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PROGRAMS & EVENTS 2014-2015

JULY 2014

07.09 Women's Leadership Institute / The Commons

07.17 The Cosmosphere: Rocketry / Sponsored by Lawrence Public Library / The Commons

07.23 Expeditionary Learning Primary Institute / The Commons

AUGUST 2014

08.26 Dialogue / What's Happening in Ferguson, Missouri / Clarence Lang, KU Associate Professor of American Studies and African & African-American Studies / 12:00-1:00pm / Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Union Activities / The Commons

08.28 Lecture / Augustus: First Emperor of Rome / Adrian Goldsworthy, Historian and Author / Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities and the Kansas City Public Library / 7:30pm / The Commons

08.29 Human Migration Lecture Series / Akiko Takeyama, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies / Affect Economy of Human Trafficking: Vulnerability, Hope, & Risky Endeavor in Japan / 12:00-1:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, and The Commons / The Commons

SEPTEMBER 2014

09.05 Research Opportunity / Meeting of the Minds: KU and Fort Leavenworth Research Collaboration / 12:00-1:30pm / Sponsored by KU Graduate Military Programs / The Commons

09.05 Red Hot Research No. 15 / 4:00pm / The Commons

09.09 Presentation / International Water Management / 3:00pm / Sponsored by the Office of Research / The Commons

09.11 Poetry Reading & Conversation / Patricia Lockwood / 7:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of English and The Commons / The Commons

09.12 Human Migration Lecture Series / Examining the Role of Epigenetics in Evolution through a Migration Model / M.J. Mosher, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Western Washington University / 12:00-1:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, and The Commons / The Commons

09.12 Meeting / C21 Consortium / 2:00-3:30pm / Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

09.18 Information Session / Starter Grants 2014-2015: Q&A with Past Grant Recipients / 1:00pm / The Commons

09.18 Panel / University Panel Discussion: Sexual Assault Awareness 4:30-6:00pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Provost / The Commons

09.22 Summit / Large Data Management / 8:00am-4:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of Innovation and Collaboration/ The Commons

09.25 Bold Aspirations Lecture / A Genetic Prehistory of the Americas: Ancient DNA Perspectives on Colonization and Population History / Dennis O'Rourke, Professor and Interim Chair, Anthropology, University of Utah / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

09.29 Lecture / The Long Shadows: Approaches to the Environmental History of World War II / Simo Laakkonen, Visiting Scholar, KU Department of History + Adjunct Professor, History, University of Helsinki / 7:00pm / The Commons

OCTOBER 2014

10.02 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Who Serves?: Citizenship, the Market, and the All-Volunteer Army / Beth Bailey, Professor, American History, Temple University / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost/ The Commons

10.03 Conference / 20th Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Alliance for African Studies African Studies: Concepts and Practices for Decolonzing Knowledge / The Commons

10.04 Conference / 20th Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Alliance for African Studies African Studies: Concepts and Practices for Decolonzing Knowledge / The Commons

10.06 Performance / Space | Time: An Adventure in Melody and Rhythm; A performance of Indian classical music by Purnaprajna Bangere & Supreet Deshpande / 7:00pm / Sponsored by The Commons and the Hall Center for the Humanities / The Commons

10.07 Meeting / Research Opportunities at the Department of Defense / 1:00-2:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of Research / The Commons

10.07 Humanities Lecture Series / What Can We Teach Our Posthuman Descendants? / John Symons, Chair & Professor of Philosophy, University of Kansas / 7:30 pm / Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities / The Commons

10.10 Human Migration Lecture Series / Central American Kids and Manufactured Crises in Southern Texas: 1989 & 2014 / Peter Haney, Assistant Director, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, KU / 12:00-1:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, and The Commons / The Commons

10.10 Meeting / C21 Consortium / 2:00-3:30pm / Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

10.17 Workshop / KU Hunger Summit / Tanya Fields, Food Justice Activist / 9:00am-12:00pm / Sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and The Commons / The Commons

10.17 Red Hot Research No. 16 / 4:00pm / Presented with the Center for Sustainability / The Commons

10.20 Lecture / The Open Access Revolution: Expected and Unexpected Changes to the Research Landscape / Kelvin K. Droegemeier, University of Oklahoma / 10:00-11:30am / Sponsored by the KU Libraries and the Office of the Provost / The Commons

