PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 27, No. 7, Oct. 4, 2007
National Soybean Research Lab & Center for Soy Foods
UI soy center wins top honors at local chili cook-off
Cheryl Sullivan and Marilyn Nash, with Illinois Center for Soy Foods and the National Soybean Research Laboratory, won top honors for the UI with their Game Day Chili at the Sixth Annual International Beer and Chili Cook-Off in Urbana last month.
More than 2,500 attendees sampled 11 kinds of chili and judges proclaimed the vegetarian chili made with soy to be the best overall. Chili was judged on whether it smelled appealing and looked appetizing. It also was assessed on how well the combination of ingredients melded together, if it tasted good and if after swallowing there was a pleasant aftertaste.
Game Day Chili was the only entry among all the competitors that included soy. A blind judging format was used, so judges were not aware it was meatless.
“Last year was our first time to enter the contest and participating in 2006 really gave us valuable knowledge for this year’s winning recipe,” said Nash, project coordinator. Nash said that one of the recipe’s unique ingredients was chipotle chilies in adobo sauce. “It really gave the chili a pleasing smoky flavor.”
“We were the only meatless chili being offered to attendees and many of those who tasted our chili appreciated the fact that it was delicious and vegetarian,” said Sullivan, a registered dietitian.
“Our recipe incorporates textured vegetable protein, also known as TVP™, or textured soy protein. It is made from defatted soy flour that has been texturized to resemble meat. TVP™ is a high quality protein and also a good source of fiber. People can substitute it for some or all of the meat in their own favorite chili recipe,” Sullivan said.
The UI has a longstanding reputation in soy – everything from seed production to processing to nutrition. The recipe was perfected in the Illinois Center for Soy Foods test kitchen located in the National Soybean Research Center.
Game Day Chili and other soy recipes can be found at www.nsrl.uiuc.edu.
‘Healthy Living through Qi-gong’ is Oct. 4
A free community workshop and introduction to Qi-gong, an ancient Chinese mind-body exercise, will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in 310 Freer Hall.
“Healthy Living Through Qi-gong” is planned in support of “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and Carle Foundation Hospital’s Mills Breast Cancer Institute. The event is sponsored by the UI department of kinesiology and community health, Campus Recreation, and the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Carle; and Mettler Center and Mettler Athletic.
The workshop will be led by UI kinesiology and community health professor Weimo Zhu and Xiaohong Sun of the Shanghai Institute of Physical Education, a 24-year cancer survivor who practices Qi-gong. It will include an overview of the history and current research on Qi-gong as well as an introduction to two of the most popular Qi-gong routines.
Zhu said Qi-gong has long been used widely in China as a means of treating cancer and other chronic diseases.
More information is available at www.kch.uiuc.edu/qi-gong/.
David Kinley Lecture in Economics
What is link between health and income?
A Princeton University professor who studies the global economy will be at the UI to talk about whether health and happiness could be rooted in prosperity.
Angus Deaton, a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton, will give the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the auditorium at Temple Hoyne Buell Hall.
Deaton will present his analysis of the Gallup Organization’s 2006 World Poll, a survey that measured health and income in 132 nations to evaluate public policy and monitor economic development around the world.
His study examines whether policymakers should adopt a broader view, including whether health and happiness could be linked to economic development and whether people value health or prosperity most as they rate their satisfaction in life.
The author of four books, Deaton is a longtime consultant for the World Bank and has served on National Academy panels dealing with poverty and family assistance, price and cost of living indexes and racial and ethnic health issues.
The lecture, sponsored by the department of economics, is free and open to the public.
Center for Advanced Study
First American Indian lawyer showcased
The fourth Chancellor’s Center for Advanced Study special lecture, “The First Indian Lawyer and the Birth of Federal Indian Law,” will be presented by Frederick Hoxie, Swanlund Professor of History and professor of law. The lecture is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center ballroom.
The subject of the lecture is James McDonald (Choctaw, 1801-1833?), the first American Indian to practice law in the United States. At the start of his legal career, McDonald was enlisted to assist his chief, Pushmataha, in defending the Choctaws’ homeland from the advances of a rising generation of frontier politicians, a group led by soon to be president Andrew Jackson. The legal arguments McDonald devised during this crisis failed to prevent his tribe’s removal to the West, but they formed the basis for articulating a doctrine of indigenous rights within American law.
