‘Where Do We Grow From Here?’ ACES Open House is March 14, 15 The UI College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host its 2003 Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 and 15. The theme of this year’s Open House is "Where Do We Grow From Here?" Visitors can pick up a free brochure at any of the ACES Open House buildings: Plant Sciences Laboratory, Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building, the Stock Pavilion and the ACES Library. The brochure will include maps, a complete listing of exhibits, the schedule of demonstrations, and information on parking and concessions. Visitors can park free March 14 in lot F-23 (corner of First Street and St. Mary’s Road) and take the shuttle to the open house. On March 15, visitors can park free on the street and in campus lots. Shuttles will run continuously both days. For more information, call 333-9355. ‘Create, Innovate, Fascinate’ Engineering Open House is March 14, 15 Wild and wacky Rube Goldberg machines, robots fighting for possession of helium balloons, and more than 130 exhibits are among the attractions awaiting visitors to the UI’s 83rd annual Engineering Open House. This year’s theme – "Create, Innovate, Fascinate" – emphasizes the process behind engineering. The event, organized by students in the Engineering Council at Illinois, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15. The open house is one of the largest technological showcases of its kind in the nation, attracting more than 10,000 visitors each year. Visitor guides containing a campus map and descriptions of the activities and exhibits will be available at the EOH headquarters booth in the Kenney Gymnasium Annex. All events are free and open to the public. March ALLY Meeting Panel to explore LGBTs, religion A panel of local religious leaders will help the ALLY Network explore issues that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith must confront within their religious traditions. The ALLY meeting will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 12 in Room 405 Illini Union. Non-ALLY members are welcome. The ALLY Network works to facilitate the development of all students regarding issues of sexual orientation and to improve the experience of LGBT students. Illinois Active Aging Study Free exercise program offered Volunteers between the ages of 60 and 79 are needed to participate in Illinois Active Aging II, a research study examining the effects of physical activity and fitness on neurocognitive function. Participants will be paid for testing and offered a free six-month exercise program. The study is being conducted by members of the departments of kinesiology and psychology and the Beckman Institute. Interested individuals can call 265-5425 or e-mail email@example.com for more information. WILL-FM Second Sunday Concert Three UI Ensembles to perform Three UI School of Music ensembles – Ensemble Choragos, UI Chamber Singers and Concerto Urbano – will perform a seven-movement work focusing on the Passion of Christ for the March 9 WILL-FM Second Sunday concert. The performance will be at 2 p.m. in the West Gallery of the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion. The concert will be broadcast live on WILL-FM (90.9/101.1 in Champaign) with host Roger Cooper. The concert is free and open to the public. Fred Stoltzfus, head of the choral division, will conduct. At 1 p.m., Krannert Art Museum curator Rachael DeLue will present a gallery tour of the exhibit "The Idea of Landscape in the Western Tradition: Works From the Permanent Collection." Analyzing Gender and Income Lecture will explore women’s roles The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host a lecture about how women’s control of resources affects agricultural productivity, nutrition and education in households in developing countries. "Strengthening Development Policy Through Gender Analysis: Recent Findings From IFPRI Research" will be presented by Agnes Quisumbing, a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. The lecture will be at 2 p.m. March 20 in the Monsanto Multimedia room on the lower level of the ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center. Graduate College Help exploring your career options The UI Graduate College will present a free symposium to help graduate students and their mentors evaluate their career options. "Graduate Study: Promises, Purposes, Potentials" will held from 1 to 5:30 p.m. March 19 in Illini Rooms B and C of the Illini Union. Discussion groups – one for graduate students and one for faculty and staff members – will explore ways to negotiate career paths by using the qualifications and skills developed through graduate study. Robert Weisbuch, president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and former graduate dean at the University of Michigan, will deliver the keynote address, "Toward a Responsive Ph.D." Malaina Brown, assistant director of the University of Chicago’s Career and Placement Services Office, will respond to Weisbuch’s presentation. Insights also will come from three current doctoral students and UI alumna Denise Roth Allen, epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Register by completing the form at www.grad.uiuc.edu/CareerAdvising/index.html. Mid-semester rates available Campus rec memberships on sale The Division of Campus Recreation will sell mid-semester memberships beginning March 16. The cost is $54 for UI faculty and staff members and their spouses or partners. These memberships are valid through June 15. Memberships may be purchased at Member Services, 140 IMPE. A valid I-card is necessary. For more information, call 333-3806. Council of Academic Professionals Call for nominations The Council of Academic Professionals seeks nominations for representatives in Districts 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Those interested in running may download a nomination form. The deadline for submitting nomination forms is April 4. Elections will be held online the following week. CAP provides leadership to the chancellor and the university community on issues that involve academic professionals and the campus. Kinley Lecture Work in the U.S. and Europe Edward C. Prescott, professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3 p.m. March 14 at 141 Wohlers Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public Prescott’s lecture, "Why Do Americans Work So Much and Europeans So Little?" will discuss the differences in policy that account for different working and living standards among industrialized nations. A leading macroeconomist, his research has been concerned with the evolution of international income distribution. Spurlock Museum St. Louis curator to lecture John Nunley, curator at the St. Louis Art Museum will present a lecture, "Sailing Ships, Jumbo Jets and the Caribbean-African Diaspora." The free lecture will begin at 4 p.m. March 13 in the Knight Auditorium of Spurlock Museum. For more information, contact Kim Sheahan, 244-3355. Tornado safety seminar Tornado basics, safety explored WILL AM-FM-TV chief meteorologist Ed Kieser will present a free tornado safety seminar at 7 p.m. March 19 at the Beckman Institute auditorium. "We hope our program will impress upon people that tornadoes do happen here and warnings need to be taken seriously," said Kieser. He will explain how tornadoes form, their different types, how tornado strength is measured, and what to do when a tornado strikes. For more information, call 333-0850. Culinary Club Recipes wanted for cookbook The Culinary Club, a new registered student organization, is compiling a cookbook with favorite recipes of students, faculty and staff members, and alumni. People may submit up to four recipes by March 28. E-mail recipes, along with your name and UI affiliation, to Brooke Billings. College of Law U.S.-Pakistani relations after 9/11 Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, the ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, will speak at 4 p.m. March 6 at the College of Law auditorium. The focus of his lecture will be American-Pakistani relations after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The talk is free and open to the public. Qazi became Pakistan’s U.S. ambassador last fall after serving as high commissioner to India, ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, ambassador to Russia and various other diplomatic posts.
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