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Lecture Notes

October 21-November 11, 2011

Lecture Notes for October 21 through November 11, 2011

Michael Trosset
WHEN: Oct. 21, 3-4 p.m.
WHERE: Lindley Hall, School of Informatics and Computing, 150 S. Woodlawn Ave., room 102, Bloomington
WHAT: Michael Trosset, professor of statistics at IU, discusses two problems that involve statistical inference on graphs, each motivated by a problem in text mining.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: achauhan@indiana.edu

Len Prince

Opening for The Photographs of Len Prince
WHEN: Oct. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall, 2nd floor, Bloomington
WHAT: Artist Talk by NY Photographer Len Prince
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-7686 or catjohns@indiana.edu

Origins: The Evolution of the Universe, the Earth, Life, and the Human Species
WHEN: Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Whittenberger Auditorium, 900 E. Seventh St., Bloomington
WHAT: A series of mini-lectures will be presented by Indiana University faculty in a day-long symposium on the state-of-the art in evolutionary research. IU faculty in physics, astronomy, geology, biology, paleontology, and anthropology will highlight cutting-edge origins research. Symposium Schedule
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: info@stoneageinstitute.org

Distinguished Lecture Series
WHEN: Oct. 24, 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: Swain East, 140, Bloomington
WHAT: Matilde Marcolli will lecture on the occurrence of motivic structures in perturbative quantum field theory.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-6847 or fisherdm@indiana.edu

Dealing with a Communist Dictatorship: U.S. Policy and the Softening of Soviet-Style Rule
WHEN: Oct. 25, 12:15 -1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ballantine Hall, 004, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington
WHAT: Lazlo Borhi, Visiting Professor, Chair of Hungarian Studies, PhD, ELTE Budapest, explores America's Cold War experience in dealing with the communist states of Eastern Europe in an effort to make them less tyrannical and less hostile to the Western world. The focus will be on economic and psychological warfare, cultural and economic border penetration, and diplomacy as a tool of coercion in particular.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-7309 or reei@indiana.edu

Distinguished Lecture Series
WHEN: Oct. 25, 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: Swain East 140, Bloomington
WHAT: Matilde Marcolli lectures on quantum statistical mechanical systems associated to number fields and a family of L-series that determines the number field up to isomorphism.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-6847 or fisherdm@indiana.edu

Rise N' Thrive: From Great Potential to Exceptional Performance
WHEN: Oct. 25, 6 p.m.
WHERE: IU Northwest Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Savannah Center, Gary, Ind. .
WHAT: Discussion highlights will include managing stress, pressure and extra responsibilities; discovering skills that lead to growth; developing one's leadership brand; and increasing one's performance. Presentations will appear via a live satellite feed.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 219-981-4358 or erikrose@iun.edu

The Right Mix
WHEN: Oct. 25, noon
WHERE: Indiana University-Purdue University, Liberal Arts Building, Room 159, Fort Wayne
WHAT: Bobby Gordon's "The Right Mix" aims to reset perceptions and clarify myths regarding the body's reaction to alcohol. Gordon enables students to make smarter decisions and healthier choices.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 260-481-6647 or tillapau@ipfw.edu

The Politics of Need: Notes on Urban Poverty
WHEN: Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St., Persimmon Room, Bloomington
WHAT: Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology at John Hopkins University,
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5798 or india@indiana.edu

Integrating the neuroimmune suprasystem: finding a path
WHEN: Oct. 26, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Psychology Building, 1101 E. 10th St., Bloomington
WHAT: Ning Quan, Ph.D, Ohio State University, will focus on studies that have uncovered the pathways linking the CNS and the immune system and address how these pathways are physiologically designed to provide a conduit for the communication between these two systems without allowing one's function to infringe upon the other.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-1930 or mtheodor@indiana.edu

Kirkwood Observatory Open House
WHEN: Oct. 26, 8-10 p.m.
WHERE: IU Bloomington Kirkwood Observatory, near Indiana Avenue and Fourth Street
WHAT: Indiana University Bloomington's Kirkwood Observatory will be open to the public for viewing during an open house Wednesday (Oct. 26) with guests, weather permitting, able to use the observatory's 12-inch refracting telescope. IU astronomers will be on hand to explain what the telescope shows, and a search for the ghost of Daniel Kirkwood will be conducted in the lobby using an infrared camera.
COST: Free
CONTACT: 812-855-6911 or email outreach@astro.indiana.edu.