Other CAS lectures in October include:
For additional information, visit the CAS Web site at www.cas.uiuc.edu.
IUB Authors Corner
Lectures explore global warming
Global warming will be the topic for a pair of lectures at the Authors Corner on the second floor of the Illini Union Bookstore on Oct. 4 and 5.
Michael S. Northcott of the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, will present a lecture at 4 p.m. Oct. 4, “Clouds of Witness: Religion, Ethics and Global Warming.” He also will talk at 4 p.m. Oct. 5 on “The Genesis of Extinction.”
Northcott is a professor of ethics at Edinburgh. His newest book, “A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming” (Orbis), is scheduled to be released Oct. 31.
In his lecture on Friday, Northcott will explore the problem of extinction through the first chapters of the Book of Genesis, which he sees as a source of ancient wisdom about the origins of life, and of humanity, which, he says, “speak powerfully to the present human condition, and to the ecological crisis.”
He adds that the present wave of humanly caused extinctions is unprecedented in the history of life because of its speed, and because “it is caused by the behavior of only one species – homo industrialis.”
Northcott was educated at Durham and Sunderland universities. He taught practical theology at the Seminari Theologi Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur before joining the University of Edinburgh in 1989.
Northcott is an ordained Anglican priest, associate rector at St. James, Leith, and canon theologian of Liverpool Cathedral.
His visit to the UI is sponsored by the Program for the Study of Religion. For more information about these events, contact Robert McKim, email@example.com, 3-0473.
Discount program launched
i-card Perks offers merchant discounts
A new program offers discounts on purchases at local businesses to students and faculty and staff members when they present their i-card.
The university “i-card Perks” program promotes discounts and special offers available to university i-card holders through merchant sponsorships.
Merchants register with i-card Programs annually, agreeing to the program requirements and paying a nominal fee. In return, i-card Programs promotes merchants’ “perks” to students and faculty and staff members on its Web site, at appropriate campus events, and in an annual print publication. Merchants receive i-card Perks signage that identifies their participation to customers.
Marya Ryan, director of i-card Programs, said that i-card Perks is designed to benefit all i-card holders. “(This program) will help new students, faculty and staff get to know the local area a bit better by acquainting them with area businesses. Both new and existing cardholders will know which businesses have discounts and special offers.”
Currently, i-card Perks merchants offer specials on food, flowers, landscaping, travel, computers and clothing.
For more information about i-card Perks, call Sarah Bohannen at 265-6464 or visit the i-card Programs Web site at www.icard.uillinois.edu.
Illini Union Art Gallery
Alumnus’s work showcases effects of war
An opening reception for a new exhibition organized by UI art and design alumnus Aaron Hughes will take place 4-6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Illini Union Art Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.
The exhibition, “AHMED,” runs through Nov. 5 and includes drawings by Hughes – a self-described “cynical veteran” of the war in Iraq – and photographs by 9-year-old Ahmed Shareef. In addition, the exhibition will include a continuous video loop, which also can be viewed online at www.aarhughes.org.
Together, the images present a key-hole view of the ravages of war, including the heavy toll paid by innocent victims like Shareef, who are literally caught in the crossfire.
All works are for sale; proceeds will support the Global Medical Relief Fund, which assists children who are missing, have lost limbs or been severely burned because of war.
Staff Human Resources
Staff employee expo is Oct. 16
Staff employees may visit the annual Staff Expo, scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 16, in the Illini Union, IlliniRooms A, B and C. Representatives from various campus and affiliated organizations will be present to distribute information and answer questions that pertain to civil service employees. Door prizes and gifts will be given away, including many items from community businesses. The Expo has been designated as an approved event; employees may be released from work to attend the Expo for up to one hour without loss of pay, departmental operations permitting and with appropriate supervisory approval.
World War II screenings and discussions
With community partners, WILL will present Central Illinois screening events and discussions about World War II. Excerpts from Ken Burns’ series, “The War,” will be shown, with local stories and discussion following. All events are free and open to the public. Upcoming events:
Provost’s Annual Lecture on Gender Equity
Slow advancement of women discussed
Virginia Valian, professor of psychology at Hunter College, will present “Why So Slow: The Advancement of Women,” at noon Oct. 15 in the Beckman Auditorium.
