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PROGRAMS & EVENTS 2012-2013

JULY 2012

07.18 Expeditionary Learning Primary Institute / The Commons

AUGUST 2012

08.15-16 Conference / Biofuels and Climate Change: Farmer's Land Use Decisions / KU Institute for Policy & Social Research, Center for Environmental Policy / The Commons

08.29 Information Session: Interdisciplinary Seed Grants / The Commons / 3:30pm

SEPTEMBER 2012

09.04 Idea Café / The Birth Certificate: Shaping Identity in an Age of Documentation / Bill Staples, KU Professor of Sociology / 12:00pm / The Commons

09.11-13 PVEN Conference / The Commons

09.24 Lecture / Creolizing English Studies: Emerging Challenges and Possible Directions / Suresh Canagarajah, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Applied Linguistics and English and Director of Migration Studies Project, Pennsylvania State University / Sponsored by the Department of English / 7:00pm / The Commons

09.27 Presentation / Woodrell on Writing: Conversation with Winter's Bone Author, Daniel Woodrell / Sponsored by KU Libraries and Lawrence Public Library in conjunction with Read Across Lawrence / 2:00pm / The Commons

09.28 Faculty Session / Research Sharing Session #1 / 4:00pm / The Commons

OCTOBER 2012

10.05 Coffee & Conversation / Eula Biss, author of Notes from No Man's Land / Hosted by KU Office of First Year Experience / 9:00am / The Commons

10.18 Film Screening / Truthland / Hosted by KU Energy Club / 5:30pm / The Commons

10.19 Faculty Session / Research Sharing Session #2 / 4:00pm / The Commons

10.23 Film Screening / GasLand / 7:00pm / The Commons

10.24 Idea Café / "Silent Spring" 50 Years Later: Is it still relevant? / Rob Nixon, Rachel Carson Professor of English, University of Wisconsin / 12:00pm / The Commons

NOVEMBER 2012

11.01 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Greenland Ice Cores Inform on Past Warm Climate Periods / Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Professor of Ice Physics, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost in conjunction with Bold Aspirations / 7:00pm / The Commons

11.04 Presentation / The Adventures of Lewis Lindsay Dyche and the Advent of Kansas Conservation / Sponsored by the KU Natural History Museum and the KU Bookstore / 7:00pm / The Commons

11.12 Poetry Reading / CAConrad's (Soma)tic Poetry as Liquid Crystal Dream Therapy / CAConrad / Sponsored by the KU Department of English / 7:00pm / The Commons

11.15 Workshop / Museums Adapting to a Changing World / Judith Koke, Director of Education and Interpretive Programs, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art / Sponsored by the Department of Museum Studies / 12:00pm / The Commons

11.15 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Intersectionality in research on the racialization of disability: An interdisciplinary critique / Alfredo Artilles, Professor of Culture, Society, & Education, Arizona State University / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / 4:00pm / The Commons

11.30 Research Sharing Session #3 / 4:00pm / The Commons

JANUARY 2013

01.22 Artist in Residence / Information Meeting / 12:00pm / The Commons

01.23 Idea Café / "Where (and When) Will Books Die? / Emilio Chapela Pérez, Artist in Residence / 12:00pm / The Commons

01.23 Artist Talk / Emilio Chapela Pérez / 5:30pm / The Commons

01.24 Artist at the University Night / Performance by Emilio Chapela Pérez and students of Maria Velasco in Expanded Media / 5:30pm / Spencer Museum of Art

01.25 Panel Discussion / Mexico and the US: Identity, Stereotypes, and Social Media / Emilio Chapela Pérez, Artist in Residence; Germaine Halegoua, Film & Media Studies; Ruben Flores, American Studies and History; Moderated by Danny Anderson, Dean, CLAS

01.25 Installation Viewing / 9-11:00am & 12-1:00pm / The Commons

FEBRUARY 2013

02.07 - Lecture / Chronographics / Daniel Rosenberg, Professor of History, University of Oregon / Co-sponsored by the University Honors Program / 7:30pm / The Commons

02.08 Red Hot Research #4 / 4:00pm / The Commons

02.15 The Big Share / Sponsored by the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility / 10:00am / The Commons

02.20 Debate / Data & Democracy: Our Technology, Our Future / Perry Alexander, KU Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director, Information and Telecommunication Technology Center; James Moor, Daniel P. Stone Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, Dartmouth College / 7:30pm / The Commons

02.23 Symposium / Writing Gendered Bodies / Co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Project for the History of Black Writing, and the Hall Center for the Humanities / 9am-4pm / The Commons

02.27 Community Speaker Series / Charlotte Marthaler, Assistant Director, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department & Chris Tilden, Director of Community Health, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department / Sponsored by the Center for Civic & Social Responsibility / 12pm / The Commons

02.27 Lecture / New Perspectives and Challenges in the Maritime Arctic / Lawson W. Brigham, Distinguished Professor of Geography & Arctic Policy, University of Alaska Fairbanks / Co-sponsored by the Department of Geography, the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Dole Institute for Politics, The Commons, and the Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets / 7pm / The Commons

02.28 Colloquium / Religion & Ecology / Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale University / Co-sponsors: Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund, Ecumenical Campus Ministries, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Environmental Studies, the Indigenous Studies Program, The Commons, The Spencer Museum of Art, the Center for Design Research, Theologians in Residence/Visiting Scholars in Religion, LETUS (Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability), Kawsmos, KAW Council / 9:30am / The Commons

