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4. Method of Refueling a Controlled Thermonuclear Reactor — C. D. Hendricks, Jr., Professor of Electrical and Nuclear Engineering, Urbana-Champaign, inventor; developed under the sponsorship of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
University Patents, Inc., reports that the technique disclosed in this invention is not patentable, and due to the rather long time until fusion reactors are a commercial reality, it does not recommend filing a patent application.
The University Patent Committee recommends that the rights of the University in this invention be released to the inventor, subject to the rights of the sponsor.
5. Laser Pumped by Fusion Reactor Exhaust — George H, Miley, Professor of Electrical and Nuclear Engineering, Urbana-Champaign, inventor; developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
The University Patents Committee believes that the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission is not likely to waive its lawful rights and prolonged and large-scale development work would be necessary to test the feasibility of the invention, an effort which it is unlikely any commercial firm would be willing to embark on at this time. Therefore, the Committee recommends that the rights of the University in this invention be released to the sponsor.
6. Spectrophotometer — EHas Greenbaum, formerly Research Associate in the Department of Physics, Urbana-Champaign, inventor; developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
The University Patent Committee is prohibited from using the services of University Patents, Inc., on this invention because of National Institutes of Health sponsorship. The Committee believes that the University should not file a patent application because of a limited market for the invention and questionable patentability. However, the inventor is enthusiastic and has suggested to the University of Illinois Foundation that he bear the entire cost of patenting, assigning his interest to the Foundation. The Foundation has accepted his suggestion, subject to University approval. Accordingly, the University Patent Committee recommends that the rights of the University in this invention be transferred to the University of Illinois Foundation, subject to the rights of the sponsor.
On motion of Mr. Steger, these recommendations were approved.
PURCHASES (29) The President submitted, with his concurrence, a list of purchases recommended by the Directors of Purchases and the Vice President for Financial Affairs.
The list of purchases was presented in two categories: purchases from appropriated funds 0-e., from State appropriations to the University) and purchases from institutional funds. The latter term designates funds received by the University under contracts with the United States government, contracts with private [April 18 258 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
I concur with the recommendation of the Chancellor that authority be given to undertake formal negotiations with the Art Institute of Chicago along the lines described. When negotiated, the proposed contract will be presented to the Board of Trustees for action.
On motion of Mr. Hahn, authority was given as recommended.
PRESENTATION, COALITION OF AFRIKAN PEOPLE, URBANAChancellor Peltason presented Mr. Carl Turner and Mr. Wally Amusa appearing for the Coalition. Mr. Turner spoke briefly and filed with the Secretary a series of documents for distribution to the Trustees, the general subject having to deal with the question of whether there is adequate representation of black students in various aspects of governments and student activities at the Urbana campus. The material submitted was received for study and further consideration by the President and the Trustees.
REGULAR BOARD MEETING RECESSED FOR COMMITTEEMEETINGS The Board recessed and reconvened into meetings of the Finance Committee and the Buildings and Grounds Committee.
COMMITTEE REPORTSFollowing adjournment of the Committee meetings, the Board reconvened to consider the following actions now recommended by the committees.
REVISION IN DOLLAR LIMITS OF PURCHASES AND CONTRACTS
REQUIRING SPECIFIC APPROVAL BY T H E BOARD O F TRUSTEESReport of the Finance Committee (34) In view of the change in the value of the dollar, the Finance Committee recommends that prior actions by the Board of Trustees be amended to increase to $10,000 the dollar value of individual purchases, new leases, and contracts which may be executed without specific approval by the Board of Trustees. The present limit of $12,500 on contract change orders requiring specific approval by the Board of Trustees would remain unchanged.
Purchases, leases, and contracts in excess of $7,500 but not in excess of $10,000, contract change orders in excess of $7,500 but not in excess of $12,500, and renewals of leases in excess of $10,000 at no increase in rental, will be reported to the Board of Trustees.
It also appears desirable for the President to seek consultation before approving large emergency purchases. Consequently, the Finance Committee recommends that the President not take action involving emergency purchases in excess of $100,000 without first consulting individually those members of the Executive Committee who can reasonably be contacted before the emergency action must be taken, and that similar consultation occur with all Board members who can reasonably be contacted before acting on an emergency purchase of over $500,000.
On motion of Mr. Steger, the report was adopted.
CHANGE IN N A M E O F THE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
B U I L D I N G, MEDICAL CENTERReport of the Buildings and Grounds Committee (35) The Chancellor at the Medical Center campus and the President recommended to the Committee that the name of the Medical Research Laboratory Building be changed to Biologic Resources Laboratory Building.
[April 18 262 BOARD OF TRUSTEES The Medical Research Laboratory provides support services to the healthrelated research effort at the Medical Center campus. The support services rendered, while essential and important, are specific and limited; and the words "medical research" are too broadly descriptive. Because the unit provides only those research support services related to the use of laboratory animals, it is believed the words "biologic resources" more accurately describe the functions performed.
The Executive Committee of the Graduate College has been consulted and joins in the recommendation. The Chancellor and the Vice President for Academic Development and Coordination concur.
The Committee recommends approval.
On motion of Mr. Howard, this recommendation was approved.
