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PROGRAMS & EVENTS 2013-2014

JULY 2013

07.17 Expeditionary Learning Primary Institute / The Commons

AUGUST 2013

08.22-23 Workshop / Software Carpentry / Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / The Commons

08.27 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Deborah Blum, Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison / The Poisoner's Guide to Life / Office of the Provost / 4:00pm / The Commons

08.30 Research Sharing / Red Hot Research No. 7 / 4:00pm / The Commons

SEPTEMBER 2013

09.13 Water Research Workshop / Research and Graduate Studies / 8:00am-1:00pm / The Commons

09.16 MERCOSUR & Latin American Regionalism Conference / Latin American Studies / 9:00am-5:00pm / The Commons

09.20 Research Sharing / Red Hot Research No. 8 / 4:00pm / The Commons

09.23 Poetry Reading / Kate Greenstreet / 7:30pm / The Commons

09.24 Lecture / Commercialization of Creative Activity and Non-Technology Research / Charles C. Valauskas / 3:00pm / The Commons

09.24 Panel Discussion / Diversity in Unity: A Musical Conversation with Artist Omar Faruk Tekbilek / Lied Center, Global Awareness Program, Office of International Programs, CaravanSerai, The Commons / 7:30pm / The Commons

09.25 Coffee @ The Commons / Joachim Schmid / Department of Design, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Department of Visual Arts, European Studies Program, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, Center for Global and International Studies, and The Commons / 1:00pm / The Commons

09.26 The Big Share / Center for Civic and Social Responsibility / 10:00am / The Commons

09.27 Common Book Event / Coffee & Conversation with Timothy Egan / Office of First-Year Experience / 9:00am / The Commons 

OCTOBER 2013

10.02 Community Speakers Series / Karen Olson / Center for Civic & Social Responsibility and the School of Business / 9:00am / The Commons

10.21 Faculty Event / The Big Share / Center for Civic & Social Responsibility / 1:00pm / The Commons

10.22 Research Sharing / Sustainable Scholarship Symposium / Center for Sustainability / 3:30pm / The Commons

10.25 Research Sharing / Red Hot Research No. 9 / 4:00pm / The Commons

10.30 Performance / (un)rolling the boulder: improvising new communities / KU-AUMI InterArts, The Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, and The Commons / 6:00pm / The Commons

NOVEMBER 2013

11.06 Community Roundtable / The Creative Ecosystem / The Lied Center, The Center for Sustainability and The Commons /
7:00pm / The Commons

11.07 Information Session / CGCHealth Medical Summer Program for Students / University Honors Program / 7:30pm / The Commons

11.13 Faculty Event / KU Research Open Forum for Arts and Humanities Faculty / Office of Research and Graduate Studies / 12:00-1:00 pm / The Commons

11.13 Byron T. Shutz Award Lecture / Jeremy Shellhorn, KU Associate Professor of Design / Office of the Provost / 3:30pm / The Commons

11.15 Research Sharing / Red Hot Research No. 10 / The Commons / 4:00pm

11.15 Research Sharing / Red Hot Research No. 10 / The Commons / 4:00pm

11.21 Lecture / Why Radical Connectivity Means the End of Big / Nicco Mele / 5:30pm / The Commons

11.22 Idea Café / Can Democracy Survive the Digital Age? / Nicco Mele / 10:00am / The Commons

11.22 Colloquium / Kyle Powys Whyte / Department of Geography, The Center for Research on Global Change, the Indigenous Studies Program, Native Faculty and Staff Council / 3:30pm / The Commons

DECEMBER 2013

12.4 Faculty Event / KU Research Open Forum for Arts and Humanities Faculty / Office of Research and Graduate Studies / 12:00-1:00 pm / The Commons

12.4 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Disability, Emancipation, and the US Civil War / David Roediger / Office of the Provost / 4:00pm / The Commons

12.6 Idea Café / Shifting Viewpoints: Is Western Science an Indigenous Knowledge? / Jorge Soberón / 10:00am / The Commons

