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  1. Week of April 18, 2014

    1. Friday, April 18, 2014

      1. 8:00 am   Final Defense, Prof. Ralph Nuzzo, AdvisorMr. Christopher Corcorcan, UIUC, "Materials and Design Strategies for Solar Microcells"
        202 Materials Research Lab
      2. 9:30 amKonrad Bresin
        Clinical/Community Brown Bag -- Konrad Bresin -- University of Illinois
        819 Psychology
      3. 11:30 amAbu Bah, Associate Professor of Sociology Northern Illinois University
        Sociology Department Brown Bag
        702 S Wright Street, Urbana, 3111 Lincoln Hall
      4. 12:00 pmDr. George Stark
        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. George Stark (Cleveland Clinic), "Novel Aspects of NFkB and STAT Activation in Cancer"
        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)
      5. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES - Chinese Table
        2050 Foreign Languages Building
      6. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLANGUAGE COORDINATORS COMMUNITY (LCC): "Foreign Language TAs' Perceptions of Training Components: Do We Know How They like to Be Trained?"
        Room 4080A Foreign Languages Building
      7. 12:00 pm

        Hans Martens


        Lecture: New Kids on the Block: A Complete Changeover of Europe’s Leadership in 2014

        210 General Lounge, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana (map)

      8. 1:30 pmNicole McNeil
        Developmental Brown Bag -- Nicole McNeil -- University of Notre Dame
        819 Psychology
      9. 2:00 pmShadi Bartsch-Zummer, Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service, Professor of Classics, Univ. of Chicago
        CLASSICS - Shadi Bartsch-Zummer, Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service, Professor of Classics, Univ. of Chicago: "Metaphor and Disgust: A Case Study in Persius"
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
      10. 3:30 pmEconometrics Seminar- Xu Cheng (U. Penn)
        7 DKH
      11. 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmEAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES -- Korean Conversation Table
        Basement, Illini Union (near Sushi-San)
  2. Week of April 20, 2014

    1. Monday, April 21, 2014

      1. 12:00 pmJake Bowers (UIUC)
        Comparative Politics Workshop
        404 David Kinley Hall
      2. 12:00 pmQian Qi Song, Luyao Zhang, Angela Lee
        SPO Brown Bag -- Qian Qi Song, Luyao Zhang, Angela Lee -- Univ. of Illinois
        819 Psychology
      3. 1:00 pmLucia Athanassaki, University of Crete
        CLASSICS – Lucia Athanassaki, University of Crete: Special GRK 520 Seminar: Pindar"
        Room 1120, Foreign Languages Building
      4. 2:00 pmMathematics in Science and Society: Olaf Sporns (Indiana University)
        1005 Beckman Institute
      5. 3:00 pmNigel Boston, Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison
        ****NOTE TIME CHANGE**** Comm Seminar - “The Entropy Region and the Four-Atom Conjecture”
        141 Coordinated Science Lab
      6. 3:30 pmEwen Bowie, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford
        CLASSICS – Ewen Bowie, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford: "Animals and Humans, Masters and Slaves in Longus"
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
      7. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Jessica Greenberg, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia

        Room 123, David Kinley Hall, 1407 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana (map)

      8. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmProf. Royal Skousen, Brigham Young University
        LINGUISTICS - Linguistics Seminar and LSO/ Linguistics Club Lecture: Prof. Royal Skousen, Brigham Young Univ.: "Exemplar-Based Linguistics"
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
      9. 4:00 pm   Chem 535 Lit SeminarMr. Jun Li
        Mr. Jun Li, UIUC, "Advanced Chemical Synthesis of Oligosaccharides"
        116 Roger Adams Lab
      10. 5:15 pm

        Dr. Rachel Willson-Broyles, professional Swedish-English translator


        Lecture: Tell the World About Filmjölk: Ethics and Strategies of Translating Culture-Specific Information

        Room 161, Noyes Lab, 505 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL (map)