RENAMING O F BOARD O F EDUCATION W A R E H O U S E ; NAMINGBUILDING AT 1 9 1 1 WEST ROOSEVELT ROAD.
MEDICAL CENTERReport of the Buildings and Grounds Committee Meeting (36) The Chancellor at the Medical Center campus and the President recommended to the Committee approval of names for two buildings at the Medical Center campus, one of which has been acquired and one of which will be acquired by the University from the Medical Center Commission.
The building at 821 South Damen Avenue is a warehouse building formerly owned and used by the Board of Education of the City of Chicago. It was transferred to the University on January 12, 1965, and has previously been known as the "Board of Education Warehouse." It is now recommended that it be designated the "Damen Avenue Building." It will continue in use as a storage and warehouse facility for the Medical Center campus.
The building at 1911 West Roosevelt Road is a commercial building formerly owned and used by the National Casket Company. It was acquired by the Medical Center Commission on June 30, 1972, and its transfer to the University is anticipated shortly. It will be used by the Physical Plant Department for the purpose of housing maintenance personnel, storage of equipment, and possibly future offices, and by the Office of Business Affairs for the purpose of general warehousing, and by the University of Illinois Hospital as a location for the Valley Outpost Clinic which is a neighborhood health center serving the nearby area. Recently, the Governor released funds from the FY73 capital budget in the amount of $100,000 for the remodeling of this building. It is recommended that this building be designated the "General Services Building."
The Vice President for Planning and Allocation concurs.
The Committee recommends approval.
On motion of Mr. Howard, this recommendation was approved.
SECRETARY'S REPORTThe Secretary presented for record appointments to the faculty and changes of status made by the President; resignations; leaves of absence;
and retirements. A copy of the report is filed with the Secretary.
ANNOUNCEMENTSPresident Hughes announced the schedule for the next three meetings of the Board: May 16, Chicago Circle; June 20, Urbana-Champaign;
July 18, Medical Center.
Mr. Hughes also announced that a number of faculty and students from the Medical Center campus would be guests of the Trustees at the Board luncheon.
EXECUTIVE SESSIONPresident Hughes stated that an executive session had been requested and was being ordered to consider matters of pending litigation.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
LITIGATION RELATED TO OPEN MEETING LAW AND
FACULTY SENATE MEETINGS. CHICAGO CIRCLE(37) The University, Chancellor Warren Cheston, Professors James P. Hartnett and Richard M. Johnson (who are members of the Chicago Circle Faculty Senate), and the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Faculty Senate have been named as defendants in a suit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County (No. 73 L 5679) by two individuals who are staff writers for the Chicago Illini and who allege they are tuition-paying students in good standing at the University and citizens and taxpayers of the State. An additional plaintiff is the corporation which publishes the Chicago Illini.
Count I of the Complaint is based upon actions alleged to have been taken to exclude the plaintiffs from a portion of a meeting of the Chicago Circle Faculty Senate on April S, 1973, and seeks a writ of mandamus compelling the defendants to permit the general public to attend all future meetings of Chicago Circle Faculty Senate. Count I further seeks a declaratory judgment finding that all actions taken at the April S meeting to be null and void. Count II seeks an injunction prohibiting the defendants from excluding the plaintiffs and the public from meetings of the Chicago Circle Faculty Senate. Counts I and II state that the Illinois Open Meeting Law entitles the plaintiffs to the relief sought. Count III seeks money damages and alleges that the actions of Professors Hartnett and Johnson in escorting the plaintiffs from the meeting in question constituted the tort of assault and battery.
Chancellor Cheston and Professors Hartnett and Johnson have stated that all actions by them in the matter were taken in performance of their University duties and have requested the University to provide representation for them in the litigation.
The University Counsel states that in his view the Complaint is not wellfounded and recommends that he be authorized to take such steps as are necessary or appropriate, including the employment of special counsel, to protect the interests of the University in the matter and to provide representation as requested.
On motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved.
On motion of Mr. Swain, the Board adjourned.
The May meeting of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois was held in the Chicago Circle Center, Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday, May 16,1973, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
President Earl M. Hughes called the meeting to order and asked the Secretary to call the roll. The following members of the Board were present: Mr. William D. Forsyth, Jr., Mr. Ralph C. Hahn, Mr. George W.
Howard III, Mr. Earl M. Hughes, Mr. Park Livingston, Mr. Earl Langdon Neal, Mrs. Jane Hayes Rader, Mr. Russell W. Steger, Mr. Timothy W. Swain. Dr. Michael J. Bakalis and Governor Daniel Walker were absent.
Also present were President John E. Corbally Jr.; Vice Presidents Ronald W. Brady, Eldon Johnson, and Barry Munitz; Chancellor J. W.
Peltason, Urbana-Champaign campus; Chancellor Joseph S. Begando, Medical Center campus; Chancellor Warren B. Cheston, Chicago Circle campus; Mr. V. L. Kretschmer, University Director for Capital Programs; Mr. C. E. Flynn, Assistant to the President and University Director of Public Information; Mr. George H. Bargh, Executive Assistant to the President; and the officers of the Board, Mr. H. O. Farber, Comptroller; Mr. R. R. Manchester, Treasurer; Mr. Earl W. Porter, Secretary; and Mr. James J. Costello, University Counsel.
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