Distinguished Lecture Series
WHEN: Oct. 26, 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: Swain East 140, Bloomington
WHAT: Lecture on Cosmology and the Poisson summation formula
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-6847 or fisherdm@indiana.edu

2011 Leighton A. Wilkie Memorial Lecture on Human Origins Research
WHEN: Oct. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rawles Hall, room 100, Indiana University, Bloomington
WHAT: Come explore the world of one million years ago, with special focus on the Daka Member, a site in Ethiopia with abundant Acheulean archaeology, several Homo erectus fossils - including a well-preserved cranium, and a diorama of the animals that Homo erectus lived with! Speakers are Henry Gilbert, assistant professor of Anthropology at California State University, East Bay and Kathy Schick, professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, Bloomington.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: info@stoneageinstitute.org

The Perry Encounter
WHEN: Oct. 27, 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: IU Art Museum Special Exhibition Gallery, 1133 E. Seventh St., Bloomington
WHAT: George M. Wilson, emeritus, EALC and History; former director of EASC will be the speaker.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-8267 or justubbs@indiana.edu

The Impact of Charter Schools in Indiana after a Decade
WHEN: Oct. 27, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Indianapolis Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis
WHAT: The event will feature a panel of speakers with expertise in Indiana charter schools and will last approximately 90 minutes, including audience Q&A. Speakers include: Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner for Higher Education and former State Senator, Dr. Bob Marra, director of charter schools at Ball State University, Dr. Mark Berends, professor of sociology and education at Notre Dame and director of the National Center for School Choice, Kevin Teasley, founder and President of the Greater Educational Opportunities (GEO) Foundation and Beth Bray, director of charter schools at the Indianapolis mayor's office .
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-4438 or schiller@indiana.edu

Peter Yu

The Graduated Response (Intellectual Property Colloquium)
WHEN: Oct. 27, 1:30-3 p.m.
WHERE: Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Moot Court Room
WHAT: Prof. Peter Yu, Drake University Law School, on "The Graduated Response."
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-4044 or kturchi@indiana.edu

Patrick  L. Baude

The Constitutionality of the Health Care Act
WHEN: Oct. 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Moot Court Room
WHAT: Panelists: James F. Fitzpatrick, JD'59, Arnold & Porter, Washington; Thomas M. Fisher, JD'94, Solicitor General, State of Indiana. Sponsored by Stephen Trattner, JD'70, Washington.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-4044 or kturchi@indiana.edu

One Million Years Ago: Homo Erectus, the Acheulean, and Prehistoric Globalization
WHEN: Oct. 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: IU Rawles Hall Room 100, Bloomington
WHAT: Dr. Henry Gilbert, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, California State University, East Bay, and Dr. Kathy Schick, Stone Age Institute and Indiana University's CRAFT Research Center will lecture on Human Origins Research. "One Million Years Ago: Homo erectus, the Acheulean, and Prehistoric Globalization"
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-340-0142 or kaschick@indiana.edu

Ken Forbus
WHEN: Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov 11, 3-4 p.m.
WHERE: Informatics East, Rm. 130, 919 E. 10th St., Bloomington
WHAT: Kenneth D. Forbus, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University will describe the vision for Companions and the hypothesis that analogy and qualitative reasoning are central to human cognition, using examples involving visual problem solving, physics problem solving, classification and moral decision-making.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: http://www.soic.indiana.edu/discover/news-events/events/events-colloquia.shtml

The Truth of Cheonan Ship's Incident off the Korean Peninsula and Tasks to Overcome
WHEN: Oct. 28, 12-1:15 p.m.
WHERE: Ballantine Hall Room 004, 1020 Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: Jongsung Yoon, a visiting scholar at Indiana University will focuses on the investigation of the sinking of the Cheonan, a South Korean Navy ship carrying 104 personnel, off the Korean peninsula on March 26, 2010.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-4153 or amsmithr@indiana.edu

French Literature Beyond Borders workshop
WHEN: Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
WHERE: Ballantine Hall 006, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave (Oct. 28). & Distinguished Alumni Room, IMU, 900 E. Seventh St.,(9 a.m.-12 p.m.,) Bloomington
WHAT: Speakers will include Professors Oana Panaite, Margaret Gray, and Hall Bjornstad of IU; and Professors Julia Douthwaite, Alison Rice, and Olivier Morel of Notre Dame. Presentations will be in French and English, with discussions in English.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-1134 or opanaite@indiana.edu

21st Konopinski Memorial Lecture in Physics - Nobel Prize winner Gerard 't Hooft
WHEN: Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Woodburn Hall 100, IU Bloomington
WHAT: Theoretical physicist Gerard 't Hooft from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, who shared the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics with his thesis advisor, Martinus Veltman, will present the 21st Joseph and Sophia Konopinski Memorial Lecture in Physics. Immediately following the talk is an open reception at the University Club, Indiana Memorial Union.
COST: Free and open to the public.
INFORMATION: 812-855-9491 or tlonderg@indiana.edu.