12.10 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Into Africa: A Pivotal Step in Primate and Human Evolution / Christopher Beard / Office of the Provost / 3:30 pm / The Commons

JANUARY 2014

1.23 Panel / Kansas Food: What We Eat, Who Produces It, Future Trends, and Legal Developments / Paul Johnson, Barbara LeClair, Donald Stull, Rhonda Janke / Environmental Law Society / 3:00 – 5:00pm / The Commons

1.23 Lecture / Five Big Design Questions for the Anthropocene / Peter Arnold and Hadley Arnold / School of Architecture, Design and Planning / 7:00pm / The Commons

1.24 Human Migration Series / Contemporary Migration and “cocoa conflicts” in Peruvian Amazonia / Bartholomew Dean / Department of Anthropology / 12:00 – 1:00 pm / The Commons

1.24 Installation and Discussion / All-School Charrette: Water / School of Architecture, Design and Planning / 2:00pm / The Commons

1.25 Design Team Presentations and Awards / All-School Charrette: Water / School of Architecture, Design and Planning / 9:00am / The Commons

1.27 Lecture / The Horse in Human History: Conveying Research to the Public / Sandra Olsen / Office of the Provost / 4:00pm / The Commons

1.30 Faculty Event / NSF INSPIRE Program / KU Research Development / 1:00pm / The Commons

1.31 Research Sharing / Red Hot Research / 4:00pm / The Commons

FEBRUARY 2014

2.03 Information Session / 2014 Rocket Grants / Rocket Grants, a partnership of the Spencer Museum of Art and Charlotte Street Foundation / 7:00pm / The Commons

2.05 Faculty Event / KU Research Open Forum for Natural Sciences and Mathematics / Steve Warren / Office of Research and Graduate Studies / 12:00pm – 1:00pm / The Commons

2.07 Human Migration Series / Chinese Migrants to Peru / Felix Moos / Department of Anthropology / 12:00pm – 1:00pm / The Commons

2.07 Lecture / KU Research Open Forum for Natural Sciences and Mathematics / Steve Warren / Office of Research and Graduate Studies / 12:00pm – 1:00pm / The Commons

2.13 Arab Uprisings Lecture Series / Egypt: Revolutionary Process or Failed Revolution? / Mona El Ghobashy / University Honors Program / 7:30pm / The Commons

2.17 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Innovations in catalysis and reaction engineering for thermal chemical conversion of biomass to chemicals / Yong Wang / Office of the Provost / 4:00pm / The Commons

2.19 Faculty Event / The Big Share / Center for Civic & Social Responsibility / 10:00am / The Commons

2.20 Faculty Event / KU Research Open Forum for Natural Sciences and Mathematics / Steve Warren / Office of Research and Graduate Studies / 12:00pm – 1:00pm / The Commons

2.21 Human Migration Series / Migration, Assimilation and Admixture: Genes of a Scot / Kristine Beaty / Department of Anthropology / 12:00pm – 1:00pm / The Commons

2.21 Research Sharing / Red Hot Research / 4:00pm / The Commons

2.21 Presentation / “ROCK BOTTOM” in the Age of Extreme Resource Extraction / The Beehive Collective / 8:00pm / The Commons

2.24 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Decoding genetic programs that wire the brain / David M. Miller / Office of the Provost / 4:00pm / The Commons

2.25 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Sustainability through Catalysis Science: Making Biofuels and Chemicals from Biomass / Mahdi Abu-Omar / Office of the Provost / 3:30pm / The Commons

2.28 Workshop / Early Modern Globalizations in the Iberian World Research Cluster / Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies,the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of History, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Spencer Research Library, The Commons, the Hall Center for the Humanities' Latin American Studies Seminar, and the Hall Center for the Humanities' Early Modern Seminar / 9:00am – 5:00pm / The Commons

MARCH 2014

3.05 Lecture and Poetry Reading / Text, Texture, Textile / Maria Damon / Department of English / 7:00pm / The Commons

3.07 Human Migration Series / Where Have All the Men Gone? Lower Congo Labor Production and Social Reproduction / John Janzen / Department of Anthropology / 12:00pm – 1:00pm / The Commons

