate.
University retirees as well as current employees nearing retirement
are invited to attend.
Virtual tour showcases ‘best practices’
Veterinary hospital exhibit open Oct. 23
A custom-built tractor-trailer that expands to create a 50-foot by 23-foot
veterinary hospital will be making a stop at the UI College of Veterinary
Medicine. The public is invited to sign up for 20-minute tours throughout
the day Oct. 23.
The exhibit, an educational tool from the American Animal Hospital Association,
is titled “AAHA! Driving Excellence in Veterinary Practice.”
It describes clinical and technological advances in providing the best
possible care for companion animals. A multimedia presentation leads
attendees through all areas of a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital,
including the client relations area, exam room, client consultation
room, laboratory, in-patient area, diagnostic imaging area, staff training
area, business office and pharmacy.
Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. The truck will
be located near the Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building. To
reserve a spot at presentations scheduled between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
call Beth Erwin at 333-2762.
Veterinary college dedicates new lab space
Symposium, dedication are
The College of Veterinary Medicine
will dedicate 14,000 square feet of new biomedical laboratory space
on the second and third floors of its Basic Sciences Building on Nov.
1. The dedication and related research symposium are free and open to
The symposium begins at 9 a.m. with Thomas Silhavy, Warner-Lambert Parke-Davis
Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, speaking on
“How E. coli Senses External Stress.” At 10:30 a.m., Asgerally
Fazleabas, professor of physiology and the director of the Center for
Women’s Health and Reproduction in the department of obstetrics
and gynecology at the UI at Chicago, will present “Modulation
of the Maternal Environment by Embryonic Signals in the Primate.”
At 11:30 a.m. there will be a brief dedication ceremony, followed by
hors d’oeuvres and tours of the new space, which has been funded
primarily by the National Institutes of Health as well as by the university
and the college.
More information is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
sizes with keys
Campus map available
An updated version of the campus map found in the Student/Staff Directory
is available from Facilities and Services’ Printing Department.
The map is available in two sizes with corresponding keys. Call Printing
Services at 333-0428 for more information.
Tribute honors former faculty member
A celebration of William Warfield
A diverse array of School of Music performers and ensembles, and guest
artists will join together at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 to pay tribute to the
legacy of William Warfield. Warfield, a former faculty member of the
UI School of Music, was an internationally beloved opera singer, concert
artist, actor and educator. “Honoring William Warfield: A Celebration
of Excellence” begins with an audio-visual tribute produced by
WILL. The program also includes spoken tributes as well as dance, vocal
and instrumental performances. The music will include spirituals, repertoire
by Copland, Gershwin and Kern that is closely associated with Warfield,
and classical works of Bach and Handel.
‘Bridge the Gap’
Staff employee Expo is Oct.
Staff Employee Expo 2003 will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in Illini
Union Rooms A, B and C. “Bridge the Gap” is this year’s
theme with presentations and information booths on various campus units
and services for staff employees.
In addition, the UI Employees Credit Union will present “Taking
the Mystery Out of Investing” at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Illini
The event has been designated as an approved event; staff members may
be released from work for up to one hour to attend, with appropriate
supervisory approval. Door prizes and gifts will be given away. You
need not be present to win, but must register in person.
The event is sponsored by the Staff
Advisory Council and the Personnel Services Office.
civil service employees are encouraged to vote in the State Universities
Civil Service Advisroy Committee election before or after visiting Expo.
The polling place is in the southwest area on the first floor of the
Gender and Women’s Studies Program
Fall film series announced
The UI Gender and Women’s Studies Program has announced its fall
semester film series.
The series, titled “Run
Like A Girl: Representing Women in Sport After Title IX,”
is supported by the Chancellor’s Office in conjunction with the
university’s yearlong examination of the Brown v. Board of Education
segregation cases. The series is free and open to the public.
According to Jacque Kahn, associate director of GWSP, the film series
“provides a public forum for the discussion of gender equity and
the controversies around women and sport that have emerged since Title
Kahn also said that the series “interfaces with the university’s
Athletic Board/Department of Intercollegiate Athletics’ plans
for a conference on the effects of Title IX,” the 1972 educational
amendment that prohibits institutions that receive federal funding from
practicing gender discrimination in educational programs or activities.
All films will begin at 5:30 p.m. Films, dates, locations and running
- Oct. 9, “Run
Like a Girl,” 1998 film directed by Carol Cassidy, 57 minutes.
Girl athletes tell how sports have given them the strength to thrive
under the pressures of growing up; 192 Lincoln Hall.
