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PROGRAMS & EVENTS 2011-2012

JULY 2011

07.09-10 - Piano Competition / International Institute for Young Musicians / The Commons

07.14 - Winner's Recital / International Institute for Young Musicians / The Commons

07.16 - Winner's Recital / International Institute for Young Musicians / The Commons

07.20 - Winner's Recital / International Institute for Young Musicians / The Commons

AUGUST 2011

08.22 - Convocation and Welcome / University Honors Program / The Commons

08.30 - Information Session: Seed Grants / The Commons / 3:30pm

OCTOBER 2011

10.03 - Town Hall Question & Answer Session / Office of the Provost / The Commons / 3:30pm

10.07 - Idea Café - What Causes City Dwellers to Riot, and How Do Cities Recover? / Garth Myers, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies, Trinity College / 11:30am / The Commons

10.21 - Staff Fellows Meeting / Office of the Provost and Human Resources Equal Opportunity / The Commons / 10:00am

10.27-29 - Symposium: African Literatures in Global Perspective / Sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Provost, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graduate Studies, Theatre, African and African-American Studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Africa World Press, English, and Western Civilization / Events at the Hall Center for the Humanities and The Commons

NOVEMBER 2011

11.04 - Staff Fellows Meeting / Office of the Provost and Human Resources Equal Opportunity / The Commons

11.09 - Idea Cafe / Disasters as Design Moment: Does Urban Design Make Sense after Disasters? / Jake Wagner, Associate Professor of Urban Planning + Design, University of Missouri - Kansas City / 12:30pm / The Commons

11.10 - Lecture / Research without Borders: Seizing Opportunities and Dealing with Border Guards / Martha Crago, Vice President of Research, Dalhousie University / 7:00pm / Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost

11.17 - Artist Talk / Alex Lukas, Printmaking & Drawing / 7:00pm / Co-sponsored by the University Honors Program and the Department of Visual Arts

11.18 - Summit / Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World / Strategic Initiative Summit 1 / 8:00am-4:00pm / The Commons / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost

DECEMBER 2011

12.01 - Lecture / Discovering the Developmental Roots of Heart Disease / Dr. Kent Thornburg, Director of the Heart Research Center, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University / 7:00pm / The Commons / Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost

12.02 - Summit / Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures / Strategic Initiative Summit 2 / 8:00am-4:00pm / The Commons / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost

JANUARY 2012

01.29 - Film Festival / Urban Palimpsest: destruction and renewal / Germany Year Zero / 3:00pm / The Commons

01.29 - Film Festival / Urban Palimpsest: destruction and renewal / Dark City / 4:30pm / The Commons

01.29 - Filmmaker Talk / Film Festival / Urban Palimpsest: destruction and renewal / Carl Deal / The Making of Trouble the Water / 6:15pm / The Commons / Co-sponsored by the University Honors Program

01.29 - Film Festival / Urban Palimpsest: destruction and renewal / Trouble the Water / 7:00pm / The Commons

FEBRUARY 2012

02.09 - Lecture / Yomi Braester / The Architecture of Utopia: From Rem Koolhaas's Scale Models to RMB City / Honors Lecture Series / 7:30pm / The Commons / Co-sponsored by the University Honors Program

02.14 - Film Festival / Urban Palimpsest: destruction and renewal / Paris je t'aime / 5:00pm / The Commons

02.14 - Film Festival / Urban Palimpsest: destruction and renewal / Cairo Time / 7:00pm / The Commons

02.16 - Humanities Lecture Series / Jeff Moran / The Antievolution Controversies and American Culture / Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities and Kansas Public Radio / 7:30pm / The Commons

02.20 - Lecture / Max Grinnell / What We Talk About When We Talk About Art in Cities / Co-sponsored by Lawrence Public Library / 7:00pm / Lawrence Public Library

02.29 - Lecture / Rebecca Solnit / Civil Society, the Phoenix in the Ruins: Disaster, Carnival, Revolution, and Public Joy / Co-sponsored by the Kansas City Public Library / 7:30pm / The Commons

MARCH 2012

03.01 - Idea Café / Rebecca Solnit / Do We Need Crisis to Have Citizenship? / 10:30am / The Commons

03.05 - Lecture / Kevin Gotham / A Repertoire of Authenticity: Tourism Gentrification and the Transformation of the French Quarter / Honors Lecture Series / 7:30pm / The Commons / Co-sponsored by the University Honors Program

03.26 - Book Talk / James Gelvin / The Arab Uprisings at the Intersection of the National and Transnational / Arab Spring Lecture Series / 7:30pm / The Commons / Co-sponsored by the University Honors Program, Dole Institute of Politics, Center for Global and International Studies, Spencer Museum of Art, Hall Center for the Humanities, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Anthropology

APRIL 2012

04.03 - Lecture / Janet Ward / Visualizing the Ruined City / Honors Lecture Series / 7:30pm / The Commons / Co-sponsored by the University Honors Program

04.26 - Nature & Culture Seminar / John R. McNeill / The Environmental History of the Industrial Revolution(s) / Hall Center for the Humanities Nature & Culture Seminar / 3:30pm / The Commons / Co-sponsored by the Department of History & the Environmental Studies

JUNE 2012

06.04-06.07 Mini College / College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / The Commons