    2. Tuesday, April 22, 2014

      1. 11:00 am - 1:00 pmATLAS Web Office Hours
      2. 12:00 pmDr. Neil Turok: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
        CAS Brown Bag: "Looking for the Next Einstein in Africa"
        101 International Studies Building
      3. 12:00 pmPatryk Reid (Ph.D. Candidate in History, Illinois)
        Noontime Scholars Lecture - “Roadlessness” and the State in Soviet Tajikistan, 1925-1935
        101 International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign)
      4. 12:00 pm   Chemical BiologyProfessor Brian McNaughton
        Professor Brian McNaughton, Colorado State University, "Expanding the Functional Utility of Proteins as Research Tools and Therapeutic Leads"
        B102 Chemical Life and Sciences Laboratory
      5. 2:00 pmRogério de Souza Farias, Specialist on public policies and governmental management at the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management (on leave) and Research Associate at the University of Brasília
        Lemann Lecture Series: Industrialists, economists, diplomats and congressmen: Brazil and the rise of postwar trade negotiations (1946-1967)
        101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign
      6. 3:45 pmEllen Zweibel, University of Wisconsin
        Astronomy Colloquium: "Cosmic Rays and Their Role in Galaxies" - Ellen Zweibel, University of Wisconsin
        Astronomy 134
      7. 4:30 pmRinehart Investiture
      8. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmLINGUISTICS, LCTL, ARABIC PROGRAM - Arabic Language Showcase
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana
      9. 7:00 pmItalian Conversation Group
        Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana
    3. Wednesday, April 23, 2014

      1. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmEAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES - Japanese Language Table
        2050 Foreign Languages Building
      2. 2:00 pmEconometrics Seminar- Derek Neal (U of Chicago)
        7 DKH
      3. 3:00 pm   Nanohour SeminarYue Zhuo, UIUC, "Protein-protein Binding Detection Using Nanoparticle Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy (NP-PCEM)" and Duc Nguyen, "Determining the energy landscape of a glass surface by directly imaging its dynamics"
        Beckman Institute Room 4269
      4. 4:00 pmProf. Yogendra Gupta, Washington State University, "Understanding Materials under Extreme Dynamic Compression: Challenges, Advances, and Opportunities"
        112 Chem Annex
    4. Thursday, April 24, 2014

      1. 11:30 am - 12:00 pmMindful Meditation at the Spurlock Museum
        Knight Auditorium at Spurlock
      2. 12:00 pmJonathan Ritter, Chair, Latin American Studies Program; Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of California, Riverside
        Lecture Series: Echoes of Violence: Postmemory and Indigenous Voice after the War in Peru
        101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign
      3. 12:00 pm
        MIP Seminar: Diane M. Robins, Ph.D.: University of Michigan "Androgen Receptor Function in Prostate Cancer – Lessons from Humanized Mice and Men"
        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL
      4. 3:30 pm - 5:15 pmStatistics Seminar - Dr. Yongmiao Hong (Cornell University)
        Autoregressive Conditional Models for Interval-Valued Time Series Data
        1000 Lincoln Hall
      5. 4:00 pm   Novartis Seminars in Organic ChemistryDr. Andrew Patterson
        Dr. Andrew Patterson, Novartis- “Addressing C-H Functionalization Challenges in Drug Discovery”
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      6. 4:00 pmEconometrics Seminar- Yongmiao Hong (Cornell)
        165 Everit Hall
      7. 4:00 pmLINGUISTICS - Arabic Conversation Table
        Intermezzo Cafe at Krannert Center, 500 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana
      8. 4:00 pm

        Dr. Martin Polz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


        Microbiology Seminar: Dr. Martin Polz of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Ecology and Evolution of Bacterial Populations"
        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, Room B102 Chemical & Life Sciences Laboratory
      9. 4:00 pmNina Gourianova, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Northwestern University
        New Directions Lecture - Reinventing Russia: Modernist Myth-Making and National Self-Identity, 1898-1914
        101 International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign)
      10. 4:00 pmHaki R. Madhubuti, Founder and President of Third World Press
        RELIGION - Haki R. Madhubuti, "Gwendolyn Brooks: Beyond the Word Maker, a Black Poet and Activist"
        Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 346 Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive
      11. 4:00 pmSenior Honors Poster Fair
        Psychology Atrium
      12. 5:00 pm   Novartis Seminars in Organic ChemistryProfessor Jeffrey Bode
        Professor Jeffrey Bode, Novartis Lecture, ETH Zurich, "Chemical Hacking with Amide-Forming Ligations"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      13. 5:15 pmNovelist Theodora Bauer
        GERMAN - Reading by novelist Theodora Bauer (in German) of her novel "Das Fell der Tante Meri"
        Room 2090B, Foreign Languages Building
      14. 5:30 pmPause Cafe
        Espresso Royale in Urbana (1117 West Oregon Street)
      15. 7:00 pmEuropean Movie Night: Phantomschmerz (Phantom Pain) - Germany, 2009

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Language Building (map)

