Postdoctoral fellowship announced
The British Marshall Commission has announced a new postdoctoral fellowship program to be used at any United Kingdom university or research institute.
Candidates for the Marshall Sherfield Fellowships must be U.S. citizens and hold a Ph.D. in a science, technology or engineering subject. There is no age limit. Candidates will be expected to pursue high-level research during their fellowship. Candidates should demonstrate intellectual distinction, strong motivation, an outward-looking disposition, good communication skills and the potential to promote British-American understanding.
The fellowships, which will begin April 1, will offer up to 20,000 pounds each for up to one year of research. Applications may be obtained from Julia Goldberg, director of Scholarships for International Study, 306 International Studies Building, or call 224-0254 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Oct. 14.
WILL-FM features 'Jazz Live' Oct. 4
Big bands, Latin combos, Dixieland and avant-garde jazz are all represented in "Jazz Live," airing Saturdays at 8 p.m. on WILL-FM (90.9) beginning Oct. 4. The program features local musicians playing in area clubs. J.Q. headlines the first show of the program's seventh season, with the Jeff Helgesen Quintet (Oct. 11), Confluence (Oct. 18) and Kevin Hart Latin Jazz Quintet (Oct. 25) finishing out the month.
Paul Wienke, "Jazz Live" producer, says his goal is to represent the various styles being played in Central Illinois. "So many diverse styles and talented artists are represented in the area," Wienke said. "The variety that we play on 'Jazz Live' reflects what's going on in jazz today."
Other groups featured this season include the soul jazz band Maruwa, the hard bop quintet " H," the Tim Madden Group, and the Ron Bridgewater Trio. In January, "Jazz Live" features UI big bands and combos in a monthlong celebration of the UI School of Music.
Mick Woolf continues as host this season, bringing listeners interviews with band members that provide insight into their music. Jazz continues all night long on Saturdays on WILL-FM, with "The Jazz Corner" at 9 p.m. and a new overnight program, "Jazz with Bob Parlocha," from midnight to 6 a.m.
Second Sunday Concert features trio
WILL-FM (90.9) features a trio at its Second Sunday Concert at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. The free concert also will be broadcast live on WILL-FM.
Violinist Kathreen Ryan of Charleston, cellist Sylvia Liu of Champaign and pianist Debra Sutter of Urbana will perform Trio in G major, Lesure No. 3, by Claude Debussy, Trio in E minor, Op. 67, by Dmitri Shostakovich, and Trio in E minor, Op. 90, by Antonin Dvorak.
Ryan, a UI music doctoral candidate, performs with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, Prairie Ensemble, Danville Symphony and the Illinois Symphony. Liu is assistant professor of cello at Millikin University and performs with the Millikin-Decatur Symphony and the Kirkland Trio. Sutter is a free-lance accompanist who received her doctorate in music from Northwestern University.
Kinesiology hosts open house
The department of kinesiology will host an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 4 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.
Belgium faculty exchange
International Programs and Studies is sponsoring a faculty exchange with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium's largest university. The exchange enables UI professors from all disciplines to receive financial support to visit KUL for one to three months for research collaboration. Deadline for spring 1998 appointments is Nov. 3 and for fall 1998 is Feb. 2. Application forms and guidelines and additional information may be obtained at 328 International Studies Building, or by calling 333-0715, 333-1990 or 333-1993, or by e-mail to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Information on KUL programs and faculty members is available at International Programs and Studies and at the KUL homepage at http://www.kuleuven.ac.be/kuleuven/KUL_en.html.
Alumnus's film airs on WILL-TV Oct. 9
A new documentary on sororities was filmed at the UI by independent filmmaker and UI alumnus John Chua. Airing on WILL-Channel 12 at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9, the film explores the subject of sorority sisterhood and the role sororities play in the lives of today's collegiate women.
"Whatever! It's a Wonderful Sorority Life" features interviews with current and former sorority women, takes a look at rush (membership recruitment), pledging, race relations, the Greek social scene and the meaning of sisterhood.
UI is home to the world's largest Greek system, hosting more than 80 fraternities and sororities, which is why Chua chose the UI for his project. He plans to offer his program to public television stations across the country.
'Prairie Fire' features professor
WILL-Channel 12 looks at sideshow art through the eyes of Glen Davies, UI visiting professor of art and design, on "Prairie Fire" at 8 p.m. Oct. 9.
The sideshow banners, the colorful canvas signs that beckon passersby at circuses, became an inspiration for Davies' own art, said host Alison Davis. The program also features an interview with Champaign magician Andy Dallas, who talks about how Davies is helping keep sideshow art alive by painting banners for acts such as Dallas' magic show.
In another segment, "Prairie Fire" visits the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield. The museum is housed in a barracks, but will move into the historic commissary building on Camp Lincoln when renovations are complete.
And on "Collector's Showcase," a new regular feature on "Prairie Fire," antiques expert Barbara Peckham will talk about porcelain figurines.
"Prairie Fire" is Channel 12's monthly cultural magazine series about the people and places of Central Illinois.
Hutchins report examined Oct. 10-11
The College of Communications is hosting a symposium on the golden anniversary of one of the most notable events in this century regarding the freedom and responsibility of the press. "The Hutchins Commission 50 Years Later: Freedom and/or Responsibility of the Press" will take place Oct. 10-11 in the General Lounge of the Illini Union.
The Commission on Freedom of the Press issued its report, "A Free and Responsible Press," in 1947. Chaired by University of Chicago president Robert Hutchins, the commission issued a report that concluded that freedom of the press was in danger unless steps were taken to ensure accountability. The symposium will bring together many of the biggest names in communications law to examine the report, its authors, its impact, the theory and philosophy of freedom of the press and the future of that freedom.