Daniel Gervais

The Changing Landscape of Collective Rights Management (Intellectual Property Colloquium)
WHEN: Nov. 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Room 213
WHAT: Lecture given by Daniel Gervais, professor of law, Vanderbilt Law School
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-4044 or kturchi@indiana.edu

The Sufi Shaikhs and the Formation of the Mughal Regime in India
WHEN: Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dhar India House, 825 E. Eighth St., Bloomington
WHAT: Lecture by Muzaffar Alam, the George V. Bobrinskoy Professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5798 or india@indiana.edu

Hon. Vaughn R. Walker

"On the Bench and in the Game"
WHEN: Nov. 3, 3-4 p.m.
WHERE: Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Moot Court Room, Bloomington
WHAT: Hon. Vaughn R. Walker, retired federal district court judge, declared California's Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-4044 or kturchi@indiana.edu


What is Linguistics and Why Should Anyone Care?
WHEN: Nov. 3, noon
WHERE: Science Building, Room 186, Fort Wayne, Ind.
WHAT: Lecture by Shannon Bischoff, assistant professor of English and Linguistics
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 260-481-6160 or drummond@ipfw.edu

The Sufi Shaikhs and the Formation of the Mughal Regime in India
WHEN: Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dhar India House, 825 E. Eighth St., Bloomington
WHAT: Lecture by Muzaffar Alam, the George V. Bobrinskoy Professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5798 or india@indiana.edu

Global Hotspots from Yemen to Afghanistan and the Arab Spring In-Between
WHEN: Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rhinehart Music Center, Fort Wayne, Ind.
WHAT: Omnibus Speaker: Martha Raddatz, journalist and author of the bestseller, The Long Road Home--A Story of War and Family
COST: Free, but tickets are required
INFORMATION: 260-481-6495 or teaguel@ipfw.edu

Why A-Students Work for C-Students: The Power of Financial Education
WHEN: Nov. 8, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana University Northwest,Moraine Student Center, 3400 Broadway, Gary, Ind.
WHAT: Robert and Kim Kiyosaki will address inspirational topics, such as looking into the mirror and appreciating the reflection; writing one's own script; and increasing one's attractiveness and likeability. Robert is an investor, businessman and best-selling author best known for his book "Rich Dad Poor Dad." His most recent books are "Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education" and "Midas Touch." Kim is an internationally renowned speaker, author, entrepreneur, and real estate investor. As a self-made millionaire, Kim's mission has been one of financial education for women. She is the host of a PBS show, "Rich Woman," as well as a columnist for WomanEntrepreneur.com.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: http://www.societyleadership.org/

The Cognitive Structure of Baseball
WHEN: Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rawles Hall 100, 831 E. Third St., Bloomington
WHAT: Professor Ray Jackendoff, one of the world's leading figures in the disciplines of linguistics and cognitive science, will examine seven aspects of the understanding of baseball, in each case looking for its place in the larger ecology of human cognition. These aspects include: cooperation and competition; rules of the game and strategies; balls, strikes, runs, and outs; taking roles (such as pitcher and umpire) within the frame of the game; the logic of groups, including teams; how humans make up new systems such as games; and why humans like games, both as players and spectators.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5788 or http://patten.indiana.edu/main

The Past as Story: Historical Memory and the Storytelling Tradition in Kashmir
WHEN: Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dhar India House, 825 E. Eighth St., Bloomington
WHAT: Lecture by Chitralekha Zutshi, associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5798 or india@indiana.edu

Language, Meaning, and Rational Thought
WHEN: Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rawles Hall 100, 831 E. Third St., Bloomington
WHAT: This talk based on Professor Ray Jackendoff's forthcoming book A User's Guide to Thought and Meaning, explores the experience of thought as inner speech, the Joycean stream of consciousness.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5788 or ivirk@indiana.edu

Katherine Turk

Our Militancy is in Our Openness
WHEN: Nov. 10, 4-5 p.m.
WHERE: Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave., room 335, Bloomington
WHAT: Discussion on gay employment rights activism and the question of sexual orientation under Title VII, 1964-1990." Katherine Turk, 2011-12 Jerome Hall Post-doc Fellow
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-4044 or kturchi@indiana.edu

Expanding Horizons: Crafting Laws for the Scientific Frontier."
WHEN: Nov. 10, 12-1 p.m.
WHERE: Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Moot Court Room, Bloomington
WHAT: Lecture byGeorge P. Smith, II Visiting Professor -- Chair Lecture: Belinda Bennett, Professor of Health and Medical Law, University of Sydney Law School
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-4044 or kturchi@indiana.edu

The School of Informatics and Computing Distinguished Colloquium Series
WHEN: Nov. 11, 3-4 p.m.
WHERE: Lindley Hall, 150 S. Woodlawn Ave., room 102, Bloomington
WHAT: Bjarne Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C and the author of Programming -- Principles and Practice using C, The C Programming Language, The Design and Evolution of C, and many other publications. His presentation reflects his thoughts on what "Modern C" should mean in the 2010's: a language for programming based on light-weight abstraction with a direct and efficient mapping to hardware, suitable for infrastructure code.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-4341 or http://www.soic.indiana.edu/