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5 March 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Communities in Conversation: Brian Greene "The Big Bang to the End of Time"
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Through a remarkable series of theoretical and observational breakthroughs, science has given a sharp insight into the universe's earliest moments and future. As part of Rhodes' Communities in Conversation Series, Dr. Brian Greene, physicist and mathematician, will take the audience on a cosmic journey. Free and open to the public, his lecture "The Cosmos: From the Big Bang to the End of Time" begins at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on the Rhodes campus.

The Washington Post has called Greene "the single best explainer of abstruse scientific concepts in the world." He is the bestselling ...


16 March 2015, Monday   [12:00pm - 1:15pm]    Foro: U.S.&Latin America Neighbors or Adversaries?
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Latin American speaker panel ...

16 March 2015, Monday   [4:30pm - 6:00pm]    Art History Candidate Presentation
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Susan Blevins ...

19 March 2015, Thursday   [12:00am - 12:00am]    The Beale Street Symposium
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Preston Lauterbach’s latest book, Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis, tells the vivid history of Beale Street—a lost world of swaggering musicians, glamorous madams, and ruthless politicians. At Rhodes College on March 19, he will launch his book, which will be a defining narrative history of Memphis for years to come, as the keynote lecture for the three-day Beale Street Symposium. Free and open to the public, the lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center. It will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. and followed by a book signing. This lecture is part of t ...

19 March 2015, Thursday   [4:30pm - 6:00pm]    Network Humanitarianism, Self-Help and Women in Post-Earthquake Haiti
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Lecture by visiting scholar Valerie Kaussen, University of MO, Columbia, Dept of Romance Languages and Literatures. ...

25 March 2015, Wednesday   [3:15am - 8:00pm]    Gender and Sexuality Studies Student Symposium
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Students will present their scholarly and creative work on gender and sexuality studies. ...

25 March 2015, Wednesday   [7:00pm - 8:30pm]    Charles Best Lecture
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Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization which provides a simple way to address educational inequity. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can pick the projects they want to support. Charles launched the organization twelve years ago out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history. ...

26 March 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 8:00pm]    The Long Rise and Rapid Fall of the Islamic State (ISIS)
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For the past several months, the world's attention has been transfixed on the Islamic State, an organization whose roots stretch back to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970's. But it was only after the American occupation of Iraq that the organization began to take its present form. James L. Gelvin will discuss the strange journey of the Islamic State, how it differs from other jihadi groups like al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, the nature of the caliphate is has established, and why that caliphate is likely to be short-lived. James L. Gelvin is a Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Ca ...

9 April 2015, Thursday   [7:00pm - 9:00pm]    An Evening with Tim Zimmerman
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Tim Zimmerman is a Washington-DC based writer, interested in politics, history and adventure. He is a Correspondent for Outside magazine, Associate Producer and Co-Writer of the documentary Blackfish, a former Senior Editor and Diplomatic Correspondent for US News & World Report, and author of The Race (Houghton Mifflin, 2002). ...

23 April 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Humanities lecture by John Guillory
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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 annotations fro ...