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2 December 2014, Tuesday   [3:30pm - 5:30pm]    Physics Department Colloquium: Dr. Elizabeth Young, Rhodes College
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Physics Department Colloquium ...

4 December 2014, Thursday   [4:00pm - 5:00pm]    Dr. Jason Rothman to Explore How Understanding the Bilingual Mind Can Be Useful to Language Teachers and Others
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia

Dr. Jason Rothman of University of Reading in the United Kingdom will present "Bilingualism and Cognition: An Overview and Links to Practical Application." He is a professor of multilingualism and clinical language sciences.

What is it about juggling more than one language that results in cognitive gains? Rotham will explore how understanding the bilingual mind and its cognitive functions can be useful to language teachers, parents, policy makers, and other interested stakeholders.

Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 4 p.m. in Barret 051.

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4 December 2014, Thursday   [7:00pm - 8:00pm]    "What We Wanted: Recovering From the Obama Era"
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Paul Taylor, Associate Professor of Philosophy Chair, African American Studies, Penn State University When Barack Hussein Obama became the president of the United States, observers around the world and across the political spectrum decided that a new age was dawning. Obama's critics lamented this historical shift, while his supporters applauded it. But everyone seemed to agree: the 2008 election showed that the world had changed, and changed in ways that required new vocabularies, sensibilities, and practices. The idea of a world-historical "Obama moment" no longer resonates in the way it once did. The world's determination to go on larg ...

9 December 2014, Tuesday   [3:00pm - 6:30pm]    Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Symposium
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The Intercultural Knowledge and Competence class, lead by Dr. Anita Davis, will present their final group study projects to the entire campus. All are invited ...

15 January 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:00pm]    Communities in Conversation: "Suffering and Soul-Making" Lecture
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There are two general visions of suffering, according to Samuelson: what he calls the "Promethean" attitude holds that we'd be better off if we could minimize, perhaps even eliminate, suffering; the "Orphic" attitude holds that finding ways of coming to terms with suffering is a crucial part of how we form our identities. Though skills pertinent to both attitudes should be cultivated in a good education, the Promethean attitude now threatens to drown out some of what's crucial in the Orphic approach. The deep value of studying the liberal arts is that it helps us in what John Keats called "soul-making." Drawing examples from his book "The ...

20 January 2015, Tuesday   [7:00pm - 10:00pm]    Gavin Wright Lecture
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"Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South" Gavin Wright will be giving a lecture on the economic impact of the civil rights movement. ...

26 January 2015, Monday   [5:15pm - 7:15pm]    Mike Nelson Book Talk - Resilient America: Electing Nixon in 1968
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Mike Nelson's new book, “Resilient America,” explores how urban riots and the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the politics of outrage and race—all pointed to a reordering of party coalitions, of groups and regions, a hardening and widening of an ideological divide—and to the historical importance of the 1968 election as a watershed event. Michael Nelson is the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College, a Fellow of Southern Methodist University’s Center for Presidential History, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. He is the author of numerous bo ...

4 February 2015, Wednesday   [7:00pm - 9:00pm]    Tournees French Film Festival
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Film screening ...

5 February 2015, Thursday   [12:30pm - 2:00pm]    Historians at Work: Giancarlo Casale
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A seminar by Giancarlo Casale, History Professor at the University of Minnesota. Narrative I am a specialist in the history of the early modern Ottoman empire, although I also have interests in the history of geography and cartography, global exploration, and comparative empires. My first book, "The Ottoman Age of Exploration," was about the history of Ottoman expansion in the Indian Ocean during the sixteenth century. Based on extensive research in the archives of both Turkey and Portugal, it explored the ways in which the growth of the Ottoman Empire was part of the same historical process that witnessed the expansion of numerous other im ...

5 February 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    When Slaves are Rulers, and Rulers are Slaves: Slavery and Identity in the Ottoman World
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a lecture by Giancarlo Casale, History Professor at the University of Minnesota. Narrative I am a specialist in the history of the early modern Ottoman empire, although I also have interests in the history of geography and cartography, global exploration, and comparative empires. My first book, "The Ottoman Age of Exploration," was about the history of Ottoman expansion in the Indian Ocean during the sixteenth century. Based on extensive research in the archives of both Turkey and Portugal, it explored the ways in which the growth of the Ottoman Empire was part of the same historical process that witnessed the expansion of numerous other im ...

10 February 2015, Tuesday   [7:00pm - 9:00pm]    Tournees French Film Festival
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Film Screening ...

11 February 2015, Wednesday   [7:00pm - 9:00pm]    Tournees French Film Festival and Closing Reception
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Film Screening ...

18 February 2015, Wednesday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Communities in Conversation: "The History of White People" Lecture
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Nell Irvin Painter is an American historian notable for her works on southern history of the nineteenth century. She is retired from Princeton University, and served as president of the Organization of American Historians. She also served as president of the Southern Historical Association. (Wikipedia) More information to follow ...

5 March 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Communities in Conversation: "From the Big Bang to the End of Time" Brian Greene
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Brian Randolph Greene is an American theoretical physicist and string theorist. He has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996 and chairman of the World Science Festival since co-founding it in 2008. Greene has worked on mirror symmetry, relating two different Calabi–Yau manifolds (concretely, relating the conifold to one of its orbifolds). He also described the flop transition, a mild form of topology change, showing that topology in string theory can change at the conifold point. (Wikipedia) More information to follow ...

23 April 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 9:15pm]    Humanities lecture by John Guillory
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Lecture by John Guillory (NYU): "Monuments and Documents: On the Object of Study in the Humanities," will reflect upon Erwin Panofsky's use of the terms 'monument' and 'document' to describe the works of art studied by the art historian or critic, and on the utility of these terms in describing the object of study across humanities disciplines generally. Guillory (NYU) is best known for his book "Cultural Capital," which applied Bourdieu's sociology of aesthetics to debates about canon formation in literary studies. More recently, he published a widely-discussed essay on the genesis of the concept of "media," a series of philological anno ...