Help Stop Hate - Report It!

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2014 - 3:26pm

It is important for members of our university community to report all acts of intolerance no matter how insignificant one might perceive an incident to be. Incidents such as name calling or graffiti can escalate into more serious incidents and perpetrators may feel comfortable continuing their behavior fostering a campus climate where bias and prejudice is tolerated.

CAS presents Ruth Wilson Gilmore on “Abolition Geography: Challenges and Opportunities for the Popular Front Against the Priso-Industrial Complex” on 4/28/14

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2014 - 3:25pm

The Center for Advanced Study 2013-2014 Initiative Cultures of Law in Global Contexts hosts Ruth Wilson Gilmore (CUNY), who will give a presentation in the CAS Initiative on Cultures of Law in Global Contexts entitled “Abolition Geography: Challenges and Opportunities for the Popular Front Against the Priso-Industrial Complex” on Monday, April 28, 4:00pm, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana.

Help Volunteer at the ICTM Math Contest on 5/3/14

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2014 - 3:23pm

The ICTM Math Contest needs volunteers to help run the state finals of the ICTM high school math contest on May 3, 2014. Over 3000 students from across Illinois attend, and they need help with all sorts of jobs, such as ushering, grading, proctoring, data entry, selling t-shirts, etc. If you are interested, please check out the volunteer webpage at this page.

When: Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Contact: Kim Whittlesey, Site Co-coordinator at kwhittle@math.uiuc.edu

4/23/14 Denim Day and Open Mic night to educate about Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2014 - 3:22pm

Wednesday – April 23, 2014 all day at the Women’s Resources Center – Denim Day. Come to the Quad to view the wonderful denim quilt made by UIUC students! Learn more about the sexual assault case Denim Day is based upon and help raise awareness of sexual assault. Sponsored by University Housing and the Women’s Resources Center among other sponsored. This event is a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming.

Wednesday – April 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Women’s Resources Center – Short Skirts, Dark Streets: Writ n’ Rhymed Poetic Arts Space - Open Mic.

William Shakespeare Turns 450 on 4/23/14!

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2014 - 3:22pm

Don’t Forget William Shakespeare’s Birthday! He Turns 450 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – Celebrate at the Rare Book & Manuscripts Library (346 Library) at 3:00 p.m.

Cake and libations to anyone who can recite fourteen lines (or a sonnet) from Shakespeare!

Thanks to Dennis Sears of the Rare Book &Manuscript Library for this information item.

Deadline extended to 4/21/14 for IT and Bioinformatics Summer Internship at Mayo Clinic

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2014 - 3:21pm

The deadline for the IT and Bioinformatics Summer Internship at Mayo Clinic has been extended to April 21, 2014.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, is seeking two IT student interns for Summer 2014. The interns will be working for the Bioinformatics Systems Unit within the IT Division of Research and Education Systems Support, tackling tasks within multiple project areas of the Unit.

To apply or learn more about this opportunity, please go to this link.

Celebrate Earth Week 4/21 – 4/26/14!

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2014 - 3:20pm

Earth Week 2014 is April 21 - April 26, 2014!

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites you to join us in celebrating Earth Week April 21 through April 26, 2014. Earth Week is a time to enact change and real movement towards consciousness about how our decisions affect our campus environment and good ol’ Mother Earth. Whether you’re already a passionate environmentalist or just looking to have some April fun, get out and about showing the Earth some serious love this week!

Rare Book & Manuscripts Library Celebrates the Gwendolyn Brooks Papers on 4/24/14

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2014 - 3:17pm

The Rare Book & Manuscripts Library and Campus to Celebrate the Gwendolyn Brooks Papers on April 24, 2014:

Afternoon Talk by Brooks’ Associate, Haki Madhubuti, to be Followed by Evening Readings and Song; the Haki Madhubuti Talk on Gwendolyn Brooks will be at 4:00 p.m. in RBML, 346 Library.

Apply to be a Japan House Intern by 4/28/14!

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2014 - 3:15pm

The launch of the Japan House Internship Program in the spring of 2013 was a resounding success! If you are interested in joining Japan House as an intern this fall, they will be accepting applications through Monday, April 28, 2014. If you are a currently enrolled student at the University of Illinois and interested in Japanese culture, this could be a perfect fit for you!

The What You Will Shakespeare Company Presents: “The Revenger’s Tragedy” on 4/25 – 4/26/14

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2014 - 3:13pm

The What You Will Shakespeare Company Presents: “The Revenger’s Tragedy”

Shows are on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Location: University Place Christian Church (403 S. Wright St, Champaign)

Tickets are $7 at the door.

Join an assassin fueled by obsession, a hedonistic plotter, a maiden of unparalleled celibacy, and a host of unforgettable characters as they scheme incestuous trysts and remorseless homicides through a tale that takes twists and turns through wit, slapstick, and tragedy in equal amounts!

For all current juniors: Apply to the Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society by 4/26/14!

Submitted by admin on April 21, 2014 - 3:12pm

Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society is accepting applications from current juniors at Illinois to join Mortar Board for their senior year.

Mortar Board is a very selective senior honor society with the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Mortar Board has a long history of selecting the most outstanding college seniors since 1918.

4/17/14 Undergraduate Research Symposium - CHP participation (and other ways to cheer on Chancellor’s Scholars during UI Undergraduate Research Week)

Submitted by schmallr on April 14, 2014 - 1:09pm

Please cheer on Chancellor’s Scholars as they present at this Thursday’s Undergraduate Research Symposium (4/17/14 in the Illini Union), plus info on other presentations this week:

4/17/14 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Oral Presentation: 10:00-11:00 a.m., Room 209
Megan Lindgren, Junior, Economics/Statistics, LAS, The Behavioral Components of the European Debt Crisis

Oral Presentation: 3:00-4:00 p.m., Room 209
Clara Mount, Senior, English, LAS, A Roundtable on the Founding of Re:Search: The Undergraduate Journal for Literary Criticism

How to Get Involved in Research – Join Research as Students at Illinois (RSI): meeting on 4/16/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 14, 2014 - 1:08pm

How to Get Involved in Research at UIUC: Come join Research as Students at Illinois (RSI) for their informational event on how to get involved in undergraduate research on campus! They will walk you through how to narrow down your research focus, find potential professors to work with, and what to expect once you find a lab. The meeting will take place during Undergraduate Research Week on April 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in Noyes 217. Contact - John, ResearchStudentsIllinois@gmail.com. For more information, find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ResearchStudentsIllinois.

Neil Turok will speak on “Expanding Opportunity in Africa: The Next Einstein Initiative” on 4/21/14

Submitted by schmallr on April 14, 2014 - 1:07pm

The Center for Advanced Study presents CAS/MillerComm2014 lecture by Neil Turok, who will speak on “Expanding Opportunity in Africa: The Next Einstein Initiative” on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana.

Neil Turok is the Director and Niels Bohr Chair, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada and Founder, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Muizenberg, South Africa.

4/14/14 Workshop for Students Applying to Law School Next Fall

Submitted by schmallr on April 14, 2014 - 1:06pm

On Monday, April 14 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in 1022 Lincoln Hall, the Pre-Law Advising Services office is holding a workshop for Students who are Applying to Law School Next Fall. This is ideal for current juniors who want to maximize their chances of success for the schools of their choice and maximize potential financial aid offers. See their Event Calendar for more information by clicking here:
http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/2508?eventId=31694919&calMin=201404&cal=20140407&skinId=2741.

Thanks to the Pre-Law Advising listserv for this information item.