Judge Alex Kozinski of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will present the opening address at 9 a.m. Oct. 10. Stephen Bates, literary editor of the Wilson Quarterly, former Annenberg Senior Fellow and author of "Realigning Journalism With Democracy: The Hutchins Commission, Its Time and Ours," will present the keynote address at 7 p.m.
Fourteen other invited speakers will be present, including UI law professors John Nowak and Ronald Rotunda. There is no registration fee for faculty members or students to attend the symposium; a fee will be charged for the Oct. 11 dinner. To register or for further information, call 333-0709.
Astronomy lectureship is Oct. 8
Nobel Laureate Joseph Taylor will present the inaugural talk in the Astronomy Distinguished Lectureship at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in Foellinger Auditorium. The talk, "Binary Pulsars and Einstein's Gravity: Layman's Guide to a Modern Astrophysical Experiment," is free and open to the public. "We are very pleased to be bringing Joseph Taylor - an extremely well-known radio astronomer - to campus for the start of this exciting lecture series," said Richard Crutcher, chair of the astronomy department. Taylor, who is a physicist at Princeton University, and colleague Russell Hulse received the 1993 Nobel Prize in physics for their 1974 discovery of the first binary pulsar and for proving that its orbit decays at exactly the rate predicted by Einstein's theory of relativity. Because of their extreme masses, gravitational fields and rotational speeds, binary pulsars have become important as deep-space proving grounds for relativity theory.
Each year, the Astronomy Distinguished Lectureship will bring a noted astronomer to campus to highlight some of the latest developments in astronomy, Crutcher 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.
Forums to discuss Library Gateway
The Library Systems Office invites faculty and staff members to participate in focus group forums to discuss changes and enhancements to the Library Gateway. The Gateway, which is under development, is a Web-based electronic guide to library resources available on various libraries' public workstations. The forums will be held during October and November. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited; call 244-4688 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
DEIL celebrates 50 years of service
The Division of English as an International Language (DEIL) is celebrating 50 years of service to the UI and to its international students. The celebration begins at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 and continues through Oct. 18. DEIL, which began as a part of the English department, initially offered special courses in rhetoric and the English language for international students . Today, DEIL is a flourishing, multidimensional unit, whose scope encompasses English as a second language service courses, the Intensive English Institute, a state-of-the-art computer facility, an annual conference, publications and more. For more information, visit 3070 Foreign Languages Building, call 333-1506 or e-mail email@example.com.
Courses on Web publishing offered
The Division of Extramural Programs is offering noncredit computer courses as part of its Publishing on the World Wide Web series. The courses being offered:
To register or to obtain more information, call the Office of Statewide Programming, 333-6305.
Coble lecture is Oct. 6, 7 and 8
Freeman J. Dyson of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., will deliver the 27th annual Arthur B. Coble Memorial Lecture on Oct. 6,7 and 8. The lectures will be at 4 p.m. each day in the Tryon Festival Theater, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The series:
The lecture series honors the memory of Coble, professor of mathematics at UI from 1918 to 1947. Coble's family established a fund to endow a series of public lectures on mathematices to be delivered by outstanding mathematicians. A reception will be held in the Krannert Lobby following the lecture on Oct. 7.
Cinema conference is Oct. 9-12
Film experts from around the world will be on location at the UI and a local movie theater for a conference on the cinema of Hong Kong and a film festival of movies made in Hong Kong.
The conference, "Hong Kong Cinema: History, Arts, Identity, 1900-1997," will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Oct. 11 in Room 407, Illini Union. The film festival, which runs Oct. 9 to 12, will be held at the Savoy 14 Theater, 223 Burwash Ave., Savoy, and in Room 66, UI Library.
According to Poshek Fu, co-organizer of the events and a history professor at the UI, Hong Kong is now "one of the most important sites of transnational film production in the world."
The other co-organizer is David Desser,UI professor of cinema studies, an expert on the cinema of Japan and the editor of Cinema Journal.
The film festival schedule:
At the Savoy 14 Theater:
The films are free to UI students, faculty and staff; $3 for others.
At the UI Library:
Free to the general public.
The conference is free and open to the public. For more information call Poshek Fu at 244-2089.
WILL-TV and museums host screenings
WILL (Channel 12) is joining with local museums in Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington and Springfield to host free screenings of WILL's newest production, "Tarahumara: Pillars of the World."
The one-hour program explores an indigenous culture's evolution over the last 100 years. After the documentary, the program's producers, WILL-TV's Jack Kelly and Eric Hostetter, UI professor of art and design, will be available to answer questions.
The program premieres on WILL-TV Channel 12 at 7 p.m. Oct. 22.
ILIR 50th anniversary program
The Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration Oct. 3 with panel discussions on "The Employment Relationship: Past, Present and Future." Four former ILIR directors - Robben Fleming, Martin Wagner, Melvin Rothbaum and Walter Franke - will speak at the first session, beginning at 2 p.m. Speakers at panel sessions between 3:15 and 5:15 p.m. include ILIR alumni R. Wayne Anderson, senior vice president of Amoco Corp.; George Paulin, president of Fredric W. Cook & Co.; Thomas Balanoff, president of Local 73, Service Employees International Union; Carleen McElroy Thompson, director of compliance at U.S. West, and Ed Hilz, of the U.S. Department of Labor.
The panel discussions are open to the public and will be held in 35 LIR Building.
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