Rare Chinese frogs
communicate by means of ultrasonic sound
First came word that a rare frog (Amolops tormotus) in China
sings like a bird, then that the species produces very high-pitch
ultrasonic sounds. Now scientists say that these concave-eared
torrent frogs also hear and respond to the sounds.
Hit film adaptations
for young audiences a 'mixed blessing' expert says
"Chronicles of Narnia" and "Harry Potter and the
Goblet of Fire," however, are "a mixed blessing for
their young audiences," Hearne said. Moreover, their shared
shortcoming is symptomatic of the way most children’s stories
are being told on the silver screen these days.
Janus particles offer
new physics, new technology
In Roman mythology,
Janus was the god of change and transition, often portrayed with
two faces gazing in opposite directions. At the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, Janus particles are providing insight into the
movement of molecules, and serving as the basis for new materials
Creation of antibiotic
in test tube holds promise for better antibiotics
made nisin, a natural antibiotic used for more than 40 years
to preserve food, in a test tube using nature’s toolbox.
They also identified the structure of the enzyme that makes nisin
and gives it its unique biological power.
shows recovery coaches can help reunite families
any given day, as many as 70 percent of the Illinois children
in foster care are in that situation, at least in part, because
their parents abuse drugs or alcohol. What if those parents, however,
had extra help from a “recovery
whose primary job was to prod and encourage them to get and complete
treatment for substance abuse?
Campus prepares for possible
avian flu outbreak
officials hope the next flu season flies by as relatively
uneventfully as this winter’s flu season has done.
However, amid growing concern about the potential spread
of the H5N1 avian flu virus among bird populations worldwide,
communities throughout the U.S., including the UI’s
Urbana campus, are preparing comprehensive action plans to
mitigate the effects of a potential outbreak of the disease
does seasonal flu differ from pandemic flu?
Trustees approve CAS
appointments and renovation projects
UI Board of Trustees met at the Chicago campus on March 9 with half
the members attending by conference call from the Urbana campus.
The special meeting was convened because there were too many items
that needed timely attention prior to the next regular meeting on
New facility to feature senior
on the College of Engineering campus, the new Engineering Student
Projects Laboratory, 1021 W. Western Ave., Urbana, is the new home
for one of the university’s most innovative undergraduate instructional
programs – the Interdisciplinary Design Program, managed
by the Engineering Design Council. The facility was dedicated
March 10 as part of the 86th Engineering Open House.
||University Women's Club celebrates 100 years
Thomas had a 2-year-old son and was seven months pregnant with the
second of her three children when she and her husband, Brian Thomas,
arrived in Champaign-Urbana 21 years ago for Brian’s new job
as a professor of mechanical engineering at Illinois. She found
the transition to her new life a bit easier once she found the
Mother-Child PlayGroup, a special interest group of the UI Women’s
Library seeks a little help
from its Friends
University Library is reaching out to faculty members during April
as part of its capital campaign, a campus wide initiative through
which the library hopes to raise $30 million for acquisition and
preservation, facilities construction and renovation, and the creation
of endowed faculty positions. Thus far, more than $18.9 million has
been raised through the campaign.
Be a Library
Campaign seeks to refocus
Americans on value of higher education
College basketball fans will be getting something extra with
Madness” this year: a plug for the value of American higher
Bevier Café and
Spice Box provide lessons in healthy food and business
Spice Box, along with Bevier Café, is a student-run restaurant
on the UI campus. Showcasing the talents of senior hospitality-management
majors, the Spice Box serves two- and four-course gourmet meals on
Friday and Tuesday evenings in the spring. Students enrolled in the
junior-level “Food Production and Service” course run
Bevier Café, open weekdays for breakfast, lunch and afternoon
Twelve win UI
fellowships from research program in the humanities
professors and six graduate students have won fellowships for the
academic year 2006-2007 from the Illinois Program for Research in
the Humanitiesat the UI.
house is April 1
Spurlock celebrates world cultures April 1
TV program highlights law issues
Economic interests forms
due April 24
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for math, science and engineering summer camps
Illinois Compass unchanged by merger
Opinions on ice area
LIbrary gift shop opens April 3
for Secretariat award due March 17
Three exhbitions on view at I space through April 1
consumer expo is March 29
Conference is March 29-April
Celebrate reading with edible books
on sale April 3 for Ebertfest
Education forum is April
1… KAM hosts annual Petals and Paintings
||On the Job: Tom
Martin has been a locksmith in the Facilities and Services Division
for 21 years Outside of work, he enjoys traveling and remodeling
projects on his home. More
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80, died Feb. 26 at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. Albrecht-Wiegler
worked at the UI for 17 years, retiring in 1985 as a research
scientist in botany. Memorials: UI Mathematics Library.
67, died March 2 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Roderick
worked at the UI Physical Plant for 33 years, retiring in 1998 as
a steam distribution operator. Memorials: American Lung Association.
Suzanne Appelle Cavette, 78, died March 5 at Home Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. Cavette
worked at the UI Student Counseling Bureau for two years as a junior clerk. Memorials:
Tippecanoe County Humane Society.
Betsy Rames Davis, 51, died Feb. 27 at her Champaign home. Davis worked at the
UI for six years. She left the UI in 1999 as a visiting assistant to the vice
chancellor for research. Memorials: Betsy Rames Davis Educational Trust Fund,
in care of Bank of Champaign, P.O. Box 1490, Champaign, IL 61824.
Arleen Everett, 66, died Feb. 26 at her Champaign
home. Everett worked at the UI for 10 years. Memorials: St. John’s Lutheran
Church, 509 S. Mattis Ave., Champaign, IL 61821; or the American Cancer Society.
Margaret L. Kimbrell, 83, died March 2 at Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana.
Kimbrell worked at the UI Library and Visual Aids Department for eight years.