- Nov. 6, “Blue
Crush,” 2002, directed by John Stockwell, 103 minutes. A girl
trains for “the ultimate” surfing competition, even as
she is haunted by the trauma of a near-fatal accident; 106 Lincoln
- Dec. 4, “Bend
It Like Beckham,” 2003, directed by Gurinder Chadha, 112 minutes.
A coming-of-age comedy about an 18-year-old girl who dreams of becoming
a professional soccer player, while her parents have more traditional
plans for her; 62 Krannert Art Museum.
GWSP, which was formerly called the Women’s Studies Program,
changed its name last May. The program, an academic unit in the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is dedicated to studying gender issues.
How bills become law
Former majority leader to
speak Oct. 24
Dick Armey, a former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives,
will give a first-hand account of how bills become law at the Piper
Rudnick-Vacketta Lecture on Government and the Law at 3 p.m. Oct.
24 at the UI College of Law.
Armey will draw upon his 18 years in the House in his speech, “The
Instrumental Value of Sloppy Work in Making Legislation.” First
elected to Congress in 1984 from the 26th district of north Texas,
Armey has been a champion of free markets and was one of the first
members of Congress to question the funding of “offensive projects”
by the National Endowment of the Arts.
He wrote, with Newt Gingrich, the House Republicans’ “Contract
With America” in 1994, which promised tax reduction, welfare
reform and a balanced budget if Republican candidates were elected.
The contract was instrumental in the GOP picking up 53 seats in the
House that year, resulting in the majority the party has held ever
Armey, who was an economics professor at the University of North Texas
before entering politics, has been an advocate of the flat tax and
other tax-relief measures and led efforts to make the International
Monetary Fund more transparent and accountable.
The Piper Rudnick-Vacketta Lecture was endowed by Piper Rudnick, a
large law firm, in honor of Carl Vacketta, a graduate of the UI College
The lecture, to be held in the Max L. Rowe Auditorium with overflow
seating in Classroom D and the Courtroom, is free and open to the
NASA scientist to talk Nov.
David Morrison, a senior scientist at the NASA Astrobiology Institute,
will present the sixth talk in the department of astronomy’s
Icko Iben Jr. Distinguished Lectureship at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 in Foellinger
Auditorium. The talk, “Cosmic Collisions: How Astronomers are
Saving the World,” is free and open to the public.
“David Morrison is internationally known for his research on
small bodies in the solar system,” said Lewis Snyder, the chair
of the astronomy department. “His talk on identifying and avoiding
asteroids that could pose a threat to Earth should be of interest
to faculty, students and the general public.”
While the probability of an impact from an asteroid or comet (often
called Near Earth Objects) is low, the potential for destruction is
immense. “The consequences are so catastrophic, we must evaluate
the nature of the threat and be prepared to deal with it,” Morrison
said. “If such an object were to strike Earth, the effects of
the collision could depress global temperatures, leading to a massive
loss of food crops and the possible breakdown of society… potentially
affecting the entire planet and its population.”
Morrison chaired the original NASA study of the impact hazard in 1992.
He also served as chair of the International Astronomical Union Working
Group on Near Earth Objects. Asteroid 2410 Morrison is named in his
A native of Danville, Ill., Morrison earned his bachelor’s degree
in physics from the UI’s Urbana-Champaign campus, and his doctorate
in astronomy from Harvard University. Before joining the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration, he was a professor of astronomy
at the University of Hawaii. From 1996-2001, he was the Director of
Astrobiology and Space Research at the NASA Ames Research Center,
where he managed basic and applied research programs in the space,
life and Earth sciences.
Morrison was instrumental in defining the new multidisciplinary field
of astrobiology, including leadership in establishing the scientific
goals and objectives of the NASA Astrobiology Roadmap. His primary
current interests are in developing the science of astrobiology, in
protecting Earth from an asteroid impact, and in improving science
education and public understanding.
Each year the Iben lectureship brings a noted astronomer to campus
to highlight some of the latest developments in astronomy, Snyder
said. In addition to giving a public lecture, the invited speaker
also will give a technical colloquium and meet informally with faculty
members and students.
Faculty/Staff Assistance Program
Brown Bag presents financial
Strategies for the Holidays, sponsored by the Faculty/Staff Assistance
Program, will be the topic for a brown bag presentation at noon Nov.
4. Jan Young, Office of Consumer Credit Nationwide, will be the speaker.
For more information and to register, contact the FSAP office at 244-5312.