March 23, 2004, 4:10 - 5:50
Chicago IP Colloquium
Downtown Campus, 565
W. Adams St.
New York University Law School Professor
Rebecca Tushnet will discuss "If You Can Lie To Voters, Why
Can't You Lie To Consumers? The FDA After Nike," as part of
the Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium. For more
information, visit http://www.chicagoip.com/
or contact Patricia O'Neal at 312.906.5128 or email@example.com.
March 23, 2004, 5:30 - 9
IEEE Inaugural Meeting
McCloska Ballroom, McCormick Tribune
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE) reenacts the section's inaugural meeting 110
years ago with a social hour and dinner in the Campus Center
Ballroom at 5:30 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony and the
reenactment meeting at 8 p.m. The event is open to the public
and costs $50, which includes dinner. For more information,
call 312.253.4333 or visit http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r4/chicago
March 26, 2004, 8:30 a.m. –
Canada-Illinois Energy Connection
McCloska Auditorium, McCormick Tribune
IIT's Department of Chemical and
Environmental Engineering hosts a seminar discussing Illinois'
role in importing energy and oil from Canada. The event is
sponsored by the Canadian Consulate General in Chicago. For
more information, visit http://www.iitcare.org/ or
contact Beth DeGroat at 312.327.3612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 30, 2004, 11 a.m. – 3
Eating Disorder Screening Day
Tribune Campus Center
The Counseling Center sponsors an
event to identify and help those with eating disorders or
those who wish to help people close to them who may have an
eating disorder. Informational handouts will include
nutrition, body image, overeating, signs of eating disorders
and how to help. For more information, contact Charles Berry
at 312.808.7132 or email@example.com.
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FREE MEDITATION CLASS
NEXT TWO WEEKS
If you’ve been thinking about learning to use meditation to
relieve stress and bring inner peace, you still have two more
opportunities to learn Natural Path Meditation, considered a
simple and direct way to deal with the stress in our lives.
With regular practice, the heart and mind become purified,
leading to a state of balance and renewal.
Join Viji Balasubramanian to learn about the philosophy and
practice of meditation. This free program, sponsored by the
IIT Counseling Center, will teach members of the IIT community
this style of meditation. Remaining sessions take place in the
McCloska Ballroom at The McCormick Tribune Campus Center from
noon - 1 p.m. on March 24 and 31. For more information,
contact Charles Berry at the Counseling Center, 312.808.7132
IIT SPORTS CALENDAR
Baseball at Calumet College, 3 p.m.,
Baseball vs. North Park University, 3 p.m.,
Baseball vs. Judson College (Doubleheader), 12
Baseball vs. Indiana Univ.-Northwest
(Doubleheader), 12 p.m.,
Baseball vs. Robert Morris College, 3 p.m.,
Baseball vs. University of St. Francis
Baseball vs. Trinity International
(Doubleheader), 12 p.m.,
Baseball at Milwaukee Sch. of Engineering
(Doubleheader), 12 p.m.,
WEEK OF 03.22.04
METRA PROJECT COMPLETED
33rd Street reopens after months of detours
Main Campus drivers and commuters
rejoiced last week, as the barricades came down and 33rd Street
reopened to traffic on the west side of campus. The street had been
closed at Main Building since October, so workers could replace an
aging METRA rail bridge between Federal Street and the Dan Ryan
The contractor, Walsh Construction, had originally predicted the
work would be completed at the end of last year, but IIT Facilities
Project Coordinator Carlos Hernandez said the work suffered several
setbacks due to winter weather and delays in getting shipments of
materials to complete the project.
The construction, part of METRA's ongoing system-wide bridge
improvement and replacement program, also included rail bridge
replacements over 31st and 35th Streets.
'Park Boulevard' Housing Development Moves
Web site goes live, IIT offers
IIT is moving forward with plans to
offer full-time employees special financial incentives for the new
housing community just south of Main Campus, formerly known as
Stateway Gardens. And the project’s developer has officially
launched a Web site for the new community called "Park
The area between 35th and 39th Streets will be transformed into a
mixed-income residential community with more than 1,200 new housing
units. Plans call for a mix of housing types including affordable
and market-rate condominiums, town homes, single-family residences
and duplexes. Pricing and floor plan information will also be
available later this year.
Park Boulevard developers are scheduled to begin advertising this
summer and also plan to open an on-site sales center. The Web site
is at: http://www.parkboulevardchicago.com/.
As the developers move forward with construction, IIT will be
providing information updates and access to home buying counseling.
Through the program, known as Employer Assisted Housing (EAH), IIT
is offering a $7,500 forgivable loan to university employees to use
toward a down payment for a unit at the new Park Boulevard
development. Contact David Baker, vice president for external
affairs via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be
added to a list of employees receiving e-mail updates.
