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Last modified: Thursday, November 17, 2005

Lecture notes

November 21-December 11, 2005

"Cilia and Flagella: Cellular Movers and Sensors"
Nov. 21, 4 p.m., Jordan Hall, Room 009, IU Bloomington -- The IU Medical Sciences Seminar series continues with a lecture by Bill Snell, professor of cell biology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. For additional information, contact Claire Walczak, cwalczak@indiana.edu.

"On Professor W.E.B. Du Bois: The Savage Studies Civilization"
Dec. 2, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Ball Room, IU Bloomington -- Tukufu Zuberi, professor of sociology, Lasry Family professor of race relations and director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will present "On Professor W.E.B. Du Bois: The Savage Studies Civilization." Zuberi's research focuses on African and African Diaspora populations and methods of analyzing human differences, developed in his books, Thicker than Blood: How Racial Statistics Lie and Swing Low Sweet Chariot: The Mortality Cost of Colonizing Liberia in the Nineteenth Century, and in numerous journal publications. He also is co-host for the PBS program "History Detectives" and is currently working on a PBS documentary on Africa. For more information, contact elarmstr@indiana.edu.

"India and Pakistan: Getting Beyond Confrontation"
Dec. 2, 6 p.m., Student Building 150, IU Bloomington -- The Indiana University India Studies Program presents guest lecturer Husain Haqqani, a journalist and visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. He is also an associate professor of international relations at Boston University and co-chairman of the Hudson Institute's Project on Islam and Democracy. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Haqqani acquired traditional Islamic learning as well as a modern education in international relations. His journalism career started with work as East Asian correspondent for Arabia -- The Islamic World Review during the turbulent years following the Iranian revolution. During this period he wrote extensively on Muslims in China and East Asia and Islamic political movements. He served as an adviser to Pakistani Prime Ministers Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto. He was Pakistan's ambassador to Sri Lanka from 1992 to 1993. The lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact 812-855-5798, india@indiana.edu or visit http://www.indiana.edu/~isp/.

"Mass Migrations and the Origins of Nostalgia"
Dec. 7, 4 p.m., Indiana Memorial Union, Distinguished Alumni Room, IU Bloomington -- The Department of English, the Department of History, the Department of Cultural Studies and the Horizons of Knowledge present Professor Kevis Goodman of the University of California at Berkeley. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact mtilton@indiana.edu.

"Religious Revival and Temple Reconstruction in China"
Dec. 9, 12 p.m., location will be announced, IU Bloomington -- The Department of Anthropology, the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the East Asian Studies Center present the Horizons of Knowledge lecture "Religious Revival and Temple Reconstruction in China" by Professor Bingzhong Gao of Beijing University. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact mtilton@indiana.edu.