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Lecture Notes

February 18-March 4, 2011

Ritual Regimes -- Elite Religiosity in Heian, Japan
WHEN: Feb. 18, 12-1:15 p.m.
WHERE: 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.,Ballantine Hall, 004, Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: Heather Blair, professor of religious studies at IU, will consider the ritual regimes of the regents and the retired sovereigns, and the reasons that pilgrimage, temple construction, and textual reproduction became crucial spheres of activity for men and women of consequence.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-3765 or easc@indiana.edu

Energy Applications for Daily Life
WHEN: Feb. 18, noon
WHERE: Helmke Library, second floor IPFW, Fort Wayne, Ind.
WHAT: Hosni Abu-Mulaweh, professor of mechanical engineering, will present "Energy Applications for Daily Life."
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 260-481-6495 or teaguel@ipfw.edu

The Surprising Tale of the Fashion Industry
WHEN: Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Univeristy Memorial Union, Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: Johanna Blakeley is deputy director of the Norman Lear Center at USC, presents her research on the fashion industry and several other "low-IP" industries that treat their creative output as a commons -- shared resources that can be freely reused, recreated and recombined.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: pingham@indiana.edu

Josh Linkner

Photo by Blake Discher

Josh Linkner

IU Northwest chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success to host Josh Linkner
WHEN: Feb. 22, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Library Conference Center, 105ABC, Gary, Ind.
WHAT: Josh Linkner, founder and chairman for ePrize, a provider of interactive promotions and loyalty solutions, will address via satellite breaking free from barriers to unleash creativity, dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty, adapting more quickly and proactively to change, and applying focused creativity to specific business problems of all sizes and shapes.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 219-980-6755 or tamwhite@iun.edu

Vaino Reinart

Vaino Reinart

Estonia's Reintegration into the International Community Since 1991
WHEN: Feb. 22, 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana Memorial Union, Persimmon Room, Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: Ambassador Vaino Reinart will address the challenges that Estonia faces as a small state in contemporary Europe as well as the process by which his country has become fully integrated into the international community in the last two decades.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-4907 or raunt@indiana.edu

Green Thumbs and Black Coffee
WHEN: Feb. 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Firefly Coffee House, 3523 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, Ind.
WHAT: Jordan Marshall, assistant professor of biology, will give a brief presentation on plant biology and gardening. The rest of the hour will be for questions and discussion.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 260-481-6398 or drouinm@ipfw.edu or visit http://new.ipfw.edu/affiliates/sigmaxi

Chekhov's Mongoose

Chekhov's Mongoose
WHEN: Feb. 23, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana Memorial Union, Maple Room, Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: Paul Richardson, writer, translator, editor and publisher, will discuss work in progress on a book about lesser-known chapters in Russian-American history. The bulk of the talk will look at the astonishing story of one Hoosier who sought his fortune in Russia with less than favorable results.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-7309 or reei@indiana.edu

A sabbatical presentation by Jean Harper
WHEN: Feb. 23, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Whitewater Hall Community Room, Indiana University East, Richmond, Ind.
WHAT: Jean Harper, associate professor of English, will read short selections from her nonfiction book manuscript Horses and Divorces. Harper will also talk about issues related to the book including, the process of writing creative nonfiction, some ways to wrangle and train memories into prose, the connection between horses and divorces the book explores, as well as a bit about working with horses themselves.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 765-973-8202 or hcartee@iue.edu

Chinese Painting Class at the ACC
WHEN: Feb. 24, 5:15-7 p.m.
WHERE: Conference Room, IU Asian Culture Center, Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: Learn and practice traditional Chinese painting with Lan Yuzhi.
COST: Free and open to the public; participants will need to bring their own materials such as a small bottle of Chinese or Japanese ink, brush and rice paper.
INFORMATION: 812-856-5361 or acc@indiana.edu