Human Resources Department to Limit
Please be aware that due to reduced staff, the
Main Campus human resources office will now be open for 'walk-in
hours' only between 11 a.m. -3 p.m. each day. The change is
effective today, March 22, 2004.
Availability of HR staff outside these hours will be by
appointment only. Please contact 312.567.3318 if you have any
Kent Shines in Regional Moot
Law students Christopher Kaiser and Chris Haggerty
represented Chicago-Kent in the Midwest Regional competition of the
Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Brand Names
The Midwest region is considered a
particularly strong region for the competition, due to the high
number of participating schools that have Intellectual Property
programs and concentrations. 18 teams from 15 schools in the Midwest
participated in this very prestigious event.
Teams were judged on two rounds of argument.
Chicago-Kent won the regional Best Brief and placed second overall
in the competition. The national Best Brief award is named for
Dolores K. Hanna, a Chicago-Kent alumna.
|Old World Meets
New at IEEE Program Tomorrow|
Reenactment planned in
Campus Center Celebration
The late 19th century meets the newest of the 21st century
tomorrow, when the Chicago section of the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) reenacts the section’s inaugural
meeting 110 years ago.
The program at The McCormick Tribune Campus Center's McCloska
Auditorium begins with a social hour and dinner in the Campus Center
Ballroom at 5:30 p.m. At 7:15 p.m., IIT will receive recognition for
its contributions to the fields of electrical and computer
engineering. The reenactment meeting will begin at 8 p.m., and will
feature a simulation of the 1894 lecture hall. The event is open to
the public and costs $50, which includes dinner. For more
information or to register, contact the IEEE Chicago section
business office at 312.253.4333.
IEEE’s Chicago section was founded with a special meeting of
“western engineers” held simultaneously with the American Institute
of Electrical Engineers meeting in New York on March 21, 1894. 45
members and guests held a teleconference meeting in Professor Wilbur
Stine’s lecture room in IIT predecessor Armour Institute in which
they heard a reading of a Cornell University professor’s paper on
gases in incandescent lamps. The Chicago section was the first
section of AIEE formed outside of New York.
IRS Commissioner to Speak at Downtown
Part of 23rd annual Chicago-Kent Tax
Mark W. Everson, commissioner of the Internal Revenue
Service (IRS), will deliver the luncheon address on the opening day
of Chicago-Kent's 23rd annual Federal Tax Institute. The
commissioner will speak on April 29, 2004. His remarks are scheduled
to begin at 12:45 p.m. at the IIT Downtown Campus, 565 W. Adams St.
Everson is the 46th commissioner of the IRS
since the agency was created in 1862. As IRS commissioner, he
presides over the nation's tax administration agency which has
approximately 100,000 employees and a budget of $10 million.
Appointed by President George W. Bush to a five-year term, Everson
was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 1, 2003.
A native of New York, Everson earned his
undergraduate degree from Yale University and a graduate degree in
accounting from the New York University Business School. He began
his career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co. in New York.
Chicago-Kent's Federal Tax Institute is a
two-day national conference designed for tax professionals -
accountants, attorneys, corporate tax directors and
Assistant Professor Herek Clack has been named to a
National Research Council (NRC) committee charged with reviewing the
effects of changes to newly proposed air pollution regulations for
electric power plants. This committee, mandated by Congress, will
evaluate potential air quality, public health and other impacts from
the new regulations. His appointment is for two years.
ECE Assistant Professor Ali
Emadi has been appointed guest editor of two IEEE special
publications, one on hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles, the
other on automotive power and electronics and motor
|MMAE Presents Two
Sensor Seminars This Week|
The Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace
Engineering Department presents two seminars this week discussing
sensor design and sensor systems.
On Wednesday, March 24, 2004, Dr. Xiaoping Qian of the GE Global
Research Center will discuss "Geometric Reasoning for Sensor
Configuration Design" from 3:30-4:30 p.m., in Crawford Auditorium,
Engineering 1. The talk will discuss sensor configuration design of
3D scanning technology applications, including a new method for
reducing signal dynamic range using geometric reasoning to obtain
Dr. Kyungyeol Song of MIT's Laboratory for Information and
Decision Systems will discuss "Distributed Sensor Systems for
Large-Scale Cileontrol Applications" from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Friday,
March 26, 2004, in Crawford Auditorium, Engineering 1. Song will
discuss applications of distributed sensor systems for large-scale
control applications, including underwater vehicles and global
centralized controllers. He will also discuss GPS and wireless
communication technology applications of this system.