Valian’s explanation of women’s slow advancement in professions such as science, medicine, business, law and academia is based on social-cognitive processes that disadvantage women and advantage men. She will review experimental data that demonstrate how gender schemas – held by men and women alike – produce subtle over-valuations of men and under-valuation of women. As a result of many small differences, men are able to accumulate advantage more quickly than women. She also discusses remedies to the situation.
The lecture will be followed by a reception. For more information, call 333-1994.
Author to lecture about Proust’s mother
Evelyne Bloch-Dano, the author of “Madame Proust: A Biography,” will give a lecture about her new book Oct. 15.
Bloch-Dano’s talk, which begins at 4 p.m., will be in the Lucy Ellis Lounge of the Foreign Languages Building. The author, a native of France, will deliver her lecture in English. The event is free and open to the public.
A companion exhibit of documents drawn from the UI Library’s premier Proust collection also will be on display in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Room 346 of the University Library. It also is free and open to the public. Caroline Szylowicz, the librarian of the Kolb-Proust Archive, will curate the display.
“Madame Proust” initially was published in French in 2004. Like many of her other literary biographies, it won several prizes in France. Alice Kaplan translated the English edition of the book, which was released Oct. 1 by the University of Chicago Press.
Madame Proust was Jeanne Weil Proust, the mother of the great French writer, Marcel Proust, and a figure who had a strong influence on her son’s literary career. Among other things, she “inspired the mother and grandmother characters in ‘In Search of Lost Time,’ ” Szylowicz said.
The UI French department is sponsor of the event.
More information about the author and the lecture is on the Alliance Française Web site, www.alliance-us.org/en/Page.Culture.Lecture.Bloch.aspx.
Joint Area Centers Symposium
Popular culture industries explored
What can transnational popular cultural industries tell us about today’s global order, capitalism and the social impact of new technologies?
The Transnational Popular Culture Industries Symposium on Oct. 11-12 will reach across geographic boundaries and disciplines to ask how these industries – including music, film and the Internet – affect lives around the world. To what extent are these industries reshaping social, cultural and economic life? Does it still make sense to speak of “centers” of cultural production? Are they reshaping people’s understandings of the nation and nation-state?
The event aims to reach a wide variety of disciplines and interests and therefore invites all educators and interested parties to attend regardless of their specialty, discipline or grade level.
There also is a workshop for teachers on Oct. 13 and will feature two speakers working directly with educators in the formulation of new, dynamic and standards adhering lesson plans.
Registration for the event is open and free. Register online at www.uiuc.edu/goto/jacs. Further information concerning event speakers, discussants and co-sponsors is available online.
Civil service employees
Vote for advisory committee reps Oct. 16
All civil service employees (excluding temporary and extra help) are encouraged to vote Oct. 16 for a representative to the State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee. The polling place will be in the southwest area of the Illini Union overlooking the Quad, and will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters must present a current i-card.
October is ‘Computer Security Month’
CITES Security along with the CITES Help Desk will use October to bring extra attention to some of the most serious computer security threats, including identity theft, viruses and malware, physical security and copyright.
For more information, visit www.cites.uiuc.edu/security/csm.
College of Law
Two endowed lectures are Oct. 18 & 25
Two nationally renowned public figures in their respective fields – celebrated author and scholar University of Chicago Professor Martha Nussbaum and 29-year U.S. Ambassador Marc Grossman – will speak at the UI College of Law this month.
Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will present “Equal Respect for Conscience: Roger Williams on the Moral Basis of Civil Peace” at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 as the 67th David C. Baum Memorial Lecture on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.
Grossman, who spent 29 years with the U.S. State Department and at one point was the department’s third-ranking official, including serving as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, will present “American Diplomacy in the 21st Century” at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 as the Vacketta-DLA Piper Lecture on the Role of Government and Law.
Both lectures are free and open to the public in the Max L. Rowe Auditorium at the College of Law Building. A reception will follow both lectures in the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Pavilion at the College.
For more information, contact Dave Johnson at 244-4014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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