AISS goals published online
Beginning this year, the Office of Administrative Information Systems and Services will publish its annual review of AISS Goals and Objectives and the Goals and Objectives for the new fiscal year on the AISS Web site (http://www.aiss.uiuc.edu/) instead of distributing paper copies. Select the "publications bar" to find the documents. To go directly to the publications page, use the address http://www.aiss.uiuc.edu/Pubs/review96.html/.
Belgium faculty exchange
International Programs and Studies is sponsoring a new faculty exchange with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium's largest university. The exchange will enable UI professors from all disciplines to receive financial support to visit KUL for one to three months for research collaboration. Applications for the exchange can be obtained at 324 International Studies Building. Deadline for spring 1997 appointments is Nov. 1 and for fall 1997 is Feb. 1. For additional information, call 333-1993.
Kinesiology open house
The department of kinesiology will host an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at Louise Freer Hall. Faculty members and graduate students will demonstrate research in areas such as bone-mineral testing, body-fat measurement, metabolic testing and exercise research. For additional information, contact Carol Farmer at 244-0823.
Mortenson lecture is Oct. 17
Talat Halman, professor of Middle East Studies at New York University, will present the 1996 Mortenson Distinguished Lecture at 4 p.m. Oct. 17. The talk, "From Book Culture to Infomania: The International Transformation," will be on the third floor of the Levis Faculty Center. A reception will follow. For further information, contact Carol Mussey at 333-0318.
Travel grant deadline is Nov. 1
Nov. 1 is the deadline for UI faculty and staff members to apply for a travel grant to support international program development. The grant is sponsored by the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities Inc. in collaboration with International Programs and Studies. Awards of up to $1,000 are offered to encourage faculty and staff members to work abroad on projects focusing on the development of international programs. Guidelines and applications can be obtained at 324 International Studies Building or call 333-1993.
Guest artist Barry Truax will present an evening of electroacoustic music Oct. 10 at the Music Building auditorium.
The program, which begins at 8 p.m., will feature five compositions: "Solar Eclipse" for four-channel tape, "Nightwatch" for marimba and tape; "The Wings of Nike" for graphics and tape, "Sequence of Later Heaven" for four-channel tape; and "Song of Songs" for oboe d'amore, English horn and tape.
Truax is director of the Sonic Research Studio and professor in the School of Communication and the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C. Trained in both the sciences and in music, he worked with Gottfried Koenig at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht in the 1970s. Truax's compositions have been featured at festivals in Europe as well as computer music conferences, new-music concerts, and broadcasts in Canada and abroad.
Truax has written numerous articles on computer music and soundscape studies, and is the author of the book "Acoustic Communication." He also is co-author of "Five Village Soundscapes" and editor of the "Handbook for Acoustic Ecology."
UI professor in documentary
Rolando Romero, professor and director of the Latino/Latina Studies Program, is featured in the documentary "Mountain's Mist and Mexico," airing at 9 p.m. Oct. 11 on WILL-Channel 12. Producer Leonardo Banda explores the complex story of Mexican immigration by tracing the history of his grandparents and their descendants, many of whom settled in Wisconsin and Illinois. Romero served as a consultant for the documentary, and he and others offer commentary throughout the film.
As part of the YMCA's inaugural presentation of Renaissance Events on Science, the Arts and Ecology, Frederick Brech, retired physicist and consultant to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, will give a lecture Oct. 13. "Applications of Science in Examination of Works of Art" will begin at 3 p.m. in Latzer Hall of the University YMCA. A reception will precede the lecture as will a special showing of a photoessay on "The Great Century of Science," created by Raymond Vogel, in whose memory these presentations are planned.
WILL features UI violist
Rudolf Haken, professor of viola, will perform music of Bach, Brahms and Schubert at WILL-FM's Second Sunday concert at 2 p.m. Oct. 13. Haken will be accompanied on piano by Eric Dalheim, UI professor of music. On the program are Bach's Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor (arranged for solo viola); Brahms' Sonata, Op. 120, No. 1, in F minor; and Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata in A minor. Haken, who came to UI from West Virginia University, is a former violist for the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera, and has completed three tours of Europe. The concert, at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, is free and open to the public. It also will be broadcast live on WILL-FM (90.9) with host John Frayne.
