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1 October 2014, Wednesday   [6:00pm - 8:00pm]    An Evening of Parisian Jazz
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia

Rhodes will present an Evening of Parisian Jazz including a lecture by Making Jazz French author Jeffrey H. Jackson and music performed by local band Le Tumulte Noir. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 6 p.m. in Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall on campus. French themed hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Jackson, who is the J.J. McComb Professor in the Rhodes Department of History, will discuss "How Parisians Made Jazz Their Own." Jackson also is author of Paris Under Water and Music and History: Bridging the Disciplines. "When jazz arrived in Paris, it shocked audiences, but over time, it became an im ...


6 October 2014, Monday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Moss Lecture Series: "Methods and Models for Feminist Curating"
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Catherine Morris is Sackler Family Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (Brooklyn Museum, NY).

She will highlight curatorial strategies and practices employed in the Sackler Center during her five year tenure. Morris will discuss feminism's utility as a framework for art historical analysis and intervention across periods and styles, focusing primarily on specific exhibitions methodologies and touching upon related approaches to programming and collections development.

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7 October 2014, Tuesday   [3:30pm - 5:30pm]    Physics Department Colloquium: What I Did Last Summer, Part III
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7 October 2014, Tuesday   [7:00pm - 8:30pm]    Poetry Reading by Marcus Wicker
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Marcus Wicker is the author of Maybe the Saddest Thing (Harper Perennial), selected by DA Powell for the National Poetry Series. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. Wicker’s awards include a 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem, and The Fine Arts Work Center. His work has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, Ninth Letter, and many other magazines. Marcus is assistant professor of English at University of Southern Indiana and poetry editor of Southern Indiana Review. He serves as director of the New Harmony Writers Workshop. ...

14 October 2014, Tuesday   [3:30pm - 5:30pm]    Physics Department Colloquium: "Remotely Tunable Patterned Magnetic Traps for Engineering and Biological Applications," Dr. Gregory Vieira, Baptist College of Health Sciences
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Directed and controllable manipulation of fluid-borne entities is important for a wide range of applications such as cellular diagnostics and nano-scale assembly. We present a multiplexed mechanism for manipulating microscopic magnetic particles in fluid on arrays of patterned magnetic disks or wires. This mechanism allows for probing and manipulation of micro- and nano-scale objects and biological entities in near-native environments, offers the flexibility to apply forces to large numbers of objects simultaneously, and is remotely tunable by application of weak magnetic fields. We illustrate several applications of this technique such as re ...

22 October 2014, Wednesday   [5:00pm - 9:00pm]    2nd Annual American Chemical Society Strengthening Bonds Undergraduate Symposium
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The local chapter of the American Chemical Society is partnering with the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society at Rhodes College to host an undergraduate symposium where students can present research during a poster session. Lectures will also be given by local chemists about carbohydrate chemistry. Food will be provided. ...

23 October 2014, Thursday   [6:00pm - 8:00pm]    Communities in Conversation: "Why Liberal Education Matters" Lecture
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Drawing on his new book, Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, Dr. Michael S. Roth will discuss the debate over the benefits, or drawbacks, of a liberal education showing it is as old as America itself.

Critics of higher education have attacked its irrelevance and elitism, often calling for more vocational instruction. Thomas Jefferson, by contrast, believed that nurturing a student’s capacity for lifelong learning was useful for science and commerce while also being essential for democracy. In this provocative contribution to these disputes, Roth focuses on important moments and seminal thinkers in Ameri ...


7 November 2014, Friday   [4:00pm - 5:30pm]    Philosophy Guest Lecturer - Grace Hunt
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De. Hunt is assistant professor of Philosophy at Western Kentucky University and her topic is "Hannah Arendt on Resentment" ...

11 November 2014, Tuesday   [3:30pm - 5:30pm]    Physics Department Colloquium: Dr. Russell Deaton, University of Memphis
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13 November 2014, Thursday   [6:00pm - 8:00pm]    Communities in Conversation: "Between Terror and Democracy" with LeSueur
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In 1989, more than two decades before the Arab Spring began, Algerian political reformers undertook a staggering set of political changes, the first in North Africa and the Middle East. The brutal and corrupt old guard political elites were swept aside by a well-organized and optimistic political Islamist movement, which by 1991 was poised to control the government through peaceful and democratic elections. In a brazen act of defiance, the Algerian military panicked and cancelled the final round national elections in early 1992 and banned or arrested the Islamist politicians and their democratic supporters. This coup d'etat by the military pl ...

18 November 2014, Tuesday   [3:30pm - 5:30pm]    Physics Department Colloquium: Dr. John Wallin, Middle Tennessee State University
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2 December 2014, Tuesday   [3:30pm - 5:30pm]    Physics Department Colloquium: Dr. Elizabeth Young, Rhodes College
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15 January 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 8:00pm]    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. ...

4 February 2015, Wednesday   [7:00pm - 9:00pm]    Tournees French Film Festival
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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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18 February 2015, Wednesday   [6:00pm - 8:00pm]    Communities in Conversation: Nell Irvin Painter
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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 - 8:00pm]    Communities in Conversation: 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 ...