Rethinking Clinical Empathy
WHEN: Feb. 24, 4-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Georgian Room, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 East Seventh St., Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: ProfessorJodi Halpern, Joint Medical Program in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak about clinical empathy for medical staff working with ill or dying patients.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-0262, glmurray@indiana.edu

Data Mining: Good Science or Black Magic?
WHEN: Feb. 25, noon
WHERE: Helmke Library, second floor IPFW, Fort Wayne, Ind.
WHAT: James Moore, associate dean, Doermer School of Business, and professor of management, will present "Data Mining: Good Science or Black Magic?"
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 260-481-6495 or teaguel@ipfw.edu

Larry Goodson

Larry Goodson

U.S. Policy and Strategy in Afghanistan -- What Next?
WHEN: Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: India Studies House, 825 E. Eighth St., Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: Lecture presented by Larry P. Goodson, professor of Middle East Studies at the U.S. Army War College
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5798 or india@indiana.edu.

IU Art Museum to host free Family ArtsWeekEnd
WHEN: Feb. 26, 27, 1-3 p.m.
WHERE: IU Art Museum, Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first and second floors, Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: There will be two workstations each day. Practicum students and volunteers from the museum's education department will assist families with the various projects.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-9647 or jessreed@indiana.edu

Spike Lee

Photo by David Shankbone

Spike Lee

Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee highlights ArtsWeek 2011
WHEN: Feb. 26, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana University Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St., Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: Award-winning film director Spike Lee, among the best-known filmmakers today, will appear at IU Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 26, as the signature event of the 27th annual ArtsWeek.
COST: Free. General admission tickets for Lee's lecture will be issued to IU Bloomington students with a valid student ID beginning Monday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. at the IU Auditorium Box Office. Non-IU students and the public will be able to obtain free general admission tickets beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. at the IU Auditorium Box Office. There will be a ticket limit of eight per person.
INFORMATION: 812-855-8914 or kcarnaha@indiana.edu

Coalition Politics in India: Theory and Comparison
WHEN: Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: India Studies House, 825 E. Eighth St., Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: Presented by Eswaran Sridharan, academic director of the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5798 or india@indiana.edu.

Calligraphy Lessons
WHEN: March 1, 6-7 p.m.
WHERE: IU Asian Culture Center, 807 E. 10th St., Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: Learn and practice the ancient art of East Asian Calligraphy. Xing Zhou will share some interesting facts about Chinese calligraphy as well as teach you to write in the ancient script.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-5361 or http://www.indiana.edu/~acc/

William Green

William Green

The Dynamic Role of SAP97 in the Sorting of Glutamate Receptors in Neurons
WHEN: March 2, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Psychology 1101 E. 10th St., Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: William Green, University of Chicago, will discuss how Synaptic plasticity is dependent upon differential sorting, delivery and retention of AMPA and NMDA type glutamate receptors at synapses.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-1930 or mtheodor@indiana.edu

"What Bernini Saw."
Master Classes in the Humanities: The Art of Interpretation
WHEN: March 3, 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: Moot Court Room, IU Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Ind.
WHAT: Presentation by Michel Chaouli (Germanic Studies) and Dror Wahrman (History). Rather than presenting a talk about their current area of research, our speakers will do something different. They will focus on a single object and in a process of careful inter-pretation and analysis bring to light new zones of meaning.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: chauli@indiana.edu or http://www.masterclassesinthehumanities.com/

Research Frontiers in Iris Biometrics
School of Informatics and Computing Colloquium Series
WHEN: March 4, 3-4 p.m.
WHERE: Informatics East, Room 130, IU Bloomington
WHAT: This presentation features Kevin W. Bowyer, the Schubmehl-Prein Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and current editor-in-chief of the IEEE Biometrics Compendium. Bowyer will explain how iris biometrics works and motivate new research themes in iris biometrics that have come about as various elements of conventional wisdom about iris biometrics have been proven wrong.
COST: Free and open to the public.
INFORMATION: lreed@indiana.edu