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5 November 2014, Wednesday   [5:00pm - 6:00pm]    Queer Advocacy Issue Based Forum
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Join us for a panel discussion about Privilege and Oppression within the LGBT community. This event will feature young, Queer activists who are making social change in the Memphis community! ...

6 November 2014, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Race@Rhodes Faculty Panel
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Listen to faculty speak about their experience and their knowledge regarding race relations at Rhodes College! ...

7 November 2014, Friday   [4:00pm - 5:30pm]    Philosophy Guest Lecturer - Grace Hunt
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Dr. Hunt is Asst. Professor of Philosophy at Western Kentucky University and will lecture on Hannah Arendt and 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 - 7:30pm]    Communities in Conversation: "Between Terror and Democracy" with LeSueur
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
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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4 December 2014, Thursday   [4:00pm - 5:00pm]    Bilingualism and Cognition: An Overview and Links to Practical Application
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
Dr. Jason Rothman, Professor of Multilingualism and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, UK Thurs, Dec. 4, 4:00-5:00 pm Barret 051 What is it about juggling more than one language that results in cognitive gains? Dr. Rothman will explore how understanding the bilingual mind and its cognitive functions can be useful to language teachers, parents, policy makers, and other interested stakeholders. ...

15 January 2015, Thursday   [6:00pm - 7:30pm]    Communities in Conversation: "Suffering and Soul-Making" Lecture
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
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
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
"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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Film screening ...

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
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
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
Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia
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 ...