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Herman to discuss
future of Illinois
Herman, interim chancellor, will speak about the future of the Urbana
campus at noon, Sept. 14 in Latzer Hall, University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright
St. Herman will talk about his aspiraions for the campus as well as
his assessment of opportunities for the campus. In addition, he will
answer questions from the audience at the end of his remarks.
The lecture is part of the YMCA's "Know Your University" lecture
series and is free and open to the public. Thos attending may bring
their lunch or purchase a meal from the Y Eatery Thai Restaurant located
in the YMCA.
9-11 observance performance
UI Concert Choir will present a Sept. 11 observance performance, beginning
promptly at 7:46 a.m. on that date, in Smith Hall.
The 20-minute musical observance is free and open to the public.
According to Karl Kramer, the director of the School of Music, the start
time of the program coincides with the exact time that American Airlines
Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in
New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.
The solemn observance will feature just two musical pieces – both
performed in their original Latin – and no readings or speeches,
according to Concert Choir conductor and UI music professor Chester
The program opens with Gregorio Allegri’s “Miserere,”
a setting of Psalm 51 composed for the Choir of the Sistine Chapel and
performed just once a year during Holy Week. Following the performance
of “Miserere,” at 8:03 a.m. – the approximate time
that United Airlines Flight 175 slammed into the south tower of the
World Trade Center – a moment of silence will be observed. The
choir will then intone “O vos omnes,” by Tomas Luis de Victoria.
"At the conclusion of the Victoria, people may stay and reflect,
or leave,” Alwes said.
of Publications and Marketing
Student/Staff Directory forms
due Sept. 17
Retirees and people working for UI-affiliated agencies who want to be
included in the 2004-05 Student/Staff Directory as well as people who
want to suppress their home addresses and/or phone numbers from publication
are being asked to submit their requests online by Sept. 17. Those who
want to suppress their directory information must complete and submit
online forms, even if they have submitted suppression requests in the
past. Past requests are no longer viable because of the conversion to
the Banner software system.
Paper forms can no longer be accepted. People without Internet access
are asked to visit their local public libraries to submit their information
Forms are available at www.uiuc.edu
(click on student/staff directory forms under the announcements header).
For more information, contact the Office of Publications and Marketing
at 333-9200 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
community design center
Civitas launches new art gallery
The UI community design center, Civitas, recently launched its new art-gallery
space with an exhibition of photographs by Genevieve Borich titled “Urban
Textures.” The exhibition is on view through Sept. 30.
Borich, a UI graduate student in urban and regional planning and student
director of Civitas, said her work is based on concepts from John Stilgoe’s
book “Underneath Lies Magic.” Borich described the images
as “depicting close-up shots of surfaces found in everyday urbanism,”
and said they are intended to invite visitors “to ponder the reason
urban elements evolved – and remain – as they appear. “
Civitas, 112 W. Main St., Urbana, opened to the public last year. Its
multidimensional mission, according to Borich, includes functioning
as an example of good urbanism while serving as a resource about good
urban design principles.
“We are looking for interested faculty and students who would
like to create and exhibit work concerning urban issues and urban design,”
Borich said.Along with the addition of an art gallery, the center –
which is open to the public and available as an informal work space
– now includes free wireless Internet access.
More information about Civitas is available on its Web site at www.urban.uiuc.edu/civitas.
The Illinois Brass Quintet kicks off the new season of free WILL-FM
“Second Sunday Concerts” at 2 p.m. Sept. 12 with The Illinois
Brass Quintet performing a diverse program from Bach to Dixieland, classical
to jazz, at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion.
Featured works will include selections from “Animal Ditties,”
by trumpet virtuoso and composer Anthony Plog, based on poetry of Ogden
Nash. The narrator in this performance will be Kathleen Conlin, actress
and dean of the UI College of Fine and Applied Arts. A special work
will be performed in observance of the third anniversary of the Sept.
Members of the Illinois Brass Quintet are Michael Ewald and Ronald Romm,
trumpet; Kazimierz Machala, horn; Elliot Chasanov, trombone; and Mark
Krannert Art Museum curator Michael Conner will lead a Second Sunday
Gallery Tour at 1 p.m. before the Sept. 12 concert.
The rest of the
season features a mix of styles and performers. “Variety is the
key to the upcoming ‘Second Sunday’ season,” said
Paul Wienke, executive producer of the concert series. Featured artists
this semester include pianist Ian Hobson with members of Sinfonia da
Camera (Oct. 10); Champaign-Urbana native and former Stravinsky piano
award winner Zsolt Bognar (Nov. 14); clarinetist J. David Harris performing
chamber music for woodwinds and brass (Dec. 12). For a full schedule
go to www.will.uiuc.edu.
Each concert will be broadcast live on WILL-FM (90.9/101.1 in Champaign-Urbana).
WILL-FM Second Sunday Concerts are a joint venture of WILL-FM, the UI
School of Music and the Krannert Art Museum.
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 333-0428
for more information.
University in St. Louis
NSF Regional Grants Conference
The first National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference of
fiscal year 2005 will be held in St. Louis, and hosted by Washington
University on Oct. 4–5 with optional FastLane sessions on Oct.
Key NSF representatives as well as faculty members, researchers and
grant administrators representing regional colleges and universities
This two-day conference is important, especially for new faculty members,
researchers and administrators who want to gain key insight into a range
of current issues at NSF including the state of current funding; new
and current policies and procedures; and pertinent administrative issues.
NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand
to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities
and to answer questions.
For additional information regarding program content, including a complete
agenda, contact the NSF Policy Office, Division of Grants and Agreements
at 703-292-8243, or by e-mail email@example.com.
For logistical information (including conference registration, lodging,
etc.) go to: http://cme.wustl.edu/NSF/.
to 3 p.m. Sept. 9
Library to host Fall Festival
The University Library is hosting its first Fall Festival in the Main
Library Plaza and Marshall Gallery from 11 to 3 p.m. Sept. 9. The event
include a self-guided library tour, the chance to sew-a-journal, a display
from Rare Books, Library Lingo Bingo, QB (Question Board), a chance
to vote for My Favorite Library, a call to nominate items in The Library
Should Buy, and a special appearance by “Bob the Book.”
for Advanced Study
Fall lectures announced
Fears about monsters and artificial life; the struggles of China’s
rural-urban migrants; and what we can trust and not trust about our
memories will all be among the topics early this fall in lectures sponsored
by the Center for Advanced Study at the UI.
Other lecture topics will include female sexuality, the future of Russian-U.S.
relations and family/state relations in the Middle East and South Asia.
The lecture on memory is part of a yearlong “Memory Project”
sponsored by CAS. The other lectures are part of the center’s
MillerComm series, begun in 1973 and supported with funds from the George
A. Miller Endowment and several co-sponsoring campus units. The MillerComm
lectures provide a forum for discourse on topics spanning the university’s
All CAS talks are
free and open to the public.
• Sept. 8, “What’s the Matter With Memory,”
by Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Social
Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. Her lecture begins
at 4 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium at the Spurlock Museum.
• Sept. 9, “Kinsey and the Future of Female Sexuality,”
by Elizabeth Grosz, a professor of women’s and gender studies
at Rutgers University. Her talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium
at the Spurlock Museum.
information, go to www.cas.uiuc.edu/casmillercomm.html.