MARCH 2013

03.01 Symposium / Beyond the Long Hot Summer: The Future of Water in Kansas / Co-sponsors: the Institute for Policy & Social Research, NSF Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, The Commons, Environmental Studies Program, Haskell Environmental Research Studies Program, KU Biodiversity Institute, Kansas Geological Survey, The CHS Foundation, and NSF C-CHANGE IGERT Program / 4:00pm / The Commons

03.07 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Genetically Engineering BioNanostructures to Develop NanoBiotechnology and Nanomedicine / Chuanbin Mao, University of Oklahoma / Office of the Provost / 4:00pm / The Commons

03.08-03.09 Conference / Color in Ancient and Medieval Asia / The Henry Luce Foundation and Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange / The Commons

03.12 Lecture / Oh My Dear Father! Uncovering Religious Networks Through a Daughter's Journal / Kathryn Tomasek, Associate Professor of History, Wheaton College / Co-sponsored by the University Honors Program / 7:30pm / The Commons

03.13 Community Speakers Series / Jeremy Farmer, Just Food / Center for Civic & Social Responsibility / 12:00pm / The Commons

03.14 Red Hot Research #5 / 4:00pm / The Commons

03.27 The Big Share / Sponsored by the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility / 10:00am / The Commons

03.27 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Doorman, Barrier or Temptress: What Role Does a Water Surface Play in Gaseous Uptake? / Geraldine Richmond, University of Oregon / Office of the Provost / 4:00pm / The Commons

03.28 Arab Uprisings Lecture / The Syrian Conflict: Anatomy of a Perfect Storm / Leila Hudson, University of Arizona / University Honors Program, CGIS, School of Law, Hall Center for the Humanities, The Commons / 7:30pm / The Commons

APRIL 2013

04.02 Arab Uprisings Lecture / From Resistance to Revolution: The Role of Rock, Metal and Hip Hop Music in the Arab Uprisings / Mark LeVine, University of California-Irvine / University Honors Program, CGIS, School of Law, Hall Center for the Humanities, The Commons / 7:30pm / The Commons

04.04 Film + Q&A with Producer / Codebreaker / University Honors Program, School of Engineering, Center for Digital Humanities, Dept. of Film & Media Studies, Dept. of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Commons, Information and Telecommunication Technology Center, Spencer Museum of Art / 5:30pm / Spencer Museum of Art

04.05 Workshop / Experimental Methods for Testing Causal Theories in Social Sciences / Dustin Tingley, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Harvard University; Teppei Yamamoto, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology / IPSR / 8:00am-12:00pm / The Commons

04.06 Workshop / World Environment Teacher Workshop /the Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for Global & International Studies, the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, the Center for Russian East European & Eurasian Studies, the Kansas African Studies Center, the Kansas Consortium for Teaching About Asia / 9:30am-3:00pm / The Commons

04.09 Arab Uprisings Lecture / Can Egypt's Constitution Work? / Nathan Brown, George Washington University / University Honors Program, CGIS, School of Law, Hall Center for the Humanities, The Commons / 7:30pm / The Commons

04.10 Community Speakers Series / Cindy Hart & Eunice Ruttinger, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center / Center for Civic & Social Responsbility / 12:00pm / The Commons

04.11 Performance / An Evening of Persian Classical Music / Orkideh / KU Persian Club; the Center for Global and International Studies; KU Middle East Studies; the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; The Spencer Museum of Art; and The Commons / 6:30pm / The Commons

04.12-04.13 Conference / Global Water: Drought, Conservation & Security in the 21st Century / the Center for Global & International Studies; the Center for East Asian Studies; the Kansas African Studies Center; the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies; the Center of Latin American & Caribbean Studies; and the KU Environmental Studies Program / The Commons

04.17 Idea Café / Why Big Data Will Never Be Big Enough To Handle The Social / Nancy Baym, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New England / 12:00pm / The Commons

04.18 Bold Aspirations Lecture / The Promise of Improvisational Health Ensembles: Stories from the Junction of Arts, Science, and Aging / Anne Basting, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee / KU Gerontology Center and the Office of the Provost / 11:00am / The Commons

04.18 Lecture / Exploring the spatial turn in the Digital Humanities: maps, deep mapping, and immersive geo-virtual reality / Trevor Harris, Eberly Distinguished Professor of Geography and Department Chairperson, West Virginia University / Co-sponsored by the University Honors Program / 7:30pm / The Commons

04.19 Red Hot Research #6 / 4:00pm / The Commons

04.20 Workshop / Food Utopias: What would an ideal food system look like? / 9:00am-4:30pm / The Commons

04.23 The Big Share / Sponsored by the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility / 10:00am / The Commons

MAY 2013

05.03 Installation Opening / Transplaced by Porosity / Kadim Al Asady / 6:00-9:00pm / The Commons

05.08 Presentation / University Scholarly Achievement Awards / Office of the Chancellor / 4:30pm / The Commons

05.14 Ceremony / Chancellor's Top Scholars / Office of the Chancellor; Office of Admissions / 4:30-6:30pm / The Commons

05.17 Installation Opening / Industrial Design Thesis Open House / School of Architecture, Design & Planning / 5:30-7:30pm / The Commons

05.28-06.01 Conference / Association for the Study of Literature & Environment / The Commons

JUNE 2013

06.03-06.06 Mini College / College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / The Commons