Senate meetings scheduled
The Urbana-Champaign Faculty/Student Senate will meet this semester at 3:10 p.m. in Foellinger Auditorium on Oct. 28 and Nov. 25.
Sinfonia season begins
Music director, conductor and pianist Ian Hobson leads Sinfonia da Camera in its first concert of the season Oct. 5. The orchestra performs music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven at 8 p.m. in the Foellinger Great Hall of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Sinfonia da Camera continues its traversal of the twelve London Symphonies of Franz Joseph Haydn, beginning with the grand "Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat Major" this season.
Ian Hobson takes his place at the harpsichord when the concert begins to lead the Sinfonia musicians in the "Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major," BWV 1069 by Johann Sebastian Bach. A series of six Baroque dance movements follows the stately overture of the suite, each showcasing various instruments of the orchestra.
Hobson performs Beethoven's "Emperor Concerto," conducting Sinfonia da Camera from the piano keyboard, a signature style of the orchestra..
In addition, as part of its continuing Student Performance Project, eight student pianists perform duets in the lobby of Krannert Center, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Daniel Grossman, Paul Herendeen, and Peter Klemperer perform rags written by Scott Joplin; Hugh Eisenman, Meredith Main and Christopher Otto perform selections from the "Suite of Seven Exotic Dances" by Peter Arnstein; and Carolyn Leap and Sara Medendorp perform waltzes written by Johannes Brahms.
To complete the opening night festivities, a reception for the audience will be held immediately following the concert in the Krannert Center lobby.
New night for PC user group
The Personal Computer User Group (PCUG) has recently made a change in its meeting date, now meeting the third Monday of the month (except for Jan., May, Aug., and Dec). Meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1310 Digital Computer Lab. Anyone interested in computers and computing may attend these meetings. Members address the interests of both new and experienced computer users. For additional information, call Mark Zinzow at 244-1289 or David Harley at 333-5656.
Lab open house is Oct. 11
The Electromagnetics Lab is hosting an open house for their new Center for Computational Electromagnetics from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 11, fourth floor Everitt Laboratory. The Center for Computational Electromagnetics was established earlier this year. Weng C. Chew, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the center, said, "The Center is established to study fast algorithms to solve electromagnetics problems on computers, which will result in software for the computer-aided design in many electrical engineering disciplines. These software will allow larger problems to be solved on smaller computers within a shorter time."
Business French Day at UI
The UI hosts its first "Business French Day" at the Urbana-Champaign campus on Oct. 10.
Top executives from several French companies, UI alumni working in French banking and investment firms, and representatives of French government organizations such as the French Trade Commission and the French Cultural Service -- all in and around Chicago -- will participate in the mini conference, hosted by the UI French department.
Undergraduate and graduate students in French, commerce and engineering will attend as well as local high school students. "[The purpose of the conference is to] introduce students to the opportunities and possibilities of the French business world," said co-organizer Anna Livia, a professor of French and head of the Commercial French Program. "We also want to encourage the study of the French language that makes entry into that world possible," she said.
Communicating the idea that there is a great deal of business being negotiated in French across the United States was what conference co-organizer Charles Balesi had in mind when he conceived of the idea of holding a "Business French Day." Balesi, a French teacher at the Sayre Language Academy in Chicago, and historian and citizen-protector of the French experience in Illinois, maintains that French is "the language of technology, business and commerce" in many parts of the world. He said about 400,000 Americans in the United States work for French-owned firms and that about the same number of Americans work in firms in French-speaking countries.
Channing returns as 'Dolly'
Broadway legend Carol Channing will star in three performances of "Hello, Dolly!" at the UI Assembly Hall. The show, the first in the 1996-1997 County Market Broadway Series, runs Oct. 22 through Oct. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening.
Channing's current tour marks the first time in over a decade that she has the lead in "Hello, Dolly!," based upon Thornton Wilder's play, "The Matchmaker." As the original Tony Award-winning Dolly, Channing has performed the title role well over 4,000 times before the current tour began.