10.21 Bold Aspirations Lecture / The Reconfiguration of Immigrant Latino Families in Light of the Contemporary Immigration Regime / Cecilia Menjívar, Professor, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

10.24 Coffee @ The Commons / Lori Nix, Photographer / 10:30am / Sponsored by the Hallmark Corporate Foundation, the KU Department of Design, and The Commons / The Commons

10.24 Workshop / Digital Humanities Research Tornado / 1:00-4:00pm / Sponsored by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities / The Commons

10.28 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Dirty Entanglements: Human Trafficking, Corruption and Terrorism / Louise Shelley, University Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

10.31 Human Migration Lecture Series / Pre-Hispanic Migrations in Central America: What We Think We Know & What We Wish We Knew / John Hoopes, Professor of Anthropology, KU / 12:00-1:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, and The Commons / The Commons

10.31 Meeting / C21 Consortium / 2:00-3:30pm / Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

NOVEMBER 2014

11.13 Lecture / Byron T. Shutz Award Lecture / The Effect of Corporate Governance and Legal Institutions on the Value of Companies in the U.S. and Around the World / Jide Wintoki, KU School of Business / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

11.13 Lecture / Emily Graslie: Chief Curiosity Correspondent, Field Museum / 7:00pm / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum, the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communication, the Office of First-Year Experience, and The Commons / The Commons

11.14 Human Migration Lecture Series / Border Apocalypse: The Literary Fantasies of Our Doom Around a Border Line / Rafael Acosta, Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese, KU / 12:00-1:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, and The Commons / The Commons

11.14 Meeting / C21 Consortium / 2:00-3:30pm / Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

11.14 Red Hot Research No. 17 / 4:00pm / The Commons

11.17 Presentation / A Network Framework of Cultural History / Maximilian Schich, Associate Professor for Art & Technology, University of Texas at Dallas / 5:30pm / The Commons

11.18 Idea Café / Can Organized Complexity Connect the Sciences & the Humanities? / Maximilian Schich, Associate Professor for Art & Technology, University of Texas at Dallas / 12:00-1:00pm / The Commons

11.20 The Big Share / 12:00pm / Sponsored by the Center for Civic & Social Responsibility / The Commons

11.21 Presentation / The Big Bang in the Laboratory / Paolo Giubellino, Spokesperson for the ALICE project at CERN / 1:30-2:30pm / Sponsored by the Department of Physcis & Astronomy / The Commons

11.21 Research Roundtable / Excavating the Universe: Physics Interacts with the Arts / 2:30-4:00pm / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art and the Department of Physics & Astronomy / The Commons

DECEMBER 2014

12.04 Lecture / Wilderness: Past, Present, and Future / Paul Sutter, History and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder / 5:30-6:30pm / Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program / The Commons

12.05 Meeting / C21 Consortium / 2:00-3:30pm / Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

12.05 Red Hot Research No. 18 / 4:00pm / The Commons

12.11 Installation Viewing / First Year 101 / 4:00-5:15pm / The Commons

12.19 Poster Session / PaleoCon: Life and Times on Planet Earth / 2:00pm / The Commons

JANUARY 2015

01.22 Charrette / Water Charrette: Food Deserts / 6:00pm / Sponsored by the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning / The Commons

01.23 Human Migration Lecture Series / African Women and the Quest for Land in 19th-century Angola and Brazil / Mariana Candido, Assistant Professor, History / 12:00-1:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, and The Commons / The Commons

01.23 Charrette / Water Charrette: Food Deserts / 4:00pm / Sponsored by the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning / The Commons

01.30 Coffee @ The Commons / Julie Blackmon, Photographer / 10:00am / Sponsored by the Hallmark Corporate Foundation, the KU Department of Design, the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, and The Commons / The Commons

01.30 Red Hot Research No. 19 / 4:00pm / The Commons

FEBRUARY 2015

02.02 Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture / Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?: The Arts, The Sciences, The Humanities, the Inhumanities, and the Non-Humanities. Zombies Thrown in Extra. / Margaret Atwood / 7:00pm / Sponsored by The Commons / Kansas Union Ballroom

