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Lecture Notes

September 2-16, 2011

Lecture Notes: Sept. 2-16, 2011

Andrew Hanson

Andrew Hanson

Visualizing the Path from Fermat's Last Theorem to Calabi-Yau Spaces
WHEN: Sept. 2, 3-4 p.m.
WHERE: Lindley Hall, 150 S. Woodlawn Ave., room 102, Bloomington
WHAT: Andrew J. Hanson, professor of computer science in the School of Informatics and Computing at IU will guide the audience through this improbable series of events with a wide variety of images and animations.
COST: Free and open to the public

Protecting Intellectual Property: A Global Perspective
WHEN: Sept. 8, 1:30-3:25 p.m.
WHERE: IUMaurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave., room 213, Bloomington
WHAT: Mira Sundara Rajan, independent scholar and IP consultant and honorary member, Magdalen College, Oxford University. Rajan's talk is titled, "Authors or Auteurs? Moral Rights in Film"
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-7995 of

Jeanneatte M. Wing

Jeanneatte M. Wing

Computational Thinking
WHEN: Sept. 9, 3-4 p.m.
WHERE: Lindley Hall, Rm. 102, 150 S. Woodlawn Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: Jeannette M. Wing is the President's Professor of Computer Science and head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Wing will discuss her vision for the 21st Century. Computational thinking will be a fundamental skill used by everyone in the world.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-5418 or

The Genpei War Remembered in the Noh: rewriting the classical landscape in the plays Tadanori and Shigehira
WHEN: Sept. 9, 12-1:15 p.m.
WHERE: Ballantine Hall, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., room 004, Bloomington
WHAT: Elizabeth Oyler, associate professor of Japanese and director of the Center for East Asia and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois, will discuss the noh's emphasis on specific characters' posthumous suffering at a specific (and often peripheral) locale further served to imbue historically significant locations with cultural meaning for theater-goers throughout the country.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-3765 or

A CIA Officer's Personal Reflections on the 9/11 Attacks
WHEN: Sept. 9, 1-2 p.m.
WHERE: IMU Dogwood Room, Bloomington
WHAT: Professor Gene Coyle served 30 years with the CIA as a field operations officer, retiring in 2006. He will offer his personal reflections on the mood within the CIA prior to and after that tragic day in September 2001. He will also take questions from the audience.
COST: Free and open to the public

Indie filmmaker John Sayles to make appearances at IU Cinema
WHEN: Sept. 9, 3 p.m.
WHERE: IU Cinema, 1213 E. Seventh St., Bloomington
WHAT: Independent writer and director John Sayles (Matewan, Eight Men Out, Lone Star) will discuss his career, filmmaking process and the state of independent film with Professor Barbara Klinger, Indiana University Department of Communication and Culture, Film and Media Studies.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-2503 or

Virginia Gunderson Colloquium: Mack Hagood
WHEN: Sept. 9, 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: Classroom Office Building, room 100, Bloomington
WHAT: "Quiet Comfort: Noise, Otherness, and the Mobile Production of Personal Space."
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-1072 or

"Degenerate Art" to "The Monuments Men:" An Overview of Art in Nazi Germany
WHEN: Sept. 11, 2-2:45 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana University Art Museum, first-floor Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Bloomington
WHAT: Jenny McComas is the Class of 1949 Curator of Western Art after 1800 at the Indiana University Art Museum, and head of the museum's Nazi-Era Provenance Research Project.Using examples of works from the IU Art Museum's collection, McComas will provide an introduction to the political role of fine art in Nazi Germany.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-1038 or

Indiana University Remembers 9/11
WHEN: Sept. 11, 5 p.m.
WHERE: IU Auditorium, Bloomington
WHAT: Indiana University Bloomington will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a service of remembrance featuring performances by the Jacobs School of Music's Philharmonic Orchestra, soprano Heidi Grant Murphy, pianist Kevin Murphy, and a vocal ensemble. Speakers will include IU President Michael McRobbie, Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan, President of the Metropolitan Professional Firefighters Local 586 Robert Loviscek, and Kevin Bush, IU football player and U.S. Army veteran.
COST: Free and open to the public

Seeing America through Foreign Eyes after 9/11: Foreign Policy, Cultural Developments
WHEN: Sept. 12, 2:15-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana Memorial Union, Georgian Room, Bloomington
WHAT: Two panels featuring IU experts on cultural and political current events will discuss the global, cultural and political responses to events of Sept. 11, 2001.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-0827 or

Paul E. M. Phillips, Ph.D.

Paul E. M. Phillips, Ph.D.

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Gill Center and Program in Neuroscience Lecture
WHEN: Sept. 14, 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: Psychology, 1101 East 10th St., room 101, Bloomington
WHAT: The Linda and Jack Gill Center and The Program in Neuroscience are hosting guest speaker Paul E. M. Phillips from the University of Washington. Dr. Phillips will present his lecture "Coupling value to actions: dopamine and decision making"
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-1930 or

9/11 Commissioners Panel Discussion
WHEN: Sept. 15, 2-4 p.m.
WHERE: IU Auditorium, Bloomington
WHAT: The 9/11 Commission will gather at Indiana University for a public discussion of subsequent history and lessons learned.
COST: Free, but tickets are required and available from the IU Auditorium Box Office

Discord and Collaboration in Indo-Pakistani Relations
WHEN: Sept. 15, 5:30-7 p.m.
WHERE: Dhar India Studies House, 825 E. Eighth St., Bloomington
WHAT: Sumit Ganguly, political science and emeritus director of the Dhar India Studies Program at IU, will kick off the Fall Lecture series with his Themester-sponsored talk, Discord and Collaboration in Indo-Pakistani Relations.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5798 or

In the Business of Dying: Questioning the Commercialization of Hospice
WHEN: Sept. 15, 4-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, 618 E. Third St., Bloomington
WHAT: Dr. Rob Stone, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and Professor Josh Perry, assistant professor and life sciences research fellow in the Department of Business Law and Ethics at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, will examine the issues raised by for-profit hospice providers whose business model appears at its core to have an ethical conflict of interest between shareholders doing well and terminal patients dying well.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-0262 or

Towards Web-Scale Semantic Crowd Discovery
WHEN: Sept. 16, 3-4 p.m.
WHERE: Informatics East, room 130, 919 E. 10th St., Bloomington
WHAT: Prof. James Caverlee, currently a tenure-track faculty member in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, will discuss as part of this talk: (i) Identifying and tracking the evolution of semantic crowds; and (ii) Social media location estimation.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5388 or

Collecting in the Third Reich: Hermann Goering and Nazi Art Looting
WHEN: Sept. 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
WHERE: 1100 E. Seventh St.,Woodburn Hall, room 120, Bloomington
WHAT: Speaker Nancy Yeide, head of Curatorial Records at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and an internationally recognized expert in the field of World War II-era art looting and restitution, will focus on the collection of Nazi Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering and his illegal methods of collecting art, largely from Jewish collections. Yeide will also explain current initiatives being taken by museums to identify and restitute works of art looted during World War II.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-1038 or

9/11 Commission Vice Chairman Hamilton to speak on homeland security at Maurer School of Law
WHEN: Sept. 16, 10 a.m.
WHERE: IU Maurer School of Law, Sherman Minton Moot Court Room, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: Former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, a 1956 graduate of the law school, will speak on Homeland Security.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-4044 or