      16. 7:30 pmProfessor David Laitin
        Cline Center's Inaugural David Linowes Conference:"Integrating Muslims in Christian-Heritage Societies: A European Challenge"
        407 Illini Union
      17. 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmDavid D. Laitin
        Inaugural David Linowes Conference
        407 Illini Union
      18. 7:30 pmRELIGION - "Full of Pepper and Light: Welcoming the Gwenolyn Brooks Papers to the University of Illinois"
        Lincoln Hall Theater, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana
    5. Friday, April 25, 2014

      1.  Ami Gandhi, Executive Director of South Asian American Policy & Research Institute (SAAPRI)
        Annual Balgopal Lecture on Human Rights and Asian Americans titled "South Asian Americans: Opportunity for Impact"
      2.  

        Keynote address by Dr. Adriana Helbig, Professor of Music, University of Pittsburgh


        Illinois Student Association of Music Scholars (ISAMS) Conference: Activist Transformations/Transforming Activism

        Levis Faculty Center, 919 W Illinois St., Urbana (map)

      3. 9:30 amIda Salusky
        Clinical/Community Brown Bag -- Ida Salusky -- University of Illinois
        819 Psychology
      4. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES - Chinese Table
        2050 Foreign Languages Building
      5. 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmEAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES -- Korean Conversation Table
        Basement, Illini Union (near Sushi-San)
    6. Saturday, April 26, 2014

      1.  

        Keynote address by Dr. Adriana Helbig, Professor of Music, University of Pittsburgh


        Illinois Student Association of Music Scholars (ISAMS) Conference: Activist Transformations/Transforming Activism

        Levis Faculty Center, 919 W Illinois St., Urbana (map)

      2. 7:30 pmBalkanalia Annual Spring Concert: Zbogom selo . . . Songs of Farewell, Dances of Joy

        Smith Recital Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL (map)

  3. Week of April 27, 2014

    1. Sunday, April 27, 2014

      1.  

        Keynote address by Dr. Adriana Helbig, Professor of Music, University of Pittsburgh


        Illinois Student Association of Music Scholars (ISAMS) Conference: Activist Transformations/Transforming Activism

        Levis Faculty Center, 919 W Illinois St., Urbana (map)

    2. Monday, April 28, 2014

      1. 12:00 pmVictoria Murrillo (Columbia University)
        Comparative Politics Workshop
        404 David Kinley Hall
      2. 12:00 pmPeter Ondish, Bennett Callaghan, Faith Shin
        SPO Brown Bag -- Peter Ondish, Bennett Callaghan, Faith Shin -- Univ. of Illinois
        819 Psychology
      3. 1:30 pm - 5:30 pmEighth Annual Turkish Studies Symposium (TSS)
        Room 210 (General Lounge), Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana
      4. 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

        Panelists include:
        Fatma Müge Göçek, University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
        Avital Livny, Political Science, Stanford University
        Sinan Ciddi, Executive Director, Institute of Turkish Studies: Visiting Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
        Güneş Murat Tezcür, Political Science, Loyola University Chicago
        Bill Park, Defense Studies, Kings College London


        Turkish Studies Symposium: After Gezi Park Protests – Rethinking Turkish Politics and Political Culture

        210 Illini Union, 1401 W Green Street, Urbana, IL (map)

      5. 2:00 pmFrench Forum: Jessica Nicholas
        2090B Foreign Languages Building
      6. 2:00 pm - 5:30 pmTurkish Studies Symposium
        Room 210, Illini Union
      7. 3:30 pmApplied Micro Seminar-Byron Lutz (Federal Reserve Board)
        3007 BIF
      8. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmHie You, Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics
        LINGUISTICS - Linguistics Seminar: Hie You, Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
      9. 4:00 pmAndrew Barron, Department of Statistics, Yale University
        SPOTLIGHT - COMM Seminar - “Optimal Rate Communication by Regression ”
        B 02 Coordinated Science Lab
    3. Tuesday, April 29, 2014