02.03 Film Screening / The Man Who Saved the World / 7:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Physics & Astronomy / The Commons

02.05 Panel / Feminism Through the Decades / 7:00pm / Offered in conjunction with Read Across Lawrence Programming for 2015 / Sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library, the KU Libraries, and The Commons / The Commons

02.06 Red Hot Research No. 20 / 4:00pm / Special Edition: The Life of an Idea, Presented with the Spencer Museum of Art / The Commons

02.09 Poetry Reading / Carmen Giménez Smith / 7:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of English; the Office of Multicultural Affairs; the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and The Commons / The Commons

02.10 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Speaker & Noise Variability - Making Future Speech & Language Systems Robust / John Hansen, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science; Professor in School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (Speech & Hearing); Distinguished University Endowed Chair in Telecommunications Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

02.13 Human Migration Lecture Series / What Labor Migrant Knowledge Reveals about the Political Economy: Haitians in the Dominican Republic / Kiran Jayaram, Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculté d'Ethnologie, Université d'Etat d'Haïti; Lecturer, Haitian Studies, KU / 12:00-1:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, and The Commons / The Commons

02.13 Red Hot Research No. 21 / 4:00pm / The Commons

02.19 Lecture / The New Communication Climate / Andrew Revkin, Science and Environmental Writer / 7:00pm / Sponsored by the Center for Sustainability, the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communication, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and The Commons / The Commons

02.20 Idea Café / Why we should be optimistic about the Anthropocene / Andrew Revkin, Science and Environmental Writer / 12:00-1:00pm / Sponsored by the Center for Sustainability, the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communication, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and The Commons / The Commons

02.20 Workshop / A Transdisciplinary Exploration of Human Systems / João Fiadeiro, Spencer Museum of Art Artist in Residence / 4:00-8:00pm / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art / The Commons

02.21 Workshop / A Transdisciplinary Exploration of Human Systems / João Fiadeiro, Spencer Museum of Art Artist in Residence / 1:00-5:00pm / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art / The Commons

02.26 Lecture / Environmental Justice in Guatemala: The Chico Mendes Reforestation Project / Jorge Armando Lopez, activist / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the department of English, the Environmental Studies Program, the department of Spanish & Portuguese, and the Office of the Provost / The Commons

02.27 Faculty Event / The Big Share / 12:00pm / Sponsored by the Center for Civic & Social Responsibility / The Commons

02.27 Performance / Real-time Composition / João Fiadeiro, Spencer Museum of Art Artist in Residence / 4:00pm / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art and The Commons / The Commons

MARCH 2015

03.02 Colloquium / Improvising in Place: An Interdisciplinary Jazz Studies Colloquium / 8:00am / Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities, the KU Jazz Festival, the Multicultural Resource Center, the Department of American Studies, the Department of Dance, the Department of Music, the KU Interdisciplinary Jazz Studies Group, the Place, Race, and Space Hall Center Seminar, the Big XII Faculty Fellowship, the Keller Family Intra-University Professorship, and The Commons / The Commons

03.03 Student Event / Coffee Chat with Katie Rhine, Assistant Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology / 4:00pm / Sponsored by the University Honors Program / The Commons

03.06 Red Hot Research No. 22 / 4:00pm / The Commons

03.09 Information Session / Innovations at the Nexus of Food-Water-Energy: A New NSF-Funded Initiative / 2:00pm / Sponsored by the Office of Research / The Commons

03.09 Lecture / To End All Wars: Looking Back on 1914-1918 / Adam Hochschild, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California Berkeley / 7:30pm / Sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities / The Commons

03.10-03.14 Symposium / Hybrid Practices in the Arts, Sciences, and Technology from the 1960s to Today / Sponsored by the Spencer Museum of Art, the Kress Foundation Department of Art History, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and The Commons / The Commons

03.23 Artist Talk / Heather Harpham, Artist in Residence / 5:30pm / Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and The Commons / The Commons

03.24 Coffee @ The Commons / Heather Harpham, Artist in Residence / 10:00am / Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and The Commons / The Commons

03.25 Workshop Demonstration / Heather Harpham, Artist in Residence, with THR 302 Undergraduate Seminar / 5:30pm / Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and The Commons / The Commons

