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PROGRAMS & EVENTS 2009-2010


SEPTEMBER 2009

09.09 - KUEA / Chancellor's Reception / 12:00 pm / closed event

09.16 - Film Screening / Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus / 5:00 pm

09.17 - Talk / Randy Olson / "Flock of Dodos, Sizzle" / 5:00 pm

09.18 - Press Conference / Representative Dennis Moore / EPSCoR Announcement

OCTOBER 2009

10.02 - Workshop / African Studies / 10:30 am

10.09 - Reception / Chancellor's Club / 5:00 pm / closed event

10.15 - Class / Leadership Lawrence / 12:00 pm / closed event

10.20 - Performance / Chuck Berg Quartet / University Lecture Series: Writing Jazz / Honors Program / 7:30 pm

10.23 - Workshop / Campus Sustainability Day / KU Center for Sustainability / 2:00 pm

10.30 - Workshop / KU Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) / Corporate Environmental Management

10.31 - Workshop / KU Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) / Corporate Environmental Management

NOVEMBER 2009

11.05 - Workshop / African Studies and Psychology / Socio-ecological Approaches to Intimacy

11.06 - Talk / Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / Janis Antonovics, Biology, University of Virginia / "Linneaus, Darwin, and Disease" / 11:00 am

11.09 - Lecture / Environmental Studies / R. Siddappa Setty / "Biodiversity, Conservation, and Livelihood" / 3:00 pm

11.13 - Research and Graduate Studies / Coffee with the Dean / 10:00 am

11.20 - Darwin Cabaret / Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species / sponsored by The Commons and KU Department of Theatre / 7:00 pm

DECEMBER 2009

12.04 - Reception / KUEA Employee Holiday Reception / 5:00 pm / closed event

JANUARY 2010

01.20 - Seminar / Biodiversity Science Seminar Series / KU School of Law / Andrew Torrence, Associate Professor of Law and Biodiversity Institute Research Associate / "An Extinction Bar to Patentability" / 12:00 pm

FEBRUARY 2010

02.12 - Hall Center Nature for the Humanities: Nature & Culture Seminar / Robert D. Sack Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison / Facing 'the gap' in Geographical Theory: What it Tells Us About Self, Society, and Nature / Spooner Hall / 3:00-5:00 p.m.

02.24 - Jazz Concerts at The Commons / KU Faculty Jazz Combo / Spooner Hall / 7:30 p.m.

02.25 - University Honors Program Lecture Series: Writing Jazz/ Fred Moten, Department of English, Duke University / Jurisgenerative Grammar: For Alto, For Black / Spooner Hall / 7:30 p.m.

02.26 - Hall Center for the Humanities: Nature & Culture Seminar / Mark Carey, History, Washington & Lee University; John Kelly, History, Colorado State University; Gregory T. Cushman, History, Trish Jackson and Johan Feddema, Geography; KU / Symposium on Climate and Human History in the Southern Hemisphere: From Antarctica to the Andes to Easter Island / Spooner Hall / 2:00-5:00 p.m.

MARCH 2010

03.01-03.03 - Why Do We Migrate?: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Human Migration / Conference / The Commons Interdisciplinary Research Initiative in Nature and Culture is a KU-wide competitive seed-grant program to nurture and develop interdisciplinary, collaborative research ideas and extramural grant proposals.

03.09 - University Honors Program Lecture Series: Writing Jazz / Tammy Kernodle, Department of Musicology, Miami University / Ev'ry Time I feel the Spirit: Constructing Black Women's Conversation Narratives in Jazz / Spooner Hall / 7:30 p.m.

03.25 - Museum Studies Guest Lecture: The Web and Social Networking Media for Business and Non-Profits / George Laughead, President, Ford County Historical Society / The Web and Social Networking Media for Business and Non-Profits / Spooner Hall / 6:30 p.m.

03.31 - Nature's Matrix: Dialogue in the Round / Ivette Perfecto and John Vandermeer, University of Michigan, authors of Nature's Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty (Earthscan, 2009); Angus Wright, California State University, Sacramento; Kip Haaheim, KU School of Music / 7:00 p.m. / Sponsored by The Commons and the Environmental Studies Program at KU Discussion about ideas surrounding food sovereignty, the relationship between natural habitat and agriculture, and the importance of working with rural social movements to promote ecological sustainability. Musical performance in response to the book.

APRIL 2010

04.15 - Lecture / University Honors Program Lecture Series: Writing Jazz / Paul Lopes, Department of Sociology, Colgate University / From Hepcat to Rebel to Heroin Fiend: The Jazz Trope in the Popular Imagination / Spooner Hall / 7:30 p.m.

04.17 - Helianthus Contemporary Ensemble / Spooner Hall / 4:30 p.m.

04.17 - Helianthus Contemporary Ensemble / Spooner Hall / 7:30 p.m.

04.23 - Visiting Artist Series Concert: Jazz Duo / Nick Weiser, Piano and Will Cleary, Alto Saxophone / Spooner Hall / 7:30 p.m. / Sponsored by The Commons, KU School of Music, and Reach Out Kansas, Inc.

JUNE 2010

06.30 - Spanish Music Concert / Festival Internacional de Musica (FIMEL) / Spooner Hall, Main / 7:30 pm