3.10 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Asking the Next Question: Science Fiction and the Rational Imagination / Gary K. Wolfe / Office of the Provost / 4:00pm / The Commons

3.10 Lecture / Google Digitizing Culture / Piotr Adamczyk / The Spencer Museum of Art and the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities / 7:30pm / The Commons

3.14 Presentation / Presentation of the 2014-2024 KU Campus Master Plan / Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Provost / 8:00am – 10:00am / The Commons

3.25 Data And Democracy / What is Free Speech in the Age of Social Media? / Frank LoMonte, Amy Gajda, Stephen R. McAllister, Deanell Reece Tacha / The Commons, the School of Journalism, and the Office of the Provost / 7:00pm / The Commons

3.26 Lecture / Behind the Glass: A conversation about the Panorama's condition, conservation and history / Ronald Harvey and Bill Sharp/ KU Natural History Museum / 7:30pm / The Commons

3.27 Lecture / The Presence of Isanaklesh: The Apache Female Deity and the Path of Pollen / Inés Talamantez / Indigenous Studies, Religious Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Humanities and Western Civilization / 7:00pm / The Commons

3.28 Research Sharing / Red Hot Research / 4:00pm / The Commons

APRIL 2014

4.03 Faculty Event / The Big Share / Center for Civic & Social Responsibility / 10:00am / The Commons

4.04 Human Migration Series / Chickens coming "home to roost": US Policy spurring Mexican and Central American Migration / Brent Metz / Department of Anthropology / 12:00pm – 1:00pm / The Commons

4.07 Data And Democracy / Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America / Robert McChesney / The Commons / 4:00pm / The Commons

4.08 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Mariam Thalos / Office of the Provost / 3:00pm / The Commons

4.09 Symposium / José María Velasco's Landscapes in the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries / Funded by an Interdisciplinary Seed Grant through The Commons / 9:00am – 5:00pm / The Commons

4.10 Arab Uprisings Lecture Series / Feminisms and Democratic Transitions: The Arab Spring in Comparative Perspective / Valentine Moghadam / University Honors Program / 7:30pm / The Commons

4.11 Research Sharing / Red Hot Research / 4:00pm / The Commons

4.14 Film Screening / Tapped (2009) / Students for a Sustainable Future and the KU Center for Sustainability / 7:00pm / The Commons

4.16 Poetry Reading / Joshua Clover and Megan Kaminski / The Department of English / 7:00pm / The Commons

4.17 Lecture / The Future of the University / David Krakauer / 8:00pm / The Commons

4.18 Panel / Dare to Design the University of the Future / David Krakauer, Richard De George, Mabel Rice and Sara Thomas Rosen / 10:00am / The Commons

4.18 Coffee @ The Commons / Mark Klett / Hallmark Corporate Foundation, the Department of Design, The Commons, the Kansas Geological Survey, the Franklin D. Murphy Lecture Fund, the History of Art Department, and the Spencer Museum of Art / 1:00pm / The Commons

4. 21 Lecture / On Ethnology, Anthropology, and Supernatural Disease in Haiti / Jacques Jovin / Anthropology, Department of African & African-American Studies; Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies; the KU Libraries, the Kansas Biological Survey, The Commons / 5:00pm – 7:30pm / The Commons

4. 22 Luncheon / We are Marlborough: Community Activism, Environmental Justice, and Urban Infrastructure in Kansas City / Brenda Thomas / Environmental Studies Program, Environs, and The Commons / 12:00pm – 1:00pm / The Commons

4. 24 Arab Uprisings Lecture Series / The Arab Spring and Its Surprises / Asef Bayat, Catherine and Bruce Bastian / University Honors Program / 7:30pm / The Commons

4. 28-5.1 Artist In Residence / David Rokeby / The Commons / Various Events / The Commons

MAY 2014

5.02 Presentation / SPARK*KU: Overcome “No” / Student Union Activities, the Office of Multicultural Affairs / 6:00pm – 8:00pm / The Commons