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Lecture Notes

April 15-May 6, 2011

Ideology and Iconography in Second Language Acquisition Research
WHEN: April 15, 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Maple Room, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., Bloomington
WHAT: David Birdsong, professor of French in the Department of French & Italian at the University of Texas-Austin will review the construct of L2 dominance, its operationalization, and its utility from both the deficits and capacities orientations.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-2221 or ldekydts@indiana.edu

Has Pakistan's Democracy Progressed?
WHEN: April 15, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: India Studies House, 825 E. Eighth St., Bloomington
WHAT: "Has Pakistan's Democracy Progressed?" by Akbar Zaidi, visiting professor of international and public affairs and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5798 or india@indiana.edu

The Campaign to Vindicate Li Qingzhao in Ming-Qing Times: A Chapter in Chinese Women's History
WHEN: April 15, 12-1:15 p.m.
WHERE: 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Ballantine Hall, 004, Bloomington
WHAT: This presentation examines how two values came into conflict with each other in treatments of Li Qingzhao and how that conflict necessitated a reconstruction of Li Qingzhao's life and reputation, with repercussions that are still with us today.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-1198 or easc@indiana.edu

IU Northwest students to address social and cultural topics
WHEN: April 16, 10 a.m.-noon
WHERE: Raintree Hall 102, Gary, Ind.
WHAT: Each semester, IU Northwest students enrolled in public speaking classes compete by delivering speeches on a wide variety of subjects. Though the topics for this year's forum have not been determined, previous speeches have examined such timely issues as voting rights, generational learning differences between digital natives and Generation Xers, the legalization of marijuana, drug trafficking and more.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 219-980-6536 or http://www.iun.edu/~comm/



Carol Burnett

Photo by Randee St. Nicholas

Carol Burnett



Laughter and Reflection: An Evening with Carol Burnett
WHEN: April 18, 8 p.m.
WHERE: IU Auditorium 1211 E. Seventh St., Bloomington
WHAT: A Conversation with Carol where the Audience Asks the Questions
COST: $45-$68 General Admission/$33-$58 IUB Students
INFORMATION: 812-855-2300 or mtalbert@indiana.edu

Empathy and Imagination
WHEN: April 19, 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: Maple Room, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., Bloomington
WHAT: Professor of philosophy at the University of Konstanz in Germany, Eva Maria Engelen, will discuss how the ability to empathize requires the active participation of imaginative capacities and will show the extent to which the imagination of social situations depends on the capacity of empathy.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-0262 or glmurray@indiana.edu

EASC Graduate Student Forum: Current Research on Japan
WHEN: April 19, 4-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Ballantine Hall, Room 004, Bloomington
WHAT: In support of victims of the recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant disasters in Japan, the Japanese Student Association will have a donation box at the event, with proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross via the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-1198 or easc@indiana.edu

IU Northwest invites community for talk on 'green' issues
WHEN: April 20, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Library Conference Center, Gary, Ind.
WHAT: Dr. Lin Kaatz Chary will discuss whether "green jobs" exist and what types of jobs are "green jobs." With more than 25 years of experience in environmental health issues, Chary is an expert in the area of community development, labor and the environment, with a focus on exposures to toxic chemicals and Great Lakes policy.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 219-980-6695 or ebanas@iun.edu

Believing and Time: A neural mechanism for decision making
WHEN: April 20, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Psychological and Brain Sciences, PY101, Bloomington
WHAT: Michael Shadlen MD, PhD, Professor and HHMI Investigator, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA will describe neural recordings from the parietal cortex of nonhuman primates that are trained to make difficult perceptual decisions.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-1930 or mtheodor@indiana.edu

Dying from Dementia
WHEN: April 21, 4-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, 618 E. Third St., Bloomington
WHAT: Dr. Greg Sachs, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a scientist with the IU Center for Aging Research at Regenstreif Institute and Wishard Hospital, will discuss the effects of dementia on people.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-0262 or glmurray@indiana.edu

Christopher Columbus and "Failed" Epics in Baroque Italy
WHEN: April 22, 4:30 pm
WHERE: College Arts & Humanities Institute, 1211 E. Atwater Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: This presentation by Nathalie Hester, associate professor in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon, focuses on the "failed" epics about Columbus by two important players in Baroque letters, Alessandro Tassoni's Oceano (1617) and Tommaso Stigliani's Mondo nuovo (1617, 1628), to consider reasons behind their foray into poems of exploration.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5458 or marnaudo@indiana.edu

Anthropology and Literature in Colonial Taiwan
WHEN: April 22, 12-1:15 p.m.
WHERE: 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Ballantine Hall, Room 004, Bloomington
WHAT: Robert Tierney, assistant professor of Japanese literature in the Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative and World Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss Western scholars' introduction of the science of anthropology to Japan in the 1870.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-3765 or easc@indiana.edu

Martha Nussbaum

Martha Nussbaum

The Shiva and Ram Avtar Tiwari Memorial Lecture
WHEN: April 22, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: State Room East, Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., Bloomington
WHAT: Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, will discuss religion of humanity.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5798 or india@indiana.edu

Animal Tool Behavior: The Use and Manufacture of Tools by Animals
WHEN: April 22, 12-1 p.m.
WHERE: Student Building, Room 150, IU Bloomington
WHAT: Rob Shumaker will talk about his work with Orangutans and his new book, "Animal Tool Behavior: the Use and Manufacture of Tools by Animals." This brown bag lunch lecture is sponsored by the IU Darwin Club, the Anthropology Department, Center for Research into the Anthroplogical Foundations of Technology (CRAFT), and the Stone Age Institute.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-876-0080 x 214 or toms@indiana.edu

"A century of remembrances"
WHEN: April 25, 12:15 p.m.
WHERE: Ballantine Hall 004, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: Professor of Russian History at Omsk State Pedagogical Institute, Tatyana Saburova is a specialist in Russian and Cultural History with more than 20 years teaching in the field of higher education and pedagogical education. Saburova will discuss the Napolionic War of 1812.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-7309 or reei@indiana.edu

Nick Cullather

Nick Cullather

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The Hungry World: America's Cold War Battle Against Poverty in Asia
WHEN: April 26, 4-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, 618 E. Third St., Bloomington
WHAT: Professor Nick Cullather, from the IU Department of History, will present a Roundtable about his recent award-winning book, "The Hungry World." He explores the use of food as a tool of psychological warfare and regime change during the Cold War.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-0262 or glmurray@indiana.edu

Legendary 1960's Songwriters Next Omnibus Lecture
WHEN: April 27, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rhinehart Music Center on the IPFW campus, Fort Wayne, Ind.
WHAT: In a moderated format with acoustic musical elements, legendary songwriters Tom Rush and Country Joe McDonald will discuss how music was used as an outlet for social commentary and protest in the 1960s, and society's response to national issues today.
COST: Free tickets are required for this lecture.
INFORMATION: 260-481-6555 or boxoffice@ipfw.edu