      1. 11:00 am - 1:00 pmATLAS Web Office Hours
      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmBruce Berndt, Professor of Mathematics
        CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: " Srinivasa Ramanujan: His Life and Notebooks"
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building, Urbana
      3. 1:30 pmGERMAN - Colloquium on Austrian author and dramatist Arthur Schnitzler
        Auditorium, Music Building, 1114 W. Nevada St., Urbana
      4. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmEAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES - Japanese Language Table
        2050 Foreign Languages Building
      5. 2:00 pmWendy Wolford, Robert A. and Ruth A. Polson Professor of Sociology, Associate Director for Economic Development. Cornell University
        Lemann Lecture Series: Rediscovering Africa? The Role of Brazilian Experts and Expertise in Mozambican Agriculture
        101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign
      6. 3:45 pmLaura Chomiuk, Michigan State University
        Astronomy Colloquium: "The E-Nova Project: A Multi-Wavelength Initiative to Probe Mass Ejection in Novae" - Laura Chomiuk, Michigan State University
        Astronomy 134
      7. 4:00 pm   Chemical BiologyProfessor David Spiegel
        Professor David Spiegel, Yale University, "Using Small Molecules to Engineer and Explore Human Immunity"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      8. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmSLATE – Discourse, Social Interaction, and Translation (DSIT): Lab Open House
        Room G-70 (basement), Foreign Languages Building
      9. 4:30 pm"The French Research University in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities" (round-table and discussion)
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Building
      10. 4:30 pmFRENCH@ILLINOIS, FRENCH - “The French Research University in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities”
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
      11. 4:30 pm

        Dr. Frédéric Ogée (Vice-President for International Affairs, Université de Paris-VII Diderot)
        Dr. Christine Musselin (Director for Research, Sciences Po, Paris)
        Moderator: Dr. Gilles Bousquet (Senior Special Assistant to the President of the University of Wisconsin System for International Strategies)


        Roundtable Discussion: The French Research University in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Language Building (map)

      12. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmPerformers: Sara Ranganathan (veena); Patri Satish Kumar (mridangam); Ganapathi Ranganathan (kanjira)
        An Evening of Carnatic Music
        321 Library
      13. 7:00 pmItalian Conversation Group
        Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana
    4. Wednesday, April 30, 2014

      1.  Euro Challenge Recognition and Awards Reception

        The Moody’s Corporation 7 WTC, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007 (map)

      2. All DayEuro Challenge Semi-Finals/Final

        Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 33 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10045 (map)

      3. 12:00 pmCell & Developmental Biology Seminar: Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, Baylor College of Medicine, "Long noncoding RNAs in mammary gland development and breast cancer"
        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL
      4. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmLINGUISTICS - Retirement reception for professors Fred Davidson and Wayne Dickerson
        2nd Floor, Levis Center, 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana
      5. 4:00 pmMr. Gene Aloise, Deputy Inspector General in the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
        Lecture by Deputy Inspector General Gene Aloise
        223 Gregory Hall; 810 South Wright Street; Urbana, IL 61801
      6. 6:00 pmLINGUISTICS - Less Commonly Taught Languages Program Film Series: "Love and Revolution " (Turkish, with subtitles)
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
  4. Week of May 1, 2014

    1. Thursday, May 1, 2014

      1. 12:00 pmPeter Kornbluh, Director of the National Security Archive's Chile Documentation Project and of the Cuba Documentation Project
        Lecture Series: CHILE 40 Years After the Coup: The Pursuit of Truth and Justice and Historical Accountability through Declassified U.S. Documentation
        101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign
      2. 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmMODERN GREEK, LINGUISTICS - Houston-Papadimitriou Award ceremony
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
      3. 4:00 pmLINGUISTICS - Arabic Conversation Table
        Intermezzo Cafe at Krannert Center, 500 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana
      4. 4:00 pm

        Dr. Stephen Melville, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


        Microbiology Seminar: Dr. Stephen Melville of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, "Analysis of Clostridium perfringens gliding motility at the cellular and atomic level"
        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, Room B102 Chemical & Life Sciences Laboratory
      5. 4:00 pm   CHEM 535 Lit SeminarMr. Julio Serrano
        Mr. Julio Serrano, UIUC, "Title TBA"
        116 Roger Adams Lab
      6. 4:00 pm   Materials ChemistryProf. David Wei, University of Florida, "Plasmon-Mediated Surface Chemistry for Solar Photocatalysis"
        112 Chem Annex
      7. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmStatistics Faculty Meeting
        122 Illini Hall
      8. 5:30 pmPause Cafe
        Espresso Royale in Urbana (1117 West Oregon Street)
    2. Friday, May 2, 2014

      1. 9:30 amInternship Panel (Clin-Comm grad students)
        Clinical/Community Brown Bag -- Internship Panel
        819 Psychology
      2. 12:00 pmDr. Kristen W. Lynch
        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Kristen W. Lynch (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) "Mechanisms for Transmitting Cell Stimulation Signals to Control Alternative Splicing Programs"
        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)
      3. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES - Chinese Table
        2050 Foreign Languages Building
      4. 12:00 pm