The MMAE department will also present a lecture by MIT Professor
Rohan Abeyaratne on "The Mobility of Phase Boundaries" on Wednesday,
March 31, 2004. For more information on the seminars, visit http://mmae.iit.edu/news/events.php
or contact Kim Barrett at 312.567.3176 or email@example.com.
|Humanities Writing Contest Seeks
Deadline for submissions
is April 12
The Lewis Department of the Humanities is
accepting entries for its 17th Annual Writing Contest for
undergraduates. Accepting submissions until April 12, the writing
categories include fiction, nonfiction, poetry and first-year
student essay. Contest rules and the entry form can be found at www.iit.edu/~writecon.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for students to express their
creative talents," said Dr. Greg Pulliam, Associate Chair of
Humanities. "The Writing Contest is an outlet at IIT for exercising
your imagination in print."
Cash prizes are awarded in each category.
Submissions and entry forms should be delivered to Etta Carter,
Room 218, Siegel Hall. For more information regarding the contest,
please contact Mike Tillmans at 312.567.3151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See who's in the news
The March 22 Chicago Tribune mentioned
IIT's McCormick Tribune Campus Center in a
story about Zaha Hadid becoming the first woman to win the
Pritzker Prize for architecture. Hadid was a finalist in the
Campus Center competition.
The March 22 Philadelphia Inquirer quoted
Chicago-Kent Professor Lori Andrews in a
story about her research uncovering thousands of families who
donated bodies, only to discover that the remains were never
The March 20 edition of Investor's Business Daily
profiled Stuart Graduate School of Business alumnus
John Calamos, who heads a successful mutual funds
investment firm in the western suburbs.
The March 19 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin published
an article about the election of Chicago-Kent student
Lindsay K. Hansen as one of three student delegates
to the ABA's House of Delegates.
A story in the March 19 Chicago Reader focused on
Glenn Murcutt, the College of Architecture's
Morgenstern Visiting Professor, including quotes from
Dean Donna Robertson.
Chicago-Kent Dean Hal Krent was
interviewed on WDCB-FM March 18 about the impact of
the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of
The March 18 Miami Herald featured a story on
IIT's job placement rate for engineering graduates and
the new undergraduate techno-business program
including quotes from Vice Provost Dennis Roberson and
student Gina Vermiglio.
Chicago-Kent Professor Richard Kling was
quoted in the March 18 Chicago Tribune RedEye
regarding Florida dropping criminal child porn charges against
singer R. Kelly.
The March 18 Lynn (Mass.) Daily Item
featured a story on a new Boston exhibit by artist
Norman Laliberte, who attended IIT.
A story posted on Yahoo News March 18 mentioned
that IIT Board of Trustee member Ron Bliwas
has been appointed to the board of Taylor Capital Group.
The March 18 Chicago Sun-Times mentioned
Chicago-Kent's animal law courses in a story
about pet prenuptial agreements.
Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, a
Chicago-Kent alumna, was the focus of a story in the
March 18 Northwest Indiana Times regarding her
democratic primary victory.
Financial Markets Professor Michael Ong
was mentioned in a March 16 Yahoo News story about
his participation in a conference on operational risk
The latest issue of Chicago Magazine includes a
profile of architect and IIT alumnus John
Vinci, including quotes about his experiences as a
student at the College of Architecture.
Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor
Mohammed Shahidehpour was mentioned in a March 16
Chicago Sun-Times story quoting his wife Jamie about
raising kids in Naperville.
Chicago-Kent Professor Bob Laurent was
interviewed on CLTV News March 16 about the impact of
the U.S. budget deficit.
The March 12 San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Tribune
mentioned Chicago-Kent alumnus Jon-Erik
Storm, who has joined Employers Advocate Group as an
The Chicago-Kent student team headed for the
National Trial Competition in Austin, Texas in late
March was included in a photo story in the March 10
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
SUN SHEDS LIGHT ON
Where will the next IT breakthrough come?
Computer Science Professor Xian-He Sun believes it will be in
the "disappearance" of the computer and presented his views on
that topic and other questions of pervasive and grid computing
in a lecture sponsored by the IIT Chapter of the Sigma Xi
Scientific Research Society, and the MCFC Academic Computing
Committee on March 4, 2004, in The McCormick Tribune Campus
Center’s McCloska Auditorium.
Sun discussed the present and future of pervasive and grid
computing and presented the "three waves" of the computing
revolution and the evolution of computing, emphasizing the
twin maxims of "big gets even bigger" and "small gets smaller
and more connected.”
He explained the concepts, roles, applications and
challenges of context awareness in embedded systems and the
different kinds of pervasive computing mobility. In presenting
his views, he discussed the Scarlet System, Open Grid Services
Architecture, Open Grid Services Infrastructure and resource
management and lifestyle.
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suggestion box is for anyone who is connected with the
university and has ideas on how to improve the quality of the