03.26 Performance / Burning / Heather Harpham, Artist in Residence / 7:30pm / Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and The Commons / Baustian Theatre, Murphy Hall

03.30 Film Screening & Dialogue / Bridegroom / Shane Bitney Crone / 7:00pm / Sponsored by Student Union Activities / The Commons

APRIL 2015

04.01 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Heap of Birds Hosting Beyond the Chief: Notes from a (Failed) Curator / Robert Warrior, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons<

04.03 Human Migration Series / The Peopling of Ancestral Central America: Molecular Perspectives / Norberto Baldi, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Costa Rica / 12:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Anthroplogy, the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, and The Commons / The Commons

04.06 Meeting / Network Science Reading Group / 12:00pm / The Commons

04.07 Student Event / Coffee Chat with James Woelfel, Philosophy and Humanities & Western Civilization / 50 Years of Liberal Arts & Sciences at KU / 4:00pm / Sponsored by the University Honors Program / The Commons

04.10 Meeting / C21 Consortium / 2:00-3:30pm / Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

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

04.15 Lecture & Workshop / Closing the Gap: Salary Negotiation Skills for Women / Facilitated by Keri Westland, State Street Global Human Resources / 5:30pm / Sponsored by the University Career Center, the Emily Taylor Center for Gender Equity, and HerCampus / The Commons

04.17 Human Migration Series / Movement in Print: Bolivian Migrant Communities and Grassroots Publishing Networks / Magalí Rabasa, Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese / 12:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Anthroplogy, the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, and The Commons / The Commons

04.17 Red Hot Research No. 23 / 4:00pm / The Commons

04.20 Meeting / Network Science Reading Group / 12:00pm / The Commons

04.21 Artist Talk / The Weight of an Object / Damia Smith / 7:00pm / The Commons

04.22 Bold Aspirations Lecture / Fixing the Past or Inventing the Future? / Yong Zhao, University of Oregon / 3:30pm / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost / The Commons

04.22 Interactive Performance / Interactive Andean Concert: Celebrating Andean Traditions and Earth Day / 7:00pm / Sponsored by the Latin American Graduate Organization / The Commons

04.24 Dialogue / A Conversation with Bill Rhoden: The Practice of Writing about Race and Sports in the Post-Civil Rights Era / 9:00am / Sponsored by the Langston Hughes Center, the School of Business, and KU Athletics / The Commons

04.24 Luncheon / Experiential Learning Luncheon / 12:00pm / Sponsored by the Experiential Learning Collaborative / The Commons

04.24 Short Films Screening / Kansas Water Short Films Screening & Discussion / 4:00pm / Sponsored by the National Science Foundation-funded Biofuels & Climate Change: Farmer's Land Use Decisions Project; the Kansas Natural Resource Council, and the Kansas Humanities Council / The Commons

04.28 Meeting / Prairie Acre Restoration Project Kick-Off / 5:00pm / Organized by the KU Center for Sustainability / The Commons

04.29 Lecture / Making Queer and Feminist Movements Inclusive / Julia Serano, TransActivist and Author / 7:00pm / Sponsored by Spectrum KU / The Commons

MAY 2015

05.06 Coffee @ The Commons / Bill Jacobson, Photographer / 3:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Design, the Spencer Museum of Art, and The Commons / The Commons

05.08 Human Migration Series / Human Migrations in the Aleutians / Dixie West, Anthropology, Kansas State University / 12:00pm / Sponsored by the Department of Anthroplogy, the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, and The Commons / The Commons

05.08 Poster Session / C21 Consortium / 3:30pm / Organized by CTE, CODL, the Center for STEM Education / Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / The Commons

05.12 Book Release / Color in Ancient and Medieval East Asia / 5:30pm / The Commons

05.13 Coffee @ The Commons / Anju Bhasin, Professor of Physics & Electronics at Jammu University / 10:00am / The Commons

05.14 Colloquium / Hybrid Practices in the Arts, Sciences, and Technology from the 1960s to Today / 2:30pm / Sponsored by the Arts Research Collaboration Initiative at the Spencer Museum of Art / The Commons

JUNE 2015

06.01-06.04 Program / CLAS Mini College / Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / The Commons