        Dr. Christos Kourtelis, Teaching Fellow, King's College, London


        EUC Visiting Scholar Lecture: The Integration of the Arab Mediterranean Countries into the EU Market: The European Neighborhood Policy As a Three-Level Game

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Language Building (map)

      5. 12:00 pmMilan Svolik
        Faculty-Student Seminar
        404 David Kinley Hall
      6. 1:30 pmFirst Year Talks (Daniel Storage, Yi Lin, Xin Yuen)
        Developmental Brown Bag -- First Year Talks (Daniel Storage, Yi Lin, Xin Yuen) -- UIUC
        819 Psychology
      7. 4:00 pm   Physical ChemistryProf. Eric Heller, Harvard University, "What can frequency domain spectroscopy do for understanding of molecular dynamics?"
        B102 CLSL
      8. 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmEAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES -- Korean Conversation Table
        Basement, Illini Union (near Sushi-San)
    3. Saturday, May 3, 2014

      1.  SLCL - Focal Point Symposium: "Bilingualism"
        Beckman Institute, Room 5602
  5. Week of May 4, 2014

    1. Sunday, May 4, 2014

      1. 2:00 pmHonors Ceremony
        Foellinger Auditorium
    2. Monday, May 5, 2014

      1. 12:00 pmEdmund Malesky (Duke University)
        Comparative Politics Workshop
        404 David Kinley Hall
      2. 4:00 pmFarzad Farnoud (Hassanzadeh), Caltech
        COMM Seminar - “TBA”
        141 Coordinated Science Lab
      3. 4:00 pmCoble Memorial Lectures, Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley)
        314 Altgeld Hall
      4. 4:00 pm   Organic ChemistryBrett Helms
        Dr. Brett Helms, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, "Title TBD"
        116 Roger Adams Laboratory
      5. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmAbdelaadim Bidaoui, PhD candidate in Linguistics
        LINGUISTICS - Linguistics Seminar: Abdelaadim Bidaoui, PhD candidate in Linguistics
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
    3. Tuesday, May 6, 2014

      1. 11:00 am - 1:00 pmATLAS Web Office Hours
      2. 11:00 am   Final Defense, Prof. Greg Girolami, AdvisorMs. Noel Chang, UIUC, "TBA"
        B012 CLSL
      3. 4:00 pmCoble Memorial Lectures, Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley)
        245 Altgeld Hall
      4. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmProf. Craig Townsend
        Prof. Craig Townsend, Johns Hopkins University, "Biosynthesis of β-Lactam Antibiotics and the Force of Convergent Evolution"
        116 Roger Adams Lab
      5. 4:00 pm   Inorganic ChemistryProfessor William Tolman, University of Minnesota, "Copper-Oxygen Intermediates Relevant to Metalloenzymes and Other Oxidation Catalysts"
        112 Chem Annex
      6. 7:00 pmGerman Film Series: Title TBA

        Lincoln Hall, Room 1090, 702 S. Wright Street, Urbana (map)

      7. 7:00 pmItalian Conversation Group
        Espresso Royale, 1117 W. Oregon St., Urbana
    4. Wednesday, May 7, 2014

      1. 12:00 pmCell & Developmental Biology Seminar: Dr. Frank Slack, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University, "MicroRNA-based therapeutics in cancer"
        Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 CLSL
      2. 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmEAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES - Japanese Language Table
        2050 Foreign Languages Building
      3. 4:00 pmCoble Memorial Lectures, Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley)
        245 Altgeld Hall
      4. 4:00 pm   Inorganic Chemistry Student Select SeminarProf. Paul Chirik, Princeton University, "Base Metal Catalysis for Organic Synthesis: Asymmetric Catalysis and C-H Activation"
        112 Chem
    5. Thursday, May 8, 2014

      1. All DayProfessor Judith Kroll, Penn State University
        SLATE Graduate Research Symposium
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building (FLB) and FLB Atrium (1st floor open area)
      2. 4:00 pm   Materials Dissertation AwardMaterials Dissertation Award, Mr. Sizhu You, UIUC, "Ultrasonic Hot Spots in Solids"
        TBA
      3. 5:30 pmPause Cafe
        Espresso Royale in Urbana (1117 West Oregon Street)
      4. 6:00 pmLINGUISTICS - Less Commonly Taught Languages Program Film Series: "Twice a Stranger: Forced Population Exchange in the 20th Century" (Modern Greek, with subtitles)
        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
      5. 6:00 pmModern Greek Studies Documentary Screening: Twice a Stranger

        Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Language Building (map)

    6. Friday, May 9, 2014

      1.  

        Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study)
        Patricia Williams (Columbia Law)
        Angelique Haugerud (Rutgers)
        Toussaint Losier (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois)
        Laura Pulido (USC)
        Mary Romero (Arizona State)
        Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Yale)
        Margaret Somers (Michigan)
        Siobhan Somerville (Illinois)
        Jeremy Varon (New School)


        Conference: Critical Inequalities

        Alma Mater Room, IHotel, 1900 S. First St., Champaign, IL (map)

      2. 12:00 pmDr. Lei Wang
        Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Lei Wang (The Salk Institute for Biological Sciences) "Proximity-enabled Bioreactivity"
        Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)
    7. Saturday, May 10, 2014

      1.  

        Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study)
        Patricia Williams (Columbia Law)
        Angelique Haugerud (Rutgers)
        Toussaint Losier (Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois)
        Laura Pulido (USC)
        Mary Romero (Arizona State)
        Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Yale)
        Margaret Somers (Michigan)
        Siobhan Somerville (Illinois)
        Jeremy Varon (New School)


        Conference: Critical Inequalities

        Alma Mater Room, IHotel, 1900 S. First St., Champaign, IL (map)

      2. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmSpanish Story Time: Drummer Boy of John John
        The Urbana Free Library Children's Department, 210 W Green St, Urbana.
  6. Week of May 11, 2014

    1. Monday, May 12, 2014

      1. 1:30 pm   Final Defense, Prof. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, AdvisorMr. Brian Solis, UIUC, "TBA"
        Chemistry Library Conference Room
    2. Tuesday, May 13, 2014

      1.  Conference: Water Quality 2014: Food and Water for the Future

        iHotel, 1900 South First St., Champaign, IL (map)

      2. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmDepartment of Linguistics Reception for Award Recipients and Recognition of Graduates ceremony
        Colonial Room (Main Level), Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana
    3. Wednesday, May 14, 2014

      1.  Conference: Water Quality 2014: Food and Water for the Future

        iHotel, 1900 South First St., Champaign, IL (map)

      2. 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmSLCL - Spring faculty-staff reception
        Illini Room A, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana
    4. Thursday, May 15, 2014

      1.  Conference: Water Quality 2014: Food and Water for the Future

        iHotel, 1900 South First St., Champaign, IL (map)

      2. 5:30 pmPause Cafe
        Espresso Royale in Urbana (1117 West Oregon Street)
    5. Friday, May 16, 2014

      1. 10:00 am   Final Defense: Professor Wilfred van der Donk, AdvisorMs. Ayse Okesli
        Ms. Ayse Okesli, UIUC, Final Defense, "Title TBA"
        B124 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory
      2. 1:00 pm   Analytical Chemistry Final Defense; Advisor - Prof. Andrew GewirthMr. Hadi Tavassol, UIUC, "Interfacial Processes in Li-Ion Batteries"
        TBA
    6. Saturday, May 17, 2014

      1. 9:30 amTo be announced
        Campuswide Commencement Ceremony
        Memorial Stadium
      2. 1:30 pmCMN Convocation
        Foellinger Auditiorium
      3. 3:00 pm - 6:00 pmPsychology Department Awards Ceremony
        room 23 Psychology Building
      4. 5:00 pmPolitical Science and International Interdisciplinary Studies Convocation
        Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
      5. 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmDavid Price, Professor of Religion and Head of the Department of Religion
        SCHOOL OF LITERATURES, CULTURES & LINGUISTICS - SLCL Convocation Ceremony
        Festival Theater, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
      6. 8:30 pm2014 Convocation Ceremony for the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics
        Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
  7. Week of May 18, 2014

    1. Sunday, May 18, 2014

      1. 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSociology Graduation Party
        3120 Lincoln Hall 702 S Wright Street Urbana
      2. 5:00 pmPsychology Convocation Ceremony
        Krannert Center for the Performing Arts - Foellinger Great Hall, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana
    2. Thursday, May 22, 2014

      1. 4:00 pm   Materials ChemistryProfessor Javier Vela, Iowa State University, "Molecular control of nanoscale composition, morphology and function: From compositionally graded nanorods to surface doped quantum dots"
        112 Chem Annex

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