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Lecture Notes

Nov. 11 to 18, 2011

PAPF Seminar Series
WHEN: Nov. 11, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: SPEA Room 169, Bloomington
WHAT: Children Left Behind: The Effects of Statewide Job Loss on Student Achievement
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: justross@indiana.edu

Anther smut disease

Variation in Disease Prevalence Among Closely Related Species: A Sordid History of Anther-Smut on Silene
WHEN: Nov. 11, 4 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Myers Hall 130, Bloomington
WHAT: Michael E. Hood, associate professor of biology at Amherst College, will focus on the ecological and evolutionary forces that shape systems of inheritance.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: tduzan@indiana.edu

Nancy Sherman

IU Bloomington to host book discussion for Veterans Day
WHEN: Nov. 11, 9 to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Bridgwaters Lounge of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Bloomington
WHAT: Nancy Sherman, professor of philosophy at Georgetown University, will be at Indiana University Bloomington for a discussion of her recent book The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of our Soldiers.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-5265 or jbowie@indiana.edu

Japanese Tourism to Korea Circa 1940: The Tension between Assimilation and Tourism Promotion Policies
WHEN: Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Ballantine Hall, Room 004, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: This lecture will examine how individuals endeavoring to promote tourism represented an undercurrent, both inside and outside of officialdom, working against assimilation.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-3765 or easc@indiana.edu

The School of Informatics and Computing Distinguished Colloquium Series
WHEN: Nov. 11, 3 to 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 2010s: A language for programming based on lightweight 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/

Mark Masters

"Should We Be Afraid?"
WHEN: Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton, Fort Wayne, Ind.
WHAT: This session, presented by Mark Masters, chair and professor of physics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, will explore not only the interesting facts about nuclear energy, but also address the fictions the public so often hears. Participants will have the opportunity to see how half-life works through a fun activity that tests just how fast a radioactive isotope can decay.
COST: $10 for members, $16 for non-members, and lunch is included in the price of admission
INFORMATION: 260-424-2400 or http://sciencecentral.org/

Horizons of Knowledge Lecture: Animal-Human Hybridity and the Fairy Tales of Madame d'Aulnoy
WHEN: Nov. 14, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Ballantine Hall, Room 004, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: Lewis Seifert, professor and chair in the Department of French Studies at Brown University, considers the interpretative challenge for fairy tales that is posed by animal studies, which focuses on the specificity of animals and their relation to humans.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-6596 or hallbjor@indiana.edu

Cartoonist Garry Trudeau lecture: "Doonesbury in Time of War"
WHEN: Nov. 14, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington
WHAT: A reception in the Indiana Memorial Union Solarium will follow Trudeau's talk at IU Bloomington. All lecture attendees are invited to the reception, where Trudeau will sign copies of his books.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/20078.html or jbowie@indiana.edu

Juan Cole

Iran and the Challenge of the Arab Spring
WHEN: Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: IU Art Museum, Special Exhibitions Gallery, First Floor, Bloomington
WHAT: Juan Cole, director of the Center for South Asian Studies and the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, is a renowned American scholar, public intellectual and historian of the modern Middle East and South Asia. Cole's lecture is being held in conjunction with the IU Art Museum's special exhibition, "The Graphics of Revolution and War: Iranian Poster Arts," on view through Dec. 18.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-9647 or kspascha@indiana.edu

Diaries of Death/Diarios de Muerte
WHEN: Nov. 16, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: La Casa, 715 E. Seventh St., Bloomington
WHAT: Talk and photos by Alexandra McNichols, a Colombian-American photographer, who also has worked as a writer, journalist and editor.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: lacasa@indiana.edu

Xenotransplantation: Ethical Practices in the Lab and Clinic
WHEN: Nov. 17, 4 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, 618 E. Third St., Bloomington
WHAT: As medical scientists continue to explore frontiers for expanding life-saving organ transplant procedures, new possibilities arise for cross-species transplantation. Many of the same ethical challenges attend to this research as they do to other research and clinical application. Yet, there are unique social, religious and philosophical concerns that must be attended to regarding both research and clinical practices. This talk will focus on how these ethical concerns can be effectively managed in order to save lives.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-855-0262 or glmurray@indiana.edu

The Few, the Proud, the Gays: Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the Trap of Tolerance
WHEN: Nov. 17, 4 p.m.
WHERE: Maurer School of Law, Room 335, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington
WHAT: IU Professor of Gender Studies Suzanna Walters will explore the intended and unintended consequences of this controversial military policy.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: 812-856-4044 or kturchi@indiana.edu

Horizons of Knowledge Lecture
WHEN: Nov. 18, 4 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Indiana Memorial Union, Dogwood Room, 900 E. Seventh St., Bloomington
WHAT: Professor Javier Krauel of the University of Colorado will discussJoan Maragall and the effects of Catalanism
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: west@indiana.edu

EEB Seminar Series examines CoEvolution
WHEN: Nov. 18, 4 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Myers Hall 130, Bloomington
WHAT: Scott Nuismer of the University of Idaho will discuss CoEvolution and the network structure of mutualistic communities.
COST: Free and open to the public
INFORMATION: tduzan@indiana.edu